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Day 1 : Arrive in Cairo
Our expert representative will meet you at Cairo international airport and transfer you directly to your Nile Cruise ship. The rest of the day is free for you to settle in and relax onboard.
Day 2 : Cairo - Pyramids, Sphinx And Saqqara Tour
After enjoying breakfast on your Nile Cruise, you will discover the exquisite Giza pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus. You will then visit the Great Sphinx, as well as the Valley Temple. Finally, you will proceed to Djoser's Step Pyramid in Saqqara. Over night in Cairo.
Day 3 : Cairo - Full day Egyptian Museum & City Tour
After Breakfast your guide will join you to visit the Egyptian Museum where most of the fabulous treasures of the pharaohs are kept.Then drive to the Citadel the home of the Egyptian rulers. Later on you will explore many attractions in the old Coptic area (Hanging Church). over night in Cairo.
Day 4 : Begin Sailing Towards Beni Swief
You will leave Cairo today before midday and begin sailing south towards Bani Swief. The day will be spent at leisure on board the ship where you can enjoy the scenery along the banks of the Nile and relax on board.
Day 5 : Sailing South To Bani Hassan
You have another day of relaxation on board the ship today whilst you continue to sail south towards Bani Hassan. During the day you can watch traditional local Egyptian life pass you by on the banks of the river.
Day 6 : Tours to visit Beni Hassan, Tuna el Gabal and the ruins of Hermopolis
After breakfast you will begin your sightseeing again. Your first visit will be to the unfinished tombs at Bani Hassan which demonstrate the transitional period between the (Mastaba type tombs) of the Old Kingdom and the (deep cut tombs) which you'll see later in the tour in the Valley of the Kings. After returning to the ship you'll sail a little further south to Abu Korkas to visit Tuna al Gabel where you can see the Tomb of Petosiris which is a fusion of Greek and Egyptian styles. You also visit the ruins of Hermopolis which is where the Ancient Egyptians believed creation began. You will rejoin the boat in Malawy and continue sailing towards Tal el Amarna.
Day 7 : Visit the ruins of Tal el Amarna
After breakfast you will visit the fabled city of Tal el Amarna. This ancient city was once known as Akhenaten,who moved the capital of Egypt to this place as an offering to his god Aton, After spending time exploring the ruins of Tal el Amarna you will return to the ship and continue sailing south to Assiut.
Day 8 : Sail to Sohag and then on to El Balyana
You will spend today on board the ship sailing through Sohag and on to El Balyana which is located a few kilometers from the temple of Abydos which you will visit tomorrow.
Day 9 : Visit the Temples of Abydos and Dendera
Today's tour begins with a short drive to Abydos, home to the legend of Osiris. Whilst here you'll also see the temple of Seti I, who founded Abydos. The temple was completed by his son Ramses II. Leaving Abydos behind we drive to Dendera which is dedicated to Hathor, the goddess of joy, dance. and love. Hathor was also believed to have had healing powers and ancient Egyptians often brought the sick here to be cured. After time exploring the temple you will journey to Nag Hammadi to re-join the boat.
Day 10 : Luxor - West Bank Tour
Luxor is rightly known as the world's largest outdoor museum, and this morning we start our visits on the West Bank of the Nile, exploring Pharaonic tombs in the Valleys of the Kings, Queen Hatchepsut's beautiful temple and the Colossi of Memnon.The rest of the day free to walk around.
Day 11 : Luxor - East Bank tour and sail to Esna
After breakfast you begin today by visiting the huge temple complex at Karnak and also Luxor temple in the center of town. In ancient times these two temples were linked by an enormous avenue of Sphinxes, much of this avenue has recently been restored as you will see. You have a little more free time in Luxor before the boat begins to sail further south towards Esna.
Day 12 : Visit Edfu Temple and sail to Komombo
We visit Edfu temple this morning which is dedicated to the god Horus. Edfu Temple is often regarded as the best preserved temple in Egypt so this visit isn't to be missed! Later in the day we'll sail a little further south to Komombo where we'll spend the night on board.
Day 13 : Visit Komombo Temple and sail to Aswan for more tours
Today begins with a visit to the unusual double temple of Komombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus. The unusual design of the temple means that everything is perfectly symmetrical along the main axis. After your tour of Komombo you'll continue on to Aswan where you'll take a boat trip to the beautiful island temple of Philae, along with tours to the visit the Unfinished Obelisk and the gigantic Aswan Dam.
Day 14 : Aswan - Felucca boat trip
The Nile is at its most picturesque in Aswan, and we have this morning free to explore the town, its markets, and to walk along the Corniche. In the afternoon we take a felucca sailboat trip around Kitchener and Elephantine islands.
Day 15 : Aswan - Transfer to Aswan Airport for departure
After checking out from your Cruise Ship this morning you'll transfer to Aswan airport for your final departure. If you would like to spend longer in Egypt we can organize additional nights in Aswan, a Red Sea extension, or a safari into the country's western deserts.
|Per Person In Double / Twin Room||Per Person In Single Room|
|5 Stars||5 Stars|
|1750.00 USD||2750.00 USD|
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Tour Optional: Sound and Light Show at Pyramids Abu Simbel Hot Air Balloon Old Cairo Sound and light show at Philae temple Nubian Village Sound & Light Show at Karnak Day Tour To Luxor Museum and Mummification Museum Pharaonic Village Tour Notes: (Easter Period) 01 Apr to 25 Apr + 25% (Christmas Period) 15 Dec to 05 Jan + 30%
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