Egyptian Escape with Nile Cruise 9 days (from Cairo to Cairo)
Tour Highlights:
CAIRO Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Egyptian Museum and the pyramids in Giza
CAIRO-LUXOR By air
LUXOR Guided sightseeing, visit the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and Queens
EDFU Guided visit of Temple of Horus
KOM OMBO Guided visit of the temple
ASWAN Guided sightseeing, visit the High Dam, the unfinished obelisk, and the Philae Temple of Isis; [LF] Felucca sail around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan
ASWAN-CAIRO By air
Accommodations:
CAIRO Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah or similar
ASWAN Moevenpick Resort Aswan or similar
Itinerary:
DAY 1 ARRIVE IN CAIRO
Welcome to Cairo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
DAY 2 CAIRO
Guided sightseeing in and around Africa’s largest metropolis starts at the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM. See Tutankhamun’s fabulous treasures, an exciting first encounter with the splendor of three millennia of Egyptian civilization. Next, depart for GIZA. Take a close-up look at the enigmatic SPHINX and the daunting Great Pyramids. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built.
DAY 3 CAIRO–LUXOR. EMBARKATION
Board your flight to Luxor, where you will embark your cruise ship to enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, guided sightseeing features visits to KARNAK TEMPLE and LUXOR TEMPLE.
DAY 4 CRUISING: LUXOR–EDFU
This morning, guided sightseeing focuses on the VALLEY OF KINGS & QUEENS on the West Bank of the Nile, where generations of pharaohs and nobles were buried in great splendor in crypts cut into the cliffs. Sixty-two royal tombs have been uncovered so far, of which only the tomb of Tutankhamun was largely undisturbed when discovered in 1922. Visit DEIR EL-BAHRI, Queen Hatshepsut’s monumental rock temple, before returning to your ship where a Captain’s welcome cocktail party awaits you. Sail to Edfu.
DAY 5 CRUISING: EDFU–KOM OMBO–ASWAN
In Edfu, visit the TEMPLE OF HORUS with its menacing black stone statue of the falcon god. Built in the time of Cleopatra about 2,000 years ago, it is recent by Egyptian standards and beautifully preserved. Have lunch on board and continue your leisurely cruise down Egypt’s river of destiny. Dock at Kom Ombo for a short walk to visit its bluff-top TEMPLE dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods. You can haggle for bargains in the local market. This evening, enjoy a Galabeya party on board.
DAY 6 CRUISING: ASWAN
Marvel at the gigantic Aswan HIGH DAM, completed in 1970. Next, stop at the ancient GRANITE QUARRIES to see the famous unfinished obelisk and visit the PHILAE TEMPLE OF ISIS, transplanted from the submerged island of Philae. Highlight is a FELUCCA SAIL around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan. A Nubian Folklore Show is the perfect way to celebrate your Nile Cruise.
DAY 7 DISEMBARKATION. ASWAN
After disembarkation, enjoy some free time in Aswan. An optional excursion to stunning Abu Simbel is available.
DAY 8 ASWAN–CAIRO
Board your flight to Cairo. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel.
DAY 9 CAIRO
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
 
Package Includes
  • 8 nights accommodation 
  • Daily buffet breakfast; 4 lunches; 6 three-course dinners: welcome and farewell dinner in Cairo
  • Sightseeing as mentioned on the itinerary
  • Transportation by Motor coach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motor coach and in most hotel lobbies
  • Tour Director
 
USD 899*
Per person in double room
*Price starting from.
Fixed Departure Dates: November 2019 until March 2020.

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