12 Days Cairo & Nile Cruise Holiday Packages

Embark on a 12-day Cairo and Nile Cruise holiday package that combines the wonders of ancient Egypt with the tranquil beauty of the Nile River. Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza, delve into the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, sail along the Nile on a luxurious cruise, and visit the magnificent temples of Luxor and Aswan. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and a thoughtfully crafted itinerary, this holiday package offers an immersive experience of Egypt’s rich history and natural splendor. Book now for instant confirmation and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Overview:

Experience the best of Egypt’s ancient wonders and the serene beauty of the Nile River on this 12-day holiday package. Begin your journey in Cairo, where you’ll marvel at the Pyramids of Giza and explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. Then, embark on a luxurious Nile cruise, sailing from Luxor to Aswan, and visit the majestic temples along the way. Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Egypt as you discover archaeological sites, enjoy scenic landscapes, and relax on the deck of your cruise ship. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and seamless logistics, this holiday package promises an unforgettable adventure through the heart of Egypt.

Highlights:

  • Explore the iconic Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre, and Pyramid of Menkaure.
  • Discover the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, home to an extensive collection of ancient artifacts, including the famous Tutankhamun collection.
  • Embark on a luxurious Nile cruise ship and sail along the picturesque Nile River, enjoying panoramic views and onboard amenities.
  • Visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, renowned for their grandeur and architectural brilliance.
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings, where the ancient pharaohs were laid to rest in elaborate tombs.
  • Discover the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon on the West Bank of Luxor.
  • Explore the stunning temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo, dedicated to ancient deities.
  • Visit the Temple of Philae and the High Dam in Aswan, witnessing their impressive structures and rich history.
  • Enjoy leisurely sailings on a traditional felucca, immersing yourself in the serene beauty of the Nile.
  • Immerse yourself in the bustling streets of Cairo, experiencing its vibrant culture, historic landmarks, and local markets.

Advantages:

  • Expert Guides: Benefit from the expertise of knowledgeable guides who provide insightful commentary and bring the rich history and culture of Egypt to life.
  • Luxurious Nile Cruise: Enjoy the comfort and convenience of a luxurious cruise ship, complete with amenities and stunning views of the Nile.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: Relax in carefully selected hotels and cabins that offer comfort and convenience during your stay.
  • Seamless Logistics: Enjoy hassle-free arrangements, including airport transfers, transportation, and guided tours, ensuring a smooth and enjoyable experience.
  • Customizable Itinerary: Tailor the tour to your preferences with our flexible options, including changing pickup times and adding extra activities.
  • Instant Confirmation: Book now and receive instant confirmation, securing your spot on this remarkable journey through Egypt’s ancient and natural wonders.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo – Welcome to Egypt!

  • Airport pickup and transfer to your hotel in Cairo
  • Free time to rest and explore the vibrant city at your leisure

Day 2: Cairo – Pyramids of Giza and Egyptian Museum

  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre, and Pyramid of Menkaure
  • Explore the enigmatic Sphinx and learn about its mysteries
  • Discover the Egyptian Museum and its remarkable collection of ancient artifacts, including Tutankhamun’s treasures

Day 3: Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise Embarkation

  • Fly to Luxor and embark on your luxurious Nile cruise ship
  • Visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank

Day 4: Luxor – West Bank and Sail to Edfu

  • Explore the West Bank of Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon
  • Sail to Edfu, enjoying onboard entertainment and activities

Day 5: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

  • Discover the Temple of Horus in Edfu, one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt
  • Visit the unique Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to two ancient deities
  • Continue sailing to Aswan, admiring the beautiful Nile landscapes

Day 6: Aswan – Optional Abu Simbel Excursion and Philae Temple

  • Optional: Early morning excursion to the magnificent Abu Simbel temples, dedicated to Ramses II
  • Visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, and explore the High Dam
  • Enjoy a leisurely felucca sail around the islands of Aswan

Day 7: Aswan – Luxor – Karnak Temple

  • Sail back to Luxor and visit the Temple of Karnak, a vast complex of ancient temples and structures
  • Enjoy onboard entertainment and activities during the sail

Day 8: Luxor – Leisure Day on the Nile Cruise

  • Enjoy a leisurely day on the Nile cruise, taking in the beautiful views and relaxing onboard
  • Participate in onboard activities and entertainment

