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Jewel of the Nile

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10 days  |  Starts/Ends: Cairo  |  from USD $2,099  |   Guaranteed Departure 

Premium Tour. Enjoy a five star Egyptian adventure, Stay in one of Cairo's smartest hotels and cruise the River Nile in style aboard a 5 star Nile cruiser. Relax and unwind, enjoy the serenity of the Nile Valley, whilst discovering the very best of ancient Egypt!

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Day 1

Friday. Welcome to Egypt and the start of a wonderful holiday! Arrive Cairo airport, meet and greet service and included transfer to your 5 star hotel, located at the foot of the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Overnight: Cairo

    Cairo
Day 2

We start with the dazzling antiquities at the Egyptian Museum. Amongst the many exhibits are the treasures of King Tutankhamen. This afternoon offers free time to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or join us for an optional city tour visiting old Cairo and the Islamic citadel.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Cairo - Luxor. Today we visit Egypt's most loved sight - The Great Pyramids of Giza. We explore the Giza plateau, pyramids and massive Sphinx. Later, we tour Saqqara - an ancient necropolis with many half-buried tombs and the famous Zhoser’s step pyramid. Tonight we take an overnight sleeper cabin train south to Luxor.

If you don't fancy travelling by overnight sleeper train, opt to undertake the journey by flight with our Jewel of the Nile Flight Upgrade. The option includes air travel between Cairo - Luxor and Aswan - Cairo with two nights accommodation in the comfort of 5 star hotels.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

The massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments you’ll see during our morning visit to the West Bank - home to the legendary Valley of the Kings. You’ll also see the colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Return to Luxor for check-in on board our Nile 5 star cruiser. Lunch at leisure and time to relax until our early evening visit to the Temple of Luxor. Luxor Temple looks stunning at dusk and is beautifully illuminated at night.

Note: Dependent upon Nile Cruiser scheduling it maybe required that we also undertake our excursion to Karnak Temple this afternoon. Should this occur, day 5 will be spent at leisure.
Overnight: Nile Cruiser  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Luxor - Nile cruising. Take flight over Luxor with an optional hot air balloon ride early this morning before we tour the ancient city of Thebes (the East Bank), taking in the magnificent Temple of Karnak. More than a temple, Karnak is a gigantic and stunning complex of sanctuaries and pylons dedicated to the Theban gods. Anchors away this afternoon as we set sail downstream to Esna and the Temple of Horus at Edfu.
Overnight: Nile Cruiser  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Nile cruising. Relax as we sail the Nile. Later today we visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. A unique riverside temple, it is unusual in that everything architecturally is doubled and perfectly symmetrical along the main axis of the temple including twin halls, courts, colonnades, sanctuaries and entrances. Arrive Aswan, a prosperous town at the crossroads of the ancient caravan routes late evening.
Overnight: Nile Cruiser  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Nile cruiser - Aswan. Today, we enjoy a short boat trip to Agilika Island for Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple dates from 4th century BC but the Ptolomies and the Romans up to 3rd century AD built most of the existing structures. In danger of being completely submerged by the rising water of Lake Nasser, in 1972 UNESCO stepped in and an 8-year rescue effort was undertaken to relocate the entire temple 20m higher on nearby Agilika Island.

After lunch, we visit the High Dam and take a felucca sailing trip to Elephantine and Kitchener Island. As the sun sets, free time to shop in the colourful souqs and markets or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset in Egypt’s southern most town straddling the River Nile.
Overnight: Nile Cruiser  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Aswan - Cairo. Consider the optional early morning air excursion to the Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel or time to relax. Late this afternoon, we board the overnight sleeper train for our journey back to Cairo. A light dinner is served on board.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9

Breakfast in your cabin, upon arriving to Cairo, transfer and check in. Today is free for you to enjoy the hotel facilities or further explore Cairo your own way.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Sunday. Tour ends after breakfast. Included onward transfer to airport.
Breakfast

Sun Festival Tours

If you are planning on travelling with us in February 2015/2016 or October 2016, consider our Jewel of the Nile Sun Festival or Ramses Sunrise tours. These tours include arrangements similar to those of our Jewel of the Nile with the added highlight of witnessing the Sun Festival of King Ramses II at Abu Simbel on 22 February 2015/2016 or 22 October 2016.

Ramses II had his grand temple carefully angled and oriented in order that the sun's rays would align twice a year on the date of his ascension to the throne (21 February) and on his birthday (21 October) and illuminate the inner sanctum of the temple. This incredible natural phenomenon provides for a most spectacular sight as the sun illuminates the 3 statues of the living world, whilst the statute of Ptah - the god of darkness - remains in the shadows. The temple was re-located in a multi-million dollar operation in 1972, further up from the shoreline of Lake Nasser. In the temples new position the sun now strikes a day later than Ramses had originally planned.

Includes: Coach from Aswan to Abu Simbel early morning on 22nd October 2016. Guided visit to Abu Simbel, the sunrise event, entrance fees and visitor ticket for this excursion. Return coach journey to Aswan after the event.

