Egypt in 11 days ( 8 days Nile cruise & 4 days Cairo )

Category:

Highlights

. high tea at the legendary old Cataract hotel

.visit a local family to learn about local life and sun bread baking

. cruise the River Nile for 7 nights

Experience true classic Egypt and Nile Cruise at a more than affordable price. Discover the awe- inspiring pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx, Sakkara Necropolis and the ancient Capital of Memphis. Wander the treasure-filled halls of the Egyptian Museum and its stupendous and unrivaled collection of Pharaonic artifacts, including treasures recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun. Discover Saladin’s fortress,Coptic Cairo and the famous Khan el Khalili Bazaar

Travel on board a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan, explore the Nile’s most wondrous sites in a manner once reserved for queens and pharaohs. That is the most enjoyable and comfortable way to enjoy the ancient sites of Upper Egypt. Explore the must see Valley of the Kings, Karnak temple and stand at the feet of Abu Simbel temples and a felucca ride along the Nile. With all your comforts cared for and questions answered by knowledgeable local tour guide

Included

  • Meet and greet by our representatives at airports
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • All transport and transfers in AC vehicles
  • Domestic flight ticket from Cairo to Luxor and Luxor to Cairo
  • 3 night accommodation in Hilton Heliopolis Cairo including daily breakfast
  • 7 Night accommodation on board 5-star Nile Cruise on full board basis ( m/s Steignberger royal )
  • Tour to the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, Memphis, and Saqqara
  • Tour to the Egyptian Museum, Saladin’s citadel, Coptic Cairo and Khan el Khalili
  • All Cairo Sightseeing tours as detailed in the itinerary
  • Abu Simbel Trip from Aswan
  • All Sightseeing tours as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • English-speaking tour guide during your tours
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • Lunch during Cairo tours at good quality local restaurant
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled water during the tours
  • Portage when needed
  • All service charges and taxes

Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (Tipping)
  • Entrance fee inside the Giza Pyramids and Entrance fee inside As well as Tutankhamun, Ramses VI, Seti 1st tombs in the Valley of the Kings etc (Payable on spot).

Cancellation policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

prices valid for minimum of 02 paying guests .if only 01 guest price be doubled .child less than 12 years old gets 50% discount while more than 12 years old pay full price

Duration:

11 Days / 10 Nights

Type:

Private Tours

Run:

Fri, Mon, Wed.

Pick-up Time:

24/7

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 .Arrival to Cairo                                                    on arrival you will be greeted by our representative at Cairo international hotel and transfer to your 5- star hotel in Cairo

Day 2 .Giza pyramids- great Sphinx-Saqqara step pyramid & Memphis.

After breakfast at your hotel, your Egyptologist tour leader will pick you up to visit the world’s most iconic sights, the mighty Pyramids of Giza. Enjoy a fantastic introduction to each of the three pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. Whilst here, you will have a chance to climb inside the pyramids if you wish (extra ticket on spot). Drive to the best point to have the Pyramids panoramic photos and enjoy the Camel ride at the Pyramids area (additional Cost). Then, drive to visit the Khafre’s Valley temple, linked to the pyramid by a causeway, was constructed of great monolithic blocks of granite and the timeless Sphinx, the legendary statue with the head of a human and the body of a lion, amazingly carved out of a huge piece of limestone

Proceed to Memphis, capital of ancient Egypt, was founded about 2925 BC by King Menes “Narmer”, who supposedly united the two prehistoric kingdoms of Upper and Lower Egypt. Today, Memphis is an open-air museum highlighted by a giant statue of Ramses II.

Continue to Saqqara Necropolis, home to many pyramids, the most famed of them is the step pyramid of king Djoser (2630 – c.2611 BC), was the first king of the Third Dynasty of Egypt and the first to build in stone by the most famous vizier, Imhotep

After finished, you will be transferred to your hotel to relax or enjoy an extra tour to attend the sound & light show at the Giza Pyramids area.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3 . Egyptian museum-fortress of Saladin and Coptic Cairo.