Day 9: Luxor – Cairo – Islamic and Coptic Cairo

  • Fly back to Cairo and visit the historic Islamic and Coptic quarters
  • Explore landmarks such as the Citadel of Saladin, the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the Hanging Church, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • Dive into the vibrant Khan El Khalili Bazaar for shopping and local experiences

Day 10: Cairo – Alexandria Day Trip

  • Embark on a full-day excursion to Alexandria, exploring its notable landmarks, such as the Qaitbay Citadel and the Library of Alexandria
  • Visit the Roman Amphitheatre and the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa
  • Enjoy a scenic walk along the charming streets of Alexandria

Day 11: Cairo – Saqqara and Memphis

  • Visit the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, one of the earliest colossal stone structures in Egypt
  • Explore the ancient city of Memphis, exploring its ruins and the impressive statue of Ramses II
  • Farewell dinner to celebrate the end of a memorable journey

Day 12: Departure from Cairo

  • Airport transfer for departure

Inclusions:

  • Airport pickup and drop-off
  • All transportation during the tour
  • Expert English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to all mentioned sites
  • Domestic flights (Cairo – Luxor, Luxor – Cairo)
  • 11 nights’ accommodation in carefully selected hotels and Nile cruise ship
  • Daily breakfast and meals as specified in the itinerary

Exclusions:

  • International airfare
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional activities and personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers

Pricing:

Accommodation Plan (A) 5 stars:

Cairo:Le Méridien – Steigenberger Pyramids- Ramses Hilton- Helnan – Barcelo Pyramids- Pyramisa

Luxor: Steigenberger Nile. 

Nile cruises: MS Emilio, MS Radamis, MS Princess, MS Sara

3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars
Price per person in DBL or TRPL Room1940 $19770 $2160 $
Solo traveler2840 $2885 $2970 $
Christmas & Easter – DBL or TRPL Room2385 $2420 $2670 $
Christmas & Easter – Solo Traveler3385 $3435 $3525 $
Accommodation Plan (B) Luxury:

Cairo: Kempinski – Fairmont Cairo – Hilton Curnrad -Marriott Sheraton- Hilton Golf pyramids

Luxor: Hilton – Sonesta St. George.

Nile Cruises: MS Amwaj Nile Cruise, MS Nile Premium, MS Bule shadow, MS Jaz Jubilee, Crown Emperor, Steigenberger.

All year roundChristmas and Easter
Price per person in dbl room3240 $3970 $
Solo traveller4430 $4930 $
Ultimate Luxury:

Cairo: Four Seasons -Marriott Mena House – Kempinski Nile Deluxe – Fairmont Nile Premium – Hyatt Regency

Luxor: Sofitel Winter Palace.

Nile cruises: Sanctuary Sun Boat – Oberoi Cruises – Movenpick Royal Cruises – Sonesta Cruises – Le Fayan – Ms Farah -MS Acamar 

All year roundChristmas and Easter
Price per person in dbl room4890 $5440 $
Solo traveller6500 $7100 $

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Respect local customs and traditions, particularly when visiting religious sites.
  • Dress modestly and comfortably, and bring sunscreen and a hat for sun protection.
  • Stay hydrated and carry a water bottle with you at all times.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended for exploring archaeological sites.
  • Have travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Notes:

  • This tour requires moderate physical fitness due to walking and climbing stairs at the archaeological sites.
  • The tour itinerary may be subject to change based on weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.
  • It is recommended to book this tour in advance to secure your preferred travel dates and accommodations.

FAQs:

  1. Can I customize the itinerary or add extra activities?
    • Yes, we offer customizable options to suit your preferences. Contact our team to discuss your requirements.
  2. Is the tour suitable for children and elderly travelers?
    • This tour is suitable for travelers of all ages. However, please note that there will be walking and climbing involved at the archaeological sites.
  3. What language will the guides speak?
    • Our expert guides speak fluent English. If you require guides speaking other languages, please inform us in advance.
  4. How do I make a booking and receive instant confirmation?
    • To book the tour, simply click the “Book Now” button on our website and follow the instructions. Instant confirmation will be provided upon completing the booking process.