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Classic Egypt – 5* Nile Cruise

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10 Days
Availability : From Apr23’
Cairo
Cairo
Min Age : 6+
Max People : 37
Tour Details

Experience the awe-inspiring marvels of ancient Egypt over the course of ten thrilling days, spanning from the Pyramids of Giza, the sole surviving ancient wonder of the world, to the Valley of the Kings adorned with numerous tombs. You will explore the magnificent Karnak temple and savor a serene voyage along the River Nile aboard a five-star Nile Cruise.

Departure & Return Location

Cairo

Price Includes

  • Qualified English speaking Egyptologist
  • 3 nights in 5 * hotel in Cairo
  • 4 Nights aboard a 5* Nile Cruise
  • Return sleeper train ticket (Cairo- Luxor) (Aswan- Cairo)
  • Guided tours of the Pyramids and Cairo city
  • Guided tours of Aswan; Valley of the Kings; Kom Ombo and Luxor Temples
  • Airport pickup and transfers
  • Transportation in A/C bus
  • Felucca ride in Aswan or Luxor.
  • 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Entrance fees to the sights

Price Excludes

  • Flights (airfare)
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tipping kitty (allow US$50)
  • Tour guide tips
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
Highlights
  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Sphinx & the Giza Plateau
  • Nile Cruise
  • Philae Temple
  • Karnak Temple
  • Luxor Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Hatshepsut Temple
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Old Cairo Bazaar - Khan El Khalili
Itinerary

Day 1Airport pick up to hotel in Cairo

Arrive at Cairo airport where you will be met by our representative who will assist you through the formalities.
Transfer to your hotel to meet your guide for a briefing explaining the tour itinerary. Overnight stay at your hotel in Cairo.

Day 2Cairo

After breakfast we start the tour by visiting the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at the Giza Plateau, before heading to Sakkara to visit the Step Pyramid – the first completed pyramid in Egypt – as well as ancient Pharaonic tombs. Then we will be transferred to the train station for the sleeper train to Luxor.
Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner.

Day 3Luxor

Arrive in Luxor and be transferred to your Nile cruise, and then we will tour the East Bank of Luxor. Here you will experience the massive Karnak temple and historic Luxor temple, overnight on the cruise.
Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner.

Day 4Nile Cruise, Luxor

After breakfast, tour the West Bank of Luxor. Start your tour off with the world famous Valley of the Kings, then onto the Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir al-Bahri), and finish with the great Colossi of Memnon, the last remains of Amenophis III temple, sail to Kom Ombo and Edfu, overnight on the cruise.
Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner.

Day 5Edfu, Kom-Ombo - Aswan

Enjoy traveling down the fertile bank of the Nile to visit Kom-Ombo and Edfu Temples, Kom Ombo is a Dual Greco-Roman Egyptian Temple dedicated to the Evil Crocodile god Sobek and the Good Falcon god Haroeris, which stands overseeing the Nile and had sacred crocodiles kept as pets. The city of Edfu contains the famous Temple of Horus. The 2000 year old Temple. Continue up the river Nile to Aswan, overnight on the cruise. Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner.

Day 6 Aswan - felucca ride

Today we will have a felucca ride around the islands in Aswan, overnight on your cruise.
Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 7Aswan

After that you will do a morning tour of the famous High Dam of Aswan. Next you will visit the romantic Temple of Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk. The Philae Temple is a majestic Greco-Roman Egyptian temple dedicated to the goddess Isis, the goddess of love. Then we will head to the train station for the ride back to Cairo.
Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner

Day 8Cairo

Arrive in Cairo and be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to spend at your leisure. Overnight stay at your hotel in Cairo.
Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 9Cairo - City Tour

Today we tour the City of Cairo, beginning with the Egyptian Museum where you may view the treasures of King Tutankhamun’s tomb. From there we head to the Coptic area of old Cairo to visit the hanging church, so named as it is suspended above two Roman gate towers. Then on to the Mosque of Mohamed Ali, also known as the Alabaster Mosque, which sits majestically on the summit of the Citadel of Saladin. Afterwards we make our way to the old Cairo Bazaar, Khan El Khalili, with its maze of intriguing alleyways that are home to numerous souvenir stalls and coffee shops. Overnight stay at your hotel in Cairo.
Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner included.

Day 10Cairo airport transfer

After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Take the memories of your adventures with you on your flight home.
Breakfast included.

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