7-Night Classical Egypt Tour With Nile Cruise - Cairo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    On arrival at Cairo airport
  • Departure Details :
    Cairo airport
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the highlights of ancient Egypt on this 7-night classic cultural tour, including 3-night, 5-star Nile Cruise. Visit the Pyramids, the Sphinx, Saqqara, Memphis, Old Cairo, The egyptian museum, and the Khan el-khalili bazaar; explore Aswan, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, and Kom Ombo. Four-star deluxe hotel comes as standard: upgrade for 5-star or 5-star deluxe.

Highlights

Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Step back in time on a history tour

Led by a qualified Egyptologist

Multi-Day Trip

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This trip begins in Cairo, where you'll explore the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara, and Memphis before flying to Aswan for a three-night, five-star Nile cruise. After taking in the sights at Aswan, cruise to Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Esna, and visit Luxor'sValley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Karnak Temple, and Luxor Temple, with the option to add aballoon ride. Following your time at Luxor,to Cairo to tourtheEgyptian Museum, Old Cairo, and the colorful Khan el-khalili bazaar.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Cairo (no meals)
On arrival at Cairo airport, you'll be transported in an air-conditioned vehicle to your Cairo hotel. Four-star accommodation is included in the price, with 5-star and 5-star deluxe options available as upgrades.

Overnight in Cairo

Day 2: Cairo (B, L)
A private Egyptologist guide will meet your at your hotel after breakfast, then drive to the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, a must for any first-time traveler to Egypt (your guide can arrange for you to climb inside a pyramid at an additional charge). After an included lunch, visit Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, exploring more than 5,000 years of history. Following your time at Memphis, head to Saqqara to see the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, believed to be the oldest of Egypt's many pyramids.

Overnight in Cairo

Day 3: Cairo – Aswan (B. L, D)
After an early breakfast, drive to the airport for your EgyptAir flight to Aswan, the starting point for a 3-night, 5-star cruising adventure on the Nile. The cruise tour guide will take you to visit the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries, and the magnificent Philae Temple, which was dedicated to the fertility goddess Isis. You'll enjoy lunch and dinner on board the ship.

Overnight on board in Aswan

Day 4: Aswan – Esna (B, L, D)
Cruise to Kom Ombo and visit the unusual double temple that's dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed god Horus. Continue to Edfu and explore the Temple of Horus, the largest and best-preserved temple to combine both Pharaonic and Ancient Greek classical styles, then continue to Esna. Enjoy three meals on board your ship.

Overnight on board in Esna

Day 5: Esna - Luxor (B, L, D)
Cruise from Esna to Luxor, the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. On arrival, join your cruise guide on a tour of the West Bank. You'll visit the Valley of the Kings, a vast city of the dead where magnificent tombs were filled with treasures by generations of pharaohs (please note that admission to the Tomb of Tutankhamen is not included in the price). Next, you'll drive to the dramatic Temple of Hatshepsut, one of Egypt's few female pharaohs, and stand at the feet of the iconic Colossi of Memnon. Enjoy three meals on board your ship.

Overnight on board in Luxor

Day 6: Luxor to Cairo (B)
After breakfast on board your ship, you may wish to opt for a hot-air balloon ride over the treasures of Luxor's West Bank. You'll also enjoy a guided visit to the East Bank's architectural standouts, the magnificent temples of Luxor and Karnak. Transfer to the airport in an air-conditioned vehicle for the short flight from Luxor to Cairo on EgyptAir, and check back in to your Cairo hotel.

Overnight in Cairo

Day 7: Cairo (B, L)
After breakfast at your hotel, visit the iconic Egyptian Antiquities Museum, with its trove of treasures, many salvaged from the sites you've just visited (tickets to the Royal Mummy Room are available as an optional extra). After lunch at a local restaurant, it's time to discover UNESCO-listed Old Cairo, visiting the Citadel of Saladin and the historic Christian and Islamic monuments of the Old City. No visit to Cairo would be complete without trying your haggling skills in the Khan el-Khalili bazaar and strolling along Mu'Izz li-Din Allah street.

Overnight in Cairo

Day 8: Departure (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, it's time to check out and transfer to Cairo airport for your flight home.

Inclusions

Qualified Egyptologist guide

4 nights accommodation in Cairo

3-night, 5-star, full-board Nile cruise

Domestic flights Cairo-Aswan and Luxor-Cairo

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Tours and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions

Visa

Optional tours

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Entrance fees for optional attractions

New Year Gala Dinner or Xmas Eve dinner (it is compulsory at most of the hotels)s

some hotels don't accept triple rooms in that case you should pay single room supplement for the third person

New Year Gala Dinner or Xmas Eve dinner (it is compulsory at most of the hotels)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to book

some hotels don't accept triple rooms in that case you should pay single room supplement for the third person

New Year Gala Dinner or Xmas Eve dinner (it is compulsory at most of the hotels)

Traveler Reviews

  • 15-Jul-2019

    This is a must do tour. The level of professionalism of guides and drivers. Having archeologists as guides definitely make you live the history behind the monuments, the structures taking into account the context and the periods.Guides were thoughtful, respectful and candid even with my 7yr who often got impatient during the tours. Kudos to Mohammed in Aswan for going the extra mile so my son could understand and enjoy the tours. I highly recommend this tour and it is great value for the money.

  • 04-Nov-2017

    This was the best tour we have ever taken. Your representatives in Egypt Achmed, Tamir and Tayer made this such a memorable trip. We will be back!

  • 04-Sep-2017

    This vacation was one of the most memorable I have ever taken. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and were able to give a lot of advice about the most important sites to see and how to use our time most efficiently. We felt totally immersed in the culture and were able to have many unique experiences. The driver was so skilled at navigating through the Cairo traffic. The guides and agents took care of every detail and we did not have to worry about anything. It was a once-in-a-lifetime trip!

  • 22-Mar-2017

    Great experience. We felt extremely welcomed and guided extremely well. Great guides. Great Hotels. Flexible staff who really cared about us. I would only change the time of our flight from Luxor to Cairo from 620 PM to 410PM or 2PM in order to avoid a our extremely long wait in the airport after just a morning sightseeing.

  • 23-Feb-2017

    Best Tour Ever, We will go back, That's for sure
    We Could not ask for more
    I wish we had More Time

  • 17-Dec-2016

    We took this tour in November 2016 with a wonderful and unforgettable experience. The tour covered all major historical sites and River Nile cruise with very reasonable schedule. Additionally we took several optional tours during and after this tour. When preparing our trip we had a lots of unknowns in terms of local culture and customs. Once our tour was confirmed, Vacations to Go Travel provided us 15 pages of very useful information including everything we thought about and beyond. We contacted the agency several times by email before the tour and they were very responsive and helpful. Our guides were friendly, professional, and knowledgeable. They not only provided educational guidance on the historical sites but also took care of everything else we needed help. For example, our power outlet was dead on the first there, which was a big problem for recharging our electronic devices. Once our guide and driver knew that, they drove us around the city and found a store for us. There was not very crowded with tourists at the time we were there. We were the only tourists with this tour except one day with another couple. This made us very close to our guides and just like we had local friends.

    We felt very safe and happy every day throughout the entire trip. We miss everyone we met there, Magdy, the wonderful trip manager Waleed, our guide in Cairo and Alexandria Ibrahim, our guide in Aswan, Nile cruise, and Luxor. For more details please see our review at Trip Advisor under Vacations to Go Travel.