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9 Days 8 Nights Cairo, Alexandria and Nile Cruise by Sleeper Train

Aswan, Egypt
09 Days / 08 Nights
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09 Days / 08 Nights

Cairo, Alexandria and Nile Cruise by Sleeper Train
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Egypt Stay Tour 9 Days – 8 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
Your Egypt tour begins at your chosen hotel in Cairo. Upon arrival to Cairo Int. Airport, you will be met with our English-speaking representative who will help and assist you in all formalities. A private transfer by an A-C van from the airport to your hotel in Cairo is included. Arrives to your hotel, check in, rest and refresh & overnight in Cairo.

Day 02: Full Day Pyramids – Sleeping train to Aswan
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 transfer to Giza railway station to take the sleeping train to Aswan. (Breakfast – Lunch- Dinner)

Day 03: Aswan Tours – Aswan ON
Breakfast on board the train. Then you will transfer to your Nile cruise for check in & Lunch will be serving at 13:00.

Afternoon: Aswan Tours (High Dam – Philae temple & Unfinished Obliesk)
Afternoon that 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 back to your ship & overnight in Aswan

Day 04: Free Morning– Sail to Koum Oumbo
Free morning, you could have optional tour to Abu Simble temple: Breakfast box from your ship. Later on, you will be transferred by private A-C van to Abu Simbel. The original site was known as Meha in the ancient times and was first documented in the 18th Dynasty, when Ay and Horemheb had rock-cut chapels hewn in the hills to the south. Upon arrival, you will proceed to visit Abu Simbel Temples, which were built by king Ramses II. The first temple (the biggest one) was built by Ramesses II and being dedicated to the famous god Rahorakhty. While the second temple (the smaller one) was dedicated to king himself and his beautiful wife queen Nefertari. After finishing your day tour, you will drive back toward Aswan (distance takes approx. 03 hrs by car).

Tour to Koum Oumbo Afternoon: Enjoy your lunch on board the cruise while sailing to Koum Oumbo city, arrive Koum Oumbo & then you will proceed to explore 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. On its banks the ancient Egyptian civilization has been created and flourished. After the tour, you will get back to your ship, rest and refresh on board. Dinner meal will be served on board during sailing to the city of Edfu. Late evening arrive to Edfu and overnight. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 05: Edfu Temple & Sail to Luxor.
Breakfast on the cruise. Then the guide will take you in a mysterious journey to land of secrets. This guided tour of today begins by visiting one of the most wonderful temples in Egypt, Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well preserved temples in Egypt. After that, you will revert back to your ship. Lunch will be served on board during sailing to the city of Luxor.

Afternoon tour to the East Bank of Luxor (Karnak and Luxor temples):

You will discover the East bank of Luxor including Karnak Temples Complex, which are the largest structures ever build in the history of the mankind. The principal building is that of god Amun Ra, since it was considered the house of god on the earth, the earlier structure date back to the middle kingdom, but there are some references which refer to the earlier buildings as old as the 3rd dynasty. Later on, you will proceed to visit Temple of Luxor, which was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well know king Ramses II. This temple was located in the heart of ancient Thebes and, like Karnak, was dedicated to the main/chief god Amun Re. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred back to your ship for rest and refresh. At night, Egyptian folkloric show will be operated by the staff. Dinner will be served and overnight in Luxor. (Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner)

Day 06: Luxor West Bank – Sleeping train back to Cairo
Check out from your Nile cruise after breakfast. Then 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.
Then our representative will accompany you to Luxor railway station to travel back to Cairo. Overnight on boar the train. (Breakfast- Lunch- Dinner)

Day 07: 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 08: Cairo City Tour – (Museum – Citadel & Khan El Khalili )
Breakfast at hotel. Our English speaking guide will meet you at the hotel to accompany you to start your second day tour in Cairo. Your tour today is completely different and more excited, as the best of our monuments are awaiting you. Start your tour with 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.
Then you will have your lunch meal at one of our local restaurant.
After Lunch, you will be transferred 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. Then proceed to one of the most interesting and old market in Egypt, Khan El-Khalili, which consider as one of the stunning bazaars in the Middle East. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo for overnight. (Breakfast – Lunch)

Day 09: Cairo Int. Airport – Final Departure
Check out after breakfast. Our representative will pick you up. Transfer to Cairo international airport for final departure. (Breakfast)

Inclusions

03 nights’ accommodation in Cairo at 5* hotel – based on B.B basis.
03 nights’ accommodation on board 5* Nile cruise – based on FB basis.
02 Nights on Sleeper train on half board basis.
Meet and assist by English-speaking representatives.
Entrance fees to the above mentioned archaeological sightseeing.
Private Egyptologist English-speaking tour guide (s).
Lunch meal (s) at local restaurants during the tours in Cairo.
Complementary 01 bottle of water per day per person.
All transfers by A-C vehicles with qualified driver (s).
Free Sim Card for mobile internet with 3.5 G.B
All local taxes and services.

Exclusions
Visa Entry for Egypt ; We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request.
International Flights
Personal items.
Tipping.