Taste the essence of Egypt on this 7day itinerary, this tour will take you through the mystical Pyramids of Giza, the sphinx and old Cairo, enjoy the perfect blend of touring Egyptian sights with a leisurely sailing on this Egypt tour with Nile cruise that you are sure to cherish for a lifetime. Cruise the Nile where you will experience our new top of the line cruise ship the H/S Nebu. Cruise past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. You will see the Aswan High Dam and the Colossi of Memnon, two 75 feet tall 1000-ton statues that once guarded an ancient mortuary, Sail along the Nile towards Luxor, and the Valley of the Kings, famed for its tombs and ......
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Arrive in the Land of the Pharaohs. Upon completion of immigration and customs formalities at Cairo International Airport, you will be met at the exit by our representative and escorted to your hotel.
Start your day with a guided visit to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to witness the path of the Egyptian history Starting with the predynastic period into the pharaonic, followed by the Graeco-Roman, Coptic, and Islamic periods, up until modern day Egypt, the museum encompasses the array of different time spans and ‘civilizations’ that contributed to Egypt’s rich history. Then, drive to Old Cairo to visit Al Moallaka Church (Hanging Church) .In the afternoon, visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, the enigmatic Sphinx and your camel ride. (B, L)
Transfer from your hotel to Cairo International Airport for your morning flight to Aswan. Upon arrival you will be escorted to your Nile cruise ship. You will visit the High Dam, the Granite Alexandria Quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk, and the Temple of Isis at Philae. Sail on board a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat and view Kitchener’s Island Botanical Garden and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. After lunch, sail to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek and Haroeris before arriving in Edfu. (B,L,D)
Travel by horse-drawn carriage to the Temple of Horus, the falcon god. Dating from 237 B.C., it is considered the best preserved temple in Egypt and the second largest after the Temple of Karnak. Sail to Esna, passing through the Esna Lock, and continue sailing towards Luxor. (B,L,D)
Visit the West Bank necropolis including the Valley of the Kings, the Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Enjoy an optional sound and light show at Karnak Temple this evening. (B,L,D)
After breakfast, visit Karnak and Luxor temples, a centuries old city of pylons, hypostyle halls, colossal statues, shrines and obelisks. Disembark and transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo you will be met and escorted to your hotel. N.B: – Nile Cruise itinerary may change in sequence but not in visits. (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight. (B)