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How to Enjoy classic Holiday in Egypt

Egypt classic tours give visitors a taste of its vibrant history, from the timeless splendor of pyramids and Sphinxes to bustling backstreets of Khan-el-Khalili. Discover influences and historical sites which have helped shape this ancient civilization from Cairo through Luxor to Aswan.

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Discovering Egypt's hidden treasure

pyramids and temples around cairo

Egypt is a land full of history and archaeological riches - from iconic Pyramids of Giza and sphinx to mysterious mummies and ancient artifacts revered by generations of visitors. Our classic tours provide you with an opportunity to experience Egypt's Pharaonic heritage first-hand.

Begin your adventure in Cairo, where history meets modernity. Visit Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum to unearth secrets of a civilization which once dominated our planet; learn about life under Pharaoh at Temple of Hatshepsut in Pyramids and Egyptian Museum Tour or witness one of Memnon's Colossi You won't regret your experience in either place!

Experience Luxor and Aswan on a luxurious cruise of the Nile as you visit attractions like Karnak Temple, Ramses II granite statues, Valley of Kings and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut - not forgetting Alexandria for a day trip featuring Library of Alexandria, Qaitbay Citadel and Pompay's Pillar!

Egypt has left behind an astounding legacy, and our classic tours provide the ideal way to discover it. No matter if you are traveling with family, friends or solo; these journeys will allow you to witness history first-hand while discovering wonders that have fascinated humanity for millennia.

Unforgettable journeys on the Nile in Luxor

Luxor Nile Cruise

Those wishing to sail the Nile can do so by booking one of Egypt Classic Tours Classical Cairo and Luxor 5 Days These specially structured sightseeing packages will take them far beyond familiar pyramids and tombs.

As you float down the blue-gray waters of the Nile, its timeless beauty will draw you in. Burnt orange banks, verdant green tall reeds, and cerulean skies combine into an ever-evolving tapestry which hasn't changed since Cleopatra's time.

When visiting this timeless land, the best way to witness its timeless splendor is aboard a traditional felucca boat. These stunning wooden vessels - unlike large cruise ships powered by engines - rely solely on wind power to travel, boasting beautiful wooden masts and lateen sails; perfect for exploring ancient Egypt! These dahabiyas take up to twelve passengers at once and provide the ideal way to relax while experiencing ancient Egyptian beauty first-hand.

After spending several days exploring Cairo's sights - from the Great Pyramids to Khan el-Khalili bazaar - you'll take a short flight south to Luxor, embarking on a luxurious Nile cruise and visiting iconic temples and antiquities such as Luxor's Obelisk and Karnak's Valley of Kings and Queens.

At night, you'll drift off to sleep to the gentle rhythms of the river; in the mornings, a new scene and chance to uncover ancient treasures will greet you.

Exodus' Premium Nile Cruise provides an incredible nine-day exploration of Egypt's most significant ancient sites. After spending time in Cairo, you'll fly directly from there to Luxor before setting sail on an enjoyable nine-day cruise toward Aswan - exploring historic treasures such as Karnak Temple or Cleopatra Obelisk!

Exploring Aswan's Temples and Tombs

Temple and Tombs in Aswan

Egypt classic tours highlight some of the most iconic attractions in Cairo and Luxor, while also giving guests a glimpse into Aswan's magnificence. By day you can visit  Abu Simbel temple tours which is dedicated to Sobek (the crocodile-headed fertility god), Horus (the falcon-headed war god), Kom Ombo double temple designed to honor two sets of gods simultaneously, and the Edfu Temple with its massive structure.

Philae Temple is another must-see, featuring an unfinished granite rock obelisk characterized by cracks. A visit here provides an awe-inspiring look into ancient Egyptian stone-working techniques. On the west bank of the Nile River you'll also want to stop at Tombs of Nobles and Monastery of St Simeon before stopping off at Qubbet el-Hawa (Dome of Winds).

As there are so many activities in Aswan, make sure to pack comfortable shoes and sunscreen. In addition, it is essential that you bring enough water, especially during the hotter summer months when temperatures can become quite extreme. Furthermore, keep a copy of your passport or travel documents with you at all times, and follow any advice offered by local authorities.

Aswan is ideal for sightseeing from November to February when temperatures are at their most comfortable, making the weather ideal for touring and sight-seeing. From exploring ancient monuments such as Isis' Temple to shopping handmade jewelry - everyone will find something fun to do here! Along with exploring historic monuments and magnificent scenery, visitors will experience Aswanians' warm hospitality and warm friendship

The budget for a trip can vary greatly depending on the destination, duration, accommodation choices, activities, and personal preferences. Researching average costs, including accommodation, transportation, meals, and attractions, will help you estimate your budget more accurately.

The essential travel documents usually include a valid passport, visas (if required), airline tickets, hotel reservations, travel insurance, and any necessary identification cards. It's always a good idea to make copies of these documents and store them separately as a backup.

Egypt is famous for its ancient historical sites. Some of the must-visit attractions include the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Abu Simbel, and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

The best time to visit Egypt is during the cooler months of October to April when temperatures are more comfortable for exploring the historical sites. However, if you're interested in diving in the Red Sea, the summer months offer warm waters and excellent visibility.

When visiting religious sites such as mosques or temples, it's important to dress modestly out of respect. Both men and women should have their shoulders and knees covered. It's also advisable for women to carry a scarf to cover their hair if needed.

The best months to enjoy the Middle East tours are generally April and May, or October and November, however this can vary depending on where you're traveling and what you want to do. Temperatures are normally pleasant rather than extremely hot during certain hours, though crowds may be strong at some attractions.

The most prevalent mode of transportation is by bus. In the absence of this, you'll typically find shared taxis or tourist buses running routes to major sights (such as Petra in Jordan). While flying is the shortest way to travel between Middle Eastern destinations.

If you wish to take a big tour of the Middle East, you should plan at least a 10-day itinerary of Middle East Packages to allow ample time in each country. You may also need to allow extra time to go from one location to another due to security and border crossings between countries.

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