Egypt Tour Packages 12 days Cairo, Nile Cruise round trip

  • 11 nights / 12 days
  • Private
  • 11 nights / 12 days
Description

Egypt where the civilizations were begun

Program Egypt Tour Packages 12 days Cairo, Nile Cruise round trip
Duration: 11 Nights / 12 days
Destinations covered: Cairo » Nile Cruise Luxor – Aswan   » Cairo

(04 nights in Cairo – 07 nights Nile Cruise)

Experience the romanticism of Egypt in 12 days

During this 12-day Cairo and round Nile Cruise, you will experience the romanticism of Egypt from the water. It is truly a journey through time; a travel experience which you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Enjoy one day of sightseeing in Cairo and then head off for your luxury cruise on the Nile.

Visit Egypt’s top sites as you cruise the Nile, the world’s longest river. No matter which one of our Egypt tour packages you choose, you can look forward to a truly flawless travel experience.

Experience Egypt and feel like royalty only with Khaled Abbass Tour Guide

 

Itinerary
  • Welcome to Cairo. Your tour begins when you are greeted by our representative who will assist you through customs formalities. After you have collected your luggage, he will then take you, in our deluxe vehicle, to your Cairo hotel
  • Discover the history of pharaohs through an amazing tour that suits your needs, at the morning time we will take you from the hotel in Cairo by a private air-conditioned car to start a day trip from Cairo to Pyramids, the Museum, and Khan El Khalili starting with:
    Giza Pyramids Complex
    The three main pyramids of Giza (Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure) are sufficient enough to build a 2-meter-long wall and span 100,000 square kilometers around the globe along with the equator.
    The Great Pyramid
    The Great Pyramid of King Khufu is considered largely represents the spirit of ancient Egypt, King Khufu who built this Pyramid as a cemetery has left little information about his reign.
    The Magical Sphinx
    Who among us when mentioning the name of the Sphinx does not think about this stone sculpture that carved in the form of the human head and lion body, which is located in the Giza plateau in Egypt the Sphinx is one of the oldest and the largest sculptures in the world, it’s about 73.5 meters long and 6 meters wide.
    The Citadel of Cairo
    The citadel of Saladin contains many monuments dating back to different Islamic eras, it was not only just a fortified castle that was used to defend the city but also many mosques and other purposes was in the citadel for 800 years.
    Mohamed Ali Mosque was built on a rectangular area inside Salah al-Din Citadel, it’s divided into two parts
    National Military Museum
    This museum is the first of its kind to be devoted to the history of the Egyptian military through the ages. The museum locates in al-Haram Palace in 1949 in the Cairo Citadel in 1949.
    National Police Museum
    The National Police Museum is one of the museums in the Salah al-Din Citadel, located in its northern section. Its exhibitions display the history of Egypt’s police force.
    The Egyptian Museum
    Centrally located on the edge of Tahrir Square in Cairo, the Egyptian Museum is hard to miss on any tour of Cairo. Opening in 1902, it was purpose-built to house the antiquities of Ancient Egypt. The museum was founded in 1857 by French Egyptologist August Mariette
    Moaiz ST & Khan Khaliili
    Elmoaz Street the largest open-air museum for Islamic monuments in the world, and a unique heritage site that was added to The UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. While Khan Khalili is One of the wonderful places in Cairo and the oldest market in the Middle East it’s a medieval-style mall.
    Enjoy your lunch and it will be served at a local restaurant after the day tour. Then return to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • After breakfast, you will check out and our representative will escort you to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted by our representative who will transfer you to your Nile Cruise. After lunch, you will be taken to visit the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Karnak Temple
    The Complex of Karnak Temples
    Built over two millennia between the years of around 2200 and 360 BCE, Karnak is a massive Ancient Egyptian temple complex that was one of the country's most important places of worship under the rules of Hatshepsut, Seti I, Ramesses II and Ramesses III. As well as the dominating Temple of Amun-Ra, Karnak is also made up of smaller chapels and sanctuaries dedicated to other deities, as well as grand halls, docks, a sacred lake. and pylons - the monumental gateways that mark temple entrances.:
    The Temple of Luxor
    Luxor Temple, Ipet‑resyt “Southern Sanctuary” to the ancient Egyptians, was so called because of its location within ancient Thebes (modern Luxor). It is located around three kilometers to the south of Karnak Temple, to which it was once linked with a processional way bordered with sphinxes. The oldest evidence for this temple dates to the Eighteenth Dynasty (c.1550–1295 BC).
    Karnak Temple Impressive Sound and Light Show Tour (Optional)
    Among the bewitching activities that you can enjoy in the miraculous city, “Luxor” is attending the breathtaking Sound and Light show which is arranged in Karnak temple Complex and it is considered an hour and half hour spectacular Hollywood style extravaganza. The site there recounts the great history of Thebes “The ancient Capital” as Karnak Temple was mainly constructed to honor the god Amun. The most interesting thing to do is to walk through that great temple at night and witness the real glory of ancient architecture.
    Now our representative will take you back to your Nile Cruise in Luxor to finish your unforgettable day trip.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • In the beautiful morning from your hotel or your Nile Cruise in Luxor, our tour guide will meet you to take you to enjoy a journey in the west bank of Luxor where you will visit:
