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11 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise and Abu Simbel 11 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise and Abu Simbel 11 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise and Abu Simbel 11 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise and Abu Simbel 11 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise and Abu Simbel 11 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise and Abu Simbel 11 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise and Abu Simbel

11 Days Cairo, Alexandria, Nile Cruise and Abu Simbel

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Duration:
11 Days
Tour Type:
Private
Schedule:

Description

Experience the delights of Egypt with a Nile cruise vacation. You'll begin your expedition in Cairo, where you'll visit the Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum before flying to Luxor to embark on a Nile cruise ship. Discover captivating ruins and majestic natural scenery between Luxor and Aswan on a luxurious 5-day cruise.

Inclusion

  • Meet and assist service for at arrival and departure
  • Customer Service assistance throughout your Holiday
  • All transfers and tours in clean and modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Accommodation for 6 nights  in Cairo at 5- Star Hotel with breakfasts
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on board 5-Star Nile Cruise ship with Full Board
  • Domestic flights. (Cairo / Luxor) and (Aswan / Cairo)
  • Any other meals as specified in the itinerary
  • Free bottled water during tours and transfers
  • Admission tickets for all attractions mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private Egyptologist English-speaking tour guide (s).
  • Lunch meal (s) at local restaurants during the tours in Cairo & Alexandria
  • All service charges and taxes

Exclusion

  • International airfare
  • Entry visas for Egypt
  • Optional tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping kitty.

Itinerary

Day 01: Cairo Int. Airport – Cairo ON

Your Egypt tour begins at your chosen hotel in Cairo. Upon arrival to Cairo Int. Airport, you will be met with our English-speaking representative who will help and assist you in all formalities. A private transfer by an A-C van from the airport to your hotel in Cairo is included. Arrives to your hotel, check in, rest and refresh, Overnight in Cairo.

Day 02: Full Day Pyramids – Cairo ON

Breakfast at hotel. Then you will be met by our English Egyptologist tour guide to start your first 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 you 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 get back to your hotel in Cairo for overnight.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 03: Cairo City Tour – Cairo ON

Breakfast at hotel. Our English speaking guide will meet you at the hotel to accompany you to start your second day tour in Cairo. Your tour today is completely different and more excited, as the best of our monuments are awaiting you.

Start your tour with The Egyptian Museum, which is considered to be one of the most important museums in Egypt housing the Pharaonic monuments including those of the well-known king Tutankhamen. Then you will have your lunch meal at one of our local restaurant.

After Lunch, you will be transferred 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 proceed to one of the most interesting and old market in Egypt, 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 in Cairo for overnight.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 04: Luxor East Bank – Luxor ON

Breakfast at hotel. Check out. Our representative will meet you at the hotel to transfer you to Cairo airport to take your flight to Luxor.

Upon arrival at Luxor 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Luxor West Bank – Sail to Edfu & ON

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Sail to Aswan & ON

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 watching the unique landscape of the great river Nile. On its banks the ancient Egyptian civilization has been created and flourished, 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07: Aswan City Tour – Aswan ON

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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08: Abu Simbel Tour - Flight to Cairo – Cairo ON

Breakfast box from your Nile cruise and check out, then 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

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 09: Islamic & Coptic Cairo Tour – Cairo ON

Breakfast at hotel. Then you will start your tour to visit Islamic and Coptic Cairo. This tour is a very important as you will explore the greatness of the history of Egypt. You will explore the Islamic history and the other Coptic one. 

You will visit Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque; It is the oldest intact, functioning Islamic monument in Cairo. It also survives as a rare example of the era and architecture of the classical period of Islam, i.e. the ninth and tenth centuries, for it was dominant in the Islamic world. 

Then proceed to the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, which considered stylistically the most compact and unified of all Cairo monuments. The building was constructed for Sultan Hassan bin Mohammad bin Qala'oun in 1256 AD as a mosque and religious school for all sects. 

Then you will visit El Refa’i Mosque, it is separated from the mosque of Sultan Hassan by a pedestrian street.Take your lunch at one of our local restaurants. 

After that, you will start your Coptic Tour, you will start with the Hanging Church, (The Church of the Virgin Mary), built into the walls of the Water Gate of the Roman fortress. It is possibly the oldest Christian church in Egypt, dating to around the 4th Century. 

Then you will visit Church of St. Sergius, (Abu Serga), which legend has it is built atop one of the sites where the Holy Family rested on their flight from Herod. 

Continuing on this path brings one first to the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is Egypt's oldest and dates to the 9th Century.After finishing this fantastic and memorable tour, you will get back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10: Alexandria City Tour – Cairo ON

Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo. After that you will be met with our Egyptologist tour guide who will accompany you in such a stunning tour to Alexandria.

You will start your Alexandria city tour by exploring one of the main sources of knowledge in the ancient world, "The Alexandria Library". The site of which is the original site of the old Pharaoh.

Later on, you will be transferred to have your lunch meal at local restaurant.

After lunch you will proceed to visit The Roman Amphitheatre, which is considered to be one of the most famous monuments belonging the Greco-Roman period.

Continue your Alexandria city tour by visiting Pompey’s pillar, which was erected in 292 AD. At the end you’ll be transferred to visit Sultan Qaitbay Citadel (from outside) which is considered to be one of most famous sightseeing in Alexandria.

After finishing your day tour, we will drive back to Cairo. Arrive to Cairo and proceed to your hotel there for overnight.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11: Cairo Int. Airport – Final Departure

Check out after breakfast. Our representative will pick you up. Transfer to Cairo international airport for final departure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Price:

MAY-SEPT
$ 1841 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 1904 Per Person in Double Room
$ 2596 Per Person in Single Room
OCT-APRIL
$ 2281 Per Person in Triple Room
$ 2344 Per Person in Double Room
$ 3036 Per Person in Single Room

Prices
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.

Children Policy
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.

Notes :
Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)

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