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Ancient Egypt Touring & River Cruise

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This incredible Egypt tours will take you to the bustling capital city Cairo where you can wander lively bazaars, try a traditional home-cooked meal and witness the grandeur of the Pyramids and The Great Sphinx of Giza. Watch a traditional Nubian show and enjoy the spectacular scenery from the sun deck of the extensively refurbished MS Hamees as you journey along the Nile River from Luxor towards Aswan. Stay at luxurious accommodation including the Marriott, Mövenpick, Kempinksi and Crowne Plaza.

Unforgettable experiences await you in these exotic lands as we bring to life the people, landscapes, history, cultures and culinary delights to ensure the trip of a lifetime.

Tour Starts & Completes in Cairo

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Cairo

Welcome to the bustling city of Cairo. Your journey begins as you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your Tour Director for a tour briefing. Included is a three-night stay in Cairo.

Flights by own arrangements. Airport to Accommodation Transfer Included

Day 2 Cairo

Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids before marveling at the 20-meter limestone monolith of the Sphinx.

As part of You’re Invited this evening, enjoy a home-hosted dinner with an Egyptian family.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3 Cairo

This morning you will discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb as part of your included tour. Continue to be amazed, as we take you to visit one of the most fascinating and ancient markets in Cairo, the Khan-El-Khalil market. This colorful market has stocks of everything from soap powder to semiprecious stones. In your free time, perhaps explore the Fortress of Babylon.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Cairo – Luxor Embarkation

Today, you will fly to Luxor where you will have a chance to visit the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. You will begin your journey in Luxor with a visit to the Monument of Queen Hatshepsut, and statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Then, embark on your cruise ship privately chartered for Emerald Waterways and settle into your cabin. Later, visit the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Nile Cruising

Relax on one of the Sun Decks and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Once in Dendera, you will have a chance to marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of the Hathor’s Temple during your included visit. Return to Luxor and tour the temple complex of Luxor straddling the banks of the Nile. This evening, on board entertainment will delight with the colours of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerizing moves of a belly dancer.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Nile Cruising

Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south, where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt. This afternoon, explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank and dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. A fun night awaits on board with a lively Galabeyya party themed with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Nile Cruising

Cruise south to reach charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. This afternoon, take a Felucca cruise on the Nile (weather dependent). Tonight, join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner, followed by a Nubian show.

You’re Invited: Nubian Show on board of the ship

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Nile Cruise Disembarkation – Abu Simbel – Aswan

This morning, bid farewell to your crew as you disembark your ship. You will fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Return to Aswan where you will spend one-night.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Aswan – Cairo

Start your day with a visit to a traditional Nubian village. Meet the school children and learn about life on an island in the Nile. In the afternoon, you will fly to Cairo, then join your tour director for a farewell dinner. Included is a one-night stay in Cairo.

You’re Invited: Visit to Nubian Village to meet Local School Children

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10 Cairo – Farewell

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your onward or homebound flight.

Meals included: Breakfast

Airfares by own arrangements 

Inclusions

All airport transfers in Egypt

Services of an English speaking Tour Director

  • Visit to the Pyramids & Great Sphinx
  • Tour of vast open-air temple of Karnak
  • Visit to Luxor & Kom Ombo Temples
  • Visit to the Egyptian Museum
  • Monument of Queen Hatshepsut & Statues of Colossi of Memnon
  • Visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu
  • Visit to the Osiris Temple Complex of Philae
  • Visit to Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari

Felucca cruise on the Nile

  • 4 night Cruise on board of MS Hamees Middle Deck.
  • Cruise to Dendera & visit to Hathor Temple
  • All tipping, gratuities, port taxes and charges

Operated by Evergreen Tours

Tour Length 10 Days

Tour Cost $6270.00 p/person

Additional Details

Single ADD $1475

Tour Dates
03/05/2019

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