Aswan Cairo Nile Cruise Tour

from $3325
Schedule:
Selected Departures

The one and only way to see the very best of Egypt including some ‘hidden gems’ is on this 14 day Aswan to Cairo Nile Cruise and Tours. Starting your adventure in Aswan visiting contemporary and ancient sites, then sailing the Nile with Temples en route before arriving in Luxor for it’s famous ancient Tombs and Temples, then heading North along the Nile towards Cairo with many Temples and Tombs along the Nile, Fayoum’s natural beauty and Pyramids, before ending in Cairo to explore the Pyramids, Museum and more.

Included:
  • Being met with assistance 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
  • Accommodation for 01 Night in Cairo hotel based on bed and breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 12 Nights on board Nile Cruise on full board.
  • All Nile cruise tours sharing Nile cruise group
  • Excursion to High Dam, Philae Temple, and the Nubian Museum
  • Excursion to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temple
  • Excursion to West Bank of Luxor to tour Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut temple.
  • Excursion to East bank of Luxor to visit Karnak and Luxor Temples
  • Excursion to Abydos Temple and Dendera Temple.
  • Excursion to Tel El Amarna and Tuna El Gebel. 
  • Excursion to Beni Hassan.
  • Excursion to Hawara Pyramids and Maydom Pyramid.
  • Excursion to Egyptian Museum and Giza Pyramids at Cairo.
  • Entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary
  • English-speaking Tour Guide during tours as mentioned above
  • Free loan of mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls / 3 min. international calls.
  • Service charges and taxes included throughout the tours.
Excluded:
  • International airfare to Egypt
  • Entry Visa to Egypt
  • Personal spending
  • Optional Activities
  • Tipping for Guides and Nile Cruise crew
Itinerary:
14 Days - Aswan / Cairo

Day 1: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt

Your Tour Manager will meet and assist you upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, and then escort you to your hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At your Hotel the Tour Manager will assist with a smooth check-in, and review your holiday itinerary with you to confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome Drink

Day 2: Fly Cairo to Aswan Nile Cruise

Check out from your Hotel after enjoying breakfast, then transfer to Cairo Airport Domestic Terminal for your flight to Aswan Airport. On arrival in Aswan, you will be met and assisted, then taken by an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle to board your Egypt Nile cruise. Embarkation on the Nile cruise in Aswan with Music in the bar. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Departing your Cruise ship to enjoy a day of tours in Aswan with visits to the High Dam, Philae Temple, and the Nubian Museum in the afternoon. A delightful Cocktail Party and Nubian Show on board the Cruise and Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 4: Kom Ombo Temple - Sail to Edfu

Enjoy breakfast and Lunch on board your Nile Cruise Boat whilst sailing from Aswan to Kom Ombo. Arrive at Kom Ombo then you will be escorted by your expert Tour Guide to visit Kom Ombo Temple, the only one divided into two reflecting it’s 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 back to the Nile Cruise to sail to Edfu. Guest Show on board and overnight in Edfu.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Edfu Temple Tour - Sail To Luxor

After an enjoyable breakfast, you will leave your cruise in the morning with your Guide to visit Edfu Temple, the huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu, said to be the most complete and best preserved of the Egyptian Temples, consisting 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. Back to your Nile Cruise to enjoy sailing to Luxor via Esna Lock. Overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Set out from your Nile Cruise after breakfast  to enjoy a sightseeing tour in Luxor. Exploring the West Bank to tour Valley of the Kings, the site of the 62 tombs of the Pharaohs, overall one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. See a selection of the beautifully decorated rock-cut tombs, many of which still display vibrant colour and breathtaking detail of deities and scenes from the Book of the Underworld. The most visited tombs have walkways and electric lighting, and the internal walls are protected by glass. (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).The next stop will be the Temple of the only female Pharaoh in Egypt, that of the colonnaded and terraced Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri, which was built into a high cliff face and has graphics telling the story of Hatshepsut’s expeditions to the mysterious land of Punt. Then move to the East bank to visit Karnak and Luxor Temples. Karnak Temple is the world's largest ancient religious site with it’s  hypostyle hall and colossal granite columns and is one of Egypt’s infamous landmarks. There will be free time to explore the different parts of the huge complex built during the reigns of various Pharaohs, then moving to Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals that was dedicated to the god Amon. The two Temples were once linked in ancient times by the Avenue of Sphinx, currently near completion after being reconstructed. At night there is an optional Sound and Light show which tells the story of Luxor and Karnak Temples. Back to your cruise ship and enjoy Belly Dancing show on board. Overnight in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 7: Sail To Abydos and Dendera Temples

