Egyptian Heritage & Nile Majesty: An 8-Day Journey Through Time

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Duration

8 Days - 7 Nights

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

14 people

Languages

Arabi, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

About this tour

  • Duration: 8 Days and 7 Nights
  • Countries Visited: 1 (Egypt)
  • Cities Explored: 6
  • Tour Type: Private
  • Group Size: 1 to 12 people
  • Guide: English Speaking
  • Tour Days: Saturday, and Thursday

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Egypt’s history with our “Egyptian Heritage & Nile Majesty” tour. This 8-day journey is a dream come true for history enthusiasts, taking you through the heart of Egypt’s awe-inspiring heritage and natural beauty.

Your adventure begins in the bustling city of Cairo, where the Great Pyramids of Giza and the treasures of the Egyptian Museum await. Marvel at the architectural genius of the ancient Egyptians and get up close with artifacts that have stood the test of time.

Next, take to the skies and fly to Luxor, the gateway to your magical 5-day Nile cruise. As you sail from Luxor to Aswan, you’ll be treated to stunning river views and the chance to explore hidden gems and iconic landmarks along the Nile’s banks.

From the grandeur of the Valley of the Kings to the elegance of the Temple of Isis, each day brings new discoveries. Whether you’re exploring forgotten temples in the desert or cruising the tranquil waters of the Nile, every moment is a step back in time.

This tour package offers a choice of accommodation to suit your style, from traditional hotels brimming with local charm to boutique hotels offering a touch of luxury. Coupled with our five-star cruise experience, it’s an Egyptian journey that promises not just travel, but a voyage into a fascinating past.

Prepare to be captivated by Egypt’s enchanting history and charm. With Discovery Tours Egypt, your journey through time is just a booking away. Let’s make your Egyptian adventure truly unforgettable!

Highlights

  • Explore the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx in Giza.
  • Cruise the Nile River on a traditional felucca boat.
  • Visit the Valley of Kings and marvel at the tombs.
  • Discover the Karnak Temple, the largest religious building.
  • Experience local culture in a traditional Egyptian bazaar.

Included/Excluded

  • Personal Welcome: Our representatives will greet you upon your arrival at the airport.
  • Guest Relations Assistance: We’re here to help during your stay.
  • Private Transfers: All transfers are via a private air-conditioned vehicle for your comfort.
  • Domestic Flights: Your package includes domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo.
  • Accommodation: Enjoy 3 nights in Cairo with daily breakfast and 4 nights on a 5-star superior Nile Cruise ship on a full-board basis.
  • Private Sightseeing Tours in Cairo: Explore Cairo with our private tours (as listed on the itinerary).
  • Shared Cruise Sightseeing Tours: Join our Memphis Tours group for sightseeing tours on the cruise.
  • Local English-Speaking Tour Guide: Benefit from the knowledge of our local English-speaking tour guide.
  • Entrance Fees: Your package covers entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals mentioned on the itinerary are included.
  • Bottled Water: Stay hydrated with bottled water during outings outside of the hotel or cruise ship.
  • Portage: We’ll handle your luggage as needed.
  • Service Charges and Taxes: All service charges and taxes are included in your package.
  • International Airfare: Your package does not include international airfare. You’ll need to arrange for your flights to and from Egypt.
  • Entry Visa to Egypt: The cost of your entry visa to Egypt is not included in the package. Please check the visa requirements for your country before you travel.
  • Optional Tours: Any tours not mentioned in the itinerary are considered optional and are not included in your package.
  • Personal Spending: Personal expenses such as souvenirs, additional meals or drinks, laundry, and other services not stated in the itinerary are not included.
  • Tipping: Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff, and other service workers are not included and are at your discretion.

Itinerary

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel, be it the Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel with its stunning views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Steigenberger El Tahrir located downtown near El Tahrir, or the charming Le Riad Luxury Boutique Hotel nestled in the heart of Khan El Khalili.

