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8 Days Nile Cruise / Egypt Historical Tours

Day 1: Cairo
Arrive at Cairo airport where you will be met and assisted by our representative. Transfer by air-conditioned coach to your hotel for check in.

Overnight in your Hotel in Cairo.

Day 2: Cairo -Aswan
After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet with the day's tour guide. You visit the Egyptian Museum and, then the Pyramids of Giza, where you will also see the Sphinx -one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You may enjoy a camel ride round the Pyramids as you contemplate the achievements of Ancient Egypt.

In the evening you transfer to take the Sleeper Train to Aswan. Dinner & overnight on board Sleeper Train.

Day 3: Aswan - Kom Ombo
Breakfast will be served on board Sleeper Train. Arrive at Aswan and transfer to your Nile cruiser. After lunch on board, you will be introduced to your guide.

In the afternoon, you visit the Aswan High Dam, the Old Dam, The Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae. The Granite Quarries are the site of the giant Unfinished Obelisk. Had the obelisk been successfully completed, it would be the single heaviest piece of monolithic stonework.The Philae Temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis, an important figure in Egyptian mythology.

Thereafter sail to Kom Ombo. After dinner, you may enjoy dance music.

Dinner & overnight on board Nile Cruiser.

Day 4: Kom Ombo - Edfu
After breakfast, you visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. The Graeco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo consists of two separate temples, each with its own entrance, colonnades, hypostyle hall and sanctuary.

The southern temple is dedicated to Sobek -the crocodile god, while the northern one honours Horus -the falcon god. Thereafter sail to Edfu while enjoying your afternoon tea. After an oriental dinner, you will enjoy a Galabiya and costume party.

Dinner & overnight on board Nile Cruiser.

Day 5: Edfu - Luxor
After breakfast, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Edfu was the cult centre of Horus -the falcon god. It is perhaps the best preserved of ancient temples of Egypt. Two majestic granite falcons adorn the entrance and some of the walls bear reliefs depicting Horus. Sail to Esna while having lunch on board. And then further to Luxor. After dinner enjoy a disco party.

Dinner & overnight on board Nile Cruiser.

Day 6: Luxor - Cairo
After breakfast, visit the West Bank Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon.

Luxor is the highlight of the cruise. The range, magnificence and diversity of the monuments in the Luxor area is unsurpassed in all of Egypt. The Valley of Kings is where the rulers of the period historians refer to as the New Kingdom period (BC 1550-1070) awaited the afterlife. Over 60 tombs have so far been excavated in the valley. Among the best tombs to visit are those of Ramses I, Tuthmosis III and Ramses VI. Tutankhamun's is the most famous today.

On the other side of the Valley of Kings is the Temple of Deir el-Bahri, built by Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is very impressive from a distance and is a great place to take photos. Take more photos at the Colossi of Memnon -two huge statues that are the sole legacy of the temple of Amenhotep III. You thereafter disembark for your transfer to take the Sleeping Train to Cairo.

Dinner & overnight on board Sleeper Train.

Day 7: Cairo
Breakfast will be served on board Sleeper Train. After arrival at Cairo, transfer to your hotel for overnight in Cairo.

Overnight in your Hotel in Cairo.

Day 8: Cairo - Fly - Home
After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight back home

Inclusions

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at Cairo airport   
  • Assistance of our personal during your stay, tours and excursions
  • All transfers by private a/c deluxe van class
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cairo hotel of your choice with breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on board cruise Aswan to Luxor on full board
  • Accommodation for 2 nights aboard sleeper train with dinner and breakfast 
  • Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley temple,
  • Shopping tour in Cairo to grand bazaars and old market
  • Tour to Karnak temples and Luxor temple in East bank of the Nile
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings , Hatshepsut temple & colossi of Memnon
  • Tour to Kom Ombo temple and Edfu temple enroute
  • Tour to the High Dam and in Aswan
  • Felucca ride in Aswan river Nile and around Islands
  • Lunch meals during tours in Giza / Cairo
  • Free mineral water on board the bus during all tours
  • Entrance fees to the sights in Giza  / Cairo /Aswan/Luxor
  • English speaking guide in Giza  / Cairo / Aswan/Luxor 
  • Service charges and taxes included throughout the tours

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping
  • International flights

      
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