Classic Egypt Nile Cruise Tour

from $1195
Duration:
8 Days
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Friday, Saturday, Wednesday

With our Holiday Egypt Package  a simply delightful, leisurely and relaxing cruise down the Nile on this 8 day Egypt Vacation Packages with Airfare Egypt,  on a luxury Nile Cruise Boat from Luxor to lovely colourful Aswan known as ‘Nubian country. Unlock the Gates of Egypt and unravel its hidden treasures with your Package Tours to Egypt from UK.

Included:
  • Domestic flight tickets from Luxor to Cairo
  • Meet and greet service upon arrival and  departures at all Airports from our Representatives
  • The assistance of our Personnel during your stay and excursions
  • All transfers by private deluxe air-conditioned vehicle with Free WIFI
  • Accommodation for 3 nights at the Pyramids Park Resort Cairo including daily breakfast (or Similar) 
  • Accommodation for 1 night aboard sleeper train on half board basis
  • Accommodation for 3 nights aboard the Radamiss II  on a full board basis (or similar)
  • Tour to Pyramids and Sphinx, Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • Tour to Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Excursions to visit Philae Temple
  • Excursions to visit Aswan High Dam
  • Excursions to visit Unfinished Obelisk
  • Excursions to visit Kom Ombo Temple and Edfu Temple
  • Excursions to visit Valley of the Kings,
  • Excursions to visit Hatshepsut Temple
  • Excursions to visit Colossi of Memnon
  • Excursions to visit Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple
  • Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours.
  • Professional English-speaking Tour Guide.
  • Applicable taxes for hotel and Nile cruise included in the price.
  • 30 minutes of local calling (5 minutes international) and a mobile phone loaned for the length of your stay or an Egyptian sim card for your unlocked mobile device.


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 addition $ 85 per person.

Excluded:
  • International flight tickets
  •  Visa entry to Egypt
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal spending money
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrival to Cairo Airport - Welcome to land of the Pharaoh’s

Once you arrive at Cairo International Airport You will be met by a Memphis Tours Representative who will transfer you to your hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival at the Hotel, your Representative will assist you with a smooth check-in and give you detailed information concerning your pick up times through your Egypt Highlights and Nile Cruise tour. overnight in your Cairo Hotel.
Welcome Drink
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Cairo Tours - Sleeper Train to Aswan

Check-out after breakfast where your private Tour Guide will accompany you for a day tour in Cairo starting with the famous Pyramids of Giza. you will begin with the famous Giza Plateau to visit the only remaining wonder from the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - the Great Pyramid of Khufu (called Cheops by the Ancient Greeks). Alongside the aforementioned, there's the pyramids of Khafre (Chephren) and the smallest Pyramid Menkaure (Mykerinos). The plateau is as famous for the mysterious structure 'the Sphinx' as it is for the Pyramids, where you will visit the Valley Temple. Then you will visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum in Cairo that was built in neo-classical style and designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. Boasting a massive collection of over 120,000 artifacts ranges from pre-dynastic era, through the Pharaonic era to the Greco-Roman period of Egypt. Amongst the most famous items which you may see are the funerary treasures of the child King Tutankhamun, the colossal statues of the heretic king, Akhenaten, and the only surviving image of Khufu, creator of Egypt's Great Pyramid. Visiting the Egyptian Museum is a great way to acquaint yourself with this ancient Egyptian civilization, including their famous art of mummification. After that, you will visit the famous Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, a major souk in the Islamic district of Cairo, the bazaar district is one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike. This full-day ends with dinner during an overnight trip to Aswan by a Sleeper Train.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Treat yourself to a Refreshing breakfast with a sunrise view from the train before arriving Aswan, where you will be met by a Memphis Tours Representative who will transfer you to your Nile Cruise Boat then escorted by your Egyptologist tour guide for a day tour in Aswan. Kicking off the tour with the famous Aswan High Dam, constructed in the 1960s to provide the much-needed electricity and irrigation for Egypt. Nubia, the area that was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has known. We then proceed to 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. Crossing by boat to Angelika Island, to see the Monumental Philae Temple, 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. Back to your Nile boat with Overnight stay onboard the cruise ship in Aswan.
Meals: BBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

Start Your Journey today with a lovely sail along the tranquil Nile witnessing the local life and green delta river banks unchanged for centuries. Enjoy breakfast on board before arriving at Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo with your Guide. This one of a kind Temple is the only ancient Temple in Egypt divided into two, reflecting its dedication to two Gods: Sobek, the Crocodile-headed 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. After lunch and afternoon tea on board whilst sailing, you will then arrive at Edfu, home to the huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, 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. Finally sailing on to Luxor with evening dinner on board your Nile Cruise. Overnight on board the cruise in Luxor
.Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

following an early breakfast on board, your Tour Guide will accompany you to the East Bank of Luxor to explore the impressive Karnak Temple, the world's largest ancient religious site. Home to the hypostyle hall with its colossal granite columns is one of Egypt’s famous landmarks. Don't worry there will be an abundance of 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. You will then head back to your Cruise for some onboard lunch before heading off with your Tour Guide for your final checkpoint, that of the West Bank of Luxor, the original resting place of the world-famous boy King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings along with another 62 tombs unearthed of the Pharaohs and Dignitaries. Finally Discover 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
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Please Note: There is an additional charge to enter the Tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses
Optional Tour : (Add these to your tour when you book)
Hot Air Balloon Ride Trip - From $129.00

A spectacular early morning sunrise adventure in this hot air balloon ride over Luxor with breathtaking views over the Valley of the Kings.

Day 6: Fly Luxor to Cairo - Fly Back to Cairo

After a Mouthwatering Breakfast before being transferred to Luxor International Airport to your flight back to Cairo where we will meet you to transport you to your Cairo hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Day Tour to Alexandria from Cairo

Picked up from your hotel in Cairo by your private experienced Egyptologist Tour Guide and driver to travel to Alexandria, located 220km Northwest on the Mediterranean coast. A stunning and truly scenic City. Launch your full-day tour to experience the highlights of Ancient Greco- Roman Alexandria visiting the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoukafa and the Royal Cemetery of Kom El-shoqafa, ahistorical archaeological site and considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages. Proceeding after that Pompey's Pillar, a Roman triumphal column, is one of the best-known ancient monuments still standing in Alexandria today, and it is the last surviving relics of the Seraphim. The Pillar was erected in honour of Emperor Diocletian. Lunch will be served at a good quality restaurant during the day then you will continue with the rest of your tour with the Citadel of Qaitbey, built on the ruins of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria by Sultan Al-AshrafSayf al-Din Qaitbay. Proceeding next to your visit of the large and famous Alexandria Library, reconstructed by building the new library in Selsela at Shatby Which is beside the conference centre. The library is one of the greatest cultural and scientific centres that specialize in the affairs of, literature, civilization, sciences and arts of the area attracting scholars and Knowledge seekers from all over the world. Finally, you will be escorted by your guide and transported back to your hotel in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8: Cairo International Airport - Finale Departure

After breakfast at your Cairo hotel and some free time at your own lesiure, you will be transferred to Cairo International airport preparing you for your final departure back home.
Meals: Breakfast

Extend your Journey :
Pre of After - Tour Extension: Jordan 4 Days Package from 515 USD
Accommodation :
Prices & Accommodation
Pyramids Park Resort Cairo
Radamis || Nile Cruise
MAY-SEPT
$ 1195 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1235 Per Person in Double Room
$ 1850 One Person Traveling Alone
OCT-APRIL
$ 1400 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1440 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2035 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.

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