Egypt Adventure - Cairo & Nile Cruise

Egypt Adventure - Cairo & Nile Cruise

  • 10 Days / 8 Nights
  • CODE: RGE
  • From: $1700

Soak up millennia of Egyptian history and the highlights of Africa’s biggest city on this 10-day Cairo and Nile cruise adventure. Fly to Cairo to stay for one night before arriving in ancient Luxor for your leisurely 4-night Nile cruise. Enjoy the timeless river views and explore temples such as Luxor, Karnak and Abu Simbel along the way before concluding with three nights back in Cairo to view its highlights - the Pyramids of Giza and Tutankhamun’s treasures.

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Itinerary at a glance:

DAY 1
USA- Cairo, Egypt
DAY 2
Cairo
DAY 3
Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise
DAY 4
Nile Cruise – Luxor – Esna – Edfu
DAY 5
Nile Cruise – Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan
DAY 6
Nile Cruise – Aswan – Optional Tour to Abu Simbel – Aswan
DAY 7
Nile Cruise – Aswan – Cairo
DAY 8
Cairo
DAY 9
Cairo – Optional Tour to Alexandria – Cairo
DAY 10
Cairo - USA

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Cairo (1 nt) LuxorNile cruise (4 nts) EsnaEdfuKom omboAswanCairo (3 nts)
day
1

USA- Cairo, Egypt

Board an international flight bound for Cairo, Egypt’s capital and Africa’s largest metropolis.


day
2

Cairo

Arrive Cairo international flight, meet your tour representative in the airport arrivals hall. From here, enjoy a comfortable transfer to your deluxe hotel in the heart of this vast and fast-growing city. Straddling the River Nile, Africa’s largest metropolis is a blend of ancient monuments, vibrant bazaars, and urban modernity, all swathed in a whirl of color and noise that travelers find intoxicating. After checking in at the hotel, relax in readiness for your sightseeing tomorrow.


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3

Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise

This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, start our tour by visiting the ancient relics of the Nile’s West Bank. Gaze at the two huge statues of the Colossi of Memnon, and visit a selection of pharaoh’s tombs at the Valley of the Kings. Later, board the 5-star cruise ship on the Nile—Egypt’s lifeblood for thousands of years. Then, enjoy lunch in the elegant dining room before joining your guide for an afternoon’s sightseeing. Stroll the halls and courts of Luxor Temple as your guide shed lights on the pharaohs who built them. Back to our ship for dinner and overnight.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation:

Nile Cruise - ★★★★★

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4

Nile Cruise – Luxor – Esna – Edfu

After breakfast, we visit the Karnak Complex of the Nile’s East Bank, wondering at the huge pillars and sanctuaries. Then, we return back to our ship for sailing to Edfu via Esna Lock. Enjoy lunch on board and admire the Nile scenery as you cruise upstream to Edfu—where you dock overnight.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation:

Nile Cruise - ★★★★★

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5

Nile Cruise – Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

Start our tour of Edfu by taking a horse-drawn carriage to its highlight—the temple dedicated to the falcon headed god, Horus. Dwarfed in size only by Karnak, this well-preserved Complex unfolds in a series of courtyards and halls lined with statues, reliefs, and pillars. Having explored here, enjoy lunch on board and drink in the views from the deck as you sail to Kom Ombo. Upon arrival, visit the Kom Ombo Temple, built between 108 to 47 BC, and unusual for its double design of two parallel temples dedicated to the god Horus and Sobek, the crocodile god, in turn. After exploring here, rejoin your ship and cruise to the ancient city of Aswan.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation:

Nile Cruise - ★★★★★

day
6

Nile Cruise – Aswan – Optional Tour to Abu Simbel – Aswan

This morning is free at leisure. Perhaps join the optional tour flying to Abu Simbel, home to the Great Temple of Ramses II on the banks of Lake Nasser. Admire the temple’s enormous Ramses II statues and explore inside as you hear how it was rescued from the rising Nile during the late 20th century. After lunch on board, drink in the beauty of the Nile as a wooden ‘felucca’ sailboat ferries you around the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Dinner and overnight on board at Aswan.


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation:

Nile Cruise - ★★★★★

day
7

Nile Cruise – Aswan – Cairo

Disembark your ship this morning and take a tour of Aswan’s highlights: seeing the High Dam and the Temple of Philae—one of Nubia’s most important monument sites saved from a watery grave by UNESCO’s rescue project during the building of the Aswan High Dam. Later, board a flight for Cairo for a final two nights in the city.


Included: Breakfast at hotel

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day
8

Cairo

Enjoy a hotel breakfast and the entire day to discover the star attractions of this extraordinary city, whose origins date to 2,000 BC. Start with a visit to the Giza Plateau, on Cairo’s western edges, to view its UNESCO-listed Great Pyramids. Marvel at these vast pharaoh’s tombs, built around 4,500 years ago, and the neighboring Sphinx as your guide shares their secrets and stories. Next, stop by a Papyrus Factory for an educational visit. Then, continue to Cairo’s famous Egyptian Museum to see the treasures of Tutankhamun and other artifacts, including ancient animal mummies, household goods, and more. After viewing the incredible displays here, travel on to the 14th-century Khan el Khalili Bazaar, Cairo’s biggest souk, to explore its maze of stall-filled lanes. Later, dinner in a local restaurant and back to your hotel for overnight. 


Included: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner

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day
9

Cairo – Optional Tour to Alexandria – Cairo

Today is yours to use as you please, either enjoying free time to sightsee and stroll or joining our optional excursion to Alexandria. Perhaps delve deeper into Cairo and its surroundings with visits to the Citadel of Saladin and Alabaster Mosque. Alternatively, choose to explore Alexandria, the delightful Mediterranean port originally founded by Alexander the Great, to see its many Greco-Roman ruins. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.


accomodation:

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day
10

Cairo - USA

Transfer to Cairo airport to catch your return flight to the US.


Included: Breakfast at hotel

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What's included

4 nights deluxe hotel accommodation in Cairo and 4 nights Nile Cruise accommodation

Breakfast daily in the hotel and cruise ship, 4 lunches, 6 dinners including a farewell dinner in Cairo.

Comprehensive guided sightseeing tours with entrance fees for attractions

Excellent English-speaking local guide throughout Egypt.

Comfortable modern air-conditioned coach touring with professional drivers.

Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 10 persons.

Cairo: Cairo Conrad or Similar

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Cairo: Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel

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Nile Cruise: Nile Cruise

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Prepare yourself to touch the beauty and the greatness of the ancient Egyptians` wonderland and to build a wonderful memory an amazing Nile River cruise between Luxor and Aswan in a floating hotel experience onboard our Nile Cruiser. All of this combined with the luxury, warm hospitality and magnificent sightseeing located on a trip of a lifetime.

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