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Cairo and Nile Cruise – 7 Nights

Cairo and Nile Cruise – 7 Nights

No of Days: 08 Days/ 07 Nights
Type: Private Tour
Run: Every Saturday, Tuesday Or Thursday

Today, the best way to experience Egypt is to explore the Nile, from the awe-inspiring  Pyramids on the outskirts of the capital of Cairo in the north, to the  great temples in the far south of the country- Cruising the Nile, When Cleopatra romanced Caesar she did so on a cruise down the Nile. It remains the most romantic and enjoyable way to view Egypt. This Cairo and Nile cruise package led by an expert guide can enhance your understanding of these ancient places, and there is a wide choice of organized itineraries available.

Included
  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure.
  • Airport transfers
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on board 5 star cruise on full board basis.
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Qualified tour guide.
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites ( in Cairo, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan)
  • All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle.
  • All tours include more than a few stops for shopping.
Excluded
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Domestic flight ticket Cairo/ Luxor – Aswan/ Cairo
  • Accommodation in Cairo
  • Any optional tours such as Hot Air Balloon ride in Luxor & Abu Simbel Temples in Aswan
  • Meals in Cairo
  • Tipping (for your tour guides and Nile Cruise staff)
Nile Cruise:

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your Cairo and Nile cruise package, Journey to Egypt tour guide will meet you at Cairo international airport then you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo by private air conditioned vehicle. At hotel our guide will review your holiday itinerary to establish and confirm pick up times for each tour. Overnight Cairo

Today Cairo Tours– The Great Sphinx and the Egyptian Pyramids at Giza which despite centuries of study, the Pyramids remain a mystery. There’s their age: we are closer in time to the era of Jesus Christ than he was to the Pyramids. There’s their size: for 4,000 years the Great Pyramid remained the tallest man- made structure ever built. There’s the how: the Pyramids are precisely placed, their sides aligning to true north with only 3/60th a degree of error, while certain internal air shafts line up perfectly with celestial constellations. And, of course, there’s the why: merely tombs for pharaohs or something much more… Continue your Cairo Tours by visiting the Egyptian Museum, All of ancient Egyptian history is here, from the earliest Pharaonic artefact ever discovered to treasures from the era of Cleopatra, the last in a dynastic sequence of divine kings and queens stretching over three millennia. It is said that the museum displays more than 120,000 items, with at least that many again stored away out of sight in the basement. The real crowd pleasers are the treasures from Tutankhamun’s tomb, but there are many hundreds of other precious antiquities here of at least equal significance and beauty. Back to hotel overnight Cairo.

Cairo to Luxor. Transfer to Cairo airport for flight to Luxor city where you will be met and assisted by our tour guide in Luxor then transfer to your Nile Cruise in Luxorr , this is the highlight of your Cairo Nile Cruise Package- check in proceed to start your Luxor tours to the east bank including Tours to Karnak and Luxor temples. Karnak As well as being Egypt’s most magnificent temple complex, Karnak is also one of Egypt’s oldest Pharaonic sites. It started with humble beginnings during the 11th Dynasty, and was added to and expanded by every pharaoh over the course of  1,300 years until the 20th Dynasty. It contains many different courts, halls and temples. At the heart of the vast complex lies the Temple of Amun, dedicated to the king of gods- Embarkation before Lunch- Lunch on board- Dinner on board.

Overnight in Nile Cruising | Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Luxor- Nile Cruising (Optional) hot-air balloon excursions over Luxor. Weather permitting, You leave at dawn from sites on the West Bank and flights last about  30–40 minutes. Before we tour to Valley of the Kings, During the greatest period of ancient Egyptian history almost every pharaoh was buried here in tombs hewn into the rock and decorated with extraordinary art. To date, 63 tombs have been discovered and there may still be more to come, making this the richest archaeological site on earth. The numbers assigned to the tombs (given here in brackets) represent the order in which they were discovered, but a better way to approach the valley is to visit the tombs in the order in which they were constructed, as they are presented here. In this way it is possible to witness the flowering and eventual decline of ancient Egyptian tomb art. Move on to visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, This is the most intriguing of the temples and tombs on Luxor’s West Bank, partly due to the breathtaking spectacle it presents- a series of sweeping terraces set against a vertiginous mountain backdrop- and partly because the temple was built for the only woman to reign over Egypt as pharaoh. When her husband Tuthmosis II died young, Hatshepsut became regent to her step-son Tuthmosis III, later usurping him altogether to take the crown  for herself. She reigned from 1473 until 1458 BC- End your tour by visiting The Colossal of Memnon. Later you will be driven back to your Nile Cruise in Luxor. Then Sail to Edfu Town– Lunch on board- Tea Time- Dinner on board- Overnight in Nile Cruising | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nile Cruise. After breakfast, We visit the Temple of Edfu, Temple of Horus, Edfu Situated between Luxor and Aswan, the Temple of Horus at Edfu dates from 237 BC, when Egypt was ruled by the successors of Alexander the Great. These rulers copied earlier temples, preserving the architectural traditions of their Pharaonic predecessors, as can be seen in this vast structure, the most intact of all Egypt’s temples- Then Sail to Kom Ombo Town– Lunch on board- Tea Time- Tour to Komombo Temple, an unusual double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty- Sail to Aswan City– Dinner on board-Galabya Party- Overnight in Nile Cruising | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Nile Cruiser- Aswan. Today we enjoy a short trip to the High Dam of Aswan and Philea Temple, Philae Centre of the cult of Isis, Philae is a comparatively late temple complex, dating from the Graeco-Roman period. It is a favourite with visitors thanks to a beautiful location on its own island in the Nile- Lunch on board- Tea Time- Dinner on board- Overnight in Nile Cruising | Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Breakfast on board- (Optional) early morning Trip to Abu Simbel Temples, Ramses II (1279–1213 BC) built the spectacular Sun Temple at Abu Simbel. Due to the four colossi carved in his image that front the temple, he is the most famous of all pharaohs, with  the exception perhaps of Tutankhamun- Disembarkation– Transfer to Aswan Airport or railway station Overnight Cairo| Meals: Breakfast

Cairo and Nile cruise tour ends,  you will be transferred to Cairo international airport for departure

Summer Rates Per Person ( May- Sep.)
Per Person in Triple Room 465 U$D
Per Person in Double Room 495 U$D
One Person Traveling Alone 700 U$D
Winter Rates Per Person ( Oct-April)
Per Person in Triple Room  565 U$D
Per Person in Double Room  595 U$D
One Person Traveling Alone  830 U$D
Tour & Prices:
      • Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip, except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays. You can pay in Euro or British Pound.
Children Policy:
      • 0 – 01.99 Free of Charge
      • 2 – 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
      • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
      • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
Additional entry tickets
      • All our Egypt tours and excursions don’t include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering one of the Pyramids inside, to visit solar boat museum at the Pyramids area, to visit the mummies room at the Egyptian museum, or to visit the tomb of King Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings.
Additional Info
Tipping
  • We advise if you are willing to offer it, this would be great.