Combine the rich heritage of Cairo with the magic of a 5-day, 4-night Nile cruise on this comprehensive Egypt vacation package.
Discover just how amazing Egypt is with this astonishingly good 8 day Best of Egypt Tour. Visit Egypt's most renowned attractions when you arrive in Cairo, the Great Pyramids of Giza, and then explore many other ancient attractions in this fascinating city.
Fly to Luxor and check in for your breathtaking Nile River cruise to Aswan, explore the ancient wonders of Luxor, Aswan and everything in between. Pay your respect at the tomb of King Tutankhamen in Luxor, visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, visit Edfu, and marvel at the Philae Temple in Aswan before finally returning to Cairo for your flight home.
- Every Day
- Tour type
- Pickup Location
- Cairo Airport or Hotel in Cairo
- Physical rating
- Cairo / Luxor / Aswan / Cairo
Why you'll love this trip
Experience the mysteries and treasures of Egypt
Embark on a leisurely paced 4-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.
The comprehensive tour allows you to skip the headache of arranging hotels, plane tickets, and lunch reservations.
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
Valley of the Kings
Aswan High Dam
When you arrive in Cairo we will have a company representative and a driver waiting for you at the airport, regardless of what time your plane lands. They will assist you with your luggage and then drive you to your hotel in a modern air-conditioned vehicle.
After you have checked in, your tour manager will discuss your itinerary with you and answer any questions you might have. He will also confirm pick up times for your various tours, and then you will be left in peace to enjoy the rest of the day as you wish. Enjoy a free "Welcome" drink on us.
- No meals
After enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you will take a trip out to the Pyramids of Giza where you'll be able to explore the notorious pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus, as well as enjoying the Great Sphinx and the Valley Temple.
After enjoying a nice lunch at a local restaurant you will be taken to visit to the Egyptian Museum, where you will enjoy seeing countless artifacts representing more than 5000 years of history. You will also have an opportunity to visit the Treasures Room of Tutankhamen, "Enter the Mummies Room" where you will see several ancient mummies on display.
When you are finished, you will be driven back to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo and check out, then our representative will transfer you to Cairo airport to fly to Luxor.
Upon arrival at Luxor airport, you will meet your representative at airport & transfer to your Nile Cruise by a private A/C van. Embarkation before 12:00 PM.
Afternoon, you will discover the East bank of Luxor including Karnak Temples Complex, which are the largest structures ever build in the history of the mankind. The principal building is that of god Amun Ra, since it was considered the house of god on the earth, the earlier structure date back to the middle kingdom, but there are some references which refer to the earlier buildings as old as the 3rd dynasty.
Later on, you will proceed to visit Temple of Luxor, which was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well know king Ramses II. This temple was located in the heart of ancient Thebes and, like Karnak, was dedicated to the main/chief god Amun Re.
After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred back to your ship for rest and refresh. At night, Egyptian folkloric show will be operated by the staff. Dinner will be served and overnight in Luxor.
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. Afternoon, free at leisure. Dinner and overnight on the cruise.
Breakfast on the cruise. Then the guide will take you in a mysterious journey to land of secrets. This guided tour of today begins by visiting one of the most wonderful temples in Egypt, Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well preserved temples in Egypt. After that, you will revert back to your ship. Lunch will be served on board during sailing to the city of Kom Ombo.
Afternoon, you will proceed to explore 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. On its banks the ancient Egyptian civilization has been created and flourished.
After the tour, you will get back to your ship, rest and refresh on board. Dinner meal will be served on board during sailing to the city of Aswan. Late evening arrive to Aswan and overnight.
Breakfast will be served on board your ship. 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 Gaeco-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 get back to your ship. Lunch will be served on board. Afternoon tea will be served on board. At night free at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Aswan.
Check out after breakfast. Then our representative will accompany you to Aswan airport to take your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you will find our Cairo Representative is waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel in Cairo by a private A/C van assisting you in your check in. Overnight in Cairo.
Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel Temples: Breakfast box from your ship & check out. Later on, you will be transferred by private A-C van to Abu Simbel. The original site was known as Meha in the ancient times and was first documented in the 18th Dynasty, when Ay and Horemheb had rock-cut chapels hewn in the hills to the south.
Upon arrival, you will proceed to visit Abu Simbel Temples, which were built by king Ramses II. The first temple (the biggest one) was built by Ramesses II and being dedicated to the famous god Rahorakhty. While the second temple (the smaller one) was dedicated to king himself and his beautiful wife queen Nefertari.
After finishing your day tour, you will drive back toward Aswan (distance takes approx. 03 hrs by car). Then our representative will accompany you to Aswan airport to take your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you will find our Cairo Representative is waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel in Cairo by a private A/C van assisting you in your check in. Overnight in Cairo.
You will enjoy one last breakfast in the magical Land of the Pharaohs and then your tour manager and a driver will be there to drive you to the airport. They will assist you with luggage and check-in, and then sadly it will be time for everyone to say goodbye. Have a safe and pleasant trip back home.
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinner
- 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 3 nights
- 5* Nile Cruise for 4 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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