Egyptian Rail Adventure: Pyramids Exploration & Nile Journey 8 Days

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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, 7 Nights
  • Countries Visited: 1 (Egypt)
  • Cities Explored: 5
  • Tour Type: Private, with an English-speaking guide
  • Tour Days: Every Saturday & Wednesday

Embark on a thrilling journey across Egypt, discovering its most iconic highlights with our “Egyptian Rail Adventure: Pyramids Exploration & Nile Journey” tour. This tailor-made adventure takes you over the Nile River and through the heart of Egypt via railways, offering a cost-effective alternative to our popular “Pyramids & Nile by Air” tour.

Your journey 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 travel to Aswan via a comfortable sleeper train.

In Aswan, a luxurious cruise ship awaits, ready to take you on a three-day voyage along the Nile. Prepare to explore and enjoy the breathtaking sights between Aswan and Luxor. This tour promises not just travel, but a voyage into a fascinating past. Whether you’re a history buff, a culture vulture, or simply looking for an unforgettable travel experience, our “Egyptian Rail Adventure: Pyramids Exploration & Nile Journey” tour is the perfect choice.

Highlights

  • Experience Ancient Wonders: Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.
  • Immerse in Egyptian Culture: Visit the Egyptian Museum and Khan El Khalili bazaar.
  • Sail the Nile: Enjoy a luxurious Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor.
  • Discover 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 upon your arrival at the airport.
  • Assistance with guest relations throughout your stay.
  • All transfers facilitated in a private, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cairo, inclusive of bed and breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on a 5-star superior Nile cruise ship, full board.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights on a sleeper train, half board.
  • Complimentary Wifi onboard the cruise.
  • Re-fill minibar with mineral water and soft drinks included in the offer.
  • Private sightseeing tours in Cairo as listed on the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tours on the cruise shared with a Discovery Tours group.
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Local English-speaking tour guide for a personalized experience.
  • Bottled water provided during outings outside of the hotel or cruise ship.
  • Portage services as needed.
  • 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 a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. At the hotel, our tour manager will facilitate a seamless check-in process and go over your vacation 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. A welcome drink will be provided to kickstart your Egyptian adventure. Enjoy your stay! Overnight in Cairo Welcome drink

Start your day with a hearty breakfast at your hotel in Cairo before checking out. Your personal tour guide will then escort you to the Giza Plateau. Here, you’ll visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus. You’ll also see the famous Sphinx and the Valley Temple. Next, you’ll head to 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. Later in the day, you’ll be transferred to the Giza train station to catch the sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan. Aboard the train, you’ll be served dinner and breakfast in the comfort of your compartment. Overnight accommodations will be inside your compartment on the train. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Egyptian Museum, Islamic Cairo, Khan EL Khalili (time permitting).

Upon your arrival at the Aswan train station, a representative from Memphis Tours will be there to greet you and assist you. You’ll then be transferred to your Nile cruise ship where you can settle in and enjoy a delicious lunch on board. Post lunch, you’ll be guided to visit the majestic Philae Temple, a site dedicated to the goddesses Isis and Hathor. You’ll also visit the massive Unfinished Obelisk, a monumental construction that still lies in the stone quarries of ancient Egypt. After a day filled with exploration, you’ll return to the cruise ship where a sumptuous dinner awaits you. 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: Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk.

Start your day with a delightful breakfast on board as you sail towards Kom Ombo. Here, you’ll visit the unique Twin Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus. The temple is a fascinating symphony of art and mythology, with each god’s monuments adorning one half of the temple. After your exploration, you’ll return to the ship for a delicious lunch as you continue your voyage to Edfu. Enjoy a sumptuous dinner on board as you soak in the serene Nile views. You’ll 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: Kom Ombo, Twin Temple of Kom Ombo.

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast on board your Nile cruise ship. Your first stop for the day will be the Horus Temple in Edfu, an ancient site dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Post your visit, you’ll sail towards Luxor, enjoying a delicious lunch on board the ship. After a day filled with exploration, you’ll return to the cruise ship where a sumptuous dinner awaits you. The evening will be made even more memorable with a lively Belly dance show on board. 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: Horus Temple in Edfu.

Start your day with a leisurely breakfast on board. After breakfast, disembark from the cruise and embark on a wonderful tour of the East Bank of the Nile in Luxor. Here, you’ll visit the magnificent Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. Next, you’ll cross over to the West Bank of the River Nile in Luxor. Here, you’ll explore the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Later in the day, you’ll head to the Luxor train station to catch the sleeper train back to Cairo. Aboard the train, you’ll be served dinner in the comfort of your compartment. Overnight accommodations will be inside your compartment on the train. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner. Visits: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

Multi-Day Tour Durations

8 Days - 7 Nights

Language

Arabi
Deutsch
English
Espanol
Francais

Frequently asked questions

Egyptian trains are designed and maintained according to standards of quality determined by the Egyptian Railway Authority. The sleeper train journey from Cairo to Aswan takes about 14 hours, and the journey from Luxor to Cairo takes about 11 hours. To reduce time spent traveling, you can upgrade your trip package for about $255 per person to travel by domestic flight instead, which takes about 1.5 hours. This allows for more time to explore, and less time spent on travel. Please note that the upgrade is subject to availability and prices may vary. It’s always best to check the latest information when booking your tour.

Tour's Location

Egypt

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