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Exploring Egypt

Classic Tour

Discover much of what this fascinating country has to offer in 8 days. Over the course of this trip you will explore Egyptian culture, history, cuisine, flora and fauna. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Nile from the comfort of your luxurious Nile cruiser while you visit the most important Ancient Egyptian temples along the legendary river. Explore with your Egyptologist guide lively bazaars, the Great Pyramids and the jewels of the Nile in Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan.

 

Highlights

🕌 Experience Egyptian Culture and History

🛳  Relax on a luxurious Nile Cruise

🌄 Discover the most popular sites of the Ancient Egypt

🎭  Night entertainment onboard: belly dancing and folkloric shows

🥙  Traditional Cuisine and drinks

⛵️  Sail on a Felucca

 

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Egypt

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be welcomed assisted privately by your tour leader with the entry process and you will be escorted to your hotel in a private air-conditioned vehicle.

Our representative will assist you to ensure a smooth check-in, he will review your holiday itinerary with you to confirm pick-up times for each tour and he will answer all your questions.

Overnight at the Steigenberger Pyramids Hotel. (Deluxe City View)

Day 2 - Pyramids, Cairo Museum & bazaar visit

After breakfast, your private guide will pick you up to take you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus, along with the famous Sphinx and Valley Temple. After this, you will have a chance to visit the world-famous Egyptian Museum and enjoy a lunch at a lovely, traditional Egyptian restaurant in Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest and most lively bazaar famous for its narrow alleyways full of shops, restaurants and cafes where locals drink tea and smoke water pipes.

Day 3 - Discover Karnak and Luxor temples

After breakfast, you will be privately transferred to the airport to fly to the mind-blowing town of Luxor. On arrival, your private assistant will meet you and transfer you to your Nile Cruiser to start your Nile adventure on full board basis. After lunch onboard, your guide will take you to visit the stunning Luxor & Karnak temples.

After the sightseeing, you will be back on board to enjoy a yummy dinner and a fun cultural evening with Belly Dancing and a folkloric show. Overnight in Luxor on the Steigenberger Legacy Ship on Full Board Basis (Superior Cabin)

Day 4 - Explore the Valley of the Kings and West Bank

Enjoy breakfast on board before heading out with your knowledgeable guide to explore the mind-blowing West Bank in Luxor. Here you’ll have the chance to discover the word- known jewels of Ancient Egypt: the majestic Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon and Queen Hatshepsut’s temple.

Hop on board and start your sail journey to Edfu. After lunch, the afternoon is at leisure onboard where you will enjoy the sun, the Nile breeze at the sundeck and take a refreshing dip in the pool. Tonight have fun at the Captains welcome cocktails and dinner. Overnight in Edfu (Superior Cabin)

Day 5 - EDFU & KOM OMBO temples

Enjoy breakfast on board the cruise while you sail along the River Nile direction to Edfu. Upon arrival, you will take a horse carriage ride through the quaint town of Edfu to visit with your guide the gorgeous temple dedicated to Horus, the falcon God.

Enjoy the beautiful landscapes from the comfort of your luxurious cruise ship on your way to Kom Ombo temple.  Explore the unique twin temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the crocodile God Sobek and visit the museum which contains a number of fascinating mummified crocodiles. Continue your sailing journey to the romantic city of Aswan.

Day 6 - Aswan, the always sunny city

After breakfast on board the boat, you will discover with your guide the highlights of Aswan: the famous High Dam, the enigmatic Unfinished Obelisk and, later a, short boat ride will take you to the lovely temple of Philae located in a picturesque small island in the Nile and it is dedicated to the two Goddesses, Isis and Hathor.

Enjoy lunch in a high quality Egyptian restaurant, you will end your day by taking a felucca ride to visit the lovely botanical gardens at Kitchener Island, a captivating green oasis and a lovely contrast with the surrounding desert landscapes.

Day 7 - Cairo transfer by air

After your delicious breakfast on board you will be transferred private AC vehicle to Aswan Airport to take your flight to Cairo.

*Optional highly recommended tour: Private guided tour to the magical Abu Simbel Temples.

On arrival in Cairo you will be met and assisted by a private assistant who will transfer you to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Cairo at the boutique-like Kempinski Nile Hotel.

Day 8 - Safe travels!

After breakfast, your private assistant will meet you to take you to your private transfer to Cairo international airport to take your flight back home. Safe travels!

Details -

  • Price based on 2 people sharing a double room/cabin in low-season.
  • Subject to Availability
  • All prices are correct at the time of writing

What's included?

INCLUDED
  • Private meet & assist service upon arrival at Cairo Airport.
  • Assistance with guest relations during your stay.
  • Air Conditionated vehicle for all transfers
  • Domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo, including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on a 5-star superior Nile Cruise ship, full board
  • Private sightseeing tours in Cairo (listed on itinerary)
  • Sightseeing tours on the cruise shared with a group
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Egyptologist certified tour guide for all historical tours
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship
  • Portage as needed
  • All service charges and taxes
Excluded
  • International flights. Direct flights from London Heathrow to Cairo return cost around £350 per person depending on the season.
  • Entry Visa into Egypt. If your country is eligible for Visa on Arrival, we can arrange this service on request to avoid you the inconvenience of having to queue in line on arrival.
  • Any optional tours

 

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Discover much of what this fascinating country has to offer in 8 days. Over the course of this trip you will explore Egyptian culture, history, cuisine, flora and fauna. Enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Nile from the comfort of your luxurious Nile cruiser while you visit the most important Ancient Egyptian temples along the legendary river. Explore with your Egyptologist guide lively bazaars, the Great Pyramids and the jewels of the Nile in Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan.

