Cairo & The Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise

from $2270
Duration:
8 Days
Type:
Private Tour
Run:
Every Thu, Fri, Sun, Mon

Experience the beauty and history of the Nile in an unforgettable 8-day cruise package. You’ll visit the most ancient attractions in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan, while making stops to enjoy other charming sites along the Nile.

Included:
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival
  • Assistance with guest relations during your stay
  • Entry visa for Egypt provided upon your arrival at Cairo Airport 
  • All airport transfers in a private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle with free wifi
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo, breakfast included
  • Complimentary Cairo photo session at Giza pyramids
  • Accommodation for 4 nights onboard the Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise on full board basis  
  • Domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo 
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo privately guided
  • All sightseeing tours on the Nile shared with cruise group
  • Entrance fees to all sites listed on the itinerary
  • English-speaking guide for all tours
  • Meals at the hotel, Nile cruise and during your tours as listed on the itinerary 
  • Bottled water during your tours and transfers 
  • Free wifi service at the hotel, Nile cruise and aboard vehicles  
  • All service charges and applicable taxes included
Excluded:
  • International airfare  
  • Any optional tours  
  • Personal spending
  • 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 provide you with your entry visa, 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 to establish and confirm pickup times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo at your 5-star hotel.
Welcome drink provided

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After breakfast at your hotel, 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. A visit to the Solar Boat Museum in the pyramid area is included. Lunch will be served at a quality local restaurant. Then you’ll head out to the Egyptian Museum, where treasures of the boy king Tutankhamen await you. You’ll take 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 overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 3: Fly from Cairo to Luxor - The Oberoi Philae Cruise

After breakfast, you’ll check out from the hotel in the morning and then transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor, and then transferred to the 5-star Oberoi Philae cruise ship for check-in. You’ll have lunch aboard the cruise ship, followed by a visit to Karnak temple and Luxor temple. Dinner will be served back on the ship, where you’ll 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 West Bank of ancient Thebes followed by a trip to the Valley of the Kings, with its royal tombs, including those of King Tut and Ramses the 6th. Afterward, you’ll see the temple of Medinet Habu, Dier El Madina, and the Colossi of Memnon. You’ll have lunch back onboard the cruise ship as you sail to Esna and pass through the Esna lock. There will be a cocktail reception on board, followed by dinner and overnight in Esna.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples

In the early morning, the ship will sail on to Edfu. You’ll have breakfast on board, followed by 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 and have lunch. After your meal, you’ll head out to 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 dinner and stay overnight in Kom Ombo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

You’ll have breakfast on the Oberoi Philae as you sail to Aswan. Visits to the High Dam and Philae temple are followed by lunch back onboard the ship. A short motorboat trip will take you to the Nubian Museum, after which you’ll have dinner on the ship and stay overnight in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise - Disembarkation

After enjoying a last breakfast on the ship, you’ll disembark and be transferred to Aswan airport for a flight to Cairo. Upon your arrival, you’ll be taken to your hotel in Cairo and stay overnight.
Meals: Breakfast.

Day 8: Cairo - Flight Back Home

After breakfast at your Cairo hotel, you’ll be transferred to Cairo International Airport for departure.
Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation :
Golden Accommodation:
Mena House Hotel
Mena House Hotel
The Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise
The Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise
MAY-SEPT
$ 2270 Per Person in Double Room
OCT-APRIL
$ 2650 Per Person in Double Room
Diamond Accommodation:
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence
The Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise
The Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise
MAY-SEPT
$ 2360 Per Person in Double Room
OCT-APRIL
$ 2750 Per Person in Double Room

Prices
Prices are quoted in US dollars per person per trip, and can be also paid in sterling or euros by credit card via secure payment system with no extra surcharge.
 
Child Policy
Children under the age of seven (7) are not eligible for this tour. Children must occupy a separate cabin, which will be charged at the normal rate.
 
Payment Policy
Reservations should be made as early as possible to book your desired Nile cruise. Your booking will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 25% of your trip price – for trips taking place during the 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. 
 
Cancellation Policy:

From the date of booking until 61 days before your arrival date, 15% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 60 and 30 days before your arrival date, 25% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 29 and 15 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 14 and 7 days before your arrival date, 75% of the entire tour price will be charged.
Between 7 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price will be charged.

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