12 Days Remarkable Egypt
Cairo International Airport, Egypt - Luxor, Egypt
The Great Pyramids of Giza in Egypt

Start Time: 14:00

Details

12 Days | 11 Nights

Tour Type: Private
Runs: Everyday
Accommodation: 5* Hotel, Ultra Luxury Cruise
Minimum Age: 18

Tour Description


A perfect getaway to explore ancient Egypt and see the Pyramids of Giza, temples in Luxor and Aswan, stroll the busy bazaars, and cruise along the mighty River Nile. Accompanied by a private Egyptologist so you'll get an on-hand experience and in-depth knowledge of this remarkable trip to Egypt.

Highlights

  • Visit the Pyramid of Djoser in Sakkara
  • See the magnificent Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Sail for 8 nights in a luxury cruise on the Nile River
  • Take a tour in Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Roam around the Temple of Philae and the busy bazaar in Aswan
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hashepsut

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo Airport - Cairo Hotel    

Ahlan Wa Sahlan – welcome to Egypt! Our representative meets you at the passport control of Cairo Airport. Transfer to your booked hotel in Egypt’s capital, check-in. The remainder of the day is free. Cairo is a fascinating city and home to the mighty Nile, the longest and the most vital river in the world. Try to check some floating restaurants, river cruise boats, or experience the lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar.


Four Seasons Hotel Cairo or similar

Day 2: Sakkara - Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx - Cairo Hotel    

After breakfast at the hotel drive 50 minutes about 40 km south of Cairo to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world's oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser. Drive to Giza Pyramids. Khufu's pyramid is the northernmost and largest of the three. It was considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and is the only one to have survived. Khephren's monument can be easily identified by the casing stones that still cling to its pointed top. The much smaller pyramid of Mycerinus had not been completed by the time of the king's death. Its intended granite revetment was only partially applied. The Great Sphinx is part of the funerary complex of Khephren. Its impressive leonine body with the royal head is sculpted in an outcrop of the native limestone. Part of the face, including the nose, has been deliberately damaged. Transfer back to your hotel in Cairo and overnight.


Four Seasons Hotel Cairo or similar
Breakfast

Day 3: Egyptian Museum - Old Cairo - Khan el Khalili - Cairo Hotel    

Breakfast at the hotel. We will accompany you from your hotel to visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities near Tahrir Square in Cairo. It houses the world’s largest, most precious, and rare collection of genuine artifacts, over 250,000 pieces are displayed dating back to 5000 years. Tour continues to Salah El Din Citadel located on the spur of the Muqattam hills. It was the seat of government and home of almost all rulers of Egypt. Inside the citadel get the chance to visit the impressive Alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali built in 1824. The tour will end by visiting Cairo’s most famous open-air market, the Khan El Khalil Grand Bazaar, located in the old area of Al-Qahira. Here you can buy souvenirs such as silverware, faux antiques, stained glass lamps, incense, and more. Transfer back to your hotel and overnight.


Four Seasons Hotel Cairo or similar
Breakfast

Day 4: Fly from Cairo to Luxor - Luxor Temple - Overnight on Board    

Breakfast at the hotel, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to Cairo airport. Luxor is located in Upper Egypt, about 650km south of Cairo, flight from Cairo to Luxor lasts for about 1-hour. Our representative will meet and transfer to Nile Cruise to embark. You will have lunch on board. In the afternoon, discover the East bank of Luxor and proceed to the most important and most sacred of the sites the Temple of Luxor. It was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well-known king Ramses II. The temple was conceived as a remote southern annex to the temple of Karnak, at a distance of about 3 kilometers from it. Hence, it faces the Karnak Temple and was connected to it by a long processional avenue, flanked by rows of sphinxes on either side. After finishing the tour, return to your ship to have lunch and enjoy a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight onboard the ship.


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Temple of Karnak - Sail to Esna - Temple of Khnum - Overnight on Board    

Breakfast on board. Continue to visit Karnak Temples, which are the largest structures ever built in the history of mankind. The principal building is that of the god Amun Ra, which is the melting pot of religion and politics. Sail to Esna while enjoying lunch onboard the cruise. Afterward, visit the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. The gracefully preserved Great Hypostyle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius. Back to your cruise and continue to cruise to Edfu. Have dinner and overnight on board.


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Luxor to Edfu - Temple of Kom Ombo - Overnight on Board    

Breakfast on board and have a leisurely morning as you can enjoy the onboard facilities such as the sundeck & pool, gymnasium, and games room. Lunch will be served while cruising to Kom Ombo. Then proceed to explore the Temple of Kom Ombo, where you’ll learn about the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus, whose monuments decorate each half of the temple. After the tour, you will get back to the ship, and enjoy a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight onboard the ship.


