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.
🕌 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
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)Accommodation
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.Accommodation
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)Accommodation
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)Accommodation
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.Accommodation
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.Accommodation
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.Accommodation
- 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
- 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
- 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