Cairo Highlights and Nile Cruise

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6 Days
Private Tour
Everyday
From/per person
$725
An unforeseen delight in this Luxury Tour by Air covering all the Ancient and Historical sights of Egypt’s gems in Cairo visiting the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza along with the mysterious Museum of Antiquities and more. Second and equally as fascinating are the Upper Egyptian Kings and Queens of Luxor and Aswan with their centuries-old Temples, Tombs and Monuments and the colourful delights of Nubian Aswan and its people. Simply a lifetime memory to treasure all in 6 days.
Included:
• Domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Aswan and from Luxor to Cairo
• All transfers by private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle
• Meet and greet service upon arrival and departures at all Airports
• Accommodation for 2 night at a 5-star hotel in Cairo

• Accommodation for 3 nights aboard 5 star Nile cruise on full board basis
• Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours
• English-speaking Egyptologist
• 2 bottles of water per person per day
• All service charges and taxes
Excluded
• International flight tickets
• Visa entry to Egypt
• Any extras and personal spending
• Optional activities
• Tipping
Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival of Egypt


Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted at Cairo International Airport by wonders of Egypt Representative, then transfer to the hotel. For check-in, overnight in Cairo.
NB
An optional evening tour to attend the fabulous Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids or dinner cruise floating on the Nile for a couple of hours.

Day 2: Cairo day tour


Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, then your private English speaking Egyptologist will pick you up, and drive to Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s greatest attractions the Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World (Cheops, Chephren, Mykerinos) and the Mysterious Sphinx,
Have lunch quality local restaurant, then drive to tour the Museum of Egyptian which exhibits a collection now of over 120000 masterpieces ranging from Pre-Dynastic era and includes the famous mask of the boy King Tutankhamen, right through from the Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period in Egypt, and learn about the secrets of mummification, then drive to visit the old market of Khan El Khalili, time for shopping will be available at governmental stores and shops, heading back to your hotel for an overnight in Cairo.
NB
An optional evening tour to attend the fabulous Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids or dinner cruise floating on the Nile for a couple of hours
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Cairo to Aswan


Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel, then transferee to Cairo Airport (Domestic Terminal) fly to Aswan. Upon arrival in Aswan, you will be met, assisted and transferred to your Nile Cruise boat for embarkation. Lunch will be served on board; then your private English speaking Egyptologist will pick you up to visit Aswan High Dam, built in the 1960s to provide the much-needed electricity and irrigation for the country. Nubia, the area that was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has known.
Then drive to the ‘Unfinished Obelisk’ which still lies in the granite quarries which provided ancient Egypt with building materials. It would have been the largest piece of stone ever handled but when a crack was discovered, Cross by boat to Agilika Island, to explore the Temple of Isis at Philae which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor and one of the Nubian Temples rescued before the High Dam was built. Enjoy Philae’s long colonnades, towers and reliefs, which include the last surviving hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions in Egypt. Heading back to the cruise for an overnight at Kom Ombo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

Enjoy tour breakfast onboard, and then walk with your private English speaking Egyptologist to Kom Ombo, The Temple is the only ancient Temple in Egypt divided into two, reflecting its dedication to two Gods: Sobek, the Crocodile God of fertility; and the falcon-headed Horus, God of the sky. Kom Ombo is also famous for the depictions of surgeon’s instruments, giving us an early record of medicine and surgery in Ancient Egypt.
Lunch will be served onboard, enjoy afternoon tea whilst sailing, then arrive at Edfu, home to the huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, the most complete and best preserved of the Egyptian Temples, consisting of many columns, halls, chambers and chapels, and inside, one of the interesting inscriptions lists the titles of books (scrolls) held in the library, heading back to tour cruise for an overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Luxor sightseeing

Enjoy an early breakfast onboard, and then drive to the East Bank of Luxor to explore the impressive Karnak Temple, the world’s largest ancient religious site. The hypostyle hall with its colossal granite columns is one of Egypt’s famous landmarks. Then visit the majestic Luxor Temple, which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the God Amun.
Lunch will be served onboard, then drive to the West Bank of Luxor, the original resting place of the world famous boy King Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Kings along with another 62 tombs unearthed of the Pharaohs and Dignitaries.
Discover the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir EL Bahari and the two towering statues of the Colossi of Memnon.(The three tombs visited are determined by the Egyptian Government as to preserve them from the large flow of visitors, therefore are rotated throughout the year and cannot be confirmed as to which tombs prior to your visit).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Cairo – final departure

Enjoy your Breakfast at the hotel with some free leisure time, then transfer to Cairo international airport for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast
Golden Accommodation:
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
MS Moevenpick Royal Lily Cruise
Per Person in Triple Room MAY-SEPT  $ 700  –  OCT-APRIL$ 825
Per Person in Double Room MAY-SEPT  $ 725 – OCT-APRIL $ 850
One Person Traveling Alone MAY-SEPT  $ 990 – OCT-APRIL $ 1195

Prices – Per Person in Sterling per Tour and can be paid in US$ or Euros by credit card via a secure payment system with no extra surcharge. Current prices valid through April 30.2021excluding Christmas Holidays.

Payment – Early Reservations advised to avoid disappointment in securing your spaces. Booking secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. During the Christmas holidays, packages require a deposit of 50%. Forming part of your final payment. Packages and vacations, which include International flights, will require the full flight cost and deposit (25% or 50%) due to the regulations of the Airlines who require full payment.

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