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Luxury Egypt and Dahabiya Nile Cruise

10 Days
Private Tour
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A unique opportunity to experience a wonderful and traditional Egypt on this 10 Day Egypt Luxury Classic Cairo and Dahabeya Nile Cruise Boat. Starting in Cairo with the spectacular sites of the Pyramids and Museum in Cairo, then flying to Luxor to explore the main sites before embarking on your delightful Nile Dahabeya to sail and discover Temples on the Nile and colourful Nubian Aswan. All the top luxury Hotels are part of your Egypt experience.
  • Meet and greet service upon arrival and departure at all Airports and Road Transfers
  • All transfers by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Assistance from our Memphis Tours Representatives at all locations
  • Entry Visa to Egypt
  • Internal domestic airfares from Cairo/ Luxor/ Aswan/ Cairo
  • Accommodation for 4 Nights on board Dahabiya Nile Cruise on full board basis
  • Accommodation for 3 Nights at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo on Breakfast Basis 
  • Accommodation for 1 Night at Winter Palace Hotel Luxor on Breakfast Basis 
  • Accommodation for 1 Night at Old Cataract Hotel Aswan on breakfast Basis
  • English speaking Expert Tour Guide during your tours.
  • Sightseeing visit to historical places as per itinerary
  • Tours to Temples, Tombs and Markets as per Dahabeya Sailing
  • Tours to West Bank Valley of the Kings/ Hatshepsut Temple/ Colossi of memnon Luxor
  • Tours to Pyramids, Museum, Coptic Cairo and Khan Khalili Bazaar
  • Tours to East Bank Karnak and Luxor Temples Luxor
  • Visit to the Temples Edfu and Kom Ombo
  • Tour of Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple in Aswan
  • Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours.
  • Applicable taxes for all hotels and Nile cruise included in the price.
  • Free bottled water during all tours.
  • Free loan of mobile phone charged against 60 min local calls / 10 min. international calls.
  • International airfare to Egypt
  • Personal spendings
  • Optional excursions

Please Note* There is an opportunity to extend this itinerary further by adding extra days from Luxor to the Red Sea Resort of Sahl Hasheesh, a luxury 5 Star resort with top class Hotels.
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Day 1: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt. Your Memphis Tours Representative will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport and then escort you to the 5 star Four Seasons First Residence 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

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Tours

After breakfast, you will be accompanied by 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. Finally you will spend some interesting souvenir shopping time ao Old Khan Khalili Bazaar before heading back to your hotel in Cairo for an overnight stay.
*Please note - There is an additional charge to enter the Mummification Room at the Museum
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Fly Cairo to Luxor - Sofitel Winter Palace

Early start with breakfast before checking out of your Hotel in Cairo to be transferred to Cairo Airport Domestic Terminal for your flight to Luxor.On arrival in Luxor, you will be met by your Luxor English speaking Tour Guide for a fascinating tour of the East bank Temples. Starting with the impressive 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. After your tour, you will transfer to the famous Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel directly faces the lovely West Bank of the Nile. Its opulent grand design stands out amongst all other Hotels in Luxor, with its colonial frontage and interiors with 92 rooms including suites. Famous figures of the past have stayed here with Howard Carter, Agatha Christie (where she wrote her famous novel ‘ Death on the Nile’), Egyptian Royal families, world Politicians, artists and celebrities. Overnight stay at the Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Luxor Sightseeing - Dahabeya Nile Cruise

After breakfast at the Hotel, you will check out then be met by your Tour Guide with an air conditioned vehicle for the tour of the world renowned West Bank of Luxor visiting 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.After your tour, you will be driven to Esna which is approximately 1 hour from Luxor, to embark on your Orient Dahabeya Nile Cruise. On arrival you will be greeted and welcomed by smiling Crew who will give you an excellent service throughout your sailing. Afternoon visit to El Kab, the ancient town of Nekheb, to visit the remains of its Temples and some of the Tombs cut into the cliffs. Set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Night on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Dahabeya Nile Cruise Tours

Sail for Edfu for a visit to the Temple of Horus, the best-preserved of all the Temples in Egypt known as Edfu Temple. Set sail for a small island where the boat will moor for the night, later stops will take you to small villages and the desert. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile. Night on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Dahabiya Nile Cruise Tours

Sail to Gebel el Silsila and explore the ancient sandstone quarries and rock-cut chapels of Horemheb, Seti I, Ramesses II and Merenptah. The journey up the Nile continues towards the double Temple of Haroeris and Sobek in Kom Ombo. Set sail for the island of Maniha, where the Dahabiya will moor for the night. Dinner will be served on board the Dahabiya or on the tranquil banks of the Nile.Night on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Dahabiya Nile Cruise Tours

Sail to Daraw to take a walking tour in the village to visit the markets of Daraw, once the last stop on the famous 40-day desert road between Sudan and Egypt. Sailing continues to the Nubian village of El Koubania, near Aswan.Last night on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Dahabiya Nile Cruise - Old Cataract Aswan

End of the Dahabiya journey in Aswan after breakfast on board. Then you will be transferred to the famous Colonial Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan. A totally British and extremely famous Luxury 5 star masterpiece built by Thomas Cook in 1899, making it the 2nd oldest Colonial Hotel in Egypt.The Old Cataract Hotel is one of memphis tour’s Partner Hotels and a proud association for us. One of our top recommended Hotels and the best in Aswan, offering unique services such as top luxury spa treatments.You can enjoy the spa treatment and the hight tea in the afternoon which are optional Situated right on the Cataract Islands of the East bank of the Nile, it could not be in a more favoured spot for sightseeing and local attractions and amenities. Occupied and visited by a host of famous figures such as Tsar Nicholas II, Winston Churchill, Howard Carter, Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Carter, Princess Diana, Queen Noor and Agatha Christie (who at this Hotel and Luxor’s Winter Palace Hotel wrote her novel ‘Death on the Nile’). Many local attractions such as Aswan City Old Market and an evening spectacular Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple. Overnight at the Hotel
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 9: Abu Simbel Optional Tour - Fly to Cairo

Breakfast at the Old Cataract Hotel, or take the option of the Highly recommended tour to The Temples of Abu Simbel at Lake Nasser. These Temples are the second most visited tourist attraction after the Pyramids. Known as the ‘Great Builder’, Pharaoh Ramses II was an architect of brilliance and created the finest Temples in Egypt. You will be granted the opportunity to visit his magnificent Temple along with that of his beloved wife Nefertari’s Temple. Later after checkout,you will transfer to Aswan Airport with your Guide or Representative to fly directly to Cairo for an overnight stay at the Four Seasons Hotel. Optional tours in the evening are available such as the Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids, Tanoura Show or Nile Dinner Cruise. overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Breakfast at your Hotel in Cairo with some free leisure time before being transferred back to Cairo International Airport for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation Plan:
  • Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence
  • Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel Luxor
  • The Orient Dahabiya Nile Cruise
  • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel Aswan
Per Person in Double Room $ 1795 $ 1895
One Person Traveling Alone $ 2765 $ 2865
  • 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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