Nile Cruise Special with Abu Simbel from Cairo # 315

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan
Optional extensions to Abu Simbel for 5 nights /6 days

4 nights Nile Cruise,  1night Cairo with visit to the pyramids and within Egypt flights

Special Nile River Cruise - Awan - Luxor

Tour program starts in Cairo (Day 1): Sundays, Wednesdays or Fridays Cruise departures Monday, Thursdays or Saturdays (depending on the ship). Extra days can be added.

Day 01: Arrival, Sakkara, Memphis, Pyramids of Giza & the sphinx
Arrival to Cairo airport, our representative will assist you through passport control formalities, luggage identification & portage will greet you. 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 02: 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.

Day 03: 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.

Day 04: 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 05: 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.

Day 06: 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 fašade. Nearby, also saved, lies the small Temple of the King's wife Nefertari, dedicated to the goddess Hathor".
 

Program includes:  
- 01 Night 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.

- All transfers
- The service of meet and assist at all your destinations.
- All your visits include entrance fees.

Program excludes:  

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

Nile Cruise Special with Abu Simbel 4 nights- # 315
US $ Per Person 3* Hotel + 5* Std. Cruise 4* Hotel + 5* Std. Cruise 5* Hotel + 5* Deluxe Cruise 5* Hotel + 5* Super Dlx Cruise
 Price per Person in DBL                    939                          950                      1,021                      1,081
 Single Supplement                    331                          344                          388                          438
 Child (3-12)                    704                          713                          766                          811
 Extra Night In Cairo 
 Price per Person in DBL                       31                            44                            63                          113
 Single Supplement                       23                            29                            41                            75
 Extra Night In Luxor 
 Price per Person in DBL                       28                            41                            56                            81
 Single Supplement                       20                            28                            38                            56
 Extra Night In Aswan 
 Price per Person in DBL                       38                            44                            60                            81
 Single Supplement                       25                            29                            40                            56

Christmas, New Years & Easter 2019 Special gala dinner supplement!
Infant 0-2 Years: free (sharing with 2 adults)
Child 3-12 Years: 25% discount

OPTIONAL ABU SIMBEL EXCURSION FROM ASWAN or Cairo:

Abu Simbel Excursion
US $ Per Person Price
 1. Cairo - Abu Simbel - Cairo:  Flight + Transfers + Guide at Temples (Excl. Entrance Fees)             538
 2. Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan (Egypt Air): Flight + Transfers + Guide at Temples (Excl. Entrance Fees)             325
 4. Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan (Private Bus): A/C Bus + Transfers + Guide at Temples + Entrance Fees            156

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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