Cairo and Nile River Cruise for 12 Days
Cairo International Airport, Egypt - Cairo International Airport, Egypt
The Nile River in Egypt

Start Time: 14:00

Details

12 Days | 11 Nights

Tour Type: Group Tour
Runs: Depends on schedule
Accommodation: 5* Hotel, 5* Cruise
Minimum Age: 15

Tour Description


Stay in a five-star hotel in Cairo for three nights. See the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and the Citadel in Cairo. Explore the ancient capital of Memphis, the Pyramids, and Sphinx of Saqqara, and discover the famous Pyramids in Giza. Sail along the Nile River for seven nights aboard a five-star cruise ship. Visit Luxor and discover the Temples of Karnak on the East Bank. Explore the Valley of the Kings where the tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered 100 years ago.

Highlights

  • Explore the populous streets of Cairo and its lively bazaar.
  • Discover the pyramids and sphinx in Saqqara and Giza
  • Drift along the Nile River on a 5-star cruise ship
  • Take a tour at the Temple of Karnak in Luxor
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Hatshepsut
  • Travel to Abu Simbel and witness the magnificent temple of Ramses II.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: 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.


Cairo Marriott Hotel or similar

Day 2: Egyptian Museum - Salah El Din Citadel – Khan El Khalili Bazaar - Cairo    

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. Lunch in a local restaurant. 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.


Cairo Marriott Hotel or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Pyramid of Giza - Saqqara - Cairo    

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to enjoy an excursion to Giza Pyramids. Khufu's pyramid is the northernmost and largest of the three. In classical antiquity, it was considered 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. Lunch at a local restaurant in Giza. The tour continues to the Step Pyramid of Zoser, built-in 2630 BC, it is considered to be the oldest major stone structure worldwide. Transfer back to your hotel in Cairo and overnight.


Cairo Marriott Hotel or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Cairo Airport – Flight to Luxor – Overnight on Board    

Meet in your hotel early in the morning, 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. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and dinner on board. Overnight on board the ship.


MS Steigenberger Regency or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursion (Luxor East Bank) – Overnight on Board    

Breakfast on board. In the morning, you will discover the East bank of Luxor including Karnak Temples, which are the largest structures ever built in the history of mankind. The principal building is that of the god Amun Ra. Later on, you will proceed to visit the Temple of Luxor, which was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well-known king Ramses II. Have a wonderful tour of 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. After finishing the tour, return to your ship to have lunch and enjoy a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight onboard the ship.


MS Steigenberger Regency or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Nile Cruise Excursion (Edfu) – 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. You’ll have your lunch back on board the ship and sail on to Kom Ombo. In the afternoon you will have time 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 to have lunch. You will sail to Aswan, and enjoy a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight onboard the ship.


MS Steigenberger Regency or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Nile Cruise Excursion (Aswan City) – Overnight on Board    

Breakfast on board. You will explore the city of Aswan including the High Dam, Egypt's modern example of construction on a monumental scale. The controversial Aswan High Dam contains 18 times the amount of material used in the Great Pyramid of Khufu and created Lake Nasser, the world's largest artificial lake. Continue to visit the Unfinished Obelisk which was made out of red granite and was dedicated to the god Amun Ra. Then 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. 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.


MS Steigenberger Regency or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Nile Cruise Excursion (Felucca) – Overnight on Board    

Breakfast on board. Free leisure on your own. You have the option to visit Abu Simbel. In the afternoon, have an amazing felucca ride on the Nile in Aswan to see Elephantine Island. Enjoy watching the fascinating view and the color mixing between the navy blue for the River Nile, green for land, yellow for desert, and light blue for the sky. Back to the cruise boat. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.


MS Steigenberger Regency or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Nile Cruise Excursion (Kom Ombo) – Overnight on Board    

Breakfast on board. The tour begins by visiting the double temple of the Hellenistic period on the eastern bank, the Temple of Kom Ombo. You’ll learn about the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus, whose monuments decorate each half of the temple. Lunch on board then relax and enjoy the rest of the afternoon. Enjoy a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight onboard the ship.


MS Steigenberger Regency or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Nile Cruise Excursion (LuxorWest Bank) – Overnight on Board    

Breakfast on board and disembark. 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 Colossi of Memnon. The first monument one encounters on a visit to the west bank of Luxor is the site of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III. The temple itself has all but completely disappeared, but the colossal twin statues of the king, which once stood proudly in front of the entrance to the temple, are still there to greet the visitor. The last stop to pay a visit to 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. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and overnight on board.


MS Steigenberger Regency or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Disembarkation Luxor - Flight to Cairo - Farewell Dinner    

Breakfast on board then you will disembark at the cruise. Transfer to Luxor Airport for your flight back to Cairo. The flight from Luxor to Cairo lasts for about 1 hour. Transfer to your hotel in Cairo, and check-in. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner at your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.


Cairo Marriott Hotel or similar
Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Cairo Hotel - Cairo Airport    

Breakfast at the hotel, then you will be transferred to Cairo airport for departure.


Breakfast

Inclusions


  • Domestic flights: Cairo - Luxor, Luxor - Cairo
  • 7 night in a five-star cruise on a double cabin for single occupant
  • All cruise gratuities
  • Felucca ride to Elephantine’s Island
  • Entrance to Tutankhamun’s tomb
  • Entrance to the Egyptian Museum including the Royal Mummy Room
  • All visits and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • Personal audio guiding system
  • Service of 1 tour manager, two local guides and qualified Egyptologists to bring the wonders to life, and who will be staying with you and escorting you throughout
  • 4 night in a five-star hotel in Cairo on a double room for single occupant

Exclusions


  •  Visa to Egypt 
  •  International Flight 
  •  Optional tours 
  •  Tips to the driver or guides 
  •  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 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 cruise schedule may be changed in sequence due to navigational circumstances; mentioned attractions will all be visited.
- 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 private or 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 the 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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