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Egypt Solar Eclipse Tour and Cruise 2027

Egypt Solar Eclipse Tour and Cruise 2027

Observe a total solar eclipse from Luxor, Egypt. You will see Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, Aswan and Luxor. July 23- Aug 3, 2027. Luxor is located very close to the maximum time of this eclipse with over 6 minutes of totality and a complete lack of cloud cover. This tour includes high value hotels and 5 star cruise by Egyptian Standards at a value price.

Book NOW  Discount code TSC2027   Expires May 1st.


Jul 23 - Arrival at Cairo for you Egypt Solar Eclipse Tour and Cruise July 23- August 3, 2027.

After the arrival at Cairo International Airport, we offer the "meet and greet" service. Afterward, our customer will be transferred to the hotel for check-in.

Cairo and Giza Egypt

No Meals today.   Many flight with connections in Europe from the USA arrive in the evening.

The Giza Pyramids 


Day 2

 Jul 24 - Cairo Tour (Grand Egyptian Museum, the Pyramids of Giza & the Great Sphinx)

Our day starts with a visit to the largest archaeological museum in the world, the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM).  The new structure houses 100,000 masterpieces from several periods of Egypt's glorious history, 20,000 objects of which will be displayed for the first time such as King Tutankhamun's complete collection.

After touring the GEM, we will stop at a nice cozy restaurant to have lunch.

 We will, then, proceed to the one and only standing monument among the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramid of Khufu, followed by The Pyramids of Khafra & Menkaura, the well-preserved valley temple of Khafra, and the Great Sphinx.


Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Daniel Oppliger with Suzie, PhD Egyptologist


Day 3

 Jul 25 - Memphis, Sakkara, and Old Cairo tour 

We will experience the Spiritual Cairo tour and explore some of the early religious monuments of Cairo. You`ll visit the El Muallaqa Church, dating to the late fourth and early fifth century. This basilica was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon. Muallaqa means "suspended or hanging." Destroyed in a ninth-century earthquake, the church became the center of the Coptic (or Christian) Church of Egypt from the time it was rebuilt in the eleventh century until the 14th century.

Make a stop at the Ben Ezra Synagogue, built sometime between the sixth and ninth centuries AD. The temple contains a Jewish Heritage Library, containing documents found here in 1896 that describe the economic and social conditions of Jews under Arab rule as well as descriptions of relations between various Jewish sects.

After lunch at a local restaurant (Abu Shakra), continue to Memphis, founded around 3,100 BC, which is the legendary city of Menes, the King who united Upper and Lower Egypt. Early on, Memphis was more likely a fortress from which Menes controlled the land and water routes between Upper Egypt and the Delta. Having probably originated in Upper Egypt, from Memphis, he could control the conquered people of Lower Egypt. However, by the Third Dynasty, the building at Saqqara suggests that Memphis had become a sizable city.

Proceed to the Sakkara site, Sakkara is one section of the great necropolis of Memphis, the Old Kingdom capital, and the kings of the 1st Dynasty as well as of the 2nd Dynasty. are mostly buried in this section of the Memphis necropolis. It has been of constant interest to Egyptologists. Three major discoveries have recently been made at Sakkara, including a prime minister's tomb, a queen pyramid, and the tomb of the son of a dynasty-founding king. Each discovery has a fascinating story, with many adventures for the archaeologists as they reveal the secrets of the past.


Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Alexandria, Egypt

Day 4

Jul 26 - Full-Day Alexandria Tour.

Start your over-day excursion to Alexandria by private car & accompanied by an English-speaking Egyptologist. The first stop will be at the Alexandria National Museum, one of our new master sites nowadays. It was inaugurated by the Egyptian President, Hosni Mubarak, on the 31st of December 2003. The national museum located in a restored palace contains about 1,800 artifacts pieces of antiquities that narrate the history of Alexandria throughout the ages, Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic, and Islamic eras, and some modern pieces, Mummies are shown in a special underground chamber (basement). Some of the items found during the archaeological underwater excavations in Alexandria are now on the same floor as the Greco-Roman artifacts.

Next, we will visit the Catacomb of Alexandria which is really one of the master sites here in Alexandria. Kom el-Shouqafa lies in the district of Karmouz to the east of Alexandria the area was called Kom El Shouqafa or a pile of shards, Catacombs in Alexandria are called the catacomb as well because of their design, which was very similar to the Roman Christian Catacombs. Most likely it was a private tomb and later converted into a public cemetery. It consists of 3 levels cut into the rock, a staircase, a rotunda, the triclinium or banquette hall, a vestibule, an antechamber, and the burial chamber with three recesses, wherein each recess there is a sarcophagus. The Catacomb also contains a large number of Luculi or grooves cut into the rock.

