Detailed itinerary of 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise
Day 1 of 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise: Cairo
8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise will start by the arrival at Cairo airport. Meet & assist by our representative through the formalities and customs. The day will be a full day tour to visit Sakkara, 28 Km southern to Giza. Over there you will also visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser. In fact, the pyramid is the first one which built in Egypt. And then, we head to Memphis, the first capital of Egypt. Over there you will see the huge statue of King Ramses II lying on the ground losing his arm. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. And then, we continue to Giza to visit the Great Pyramid of Cheops which built by manual labor.
In fact, the pyramid is the largest of the three main Pyramids. Moreover, it is the only survivor of the Seven Great Wonders of the Ancient World. 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise also includes visit of Pyramid of Chephren. In fact, the pyramid is the the best which preserved of all the three pyramids. And then we will also visit the Pyramid of Mycerinus. 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise also includes visit of the Great Sphinx of Giza. In fact, the Sphinx is a marvelous sight which carved out of a natural rocky outcrop. Furthermore, the lion’s body stretching 45 m, with its paws 15 m long. Overnight will be also at the hotel.
Optional Tour: Sound & Light Show at Sphinx Plateau.
8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise day 2: Cairo
Breakfast will be also at the hotel before we start 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise day 2. The day will be a full day tour to the world famous Egyptian Museum. In fact, the museum features 100,000 objects covering 4,000 years of ancient Egyptian civilization. The objects also include of course the treasures of Tutankhamen. Lunch will be also at a local restaurant. And then, we will visit the Citadel of Salah El Din, built between 1176 and 1182 A.D. The Citadel fortress indeed provides a panoramic view of Cairo from the Moqattam hills. Furthermore, the Citadel complex includes the Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali.
Moreover, 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise also includes a visit to Old Cairo. Over there, we will visit the Hanging Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue. We will also have a look at Amr Ibn El Aas Mosque. In fact, the mosque is the first mosque built in Egypt. Continue to Khan El khalili Bazaars which date back to the fourteenth century. We will then be back to the hotel. Overnight will be also at the hotel.
Gala dinner on a cruising restaurant down the Nile. The cruise sails for 02 hours including belly dancer show. Moreover the program also includes folklore show, horse dancing show and based on open buffet dinner.
8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise day 3: Cairo – Alexandria – Cairo
Breakfast will be also at the hotel before we start 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise day 3. Drive for about 3 hours to Alexandria city, known as the Pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. The tour will begin by visiting Catacombs at Kom El Shoqafa. The Catacombs consist of three tires hewn out of the rock at a depth of 100 feet. Then, there will be a short visit to the Pompey’s Pillar. It is a huge granite pillar which dates back to 297 AC. Proceed to visit the Roman Amphitheater which built during Ptolemaic times. This era known as the Pan and Roman baths whereas villas and amphitheater built. Today you can see this theater with its marble seating for 700-800 person. Gladiatorial games were once held here later chariot races.
Lunch will be at a local restaurant. 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise will also include a visit to Al Mursi Abu Al Abbas mosque. In fact, it is the most famous mosque in Alexandria. En route, we will pass by Qaitbay Fort. And then, we will visit Alexandria Library and Nabi Daniel mosque. On the afternoon, you will have an overlooking for the most exquisite beach. The beach is on the eastern tip of Alexandria. Moreover, it surrounded by and extremely large garden. Garden is unique in its harmonious combination of flowers with wood and trees. This is El Montaza Park, the summer iridescence of ex-royal family of the King Farouk. He was last king of Egypt. The Palace gardens cover an area of some 150 acres of flowers, trees and palms. Drive back to Cairo. Overnight will be at the hotel in Cairo.
8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise day 4: Cairo – Aswan (Nile cruise)
Breakfast will be also at the hotel before we start 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise day 4. Transfer to Cairo airport for departure to Aswan. Upon arrival Aswan airport, there will be meeting and assist by our representative. And then, there will be a transfer by private coach to the Nile cruise ship. Embarkation will before the lunch. Lunch will be on the Nile cruise board. The time will be at leisure till afternoon. And then, we will sail the by traditional Nile Felucca along the shores of Elephantine Island and Aga Khan Mausoleum. Tea and Coffee will also served in the early evening on the cruise board. Dinner and overnight will be also on the Nile cruise board.