    The Valley of the Kings
    The rulers of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth, and Twentieth Dynasties of Egypt’s prosperous New Kingdom (c.1550–1069 BC) were buried in a desolate dry river valley across the river from the ancient city of Thebes (modern Luxor), hence its modern name of the Valley of the Kings. This moniker is not entirely accurate, however, since some members of the royal family aside from the king were buried here as well, as were a few non-royal, albeit very high-ranking, individuals.
    The Temple of Hatshepsut
    Hatshepsut (c.1473–1458 BC), the queen who became Pharaoh, built a magnificent temple at Deir al-Bahari, on the west back of Luxor. It lies directly across the Nile from Karnak Temple, the main sanctuary of the god Amun. Hatshepsut’s temple, Djeser-djeseru “the Holy of Holies” was designed by the chief steward of Amun, Senenmut.
    The Colossi of Memnon
    These two faceless colossi (the plural of colossus, which just means larger-than-life statue) are the first thing visitors see when they reach the west bank of the Nile opposite Luxor. This isn't surprising when you hear their dimensions: they tower 60 feet (18 m) above the plains and are estimated to weigh an enormous 720 tons each.
    Once your visit to these ancient Theban Temples is complete you will return to the boat for your lunch, and then you can watch as it departs Luxor and sails for Esna. As the Nile flows gently underneath you, dinner will be served.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • You can enjoy an early breakfast, while the cruise boat crosses the Esna lock to the city of Esna. Once the boat is moored you will visit the best-preserved temple in Egypt: The Temple of Horus.
    Edfu Temple
    Built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC, the Temple of Horus at Edfu is generally regarded to be the best-preserved of the Ancient Egyptian sanctuaries. For 200 years, the structure was buried under almost 40 feet (12 metres) of desert sand and silt from the Nile, which incredibly helped to conserve it to near-perfection.
    After your visit to this superb temple, you will be taken back to the boat for your lunch while it sails onward to Kom Ombo. Enjoy sun bathing and tea time on the deck of the Cruise. Once a shore you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo
    Kom Ombo Temple
    The temple is unique for its dedication to two different deities: the local crocodile-headed god Sobek, and the first "god of the Kingdom", the falcon-headed god Horus the Elder (also called Haroeris). This double dedication was deliberate. Not only is it architecturally duplicated, with two sets of courts, hypostyle halls and sanctuaries, the twin temple is symbolic of the local and Universalist themes that the two different deities represented.
    After this great visit you will return back to the cruise for your dinner being served as it sails majestically towards Aswan.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • In the morning, breakfast meals will be taken in boxes and then you will be transferred to Abu Simbel.
    Abu Simbel Temples
    Abu Simbel temple complex includes 2 individual temples that were built during the reign of Pharaoh Ramsis II. The great temple was built for the king himself to commemorate his coronation and his birthday and it has been built in a very impressive accurate way which makes the whole world await the Sun Festival that occurs only twice a year in the great temple of the Pharaoh to witness the miracle that occurs there. The smaller temple was built as a sign of love & appreciation from the king to his beloved queen Nefertari and she was the only wife of the king for whom he has built a temple.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • A new day on board starts with breakfast, and then you will be driven to see the High Dam, the world’s largest rock filled dam, and the Temple of Philae moved to the island of Agilika after the waters of Lake Nasser flooded its original location. At the end of your tour drive back to rejoin your cruise for lunch. After lunch, we will have a felucca ride in the Nile and visit the Botanical Island and the Nubian Village.
    Aswan High Dam
    At Aswan High Dam, you’ll hear from your tour guide the whole story of its construction and how it helped the Egyptians a lot to improve their economic and social state. Then, you’ll move to witness the miraculous:
    The Unfinished Obelisk
    The Unfinished Obelisk was supposed to be standing in front of Hatshepsut Temple but some cracks happened to it which leads Queen Hatshepsut to order her men to move it to Aswan and it is characterized with its majestic size.
    Philae Temples
    Philae Temple was constructed in 690 B.C and it had been relocated with the help of the UNESCO because it was in great danger from the High & Low Dams of Aswan. It was dedicated to goddess Isis.
    The Nubian Village & The Botanical Island
    Discover the colorful culture of Nubia, one of Africa's oldest civilizations, traveling by felucca sailboat or modern motorboat, you'll meet locals, visit a traditional house, drink tea, and have free time to explore villages independently while Kitchener’s Island, to the west of Elephantine Island, was given to Lord Horatio Kitchener in the 1890s when he was commander of the Egyptian army. Kitchener turned the entire island into the stunning Aswan Botanical Gardens, importing plants from the Far East, India and parts of Africa.
    After this great visit you will return back to the cruise for your dinner. And overnight.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • After an early breakfast The Nubian Museum
    Opened in 1997, the Nubian Museum is a belated, but well-executed, tribute to the culture and influence of Nubia and the Nubian people on the history of Egypt. This ancient culture, every bit as old as that of Ancient Egypt, existed along the banks of the Nile for millennia in the areas we call southern Egypt and northern Sudan today.
