Nile Cruise Special with flights from Cairo and Optional Abu Simbel Excursion
Cairo - Luxor - Aswan

Special 5% additional discount on 2018 bookings made before 30 Oct 2017

4 nights Nile Cruise - 2night Cairo and flights
Sep 2017  - Oct 2018

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Nile cruises 4 nights

Tour program starts in Cairo (Day 1): Saturdays, Tuesdays or Thursdays. Cruise departures Monday, Thursdays or Saturdays

Day 01: Arrival to Cairo airport, our representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. Transfer to hotel and overnight in Cairo.

Day 02: Arrival, Sakkara, Memphis, Pyramids of Giza & the sphinx
 Excursion tour to visit the Step pyramid in Sakkara (Sakkara (Saqqara) is one of the most extensive archaeological sites in Egypt! It was the cemetery for Memphis, the capital of Ancient Egypt, yet it is still one of the virgin archaeological sites, despite the fact that so much has already been found here! The site is dominated by the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, which goes back to 2700 BC. It is one of the oldest stone structures in the world!). Then visit the cemetery for Memphis (Founded in the 1st Dynasty (3100 B.C) by King Narmar, Memphis was the capital of Ancient Egypt, and the first capital city founded after the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt. It remained as the capital of Ancient Egypt throughout the Old Kingdom. Because of the many necropolises associated with Memphis, many Egyptologists believe that it was once an extremely large city, though no archaeological evidence proves this, at present!), then we will visit the papyrus institute, then a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Pyramids of Giza (Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus), Cheops is the most colossal ever built. Next is a close-up look at the sphinx - a huge funeral complex guarded by the legendary lion body with the face of king Chephren and The Valley Temple. At the end of the day we will transfer you to your hotel.
Overnight in Cairo

Day 03: Cairo/Luxor and embarkation Every Monday, Saturday & Thursday
Early morning transfer to Cairo Airport for departure to Luxor. Arrival, meet & assist by our representative and transfer to your Nile Cruise & Check in. Excursion tour to visit Karnak Temple, which is a serious of temples, built in different reigns. Starting by the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall with it's 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsute and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake. Transfer to Nile Cruise. Afternoon tea. Dinner on board & Belly Dance show. Dinner & Overnight in Luxor on board the ship.

Day 04: Luxor / Esna
Breakfast. Visit the West Bank including: Valley of the Kings (Is a valley in Egypt where 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 through Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, across from Thebes (modern Luxor), within the heart of the Theban Necropolis.), Colossi of Memnon (The two colossi are made of sandstone, which during ancient times was brought from Gabal El Silselah. Each colossus, including the pedestal and the crown, is about 21m tall and represents King Amenhotep III seating on his throne, wearing the Memes, or royal headdress, with the divine cobra protecting his forehead. On the sides of the colossi there is a representation of the Nile god Hapi, bending together the lotus and the papyrus plants, symbolizing the union of Upper and Lower Egypt) and Temple of Queen Hatshepsute (Hatshepsut was the fifth Pharaoh of the18th-dynasty who was one of the handful of female rulers in Ancient Egypt. Her reign was the longest of all the female pharaohs. Her funerary temple still stands as a tribute to her incredible rise to power). Lunch on board. Sail to Esna. Afternoon Tea. Disco Party.Dinner & Overnight in Edfu on board.

Day 05: Edfu / Kom Ombo
Breakfast. Visit the Edfu Temple (Lies in Edfu town, 123 km north of Aswan on the west bank of the Nile. It dates to the Ptolemaic period. It was dedicated to the worship of god Hours represented as a falcon. It is one of the most beautiful Egyptian temples, distinguished by its huge splendid structure that blends Pharaonic and Greek architecture. Its grandeur competes with Luxor temples. It is the second largest temple after Karnak. It also houses the Nilometer and a huge pylon at the entrance). Sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board. Visit the Kom-Ombo Temple (Located in Kom Ombo town, 45 km north of Aswan. It is built on a hillside overlooking the Nile. This temple was constructed in the Ptolemaic Roman era for the worship of god Haroeris and Sobek, the crocodile god. It is noted for relief engravings on its walls which show ancient surgical tools, bone saws and dentistry tools. Nearby there are three mummified crocodiles. They are now in Hathor's chapel). Sail to Aswan. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board & Galabya party. Dinner & Overnight on board.

Day 06: Aswan
Breakfast. Excursion tour to visit, Philae Temple (The Temple of Isis is one of the greatest Temples in Egypt and it occupies about a quarter of the island. It is the main Temple on the island, with its huge, complete, pylons and beautiful scenes), High Dam (One of the most outstanding architectural achievements of the twentieth century. It was constructed to replace the old Aswan dam built in 1902. The High dam was constructed to protect Egypt from the floods as well as providing irrigation and electricity all over Egypt. It is 3600 meters long. Visitors can easily locate lake Nasser which is a huge water reservoir) and Unfinished Obelisque (The beautiful red granites that were used in building the temples and monuments in the ancient days were brought from the quarries of Aswan. Now while you are on a trip to the Unfinished Obelisk you can see innumerable inscriptions in the area around the quarries. These are probably the descriptions of the various quarrying projects that were undertaken in the past days).
Dinner & Overnight in Aswan on board.

