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Cairo & The Nile Cruise Trip Via Air Flight

8 Days
Private Tour
Saturday, Sunday & Thursday

Do not Forget

  • Camera
  • Video camera
  • Credit cards
  • Mobile
  • Travel bag
  • Snack
  • Map

Itinerary:

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt

As you arrive at the Cairo International Airport, You will be greeted by our representative to assist you through the customs formalities. You will then be transferred by an air-conditioned coach to your hotel to check-in and stay overnight. The representative will review the itinerary with you to confirm pick-up times for each tour .

Breakfast at your Hotel in Cairo.Afterwards, We head to Giza Plateau to explore one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren & Mykerinus. Those served as the tombs for their dead kings & are the only one of the seven wonders of the ancient world to survive. For preservation purposes, one of the pyramids is closed for a spell on a rotating basis. Early morning is the best time to visit, before the heat and crowds. It can get very hot and less air inside the pyramid so clambering inside is not recommended for claustrophobic or the unfit.

The ticket includes seeing the pyramids from outside, the panorama, the Great Sphinx, which stands guard over the pyramids and the Valley Temple of Chephren. Extra tickets to the entry of any one of them and to the Solar Boat Museum on the south side of the great pyramid. Then proceed to visit the great sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren & to visit his valley temple.   

Afterwards , Transfer to enjoy the Egyptian Museum Egypt’s first National Museum of pharaonic antiquities opened in 1902. The collection is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. More than 120,000 items are on display here, with another 150,000 stored in the basement. Pride of the collection are the treasures from Tutankhamen’s Tomb and great pieces from every period of ancient Egyptian history from 3100 BC, Through to the Greek-Roman items of the 2nd century AD.
Some of these items shall be transferred to the new Grand Museum at Giza that due to open soon in 2020. Additional visit to the Mummies Hall at the museum  (extra ticket on spot).    To witness a collection of the most ancient of Egypt’s historical artifacts. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of pharaonic antiquities.
Then, we continue driving to Islamic Cairo and explore the Bazaar Khan el Khalili, built in 1382 by Garkas Al-Khalili. It is one of the biggest oriental bazaars in the Middle East .Transfer back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After the Breakfast meal, you will be transferred from the hotel by an air-Conditioned vehicle to take Your flight to Luxor city, which is situated in southern Egypt covering an area of 417 square kms ( 161 sq mi ). It is characterized as the world’s greatest open-air museum. In ancient Egypt was called waset which means city of the sceptre.. It was once the capital of the New Kingdom 1550-1060 BC. It is the world’s richest archeological site.
Upon your Arrival, You will board your 5 Star Egypt Nile Cruise for check-in ( the Oberoi Philae Cruise Ship).  After lunch on board, enjoy a visit to the Impressive & monumental Temples of Karnak on the East Bank of the Nile in Luxor, It was built over a 1300-year period, the temple of Amun (the state God), that lies at the heart of the complex covers more than 60 acres.  
Then, we head to the nearby Temple of Luxor , It was constructed approximately 1400BC. It was a primary cult temple, dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship; it may have been where many of the pharaohs were crowned in reality or conceptually. In the Hieroglyphic language, it is known as ipet resyt ( the southern sanctuary). Both were famed throughout the ancient world and have attracted tourists since Greek & Roman times.  Dinner and overnight on board Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early Breakfast on board . Afterward, we cross to the west bank of Luxor city to visit the legendary Valley of the Kingswhich was the necropolis of the New Kingdom pharaohs. 63 Tombs Have been found there and numbered on the maps in the order of their discovery ( entrance ticket to three tombs), while the tomb of the boy king Tutankhamun is optional with extra ticket.
Afterwards, we visit the amazing partly rock-hewn Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut 1507 BC at Deir al-Bahri. It is a breath taking sight. Afterward, we pay a visit to the alabaster workshop (optional). On the way back we stop at the Colossi of Memnon, soaring 18 meter high & originally guarded Amenhotep’s Mortuary Temple 1390 BC. 
N.B.,  If you did visit the valley of the kings and the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut before , you can replace them with the Mortuary Temple of Ramses the 3rd at Medinet Habu, which is 2nd only to Karnak Temples in size and detail with reliefs that reach 27 m showing an oversized Ramses scattering enemies from his chariot. As well as Egypt’s sole relief of a naval battle against the Sea Peoples. Then, we head to the Valley of the Nobles, that is made up of more than 400 tombs mainly from the New Kingdom, providing an invaluable insight into daily life in the New Kingdom (entrance ticket to two tombs). 

