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Cairo & Aswan Cruise, 8 Days 7 Nights

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Duration

8 Days 7 Nights

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

12 people

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Overview

Spend unforgettable 8 days exploring the history of Cairo and ancient Egypt along the Nile valley. 
Stay two days in Cairo to see the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, as well as the Egyptian Museum. Travel south of Aswan and embark on a Nile cruise to see the wonders of the Nile Valley.

What you see and what you get with this tour!

Includes

  • Meet & Greet upon arrival at Cairo International Airport
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in a 4* Cairo Hotel
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in a 4* Nile Cruise
  • Hotel accommodation is on bed and breakfast basis
  • Nile Cruise accommodation is on a full board basis
  • Lunch during sightseeing on day 2
  • Domestic flights from Cairo to Aswan and then Luxor to Cairo
  • Dinner on board a Cairo Nile Cruise boat on day 7
  • Internal transfers from airports to cruise or hotels and vice versa
  • Sightseeing tours include a qualified Egyptologist
  • Entrance Fee’s as per the itinerary/programme listed above
  • All ground transportation and transfers as per itinerary
  • Company representative accompanying transfers
  • Modern air conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights from Cairo – Aswan & Luxor – Cairo

Excludes

  • Egypt Entrance Visa ($25 per person)
  • Beverages, room bills or food extra to programme
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tipping / Gratuities (client’s discretion)
  • Medical Insurance

Additional Information

  • Please note hotel check-in is available from 2pm
  • Please note that hotel check-out is 12 noon
  • Nile Cruise boats sometimes require an early morning check out
  • Once domestic flights are booked they are non-refundable
  • Domestic flight times may not always be convenient
Cancellation within 7 Day(s) before the date of arrival 50% will be charged.
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Egyptian Museum
  • The Great Pyramids of Giza
  • The Sphinx
  • High Dam
  • Unfinished Obelisk
  • Philae Temple
  • Temple of KomOmbo
  • Edfu Temple
  • Karnak Temple
  • Luxor Temple
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Colossi of Memnon

Itinerary

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Day 1: Cairo - Arrival

Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport you will meet your tour leader inside the arrival area. Your tour leader will then assist you through the airport formalities (arrival procedures) and then accompany you on a private air conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Your tour leader will complete the check-in procedure with you and take a moment of your time to review your holiday itinerary.
Overnight: Cairo. Meals: Dinner is included.

Day 2: Cairo - Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Coptic & Islamic Cairo

After breakfast, your qualified Egyptologist will meet you at your hotel with a modern air conditioned vehicle. The Egyptologist will be guiding you throughout the duration of the trip today to some of the most amazing historical sites in Egypt. Enjoy the civilization of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus of Giza which are erected on a rocky plateau on the west bank of the Nile River near Giza in Cairo. In ancient times they were included amongst the Seven Wonders of the World, Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of pharaoh with a lion’s body, which dates from the time of Chephren, the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple facing the great statue and then you will be transferred to enjoy the Egyptian Museum where you can see the collection of Tutankhamen amongst other splendid pharaonic artefacts which is said to exceed more than 120,000 items on display.
Overnight: Cairo Hotel. Meals: Breakfast lunch and dinner are included.

Day 3: Aswan – High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple

After your early morning check out form the hotel, your tour leader will meet you at the hotel in Cairo for your transfer to Cairo Airport for your domestic flight to Aswan. Upon arrival to Aswan Airport and after the baggage area you will find a representative waiting for you to transfer you to your Nile Cruise Ship. Upon arrival to the Nile Cruise, you will check in and have some time to relax. After lunch a qualified Egyptologist will collect you from your boat and accompany you for the duration of this tour in a modern air conditioned vehicle. Your Egyptologist will be showing you some of the fascinating historical sites in Aswan. Enjoy visiting the significant construction which called the High Dam, Known as Saad el Aali in Arabic Aswan High Dam is one of the greatest engineering miracles of this world. Constructed in 1960’s, was built to control the annual flood of the Nile River. Proceed to visit the Unfinished Obelisk, one of the most popular sites in ancient Aswan and provides immense insight into the stone working methods employed by the ancient Egyptians. Then move to visit the spectacular Philae Temple, which was dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. In the evening you will have some free time to visit Aswan and the local bazaars.
Overnight: On board Nile cruise boat. Meals: Breakfast and dinner are included. Lunch is not included.

