Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays
- Duration: 13 Days / 12 Nights
- Tour Location: Cairo / Giza / Aswan / Abu Simbel / Kom Ombo / Edfu / Luxor / Hurghada / Alexandria
- Tour Availability: Available Everyday
- Pickup & Drop Off: Cairo Airport
- Tour Type: Private
Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays
Don’t pass up the opportunity to take a fantastic vacation in Egypt with our Cairo and Nile cruise holidays. Visit Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan and gaze upon the fascinating archaeological sites of these lovely locations. You can also visit the tourist attractions in Alexandria before continuing to Hurghada to take advantage of the Red Sea and all its natural beauty. Private Egyptologist tour guides will be present on all of your excursions. Do it now!
- Giza Pyramids Complex
- Islamic Landmarks In Old Cairo
- The Egyptian Museum
- Memphis City
- Philae Temple
- The Unfinished Obelisk
- Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples
- Abu Simbel Temple
- Karnak Temple
- Valley of The Kings
- Hatshepsut Temple
- Colossi of Memnon
- The Catacombs
- Pompey’s Pillar
- Qaitbay Citadel
- Alexandria Library
- Meet and assist service at Cairo airport.
- 4 nights accommodation at 5* hotel in Cairo.
- 3 Nights accommodation on 5* deluxe Nile Cruise.
- 4 nights in hotel accommodation in Hurghada.
- 1 Night in hotel accommodation in Luxor.
- Flight tickets (Cairo – Aswan).
- Flight tickets (Hurghada – Cairo).
- All your tours and excursions by a private A/C car.
- The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
- Private Egyptologist Guide throughout your trips.
- All transfers by private modern cars.
- Safari by Quads.
- Snorkeling excursion.
- Entrance fees to all the sights in the itinerary.
- All service charges and taxes
- Egypt entry visa.
- International Airfare.
- Any other items have not been mentioned.
Day 1: Entry into Egypt The Pharaoh’s Land
When you arrive at the Cairo airport, a representative from our company will help you with the passport control procedures, baggage identification, and portage. You will be driven to your hotel to check-in privately in an air-conditioned vehicle from the airport. In the evening, we will pick you up from your hotel to begin the first part of your Cairo and Nile cruise vacations. You will then board a dinner cruise to watch a vibrant belly dancing performance with a folklore band, which will feature the iconic Tannoura spin in keeping with Egyptian whirling dervishes’ tradition.
Day Two: Visit Memphis City and the Pyramids
You will meet your private tour guide after breakfast to see the Giza Pyramid Complex, one of the main tourist destinations in Egypt:
Giza Pyramids Complex
The Great Sphinx, the Valley Temple, six smaller pyramids, and three smaller pyramids make up the complex. The structure is 2400 years old, from the 4th dynasty.
The Great Pyramid
The only preserved pyramid among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it is the oldest and biggest of the three pyramids on the Giza plateau. Additionally, “King Khufu” owns it. The Great Pyramid is 147 meters high, was erected over 20 years, and 2,300,000 stones were utilized in its construction.
The Great Sphinx
“King Chephren” owns the Great Sphinx. With dimensions of 73 meters long, 19 meters wide, and 20 meters high, it is the biggest statue in the world. The monument has the earliest known sculpture in it.
The Valley Temple
There is just one extant ancient Egyptian granite funerary temple on the Giza plateau, and it was used for mummification.
Proceed to the Pyramids / Nile view restaurant for lunch, and then go on with your Cairo and Nile Cruise vacations by visiting:
Step Pyramid of Saqqara
It was built during the time of King Djoser, who governed Egypt in the 27th century B.C., and is regarded as the oldest significant example of cut stone architecture. The 62-meter-tall Saqqara step pyramid is made up of six steps that are erected on top of one another.
City of Memphis
The first capital of all of Egypt established by King Menes, it had a key location between Upper and Lower Egypt. Ptah, the creator deity and guardian of art, was said to be watching over Memphis.
