Egyptian Odyssey: 10-Day Nile Cruise and Pyramids Expedition

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10

Tour Type

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Group Size

14 people

Languages

Arabi, Deutsch, English, Espanol, Francais

About this tour

  • Duration: 10 Days, 9 Nights
  • Countries Visited: 1 (Egypt)
  • Cities Explored: 7
  • Tour Type: Private, with an English-speaking guide
  • Tour Days: Every Sunday & Monday

Treat yourself to the holiday you deserve with our “Egyptian Odyssey: 10-Day Nile Cruise and Pyramids Expedition” 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 marvel at the spectacular Pyramids, a testament to the architectural genius of the ancient Egyptians. 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 Odyssey: 10-Day Nile Cruise and Pyramids Expedition” tour is the perfect choice. Enjoy your journey! 

Highlights

  • Discover Ancient Wonders: Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.
  • Immerse in Egyptian Culture: Explore the Egyptian Museum and local bazaars.
  • Sail the Nile: Enjoy a luxurious Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor.
  • Uncover Historic Temples: Visit the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, and more.
  • Travel in Comfort: Experience Egypt’s landscapes on a sleeper train 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

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.

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 your Nile Cruise in Aswan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Aswan.

*Optional tour to Abu Simbel Temple in a shared group from US$99 per person

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, 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, both testaments to the grandeur of ancient Egyptian architecture and civilization.

After your exploration, enjoy a delicious lunch at a high-quality 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. Enjoy your journey!

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.

Multi-Day Tour Durations

10 Days - 9 Nights

Language

Arabi
Deutsch
English
Espanol
Francais

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The tour lasts for 10 days and 9 nights, providing an immersive experience in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan.

Tour's Location

Cairo, Egypt

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