Cairo and Luxury Nile Cruise, 20 August 2021, Mrs. Laura Racanelli &Mr. John Racanelli

Desde USD 1'830

Bask in the timeless majesty of ancient Egypt on an immersive journey through the land of the pharaohs, exploring its quintessential archaeological treasures with an expert tour guide and cruise for four nights along the Nile.

Tour Advantages

  • Explore the Pyramids of Giza with a private tour guide.
  • Tour important archaeological sites like the Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Luxor, and Philae.
  • Venture down the Nile aboard a river cruiser.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of hotel, cruise accommodations.

Desde USD 1'830

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Day 1: Friday 20 August 2021 Arrive Cairo 6:10 PM

6:10 Pm, Arrive in Cairo where you are met by your Journey to Egypt representative (before the immigration counters, holding a sign with your name) and transferred to your hotel with fantastic views of the Nile.

Get In and Get Some Rest

For your added comfort, upon your arrival at the airport, an airport representative will greet you in the tunnel and escort you through customs and immigration. The representative will facilitate the included visa process for you. Continue to the baggage claim hall and passenger pick up. Here an airport representative will help you connect with your private transfer to your hotel.

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking representative.

Hotel: Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo (Nile Deluxe, NON SMOKING ROOM)

Meal: No meal.

Day 2: Saturday 21 August Old Cairo Tour

08:30 Am,  After breakfast, Tour to discover the old part of Cairo, Visiting the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, is the first museum in the Arab world focusing on the earliest civilization in history -the ancient Egyptiam civilazation. it's the only museum in Egypt that offers the visitor a general overview of all different historical periods that encompass Egypt. (Duration inside the museum is about 2 hours). then move on to visit the oldest Coptic churches, the Hanging Church and Church of Abu Serga. Continue driving to the area of Islamic Cairo, where you will visit Khan El Khalili. Enjoy some of the city's finest resturant as you stop for lunch.

Hotel: Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo (Nile Deluxe, NON SMOKING ROOM)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch (At local resturant).

Day 3: Sunday 22 August Giza Pyramids & Sphinx | Egyptian Museum

08:30 am, Cross an Item off the Bucket List The Great Pyramids of Giza are the most iconic image of Egyptology and an absolute must-see on any trip to Cairo. Meet with your private guide and head to Giza plateau to discover this only surviving site of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Great Pyramids of Giza juxtaposed against the famous Sphinx statue. The sheer beauty and allure of the Sphinx have mystified world travelers the likes of Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte, an imposing scene against the backdrop of the infinite desert behind it. The mysteries of the Great Pyramids have piqued the curiosity of visitors for thousands of years. Enter the Pyramid of Khufu (Extra ticket on spot), also known as the Pyramid of Cheops. The oldest and the only one to remain largely intact..

A camel ride is a must-do for all first-time Egypt travelers. Following your tour of this fascinating area, climb onto your dromedary and enjoy a ride in the shadow of the Pyramids. Cross the desert landscape guarded by some of the planet’s oldest ancient structures and take in the views of the mighty pyramids, including the Pyramid of Chepren and Mykerinus. Camel rides in the Giza complex provide for excellent photo opportunities(Duration inside the historical site is about 2 hours and half)

Enjoy some of the city's finest resturant as you stop for lunch. Then, visit

The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, also known as the Egyptian Museum, is a veritable treasure trove of Ancient Egypt’s artifacts, with an extensive collection of more than 120,000 items split between its exhibits and storerooms. Delve into the historical background of Egypt on a full day private tour with your tour guide through the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, admiring the treasures that are stored here for safekeeping. Tie together the grandeur of Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel with a collection of archaeological finds including statues, jewelry, amulets, sarcophagi, papyrus, ancient coins and the stories of famous Egyptologists. Marvel at the exquisite grandeur of the Mask of Tutankhamun and his coffin – Egypt’s most famous teenage king – although his mummy is still in its original tomb in the Valley of the Kings(Duration inside the museum is about 2 hours)

Hotel: Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo (Nile Deluxe, NON SMOKING ROOM)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (At local resturant).