Proceed to the Roman Amphitheater. It a modest in size and most of the part of the structure is in ruined condition but still, it is an excellent ancient structure of the Roman period of Egypt. The theatre also consists of numerous galleries erected crudely. These galleries contain rooms for more spectators along with the arrangement of 700-800 marble seats around the stage. The Roman Amphitheatre was discovered in the excavations done for the site of Paneion or "Park of Pan" in Kom el-Dikkah also known by the name of Hill of Rubble. In the layers above the Roman street, two other archaeological sites were found. These were a Muslim Cemetery and slums.

Stop for lunch then continue to our last stop at the Alexandria Library. The modern Alexandria Library or the Bibliotheca Alexandrina as once called in Ancient Egypt is located on a magnificent site in the Eastern Harbor, facing the sea on the north, and Alexandria University Complex on its southern side. It is very close to the location of the Ancient Library in the Brucheion (the Ancient Royal Quarter), as verified by the 1993 archeological survey. The Bibliotheca Alexandrina was inaugurated in 2003 near the site of the old library. The building consists of 11 levels with a total level area of 85,405 m2. The library's main reading area which can accommodate 2000 users occupies 7 levels with a total area of 13,625 m2. The Library has 2 main museums (the manuscript museum and the Antiquities museum) and a Science center in the shape of a sphere and called the Planetarium. Return to Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

The new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization


Day 5

Jul 27 - Cairo Tour (National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Old Cairo, Citadel of Salah Eldeen) 

Start the day with a visit to the first authentic museum of civilization in Egypt.  The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) with 50,000 artifacts from the dawn of civilization to the present day.

Then, we will stop to have lunch in one of Cairo's best restaurants.

Stop for lunch, Continue the Cairo tour with a visit to The Citadel of Mohamed Ali (the Fortress of Salah al-Din al-Ayyubi), built in 1183 and overlooking the city from the Muqattam Hills. The structure, with its domes and minarets, looks over a number of important buildings, including the Alabaster Mosque. Its domed interior, used by Moslems for daily prayers, is a spectacular sight of twinkling lights and beautiful mosaics.

A free tour in Khan Al-Khalili Market, which is one of the oldest and oldest Egyptian markets, where it is fun to shop and enjoy watching various Egyptian antiques and gifts throughout historical times, where you can buy souvenirs for you and your friends to remind you of your trip in Egypt

Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6

Jul 28 - Travel to Aswan, Nile Cruise Sightseeing

Early morning, you will arrive at Cairo International Airport to catch the flight to Aswan.

Upon arrival, you will then reach the luxuries Nile Cruise, where you will spend the next three nights, to start your relaxing tour sailing from Aswan to Luxor.

After having lunch, the Nile Cruise excursion will start by visiting The Aswan High Dam followed by Philae Temple.

At night you may choose the Optional breathtaking Sound and Light show at Philae Temple.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

View Royal Signature gallery 

Day 7

Jul 29 - Kom Ombo, Edfu 

Optional Abu Simple Tour by bus 

We will sail to Kom Ombo in the early morning and visit the Temple of Kom Ombo.

Sail to Edfu for having dinner and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8

Jul 30 - Temple of Edfu


Arrive at Edfu and visit the Temple of Edfu.  We will then return to the Nile Cruise for lunch while heading to Luxor.

 Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9

Jul 31 - Luxor East Bank

We will visit Luxor East Bank in the afternoon, beginning with the outstanding Karnak Temple. Afterward, the Temple of Luxor will be our next stop.

Transfer to your hotel.

 Meals: Breakfast

Day 10

Aug 01 - Luxor West bank

Early morning, visit Luxor West Bank necropolis including the Valley of the Kings, Including the unique two tombs of Rameses V & VI,  King Tut's Tomb the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon.

 Meals: Breakfast

Luxor Total Solar Eclipse Tour 2027

Day 11

Aug 02 - Watch the Total Solar Eclipse from the spacious hotel grounds in Luxor by the Nile River

Begins: Mon, 2 Aug 2027, 11:33

Maximum: Mon, 2 Aug 2027, 12:55 0.947 Magnitude

Ends: Mon, 2 Aug 2027, 14:16

The rest of the day free

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12

 Aug 03 - Early morning flight to Cairo, final departure

Transfer to Cairo International Airport for Departure after having an early breakfast 


Meals: Breakfast

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