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7 Day Cairo with Nile Cruise Tour Package

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7 Days 6 Nights
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With our 7-day trip to Cairo and a cruise to Luxor and Aswan, you will witness the grandeur of Egyptian history throughout the ages. Visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo before taking a trip to Aswan and Luxor to start your Nile cruise. On a luxury cruise, you can see the impressive ruins and beautiful scenery before returning to Cairo for departure.
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8 Days Cairo with 3 Nights Nile Cruise by Flight

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8 Days 7 Nights
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With an 8-day Luxor and Aswan cruise from Cairo, you can see the most important historical sites in Cairo, visit Aswan, and sail in style to Luxor. You can walk inside the famous pyramids of Giza, visit Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found, and then travel to Aswan to see the Temple of Philae, which was saved from the rising waters of Lake Nasser when the Aswan High Dam was built. Sail to Luxor to see its sights and other attractions.
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8 Days Cairo & 3 Nights Cruise by Sleeper Train

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8 Days 7 Nights
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On an 8-day cruise, you can see Cairo's famous historical sites and sail between Aswan and Luxor. Explore one of the wonders of the ancient world in Cairo, then go to Aswan by train to see its beautiful sights, such as the famous Philae Temple. As you sail down the Nile to Luxor to see its wonderful sights, you will see many things.
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8 Days Cairo and 4 Nights Cruise with Abu Simbel by Flight

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8 Days 7 Nights
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Discover how beautiful Egypt really is on this 8-day Cairo tour with a cruise from Luxor and Aswan to Abu Simbel Temple. In the beginning, you see the pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum and the rest of Cairo's wonderful landmarks. Then fly to Luxor and check-in for the scenic Nile cruise to Aswan. Along the way, you'll see the ancient wonders of Luxor, Aswan, and everywhere in between. Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun in Luxor, the tomb temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Edfu, and the Temple of Philae in Aswan before returning to Cairo to catch the flight back home.
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9 Day Cairo City & Nile Cruise and Alexandria by Flight

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9 Days 8 Nights
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With a 9-day Luxor and Aswan cruise starting from Cairo and then a trip to Alexandria, you can see the most important historical sites in Cairo, cruise to Aswan, and sail in style to Luxor. You can walk inside the famous pyramids of Giza, go to Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found, then go to Aswan to see the Temple of Philae, which was saved from the rising water level of Lake Nasser when the Aswan High Dam was built. . For a trip to Alexandria you'll never forget, sail to Luxor to see the sights and other attractions there. After that, you can go back to Cairo to search for gold.
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9 Day in Cairo & Nile Cruise and Hurghada

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9 Days 8 Nights
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With a 9-day Luxor and Aswan cruise starting from Cairo and then a trip to Hurghada, you can see the most important historical sites in Cairo, cruise to Aswan, and sail in style to Luxor. You can walk inside the famous pyramids of Giza, go to Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found, then go to Aswan to see the Temple of Philae, which was saved from the rising water level of Lake Nasser when the Aswan High Dam was built. . For a trip to Hurghada you'll never forget, sail to Luxor to see the sights and other attractions there. After that, you can go back to Cairo to search for gold.
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10 Day Cairo, Alexandria and Nile Cruise with Abu Simbel by Flight

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10 Days 9 Nights
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On this 10-day Cairo tour that includes a cruise from Luxor and Aswan to the Abu Simbel Temple, you'll see how beautiful Egypt really is. At the start, you can see the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and other great Cairo landmarks. Then, fly to Luxor and check in for an amazing Nile cruise to Aswan. You'll see the ancient wonders of Luxor, Aswan, and all the places in between. Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun in Luxor, the tomb temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Edfu, and the Philae temple in Aswan before going back to Cairo and going to Alexandria to see its wonderful sights.
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10 Day Cairo City &Nile Cruise and Hurghada

From$1,380Start From
10 Days 9 Nights
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See Cairo's most important historical sites, cruise to Aswan, and sail in style to Luxor on a 10-day cruise starting in Cairo and ending in Cairo. You can walk inside the famous pyramids of Giza, go to Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found, then go to Aswan to see the Temple of Philae, which was saved from the rising water level of Lake Nasser when the Aswan High Dam was in place. place. building. Sail to Luxor to see the sights and other attractions there for a trip to Hurghada you'll never forget. Then you can go back to Cairo and search for gold there.
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11 Day Cairo City & Nile Cruise and Hurghada

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11 Days 10 Nights
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On an 11-day cruise starting and ending in Cairo, you can see the most important historical sites in Cairo, sail to Aswan, and sail in style to Luxor. You can walk inside the famous pyramids of Giza, go to Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found, then go to Aswan to see the Temple of Philae, which was saved from the rising water level of Lake Nasser when the Aswan High Dam was built. Location, building. Embark on a Hurghada trip you'll never forget by sailing to Luxor for sightseeing and other attractions there. After that, you can return to Cairo to search for gold there.
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12 Day Cairo & Nile Cruise and Bahariya Oasis

