Nile Explorer

Nile Explorer

€ 1 680
12 Days / 11 Nights Duration (approx.) Cairo / Luxor Start/End Point EN - FR - DE Language Friday Frequency Private Type

Overview

Pharaohs, feluccas, temples and tombs. Pyramids, bazaars, mummies and catacombs. Egypt has myriad possibilities to marvel and discover, and on a 12-day cultural expedition to its highlights, you’ll understand how time has stood still and why you’ll need a history lesson at every turn. Let yourself in the colour and chaos of Cairo’s Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, stand at the feet of Abu Simbel’s monumental temples, set sail down the iconic Nile and feel grand in the Valley of the Kings. With all your comforts cared for and questions answered by knowledgeable local leaders, Egypt will serve up all the historic, symbolic and pharaonic goods.

Itinerary

  • 1

    Arrival – Cairo

    Arrival at Cairo International Airport, meeting and transfer to your hotel, your Egyptian adventure begins with an important welcome meeting at the hotel. Cairo is one of the great cities of antiquity and its history can be symbolised by two imposing landmarks – the Pyramids of Giza and the Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Night at the hotel

  • 2

    Cairo

    After breakfast, heading to the Egyptian Museum, home to one of the world's great collections of ancient artefacts. Wander the treasure-filled halls, and make sure to have a close encounter with some of the country’s most important queens and pharaohs. The masses of gleaming artefacts recovered from the tombs of all over the country are an impressive sight – like jewellery and other golden articles certainly prepared for the afterlife .(3 hrs approx..) Then Continue your day tour to The Citadel where you visit The Alabaster Mosque Of Mohamed Ali Pasha .(1:30 hrs approx..) Lunch at Local Restaurant (Full Meal but Beverages are not included , 1 Hr approx..) Then continue your day tour to Khan El Khalili Bazaar. The numerous shops in this district are known for trading fine brassware, copper, perfumes, leather, silver, gold, antiques and much more At the end of the tour, transfer back, Dinner and night at the Hotel

  • 3

    Sakkara / Memphis / Giza – Cairo

    Start the Full Day Tour Visiting Giza Pyramids where you visit the Great Pyramids Of Giza - Kheops, Khephren & Mykerinos then Visit the Valley Temple The Place where the Priests Mummified the dead body of king Chephren owner of the second pyramid at Giza Platue Also it`s the same place where you Can have a close-up look at the Sphinx - The legendary guardian that stands by the huge funeral complex with its lion body and the head of king Chephren Lunch at Local Restaurant Continuation to Sakkara, located only 27 km southwest away from Cairo. Visit the Step Pyramid (Built for king Zoser), it is considered an important part of the process of the pyramid evolution, which were made from the simple mastaba to its widely known form Continue your day tour to Memphis City that was the ancient capital of Egypt, where the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx are. this City Dates back to 3100 B.C. back to Cairo, night at the hotel

  • 4

    Cairo / Alexandria

    Jump in a private van today and drive to the Mediterranean coastal city of Alexandria (approximately 3 hours). Egypt's second-largest city and main port, locals call this vibrant city the Bride of the Mediterranean Sea. The Greek architect Dinocrates built Alexandria in 331 BC under the orders of Alexander the Great. The city, immortalising Alexander's name, quickly flourished into a prominent cultural, intellectual, political and economic metropolis. On arrival, head underground and delve into the mysteries of the Kom ash-Shuqqafa catacombs. This Roman burial site is the largest of its kind in Egypt. The crypts are 20 metres below street level, and what probably began as a small family tomb grew into a labyrinth of chambers that could accommodate more than 300 bodies. Afterwards, stop by the strikingly modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, inspired by the original great library of Alexandria and built to hold over eight million books. Take some time to stroll along the Corniche and around Fort Qaitbey to enjoy the fresh Mediterranean air. At the end of the day, night at the hotel. in Alexandria

  • 5

    Alexandria / Cairo / Aswan

    Breakfast and morning visit to Al Montazah Palace and Gardens. Montazah Gardens is home to two palaces, one built in 1892 and another in 1932 by King Fuad I, and acres of manicured gardens. They are located along the shoreline and flow from splendidly landscaped gardens into great beaches. Soak up the surroundings before returning to Cairo (approximately 3 hours). Take some time to relax or get some snacks before you board an overnight sleeper train to Aswan (approximately 13 hours). Transfer to the train station and catch the night sleeper train to Aswan, Dinner and Night in the train

  • 6

    Aswan

    Aswan, the Nile, Elephantine Island and white-sailed feluccas. Welcome to Aswan – Egypt's southernmost city. Its easy-going charm is due in no small part to its large Nubian population. The city is Egypt's southern gateway to Africa and an important market town, so take time here to check out one of the country's best bazaars. When you arrive, you’ll explore the beautiful Temple of Isis (the Goddess of health, marriage and wisdom), which was rescued from the rising waters of the Nile and relocated on Philae Island. It's a marvel of decorative pylons featuring some of Egypt's finest carvings – definitely one of the real gems of Upper Egypt. In any free time, you might choose to visit the excellent Nubian Museum, which showcases the history, art and culture of the Nubians. This evening you’ll experience modern Nubian culture firsthand with a visit to a nearby village. Join a local Nubian family for a memorable dinner and get an insight into the daily life of the local people, night at the hotel

