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Nile Cruise in EgyptNile Cruise in Egypt

Classic Egypt and The Red Sea

TEG05: 11 Days Private Tour of Cairo - Aswan - Nile Cruise - Abu Simbel - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor - Hurghada - Cairo
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Departure: Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
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 $2409 per person Free Inquiry
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Day 1 Arrival in Cairo
Welcome to Egypt! Upon your arrival at the Cairo Airport, our local representative will pick you up at the airport, and then chauffeur you to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for you to recover from the jet lag. Alternatively, you can explore the nearby places on your own.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: InterContinental Cairo Semiramis
Day 2 Giza Pyramids & Cairo City Tour
Today your classic Egypt holiday packages are unveiled by an epic exploration of the pyramids, the wonder of Egypt. Firstly, you will be driven to the desert to marvel at the great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure, which are the best-preserved and biggest pyramids complex in Egypt. To get inside of the Great Pyramid (Pyramid of Khufu), you can also have a close gaze at the enigmatic burial chamber with some extra entrance fee. Then we will head to the gigantic Sphinx sculpture and venture into the valley temple to discover the mysteries of Pharaohs. 

After that follows a visit to the Egyptian Museum where you can have an in-depth understanding of the brilliant history and art of Egypt by the rare treasures displayed, such as mummies, golden mask and thrones. In the evening, you will be treated with a romantic dinner on a Nile River cruise, and there is live performance provided by a spectacular belly-dancing and folklore show. At the end, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The Great Pyramids of Giza
The Great Pyramids of Giza
Day 3 Cairo City Tour
Salah El Din Citadel, Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, old Coptic area, Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Aboard a felucca on the Nile. (B+L)
Today's adventure starts with the Salah El Din Citadel perched on the eastern outskirts of Cairo. Built to defense the Crusades, the magnificent Citadel houses the renowned Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, also the largest mosque in Egypt. Then you will explore the old Coptic area where nestle a great number of time-honored and exquisite churches. Our guide will take you to sight-see the well-known Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue by a leisure walking. Afterwards, you will board a felucca to drift on the Nile, immersed in the fascinating views along the embankment and the romantic sunset glow over the river. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Cairo - Aswan
Fly to Aswan. Airport pick-up, Aswan High Dam, Temple of Philae, Unfinished Obelisk, on board the Nile cruise. (B+L+D)
A morning flight to Aswan is awaited. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our guide at the airport, and then transferred to Aswan High Dam. As one of the seven greatest dams in the world, it is viewed as the pride of modern Egypt. And then you will embark on a small felucca heading for a brilliant UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Temple of Philae on Agilika Island, which is famous for the delicate murals and reliefs. After that comes a visit to the giant 40-meter-high Unfinished Obelisk out of an entire granite that demonstrates how old Egyptians build architectures with stones. After completing the visits, you will be taken to board a luxury cruise to launch your lifetime Nile tour, and overnight stay is on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Cruises: M/S Concerto
Temple of Philae, Aswan
Temple of Philae, Aswan
Nile River
Nile River
Day 5 Nile Cruise: Abu Simbel - Kom Ombo - Edfu
Abu Simbel Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple. (B+L+D)
In the early morning, we will go ashore and then drive to Abu Simbel. Upon arrival in Abu Simbel, we will explore the colossal Temple of Abu Simbel built by Ramses II. Next to the Temple of Ramses II, there lies the small Temple of the King’s wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor. After visiting Abu Simbel, we will drive back to Aswan to continue the Nile Cruise. 

Nile River is clustered with a lot of historical monuments and picturesque rustic villages along its bank. The cruise will make a stop at the Kom Ombo Temple, a holy temple famed for dual shrines including the god of eagle Horus and the god of crocodile Sobek. During the later voyage, you will embark on an onshore excursion to the Edfu Temple. Built in 237 BC, the temple is dedicated to the Horus, one of the most significant god of ancient Egypt, and the pharaohs of ancient Egypt regarded themselves as incarnations of Horus. Inside the temple, you will have a glance at the rare crocodile mummy. After the sightseeing, go back to the cruise to go on the sailing. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 Nile Cruise: Edfu - Luxor (East Bank)
Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple. (B+L+D)
Today, the cruise ship finally arrives at the terminal city, Luxor. After disembarkation, you will be taken to the downtown area near the east bank of Luxor to uncover the biggest and oldest temple of Thebes, the Karnak Temple. Ambling inside the temple, your eyes will be feasted with abundant cultural relics including sculptures, frescos and stone pillars. Afterwards, you will move on to the Luxor Temple located in the city center. Its reliefs, corridors and columns are particularly gorgeous after nightfall when it is fully illuminated by the dazzling lights. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to the cruise again for tonight's accommodation. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 Luxor (West Bank) - Hurghada
Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III, Colossi of Memnon. Drive to Hurghada & check in at hotel. (B+L)
Our air-conditioned vehicle will escort you to the Valley of Kings, the home to mausoleums of Pharaohs for generations. Our guide will pick the most unique one, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, for you to uncover the legendary stories of the female Queen of Egypt. After then move to visit the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu. Finally, you will drop by the time-weathered Colossi of Memnon and have a close glimpse of two sculptures of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. We will then proceed to Hurghada by car, and check into a fancy hotel for rest upon arrival. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hilton Hurghada
Have a glimpse of the two scriptures of Colossi of Memnon
Have a glimpse of the two scriptures of Colossi of Memnon
Day 8 Hurghada
Free time for the full day. (B)
Endowed with picturesque beaches and deserts, Hurghada will be the most mesmerizing part of your Egypt travel packages. Today is the free time for you to enjoy the beach and the coastal view on your own. 
If you are interested, multiple entertainments are opted for your experience, such as diving, snorkeling, swimming and fishing. You could chase after the dolphins on the sea, discover the bizarre coral reef and meet with the lovely sea fishes.    

Meals: Breakfast
Day 9 Hurghada
Relax and enjoy the leisure time. (B)
Another day at leisure for your free exploration. You can soak yourself into the beauties in Hurghada, like lying on the beaches with the incomparably blue sky and sunlight.
 
Meals: Breakfast
Day 10 Hurghada - Cairo
Free at leisure. Fly to Cairo. Airport-hotel transfer. (B)
As you are scheduled to take an evening flight to Cairo, you can seize the day time to explore Hurghada further. The day is free at leisure. You could both go diving in the sea, or just embrace the laid-back moments on the beaches. Checking out and getting packed, you will be chauffeured to the airport for a flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be picked up timely and then transferred to your hotel for good rest. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: InterContinental Cairo Semiramis
Enjoy the stunning sunset view at Sahara Desert, Hurghada
Enjoy the stunning sunset view at Sahara Desert, Hurghada
Day 11 Departure from Cairo
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
Your wonderful Egypt vacation packages come to an end today. After check-out, our local representative will escort you to the airport for your homebound flight, and say good bye to you there. Wish you a nice journey home!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Tour Prices
Travelers2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Year Round
$2509
$2409
  • 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: M/S Concerto/ Blue Shadow/ AL Hambra/ Nile Style/ Princess Sarah.
Price Includes
  • Domestic airfares (economy class): Cairo/ Aswan & Hurghada/ Cairo
  • Hotel accommodation in Cairo for 4 nights, in Hurghada 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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