Egyptian Heritage 10-Day Journey through Pyramids and Nile Cruise

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Duration

1o Days 9 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

Arabi, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

About this tour

Indulge in the holiday of a lifetime with our “Egyptian Heritage: 10-Day Journey through Pyramids and Nile Cruise” package. This tour offers a unique blend of exploration and relaxation, taking you on a journey through the captivating attractions of Cairo and along the serene waters of the Nile.

Your adventure begins in Cairo, where you’ll witness the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza, the last standing monument of the ancient seven wonders of the world. From there, you’ll embark on a 6-night round trip sailing experience aboard the luxurious MS Mayfair Nile Cruise. As you cruise between Luxor and Aswan, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a host of historic sites, including the majestic Karnak Temple and the enchanting Philae Temple, among others.

This 10-day package tour is more than just a holiday; it’s an expedition into the heart of Egypt’s rich history and culture. Whether you’re a history buff, a culture vulture, or simply looking for an unforgettable travel experience, our “Egyptian Heritage: 10-Day Journey through Pyramids and Nile Cruise” tour is the perfect choice. Enjoy your journey! 

Highlights

  • Explore Ancient Wonders: Visit iconic landmarks such as the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.
  • Immerse in Egyptian Culture: Discover the rich history and culture of Egypt through visits to museums and local bazaars.
  • Sail the Nile: Experience the tranquility and beauty of the Nile River on a luxurious cruise.
  • Uncover Historic Temples: Visit the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, and more, and marvel at the architectural grandeur of ancient Egypt.
  • Travel in Comfort: Enjoy comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, and the services of an English-speaking guide throughout your journey.

Included/Excluded

  • Personalized meet and greet service by our representatives at airports.
  • Assistance from our guest relations team throughout your stay.
  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel facilitated in a private, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo, inclusive of daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 6 nights onboard a Nile Cruise on a full board basis.
  • Domestic flights from Cairo to Luxor and back.
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo are private guided tours.
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise are shared with a cruise group.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide during your tours.
  • All meals at the hotel, on the cruise, and during tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water provided during outings outside of the hotel or cruise ship.
  • All service charges and taxes are covered.
  • International airfare.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Any optional tours not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenditures.
  • Tips and gratuities.

Itinerary

Day 1: Embarking on the Egyptian Adventure - Welcome to Cairo

Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, our tour manager will be there to greet you and assist you through the arrival procedures. You’ll then be whisked away to your hotel in Cairo in an exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the hotel, our tour manager will facilitate a seamless check-in process and go over your holiday itinerary with you to set up and confirm the pick-up times for each tour.

Your first night will be spent in Cairo, resting up for the exciting journey ahead. Enjoy your stay!

Overnight in Cairo

Start your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel in Cairo. Your personal guide will then accompany you to the Giza Plateau, home to one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Here, you’ll visit the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus, as well as the iconic Sphinx and the Valley Temple facing the great statue.

Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch at a high-quality local restaurant in Cairo. Post lunch, you’ll visit the Egyptian Museum, where you can marvel at the magnificent ancient Egyptian artifacts and treasures. If time permits, you’ll be driven to Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest bazaar, for a unique shopping experience.

After a day filled with exploration, you’ll return to your hotel in Cairo for an overnight stay.

Overnight in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Egyptian Museum, Islamic Cairo, Khan El Khalili (time permitting).

Start your day early with breakfast at your hotel in Cairo before checking out. You’ll then be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor, you’ll be met and assisted by our representative. You’ll then be transferred to your Nile Cruise ship in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle.

Once aboard, you can settle in and enjoy a delicious lunch as you begin your cruise. Spend the afternoon at leisure, perhaps taking in the stunning river views with a cup of afternoon tea. In the evening, a sumptuous dinner awaits you on board.

You’ll spend the night aboard your cruise in Esna, lulled by the gentle waves of the Nile.

Overnight on your Nile cruise in Esna

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Start your day with a delightful breakfast on board as you sail towards Edfu. Here, you’ll visit the Temple of Horus, the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt, offering a glimpse into the ancient religious practices of the region.

After your exploration, you’ll return to the cruise ship and continue your voyage to Kom Ombo. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board, followed by some leisure time in the afternoon. Perhaps take this opportunity to relax and soak in the stunning Nile views with a cup of afternoon tea.

In the evening, a sumptuous dinner awaits you on board. The night will be made even more memorable with an Egyptian Galabya party, offering a taste of the local culture and traditions.

You’ll spend the night aboard your cruise in Kom Ombo, lulled by the gentle waves of the Nile.

Overnight on your Nile cruise in Kom Ombo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Temple of Horus in Edfu, Kom Ombo. Enjoy your journey!

Begin your day with an early sail to Aswan, enjoying a delightful breakfast on board. You’ll then be picked up for a day tour to the Granite Quarries, where you’ll get a glimpse into the ancient stone-cutting techniques of the Egyptians. Next, you’ll visit the Temple of Philae, a majestic site dedicated to the goddess Isis.

