Egypt in Depth 10 Days Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria - 4 Nights Nile Cruise
This is a wonderful 9 nights (10 Days) Holiday where the world of ancient Egypt awaits for you. This tour is considered the best combination of highlights of Egypt best sites that should not be missed for any visitor (that is why this tour package is named classical tour of Egypt by many tour operators). In addition, this tour is including an overnight visit to Alexandria and its highlights and a visit to Wadi el Natroun Monastery in the way to Alexandria, making the program even more enhanced.
Your accommodation is on Bed & Breakfast at a 5* or 4* standard Hotels in Cairo, on Full board basis in a 5* standard Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan and on Bed & Breakfast basis at 5* or 4* standard hotels in Alexandria.
Your visit starts at Cairo and ends back at Cairo including traveling by domestic flights from Cairo to Luxor to join your Nile cruise for 4 nights and traveling back by domestic flights to Cairo from Aswan. It includes traveling by Air-conditioned private vehicle to Alexandria via desert road and Lunch at local restaurant upon arrival to Alexandria.
Your meal plan aboard the cruise is on full board basis, excluding all drinks except the afternoon tea that may be offered free during sailing days in some Nile cruises.
Day 1 Saturday [B.]
Arrival at Cairo airport, meet and assist with English speaking assistant. Then you will be transferred to your hotel for overnight in Cairo.
Day 2 Sunday [B., L., D.]
This morning after breakfast you will be driven with our Egyptologist English-speaking tour guide and enjoy a visit to Memphis Egypt’s first capital until the end of the Kingdom, continue your tour to Saqqara, the city of the dead with the famous Step Pyramid of Djosser, then visit the great Giza Pyramids of Cheops which is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still remain awesome, the Pyramid of Khefren and the Pyramid of Mycerinus. You will visit also at the foot of the Pyramids lies the Sphinx which was discovered in 1912. Back to your hotel for overnight.
Day 3 Monday [B.,L.,D.]
Early breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Cairo airport and board your domestic flight to Luxor (one hour flight). Arrive to Luxor airport and transfer to visit to the East bank where the fascinating Karnak temple, the largest and the most impressive of all temples and the scene of the most important of ancient Egypt’s many religious festivals and ceremonies. Then a visit to Luxor temple which was once linked to Karnak temple by a 3 km avenue of sphinxes and contains evidence of early Christian occupation.
Check – in the Nile Cruise, Lunch, dinner & overnight on board.
Day 4 Tuesday [B.,L.,D.]
After breakfast we continue our exploration of the Nile’s West Bank, the world’s largest open-air museum. We also explore the Valley of the Kings where we have the opportunity to go underground and experience the tombs first-hand. Before continuing our way to Deir el Bahary we stop at Howard Carter’s house, the famous archeologist & Egyptologist who discover the tomb of Tut Ankh Amon. We then continue on to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, it was built of limestone, not sandstone like most of the other funerary temples of the New Kingdom period, therefore it’s considered one of the most distinctive temples in the whole of Egypt, Stop at Colossi of Memnon. Lunch on board. Sail to Edfu via Esna. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board of the Nile Cruise.
Day 5 Wednesday [B., L., D.]
After breakfast, start a visit to the Temple of Horus in Edfu, the best-preserved of Egypt’s temples, where you still can see the magnificent colors on the ceiling. We then sail to the riverside of Kom Ombo to visit the temple which is very unique as it’s dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels. Continue to Aswan. Lunch, dinner & overnight aboard the cruise.
Day 6 Thursday [B, L, D]
This morning features the highlights of Aswan including the High Dam, an outstanding engineering achievement built in 1960, the Unfinished Obelisk and the majestic Temple of Philae; The Temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. The temple was nearly lost under water when the high dam was built in the 1960s. Fortunately the temple was rescued by a joint operation between the Egyptian government and UNESCO. Every stone block of the temple complex was labeled and removed later to be assembled, like a giant jigsaw puzzle, on the higher ground of Agilka Island. The whole project took ten years. Sailing on the Nile by felucca (traditional Egyptian sailing boat), to pass by the Nilometer, Elephantine Island and the Botanical Gardens (Kitchener’s
Island). Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight on board of the Nile cruise.
Day 7 Friday [B.]
Disembarkation after breakfast. Then transfer to Aswan airport to board your flight back to Cairo. Arrive at Cairo airport, where you will be met by our representative and transferred to start your tour to visit The Egyptian Museum, housing the magnificent treasures of Tut Ankh Amon. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 8 Saturday [B., L.]
