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Cruise along the Nile like a Pharaoh - 8 Days

Cruise along the Nile like a Pharaoh

Egypt · Private Tour · 8 Days
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Follow the Pharaohs' footsteps along the Nile river. Explore the Egyptian history in Cairo, touch the pyramids and see the eternal Sphinx in Giza Plateau, pay respect the tombs of Pharaohs in Valley of Kings in Luxor, walk through the ancient temples of Edfu and witness the amazing Egyptian engineering of unfinished obelisk in Aswan. Discover the unearthed secrets beneath the desert sands of Egypt with this 8 days amazing Nile cruise tour.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Cairo
Day 2 - Cairo
Day 3 - Giza Plateau
Day 4 - Cairo → Luxor
Day 5 - Luxor → Esna → Edfu
Day 6 - Edfu → Kom Ombo → Aswan
Day 7 - Aswan
Day 8 - Aswan → Cairo

What is included

  • All transfers and transports by private air conditioning car
  • Meet and greet services by our representatives at airports
  • 3 nights accommodation in comfort hotels with daily breakfast
  • 4 nights accommodation in Nile Cruise Ship with full boards
  • 2 lunches in Cairo
  • Excursions with private English speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites
  • Tipping of guide and driver

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights Cairo - Aswan, Luxor - Cairo (Approximately USD 270)
  • Visa (can be bought upon arrival for USD 25)
  • Christmas, New Year and Easter supplements
  • Anything else not mentioned above
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

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1
Cairo

Arrival to Cairo International Airport, our representative will meet and assist you through passport formalities. Transfer to the hotel where our representative will arrange for your check in and provide you all information for the next couple of days.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Cairo

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2
Cairo

After breakfast, visit the Egyptian Museum which is an absolute must on a tour to Cairo. Your guide will take you through the history of Pharaonic Egypt with the help of the artifacts exhibited, from Narmer to Akhnaton and Ramses.

Visit one of the grand mosques of Cairo to learn more about Islam today and its history. And end the tour in the very oriental bazaar district of Khan El Khalili.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Cairo

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3
Giza Plateau

After breakfast, continue to the most famous sight in Egypt, the Pyramids at the Giza Plateau, one of the seven classic Wonders of the World.

The visit will take you to the highest point of the plateau to have a panoramic view of the area and enter the funeral chamber. You will also see the valley temple of Chephren and the mysterious Sphinx.

Lunch will be served at a very typical restaurant.

Overnight at the hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Cairo

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4
Cairo → Luxor

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport to catch the flight to Luxor.

On arrival, visit the amazing Karnak Temple, known as the Vatican of the Pharaonic Age. After the visit, you will be transferred to your Nile Cruiser to check in and have lunch onboard. Afternoon at leisure.

In the evening, visit the illuminated Luxor Temple. Dinner will be served onboard.

Overnight at the cruise ship.

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Cairo → Luxor 1h 5min
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Luxor to Aswan

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Luxor → Esna → Edfu

After breakfast, start your day with the most famous royal burial place, the Valley of Kings, where among others, the tomb of Tutankhamen was found almost intact in the 1920s.

Then, continue to the Valley Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, built in the 15th century B.C and to Deir el Medina, the village and fascinating tombs of the workers of pharaoh. We finish our visits with the Colossus of Memnon that were once standing outside the temple of Amenophis III.

When back at the boat for lunch, the cruising will start towards Esna lock and we can enjoy the panoramic view from the sundeck. We pass through the lock and will arrive Edfu harbor in the evening.

Afternoon tea and dinner will be served onboard. Overnight at the cruise ship.

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Luxor → Edfu109 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Luxor to Aswan

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Edfu → Kom Ombo → Aswan

After breakfast, visit one of the best preserved temples, the Ptolemaic Temple dedicated to Horus at Edfu.

Back on the cruiser, continue to sail south towards Kom Ombo to see the temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the eagle headed god Horus. Ship continues sailing to Aswan.

