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10 Days
Availability : Every Day
Cairo International Airport
Cairo / Luxor / Aswan
Tour Details

Overview

Cruise the Nile in Egypt enjoying a unique round trip sailing experience on board of The Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan for 6 nights visiting Karnak Temples, Philae Temple and many more. Also, see the spectacular Pyramids in Cairo during this 10-day package tour in Egypt.

Price Includes

  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 6 nights onboard Nile Cruise on full board basis
  • Domestic flight Cairo/Luxor – Luxor/Cairo
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo are private guided tours.
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing cruise group
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Egyptologist tour guide during your tours
  • Meals at hotel, cruise and during tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled water during your tour
  • All service charges and taxes

Price Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Gratuities
Itinerary

Day 01Arrival Cairo

Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the hotel, the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink

Day 2Pyramid and Cairo Tours

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, and then met by your personal guide who will accompany you to visit:
Giza Pyramid Complex:
The complex includes three main pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus, six little pyramids, the great sphinx and the Valley Temple. The complex dates back to the 4th dynasty 2400 years B.C.
The Great Pyramid:
The Great Pyramids belongs to “King Khufu” It is the oldest and largest of the three pyramids of Giza plateau and the only one to remain intact from the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World. The height of the great pyramid is 147m, the number of stones used in construction is 2,300,000 and it took twenty years to be built.
The Great Sphinx:
It was built by “King Chephren“, it is the largest statue in the world, standing 73 m. long, 19 m. wide, and 20 m height. It is the oldest known monumental sculpture.
The Valley Temple:
A Granite mortuary temple used by Ancient Egyptians for the mummification process and this is the only remaining one at Giza plateau.
Lunch will be served at a good quality local restaurant in Cairo, then move on to visit:
The Egyptian Museum:
The museum displays a collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920 when his tomb was excavated.
Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore :
Khan El Khalili Bazaar:
No visit to Cairo is Complete without a stop at the Khan El-Khalili bazaar, the bazaar is the oldest and the most famous in the Middle East. It was constructed in 970 AD, the same year as the founding of Cairo.
Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3Fly to Luxor / Nile Cruise Round Trip

Check out from hotel in the early morning then transfer to Cairo Airport for a flight with to Luxor where you will be met and assisted, then transferred by an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle to embark The Nile Cruise. Have your lunch on board before setting sail to Esna.
Dinner and overnight on board Nile cruise in Esna.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Edfu Temple / Sail to Kom Ombo

Breakfast on board while sailing to Edfu at the morning, and then have a visit to:
Edfu Temple:
Dedicated to God Horus, Edfu temple considers the most preserved Greco-Roman temple all over Egypt and on its walls portrayed a “Play” shows the overcome of Horus over the devil god Seth.
Back to the Nile cruise boat to continue sailing to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board with afternoon Tea and Free time at leisure. Dinner on board with enjoying Egyptian Galabya party. Overnight in Kom Ombo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Early sail to Aswan while enjoying your Breakfast on board. Then you will be picked up to enjoy a day tour to:
The High Dam:
It was built across the Nile at Aswan and was constructed between 1960 and 1970, and has had a significant effect on the economy and culture of Egypt.
The Unfinished Obelisk:
The largest obelisk in ancient time, It was ordered by Hatshepsut (1508–1458 BC) to complement the Lateran Obelisk (which was originally at Karnak} and was later brought to the Lateran Palace in Rome.
Philae Temple:
The temple dedicated to goddess Isis of Love and beauty. The temple complex was dismantled and relocated to nearby Agilkia Island as part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign project, protecting this and other complexes before the 1970 completion of the Aswan High Dam.
Lunch will be served on board the Nile cruise, and then enjoy Sailing on the Nile by felucca boat around the botanical garden, Back to the cruise for dinner on board.
Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6Aswan to Abu Simbel Optional Tour

