8 Days Cairo and Nile Cruise Tour

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and majestic beauty of Egypt with our 8-day Cairo and Nile Cruise tour. From the iconic Pyramids of Giza to the enchanting temples of Luxor and the serene landscapes along the Nile River, this comprehensive itinerary showcases the best of Egypt’s ancient wonders. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and a luxurious Nile cruise, this tour promises an unforgettable experience. Book now for instant confirmation and embark on a captivating journey through time!

Overview:

Embark on an unforgettable 8-day adventure that combines the vibrant capital of Cairo with a luxurious Nile River cruise. Explore the ancient wonders of Egypt as you visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and the iconic temples of Luxor and Karnak. Sail along the legendary Nile River, stopping at historic sites like Kom Ombo and Edfu, and culminating in the tranquil beauty of Aswan. With expert guides, comfortable accommodations, and seamless logistics, this tour offers a perfect blend of exploration and relaxation.

Highlights:

  • Discover the iconic Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu and the enigmatic Sphinx.
  • Explore the Egyptian Museum and marvel at its vast collection of ancient artifacts, including Tutankhamun’s treasures.
  • Cruise along the legendary Nile River aboard a luxurious ship, enjoying the scenic landscapes and charming villages.
  • Visit the majestic Temples of Luxor and Karnak, known for their grandeur and architectural brilliance.
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings, where ancient pharaohs were buried in elaborately decorated tombs.
  • Discover the unique temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu, dedicated to two ancient deities.
  • Experience the serene beauty of Aswan, visiting the Philae Temple and the High Dam.

Advantages:

  • Expert Guides: Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our experienced guides who bring ancient Egypt to life with their captivating storytelling.
  • Comfortable Accommodations: Relax in carefully selected hotels and luxurious Nile cruise ships that offer a comfortable stay and convenient access to the major attractions.
  • 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, guaranteeing your spot on this captivating journey.

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
  • Explore the East Bank of Luxor, including the Temples of Karnak and Luxor

Day 4: Luxor – West Bank and Sail to Edfu

  • Discover the West Bank of Luxor, including the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut
  • Visit the Colossi of Memnon, guarding the entrance to the Theban Necropolis
  • Sail to Edfu and enjoy onboard entertainment and activities

Day 5: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

  • Explore the Temple of Horus in Edfu, one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt
  • Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the unique Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to two deities
  • Continue sailing to Aswan, enjoying the scenic views along the Nile

Day 6: Aswan – Abu Simbel Excursion

  • Optional: Early morning excursion to the magnificent Abu Simbel temples, dedicated to Ramses II
  • Return to Aswan and visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis
  • Explore the High Dam, an impressive engineering feat

Day 7: Aswan – Optional Nubian Village Tour

  • Enjoy free time in Aswan to relax or explore the city
  • Optional: Take a Nubian Village tour to experience the local culture and traditions

Day 8: Aswan – Cairo – Departure

  • Disembark from the cruise ship and fly back to Cairo
  • Free time in Cairo for shopping or additional sightseeing
  • 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, Aswan – Cairo)
  • 7 nights’ accommodation (4 nights in Cairo, 3 nights on a Nile cruise)
  • 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 Room1200 $1250 $1440 $
Solo traveler2060 $2030 $2100 $
Christmas & Easter – DBL or TRPL Room1540 $1595 $1850 $
Christmas & Easter – Solo Traveler2390 $2465 $2540 $
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 room2050 $2520 $
Solo traveller3000 $3600 $
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 room3250 $4000 $
Solo traveller4200 $4900 $

Tips and Advice for Travelers:

  • Dress modestly and comfortably, especially when visiting religious sites.
  • Stay hydrated and carry a water bottle with you, as the Egyptian sun can be intense.
  • Bring comfortable walking shoes for exploring the archaeological sites.
  • Respect local customs and traditions.
  • Ensure you 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.