CAIRO | GIZA | SAKKARA | MEMPHIS | LUXOR | ESNA | EDU | KOM OMBO | ASWAN | ABU SIMBEL
Experience the wonders of Egypt on this 10-day introductory journey. Walk in the footsteps of the ancient kings and queens of Egypt; visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the open-air museum of Karnak and Luxor. Sail along the Nile in a Luxury cruiser to the Valley of the Kings and Queens and the double Temple of Kom Ombo. Visit Abu Simbel to see the over 3,000 year old rock temples.
- Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx
- Sakkara and Memphis with lunch
- Egyptian Museums, Citadel and Khan el-Khalli market in Cairo
- Abu Simbel visit with flight and guide
- Total 9-nights accommodation
- 5 nights in Cairo
- 4-night Luxury Cruise
- Private guided tours from Cairo and Aswan; excursions while sailing on luxury cruise as indicated
- All private transfers: airports and hotels
- Domestic Airfare: Cairo – Luxor; Aswan – Cairo
- Continental breakfast daily; other meals as indicated
- Hotel taxes and service charges
Departure dates are subject to Nile Cruise availability. Itineraries are subject to change. Price as indicated valid May 1, 2020, based on two passengers travelling together. Subject to availability at time of booking. For alternative dates, inquire for pricing. Blackout dates apply.
International airfare not included.
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Tour Code: EU4120B
Day 1 – Friday
|CAIRO Arrival Welcome to Cairo! Lying along the Nile River, this capital city is famous for its ancient origins and unique artifacts. Welcome by our local representative and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure to begin your exploration of this fascinating country.
Day 2 – SaturdayBreakfast / Lunch
CAIRO After breakfast, begin your private full-day tour of Cairo, the largest city in the Middle East, with ancient evidence of 2,000 years of Islamic, Christian, and Jewish cultures. Visit the most important sites including the Egyptian Museum and the 12th-Century Citadel; the Mosque-Madrasa of Sultan Hassan; and the gate of Bab al Futuh in the Old City. Stroll along El Moez Street, then visit the Gayer-Anderson Museum. Explore Cairo’s famous bazaar, the Khan el-Khalili.
Day 3 – SundayBreakfast / Lunch
GIZA – SAKKARA, MEMPHIS Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today, you will step back in time to the days of ancient Egypt on your private full-day tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, the necropolis of Sakkara and the former capital, Memphis. Optional add-ons include entrance to one of the
pyramids or taking a camel ride, not included. Lunch at a local restaurant is included. In the late afternoon, return to your hotel.
Day 4 – MondayBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
CAIRO – LUXOR After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, welcome assistance. Embark your luxury cruise followed by lunch on board. Visit the East Bank including the Karnak and Luxor Temples. Enjoy afternoon tea as well as dinner on board. Overnight in Luxor.
Day 5 – TuesdayBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
LUXOR – ESNA Breakfast on board. Today, you will visit the West Bank at Luxor, also known as ancient Thebes. See the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir and El-Bahari, and the huge statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board followed by a sailing to the ancient city of Esna. Enjoy tea on board and the Captain’s welcome cocktail. Dinner on board with music. Overnight in Esna.
Day 6 – WednesdayBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
ESNA – EDFU – KOM OMBO Early morning, begin sailing to Edfu. Enjoy breakfast on board followed by a visit of Horus Temple which dates back to Greco-Roman times. The temple was dedicated to the falcon god Horus, and remains today, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. Begin sailing to Kom Ombo and enjoy lunch on board. Tour the unusual double
Temple of Kom Ombo. Dinner is back on board followed by an Egyptian galabeya party. Overnight in Kom Ombo.
Day 7 – ThursdayBreakfast / Lunch / Dinner
KOM OMBO – ASWAN Breakfast on board. Sail to Aswan and visit the High Dam and Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Visit the granite quarries which once produced the quality stone required to construct decorative monuments such as sculptures and obelisks. Lunch on board. Sail on the Nile by felucca, a traditional wooden sailboat to visit a botanical garden. Enjoy afternoon tea on board. In the evening, dinner is on board including belly dancing and an Egyptian folkloric show. Overnight in Aswan.
Day 8 – FridayBreakfast
ASWAN – ABU SIMBEL – ASWAN – CAIRO Enjoy early breakfast on board. Disembark and transfer to the airport to board your flight to Abu Simbel which lies on Egypt’s border with Sudan. With your private guide, visit the remarkable massive rock temples carved out of the mountainside for the Pharoah Ramsses II in the 13th-Century BC. Return to Aswan and board your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
Day 9 – SaturdayBreakfast
CAIRO Breakfast at the hotel. Take today to relax and explore the city of Cairo on your own.
Day 10 – SundayBreakfast
CAIRO – HOME After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your home-bound flight.
General Information & Maps
- International or domestic airfare; airport or departure taxes
- Gratuities to guides and drivers
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Reciprocity and/or local taxes if applicable
- Visas required for entry into the country as necessary. Please discuss this with your travel agent to determine your requirements prior to departure.