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(PRIVATE) Egypt: Luxury Expedition & Nile River Cruise - 8 Days

GEC Trip Type: PRIVATE TOUR (for 2+ people booking together)

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Experience an adventurous travel expedition with a classic land and Nile River based trip to Egypt. Explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza, Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Aswan and more, in 5 star hotel and Nile River ship.

Explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza and take an optional camel ride near the pyramids, then fly to Luxor and board a 5 star luxury Nile River boat for 5 days and 4 nights exploring some of the world's most amazing sites that line this famous river, including the impressive Valley of the Kings, Luxor, and Aswan.


Places Visited:

Egypt Tour, Pyramids of Giza, Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Karnak Temple, Aswan, Cairo, Edfu Temple, Temple of Philae, Unfinished Obelisk, and Nile River High Dam


Trip Itinerary:
B: Breakfast | L: Lunch | D: Dinner

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1 (Sat): Arrive in Cairo.
Day 2 (Sun): Optional Pyramids of Giza. (B)
Day 3 (Mon): Fly to Luxor. Karnak Temple Tour. (B, L, D)
Day 4 (Tue): Valley of the Kings Tour. (B, L, D)
Day 5 (Wed): Edfu Temple Tour (B, L, D)
Day 6 (Thurs): High Dam, Philae Temple & Obelisk Tour. (B, L, D)
Day 7 (Fri): Fly Aswan to Cairo. (B)
Day 8 (Sat): Trip Ends. (B)


Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1 (Sat)
Arrive in Cairo


Arrive at the designated hotel OR if you purchased airport transfers through us (highly recommended), then you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. If you purchased transfers, your driver will review your trip with you, including your meeting time and place to meet your Cairo based-guide. If you don't purchase the transfers through us, we will inform you before departure of the time/place to meet your guide.

Overnight in 5 star hotel in Giza.


Day 2 (Sun)
Optional Pyramids of Giza Tour. (B)


Today is a free day to enjoy the hotel or if you signed up for the optional Pyramids of Giza tour, then you'll start this tour off right as the you visit the famous Pyramids of Giza! You’ll spend a good amount of time exploring this Ancient Wonder of the World, then head out to see the equally famous Sphinx and Valley Temple. Near the Pyramids, your local guide will show you where you can take an optional camel ride... a great photo op with the iconic pyramids in the background! Should the schedule permit, you may also stop by the impressive Egyptian Museum.

At night why not visit the Pyramids again for the famous light and sound laser show played out on the sides of the Pyramids themselves (not included - tickets and transportation available through the hotel desk).

Overnight in 5 star hotel in Giza.


Day 3 (Mon)
Fly to Luxor. KarnakTemple tour. (B, L, D)


Following breakfast, you will transfer to the Cairo airport for the quick 1 hour flight to Luxor. Arriving at the Luxor airport, you'll be met by members of the ship and transferred to the luxury 5 star Nile River ship.

Following lunch on board the ship, you'll join others from the ship on a group tour of the East Bank of the Nile River with one of the ship's local Egyptologist Guides. On the East bank, you'll visit the splendid Luxor Temple, with towering stone columns, giant obelisks, statues and ancient hieroglyphic relief carvings. In the late afternoon you'll return to the ship for dinner. The evening is free to relax and enjoy the views.

Overnight aboard a 5 star luxury Nile River ship.


Day 4 (Tue)
Valley of the Kings tour. (B, L, D)


After breakfast aboard the ship, you'll visit the West Bank of the Nile River. Again joining others from the ship, your ship-based Egyptologist guide will take you on a guided excursion of the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Here you'll have a chance to enter the tombs of many ancient Kings and Pharaohs including the most famous of them all: King Tut's Tomb!

Returning to the ship, you'll enjoy lunch and dinner aboard as the ship sails up river to Edfu.

Overnight aboard a 5 star luxury Nile River ship.


Day 5 (Wed)
Edfu Temple Tour (B, L, D)


After breakfast aboard the ship, you'll again join your ship-based Egyptologist Guide and visit the Temple in Edfu. Returning to the ship you'll enjoy lunch and afternoon tea as the ship sails on to Kom Ombo. In the afternoon you'll visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris in Kom Ombo. This evening the ship sails to the beautiful city of Aswan.

Overnight aboard a 5 star luxury Nile River ship.


Day 6 (Thurs)
High Dam, Philae Temple & Obelisk Tour. (B, L, D)


After breakfast aboard, you'll visit the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk, then on to the beautiful Temple of Philae, which is located on an island and dedicated to the goddesses Isis and Hathor. Enjoy the last night aboard ship.

Overnight aboard a 5 star luxury Nile River ship.


Day 7 (Fri)
Fly Aswan to Cairo. (B)


Disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast, then transfer to the Aswan Airport for your return flight to Cairo. Arriving at the Cairo airport, you will be met and assisted, then transferred to your hotel. You'll stay in an excellent Egyptian level 5* hotel just outside of the airport.


Day 8 (Sat)
Trip Ends. (B)


Trip ends after breakfast. You'll have free time at your leisure until you check out. If you purchased transfers through us, then you are picked up and transferred to the airport at the appropriate time to catch your flight home.


Important Information

You are responsible for making your own international flight arrangements between your home city and Cairo (airport code: CAI) as per the itinerary. However, flights SHOULD NOT be booked until you receive a written guarantee that the Land Only portion of your trip has been fully booked. Please contact us with questions and/or if you would like advice or help on booking your flights.

Prices are based on double occupancy. A single supplement applies for single rooms. If you are a solo traveler, please contact us for group options.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months following the last day of the tour.

Trip ID: AF1197
PRICING
Departure Dates:

$489.00
Local Fee
$100.00
Domestic Flight: Cairo-Luxor & Aswan-Cairo
$295.00
Optional Add-Ons
 
OPTIONAL: Pyramids of Giza Tour (day 2)
$92.00
OPTIONAL: RT Airport/Hotel Transfer (highly recommended)
$49.00

Price Includes
  • 8 day, 7 night locally guided adventure to Egypt
  • 2 nights in an Egyptian-level 5 star hotel in Giza
  • 4 nights on a luxury Egyptian-level 5 star Nile River ship
  • 1 night in an Egyptian-level 5 star hotel near Cairo Airport
  • Guided tours of Luxor, Valley of the Kings, Aswan, and Cairo with expert local English speaking Egyptologist guides
  • All meals onboard the ship
  • Breakfast at hotels
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Airport to ship transfer
  • All transfers and tours in modern air-conditioned vehicles

Price Does Not Include
  • International airfare
  • Domestic Flight Cairo-Luxor
  • Airport Transfers
  • Local Fee
  • Airport & departure taxes
  • Meals and beverages other than specified
  • Visas (obtained on entry for US/Canadian Citizens)
  • Entrance fees to special archaeological sites like (Mummies room at the Egyptian Museum, inside one of the Pyramids & Tutankhamen Tomb at Valley of the Kings)
  • Travel medical insurance (details) mandatory
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours and activities not mentioned in itinerary
  • Guided tours of the Pyramids of Giza
  • Tips

Group Leader
  • Land-based local guide and expert Egyptologists
  • Ship-based local guide and expert Egyptologists
Accomodation Included
  • 3 nights in an Egyptian-level 5 star hotels
  • 4 nights on a luxury Egyptian-level 5 star Nile River ship

Transportation Included
  • Modern private a/c vehicles
  • 4 nights on luxury Egyptian-level 5 star Nile River ship
Meals Included
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner aboard the ship
  • Breakfast at hotels
Seasonal Info
  • Egypt's weather is typically dry, comfortable and virtually zero rain. Spring and Fall are best, while winter in Cairo can be cool and summers are very hot. Spring and Fall typically see averages in Cairo of 82 during the day (27c) and 72 at night (22c). Luxor and Aswan average low 90's (32c) during the day and high 70's (25c) at night.


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