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10 Days Luxury Cairo, Alexandria and Cruise Trip With Abu Simbel

  • Duration10 Days 9 Nights
  • Trip TypePrivate Tours
  • AvailabilityEveryday
  • Pick upCairo Airport

Tour Overview

Discover the magic of Egypt with a 10-day luxury tour that unveils the captivating cities of Cairo and Alexandria, followed by an enchanting Nile Cruise experience. In Cairo, a harmonious blend of history and modernity awaits, while Alexandria, a picturesque coastal jewel, emanates a charming aura steeped in its storied past. The culmination of this extraordinary journey awaits you on the tranquil waters of the Nile, the enduring lifeblood of Egypt for millennia. Indulge in delectable cuisine, bask in the warm hospitality, and delve deep into Egypt’s rich heritage. This remarkable voyage is more than just a vacation; it’s an immersive journey into the heart of Egypt’s allure. Take the first step towards an unforgettable adventure and witness Egypt’s rich tapestry unfold before your eyes.

Tour Highlights

  • Experience the captivating Cairo Alexandria and Nile Cruise journey, unveiling Egypt's mesmerizing blend of history, culture, and natural wonders.
  • Begin in bustling Cairo, marveling at the ancient Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, and legendary artifacts in the Egyptian Museum.
  • Venture to Alexandria, a picturesque city on the Mediterranean, to explore its eclectic mix of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian influences.
  • Cruise along the Nile River to Luxor and Aswan, passing by verdant banks and ancient temples like Karnak and Luxor Temple.
  • Discover the serene beauty of Aswan's Nubian villages and the majestic Abu Simbel Temples, marveling at their remarkable relocation.
  • Indulge in the flavors of Egyptian cuisine and immerse yourself in the warmth of Egyptian hospitality.
  • Sail through landscapes steeped in history, gaining insights into Egypt's rich heritage and culture, on a truly unparalleled adventure.

Day-to-day Itinerary

Day 1:Arrival Cairo

Welcome to Egypt!

As soon as you arrive at Cairo Airport, you will find our representative waiting for you with a big smile and saying, “Welcome to Egypt.” He will make all formalities very smooth and will take you straight to your chosen hotel.

Check into your hotel first and get to your room to relax and unwind after a long flight. Relax, discover your hotel today, and know all details about the itinerary of your program with our tour manager.

Have a good night’s sleep, and prepare for tomorrow’s first round in Cairo.

Meals: Welcome Drink

Night Stay In Cairo

Day 2:Cairo Day tour

After a delicious breakfast at your accommodation, you will start your wonderful day tour by meeting your private tour guide specializing in Egyptology in a private A/C vehicle to start visiting the following:

Giza Pyramids

The Great Pyramids of Giza are one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the most famous. The three main pyramids in Giza are the Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the Pyramid of Menkaure. There are also some other pyramids in the area for the wives of kings.

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza is the most giant Egyptian sculpture ever. Carved in the limestone of the Giza Plateau, it depicts a lion with a human head wearing a headdress. Over the centuries, the Sphinx has lost its chin and original reddish color.

Valley Temple of Khafra

The valley temple was where the king’s mummy was prepared for burial and the mummification process was performed.

Lunch

Before continuing, we will take a break to eat and recharge. Lunch will be in a restaurant, and Egyptian food options are generally offered, including meat dishes, rice, and salads (drinks are not included).

The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

The Egyptian Museum, one of the most famous museums in the world, includes priceless artifacts from the ancient Egyptian civilization and other civilizations that extend back to five thousand years, as it contains more than 25,000 artifacts on display.

Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

Khan El Khalili Bazaar is the oldest market in Egypt and one of the most beautiful and picturesque tourist destinations in Cairo, and it is famous for its ancient history and the various products that you can buy from there.

After these fruitful visits, we will return you to your accommodation to relax and spend a peaceful night.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 

Night Stay In Cairo

Day 3:Fly to Luxor - Luxor East Bank tour

After a delicious breakfast at your accommodation, our tour manager will accompany you to Cairo Airport for a short flight to Luxor City. As soon as you arrive at Luxor Airport, you will find our representative waiting for you with a big smile. He will facilitate all the formalities and take you directly to the Nile cruise of your choice.

After Check in, our Egyptology tour guide will take you to start a unique experience by visiting:

Karnak Temple

Karnak, the world’s largest open-air museum, containing artifacts dating from the 21st century BC to the late 7th century AD, is just one temple with the remains of more than three thousand years of culture.

