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Nile River cruiseNile River cruise

The Nile & Lake Cruises

TEG15: 11 Days Private Tour of Cairo - Luxor - Nile Cruise - Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan - Abu Simbel - Lake Cruise - Kasr Ibrim - Wadi El Seboua - Aswan - Cairo
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Departure: Every Saturday
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 5-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
From $3249 per person Free Inquiry
Nile River cruiseLuxor TempleValley of the Kings, LuxorTemple of Horus in Edfu
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Day 1 Arrival in Cairo
After you arrive in Cairo for Nile cruise Egypt, you will meet our local representative waiting for you at the International airport who will send you to the hotel. The rest of day is free for you. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino
Day 2 Cairo City Tour
The guide and the driver will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Giza Pyramids. We will pay a visit to the Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure first. You can also pay extra fee to enter Pyramid of Khufu for a further exploration. Then we will visit the Great Sphinx in front of the Pyramid of Khafre and the nearby Valley Temple. After having lunch at a local restaurant, we will return to Cairo to visit the Egyptian Museum, one of the most famous museums in the world. There are 120,000 cultural relics including Papyrus coins, stone carvings, wood carvings, daily necessities and mummies. Finally, we will go to the Khan El-Khalil Bazaar, the oldest market in Egypt, in the old Islamic city of Cairo. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Pyramids of Giza, Cairo
Marvel at the ancient Pyramids of Giza
Day 3 Cairo - Luxor - Nile Cruise
Fly to Luxor. Transfer to embark your Nile cruise, Karnak Temple & Temple of Luxor. (B+L+D)
After breakfast, our local representative will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Luxor, the starting point of the Egypt Nile cruise. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to embark your Nile cruise for lunch. After a short break, we will pay a visit to the Karnak Temple, the largest ancient religious site in the world and dedicated to the sun god Amun, Amun's wife Mut and their son Khonsu, and the Temple of Luxor on the east bank of the Nile. Then go back to the boat to have dinner and stay overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cruises: Mayfair Nile Cruise
Nile River cruise
Pleasant cruise trip on Nile River
Luxor Temple
The giant statue in Luxor Temple
Day 4 Nile Cruise: Luxor - Edfu
Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III, Colossi of Memnon. Sail to Edfu. (B+L+D)
The arrangements of the Egypt Nile cruise today are Valley of the Kings with more than 60 imperial tombs, Temple of Hatshepsut famous for elegant architectural style and exquisite reliefs and Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III which is location at Medinet Habu on the west bank of the Nile. In the end we will pass the Colossi of Memnon and sail towards Edfu, our next Egypt cruises destination. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Nile Cruise: Edfu to Kom Ombo to Aswan
Temple of Horus in Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo, visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to Aswan. (B+L+D)
After breakfast, we will disembark to visit the Temple of Horus, also called Temple of Edfu. It is the best-preserved temple in Egypt and worships Horus, the god of the sky with eagle's head but human's body. Return to the cruise and sail to Kom Ombo. After arriving in Kom Ombo, we will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo which shrines Horus and the Sobek at the same time. When all visits are over, we will sail forward to Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Valley of the Kings, Luxor
Valley of the Kings, Luxor
Temple of Horus in Edfu
Tempe of Edfu
Day 6 Nile Cruise: Aswan
Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Temple of Philae. (B+L+D)
The first spot of today's Egypt cruises is the Aswan High Dam. Then, we will tour the Unfinished Obelisk with a height of 40 meters (131 feet) and a weight of 1200 tons at a Granite Quarry. It is the largest one in Egypt even in the world. You can have a close look of the obelisk by walking around it. Next we will pay a visit to the Temple of Philae on the Agikia Island. To get to the island, we need to take a motorboat. After the tour, we will return to the cruise ship for overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan
Transfer to Abu Simbel. Embark your lake cruise ship, Temple of Abu Simbel. (B+L+D)
In the morning, we are going to check out from the cruise ship and have a 3-hour ride to Abu Simbel, where we will board the lake cruise to tour Lake Nasser and have a lunch. In the afternoon, we will disembark to visit Abu Simbel Temples which pay tribute to Ramses II. Next to the Temple of Ramses II is a small one for his beloved queen, Nefertari. The Abu Simbel Temples are two huge and exquisite carving works composed of arch gates, giant Ramses II cliff statues, front and rear pillar halls and shrines. As part of the Nubian ruins, the Abu Simbel Temples have been designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cruises: Movenpick Prince Abbas Lake Nasser Cruise
Temple of Abu Simbel
Hathor Temple next to Temple of Abu Simbel
Day 8 Lake Cruise: Kasr Ibrim - Wadi El Seboua
Sail to Kasr Ibrim. Sail to Amada, Temples of Amada and Derr, Tomb of Pennut. Sail to Wadi El Seboua. (B+L+D)
Today, the cruise ship will dock next to Kasr Ibrim Island for a while, and you can stand on the deck to see the ruins of the island. Continue to sail towards Amada where we will get off the cruise to visit the Temple of Amada, the Temple of Derr and the Tomb of Pennut. After the visits, go back to the cruise and sail to Wadi El Seboua. We will stay overnight on board in Wadi El Seboua.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 Lake Cruise: Wadi El Seboua - Aswan
Temple of Wadi El Seboua, Temples of Dakka and Meharakka. Sail to Aswan. (B+L+D)
Visits will be paid to the Temple of Wadi El Seboua, the second largest temple in Nubia, and temples of Dakka and Meharakka today. The Temple of Dakka is famous for its 12m-high pylon, which provides stunning views of the lake and the temples nearby; while the unfinished Temple of Meharakka is the only temple in Egypt with a spiral staircase. After that, sail to Aswan and we will spend a night on board in Aswan. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Temple of Dakka
Visit Temples of Dakka and the nearby sanctuaries
Day 10 Aswan - Cairo
Kalabsha Temple, Beit El Wali and Kiosk of Kertassi. Drive to Aswan Airport & airport-hotel transfer. (B)
Check out from the lake cruise. Today we are going to visit Kalabsha Temple set as the best examples of Egyptian buildings in Nubia, Beit El Wali, the oldest Egyptian temple, and the Kiosk of Kertassi with two Hathor-headed columns not far from Aswan High Dam. After the tour, we will escort you to Aswan Airport for your flight to Cairo. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino
Day 11 Departure from Cairo
See you off at the airport. We wish you a nice trip home! (B)
At the last day of your Nile cruise Egypt, our local representative will take you to Cairo Airport for your return flight. We wish you a safe journey home and we will be always delight to serve you again in the future.

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
  • Above prices are based on the sailing dates of 5-star cruises: Mayfair/ Movenpick Prince Abbas.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares (economy class): Cairo/ Luxor & Aswan/ Cairo
  • Hotel accommodation in Cairo for 3 nights
  • Nile Cruise & Lake Nasser Cruise, 5 stars deluxe for 7 nights full board
  • Private English-speaking guide on land tours
  • All transfers in air-conditioned vehicles as per the itinerary
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to the mentioned sites
  • Free bottle of water
  • All service charges and taxes
Price Excludes
  • International airfares into and out of Cairo
  • Personal expenses (such as insurance, laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Egypt visa fee
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