Nile Cruise Aswan, Luxor, and Cairo Tour

Tour Itinerary Tour Rates Tour Inclusions Tour Highlights

Tour duration: 5 days
Tour operates: Weekly

The Nile is famous as the longest river in the world, and holds huge significance in regards ancient Egypt. Most of Egypt's historical sites are located along the banks of the Nile River. Aswan an idyllic city in Egypt—located in southern Egypt, a great place to explore that country's epic history. Luxor, once an Ancient Egyptian capital, is known today as the world's greatest open-air museum. Cairo the largest and fascinating city in the middle east- the birthplace of one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world, and home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world the Pyramids of Giza.

Itinerary
Day 1 - Thursday

Departure on your way to Egypt, The Land of the Pharaohs.

Day 2 - Friday

Arrival at the Cairo international airport and directly connect with departure flight to Aswan. Arrival at Aswan airport, meet/assist and transfer to embark the cruise ship M/S Radamis I or M/S Solaris II.
Overnight Nile River Cruise boat- including Dinner.
Included:
Transfer from Aswan domestic airport to Nile River Cruise boat.
Dinner on cruise.
4 Star Standard boat cruise accommodations.

Day 3 - Saturday

Visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and Philae temple. Sail to Komombo. Visit the temple shared by the two gods, Sobek and Harories. Sail to Edfu.
Overnight on Nile River Cruise boat – including Full Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Included:
Breakfast on cruise.
Lunch on cruise.
Dinner on cruise.
4 Star Standard boat cruise accommodations.

Day 4 - Sunday

Visit the temple of Horus in Edfu. Breakfast on board. Sail to Luxor via Esna and cross the Esna lock. Lunch on board, afternoon at leisure and enjoy sailing.
Overnight on Nile River Cruise boat – including Full Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Included:
Breakfast on cruise.
Lunch on cruise.
Dinner on cruise.
4 Star Standard boat cruise accommodations.

Day 5 - Monday

Disembarkation after breakfast, visit the West Bank, including the Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens, Hatshepsut temple at Al Deir El Bahari and Colossi of Memnon, visit the East Bank, including Karnak and Luxor temples. Transfer to Luxor airport for departure flight to Cairo. Arrival at the Cairo Domestic airport, meet/assist, transfer to Ramses Hilton hotel for check-in.
Overnight Cairo- including Dinner and Breakfast.
Included:
Breakfast on cruise.
Dinner at hotel.
4 Star Standard hotel accommodations.

Additional important information for your tour:
  • We recommend this tour as an optional add-on to your prearrival full 7-14 day middle east tour connecting to Israel, Turkey, Greece, or other destinations.
  • As per any travel destination-never leave your valuable belongings unattended in tour vehicles or during your tour.

Rates
 

Oct 21, 2018 - Sep 30, 2019

Oct 01, 2019 - Apr 30, 2020

Per person in double.

865.00

932.00

Per person in single.

1040.00

1120.00

Prices advertised are land package prices and are per person in U.S. dollars and inclusive of taxes. Add $81.00 in double and single rates from Dec 20, 2018 - Jan 06, 2019 & Apr 15, 2019 - Apr 26, 2019, Dec 20, 2019 - Jan 06, 2020 & Apr 06, 2020 - Apr 20, 2020.

Included
Included services in package:
1. Transfers: Free escorted transfers- meet & assistance on arrival at Aswan domestic airport.
2. Domestic Egypt Air: Cairo / Aswan / Luxor / Cairo.
3. Domestic Transfers: Free escorted domestic transfers in Luxor/Cairo.
4. 4 Nights 4 Star Cruise/Hotel accommodations: 3 Nights Nile Rivier Cruise, 1 Night Ramses Hilton.
5. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included on Nile River Cruise boat.
6. Breakfast, and Dinner included in Cairo.
7. Professional government certified English speaking Tour Guide.
8. Entrance fees as per Upper Egypt and Cairo Tour itinerary.
9. Four days sightseeing as per program.
10. No added fees for credit card payment.

 

Highlights
Tour Highlights:
  1. Aswan an idyllic city in Egypt—located in southern Egypt, a great place to explore that country's epic history.
  2. Aswan High Dam just north of the border between Egypt and Sudan lies the dam, a huge rockfill dam which captures the world's longest river, the Nile River.
  3. Granite Quarries the giant quarries in which Egyptians used to built the pyramids and temples our of granite rock.
  4. Philae Temple is an island in the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam, downstream of the Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser, Egypt. The temple was built for the Goddess Isis and is one of the greatest temples in Egypt.
  5. Kom Ombo is an agricultural town in Egypt famous for the Temple of Kom Ombo.
  6. The Temple of Kom Ombo is an unusual double temple for two gods- Sobek and Harories built during the Ptolemaic dynasty.
  7. The Temple Horus at Edfu is an ancient Egyptian temple located on the west bank of the Nile in the city of Edfu which was known in Greco-Roman times as Apollonopolis Magna, after the chief god Horus-Apollo the falcon headed god.
  8. Luxor, once an Ancient Egyptian capital, is known today as the world's greatest open-air museum.
  9. Esna Lock, pass through the Esna Lock's at the site of the Old Dam on the Nile River.
  10. West Bank one of the most important archaeological sites in the world, and famous for containing the Valley of the Kings and many tomb sites.
  11. Valley of the Kings a UNESCO World Heritage Site it is where nearly all pharaohs were burried from the 18th to 20th dynasty from Thutmose I to Ramses X.
  12. Valley of the Queens is a place in Egypt where wives of Pharaohs were buried in ancient times and known as Ta-Set-Neferu, meaning –"the place of the Children of the Pharaoh."
  13. The Deir el-Bahri Temple Complex also spelled Deir el-Bahari includes one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, perhaps in the world, built by the architects of the New Kingdom Pharaoh Hatshepsut in the 15th century BC.
  14. Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. For the past 3400 years they have stood in the Theban necropolis, across the River Nile from the modern city of Luxor.
  15. Karnak- Temple Complex, commonly known as Karnak, comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings.
    Luxor Temple - is a great temple complex located on the east bank of the Nile River in the modern city of Luxor. The site was dedicated to Amun, a creator of god often fused with the sun-god Ra into Amun-Ra.
  16. Cairo the largest and fascinating city in the middle east- the birthplace of one of the greatest civilizations of the ancient world, and home to one of the Seven Wonders of the world the Pyramids of Giza.

Not included services in our tour rates:
1. Tips to guide/driver and hotel/restaurant staff.
2. Personal extras or meals not mentioned above.

Tips during your Nile River Upper Egypt cruise and Cairo tour: It's important to consider your Tour Guides and Drivers work very hard to make your tour an experience of a lifetime, and most of their annual income comes from the generosity of those they are serving during the tours. It is recommended that tour guides are given at least $6.00 per touring day per person, and drivers are given at least $4.00 per touring day per person. Please consider also hotel staff during your stay, and other staff that will support you during your tour.

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