On this weeklong tour of Egypt, explore two regions: Cario and Sharm El Sheikh. Begin by visiting the ancient pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza. Then, take a day trip to Alexandria to tour the catacombs, citadel, and more. Next, fly to Sharm El Sheikh for a grand safari to Dahab and a beach day at the Red Sea, before returning to Cairo for a final tour of ancient Egyptian landmarks.

Highlights

  • Tour the iconic pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza
  • Explore the library, catacombs, and citadel in Alexandria
  • Enjoy a free day of relaxation at the Red Sea
  • Visit the churches and mosques in Old Cairo

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Cairo Cairo
Day 2 Day Trip to the Pyramids and Sphinx and Dinner Cruise Cairo
Day 3 Day Trip to Alexandria Cairo
Day 4 Fly to Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El Sheikh
Day 5 Grand Safari to Dahab Sharm El Sheikh
Day 6 Red Sea Beach Day Sharm El Sheikh
Day 7 Tour Cairo and Departure Cairo

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Cairo Nile
A view of the Nile in Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo airport, meet a travel representative who will assist you through customs and formalities. Then, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Get some rest after the long flight.

Day 2: Day trip to the pyramids and Sphinx and dinner cruise

Giza Pyramids
The pyramids in Giza

After breakfast, meet your guide and start a day tour by visiting the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

Then, take a lunch break before transferring to the Egyptian Museum for a tour.

At night, board a dinner cruise and enjoy sailing for 2 hours with an entertaining show, complete with belly dancers. Then, disembark, and head back to your hotel.

Day 3: Day trip to Alexandria

Stanley Bridge Alexandria
Stanley Bridge in Alexandria

Early in the morning, a tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your 2.5-hour trip to Alexandria through desert roads—by private, air-conditioned van.

Begin with one of the highlights of the day, the Catacombs of Kom El Shoukafa, an underground world of ornate carvings and paintings, and a mixture of Roman and Egyptian designs. It is the largest Roman Funerary complex in Egypt.

Next, visit the Citadel of Fort Qaitbey, which is located on the original site of the Pharos, Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse, topped with the statue of Poseidon. Although Pharos was restored at various times, it finally crumbled by the time the original fort was built here, in the 1480s.

Then, visit Morsi Abu Alabas Mosque and the Library of Alexandria, which was reborn in October 2002 to reclaim the mantle of its ancient namesake. The vast complex is a joining of the arts, history, philosophy, and science, as well as a place for open discussion, dialogue, and understanding.

Following the tour, return to Cairo and transfer to a hotel near the airport.

Day 4: Fly to Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh
Sharm El Sheikh

Enjoy an early breakfast, then transfer to the airport in Cairo and fly to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival, meet your travel representative and transfer to the hotel by 4x4. The rest of day is free and at your leisure to explore Sharm El Sheikh.

Day 5: Grand Safari to Dahab

Dahab
Dahab

Following breakfast, start the grand safari trip to Dahab. Visit Abu Galum, and go snorkeling in Blue Hole. Then, embark on a camel ride, with free time in Dahab’s downtown.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, then head back to the hotel after sunset. Have dinner and stay overnight back in Sharm.

Day 6: Red Sea Beach Day

Red Sea
Enjoy a beach day at the Red Sea

Today, have breakfast, followed by a free beach day at the Red Sea. Then, have dinner and stay overnight in Sharm.

Day 7: Tour Cairo and Departure

A view of Cairo from Salah Al Deen Citadel
A view of Cairo from Salah Al Deen Citadel

 

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly back to Cairo. Then, embark on a tour of the massive medieval Salah Al Deen Citadel and Mohamed Ali Alabaster mosque. Explore this ancient fortress and its domed ceilings, suspended lights, and striking views of Cairo. Continue the exploration by visiting the Old Cairo churches, and then move to the Khan El Khalili old market and El Hussein Mosque.

After the tour, head back to the airport for your final departure flight home.

Map

Map of Explore Egypt: Cairo, Alexandria, & Sharm El Sheikh - 7 Days
Map of Explore Egypt: Cairo, Alexandria, & Sharm El Sheikh - 7 Days