Guaranteed departure for 1 pax
||Airport meeting assistance
||Transfer to Cairo
||Memphis / Sakkara / Pyramids
||Egypt Museum / Old Cairo
||Kom Ombo (optional Abu Simbel)
||Valley of Kings
||Transfer to airport
Tour length - 8 days
Day 1 - Arrival
Arrival Cairo International airport with meet and assist through visa and customs procedures. Transfer to hotel. o/n Cairo
Day 2 - Pyramids
Enjoy a tour in the morning to Sakkara to see the Step Pyramids of Zoser, the world's oldest major stone structure. After that transfer to Memphis, the center of rule and culture for over 3000 years and the first capital of Egypt. See the magnificent Statue of Ramses II. In the afternoon return for a fascinating tour of the great Pyramids at Giza, the 7th wonder of the world. See the magnificent Sphinx from close up. Venture inside a pyramid and have the opportunity to view the ancient burial tomb of the Pharaohs.
o/n Cairo (B)
Day 3 - Old Cairo
Guided tour of the world famous Egyptian Museum which houses the treasures of the “Boy King” – Tutankhamun; the mummy of Ramses II as well as some of the most famous ancient art pieces in the world. Enjoy the remainder of the day exploring Old Cairo and stroll through the bazaars of Khan el Khalili. Transfer to the rail way station to board the train to Aswan
o/n on board sleeper train (B, D)
Day 4 - Aswan
Upon arrival in Aswan in the morning, take a tour to the High Dam, an engineering miracle built in 1960 protecting Egypt from annual floods from the Nile. Proceed to visit the Unfinished Obelisk which shows the techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to cut obelisks. Then onto the majestic Philae Temple which was built on the honor of goddess Isis the chief deity of the island. Embark your Nile cruise ship for lunch, and enjoy a felucca ride around the Agha Khan mausoleum in the afternoon.
o/n on board cruise (B, L, D)
Day 5 - Kom Ombo
Enjoy a free morning OR
(Optional tour - Board for a morning flight to Abu Simbel. Visit the temples of Nefertari and Ramses - the masterpieces of ancient Egypt reflecting the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom. Fly back to Aswan for lunch)
In the afternoon sail to Kom Umbo and visit the temple of Kom Umbo which stands on high ground overlooking the River Nile. Sail onto Edfu.
Overnight: on board (B, L, D)
Day 6 - Luxor
Visit the the majestic temple of Edfu dedicated to Horus - considered by most to be the best preserved cult temple in Egypt. Sail to Luxor via the Esna lock. Enjoy lunch on board. Arrive at Luxor and visit the temples of Karnak and Luxor. See the spectacular Temple of Luxor by night.
Overnight: on board (B, L, D)
Day 7 - Valley of the Kings
Tour the West bank of the Nile River including the Valley of the Kings, the Deir el Bahari at the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Memnon Colossi. Disembark and visit the Temple of Karnak. Transfer to Luxor airport for an evening flight back to Cairo. Arrive in Cairo and transfer to hotel.
Overnight: Cairo (B)
Day 8 - Departure
Departure transfer to the airport for departure flight (B)
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Oasis / Grand Pyramids
Meridien / Sofitel
Hotels and cruise are subject to change depending on availability.
If necessary, hotels and / or cruise of a similar standard will be provided.
Peak Season supplement will apply for Christmas and Easter periods
The above tour packages include the following:
1. Meeting assistance
2. All touring and transfers as per the itinerary
3. Professional English Speaking guide for all touring
4. Twin room accommodation in chosen class of hotels on Bed and Breakfast basis
5. Overnight train in a private cabin on Half Board basis.
6. 3 nights on 5 star cruise on Full Board basis
7. Entrance fees for the above mentioned sites
8. Taxes and service charges
The above mentioned does not include:
1. Domestic flight Luxor / Cairo (priced separately)
2. Optional Abu Simbel tour (priced separately)
3. Any extra meals or beverages or hotel extras.
4. Tips for guides & drivers
5. Any personal expenses
6. Passport, visa and border crossing fees
7. Travel insurance.
8. Anything not mentioned in Inclusions