Day 4: Nile Cruise – Kom Ombo Temple

Relax on board the Nile Cruise, after your breakfast there is plenty of free time to relax and enjoy the boat or alternatively try an optional trip to the famous temples of Abu Simbel, really is an absolute must see. Usually after lunch the boat will sail to KomOmbo. In KomOmbo enjoy visiting the two temples of KomOmbo which consisting of a Temple to Sobek and a Temple of Haroeris. Sample the delights of the beautiful scenery along the Nile River whilst sailing to Edfu.
Overnight: On board the Nile cruise. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 5: Nile Cruise – Edfu Temple, Karnak and Luxor Temples

Enjoy your breakfast on board the Nile Cruise, the Egyptologist will accompany you to a horse-drawn carriage to visit the famous Ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu, otherwise known as Edfu Temple. Once back on board you will sail to Luxor through the fantastic Esna lock. After lunch your qualified Egyptologist will take you for a wonderful tour to visit the spectacular East Bank of the Nile River to the amazing Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple. Enjoy the marvellous Karnak, which comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. Then onto Luxor Temple, which was founded in 1400 BCE.
Overnight: On board the Nile cruise. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 6: Luxor – Valley of the Kings, Hatschepsut Temple and Memnon Statues

Breakfast will be slightly earlier than usual today, as we want to take advantage of the beautiful early morning to visit some of the fascinating sites available on the West Bank of the Nile River in Luxor. After breakfast your qualified Egyptologist will be waiting in reception for you to start his tour for today. You will sample the relaxing journey over the famous modern bridge in Luxor which now connects the East and West Banks. Depending on how the Egyptologist plans the morning you will usually visit the Colossi of Memnon, are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Followed by the amazing Valley of the Kings, which was built inside the mountains and away from the city to ensure that the Pharaohs, had each, their own secret burial chamber. Here you will be able to visit 3 of the tombs as advised by your Egyptologist. You will then move along to Hatshepsut Temple, dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra and is located next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II which was built by Queen Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmosis I, who ruled Egypt about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty.
After this last day of sightseeing you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for your domestic flight to Cairo. Upon arrival to Cairo Airport you tour leader will be waiting to greet you and transfer you to your hotel to enjoy your last evening in this amazing city.

Overnight: Cairo Hotel. Meals: Breakfast and dinner are included. Lunch isn’t included.

Day 7: Cairo - Free Day Or Optional Excursions

After a few days of enjoy some of the most amazing historical sites throughout Egypt and the varieties of cultures visited in this tour, here is a day for you just to relax and take in a day at leisure. Of course we do have a selection of add on options should you wish to see more sights in this amazing city of Cairo, browse the tab marked “”add on options” for more information. Otherwise enjoy a day in or around the hotel and soak in your last day, until your next visit, in Egypt. During the evening your tour leader will visit the hotel at the pre-advised time to take you through the streets of Cairo along to the Nile River for you to have dinner on board a boat, something to remember on your last night in Cairo.
Overnight: Cairo Hotel. Meals: Breakfast is included. Lunch and dinner aren’t included.

Day 8: Cairo - Departure Day

After breakfast at your hotel, usually you have some free time to enjoy your last remaining hours in Cairo before your flight. It is customary to check out of your room at 12 noon however you will be able to use the hotel facilities until you leave for the airport. At the agreed time your tour leader will come to collect you from the hotel and transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your departing flight.

Included/Exclude

  • Accommodation as stated Entrance fees
  • Local transportation
  • Qualified Egyptologists
  • Private tours in Cairo
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Shared tours in Aswan
  • All service charges
  • Shared tours in Luxor
  • Bottled water on arrival
  • Details as per the itinerary on this tour page
  • Airfares – Domestic and International fares
  • Egypt Entrance Fee – US$25 per person / payable in USD
  • Personal Expenses – No gifts, drinks or extras not as per the itinerary
  • Guide – Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 – 6 per day, per traveller.
  • Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
  • Gratuities & Tips – Any tips throughout your tour
  • Optional Excursions – Extra trips and tours not stated within the itinerary

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Cairo, Egypt

FAQs

When and where does the tour start?
Day 1 of this tour is an arrivals day where you will be collected from Cairo International Airport, which gives you a chance to settle into your hotel and explore the city. The only planned activity for this day is an evening welcome meeting at 7pm, where you can get to know your guides and fellow travellers. Please be aware that the meeting point is subject to change until your final documents are released.
Do you arrange airport transfers?
Airport transfers are included in the price of this tour.

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