Early Sail from Luxor to Qena to enjoy visiting Abydos Temple, which was the head of the God Osiris- the God of the Underworld and part of his body was buried there according to the legend of ancient Egyptians,. In Abydos you will visit the famous Temple of King Seti I – the founder of Abydos Temple which was completed by his son King Ramses II. The beauty of this Temple almost feels like an apology and dedication to the following Gods Osiris, Isis, Horus, Amun Ra, Mut and Khonsu. Then on to Dendera Temple which is dedicated to Goddess Hathor- cow headed woman and known as the Goddess of Love. This temple dates back to 125 B.C and it is quite unique because of the fact that the roof is still intact and visitors can admire the beautiful ceiling which depicts the hours of the day and night as well as the journey of the sun, moon and the stars across the sky. One of its ceilings is decorated with a plaster cast of the signs of the zodiac. Not only that but this temple has the only relief which represented Queen Cleopatra and her son Caesarian.Back to your Boat in Qena for a contest Party on board. Overnight in Qena.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Nile Cruise Sailing To Sohag

By early morning your cruise will leave Qena sailing to Sohag via Naga Hammadi Bridge and Abu Homar’s Lock, while you are enjoying Treasure Hunt game on board. Arrive to Sohag and Overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 9: Nile Cruise Sailing To Minya

Cross Sohag Bridge to Sail to Minya via Asyuit’s Lock, and enjoy an amazing Black and White Party on board the cruise while sailing. Arrive to Minya and Overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 10: Tel El Amarna and Tuna El Gebel Tours

Departing your Nile cruise in the early morning after breakfast to visit Tel El Amarna and the Northern Tombs of Ahmose (EA3), Tomb of Meryre (EA4), Tomb of Pentu (EA5), Tomb of Panehesy (EA6), and Royal Tomb of Akhenaten (EA26). Also to see The Great Palace of King Akhenaten,The Small and great Temples of Aten. Then move to visit Tuna El Gebel and Ashmunein. Lunch box will be served during the Visits. Back to the Cruise to enjoy a folkloric Show on board. Overnight in Minya.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Beni Hassan Tour - Sail to Beni Suif

Today you will enjoy a tour to Beni Hassan from Minya Dock (25 KM.), to visit 4 Tombs, that of the Tomb of Baqet III (BH15), Tomb of Khety (BH17), Tomb of Amenemhet (BH2), Tomb of Khnumhotep II (BH3). Back to your Nile boat to Sail to Beni Suif and enjoy the Galabya Party on board. Arrive to Beni Suif and Overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 12: Fayoum Sightseeing - Nile Cruise Sail To Cairo

Departing your Nile Cruise to enjoy a visit to Fayoum where you will see Hawara Pyramids and Maydom Pyramid. We will start with Hawara Pyramid which is about 145 km far from Cairo. Hawara Pyramid is built by King Amenemhat III (Dynasty XII). Then transfer to visit El Lahun Pyramid which is about 07 km far from Hawara Pyramid. El Lahun Pyramid was built by King Senusert II, (XII Dynasty). After that visit Meidum Pyramids which is about 40 km far from El Lahun Pyramid. Then back to the ship to sail to Cairo for approximately 5 hours. Arrive to Cairo and Overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 13: Nile Cruise Tour to Pyramids and Museum

Set out from your Nile Cruise Boat early morning after breakfast to enjoy a day touring in Cairo to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, 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. Also included is a visit to the incredible Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.The Great Pyramids are  one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Middle Pyramids of Chephren and the smallest Mykerinos. Back to the cruise to enjoy an evening of Takht (Oriental Music) on board. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 

Day 14: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Enjoy your breakfast on board the Nile cruise before disembarkation, then you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for final departure
Meals: Breakfast
Cruise:
  • Swimming Pool and sun deck area
  • 24/7 Reception
  • Large restaurant
  • Daily housekeeping and laundry service
  • Large and Luxurious Lounge
  • Discotheque
  • Gift Shop
  • Clinic
  • Recreation Area and Bar
  • Reading & Playing room
  • Doctor on call (24/7)
  • Fully purified water, filtered and softened before distribution
  • Major credit cards accepted on all Nile Cruises
Cabin :
  • Panoramic windows with  Nile views in all cabins
  • Private bathroom with bathtub and Hair Dryer
  • Remote control LCD television, music channels, Internal telephone
  • Manually controlled air conditioning
  • safe deposit box and mini  bar
  • Smoking in designated areas only
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