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Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane

 
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A combination of 2 of our favourite tours - allowing you to see more of Egypt's most famous sights. If you love history, or can't chose between Cairo or Luxor - this trip does it all

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Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada

Day 1: Cairo Tour

Hotel Pickup

We'll pick you up early (4.30am) from your Hurghada hotel and begin our Tour by driving to Hurghada airport for your flight to Cairo.

Cairo Tour to the Great Pyramid of Giza

Also known as the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops, the Great Pyramid is the oldest and largest of the Pyramids of Giza. Composed of over 2.3 million blocks of granite weighing 25-80 tonnes each, the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that still remains largely intact, the Great Pyramid never fails to astound and amaze. Built over a 20 year period, the Great Pyramid initially stood at 146 meters, making it the tallest man-made structure in the world for over 3,800 years.

Our highly-trained Egyptologist tour guide will be able to give you any information you need on the Pyramids including supposed construction methods (nobody really knows for sure), materials used, labour used and why the pyramids were built.

There are three known chambers inside the Great Pyramid, the lowest was cut into the bedrock beneath the pyramid, with the Kings chamber and Queens chamber higher up in the structure. The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only pyramid in Egypt known to contacin both ascending and descending passages.

The main part of the Giza complex is a set of buildign that include two mortuary temples, three smaller pyramids for Khufu's wives, an even smaller pyramid, a raised causeway connecting the two temples and smaller tombs for nobles.

Visit the Sphinx on our Cairo Sightseeing Tour Translated as "Ther Terrifying One" but more commonly referred to as the Sphinx, this limestone statue of a mythical creature with a lions body and human head stands on the west bank of the Nile in Giza.

Believed to have been built by the ancient Egyptians of the Old Kingdon during the reign of Pharoh Khafra around 2558 BC (the Pharoh who built the second pyramid), this amazing statue stands 20m high and 73 meters long and is the oldest known monumental sculpture in the world.

Throughout Egyptian history the Sphinz has been reveared with ancient Egyptians looking up at it with "divinity", and even to today it remains shrouded in mystery, with basic information like when it was built and by whom still debated. There are even theories of Kings being buried in it!

The Sphix is an awesome sight and rich in history, over its lifetime being buried in sand for hundreds of years and then dug back out. There are also stories of Napoleon's soldiers shooting cannonballs at the great Sphinx and breaking off it's nose.

Khafre's Tremples

At the base of Khafre's pyramid, the second tallest of the Pyramids of Giza, lies Khafres temple complex. These have remained in much better condition that other temples in the area and is the best example for us to explore. Built from megalithic blocks, weighing up to 400 tonnes each, this beautiful temple houses five storage chambers, an entrance hall, a columned court and an inner sanctuary to explore.

The interior of the temple has been remarkably well preserved and the temple of Giza are an amazing sight that have to be seen.

Lunch on the Nile

After exploring Cairo Museum we'll have a delicious buffet lunch at a restaurant alongside the famous River Nile, the lifeblood of Cairo.

Egyptian Museum Tour

Inside this massive and world-famous museum you'll find the most important pieces of Egyptian history including Pharaonic antiques and the treasure of Egypt's best known King, Tutankhamen. This massive museum in Tahir Square was established in 1902 and includes seven floors filled with fascinating artifacts such as two statues of King Tutankhamen made of cedar wood and covered in fine gold, a statue of King Akhenaton, Ushabtis statues that belonged to the Nubian kings, a mummy of a child and a small plychrome glass vase.

During the Egyptian revolution of 2011the museum was broken into and two mummies were destroyed as well as around 50 objects being lost and several damaged. Since then 25 of those objects have been successfully recovered.

The Egyptian Museum spans across 2 floors, the ground floor housing numerous objects including papyrus with written Greek, Latin, Arabic and ancient Egyptian, and coins, again not only Egyptian ones but also Greek, Roman and Islamic, highlighting Egypt's rich history. The ground floor also houses large statues, tables and coffins.

On the first floor you'll find artefacts from the final two dynasties of Egypt including items from the tombs of Pharohs Tutmosis III, Thutmosis IV, Amenophis II, Hatshepsut, and the courtier Maiherpri, as well as many artefacts from the Valley of the Kings, in particular the material from the intact tombs of Tutankhamen and Psusennes I. Two special rooms contain a number of mummies of kings and other royal family members of the New Kingdom.

The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities is a fascinating place that allows you to see all the antiques that would have been buried in the ancient kings of Egypt's tombs and pyramids as well as some of the mummified kings themselves.

Optional Sound and Light Show

To end our fabulous tour of Cairo there's an hour at the end where you can decide to either watch the sound and light show at the pyramids or do your own thing for an hour.