Day 4: Monday 23 August Luxor | Karnak& Luxor temples | Embark Nile Cruise

Fly to Luxor, Flight time from Cairo, 08:15 Am (one hour flight)Luxor is home to one of the world’s greatest open-air museums, with the ruins of Karnak Temple and the Temple of Luxor in easy reach along the East Bank of the city. With your private tour guide, visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the monuments of Karnak and Luxor, learning more about ancient Egypt’s fascinating and lengthy history. Begin with a visit to the Temples of Karnak, strolling along the Avenue of Sphinx to enter the complex. The Temples of Karnak make up the history of Thebes and consists of colossal sandstone columns transported 100 miles along the Nile river, panoramic friezes. Discover with your guide how the massive façade was constructed.

Continue to Luxor Temple which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a 1.25-mile-long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. The temple dates to approximately 1400 BC and is dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship rather than the Pharaohs, cult gods or deified versions of the king in death. During the Roman era, the temple and its surroundings served as a legionary fortress and acted as the home of the Roman government in the area. (Duration inside the historical sites is about 3 hours)

Later, step aboard river cruiser for the warmth and attentiveness of its service staff. Lunch will be served on board in the restaurant. Tonight, a delicious dinner is served on board followed by Belly dancer and Folkloric Show.

Cruise line: Sonesta St. George I Nile Cruise. (Upper Deck, NON SMOKING CABIN)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Tuesday 24 August Valley of the Kings | Cruising the Nile

07:00 Am, Enjoy a tour of the West Bank of the Nile. Some of the most spectacular sites in all of Egypt can be found on the West Bank of the Nile, near Luxor. Meet with your private guide and driver to spend a half day exploring the West Bank of the Nile, home to the Valley of the Kings (visiting 3 tombs) and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Start with a visit to the Valley of the Kings to explore the famous Tomb of Tutankhamun (Extra ticket on spot) along with three other interesting tombs. King Tut became Pharaoh at the tender age of nine or ten, and the discovery of his nearly intact tomb in 1922 fascinated the world. For a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). (Duration is about 2 hours).

Next, Explore the recently renovated mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the second historically confirmed female Pharaoh. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful Pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty, and remembered as the first great woman in history of whom we are informed. (Duration is about one hour) End the visit to the West Bank with a visit to the Colossi of Memnon, the only remaining monuments of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. (Duration 15 min)

Following the morning sail to Esna, enjoy lunch on board the boat. Afternoon tea will be served on board during the cruise to Esna. In the evening, a gourmet dinner will be served on board.

Cruise line: Sonesta St. George I Nile Cruise. (Upper Deck, NON SMOKING CABIN)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Wednesday 25 August Edfu | Cruising to Kom Ombo

Sail to Edfu, Upon arrival, 09:00 Am, A horse carriage will be waiting for you and your private guide when you disembark from your Nile cruise to explore the Temple of Horus in EdfuDedicated to Horus, the falcon god, the temple was built from 230 to 57 BC by Ptolemy III and his successors and is considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt because of its later construction date. Despite its late era origins, it reflects traditional pharaonic architecture, and the Temple’s inscribed building texts provides an excellent idea of how all the temples once looked, with details about its construction. It fell into disuse as a religious monument when the Roman Empire banned all non-Christian worship within the Empire in 391. Edfu is an impressive temple, and is the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple. (Duration inside the historical site is about one hour and half)

11:30 Am, Sail to Kom Ombo, Upon arrival, 17:00 Pm, disembark from your Nile cruise to explore on foot the Kom Ombo Temple, a unique Greco-Roman temple dedicated to two gods: Sobekthe crocodile god, and Haroeris, the sun god. The Temple in Kom Ombo dates from about 180 BC, during a period known as the Ptolemaic era, and had some additions built on to it during Roman times. It stands right on the bank of the Nile between Edfu and Aswan. The temple is unusual in that it is a double temple, with one side dedicated to the god Haroesis and the other side to Sobek. The design is almost perfectly symmetrical, with two side-by-side sanctuaries and two parallel passageways leading through the outer parts of the temple. The right side is dedicated to Sobek-Re (the crocodile god combined with the sun god Re), along with his wife (a form of Hathor) and their son Khonsu-Hor. Sobek is associated with Seth, the enemy of Horus. In the myth of Horus and Osiris, Seth and his followers changed themselves into crocodiles to escape. The ancient Egyptians believed that by honoring the fearsome crocodile as a god, they would be safe from attacks. The left side is dedicated to Haroeris, the "Good Doctor" (a form of the falcon-headed god Horus the Elder) along with his consort Ta-Sent-Nefer, the "Good Sister" (another form of Hathor). (Duration inside the historical site is about one hour and half)

Return to your Nile Cruise boat where afternoon tea will be served in the lounge. Tonight’s entertainment will be an “Egyptian Night” costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian “galabeyyas”. Dinner will be buffet of Egyptian specialties.