Breakfast at your hotel at the early morning. This morning we travel to Wadi el Natroun, which plays central roles in the history and tradition of Christian Egypt & where Pope Shenouda III the Patriarch of the Holy See of St. Mark, was laid to rest. Originally there were 50 monasteries but only four have survived modern times. Later continue to the beautiful city of Alexandria, known as ‘The Pearl of the Mediterranean’. Visit the Pompey’s Pillar, the Catacombs of Kom el Shogafa. Lunch at local restaurant. Overnight in Alexandria.
Day 9 Sunday [B.]
After breakfast, continue to explore the highlights of Alexandria. Visit the National Museum, the New Bibliotheca & the Montazah Gardens. Lunch on your own and drive back to Cairo & overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 Monday [B.]
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Cairo International airport. Assistance through airport departure formalities and boarding your flight for final departure from Egypt.
NB: Conducting the sightseeing tours in Upper Egypt (Cruise program), may vary From above itinerary to abide with arrival and departure actual flights schedule, Navigation, or Esna Lock passing time, but all contents of program are to be fully rendered. Complementary Felucca sail is included in Aswan which is subject to non-windy weather conditions for the safety measures of clients.
* Cairo: Four nights at 5* or 4* (standard room & hotel) on Bed and Breakfast basis divided on first, second and third stay on Bed and Breakfast basis.
* Nile Cruise: Four nights aboard 5* Nile Cruise (standard cabin and cruise) on full board basis sailing from Luxor to Esna to Edfu to Kom Ombo and ending by the beautiful city of Aswan.
NB: we are using a 5* Nile cruise even for the 4* hotel program to guarantee quality standard aboard the Nile cruise between Luxor & Aswan.
2- Meet, greet & Transfers:
* Meet and assist at all airports on arrivals and departures (in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Alexandria) including transfer by private air-Conditioned vehicles to your hotel, Cruise or airport.
* Luggage handling at airports, Hotels and Nile Cruise on arrival and departure (maximum 2 luggage per person).
3- Tour escort/s: First class English speaking tour Escorts (Fly Well Travel representatives in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Alexandria).
4- Egyptology Guide/s: First class English speaking licensed Guide/s for all visited places.
5- Entrance fees for all included visited sites as indicated and described in the detailed itinerary.
* At Cairo:
– Full day tour to visit Memphis, Sakkara, Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx (6-8 hours).
– Half day tour to visit the Egyptian Museum of antiquities (3-4 hours).
* At Luxor:
– Karnak & Luxor Temples (On the East bank of Thebes).
– Visit Valley of the Kings and valley of the queens on the west bank of the Thebes including Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple at Deir El Bahari, and the colossi of Memnon.
* During cruising to Aswan:
– Visit Horus Temple in Edfu
– Visit Greco Roman Temple in Kom Ombo.
* At Aswan:
– Unfinished Obelisk.
– High dam of Aswan.
– Sail on the Nile by felucca (local sail boat) passing around Elephantine and Kitchener islands.
* En route to Alexandria:
Wadi Al Natroun Monastery.
* At Alexandria:
Visit the Pompey’s Pillar, the Catacombs of Kom el Shogafa, the National Museum, the New Bibliotheca & the Montazah Gardens surrounding ex-king Farouk’s palace (no admission to the palace).
1- International return flights to Egypt
2- Domestic flights in Egypt (Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo – Y class Per Person USD 200 – subject to any official increase).
3- Visa upon arrival (per person USD 30, including our service charge & is subject to any official increase).
4- Tipping throughout the trip
5- Personal expenses (Drinks, Tel, Laundry, Etc.)
6- Departure tax (If any applies).
Rates upon request
5 Stars: Rates upon request
4 Stars: Rates upon request
Don’t miss your “Optional Extra Tours” that you can buy during booking this package by separate e-mail. Or if you wish, you can buy it directly from our representatives or your escorting guide during your entire stay in Cairo Luxor and or Aswan.
- At Cairo: Sound & Light at Giza Pyramids and or Cruise dinner on the Nile with oriental show.
- At Luxor: Sound & Light show at Karnak temple and or City Tour by Horse carriage and or Balloon Trip on the west bank.
- At Aswan: Abu Simbel by air or Abu Simbel by car and or Nubian Village and or Sound & Light at Philae Temple.
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