Finally, we return you to your hotel where you may spend the night.
Day Three: Visit the landmarks of Alexandria
Following breakfast in the morning, take a drive to Alexandria in an air-conditioned automobile with a private tour guide to see the following sites:
Kom El Shoqafa’s catacombs
a Roman cemetery where a family tomb exhibits the fusion of Roman and Egyptian design. To see the tomb and Caracalla Hall, go underneath.
Return to the surface and continue your visit:
a 25-meter-tall (82-foot) granite column erected as a monument to Emperor Diocletian, who liberated the besieged city and provided food for its hungry citizens.
Citadel of Qaitbay
On the Mediterranean seashore, a castle from the fifteenth century. In the year 1477, Sultan Al-Ashraf Qa’it Bay founded it. In the same location as Pharos Island lies the Qaitbay Citadel.
You will have lunch at a seafood restaurant before concluding your tour of Alexandria by going to:
The library is one of the world’s greatest literary institutions since it has copies of every book ever written. The Alexandria Library also has several displays on Egyptian history as well as a collection of priceless old books.
We will return you to your hotel in Cairo for the night after the day.
Day Four: Fly to Aswan and see the highlights of Aswan
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, check out, and then take a flight to Aswan to continue your Cairo and Nile Cruise vacations. Begin by seeing the following Aswan tourist attractions:
The High Dam
It was erected over the Nile River at Aswan between 1960 and 1970, and its construction had a tremendous impact on Egypt’s economy and culture.
The Unfinished Obelisk
the biggest obelisk from antiquity. It was acquired by the Lateran Palace in Rome after being commissioned by queen Hatshepsut (1508 1458 BC) to match the Karnak Obelisk, which was originally at Karnak.
Temple of Philae
Goddess Isis of Love and Beauty is honored in the Philae Temple. As part of the UNESCO Nubia Campaign initiative, the temple complex was disassembled and moved to the adjacent island of Agilkia Island to safeguard it and other sites before the Aswan High Dam was finished in 1970.
Transfer to a 5* luxury Nile cruise to check-in at the end of the day so you may have lunch and spend the night there.
Day 5: Explore the Abu Simbel Temples
Breakfast boxes first thing in the morning, then follow your tour guide to see Abu Simbel Temple, one of the most important historical sites on earth:
Abu Simbel Temples
The two Temples of Abu Simbel are regarded as the pinnacles of Ancient Egypt due to their distinctive architecture. Both of the Temples were erected during the time of King Ramses II about 1200 B.C., and both are rock-cut constructions. King Ramses II is honored in one temple, while his loving wife Queen Nefertari is honored in another. Both temples are beautifully decorated with sculptures and artwork. This temple is a must-see since it has hand-carved pillars, wall paintings, sculptures, statues, and much more.
After lunch, go back to your ship to spend the night.
Explore the Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples on Day Six.
Sailing to Kom Ombo, stop by:
Temple of Kom Ombo
a temple with a view of the Nile. The Kom Ombo Temple is split into two separate temples, each having its entrance, hypo-style hall, and shrines.
Continue your journey to:
Temple in Edfu
Honoring the god Horus. The Edfu Temple is the most well-preserved Greco-Roman structure in all of Egypt, and a “Play” depicting Horus’ victory over the malevolent deity Seth is painted on its walls.
Sail to Luxor after eating lunch aboard the cruise, arriving late at night, and spending the night on board.
Visit Luxor East Bank landmarks on day seven.
Enjoy your breakfast and disembark the ship. Your tour guide will next accompany you to many Luxor tourist landmarks, including the following:
Temple of Karnak
The Karnak temple is the most spectacular landmark in Egypt. It is the biggest temple complex ever constructed by humans and marks the culmination of the labors of numerous pharaohs and generations of ancient builders. On a 247-acre plot of ground, the Temple of Karnak consists of three major temples, many smaller walled temples, and several peripheral temples.