Cruise line: Sonesta St. George I Nile Cruise. (Upper Deck, NON SMOKING CABIN)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Thursday 26 August Philae temple | Felucca Sailing

Sail to Aswan. Arrive Aswan city, 07:30 Am, Enjoy a tour of the impressive Aswan High Dam was a marvel of engineering when it was constructed. Originally conceived to Egypt’s irrigation of farmland to mitigate against drought and famine in low-water years, and flooding in high-water years. Visit the dam with your private guide and spend a half day learning about Aswan. The dam displaced over 100,000 Nubians in Sudan and Egypt alike and was part of a major relocation project for archaeological sites under the UNESCO Nubia Campaign, including the Abu Simbel temples and Philae. Other sites were eventually flooded by Lake Nasser, the world’s largest artificial lake that was created by the Aswan High Dam. Then head to Philae and the Temple of Isis on Agilikia Island. (Duration inside the historical site is about one hour and half) Stop at the stone quarries to see the unfinished obelisk, the largest known ancient obelisk and a very good practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen to create impressive moments. Marks from workers’ tools are still clearly visible on the bedrock (Duration inside the historical site half hour)

17:00, You will also have a chance take a ride on a felucca (a typical Egyptian sail boat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (weather permitting, life jackets will be provided) (Duration is about one hour).

Tonight’s farewell dinner will be a gala dinner. Enjoy a Folkloric show and a Dervish show after dinner.

Cruise line: Sonesta St. George I Nile Cruise. (Upper Deck, NON SMOKING CABIN)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8: Friday 27 August PCR Test, Trip to Nubian Village | Return to Cairo

Today, bid farewell to Your Nile cruise. Your guide taking you for your PCR test in Aswan.

Next, Trip to the Nubian Village.

Start sailing the Nile by motor boat to visit the Nubian Village and enjoying having tea- The Nubin Village is located on the west bank of the Nile, You’ll Pass by the first Cataract of Aswan and the Elephantine Island, the largest of the islands at Aswan, behind is the much smaller Kitchener’s island also you’ll see the Agha Khan Mausoleum (from outside). This trip allows you to meet and impact with a Nubian family and to learn about their simple life style, cultural and tradition (Duration 2 - 3 hours. Type Private Tour)Later you will be transferred to Aswan airport. Return to Cairo (flight time, 15:00 from Aswan) for an afternoon at leisure.

Hotel: Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo (Nile Deluxe, NON SMOKING ROOM)

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 9: Saturday 28 August Transfer to Alexandria

Moring, Transfer to the Alexandria.

Meals: Breakfast.

Hotels and Boats

Category: 5 Star Hotel, 5 Star Luxury Nile Cruise

Cairo: Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo (Nile Deluxe, NON SMOKING ROOM)

Cruise line: Sonesta St. George I Nile Cruise. (Upper Deck, NON SMOKING CABIN)

Price quotes are in US dollars per person

$1830 Per Person in Double Occupancy.

Payment Policy

We are offering a low down payment of just 10% to secure your spaces on the tour (full refunded) 40% can be paid up to 30 days prior to your arrival date (Non Refunded) . The remaining balance upon arrival cash or by credit card.

Aspectos importantes

INCLUDED

  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure.
  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 4 night in Cairo including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights on 5 star cruise on full board basis.
  • Domestic flight ticket Cairo To Luxor and Aswan To Cairo.
  • Certified professional tour guides.
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees to all the sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • Camel ride during your Pyramids tour& Nile felucca Tour in Aswan.
  • Transfer from Cairo to Alexandria by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Your guide taking you for your PCR test in Aswan.
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel.
  • All service charges and taxes.

EXCLUDED

  • International Airfare.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Any optional tours.
  • PCR test price.
  • Tipping (Gratuities for your tour guides, drivers and cruise crew).

Ruta

  1. Cairo
  2. Luxor
  3. Edfu
  4. Kom Umbu
  5. Aswan
  6. Cairo
  7. Alexandria