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Highlights of Ancient Egypt by Nile Cruise - 10 days map

Embark on a captivating 10-day journey through the highlights of Ancient Egypt. Start in Cairo, exploring the wonders of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and vibrant bazaars. Transition to a luxurious Nile cruise, uncovering treasures in Luxor, Kom Ombo, and Aswan. Marvel at historical sites like Karnak and Philae Temple, with a day trip to Alexandria. This tour blends history and relaxation, providing an unforgettable exploration of Egypt's rich heritage and stunning landscapes.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
5 Star Prices
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Cairo – Discover the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel and browse the Khan el-Khalili bazaar
Sakkara - Explore the Step Pyramid of Sakkara, a remarkable testament to the evolution of pyramid construction
Alexandria - Take in the highlights of this beautiful Mediterranean port city, including the Roman Catacombs, Pompey's Pillar, the Library of Alexandria and Quaitbay Fort
Kom Ombo - Visit the unique double Temple of Kom Ombo located on the banks of the Nile
Luxor East Bank - Explore Luxor Temple and the vast Karnak Temple complex
Giza - Marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx
Nile cruising - Spend 4 nights on board a 5-star Nile cruiser, cruise the River Nile in style from Luxor to Aswan
Aswan - Visit the High Dam & explore the magnificent Philae Temple
Luxor West Bank - Discover exquisite tombs at the Valley of the Kings, see the towering Colossi of Memnon and explore the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
OPTIONAL: Abu Simbel - Visit this awe-inspiring temple, one of the most impressive in all of Egypt

Included

Breakfast daily, 8 lunches and 5 dinners
2 Economy class flights from Cairo to Luxor & Aswan to Cairo
Guided excursions to the Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Pompeii Column, Kom el-Shoqafa Catacombs, Montaza Gardens and Alexandrina Bibliotheca
Entrance fees for included sightseeing
All relevant transfers and transportation in shared modern air-conditioned vehicles
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.
5 nights 4 star hotels, 4 nights aboard a 5 star Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)
An airport arrival transfer on day 1 and a departure transfer on day 10
Touring - Aswan & Luxor
Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide, degree qualified in Egyptology
Felucca sailing around the islands of Aswan

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tip for your tour guide - we recommend you allow USD$8 per day, per traveller for your guide, though ultimately tipping is an entirely personal gesture

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome

Thursday. Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in a shared coach with other members of the tour.

The evening is yours at leisure to explore the vibrant streets of Cairo, or perhaps relax at the hotel, preparing for the Egyptian adventure ahead!
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

The Mighty Pyramids

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, before venturing out for a guided tour to one of the seven wonders of the world - the Pyramids of Giza. Make sure to visit the Cheops Pyramid, as its interior burial chambers are open for visits by the public.

Not far from the Pyramids, you will also visit the Great Sphinx of Giza. This unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with a lion's body. Following this, enjoy a quick visit to either the papyrus institute or a perfume shop.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, followed by an afternoon visit to the ancient capital of Memphis and Sakkara, home to the world's oldest pyramid, the Step Pyramid, built for Pharaoh Zoser in 2700 BC. Afterwards, return to the hotel, and the evening is yours to enjoy at leisure.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Egyptian Museum

Explore the rich history of Egypt with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, home to over 120,000 artifacts spanning various eras, including statues, jewels, and Tutankhamen treasures. Then, enjoy lunch at an oriental restaurant before embarking on an afternoon tour of the Citadel, featuring the impressive mosque of Mohamed Ali. The Citadel stands as a medieval masterpiece and a prominent landmark on Cairo's skyline.

Venture into the lively Khan El Khalili bazaars, renowned for their narrow alleyways and distinctive charm. Enjoy some leisure time to stroll through the bustling markets before returning to your Cairo hotel, where the evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Amazing Alexandria

Cairo - Alexandria - Cairo. Kickstart your day with an early breakfast in Cairo before venturing to Alexandria via the desert road (approximately 225 km). Explore the city's highlights, including Pompey's pillars, the Catacombs, and Montazah Gardens. Catch glimpses of the iconic Alexandrina Bibliotheca and Qaitbay Citadel.

Lunch at a local restaurant is followed by a return journey to Cairo.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Nile Cruiser

Cairo - Luxor. After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your included flight to Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor, board your Nile Cruiser - home for the next few nights!

In the afternoon, we will explore the East Bank with visits to the Karnak and Luxor Temples. These iconic structures showcase the magnificence of ancient Egyptian civilization. As the day comes to a close, enjoy dinner and music on board as we dock for the night.
Overnight: Nile Cruising  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Esna - Nile Cruising. Wake up bright and early this morning for breakfast, before venturing out for an exploration of Luxor's West Bank. Unearth the ancient secrets within the Valley of the Kings, and marvel at the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.

