Trip to Egypt: Pyramids & Nile by Air

Overview
Duration
Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Duration
Countries
1 Country
6 Cities
Type
Type
Private Tour
English Speaking Guide
Run
Run:
Saturday, Sunday & Thursday

Combine the rich heritage of Cairo with a magical 5-day Nile cruise on this Egypt vacation package—a must for any lover of history. Experience the best Egypt tour, visiting all of Egypt’s top highlights attractions scattered across the desert and range from famous pyramids to forgotten temples only in 8 days. You’ll begin your tour in Cairo. This is where you will visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum. Then, fly to Luxor to embark on your cruise on the Nile where you will explore captivating attractions and natural scenery between Luxor and Aswan. With this tour, enjoy a luxurious five-star cruise, your choice of traditional hotel or boutique hotel, mesmeric history, and a seductive charm that will have you leaving Egypt in astonishment.

Included
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival
  • Assistance with guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers via private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo, including daily breakfast
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on a 5-star superior Nile Cruise ship, full board
  • Private sightseeing tours in Cairo (listed on itinerary)
  • Sightseeing tours on the cruise shared with a Memphis Tours group
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship
  • Portage as needed
  • All service charges and taxes
Excluded
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Welcome to the mystical lands of Egypt, where the Pharaohs ruled for thousands of years. Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, your tour manager will meet and assist you and ease the process by providing an entry visa. You will then be escorted through the bustling streets of Cairo in an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle. Once you reach your chosen hotel according to your accommodation plan whether it will be overlooking the Great Pyramids of Giza like Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel or over looking the Nile, like the luxurious Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino, your tour manager will assist you with your check-in and double-check your itinerary with you to establish and confirm all the pick-up times for all your activities during your trip.

Overnight in Cairo.

Welcome drink included.

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After enjoying a delicious wholesome breakfast at your hotel, your personal guide will take you to the Giza Plateau to start your journey by marveling at one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramids of Giza. Walk or take a camel over to the iconic Sphinx and Valley Temple. After your pyramids visit, you’ll go for lunch at an authentic Egyptian restaurant and then head over to the Egyptian Museum, in the heart of historic Downtown Cairo, overlooking the infamous Tahrir Square. After relishing over the magnificent ancient Egyptian artifacts and treasures, you will be driven through Old Cairo to arrive at the historic Islamic Cairo area where you will explore the vibrant, meandering, treasure-filled alleys of Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest bazaar, if there is time.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Egyptian Museum, Khan El Khalili.

Day 3: Fly to Luxor - East Bank Sightseeing

Today, you will be leaving Cairo and head out to the shining city of Luxor. You will meet your tour manager early in the morning at your hotel where he will accompany you to Cairo International Airport for your trip to Luxor. Upon landing in Luxor, you will be assisted and whisked away in an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle to board your luxurious Nile cruise, Salacia, that will offer you a unique experience cruising on the Nile with high-quality service, gastronomy, and accommodation during your stay. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board before heading out to your first stop in Upper Egypt which is visiting the infamous Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple at the East Bank. Return back to your cruise and enjoy a warm and hand-crafted dinner.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple.

Day 4: West Bank Sightseeing

Enjoy your first breakfast on board your cruise surrounded by the calm waters of the Nile. After breakfast, head out to explore the West Bank of Luxor. Visit the Royal Cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings, then head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom during the 15th century BCE at Deir El-Bahari. Finish the day as you marvel at the towering Colossi of Memnon. After finishing your visits at the West Bank, return back to your cruise and start sailing to Edfu while enjoying a delicious lunch on board. Relax the rest of the day as you sail; take advantage of the amazing facilities of your cruise; enjoy some afternoon tea, get a massage, de-stress in the Jacuzzi. End the day with an appetizing dinner on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Royal Cemetery, the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo

Enjoy a mouth-watering breakfast on board your cruise as you sail to Edfu. Upon arrival, head out and visit Edfu Temple, one of the best-preserved temples of the Greco Roman era, that of Horus at Edfu. Enjoy a magnificent experience as you take a horse-drawn carriage ride back and forth to the temple and marvel at Upper Egypt’s local life. Pass through the slow-paced, rural life of the local farmers and fishermen. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking lush, fertile landscapes dotted with banana and date palm trees. After your visit, head back to your cruise and start sailing to your second stop of the day, Kom Ombo.

Touch down on the shores of Kom Ombo and walk through the town of Kom Ombo among the locals of the town until you arrive at the unusual Kom Ombo temple with its two identical entrances, hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries. After your visit, head back to your cruise where you will enjoy an appetizing lunch while sailing to Aswan. As the day comes to an end, enjoy a warm, delicious dinner surrounded by the calm, serene water of the Nile River.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Temple of Edfu, Kom Ombo, Temple of Kom Ombo.

Day 6: Aswan Sightseeing

Enjoy yet another delicious breakfast on board as you sail to the colorful city of Aswan. Upon arrival, head out and enjoy a day of sightseeing in this beautiful city, meeting the kindest kind of locals. Start with visit the infamous High Dam and then head to the massive Unfinished Obelisk, still resting on its side in the stone quarries of ancient Egypt. After, you will go on to the beautiful Temple of Philae, devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. After your visits, you will head back to your cruise and enjoy an appetizing dinner in the middle of the Nile surrounded by its beautiful waters.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Temple of Philae.

Day 7: Fly to Cairo - Optional Tour to Abu Simbel

Enjoy your last morning on your cruise with one last scrumptious breakfast on board surrounded by the calm waters of the Nile. After breakfast, disembark your cruise and get transferred to Aswan Airport to catch your flight back to Cairo where you will be met upon arrival and get transferred to your hotel for your last night in the Land of Pharaohs.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast.

* Optional Group tour by Coach to Abu Simbel Temples for an extra $89 USD

Day 8: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Enjoy a deliciously prepared breakfast at your hotel and then head out and roam the streets of the beautiful capital, Cairo. Spend some free time at your leisure; buy some souvenirs for your friend back home, chat up with some locals, or have some Egyptian tea at a local café. As your flight nears, you will be transferred through the buzzing streets of Cairo to Cairo International Airport for your final departure back to your homeland.

Meals: Breakfast.

Prices & Accommodation
Golden Accommodation:
Prices
MAY-SEPT
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1375
Per Person in Double Room
$ 1443
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 2090
OCT-APRIL
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1557
Per Person in Double Room
$ 1615
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 2470
Diamond Accommodation:
Prices
MAY-SEPT
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1720
Per Person in Double Room
$ 1785
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 2725
OCT-APRIL
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1854
Per Person in Double Room
$ 1915
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 2955
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