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10 Days Cairo, Nile Cruise and Alexandria by Sleeper Train

Cairo, Egypt
10 Days / 09 Nights
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10 Days / 09 Nights

Cairo, Nile Cruise and Alexandria by Sleeper Train
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Egypt Stay Tour 10 Days – 9 Night Tours

Luxor and Aswan Travel offers you fantastic Budget tours, travel packages to enjoy Cairo day trips , Luxor sightseeing, Aswan Nile cruises, Aswan day trips, Alexandria day trips, Alexandria Excursions, Hurghada & Sharm el-shiekh excursions.

Itinerary Details 

Day 01 : Cairo Int. Airport – Cairo ON
Upon arrival to Cairo Int. Airport, you will be met with our English-speaking representative who will help and assist you in all formalities and transfer to your hotel, overnight Cairo.

Day 02 : Full Day Pyramids – (Pyramids- Memphis & Sakkara)
Breakfast at hotel. Then you will be met by our English Egyptologist tour guide to start your first day tour by visiting Pyramids of Giza “Khufu, Khafre & Menkaure”, where the greatness has been embodied in three pyramids with a limestone statue of Sphinx guarding the whole area.Then proceed to one of our local restaurant to have your lunch. After that you will proceed to the city of Sakkara, where you will be so excited by exploring The Step Pyramid of king Djoser. This pyramid has a very nice story, when king Djoser asked his chief Architect Imhotep to create something different, so that the king could be buried at. As a result the well-known Architect creates the Step pyramid, which surprised the king so much since it was considered to be a new achievement in this period. Finally you we will drive towards Memphis, where you can visit The Open Air Museum including the marvelous monuments of king Ramses II.After finishing your day tour, you will get back to your hotel in Cairo for overnight. (Breakfast – Lunch)

Day 03: Cairo City Tour ( Museum- Citadel )- Overnight on board Sleeper train to Aswan
Breakfast at hotel. Then you will be met by our English Egyptologist tour guide to start your day tour by visiting The Egyptian Museum, which is considered to be one of the most important museums in Egypt housing the Pharaonic monuments including those of the well-known king Tutankhamen. Also, you will have the chance to visit the Mummies’ Room which is a wonderful chance that you cannot imagine. You will have the good chance to see the great real pharaohs in their full body. Lunch at local restaurant. Then proceed to Old Cairo area, where you can visit Citadel of Salah El-Din, which played as a very important role in protecting Egypt, as it was considered the seat of power for more than 700 years. After finishing your day tour, you will transfer to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner on the train. Overnight in Sleeper Train.. (Breakfast – Lunch- Dinner)

Day 04 : Aswan Tours includes Philae temple – High Dam & Unfinished Obliesk– Aswan ON
Breakfast on the train. Arrival to Aswan and transfer to your Nile cruise for check in, rest & refersh. Lunch on board. Then you will join your Egyptologist tour guide to discover the great city of Aswan, including The High Dam, which has been erected by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 AD to protect Egypt from the Nile flood. After that you will enjoy sailing on the Nile River by a motor boat till reach Agilika Island, where you will visit Temple of Philae, which was erected during the Gaeco-Roman period and was dedicated to goddess Isis (mother of god Horus). Finally you will be escorted to visit one of the marvelous sightseeing in Aswan, The Unfinished Obelisk, which was made out of red granite and was dedicated to god Amun Ra. After finishing your day tour, you will transfer to your Nile cruise & overnight. (Breakfast – Lunch- Dinner)

Day 05 : Koum Oumbo & Edfu
Breakfast will be served on board your ship. After that you will join your Egyptologist tour guide to visit one of the most wonderful temples in Egypt, Temple of Kom Ombo, where the two gods Sobek & Haroeris were worshipped for a while. Get back to your ship and enjoy your lunch on the sun deck, watching the unique landscape of the great river Nile. Afternoon, enjoy chariot riding to Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well preserved temples in Egypt. After finishing your tour, you will be transferred back to your ship. Afternoon, you will enjoy relaxing on board your ship. Dinner will be served on board. At night Egyptian Folkloric Show party will be operated by staff on board. (Breakfast – Lunch- Dinner)

