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8 Day Ultimate in Luxury Cairo, Alexandria and the Nile Cruise

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Duration

8 days

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

24 people

Languages

Armenian, English

Overview

This luxury 10-day travel offers the best of Egypt including the historical attractions of Cairo a beautiful Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor, and the cultural beauty of Alexandria. This Egypt vacation packages is designed for individuals looking for luxury tours of Egypt; it mixes a variety of cultures, ancient history and modern amenities to create an amazing experience.

Start off your Egypt tours by seeing the famed Giza Pyramids, which include the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre and the Pyramid of Menkaure. This famous sight concludes by the majestic Sphinx with its enigmatic appear.

Discover the treasures of ancient Egypt at the Egyptian Museum which is home to a vast collection of antiquities including Tutankhamun’s jewels. A tale of ancient Egypt’s culture is told in each display. Take a tour to Egypt’s largest Coptic church, the Hanging Church, and the ancient Ben Ezra Synagogue to learn about the city’s vast variety of religions. Take in the vibrant atmosphere of Cairo’s oldest Khan El Khalili bazaar. Explore its lively roads, hunt for unique souvenirs. and enjoy in local food in its vibrant cafés.

Appreciate the amazing work of modern engineering that is the High Dam which controls the flow of the Nile and generates hydroelectric power, which is essential to Egypt’s growth. Take a peaceful boat journey to the island home of the magical Philae Temple which honors the goddess Isis. A unique stop on your Nile cruise is to visit Kom Ombo Temple home to both the falcon-headed god Horus and the crocodile god Sobek. A fascinating feature of the temple is its symmetric form. Explore the beautifully preserved Temple of Horus in Edfu. With its profound knowledge into ancient spiritual practices this temple is one of Egypt’s most important worship temples.

Explore the Valley of the Kings in Luxor where pharaohs were buried royally and where Tutankhamun’s famous tomb is situated. Ancient Egyptian ideas on the afterlife are mostly reflected by the beautifully decorated tombs. Explore the impressive Hatshepsut Temple a tomb honouring one of the most wealthy female pharaohs in Egyptian history. Its majestic architecture coordinates with the rocks that surround it. See the Colossi of Memnon two gigantic stone sculptures of Pharaoh Amenhotep III that have protected the Theban Necropolis for millennia.

Explore the present-day Library of Alexandria a vast cultural complex honoring the most famous library in history. It serves as a center for learning and knowledge. Discover the Qaitbay Citadel a 15th-century fortress built on the location of the historic Alexandrian Lighthouse. Its advantageous location provides expansive views of the Mediterranean. See the Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi Mosque which is well-known for its beautiful design and significance to Alexandria’s Islamic history. Visit the Church of Saint Mark one of the oldest churches in Africa and the historic hub of Christianity in Alexandria to round up your trip.

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Bulk discount (by percent)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 2-4 persons 2 4 32%
2 5-10 persons 5 10 45%

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo - Welcome to land of the Pharaohs

Welcome to Cairo in Egypt (Around the time of arrival) Your tour manager will welcome and assist you at Cairo International Airport (Arrival procedures) and then he will escort you to the hotel with an exclusive, private, air-conditioned vehicle. At hotel the tour manager will assist you with a smooth check-in and your holiday itinerary review. You to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour. You will stay overnight in Cairo and at your hotel you will receive a nice welcome Drink.

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Tours (Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch)

Enjoy a nice breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, you will then meet your personal guide who will accompany you to begin the tour by visiting the Egyptian Museum which houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, and where you will get to see the Treasure Room, and the famous Mask of Tutankhamun - the child king. Later you will travel to Giza Plateau to visit one of the Seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, Mykerinus and Sphinx. Furthermore, you will get to see the Valley Temple of Khafre which is facing the Great Sphinx statue. Then you can enjoy the camel ride around the Sahara desert. Afterwards the Lunch will be served at a good quality local restaurant in one of the neighborhoods of Cairo. In the evening you will have trip to see the Sound & Light show at the Pyramids of Giza. You will be staying overnight in Cairo.

We will move on to visit the Egyptian Museum which houses the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, and where you will get to see the Treasure Room, and the famous Mask of Tutankhamun - the child king. We will then proceed to the Coptic Cairo to visit the famous Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue.

Furthermore, we will drive through the Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili - The old bazaar, it’s a great place to buy souvenirs, spices, jewelry and clothes. In addition to shops, there are several coffeehouses serving Arabic Coffee and Shisha. Here You can find the one of the oldest and most famous coffeehouses in Egypt called Fishawi. At the end you will be taken back to the hotel for another night in Cairo.

