Egypt Cruise & Red Sea Vacation

from $1346
Duration
Duration:
12 Days
Type
Type:
Private Tour In Cairo & Group Tour onboard the Cruise
Run
Run:
Sunday & Tuesday
Overview

A perfect opportunity to discover the beauty of Egypt in this 12-day Cruise and Red Sea enjoying a unique Egypt Vacation as you unravel the beauty of Cairo, Nile Cruise, and Hurghada Red Sea Egypt. Dive into the Wondrous Red Sea Aquatic Life admiring colourful coral formations and other inhabitants of the sea.  Discover a truly unique Hurghada red sea Egypt to the land of the Pharaos that will make you experience all of Egypt’s sights both Ancient and New like never before.

Included
  • Met and assisted at Cairo International Airport upon arrival and departure by our Representative.
  • Expert assistance and guidance during your stay by our Personnel, including all tours mentioned.
  • All airport transfers by private deluxe A/C vehicle.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Hurghada to Cairo.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights at the Cairo pyramids hotel   with bed and buffet breakfast (or similar)
  • Accommodation for 1 night aboard Sleeper Train on a half board basis.
  • Accommodation for 1 night at the Pyramisa Isis Island Aswan  with bed and buffet breakfast (or similar)
  • Accommodation for 3 nights onboard the Radamis Nile cruise on a full board basis (or similar)
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at Continental Hurghada with bed and buffet breakfast (or similar)
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo as mentioned are Private tours.
  • Day tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley Temple, and Sakkara.
  • Day tour to Egyptian Museum
  • All shore excursions as mentioned will join small group tours whilst cruising
  • Day tour to the Aswan High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Temple of Philae
  • Day tour to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples
  • Day tour to Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon.
  • Day tour to Karnak  and Luxor Temples
  • Lunch meals during tours in Cairo and Giza.
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide.
  • Entrance fees to the sights throughout the tours.
  • Bottled water during the tours
  • Applicable taxes for all hotels and Nile cruise included in the price.
  • Loan of a mobile phone or an Egyptian sim card for your unlocked mobile device from the length of your trip (30 minutes local calling/5 minutes international included

 

Notes: The Egyptian Railway Authority has designed and equipped sleeper trains quite comfortable according to Egyptian standards. They take about 14 hours from Cairo to Aswan. Nevertheless, if you do not enjoy long journeys, you can take an internal flight with an additional $ 135 per person.
 

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: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt’

Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport to start your Egypt Vacation, 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 your itinerary fully and answer all your questions about vacation to Egypt acting as a point of contact throughout the whole trip. 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 Cairo and red Sea holiday, 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: Giza Pyramids and Sakkara

On the second day of your Egypt vacation you will be picked up from your hotel in Luxor by air-conditioned minibus to Luxor Airport for your flight to Cairo, where you will be accompanied by your Egyptologist Tour Guide visiting Sakkara that is part of Memphis's massive Necropolis, and the burial site of the most ancient Pharaohs where you will see the first Pyramids built in Egypt, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser that was designed by Imhotep, the ancient Egyptian architect. Also a visit to the Teti Pyramid and Tombs in Sakkara then drive to the famous Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s signature attractions of 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 Pyramid of Mykerinos along with the mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient Pharaohs. The tour includes a visit to the Valley Temple facing the great Sphinx. After Giza, you will be transferred back to your hotel for a peaceful overnight stay in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3: Cairo Tours - Sleeper Train to Aswan

Following breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and some Leisurely free time you will start your tour to the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities 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 an afternoon of shopping at the Khan El Khalili famous Bazaar and old market in Cairo and barter for some local handmade treasures. This full-day ends with dinner during an overnight trip to Aswan by sleeper train (Private Compartment).

Please note: There is an additional charge for the Mummies Room at the Museum of Antiquities. Please speak with your tour guide should you wish to purchase a ticket to enter one of these sites.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Aswan to Abu Simbel Optional Tour

You will be met at Aswan Train Station, then transferred to your hotel with a full day ahead to Enjoy Aswan and launch your cruise and Red Sea experience. We recommend the optional tour to Abu Simbel, the second top tourist attraction after the Pyramids in Egypt. Abu Simbel Temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC, as a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari following an Overnight stay onboard your cruise in Aswan.