Post breakfast, your personal guide will escort you to the Giza Plateau. Here, you’ll stand in awe of the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Continue your journey on foot or by camel to the iconic Sphinx and the Valley Temple, immersing yourself in the mysteries of ancient Egypt.

After exploring the pyramids, savor a lunch of authentic Egyptian cuisine at a local restaurant. Post lunch, you’ll head to the Egyptian Museum, located in the heart of historic Downtown Cairo, overlooking the renowned Tahrir Square. Here, you’ll marvel at the magnificent ancient Egyptian artifacts and treasures.

If time permits, end your day with a visit to Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest bazaar, where you can shop for souvenirs and experience the vibrant local culture.

Retire for the night in Cairo, reminiscing about the day’s adventures.

Overnight in Cairo

Welcome drink provided

Rise and shine for an exciting day ahead! After an early breakfast at your hotel, be it the Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel with its stunning views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Steigenberger El Tahrir located downtown near El Tahrir, or the charming Le Riad Luxury Boutique Hotel nestled in the heart of Khan El Khalili, your tour manager will accompany you to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Luxor.

Upon landing in Luxor, the city of palaces, you’ll be whisked away in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to board your luxurious Nile cruise. Whether you’re aboard the Sonesta Moon Goddess or an equivalent luxury liner, you’re in for an unforgettable journey down the Nile, complete with top-notch service, exquisite cuisine, and comfortable accommodation.

After settling in and enjoying a delicious lunch on board, you’ll embark on your first exploration of Upper Egypt. Visit the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple on the East Bank, immersing yourself in the grandeur of ancient Egyptian architecture.

Return to your cruise for a hand-crafted dinner, and spend the night aboard, lulled by the gentle waves of the Nile.

 

Overnight in Cairo

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

Rise and shine for an exciting day ahead! After an early breakfast at your hotel, be it the Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel with its stunning views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Steigenberger El Tahrir located downtown near El Tahrir, or the charming Le Riad Luxury Boutique Hotel nestled in the heart of Khan El Khalili, your tour manager will accompany you to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Luxor.

Upon landing in Luxor, the city of palaces, you’ll be whisked away in a private, air-conditioned vehicle to board your luxurious Nile cruise. Whether you’re aboard the Sonesta Moon Goddess or an equivalent luxury liner, you’re in for an unforgettable journey down the Nile, complete with top-notch service, exquisite cuisine, and comfortable accommodation.

After settling in and enjoying a delicious lunch on board, you’ll embark on your first exploration of Upper Egypt. Visit the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple on the East Bank, immersing yourself in the grandeur of ancient Egyptian architecture.

Return to your cruise for a hand-crafted dinner, and spend the night aboard, lulled by the gentle waves of the Nile.

Overnight on your Nile Cruise in Luxor

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. 

Visits: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple.

Wake up to a delightful breakfast aboard your cruise, surrounded by the serene waters of the Nile. Post breakfast, set off to explore the historic West Bank of Luxor. Your first stop is the Royal Cemetery, the final resting place for 62 Pharaohs, followed by a visit to the Valley of the Kings.

Next, head to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, a marvel of New Kingdom architecture built in the 15th century BCE at Deir El-Bahari. Conclude your West Bank exploration with a visit to the towering Colossi of Memnon, standing as silent witnesses to Egypt’s ancient history.

After your enriching visits, return to your cruise and set sail for Edfu. Enjoy a delectable lunch on board as you cruise along the Nile. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, making the most of the excellent facilities on your cruise. Indulge in some afternoon tea, unwind with a massage, or relax in the Jacuzzi.

As the day draws to a close, savor a sumptuous dinner on board. Spend the night aboard your cruise in Edfu, lulled by the gentle waves of the Nile.

 

Overnight on your Nile Cruise in Edfu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Royal Cemetery, the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

Begin your day with a delectable breakfast aboard your cruise as you sail towards Edfu. Upon arrival, step off the boat and into a world of ancient wonders at the Edfu Temple, one of the best-preserved temples from the Greco-Roman era, dedicated to Horus. Experience the local life of Upper Egypt in a unique way as you take a horse-drawn carriage ride to and from the temple, passing through the tranquil, rural landscapes dotted with banana and date palm trees.

