EXPLORE THE TREASURES OF THE NILE

EGYPT ITINERARY FOR 8 DAYS CAIRO AND NILE CRUISE BY TRAIN

TOUR PACKAGE

Private Tour Package

From 1 JUL 2017 TO 30 APR 2018

Prices are valid during this period except for Christmas and Easter Periods.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Giza Pyramids, Cairo Attractions and Nile Cruise between Luxor and Aswan with sightseeing tours.

See the wonders of Egypt in 8 days Egypt itinerary by visiting the Pyramids and the monuments along the Nile River, the lifeblood of Egypt. Take Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor to visit Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, Valley of the Kings, Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples in Luxor. Explore Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan.

 

The tour will be private with an expert Egyptologist tour guide and all transportation will be by a deluxe private air-conditioned vehicle. Sleeper train tickets and accommodation included.

  • Pickup Time: According to arrival time in Cairo
  • Trip Runs:
  • Tour Duration: 8 Days, 7 Nights
  • Tour Guide: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Portuguese
  • Children: Can join the tour

857 $ / Person

  • Hassle free
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Cancellation up to 2 days in advance except accommodation.
  • Pay only 50% of the tour price to save your booking and the rest of payment upon arrival.
  • This tour is available in Christmas and Easter holidays with a different price.

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • ACCOMMODATION FOR 2 NIGHTS IN CAIRO WITH DAILY BREAKFAST YES
  • ACCOMMODATION FOR 3 NIGHTS AT NILE CRUISE ON FULL BOARD BASIS YES
  • ACCOMMODATION FOR 2 NIGHTS AT SLEEPER TRAIN ON HALF BOARD BASIS YES
  • SLEEPER TRAIN TICKETS YES
  • ALL SIGHTSEEING TOURS IN CAIRO (PRIVATE) YES
  • NILE CRUISE SIGHTSEEING TOURS (PRIVATE) YES
  • ENTRANCE FEES TO ALL SIGHTSEEING AS MENTIONED IN THE ITINERARY  YES
  • AIRPORTS PICK-UP & DROP-OFF YES
  • ALL TRANSFERS BY A PRIVATE AIR-CONDITIONED VEHICLE YES
  • FREE WIFI DURING TRANSFERS AND TOURS  YES
  • AN EGYPTOLOGIST ENGLISH-SPEAKING TOUR GUIDE YES
  • LUNCH AT LOCAL RESTAURANT DURING THE TOURS IN CAIRO YES
  • ONE BOTTLED WATER DURING THE TOURS AND TRANSFERS YES
  • ALL SERVICE CHARGE AND CURRENTLY APPLIED TAXES  YES
  • TIPPING KITTY NOT
  • OPTIONAL TOURS NOT
  • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE NOT
  • ANY BEVERAGE WITH MEALS NOT

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1 - WELCOME TO CAIRO

After the landing of your plane at Cairo International airport, you will find our tour representative waiting for you at the airport with a sign to help you with your procedures and luggage.  Then you will be transferred by an air-conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Free wifi available at your private car. In your way to the hotel, you will enjoy our welcome drink. Once you arrived the Hotel our tour representative will help you with the hotel check-in. You can relax at the hotel the rest of the day to be ready for the next day adventure at the pyramids.

Welcome Drink

DAY 2 - PYRAMIDS, MUSEUM, OLD CAIRO AND KHAN EL KHALILI

You will meet your qualified Egyptologist guide at the lobby of the hotel around 8:00 Am. Then we will take you by a private A/C vehicle to the Pyramids area to visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus. Afterward, you’ll see the wonder of the Great Sphinx at the Giza Plateau. You will have free camel ride for 5 minutes around the pyramids area. You can enter one of the Pyramids with additional fees.You will also have a tour to the Valley Temple belonging to the Pyramids of Chephren.

 

Your tour guide will accompany you to a papyrus shop at the pyramids area then continue your day visiting the top important landmarks and Islamic sights in Cairo. Your first stop is the Egyptian Museum to see the largest remarkable collection of Egyptian antiquities and artifacts which are dating back to the Pre-Dynastic, Pharaonic and Greco-Roman periods. You will have a tour inside the treasure room of the child King Tut. The tour does not include the entry to Royal Mummies room. Continue driving to the area of Old Cairo to tour the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Church of St. Barbara, Church of Abu Serga. At the end of the day, you will be guided to an old Arab souk, Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Free time for shopping. After the tour ends, transfer to the train station in Giza to take the sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner and overnight at Sleeper train.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