Lunch, dinner and afternoon tea will be served onboard.

Overnight at the cruise ship.

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Edfu → Aswan113 km
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Luxor to Aswan

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Aswan

After breakfast, enjoy a day sightseeing in Aswan.

Visit the famous High Dam and how it has affected life in Aswan. Then continue to the Philae Temple devoted to the gods Isis and Hathor. After that proceed to unfinished obelisk in the granite quarry, a enormity project done during a time when no real tools existed.

In the afternoon, enjoy a small sailing tour in a typical Nile boat know as “felucca”. The rest of day free at leisure to explore beautiful Aswan.

Lunch and dinner will be served onboard.

Overnight at the cruise ship.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Luxor to Aswan

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8
Aswan → Cairo

After breakfast, check out in the morning.

You will be transferred to Aswan Airport to fly to Cairo where you will connect to your final departure flight.

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Aswan → Cairo 1h 25min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Cairo
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Luxor to Aswan
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Price for comfort experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing Basis
1 May 2016 - 30 Sep 2016$594
1 Oct 2016 - 30 Apr 2017$624

Photos

Temples of Karnak, Luxor
Temple of Kom Ombo
Queen Hatshepsut Temple
Pyramids, Giza Plateau
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Grand Mosques, Cairo
Sphinx, Giza
Illuminated Luxor Temple
Colossi of Memnon, Luxor
Temple of Edfu
Philae Temple, Aswan
Nile Boat Felucca, Aswan

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What travelers say

  • Joan B. from Spain
    May 2015

    Having recently concluded our stay in Egypt and already recovered from our hectic schedule, we would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your services. We were treated with great care and we can honestly say we had one of our best trips ever. We would also like to extend a special thanks to our guide Hanni, he was very professional, friendly and transmitted what he wanted to say perfectly as well as offering his help whenever needed.

  • Rebeca G. from Argentina
    May 2015

    I just wanted to thank you for the great care provided during our entire trip. Our guide Tarek was fantastic and the personnel that welcomed us and dismissed us at the airport were always very attentive and friendly. It was a very special trip and have returned delighted to our country.

  • Natalia D. from Colombia
    Jan 2015

    I have just returned from my trip to Egypt, 4 nights in the Nile + 3 nights in Cairo, and I would like to congratulate you for a magnificent trip in general. Ramon, the representative was very professional and treated us excellently. However we would like to dedicate a few extra words to our guide Salah who was amazing, without him our trip would have not been the same. Please from my behalf (and the 17 other members of our group) congratulate him on a job well done. We hope that he keeps on transmitting his knowledge of the Egyptian culture to as many tourists as possible.

    We loved him and we just wanted to transmit our feelings to the company.

  • Nora B. from Argentina
    Apr 2015

    I want to congratulate your company for the excellent services my wife and I received in the tour we took last April. Great organization, attention and variety (we would give it an optimum rating), but we would like to highlight 1 issue, as you may know 80% of the success of a trip relies on the efficiency of the guide. Mr. Mahmoud Ramzy not only complies with that premise, but also adds a superlative understanding of the Egyptian culture, great sense of humour, sensitivity, personality to manage the group and last but not least, academic expertise that stands out above all other guides Ive had in my life. And believe me I have had many; I am 68 years old and have been travelling for over 30 years.

    Therefore, I again would like to congratulate your company and its managers for having the ability to find people like Mr. Ramzy. I would like that this recognition be made public among all the staff in your company as an example to follow.

  • Andy P. from UK
    October 2014

    Just got back from our trip to Cairo and wanted to extend to you our extreme gratitude for what me and my wife definitely consider to be one of the best trips we have ever had. You really do not know how grateful we are for all the attention we received from all the people working in your company that were always available and helped us in anything we needed. Special thank to our guide Khaled that was really amazing the amount of knowledge he had and how well he transmitted it to our entire group.

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