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8 Days Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays with Abu Simbel

  • Duration8 Days 7 Nights
  • Trip TypePrivate Tours
  • AvailabilityEveryday
  • Pick upCairo Airport

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Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays Tour Overview

With our Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays, you can go on a trip through the heart of Egypt that you will never forget. This fantastic expedition is a seamless mix of history, culture, and natural beauty that will give travelers an enriching and wonderful holiday. As you cruising Nile River, you’ll be able to get a feel for what makes Egypt so interesting. Every moment is a chance to meet the magic of the Nile and the legacy of a great culture. As you discover the secrets of this magical land, you can visit old sites, eat delicious food, and relax in beautiful places.

Highlights

  • A fantastic Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays takes you from Cairo to Luxor, Aswan, and the famous temples of Abu Simbel, Edfu, and Kom Ombo. It’s a great way to learn about the wonders of ancient Egypt. Our carefully Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays expedition promises a fantastic vacation and a rich cultural experience that will leave you in awe of Egypt’s historical treasures.

  • In Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays Starting in Cairo, you’ll see the busy city and its ancient wonders, like the amazing Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, which have baffled visitors for hundreds of years. Visit the Egyptian Museum to learn about the long past of this busy city. It has a fantastic collection of artifacts and relics from ancient times.

  • Your Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays will take you to Luxor, often called the world’s best open-air museum. You can walk through the vast Karnak Temple Complex and the beautiful Luxor Temple here. Giant figures and carefully carved hieroglyphics will take you back to the glory of ancient Egypt. The nearby Valley of the Kings will tell you much about pharaohs and where they were always buried.

  • As you keep going south, you will reach Aswan, a peaceful city on the banks of the Nile. Visit the beautiful Philae Temple, which sits on an island, and the impressive High Dam, a sign of modern engineering. Don’t miss the timeless charm of a traditional felucca boat ride, which lets you see the Nile’s slow flow and the beautiful Nubian towns that line its banks.

  • Your Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays trip will be most memorable when you see the beautiful buildings of Abu Simbel Temples, built for Pharaoh Ramses II and his queen Nefertari. Cut into the rocks, these massive temples show how good the ancient Egyptians were at building and how much they cared about their gods.

  • Your Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays trip continues with stops at Edfu and Kom Ombo, where you can see the well-preserved Edfu Temple and the unique double temple of Kom Ombo. The spiritual beliefs and customs of ancient Egypt can be learned a lot from these archaeological wonders.

  • During your Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays, our expert guides will tell you everything you need to know about the history and culture of each place. This will help you understand the beauty of this fascinating country better. As you eat delicious Egyptian food and relax on the deck of your cruise ship, you’ll get to see the calm waters of the Nile and the timeless landscapes that have inspired poets and tourists for thousands of years.

  • In conclusion, our Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays is a unique way to experience the beauty of old Egypt. It is a Cairo and Nile Cruise Holidays trip full of history, culture, and excitement that will give you memories to keep and stories to tell for the rest of your life. Come on board and start a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the heart of the pharaohs’ realm, where every moment is an encounter with the magic of the Nile and the legacy of a remarkable culture.

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.

The tour is available in:

English, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, French

Note: The Mentioned prices include a tour guide in English only; in case of requesting any other language, there will be an additional cost.

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 is 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 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. It is famous for its ancient history and the various products 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 Egypt. It was created for two gods: the local god Sobek, 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 edifices.

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: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

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

Meals

  • Breakfast everyday
  • 6 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)

Things to know

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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Vivienne

Solo Traveller

I recently embarked on a Cairo and Nile Cruise holiday, and it exceeded all my expectations! The trip was meticulously organized, and the itinerary was a perfect blend of history, culture, and relaxation. Exploring the ancient wonders of Cairo, including the Pyramids and the Sphinx, was a dream come true. The Nile Cruise itself was a highlight, offering breathtaking views and luxurious accommodations. I can’t recommend this experience enough – a true bucket-list adventure!

September 13, 2023

Jack

Family Traveller

We recently embarked on a fantastic Cairo and Nile Cruise holiday, and it exceeded all our expectations! From the moment we landed in Cairo, we were greeted with warm hospitality and professionalism. Our tour guide, Ahmed, was incredibly knowledgeable about the history and culture of Egypt, and he made every excursion fascinating. The Pyramids of Giza were awe-inspiring, and the Sphinx was an absolute highlight.

The Nile cruise was another unforgettable experience. We stayed on a luxurious boat with comfortable accommodations and breathtaking views. The daily shore excursions to ancient temples and historical sites along the Nile were well-organized and informative. The entire staff on the cruise ship was friendly and attentive, ensuring that we had a wonderful time.

This trip allowed us to immerse ourselves in the rich history of Egypt while enjoying modern comforts. We highly recommend this tour to anyone looking for an unforgettable adventure!

September 10, 2023

Andrew

Couple Traveller

Our Cairo and Nile Cruise holiday was an absolute dream come true! From the moment we arrived in Cairo, we were greeted with warmth and hospitality. The pyramids and Sphinx left us in awe, and our guide, Ahmed, was incredibly knowledgeable, making history come alive.

The Nile Cruise was a highlight of our trip. The breathtaking views of the river and the ancient temples along the way were simply mesmerizing. The crew on the cruise ship was attentive, and the food was delicious.

We couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This trip has left us with memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for making our Egyptian adventure so unforgettable!

September 8, 2023

Brooklyn

Group Traveller

We just returned from our Cairo and Nile Cruise holiday, and it was absolutely phenomenal! From the moment we landed in Cairo, everything was well-organized and stress-free. Our guide, Ahmed, was incredibly knowledgeable and made sure we experienced the best of Egypt’s rich history and culture.

The Nile Cruise was the highlight of the trip. We sailed on a luxurious boat, enjoyed delicious meals, and watched breathtaking sunsets over the river. The temples and historical sites along the way were awe-inspiring. This trip exceeded all our expectations, and we can’t thank US Group Travelers enough for this incredible experience!

September 1, 2023

Aria

Family Traveller

Our Cairo and Nile Cruise holiday was nothing short of extraordinary! From start to finish, every detail was carefully planned and executed, making it a seamless and enjoyable experience. We were fascinated by the historical wonders of Cairo, especially the Egyptian Museum, where we saw countless artifacts and, of course, the iconic King Tutankhamun’s treasures.

The Nile Cruise was the highlight of our trip. The boat was not only luxurious but also offered stunning views of the Nile River. The excursions to temples like Karnak and Luxor were captivating, and our guide, Hesham, made history come alive with his stories and knowledge. The on-board dining was exceptional, offering a variety of delicious Egyptian dishes.

We can’t thank the EgyptPlanners enough for this memorable journey. It was the perfect blend of culture, history, and relaxation. We wholeheartedly recommend this tour to anyone seeking an immersive experience in Egypt.

August 30, 2023
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