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Pyramids & The Nile by Train

8 Days
Private Tour
12th & 19th April 2017
from / per person

Egypt Easter break 2017 is your chance to explore the Ancient wonders of Egypt with tours of Cairo’s famous Pyramids and Sphinx along with a relaxing and informative exploration in colourful Aswan sailing to Luxor along the Nile by cruise. Return to Cairo with time to explore more of this vibrant city and attractions. A memorable 8 days at Easter breaks in Egypt.

  • Met with assistance at Luxor airport upon arrival and departure by our Representative.
  • Met and Transferred at Aswan and Cairo Train stations to Boat, Hotel and return. 
  • Expert assistance and guidance during your stay by our personnel, including all tours mentioned.
  • All airport transfers by private deluxe A/C vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cairo including bed and breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on a 5 star superior cruise on full board.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights on sleeper train for on half board basis
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo (Private Guided Tours).
  • Lunch during your trips in Cairo
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Memphis Tours group.
  • Tour to Giza Pyramids and the great Sphinx
  • Tour to Coptic Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Tour to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • Tour to the Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple.
  • Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples.
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon
  • Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Meals as mention in the above itinerary.
  • Bottled water during your trip
  • Portage when needed
  • Free loan of phone during your stay charged with 30 min local calls / 3 min. international call
  • All service charges and taxes
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Optional activities
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping for Guides and Nile Cruise crew

* Please Note: In Case you would like to upgrade to a domestic flight instead of the train, so a supplement of USD 125 per person would apply.
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Day 1: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’

Welcome to Cairo. On arrival, you will be met and assisted at Cairo International Airport by your Memphis Tours representative manager, and escorted to your Hotel in Cairo in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. On arrival at the Hotel, the Representative will assist with a smooth check-in and review your Egypt Easter Break itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Tours - Train to Aswan

Check out after enjoying breakfast at your hotel in Cairo. Then you will be accompanied by your expert Egyptologist Tour Guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus along with the famous Sphinx, ageing between six-thousand and even thirteen-thousand years old with the Valley temple facing the great statue. Lunch at good quality local restaurant, before continuing the tour to enjoy the world renowned Egyptian Museum of Antiquities including the Treasures room of the boy king Tutankhamun. After visiting the Museum you will be guided to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. A day combining fascinating history and including shopping in lively Khan El Khalili Bazaar, dating back to 1382. Later, you will be transferred to Giza Railway Station to board the sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board. Overnight inside your compartment.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Upon your arrival at Aswan Train Station, you will be met and assisted by a Representative, then transferred to embark your Nile River Cruise before Lunch. The afternoon will then proceed with a fascinating tour to the world famous Aswan High Dam, built in the 1960’s to provide the much needed electricity and irrigation for the country. Nubia, the area that was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has ever known. Then a visit to see the ‘Unfinished Obelisk’ which still lies in the granite quarries which provided ancient Egypt with building materials. It would have been the largest piece of stone ever handled but when a crack was discovered it was abandoned where it was being hewn. Cross by boat to Angilika Island, to see Philae Temple which is one of the Nubian Temples rescued before the High Dam was built. Enjoy Philae’s long colonnades, towers and reliefs which include the last surviving hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions in Egypt. Dinner with overnight stay in Aswan with time to explore the city independently or with an optional tour and Guide.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

Breakfast on board the Nile Cruise while Sailing to Kom Ombo where you will Visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek ( the God of fertility) and Haeroris in Kom Ombo, the only Temple in Egypt shared by two Gods. Then back to the Nile Cruise to continue Sailing to Edfu, lunch on board, after that visit the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt, Horus Temple in Edfu (the Falcon headed God). Enjoy afternoon tea during sailing to Esna. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Sail to Luxor while enjoying breakfast on board the Nile Cruise, then a Visit the West Bank of Luxor with your Tour Guide to explore the royal cemeteries of 62 Pharaohs, Valley of the Kings. (The three tombs visited are determined by the Egyptian Government as to preserve them from the large flow of visitors, therefore are rotated throughout the year and cannot be confirmed as to which tombs prior to your visit). Then to the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only female Pharaoh in Egypt which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut in the 15th century BC at El-Deir El-Bahari. The Colossi of Memnon is a spectacular twin statues which was the old entrance to the Valley of the Kings. Lunch on board. Enjoy afternoon tea and dinner on board Overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours - Train to Cairo

Disembarkation after enjoying your breakfast aboard the Nile Cruise, and then you will be accompanied by your Guide to visit Karnak and Luxor Temples at the East bank of the River Nile (once joined by the Avenue of Sphinx which has been reconstructed). Karnak Temple was the largest place of worship ever built and who’s ancient name Ipet-isut means ‘The Most Sacred of Places’. The Temple or more correctly, the complex of Temples, was built over more than two thousand years ago by generation after generation of Pharaohs. Within the complex, the great ‘Hypostyle Hall’ is an incredible forest of giant pillars. Next on to nearby Luxor Temple (the two Temples were once linked by the ‘Avenue of Sphinx’ which is currently being reconstructed).Then continue the tour to visit the majestic Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the God Amun. After your tour you will be transferred to Luxor Railway Station to board the sleeper train back to Cairo. Dinner and breakfast overnight on board sleeper train in your private compartment ( twin beds).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Cairo Optional Excursions

Enjoy breakfast aboard sleeper train before arriving at Giza Train Station, where you will be met and assisted by a Memphis Tours Representative who will transfer you to your Hotel for free leisure time and check into your room as early as possible. Some optional excursions available in Cairo to visit Step Pyramid of King Zoser in Sakkara and Memphis and the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids. Overnight stay at your hotel in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo with free time before your flight. On check out you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for final departure.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation Plan:
  • Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Nile Cruise
 Price Per Person
Double $ 999
Solo $ 1295
  • Prices - Prices per person are quoted in Sterling but can also be paid in US$ or Euros by credit or debit card via a secure credit card payment system. Any additional bank charges on bookings will be covered by Memphis Tours. Above prices valid for Easter Tours to Egypt.

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  • Transportation - All transport within your tours is included such as domestic flights, trains, and air conditioned vehicles by road. Wi-Fi can be provided in road vehicles, therefore please inform us on booking if you require Wi- Fi whilst travelling by road along with complimentary bottled water. All our vehicles are new and of the latest design and technology.

  • Tour Guides and Representatives - Throughout your holiday from arrival to departure, you will have the constant assistance of our Memphis Tour Representatives who are responsible for your transfers to and from Airports, Hotels and resorts and will assist at the Airports with Visa, tickets and luggage and are there to answer any questions you may have. Once you start your tours of the sites in Egypt, you will have the constant guidance of your highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide both on included and optional tours

  • Travelling with Children in Egypt - Many children delight in touring the Pyramids, Temples and Tombs in Egypt as often it is part of their school study programme. Therefore Memphis Tours offers packages and tours to suit all ages with excellent combined ‘twin centre’ and multi location destinations such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan (Egypt Family Tours and Nile Cruise) and the Red Sea Resorts.

  • Wheelchair Travellers - Memphis Tours are particularly keen to promote and cater for disabled and wheelchair clients having Nile cruise boats, Hotels and tours especially adapted with rooms, cabins and transportation for easy accessibility. Please check the following link for more information.

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