- The best weather for relaxing in the resorts of the Red Sea is spring and autumn.
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9 Days / 8 Nights including a 5 day 4 night cruise from Aswan to Luxor private tours plus an optional tour to Abu Simbel and more.
This tour provides an excellent introduction to the majority of important Pharaonic sites along the Nile valley. From the Great Pyramids at Giza to the incredible Temples at Abu Simbel you will experience a taste of history found no where else on earth.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Cairo International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 1 hours before the tour.|
|TOUR NOT INCLUDEDS|
This tour includes: Five star hotels (based ondouble occupancy), round trip first class sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo (based on double occupancy), five star cruise with outside Nile view, air-conditioned cabin with private bath (based on double occupancy), meals as outlined by B for Breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner, ground transfers pertaining to the tour, fees for visiting antiquity sites and museums. Services of an English speaking licensed Egyptologist, air-conditioned car/driver for private tours in Cairo and a English speaking guide with you being part of a small group while on the cruise. Service charges and taxes. Travel Insurance for those departing from the USA or Canada.
Day 1: Arrival at Cairo international airport
Arrive Cairo, be met by our staff who will assist you with clearing immigration and customs. Transfer to the Mena House hotel or similar. The evening is free.
Enjoy a buffet breakfast then our Egyptologist will take you to Memphis, capital of the ancient kingdom, one of ancient Egypt’s most important cities. Most of its splendors have been destroyed, but the Alabaster Sphinx built in the 19th dynasty still remains, as does a beautifully carved statue of Ramses II. Then on to Sakkarra with it’s stepped pyramid and Dashour with the Black pyramid, the Bent Pyramid and the Red Pyramid (built of red granite brought all the way from Aswan it is open for entry) Evening free.
Breakfast at the hotel then its off to the Pyramids of Giza and the inscrutable Sphinx. From here on to the Egyptian museum followed by a trip to the Khan el Khalili bazaar where bargains abound. Transfer to the Ramses station to board your overnight first class sleeper train to Aswan which departs about 7: 45PM.
Arrive Aswan about 9AM. Our staff will transfer you to board your 5 star cruise ship for a luxurious cruise. After lunch you will sail in a native Felucca (sailboat) to view Elephantine Island and the Aga Khan mausoleum plus other sites on the river. Dinner and evening entertainment onboard. As an option you could visit the Nubian Museum, a world class presentation of the Nubian history and culture before boarding the cruise.
NOTE: We can arrange an optional tour to Abu Simbel before boarding your cruise ship.
A visit to the historic sites in Aswan including the high dam, the old dam, the Temple of Philae. Return to the ship for departure to Kom Ombo. Visit the Temple shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Then sail to Edfu and overnight. Dancing and evening entertainment.
Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu before sailing to Esna where you will cross the locks then sail on to Luxor. Dancing and evening entertainment.
After breakfast you will cross to the west bank where you will enjoy seeing the Necropolis of Thebes including the Valley of the Queens, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Return to the ship for lunch and then visit the Temple of Karnak and Luxor on the east bank.
Disembark after breakfast, enjoy a free day to experience Luxor (or we can arrange optional tours of sites not included in the cruise) then board the overnight sleeper train for Cairo about 9PM.
Arrive Cairo about 6AM. Our staff will transfer you to the Sheraton Heliopolis hotel or similar to freshen up or staff will transfer you to the airport, assist with departure formalities and checking in for your international departure.
- Price per person based on double occupancy: $1395 Single supplement:
- $675 Abu Simbel extension including round trip air: +$150 p.p.
- Abu Simbel extension using the high speed ferry: +$125 p.p.
- Flying from Cairo to Luxor and return to Cairo instead of train: +$285 p.p.
Prices are only an indication of providing these tours and services. Actual pricing will be done for a specific program custom designed for your party.