    After your tour finishes you will return back to the Cruise which sets sail. This time downstream, for Kom Ombo once again. This time you can visit the temple early in the morning (on your own) before the boat heads off to Edfu.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Anew day starts with your last breakfast which you will have on board, you will start your program with visiting the Mummification Museum and Luxor Museum where you will enjoy the great ancient Egyptian art and science of mummification. And later you will go you will be driven to Luxor Airport to catch your flight back to Cairo and overnight.
    Meals, Breakfast, Lunch
  • After breakfast you will be taken to the Egyptian Museum: gaze at the wonders of King Tutankhamen, including his golden death mask; stare upon the mummies of some of Egypt's treasures
    The Egyptian Museum
    Centrally located on the edge of Tahrir Square in Cairo, the Egyptian Museum is hard to miss on any tour of Cairo. Opening in 1902, it was purpose-built to house the antiquities of Ancient Egypt. The museum was founded in 1857.
    Coptic Cairo
    Coptic Cairo is unique area with Old Cairo that has a concentration of Christian churches and other sites that date from the centuries between the decline of the pharaonic religion and the arrival of Islam when Egypt had a Christian majority. Coptic Cairo is largely built around the fort of Babylon on upon the remains of its walls.
    The Hanging Church and the Church of St. George the Martyr, 2 churches built into the walls of the Fort of Babylon and its remains could be Cairo's oldest structures; and the Church of Abu Serga (St. Sergius) where, the Holy Family took shelter in a cave, with the church being erected her to commemorate this. This whole area is a world-famous destination for Pilgrims.
    At the end of this exciting day, you will be driven back to your hotel after you will enjoy your lunch in one of the best local restaurants.
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a full day tour, I will meet you at 8 am in the hotel lobby and start our visit to the
    The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.
    The first museum of civilization in the Arab world, the NMEC will present a comprehensive view of Egyptian civilization from prehistory to the present day, taking a multidisciplinary thematic approach designed to highlight Egypt’s tangible and intangible heritage. A museum of a new kind, unknown so far in Egypt and the entire Middle East region, the NMEC’s main goal is to “share knowledge”, to connect with the surrounding Egyptian society and to offer international visitors a richer and deeper insight into the meaning of Egyptian culture through the ages
    The Citadel of Cairo
    The citadel of Saladin contains many monuments dating back to different Islamic eras, it was not only just a fortified castle that was used to defend the city but also many mosques and other purposes was in the citadel for 800 years.
    Mohamed Ali Mosque was built on a rectangular area inside Salah al-Din Citadel, it’s divided into two parts
    National Military Museum & National Police Museum
    This museum is the first of its kind to be devoted to the history of the Egyptian military through the ages. The museum was located in al-Haram Palace in 1949 in the Cairo Citadel in 1949.
    The National Police Museum is one of the museums in the Salah al-Din Citadel, located in its northern section. Its exhibitions display the history of Egypt’s police force.
    Moaiz ST & Khan Khaliili
    Elmoaz Street the largest open-air museum for Islamic monuments in the world, and a unique heritage site that was added to The UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979. While Khan Khalili is One of the wonderful places in Cairo and the oldest market in the Middle East it’s a medieval-style mall.
    Enjoy your lunch and it will be served at a local restaurant after the day tour. Then return to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.
    Meals, Breakfast, Lunch
  • Breakfast at hotel. Check out and transfer to Cairo International Airport for final departure.
    Meals: Breakfast
  • Experience
    • Highlights
    • Day Activity
      01 Welcome to Egypt
      02 Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx – Memphis – Sakkara
      03 Fly to Luxor from Cairo (Karnak and Luxor Temples)
      04 Luxor West Bank (The City of the Dead)
      05 Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples
      06 Abu Simbel from Aswan - Back to Your Nile Cruise
      07 High Dam – Philae Temples – Unfinished Obelisk – Nubia Village
      08 Nile Cruise: Nubian Museum
      09 Luxor Museum - The Mummification Museum & City Tour
      10 Egyptian Museum – Coptic Cairo
      11 The National Museum of Civilization – Citadel – Khan Elkhalili
      12 Fly back home
    • Includes
    • Package Rate Includes:
      Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports.
      Assistance of our guest relations during your stay.
      All transfers to/from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
      Accommodation for 04 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast.
      Accommodation for 07 nights onboard Nile Cruise on full board basis.
      Domestic flight Cairo/Luxor – Luxor/Cairo.
      All sightseeing tours in Cairo are private guided tours.
      All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing cruise group.
      Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
      English-speaking tour guide during your tours.
      Meals at hotel, cruise and during tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
      Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship.
      All service charges and taxes
    • Package Rate Excludes:
      International airfares.
      Egypt entry Visa.
      Tipping for guides, driver, Nile cruise crew, etc.…
      Personal expenses (laundry, telephone calls, etc.
      Drinks and Water in hotel and Nile Cruise.

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