To start planning your holidays, you may select one of our exciting tour offer itinerary or we would be happy to arrange a private tour. We use some of the most sophisticated and luxurious cruise for Egypt Tour. Our 10 Day Egypt Panorama Package is aimed at those wishing to visit Egypt on a budget, however luxury.
While today you can see Egypt by air or by road, there is really no better way to see it than by boat! Nile river cruises are the hands-down best way to see this beautiful ancient land. When you board a ship that will sail up the Nile, you will realize why many people refuse to see Egypt any other way.
In terms of convenience, you can't beat a Nile cruise. If you are less interested in history and more interested in luxury, the Nile river cruises are for you! See why ancient pharaohs surveyed their country in this manner.
You are on your way to Egypt. Visions of pyramids, vast desserts and great kings fill your mind. There are so many places to see! Egyptian Antiquities Museum and the Sphinx, just to name a few. There are three places that if you miss, you might as well not have even been to Egypt.
Out of the Seven Wonders of the World listed by the ancient Greek historian Herodotus, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the only one that can still be seen today on an ancient history holiday to Egypt.
First place is of course the pyramids. The Giza Pyramids were built as tombs for the great kings of Egypt, and sometimes the queens as well. The driving force behind the pyramids construction was the desire for eternity.
The amazing pyramids in Egypt are considered as the largest and most fascinating structures ever constructed. Located next to these pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza. It is the legendry structure of half human and half lion. It is recommended to visit these places at night as there are multimedia shows that showcase the history of the pyramids and Sphinx.
The second "must see" in Egypt is the Valley of the Kings; what other secrets lay in wait for you here? Are there kings buried in the valley? Are the royal families buried there, as their final resting place before moving onto to eternity? There are two main branches of the Valley of the Kings. There is the East Valley where most of the tombs are located and there is also the West Valley and here you will find only a few tombs and some pits.
Luxor is the world's greatest open-air museum, filled with the awe-inspiring monuments of ancient civilization. It was part of ancient Thebes, and was the seat of power for 1350 years. On the East bank of the Nile, in the city of the living, are found the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, the largest place of worship ever built. On the West Bank are the Colossi of Memnon, the tombs of the Valleys of the Kings and Queens, and a number of commemorative temples and tombs of important officials.
Where does the name 'Luxor' come from? Luxor is part of ancient Thebes: 'The Hundred-Gated City' as it was called by the renowned Greek historian, Homer, because of its buildings and large gates.
At Luxor, the Valley of the Kings hides the great tombs of the pharaohs and the architectural wonder of the Temple of Hatshepsut - one of many dramatic sights to behold on a holiday to Egypt.
Luxor - known as Thebes in ancient Egypt - is less of a city, more a huge, sunny, open-air museum, ripe for wandering around, eyes up, jaw open, in continual disbelief.
If ever a city was dwarfed by its history, Luxor is it. The Karnak Temple Complex - usually called Karnak - comprises a vast conglomeration of ruined temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings, notably the Great Temple of Amen and a massive structure begun by Pharaoh Ramses II
The Valley of the Queens, also known as Biban el-Harim, Biban el-Sultanat, and Wadi el-Melikat, is a place in Egypt where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times. In ancient times, it was known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning - 'the place of the Children of the Pharaoh', because along with the Queens many princes and princesses were also buried with various members of the nobility. The valley is located near the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the Nile across from Thebes. The ancient Egyptians gave it the name Set Neferu, meaning "seat of beauty".
The complex is a vast open-air museum and the largest ancient religious site in the world. It probably is the second most visited historical site in Egypt, second only to the Giza Pyramids near Cairo. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, it appears that the temple's purpose was for a suitable setting for the rituals of the festival. Nefertari was the Great Royal wife of Ramesses the Great. She is one of the best known Egyptian queens, next to Cleopatra, Nefertiti and Hatshepsut. Her lavishly decorated tomb is the largest and most spectacular in the Valley of the Queens. The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut arose as a necropolis. It was then abandoned, until queen Hatshepsut took it over some five hundred years later. This became the period of its highest importance. The Hatshepsut Temple is built into the rock, and consists of three terraces. The temple itself is located on the top terrace.
Edfu, temple of Horus is one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. Edfu is also very large: the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple. Philae Temple was dismantled and reassembled in the wake of the High Dam. The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. So today, Philae is more fun than ever before. The Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo is located behind the Hanging Church and was once a church itself. The Ben Ezra Synagogue was originally a Christian church; the synagogue was a place of pilgrimage for North African Jews and the site of major festival celebrations.
The Catacombs (meaning underground tunnels) lie in the district of Karmouz to the east of Alexandria. The area was called Kom El-Shouqafa or a pile of shards. Most likely it was a private tomb, later converted to a public cemetery. Fort Qaitbey is an impressive building, located on a narrow peninsula where one of the ancient wonders of the world, the famous lighthouse -- the Pharos once stood.
The original library at Alexandria in Egypt was one of the wonders of the ancient world. And it was all contained in a building thought by the ancients to have been of surpassing beauty, not a trace of which survives.