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Agatha Christie Tour - Cairo and Nile Dahabiya

8 Days
Private Tour
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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Our Cairo and Dahabiya Nile Cruise Tour will take you for a wonderful insight into Agatha Christie’s passion for Egypt and her inspiration to write her famous novels whilst travelling through Cairo, Luxor and Aswan. Join our adventure and explore her routes whilst exploring the Temples, Tombs, Pyramids which fascinated her and the locations she chose for her novel which were awe inspiring Monuments and beautiful Nile views unchanged for centuries.

  • Meet and greet service upon arrival and departure with a Representative.
  • Assistance of our Personal during your stay in Egypt
  • All transfers by private a/c deluxe vehicle
  • Domestic Flight ticket from Cairo / Luxor / Aswan / Cairo
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at a Cairo hotel with daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on Dahabiya Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan full board
  • Service of expert Egyptologist speaking Guide
  • Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Egyptian Museum and Coptic Churches
  • Tour to Karnak Templein Luxor
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon.
  • Tour to Edfu on Nile cruise along the river
  • Tour to kom Ombo Temple along the river
  • Tour to Philae Temple in Aswan.
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in Cairo and Giza included in the price
  • Bottled water during your tours in Egypt
  • All shore excursions as mentioned as per cruise itinerary included in the price
  • Free loan of mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls / 2 min. international calls
  • International airfare.
  • Entry Visa to Egypt.
  • Personal spendings.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tipping for Guides and Nile Dahabiya crew.
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Day 1: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’

Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met by your Memphis Tours Representative who will accompany you to your hotel in Cairo for check-in and a free welcome drink. There you will be introduced to your Tour Manager for the trip, who will explain what to expect on your visit and will be your point of contact throughout your Cairo and Dahabiya Nile Cruise tour. He and will give you details of how to contact him at any time whilst in Egypt under the care of Memphis Tours. Throughout your Agatha Christie Tour Egypt, in addition to the Tour Manager you will meet a variety of English-speaking Tour Guides, who have been chosen for their expertise on each of the areas you are visiting. After check-in you are free to spend the rest of the day/evening at your leisure. There is a wonderful opportunity to do an optional excursion to the Sound & Light Show on Giza Plateau, by the magnificent Pyramids.
Welcome Drink

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Tours

Pick you up from your hotel in Cairo by air-conditioned mini bus where you will be accompanied by your personal Egyptologist Tour Guide to visit the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s greatest attractions the Great Pyramids, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Middle Pyramids of Chephren smallest Pyramid of Mykerinos and the Mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror to the ancient Pharaohs.The tour includes visit to the Valley Temple facing the great Sphinx. On the way you will have Lunch, then enjoy a visit to the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiques built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now of over 120000 masterpieces ranging from Pre-Dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period in Egypt, learn and discover the great Egyptian civilization and art of mummification in ancient Egypt. Moving on to 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 Afterwards an enjoyable afternoon of shopping at the famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar and Old Market in Cairo.Finally back to the Hotel in Cairo for a relaxing evening.
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.Also an additional charge for the Mummies Room at the Museum of Antiquities
An optional evening tour to attend the fabulous Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Fly Cairo to Luxor - Dahabiya Nile Cruise

In the morning Memphis Tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo by air conditioned private vehicle to Cairo Domestic Airport to fly to Luxor where you will be met and accompanied by our Egyptologist tour guide in a private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle to visit the East Bank of Luxor to the magnificent and impressive famous Temple of Karnak, 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 by generation after generation of Pharaohs. Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars.Your Tour Guide will then take you to the West Bank of Luxor, the site of the two colossal statues of Amenhotep known as the Colossi of Memnon, and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs were discovered, including the boy King Tutankhamun. These tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the Pharaohs. 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), then continue the tour to visit Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El Bahary. This impressive Temple 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. After your day tour, you will be escorted to Esna (50km south of Luxor), home port of the Dahabiya for Embarkation on the Dahabiya for a 5-day cruise along the Nile between Esna and Aswan. Overnight close to El Hegz Island.
Please Note: There is an additional Charge to enter the Tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Dahabiya Sailing to Edfu Temple

Enjoy breakfast on board the Dahabeya Nile boat while sailing towards Edfu. Arrive at Edfu,115 kilometers south of Luxor and leave your Nile boat for a gentile horse carriage ride to the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the best preserved Ptolemaic Temple in Egypt. The structure was constructed by Ptolemy III in 237 BC and it was completed during the reign of Ptolemy XII in the 1st century BC. The temple is actually a wonderful copy of much ancient Pharaonic temples and it is in a wonderfully preserved state. Our next visit will be to the souk or market of Edfu where the guests will have a chance to buy gifts, souvenirs, and everything that Egyptian shops have to offer.In the evening we reach the Speos of Hormoheb, the last king of the 18th dynasty of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. This chapel that was cut into the rocks contains many wall reliefs, statues, and scenes of the Hormoheb and the god Amun. We will land in front of the Speos of Hormoheb. With the lighted temple in front of the Dahabiya, you will have dinner while listening to the most wonderful and entertaining music. Overnight in the Dahabeya.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kom Ombo Temple - Dahabiya Sailing to Aswan

This morning you will enjoy sailing from Edfu towards Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek in Kom Ombo This marvelous Greco Roman Temple is quite symmetrical in everything. Being dedicated to the two Gods; the falcon God, Haroeris, and the Crocodile God, Sobek, the Temple has two entrances, two halls, and two sanctuaries. The Temple was initially under construction at the beginning of the 3rd century BC and was finally completed by the Roman emperor, Augustus, in the year 30 AD. You will then dock at one of the small magical islands in the River Nile to have dinner in a nice location close to the entrance to Aswan city. Overnight in the Dahabeya.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Dahabiya Nile Cruise - Aswan Sightseeing

Sail to Aswan to enjoy the highlights in Aswan such as the Temple of Philae, and the souk of Aswan. Farewell dinner on board with Oriental and Arabic Music.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Fly Aswan to Cairo

Enjoy breakfast on board the Nile boat cruise before disembarkation, then you will be Transferred to Aswan airport for your flight back to Cairo, where you will be met and assisted and escorted to your hotel in Cairo for free time at leisure and overnight stay in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo with free time at leisure and then transfer to Cairo International Airport to fly back home.
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation Plan:
  • Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
  • Orient or Zakriyatte or Lolia Dahabiya Cruises
  • Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel
Per Person in Double Room $ 1465 $ 1495
One Person Traveling Alone $ 2195 $ 2265
  • 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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