DAY 3 - CRUISE EMBARKATION - ASWAN SIGHTSEEING

Take your breakfast on the train then you will meet our tour representative at the train station in Aswan. Transfer to your cruise ship for check in and lunch before start your day tour at the High Dam of Aswan, the engineering miracle in the new centuries. Your guide will take you to the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries of Aswan, where you will learn how the obelisks were carved in the ancient world. This obelisk abandoned due to a crack. No completed visit to Aswan without a tour to the temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Take a short motorboat ride to the temple, where you will listen to the grand myth of Isis and Osiris. Enjoy at the sunset time a felucca ride around Kitchener’s Island. Back to your cruise ship for dinner and overnight.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

DAY 4 - EDFU & KOM OMBO TEMPLES

Sail to Kom Ombo in the early morning, where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, which is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, god of fertility and creator of the world. The temple is located on a high hill overlooking the River Nile. Back with your guide to the cruise to enjoy your lunch and continue sailing to Edfu.

 

You will take a horse carriage ride with your guide to Temple of Edfu, dedicated to Horus which is considered the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak and one of the well-preserved cult temple in Egypt. At each site, your Egyptologist tour guide will give you historical information about the temple. Back to your Nile cruise ship for dinner and overnight. Continue sailing to Esna.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 5 - VALLEY OF THE KINGS, HATSHEPSUT'S TEMPLE AND MEMNON COLOSSI

Sail to Luxor in the early morning and take your breakfast on board. You will meet your guide then move by a private air-conditioned vehicle to the Valley of the Kings, where you will visit the tombs of the most famous pharaohs in Egypt (3 tombs included per ticket). King Tut’s tomb with extra supplement. Continue the tour by visiting the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari. Your knowledgeable guide will tell you the most famous stories about this temple and Queen Hatshepsut. In your way, you will stop to take some memorable photos for the Colossi of Memnon (King Amenhotep III Status). Back to your Nile cruise ship for dinner and overnight.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

DAY 6 - KARNAK & LUXOR TEMPLES

Take your breakfast on board before check out (Maximum by 12:00 P.M.). Your guide will wait for you at the lobby of your cruise ship. You will be transferred by a deluxe A/C Vehicle to the East Bank of Luxor to visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples with your Egyptologist tour guide.

 

Karnak Temple is the greatest example of worship in history and was dedicated to the God Amon, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. It was constructed from the beginning of the Middle Kingdom to the Graeco-Roman Kingdom. You will see at Karnak Temple the Sphinx Avenue, the famous Hypostyle Hall, Queen Hatshepsut’s Obelisk and Temple of Amon.

 

Luxor Temple was built by Amenhotep III in 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom and it was completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. You will see the Obelisk of Ramses II in front of the first Pylon. Free time to take memorable photos then transfer to the train station to take your train back to Cairo. Dinner and overnight at Sleeper train.

N.B: Extend your stay and go to the beach.  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

DAY 7 - ARRIVAL CAIRO - FREE DAY AT LEISURE

After breakfast at the train, you will meet your assistant in Giza train station then transfer to your hotel in Cairo. Check in and a free day to relax or you can explore more sightseeing in Cairo by book an optional tour to Memphis, Sakkara and Dahshur or you can take a dinner cruise in the evening.

 

Meals: Breakfast

DAY 8 - FINAL DEPARTURE

Take the breakfast at your hotel in the morning before your check out (Maximum by 12:00 P.M.) Late check out available upon request with supplement. You will be transferred to Cairo International Airport to take your flight back home.

 

Meals: Breakfast

PRICES PER PERSON

  • Cairo Pyramids Hotel  or Ramses Hilton Hotel or Similar
  • MS Concerto Nile Cruise or Similar

N.B.: Hotel in Pyramids area or Down Town according to your choice.

Single

Double

Triple

 $ 1467

$ 938

 $ 857

 Child From 6 ~11.99 Child From 2~5.99 Infant From 0~2

$ 428

$ 257

Free

  • Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa or Conrad Cairo Hotel & Casino or Similar
  • MS Amwaj Nile Cruise or MS Amarco Nile Cruise or Similar

N.B.: Hotel in Pyramids area or Down Town according to your choice.

Single

Double

Triple

 $ 1615

$ 1022

 $ 941

 Child From 6 ~11.99 Child From 2~5.99 Infant From 0~2

$ 470

$ 282

Free

  • Mena House Hotel or Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo Hotel or Similar
  • Mövenpick M/S Star Goddess Nile Cruise or Mövenpick M/S Moon Goddess Nile Cruise or Similar

N.B.: Hotel in Pyramids area or Down Town according to your choice.

Single

Double

Triple

 $ 2052

$ 1242

 $ 1161

 Child From 6 ~11.99 Child From 2~5.99 Infant From 0~2

$ 590

$ 348

Free

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