7-Night Classical Egypt Tour with Nile Cruise

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Discover the highlights of ancient Egypt on this 7-night classic cultural tour, including 3-night, 5-star Nile Cruise. Visit the Pyramids, the Sphinx, Saqqara, Memphis, Old Cairo, the Egyptian Museum, and the Khan el-Khalili bazaar; explore Aswan, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, and Kom Ombo. Four-star deluxe hotel comes as standard: upgrade for 5-star or 5-star deluxe.

Highlights

  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • Led by a qualified Egyptologist
  • Multi-Day Trip
This trip begins in Cairo, where you'll explore the Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara, and Memphis before flying to Aswan for a three-night, five-star Nile cruise. After taking in the sights at Aswan, cruise to Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Esna, and visit Luxor's Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Karnak Temple, and Luxor Temple, with the option to add a balloon ride. Following your time at Luxor, to Cairo to tour the Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo, and the colorful Khan el-Khalili bazaar.


Schedule details

Departure Point:
Cairo airport
Departure Time:
On arrival at Cairo airport
Duration:
8 days
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point

Pricing information

4 stars Accommodation
Code: TG1

Mercure Sphinx Cairo, 5 stars superior Nile Cruise Radamiss I or II, Princess Sarah I or 2, Alyssa or similar Cruise category

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USD $999.00
4 stars deluxe Accommodation
Code: TG2

Steigenberger El Tahrir Cairo, 5 stars deluxe Cruise Blue Shadow, Nile Premium, Concerto, Royal Esadora, Steigneberger Minerva, Legacy or similar

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USD $1,500.00
5 stars Accommodation
Code: TG3

Le Meriden Pyramids-pyramids view, Cairo Sheraton second stay, 5 stars deluxe Cruise Blue Shadow, Nile Premium, Concerto, Royal Esadora, Steigneberger Minerva, Legacy or similar

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USD $1,708.00
5 stars deluxe Accommodation
Code: TG4

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Pricing information

7-Night Classical Egypt Tour with Nile Cruise

The Pyramids

Inclusions:
  • Qualified Egyptologist guide
  • 4 nights accommodation in Cairo
  • 3-night, 5-star, full-board Nile cruise
  • Domestic flights Cairo-Aswan and Luxor-Cairo
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Tours and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions:
  • Visa
  • Optional tours
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Entrance fees for optional attractions
  • New Year Gala Dinner or Xmas Eve dinner (it is compulsory at most of the hotels)s
  • some hotels don't accept triple rooms in that case you should pay single room supplement for the third person
  • New Year Gala Dinner or Xmas Eve dinner (it is compulsory at most of the hotels)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour requires a minimum of 2 people to book
  • some hotels don't accept triple rooms in that case you should pay single room supplement for the third person
  • New Year Gala Dinner or Xmas Eve dinner (it is compulsory at most of the hotels)
Itinerary:
Day 1: Cairo (no meals)

On arrival at Cairo airport, you'll be transported in an air-conditioned vehicle to your Cairo hotel. Four-star accommodation is included in the price, with 5-star and 5-star deluxe options available as upgrades.



Overnight in Cairo



Day 2: Cairo (B, L)

A private Egyptologist guide will meet your at your hotel after breakfast, then drive to the Giza Pyramids and Sphinx, a must for any first-time traveler to Egypt (your guide can arrange for you to climb inside a pyramid at an additional charge). After an included lunch, visit Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, exploring more than 5,000 years of history. Following your time at Memphis, head to Saqqara to see the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, believed to be the oldest of Egypt's many pyramids.



Overnight in Cairo



Day 3: Cairo – Aswan (B. L, D)

After an early breakfast, drive to the airport for your EgyptAir flight to Aswan, the starting point for a 3-night, 5-star cruising adventure on the Nile. The cruise tour guide will take you to visit the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk in the granite quarries, and the magnificent Philae Temple, which was dedicated to the fertility goddess Isis. You'll enjoy lunch and dinner on board the ship.



Overnight on board in Aswan



Day 4: Aswan – Esna (B, L, D)

Cruise to Kom Ombo and visit the unusual double temple that's dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon-headed god Horus. Continue to Edfu and explore the Temple of Horus, the largest and best-preserved temple to combine both Pharaonic and Ancient Greek classical styles, then continue to Esna. Enjoy three meals on board your ship.



Overnight on board in Esna



Day 5: Esna - Luxor (B, L, D)

Cruise from Esna to Luxor, the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes. On arrival, join your cruise guide on a tour of the West Bank. You'll visit the Valley of the Kings, a vast city of the dead where magnificent tombs were filled with treasures by generations of pharaohs (please note that admission to the Tomb of Tutankhamen is not included in the price). Next, you'll drive to the dramatic Temple of Hatshepsut, one of Egypt's few female pharaohs, and stand at the feet of the iconic Colossi of Memnon. Enjoy three meals on board your ship.



Overnight on board in Luxor



Day 6: Luxor to Cairo (B)

After breakfast on board your ship, you may wish to opt for a hot-air balloon ride over the treasures of Luxor's West Bank. You'll also enjoy a guided visit to the East Bank's architectural standouts, the magnificent temples of Luxor and Karnak. Transfer to the airport in an air-conditioned vehicle for the short flight from Luxor to Cairo on EgyptAir, and check back in to your Cairo hotel.



Overnight in Cairo



Day 7: Cairo (B, L)

After breakfast at your hotel, visit the iconic Egyptian Antiquities Museum, with its trove of treasures, many salvaged from the sites you've just visited (tickets to the Royal Mummy Room are available as an optional extra). After lunch at a local restaurant, it's time to discover UNESCO-listed Old Cairo, visiting the Citadel of Saladin and the historic Christian and Islamic monuments of the Old City. No visit to Cairo would be complete without trying your haggling skills in the Khan el-Khalili bazaar and strolling along Mu'Izz li-Din Allah street.



Overnight in Cairo



Day 8: Departure (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, it's time to check out and transfer to Cairo airport for your flight home.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.