Instead of the the Valley of the Nobles, We can enjoy Valley of the Workers at the village of Deir al-Medina , where the craftsmen , servants and laborers who worked on the royal tombs lived in that Village. Its tombs provide a rare insight into the lives of ordinary people in ancient Egypt.

Lunch on board the Nile Cruise. Sail to Esna. Cross the Esna Lock. Cocktail reception on board. Dinner & Overnight in Esna. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early Sail to the city of Edfu. Breakfast on board the ship . Afterwards, we visit the well-preserved Ptolemaic Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon headed god of kingship and protection called Horus. This most preserved temple in Egypt was built by Ptolemy the 3rd in 237 BC.
Then we go back to the cruise for lunch and keep sailing till we reach the town of Kom Ombo, which was so important to the caravan routes from Nubia and various gold mines. It is surrounded by fields of sugar cane and corn, where we will visit its imposing Greek-Roman Temple overlooking the River Nile. After Lunch on board the ship , we will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, that was dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god & to Horus the falcon-headed god. It was begun by Ptolemy the 6th in the 2nd century BC. A museum near its place houses 40 crocodile mummies that Have been found in the nearby necropolis.  Dinner and Overnight in Kom Ombo . Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sail to the city of Aswan, the southernmost town in Egypt , was the ancient Egyptian Gateway to Africa and the home of many granite quarries from which most of the obelisks seen in Luxor were sourced. Its ancient name (SWNET) is derived from the ancient Egyptian symbol for trade or market. It was equally important as a military station as a place of traffic.

Breakfast on board the Ship. Then, we visit the High Dam, which is an embankment dam built across the Nile and built between 1960 and 1970. Afterwards, we go to the Island of Philae. Its temple was one of the rescued and relocated monuments after the building of Aswan dam in 1898-1902, where we can explore its Amazing temple that was dedicated to the goddess Isis the divine mother of the pharaoh.

Afterwards, We visit the largest known ancient obelisk ( The unfinished obelisk) which is located in the northern region of the stone quarries. The bottom side of the obelisk is still attached to the bedrock. If finished it would have measured around 42 m long or 137 feet long and would have weighed nearly 1,200 tons. Lunch & Dinner on board . Overnight in Aswan. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Breakfast on board the Oberoi Philae Cruise Ship. After Disembarkation , You will be transferred to Aswan Airport for a flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, You will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo and Overnight.
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at your Cairo hotel then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for departure.
Meals: Breakfast

Included:

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at Airports
  • All transfers to/from Airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flight ticket Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo by Egypt Airlines
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on 05 star Superior Nile Cruise on full board
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo (Private Tours)
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise
  • English-speaking tour guide during your trips
  • Meals at the hotel& on Board the Nile Cruise
  • Bottled water during the trip
  • Portage when needed
  • All service charges and taxes


Excluded

  • International Airfare
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping Kitty
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned historical sites
  • Lunch meal during the day tour

Golden Accommodation:
  • Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Nile Cruise
  • Le Meridien Cairo Airport
Price
Per Person in Triple Room $ 1125
Per Person in Double Room $ 1150
Per Single Room Occupancy $ 1415
Diamond Accommodation:
  • Fairmont Nile City Hotel
  • Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise
Price
Per Person in Triple Room $ 1375
Per Person in Double Room $ 1399
Per Single Room Occupancy $ 1815

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