Eight Day Tour
Boarding in Luxor
Our special 8-day locally escorted tour shows you the top sights in Cairo with four days (three nights) cruising on the Nile, including domestic air fare in Egypt. Add Abu Simbel.
DAY 1 – CAIRO
Our local representative will meet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel.
VIP Meet & Greet At Cairo Airport
Visa issued locally in Cairo (for a limited number of nationalities) no photos required. Our representative greets you at the airport and whisks you to your hotel. Visa will be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport for a limited number of citizens such as: American, Australian, NZ, EU, Canadian, EU Singaporean and Japanese citizens. You are responsible for having your passport in order valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival in Cairo. Our local rep. will meet you with a sign that carries your name, and will be waiting for you with the prepaid visa stamps to proceed to the passports control to stamp your passports and then you claim your luggage. After you clear the passport and customs formalities and exit the terminal, our local representative will escort you by private vehicle to the hotel. Welcome fruit basket & Egyptian pastry awaits you in your room with our compliments.
DAY 2 – CAIRO (BL)
Today we get to know the great Egyptian capital on a full-day tour. We start at the Egyptian Museum, including the Mummy room & Tutankhamoun Gold Treasures, then go on to visit the majestic pyramids of Giza, Cheops own Royal Yacht, the only Royal Barge to survive, this is not to be missed (included in our rate) and the timeless Sphinx, and conclude with the 12th century district of Khan El Khalili.
DAY 3 – LUXOR & ESNA – Board your Nile Cruise (BLD)
An early flight takes us to Luxor, (Cruise embarkation may also be from Aswan). In Luxor, our local rep will meet you & escort you to your Nile cruise. Welcome fruit basket. After you settle in, we visit the gigantic Temple of Amon at Karnak, the pharaohs’ tombs in the Valley of the Kings, The Ancient Workers Village at Deir El Medineh, and on to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. We continue to Esna, where we enjoy a shipboard dinner. Welcome complimentary fruit basket.
DAY 4 – EDFU & KOM OMBO – Cruising the Nile (BLD)
At dockside, we board horse-drawn carriages for the short clip-clop ride through the town of Edfu to the stupendous Temple of Horus, the best preserved temple on the Nile. Returning to our ship, we set sail for Kom Ombo and its famous twin temples dedicated to the sun and the crocodile god. Complimentary Galabya, maybe to wear it for tonight’s costume party.
DAY 5 – ASWAN & PHILAE – On Board Your Nile Cruise (BLD)
We explore the Temples of Horus and Sobek at Kom Ombo, haggle with peddlers for souvenirs, then re-board our ship for the voyage south to Aswan. In the afternoon, we take a motor launch to the Temples of Philae, rescued from the rising waters behind the High Dam., rescued from rising waters, dedicated to the Ancient Goddess ISIS:
Two millennia ago the Mediterranean world was enthralled by the mystery of Isis:
“I, Isis, am all that has been, that is or shall be; no mortal man hath ever seen me unveiled.”
Called Aset by the ancient Egyptians, the goddess was a Madonna in the Mediterranean tradition that stretches far, far back to the primitive Mother Goddess from Anatolia, home to some of the oldest human communities on earth.
Isis was the powerful and quick-witted protector of her son Horus, the Sun God. Ancient peoples throughout the Mediterranean regarded Isis and Horus as the perfect Madonna and Child. Another legend says she was
also the mother of the fertility god Min who, judging from the depiction of him on temple walls, needed no help from Viagra!
Isis is portrayed regally, as a queen seated on a throne (which may be the meaning of her name), often holding her son Horus as a baby. Other images show her with broad, magnificent gilded wings able to protect the world. Isis, the great Mother Goddess. Come explore her mystery in timeless Egypt when you Travel in Style!
In the evening, Aswan’s colorful bazaar awaits us. Complimentary Egyptian sweets/pastry tonight.
DAY 6 – Disembarkation from Your Nile Cruise – Cairo (B)
Complimentary short camel ride to a nearby Nubian Village for tea with the locals. Followed by a tour of the Nubian Museum. We return by plane to Cairo and our hotel. Experience Cairo as you like. Now’s a good time to do your souvenir and gift shopping in the city’s fabled bazaars.
