10-Day Wonders of Egypt & Cruise on Nile

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$2,480.00 per person

Take a journey back in time and uncover the mysteries of ancient Egypt on the 10-Day Wonders of Egypt and Cruise on Nile tour. This tour takes you on an incredible voyage through some of the most iconic sites in Egypt, including the Great Pyramids of Giza, the City of Alexandria, the Valley of the Kings and Abu Simbel Temples. You’ll also enjoy a 4-night cruise on the Nile River, giving you ample time to relax and take in the stunning scenery. With plenty of opportunities for sightseeing, shopping, and exploring, this tour is ideal for anyone looking to discover the wonders of Egypt.

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Day 1: Arrival in Cairo, Airport Transfer and Free Day

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, our representative will greet you and assist with customs and formalities. Then, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day at leisure.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Included Meal(s): No meals are included on this day
  • Accommodation: Pyramisa Suites Hotel and Casino OR Hilton Cairo Heliopolis OR Movenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City or similar (Standard quality)

Day 2: Pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx & Sakkara

After breakfast, this morning we will set out for the renowned Pyramids of Giza by a comfortable drive. As the landmark of Egypt, the group of Giza pyramids is composed of three tombs, which belonged to three Pharaohs in ancient Egypt namely Khufu, Khafra, and Menkaure. Among the three significant mausoleums, the Khufu Pyramid is the largest one that amazed the world. Later, our guide will take you to see the Great Sphinx. This is a roughly 20-meter (66-feet) high statue with a man’s face and lion’s body, and it has guarded the Great Pyramid of Giza for over 4500 years in southwest Cairo. Then transfer to Sakkara and you will have a glimpse of the world’s oldest Step Pyramid there dating back to the 27th century BC. Ambling around the pyramid, you can discover a lot of ruins of temples and stone pillars. At lunchtime, this Cairo Egypt tours continue with a visit to Memphis, a capital of the ancient Egyptian kingdom. Our guide will take you to capture the exquisite Statue of Ramses II and discover the clear 3,200-year-old pictographs on it. You will also see the statue of Amenphis II who has the head of a human and the body of a lion. After the tour, you will be dropped back to your hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Pyramisa Suites Hotel and Casino OR Hilton Cairo Heliopolis OR Movenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City or similar (Standard quality)

Day 3: Fly to Luxor from Cairo and cruise Embarkation (Cruise Every Monday Or Thursday)

Take a short flight from Cairo to the city of Luxor, to boarding your Nile cruise ship before lunch. This afternoon, we visit sites around Luxor’s East Bank, exploring the Temples of Luxor and the Temple of Karnak. Both are dedicated to the Theban Triad: the sun god Amun the Creator, his consort Mut (mother of the world) and their son Khonsu, god of the moon. After the tour, return to the ship for dinner.

  • Overnight Onboard in Luxor
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Nile Cruise – Valley of the Kings – Edfu

Start the day with a visit to Luxor’s West Bank, one of the most stunning landscapes in Egypt. Our day begins with a stop at the eerie Colossi of Memnon statues before continuing to the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir-el-Bahari, the mortuary complex of one of Egypt’s earliest female pharaohs. Continue to the Valley of the Kings, burial site of almost all New Kingdom pharaohs of the 18th, 19th and 20th dynasties.Visit the tomb of Tutankhamun, along with some other tombs of your choice. The Valley’s many-chambered tombs are richly decorated with vibrant wall paintings depicting the stories of their rule, their gods and legends of the afterlife. In the evening, the ship sails to the farming village of Esna.

  • Overnight Onboard in Edfu
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5: Nile Cruise – Kom Ombo

Continue to Edfu, south of Esna, to visit the Temple of Horus and its wealth of inscriptions. Although it was built under the Ptolemaic dynasty, its style appears much older, and it remains impressively intact. During lunch, sail to the agricultural town of Kom Ombo, famous for its Ptolemaic-era twin temples to falcon-headed Horus and crocodile-headed Sobek. This evening, sail toward Aswan.

  • Overnight Onboard in Aswan
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6: Nile Cruise – Aswan

Spend the morning exploring the great monuments around Aswan. You’ll visit the 3600-metre-long High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the majestic Temple of Philae.

(Optional add-ons available). In the afternoon, board a traditional felucca boat for a tranquil cruise around the area. Sail past Elephantine Island and make a stop to visit the lush botanical gardens on Kitchener’s Island.

