Destination - Egypt: Cairo, Luxor
Duration - 9 days, 8 nights
Day 1 London/Cairo
Arrive Cairo International Airport, where you will be met by your Tour Representative who will assist you through Customs and Immigration, then transfer by private motor coach to your hotel.
Day 2 Cairo
This morning the first visit will be to remains of ancient Memphis the First capital of ancient Egypt. Then drive to the area of Saqqara to visit the oldest step pyramid and some of the tombs in the area.
Lunch in a local restaurant
Afternoon tour in the Pyramids of Guiza to visit the
Only surviving monuments of the ancient wonders of the world.
During the tour travellers will have the chance to climb inside one of the pyramids, visit the sphinx and enjoy a short camel ride.
Return to the hotel
Evening cultural activities can be suggested (as folkloric shows, cultural activities , seminars and local restaurants)
Day 3 Cairo
Drive to the Citadel of Saladin and visit the 19th century mosque of Mohamed Ali
Then take the bus to the Khan El Khalili market
Afterwards visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. The museum has a remarkable collection of antiquities including the treasures of the child pharaoh Tutankhamon.
Take the evening sleeper train to Luxor
Day 4 Cairo/Luxor
Upon arrival to Luxor travellers will explore the Temple of Luxor and the Temples of Karnak, Egypt’s greatest compound of temples.
After the visit check in on the Nile cruiser for a 4 nights cruiser. (Lunch & Dinner on board)
Day 5 Luxor
Morning tour of the West Bank of Luxor. The tour will include visits to the tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings and tombs of the princes & queens in the Valley of the Queens and the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut finally view the Colossi of Memnon.
The afternoon is at leisure.
Sail to Edfu & Overnight
Day 6 Luxor/Aswan
This morning travellers will visit the best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus the falcon god, built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III. Return to the cruiser and sail onwards to Kom Ombo to visit the Greco Roman temple of Kom Ombo uniquely dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god and Haroeris, the sun god. Return to the cruiser and sail to Aswan (Brk, lunch & dinner on board)
Day 7 Aswan
Spend the morning visiting the High Dam, the quarries of the Unfinished Obelisk a practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen. Then end the tour with visiting the exquisite Temple of Philae on the island of Agilkia.
Return to the boat for lunch, and in the afternoon the travellers will sail in a felucca past Elephantine Island and Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens.
Return to the boat & Dinner on board. (Brk, Lunch & Dinner on board)
Day 8 Aswan/Cairo
Check out of the cruiser.
If interested take the optional tour to the temples of Abusimbel to explore the great rock-cut temples of Abu Simbel that were carved out of solid rock at a site on the west bank of the Nile south of Aswan in the land of Nubia. They are among the most magnificent monuments in the world. When the temples (280 km from Aswan) were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser, due to the construction of the High Dam, the Egyptian Government secured the support of UNESCO and launched a world wide appeal and their removal and reconstruction was an historic event in itself. ( Cost is 120 Sterling pounds per person )
Evening sleeper train to Cairo
Day 9 Cairo/Lodon
Upon arrival to Cairo drive to Cairo International airport for return flight home.
The Price Includes:
Private transportation from & to airports & train stations in Egypt.
Private Representative services in airports & train stations.
2 nights’ accommodation in 5 stars hotel in Cairo on Bed & breakfast basis.
4 nights’ accommodation on full board basis in 5 stars Nile cruise.
All sightseeing in the attached program.
Sleeper train from Cairo- Luxor & Aswan- Cairo.
Services of a Private English speaking Egyptologist guides.
The Price Excludes:
Airport taxes if applicable.
Excess baggage charges.
Entry Visa to Egypt
All items of a personal nature such as laundry, medical expenses, room service, and beverages
Tipping to guides.
Starts from £825