Day 07: Disembarkation and departure form Aswan
Breakfast. Disembarkation. Transfer to Aswan Airport for departure to Cairo.
Optional: "Why not visit the colossal Temple of Abu Simbel built by Ramses II (XIXth Dynasty) and lately saved from inundation of the Nile waters in among the glories of ancient Egyptian monuments. The temples were built out of a sandstone rock cliff, and representation of the deities to which each was dedicated is carved on its huge façade. Nearby, also saved, lies the small Temple of the King's wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor".
 

Program includes:  
- 02 Nights in Cairo at Selected Hotel on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
- 04 Nights at 5 star Nile Cruise on Full Board Basis.
- Cairo/Luxor & Aswan/Cairo by Egypt Air Flight.
- Multilingual expert Egyptologist guide.
- All your tours and excursions are by Deluxe Bus.
- The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
- All your visits include entrance fees.

- All taxes



Program excludes:  

- International Flights.
- Visa Entry for Egypt.
- Personal items.
- Tipping.
- Any other items not mentioned

 

Rates 2017 and 2018   Special Early Bird 5% discount on 2018 bookings made before 30 Oct 2017

Price in US$ based on 2-6 passengers traveling together * 3* hotels
5*Standard cruise
4*hotels
5*Standard cruise
5*standard hotels
5* deluxe cruise
5* Deluxe Hotels
5* super deluxe cruise
Price per person in double  occupancy 970 994 1085 1195
Reduction for 3rd person 8 8 8 8
Single supplement (2 or more people traveling together) 355 373 430 513
Price for child 3-12years
sharing with 2 adults
526 550 565 593
Price for infant until 2 years Pays for flight only 10% of adult fare
EXTRA NIGHTS Until Oct 2018
Extra night in Cairo 30 42 59 106
Extra night in Cairo - single supplement 23 27 39 71
Extra night in Luxor 22 39 53 77
Extra night in Luxor - single supplement 26 26 36 53
Extra night in Aswan  36 42 57 77
Extra night in Aswan - single supplement 24 27 38 53


Infant 0-2 Years: free (sharing with 2 adults)
Child 3-12 Years: 50% discount

Mandatory gala dinner supplement on Christmas and New Years Eve and Easter 

OPTIONAL ABU SIMBEL EXCURSION FROM ASWAN or Cairo:

Abu Simbel excursion from Cairo by flight EGYPT AIR including transfers, flight and guide , excluding entrance fees: US$ 388 per person
 
Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by flight EGYPT AIR excluding entrée fees & including all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Flight + Guide: Per Person:  269 US$ per person
 
 Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by flight CHARTER excluding entrée fees & including all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Flight + Guide: Per Person: 219.00 US$. (Upon Availability).
 
Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by PRIVATE BUS including entrée fees + all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Deluxe A/C Bus + Guide: Per Person: 150.00 USD$ Per adult.
 
Abu Simbel excursion from Aswan by COLLECTIVE BUS excluding entrée fees & including all transfers in Aswan & Abu Simbel + Guide at the Temples of Abu Simple: Per Person: 38.00 USD$ Per adult. (We do not recommend the Collective Bus).

Hotel names (or similar):

3* category:

In Cairo
Pharaohs Hotel

4* category:
In Cairo:
Oasis Hotel or or Zoser Hotel or Similar
 
5* standard category:
In Cairo:
Pyramids Park Hotel or Grand Pyramids Hotel or Amarante Pyramids Hotel or Safir Hotel 

5* deluxe category:
In Cairo:

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel or Pyramisa Cairo Hotel or Mena House or Ramsis Hilton
 

3* category
In Luxor:

New Emilio Hotel or Philip Hotel or Tutotel Partner Hotel or Queens Valley Hotel or Similar
In Aswan:
Cleopatra Hotel or Similar

4* category:
In Luxor:

Mercure Luxor Hotel or Pyramisa Isis Luxor City View or Similar
In Aswan:
Isis Corniche Hotel or Similar

5* standard category:
In Luxor:

Pyramisa Isis Luxor Hotel or Similar
In Aswan:
Pyramisa Isis Aswan Hotel or Similar

5* deluxe category:
In Luxor:

Sofitel le Karnak or Sheraton Luxor or Similar
In Aswan:
Pyramisa Isis Aswan Hotel Nile View or Similar

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Cruise Ship names:

Monday Sailings from Luxor:
5*Standard: M/s Ra I., M/S Nile Jewel or similar
5*Deluxe: M/S Orchestra, M/S Royal Regency, M/S Tulip or similar
5* Super deluxe: M/S Prestige Emilio, M/S Royal Ruby , M/S Nile Story, M/S Hapi 5

Saturday Sailings from Luxor:
5* Standard: M/S Emerald, M/S Citadel, M/S Aton or similar
5* Deluxe: M/S King of the Nile, M/S Carnival, M/S Tamr Henna, M/S Nile Bride or similar
5* Super deluxe: M/S Princess Sarah, M/S Monaco, M/S Mohito or similar

Thursday Sailings from Luxor:
5*Standard: M/S Crocodile, M/S Sarya , M/S Jasmin , M/S Anni or similar
5*Deluxe: M/S Kira, M/S Mirage, M/S Nile Style , M/S Norma or similar
5*Super Deluxe : M/S Monte Carlo, M/S Semiramis or similar

 

 

 

 

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