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Best of Egypt with Nile Cruise

TEG101: 7 Days Private Tour of Cairo - Aswan - Nile Cruise - Abu Simbel - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor - Cairo
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Departure: Every Monday, Wednesday and 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 $1959 per person Free Inquiry
Valley of the KingsTemple of Queen Hatshepsut, Luxor
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Day 1 Arrival in Cairo
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Your private Egypt tour starts when you arrive at Cairo International Airport (CAI). Our local representative will wait for you at the airport exit and transfer you to check in at our well-selected downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you at leisure. You will get prepared for your exciting best Egypt tour packages the following days.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: InterContinental Cairo Semiramis
Day 2 Cairo City Tour
Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure, Great Sphinx and Valley Temple, Solar Boat Museum, Egyptian Museum, Felucca on the Nile River. (B+L)
After breakfast, your private Egyptologist guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and proceed to the first stop of this private guided travel package, the landmark the great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. The Pyramid of Khufu, the best-known and the biggest one of the three, was built in 2560 BC as the Pharaoh Khufu's mausoleum. If you are interested, you could opt to get inside of it for its enigmatic burial chamber by paying extra entrance fee on the spot. After that, you will visit the Sphinx and its valley temple to see the monument with a lion's body and man-like head. And then visit the Solar Boat Museum. The current found world's earliest and most complete ancient boat is preserved here.

Next, we will proceed to the Egyptian Museum which has a display of cultural relics from the Pharaonic period including the most precious collection of Egyptian art and the belongings of King Tutankhamun. In the evening, board a felucca to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Nile and the night view of Cairo.

Giza Pyramids: The opening time for Giza Pyramids is 08:00 - 16:00. It is suggested to visit in the morning to escape the hot time of the day. The ticket will be checked twice in pyramids and the Great Sphinx area respectively, thus you need to keep your ticket stub carefully. You may come across some people not in uniform asking for your ticket or intending to check your ticket, please don't give them the ticket, or you may have to buy another one.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Pyramids of Egypt
Pyramids of Egypt
Day 3 Cairo - Aswan
Fly to Aswan, airport pick-up, Aswan High Dam, Temple of Philae, the Unfinished Obelisk, Board the Nile cruise. (B+L+D)
In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Aswan to continue your best Egypt tour packages. Upon arrival, your escorted Egypt tour guide and driver will take you to explore the Aswan High Dam, a 3,830 meters (12,566 feet) long hydropower complex project stretching over the Nile like a giant rainbow. Later, you will visit the Temple of Philae decorated with beautiful reliefs on Agilkia Island. Then we will proceed to the Unfinished Obelisk which shows how the magnificent Obelisks were constructed by the pharos. At the end of the day, our guide will help you board your luxurious Nile cruise. Along the way, the pretty tropical scenery on both sides of this longest river in the world will provide a visual feast for you.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: MS Concerto
Nile River cruise
Nile River cruise
Day 4 Abu Simbel - Kom Ombo - Edfu
Morning tour to Abu Simbel, drive back to Aswan & return to Nile Cruise, Kom Ombo Temple. Sail to Edfu. (B+L+D)
The morning highlighted excursion will take you to enjoy the Abu Simbel tour. At the entrance of the temple, there are four statues of the great pharaoh Ramesses II imperially and majestically guarding the sacred Abu Simbel. Many eye-catching sculptures, engravings and murals can be seen inside the temple. When the trip is finished, we will drive you back to Aswan to reboard your Nile Cruise. Upon arriving at Kom Ombo, you will go ashore and pay respect to the gods Sobek and Haeroris in the Kom Ombo Temple before returning to the boat. Then your cruise will sail to Edfu, and you will stay overnight there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Abu Simbel Temple
Temple of Abu Simbel
Day 5 Nile Cruise: Edfu - Luxor (East Bank)
Temple of Horus. Sail to Luxor, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple. (B+L+D)
After breakfast, you will disembark to visit the primitive archaic buildings inside the well-preserved Temple of Horus, which is also called as Temple of Edfu. Then the cruise will berth at the east bank of Luxor. First, we will visit the Karnak Temple, built over 3900 years ago, it is regarded as the biggest temple in ancient Egypt. You will be astonished at the grandiose scale of this great architectural complex. Inside the columned hall of the temple, you will be impressed by the 16 dense rows, with 134 giant stone pillars engraved with well-embossed reliefs and murals. Afterwards, a visit to the Luxor Temple will round off today's Egypt tours.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Luxor (West Bank) - Cairo
Valley of the Kings including Tomb of Ramesses V&VI, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu, Colossi of Memnon. Fly to Cairo, airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
In the morning, we will get off the ship to explore the Valley of the Kings. Here you can visit the mausoleum area that belonged to the nobility from 1539 BC to 1075 BC including the Tomb of Ramesses V&VI. After that, we will visit the majestic Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu the 20-meter (66-feet) high Colossi of Memnon. At the end of the day, our guide will take you to the Luxor airport for flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.

Valley of the Kings: There are in total 62 tombs in the Valley of the Kings, while one ticket covers only three of them. Besides, visiting the most well-known Tomb of Tutankhamun needs a separate ticket. This tomb is not big but well-preserved and the mummy of the King is laying there. You can go sightseeing if interested. Remember to buy the separate ticket before entering the scenic area, otherwise you have to return to the entrance to get it, wasting your time and energy. In addition, please note that taking photos is not allowed in the tombs in order to protect the mural paintings.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: InterContinental Cairo Semiramis
Valley of the Kings
Valley of the Kings
Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Luxor
Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Day 7 Departure from Cairo
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
This Egypt itinerary 7 days' tour comes to an end today. After breakfast, your driver will escort you to Cairo International Airport (CAI) for your homeward flight. We wish you a nice journey home!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Earlier Booking, Bigger Savings
10% off - book 60 days before, 5% off - book 30 days before
Travelers2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round$2039 $1835$1959 $1763
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part 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: MS Concerto/ Blue Shadow/ AL Hambra/ Nile Style/ Princess Sarah.
  • The above prices are not applicable for Christmas, New Year, Easter and other holidays.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares (economy class): Cairo/ Aswan & Luxor/ Cairo
  • Hotel accommodation in Cairo for 3 nights
  • Nile Cruise, 5 stars deluxe for 3 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 laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Egypt visa fee
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