Day 06 : Luxor West Bank – Luxor ON
Breakfast on the Nile cruise. After that you will start your magical tour in Thebes, the sacred land by exploring the wet bank of Luxor including Valley of the Kings, which considers as the royal cemetery of the Theban kings and rulers of ancient Egypt, and the place where our Pharaohs were buried. After that, you will proceed to visit Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. This temple is considered as one of the most wonderful examples of the Architecture in ancient Egypt, because it was totally carved inside the mountain. At the end of the tour you will visit Colossi of Memnon, which is belonging to king Amenhotep III. After that you will return to your ship to have your lunch. Afternoon, free at leisure. Dinner and overnight on the cruise. (Breakfast – Lunch- Dinner)

Day 07 : Luxor East Bank – Sleeping train back to Cairo
Check out after breakfast (at 08:00 AM). After that you will enjoy your tour discovering the East Bank of Luxor, including the most wonderful Karnak Temples Complex, which is considered to be the biggest complex construction in the world covering an area of a hundred. Finish your lovely tour in Temple of Luxor,built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty & completed by the well know king Ramses II. After finishing
your day tour, you will transfer to the train station for your overnight sleeper train to Cairo. Dinner on the train. Overnight Sleeper Train. (Breakfast – Lunch- Dinner)

Day 08 : Islamic & Coptic Cairo Tour – Cairo ON
Meet and assist at Giza railway station, Then you will explore the Islamic history and the other Coptic one. You will visit Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque; It is the oldest intact, functioning Islamic monument in Cairo. It also survives as a rare example of the era and architecture of the classical period of Islam, i.e. the ninth and tenth centuries, for it was dominant in the Islamic world. Then proceed to the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, which considered stylistically the most compact and unified of all Cairo monuments. The building was constructed for Sultan Hassan bin Mohammad bin Qala’oun in 1256 AD as a mosque and religious school for all sects. Then you will visit El Refa’i Mosque, it is separated from the mosque of Sultan Hassan by a pedestrian street.Take your lunch at one of our local restaurants.
After that, you will start your Coptic Tour, you will start with the Hanging Church, (The Church of the Virgin Mary), built into the walls of the Water Gate of the Roman fortress. It is possibly the oldest Christian church in Egypt, dating to around the 4th Century. Then you will visit Church of St. Sergius, (Abu Serga), which legend has it is built atop one of the sites where the Holy Family rested on their flight from Herod. Continuing on this path brings one first to the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is Egypt’s oldest and dates to the 9th Century. After finishing this fantastic and memorable tour, you will transfer to your hotel for check in & overnight in Cairo. (Breakfast – Lunch)

Day 09: Alexandria City Tour – Cairo ON
Breakfast at hotel. After that you will be met with our Egyptologist tour guide who will accompany you in such a stunning tour to Alexandria. You will start your Alexandria city tour by exploring one of the main sources of knowledge in the ancient world, The Alexandria Library. The site of which is the original site of the old Pharaoh. Later on, you will be transferred to have your lunch meal at local restaurant. After lunch you will proceed to visit The Roman Amphitheatre, which is considered to be one of the most famous monuments belonging the Greaco-Roman period. Continue your Alexandria city tour by visiting Pompey’s pillar, which was erected in 292 AD. At the end you’ll be transferred to visit Sultan Qaitbay Citadel (from outside) which is considered to be one of most famous sightseeing in Alexandria. After finishing your day tour, we will drive back to Cairo. Arrive to Cairo and proceed to your hotel there for overnight. (Breakfast – Lunch)

Day 10:Cairo Int. Airport – Final Departure
Check out after breakfast. Our representative will pick you up. Transfer to Cairo international airport for final departure.

Inclusions

04Nights accommodation in Cairo at 5* hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
03 Nights on board 5 * Nile cruise on full board basis
02 Nights on sleeper train board, dinner and breakfast included
Meet and assist by English-speaking representatives.
Entrance fees to the above mentioned archaeological sightseeing.
Private Egyptologist English-speaking tour guide (s).
Domestic Flight Tickets
Lunch meal (s) at local restaurants during the tours in Cairo.
Complementary 01 bottle of water per day per person in Cairo.
All transfers by A-C vehicles with qualified driver (s).

Exclusions
International Airfare
Egypt entry visa (We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request)
Drinks and any personal expenses
Tipping