Spend the Night in Cairo

After a fantastic day seeing the amazing ancient sights of Cairo, you'll be shown to your comfortable hotel in the heart of the city where our guide will leave you for the night. Whether you chose to get your heads down early, or explore the amazing city of Cairo is up to you.


Day 2: Luxor Tour

After a good nights rest you'll be picked up in the morning and taken to Cairo airport, to continue your journey onwards to Luxor.

Our fantastic day tour tour from Hurghada to Luxor gives you the opportunity to see Luxor's biggest attractions in one fun-filled day.

We'll start the tour by picking you up early from your hotel in Hughada and travel to Luxor in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. On arrival to the magnificent City of Luxor, it won't take you long to realise why this historically rich sight is regarded as the "World's largest open-air museum".

Karnak Temple

On arrival to Luxor together with your Egypt Excursions highly trained, knowledgeable and friendly tour guide we'll explore Karnak - "the greatest example of workmanship in history". The Karnak Temple complex - known simply as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of temples, chapels and other buildings dating back as far as the reign of Senusret I in the Middle Kingdom. The area surrounding Karnak was the ancient Egyptian's main place of worship of the eighteenth dynasty.

Our guided tour will take you around the impressive and vast open-air museum of Karnak, the second largest ancient religious site in the world and the second most visited historical site in Egypt after the Great Pyramids of Cairo.

The size, diversity and complexity of the ancient buildings of Karnak are due to the length of time Karnak was developed over, with approximately 30 pharaohs contributing to it over their respective reigns of Egypt, this is unheard of from any other temples in Egypt.

Walking around Karnak you'll see a staggering amount of carvings all over the stone built temples, representing the gods and figures worshiped from the very ancient to the different gods worshiped in the later stages of ancient Egyptian civilization. Almost all our customers comment on how intricately detailed the carvings on Karnak temple are, bearing in mind the enormous size of the complex, and describe a feeling of awe similar to that of seeing the great Pyramids up close. Questions of "How did they achieve this!?" are regularly asked, especially when you consider the age of the temple.

One of the more notable things you'll see as you make your way around Karnak is the Hypostle Hall, an enormous hall area of 5,000 m2 with 134 massive 10 meter tall columns arranged in 16 rows. The architraves on top of these columns weigh 70 tons, so the general theory is that they were built using massive levers requiring a great level of balance and time to get the massive stones to such a great height. There are many alternate theories to explain the building of Karnak, if you're interested then feel free to ask our guide.

Hatshepsut Tempe Tour

Next we'll continue our tour of Luxor's most impressive ancient sights at the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari along the Niles West Bank.

Widely regarded as one of the "incomparable monuments of Ancient Egypt", this beautiful temple is different to many other ancient Egyptian temples with its lengthy terraces split over 3 levels. On our tour of Hatsepsut's temple we'll see the story of how Queen Hatshepsut came to be a female pharoh through colourful reliefs in the temple walls and ceilings. As always, your Egyptologist tour guide will tell you everything you want to know about this magnificent place from it's rich history to how it was built, as well as explaining what some of the hieroglyphics mean.

Hatshesut's temple is a magnificent place that has to be seen on your day tour in Luxor.

A Delicious Lunch

After a fantastic morning exploring some of Luxor's impressive temples, we'll relax along the Nile at a local restaurant for a delicious buffet lunch and some drinks.

Valley of the Kings

No trip to Luxor would be complete without seeing the Valley of the Kings!

The Pyramids of Giza were built for the Pharaohs of Egypt's Old Kingdom, but the Pharaohs of the New Kingdom wanted to be closer to the source of their dynastic roots in the south and so built splendid crypts in the barren dessert hills to the west of Luxor, in the Valley of the Kings.

The ancient Egyptians built massive public monuments to their pharaohs, but they also built hidden underground mausoleums that no one was ever meant to see, it's these tombs now excavated in the Valley of the Kings that we'll be seeing on our tour. The Valley of the Kings became a royal burial ground for the Pharaohs such as Tutankhamen and Ramses II, as well as other royal figures in society such as queens, high priests and other elites of the 18th,19th and 20th dynasties.

These ancient tombs tell of elaborate preparations for the next world in which pharaohs would need their bodies as they join the gods and so would require mummification to keep it in good order. Within these well hidden tombs was also vast amounts of treasure, food, linen, flowers, beer, wine and everything else a kings would need in the next world even including beloved companions from this life.

It was widely believed that the Valley of the Kings had given up all it's secrets and that all the tombs had been found throughout the thousands of years since their construction, however Howard Carter's find of king Tutankhamen's tomb in 1922 proves that there may still be tombs waiting to be found.

Return to your Hurghada Hotel

After seeing Luxor's most impressive sights on our famous overnight tour of Cairo and Luxor from Hurghada, we'll travel back to your hotel in Hurghada by plane.

Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane Reviews

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Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane
We did the luxor and Cairo tour by plane. Started off worryingly we though we were flying to Cairo first day but we didn't we drove to luxor which probably turned out for the better driving through real Egypt. The organisation of the whole trip was fantastic, true door to door service and the luxor guide Marwa was great, learned a lot from her.
We stayed in a 4 star hotel in luxor and was checked in by Marwa and she made sure everything was right for us before leaving.
On the second day we flee to Cairo, and our Cairo tour guide, Will, the self proclaimed "best tour guide in the world" wasn't far off that he was amazing. He loves the history and teaching us the history if the city and of the ancients.

Would definitely recommend this company to anyone wanting to do a tour.
And would definitely recommend asking for Marwa and will as guides if you can.
Michael waite from London - 23rd Jul 2018
Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane
Plane to Cairo Our big trip! Amazing, fantastic, super! The organisation is fantastic. You are met at the hotel by taxi (4.15am), then a rep meets you at the Airport with some laminated cards which are swapped for boarding passes (you don’t need this on your return, your name is on the flight list). The flight was at 6 for an hour, very comfortable offered a drink and a packet of biscuits.
Met at the other end by the very very lovely Emy. Emy was super amazing, her knowledge is fantastic, she worked in the Egyptian Museum and really knows her stuff. She made our trip come alive and personalised it to our needs. We were lucky enough to have a private visit (fully recommended) and she was able to impart knowledge at mine and my daughter’s level (Maya adored her her!). We were first in to the Egyptian Museum – which is literally mind blowing! Obviously the Tutankhamen exhibits were centre stage but there were so so many other wonders to see. Odd things like a carved toy mechanical frog and a prosthetic thumb, the gruesome Mummies were all delights.
We then paid a little extra to catch a breeze on the Nile in a Felluca and then off to lunch. Very tasty and filling. Small additional charge for drinks.
Then off to the Pyramids – wow, Wow, WOW! We were driven there deposited as near as possible, took our photos climbed a little way up, chose not to go in as super super hot, then of to amazing viewing spot where Emy delighted Maya taking all sorts of clever photos – Maya holding the Pyramids etc. Then on to the Sphinx, where again lots of amazing facts and figures were imparted and more photos Maya putting Sunglasses on the Sphinx, kissing him etc etc.
Emy made this SUCH fun for Maya, which in turn enabled me to see these amazing sights without feeling guilty I had dragged her from the swimming pool!
We then opted not to go the bazaar, I felt it might be too much for Maya, but we found a street stall selling freshly squeezed juices and then went to Perfume shop and relaxed in the air-con and bought some lovely smellies at a slightly better price than in the Resorts. We then waited our time out chatting with Emy in a café having a tea.
Emy made this trip so special for us – thank-you so much!
It was a long day and meeting up up with other passengers on the flight back, all agreed maybe an hour or 2 shorter finishing earlier may be more manageable in the heat. You certainly pack a lot in and it is well worth the money.
- 16th Jul 2018
Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane
Fantastic 2 days in Cairo by Air. Our tour guide Mahmoud was excellent, really knowledgeable,friendly, helpful and caring, we were treated like family all the time we was on the tours.

The 2 days included a visit to Memphis, Saqqara, the Pyramids at Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian museum, the Citadel and Old Cairo. We also enjoyed a cruise on the Nile and shopping in the market and other shops in Cairo.

Mahmoud organised all the tickets for the sites for us and took us to 2 quality restaurants in Cairo for lunch. He also ensured we checked in to a good quality hotel without any problems

I would highly recommend Mahmoud if going to Cairo, he will ensure that you have a fab time and come away very happy

Thanks Mahmoud

For the 2 days in Luxor, we went by road which was a really good experience.

We met our tour guide Marwa in Luxor. Marwa was a wonderful and excellent guide, very knowledgeable and caring, again we were treated like family.

Our 2 days in Luxor included a visit to Karnac and Luxor temples, both were amazing. We also visited the Colossi of Memnom, Queen Hatshepsut's temple and the Valley of the Kings all the tickets etc sorted out by Marwa.

We visited Tutankhamen's and Ramses VI tomb both extra charge at the valley of the kings but well worth seeing. We also went for another sail on the river Nile in a Feluccia and did a small amount of shopping.

Marwa took us to 2 fab restaurants and looked after all the checking in at the hotel for our stay overnight.

Marwa was a really nice lady who i can highly recommend for a tour in Luxor, she will go above and beyond to look after your every need and ensure that you have a fab time in Luxor.

Both Mahmoud and Marwa will ensure that you see everything you want to see and even go the extra mile to offer extras to make your visits even more special.

Overall Egypt Excursions has been brilliant and would highly recommend to anyone going to Egypt. They will even look after your transfers from the airport to the hotel and back.

