EGYPT BACKPACKER TOUR BY TRAIN

CAIRO, LUXOR AND ALEXANDRIA TOUR IN 6 DAYS

TOUR PACKAGE

Private Tour Package

From 1 JUL 2017 TO 30 APR 2018

Prices are valid during this period except for Christmas and Easter Periods.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Pyramids, Cairo Top Attractions, Luxor Sightseeing and Alexandria.

Enjoy Egypt backpacker tour for 6 days by visiting the top attractions in Egypt. Visit Giza Pyramids then travel to Luxor to see one of the most incredible open-air museums in the world. You will see Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple and Valley of the Kings. Travel by Train to Alexandria from Luxor to explore this magnificent city.

 

The tour will be private with an expert Egyptologist tour guide and all transportation will be by a deluxe private air-conditioned vehicle.

  • Pickup Time: According to arrival time in Cairo
  • Trip Runs: Everyday
  • Tour Duration: 6 Days, 5 Nights
  • Tour Guide: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese

232 $ / Person

  • Hassle free
  • Free Cancellation up to 2 days in advance.
  • Pay only 50% of the tour price to save your booking and the rest of payment upon arrival.
  • This tour is available in Christmas and Easter holidays with a different price.

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • SLEEPER OR SETTING TRAIN TICKETS CAI-LXR / LXR-ALX YES
  • ACCOMMODATION FOR 2 NIGHTS AT SLEEPER TRAIN ON HALF BOARD BASIS YES
  • DOMESTIC FLIGHTS TICKETS CAI-LXR-CAI YES
  • ALL SIGHTSEEING TOURS (PRIVATE) YES
  • ENTRANCE FEES TO ALL SIGHTSEEING AS MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY YES
  • AIRPORTS PICK-UP & DROP-OFF YES
  • ALL TRANSFERS BY A PRIVATE AIR-CONDITIONED VEHICLE YES
  • AN EGYPTOLOGIST TOUR GUIDE  YES
  • LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANT DURING THE TOURS  YES
  • BOTTLED WATER DURING THE TOURS AND TRANSFERS YES
  • ALL SERVICE CHARGE AND CURRENTLY APPLIED TAXES  YES
  • TIPPING KITTY NOT
  • OPTIONAL TOURS NOT
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT
  • ANY BEVERAGE WITH MEALS NOT

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1 - WELCOME TO CAIRO

After the landing of your plane at Cairo International airport, you will find our tour representative waiting for you at the airport with a sign to help you with your procedures and luggage.  Then you will be transferred by an air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Free wifi available at your private car. In your way to the hotel, you will enjoy our welcome drink. Once you arrived the Hotel our tour representative will help you with the hotel check-in. You can relax at the hotel the rest of the day to be ready for the next day adventure at the pyramids.

 

Welcome Drink

DAY 2 - PYRAMIDS, MEMPHIS AND SAKKARA

Start your day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel to get ready for your full day tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, the necropolis of Sakkara and the former capital, Memphis. Your qualified Egyptologist guide will provide an interesting presentation to each of the three pyramids: Cheops, Khafre, and Menkaure. You will have free time to enter one of the pyramids and take a camel ride around the pyramids for 5 minutes. You will explore the Great Sphinx, the enigmatic symbol of Egypt for thousands of years. You will also have the chance to visit a Papyrus Institute to see how the famous artwork is made. You will take the Lunch at local restaurant before heading to Sakkara, to see the Egypt’s oldest pyramid. The guide will explain the history of the famous Djoser Step Pyramid. Your last stop is Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Here you will see artifacts from many of the great rulers of Egypt, including the fallen statue of Ramses II. Transfer to train station to take the sleeper train to Luxor. Dinner and overnight.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

DAY 3 - LUXOR TOUR - TRAVEL TO ALEXANDRIA BY TRAIN

Take your breakfast on the train then you will meet our tour representative at the train station in Luxor. Your private Egyptologist tour will take you by a private air-conditioned vehicle to the Valley of the Kings, where you will visit the tombs of the most famous pharaohs in Egypt. (King Tut’s tomb with extra supplement). The second stop will be at the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you the most famous stories about the temple and Queen Hatshepsut.

 

In your way, you will stop to take wonderful photos for the Colossi of Memnon (King Amenhotep III Statues). Take lunch between visits at a good quality local restaurant in Luxor then continue the day tour to Luxor east bank to visit Karnak and Luxor temples. See the Sphinx Avenue, the famous Hypostyle Hall, Queen Hatshepsut’s Obelisk and Temple of Amon. Transfer to train station to travel to Alexandria. Dinner and overnight at the Sleeper Train.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

DAY 4 - ALEXANDRIA SIGHTSEEING - BACK TO CAIRO

You will meet your expert tour guide at the train station in Alexandria. You will visit the Pompey’s Pillar then continue to the Catacomb of Kom El Shoqafa, consists of a series of tombs, statues and archaeological objects of the Pharaonic funeral cult with Hellenistic and early Imperial Roman influences.

 

Between the visit, take your lunch at a good quality local restaurant then continue your day trip by visiting El Montazah Gardens before head to the Qaitbay Citadel, the defensive fortress at the 15th century. Your guide will give you a lot of information at each site you visit. At the end, you will take free time to explore the citadel on your own and take some memorable photos before driving back to Cairo. Back to your hotel.

 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 5 - EGYPTIAN MUSEUM, CITADEL, OLD CAIRO AND KHAN EL KHALILI

After Breakfast at your hotel, Begin your day with a nice presentation about Cairo city landmarks before heading to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which contains thousands of important pieces of ancient Egypt. It contains the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic art crafts, monuments, and antiquities. The tour inside the museum may take months to explore each piece in the museum. Your guide will take you to see the masterpieces in the museum and the treasure room of King Tut. After the tour of the museum, you will head to visit Old Cairo which encompasses the Babylon Fortress, the Hanging Church, the Greek Church of St. George and Ben Ezra Synagog. You will Also visit The Citadel of Salah El Din and Mohamed Ali Mosque in Cairo. Finish your day by Khan El-Khalili is a major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo. It’s one of Cairo’s main attractions for tourists. Lunch will be served during the tour. Back to your hotel in Cairo.

 

You can spend the evening enjoying the Optional Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids to explore how life was thousands of years ago. For an hour, you will enjoy the sound and light show at Giz pyramids area. The ancient Egyptian history is re-told by the Sphinx, telling you about the ancient world secrets. Go back in time thousands of years ago to see how they were built the pyramids! The show would reveal the history of the most famous pharaohs, their mysteries, myths, and secrets of ancient history.

 

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 6 - FINAL DEPARTURE

Take the breakfast at your hotel in the morning before your check out (Maximum by 12:00 P.M.) Late check out available upon request with supplement. You will be transferred to Cairo International Airport to take your flight back home.

 

Meals: Breakfast

PRICES PER PERSON

  • BY SEATING TRAIN 

1 PERSON

2 PERSON

3 PERSON

 $ 590

$ 376

 $ 311

4 PERSON 5 PERSON 6 PERSON

$ 279

$ 254

$ 232

  • BY SLEEPER TRAIN

1 PERSON

2 PERSON

3 PERSON

 $ 799

$ 543

 $478

4 PERSON 5 PERSON 6 PERSON

$ 446

$ 421

$ 399

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