Our Cairo, Luxor, and Highlights of Egypt tour is available daily from Eilat or starting with flights from Tel Aviv to Eilat. On this immersive four day guided tour, you’ll enjoy an in-depth
Our Cairo, Luxor, and Highlights of Egypt tour is available daily from Eilat or starting with flights from Tel Aviv to Eilat. On this immersive four day guided tour, you’ll enjoy an in-depth experience of Egypt, visiting the country’s most iconic sites. See the Great Suez Canal, get familiar with Egypt’s capital, Cairo seeing all the highlights including the Egyptian museum, markets, the Nile, and Giza, home to the pyramids and Sphinx. Travel to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, arguably Egypt’s most beautiful place. Our Cairo, Luxor, and Highlights of Egypt tour is fully guided and available with guaranteed daily departures.
Cairo, Luxor, and Highlights of Egypt Tour
Pickup from your hotel in Eilat (or fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat) and transfer to the Taba Border Crossing
Cross into Egypt with full border assistance
Explore the Egyptian Museum, one of the world’s largest museums including the Mummy Room
Visit the Papyrus Institute
Enjoy a comprehensive tour of Cairo, including the famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo’s Coptic Church, the Synagogue of Ben Ezra, Cairo’s oldest synagogue, and the Citadel of Saladin
Option to experience an evening boat cruise on the Nile
Head to nearby Giza, and see the world-famous Pyramids and Great Sphinx
Tour Sakkara, the Necropolis for the Ancient Egyptian capital, Memphis.
Tour Luxor, including the Valley of the King and the Kamak and Luxor Temple
Day 0 – Travel Day
20:00 Pickup from one of our centralized pickup points in Eilat (or fly from Tel Aviv to Eilat) and transfer to the Taba Border Crossing
21:00 Cross into Egypt with full border assistance
21:00 Travel through Sinai overnight ( about 10 – 12-hour drive) and pass through the Suez Canal on the way.
Day 1 – Welcome to Cairo
07:00 – 08:00 AM – Arrive in Cairo and see one of the world’s largest metropolises, come to life. Stop in a local restaurant to freshen up after the drive and have breakfast before you start out for the day.
09:00 Explore the spectacular Egyptian Museum, one of the world’s largest museums and a virtual treasure trove of historical wonders. Your visit includes a stop at the Mummy Room, the final resting place for Pharaohs and queens of ancient times. You will have approximately 2 hours to view the museum.
12:00 – 13:30 – Lunch at a local restaurant.
14:30 – Visit the Papyrus Institute to learn more about the fascinating history of this versatile plant, native to the Nile Delta. Papyrus was first manufactured in Egypt as far back as the fourth millennium BCE.
17:00 – Check in to your hotel
Overnight in Cairo and enjoy a free evening and option to enjoy a boat cruise on the Nile
Day 2 – Giza, the Great Sphinx, and Sakkara
08:00 AM – Pick up from your hotel after breakfast and head out for a fabulous day of exploring.
Visit the larger than life Giza Pyramids and the Great Sphinx statue. You will have your lunch at a local restaurant close to the Pyramids.
After lunch, it is time to continue to Sakkara, the burial ground of Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt. Among the many pyramids in this UNESCO site is the famous stepped pyramid of the Pharaoh Djoser, so make sure you have your cameras and Instagram captions ready.
After a full day of touring, you will proceed to the famous Cairo train station to board the equally famous sleeper train to Luxor. Dinner is served on the train as you travel south through the Nile Valley to Upper Egypt.
Day 3 – Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Kamak and Luxor Temple
06:00 AM – After eating breakfast on the train you arrive in Luxor. You will be met on the platform by our local guide.
08:00 – Start the day touring the ‘West Bank’ of Luxor, and the Valley of the Kings. Before you cross to the east side, you will have lunch at a local restaurant experiencing the variations of Upper Egypt cuisine.
14:00 – The afternoon will be spent exploring the ‘East Bank’ of Luxor, including the Kamak Temple and Luxor Temple.
19:00 – Early evening, you will return to the Luxor station and board the sleeper train back to Cairo. Dinner will be served again on the train.
Day 4 – Cairo City Tour
06:00 AM – After spending the night in your sleeper compartment, you arrive bright and early in Cairo for another full day of sightseeing. Set off to see the famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo’s Coptic Church, Synagogue of Ben Ezra, Cairo’s oldest synagogue, and the Citadel of Saladin.
14:00 – Time for a quick lunch on the Nile before heading back to Taba border.
15:00 – Leave Cairo around 15:00 for your drive back to Taba. The journey through the desert will take about 8-10 hours. The tour ends as you return to Taba border. From here, taxis are readily available to most destinations in Eilat.
Tour includes – Hotel pickup in Eilat (or flights from Tel Aviv for those who take the option), border crossing assistance, all transportation, entrance fees to all sites, four days of guiding, overnight in Cairo in 3-star hotel (double occupancy), return journey on the sleeper train from Cairo to Luxor, return to Eilat.
There will be a $20 single supplement per night added for single travelers. Single supplement for the sleeper train is $100.
Tour excludes – border/visa fee ($95), insurance, tips.
Tour is fully guided by licensed guides in English. Other languages are available on request.
Tour is run in full cooperation and coordination with the Egyptian Authorities.
Tour can be arranged from Tel Aviv (enquire for info).
Cancellation for this tour is accepted only up to 2 weeks prior to departure.
We recommend bringing water and snacks for the overnight transfer as we can’t guarantee there will be stops en route.
Please note this tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run. If you are a single passenger and no other person has signed up for the day of your trip, we will contact you 7 days prior to the tour date. You will be given a chance to either cancel the tour with a full refund or to pay a single supplement and go on the trip alone.
Tours from Israel to Egypt can be canceled up to 72 hours prior departure with only a 5% handling fee.
Children up to 11 years on the date of travel receive a discount