The Best of Egypt: Cairo, Nile Cruise & Sharm El Sheikh

from $1949
Duration
Duration:
12 Days / 11 Nights
Type
Type:
Private Tours
Run
Run:
Saturday & Wednesday
Overview

Enjoy the perfect combination of Egyptian culture and relaxation. This trip is ideal for those who want to have a taste of Egypt’s wonderful sites, as well as a good time to relax in Sharm El Sheikh. Experience the best of Egypt and indulge yourself in a vacation to Egypt visiting Pyramids of Giza, Sakkara and the Egyptian Museum. Fly to Aswan afterwards to explore top sights cruising the Nile from Aswan to Luxor. Then, loose yourself and relax on the beach of the Red Sea in Sharm El Sheikh. Plenty of activities and tours into the desert and mountains of Sinai await you.

Included
  • Skip the airport line with our Fast Track service upon arrival at Cairo International Airport.
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flight (Luxor/ Sharm – Sharm / Cairo)
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on a 5 star superior cruise on full board
  • Accommodation for 1 night on sleeper train on half board basis
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Sharm El Sheikh including bed & breakfast
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo (Private Guided Tours)
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Memphis Tours group
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship
  • Meals at hotels, Nile Cruise and during tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Portage when 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 Cairo - Welcome to land of the Pharaoh’s

Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the hotel, the tour manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.

Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: Pyramids Tour - Train to Aswan

Check out after breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then meet your personal guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, Famous Sphinx and Valley Temple facing the great statue. Additional visit to the Solar Boat infront of Cheops Pyramid (extra ticket on spot) Lunch included during the tour and then proceed to Sakkara area to visit Sakkara Complex and first pyramid ever built (Djoser Pyramid). Later, you will be transferred to Giza railway station to board the sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner will be served on board.

Overnight inside your compartment.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Optional visit to the Solar Boat, Sakkara Complex, Djoser Pyramid.

Day 3: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

After breakfast on board the train, Memphis Tours representative will meet you at Aswan train station and then you will be transferred by a private A/C vehicle to your Nile Cruise ship for embarkation in Aswan before lunch. Enjoy visiting the world famous High Dam, the beautiful located Temple of Philae on Isis Island ,the Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk. Dinner on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

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

Day 4: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

Sail to Kom Ombo, have breakfast on board and visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu, lunch on board after that visit the well preserved Horus Temple in Edfu. Take afternoon tea during sailing to Esna. Dinner on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Esna.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Temple of Kom Ombo, Horus Temple.

Day 5: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours

Have your breakfast on board during your sail to Luxor, then visit the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings, The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir El-Bahari & the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board, then proceed to visit East Bank (Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple). Enjoy afternoon tea during sailing. Have your dinner on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple.

Day 6: Fly Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh

Breakfast on board, disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast, and then you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival at Sharm Airport, you will be transfered to your hotel in Sharm.

Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.

Meals: Breakfast.

N.B.: Most flight from Luxor to Sharm is indirect flight via Cairo Airport.

Day 7: Sharm El Shiekh Optional Excursions

Free day in Sharm El Sheikh or join our optional tour to Ras Mohammed National Park which is both a terrestrial and an aquatic nature reserve. The 480 square kilometre protected area lies where the Gulf of Suez meets the Gulf of Aqaba in Sinai's southern extremity. The arid desert terrain of sand dunes, gravel plains, fossilized corals and granite mountains is home to a number of rare mammal species: Dorcas gazelle, Nubian ibex and red fox. Easier to spot are the resident birds like terns, herons, gulls and ospreys. Thousands of white storks pass through Ras Mohammed each year, heading south during September/October and back north during April/May. About 85 flora species live in the park, including mangroves.

Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.

Meals: Breakfast.

Visits: Free day, Optional tour to Ras Mohammed National Park.

Day 8: Sharm El Shiekh Optional Excursions

Free day in Sharm El Sheikh or join our optional tour to one of the natural wonders of the Sinai, the Colored Canyon is majestic. Take a walk among dramatic sandstone canyon walls streaked with melting yellows, purples, reds, magentas and gold. In certain places the canyon walls reach up to 40 meters. You feel as if you are enclosed in a spectacular coloring book.

Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.

Meals: Breakfast.

Visits: Free day, Optional tour to the Colored Canyon.

Day 9: Sharm El Shiekh Optional Excursions

Free day in Sharm El Sheikh or join our optional tour to the Monastery of St. Catherine located at the heart of Sinai and at the foot of the Gebel Musa, or Mount Moses. Fronted by gardens and cypress trees, the monastery is owned and run by the Greek Orthodox Church. Its rich library houses the world's second largest collection of illuminated manuscripts after the Vatican. You can see the Burning Bush and a large number of antique works of art: invaluable icons, beautifully carved doors, exquisite wall paintings and other fine religious ornaments.

Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.

Meals: Breakfast.

Visits: Free day, Optional tour to Saint Catherine's Monastery.

Day 10: Back to Cairo

Breakfast at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and then you will be transferred to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for flight to Cairo.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 11: Cairo Sightseeing Tours

Start your day visiting the Egyptian Museum. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Then we move on to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Then proceed to explore Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo’s old bazaar. Back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo and back to hotel.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Khan El Khalili.

Day 12: Cairo - Fly Back Home

Breakfast at your hotel, then transfer to Cairo Airport for your final departure.

Meals: Breakfast.

Prices
Accommodation Plan:

Prices
MAY-SEPT
$ 1949 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 2037 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2729 One Person Traveling Alone
OCT-APRIL
$ 2019 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 2117 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2829 One Person Traveling Alone
Charitable Giving

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

Prices

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip and are valid until September 30th,  2021. Please inquire for pricing over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter 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 ( Maximum 1 Child sharing parent's room )
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.
Booking Policy

We are offering a low down payment of just 10% to secure your spaces on the tour including hotel room, cruise cabin, domestic flight ticket, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days prior to your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, therefore, making your booking a risk-free investment.

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.

Cancellation Policy
  • In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied:

From the date of booking until 61 days before your arrival date, 10% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 60 and 31 days before your arrival date, 20% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 30 and 15 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 14 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price will be charged.
 
Additionally, there are cancellation fees on all domestic flights within Egypt. If you cancel a tour at any time, you will be subject to any fees according to the airline’s cancellation policy.

 

  • Emergency Cancellation Policy

Memphis Tours offers a very flexible cancelation policy in case the government or the airline issues a travel warning from/to your departure country and destination. We, at Memphis Tours, prioritize your well-being and safety above all else and for that reason, we have adapted our cancellation policy to reflect our values. Familiarize yourself with our full payment policy, cancellation and refund conditions.

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