Nile Cruising Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 4826

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to the ancient city of Cairo home to the Pharaohs and Pyramids upon arrival you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Maybe go exploring in the Cairo grand bizarre. Overnight Cairo.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Today we will take you to visit the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Afterwards we return to Cairo to explore the Cairo museum. Overnight Cairo

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 3: Cairo - Aswan

Enjoy this morning at your leisure before you are transferred to the rail station in time to board your overnight train to Aswan. Overnight Onboard Train.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 4: Aswan

Welcome to Aswan. Upon arrival you will be met at the rail station and transferred to your hotel. Later today you will partake in a tour to the Aswan High Damn and Philae Temple, this complex was dismantled and relocated to nearby Agilkia Island during the construction of the Aswan Dam. Overnight Aswan

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 5: Aswan - Nile Cruising

This morning you will fly to Abu simbel for a sightseeing trip to remember!! You will be guided for around 2 hrs then free to explore what should have been one of the seven wonders of the world. Afterwards you will fly back to Aswan and check into your 5 star Nile Cruiser.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 6: Nile Cruising

Relax on the sun deck and enjoy the spectacular views and great facilities and service on board as the cruiser plies its course. Today you will disembark for a visit to The Temple of Kom Ombo which is dedicated to two gods, Sobek the crocodile God and Harveris the Sun God. Continuing on toward Luxor stopping at Edfu en route for guided sightseeing later this afternoon. Overnight Onboard

Looking across the Nile

Day 7: Nile Cruising

At over 4,000 years old, Luxor is a living museum. We tour the East Bank, taking in the Temple of Luxor - built by Pharaoh Amenophis III and the magnificent Temple of Karnak. More than a temple, it’s a gigantic and stunning complex of sanctuaries and pylons dedicated to the Theban gods. Overnight onboard.

Valley of the Kings

Day 8: Nile Cruising - Luxor

Today you will visit West Bank and the Valley of Kings, less often called the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. You will also visit the Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon. Later this afternoon learn about the mummification process at the Mummification Museum. Overnight Luxor.

Entrance to a tomb

Day 9: Luxor - Dahab

Say good bye to Luxor as your are transferred to the airport in time for your flight to Sharm El Sheikh via Cairo. Upon arrival you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to the former Bedouin fishing village, Dahab located on the Red Sea. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Dahab.

Windsurfing in Dahab

Day 10: Dahab

Enjoy another full day at your lesiure. Subject to being open to tourists why not visit St. Catherine Monastery. Overnight Dahab.

Dahab diving

Day 11: Dahab - Cairo

Sadly your tour is coming to an end. You will be transferred back to Sharm Airport in time to board your flight back to Cairo. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Cairo

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 12: Cairo

Grab some of those last minute gift ideas before you are transferred to the airport in time for your flight to your next destination.

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Luxor Temple at night

Luxor

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