Luxor Temple

This is the only temple that contains Pharaonic, Greco-Roman, Coptic and Islamic monuments combined together. It was originally built by Amenhotep III and later expanded by Ramesses II. It is one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt.

After these fruitful visits, you will return to your cruise to have lunch and dinner on board and rest.

Get a good night’s sleep, and get ready for tomorrow’s trip.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 4:Luxor West Bank tour

After your delicious breakfast on the trip, our Egyptology tour guide will accompany you to start a unique experience by visiting:

Valley of the Kings

The Valley of the Kings, where the greatest tombs of the Pharaohs throughout history were discovered. These tombs were carved into the mountain in Luxor, and it is considered one of the largest sites in Egypt.

Hatshepsut Temple

The Temple of Hatshepsut, located in Deir el-Bahari, is a stunning limestone structure on a mountain in the area on a series of terraces and blends into the surrounding limestone cliffs in honor of Egypt’s sole queen.

Colossi of Memnon

The Colossi of Memnon are two huge stone statues of the ancient Egyptian king Amenhotep III from the Eighteenth Dynasty. They show the king sitting on a throne with pictures of his mother, wife, the god Hapi, and other symbols written on it. Quartz stones are used to make it.

After the tour ends, you will return to the boat to enjoy a swim and sunny weather on board, lunch, free time, dinner and overnight on board. Get a good night’s sleep and get ready for tomorrow’s trip.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 5:Edfu and Kom Ombo Tour

After your delicious breakfast on the trip, our Egyptology tour guide will accompany you to start a unique experience by visiting:

Temple of Kom Ombo

The Kom Ombo temple is located on a rocky outcrop at a bend in the Nile where, in ancient times, sacred crocodiles used to bathe on the river bank. It is one of the most beautiful temples in the Nile Valley and all of Egypt. It was created for two gods: the local god Sobek, who was a crocodile, and Haroeris, whose name means “Great Horus”.

Temple of Edfu

The Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, is one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. It is 137 meters long, 79 meters wide and 36 meters high. It is an example of the typical construction of temples with the edifice.

After the tour ends, you will return to the boat to enjoy a swim and sunny weather on board, lunch, free time, dinner and overnight on board. Get a good night’s sleep and get ready for tomorrow’s trip.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 6:Abu Simbel Temples Tour

After a delicious breakfast on the cruise, our Egyptologist tour guide will pick you up by a modern private vehicle to Abu Simbel temples, some 3 hours far to the south.

Abu Simbel Temples

The Abu Simbel temples, with their distinctive architecture, are considered one of the wonders of ancient Egypt. It represents the splendor of the New Kingdom. The temple of Ramesses II honored the four gods of the world, gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and Ramesses II himself. The sun temple of Ramesses II is Abu Simbel. The two temples symbolize Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor, and the sun god.

After your visits, you will return to your cruise for lunch, dinner, and rest. Get a good night’s sleep and prepare for tomorrow’s trip.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch & Dinner

Night Stay on Cruise

Day 7:Aswan City Tour & Back to Cairo

After a delicious breakfast on board, you will check out and keep your luggage in the car. our Egyptology tour guide will accompany you to start a unique experience by visiting:

The Aswan High Dam

The Aswan Dam was completed in 1970 and was constructed to protect Egypt from the periodic floods of the Nile River. It is a huge building from the twentieth century and one of the greatest modern Egyptian constructions.

The Unfinished Obelisk

The unfinished obelisk is located in a red granite quarry and dates back to the reign of Queen Hatshepsut. This obelisk is 42 meters high and has a mass of 1,200 tons. It was intended to be the tallest and heaviest obelisk ever erected in ancient Egypt.

Philae Temple

The amazing Temple of Philae can be seen on the island of Philae, which lies between the Old and New Aswan Dams. It is one of the most beautiful temples in Aswan and Egypt in general. The temple was moved to its current location after the construction of the High Dam which threatened to submerge it permanently.

After these fruitful visits, our tour manager will accompany you to Aswan Airport to fly back to Cairo City. Once you arrive at Cairo Airport, our tour manager will wait to transfer you in a private A/C vehicle to your accommodation.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Night Stay In Cairo

Day 8:Alexandria Day tour From Cairo

After a delicious breakfast at your accommodation, you will start your wonderful day tour to Alexandria by meeting your private tour guide specializing in Egyptology in a private A/C vehicle to start visiting the following:

Catacombs at Kom el Shoqafa

The Romans built the catacombs in Kom el Shoqafa in the shape of a triangle, and their decorations reflect a mixture of elements from the Egyptian and Roman pantheons.

