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An 8 day wonderful special offer to discover not only the famous sites in Cairo such as the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Egyptian Museum and more, but also exploring the old ancient City of Luxor with it’s renowned archeological sites of the Valley of the Kings and Temples. Starting in Cairo then transferring to colourful Aswan, home to the friendly Nubians with tours of the High Dam and other sites. 

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Arrival Cairo - Welcome

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt. Your Memphis Tours Representative will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport and then escort you to the Hotel in Cairo by air-conditioned vehicle. At the Hotel the Representative will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink

Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing - Train to Aswan

Check-out after breakfast and then your private expert Tour Guide will accompany you to the Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s Greatest attractions to visit The Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Middle Pyramids of Chephren and the smallest Mykerinos. A camel ride and family photo in front of Pyramids, then on to visit the mysterious Sphinx, known as the Father of Terror to the ancient Pharaohs. The tour includes visit to the Valley Temple, facing the great sphinx with lunch at a local quality restaurant.Then on to visit the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiques that was built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect t Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now over 120000 masterpieces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period in Egypt including the treasures of the boy King Tutankhamun, Pharaonic Gods and Goddess’s with an option visit to the Mummification Room in the Museum where you can learn about the great art of mummification in ancient Egypt. Then visit the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the Hanging Church or the suspended church this basilica church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon the church became the centre  of the Christian Church of Egypt, then you will be transferred to Giza Train Terminal to board the sleeper train to Aswan with dinner, breakfast and overnight onboard.
Please note - There is an additional charge to enter the Mummification Room at the Museum 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Breakfast onboard the sleeper train before arriving at Aswan Railway Station where you will be met and assisted by our Representative who will transfer you to embark on your Nile Cruise Boat in Aswan for the next 4 days / 3 nights. After lunch on board, you will be taken in an exciting tour to the world famous Aswan High Dam that was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops and provided much needed electricity and irrigation for Egypt. Nubia, the area that was flooded, experienced  the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has known. Then we go 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, dedicated to the Goddess Isis, a structure rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser at the time of the High Dam's construction. A final optional evening excursion will offer the sound and light show at the Temple of Philae. Return to the Nile Cruise ship in Aswan free time at leisure in Aswan and overnight stay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples - Sail to Luxor

Early Sailing to Kom Ombo. After your breakfast will be escorted by your Egyptologist English speaking Guide to visit Kom Ombo Temple, the crocodile-headed God of fertility and creator of the world and the only ancient Temple in Egypt divided into two, reflecting its dedication to two Gods: Sobek, the Crocodile God of fertility; and the falcon-headed Horus,God of the sky.Kom Ombo is also famous for the depictions of surgeon's instruments, giving us an early record of medicine and surgery in Ancient Egypt.Then you will take your lunch aboard your cruise with free time at leisure while sailing to Edfu to explore the Temple of Horus at Edfu, one of the best-preserved Ancient Egyptian temples on the Nile.The huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus consists of many columns, halls, chambers and chapels. Two statues of Horus flank the twin towered entrance gate; and inside,one of the interesting inscriptions lists the titles of books (scrolls) held in the library. Continue the cruise with afternoon tea served on the sundeck whilst sailing to Luxor. Overnight Luxor. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

LUXOR WEST BANK

Breakfast onboard the cruise, and then you will be taken to the West Bank of the river Nile with your Tour Guide to visit the two colossal statues known as the Colossi of Memnon, the old gateway to Ancient Thebes. Then on to explore the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs discovered with over 60 Pharaohs tombs unearthed carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the Pharaohs. Here you will visit 3 tombs.( the 3 tombs visited are determined by the Government as to reduce impact on the area due to large numbers of tourists). Continue the tour to visit the the Temple of Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahary. This impressive Temple and frontage is dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut the only female Pharaoh rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. Back to the cruise for lunch and after afternoon tea on the boat with free time at leisure and overnight stay onboard. An optional excursion to attend the Sound and Light Show at the Temple of Karnak is available. 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

LUXOR EAST BANK - Train Back to Cairo

After breakfast you will be check out of your Nile Cruise and be accompanied by your Guide to visit Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. Its 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 .Then you will be transferred to Luxor Temple which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for rituals and festivals and dedicated to the god Amon. Transfer to Luxor Train Terminal to board your sleeper train back to Cairo with dinner, breakfast and overnight stay on board
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ARRIVE CAIRO - Optional Tour in Cairo

Breakfast aboard the train before arriving Giza Train Station where you will be met and assisted by a Memphis Tours Representative. Then a transfer to your Hotel for check into your room (which will be as early as is possible). Optional excursions in Cairo with free time at leisure. There are optional tours to The Citadel of Saladin which has amazing panoramic views over Old Cairo and beyond, and Khan Khalili Old Bazaar or your last minute handcrafted souvenirs and gifts.Overnight stay at your hotel in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

FINAL DEPARTURE

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo with free time at leisure. Then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport where you will connect with your flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast
What's Included:
  • Met and assisted at Cairo International Airport upon arrival and departure by our Representatives.
  • 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 Hotel on bed and buffet breakfast basis.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on board Nile Cruise Luxor to Aswan on full board basis.
  • Sleeper compartment for 2 nights aboard sleeper train on half board basis.
  • Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley Temple and Egyptian Museum.
  • Tour to Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings , Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon.
  • Tour to Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple.
  • Tour to the Aswan High Dam, Temple of Philae and Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan.
  • All sightseeing tours between Luxor and Aswan to join small- group tours
  • Lunch meal during tours in Cairo.
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned.
  • English-speaking Tour Guide during all tours
  • Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours.
  • Applicable taxes for all hotels and Nile cruise included in the price.
  • Bottled water during the tours and journeys by road.
  • Free loan of mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls / 3 min. international calls.
What's Excluded:
  • International airfare to Egypt.
  • Entry Visa to Egypt.
  • Personal spending.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tipping for Cruise Crew and Guides
Prices per Person
Accommodation Plan
  • Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • Sonesta Nile Goddess Nile Cruise
  • Sleeper Train
 May - Sep Oct - April
Triple $ 690 $ 735
Double $ 725 $ 775
Single $ 935 $ 999
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8 Days
Private Tours
Wednesday, Thrusday
You'll be protected up to $50,000
Best Time to Visit Egypt
An all year round destination with winter season being the coolest with still good average temperatures between 21- 26 degrees in the Red Sea resorts and Upper Egypt (Luxor/ Aswan) between 23 - 29 degrees
Flying to Egypt
Cairo for comfort and quality - EgyptAir and Delta Airlines (Scheduled Airlines only)
Flying Time
11 hours 50 minutes direct from New York
Time Difference
GMT +2 hours
Visas
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival for non-restricted nationalities
Health Requirements
No mandatory vaccinations
Clothing
Respectful attire in Luxor, Cairo and Alexandria on tours.
More relaxed clothing in the Red Sea areas like Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh
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