After your exploration, you’ll return to the cruise ship where a delicious lunch awaits you. Spend the afternoon at leisure, perhaps taking in the stunning river views or participating in the onboard activities.

In the evening, a sumptuous dinner awaits you on board. The night will be made even more memorable with a lively Belly dance show and an Egyptian folkloric performance, offering a taste of the local culture and traditions.

You’ll spend the night aboard your cruise in Aswan, lulled by the gentle waves of the Nile.

Overnight on your Nile cruise in Aswan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Granite Quarries, Temple of Philae.

Start your day with a delightful breakfast on board your Nile cruise. You’ll then have free time to relax and enjoy the serene beauty of Aswan, or you can choose to embark on an optional tour to the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel Temples. A private air-conditioned vehicle will take you on the approximately 3-hour drive from Aswan to Abu Simbel.

Upon arrival at Abu Simbel, you’ll witness the impressive Temples of Ramses II, dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Harakhte, Amun-Re, and to Ramesses II himself. After soaking in the grandeur of these ancient monuments, you’ll return to your Nile Cruise in Aswan.

Spend the rest of the day at leisure, perhaps taking in the stunning river views or participating in the onboard activities. In the evening, a sumptuous dinner awaits you on board. The night will be made even more memorable with a lively Nubian Show, offering a taste of the local culture and traditions.

You’ll spend the night aboard your cruise in Aswan, lulled by the gentle waves of the Nile.

Overnight on Nile cruise in Aswan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Aswan.

Optional tour to Abu Simbel Temple.

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast on board as you sail towards Kom Ombo. Here, you’ll visit the unique Temple of Kom Ombo, shared by the two gods Sobek and Haeroris. This temple offers a fascinating insight into the ancient religious practices of the region.

After your exploration, you’ll return to the cruise ship and set sail towards Edfu, enjoying a delicious lunch on board. Continue your voyage to Esna, perhaps taking in the stunning river views with a cup of afternoon tea.

In the evening, a sumptuous dinner awaits you on board.

You’ll spend the night aboard your cruise in Esna, lulled by the gentle waves of the Nile.

Overnight on your Nile cruise in Esna

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Temple of Kom Ombo.

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast on board as you sail towards Luxor. Here, you’ll embark on a guided tour to the West Bank of the River Nile in Luxor. You’ll visit the Valley of the Kings, the final resting place of Egypt’s rulers from the 16th to 11th century BC.

Next, you’ll explore the Temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to the powerful queen Hatshepsut, an iconic figure of ancient Egypt. Your tour will also take you to the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

After a day filled with exploration, you’ll return to the cruise ship for a delicious lunch and dinner.

You’ll spend the night aboard your cruise in Luxor, lulled by the gentle waves of the Nile.

Overnight on your Nile cruise in Luxor

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

Start your day with a delightful breakfast on board your Nile cruise. After breakfast, you’ll disembark from the cruise and embark on a guided tour of the East Bank of Luxor. Here, you’ll visit the magnificent Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple, offering a glimpse into the grandeur of ancient Egyptian architecture.

After your exploration, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at a high-quality local restaurant in Luxor. Post lunch, you’ll be transferred to Luxor Airport for your flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, you’ll be met and assisted at the airport and transferred to your hotel near Cairo Airport.

You’ll spend the night in Cairo, reminiscing about the day’s discoveries.

Overnight in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Visits: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple. E

Savor your breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, marking the end of your Egyptian odyssey. Following this, you’ll be transferred to Cairo International Airport, signaling the conclusion of your unforgettable journey through the heart of Egypt.

Meals: Breakfast. Safe travels!

Multi-Day Tour Durations

10 Days - 9 Nights

Language

Arabi
Deutsch
English
Espanol
Francais

Price Tier

Plus $$$$

Countries Visited

Egypt

Cities Explored

Aswan
Cairo
Edfu
Esna
Kom Ombo
Luxor

Tour Type

Group Sightseeing on NIle Cruise
Private

Group Size

1 to 12

Availability

Monday
Sunday

Frequently asked questions

The 10-day tour is designed to provide a comprehensive experience of Egypt’s rich history and culture. The itinerary includes visits to major historical sites, museums, and local markets. Detailed itinerary will be provided upon booking.

The tour price includes all accommodation, meals as specified in the itinerary, entrance fees to all sites listed in the itinerary, services of an English-speaking guide, and transportation during the tour. Airfare and personal expenses are not included.

All our tour guides are proficient in English to ensure clear communication. They are knowledgeable about Egypt’s history and culture and are eager to share their insights with you.

Our 10-day tour is designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages. However, it does involve some walking, so it may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. We recommend that you contact us to discuss any specific needs or concerns before booking the tour.

Tour's Location

Nile, Egypt

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