Nile Jewel – 5 Cruise: A 9-Day Exploration of Egypt’s Ancient Wonders

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Luxor, Egypt
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Duration

9 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Unearth the treasures of Egypt on this captivating 9-day journey with Nile Jewel – 5* Cruise by Timeless Tours. From the bustling streets of Cairo to the tranquil shores of the Red Sea in Hurghada, this expedition is designed to immerse you in the historical and cultural wonders of Egypt. Sail down the Nile on a luxurious 5-star cruise, explore ancient temples, and bask in the beauty of this timeless land.

Highlights

  • Cairo: Explore the bustling capital of Egypt, visit the Sphinx, Step Pyramid in Sakkara, and marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza.
  • Aswan: Begin your Nile cruise adventure, explore Aswan's Philae Temple, and enjoy the luxurious amenities of the Nile Jewel cruise ship.
  • Kom Ombo: Visit the unique double temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus, and enjoy scenic views along the Nile.
  • Luxor: Discover the treasures of Luxor's West Bank, including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon.
  • Hurghada: Relax on the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada and enjoy water-based activities or leisurely sunbathing.
  • Egyptian Museum: Explore the incredible collection of ancient artifacts, including the treasures of King Tutankhamun, at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
  • Citadel of Saladin and Mosque of Mohammed Ali: Discover the historical and architectural wonders of these iconic landmarks in Cairo.
  • Hanging Church & Khan el-Khalili Bazaar: Immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant culture of Cairo with visits to these popular sites.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation in Cairo, on a Nile cruise, and in Hurghada.
  • Expert local guide throughout the tour.
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners.
  • Nile cruise accommodation on the Nile Jewel - 5* Cruise.
  • All mentioned transportation.
  • Flights: None (Domestic flights within Egypt are not included).
  • Travel insurance: Not included but highly recommended.
  • Optional activities: Various optional activities available during leisure time.
  • International flights to and from Egypt.
  • Domestic flights within Egypt (not included in the tour price).
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended).
  • Optional activities during leisure time.
  • Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, and tips.
  • Visa fees (if required).
  • Any items not specifically mentioned as included.

Itinerary

Your adventure begins as you touch down at Cairo Airport, where you will be greeted and transferred to your Cairo hotel. After settling in, you'll have the evening at leisure to rest and prepare for the exciting journey ahead.

Hotel: Cairo Hotel (Specific hotel details provided upon booking)
Meals: None
Included: Airport transfer

Awake in Cairo, the vibrant capital of Egypt, and embark on a guided tour that takes you to the iconic Sphinx and the Step Pyramid in Sakkara. In the afternoon, explore the legendary Giza Plateau and witness the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids. Immerse yourself in the history and majesty of these ancient structures.

Hotel: Cairo Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Included: Sakkara, Giza Pyramids

Travel to Aswan, where your Nile cruise adventure begins. Board your luxurious 5* cruise ship, the Nile Jewel, and settle into your cabin. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, including a visit to the beautiful Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.

Hotel: Nile Jewel - 5* Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included: Aswan City Tour, Philae Temple

Cruise down the Nile and arrive at the temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus. Explore the unique double temple and witness its stunning riverside location. Continue your leisurely cruise along the timeless river.

Hotel: Nile Jewel - 5* Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included: Kom Ombo Temple

As the cruise sails toward Luxor, you'll visit the West Bank of Luxor, home to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Discover the treasures of ancient Egyptian royalty as you explore these renowned sites.

Hotel: Nile Jewel - 5* Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Included: Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon

Bid farewell to the Nile Jewel as you disembark and journey to the Red Sea resort town of Hurghada. Relax on the beautiful beaches, take a dip in the clear waters, and unwind in this coastal paradise.

Hotel: Hurghada Hotel (Specific hotel details provided upon booking)
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Included: Transfer to Hurghada

Spend the day at your leisure in Hurghada. Whether you choose to explore the vibrant marine life through snorkeling or simply soak up the sun on the beach, Hurghada offers a variety of activities for all.

Hotel: Hurghada Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Included: None (Leisure Day)

Travel back to Cairo and rejoin the vibrant city's bustling streets. Visit the Egyptian Museum, home to an incredible collection of ancient artifacts, and take a guided tour of the Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church, and Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.

Hotel: Cairo Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Included: Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church & Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

After breakfast, your remarkable journey through Egypt concludes. Enjoy a smooth transfer to Cairo Airport, where you'll bid farewell to this captivating country and head home with cherished memories.

Meals: Breakfast
Included: Airport transfer

Multi-Day Tour Durations

11 Days - 10 Nights

Language

English

Frequently asked questions

The optimal time to embark on this cruise is during the cooler months of October to April when the weather is more pleasant for exploring Egypt's historical sites and enjoying the Red Sea. Summer months can be scorching, so it's best to avoid them.

Yes, when visiting temples, mosques, and other historical sites, it is advisable to dress modestly. This typically means covering shoulders, arms, and knees. Scarves or shawls can be handy to carry for women.

Egypt is generally considered safe for tourists, and the government has implemented measures to ensure the safety of visitors. However, it's always a good idea to check with your government's travel advisory and follow local guidelines and recommendations.

Most travelers will need a visa to enter Egypt. You can typically obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the airport or apply for one in advance through an Egyptian consulate or embassy. Visa requirements may vary depending on your nationality, so be sure to check in advance.

Yes, you can extend your stay in Egypt either before or after the tour. If you plan to do so, it's essential to coordinate with the tour operator to ensure that airport transfers and accommodations are arranged accordingly. Egypt has a lot to offer, so extending your stay can be a great way to explore more.

Tour's Location

Luxor, Egypt

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