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Egypt in 6 Days, Great Pyramids & Nile Cruise On Thursday 04 April, 2024, Mrs. Debbie Tozer, 2 People, GB

Walk in the footsteps of the Pharaohs on a fascinating city and cruise experience in Egypt. Discover the secrets of the Great Pyramids in Cairo and unearth the history behind the iconic Valley of the Kings. Spend 3 nights under the stars on a Nile River Cruise and delight in the sights of Aswan, atmospheric Kom Ombo, eternal Edfu and the magical Temples of Luxor.

Highlights

  • Travel on the Nile Cruise to witness scenic landscapes along your journey.
  • Take in all the history of the Luxor Temple that was founded around 1400 BCE.
  • Visit Karnak Temple, one of Egypt’s largest surviving temples.
  • Explore the Pyramids of Giza, which has the last Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.
  • Tour the finest Egyptian antiques of the world at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

Day1: Thursday 04 April 2024 Arrive Cairo from Sharm El-Sheikh AT 13:45 

It's time to unearth the secrets of Ancient Egypt and get to know the vibrant culture of Egypt's most emblematic cities. Touch down in Cairo and transfer to the hotelOvernight stay in Cairo. No meal.

Day2: Friday 05 April 2024 Fly Cairo To Aswan- Embark Nile Cruise

Morning, transfer to the airport for a short flight to Aswan, situated on the Nile River and known for its great importance to the Ancient Egyptian civilization. Upon arrival, Meet your Journey to Egypt Tour Guide (At EXIT DOOR, holding a sign with your name) and begin your day of exploring by visiting the majestic Island of Philae Afterwards, continue to the Granite Quarry, home to an unfinished ancient obelisk. Transfer to the port to board your Nile Cruise Boat, your home for the next three nights. Get settled in your cabin and enjoy the views of the river. In the afternoon head to the river to enjoy a cruise on a traditional felucca boat to see the Nile Falls. Watch life along the Nile as you travel along the river. Dinner and overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day3: Saturday 06 April 2024 Aswan -Cruising The Nile

If you're an early riser, you have the chance to enjoy an optional excursion to Abu Simbel ( Price $110 Per Person Per Trip), home to many rock-carved temples.* Today, navigate northwards towards Kom Ombo. Upon arrival explore the twin Temples of Haroeris and Sobek and see the amazing Nilometer, used to measure the rising and falling levels of the Nile, an important life source in Egypt. Afterwards, visit a unique Crocodile Mummy museum, home to a number of mummified crocodiles. Return to the ship and enjoy relaxing on board. Overnight on board.

* Optional Excursion to Abu Simbel: Visit these amazing temples, carved on the western cliff of the desert by Ramses II in the Xl century BC. See the iconic 20-metre high statues, dedicated to the god Amon Ra, and the Temple of Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor.

Please note: If you take the optional excursion to Abu Simbel, you will depart from the ship at approximately 4 a.m. to make the most of the coolest and quietest part of the day. This way, you can fully experience Abu Simbel without the crowds and avoid sightseeing in high temperatures.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day4: Sunday 07 April Edfu – Luxor

Dock in Edfu today to enjoy a ride in a traditional Egyptian carriage to arrive at the Temple of Edfu in style! Spend some time exploring the temple, dedicated to the Egyptian god of Horus. It's one of the best-preserved monuments in the country as its imposing structure has been protected by the desert sands. Back on the ship, continue to Luxor where the ancient heart of Thebes awaits you. Here, enjoy visiting the Karnak Temple Complex, home to a vast array of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other ancient buildings. Explore the ruins as you soak up the unique atmosphere and let your imagination run wild as you learn about life in Ancient Egypt. continue to discover the Temple of Luxor, constructed by the two great pharaohs, Amenhotep II and Ramses II. Return to the ship. Overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day5: Monday 08 April 2024 Luxor Tours- Fly Luxor To Cairo

Breakfast on board. Continue your discovery of the ancient city of Thebes today as you head to the world-famous Valley of the Kings, where the tomb of Tutankhamon was discovered, revealing the riches of the ancient pharaohs. It is here that the most powerful and influential kings of Ancient Egypt were buried. After exploring the site, continue to the Temple of Hatshepsut, an imposing terraced structure, located below towering cliffs. Later, transfer to the airport for a flight back to Cairo and Overnoght.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day6: Tuesday 09 April 2024 Cairo Tours

Breakfast at the hotel. Get to know the Egyptian capital today with a tour of Cairo's most emblematic sights. Begin at the Giza plateau, home of the three Great Pyramids, built over 4,500 years ago and one of the Seven Wonders of the World! Explore the pyramids and learn about their fascinating history as you walk in the footsteps of the pharaohs. Continue to the Great Sphinx and the Temple of the Valley to unearth more secrets of Ancient Egypt before visiting the Egyptian Museum. This world-renowned museum is home to the largest collection of jewels, relics and statues from the golden age of the pharaohs. End the day with a walk through the lively Khan el Khalili neighbourhood, home to the largest bazaar in the city. Later, Transfer to Cairo airport for flying to Sharm El-Sheikh Flight AT 19:50 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Hotels and Boats

Category: 5 Star Hotel, 5 Star Nile Cruise

Cairo hotel first Saty: Le Méridien Cairo Airport

Cairo hotel Second Stay: Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo

Cruise line: 5 star Nile Cruise.

Destaques

Included

  • Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure.
  • All transfers to/from airport & hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Accommodation for 2 night in Cairo including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on 5 star cruise on full board basis.
  • Domestic flight ticket Cairo To Aswan and Luxor 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.
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel.
  • All service charges and taxes.

Excluded

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

Rota

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