Following our temple exploration, we'll head back to the cruiser for lunch on board. We then set sail past Esna, cruising along the Nile and enjoying the changing landscapes along the way. Enjoy an onboard dinner, complemented by a Captain's welcome cocktail and a lively disco, as we cruise towards our overnight destination.
Overnight: Nile Cruising  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Kom Ombo

Nile Cruising - Kom Ombo - Aswan. Today, start your day with breakfast, with the morning spent at leisure.

After lunch, our journey continues as we set sail to Kom Ombo. Here, delve into the mysteries of the Temple shared by two gods, Sobek and Haroeris. As the day unfolds, our journey continues towards Aswan, where we'll dock for the night. During the cruise, relish dinner, followed by an Egyptian Galabeya party. Join in the tradition of wearing this traditional Egyptian gown for a festive and enjoyable evening onboard.
Overnight: Nile Cruising  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Philae Temple

Start your day with breakfast onboard and embark on a guided tour to explore the marvels of Aswan. Visit the High Dam, an engineering marvel constructed in 1960 to shield Egypt from the annual floods of the Nile. Witness the colossal unfinished obelisk, ordered by Hatshepsut, and marvel at its colossal size. Learn about the restoration efforts in the 1960s, where the Philae Temple was relocated stone by stone to a higher elevation due to seasonal flooding.

Afterward, enjoy lunch onboard as you sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener’s Island, catching a glimpse of the Agha Khan mausoleum. Return to the cruiser for dinner and night entertainment featuring a Nubian Show.
Overnight: Nile Cruising  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Optional Abu Simbel

Aswan - Abu Simbel (optional) - Cairo. After breakfast, disembark from the cruise and transfer to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival at Cairo Airport, you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.

For those seeking an extraordinary experience, consider an optional tour to Abu Simbel. Early breakfast and disembarkation are followed by a flight to Abu Simbel. Either join a guided journey to Abu Simbel or opt for a self-guided exploration by exploring the temples at your own pace.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

Goodbye

Saturday. Your Egyptian adventure comes to an end. After hotel breakfast and check out, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. Safe travels!
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
20 Jun - 29 Jun 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
27 Jun - 06 Jul 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
04 Jul - 13 Jul 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
11 Jul - 20 Jul 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
18 Jul - 27 Jul 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
25 Jul - 03 Aug 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
01 Aug - 10 Aug 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
08 Aug - 17 Aug 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
15 Aug - 24 Aug 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
22 Aug - 31 Aug 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
29 Aug - 07 Sep 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
05 Sep - 14 Sep 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
12 Sep - 21 Sep 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
19 Sep - 28 Sep 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
26 Sep - 05 Oct 20% off
AUD $5,365
AUD $4,292
AUD $7,385
AUD $5,908
03 Oct - 12 Oct 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
10 Oct - 19 Oct 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
17 Oct - 26 Oct 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
24 Oct - 02 Nov 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
31 Oct - 09 Nov 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
07 Nov - 16 Nov 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
14 Nov - 23 Nov 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
21 Nov - 30 Nov 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
28 Nov - 07 Dec 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
05 Dec - 14 Dec 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
12 Dec - 21 Dec 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
19 Dec - 28 Dec 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
26 Dec - 04 Jan 20% off
AUD $7,515
AUD $6,012
AUD $10,975
AUD $8,780
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
02 Jan - 11 Jan 20% off
AUD $7,515
AUD $6,012
AUD $10,975
AUD $8,780
09 Jan - 18 Jan 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
16 Jan - 25 Jan 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
23 Jan - 01 Feb 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
30 Jan - 08 Feb 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
06 Feb - 15 Feb 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
13 Feb - 22 Feb 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
20 Feb - 01 Mar 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
27 Feb - 08 Mar 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
06 Mar - 15 Mar 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
13 Mar - 22 Mar 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
20 Mar - 29 Mar 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
27 Mar - 05 Apr 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
03 Apr - 12 Apr 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
10 Apr - 19 Apr 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980
17 Apr - 26 Apr 20% off
AUD $7,515
AUD $6,012
AUD $10,975
AUD $8,780
24 Apr - 03 May 20% off
AUD $7,515
AUD $6,012
AUD $10,975
AUD $8,780
01 May - 10 May 20% off
AUD $6,255
AUD $5,004
AUD $8,725
AUD $6,980

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Abu Simbel by flight (Air, transfers & guiding. Private tours)
AUD $635
N/A
Abu Simbel by flight (Air only. Private tours)
AUD $415
N/A

Hotels

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.

Pyramids Resort by Jaz, Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just a stone's throw from the Pyramids, the Pyramids Resort (formerly the Oasis Hotel) is a classic Egyptian hotel with beautiful expansive gardens. Rooms are very spacious with comfortable beds and fantastic en suite facilities. Wi-Fi is available and the buffet breakfast offers a good spread. In the evening the outdoor pool and fountains are lit up making the restaurant and bar the perfect place to spend an evening sipping on a cold glass of beer.

