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$290 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

4-Day 3-Night Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor

Day 1: Departure from Aswan (Monday, Wednesday, or Friday) On arrival in Aswan, meet your local tour representative for the start of your tour. Visit the High Dam and Philae Temple. Overnight in Aswan with opportunity to disembark. Enjoy lunch on board, as well as afternoon tea, dinner, and an evening disco party. Day 2: Kom Ombo – (Abu Simbel Optional ) afternoon Navigation to Kom Ombo. Visit Kom Ombo Temple the only double Temple in Egypt shared by the crocodile headed God Sobek and the falcon headed God Haroeiris. Navigation to Edfu Overnight in Edfu Day 3: Luxor AM: Visit Edfu Temple  the most well preserved Temple in Egypt dedicated to the Falcon God Horus Navigation to Luxor via Esna PM: Visit the fabulous Luxor Temple and the enormous Temple complex of Karnak. Among its splendours is the Hypostyle Hall, the largest of any temple in the world covering an area of 5356 sq. meters with its roof blocks supported by 134 colossal columns 70 feet high. Overnight in Luxor. Day 4: Luxor - Departure Disembarkation after breakfast   AM: Visit the Ancient Theban Necropolis in the west bank of Luxor to see the Valley of Kings where more than 60 of Egypt Pharaohs have their resting place carved out of the mountain cliffs. Temple of Hatshepsut Visit the Colossi of Memnon, the only remains of the funerary Temple of Amenophis III. Transfer to Luxor Train Station, Luxor Airport, or a Luxor hotel for the end of the tour and your final departure no later than 2pm. Please note: this itinerary is subject to change for reasons beyond the supplier's control. Some of Nile cruises sail on the same Date or Early Morning of the next Day and the other Sail next Day afternoon.depend of the cruise Itinerary

$514 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Night Egypt Explorer Tour with Nile Cruise

Day 1: CairoToday, your driver will pick you up at Cairo International Airport. A welcome drink is included to mark your arrival.Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected)Day 2: Cairo and Giza Pyramids (B)After hotel pickup at 9am, set off with your guide for Giza and the UNESCO-listed pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Afterward, view the Great Sphinx, dating to the time of Chephren, and visit the Valley Temple, used in part as a pharaonic mortuary.Next, continue to the Egyptian Museum, home to thousands of ancient Egyptian artefacts, including Tutankhamun’s treasures and gold funerary mask.Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected)Day 3: Cairo - Aswan (B, L, D)Today, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan. On arrival, transfer to and board your Nile cruise ship in time for lunch on board.Later, enjoy guided tours to see the Aswan High Dam and Old Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk before an onboard dinner in Aswan.Overnight: 5-star Nile cruise shipDay 4: Aswan – Kom Ombo - Edfu (B, L, D)Enjoy breakfast on board, and if you wish, take an optional tour to Abu Simbel temple, and its neighbor, the Nefertari Temple.After lunch on your ship, sail to Kom Ombo and stop to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus. This evening, cruise to Edfu with dinner on board.Overnight: 5-star Nile cruise shipDay 5: Edfu – Essna – Luxor (B, L, D) After breakfast, visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus. Then, sail to Esna Lock over an onboard lunch, and continue sailing to Luxor. Tonight, dinner is served on your ship.Overnight: 5-star Nile cruise shipDay 6: Luxor - West and East Banks - Cairo (B)Disembark after breakfast, and enjoy a guided tour of the Nile's West Bank including the Valley of Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon.Afterward, transfer to Luxor airport and fly to Cairo.Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected)Day 7: Cairo (B)Following a hotel breakfast, perhaps choose to use your remaining time in Cairo on an optional tour. Perhaps take a 12-hour trip to Alexandria (additional cost) to discover this seaside city, seeing its 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel, spectacular new Alexandria Library, and Roman catacombs.Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected)Day 8: Cairo (B)Depending on your flight departure time, enjoy breakfast at your Cairo hotel before a driver transports you to the airport for your flight.

