12 Day Nile Cruise Holiday- Cairo and sharm.

Description:
Get ready for the experience of a lifetime with our limited off 12-Day, visit and explore all of Egypt’s top historical attractions, from the magnificent ancient pyramids, mosques and churches in Cairo, to the vast collection tombs and temple complexes scattered throughout the Nile Valley, your days are going to be filled with wonder and awe.

Location

Itinerary:

DAY 1 – Arrival in Cairo for Nile Cruise Holiday
When you arrive your tour guide and your driver will then take you to the 5-Star hotel where you will be staying for the night. On arrival at the hotel, you’ll be assisted with check-in and a pick-up time will be confirmed with you for the following day. Your tour guide will also discuss your tour itinerary with you, and answer any questions you might have. After that, the remainder of the day is yours to spend as you wish.

DAY 2 – Cairo Pyramids and Sakkara Tour
Wake up and enjoy the sort of breakfast you would expect from a 5-Star hotel, and then shortly after you have finished, one of our tour representatives will meet you at the hotel; they will assist you with check-out, and then you will be driven in air-conditioned comfort to see some of the very best historical attractions this amazing city has to offer.
Where you find yourself in Egypt, there is always an exciting adventure to be had, get a taste of the past on our tours in Egypt, we will visit
Saqqara,  Giza pyramids, we will see "the Giza pyramids", there are 3 Pyramids in Giza, also there is Sphinx , Ancient Egyptians considers him as a God, and enjoy Camel Ride around Giza Pyramids, Most of people they are thinking there are only  "3" Pyramids in Giza but in the fact there are" 9"  , which they  were Pyramids of Queens  , and we will visit is the oldest known Pyramid and the First  Royal Tombs in the history is "Saqqara Pyramid" , which cantinas on" 6" terraces  , we will see one of the richest cities in archaeological treasures . After your tour at the pyramids, you will be taken to a reputable local restaurant for a nice lunch.
By the time this tour ends, evening will be approaching, and you will then be driven to the main railway station in Giza where you will be boarding an overnight sleeper train to Aswan. Enjoy dinner and a good night’s sleep in your compartment on the train.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


DAY 3 – Cruise Embarkation in Aswan and Aswan Sightseeing
Wake up to a nice breakfast in your compartment on the train, and then shortly after you have eaten, the train will pull into Aswan Station where another one of our tour representatives will be standing by to meet you, and to escort you to the docking area where you will be boarding your beautiful 5-Star Nile cruise ship.
Shortly after boarding and checking in, you will then enjoy your first good lunch on board the ship. After lunch, you will  Start your tour with
the Unfinished Obelisk, Unfinished Obelisk still lies in the ancient granite quarries, It was abandoned because of a crack in the stone and still exist tools of the builders that give us an idea how work was done, If Unfinished Obelisk had been finished, it would have been the largest monolithic piece of stone ever handled weighing over 1000 tons, and then take the motorboat to the island where the Philae Temple is located and visit the temple of Isis that remained in use till 550AD when emperor Justinian closed it (it was the last pagan temple in use). According to legend Isis found the heart of Osiris here. Then move to visit the High Dam that was constructed between 1960 and 1970 to control floods, provide water for irrigation and generate electricity, the reservoir it created, Lake Nasser is 550km long and 35km wide. The dam itself is 111m tall, 3800m long and 980m wide at the base, 40m at the crest.  Finally, you will return to the cruise ship where you will be able to enjoy some free time before sitting down to a wonderful onboard dinner. Tonight you will be sleeping on the water at Aswan.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


DAY 4 – Sail to Esna with Excursions at Kom Ombo and Edfu
Enjoy your breakfast on the river while sailing to Kom Ombo where you will be enjoying a truly memorable excursion. During this excursion, you will be taken to see the Temple of Sobek. This is essentially a twin-temple complex that was built and devoted to two different gods: Sobek the crocodile god and Haeroris the falcon-headed god.
After your temple visit, you will head back to the ship, and then once everyone is back on board, another fine lunch will be served, and the ship will begin sailing to Edfu where you will be enjoying another fascinating excursion. This time, you will be you will be taken to see
Edfu’s Temple of Horus. This temple was buried beneath the sand for approximately 2,000 years, and it is because of this that it has been preserved so nicely. Not only is it the best-preserved temple of the Ancient World, but It is also one of the largest temples of the ancient world, and a trip to this site is a trip you probably won’t forget in a hurry. Building work at the temple began in 237 BC, and records indicate that it took 25 years to build.
After your excursion at Edfu, you will return to the ship, and it will set sail for Esna. Afternoon tea will be served along the way, with dinner be served in the evening after it has tied up at Esna. Tonight you will be sleeping on the water at Esna
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


