Splendours of the Nile Egypt Tour - 10 days: The Great Pyramids in Gisa
This classic tour allows you to experience Cairo’s best and most famous sites, including the Great Pyramids, Mysterious Sphinx and the world renowned Egyptian museum before transfering to Aswan for a luxury cruise down the River Nile to Luxor.

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Activity/Tour


Day 1
Upon arrival in Cairo airport, we meet and assist you with your entry formalities then transfer you to you chosen 5-star hotel in Cairo.

Day 2
After a pre-tour meeting we take you on a full day tour to the Pyramids, Sphinx in Gisa and to Zoser’s steop pyramid in Saqqara. Your guide for the day will be a fully trained Egyptologist.

Day 3
Today we visit the sprawling Egyptian Museum, with its world famous Tutankhamen collection. We then take a tour of Cairo city, stopping at the Citadel, the Khan al Kalili bazaar and the churches of Choptic Cario. At the end of the day we board the overnight sleeper train to Aswan (flight option available).

Day 4
Arriving in Aswan we transfer you to your chosen 5-star hotel. The rest of the day is spent visiting the Nubian Museum, which give an interesting insight into the day to day lives of the local Nubians, and the island temple of Philae, situated on the nearby Lake Nasser.

Day 5 - 6
Early this morning there is the option to take a short flight to Abu Simbel and the Temple of Ramses II, reclaimed form the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Later in the morning we board our luxury 5-star cruise boat. In the afternoon we enjoy a felucca trip to the islands around Aswan, before setting sail down the Nile. En route we stop at the riverside temples of Komombo and Edfu before finally arriving in Luxor.

Day 7
Early this morning we head across to the West bank of the Nile to explore the world famous Valley of the Kings, visiting a number of Pharonic tombs. We also stop at the temple of Queen Hatchepsut, Egypt’s only female Pharaoh, and the Medinat Habu temples, before heading back across the Nile to Luxor.

Day 8
This morning we take a tour of the East bank at Luxor. This will include visits to the Temples of Luxor & Karnak. Both these impressive temples are immense in size and stand as a testament to the power and might of the ancient Egyptian Pharaohs. The option of a sunrise hot air balloon ride is also available today. At the end of the day we board our overnight sleeper train back to Cairo.

Day 9
Today is a free day in Cairo. You can enjoy it at your leisure or take and optional day trip to nearby Alexandria, which is most famous for its Citadel and Roman remains. Alternatively there is the optional overnight desert trip to the Al Fayoum Oasis, Wadi Rayan and the Valley of the Whales.

Day 10
Your last day is free to do some last minute shopping or a little more sightseeing, before we transfer you back to the airport for your flight home.

Typical Day


During a sightseeing day we usually start around 08.30 am in the morning and include plenty of breaks during the day. We use private AC minibuses with our own drivers and the tours themselves are lead for by our excellent locally trained Egyptologist guides.

Age range, type of group


There is no age limited to our tours and we cater for young and old alike. We also run family, private and tailor-made tours. Our group sizes are between 2 and 18.

Sleeping and meals


Accommodation:
3 nights - Cairo hotel (5-star)
2 nights - sleeper train
1 night - Aswan hotel (5-star)
3 nights - luxury cruise boat (5-star deluxe)

Transport:
Air-conditioned bus/minibus/car, overnight sleeper train, 5-star deluxe level cruise boat

Meals:
Breakfast - 9; Lunch - 3; Dinner - 5

Policies & Restrictions


There are no restriction on our tours, you just need to be interested in exploring all that Egypt has to offer.

Rates


From $1135 per person (ex. flights)
Note: single person and peak season supplements apply

Other Information


Small group departures approx. twice per month.
Private and tailor-made departures also available.
Please make an enquiry for more details.

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