Cairo, Nile Cruise & Luxor

What this holiday includes:

:: Bed and Breakfast in 3*, 4* or 5* accommodation.
:: 5* Full Board on all Nile Cruises.
:: Exclusive services of expert Tour Guide and qualified Egyptologist.
:: All local transfers in Egypt - e.g. airport, train stations etc.
:: Private transport to and from sites of antiquities, museums etc.
:: Entry fees to sites of antiquities, museums etc, as listed below.
:: Return flights from UK airport of your choice.


What you will see:
(Sites and tours included in the price of this holiday.)
:: Pyramids of Giza - Khufu, Khafra, Menkaura; The Sphinx; The Tombs of the Nobles; The Sphinx Temple; The Valley Temple of Khafra; The Egypt Museum; Tutankhamen's Treasure.
  :: Islamic Cairo - The Citadel of Saladin and Mosque of Mohamed Ali; Cairo City Tour - viewing sites of Coptic and Islamic Cairo; Shopping in a traditional market (souk).
  :: Luxor - Luxor Temple; Karnak Temple; The Vally of the Kings; The Colossi of Memnon; The Temple of Hatshepsut.

:: During Nile Cruise - Edfu Temple; Kom Ombo Temple; Philae Temple (not always visited depending on timing of cruise); Pass through Essna Lock; Aswan High Dam; Unfinished Obelisk (depending on timing of cruise).


This holiday does not include:

~ Price differences in flights from chosenUK airport.
~ Local tips and gratuities.
~ Lunch, Dinner and Drinks (unless on Nile Cruise)
~ Entry Visa for Egypt


Days Time Description
1st Day PM

:: Arrival and Check-in at hotel.
:: Your room will be prepared ready for your arrival where you may freshen up before retiring to bed or spend a little time exploring your locality (depending upon timing of flights and your arrival).


2nd Day AM :: Enjoy a leisurely morning in your hotel and surrounding area where you will have time to prepare for your first visit.
Giza Plateau
:: Pyramids of Khufu, Khafra and Menkaura.
:: The Great Sphinx and the Sphinx and Valley Temple of Khafra.
:: Tombs of the Nobles.

Egyptian Museum - Cairo
:: Visit to the Egyptian Museum - A guided tour of the museum that leads you through the wealth of treasures from the Old, Middle and New kingdoms and where you will discover for yourself the treasures of Tutankhamen.
:: There will be opportunities to buy souveniers and works of art throughout the day.


3rd Day AM :: Morning Free - at leisure
:: Opportunity to take part in an optional excursion.

:: Afternoon Free - at leisure
:: Opportunity to take part in an optional excursion.


4th Day AM

Islamic Cairo
:: With the assistance of your guide, explore The Citadel - Stronghold of Saladin and the Mosque of Mohamed Ali.


City Tour
:: Sit back and enjoy a tour of the busy Cairo metropolis. As your driver skillfully negotiates the busy Cairo traffic, your guide will provide you with a wealth of information on the places of interest, both ancient and modern.
:: Evening - Board train for overnight journey to Luxor.


5th Day AM Luxor
:: Embarkation before Lunch

:: Day at Leisure
:: Overnight in Luxor.


6th Day AM Luxor / Esna
:: Cross to West Bank. Visit the Valley of Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir El-Bahari and Colossi of Memnon.

:: Sail to Esna & Cross the Lock
:: Captain’s Cocktail Reception.
:: Sail to Edfu & Overnight.


7th Day AM Edfu / Kom Ombo / Aswan
:: Visit the Temple of Horus, one of the most complete pieces of architecture in Egypt dedicated to the Egyptian god Horus son of Osiris.

:: Sail to Kom Ombo & continue to Aswan.
:: Oriental Galabaia Party.
:: Overnight in Aswan.


8th Day AM Aswan
:: Visit the Temple dedicated to Isis on Philea Island then visit High Dam passing by the Old Dam of Aswan.

:: Free at leisure.
:: Overnight in Aswan.


9th Day AM Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu
:: View of the Elephantine Island, the Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum by Felucca.

:: Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple shared by the two Gods; Sobek and Horus.
:: Continue sailing to Edfu.
:: Overnight in Edfu.


10th Day AM

Edfu / Esna / Luxor
:: Sail to Esna, Cross the Lock and continue to Luxor.


:: Belly Dancer or Nubian Show.
:: Arrive to Luxor & overnight.


11th Day AM Luxor
:: Visit Karnak and Luxor Temples.

:: Free at Leisure.
:: Overnight in Luxor.


12th Day AM :: Disembarkation after Breakfast.
:: Check-in to Hotel

:: Afternoon Free - at leisure.
:: Opportunity for buying souveniers and shopping for bargains.


13th Day   AM :: Morning Free - at leisure.
:: Opportunity to take part in one of the optional excursions.
:: (optional - take a dawn flight in a hot-air ballon over the West Bank and Valley of the Kings.)

:: Afternoon - at leisure
:: Opportunity to take part in one of the optional excursions.


 14th Day AM :: Check-out of Hotel
:: Board Train (1st Class Coach) for return journey to Cairo. Enjoy the timeless scenes as you recline in the luxury seats and watch the Egyptian Countryside roll by.
PM Cairo
Arrival at Cairo
:: Airport and onward journey home.


NB. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing a twin or double room and include all flights, accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis, transfers and transport in Egypt, entrance fees to museums and sites of antiquities and visits as listed in the itinerary and the services of a tour guide and Egyptologist, but are subject to small price fluctuations in airport tax and fuel surcharges as applied by the airlines at the time of booking and differences in cost of flights from your chosen UK airport. From time to time it may be necessary to change the order of the itinerary due to flight times and train timetables, etc. - we do, however, endeavour to keep any changes to a minimum.


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