Pyramids & The Nile by Air

from $1149
Duration:
8 Days
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Saturday, Sunday & Thursday

Experience the delights of Egypt with a Nile cruise vacation. You’ll begin your expedition in Cairo, where you’ll visit the Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum before flying to Luxor to embark on a Nile cruise ship. Discover captivating ruins and majestic natural scenery between Luxor and Aswan on a luxurious 5-day cruise before returning to Cairo to depart.

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
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • Bottled water during the trip
  • Portage as needed
  • 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
  • All service charges and taxes
Excluded:
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spendings
  • Tipping
Itinerary:
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Day 1: Arrival in Cairo - Welcome to the Land of the Pharaohs

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt (around the clock)
Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and will then escort you to your hotel in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the hotel, your tour manager will assist you with a smooth check-in and review your vacation itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
Welcome drink included

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After breakfast you will be accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus, along with the famous Sphinx and Valley Temple. Then, head out to the Egyptian Museum where the treasures of the boy king Tutankhamen await you. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue followed by a short drive to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest and most alluring bazaar. Later, you’ll head back to the hotel and stay overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 3: Fly from Cairo to Luxor - Nile Cruise Tour

After your checkout from the hotel in the morning, you’ll be transferred to Cairo Airport for a flight with EGYPTAIR to Luxor, where you will be greeted and taken by an air-conditioned vehicle your Nile cruise ship. After lunch on board, enjoy a visit to the impressive Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple. You’ll have dinner on board the ship and stay overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

You’ll have an early breakfast onboard, then head out to visit the Royal Cemetery for 62 Pharaohs, the Valley of the Kings, then to mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which was built by the architects of the New Kingdom during the 15th century BC. Travel on to the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, you will sail to Edfu, enjoying a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight on board the ship.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples

After breakfast on board, you’ll stop for a visit to the Temple of Edfu, the best-preserved temple of the ancient world. The structure is dedicated to Horus, the falcon god. You’ll then sail to Kom Ombo, where you’ll encounter the twin temple of Kom Ombo, where you’ll learn about the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus, whose monuments decorate each half of the temple. You’ll have your lunch back onboard the ship and sail on to Aswan. You’ll have dinner and stay overnight onboard the cruise ship.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Aswan Nile Cruise Tour

After your breakfast on the Nile cruise ship, enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan. Start with the High Dam and then visit the Unfinished Obelisk in the stone quarries of ancient Egypt, the largest obelisk yet discovered. You’ll then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Philae, devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor. You’ll have your dinner and stay overnight aboard the ship.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Fly from Aswan to Cairo

You’ll disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast and then transfer to Aswan Airport for your return to Cairo, where you will be met and assisted at the airport and then taken to your hotel. Overnight stay in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 8: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by free time at your leisure, after which you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your final departure.
Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation :
Golden Accommodation:
May to Sep
$ 1115 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1149 Per Person in Double Room
$ 1635 One Person Traveling Alone
OCT to Apri
$ 1305 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1339 Per Person in Double Room
$ 1899 One Person Traveling Alone
Diamond Accommodation:
May to Sep
$ 1335 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1369 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2099 One Person Traveling Alone
OCT to Apri
$ 1490 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1525 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2309 One Person Traveling Alone

Prices

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until April 30th, 2019. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.

 

Children Policy

  • Up to 2 years: FREE

  • Age 2 up to 6 years: 25% of adult price

  • Age 6 up to 12 years: 50% of adult price

  • Ages 12 and Up: adult price

 

Notes :

  • Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents.

  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.

 

Payment Policy

  • Reservations should be made as early as possible to guarantee your Egypt tour availability. Your booking will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 25% of your trip price – for trips taking place during Christmas and New Year’s holidays, the required deposit is 50%. This deposit forms part of your final payment. Deposits can be made by credit card, wire transfer, or Western Union.

 

Tipping

  • Tipping for a job well done is customary in Egypt, though not required. Please feel welcomed but not obliged to offer a tip to your guide.

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