Alexandria Library

The Library of Alexandria is one of the most important offices in the world, and even the most important of them in the ancient era. The god Amun-Ra and the Lighthouse of Alexandria were referred to in the architecture of the new Library of Alexandria, and there are a number of museums, a printing factory, a laboratory, and a planetarium in addition to libraries.

Lunch

Before continuing, we will take a break to eat and recharge. Lunch will be in a restaurant, and Egyptian food options are generally offered, including meat dishes, rice, and salads (drinks are not included).

Citadel of Qaitbay
Sultan Qaitbay built this picturesque castle during the 14th century to defend Alexandria from the encroaching Ottoman Empire. Which is now one of the most important monuments in Alexandria due to its excellent location and the beauty of its design.

Pompey’s Pillar
The magnificent Pompey’s Pillar that adorns one of the sites in Alexandria refers to a place that was once a huge and magnificent temple, built of marble and decorated with precious metals inside. Some of the tunnels around the complex are still open for tourists to explore.

After these fruitful visits, we will return you to your accommodation in Cairo to relax and spend a peaceful night.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

Night Stay In Cairo

Day 9:Free Day in Cairo

Breakfast at your accommodation.

Leisure day to relax and enjoy free time in Cairo.

Optional Tour to Book: Tour to Islamic and Coptic Cairo

After a delicious breakfast at your accommodation, you will start your wonderful day tour by meeting your private tour guide specializing in Egyptology in a private A/C vehicle to start visiting the following:

Old Cairo

Old Cairo includes the largest complex of religions, including the Fortress of Babylon, the Church of St. Barbara, the Hanging Church, the Coptic Museum, the Abu Serga Church, and the Amr Ibn Al-Aas Mosque.

Lunch

Before continuing, we will take a break to eat and recharge. Lunch will be in a restaurant, and Egyptian food options are generally offered, including meat dishes, rice, and salads (drinks are not included).

Islamic Cairo

Cairo was called the country of a thousand minarets due to the large number of mosques and Islamic monuments, where there are mosques such as Sultan Hassan and Al-Rifai. Then you can ride the traditional felucca in Cairo on the Nile.

After these fruitful visits, we will return you to your accommodation to relax and spend a peaceful night.

Meals: Breakfast

Night Stay In Cairo

Day 10:Final Departure

Make sure to have the best breakfast before packing your bags when checking out from your hotel in Cairo.

Now you will head to Cairo International Airport to catch your departing flight back home after spending lots of happy moments and new friends in Egypt.

Meals: Breakfast

What is included in this tour?
Items that are included in the cost of the tour price.

Accommodations

  • 5 Nights Accommodation in Cairo with breakfast
  • 4 Nights Accommodation on 5* Nile Cruise

Meals

  • Breakfast everyday
  • 7 Lunches
  • 4 Dinner

Other Inclusions

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Bottled water during the trip
  • English-speaking Guide
  • All service charges and taxes
  • Domestic Flight ticket
What is not included in this tour?
Items that are not included in the cost of the tour price.
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal Spending
  • Beverage
  • Tipping (It's recommended)

Prices

4 Star Accommodation

Pyramids by Jaz - Swiss In Golf - Helnan Dream
  • Per person in DBL or TRPL Room = $810
  • Solo Traveler = $1255
  • Christmas & Easter - DBL or TRPL Room = $910
  • Christmas & Easter - Solo Traveler = $1350

5 Star Accommodation

Steigenberger - Ramses Hilton - Hilton Gulf
  • Per person in DBL or TRPL Room = $880
  • Solo Traveler = $1325
  • Christmas & Easter - DBL or TRPL Room = $975
  • Christmas & Easter - Solo Traveler = $1425

Note: Prices are quoted per person in US$ and are valid until the 30th of April 2024, except during the Christmas, New Year, and Easter holidays, when there will be an extra supplement of 25%.

Things to know

Additional information

  • Your daily tours usually start at 8 am, but you can change the time in coordination with your private guide.
  • You can make any changes to the itinerary if you have any special requests.
  • For reservations, contact us, and your reservation will be confirmed with one of our travel advisors.
  • After booking the trip, we will send you a voucher with all the booking details.

Prices

  • Prices are in US dollars per person per trip and you can pay in any other currency.
  • Rates are subject to change in case of any changes in airport taxes, hotel rates, transport rates, or government taxes.
  • Rates are not valid during Christmas or New Year.
  • Travel insurance and entry visa charges are not included in the package.