Day 3: Fly to Aswan / Nile Cruise Trip (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

After the breakfast, early in the morning there will be a transfer that will take you to the airport. Departure by plane to Aswan. Upon your arrival there will be a transfer that will take you directly to visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple through Aswan day tours. Afterwards we will transfer you to the Luxury Nile Cruise. You will enjoy the lunch on-board while appreciating the wonderful views whilst we sail to Kom Ombo. You will have some time for an afternoon tea, later together with your local guide you will visit the amazing Temple which was shared by two Gods - Sobek and Haroeris. Then we will Sail to the next city - Edfu. In the evening the dinner will be served on-board and afterwards there will be a traditional disco party on the cruise. You will stay Overnight on the cruise.

Day 4: Edfu to Luxor (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

In the morning you will have a breakfast on board. After arriving to Edfu temple, together with your guide you will visit The Temple of Horus in Edfu.
Then you will sail to Luxor. The afternoon tea and the Dinner will be served on-board. In the evening there will be an entertaining Local Galabya party. You will stay overnight in Luxor.

Day 5: Nile Cruise – Luxor (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

A breakfast on-board. In the morning we will cross to the West Bank to visit the ancient Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Later on we will have an excursion to the Necropolis of Thebes, on the Western bank. We will cross the Nile, drive to the Valley of Kings, and visit the Tombs of various Dynasties, The Temple of Deir El Bahari. On the return journey, we will stop to see the Colossi of Memnon which represent two sitting statues representing Amenopis III facing the Nile. Afterwards we will visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. In the late afternoon we will have the lunch and the afternoon tea on board with some free time for leisure followed by the dinner in the evening. You will stay in Luxor overnight.

Day 6: Luxor / Cairo / Alexandria (Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

In the morning you will have a breakfast on-board. After a disembarkation you will be transferred to Luxor airport and fly directly to Cairo. Upon your arrival there will be a transfer to Alexandria. We will start the tour with the library of Alexandria - the biggest library in the world which now has over 8 million books. Later we will visit its open court and Museums. (Note: Alexandria Library is closed on public holidays.).

Afterwards you will visit the site of the Lighthouse; one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World on which now stands the Castle of Qaitbey. You will be able to visit the Royal gardens of King Farouk - the last King in the history of Egypt, as well as the other royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek. There are also the Royal beaches of the Queens. We will Continue the tour by visiting the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: The Abbo Elabbas Mosque, as well as the memorial of the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria and the statue of Alexander the Great.

You can then stop for lunch located in an amazing sea-view restaurant. Afterwards you will visit the Church of Saint Mark, the oldest church in Africa. Beforehand we will drive alongside the Cornish (30 km) to see the whole city of Alexandria from the sea side which includes the Old Harbour of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater. Then we will stop over the Famous Bridge of Stanley, the modern landmark of Alexandria. Next, you will see in Alexandria day tours the Old Downtown of Alexandria and walk through the Old City Centre of Alexandria, which was built by Alexander the Great. You will stay overnight in Alexandria in a Four-Seasons, sea-view room or Palestine Hotel in the Royal King Farouk Park sea-view room.

Day 7: Alexandria - Cairo (Meals included: Breakfast)

You will enjoy the breakfast at your hotel and afterwards we will transfer you to Cairo to have a free day where you can do any optional tours / sightseeing you like. You will stay overnight in Cairo.

Day 8: Fly Back home (Meals included: Breakfast)

The breakfast will be served at the hotel with free time at your leisure, then you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your final departure back home.

Included/Excluded

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at all airports.
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay.
  • All transfers to/from the airports and the hotels by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Luxury accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on-board of the Luxury Nile Cruise on full board basis.
  • 1 night in a Luxury hotel in Alexandria, including breakfast.
  • Domestic flights between Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo.
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo with private guided tours.
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise.
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Experienced English-speaking tour guide during your tours.
  • Meals at the hotel, cruise and during tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • - Bottled water during your tours.
  • - All service charges and taxes.
  • - 30 minutes of the local calling (5 minutes international) and a mobile phone loaned for the length of your stay or an Egyptian sim-card for your own unlocked mobile device.
  • Any extra was not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tipping.

Tour Length

1 - 2 weeks

Group Size

2-10

Tour Type

Classic Packages
Nile Cruise
Travel Packages

Location

Alexandria
Aswan
Cairo
Luxor

Tour's Location

from $4.300,00

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