12 Days Hurghada, Cairo & Nile Cruise

Embark on a 12-day adventure that combines the best of Egypt’s coastal paradise, historical landmarks, and a mesmerizing Nile River cruise. From the turquoise waters of Hurghada to the iconic pyramids of Cairo and the timeless treasures along the Nile, this tour offers an unforgettable journey through Egypt’s rich history and natural beauty. Join us as we uncover the secrets of the pharaohs and indulge in the charms of the Red Sea. Book now and create memories to last a lifetime!

Overview:

Discover the allure of Egypt with our 12-day tour, immersing yourself in the fascinating blend of history, culture, and stunning landscapes. From the vibrant coastal resort of Hurghada to the bustling streets of Cairo and the timeless wonders along the Nile, this tour takes you on a remarkable journey through Egypt’s diverse offerings. Experience the enchantment of the Red Sea, explore ancient archaeological sites, marvel at iconic monuments, and enjoy a luxurious Nile River cruise. With expert guides and seamless logistics, this tour ensures an immersive and unforgettable experience.

Highlights:

  • Relax and unwind on the pristine beaches of Hurghada, soaking up the sun and enjoying the Red Sea’s crystal-clear waters.
  • Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx, symbols of ancient Egypt’s grandeur and mystery.
  • Explore the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, home to an extensive collection of artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamun.
  • Discover the historical wonders of Luxor, including the Karnak and Luxor Temples.
  • Explore the West Bank of Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut.
  • Embark on a luxurious Nile River cruise, witnessing the scenic beauty and visiting iconic sites such as Edfu and Kom Ombo temples.
  • Immerse yourself in the colorful culture and vibrant markets of Aswan.
  • Optional activities in Hurghada, such as snorkeling, diving, or exploring the underwater wonders of the Red Sea.

Advantages:

  • Comprehensive itinerary: Our tour covers the must-visit destinations in Egypt, allowing you to experience the best of both worlds—coastal beauty and ancient wonders.
  • Expert guides: Our knowledgeable Egyptologists will accompany you throughout the tour, providing fascinating insights into Egypt’s history, culture, and mythology.
  • Luxurious accommodations: Enjoy comfortable stays in handpicked hotels in Hurghada and Cairo, as well as a deluxe Nile River cruise ship, ensuring a restful and indulgent experience.
  • Hassle-free arrangements: We take care of all the logistics, including transfers, accommodations, sightseeing, and domestic flights, allowing you to relax and enjoy your journey.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Hurghada – Welcome to the Red Sea

  • Airport pickup and transfer to your hotel in Hurghada.
  • Rest and leisure time to unwind and enjoy the beach.

Day 2-3: Leisure in Hurghada – Red Sea Paradise

  • Spend two full days at leisure in Hurghada.
  • Enjoy the beach, indulge in water activities, or explore the vibrant underwater world through snorkeling or diving (optional activities not included).

Day 4: Flight to Cairo – Pyramids and Sphinx

  • Fly to Cairo and check in to your hotel.
  • Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, including the Pyramid of Khufu, Pyramid of Khafre, and Pyramid of Menkaure.
  • Marvel at the enigmatic Sphinx, an ancient symbol of power and mystery.

Day 5: Egyptian Museum and Cairo City Tour

  • Explore the Egyptian Museum, home to avast collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamun.
  • Discover the historical sites of Cairo, such as the Citadel of Salah El-Din, the Alabaster Mosque, and the vibrant Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

Day 6: Flight to Luxor – Luxor East Bank

  • Fly to Luxor and embark on a guided tour of Luxor’s East Bank.
  • Visit the Karnak Temple, a sprawling complex of temples dedicated to the gods.
  • Explore the Luxor Temple, an ancient temple dedicated to the god Amun.

Day 7: Luxor West Bank – Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut Temple

  • Discover the treasures of Luxor’s West Bank.
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried, including Tutankhamun.
  • Visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, an impressive mortuary temple dedicated to the female pharaoh.

Day 8: Nile River Cruise – Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples

  • Embark on a luxurious Nile River cruise ship.
  • Visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus.
  • Explore the Temple of Kom Ombo, a unique double temple dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus.

Day 9: Aswan – Philae Temple and High Dam

  • Arrive in Aswan and visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.
  • Discover the High Dam, an engineering marvel that controls the flow of the Nile River.

Day 10: Optional Abu Simbel Excursion – Aswan City Tour

  • Optional excursion to Abu Simbel, where you can admire the grand temples of Ramses II and Nefertari (additional cost).
  • Enjoy a city tour of Aswan, including a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk.

Day 11: Return to Cairo – Optional Old Cairo Tour

  • Fly back to Cairo and check in to your hotel.
  • Optional tour of Old Cairo, including the Hanging Church, the Coptic Museum, and the Ben Ezra Synagogue (additional cost).

Day 12: Departure from Cairo – Farewell, Egypt!

  • Transfer to the airport for your departure, bidding farewell to the wonders of Egypt.

Inclusions:

  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure.
  • Accommodations in well-appointed hotels in Hurghada, Cairo, and Luxor.
  • Nile River cruise ship accommodations with full board.
  • Domestic flights within Egypt.
  • Sightseeing tours with expert Egyptologist guides.
  • Entrance fees to all included attractions.
  • Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned vehicles.

Exclusions:

  • International flights to and from Egypt.
  • Entry visa to Egypt (can be obtained upon arrival).
  • Optional activities and excursions.
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses and gratuities.

Pricing Information:

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 Room2095 $2165 $2255 $
Solo traveler3355 $3475 $3595 $
Christmas & Easter – DBL or TRPL Room2800 $2840 $2900 $
Christmas & Easter – Solo Traveler3950 $4050 $4150 $
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 room3085 $3775 $
Solo traveller4595 $5235 $
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 room4750 $5200 $
Solo traveller7100 $7700 $

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Dress modestly when visiting religious sites and remember to carry a scarf or shawl to cover your shoulders or head if required.
  • Stay hydrated and use sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s rays.
  • Pack comfortable shoes as there will be plenty of walking and exploring.
  • Respect the local customs and traditions.
  • Follow the guidance of your tour guide for a smooth and enjoyable experience.

Trip Notes:

  • The itinerary is subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances or local conditions.
  • Customizations and extensions are available to suit your preferences. Contact us for personalized options.

FAQs:

Q: Can I customize the tour to include additional destinations or activities? A: Yes, we offer customizations to suit your needs. Whether you wish to add extra days, visit additional destinations, or include specific activities, we can tailor the tour to create your ideal itinerary. Contact our team to discuss your preferences and we will provide you with the best options.

Q: Are meals included in the tour? A: Meals included in the tour are specified in the itinerary. While breakfast is typically included in the hotels and the Nile River cruise, other meals may be at your own expense. This gives you the flexibility to explore local cuisine and dining options during your journey.

Q: Is the tour suitable for children? A: Absolutely! Our tour is suitable for travelers of all ages, including families with children. Egypt offers a rich and educational experience for young ones, and we can tailor the itinerary to include child-friendly activities and accommodations. Please let us know if you are traveling with children so we can make appropriate arrangements.

Q: What is the booking process? A: Booking is easy and convenient. Simply click on the “Book Now” button on our website and follow the instructions to complete your reservation. Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive instant confirmation via email. Our team will be available to assist you with any further queries or requests.

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