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Classic Egypt Tour & Nile Cruise 8 Days In 5* Or 4* Stars

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highlights
  • Step back in time on a visit to the Pyramids of Giza
  • Enjoy cruising in the River Nile
  • Learn more about the history of ancient Egypt in Luxor & Karnak
  • Visit three tombs in the Valley of the Kings
Book this guided, 8-day tour with us and experience the best of Egypt. Starting from Cairo, this tour will take you to the pyramids of Giza before you fly to Luxor and board a Nile River cruise to Aswan. See some of the major landmarks along the way, including the Abu Simbel Temples, Valley of the Kings and the Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, widely considered to be one of the best preserved ancient Egyptian temples.

You will also get the chance to explore the temple complex of Karnak, the largest temple complex of the ancient world, as well as the temple island of Philae, home to a large number of temples dating back to pharaonic, Greek and Roman times.

Visit the famous Egyptian Museum upon returning to Cairo before we drive you to the airport. For more details about this tour, please go through the itinerary below.

You can add 1 night or more in a hotel 5* cost 44€ till 56€ per person per night in double room.

You can add 1 night or more in a hotel 4* cost starting from 38€ till 48€ per person per night in double room.
Hotel
Your local guide will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. Check into your hotel and review the tour itinerary with your guide. Enjoy your welcome drink after that. Stay overnight in Cairo.
8 hours Hotel
Start for the Pyramids of Giza after breakfast. Enjoy a fantastic introduction to each of the three pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. You also have the option to enter into the pyramids or visit the Solar Boat Museum if you want to (own expense, tickets to be bought on the spot).

Optional Ride a camel and explore the area before heading for the Valley Temple of Khafre and the Sphinx. Transfer back to your hotel after that.
Meals
  • Lunch
8 hours Cruise
Transfer to the airport in Cairo for your (flight Extra) to Luxor. Meet our representative at the airport in Luxor and head for the cruise vessel where you will spend the next 4 nights. After lunch on board the cruise, your tour guide in Luxor will pick you up to visit the temple complex of Karnak, the largest temple complex of the ancient world.

Drive to the Luxor Temple next. This temple was once connected to Karnak by a 3 km long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which still marks the entrance to this temple. Transfer back to your Nile cruise vessel after that.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours Cruise
Enjoy your breakfast on board the vessel before driving to the famous Valley of the Kings, located on the west bank of the Nile. This valley was the burial site of the pharaohs of the New Kingdom (1550BC –1080 BC). Visit three tombs in the valley. You also have the option to visit the tomb of Tutankhamun if you want to (own expense, tickets to be bought on the spot)

Proceed to the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to the first queen to rule over Egypt, which is located at the bottom of a cliff. This temple is one of the most striking monuments in Egypt. Move on to see the Colossi of Memnon next.

Transfer back to your cruise for lunch. Sail to Edfu via Esna.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours Cruise
Enjoy a horse and carriage ride around the Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, son of Isis and Osiris. The Temple was built of sandstone between 237 BC to 57 BC and is widely regarded as the best preserved of all Egyptian temples. Head back to your cruise and continue sailing to Kom Ombo.

Upon reaching Kom Ombo, you will visit the unusual Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Sobek and Horus. Also see the crocodile museum which displays more than 300 crocodile mummies.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours Cruise
Visit the unfinished obelisk, the largest known ancient obelisk that offers unusual insights into ancient Egyptian stone-working techniques. Proceed to the temple island of Philae on a motorboat. This island has a large number of temples dating back to pharaonic, Greek and Roman times.

The best preserved temple on the island is one that is dedicated to Isis. See the High Dam of Aswan as well as Lake Nasser, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world.
Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
8 hours Hotel
Disembark from your cruise after breakfast then transfer to Aswan's airport for your return flight to Cairo. We will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel. You are free for the rest of the day. You can enjoy the optional lights and sound show at the pyramids in the evening.
Meals
  • Breakfast
4 hours
Time to head home. Enjoy the last breakfast of this tour and prepare for your departure. We will transfer you to the airport for your flight home.

You can add 1 night or more in a hotel 5* cost 42€ till 56€ per person per night in double room.

You can add 1 night or more in a hotel 4* cost starting from 39€ till 47€ per person per night in double room.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • Reception by our local guide from your arrival to the airport of Cairo to transfer to your hotel.
  • Private Tour.
  • Pickup and drop-off. All land transfers by private, air-conditioned minivan/vehicle (domestic flights not included or Sleeper Train)
  • Accommodation in Cairo 3 Nights in 4* or 5-star hotels as per your choice. 4 Nights accommodation in the cruise 5*
  • A qualified and expert Egyptologist guide
  • Tours to the destinations mentioned on the itinerary
  • Bottled water, can of soft drink or can of juice, biscuit, and chips during the tour in Cairo
  • Bottled water during Luxor and Aswan tours
  • All transfer of your tours mentioned in the itinerary.
what's excluded
  • Egypt visa fees
  • International flights
  • Domestic flight tickets: Cairo - Luxor or Aswan - Cairo by Egyptair. The price starts from EUR 215 per person.
  • Sleeper train tickets 2 Nights from Cairo - Luxor - Aswan - Cairo price per person 185€ including Breakfast ans Dinner.
  • Entrance to the inside of the pyramids, the Mummies Room in the Egyptian Museum and the Tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings
  • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
  • Tours and activities mentioned 'optional' on the itinerary
  • Rates increase by 20% during New Year, Christmas and Easter (the increased amount will be collected in Egypt upon arrival)
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 2 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English, french, german, italian & spanish
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Cairo, Egypt
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationConfirmation will be received at the time of booking If you are booking Sleeper train it means that you have 2 nights on the sleeper train and that reduce on the night in a hotel in Cairo. We will send you to the hotel and cruise names 2 to 8 days before the tour start date We recommend arriving in Egypt at least one day before starting the tour if possible All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveller. You must confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if you require one You can add 1 night or more in a hotel 5* cost 42€ till 56€ per person per night in double room. You can add 1 night or more in a hotel 4* cost starting from 39€ till 47€ per person per night in double room.
Cancellation10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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