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Best of Egypt & Nile Cruise

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  • Days: 9
  • Countries: 1
  • Cities: 5
  • Dates: Apr 20’ - Nov 20'
  • Max People : 40
  • Min Age : 4+

Experience firsthand the fascinating stories of the ancient world as you sail the Nile River and visit grandiose monuments and temples left behind on this once-in-a-lifetime Egypt vacation package. You’ll enjoy 9 wonderful days, 5-nights in high-quality Cairo hotels, 3-nights aboard a deluxe Nile cruise, many meals, transfers, and plenty of included touring. In Cairo, Egypt’s cosmopolitan capital city, shop Egypt’s largest bazaar, Khan El Khalili, where you can haggle for Egyptian treasures to take home, or dine at cafes along the Nile River on delicious local cuisine. Tour the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities where you can see replicas of Pharonic Era treasures and items from King Tutankhamen’s tomb and also visit the New Museum Imhotep. Visit The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Sphinx, and temples devoted to the great Ramses II, Nefertiti, Horus and more

 

Start/End Location

Cairo / Cairo

Tour Style

Escorted

Price Includes

  • 5 nights’ hotel accommodation in Cairo
  • 3 nights on-board deluxe MS Esmeralda or similar Nile cruise ship
  • 18 Meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Full day Cairo city tour and Egyptian Museum
  • Full day Pyramids tour
  • Felucca ride ending with high tea at the Old Cataract
  • Visit to Aswan’s High Dam and the granite quarries
  • Visit to the East Bank of the Nile and the Temple of Karnak
  • Visit to the West Bank of the Nile and the Valley of the Kings
  • Visit the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut & Temple of Hour
  • Full day tour to Alexandria from Cairo
  • Professional English-speaking Egyptologist
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Hotels

Cairo: Conrad or Marriott  Hotel *
Cruise: Zen Mojito Nile Cruise*

* Please note that hotels listed are only reference.  Exact hotel will be provided at confirmation.

What you'll love
  • Stop at the Egyptian Museum and view ancient treasures
  • Marvel at the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Cheops and Chephren
  • Take a felucca ride ending with high tea at the Old Cataract
  • View Aswan’s High Dam and the granite quarries
  • ABU SIMBEL Temple of Ramses the great and His wife Queen Nefertiti
  • Tour the East Bank of the Nile and the Temple of Karnak
  • Explore the West Bank of the Nile and the Valley of the Kings
  • Visit the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • See the Temple of Horus
  • Qaitbey, the former site of the ancient Alexandria Light house
  • The the Library of Alexandria
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Itinerary

Day 1Cairo

Arrive in Cairo, one of the largest cities in Africa. Check into your hotel, Balance of the day is at leisure.

Day 2Cairo

Breakfast then drive to the Egyptian Museum to see the remarkable collection of antiquities including statues, reliefs, sarcophagi and the treasures of King Tut Ankh Amoun. After we have a local lunch, drive to Giza to experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Pyramids and the famous Sphinx and the temple nearby. And then drive to see a panoramic view of the 3 pyramids together. (B, L)

Day 3Cairo – Aswan – Nile Cruise

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan, upon arrival we will visit the temple of Philae, the home of the Egyptian goddess Isis and then transfer to your Nile cruise ship for the next three nights. Enjoy lunch and free time on board the ship. (B, L, D)

Day 4Nile Cruise - Aswan – Kom ombo – Edfu

Today participate in an optional tour driving south through the land of Nubia to reach ABU – SIMBEL where we visit the great temples of Ramsis the great and His wife Queen Nefertiti. These great monuments were cut out of the mountain in 1290 BC. The UNISCO spend $40 Million in 1964 to safe these temples as they would have been submerged completely by the huge lake that was created as they were building the High Dam in the southern part of Egypt during that time. We will drive back to Aswan to our cruise boat for lunch. Afternoon we sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the temple of Kom-Ombo that was built in 227 BC, dedicated to gods Sobek the Crocodile God, you may be able to see the mummified crocodiles newly opened in the area, and God Haroeris as well. Sail to Edfu. (B, L, D)

Day 5Nile Cruise – Edfu – Esna – Luxor

Buffet Breakfast on board. We will visit the temple of HOURUS dedicated to the Falcon God. This is the best preserved temple in the world that was built in 258 BC. After the visit, we will come back to the cruise boat and start sailing to Luxor Via Esna Locks. Evening visit to Luxor Temple that was built 1500 BC.Overnight on board of the cruise ship in Luxor. (B, L, D)

Day 6Luxor - Cairo

After breakfast, our tour to the West bank of the Nile, will include the two Colossi of Memnon, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari and Valley of kings, where the great monarchs of Egypt buried in rock cut tombs beautifully decorated with chapters from the Book of the Dead. After that we will visit the largest temple in the world. The great temple of Karnak dedicated to the God Amon -Ra. Late afternoon flight to Cairo, check-in and overnight in Cairo. (B, L)

Day 7Cairo

After breakfast we will visit Old Cairo where you can visit the Oldest Churches in the World and where the Holy family took refuge during their flight to Egypt, also the site of the oldest synagogue in Cairo. After lunch we drive to Sakarrah to visit the Step Pyramid of king Zosr, by far the oldest pyramid in Egypt and its complex which is the oldest stone structure in the history of man, then we drive to hotel for overnight Cairo. (B, L)

Day 8Cairo - Alexandria - Cairo

An early morning start after a good breakfast in your hotel, you travel through the Western Desert to Alexandria the Bride of the Mediterranean and the main harbor of Egypt. The arrival is early enough to sightseeing the magnificent land marks of Alexandria and it historical sites. The sightseeing including the Fort of Qaitbey, the former site of the ancient Alexandria Light house, the Biblotica Alexandrina (the Library of Alexandria) and the Ancient Roman theatre. Lunch will be served by the Azure Mediterranean before you travel back to Cairo for overnight at your hotel. (B, L)

Day 9Cairo

Your tour ends today. After breakfast return to the airport for your flight back. (B)

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FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

Prices listed are per passenger based on double. If you wish to have your own room a single supplement is required. Please ask your travel advisor at the time of booking.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– Egypt – Egyption pound (LE)

Should I book pre/post tour accommodation?

It is recommended to book in advance in extension to this tour. Additional days can be added before/after this tour.

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Magna Grant

Solo Traveller

Had a great time on this tour. will definitely book with this company again!!!

April 19, 2019

Collete Stevens

Family Traveller

My family enjoyed this tour. We had such a great time in Egypt and our guides everywhere were fantastic. The Nile cruise was phenomenal and food was great onboard.

April 9, 2019
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