12 Day Cairo, Nile Cruise and Red Sea Stay

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
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 then you will have your breakfast, then your tour guide will meet you at the hotel, and then you will be driven in air-conditioned comfort to visit the Giza pyramids, When 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, and once you have finished eating, you will be returned to your hotel for the evening.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch


DAY 3 – Cairo Day 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 guide will meet you at the hotel, 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.
Frist, we will visit
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, Then we will go to Cairo Coptic, It is the area of old Cairo where you will see the remains of the Roman fortress of Babylon (1st century), and visit the hanging church of Virgin Mary (3rd century) built over the fortress tower, the church of Abu Serge (St. Sergio)(5th century) with Holy Crypt where the Holy Family stayed for 6 months and the Synagogue of Ben Ezra(9th century), believed to be the place where Baby Moses was found by the Pharaoh’s daughter, Finally, we go to The Khan El Khalili Bazaar will be your final destination for this day’s adventure. You will have the opportunity to shop while taking in a spectacular show of Egyptian culture.
After a wonderful day out, then transfer to the Giza railway station to board overnight sleeper train to
Aswan.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch


DAY 4 – Free Day in Aswan (Abu Simbel)
Good Morning: After arriving in Aswan you will meet your tour guide, and then you will start the lovely tour to see the most famous temples, we will visit Abu Simbel Temples and we will enjoy our trip through the walls of ancient civilization, The two temples of Abu Simbel are considered among the most famous, impressive monuments in the world not only because of their historical importance, colossal scale and architectural perfection but also for the huge project of removing and reconstructing them. Abu Simbel temples (280 km south of Aswan) were built by the great pharaoh Ramses II (between about 1260-1240 B.C.); the Great Temple, originally cut into the rock and dedicated to the creator gods of the time Amen-Re, Re-Horakhty, Path and the deified version of Ramses II himself while the Small temple, also originally cut into the rock, was dedicated to goddess Hathor and the deified version of his dearest wife, Queen Nefertiti. The Great Temple is 30m high, 35m wide and 56m deep with 4 colossal statues of Ramses II (20m high) in front of the temple. Every year on October 22 and February 22 the sun rays penetrate the sanctuary and illuminate the statues of Amen-Re Re-Horakhty but not that of Path as he is connected with the underworld. It is believed that these dates correspond to the king’s birthday and coronation day.
The Small Temple has statues of the king and queen of the same size which is exceptional in ancient Egyptian art.
The construction of the High Dam would have threatened the temples of Abu Simbel and other temples because of the artificial Lake Nasser behind the dam, so there was an international donations campaign led by UNESCO and the entire site was dismantled and reassembled in a new location which is 65m higher and 200m back from the lake and also maintaining the solar phenomena of the Great Temple.
At the end of the tour our drive will back to the Nile Cruise in Aswan.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


DAY 5 – Sightseeing in Aswan
After breakfast, enjoy a day’s sightseeing in Aswan, the amazing place in the world, the southern city of Egypt with a lot of sun was an ancient border town; Aswan is famous for its ancient monuments, little islands and spices souks (markets), 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 66at the crest. Sail and move around Elephantine Island by a local felucca boat. Finally, you will tour Elephantine Island aboard a Felucca boat and then return to the ship where a lovely dinner will be served, and then spend the night on board, in Aswan.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 6 – Temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu
You will sail to Kom Ombo, and have breakfast on board. Then visit the Temple of Sobek and Haerosis. Afterwards, sail to Edfu, with lunch on board. Visit the well preserved cult temple, Horus Temple, and have afternoon tea while sailing to Esna. Dinner will be served on board and you will spend another night on the water.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


DAY 7– Luxor West Bank Sightseeing
Sail to Luxor while enjoying breakfast on board, then you will start your visiting to the valley of kings. Which has more than 62 tombs for kings in Egypt Enjoy visiting 3 tombs with fabulous paintings then you will drive to temple of queen of Egypt Hatshepsut, this was built during the 15th century BC by the architects of the New Kingdom, at the end of the tour our drive will back to the Nile Cruise
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
and Dinner   

Day 8: Luxor East Bank Sightseeing
After your breakfast on board, we will visit the most famous temple of Egypt Karnak temple dedicated to king of gods Amon Ra and his triad, each new king of Egypt had to build a part for it hopping the satisfaction of the gods Karnak temple is not just one temple it is a group of 20 temples most of them dedicated to Amon Ra, and we will visit amazing temple in Luxor called Luxor temple built by king Ramses the second and Ament hotep the third dedicated to god Amon Ra and his triad, at the end of the tour our drive will back to the Nile Cruise.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner  
 

Days 9 & 10: Leisure Time in Hurghada (Optional Tours)
Since these two days are all about quality relaxation time, there are no activities scheduled. However, there are a number of optional tours available if you wish to experience diving an
d snorkeling among the Red Sea coral reefs, with the opportunity to see rare fish. There are also other activities available, such as windsurfing, sailing or deep sea fishing.

Meals Included: Breakfast


DAY 11 – Back to Cairo
After breakfast in the hotel, enjoy some free time before we drive you to the bus station to take the first class coach back to Cairo, a journey that takes approximately six hours. If you would rather avoid the coach drive to Cairo, you can opt to fly instead for an additional fee. On arrival in Cairo you will be met and taken to check in at a 5-Star Hotel where your last night of your tour Stay will be spent.
Meals included: Breakfast

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


Included:

  • Accommodation in Cairo pyramids hotel or similar hotel in Cairo
  • Accommodation in 5 star Nile Cruise"semiramis" in Luxor and Aswan
  • Sleeper train( Cairo- Aswan) + bus (Hurghada - 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
Excluded:
  • Any Entry visa to Egypt 
  • extras not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Gratuities   (recommended)
  • Activity level: minimal/light/moderate/high/extreme
  • friendly:  yes/no     
  • Egypt wheelchair accessible tours 

Prices Per Person in U.S.D ($)


Adults prices 

  • Single Person = 1480 $
  • From 2 to 4 People = 1350 $
  • From 5 to 8 People =  1330$
  • from 9 to 15 people = 1320 $

Children prices 
  • Child from (6 to10.99 Y )  =  740 $ 
  • Child Below 6 Years = Free