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12 Days 11 Nights
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On this 12-day Cairo tour which includes a cruise from Luxor and Aswan to Abu Simbel Temple, you can see how beautiful Egypt really is. In the beginning, you can see the pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum and other great landmarks of Cairo. Then fly to Luxor and check-in for an amazing Nile cruise to Aswan. You will see the ancient wonders of Luxor and Aswan and all the places in between. Visit the tomb of King Tutankhamun in Luxor, the tomb temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Edfu, and the Temple of Philae in Aswan before embarking on a scenic excursion to Alexandria from Cairo.
(14 Reviews)

12 Day Cairo City & Nile Cruise and Hurghada City

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12 Days 11 Nights
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See Cairo's most important historical sites, sail to Aswan and then to Luxor on a 12-day cruise starting and ending in Cairo. You can see the pyramids of Giza and go to Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found, then go to Aswan to see the Temple of Philae and then start a trip from Hurghada that you will never forget by taking a boat to Luxor to see the sights and visit other places of interest there. Then you can return to Cairo.
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14 Day Cairo City & Alexandria & Nile Cruise and Hurghada

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14 Days 13 Nights
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On a 14-day cruise starting and ending in Cairo, you can see the most important historical sites in Cairo, sail to Aswan and Luxor. You can see the pyramids of Giza and the oldest pyramid found in Saqqara. Then in Aswan, you can see the Temple of Philae and the incomplete obelisk, then go to Luxor and see the wonderful sights there from the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Temple of Karnak, and others. Then the beaches of Hurghada and back to Cairo again.
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14 Day Cairo City & Alexandria City & Nile Cruise and Sharm El Sheikh

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14 Days 13 Nights
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See Cairo's most important historical sites, sail to Aswan, and then sail to Luxor on a 14-day cruise. You can see the pyramids of Giza and go to Saqqara to see the oldest pyramid ever found. Then you can go to Aswan to see the Philae Temple, which was saved from the rising water level of Lake Nasser when the Aswan High Dam was built. Location and structure. Placement and construction. Start a great trip to Sharm El Sheikh by taking a boat to Luxor for sightseeing and other things. Then you can go back to Cairo to search for gold there.
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Related FAQs to Historical Egypt Tours

What is the most popular place in ancient Egypt?

The most popular place in ancient Egypt, hands down, is the iconic Giza Plateau. Nestled just outside modern-day Cairo, it’s home to the world-famous Pyramids of Giza, including the Great Pyramid of Khufu, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. These incredible structures are steeped in mystery and have captured the imagination of people worldwide for centuries. The Sphinx, with its enigmatic expression, guards these monumental tombs, adding to the intrigue. Tourists and archaeologists alike flock to Giza to marvel at the sheer scale and historical significance of this ancient wonder.

What is the best way to see ancient Egypt?

The best way to truly experience the wonders of ancient Egypt is through a combination of cultural immersion and guided tours. Start by exploring Cairo, Egypt’s bustling capital, where you can visit the Egyptian Museum to see an astonishing collection of artifacts, including the treasures of Tutankhamun. From there, embark on a Nile River cruise, a magical journey that takes you to temples, tombs, and archaeological sites along the riverbanks. Luxor, often called the “world’s greatest open-air museum,” is another must-visit destination featuring iconic sites like the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple. Ensure to engage local guides who can provide in-depth historical context and share intriguing stories.

What are the must-visit attractions during a Classical Egypt Tour?

There are several must-visit attractions in Egypt during a Classical Tour. These include:

The Pyramids of Giza: The Great Pyramid and the Sphinx are Egypt’s most famous ancient landmarks, dating back over 4,500 years.

The Temples of Luxor and Karnak: Located in Luxor, these massive temple complexes are remarkable examples of ancient Egyptian architecture and religious significance.

The Valley of the Kings: This archaeological site on the west bank of the Nile in Luxor is where many pharaohs were buried, including Tutankhamun.

Abu Simbel Temples: These temples, relocated to higher ground due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam, are a stunning example of ancient engineering.

Nile River Cruise: A cruise along the Nile River offers a relaxing and picturesque way to see Egypt’s landscapes and visit temples.

Egyptian Museum in Cairo: Home to an extensive collection of ancient artifacts

Is it safe to travel to Egypt for a Classical Egypt Tour?