Steigenberger Hotel el Tahrir, Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Ideally located in the heart of downtown Cairo, the Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir is right by the lively Tahrir Square. Guestrooms offer peace and quiet away from the high-energy of the city, with contemporary decor and sound-proofed windows overlooking views of Cairo. The wellness facilities are state-of-the-art, including a fitness centre, outdoor pool and sauna and massage rooms. Be sure to take advantage of the poolside bar and delicious hotel restaurant, or enjoy the option of 24-hour in-room dining.

M/S Radamis I, Nile Cruising

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Cruise

Embark on a captivating voyage along the Nile aboard the Ramdais I, a luxury cruiser that promises a seamless journey from Luxor to Aswan and back. Revel in the comfort of well-appointed cabins, each featuring ensuite facilities and panoramic wall-to-wall windows, providing an uninterrupted view of the breathtaking scenery. Indulge your taste buds with exciting international cuisine at the onboard restaurant. The spacious lounge invites you to unwind and connect with fellow travelers, creating a social and relaxed atmosphere.

M/S Princess Sarah, Nile Cruising

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Cruise

Embark on a journey aboard the M/S Princess Sarah, a luxurious five-star Nile cruise. With its panoramic windows, central air conditioning, and private bathrooms, the cruise offers a sophisticated retreat along the scenic Nile. Indulge in international cuisine at the onboard restaurant, with a diverse range of flavours. The bars and disco provide refined spaces for relaxation and entertainment, while the fully equipped gym, sauna, swimming pool, and jacuzzi ensure moments of rejuvenation. Whether immersing in vibrant nightlife or basking in the sun on the deck, the M/S Princess Sarah promises an unparalleled blend of opulence and enchantment.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates marked with a 'G' are operating. All dates are guaranteed to operate when there are 2 persons booked on the tour. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to solo travellers or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
20 Jun - 29 Jun 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
27 Jun - 06 Jul 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
04 Jul - 13 Jul 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
11 Jul - 20 Jul 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
18 Jul - 27 Jul 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
25 Jul - 03 Aug 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
01 Aug - 10 Aug 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
08 Aug - 17 Aug 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
15 Aug - 24 Aug 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
22 Aug - 31 Aug 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
29 Aug - 07 Sep 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
05 Sep - 14 Sep 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
12 Sep - 21 Sep 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
19 Sep - 28 Sep 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
26 Sep - 05 Oct 20% off
AUD $6,025
AUD $4,820
AUD $8,485
AUD $6,788
03 Oct - 12 Oct 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
10 Oct - 19 Oct 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
17 Oct - 26 Oct 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
24 Oct - 02 Nov 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
31 Oct - 09 Nov 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
07 Nov - 16 Nov 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
14 Nov - 23 Nov 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
21 Nov - 30 Nov 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
28 Nov - 07 Dec 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
05 Dec - 14 Dec 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
12 Dec - 21 Dec 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
19 Dec - 28 Dec 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
26 Dec - 04 Jan 20% off
AUD $9,045
AUD $7,236
AUD $13,445
AUD $10,756
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
02 Jan - 11 Jan 20% off
AUD $9,045
AUD $7,236
AUD $13,445
AUD $10,756
09 Jan - 18 Jan 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
16 Jan - 25 Jan 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
23 Jan - 01 Feb 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
30 Jan - 08 Feb 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
06 Feb - 15 Feb 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
13 Feb - 22 Feb 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
20 Feb - 01 Mar 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
27 Feb - 08 Mar 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
06 Mar - 15 Mar 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
13 Mar - 22 Mar 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
20 Mar - 29 Mar 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
27 Mar - 05 Apr 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
03 Apr - 12 Apr 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
10 Apr - 19 Apr 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508
17 Apr - 26 Apr 20% off
AUD $9,045
AUD $7,236
AUD $13,445
AUD $10,756
24 Apr - 03 May 20% off
AUD $9,045
AUD $7,236
AUD $13,445
AUD $10,756
01 May - 10 May 20% off
AUD $7,445
AUD $5,956
AUD $10,635
AUD $8,508

Extra Prices

Twin Share
Single Room
Abu Simbel by flight (Air, transfers & guiding. Private tours)
AUD $635
N/A
Abu Simbel by flight (Air only. Private tours)
AUD $415
N/A

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Thursdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 32
Hotel Rating
4 star
Tour Guide
Yes, for all included sightseeing
Meals
Breakfast: 9, Lunch: 8, Dinner: 5
Countries
Minimum Age
15 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
Yes
Dep. Transfer
Yes
Click to play videoThe city of Cairo at the end of a dusty path in front of the setting sun
The white fortress of Qaitbay in Alexandria
Click to play videoThe entrance to the ancient city of Luxor
Ancient ruins standing majestically against the sky in Aswan
Ancient ruins standing majestically against the sky in Aswan
Ancient ruins standing majestically against the sky in Aswan

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