Day : 1 Arrive at Dubai International Airport
Regardless of what time you arrive in Dubai for your 14 day Dubai – Abu Dhabi – Egypt tour package, one of our drivers will be at the airport waiting for you. They will assist you with your luggage, and then you’ll be driven in a modern air-conditioned vehicle to the excellent hotel where you will be staying while in Dubai.
On arrival at your hotel, your driver will once again be on hand to assist you with check-in, and then he will discuss your tour itinerary with you to confirm pick-up times and so on. With all the formalities taken care of, you can enjoy a free “Welcome Drink, and you can spend the rest of the day as you wish. Head out into the city; unwind next to the pool at your hotel, or simply relax in the comfort of your room.
Day : 2 Exploring the Sights of Dubai City
Wake up to a delicious 5-Star breakfast at your hotel and get ready for a full day of sightseeing. Today you will be picked up after breakfast and you will get to see all aspects of Dubai: a blend of the past; the present and the future. Explore the wonderful heritage area of Bastakiya with its Arabian wind towers; its narrow alleys and lanes, and its indescribable charm. Bastakiya is essentially all that remains of “old” Dubai, and many people refer to it as being the heart and soul of Dubai.
Visit the souks of Dubai, including the famous spice souk and gold souk where you will see tons of gold jewelry on display. Enjoy an amazing cruise down the Dubai Creek on an authentic Abra, and discover the secrets of the 225-year old Al Fahidi Fort which is now home to the Dubai Museum.
Visit the incredibly impressive Jumeirah Mosque and then finally head to the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab, for once in a lifetime photo opportunities. Said to be the world’s only 7-Star hotel, Burj Al Arab is today one of the most popular Dubai tourist attractions.
Finally, you will be driven back to your hotel where you’ll be spending the night.
Day : 3 Arabian Desert Adventure Safari
Day three of your Dubai – Abu Dhabi – Egypt tour package once again begins with a hearty breakfast at your hotel, and then you will be picked up from your hotel for a fun filled day in the Arabian Desert. The thrill begins as your driver takes you up and down the “Golden Sands of Arabia” before finally stopping on the top of the highest sand dune so that you to enjoy the most amazing view. While at the dunes, you will also have the opportunity to experience the adrenaline pumping thrill of sand-boarding.
Once everyone is ready to leave, you will board your luxury air-conditioned coach and you will be taken to visit an authentic Bedouin campsite, complete with a henna designer, merchants selling local attire, and plenty of refreshments to quench your thirst. Enjoy a camel ride and then return to the camp for a delicious barbeque dinner as the sun sets and the stars come out to shine in the desert sky.
Relax and enjoy the atmosphere while an enchanting belly dancer performs a fascinating routine to Arabian music. If you are a smoker, you will also be able to enjoy your very own shisha pipe which is available in many different aromatic flavors. You’ll then head back to your hotel for another good night’s sleep.
Day : 4 Best of Abu Dhabi Sightseeing Tour
After an excellent breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up and then you will travel south (about 140 km) to visit Jebel Ali, the world’s largest man-made port, and definitely a place worth visiting. You will then continue on your way, passing the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which is one of the biggest mosques ever built in the world.
Your Abu Dhabi tour continues on to Union Square in the heart of the city, and then you will drive down to the Corniche. After a stop at the Corniche you will drive to Heritage Village, and then finally your tour comes to an end at Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, where you can shop until you drop at the hundreds of luxury shops and souvenir stores.
After spending some time at this extremely impressing Mall, you will return to your hotel in Dubai.
Day : 5 Goodbye Dubai and Hello Cairo
Wake up and enjoy one last breakfast at your hotel, and then your driver will arrive and escort you to Dubai International Airport where you will be boarding a flight to Cairo. On your arrival at Cairo International Airport, one of our tour representatives will meet you; assist you with your luggage, and then escort you to your hotel in one of our modern air-conditioned vehicles.
Once at the hotel, your tour manager will assist you with check-in and then he will review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each of your tours. With the formalities out of the way, you will be able to enjoy the rest of the day as you wish. Head into town and feel the heartbeat of Cairo; enjoy the pool at your hotel, or spend the day relaxing in your room.
Day : 6 Egypt Pyramids Tour – Giza and Sakkara
Enjoy a nice hearty breakfast at your hotel, and then you’ll be collected and taken visit Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom era Next you will head off to see the famous Step Pyramid which is located at ancient royal Sakkara Necropolis. The Step Pyramid, which is the oldest pyramid in Egypt, was constructed for Pharaoh Zoser by the renowned architect, Imhotep.
Enjoy a wonderful lunch at a good quality local restaurant, and after that you will head back to Cairo to visit and explore one of the world’s most loved attractions: the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Here you will have plenty of time to explore the ancient pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, and also the Great Sphinx and the Valley Temple. Entry into the “Great Pyramid” is possible but a separate ticket must be purchased at the site, and it isn’t included in the tour price.
Day : 7 Depart from Cairo; Nile Cruise Embarkation and Luxor Sightseeing
After you have had your breakfast, you will be picked up and driven to Cairo Airport for your short flight to Luxor. On arrival at Luxor Airport, you will once again be met by one of our tour managers, and you will be taken to the port of embarkation for your 5-Star Nile cruise.
