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8 days Egypt Itinerary Cairo and Nile cruise

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With our Egypt Itinerary Cairo and Nile cruise for 8 days / 7 nights, you can explore Egypt to see all wonders of ancient Egypt. Discover the ultimate historical attractions in Cairo; visit Aswan and sail to Luxor in absolute style with a 8 day Cairo and Nile cruise tour.  Includes 3 Nights in Cairo ,4 Nights  Nile Cruise, Visit   Pyramids of Giza and The Egyptian Museum then travel to Luxor visit the valley of the Kings and enjoy 4 Nights Nile Cruise, from Luxor to Aswan, explore the magical sites between Luxor and Aswan, then travel to Cairo


Duration: 8 Days
Destinations:Cairo / Luxor / Aswan / Cairo 
Tour Availability: Every Day
Pickup Location: Cairo Airport or Hotel in Cairo
Tour Type: Private
Live tour guide: English, German, Spanish

Children Policy:
0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
2 - 05.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

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8 days Egypt Itinerary Cairo and Nile cruise

Day 1: Arrival and Welcome in Cairo:
Your Cairo and Nile Cruise begins at your chosen hotel in Cairo. Upon arrival to Cairo Int. Airport, you will be met with our English-speaking representative who will help and assist you in all formalities. A private transfer by an A-C van from the airport to your hotel in Cairo is included. Arrives to your hotel, check in, rest and refresh.Overnight in Cairo.

There is a great idea to spend your fisrt day in Cairo to enjoy a beautiful dinner cruise (Optional).

Day 2: Tour to Pyramids & Egyptian Museum:
Breakfast at hotel. Then you will be met by our English Egyptologist tour guide to start your first day tour by visiting Pyramids of Giza "Khufu, Khafre & Menkaure", where the greatness has been embodied in three pyramids with a limestone statue of Sphinx guarding the whole area.

Then proceed to one of our local restaurant to have your lunch.

After that you will move to visit The Egyptian Museum
which has more than 250,000 pieces display a rare collection of Egyptian art Over 5,000 years, as well as Tutankhamen room which has treasure, jewelry and gold’s which was enclosed in his tomb over 3500 years before it was discovered in 1920 when his tomb was excavated.

After finishing your day tour, you will be transfered back to your hotel for overnight.

Day 3: The old Cairo and Islamic Cairo:
Pick Up time from your hotel in Cairo at 08:00 am with your Egyptologist tour guide continuing Cairo and Nile Cruise. Enjoy a fantastic orientation tour of Cairo on an 8-hour excursion that takes in the major monuments of Old Cairo and the maze of streets and stalls of the historic Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

You will drive up to the Saladin Citadel, constructed by Salah al-Din on the Moqattam Hills in 1183 AD as a defense against Crusader armies. Known for its fresh air and sweeping views of   Cairo , it is now a preserved historic site of mosques and museums, including the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha

Designed by the Turkish architect Yousif Boushnaq, who came to   Cairo  especially from Istanbul to build the great building, the mosque's alabaster structure stands in beautiful contrast to the sandstone city.

Lunch will be served in Local restaurant in Old Cairo

Then, visit Old Cairo to see major attractions such as the Hanging Church, the Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Church of St. Barbara, and the Church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in   Cairo

Continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East back to your hotel in Cairo

Day 4: Fly to Luxor _ Embarkation on Nile Cruise:
Pick up time from your hotel in Cairo to Cairo airport, You will fly to Luxor from Cairo , Upon your arrival to Luxor ,You will be picked up by our agent in Luxor and transfer to the Nile Cruise, for Embarkation& Lunch on board of the Nile Cruise, proceed with the Visits to the East bank of the Nile Including

Karnak temple:
Karnak is more than A temple, is a spectacular Complex of Sanctuaries, Kiosks, Pylons, and Obelisks, All dedicated to the Theban gods and to the Greater Glory of Egypt`s Pharaohs, Karnak was the Most Important place for the worship of the Theban Triad(Amun, Mut, and Khonso) 

Luxor Temple:
Largely built by the New Kingdom Pharaoh Amenhotep the Third and Completed by King Tutankhamon and the Great King Ramses the second, The First pylon was raised by Ramses the second and Decorated  with His Military Battle of Kadesh

Dinner &Overnight on board of the Cruise in Luxor

Day 5: West Bank of Luxor:
Breakfast on the board on the Nile cruise. The next point of Cairo and Nile Cruise is Visiting the west bank of the Nile Including

The valley of the Kings
Once  called the great Place of the Truth, this valley Called now the valley of the Kings, It is a Majestic domain of the Pharaohs who once lay in great stone Sarcophagi, awaiting immortality, The isolated valley behind Deir el Bahri is dominated by the Pyramid-Shaped Mountain Peak

The colossi of Memnon
Massive  pair statues Know as the  Colossi of Memnon, Rising about 18 M from the plain, They are the remains of what once the largest  complex on the west bank, Built by Amenhotep the Third

The Queen  Hatshepsut  temple
Rising out of the desert Plain, in a series of terraces, The temple of  Hatshepsut   Mergs with sheer limestone Cliffs of the eastern face of the Theban Mountain as if Nature herself had built this Extraordinary monument.