After breakfast, start to visit the Egyptian Museum, home to one of the world’s great collections of antiquities. Wander the treasure-filled halls of gleaming artefacts recovered from King Tutankhamun Tomb are an impressive sight to behold. From gold jewellery to the famous golden death mask and his gilded sarcophagi, this pharaoh was certainly prepared for the afterlife. Make sure to check out the Mummies Hall (Extra Ticket) for a close encounter with some of the country’s most important queens and pharaohs.

Proceed to visit the Citadel of Saladin, one of the world’s greatest monuments to medieval warfare with large imposing gateways, towers and high defending walls. The Citadel is one of Cairo’s main attractions and probably the most popular non-Pharaonic monument in the Egyptian capital. Discover the prominent Mohamed Ali alabaster Mosque, was built between 1830 and 1848 by the architect Yousef Bushnak.

Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the famed Hanging Church, a place of Orthodox worship and one of the oldest churches in Egypt. Next, walk to Abu Serga, known formally as Saints Sergius and Bacchus Church. This place has great significance as it is believed to be the spot where the Holy Family spent time during their journey in Egypt. Continue towards Ben Ezra synagogue, which is the reputed location of Moses’ discovery as a baby and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before returning to your hotel & free time to relax

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 . Flight to Luxor city -Karnak and luxor temple.

Early morning, you will be transferred to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor. On arrival, meet and transfer to visit Karnak Temple, the largest religious temple built in Egypt. The magnificent Temples of Karnak is dating back over 3,000 years. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinxes as you enter the temple and marvel at the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 massive sandstone columns.

Proceed to visit Luxor temple marks the other end of the avenue of Sphinxes extends from Karnak temple. Admire the colossal statues of the great pharaoh Ramses II and the granite obelisk adorned the entrance whose original counterpart now stands in Paris’ Place de la Concorde. Then, head inside to see the richly carved inner sanctuaries, papyrus columns and courts, the chapel dedicated to Alexander the Great, who rebuilt the room in his name

After finished, you will be transferred to check in your Nile Cruise boat in time for lunch on board before having free time in the afternoon to relax.

In the evening, you will have time to attend the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple (Optional tour)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5. Valley of the kings- Hatshepsut’s mortuary temple & Colossi of Memnon.

Breakfast on board and then your tour guide will pick you up to discover the West bank of Luxor. Start your day visiting the two Colossi of Memnon, these two massive sandstone statues are all the remains of the funerary Temple of Amenhotep III (1386 to 1349 BC).

Proceed to visit the famous Valley of the Kings contains the once hidden tombs of over 62 Pharaohs. Each tomb has a series of corridors and ante-chambers leads us down to the burial chamber and sarcophagus at the end. The walls are covered in brightly painted images and hieroglyphs – a map of the afterlife to ensure the king’s safe passage. The ticket usually allows entry into three of the most interesting royal tombs. If you want you can visit the tomb of Tutankhamun (Extra ticket on spot).

Continue to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a stunning colonnaded building set against high cliffs that create a spectacular natural amphitheatre. The Temple is one of the most striking monuments in Egypt.after visiting the temple of Hatchepsuit you will visit a local family in a typical traditional village to get an idea about traditional life of the Egyptian people and learn how is sun bread baked

Return to your cruise boat in time for Lunch and begin our voyage along the Nile, travelling upstream from Luxor to Aswan. Continue towards Edfu passing through the Esna Locks. It is common to have to queue to proceed through the lock, however this is a great opportunity to check out the process from deck with a cool drink in hand, and listen to the shouts of the many captains as they navigate their way through the various small boats of merchants selling their wares. Settle back into the comforts of your cruise ship and make the most of the incredible views across one of the world’s greatest rivers

Note: a spectacular hot air balloon flight over the west bank of the Nile is available this morning (expect an early start to catch sunrise as the balloon rises).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Edfu temple & Kom Ombo temple

After breakfast, enjoy a return way horse & carriage ride to visit Edfu Temple. The temple of Horus at Edfu is considered by most to be the best preserved cult temple in Egypt, dedicated to the falcon headed god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris. The Ptolemaic Temple was built of sandstone blocks between 237 – 57 B.C.

