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Activities & Transport
- Hot Air Balloon
- City Tour
- Meet the Locals
- Car with driver
- Boat | Sailing Boat
Main travel focus
A Tour of Ancient Egypt
- Visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids, between 6,000 and even 7,000 years old
- Accommodation on board a Nile cruise that sails for 4 nights from Luxor to Aswan passing through other Egyptian cities
- Enjoy the wonderful views of the country side from the upper deck of the cruise ship as it sails the River Nile
- Take a felucca ride around the elephantine island in Aswan
Egypt, the Land of Dreams, is a treasure trove of ancient monuments, stunning landscapes and unforgettable moments. It will bring you closer to Egypt's ancient civilizations, and the daily life of the locals. You'll begin your trip in Cairo, the capital of Egypt where the great pyramids have stood for millennia. Continuing on, you'll pass through the most famous cities of Upper Egypt, home to huge temples and monuments where the Pharaoh's secrets will be revealed. You'll get to know their conflicts, their religious life, how they loved and how the hated, how they adored their families and how they fought to keep their lands free. Come and open your treasure.
- 8 nights of accomodation in mentioned 5*hotels, aboard 5*cruise ship & 1st-class sleeper train (2/4/2)
- 8x breakfast, 5x lunch, 6x dinner as mentioned in itinerary
- Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicles
- English speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees to all sites and sightseeing tours as indicated in itinerary
- Bottled water during the trip
- Free WiFi on board of vehicles
- Loaned mobile phone for the length of the stay with 30 minutes of local calling
- Free Travel insurance
- International airfare
- Entry visa to Egypt
- Beverages with meals
- Additional entry tickets beyond main entrance
- Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids
- Cairo Nile Dinner Cruise & Show
- Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple
- Hot Air Balloon Ride in Luxor
- Day trip to Abu Simbel Tembel from Aswan
- Trip to the Nubian Village by Motorboat
- This tour can be conducted alternatively by domestic flight (Cairo/Luxor– Aswan/Cairo) with extra charge.
Example Trip to customize
Arrival in Cairo
Today you'll arrive at Cairo International Airport where our representative will be waiting to welcome you and drive you by air conditioned vehicle to your hotel in Cairo. Check-in at the hotel will be followed by a short meeting with your representative to confirm the contracted services and pick up times. The rest of the day is free to relax after your long flight and settle into your surroundings.
Cairo City Tour
Today, you'll get a full taste of Cairo and then some. After a first savory breakfast at the hotel, you will check out and proceed to Giza Plateau. It's time to see something truly miraculous, a real wonder of the world, in ancient times and still today, the Great Pyramids of Cheop, Chefren and Mykerinus. Admire the architectural marvel and feel the history come to live surrounded by these up to over 4.000 years old testimonies to human culture. And don't forget about the mysterious Great Sphinx. Have a tasty lunch over all these breathtaking experiences, before you'll proceed to visit the Egyptian Museum and its many Pharaonic residents, including legendary child king Tutankhamen.
From the ancient Egypt and its deities it is then time to move on to trace some of Christianities' oldest footprints at Coptic Cairo with Ben Ezra Synagogue and famous Hanging Church. Conclude this religious journey with Islamic Cairo with its many historical mosques and sites and Cairo's old (and definitely bustling) bazaar Khan El Khalili. From here, you'll move on to Giza train station to get onboard a charming sleeper train for some well-deserved rest after today's ride through time and religion. Enjoy dinner aboard before falling asleep to the gentle rattling of your ride to Luxor.
Leave Cairo and Arrive in Luxor
Enjoy breakfast aboard as you arrive in Luxor and move on afterwards to your next moving home for the next few nights, a beautiful Nile River cruise ready to bring you to Egypt's highlights as you enjoy wonderfully scenic views of the Nile. After embarkation and a first delicious lunch aboard it's time to explore Luxor. In the afternoon you'll visit the Temple of Karnak, located in the heart of Egypt, dating back to Egypt's New Kingdom. Karnak is possibly the largest temple complex ever constructed anywhere in the world, and was developed over a period of 1,500 years. The tour continues to The Temple of Luxor, built with the same sandstone used for the construction of monuments in upper Egypt. You'll return to the cruise for a delicious dinner, and a relaxing evening after such a long day.
Tour in Luxor and Sailing to Esna
You'll have breakfast on board before visiting the famous Colossi of Memnon, dedicated to Amenhotep III who built a mortuary temple guarded by two gigantic statues on the outer gates. Time and nature have taken their toll on the temple but the statues are still impressive. After that, you will be transferred to the west bank where you will visit the Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens and the Temple of Hatchepsut, one of Egypt's most successful pharaohs and considered the first great woman in the history. You'll return to the cruise for lunch as the ship starts sailing to Esna while tea will be served on the sundeck, followed by dinner.
Sailing from Edfu to Kom Ombo
Sail to Edfu before breakfast, you will take a horse carriage to the Temple of Edfu, built during the Ptolemaic period and dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Back on board the ship, you'll start sailing to Kom Ombo, and lunch will be served. Don't forget that tea will be served in the afternoon on the Sun Deck while you enjoy the wonderful view of the Egyptian countryside. You'll arrive in Kom Ombo where you'll visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, shared by the two Gods, Sobek and Haeroris. Returning to the cruise, overnight in Kom Ombo.
Tour In Aswan
Sail to Aswan before breakfast, and then you'll go by air conditioned vehicle to the High Dam stretching across the Nile River in Aswan. You'll also visit the unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae, which was dismantled and relocated to nearby island of Agilika by UNESCO during the construction of the Aswan Dam because the site was partly flooded for half a century by the earlier Aswan low dam. Back on board the ship for lunch. In the afternoon you will have a Felucca ride around the Elephantine Island, then have dinner on board the ship.
Back to Cairo
This morning you'll have your final breakfast on board before disembarkation. You'll take the sleeper train back to Cairo in private compartements not without providing you a delicious dinner aboard.
Enjoy breakfast aboard your sleeper train as you roll back into Cairo, for you surely weren't done with this multifaceted city in the beginning of your Egyptian journey. After your transfer to your hotel, all of today is set aside for you to explore this magnificent city in whichever way you like. Your tour manager will have many interesting optional tours for you to choose from like a visit to the Step Pyramid of King Zoser in Sakkara and Memphis. Or are you fed up with ancient culture? Dive into the rich and vibrant modern side of this intercultural and interreligious hub that never sleeps and get a different feeling of Cairo all on your own. Just make sure to enjoy one last sumptuous dinner at your hotel, as it is your last night here in captivating Cairo.
After breakfast, you'll check out of your hotel and be transferred to the Cairo International Airport for your flight back home. We hope to see you again soon in Egypt!