DAY 5 – Sail to Luxor with East and West Bank Tours
Today your cruise ship will make an early departure from Esna and you will be able to enjoy breakfast while you are sailing to Luxor. On arrival at Luxor,  and you will be taken for a tour of Luxor’s West Bank.
Your first visit today will be
to Valley of the Kings, an ancient royal necropolis consisting of more than 60 tombs that were constructed for different pharaohs; some of their family members and some privileged nobles. This is also the site where Tutankhamen’s tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter.
Medinet Habu Temple will be your next stop, and it will probably be one of your favorite stops because it well and truly is a magnificent site. Here you will find more than 7,000 square meters of wall reliefs which have provided an incredible amount of insight with regard to ancient Egyptian history. Your last stop for the day will be at the Colossi of Memnon, a name given to two towering stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.
After your tour ends, you will make your way back to the ship in time for another fine lunch, and then it will be time for your Luxor East Bank tour. This time you will be visiting the beautiful
Luxor Temple and the sprawling ancient Karnak Temple complex. With a truly unforgettable day of sightseeing behind you, you will once again make your way back to the ship in time for dinner. This night of your Nile Cruise Holiday will be spent on the water at Luxor.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


DAY 6 – Cruise Disembarkation and Flight to Sharm el Sheikh
Today,  after you have  your breakfast, you will be checking out and disembarking, and then you will be transferred to Luxor airport where you will board a flight to Sharm el Sheikh on the beautiful Red Sea coast.
When you arrive at the airport in Sharm, one of our tour representatives will once again be standing by to meet you, and then they will escort you to the 5-Star hotel where you will be staying during your time in Sharm.
NOTE: Currently most flights from Luxor to Sharm el Sheikh are indirect flights that fly via Cairo.
Meals Included: Breakfast


DAY 7, 8 and 9 – Leisure Time at Sharm with Optional Excursions
There are also some more which you can visit in and around Sharm, but these are all optional tours, and are therefore not included in the price of this tour package.
Optional tours include visiting places such as the beautiful Ras Mohammed National Park; the Colored Canyon, and the hilltop Monastery of St. Catherine. These have been designated as optional tours simply because many people prefer to spend their time in Sharm relaxing and soaking up the sun, either at the beach, or at their hotels. Whatever you choose to do, you are certain to enjoy your time on the coast.
Meals Included: Breakfast


DAY 10 – Flight from Sharm to Cairo and Leisure Time
Wake up to another fine 5-Star hotel breakfast, and then at the appropriate time, our tour representative will meet you at your hotel and assist you with check-out, and then they will escort you to the airport in time for your flight to Cairo.
On arrival in Cairo, you will once again be met and escorted to the 5-Star hotel, Once you have checked in, a pick-up time will be confirmed for the following day’s tour, and then you will have the rest of the day to yourself to enjoy as you wish.
Meals Included: Breakfast


DAY 11 – Cairo Sightseeing Tour
Enjoy your breakfast, and then at the confirmed time, you will be met at the hotel, and your private guided tour in Cairo will begin.
Today, your first stop will be at
The Egyptian Museum, one of the Largest and most famous museums in the world, has the biggest collection of Egyptian items in the World, about 120,000 artifacts (some in the storeroom), some of the most famous collections are the contents of King Tutankhamen tomb and the Royal Mummy room, and we can see the Interior and Walls, The antiquities were distributed two floors, As for the First Floor you will see the treasures of King Tutankhamen tomb, the Animals mummy Room, the Royal Mummy Room and much more,  The antiquities were distributed two floors, after the museum, you will be taken for lunch at a good restaurant, Finally  we go to the market of the city khan el Khalili bazaar where you can see the real life of the oriental Cairo and then see the atmosphere of the old Cairo while walking in el Moez Street to see the old gates of the city.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


DAY 12 – Nile Cruise Holiday Ends, Final Departure
Our tour representative will meet you at the hotel, and then you will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight back home.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour Included:

  • Accommodation in Cairo pyramids hotel or similar hotel in Cairo
  • Accommodation in 5 star Nile Cruise"semiramis" in Luxor and Aswan
  • Accommodation in Hyatt Regency hotel or similar hotel in Sharm
  • Domestic flights( Cairo- Luxor , Luxor- Cairo)
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Private tour
  • All transfers by a Private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Private English Egyptologist guide (other languages available at request).
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sites.
  • Free Wi Fi service on board the vehicle.
  • Free snack bag (fruit, chips).
  • Free soft drink
  • Free Bottles of mineral water during your tours.
  • All Service charges & taxes
Tour  Excluded:
  • Any Entry visa to Egypt 
  • extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities   (recommended)

Prices Per Person in U.S.D ($)


Adults prices 

  • Single Person = 2220 $
  • From 2 to 4 People = 2100 $
  • From 5 to 8 People =  2090 $
  • from 9 to 15 people = 2080 $

Children prices 
  • Child from (6 to10.99 Y )  =  1110 $ 
  • Child Below 6 Years = Free