Return to the cruise boat where you’ll continue travelling upriver, with free time to relax on the sundeck and taking in the surrounding sights – desert hills forming a backdrop to lush riverbanks, fishermen casting their nets and farmers working their land.

On arrival to Kom-ombo, you will visit the unusual Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god and Horus the falcon god. Then, you will see the crocodile museum while some 300 crocodile mummies displayed. Return to the cruise boat & free time to relax on board while sailing to Aswan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 :Abu simbel temples by van

Today at the early morning you will drive for almost 3 hours to visit the fabulous rock-hewn temple of Abu Simbel. The site is dominated by the looming twin temples of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari. Originally on the banks of the Nile, the temples were raised to a new site above the lake in the late 1960s, as the waters from the new Lake Nasser rose behind the Aswan High Dam. The four great seated statues of Ramses II stare east towards the rising sun. It is one of the most recognizable ancient sites of Egypt. Afterwards, drive back to Aswan & Lunch on board your Nile Cruise

In the afternoon, you will enjoy Felucca Ride (almost 1 hour). Enjoy a relaxing sailing aboard a Nile felucca, the traditional sailboat of Egypt used along the Nile, “Weather permits!”

Free time to relax or an opportunity to visit the Temple of Philae for an **optional sound & light show in the evening

Note: Abu Simbel tour by flight is available for extra cost.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Breakfast, then start to visit the unfinished obelisk, the largest known ancient obelisk, offers unusual insights into ancient Egyptian stone working techniques. Proceed with a motorboat ride to Philae Temple Island, comprises a large number of small Temples dates back to Pharaonic, Greek and Roman times. But the largest and the best preserved on the Island is the temple of the Goddess Isis. Continue to visit Aswan high dam, a rock-fill dam built across the Nile in Aswan between 1960- 1970. It creates Lake Nasser, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.

After finished, return to the Nile cruise boat, Lunch on board & free time to relax or join the optional Nubian Village trip by a motorboat and cruise along the Nile River through the first Cataract to a Nubian village along the way, admire sweeping views over the river. Upon arrival, visit a traditional Nubian village in Gharb Soheil. Get an insight into the culture, history, and lifestyle of one of Africa’s oldest civilizations. Enjoy a drink at one of the colorful rural houses, nestled amongst the natural scenery. Walk through the local market to get a taste of the unique culture and traditions . high tea at the Cataract hotel is included

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Morning at leisure, Lunch on board and then set sail to Kom Ombo. After a brief stop at Kom Ombo, continue sailing to Edfu. Follow the procession route of the pharaohs as you cruise downstream, where magnificent temples and ancient villages line the banks against a dramatic desert backdrop.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,

Day 10: sailing back to Luxor

Free day at Leisure and continue sailing towards Luxor passing through the Esna Locks. It is not uncommon to have to queue to proceed through the locks, a great opportunity to check out the process from deck with a cool drink in hand, and listen to the shouts of the many captains as they navigate their way through the various small boats of merchants selling their wares to a captive audience – life on the Nile. Chill out and make the most of the incredible views across one of the world’s greatest rivers and your last night onboard. Overnight in Luxor

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11

Disembark in Luxor and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo. Your trip ends on arrival at Cairo Airport.

We plan to have you back in Cairo by midday today so if booking any international flights we recommend leaving this till after 15:00 or consider staying an extra night in Cairo. We can assist you with additional services like extra accommodation and transfers.

Meals: Breakfast.

2 reviews for Egypt in 11 days ( 8 days Nile cruise & 4 days Cairo )

  1. admin

    good value for money

  2. admin

    It’s an amazing tour package that covers breathtaking sites

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *