Day 1: CAIRO Arrive at Cairo airport where you will be met and assisted by our representative. Transfer by air-conditioned coach to your hotel for check in. Overnight in your Hotel in Cairo
Day 2: CAIRO -ASWAN After breakfast at your hotel, you will meet with the day’s tour guide. You visit the Egyptian Museum and, then the Pyramids of Giza, where you will also see the Sphinx -one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You may enjoy a camel ride round the Pyramids as you contemplate the achievements of Ancient Egypt. In the evening you transfer to take the Sleeper Train to Aswan. Dinner & overnight onboard Sleeper Train
Day 3: ASWAN – KOM OMBO Breakfast will be served onboard Sleeper Train. Arrive at Aswan and transfer to your Nile cruiser. After lunch on board, you will be introduced to your guide. In the afternoon, you visit the Aswan High Dam, the Old Dam, The Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae. The Granite Quarries are the site of the giant Unfinished Obelisk. Had the obelisk been successfully completed, it would be the single heaviest piece of monolithic stonework. The Philae Temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis, an important figure in Egyptian mythology. Thereafter sail to Kom Ombo. After dinner, you may enjoy dance music. Dinner & overnight onboard Nile Cruiser
Day 4: KOM OMBO- EDFU After breakfast, you visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. The Graeco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo consists of two separate temples, each with its own entrance, colonnades, hypostyle hall and sanctuary. The southern temple is dedicated to Sobek -the crocodile god, while the northern one honours Horus -the falcon god. Thereafter sail to Edfu while enjoying your afternoon tea. After an oriental dinner, you will enjoy a Galabiya and costume party. Dinner & overnight onboard Nile Cruiser
Day 5: EDFU- LUXOR After breakfast, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Edfu was the cult centre of Horus -the falcon god. It is perhaps the best preserved of ancient temples of Egypt. Two majestic granite falcons adorn the entrance and some of the walls bear reliefs depicting Horus.Sail to Esna while having lunch on board. And then further to Luxor. After dinner enjoy a disco party. Dinner & overnight onboard Nile Cruiser
Day 6: LUXOR- CAIRO After breakfast, visit the West Bank Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Luxor is the highlight of the cruise. The range, magnificence and diversity of the monuments in the Luxor area is unsurpassed in all of Egypt. The Valley of Kings is where the rulers of the period historians refer to as the New Kingdom period (BC 1550-1070) awaited the afterlife. Over 60 tombs have so far been excavated in the valley. Among the best tombs to visit are those of Ramses I, Tuthmosis III and Ramses VI. Tutankhamun’s is the most famous today. On the other side of the Valley of Kings is the Temple of Deir el-Bahri, built by Queen Hatshepsut. The temple is very impressive from a distance and is a great place to take photos. Take more photos at the Colossi of Memnon -two huge statues that are the sole legacy of the temple of Amenhotep III. You thereafter disembark for your transfer to take the Sleeping Train to Cairo Dinner & overnight onboard Sleeper Train
Day 7: CAIRO Breakfast will be served onboard Sleeper Train. After arrival at Cairo, transfer to your hotel for overnight in Cairo Overnight in your Hotel in Cairo
Day 8: CAIRO- FLY HOME After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight back home.
* The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons. A price discount is available for numbers above two persons.
* Prices over Easter and Christmas may change so confirm first
* There is an option of taking Cairo -Aswan and Luxor – Cairo flights at an additional cost. Please notify us if you prefer air travel and not the Sleeper Train.
– 2 nights in Cairo at a 5 star hotel on bed & breakfast basis
– 3 nights in 5 stars Nile Cruises – all meals included
– All transfers in the program by air-conditioned coach
– Sightseeing in Cairo / Cruise with English speaking guide
– Entrance fees during sightseeing’
– Service charge & tax
– Sleeper Train Cairo- Aswan & Luxor- Cairo (including dinner & breakfast)
Costs DO NOT Include:
– Extras -tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
– International flights to and from Egypt
– Local and Regional Flights