Egypt had taken significant measures to ensure the safety of tourists. Popular tourist destinations and sites are generally well-protected, and tour operators prioritize the security of their guests. However, it’s essential to keep updated on the latest travel advisories and follow any safety guidelines issued by your country’s government. Always exercise caution and stay vigilant, particularly in crowded areas and markets.

What city in Egypt has the most history?

Luxor, formerly known as Thebes, is the city in Egypt with the most history packed into its boundaries. Located along the banks of the Nile River, Luxor boasts an incredible concentration of historical sites, earning it the nickname “the world’s greatest open-air museum.” The city’s history dates back to the 11th dynasty of ancient Egypt, and it was the religious capital for much of the pharaonic era. Luxor is home to the Valley of the Kings, where numerous pharaohs were buried, the grand Karnak Temple complex, and the stunning Luxor Temple. Walking through Luxor is like stepping back in time, with ancient relics and monuments at every turn.

 

How long should I plan for a comprehensive historical tour of Egypt?

For a comprehensive historical tour of Egypt that covers the most significant sites and allows you to soak in the rich history, it’s recommended to plan for at least 10 to 14 days. This duration gives you ample time to explore Cairo and its historical treasures, take a leisurely Nile cruise with stops at Luxor and Aswan, and venture into the enchanting deserts and oases. Such an itinerary will ensure you have sufficient time to immerse yourself in the world of ancient Egypt, absorb the stories behind the monuments, and savor the local culture and cuisine. It’s a journey that will leave you with a profound appreciation for Egypt’s historical legacy.

What type of accommodation can I expect during the tour?

Accommodation options during a Classical Egypt Tour range from budget-friendly hotels to luxurious resorts and Nile cruise ships. You can choose the level of comfort that suits your budget and preference. The accommodations generally offer modern amenities and cater to the needs of travelers.

When is the best time of the year to embark on a historical tour of Egypt?

The best time to embark on a historical tour of Egypt is during the cooler months, from October to April. This period, which constitutes Egypt’s winter and spring, offers mild temperatures, making outdoor exploration and sightseeing much more enjoyable. During these months, you’ll avoid the scorching heat of the summer, which can be particularly harsh in Egypt’s desert regions. The cooler weather also makes it comfortable to explore the ancient ruins, temples, and monuments scattered throughout the country. Additionally, the Nile cruises are at their best during this time, providing a relaxing and pleasant journey through Egypt’s historical sites.

How many days do you need in Egypt?

The ideal duration for your Egypt trip depends on the sights you wish to explore and the depth of knowledge you desire. To have a comprehensive experience and cover major attractions, plan to spend at least 7 to 10 days. This timeframe allows you to visit renowned sites like the Great Pyramids of Giza, Luxor and Karnak Palaces, the Valley of the Kings, and historic landmarks in Cairo. Extending your stay to 14 days or more offers a more immersive journey, allowing you to discover Alexandria, Abu Simbel, the Red Sea region, or indulge in a leisurely Nile River cruise.

Within a week to ten days, you can delve into Egypt’s essential historical sites, partake in cultural activities, and savor the country’s diverse landscapes and rich heritage. However, planning strategically and prioritizing attractions that align with your interests and preferences is vital. Egypt’s vast expanse offers an array of hidden gems and local culture to explore, making additional time highly rewarding.

Remember that Egypt is a vast country with a multitude of offerings. The longer you stay, the deeper your understanding of its history, the chance to venture off the beaten path, and the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. Tailor your itinerary to match your passions, and embrace the adventure of uncovering the treasures of ancient and modern Egypt.

Learn Arabic words to enjoy your visit to Egypt

Learning a few Arabic words and phrases can enhance your experience when visiting Egypt, as it shows respect for the local culture and can help you communicate with locals. Here are some Arabic words and phrases to know:

  • Salaam Alaikum: This is a common Arabic greeting that means “peace be upon you.” Locals will appreciate it if you greet them with this phrase.
  • Shukran: This means “thank you.” It’s always polite to show gratitude when someone helps you or does something for you.
  • Sabah Al-Khair: This means “good morning.” It’s a polite way to greet someone in the morning.
  • Masaa Al-Khair: This means “good evening.” It’s a polite way to greet someone in the evening.
  • Laa Shukran: This means “no, thank you.” You can use this phrase when declining an offer or a service.
  • Min Fadlak: This means “please.” You can use this word when making a request.
  • Afwan: This means “you’re welcome.” You can use this word to respond to someone who has thanked you.
  • Aiwa: This means “yes.” It’s a simple way to answer a question in the affirmative.
  • Laa: This means “no.” It’s a simple way to answer a question in the negative.
  • Ma’a Salama: This means “goodbye” or “go with peace.” It’s a polite way to bid farewell.

By learning these basic Arabic words and phrases, you can show respect for the local culture and communicate more effectively with locals during your visit to Egypt.

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