13:00 sail to Esna lock& lunch will be during the sail
18:00 arrive, Esna Lock, Sail to Edfu& Dinner
Overnight o board of the Cruise in Edfu

Day 6: Edfu temple and Kom Ombo temple:
Breakfast on board the Cruise to continue your Cairo and Nile Cruise 
07:00 Today, view the Temple of Horus,

Edfu temple
Upper Egyptian site dominated by a large well -Preserved temple, dedicated to the hawk-God Horus, The Construction of Ptolemaic temple of Horus, which was founded on the site of a much earlier temple, dated to the period between the reigns of Ptolemy the Third(246 B.c), The descriptions on the walls include the Myth of contending of Horus and Seth(Probably performed annually as a religious Drama.

09:30 Sail to Kom combo
12:30 lunch on board of the Nile cruise during the sail
15:30 arrive Kom Ombo, visit the temple of Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo temple
The temple and the associated settlement site located 40 K.m north of Aswan, the temple was dedicated to the deities Sobek and Horus  and date mainly to the Ptolemaic and Roman period(332 B.b -395 A.c)

17:30 Continue sailing to Aswan, Dinner will be during the sail
21:00 arrive Aswan and overnight on board the Cruise

Day 7: Aswan Day Tour:
Breakfast on Board the Cruise to enjoy your Cairo and Nile Cruise 
08:00 Proceed with Visits of Aswan including the temple of Philae and tour by Felucca around Elephantine, the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk

Aswan High Dam
Aswan High Dam was built between 1960 and 1970 across the Nile and had a positive effect on the economy and culture of Egypt. Continue  Aswan tour and visit one of the important obelisks in ancient Egypt:

The Unfinished Obelisk
The Unfinished obelisk the largest obelisk ever built by order by Queen Hatshepsut as its height is 42 m and weighs 1.200 tons.

Philae Temple
Philae Temple which was built to honor many gods like Isis and Hathor, and contain many stories about Osiris and Horus, also in 1960 the UNESCO relocated the entire complex to the”Island of Agilkia” to escape the dangers of the Nile floods.

12:00 lunch on board of the Cruise
Dinner &overnight on board the Cruis

Day 8: Optional trip to Abu Simbel temple:
Breakfast will be served on board your ship. Then Check out after breakfast.  To complete Cairo and Nile Cruise ,you will join your Egyptologist tour guide to visit 

Abu Simbel temples
The two temples of Ramses the second and the Queen Nefertari were carved out of the Mountain on the west bank of the Nile between 1274 and 1244 B.c, The Great Temple was dedicated to Ramses the second, Ra-Harakhty, Amun Ra and Ptah, with 4 Colossal statues, The second temple was dedicated to The Queen Nefertari and Goddess Hathor, the two temples were dismantled stone by stone and rebuilt on higher ground, The preservation of the two temples of Abu Simbel must Rank as the greatest Achievement of the Unesco

After finishing your day tour, you will be transfered to Aswan airport, You will fly to Cairo .
Upon your arrival to Cairo air port, you will transfer to catch your flight back home ending Cairo and Nile Cruise.

Highlights

  • The Pyramids of Giza
  • The Sphinx
  • The Egyptian Museum
  • Abu Simbel temples 
  • The Nubian village
  • Phiala temple
  • High dam
  • Karnak temple
  • The valley of Kings
  • Luxor temple
  • The Colossi of Memnon
  • Hatshepsut temple
  • The Mosque of Mohamed Ali
  • The Old Cairo
  • The Old Bazar
     

Inclusions:

  1. Meet & assist at Cairo International Airport + transfer to hotel by air-conditioned vehicle  
  2. 03 nights accommodation in Cairo including breakfast & all taxes - 5 stars Hotel
  3. A 02-day tour in Cairo as mentioned in the program including Entrance fees & English speaking guide 
  4. 04 Nights accommodation at 5 stars Nile Cruise on full board 
  5. Flight tickets( Cairo-Luxor-Aswan-Cairo)
  6. All sightseeing tours on board your Nile cruise including : 
  7. Tour to the High Dam, Philae Temple in Aswan
  8. Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples.
  9. Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple & Colossi of Memnon.
  10. Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples.
  11. Entrance fees to all sites as mentioned in the program
  12. English speaking guide
  13. All service charges and taxes 
  14. Assist & transfer to Cairo International airport on final departure

Exclusions:

  1. International flight
  2. visa to Egypt
  3. Tipping

Route

  1. Cairo
  2. Luxor
  3. Aswan
  4. Oruba Road, El Nozha