After lunch, go to check-in at a 5-star hotel in Luxor. In the evening, continue to visit:
Luxor Temple by Night
The most significant event, the festival of Opet, was centered on the Temple of Luxor. The temple aimed to serve as a venue for the festival’s ceremonies, and it was mostly built by Amenhotep III and Rameses II. The purpose of the event was to bring the ruler’s divine and human halves closer together.
Transfer back to your hotel for the night after the day.
Day 8: Travel to Hurghada after Visiting Luxor West Bank Landmarks
Have breakfast in the morning, check out of your accommodation, then go with your Egyptologist tour guide to the Luxor West Bank sights, beginning with:
The Kings’ Valley
The great pharaoh Ramses II and the young pharaoh Tutankhamen are among the monarchs of Egypt from the 18th to the 20th dynasty whose tombs may be found in the Valley of the Kings. The tombs were fully furnished with everything a monarch may want in the afterlife in terms of material things. The majority of the tomb decorations are still in good condition.
Temple of Hatshepsut
One of the most stunning and well-preserved of all the Egyptian temples is the Hatshepsut Temple. The temple was constructed on three levels, connected by two large ramps in the middle.
Only two enormous stone sculptures of King Amenhotep III survive from a funerary temple that was once completely constructed. Blocks of quartzite sandstone from Cairo have transported 700 km to Luxor to create the Colossi of Memnon.
After lunch at a top-notch restaurant in Luxor, travel to Hurghada in a private air-conditioned car and check into a 5-star hotel where you will spend the remainder of the day.
Day nine: Free Day in Hurghada
Have breakfast in the morning and take advantage of the leisurely portion of your tour on Hurghada’s beautiful beaches.
Day ten: snorkeling excursion in Hurghada
The undersea environment and the beauty of the reef may both be appreciated via snorkeling. You may see fascinating marine life in the stunning, clear waters of the Red Sea after a short boat journey. return to your hotel to spend the night.
Day Eleven: Free Day in Hurghada
Take advantage of a free day in Hurghada. Stay the night at your hotel in Hurghada.
Day 12: Fly to Cairo and take a tour of the city’s landmarks
After breakfast, check out of your Hurghada hotel and we’ll take you to the airport to catch your flight to Cairo. Once you get there, you’ll accompany a private tour guide to see some of the city’s top sights, including:
The Egyptian Museum
A unique collection of artwork from the past 5000 years is on view at the Egyptian Museum. There are more than 250,000 authentic objects on display, including a display of Tutankhamen’s collection of gold, jewels, and treasures that was kept safe in his tomb for more than 3,500 years.
In Cairo, lunch will be provided in a neighborhood eatery before visiting:
Citadel of Salah El Din
Cairo Citadel is a majestic stronghold that formerly served as Egypt’s capital until the year 1860. It was built under Salah’s ad rule. Din’s The building project began in 1176 and was finished in 1182.
Mosque of Mohamed Ali
The Mohamed Ali Mosque, often known as “The Alabaster Mosque” since the majority of its walls are composed of pure alabaster, was built between 1830 and 1848. The mosque is an exact duplicate of Istanbul’s Blue Mosque.
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) is a technologically sophisticated organization that presents Egypt’s historical and cultural treasures in the best possible light. It is the first museum in the Arab world and North Africa that specializes in the more than 4,000 years old Egyptian Civilization and all of its varied and rich historical eras.
Finally, have fun browsing:
Market in Khan El Khalili
The oldest and most renowned market in the Middle East, Khan El-Khalili, must be visited on every trip to Cairo. It was built around 970 AD, the same year Cairo was established.
Transfer back to your hotel in Cairo and spend the night there when your trip is done.
Day 13: Conclude Your Egypt Experience
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel, and then our representative will drive you to the airport and help you with the last-minute departure procedures so that your 13 days in Egypt come to a close and you may return home.
Hint: To meet your demands and fit your requirements, you may offer your opinions about including or omitting any trips from your tour schedule.