 

Highlights

🕌 Experience Egyptian Culture and History

🛳  Relax on a luxurious Nile Cruise

🌄 Discover the most popular sites of the Ancient Egypt

🎭  Night entertainment onboard: belly dancing and folkloric shows

🥙  Traditional Cuisine and drinks

⛵️  Sail on a Felucca

 

Cairo
Cairo, the Capital of Egypt with a total population in excess of 16 million people is where we would suggest you would begin and end your Egypt holiday. This metropolitan city is one of the largest in Africa, the largest in the Middle East and the 15th largest in the world! Cairo is often associated with ancient Egypt where you can visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. As well as these there are gorgeous historical sites such as the Islamic city, Old Cairo and the Egyptian Museum. Although firmly attached to the past, Cairo is also home to a vibrant and modern society with some areas being described as “Paris on the Nile” built in the 19th Century. An ideal place to base yourself at the beginning and end of your Egypt holiday.
Aswan
Heading south along the River Nile beyond Luxor, lies the smaller city of Aswan. Here, the river is wide, slow and beautiful surrounded by colourful local villages that feature the traditional lives of the Nubians. A quiet and beautiful area is the perfect place to stay in Egypt for your cultural and scenic views fix.
Luxor
Luxor continues to have an ancient feel and look, located in the Southern Nile Valley otherwise known as the “Land of the Pharaohs” and the “worlds greatest open-air museum”. Here you will find ruins of temple complexes connected by an avenue of sphinxes over one and a half miles long all standing within a modern city.

On the West Bank of the Nile, most of the ruins and tombs still remain, including the Valley of the Kings, which contains the famous Tomb of Tutankhamen and the stunning Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Nearby, a number of ancient temples and Theban necropolis are located: the Temple of Medinat Habu, Colossi of Memnon, the Ramesseum, Valley of the Queens and Valley of the Nobles. A stay in Luxor with us is sure to fill your historical appetite.
Hurghada
Relax at the end of your holiday with a few nights on the shores of the Red Sea. Enjoy the fantastic weather all year long, paradisiac white sanded beaches with turquoise waters and colourful corals and colourful fish!

Soak up the sun on the beach or jump on a jet ski and get the adrenaline running!

Whatever your preference, the Red Sea is the perfect place to wind down after an unforgettable trip.
Sharm El Sheikh
Relax at the end of your holiday with a few nights on the shores of the Red Sea. Enjoy the fantastic weather all year long, paradisiac white sanded beaches with turquoise waters and colourful corals and colourful fish!

Soak up the sun on the beach or jump on a jet ski and get the adrenaline running!

Whatever your preference, the Red Sea is the perfect place to wind down after an unforgettable trip.
Alexandria
Alexandria was one of the most important metropolis of the ancient world and highly influenced by the ancient Greeks. This significant city was home of the famous lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; the Great Library (the largest in the ancient world); and the Necropolis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.
Esna
Esna Temple, or, also known as Temple of Khnum, is dedicated to the god Khnum, his consorts Menhit and Nebtu, their son, Heka, and the goddess Neith. Well known for its remarkable beauty and the magnificence of its architecture.
Edfu
Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon God, is one of the best-preserved temples of the Greco Roman era and the two beautiful granite statues of the falcon god Horus towering over the entrance as you walk in.
Kom Ombo
Temple of Kom Ombo. The unusual Kom Ombo temple has two identical entrances, hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries. Explore the exceptional beautiful temple of Haroeris (Horus the Elder) and Sobek (Crocodile God). The temple was built with two symmetric entrances, halls, and sanctuaries; it is the only double temple all over Egypt.
Abu Simbel
The main attraction is the great sun temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari. Both temples were discovered in 1813 it was almost completely covered with sand. Then both temples were moved in 1960 by the help of Egyptian government and UNESCO to avoid the rising water of the Nile. Ramses II built the temple mostly to honour himself as inside there is a mural depicting his famous victory at Kadesh battle where his army defeated his enemies. On the north of Ramses temple, the Nefertari Temple which was built by Ramses II to his favourite wife Queen Nefertari among other 200 wives and concubines.
Gebel Silsela
Here lies the old Pharaonic quarries of Silsela and the off-the-path rock-cut Temple of Hormoheb.
Abydos
The ancient Egyptian believed of God (Lord of the underworld) to be buried here. The temple was built by King Seti I, and completed by King Ramsess II, known as the temple of Seti I.The paintings of the Gods and Pharaohs on the walls of the Osiris Temple at Abydos are among the most beautifully preserved in Egypt.
Dendera
Temple of Hathor is situated here- goddess of love and joy.

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