** Optional Tour: Excursion to Abu Simbel temples either by private coach or by domestic flight.
Abu Simbel temples are 300 km southwest of Aswan (about 300 km by road). The complex is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In fact, it known as the “Nubian Monuments”. It runs from Abu Simbel downriver to Philae which near Aswan. Furthermore, The twin temples originally carved out of the mountainside. It was during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC. They are a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari. It was especially to commemorate his alleged victory at the Battle of Kadesh. Moreover, it was also to intimidate his Nubian neighbors. The complex relocated in its entirety in 1968. It is now on an artificial hill. The hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir.
8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise day 5: Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu
Breakfast will be also on the Nile cruise board. It will be before we start 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise day 5. Today we will visit Aswan High Dam which built in 1960. It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Moreover, the Dam is 11,811 feet long, 3215 feet thick at the base and 363 feet tall. Today it provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. Proceed to visit the Unfinished Obelisk. The obelisk made from red granite which used for the ancient temples and colossi. The granite came from quarries in the Aswan area. Moreover, it weighs over 2.3 million pound. In fact, it is the world largest piece of stone which handled.
8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise will also include a visit to the beautiful Philae Temple. In fact, the temple rises from the water of the Nile. Lunch will be also on the Nile cruise board while we sail to Kom Ombo. In Kom Ombo we will visit Kom Ombo temple (the Ptolemaic Temple of Sobek & Haroeries). Return back to the Nile cruise. Relax on the deck and watch primitive Village on the banks of the river glide. Tea and coffee will served in the early evening on the cruise board. While sailing to Edfu, we will enjoy a sumptuous oriental dinner. We will also enjoy dance all night away to the Egyptian folklore Party. Overnight will be on the Nile cruise board.
8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise day 6: Edfu – Luxor
Breakfast will be on the Nile cruise board before we start 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise day 6. This morning, we visit Edfu’s beautiful preserved Edfu temple. The temple also known as Horus Temple, the Falcon God. It built in (237 BC), during the reigns of six Ptolemy’s. Edfu temple indeed the best-preserved temple in Ancient Egypt. Furthermore, it the second largest after Karnak temple. Lunch will be on the Nile cruise board. Sailing to Luxor through Esna lock. Tea and coffee will also served in the early evening on the cruise board. Dinner and overnight will be on the Nile cruise board.
8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise day 7: Luxor – Cairo
Breakfast will be also on the Nile cruise board. It will be before we start 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise day 7. And then, we will disembark. The tour will start by crossing to the West Bank of the Nile. Over there, we will visit the Valley of the Kings. In fact, the valley features many tombs chiseled into the cliff-side. Continue to Valley of the Queens to visit the funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. The Design of the temple set at the head of the valley overshadowed by the peak of the Thebes. Our last stop will be at the Colossi of Memnon.
In fact, it built by Amenhotep III (18th Dynasty) as a mortuary temple in Thebes. The temple guarded by two gigantic statues of Amenhotep III. 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise also includes a visit to Karnak temple. In fact, the temple is the largest temple which built by man. The temple represents the combine achievements of many generation of ancient builders. 8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise also includes a visit to Luxor temple. The temple built by two Pharaoh, Amenhotep III and the King Ramses II Who built Abu Simbel temples. You will take tea and coffee also in the early evening on the cruise board. The dinner and the overnight will be also on the cruise board.
8 days Egypt tour Cairo Nile cruise day 8: Cairo – Your destination
Breakfast will be at the hotel. And then, there will be a transfer to Cairo airport for catching your flight.
- Meet & assist at Cairo, Aswan and Luxor airports.
- 4 nights accommodation at 4 stars hotel in Cairo on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- 3 night accommodation on 5 stars Nile cruise on full board basis (breakfast, dinner and breakfast).
- Sightseeing as per as the above mentioned itinerary.
- All transportation by private air conditioned coach.
- All entrance fees of the above mentioned sites.
- Private Egyptology guide speaks your language.
- Domestic flight ticket Cairo/Aswan-Luxor/Cairo on Egypt Air.
- Lunches during tours in Cairo and Alexandria at local restaurant.
- Fully escorted by our representative.
- Entry visa at Cairo airport in case it required. Rate is 25 USD per person.
- Any personal expenses.
- Drinks during the meals.
- All tours are private. We don’t handle Seat-In-Coach tours.
- Private Egyptology guide speaks your language.
- Vegetarian foods are available.
- We can amend the tour to match up with your requirements.
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