Breakfast on board your Nile cruise with free time at leisure in Aswan, or enjoy an optional tour to:
Abu Simbel Temples:
The two Temples of Abu Simbel are the great sun temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari, which was built by Ramses II to his favorite wife Queen Nefertari among other 200 wives and concubines, built during the reign of King Ramses II 1200 B.C.
With their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt.
The Temples are rock-cut structures, and both temples were discovered in 1813 it was almost completely covered with sand , Then both temples were moved in 1960 by the help of Egyptian government and UNESCO to avoid the rising water of the Nile.
Ramses II built the temple mostly to honor himself as inside there is a mural depicting his famous victory at Kadesh battle where his army defeated his enemies.
The carvings and artwork that decorate both temples are incredible. Hand carved pillars, wall paintings, carvings, statues, and much more, this is a must visit the place.
Then return to your Nile Cruise in Aswan. Free time at leisure, then have your dinner on board.
Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7Sail to Kom Ombo Temple / Sail to Esna

Sail to Kom Ombo while having your breakfast on board, and then enjoy a guided visit to:
Kom Ombo Temple:
A temple overlooking the Nile, This temple divided into two temples of two gods Sobek & Haeroris with two entrances and two hypostyle Halls, and two sanctuaries.
Back to the Nile Cruise and sail to Edfu with lunch on board. Continue sailing to Esna, with afternoon tea on board.
Dinner and overnight on board in Esna.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Sail to Luxor with breakfast on board your Nile Cruise, then head out to enjoy a guided tour to the West bank of the River Nile in Luxor to visit:
Valley of the Kings:
The final resting place of Egypt’s rulers from the 18th to the 20th dynasty, it is home to tombs including the great pharaoh Ramses II and boy pharaoh Tutankhamen. The tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs. Most of the decoration inside the tombs still well preserved.
Hatshepsut Temple:
It is one of the most beautiful & best preserved of all of the temples of Ancient Egypt. The temple was built on three levels with two wide ramps in a central position joining the levels together.
Colossi of Memnon:
Two massive stone statues of king Amenhotep III are the only remains of a complete mortuary temple. The statues are made from blocks of quartzite sandstone which exist in Cairo then moved 700 KM to Luxor.
Back to the cruise with lunch, dinner and overnight onboard the cruise in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9Luxor Nile Cruise / Back to Cairo

Breakfast on board, then disembark your Nile cruise in Luxor and enjoy a guided tour to the East Bank of Luxor visit:
Karnak Temple:
No site in Egypt is more impressive than Karnak Temple. Was built more than two thousand years ago, It is the largest temple complex ever built by man and represents the combined achievement of many generations of ancient builders and Pharaohs. The Temple of Karnak is actually three main temples, smaller enclosed temples, and several outer temples situated on 247 acres of land.
Luxor Temple:
The Temple of Luxor was the center of the most important festival, the festival of Opet. Built largely by Amenhotep III and Ramses II, the temple’s purpose was as a setting for the rituals of the festival. The festival was to reconcile the human aspect of the ruler with the divine office.
Lunch will be served in a good quality restaurant in Luxor.
Later on you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for your flight back to Cairo, where you will be met and assisted at the airport then escorted to your hotel nearby Cairo Airport. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10Cairo / Fly Back Home

Breakfast at the hotel with free time at your leisure, and then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your final departure.
Meals: Breakfast

  Summer (May 1st to September 30th) Winter (1st Oct to 30 Apr)
Single room / cabin 1250 $ 1375 $
Double room / cabin 900 $ 1025 $

5 * standard

Hotel in Cairo: Cairo Pyramids Hotel Le Meridien Pyramids 
Nile cruise: MS Crown Empress, MS Royal Esadora, MS Princess Sarah 

  Summer (May 1st to September 30th) Winter (1st Oct to 30 Apr)
Single room / cabin 1425 $ 1625 $
Double room / cabin  1150 $ 1350 $

5 * Deluxe

Hotel in Cairo: Steigenberger El Tahrir, Mena House Pyramids Hotel 
Nile Cruise: MS Steigenberger Legacy, MS Farah, MS Amwaj