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Cairo & The Nile Tour

8 Days
Private Tour
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Cairo and The Nile Tour by Air and boat is a delightful 8-day Egypt itinerary visiting Cairo’s ancient historical sights including the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza and Egyptian Museum, then fly to Aswan looking down on the desert and beautiful green Nile Delta to embark on your Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor for a fantastic Nile Cruise journey including excursions to the sights of delightful Nubian Aswan to Luxor,(Ancient capital of Thebes) and Valley of the Kings.
  • Met and assisted at Cairo Airport upon arrival and departure by our Representative.
  • Assistance by our Personnel during your stay, tours and excursions
  • All airport transfers by private deluxe A/C vehicle.
  • Internal flight tickets from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo by Egyptair.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at 5-star hotel in Cairo based on bed and breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on board 5-star Nile Cruise Boat Aswan-Luxor on full board.
  • Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Sakkara and Memphis.
  • Tour to Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and  Old Cairo.
  • Tour to the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Temple of Philae in Aswan.
  • Tour to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
  • Tour to Karnak and Luxor Temples.
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon
  • Lunch meals during tours in Cairo.
  • Bottled water during all tours.
  • Entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary
  • English-speaking Tour Guide during tours
  • All Nile Cruise tours with Memphis Tours group
  • Service charges and taxes included throughout the tours.
  • Free loan of mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls / 3 min. international calls.
  • International airfare.
  • Entry Visa to Egypt.
  • Personal spendings.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tipping for Guides and Nile Cruise crew.
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Day 1: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’

Your Tour Manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport then escort you to your Hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the Hotel your Tour Manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your Cairo and The Nile Tour with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour through your Egypt Tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink

Day 2: Giza Pyramids and Sakkara

After breakfast at your Hotel in Cairo you will visit Sakkara, the first Pyramid ever built in Egypt followed by the Step Pyramid of King Djoser and the Teti Pyramid. After Sakkara, you will travel to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, to visit the Colossal statue of Ramses II. Then on to explore the Giza Plateau to see the Great Pyramids of Giza, Great Pyramid of Cheops, Middle pyramids of Chephren and the smallest Pyramid of Mykerinos. Included will be a visit to the mysterious Sphinx and the Valley Temple with an optional visit to the Solar Boat Museum to admire the boat that was used to carry the Pharaoh’s mummified corpse across the Nile then buried at the foot of the Pyramid for his use in the afterlife.Transfer back to your hotel for a peaceful overnight stay in Cairo.
Please Note* There is an additional charge for entering inside the Pyramids and also the Solar Boat Museum. Please speak with your tour guide should you wish to purchase a ticket to enter one of these sites.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Cairo Sightseeing Tours

Breakfast at the hotel then a visit the Museum of Egyptian Antiques which exhibits a collection of over 120000 masterpieces ranges from Pre-Dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period in Egypt including the treasures of the child King Tutankhamen, Pharaonic Gods and Goddess. Following this,a visit to the Citadel of Saladin Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque built in Turkish style and very similar to the Blue Mosque in Turkey, simply considered to be one of the landmarks of Cairo due to it’s high location and spectacular views. Then proceed to visit Old Coptic Cairo including the hanging Church,then finally transferred to Khan El Khalili Bazaar for shopping then and then back to your Hotel and overnight in Cairo.
Please note* There is an additional charge to enter the Mummies Room at the Museum. Please speak with your tour guide should you wish to purchase a ticket to enter one of these sites.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Fly Cairo to Aswan - Nile Cruise Tour

Breakfast then transfer to Cairo Airport to board your flight to Aswan where you will be met and assisted by a Representative who will transfer you to embark on your Nile Cruise for the next 4 days / 3 nights. Later the same day, you will be taken on an exciting tour to the world famous Aswan High Dam which was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s and contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Continue to the Granite Quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in Pyramids and Temples where the Quarries still hold the famous Unfinished Obelisk. Then you will be taken by motor-boat to the Island of Egilkia to visit the majestic Philae Temple that was dedicated to the Goddesses Isis.
An optional evening excursion is offered known as the ‘Sound and Light Show’ at the Temple of Philae. Return to the Nile Cruise ship in Aswan for free time at leisure and overnight on board your Nile Cruise in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

Sail to Kom Ombo. After breakfast then accompanied by your English speaking Guide to visit Kom Ombo Temple, the crocodile-headed God of fertility and creator of the world. Lunch aboard your Nile cruise with free leisure time whilst sailing to Edfu to explore Edfu's Temple of Horus, one of the best-preserved Ancient Egyptian Temples on the Nile. Continue the cruise down the Nile to Luxor. Afternoon tea is served on the sundeck with dinner and overnight stay onboard the Nile cruise.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

Breakfast onboard the Cruise then you will be taken to the West Bank of the River Nile to visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III (Colossi of Memnon), and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where many magnificent tombs were discovered (including the Boy King Tutankhamen), These tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the Pharaohs and here you will visit 3 tombs. (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 ). Continue your tour to visit Hatshepsut’s Temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive Temple is dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut the only female Pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it. Back to the Nile cruise for lunch and after afternoon tea on the ship with free leisure time and overnight stay in Luxor.
- Optional Sound and Light show at the Temple of Karnak. (Highly recommended).
Please Note: There is an additional Charge to enter the Tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Luxor Nile Cruise - Fly Back to Cairo

Today and after breakfast you will be accompanied by Egyptologist 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 precisely the complex of Temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of Pharaohs. Within the complex, the great ‘Hypostyle Hall’ is an incredible corridor of giant pillars .Then you will be transferred to the majestic Luxor Temple which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the God Amun, and then transferred to Luxor airport to fly to Cairo, where you will be met and assisted and transferred to your hotel in Cairo for check into the hotel with free leisure time and overnight stay.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your flight back home.
Meals: Breakfast
Golden Accommodation:
  • Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • MS Moevenpick Royal Lily Cruise
  • Le Meriedin Cairo Airport Hotel
Per Person in Triple Room $ 855 $ 995
Per Person in Double Room $ 895 $ 1035
One Person Traveling Alone $ 1265 $ 1475
Diamond Accommodation:
  • Fairmont Nile City Hotel 
  • Sonesta St George Nile Cruise
Per Person in Triple Room $ 1010 $ 1100
Per Person in Double Room $ 1050 $ 1145
One Person Traveling Alone $ 1525 $ 1665
  • Prices - Per Person in Sterling Per Tour and can be paid in US$ or Euros by credit card via a secure payment system with no extra surcharge. Current prices valid through April 30.2017 excluding Christmas Holidays.

  • Payment - Early Reservations advised to avoid disappointment in securing your spaces..Booking secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. During the Christmas holidays, packages require a deposit of 50%. forming part of your final payment. Packages and vacations which include International flights will require the full flight cost and deposit (25% or 50%) due to the regulations of the Airlines who require full payment

  • Transportation - Transport for all tours included: domestic flights, trains, and air conditioned vehicles by road.Wi-Fi, Bottled water and ice box all included whilst travelling by road. All are new vehicles of the latest design and technology.

  • Tour Guides - Are available to assist you with transfers to and from Airports, Hotels assisting at Airports with Visa, tickets, luggage. All tours of the sites in Egypt include constant guidance of a highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide.

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

  • Wheelchair Travellers - Specially adapted Nile Cruise boat MS Amarco 1 has all amenities for wheelchairs and special assistance customers on the boat and disembarking for tours. Assistance from the Boat Crew and Tour Guides are always ready and available.For Wheelchair adapted tours and packages in Egypt (Please click here).

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