Cultural Egypt and Saudi Arabia Tour

13 Days / 12 Nights

From the majestic Nile River to the vibrant streets of Riyadh, this tour offers an unforgettable journey through two captivating destinations. Embark on an unforgettable journey to Egypt and Saudi, a land of ancient wonders, and captivating history.

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival
  • Assistance with guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers via private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo, including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on a 5-star superior Nile Cruise ship, full board
  • Accommodation in Riyadh for 3 nights including breakfast and all taxes 
  • Accommodation in AlUla for 2 nights including breakfast and dinner
  • Domestic flights for Riyadh /AlUlA/Riyadh on economy class.
  • All tours as described in the program as mentioned above 
  • Private sightseeing tours in Cairo (listed on itinerary)
  • Sightseeing tours on the cruise shared with a Memphis Tours group
  • Local English speaking tour guide in Cairo
  • Local- English speaking guide in Riyadh 
  • Spot Local English-speaking guide in Al Aula at Hegra, Dadan and Ekmah Mountain, joining group tours
  • English-speaking driving during the rest of the tours in Saudi
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship
  • Portage as needed
  • All service charges and taxes
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt and Saudi Arabia
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spendings like drinks during meals, laundry, phone calls...etc
  • Gratuities for the guides and drivers or any other kind of tips.
  • Camera ticket at sights where allowed.

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Welcome to the mystical lands of Egypt, where the Pharaohs ruled for thousands of years. Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, your tour manager will meet and assist you and ease the process by helping you to get the entry visa. You will then be escorted through the bustling streets of Cairo in an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle. Once you reach your chosen hotel according to your accommodation plan whether it will be overlooking the Great Pyramids of Giza like Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel or in Khan El Khalili, like Le Riad Luxury Boutique Hotel, your tour manager will assist you with your check-in and double-check your itinerary with you to establish and confirm all the pick-up times for all your activities during your trip. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After enjoying a delicious wholesome breakfast at your hotel, your personal guide will take you to the Giza Plateau to start your journey by marveling at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramids of Giza. Walk or take a camel over to the iconic Sphinx and Valley Temple. After your pyramids visit, you’ll go for lunch at an authentic Egyptian restaurant and then head over to the Egyptian Museum, in the heart of historic Downtown Cairo, overlooking the renowned Tahrir Square. After relishing over the magnificent ancient Egyptian artifacts and treasures, you will be driven to Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest bazaar, if there is time. Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili.

Day 3: Fly to Luxor - East Bank Sightseeing

Today, you will be leaving Cairo and head out to the shining city of Luxor. You will meet your tour manager early in the morning at your hotel where he will accompany you to Cairo International Airport for your trip to Luxor. Upon landing in Luxor, you will be assisted and whisked away in an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle to board your luxurious Nile cruise, Salacia, that will offer you a unique experience cruising on the Nile with high-quality service, gastronomy, and accommodation during your stay. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board before heading out to your first stop in Upper Egypt which is visiting Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple at the East Bank. Return back to your cruise and enjoy a warm and hand-crafted dinner. Overnight aboard your cruise in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple.

Day 4: West Bank Sightseeing

Enjoy your first breakfast on board your cruise surrounded by the calm waters of the Nile. After breakfast, head out to explore the West Bank of Luxor. Visit the Royal Cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings, then head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom during the 15th century BCE at Deir El-Bahari. Finish the day as you marvel at the towering Colossi of Memnon. After finishing your visits at the West Bank, return back to your cruise and start sailing to Edfu while enjoying a delicious lunch on board. Relax the rest of the day as you sail; take advantage of the amazing facilities of your cruise; enjoy some afternoon tea, get a massage, de-stress in the Jacuzzi. End the day with an appetizing dinner on board. Overnight aboard your cruise in Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Royal Cemetery, the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo

Enjoy a mouth-watering breakfast on board your cruise as you sail to Edfu. Upon arrival, head out and visit Edfu Temple, one of the best-preserved temples of the Greco Roman era, that of Horus at Edfu. Enjoy a magnificent experience as you take a horse-drawn carriage ride back and forth to the temple and marvel at Upper Egypt’s local life. Pass through the slow-paced, rural life of the local farmers and fishermen. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking lush, fertile landscapes dotted with banana and date palm trees. After your visit, head back to your cruise and start sailing to your second stop of the day, Kom Ombo.

Touch down on the shores of Kom Ombo and walk through the town of Kom Ombo among the locals of the town until you arrive at the unusual Kom Ombo temple with its two identical entrances, hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries. After your visit, head back to your cruise where you will enjoy an appetizing lunch while sailing to Aswan. As the day comes to an end, enjoy a warm, delicious dinner surrounded by the calm, serene water of the Nile River.
Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Temple of Edfu, Kom Ombo, Temple of Kom Ombo.