  • Overnight Onboard in Aswan
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7: Nile Cruise End, Abu Simbel Excursion – Fly to Cairo

After having an early breakfast (Breakfast box), you will meet your guide around 3:30 AM and then take a shared bus ride for up to 3 hours to visit Abu Simbel. Upon arrival, you will proceed to visit Abu Simbel Temples, which were built by King Ramses II. The first temple (the biggest one) was built by Ramesses II and being dedicated to the famous god Rahorakhty. While the second temple (the smaller one) was dedicated to the king himself and his wife Queen Nefertari. At the end of the tour, you’ll be transferred to Aswan airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon your arrival at Cairo Airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Pyramisa Suites Hotel and Casino OR Hilton Cairo Heliopolis OR Movenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City or similar (Standard quality)

Day 8: Day trip from Cairo to Alexandria

After breakfast, you’ll be picked up from your hotel for departure to Alexandria. While on tour in Alexandria, you will first visit Pompay’s Pillar which is the site of the ancient Temple of Serapis attributed to Pompey. Next, you will visit the Catacombs of Kom al Shuqafa which is the most important hypogeum in Alexandria. The Kom al Shuqafa catacombs date from the 2nd century AD and their decoration is a result of the fusion of Hellenistic and Pharaonic elements which are so typical of Alexandrian art and culture. You will also get to see Alexandria Library from outside. We will then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, you will visit Qaitbay Fort which is the fort of Sultan Qaitbay and one of the symbols of Alexandria. It was built on the ancient island of Pharos over the ruins of the world-famous lighthouse. At the end of the tour, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Pyramisa Suites Hotel and Casino OR Hilton Cairo Heliopolis OR Movenpick Hotel & Casino Cairo-Media City or similar (Standard quality)

Day 9: Egyptian Museum, Citadel & Old Cairo

After breakfast, our guide will take you to the Egyptian Museum, which enables you to enjoy 63 thousands of cultural relics and valuable treasures of the Pharaoh period, and then visit the must-see Salah El Din Citadel with its fine decorations. Next, we will pay a visit to the nearby Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, where you can enjoy a fantastic panoramic view of the old Cairo town. After that, we will proceed to the distinctive Hanging Church above the gate of a castle in ancient Cairo. Near the Hanging Church, the pretty Ben Ezra Synagogue – the oldest church in Egypt will be our next destination of this Cairo city tour.

In the afternoon, we will go to the prosperous Khan El Khalili Market to experience the local life and customs. At the end of the day, you will board a felucca on the Nile, and the intoxicating sunset and exotic scenery along the world’s longest river will surely be an unforgettable experience. At the end of the tour, you will transfer back to your hotel in Cairo.

  • Overnight in Cairo
  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation: Pyramisa Suites Hotel and Casino OR Hilton Cairo Heliopolis or similar (Standard quality)

Day 10: Departure from Cairo – End of Tour Service

After breakfast, you will check out from your hotel in Cairo (hotel check-out is before 11:00 am) and will then be transferred to the Cairo International Airport according to your flight details. This will be the end of our tour and services.

  • Included Meal(s): Breakfast

INCLUDED in the Tour Price:

  • All airport transfer services mentioned in the itinerary
  • Domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
  • 5 Nights in 5-star hotels
  • 4 Nights 5 Star Nile river cruise from Luxor to Aswan
  • 9x Breakfasts, 4x Dinners, 7x Lunches
  • English-speaking guide during the tours
  • Entrance fees “except entry inside the Pyramids, entry inside royal mummies room at the Egyptian mummies, entry inside King Tut’s tomb at the Valley of Kings”
  • Local taxes and service charges.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Visa to enter Egypt.
  • Upgrades.
  • Beverages for all meals.
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Optional tours mentioned in the program, they will be provided at an additional cost.
  • Services not mentioned in the program.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • Please be advised that the order /sequence in which the daily tours occur within the above day-by-day package tour itinerary can be subject to change depending on the availability of domestic flight tickets per the itinerary, opening/closing of various historical sites, etc.
  • For 2 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room Accommodation.
  • For 3 travelers: 1 Triple Room Accommodation.
  • For 4 travelers: 2 Double/Twin Rooms Accommodation.
  • For 5 travelers: 1 Double/Twin Room and 1 Triple Room Accommodation.
  • On the Nile cruise, only single or double rooms are available. Therefore, if you are traveling with a group of 3 people, you will need to stay in one double room and one single room on the cruise ship.

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1 review for 10-Day Wonders of Egypt & Cruise on Nile

  1. Macarena E.

    We stayed in 5 star hotels in Cairo and cruised down the Nile and it was an amazing experience. The local tour guides were very knowledgeable and helped us learn a lot about the history and culture of Egypt. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about Egypt!

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