Trip to Egypt: Pyramids & Nile by Train

Overview
Duration
Duration
8 Days
7 Nights
Duration
Countries
1 Country
5 Cities
Type
Type
Private Tour
English Speaking Guide
Run
Run:
Every Saturday & Wednesday

Discover Egypt's top highlights through exciting tour across the country. It is a tailor-made tour over Nile river and railways. This is a cheaper alternative to our popular Pyramids & Nile by Air. You’ll be traveling to Aswan via sleeper train. At first, in Cairo, you’ll visit the Great Pyramids of Giza. This is the place where you witness the greatness of the last standing monument of ancient seven wonders of the world. Then, travel by the sleeper train to Aswan where a luxurious cruise ship awaits you to spend three days sailing on the Nile. Be ready to explore and enjoy the sightseeing between Aswan and Luxor.

 

Included
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival
  • Assistance with guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers in a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cairo including bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on a 5-star superior Nile cruise ship, full board
  • Accommodation for 2 nights on sleeper train, half board
  • Free Wifi is included onboard the cruise
  • Re-fill minbar with minral water and soft drink is included in the offer
  • Private sightseeing tours in Cairo (listed on itinerary)
  • Sightseeing tours on the cruise shared with a Memphis Tours group
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local English speaking tour guide.
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship
  • Portage as needed
  • All service charges and taxes

 

Note: Egyptian trains are designed and maintained according to standards of quality determined by the Egyptian Railway Authority. The sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan takes about 14 hours, and the journey from Luxor to Cairo takes about 11 hours. To reduce time spent traveling, you can upgrade your trip package for about $165 per person to travel by domestic flight instead (about 1.5 hours).

Excluded
  • International airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo - Welcome to the Land of the Pharaohs

Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (arrival procedures) and will then escort you to your hotel in Cairo in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the hotel, your tour manager will assist you with a smooth check-in and review your budget 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 - Train to Aswan

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Cairo before checking out, then your personal tour guide will accompany you 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. Continue to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest and most alluring bazaar, if there is time. Later, you will be transferred to the gorgeous Giza train station to catch the sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

Overnight accommodations inside your compartment on the train.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Egyptian Museum, Islamic Cairo, Khan EL Khalili.

Day 3: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

Upon your arrival at the Aswan train station, you will be met and assisted by a Memphis Tours representative, who will then transfer you to your Nile cruise ship. Enjoy lunch on board, after which you will be guided to visit the famous High Dam, majestic Philae temple of devotion to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor, and the massive Unfinished Obelisk, still resting on its side in the stone quarries of ancient Egypt. Then, back to the cruise ship with dinner on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Vistis: High Dam, Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk.

Day 4: Kom Ombo

After breakfast on board, you’ll 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 on board the ship and sail on to Edfu and have a dinner on board as well.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Edfu.
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Visits: Kom Ombo, Temple of Kom Ombo.

Day 5: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

After breakfast on board your Nile cruise ship, you will visit Horus Temple in Edfu before sailing to Luxor with lunch on board the ship. You will be transferred back to the Nile cruise ship for dinner and Belly dance show on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Visits: Horus Temple, Edfu.

Day 6: Luxor Nile Cruise - Train to Cairo

In the early morning, enjoy a relaxed breakfast on board. Disembarkation after breakfast and enjoy a wonderful tour to visit East Bank of the Nile in Luxor to the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple followed by a visit to the West Bank of the River Nile in Luxor to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Later, you’ll head to the Luxor train station to catch the sleeper train back to Cairo. Dinner will be served on board the train.

Overnight in your private compartment on the train.
Meals:
Breakfast, Dinner.
Visits: Luxor, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

Day 7: Cairo Optional Excursions

Breakfast aboard the sleeper train before arriving at the Giza train station, where you will be met and assisted by a Memphis Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel for some leisure time (you will check into your room as early as possible). There are some optional excursions available in Cairo: you may wish to visit the Step Pyramid of King Zoser in Sakkara and Memphis.

Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.
Meals:
Breakfast.
Optional Visits: Step Pyramid of King Zoser, Sakkara, Memphis.

Day 8: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, with some free time before your flight. After check out, you’ll be escorted to Cairo International Airport for your final departure.

Meals: Breakfast
Prices & Accommodation
Silver Accommodation Plan:
Prices
MAY-SEPT
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 975
Per Person in Double Room
$ 1039
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 1585
OCT-APRIL
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1075
Per Person in Double Room
$ 1139
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 1699
Golden Accommodation Plan:
Prices
MAY-SEPT
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1075
Per Person in Double Room
$ 1135
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 1765
OCT-APRIL
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1219
Per Person in Double Room
$ 1285
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 2075
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