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Kom Ombo - Nubian Museum - Aswan - Overnight on Board    

Breakfast on board and have a leisurely morning as you can enjoy the onboard facilities such as the sundeck & pool, gymnasium, and games room. Proceed to the Nubian Museum, then have free time to roam around the crowded Aswan market. Lunch on board. Enjoy a folkloric show and a Dervish show after dinner.


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Aswan Free Leisure - Overnight on Board    

You get the chance to explore beautiful, ancient Aswan today. Right on the river, this city has been a place of strategic importance since antiquity. Today you can peruse its vibrant souks and take shade under the palm trees. Catch a single-sail felucca and visit some of the small islands around here, which are home to some important ruins.


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Sail from Aswan to Kom Ombo - Overnight on Board    

Breakfast on board as you cruise to Aswan, proceed to a motorboat to reach Agilkia Island, where you will visit the Temple of Philae that was erected during the Greco-Roman period and was dedicated to the goddess Isis. On the walls of the temple of Philae were inscribed the latest hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions. Continue to visit the Unfinished Obelisk which was made out of red granite and was dedicated to the god Amun Ra. After the tour, you will get back to the ship to have lunch on board. Enjoy a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight onboard the ship.


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Sail from Kom Ombo to Luxor - Temple of Edu - Overnight on Board    

Breakfast on board. The tour begins by visiting the Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well-preserved temples in Egypt. It is also the repository of the most detailed legacy on matters of cult and temple function. Lunch is served as you cruise to Luxor. This afternoon, enjoy the facilities onboard.


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Valley of the Kings - Temple of Hatshepsut - Overnight on Board    

Breakfast on board. Our representative will meet you and the tour starts by crossing the River Nile to Luxor West Bank. Come and see the magnificent Valley of the King. The most concentration of royal tombs in Ancient Egypt. It is where cut in rocks tombs for 62 famous kings of the New Kingdom, all are highly decorated and filled with priceless artwork. Continue to visit the Hatshepsut temple built and named after the powerful Queen Hatshepsut the only woman who ascended the throne of Egypt in ancient times. This temple is located at Deir el-Bahari, a steep cliff in the shape of a horseshoe forms a natural background to two monumental buildings standing side by side, each belonging to a different period. You will return to your ship to have lunch. Enjoy a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight onboard the ship.


Sanctuary Sun Boat IV or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Departure in Luxor    

Breakfast aboard the cruise before disembarkation. You will be transferred to the Luxor airport so you can catch your departure flight.


Breakfast

Inclusions


  • Airport transfer from Cairo airport to Cairo Hotel
  • Airport transfer from Cruise in Luxor to Luxor Airport and vice versa
  • Service of a private English-speaking Egyptologist guide
  • Domestic flight: Cairo to Luxor
  • 3 Night hotel accommodation with daily breakfast in Cairo
  • 8 Nights on board of the Nile Cruise on full board basis
  • Private air-conditioned vehicle during tours in land
  • Entrance fees to mentioned sites

Exclusions


  •   International Flight  
  •  Optional tours 
  •  Visa to Egypt (if applicable) 
  •  Meals and beverages not mentioned in the inclusions 
  •  Tips to the driver and guides 
  •  Any personal expenses 
  •   Others not mentioned in the inclusions 

Practical Info


- The price is calculated for this itinerary. Modified itineraries may result in higher costs.
- Any change in the number of passengers affects the quote.
- The cruise schedule may be changed in sequence due to navigational circumstances; mentioned attractions will all be visited.
- The driver/tour guide escorts according to the booked itinerary, he is not 24/7 at your disposal.
- Official check-in time at hotels 15:00 – check-out time at hotels 12:00.
- We do not check the availability of accommodation when planning your trip. Once you booked and any hotel is not available, we search for an alternative and inform you.
- The entry visa to Egypt costs for non-restricted nationalities 25 $USD per person upon arrival.
- Departure taxes at airports cost for international departures 25 $USD per person, for domestic departures 5 $USD per person.
- Minor travelers must be accompanied by adult travelers.
- If you opt to have this tour be customized please let us know so we can send the rates accordingly

How to Book this Tour


- After booking the tour with us online, one of our consultants will get in touch within 24 hours. You need to pay then a 25% deposit by credit card or by bank transfer. The full payment is due latest 15 days before tour start.
- Cancellations or changes need to be sent in written form. Charges are as follows:
• 5% of the total price of the trip for cancellations from the date of booking until 41 days before departure.
• 50% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 40 to 15 days before departure.
• 100% of the total price of the trip for cancellations or changes made 14 to 01 days before departure or no show.
- For refunds, we do not cover transaction fees charged by credit card companies and banks.
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