5-star hotels 5-star Deluxe Nile Cruise ~ Cairo ~ Luxor ~ Aswan ~ Alexandria
This private, escorted adventure takes you on a full 14 day immersion in the world’s most fascinating ancient civilization. Anything you’ve ever seen or read about Egypt can’t fully prepare
you for the larger than life awe of being there and seeing it in person. The Nile Adventure allows ample time to experience it all – the major sites plus Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Alexandria. Travel is by private car, horse drawn calesche, camel, donkey, felucca and jet aircraft, with 4 relaxing days cruising on a luxury Nile riverboat in the time honored tradition. Departures are guaranteed daily. The group size is just you, minimum 2 persons.
Day 1 This Tour starts and ends at the Cairo Airport. You will be met at the Cairo airport by our tour representative and driver. You will be met as you enter the terminal and after Immigration. Our representative will assist you with your luggage and Customs, then take you to your hotel for the evening. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2 Start with a visit to the Egyptian Museum in the morning. In the afternoon visit the Citadel of Saladin, and the Mosque of Mohammed Ali. Afterwards, if you wish, your escort will drop you off at the Khan Al Khalili bazaar. Overnight in Cairo. (B)
Day 3 The entire day will be devoted to antiquities: Memphis, Saqqara, The Pyramids and The Sphinx. You will even ride camels at the Pyramids, if you wish to. Overnight in Cairo. (B)
Day 4 Today starts early with the trip by air to Abu Simbel. See Abu Simbel, the two magnificent temples of Ramses II…a not to be missed site. You fly to Abu Simbel, take the tourist bus for the 5-minute ride to the monuments, hear the lecture from the Egyptologists stationed at the monuments, return by bus to the airport for your return flight to Aswan. We leave early to avoid the crowds and to be able to see this wonder in early light. Free afternoon in Aswan. About 4 hours in total. Overnight Aswan. (B)
Day 5 The morning will be free except for boarding your Nile cruiser which will be your home and tour base for the next 4 nights. In the afternoon you will visit the Nile islands and the area around the Nilometer and the Agha Khan Mausoleum (the interior is closed) by felucca. Overnight and all meals aboard the boat. (BLD)
Day 6 The day will start with a visit to the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. Then the boat will set sail for Kom Ombo where you will tour the Temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris with the Egyptologist who travels with the boat. Afterwards, the boat will continue on to Edfu where you will spend the night. Overnight and all meals on board. (BLD)
Day 7 Visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu in the morning with the Egyptologist who travels with the boat then sail on to Esna and cross the lock in the river. Continue on to Luxor where you will overnight. Overnight and all meals on board. (BLD)
Day 8 The day starts by a crossing to the West Bank followed by a donkey ride to the vicinity of the Valley of the Kings. (A non-donkey option is available). Visit to the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. In the afternoon you will visit Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. Overnight and all meals on board the boat.(BLD)
Day 9 In the morning you will visit the Tombs of the Nobles on the west bank of the Nile. The afternoon will be free in Luxor. Your escort will be available to assist as necessary. You may wish to revisit one or more of the sites on the West Bank or spend more time at Karnak. The Luxor Museum would also be an excellent choice. Optionally, enjoy a Sunrise Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings. In the evening you may want to see the Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple. Overnight in Luxor.(B)
Day 10 A half day visit to Dendera by private car. Later you will be taken to the airport for the return flight to Cairo and overnight in Cairo. (B)
Day 11 Start with a visit to Coptic Cairo including the Hanging Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue and the Coptic Museum. If you wish, your escort will drop you off at the Khan Al Khalili bazaar. Overnight in Cairo. (B)
Day 12 Another early start with a drive to Alexandria. Once there, the full day will let you visit Pompey’s Pillar, the Catacombs, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Citadel of Qauitbei and the Montazah Palace. Overnight in Alexandria. (B)
Day 13 Drive back to Cairo in the morning and then visit the Ibn Toulon mosque, the Nilometer and the Sultan Hassan and Ri’afa mosques as time permits. Overnight in Cairo. (B)
Day 14 Transfer to the airport for your early morning departure. (B)
|Nile Adventure 13 Nights||Land Only, Per Person Based on 2 travelers, double room occupancy||Land Only based on 1 traveler single room occupany|
1 Oct to 22 Dec 2017
5 Jan to 24 Mar 2018 &
7 to 30 Apr 2018
23 Dec 2017 to 4 Jan 2018
25 Mar to 6 Apr 2018
|Off Peak Summer Rates
1 May-30 Sep 2018
Discounts for 3 or more traveling together – please enquire. Discount if take overnight sleeper train to or from Aswan/Luxor.
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Stay at some of Egypt’s classic, historic, famous, palace hotels.
- Cairo Marriott built for the French Empress Eugenie to commemorate the opening of the Suez canal.
- The Mena House located in the shadow of the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo.
- Winter Palace Luxor, built in 1886 on the Nile banks.
- Reopened in 2012! The refurbished Old Cataract Aswan hotel.Upgrade your rooms to Nile Views, Suites or at Le Meridien Pyramids, a Pyramid View room. Please ask for pricing and more details.
English* speaking Professional Licensed Guide/Egyptologist.
5 star hotels . All hotel taxes and service charges. (Hotels include Le Meridien Pyramids, Steigenberger Nile
Palace, Movenpick Elephantine Island).
Complete sightseeing program including all site admissions.
Double or twin bed rooms with en suite facilities and breakfast daily.
All airport transfers and ground transportation by private, air conditioned, vehicle & driver.
Flights within Egypt.
Services and assistance of our offices in Cairo, Luxor, Alexandria.
Other languages available upon request*.
Meals not mentioned.
International airfare. Departure taxes.
Tips for Egyptologist guide(s) and driver(s).
Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)
Extras and items of a personal nature.
Single Travelers – We offer this Private Tour Itinerary for Single Travelers also
Pre- and Post-Tour Nights and Extensions – If you arrive one or more days before your tour or depart one or more days after it ends we can provide excellent accommodations in Cairo. We also have an excellent selection of Extensions to your tour. After all, you’ve come all this way, you may as well see and do more.
Travel Insurance – We strongly recommend the purchase of Travel insurance. This coverage protects you financially if you should have to cancel or interrupt your trip due to an unforeseen circumstance or if you need to seek medical attention while traveling. The price is approximately 6% of the total.
International Flights – Flights to and from Cairo are not included in our prices. We are happy to research airfares and schedules for you. International air is only available with purchase of the Egypt land package. Click here for Special Fares .
Private Tour means
Private – Your “group” is only those family members and friends with whom you have booked.
Personal – Attention is individualized, every question is answered…you are treated as the honored guest you are.
Guided – By some of the finest Egyptologists/ Archaeologists in Egypt, who are committed to your complete satisfaction.
Pace – Tour and sightseeing as it suits you.
Departures – Tours can start any day or time you may wish. You will be greeted at the airport. The Itinerary may vary slightly from the above to accommodate flight schedules, cruise timings and availability, and other factors. All sight seeing and services as stated will be included.
Gratuities – It is customary in Egypt to provide tips for your Guide, Driver, porters and others who will provide services for you. We provide guidelines when booking with us.
Options Available to be Added to your Private Tour – please ask.
- Sound & Shows including transfers – Pyramids, Karnak Temple Luxor, Philae Temple Aswan.
- Cairo Floating Restaurant Dinner Cruise on the Nile in Cairo.
- Sunrise Balloon Ride near The Valley of the Kings.
- Day Trip to Abu Simbel by Air (if not included in your tour).
- Extra hotel nights can be added at any point on your Private Tour.
- See here for other Add On’s to enhance your Tour!