DAY 7- MEMPHIS / SAKKARA / DAHSOUR (BLD)
Enjoy American or Buffet breakfast before we explore the great Egyptian capital in this full-day tour of Memphis, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and DAHSOUR. We’ll motor to the edge of Cairo, to the mysterious Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza. Those who are fit and adventurous enough may wish to penetrate into the heart of the Great Pyramid, to the King’s Chamber (or the interior of Kephren Pyramid, depending). Continue to Dahshour, the newly-opened pyramid field south of Cairo. We visit the great pyramid of Senfru, father of Cheops, and other structure:
The “Discovery” of Dahshour:
For almost half a century, the great field of huge pyramids near the desert village of Dahshour, 25 miles south of Cairo, has been off limits to the public. Confined within the perimeter of a military base were many pyramids, including the great 4500-year-old pyramid built by Senfru, father of Cheops. Senfru’s pyramid, the largest in Egypt until his son built Giza’s Great Pyramid, is rhomboidal in shape: it tapers more distinctly on its upper half. All the pyramids were coated in thick plaster at one time. Most have lost these protective, decorative sheaths, but Senfru’s — miraculously — is still in place.
Lunch is included at a local restaurant. Dinner is included at La Bodeg Restaurant or Abu El Sid or similar
DAY 8- DEPARTURE (aB)
After breakfast, our staff escorts you to the airport for your flight home. Bon Voyage!
|Rates per person in USD|
Hotel / Cruise
Deluxe Nile Cruise
First Class Hotel
First Class Nile Cruise
|In Triple Occupancy||
|In Double Occupancy||
|In Single Occupancy||
Please add a supplement of 20% to these rates for: December 20 to January 3, or during Easter Week
Sample deluxe Nile Cruise:
M/S Monte Carlo, M/S Mojito and the M/S Monaco, Mövenpick M/S Radamis II
- VIP Meet & Greet At Cairo Airport
Our representative will greet you at the airport and whisk you to your hotel. Visa will be issued upon arrival at Cairo Airport (photos are not required).
- Egyptian Visa will be issued for a limited number of citizens such as: American, Australian, NZ, EU, Canadian, EU Singaporean and Japanese citizens. You are responsible for having your passport in order valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of your arrival in Cairo. Our local rep. meets with a sign that carries your name, and will be waiting for you with the prepaid visa stamps to proceed to the passports control to stamp your passports, then you claim your luggage. After you clear the passport and customs formalities and exit the terminal, our local representative will escort you (private vehicle) to the hotel. Welcome fruit basket & Egyptian pastry awaits you in your room in Cairo upon arrival with our compliments.
- Domestic airfare within Egypt in economy class tax included, tickets issued & delivered in Cairo.
- All transfers within Egypt, always on a private basis, private air-conditioned vehicle, private chauffeur
- Bottled water ( one large bottled per person) delivered to your cabin daily while you are on board.
- Tea or coffee and small bottled water with each & every meal while you are on board the Nile Cruise.
- Complimentary welcome drink upon arrival on board the Nile Cruise.
- Complimentary welcome fruit basket in your cabin upon arrival on board the Nile Cruise.
- Pre set menu meals including B = Breakfast, (or cB, Continental Breakfast) L = Lunch, D = Dinner.
- Hotel accommodation,including tax & service charges.
- Guided sightseeing as per itinerary including all entrance fees
- Nile cruise including all meals & shore excursions. For a private Egyptology while on board the cruise, please add $250 per person, but this doesn’t for the Ultra Deluxe category please click here,, this will include as well private air conditioned car /driver for the duration of the Nile Cruise.
Rates do not include:
- Any international airfare
- Travel Insurance
Dining Room Reservations. Meet other passengers:
YOU will not require any, our dining rooms do accommodate all our guests in one seating, one less thing to worry about while you are on the Nile. Enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere with several different languages being heard at dinner. Smart Casual dress is suggested for dinner. No tie/Formal dress requirement
Clothing on board:
Lightweight comfortable & casual clothing, swimsuits, sun hat. Dinning room dress code: Casual for breakfast & lunch, smart casual for dinner. All ships are fully air conditioned.
All of our Nile cruise vessels are fully air conditioned. Onboard dress is casual except at dinner, when smart casual is the rule. Lightweight cotton and other natural fiber clothing is best, with swimsuits and sun hats for the sundeck and pool. Bring a light sweater or light jacket for cool mornings and evenings, but most days are warm to hot, with very little rain. Comfortable walking shoes are essential for shore excursions.
What to Pack:
Most of the year look forward to warm, even hot weather in Cairo, Luxor & Aswan, morning & evenings are cooler. During Winter… very rare do we get rain, if so, very brief showers. No need for real rain wear/gear. Before sunrise, after sun-set, you’ll need a light jacket, or light sweater. For Nile cruise shore excursions, we suggest comfortable cotton & natural fabric lightweight clothing. Comfortable walking shoes are essential for all tours in Cairo or Upper Egypt.