Egypt Customised Tours
If one of your dreams is to tour Egypt, no doubt you have an itinerary in mind. Your Egypt Custom Tour itinerary will be tailored around the time you have available to travel, your sightseeing interests, your preferred type of accommodation, meals you wish to be included and most importantly your budget. Just let us know when you'd like to travel, what you'd like to see and do; and how many days your Egypt customised tour will last. Our professional team at Destination Hurghada will then design a personalised tour within your specified budget, down to the last detail. Step into the ancient Land of the Pharoahs, a world of temples, mummies, felucca sailboats and exotic bazaars, the Pyramids of Giza, the Tombs and Temples of Aswan; and Cairo's museums filled with priceless antiquities are just a few of the many sights and activities you may wish to include.
Planning Your Trip
Egypt, and especially the Nile Valley has so many wonderful sights to see it would be impossible to do everthing on one short trip. A first visit to Cairo will almost inevitably mean you wish to see the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum, while a visit to Luxor would not be complete without going to the Karnak temple, the Luxor Temple and of course the famous Valley of the Kings.
Alexandria and the North Coast
Alexandria is a great summer holiday destination, be sure to visit Montazah Palace, once the family home of the Egyptian royal family. Located int the heart of the City is the Greece-Roman Museum and the Qaitbay Citadel built on the side of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the Ancient World.
Alexandria's archaeological sites include the Roman Amphitheatre at Kom Al-Dekka, Pompey's Pillar, the ancient catacombs at Kom el Shoqafa or the Al-Shaby Necropolis site. No visit should be without also checking out the Bibilotheca Alexandria.
Cairo and Giza
Cairo is a city of contrasts, you can see historic buildings and market squares in Old Cairo, Mamluk and Ottoman Mosques, Christian Churches. Greater Cairo is where the Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza dominate the skyline. Add to this the Egyptian Museum, home to exhibits too ancient and amazing to comprehend, Khan El Khalili, the oldest market in the world and the cultural complex of the Opera House.
Luxor and the West Bank
Home to the city of Thebes, along with the amazing Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple and the necropolis of the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, Luxor can trace its history back to unimaginable times. Look out for Madinet Habu Temple, Colossi of Memnon and the funerary temple of Ramesseum. Take time to explore the East Bank of Luxor, see the Winter Palace Hotel, where Agatha Christie is said to have written' Death on the Nile'.
Aswan and Abu Simbel
Aswan is Egypt's southernmost City and lies on the shores of the River Nile. Kitchener's Island, Elephantine Island, the Monastery of St. Simeon, Aga Khan Mausoleum and the Tombs of the Nobles are just some of the places you can visit. The great Philae Temple dedicated to the Goddess Isis is also a beautiful Temple to visit.
Abu Simbel is best known for its two magnificent Temples that were originally carved out of solid rock on a mountainside in the 13th century BC. The temples known as the Great Temple of Abu Simbel for Ramses 11 and the Small Temple of Abu Simbel for Nefertari.