Hotels / Nile Cruise
|3 stars||4 stars||5 stars|
|Price per person in DBL or TRPL Room||1300 $||1475 $||1600 $|
|Solo traveler||1820 $||2065 $||2240 $|
- Pick up services from Cairo airport
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned van
- Accommodation for 4 night in Cairo
- 2 Nights in the sleeper train
- 4 nights on Cruise Board (Aswan- Luxor) Full Board (Sightseeing included)
- 1 Night in Alexandria
- Train tickets
- Breakfast at your Hotel
- Egyptologist guide
- Entrance fees
- All Service charges & taxes
- Any extras not mentioned
- Tipping Kitty
Day 1: Arrival to Cairo
We will meet you at Cairo airport to pick you up to your hotel in Cairo for the overnight..
Day 2: Cairo Tour
After your breakfast you will meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel with with your modern air conditioned van to start your Pyramids of Giza and The Egyptian Museum Day Tour and you will move directly to visit the Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, Mykerinus which considered the most important attraction in Giza and is considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World from the ancient ages, After that you will stop for photos at the Great Sphinx which is a colossal with human-headed lion body, and then you will visit the Valley Temple.
After that you will move to visit The Egyptian Museum, which displays a large and a rare collection of 5000 years of art, which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world.
After that you will move for shopping at Khan El Khalili bazaar which is famous with its high quality items with very cheap prices.
At the end of the day our guide will escort you to the train station to take your train to Luxor. Overnight and dinner on board the train.
Day 3: Luxor
Breakfast on the train. Arrival Luxor, meet & assist by our local representatives and transfer to the Cruise. Boarding before Lunch. Lunch on board. Visit The Temple of Karnak & the Temple of Luxor. Excursion to the Luxor Temple to see its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses the Great Proceed by carriage or bus to Karnak, which is a serious of temples, built in different reigns. Starting by the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall with it’s 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon adorned with lotus andpapyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake.
Afternoon tea. Dinner on board & Belly Dance show.
Overnight in Luxor.
Day 4 Luxor
Breakfast. Visit The West Bank – the Valley of the Kings, the Colossi of Memnon andThe Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari. Excursion to the Necropolis of Thebes, on the Eastern bank. Crossing the Nile, drive to the Valley of Kings; visit the tombs of various Dynasties, The Temple of Deir El Bahari. On the return journey stop at the Colossi of Memnon which are two gigantic sitting statues representing Amenophis IIIfacing the Nile. Then visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Lunch on board. Sail to Esna. Afternoon Tea. Disco Party.
(Optional) 80 $ P.P Hot Balloon: Should you want to make your stay in Luxor an unforgettable. Drifting peacefully over the Valley of King, Valley of the Queens and the Mountain on the Nobles.
Overnight in Edfu.
Day 5: Kom Ombo/Edfu
Breakfast on board. Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Visit The Temple Shared by the Two Gods Sobek & Haroeies in Kom Ombo. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board & Galabya party
Overnight in Kom Ombo.
Day 6: Aswan
Breakfast on board. Sail to Aswan. Visit The High Dam, The Granite Quarries & the Temple of Philae Lunch on board. Sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener’s island and Agha Khan Mausoleum. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board.
Overnight in Aswan..
Day 7: Aswan/Cairo
Breakfast on board. Disembarkation after breakfast.
(Optional Not included) 75 $ P.P Departures to Abu Simbel visit the Temple of Abu Simbel back to Aswan, The colossal Temple of Abu Simbel built by Ramses II (XIXth. Dynasty) and lately saved from inundation of the Nile waters in among the glories of ancient Egyptian monuments. The temples were built out of a sandstone rock cliff, and representation of the deities to which each was dedicated is carved on its huge façade. Nearby, also saved, lies the small Temple of the King’s wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor.
Transfers to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Cairo. Dinner on the train.
Overnight Sleeper train.
Day 8 Cairo/Alexandria
Breakfast on the train. Arrival to Cairo, meet & assist by our local representatives and transfer Alexandria, Start your tour in Alexandria with the library of Alexandria the biggest library in the world now with 8 million books (visit its open court + free museums), then visit Site of lighthouse one of the seven wonders of ancient world we have now in same site castle of Kaitbey, visit Royal gardens of king Farouk to watch the royal Palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek, royal beaches of the queens; King Farouk is the last king in Egypt, then visit the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city Abbo Elabbas Mosque , unknown soldier of Alexandria, the statue of Alexander the great, Optional stop for lunch, the church of saint mark oldest church in Africa drive along the Cornish 30 km to see the whole city of Alexandria from sea side including the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater, stop over the famous bridge of Stanley modern land mark of modern Alexandria, visit the old down town of Alexandria and walk in the old city center of Alexandria to watch the real cold city of Alexandria which built byAlexander the great. We promise that you will enjoy your Alexandria Day Tour with us.