After your visit, return to your cruise and set sail for your next destination, Kom Ombo. As you disembark in Kom Ombo, take a leisurely walk through the town, mingling with the locals, until you reach the distinctive Kom Ombo Temple. Known for its twin entrances, hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries, this temple is a sight to behold.

Post your visit, head back to your cruise and enjoy a scrumptious lunch as you sail towards Aswan. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, taking advantage of the cruise’s amenities or simply relaxing by the serene waters of the Nile. As the day draws to a close, indulge in a delicious dinner on board.

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: Temple of Edfu, Kom Ombo, Temple of Kom Ombo.

Start your day with a delicious breakfast on board your cruise.

After breakfast, head out to explore the city of Aswan. Visit the High Dam, an engineering marvel that provides irrigation and electricity to the whole of Egypt. Then, head to the Unfinished Obelisk, which offers insights into the stone-carving techniques of the ancient Egyptians. Afterward, visit the beautiful Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.

After your visits, head back to your cruise and enjoy a delicious lunch on board. Spend the rest of the day at leisure, enjoying the facilities of your cruise.

In the evening, enjoy a delicious dinner on board.

Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple.

Savor your final breakfast aboard your cruise before disembarking for your journey back to Cairo. You’ll be transferred to Aswan International Airport for your flight.

Upon arrival in Cairo, our tour manager will meet you and accompany you to your hotel, be it the Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel with its stunning views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Steigenberger El Tahrir located downtown near El Tahrir, or the charming Le Riad Luxury Boutique Hotel nestled in the heart of Khan El Khalili.

Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Explore the bustling city, hunt for souvenirs in the local markets, or simply unwind at your hotel, reflecting on the unforgettable journey you’ve had.

Spend the night in Cairo, dreaming of the timeless wonders you’ve witnessed.

Overnight in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast

*Optional Shared/Group tour by bus/coach from Aswan to Abu Simbel from only US$95 per person

Savor a delicious breakfast at your hotel, be it the Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel with its stunning views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Steigenberger El Tahrir located downtown near El Tahrir, or the charming Le Riad Luxury Boutique Hotel nestled in the heart of Khan El Khalili.

After breakfast, seize the day to explore the vibrant streets of Cairo. Enjoy some leisure time; take a leisurely stroll, engage with the friendly locals, or savor a cup of traditional Egyptian tea at a local café.

As your departure time approaches, you will be transferred through the bustling streets of Cairo to Cairo International Airport for your journey home.

Meals: Breakfast.

Safe travels, and we hope to welcome you back to Egypt soon!

Multi-Day Tour Durations

8 Days - 7 Nights

Language

Arabi
Deutsch
English
Espanol
Francais

Frequently asked questions

We recognize that flight schedules may require early departures. If your flight departs before the hotel’s breakfast service, the hotel will arrange a breakfast box for you. This way, you can still have a nutritious start to your day on the go. We aim to provide a seamless and enjoyable experience and appreciate your understanding. 

We recommend comfortable, lightweight clothing for the day and warmer layers for cooler evenings. Modest dress is required for visits to religious sites.

It’s generally recommended to drink bottled water in Egypt, which is readily available and inexpensive.

While no specific vaccinations are required for Egypt, it’s always a good idea to check with your doctor or travel clinic for the most current advice.

Credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, restaurants, and many shops in major cities. However, it’s a good idea to carry some Egyptian Pounds for smaller vendors and tipping.

Tour's Location

Cairo, Egypt

Bulk discount (by Amount)

Bulk discount adult
#Discount groupFrom adultTo adultValue
1Solo Traveler - Single Room11 $-900.00
3Couple - Double Room22 $0.00
2Small Group - Triple Room33 $100.00
4Private Group414 $0.00

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