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Simple
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Le Meridien Pyramids, Cairo
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Set within beautifully manicured gardens, Le Meridien Pyramids is a stunning modern hotel affording amazing views of the Pyramids. The guest rooms have been designed with optimum taste and comfort in mind and include state of the art facilities. The outdoor swimming pool includes waterfalls and hydro jets. head to the Citrus Pool Bar in the afternoon for a refreshing beverage under the gaze of the pyramids! Well located in Giza close to the world famous pyramids and Sphinx.

Sleeper Train, Cairo
Our Category:    |   Regional Category:

When taking the train in Egypt, the most comfortable way to go is in a sleeper carriage. Cabins are equipped with 2 beds (one above the other), a sink, electric points and air conditioning. Each carriage has toilets at each end and there is a club car as well. In the early evening an attendant will come round and make up your beds for you. Cabins also come with interconnecting doors so perfect for families and groups of 4.

M/S Premium, Nile Cruising
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Cruise

The modern and luxurious M/S Premium cruise boat boasts stylish cabins equipped with all modern amenities and large panoramic windows. Facilities on board include a fitness centre, spacious deck with swimming pool, large restaurant and cocktail bar. Grab a good book and a refreshing beverage and relax on the Sund Deck - the perfect way to spend the day. The M/S Premium sets sail on Mondays on a 4 and 7 night cruise from Luxor and on Fridays on a 3 and 7 night cruise from Aswan.

Fairmont Nile City, Cairo
Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

Sitting on the banks of the River Nile, the Fairmont Nile City, is a modern luxury hotel. Guest room have a contemporary design focussing on an Art Deco theme. Rooms in the higher floors boast a marvellous view of Cairo. The world class spa is well worth a visit and the spectacular roof top restaurant gives guests a fantastic view of the Nile and the famous pyramids. Fairmont Nile City is situated on the banks of the Nile River in downtown Cairo.

Trip Highlights

Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau, the Necropolis of Saqqara and the Egyptian Museum
5 * Nile cruising - islands en route
Edfu - Temple of Horus
Valley of the Kings and Queens, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Aswan - High Dam, Philae Temple, local market & souq
Kom Ombo - Temple of Kom Ombo
Luxor - Temple of Karnak
Elephantine Island and Kitchener island - felucca sailing

Included

Breakfast daily, 4 lunches, 6 dinners - (2 aboard sleeper train)
4 nights aboard luxury 5 star Nile cruiser (twin/dbl cabin with en suite bathroom)
Airport arrival and departure transfer day 1 and day 10
Felucca Sailing around the islands of Aswan
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
3 nights 5 star hotels
2 overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (2 berth, 1st class sleeper cabin) including meals
Touring and sightseeing in Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor, Edfu and Aswan
Escorted by a degree qualified Egyptologist tour guide. (for groups of 4 or more).
Tip Kitty (excl. gratuities for your tour guide and Nile Cruise staff)

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: $105-115 USD
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture.

Hi,

Just wanted to drop a line to say what a fantastic time we had on the jewel of the Nile tour last month – This was our second time booking with on the go ( we did Southern Africa 2 years back) and we were not let down. Our Tour header Helal was absolutely amazing- we couldn’t ask for a more knowledgeable and experience tour guide, He even made the effort to come back and do a Cairo day tour with us after our tour had finished. We had a bit of a mix up with some flight times which the group was unhappy with, Helal went above and beyond to make everyone happy and to make up for it and we are really appreciated it.

Looking forward to booking our next ‘’on the go’’ Holiday!

Blake Henderson

Dear On The Go Tours,

Thank you all for your fantastic 10 day tour of Egypt including the Nile Cruise. We really enjoyed every minute of it and thought your organisation and staff were the best and very helpful, thank you. We would especially like to thank Zidan, your Cairo manager for all his help an also arranging the extra trip that we had to Alexandria, we had a great time there and in Cairo.

The Hotels were beautiful and the visits to places very Informative. Also on the Nile cruise, we like to thank our tour guide there - Aamer Ibrahim. He was very pleasant to deal with and always helped us with transport and currency problems on our journey down the Nile.

We will be recommending your company to anyone that we know that are thinking of travelling to Egypt and tell them what a great time they will have if they go with you.

Thanking you all once again for our lovely holiday, and wish you all the Best for 2014 and the future.

John Haggerty and Sandra Edwards

Best tour I have been on.

Joanne Mckinnon

Fantastic holiday. Loved every minute of it. Next time we will book directly through on the go.

John Gedrim

The tour was at very good pace and very enjoyable.

Donald Prider

Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

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This tour is also available on a private basis - for details please see the Supplementary Prices above.

Tour Details
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Fridays
Hotel Rating
5 Star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 9, Lunch: 4, Dinner: 6
Tour Bolt-ons
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Jewel of the Nile
USD $529 / flight option

Hi,

Just wanted to drop a line to say what a fantastic time we had on the jewel of the Nile tour last month – This was our second time booking with on the go ( we did Southern Africa 2 years back) and we were not let down. Our Tour header Helal was absolutely amazing- we couldn’t ask for a more knowledgeable and experience tour guide, He even made the effort to come back and do a Cairo day tour with us after our tour had finished. We had a bit of a mix up with some flight times which the group was unhappy with, Helal went above and beyond to make everyone happy and to make up for it and we are really appreciated it.

Looking forward to booking our next ‘’on the go’’ Holiday!

Blake Henderson
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