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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 contain both ascending and descending passages.

The main part of the Giza complex is a set of building 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 "The 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 Kingdom during the reign of Pharoh Khafra around 2558 BC (the Pharoh who built the second pyramid), this amazing statue stands 20 m high and 73 meters long and is the oldest known monumental sculpture in the world.

Throughout Egyptian history the Sphinx has been revered 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 Sphinx 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 Temples

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 2011 the 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 Cairo 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 realize 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 from Luxor to your hotel in Hurghada by road which takes about 3 hours driving.

Please notice that : we can start by Cairo or by Luxor according the availability of the flights.

Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane Reviews

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Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane
We (two adults and our 8 and 10 year old boys) went on this tour on 11th and 12th April 2019. Really enjoyed this two day tour, saw some amazing sights. Had a different guide each day and both guides were really personable and knowledgable. They went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed the tour. On the first day we sailed on a Fellucca on a surprisingly peaceful Nile and spent around two really interesting hours in the Egyptian Museum. Marwa guided us around Luxor on the second day. She was the perfect guide, sharing her knowledge and giving us space and time to look around and enjoy. Would really recommend this trip and feel like we made the most of the two days.
Martin Kirby from England - 14th Apr 2019
Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane
Just had my first Holiday abroad in 10 years, a solo trip to Egypt. I was understandably rather anxious about the whole thing and the travel agents excursions were somewhat limited due to safety advise. However, I checked out Egypt Excursions on line and all seemed legitimate, so I booked a snorkeling trip before my trip.
Their correspondence was great and everything was just as they said (ie voucher collection and times).
I also booked a trip to Luxor on meeting them, this trip was amazing, even the 4 hour drive there and back gave me a great look at the country and its culture.
I think both of my trips were fabulous value. You are wise to take extra cash for add ons, like photos on the snorkelling trip and a nile cruise, plus access to King Tuts tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Also, be aware that you are given the hard sell by traders constantly, are expected to pay to use toilets and that there are armed traffic police enroute at regular intervals. But, I never at any point felt unsafe and Vulnerable. Both of my excusions were amazing, I was dissapointed not to see Dolphins but the Luxor trip exceeded my expectations and actually was so overwheming that it made me quite emotional!
I shall return to Egypt, as I want to see Cairo and much more of this fabulous country. I will definately use these guys again and recommend others to also, regardless of what your reps may say, remember they want the commission, I noted their tours were far more expensive and were exactly the same.
Joe Long from England - 17th Feb 2019
Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane
We booked Egypt Excursions for a trip from Hurghada to Cairo by plane. Everything was simple from booking to the following communication and we were looked after incredibly well on the day. We were fortunate enough to be the only people on the trip that day so we had a driver and guide (Miriam) all to ourselves. The day started when we were picked up from the hotel as arranged, flights had been booked for us and we were collected from the airport to visit the Cairo museum as soon as it opened. Miriam gave us an excellent tour and explained loads of history to us, we then had an optional extra boat trip on the Nile and visited the Papyrus shop before a traditional Egyptian lunch. After we'd refueled we headed to the pyramids and the Sphinx which were amazing! We then had time for a visit to a perfume shop and a cafe with a view over the pyramids to die for just as the sun set on a wonderful day. We would strongly recommend this company!
Mel from England - 25th Jan 2019
Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane
My overall impression is that we were being looked after efficiently.
On every occasion our drivers arrived exactly at the apponted time.
Our driver, Ibrahim, on the long journey from and to Hurgharda was excellent.
We have to alter our plans during the trip. That was handled without fuss.

Our expert guide was Marwa who was excellent and engaging and made the experience less remote.

I would definitely recommend Egypt Excursions for their efficient management and their excellent staff.
Tony from Oxford - 21st Dec 2018
Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane
a little offputting with the payment details requiring cash at the resort, but there is only a small deposit. However i can confirm we had no issues. The correct exchange rate was used and the payment went smoothly with no drama at all. would be more reassuing for future cuatomers if a credit card payment was available - giving added protection and peace of mind, but this is a suggestion and not a complaint.
we booked two trips and the rep met us on time as arranged. transfers were again spot on and friendly with all the itinery fully explained we had a seamless transfer to the flight with all the info we needed. Our guide met us exactly as expected and again explained exactly what the itinery was from the get go.
The young lady guide (Emy) was very knowledgable with excellent english. our party consisted of a couple and a family of 3, all english speaking.
The whole day was a wonder, even the obligitory shopping stops (papyrus and perfume) were interesting with no pressure to buy. Emy made sure we got value for money suggesting cheaper options to the entrance fee for the grand pyramid.
the trip started at the musuem with her expert knowledge of the highlights and the must see items all fully explained and put in the context of our tour. excellent photo spots and peaceful no hastle drink stops.
full marks to Egypt expeditions and in particulr Emy
Garry from Wales - 13th Sep 2018
Cairo and Luxor Tour from Hurghada by Plane
The whole booking process was quite painless and easy to do. Communication with Mohamed was efficient & quick. Any apprehensions were soon dispelled. Deposit was paid at the time of booking online. Balance was paid to Omar in Hurghada. He went through all details, told us who & when we would be picked up and gave the necessary vouchers. All his operatives and the excursions were of good quality. A better selection for the flight timing would really be appreciated. Compared to others his pricing was really the best. The Cairo operative was knowledged and passionate and she did the best for us.

Would certainly recommend them to friends & family and I would book again.

Thanks,
Anna.
Anna Dalal from Oxford, UK - 9th Sep 2018
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

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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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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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Why are we so well priced? In order to give you the best possible prices, we calculate excursion costs daily based on the English - Egyptian exchange rate.

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