Egypt with Nile Cruise

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That calendar you live by—the one with 365 days divided into twelve months—you can thank the ancient Egyptians for the handy invention that helps you manage your time. In this 9-day vacation, you’ll marvel at many other amazing accomplishments of this remarkable civilization. The daunting Great Pyramids, the enigmatic Sphinx and the extraordinary temples of L...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy

What's this trip about?

    That calendar you live by—the one with 365 days divided into twelve months—you can thank the ancient Egyptians for the handy invention that helps you manage your time. In this 9-day vacation, you’ll marvel at many other amazing accomplishments of this remarkable civilization. The daunting Great Pyramids, the enigmatic Sphinx and the extraordinary temples of Luxor and Karnak are well worth the journey as are the sparkling treasures inside Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, including the fascinating burial items from the opulent tomb of “King Tut.” As you sail down the legendary Nile from Luxor to Aswan on this enthralling tour of Egypt, you’ll also stand in awe at the Kom Ombo Temple, barter for goods at the bustling bazaars, and sway to the rhythmic drums on a relaxing felucca ride down the Nile.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start City CAIRO, EGYPT
End CityCAIRO

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Egypt

Attractions

  • Aswan
  • Cairo
  • Edfu
  • Kom Ombo
  • Luxor

Activities

  • Culture

Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: ARRIVE IN CAIRO, EGYPT

Welcome to Cairo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (Dinner)

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Day 2: CAIRO. EXCURSION TO GIZA

Secrets of the Sphinx CAIRO Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Egyptian Museum. GIZA See the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids. (Breakfast)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORY & MYSTERY Get up close and personal with The Pyramids of Giza - one of the World’s Seven ...

Day 3: CAIRO–LUXOR (EMBARKATION)

River Mysteries Revealed CAIRO Fly to Luxor. LUXOR Embark on your Nile River cruise ship with lunch on board. This afternoon, guided sightseeing includes the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT ANCIENT CITIES See the stunn...

Day 4: CRUISING: LUXOR–ESNA–EDFU

Kings, Queens & Captain’s Cocktails LUXOR Time to wander around at your own pace or perhaps take an optional excursion on the West Bank of the Nile. Enjoy a Captain’s welcome cocktail party. Sail to Edfu. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC ...

Day 5: CRUISING: EDFU–KOM OMBO–ASWAN

Egyptian Gods & Gowns EDFU Visit the Temple of Horus, then enjoy lunch on board while sailing. KOM OMBO Guided walking tour includes the temple dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods. Free time to browse. Enjoy a Galabeya (traditional Egyptian gown) party on ...

Day 6: CRUISING: ASWAN

Landscapes & Legends of the Nile ASWAN Discover the land of gold that has kept the treasures of the pharaos for centuries. [LF] Sail on a felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan. Take part in a Nubian Folk...

Day 7: DISEMBARKATION. ASWAN

At Leisure in Aswan ASWAN Disembarkation. Free time this afternoon and evening. (Breakfast)

FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE with an excursion to the High Dam, the Philae Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk. Learn how in the early 1970s, after the inauguration of the ...

Day 8: ASWAN–CAIRO

Capital Ideas in Cairo ASWAN Fly to Cairo. CAIRO Enjoy free time this afternoon, followed by a farewell dinner at your hotel this evening. (Breakfast,Dinner)

FREE TIME TIPS EXPLORE MORE in the “the city of a thousand minarets” with its skyline filled with many mosques, castles, and churches in this bustling and historic metropolis.

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Day 9: CAIRO

Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

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Accommodation

Hyatt Regency Cairo WestSuperbly located in the heart of the exclusive Pyramids Heights Business Park, and close to the Pyramids of Giza, City, and shopping malls.  The Contemporary air-conditioned guestrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Pyramids, pools, or lush gardens. Each room is equipped with the latest technology like smart mirrors and sensor LED lighting, plus a minibar, safe, coffee / tea maker and complimentary toiletries. There are several on-site restaurants, bars and lounges serving beverages throughout the day and cocktails in the evening. Leisure facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and a fitness center. CairoEgyptkm 22 Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Pyramids Heights Business ParkSofitel Cairo Nile El GezirahAn urban oasis directly on the Nile, this sophisticated 433-room hotel is located on Gezira Island in the heart of downtown Cairo close to the exclusive Zamalek area with its chic trendy restaurants and galleries. Contemporary fittings in the elegant guest rooms blend French hi-tech with Oriental flair and amenities include air conditioning, iron & ironing board, signature MyBed beds and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Boasting its own riverfront promenade with an open-air floating restaurant & bar, this stunning property also offers a wide variety of restaurants and bars, a casino, a Spa, fitness centre and relaxing outdoor infinity swimming pool overlooking the Nile. CairoEgypt 3 el thawra council St. ZamalekMoevenpick Resort AswanThis 230-room elegant property boasts a beautiful setting on the peaceful elephantine island surrounded by the Nile with landscaped gardens and a spacious outdoor swimming pool. This resort offers three restaurants including a panoramic Restaurant & Bar located at the top of a tower where dinner & drinks are served with spectacular 360 degree views of Aswan and the Nile. The lobby bar is the ideal place to enjoy drinks, cocktails and snacks with a large terrace directly facing the Nile . Air-conditioned guest rooms perfectly blend modern with traditional and offer complimentary Wi-Fi access and coffee/tea making facilities. AswanEgyptElephantine IslandLe Méridien Cairo AirportLe Méridien Cairo Airport is a smoke-free 5-story hotel directly linked to Terminal 3 by a pedestrian bridge and is nearby one of the best shopping malls in the city. Onsite unique dining venues range from an elegant Lebanese restaurant to a high-energy Sports Bar, both serving delicious food. A heated outdoor pool set in an oriental garden, a well-equipped fitness center, and free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the property are also available. All 349 guestrooms are specially designed to provide a homey feel with warm classical tones and feature excellent soundproofing, independent air-conditioning system, a seating area, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Rooms amenities include a flat-screen TV with international channels, coffee/tea maker facilities, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, and minibar. CairoEgyptCairo International Airport, Terminal 3,

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