P.S: In case you would like to do Abu Simbel Tour so you will do it on day 5 and Aswan sightseeing tours will be on day 4.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Aswan with free time at leisure at your Hotel. You will be met at your Hotel in Aswan by Memphis Tours representative, who will accompany you to your Nile cruise ship in Aswan for boarding and a free welcome drink and lunch. You will begin by visiting the Aswan High Dam which was built in the 1960s 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 most of which you will visit within your Egypt Vacation. Then we go to see the ‘Unfinished Obelisk’ which still lay 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 Angelika Island, to see the Temple of Isis at Philae 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. Then you will be transferred to your Nile cruise ship in Aswan for dinner, free time at leisure and overnight stay your cruise Ship.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

Start the second day of your cruise & Red Sea Journey with a pleasurable breakfast onboard your cruise ship in Aswan. First, we sail to the unique Temple of Kom Ombo. Of all the ancient Temples in Egypt, this is the only one which is divided into two, to reflecting it’s a 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. In the afternoon you visit the huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu, which is 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. The rest of the day is spent at leisure and overnight on board finalizing the sixth day of your Egypt Vacation.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Relax while watching daily life on the banks of the Nile as you sail to Luxor. En route, you will pass through the lock at Esna, where you are likely to be entertained by the local traders trying to sell their wares from rowing boats. During the cruise, you will learn more about the art and architecture of Ancient Egypt as well as the mysteries of the Pharaohs and their fascinating culture. At Luxor with your Guide, you will visit Karnak Temple, which is the world's largest ancient religious site. The hypostyle hall with its colossal granite columns is one of Egypt’s famous landmarks. There will be free time to explore the different parts of the huge complex built during the reigns of various Pharaohs. 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 you may wish to take advantage at night, of the optional evening ‘Sound and Light Show’ which tells the story of Luxor and Karnak. ( Highly recommended).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Luxor Nile Cruise - Transfer to Hurghada Red Sea

After enjoying a leisurely breakfast on board the Nile cruise boat, your expert Tour Guide will take you on a fascinating Nile journey to the West Bank of the River Nile to experience the original resting place of the world-famous boy King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings along with discovering the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (the only Female Pharaoh) at El Deir EL Bahari and the two towering statues of the Colossi of Memnon. (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 before your visit). For the rest of the day you will have free time to spend at leisure in Luxor to experience the traditional culture of the Upper Egyptians before transferring to Hurghada (approximately 4 hours drive), the exciting resort destination, located on the pristine beautiful Red Sea, check into the hotel with free time at leisure and overnight stay to continue your Hurghada Red Sea Egypt phase of your Egypt Vacation.

Please Note: There is an additional charge to enter the Tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Free day at Leasure in Hurghada

After breakfast, Choose one of the many other activities such as windsurfing, sailing and deep-sea fishing which are just a fraction of the many enjoyable and exciting things to Explore in Hurghada Red Sea Egypt. FInally spending an Overnight in your Hurghada Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Free day at Leasure in Hurghada

After breakfast, Feel free to Explore the Beautiful Hurghada and Visiting the crisp Sunny beach of this coastal heaven, feeling the cool breeze of the sea the day is yours to do as you please. Spending another night in your hotel in Hurghada Red Sea Egypt.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Optional Egyptian Cultural Show

After breakfast, Spend your day at leisure to relax, swim soak up the sun or take another optional evening excursion to attend the amazing Arabian Night to 'Alf Leila We Leila' 1001 Nights that is a highlight for most visitors to Hurghada. A fantastic experience to see the local customs and traditions of Egypt, with belly dancers, horse show and Sound and Light Show at Alf Leila Wa Leila with sounds and lighting re-enacting the history and stories of the Great Pyramids, Karnak Temple, and Abu Simbel. The Sound and Light Show is followed by a Pharaonic horse show where acrobatics on horseback and general horsemanship is displayed. The third and final show is an oriental belly dancer and Tanura, Dervishes Dance at the end of the evening you will be transferred back to your Hurghada Hotel concluding your last stay in Hurghada red Sea Egypt.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Fly Hurghada to Cairo - Fly Back Home

On the twelfth day of your Egypt Vacation following a Hearty breakfast, you will be met by our representative, who will transfer you to Hurghada Airport for the flight to Cairo International Airport where you will take your flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast
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Prices
MAY-SEPT
$ 1346 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1376 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2181 One Person Traveling Alone
OCT-APRIL
$ 1424 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1454 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2321 One Person Traveling Alone
  • Charitable Giving

We make a donation to the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation for each booking reserved.

  • 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 are valid until the 30th of April 2020 excluding Easter and Christmas Holidays.

 

  • Children Policy:

Up to 2 years: FREE

Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price

Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price

Ages 12 and Up: adult price.

 

  • Notes: 

Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents.If your tour package includes airfare then extra charges for your children may apply.

 

  • 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 for 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.

  • Charitable Giving

We make a donation to the Magdi Yacoub Heart Foundation for each booking reserved.

  • 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 are valid until the 30th of April 2020 excluding Easter and Christmas Holidays.

 

  • Children Policy:

Up to 2 years: FREE

Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price

Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price

Ages 12 and Up: adult price.

 

  • Notes: 

Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents.If your tour package includes airfare then extra charges for your children may apply.

 

  • 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 for 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.

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