Tipping in Egypt

Tipping is not included in any of our packages and is entirely up to the discretion of travelers. Although it is not mandatory, it is of great importance to the people who take care of you while traveling.

Extra Expenses

Extra personal expenses on the trip may include a food tour, alcoholic beverages, tipping, visa fees, recreational expenses, and other services not listed.

Following are the items with extra costs during the trek:

  • For the visa fees, please check Visa and Passport Information.
  • Additional transport that you require.
  • Tipping for the guide and driver after the trip.
  • In case of unforeseen events like bad weather conditions and eventual flight cancellations, you are responsible for extra hotel nights and meals.

Optional Visits & Entry Tickets

All our packages and tours of Egypt do not include entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as entering the pyramids from inside, the mummies’ room in Museum, or entering the Tutankhamun tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor.

Booking Confirmation Policy

  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking.
  • We are offering a low down payment of just 25% to secure your spaces on tour, including hotel rooms, cruise cabins, domestic flight tickets, and other travel-related services. The remaining balance can be paid up to two days before your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your tour manager, making you’re booking a risk-free investment.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation after confirmation with payment before 30 days of the commencement of the tour: 10% of the value of the tour package.
  • Canceling the tour 30 to 20 days before commencement of the tour: 25% of the value of the package
  • Canceling 19-15 days before commencing the tour: 50% of the tour cost
  • Canceling 14-11 days before commencement of the tour: 75% of the tour cost
  • Canceling before 10 days or less before the tour date: No refund for the tour

Children Policy

  • Up to 2 years: FREE
  • Age from 2 and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • Age from 6 up to 11 years: 50% of adult price
  • Ages 12 and Up: adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents ( Maximum 1 Child sharing parent’s room )
  • If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply.

Things to bring with you

  • A valid Passport for 6 months
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Sanitizer gel
  • Water holder
  • Bug spray
  • Warm clothes in winter
  • Cotton clothes in summer
  • A hat
  • Travel adaptor
  • Camera
  • Umbrella
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Medication
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Elena

Solo Traveller

I can’t express how incredible my 10-day luxury trip to Egypt was! From the moment I landed in Cairo to the awe-inspiring temples at Abu Simbel, every moment was pure magic. The cruise along the Nile was like a dream, with luxurious accommodations and impeccable service. The guides were so knowledgeable, and the visits to the pyramids, Sphinx, and Egyptian Museum were unforgettable. This was a trip of a lifetime, and I can’t recommend it enough!

November 3, 2023

Diego

Family Traveller

The 10-day luxury trip through Cairo, Alexandria, and the Nile Cruise to Abu Simbel was an absolute delight. The attention to detail by the tour company was impeccable. The accommodations were luxurious, the food was delicious, and the experiences were enriching. The awe-inspiring Pyramids, the serene Nile, and the magnificent Abu Simbel temple – these are memories I will cherish forever. I cannot recommend this trip enough. It was worth every penny.

October 31, 2023

Yolanda

Solo Traveller

What an outstanding adventure I had on this 10-day journey through Egypt! The blend of historical wonders in Cairo and Alexandria, combined with the serene cruise down the Nile, made this trip truly unforgettable. The visit to Abu Simbel was the highlight for me – those colossal statues are beyond words. The luxury accommodations and top-notch service throughout the trip exceeded my expectations. I’ll cherish the memories from this trip forever.

October 26, 2023

Manuel

Family Traveller

What an unforgettable journey! Our family of four embarked on the 10-day luxury tour, and it exceeded our expectations in every way. The guides were knowledgeable and passionate about their history and culture. Cairo and Alexandria were filled with treasures, and the Nile Cruise was a serene and breathtaking experience. Abu Simbel left us in complete wonder. This trip allowed us to make lasting memories as a family. We highly recommend it to anyone looking for a perfect blend of history, luxury, and adventure.

October 26, 2023

Sarah

Family Traveller

Our 10-day luxury trip to Cairo, Alexandria, and the Nile Cruise with a visit to Abu Simbel was an absolute dream come true. From the moment we landed in Cairo, the tour company took care of every detail. The accommodations were top-notch, and the experiences were nothing short of incredible. The Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum – everything was so fascinating. The cruise on the Nile was the highlight of the trip, and witnessing the grandeur of Abu Simbel was awe-inspiring. Our family couldn’t have asked for a better adventure.

October 9, 2023
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