After check-in on board, and after you have enjoyed an excellent lunch on the ship, you will then be accompanied for a wonderful tour of Luxor’s East Bank. This will include a memorable visit to the captivating Karnak Temple and a visit to the beautiful Luxor Temple.
After you have had ample time to explore these two amazing historical attractions, you will return to the ship in time for afternoon tea. End your day with a lovely 5-Star dinner on board the ship, and spend your first night on the water in Luxor.
Day : 8 Luxor West Bank Sightseeing Tour
After a good breakfast on board the ship, you will disembark for a tour of Luxor’s West Bank, which will no doubt be one of the highlights of your Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Egypt tour package. Begin your day’s sightseeing with a trip to Valley of the Kings, an ancient royal necropolis where more than 60 tombs have been discovered, including the tomb of King Tutankhamen. Entry into Tutankhamen’s tomb requires a separate ticket (not included in tour price) which can be bought at the site.
After the famous necropolis, you will head off to visit and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut located at El Deir EL Bahari. Finally, you will visit the imposing Colossi of Memnon and then you will make your way back to the ship for lunch and afternoon tea while it sails along the Nile to Edfu. Enjoy another wonderful on-board dinner, and have a good night’s sleep on the water in Edfu.
Day : 9 Edfu and Kom Ombo Sightseeing
After everyone has enjoyed the breakfast, you will be taken to see one of Egypt’s best preserved temples, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Everyone will then head back to the ship, and you will be served lunch while it sets sail for Kom Ombo.
On arrival, you will be taken to visit and explore Kom Ombo Temple, a temple shared by the two gods: Sobek and Haroeris. This is essentially two individual temples built side by side, with one being an exact mirror copy of the other.
Following your visit to this site, everyone will return to the ship, and it will commence sailing to Aswan. Enjoy another wonderful dinner and a good night’s sleep on board in Aswan.
Day : 10 Aswan Sightseeing Tour
Wake up to another good breakfast on the water, and then you will be escorted on a tour the most popular Aswan tourist attractions. This will include a visit to the mind blowing Aswan High Dam, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk which is located in the ancient stone quarries of Egypt.
Next on the agenda will be a visit to the majestic Philae Temple that was moved in its entirety in order to save it from the flooding of Lake Nasser when the High Dam was completed.
After visiting this remarkable temple, you will board a traditional felucca and you will sail to the tranquil Botanical Gardens. Everyone will then return to the ship for in time for a delicious lunch. Tonight you will enjoy the last dinner and also the last night of your Nile cruise on board the ship in Aswan.
Day : 11 Disembarkation and Return to Cairo
After breakfast on board the ship, you will disembark from the ship and you will have so free time in Aswan before our tour representative takes you to Aswan Airport where you will board your flight to Cairo. On arrival in Cairo, one of our tour managers will once again meet you at the airport, and you will then be driven to the up market hotel where you will be spending the last three nights of your Dubai – Abu Dhabi – Egypt tour package.
There are no activities scheduled for today so you can spend the remainder of your day as you wish.
Day : 12 Cairo Sightseeing Tour
Wake up to a hearty breakfast at the hotel and then your personal tour guide pick you up and escort you to visit the Egyptian Museum where you will have the opportunity to admire thousands of artifacts that represent around 5000 years of Egyptian history, including the splendid collection of treasures recovered from Tutankhamen’s tomb.
You can also visit the Royal Mummies Room where you can see real mummies on display. Tickets for the Royal Mummies Room are available at the museum, and are not included in the tour price.
After the museum, your guide will accompany you on a visit to the Salah El Din Citadel which was constructed by Salah El Din in 1183 AD in order to defend Cairo from the armies of Crusaders. You will also enjoy a visit to the beautiful Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt from 1805 to 1849.
Enjoy a good lunch that will be served in a local restaurant, and then continue on your way to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore and shop at the lively Khan El Khalili bazaar, Cairo’s old bazaar, and also one of the oldest bazaars in the entire Middle East.
Finally, you tour will take you on to visit Coptic Cairo to see the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara and the Church of Abu Serga. After a busy but fascinating day, you will be driven back to your hotel for the night.
Day : 13 Optional Sightseeing Tour of Alexandria
Today you can enjoy a free day in Cairo, or else you can enjoy an optional trip to Alexandria, to visit the most popular Alexandria tourist attractions. Expect to visit Qaitbay Fort, built in the 15th century by Sultan Qaitbay on the original location of Alexandria’s ancient lighthouse.
You will also be taken to visit the New Library of Alexandria, and then you will move on to explore the Roman Catacombs that were carved out of the bedrock. After an interesting day in Alexandria, you will return to your hotel in Cairo where you will be spending the last night of your Middle East tour package.
Day : 14 Say Goodbye to the Pharaohs
Nothing lasts forever, and sadly, today marks the end of your 14 day Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Egypt tour package. Enjoy one more fantastic 5-Star breakfast at your hotel, and then one of our company representatives will fetch you and escort you to Cairo International Airport.
Once at the airport, you will be assisted with your luggage and with check-in, but then it will be time for everyone to say their goodbyes. Board your flight knowing that we have well and truly enjoyed the opportunity to provide you with a vacation you are never likely to forget. Have a safe and pleasant trip back home.