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

Overview
Duration
Duration
12 Days
11 Nights
Duration
Countries
1 Country
7 Cities
Type
Type
Private Tour
English Speaking Guide
Run
Run:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday

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 Luxor afterwards to explore top sights cruising the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. 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
  • 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 (Cairo/ Luxor – Aswan /Sharm - Cairo)
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairo including bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on a 5 star superior cruise on full board
  • Accommodation for 3 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
  • All service charges and taxes
Excluded
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spendings
  • Tipping

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Land of Pharaohs

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

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. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, then proceed to Sakkara area to visit Sakkara Complex and first pyramid ever built (Djoser Pyramid). Back to your hotel

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Sakkara Complex, Djoser Pyramid.

Day 3: Cairo Sightseeing

Breakfast at the hotel in Cairo and then you will be escorted by your private tour guide to visit: Egyptian Museum where you will see many fascinating artifacts. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Cairo. Continue to Coptic Cairo to visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Continue driving to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s old bazaar. Back to hotel and overnight in Cairo.


Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

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

Day 4: 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 5: Luxor 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: Fly to Sharm El Sheikh

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 for flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival at Sharm Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Sharm.

Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.

Meals: Breakfast.

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

Day 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: Cairo - Fly Back Home

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


Meals: Breakfast.

Prices & Accommodation
Golden Accommodation:
Prices
MAY-SEPT
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1997
Per Person in Double Room
$ 2119
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 3119
OCT-APRIL
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 2149
Per Person in Double Room
$ 2247
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 3449
Diamond Accommodation:
Prices
MAY-SEPT
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 2189
Per Person in Double Room
$ 2285
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 3477
OCT-APRIL
Per Person in Triple Room
$ 2225
Per Person in Double Room
$ 2415
One Person Traveling Alone
$ 3657
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