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Wonders of the Nile Tour

from $765
Duration:
8 Days
Type:
Small Group Tours
Run:
Selected Departures

Looking for Adventure Tour to Egypt? Travel on a small group tour and experience the real Egypt. This 8-day Small Group Tour will take you on a fascinating trip through Egypt to discover its rich history and cultural treasures from Cairo and the Pyramids to Luxor for a Nile Cruise sailing experience to the colourful Aswan with temples enroute.

Included:
  • 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 a deluxe A/C coach.
  • Internal flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at 5-star hotel in Cairo based on bed and breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on board 5-star Nile Cruise Boat Aswan-Luxor on full board.
  • Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley Temple.
  • 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.
Excluded:
  • International airfare.
  • Entry Visa to Egypt.
  • Personal spendings.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tipping for Guides and Nile Cruise crew.
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrival Cairo - Welcome to Egypt

Welcome to Egypt. On arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be greeted by one of our Memphis Tours Representatives and escorted by air conditioned vehicle to your Hotel in Cairo. Welcome drink on arrival and your Representative will assist you with check - in and explain your itinerary over the coming days. Overnight in Cairo with time to relax. There is an optional tour of the ‘Sound and Light Show’ at the Pyramids.
Welcome Drink

Day 2: Giza Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

Today your tour guide will take you on a fascinating day tour to visit the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s greatest attractions to visit The Great Pyramids, which is one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, Middle Pyramids of Khephren, the little one of Mykerinos and The Mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient pharaohs, this tour includes visit to the Valley Temple facing the great sphinx. Then on the way you will have Lunch, then you will enjoy a visit to the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiques that was built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now over 120000 masterpieces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period in Egypt, learn about the great Egyptian civilization and the art of Mummification. Finally, you will transfer to spend some time at Khan El Khalili famous Bazaar and old market in Cairo, then you will be transferred back to your Hotel in Cairo for an overnight stay.
Please Note: There is the opportunity to see the optional famous Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids in the evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Fly Cairo to Luxor - Nile Cruise Tour

Early breakfast in the Hotel, then you will be transferred to Cairo Airport ( Domestic terminal) for your flight to Luxor. On arrival in Luxor, you will be met by tour Representative and introduced to your Tour Guide who will then escort you on a fascinating morning tour of the West Bank in Luxor. starting with the Temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile. Starting at the magnificent 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. Next on to nearby Luxor Temple (the two Temples were once linked by the ‘Avenue of Sphinx’ which is currently being reconstructed).Then continue the tour to visit the majestic Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the God Amun. Following this, you will return to the Boat for lunch then rest of the day to relax, or discover the City of Luxor or an optional tour to ‘Howard Carter House’ on the West Bank. Then you will be take to check in to your 5 Star Nile cruise for a relaxing lunch and afternoon tea on board. An excellent evening is to be had at the optional ‘Sound and Light Show’ at Karnak Temple. A wonderful re-enactment of the history of Luxor ( the old capital of Thebes), and the Temples. Overnight on the boat. Free time if you wish to explore the traditional City of Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Morning breakfast on board your Nile Cruise before being escorted with your Tour Guide to visit the two enormous and impressive Colossi of Memnon the two colossal statues of Amenhotep III then a journey into ancient Egyptian history at the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent Tombs were discovered including the famous boy King Tutankhamun. These Tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures from the afterlife of the Pharaohs and include a visit 3 Tombs. Then you will continue your tour to Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El Bahary. This impressive Temple was dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut the only female Pharaoh, rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs. ( 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 ). Once the tour is completed, you will return to the cruise boat for lunch and sailing on to Edfu via the Lock at Esna, a large lock in which all of the Nile Cruises have to pass through. You will be entertained here by the local men in small boats throwing their wares for sale to the passengers on the boats. Afternoon tea on board, then on to dock overnight at Edfu with dinner.
Please note* There is an additional charge to enter the Tombs of of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo Nile Cruise

After breakfast on board, you will disembark with your Tour Guide to visit Edfu Temple. An awe inspiring Temple dedicated to the God Horus (falcon headed God) and one of the best preserved Temples along the Nile. Following this, lunch on board your Nile cruise boat and afternoon tea whilst sailing on towards Kom Ombo. Once arrived, you will indulge in an interesting tour with your Guide,of the Temple of Kom Ombo, famous home of the two Gods Sobek ( the crocodile God of fertility), and the falcon God Haroeris, also known as Horus the Elder, (the Good Sister, a special form of Hathor). Sailing along on your Nile journey to Aswan under the spectacular Aswan Bridge, Gateway to Nubia and Aswan City and see the wonderful sandstone rocks illuminating the ‘Tombs of the Nobles’ dating back to the Middle Kingdom. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Another exciting day awaits you after breakfast on board the Nile cruise vessel where you will be escorted by your Egyptologist tour guide in Aswan for an amazing tour to visit the High Dam, built in the 1960’s to provide the much needed electricity and irrigation for the country. Nubia, the area that was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has ever known. Then a visit 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 which is one of the Nubian Temples rescued before the High Dam was built. Enjoy Philae’s long colonnades, towers and reliefs which include the last surviving hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions in Egypt. Dinner with overnight stay on board your Nile Cruise in Aswan with time to explore the city independently or with an optional tour and Guide. Overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Fly Aswan to Cairo

After breakfast on board your Nile Cruise, you will check out and transferred to Aswan Airport for your flight to Cairo where you will be driven to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Breakfast at the Hotel with some free time in Cairo before being transferred back to Cairo International Airport Terminal for your flight home.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation :
Accommodation Plan:
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel and Spa
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel and Spa
Le Passage Hotel and Casino
Le Passage Hotel and Casino
Radamis || Nile Cruise
Radamis || Nile Cruise
MAY-SEPT
$ 765 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 799 Per Person in Double Room
$ 1035 One Person Traveling Alone
OCT-APRIL
$ 825 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 865 Per Person in Double Room
$ 1125 One Person Traveling Alone
  • 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 September 30.2018 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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from $765