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Egypt and The Nile Tour – 10 Days 9 Nights


Whether you are a first-time traveler to this fascinating land of the Pharaohs or a seasoned visitor. Nile Holiday unveils the best of Egypt and the Nile tour. Explore venerable tombs and temples to piece together the life and times of one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations. Travel to Egypt in the company of the region’s best Egyptologists, whose dedication to your holiday is rivaled only by their passion for local art, history and culture

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Day 1: Arrival Cairo, Egypt

Day 1: Arrival Cairo, Egypt

  • Welcome to Cairo, Egypt “Around the clock”.
  • Nile Holiday representative will be waiting for you at Cairo Airport holding a sign with your name written on it, ( – ) to easy recognize him. He will assist you through the formalities & transfer to your hotel. At hotel, you will be assisted with a smooth check-in and confirm pick-up times for each tour. Overnight in Cairo.
  • Meals: Welcome Drink
Day 2: Giza / The Pyramids & Sphinx

Day 2: Giza / The Pyramids & Sphinx

  • Breakfast at your Hotel, then start your Egypt and the Nile tour at the Giza Plateau, site of the pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mycerinus, built in the fourth dynasty (approx. 2550 BC), it is the only survivor of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Explore the interior of the great pyramid of Cheops and then, enjoy ride on the camel back Like a Local at your own leisure. Visit the Solar Boat Museum, site of King Cheops funerary boat and see the great Sphinx. After lunch at a high quality local restaurant, enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner hosted by Nile Holiday.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Fly Cairo to Luxor / East Bank of the Nile tour

Day 3: Fly Cairo to Luxor / East Bank of the Nile tour

  • Today, you will be transferred to Cairo airport for your flight Cairo to Luxor, site of the ancient city of Thebes. Begin your day of exploring here with a trip to the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the great hypostyle hall which is a veritable forest in stone. It’s expertly aligned 134 colossal papyrus columns surge into the sky in an impressive array of ancient workmanship.
  • Continue to visit Luxor temple, the front of the Temple was built by Rameses II. While the oldest and the rear part construction was started by Amenhotep III and completed by the young pharaoh Tutankhamun. Luxor Temple has been in almost continuous use as a place of worship right up to the present day. Then, transfer to your Nile Cruise. Overnight in Luxor.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Luxor / West Bank of the Nile tour

Day 4: Luxor / West Bank of the Nile tour

  • Enjoy Breakfast on Board, start to explore the Necropolis of Thebes on the west bank of the River Nile. Visit the Valley of the Kings, used as a burial ground for a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC. Tombs were cut along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of the boy king Tutankhamun. Founded in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter, the tomb of Tutankhamun is yours to discover, as you set foot inside its 35-century-old walls. Later, stop at the lovely Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. Also, enjoy a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon. Back to your Nile Cruise and set sail to Edfu via Esna.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: The Nile Tour / Edfu & Kom Ombo

Day 5: The Nile Tour / Edfu & Kom Ombo

  • Breakfast and then start to visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon-headed god of the sky. Built between 257 – 57 BC, the temple once buried in sand and debris. This stunningly the best preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Back to your Nile Cruise and start sailing to kom-ombo.
  • On arrival, disembark at Kom Ombo (mound of gold) to visit the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), considered the creator of the world by some ancient Egyptians. Whilst here, view the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today. Back to your Cruise and sail to Aswan.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Abu Simbel / Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari

Day 6: Abu Simbel / Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari

  • Early in the morning, you will drive for almost 3 hours to discover Abu Simbel Temple, the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The Great temple façade dominated by four statues of the pharaoh, each nearly 21 meters high. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was disassembled and moved to save it from the floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam, Back to your Nile Cruise in Aswan.
  • After Lunch on board, enjoy Egypt and the Nile tour with felucca “Sailing boat” ride in the Nile. weather permitting!
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Aswan The Nile Tour / Fly Aswan to Cairo

Day 7: Aswan The Nile Tour / Fly Aswan to Cairo

  • Disembarkation after breakfast. Today, start your Nile Tour with a visit to the impressive granite quarry and site of the unfinished obelisk. This monolith is one-third taller than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk, illustrating the skills of Egypt’s stonemasons.
  • Proceed with a motor boat ride to Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika. This sacred complex dedicated to the Goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations, Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The temple was dismantled and then painstakingly reassembled after the building of Aswan high dam.
  • The high dam built across the Nile River in Aswan in the 1960s, and incorporating 16 times the amount of material that went into the Great Pyramid at Giza. It provides irrigation and hydroelectric power to much of Egypt. Late afternoon, transfer to Aswan airport for your flight Aswan back to Cairo. Pick up & transfer to your hotel, afternoon at leisure.
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 8: The best of Egypt & Bustling Khan el Khalili Bazaar

Day 8: The best of Egypt & Bustling Khan el Khalili Bazaar

  • Breakfast at your hotel, and then start to visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Including the treasures from Tutankhamun tomb, discovered by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. You will enjoy free time to visit the famous royal Mummy Room, featuring the remains of Egypt’s pharaohs, including Ramses II.
  • After lunch at high quality local restaurant, explore the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, built in 1356 AD and counted among the finest examples of early Mamluk architecture. Next, walk from the twin-towered Bab el-Fotouh, a fortified gate in Cairo’s Old City walls to Khan el-Khalili, one of the city’s major souks (open-air marketplaces). Browse the tightly packed stalls displaying everything from spices and leather goods to jewelry and vegetables, all on a street that has hardly changed for centuries. Bargaining is expected, so prepare to negotiate. Then, return to your hotel for an evening at leisure.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9: Cairo / Ancient Treasures

Day 9: Cairo / Ancient Treasures

  • After breakfast, drive to Memphis, capital of the old kingdom of ancient Egypt and now home to an open-air museum and a giant statue of Ramses II. Continue to Sakkara Necropolis, site of hundreds of tombs and 14 pyramids, including the Step Pyramid of King Djoser. This evening, gather with your fellow guests to reflect on your journey through Egypt and the Nile tour at a farewell dinner on a Nile Cruise hosted by Nile Holiday.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Final Departure

Day 10: Final Departure

  • Breakfast, free time before your flight & check out. Nile Holiday Representative will be waiting to transfer you to Cairo airport for departure flight.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Egypt And The Nile Tour – 10 Days 9 Nights
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Tour Price Included: –

  • Meet and Assist service by our representatives at airports
  • All transfers by private air-conditioned modern vehicle
  • Domestic flight ticket from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
  • 5 Nights accommodation at a hotel in Cairo including breakfast
  • 4 Nights accommodation on 5 star Nile Cruise on full board
  • All sightseeing tours along the Nile Cruise Journey as mentioned
  • 3 day tours in Cairo including Lunch
  • Dinner Cruise on the Nile in Cairo with folkloric Shows
  • Abu Simbel temple tour by ac Vehicle
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Lunch during Cairo tours at high quality restaurant
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Bottled water during the tours
  • Qualified Egyptologist tour guide
  • Portage when needed
  • All service charges and taxes

Tour Price Excludes : –

  • International airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (Tipping)

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