A comprehensive fast-paced tour featuring the highlights of Egypt in a brief visit.
Discover the ultimate historical attractions in Cairo; visit Aswan and sail to Luxor in absolute style with a 8 day Cairo and Nile cruise tour.
Walk inside the famous Giza pyramids; explore the oldest pyramid ever discovered when you visit Saqqara and then fly to Aswan to explore Aswan's sights including the spectacular Temple of Philae that was rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser when the Aswan High Dam was built. Sail to Luxor to explore Luxor ancient attractions and many more as you sail for Aswan. Fly back to Cairo and bid this ancient land goodbye.
- Every Day
- Tour type
- Pickup Location
- Cairo Airport or Hotel in Cairo
- Physical rating
- Cairo / Aswan / Luxor / Cairo
Why you'll love this trip
Experience the mysteries and treasures of Egypt
Embark on a leisurely paced 3-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. Relax and enjoy seeing the monuments in a very peaceful way.
You’ll cover the highlights of Egypt, from millennia-old temples to the Aswan Dam, a feat of modern engineering.
Your private, Egyptologist guide provides undivided attention and an insider’s perspective of Upper Egypt.
Full Private tour. You can full customize the tour according to your full comfort and privacy
Accommodation, lunches, activities, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Tour is suitable for all ages and all genders
Giza Pyramids Complex
The Egyptian Museum
Saqqara Step Pyramid
The Citadel Of Saladin
Valley of the Kings
Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport, you will be met with our English-speaking representative who
will help and assist you in all formalities including getting the Entry Visa and bags assistance , then transfer you to your hotel for check in and overnight in Cairo.
- No meals
You will have your breakfast in your hotel in Cairo , Then you will be met by our English Egyptologist tour guide to start your day tour by visiting Pyramids of Giza "Khufu, Khafre & Menkaure", where the greatness has been embodied in three pyramids with a limestone statue of Sphinx guarding the whole area.
Then proceed to one of our local restaurant to have your lunch.
After that you will proceed to the city of Sakkara, where you will be so excited by exploring The Step Pyramid of king Djoser. This pyramid has a very nice story, when king Djoser asked his chief Architect Imhotep to create something different, so that the king could be buried at. As a result the well-known Architect creates the Step pyramid, which surprised the king so much since it was considered to be a new achievement in this period.
Finally we will drive towards Memphis, where you can visit The Open Air Museum including the marvelous monuments of king Ramses II. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo for accommodation & overnight.
Breakfast at your hotel. Then you will be met by our English Egyptologist tour guide to start your day tour by visiting The Egyptian Museum, which is considered to be one of the most important museums in the world ,housing the Pharaonic monuments including those of the well-known king Tutankhamen. Also, you will have the chance to visit the Mummies’ Room which is a wonderful chance that you cannot imagine. You will have the good chance to see the great real pharaohs in their full body.
Lunch at local restaurant. Then proceed to Old Cairo area, where you can visit Citadel of Salah El-Din, which played as a very important role in protecting Egypt, as it was considered the seat of power for more than 700 years.
Then we will accompany you to Khan El Khalili, which consider as one of the stunning bazaars in the Middle East. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and then our representative will meet you to go the Airport to fly to Aswan.
Upon arrival to Aswan our representative will wait you in the airport ,You will be transferred to your Nile Cruise for Embarkation and check in , Lunch will be on board of the Cruise.
Later on, you will join your Egyptologist tour guide to discover the great city of Aswan, including The High Dam, which has been erected by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 AD to protect Egypt from the Nile flood.
After that you will enjoy sailing on the Nile River by a motor boat till reach Agilika Island, where you will visit Temple of Philae, which was erected during the Greco-Roman period and was dedicated to goddess Isis (mother of god Horus).
Finally you will be escorted to visit one of the marvelous sightseeing in Aswan, The Unfinished Obelisk, which was made out of red granite and was dedicated to god Amun Ra.
After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred to your Nile cruise and overnight in Aswan.
Breakfast will be served on board your ship. After that you will join your Egyptologist tour guide to visit one of the most wonderful temples in Egypt, Temple of Kom Ombo, where the two gods Sobek & Haroeris were worshipped for a while. Get back to your ship and enjoy your lunch on the sun deck, watching the unique landscape of the great river Nile.
Afternoon, enjoy chariot riding to Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well preserved temples in Egypt. After finishing your tour, you will be transferred back to your ship.
Enjoy relaxing on board your ship. Dinner will be served on board. At night Egyptian Folkloric Show party will be operated by staff on board.
Breakfast on the Nile cruise. After that you will start your magical tour in Thebes, the sacred land by exploring the wet bank of Luxor including Valley of the Kings, which considers as the royal cemetery of the Theban kings and rulers of ancient Egypt, and the place where our Pharaohs were buried.
After that, you will proceed to visit Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. This temple is considered as one of the most wonderful examples of the Architecture in ancient Egypt, because it was totally carved inside the mountain.
At the end of the tour you will visit Colossi of Memnon, which is belonging to king Amenhotep III. After that you will return to your ship to have your lunch & overnight Luxor.
Check out from your Nile cruise after breakfast. Then you will enjoy your tour discovering the East Bank of Luxor, including the most wonderful Karnak Temples Complex, which is considered to be the biggest complex construction in the world covering an area of a hundred.
Finish your lovely tour in Temple of Luxor,built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty & completed by the well know king Ramses II.
Then transfer to Luxor airport airport to fly back to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you will transfer to your hotel & overnight Cairo.
Check out after breakfast. Our representative will pick you up. Transfer to Cairo international airport for final departure.
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 3 dinners
- Cruise Boat
- Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle
- Horse carriage at Edfu
- Taftaf at Valley of the Kings
- Motor Boat to Philae island
- 5* hotel in Cairo for 4 nights
- 5* Nile Cruise for 3 nights
- Domestic flights
- Meet, greet and assist with all arrivals and departures
- All transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles
- All sightseeing tours mentioned in the Best of Egypt Tour itinerary
- English speaking Egyptologist guide
- Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the Best of Egypt Tour itinerary
- Portage when needed
- All service charges and taxes
- International airfare
- Egypt entry visa
- Optional tours not mentioned in the Best of Egypt Tour itinerary
- Personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
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Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
2 - 05.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)
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