Day 6: Aswan Sightseeing

Enjoy yet another delicious breakfast on board as you sail to the colorful city of Aswan. Upon arrival, head out and enjoy a day of sightseeing in this beautiful city, meeting the kindest kind of locals. Start with visiting the massive Unfinished Obelisk, still resting on its side in the stone quarries of ancient Egypt. After, you will go on to the beautiful Temple of Philae, devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. After your visits, you will head back to your cruise and enjoy an appetizing dinner in the middle of the Nile surrounded by its beautiful waters. Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Unfinished Obelisk, Temple of Philae.

Day 7: Fly to Cairo - Optional Tour to Abu Simbel

Enjoy your last morning on your cruise with one last scrumptious breakfast on board surrounded by the calm waters of the Nile. After breakfast, disembark your cruise and get transferred to Aswan Airport to catch your flight back to Cairo where you will be met upon arrival and get transferred to your hotel for your last night in the Land of Pharaohs. Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast.

* Optional Group tour by Coach to Abu Simbel Temples for an extra $89 USD

Day 8: Cairo - Fly to Riyadh - Arrive Riyadh 

Enjoy a deliciously prepared breakfast at your hotel and then head out to Cairo International Airport for flight to Riyadh. Overnight in Riyadh for 2 nights.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 9: Riyadh Day Tour

Start your day by visiting heritage listed Diriyyah, an historic site on the outskirts of Riyadh, which is said to be the birthplace of the first Saudi state and is today the current home of the royal family. The mud-brick walls once fortified a thriving desert city that was a powerhouse of culture and commerce. In 1745, the city was named the country's capital, laying the foundations for what would later become a unified Saudi Arabia. Take a walk through the old town to admire its many ancient ruins including the once-splendid palace, houses and marketplace.

Continue to Masmak Fort, in Riyadh's old quarter, built during the reign of Abdullah bin Rashid in 1895 A.D. Afterwards, explore the Dirah Souq, a market famed for colourful textiles from silk to luxurious pashminas, before stopping for lunch.

This afternoon, be guided through the National Museum, a national treasure and World Heritage Site, composed of eight galleries that tell the complete story of Arabian history - from the creation of the universe to the modern era. Continue to Murabba Palace, built by King Abdul Aziz in 1937. A family dwelling, it was constructed from local materials and is composed of several smaller palaces, service buildings, and the Royal Diwan. Return to the hotel for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Flight from Riyadh to AlUla

This morning transfer to the airport for your flight northwest to Al-Ula.
Spend your afternoon exploring the wonders of World Heritage liste Madain Saleh. Southernmost settlement of the Nabatean kingdom, the city was known as 'Al Hegra' during ancient times and was once a stopover on the very prosperous trade route. The site spreads over 2000 square metres, with an abundance of relics and rock-cut tombs. Discover the Nabatean Well, Qasr Al Bint, Diwan Tomb, and Al Farid Palace as well as the preserved railway station. Lunch during the tour at local restaurant.

Proceed to Harrat Uairedh, if there is time, the town's highest point with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Drink in the sunset from this spectacular vantage point over a cup of Arabic coffee or tea, and delicious dates. Return to the hotel for overnight in AlUla for 2 nights.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11: Al Ula Tours

Meet your Guide in the hotel lobby to commence your full day touring in AlUla.
Spend the day exploring the wonders of World Heritage listed, Dadan and Jabal Ikmah. Jabal Ikmah has been described as a huge open-air library, home to the highest concentration of, and most varied inscriptions, in AlUla. Dadan is the capital of the Dadan and Lihyan kingdoms. This stone-built city features magnificent history that dates between 9th and 8th century BCE. The city also features over ten tombs which are carved into red-rock cliffs. The most famous is the ‘Lion Tombs’, which are seated lion sculptures that mark the burial site of elite society members.

After your mountain explorations, visit the Old town to discover the history of Al-Ula and take a stroll through the Oasis & local farms. Meet a local family and have a tea with them. After refuelling it's off to the iconic 'Elephant Rock'. Return to the hotel for overnight stay in AlUla.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Flight Back from AlUla to Riyadh 

Breakfast at the hotel with free time at leisure to enjoy the hotel experience.
Transfer to Al-Ula airport for the domestic flight back to Riyadh.
Arrive Riyadh with a private transfer to the hotel for check in & overnight.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Riyadh Final Departure 

Checkout and transfer to Riyadh airport for the flight back home.

Prices & Accommodation
Per Person in double room
$ 4145
Per Single Room Occupancy
$ 5565
Per Person in double room
$ 3765
Per Single Room Occupancy
$ 5195
Per Person in double room
$ 5825
Per Single Room Occupancy
$ 8295
Per Person in double room
$ 5535
Per Single Room Occupancy
$ 7895


Single supplement is applied for those coming with others and prefer single occupancy so it is not valid for Solo Travellers.

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