If you have any worries or concerns they are always on the end of the phone to help you, no matter what time of the day or night. Mohammed Mahdy booked everything for me and really put my mind at ease throughout the process, he was really helpful and couldn't do enough to ensure me and my family had the best time of our lives in Egypt.

Thank you Egypt Excursions for everything, we will 100% use you again in the future.

Richard Vines from Uk - 3rd Jul 2018
Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane
I booked the trips to Luxor & Cairo from home and have to admit I was quite concerned not knowing the Company and with all the stories you hear about Egypt nervous about travelling in the Country with my family.

Egypt excursions were fabulous and put all my concerns to one side. The trip to Luxor we had a guide called Marawa, she was absolutely fabulous, as soon as she met us she put us all at ease especially my 2 nieces who are 9 & 10 years old and that was lovely to see. Marawa was passionate and knowledgeable about all the places we went to see and I have to say she made the trip for us all. Highlight of the trip was seeing the valley of the kings, my only regret is not going into Tutankhamun's tomb it does cost extra so make sure you take enough spending money!

The trip is a long one a full day out with some long bus journeys at the beginning and end of the days, be warned they drive very differently in Egypt so hold onto your hats!

The Cairo trip was also great in terms of everything we saw and going inside pyramids, simply fabulous. We really enjoyed the museum and loved going to the papyrus factory where we got some pictures it was really cool. Again its a full on day and very tiring with a plane trip either end of it, you need to ensure you take enough money, we were a little light on cash as it was the end of our holiday and so we didn't go into all the pyramids as a result.

Great trips, great Company, don't hesitate in travelling in Egypt you won't regret it!
Suzanne Anderson from Yorkshire - 1st Jul 2018
Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane
I have booked several trips with Egypt Excursions for August 2018. I had very specific requirements for my trip party and Mohammed has ensured that all of our requests will be met. The care and customer service has been first class and gives me great confidence that our time in Egypt will be a great experience. I highly recommend Egypt Excursions to all.
I will of course post reviews of all the trips afterwards.
Rob from England - 6th Jun 2018
Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane
Really enjoyed our tour, lovely that there was only 4 of us (2 in my party). The museum was excellent, the pyramids and the sphinx were breath taking. Will our tour guide really made the long day much more relaxed, enjoyed and really made us laugh. The driver was great, how he copes in Cairo traffic is amazing! They both could not do more for us, even taking us to Burger King before the airport home as the food at the airport is extremely limited for domestic flights. My only complaints would be that it was a very long day, we would have been happy to finish after Giza at around the 4/5pm mark and go to the airport, we were too tired for the oil factory and it didn't really appeal to us, and the flight wasn't until 9.15pm. And also, the lunch food was excellent that was included, however, it was not on the Nile, it was a café with no view, indoors, next to the pyramids. Would do the trip again with Will and the driver as their knowledge was brilliant.
Lisa Barnett from West Midlands - 14th May 2018
Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane
We were picked up at 4:45am promptly by a nice gentleman who we met the night before to get our
details . We was brought to the airport and didn't have to wait to long for the plane to be boarded , once we arrived in cairo we was met by our tour guide Abdul , who from beginning to end was the most amazing , informative abd fun tour guide i think i have ever had. He made learning about the history of the pyramids and egyptian artifacts more fun than school!!! And im 25!! Before the pyramids we went on the river nile and then had some amazing lovely food from a little quaint restaurant. Through the whole day we brilliantly entertained by our tour guide Abdul. Kudos to you
Shanice from England - 11th Mar 2018

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I cant see the details of this tour and wondered if you could give me an idea of the itinary please. I would be travelling in a family group of 4 including 2 children. I also wondered if it would be possible to skip the perfume shop visit as i have already been here on a previous tour with yourselves. I will be in Hurghada early September.
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Maria Reilly

More information about the 2 days trip to Cairo and Luxor by plane from Hurghada : Pick up from your hotel in Hurghada early morning, transfer to Hurghada airport, fly to Cairo about 55 minutes , upon arrival, you will be met by our English speaking guide who will join you during your day tour in Cairo . Start the tour by the Egyptian Museum, followed by boat trip (optional ) , time to fresh up and have lunch, visit to a perfume shop, then visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Valley Temple and the Papyrus Institute. Transfer to hotel in Cairo to stay one night . On the next day pick up from your hotel in Cairo , transfer to Cairo airport to have flight to Luxor upon arrival, you will be met by our English speaking guide who will join you during your day tour in Luxor . Start the tour by the valley of kings , visit factory of statues then visit Hatshepsut temple and have lunch, visit to papyrus institute , then visit Karnak temples . Transfer back to Hurghada by road then back to your hotel in Hurghada . This price includes : all transfers , all entrance fees , guiding, fly tickets & lunch . Excludes : Drinks in the restaurant & Boat on the Nile .

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