  • 7

    Aswan / Abu Simbel / Aswan – Nile Cruise

    Early morning, take a short flight (Optional - approximately 45 minutes) from Aswan to Abu Simbel, where you’ll explore some magnificent temples. Built by Ramses II, it was the gateway to Egypt for Southern Africans and its imposing facade clearly delineated the line between what was the Pharaoh's land and what was not. With the four gargantuan statues of Ramses guarding the Great Temple, carved directly out of the mountain on the west bank of the Nile, this is one of Egypt's most memorable sights. Return from Abu Simbel and transfer to meet your Nile cruise boat. Enjoy a fantastic mix of total relaxation and organised sightseeing on a Nile River Cruise to Luxor. Lunch and Dinner on board, night on board

  • 8

    Nile Cruise

    Continue your leisurely cruise down the Nile, with today’s stop at Kom Ombo Temple, north of Aswan. Built on a high dune overlooking the Nile, the complex sits picturesquely ruined on the river's edge and dates back to the second century BC. The complex is unique because it has a mirror-image design, divided down the middle, with either side dedicated to a different set of gods. One half is known as the Temple of Sobek (the crocodile-headed god of fertility), and it includes details on the Ancient Egyptian's relationship with crocodiles, whom they revered and feared in equal measure. The other half is dedicated to Haroeris (also known as Horus the falcon god), and the whole temple is full of fascinating reliefs. Afterwards, return to the boat and travel upriver, with free time relaxing on the sundeck and taking in the surrounding sights – desert hills forming a backdrop to lush riverbanks, fishermen casting their nets and farmers working their land. night on Board

  • 9

    Nile Cruise

    Today finds you moored near Edfu – a beautifully preserved temple also dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god. You will disembark and discover the lively streets of Edfu town, so get acquainted the bustling town centre and the bazaar. You’ll have time to visit the City of Edfu if you wish (please see our notes below regarding visiting Edfu Temple) Back on board, continue towards Luxor passing through the Esna Locks. It is not uncommon to have to queue to proceed through the locks, a great opportunity to check out the process from deck with a cool drink in hand, and listen to the shouts of the many captains as they navigate their way through the various small boats of merchants selling their wares to a captive audience – life on the Nile. Chill out and make the most of the incredible views across one of the world’s greatest rivers and your last night on board

  • 10

    Nile Cruise

    Today you will discover ancient Thebes. Your first stop is the Colossi of Memnon – two 17-metre-high statues on Luxor's west bank. Continue on to the Valley of the Kings. Buried under the arid hills here are over 60 tombs of pharaohs, many richly decorated with reliefs and paintings. With your guide, explore this place, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom (16th to 11th century BC) were secretly interred for all eternity, and where discoveries are still being made. Your guide will explain the history and legends of these remarkable people, and the significance of the many paintings and hieroglyphics, still well preserved in the deepest tombs. You will visit three of the royal tombs and then continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut – a colonnaded building set against high cliffs that create a spectacular natural amphitheatre, Lunch, Dinner and night on Board

  • 11

    Luxor

    After Breakfast, your Nile cruise comes to an end in the open-air museum of Luxor – from the spectacular temple complex of Karnak to the Valley of the Kings, Luxor is full of wonderfully preserved reminders of the Pharaohs, Check out of the Nile Cruise and transfer to the hotel, Today you'll explore the Karnak Temple, which is perhaps the most impressive of all the ancient Pharaoh’s monumental works. One of the world's most celebrated temple complexes, Karnak is a house of the gods built over a period of some 200 years. Your guided tour of this vast temple of impressive pylons, obelisks and chapels will reveal its finest sections, such as the Avenue of Sphinxes and the Great Temple of Amun. The rest of the day is free for you to relax, shop in the excellent bazaar (open until quite late) or perhaps experience the atmosphere of a local teahouse, night at the hotel

  • 12

    Luxor - End of the trip

    Breakfast, Disembarkation before midday and transfer to the airport for the return flight, End of the Trip


Price Per Person

From Till Single Double Triple Family
01/11/2021 31/10/2022 € 2 260 € 1 680 - -
The Price Includes
  • The accommodation as mentioned in the program
  • The transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Full Board during the Nile Cruise starting by Lunch ending by Breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the Program
  • Private Local Egyptologist Guide for the historical included sites
  • Group Local Egyptologist Guide for the historical sites during the cruiser between Aswan and Luxor
  • Entrance fees to the included sites
  • All Taxes and services Charge
The Price does not Include
  • The International and/or Domestic flight Tickets
  • All Extras and Personal Expenses
  • The Optional Excursions and visits
  • The Visa Entry for Egypt
  • The Entry ticket inside the pyramids
  • The Travel Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Tipping

Children Policy
Children policy will be applied to children who share rooms with 2 Adults, maximum one child sharing the 2 adults' accommodation

  • Child between 2 and 5.99 years old pay 50% of adult rate
  • Child between 6 and 11.99 years old pay 75% of adult rate
  • Child 12+ years old is considered as adult person and pay same rate
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