Majestic Egypt and Nile Cruise - Budget Tour
- Duration: 10 Days (approx.)
- Product code: EWGT-E777B
Our Majestic Egypt Tour will take you to all the best sites in this historic country, full of amazing architecture, and culture. Each day is packed with inspiring destinations, with plenty of time to enjoy many optional experiences. Reserve your space for only $200 per person!
Day 1. Depart from your home, Travel by air to Cairo. Arrive at the Cairo International Airport, and transfer from the airport to your 5 star bed and breakfast located within the Giza pyramids area (Air is not included in this tour)
After check-in, take time to relax, enjoy the atmosphere, and acclimate to our new time zone.
Day 2. Breakfast in the morning, and time to settle in. 1:00 PM we will have our Welcome Meeting to discuss all about the remainder of our tour, then enjoy welcome lunch in a 5 star local restaurant, with delicious Egyptian food to satisfy your palate. All food and drinks graciously covered by our hosts!
Then we will visit one of Egypt`s most famous Egyptian cotton stores to get some clothes to fit with our trip needs. Amazing quality and very good price You may consider packing light so you have plenty of space to bring home these treasures.
An optional excursion for the evening: attend the Sound & Light Show at the pyramids!
Day 3. Early morning wake up call, enjoy breakfast, then visit Egypt's most famous site - Giza. Here we will explore the famous pyramids, Sphinx, Valley Temple Our tour today will have more than 5 different stops in the area with a detailed lecture by our expert Egyptologist guide on each stop.
While enjoying Giza, we suggest you consider optional activities such as:
a) Short camel ride. This optional gets you access to views of the pyramids that cannot be seen from the road.
b) Pyramid Interior Access.
c) Solar Boat Museum
After almost 3 hours visiting Giza, we'll enjoy a short break for shopping authentic handmade Egyptian souvenirs. Be sure to get your "haggle on." Then we'll experience an authentic Egyptian lunch in a 5 star local restaurant. (drinks are not included.)
Following lunch, we'll travel to The Egyptian museum to explore King Tut`s exhibition and some other masterpieces from the pharaohs time, enjoying the personal expertise of our very own Egyptologist. Additionally, there will be an opportunity to visit the Royal Mummies room as an extra optional experience. B,L
Day 4. Early Breakfast, then checkout. Fly to Luxor and board our luxurious Nile cruise, where will enjoy not only the scenes along the Nile, but entertainment, and all our meals included.(drinks are not included.) Then we'll visit Luxor East bank with our Egyptologist Expert starting with the world`s biggest cult center, the Karnak Temples. Then onto the Luxor Temple. Following our visit of these awe inspiring sights, we'll reboard our cruise ship. The rest of the evening is yours to enjoy the ship's entertainment, or one of the following optional excursions.
a) Luxor City Tour by horse carriage
c) Karnak Temples Sound and Light show
Day 5. For those desiring, Balloon Rides over Luxor are available, as an optional excursion, but depart a 4:00am - so plan accordingly. For the rest of us, Early Breakfast, then we will all go ashore to visit the Luxor West bank and the legendary Valley of the Kings. then we make our way to the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. We'll end our shore visit admiring the statues of Memnon.
Back to the cruise and start the spectacular evening sailing towards Edfu temple. Overnight in Edfu. B,L,D
Day 6. Still cruising the Nile, we'll visit the Edfu Temple of Horus for approximately 2 hours then get back to the ship and start sailing again towards Kom Ombo temple where we'' explore this site for another 2 hours. Then we'll continue sailing towards Aswan, with dinner on our cruise ship, and enjoying the entertainment, or the Egyptian shore slip by. Overnight in Aswan. B,L,D
Day 7. Enjoying more of our Nile cruise, We'll start our Aswan visit by exploring Philae Island and Temple of Isis. We'll enjoy traveling by a small motorboat to get to the island. Following this experience, we'll explore the peculiar quarry containing an unfinished obelisk from ancient Egypt. Ending the day, we'll visit the behemoth engineering feat - the Aswan High Dam. Enjoy our last night on the cruise ship, or go ashore and explore the spice markets in town. Overnight in Aswan B,L,D
Day 8. Disembark from our Nile cruise, and fly back to Cairo. After arriving in Cairo, you have the afternoon to do as you wish. Find more souvenirs, revisit Giza, or may we suggest the following optional excursions:
a) Islamic and Coptic Cairo
b) Saqqara and Dahshur pyramid
Overnight in Cairo
Day 9. 6:00 AM Early start, then we travel to Alexandria. We will see interesting sites along our way, then arrive mid-morning to begin our in-depth explorations of Alexandria. We will visit the ruins of the Ancient Light House and Qaitbay Castle. Finally, we will tour the Catacombs and then visit the modern Library of Alexandria!
Lunch will be at a beautiful seafood restaurant overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. (Drinks not included)
Then drive back to Cairo for our last stay.
Day 10. Final departure from Cairo, aboard our international flight. After arrival at your final airport, you'll enjoy transportation back to your home.
Our Majestic Egypt Tour includes:1. A US Tour Director, to assist you on your adventure.
2. All Egyptian airport transfers by private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle, and all other transfers along the tour.
3. Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast.
4. Accommodation for 4 nights onboard our Nile Cruise on European Full Board basis (Inclusive Meals)
5. Domestic Egyptian flight ticket a) Cairo to Luxor and b) Aswan to Cairo
6. All sightseeing tours in Cairo
7. All sightseeing tours on the Nile cruise
8. Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
9. Expert Egyptologist tour guide during our tour in Egypt
10. All service charges and applicable taxes included
11. Included Tipping which covers the following within Egypt: drivers, bellmen, porters, hotel staff ,reception, housekeeping, cruise staff
Our Luxury Tour DOES NOT include:
1. International Airfare, Domestic shuttles, parking, etc. (We can book them for you on request)
2. Optional excursions (which can be pre-booked as part of your reservation)
3. Egypt Visa (Required - We can assist securing this document)
4. non-included meals, snacks, and beverages.
5. Any other tours, incidentals, and non- included items
6. Gratutities to your Tour Director, Expert Egyptologist, and home airport shuttle driver. ( We recommend $5-7 USD per person, per day for each, but you are encouraged to tip more based on performance of service.