Treasures of the Nile – 10 days

Code: ETL2555
10 Days /9 Nights
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  • memphis-tour
  • egyptraveluxe-hospitality
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  • abusimbel-day-tour
  • nubian-village-day-tour
  • Saqarra-day-tour

Description

Treasures of the Nile – 10 days

 

Discover the very best of ancient Egypt, from the Pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the Kings on this 10 day premium tour. Enjoying the comfort of five star hotels, domestic flights and cruising the Nile in style, aboard a luxury cruise boat.

Trip Highlights

5 star Nile River Cruise – spend four nights onboard a luxury cruise boat
Luxor West Bank – discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Aswan – visit the High Dam, take leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs
Kom Ombo – visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo
Cairo – marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut’s treasures at the Egyptian Museum
Luxor – roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and see the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
Elephantine Island and Kitchener island – visit the islands on a felucca sailing trip
Edfu – explore Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Address or Intersection upon Traveler’s request, Airport, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Monument/Building upon Traveler’s request, Rail or Bus Station
DEPARTURE TIME every day at any Location options: Airport, Hotel, Monument/Building upon Traveler’s request, Rail or Bus Station
INCLUDED
Meet &assist upon arrival and departure 4 nights aboard luxury 5 star Nile cruiser (twin/dbl cabin with en suite bathroom)
4 nights 5 star hotels 2 economy class flights – Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 6 dinners – (2 aboard sleeper train) Accommodation for 3 nights on 05 star superior cruise on full board
Bottled water
Professional guide Service charges
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees Air Fair
Guide gratuity Entry visa

Plan tours to suit your own needs, enjoying the sights and atmosphere at your own pace .Our excursions have been meticulously planned, and have been carefully refined and tweaked over the years, to give you a wonderful balance of cultural, historical and social experiences of the regions you visit.”

 

 

Itinerary

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Day 1:

our tour representative shall meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures). then he will escort you to the hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle. At the hotel he will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. overnight in Cairo..

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Day 2

After breakfast we head for Giza plateau to visit the pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus , the great Sphinx and the valley temple of king Chephren facing the great statue. Additional visit to the Solar Boat museum (extra ticket on spot). Lunch will be served in a restaurant, then we enjoy visiting Sakkara with its funeral complex and the step pyramid of king Djoser that was the world’s oldest major stone structure constructed 2667 – 2648 BC and to explore tomb mastabas with rich day life reliefs. agterward , we move to Memphis which was old kingdom’s capital . Overnight in Cairo.

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Day 3

Check out after breakfast at the hotel in Cairo, then we visit the egyptian museum to witness a collection of the most ancient of egypt;s historical artifacts . the museum houses the world’s largest collection of pharaonic antiquities. Additional visit to the mummies room at the museum (extra ticket on spot). Lunch through out the tour at local restaurant, then we move to visit the citadel of salah eldin located on a hill . it contains museums and mosques like the charming mosque of Mohamed Ali perched on the summit of the citadel.afterward , we visit Coptic Cairo with its hanging Church , abu serga church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. Later we transfer to the airport for our flight to Luxor. Please note: If there are less than 6 people on the tour, your tour guide will not escort you onboard your flight but instead meet you in Luxor tomorrow morning.
Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast

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Day 4

Valley of the Kings

The massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments you’ll see during our morning visit to the West Bank – home to the legendary Valley of the Kings. You’ll also see the colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Return to Luxor for check-in on board our Nile 5 star cruiser. Lunch at leisure and time to relax until our early evening visit to the Temple of Luxor. Luxor Temple looks stunning at dusk and is beautifully illuminated at night.

Note: Dependent upon Nile Cruiser scheduling it maybe required that we also undertake our excursion to Karnak Temple this afternoon. Should this occur, day 5 will be spent at leisure.
Overnight: Nile Cruising | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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5

Day 5:

Luxor & Nile CruisingLuxor – Nile cruising. This morning we tour the ancient city of Thebes (the East Bank), taking in the magnificent Temple of Karnak. More than a temple, Karnak is a gigantic and stunning complex of sanctuaries and pylons dedicated to the Theban gods. Anchors away this afternoon as we set sail downstream to Esna and the Temple of Horus at Edfu.
Overnight: Nile Cruising | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

6

Day 6

Cruising & Kom Ombo

Nile cruising. Relax as we sail the Nile. Later today we visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. A unique riverside temple, it is unusual in that everything architecturally is doubled and perfectly symmetrical along the main axis of the temple including twin halls, courts, colonnades, sanctuaries and entrances. Arrive Aswan, a prosperous town at the crossroads of the ancient caravan routes late evening.
Overnight: Nile Cruising | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 7

The Philae TempleNile cruiser – Aswan. Today, we enjoy a short boat trip to Agilika Island for Philae Temple – dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple dates from 4th century BC but the Ptolomies and the Romans up to 3rd century AD built most of the existing structures. In danger of being completely submerged by the rising water of Lake Nasser, in 1972 UNESCO stepped in and an 8-year rescue effort was undertaken to relocate the entire temple 20m higher on nearby Agilika Island.

After lunch, we visit the High Dam and take a felucca sailing trip to Elephantine and Kitchener Island. As the sun sets, free time to shop in the colourful souqs and markets or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset in Egypt’s southern most town straddling the River Nile.
Overnight: Nile Cruising | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Day 8

Optional excursion to Abu SimbelConsider an optional early morning excursion to see the magnificent Temples of King Ramses II at Abu Simbel. In a multimillion dollar operation lead by UNESCO in 1972, the famous temples were re-located to a higher position on the shoreline of Lake Nasser which had threatened to erode the foundations of this monolithic temple complex. Please see our Abu Simbel by Road Add-on for more info. Alternatively you can spend the morning at leisure.

This afternoon offers free time. Consider a visit to the Old Cataract Hotel, where Agatha Christie wrote the novel Death on the Nile. High Tea is also offered on the terrace which affords panoramic views of the Nile set to a backdrop of rolling sand dunes. Or opt for a visit to the well-curated Nubian Museum.

Please note: If there are less than 6 people on the tour, we will fly back to Cairo later today and spend the night in Cairo instead of Aswan.
Overnight: Aswan | Breakfast

 

9

Day 9:

CairoAswan – Cairo. Today we fly back to Cairo. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel and check in. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the hotel facilities or explore Cairo independently. Perhaps head to Khan el-Khalili bazaar and pick up a few souvenirs or join our optional Cairo city tour which is available to book locally.
Overnight: Cairo | Breakfast

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Day 10

CairoSunday. Tour ends after breakfast. Included onward transfer to airport.
Breakfast
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