1180$ per person
9 Days / 8 Nights
February 22, 2019
Cairo, Aswan and Luxor
Duration : 9 days / 8 nights
Accommodation : 3 in Cairo, 3 Nile cruise, 2 on a train
Covering/sights : Cairo, Aswan and Luxor
Traveling dates : any arrival day
Welcome to Cairo! Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative who will assist you through immigration and customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage he will then take you, in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour. In the morning you will be driven to see the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx: the most famous monuments of not only ancient Egypt, but of the entire ancient world! These massive stone structures were built around 4,500 years ago on a rocky desert plateau close to the Nile.
After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to Sakkara to see the very first pyramid ever built; the Step Pyramid of Djoser. You will also get the chance to see some fantastic mastabas, including the mastaba of Mereruka, the largest one built in ancient Egypt. You will then be able to marvel at the Pyramid Texts inside the Pyramid of Teti before heading off to the ancient capital of Egypt: Memphis. The Colossus of Ramses II dominates the museum here; do not forget your camera!
After this amazing trip through Egypt’s pharaonic past it you will be driven back to your hotel.
After breakfast you will be taken to the Egyptian Museum: gaze at the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden death mask; stare upon the mummies of some of Egypt’s ancient pharaohs (optional); lose yourself in the many rooms and galleries, where thousands of artefacts are awaiting your visit.
After lunch, at a local restaurant, you will be taken to the Citadel of Saladin, the fortress built between 1176 and 1183 AD, to protect Cairo from the Crusaders and rebuilt by Muhammad Ali Pasha, whose mosque is a “must see”. From here you will be taken on a tour of Cairo famous Churches, including: The Hanging Church and the Church of St. George the Martyr, 2 churches built into the walls of the Fort of Babylon and its remains could be Cairo’s oldest structures; and the Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius), where, it is said, the Holy Family took shelter in a cave, with the church being erected her to commemorate this. This whole area is a world famous destination for Pilgrims.
Before being driven back to your hotel you will have the opportunity to visit the old market of Cairo (Khan El-Khalili) to test your haggling skills.
It is check-out time, after you have had breakfast, and then you have time to do whatever you want until you are picked up for your transfer to Ramses railway station, where you will board the night sleeper service to Aswan: dinner is served once Cairo has disappeared behind you.
Once you arrive at Aswan station our representative will meet and assist you and then will transfer you to your cruise boat: your floating hotel for your next 4 days.
After lunch you will be driven to see the High Dam, the worlds largest rock filled dam, and then a short sail to the Temple of Philae, moved to the island of Agilika after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location. It is then back to Aswan to rejoin your cruise and as the Nile laps gently underneath you, dinner will be served.
A new day and your first breakfast on board as the boat sails majestically towards Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. After the visit you will be taken back to the boat for your lunch while it sails onward to Edfu, home of the best preserved temple in Egypt: the Temple of Horus. After your visit to this superb temple you will be taken back to the boat in plenty of time before it departs Edfu and sets sail for Esna.
Once you reach Esna you will watch as it sails through the Esna locks. Once through the locks the boat continues on its course towards Luxor, which it will reach after you have had dinner.
An early breakfast and then it is time to visit the West Bank of Luxor: the tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings; the magnificent temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahri finishing with the immense Colossi of Memnon.
After lunch, which you will have on board, you will visit the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is completed you return to the boat where your last dinner, upon this floating hotel, will be served.
You will have your final breakfast on the boat before you have to check out, but you will have the rest of the day to do as you please. You will be driven to Luxor railway station to meet your sleeper train and once more dinner is served as a famous city disappears behind you.
An early wake up call for breakfast and soon afterwards the train arrives at Ramses station where you will be met by our representative. The rest of the day is yours until it is time to be transferred to the airport for your final departure.
● 3 night’s accommodation in Cairo on a bed and breakfast basis
● 3 night’s accommodation on board a Nile cruiser on a full board basis (all meals included)
● 2 night’s accommodation on a sleeper train on a half board basis (breakfasts and dinners included)
● All transfers as per above mentioned program
● Private and personalized sightseeing shore excursions for 3 nights on the cruise
● Private English speaking guides as per the itinerary
● Entrance fees for all sightseeing
● All applicable taxes
● Private and deluxe air conditioned vehicle for all transportation
● Meals: 8 breakfasts + 5 lunches + 5 dinners
● Arrival/departure assistance
● Luggage handling at airports and hotels
● Tipping for guides, driver, etc
● Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls, etc)
● Personal travel insurance
● Any other items which are not included in the above package
|Per Person at||5 Star Hotels|
|Double Room||$ 1180 USD|
|Single Room Supplement||$ 1490 USD|
|Per Person at||5 Star Deluxe Hotels|
|Double Room||$ 1690 USD|
|Single Room Supplement||$ 1990 USD|