Overnight in Alexandria.
Day 9: Cairo
Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 10: Cairo
Free day in Cairo.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 11: Cairo
Free day in Cairo.
Overnight in Cairo.
Day 12: Final departure
Our tour guide will take your from your hotel transfer to Cairo international airport for the final departure.
Hotel Rating in Egypt:
Hotel Rating in Egypt: Kindly note that the hotel rating in Egypt is not the same as in USA or Europe, so Luxury hotels option or 5 stars are always recommended as minimum in Egypt. As some 5 stars seems like 4 stars or 3 stars according to our clients’ feedback.
The 3* & 4 * hotels aren’t recommended at all as we receive complaints about them.
Travelling by overnight train NOT RECOMMENDED:
We don’t recommend it, it takes15 to 18 hours on a very noisy train. The toilets are not good and smelly. Food is not good in general. Beds: moderately comfortable. Comment from a client: “However, I am 6’0″ (183 cm) tall and barely fit into the bed — anyone taller would have to curl up.”
If you don’t fancy travelling by overnight sleeper train then upgrade to our flight option. Enjoying extra nights of comfort in 5* hotel accommodation. We recommend that you upgrade this transfer to domestic flight. Extra supplement for a 1 way flight and 1 night at 5 star hotels is 150$ per person. Xmas. New Year and Easter supplements apply. Contact us for rates.
Travel Insurance – from AIG
Secure your trip and give yourself greater peace of mind with the Travel Insurance program proposed by AIG Travel Guard for you. One week 25$ per person, More than one week 50 $ per person.
Cruise schedule & Sailing times:
Sometimes due to sailing conditions on the River Nile some Cruises itineraries, schedule and sailing times may be updated. We assure that our clients will see all what is on their itineraries but maybe in different order
The programs quote the average price of domestic flights with approximate timings.
Requests for specific flight times or changes to previously booked reservations may result in changes to the total price of the package. Some flights to sharm or Hurghada are indirect flights via Cairo Airport.
Skip queues on arrival save time and complicated procedures. our rep will have your visa already prepared for you. Just send us copy of your passport. (for most Nationalities but not all Check with your tour operator)
We accept all methods of secure payment: Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, direct bank transfer.
Optional questions we wish you could answer to better understand what you are looking for on your tour & to best organize your holiday
What type of traveler are you? your lifestyle ? What types of activities are important to you? Your Past Travel Likes and Dislikes, Your favorite foods & what type of restaurants you prefer? Any allergies? What kind of tour guide do you prefer? What have you been dreaming of doing on this tour? Are you ok with early domestic flights e.g. 5 am ? Hotel rooms Prefer Nile /Pyramid/sea view rooms ?celebrating anything on this vacation?
Anything special you think we should know to best organize your tour?
Tour and Prices
Tour price currency is set to USD but you can pay in Euro or British pound.The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you receive the lowest price possible. Once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price will not be changed.
0 – 01.99 Free of Charge (unless flights were included)
2 – 5.99 pay 25% of tour price and 50% of tour price if it includes flights or sleeper train
6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
If your tour package includes airfare then an extra charges for your children may apply.
Additional Entry Tickets
All tours don’t include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as walking inside one of the pyramid to see the deep burial chambers and the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo or to enter the Tomb of Tutankhamen at Valley of the Kings in Luxor are also available at extra cost.
You can see more about our activities, tour guides, vehicles & daily tours in our Very active facebook page: Egypt Land Travel
Note: Alexandria Library is closed on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase an extra ticket.
Time & Voltage
Egypt is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Standard voltage is 220 volts. Primary sockets require the European, 2 pronged variety. We recommend that you pack a universal travel adaptor. You will need a voltage converter, and plug adaptor in order to use U.S. appliances
Comfortable, flat (preferably covered) shoes are needed for the Pyramids and Valley of the Kings. Pack flip flops/sandals to wear aboard the Nile felucca or Nile Cruiser.