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Luxury Cairo & Nile Cruise Tour in 8 Days

8 Days / 7 Nights
Private Tours
 Every Day

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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 & stay overnight. The representative will review the itinerary with you to confirm pick-up times for each tour .

Breakfast at your Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at First Residence. Afterwards , we head to Giza Plateau to explore the history of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and 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.
Then , we visit 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. Additional visit to the Mummies Hall at the museum (extra ticket on spot).
Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan EL-Khalili, built in 1382 by Garkas Al-Khalili. It is one of the biggest oriental bazaars in the Middle East . Back to your hotel. Overnight at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at First Residence.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Check-Out from Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at First Residence in the morning then transfer to Cairo Airport for a Flight to Luxor, where you will be met and assisted. Then taken by an air-conditioned vehicle to board your 5 star Luxury Sonesta St George Nile Cruise Nile Cruise for check-in.
Luxor 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.
After lunch on board, Enjoy a visit to the impressive Temples of karnak & Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile, Which are considered the greatest open-air museums and probably the second most visited historical site in Egypt after the pyramids of Giza in Cairo. Both were famed throughout the ancient world and have attracted tourists since Greek and Roman times. The impressive & monumental Temples of Karnak 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).
Dinner and overnight on Board Sonesta St George Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

After Breakfast on your Nile Cruise, We cross to the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor to visit the 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.
Then, we  explore the amazing partly rock-hewn Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-bahri 1507 BC. It Is a breath taking sight. Then, we proceed to the Colossi of Memnon, soaring 18 m high & originally guarded Amenhotep’s mortuary temple 1390 BC.
N.B.,  But 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 second 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 go 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 Valley of the Nobles, We can visit the 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. 
After lunch, you will sail to Edfu Enjoying a leisurely dinner on Board. Overnight on board Sonesta St George Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

After breakfast on Nile Cruise, 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. Continue sailing to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board your Sonesta St George Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

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. After breakfast on Nile Cruise, enjoy a Day’s sightseeing in Aswan. Start with 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.
Then 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. Dinner and overnight on board Sonesta St George Nile Cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Disembark from your Sonesta St George Nile Cruise after breakfast. Then transfer to Aswan Airport for Your return to Cairo where you will be met and assisted at the airport then taken to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at First Residence.
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at First Residence, Then transfer to Cairo International Airport for departure.
Meals: Breakfast

Included:

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at Airports
  • Entry Visa for Egypt provide upon arrival Cairo Airport
  • All airport transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights onboard Nile Cruise on full board basis
  • Domestic flight Cairo/Luxor – Aswan/Cairo
  • All sightseeing tours are privately guided tours
  • Private English-speaking tour guide during your tours
  • Bottled water during your tours
  • All service charges and applicable taxes included



Excluded

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



Accommodation Plan:
  • Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at First Residence
  • Sonesta St. George I Nile Cruise
  MAY-SEPT OCT-APRIL
Per Person in Triple Room $ 1270 $ 1455
Per Person in Double Room $ 1320 $ 1500
One Person Traveling Alone $ 1910 $ 2170

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