Cairo and New Year Nile Cruise

from $1465
Duration:
7 Days
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Dec 22. 23. 29. & 30. 2018

Our New Year Tour Egypt is a perfect ‘getaway’ for New Year with all the wondrous sites of Egypt along with New Year celebrations on this 7 Day Cairo and Nile Cruise tour. Starting at Cairo with the awe-inspiring Pyramids at Giza, then flying down to Aswan with panoramic views of the desert and Nile Delta from the aircraft. Once in Aswan, you will be amazed by the Pharaonic wonders and the lovely Nubian culture of Aswan. Once sailing, you will be treated to a wonderful Gala Dinner and party for the New Year on board the Nile Cruise whilst sailing to Luxor with Temples en route.

Included:
  • Meet and greet service arrivals and return by our Representatives at Airports and Boats 
  • Assistance of our Personnel during your stay, tours and excursions.
  • All transfers by private A/C deluxe van class.
  • Internal flight ticket from Cairo to Aswan and from Luxor to Cairo 
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairo Hotel on breakfast basis.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on board Nile cruise Aswan-Luxor on full board basis.
  • Gala Dinner Party for New Year on The River Nile in Egypt
  • 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
  • Tour to Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple
  • Tour to Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple
  • Tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon.
  • Lunch meals during tours in Giza/Cairo.
  • Bottled water during all tours.
  • Entrance fees to the sights in Giza/Cairo/Aswan/Luxor.
  • English-speaking Guide in Giza/Cairo/Aswan/Luxor.
  • 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 to Egypt.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Personal spending.
  • Optional excursions.
  • Tipping for the Nile Cruise crew and Guides
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’

You will be met at Cairo International Airport by a 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 Leader for the trip, who will explain what to expect on your Egypt New Year Vacation. Your Tour Leader will be your point of contact throughout the whole trip, and will give you details of how to contact him at any time whilst in Egypt under the care of Memphis Tours. Throughout your Egypt New Year touring holiday, in addition to the Tour Leader 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. Overnight in Cairo.
*Please note: There is an optional Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids (highly recommended).
Welcome Drink

Day 2: Giza Pyramids Daytour

After a relaxing breakfast at in Cairo, you will be accompanied by your private tour guide and driver to start your Pyramids and Nile Cruise tour by visiting 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 and 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. Enjoy your Lunch before moving on to visit 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. Afterwards enjoy a shopping tour at the Khan El Khalili famous Bazaar and old market where you can browse and purchase the wonderful array of handcrafted Egyptian souvenirs and gifts. Enjoy your free time in Cairo, and then you will be transferred to your Hotel for an overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: 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 3: 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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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
Accommodation :
Price
$ 1275 Per Person In Triple Room
$ 1299 Per Person In Double Room
$ 1879 One Person Travelling Alone
  • Prices - Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip and valid for Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019 holidays in Egypt. The price of single is valid for those coming with others and prefer single occupancy.

  • Payment - Reservations should be made as early as possible to avoid disappointment in securing your specific required tour package.Your booking will be secured upon receipt of a 25% deposit. Please note that during the Christmas and New Year holidays, tour packages require a deposit of 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment by credit or debit cards via our secured payment system. 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 - All transport within your tours is included such as domestic flights, trains, and air conditioned vehicles by road. Wi-Fi can be provided in road vehicles, therefore please inform us on booking if you require Wi- Fi whilst travelling by road along with complimentary bottled water. All our vehicles are new and of the latest design and technology.

  • Tour Guides and Representatives - Throughout your holiday from arrival to departure, you will have the constant assistance of our Memphis Tour Representatives who are responsible for your transfers to and from Airports, Hotels and resorts and will assist at the Airports with Visa, tickets and luggage and are there to answer any questions you may have. Once you start your tours of the sites in Egypt, you will have the constant guidance of your highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide both on included and optional tours

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

  • Wheelchair Travellers - Memphis Tours are particularly keen to promote and cater for disabled and wheelchair clients having Nile cruise boats, Hotels and tours especially adapted with rooms, cabins and transportation for easy accessibility.

  • Tailor - Made Holidays - A holiday is a special occasion and often means spending your savings. Therefore, you need to make sure that it is the Holiday that you want. Here at Memphis Tours we are more than flexible in adapting your Holiday to what YOU require and can easily ‘Tailor’ it to your requirements .

  • Children Policy -  Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum one child sharing parent’s room). In case of 2 or more children changes may occur.

                                        0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
                                        2 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
                                        6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
                                       12+ pay full tour price as per adult person

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