$1265 Multi-day & Extended Tours

10-Day Ancient Egypt Tour with Nile Cruise

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo airport, meet and assist with our representative and transfer to your hotel with A/C van, check-in and overnight at the hotel. Day 2: Saqqara [B, L] After breakfast meet your guide and your driver and start your tour in Giza in the West bank of the River, visit Giza complex Pyramids and the sphinx then drive south to Saqqara to visit the step pyramids of king Zoser, have lunch in a restaurant overlooking the pyramids then drive back to your hotel and overnight. Day 3: Cairo [B, L] After breakfast meet your guide and your driver and start your tour in Cairo in the East bank of the River, visit the Egyptian museum where you can see the collection of king Tut then visit the oldest part of Cairo where you can see the hanging church then drive to Khan El Khailily market the oldest market in Cairo and walking through Al Muiz street, have lunch during the tour then back to the hotel for overnight in Cairo. Day 4: Aswan [B] Breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport to catch your Flight to Aswan, arrival Aswan meet your guide and start your day tour to visit  Philae temple by motor boat on the Nile as that temple located on an Island then visit the High Dam, transfer to the the Hotel, check-in and overnight Day 5: Aswan [B,L,D] After breakfast and check-out ( Abu Simbel option without missing the felucca ride) - Island Felucca trip, transfer to your cruise boat , embarkation before lunch, lunch on board the cruise sail to Komombo, dinner and overnight on board. Day 6: Kom Ombo, Edfu [B,L,D] After breakfast, walking to Komombo temple visit the temple of Komombo, back to the boat start sailing to Edfu, have lunch on board then visit Edfu temple or Hours Temple by horse carriage, then cruise to Luxor dinner and overnight on board. Day 7: Luxor [B,L,D] After breakfast, Early morning Optional Hot Air Balloon cross to the West bank in Luxor to visit the valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple and Colossi of Memnon. back to the Cruise Ship for Lunch, Dinner and Overnight Day 8: Luxor [B] After breakfast, disembark we will cross to the eastern bank of Nile to see the temples of Karnak and Luxor. Luxor temple was built for the worship of god Amon Ra. Karnak Temples include several temples and begins with the spectacular avenue of Rams. Transfer to Luxor airport to catch your flight to Cairo, arrival meet your representative and transfer to your hotel, check-in and overnight in Cairo. Day 9: Cairo [B] Free time and overnight hotel accommodation or optional trip to Alexandria from Cairo. Day 10: Cairo [B] After breakfast, check-out for transfer to Cairo airport for flight back home.

$568 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Cairo, Giza and Luxor 8-Day Private Tour Including Air Fare

Day 1: Cairo AirportMeet your driver and vehicle at Cairo International Airport and enjoy a private air-conditioned transfer to your hotel in the city. Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival. Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected) Day 2: Cairo and Giza Pyramids (B, L)After an early breakfast, meet your qualified Egyptologist guide at your hotel at 9am and set off to tour the Giza pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Afterward, view the Great Sphinx and have lunch (own expense) before traveling downtown to visit the Egyptian Museum, home to many artefacts from the pharaonic period, including Tutankhamun’s treasures. Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected) Day 3: Cairo – Luxor – East Bank - Nile cruise (B, L, D)Check out from your Cairo hotel this morning and transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor. On arrival, transfer to your cruise ship on the Nile and after lunch on board,  Please note: your cruise ship may depart from Aswan on a 3-night cruise to Luxor. In this case, you will fly to Aswan. Overnight: 5-star Nile cruise ship Day 4: Luxor West Bank - Edfu (B, L, D)After breakfast on your ship, enjoy an excursion to Luxor’s West Bank highlights of the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon. Return to your ship for an onboard lunch, and then relax as you sail south to Edfu, finishing your day with a leisurely dinner on board. Overnight: 5-star Nile cruise ship Day 5: Edfu - Kom Ombo (B, L, D)After breakfast on your ship, enjoy an early visit the Ptolemaic temple dedicated to Horus at Edfu. Then, cruise on to Kom Ombo to admire the unique Temple of Sobek, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god and Horus the falcon-headed god. Savor lunch on board as your ships sails to Aswan. Overnight: 5-star Nile cruise ship Day 6: Aswan (B, L, D)Following breakfast on board, start your explorations with a trip to see Aswan’s High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk. Back to your cruise for Lunch & Dinner Overnight: 5-star Nile cruise ship Day 7: Aswan - Cairo (B)After breakfast, disembark your cruise ship and transfer to Aswan Airport for your return to Cairo. On arrival in Cairo, enjoy a further transfer to your hotel. Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected) Day 8: Cairo (B)Transfer to Cairo airport after breakfast to catch your plane back home, depending on your flight schedule.

$336 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Nile Cruise 3 Nights From Aswan to Luxor

Day 1: Aswan SightseeingYour representative will meet you at Aswan Airport or Aswan Railway Station. Transfer in an A/C car to your Nile Cruise. Embark the boat before lunch. After lunch your Egyptologist guide will accompany you to visit the famous High Dam, then onto the unique Unfinished Oblisk. Then visit the beautiful Phelea Temple. Meals:(Lunch and Dinner)Day 2: Komombo / EdfuBreakfast on board before sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the wonderful Temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Horus. Lunch on board. Sail to Edfu to visit Horus Temple. Afternoon tea during sailing to Luxor. Meals: (Breakfast Lunch Dinner)Day 3: Luxor SightseeingAfter breakfast on board, visit the West Bank home of the famous Valley of the Kings Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon facing the Nile. Have lunch on board and afternoon tea. Meals:(Breakfast Lunch Dinner)Day 4: Karnak / LuxorAfter breakfast check out of your Nile Cruise, Your Egyptologist guide will meet you to transfer for your visit to the Magical Karnak and Luxor Temples.Then transfer to Luxor Airport or Railway Station for your final departure.

$1437 Multi-day & Extended Tours

7-Night Tour to Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada Including 3-Night Nile Cruise from Cairo

Day 1: Cairo Pick-upYou will be met and assisted by a representative at the airport of Cairo and escorted to your hotel for a night in Cairo.Day 2: Cairo (Meals included: BLD)You will enjoy a guided tour of Cairo. Your first stop will be at Giza Plateau where you will visit the pyramids and see the mighty Sphinx. Then you will visit the National Archaeological Museum. you will then be transferred to the Giza railway station where you will take an overnight, sleeper train (half-board) to Aswan. Day 3: Aswan (Meals included: BLD)Upon arrival in Aswan you will be transferred to your cruise ship where you check into your 3-night Nile cruise. In Aswan you visit Philae Temple and the two Aswan dams. Rest of the day will be free at your leisure on your cruise ship.Day 4: Cruise Ship - Luxor (Meals included: BLD)Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, which is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. Afterwards, visit the Temple of Edfu which is dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god. You continue your cruise to Luxor, where you can spend the rest of your day free at leisure.Day 5: Cruise Ship - Luxor (Meals included: BLD) As the ship sails on, you can enjoy the view while relaxing on the sun-deck while watching the local life on the river and its banks. On the way to Luxor you will pass the city of Esna. After arrival in Luxor you will start a guided tour of the East Bank of Luxor with a visit to Karnak and Luxor Temples.Day 6: Cruise Ship - Luxor - Hurghada (Meals included: BL)After breakfast you disembark your cruise ship to enjoy a guided day tour of the West Bank of Luxor with a visit of the Colossi of Memnon. Then you visit the Valley of the Kings, the most famous concentration of royal tombs. Then you continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. After touring the sites you will be transferred to Hurghada, where you spend the night in a hotel.Day 7: Hurghada - Cairo (Meals included: BL)After breakfast you you will enjoy a day of snorkelling in the Red Sea, after which you will be transferred to Cairo, where you spend the night.Day 8: Drop-off (Meals included: B)After breakfast at your hotel you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your departure flight.