Egypt Nile Bliss Tour

7
nights and
8
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10,832

Per person sharing

Join the Egypt Nile Bliss tour and experience the wonders of the Nile during this 8-day tour. In Cairo see the Great Pyramids of Giza and the magnificent Sphinx. Travel by train to Aswan and board the Nile Cruise liner. Visit the Aswan High Dam and unfinished Obelisk. During your cruise to Luxor stop at the Kom Ombo Temple. Located on a dune above a bend in the Nile. Edfu Temple is Egypt's best-preserved temple dedicated to Horus, god of sun and planets. In Luxor, explore the mysteries of Karnak and Luxor Temple. The Valley of the Kings shelters the fabled tombs of the more than 40 Pharaohs laid to rest here. The Temple of Hatshepsut is devoted to the only woman who ruled Egypt as a pharaoh.

At a glance

Day 1 Welcome to Cairo. Transfer to hotel
Day 2 Pyramids, Sphinx, Museum & Bazaar tour. Train to Aswan
Day 3 Transfer to Cruise liner. Start your Nile Cruise program
Day 4 Visit Kom Ombo and Edfu.
Day 5 Tour to the Karnak & Luxor Temples
Day 6 Overnight train travel to Cairo
Day 7 Transfer from station to Hotel. Free time in Cairo
Day 8 Tour ends with transfer to Cairo APT

Highlights

> Private guided tour to the Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza
> Board the overnight sleeper train to Aswan
> Join a 4 day-3 Night Nile Cruise voyage between Aswan and Luxor
> In Aswan, sail on a Felucca around Elephantine Island
> Shore excursions to the Temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu Temple, dedicated to Horus
> Luxor highlight tour: Valley of the Kings, sheltering the fabled tombs of many Pharaohs
> Free time in Luxor for some shopping along the riverbank

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Itinerary

Day 4

Nile Cruise (B-L-D)

  • After breakfast set sail to Kom Ombo and Esna
  • The Temple of Kom Ombo is exquisitely located on a dune above a bend in the Nile. The Temple is shared equally by two gods, Sobek, the crocodile god of Nile fertility and Haroeis, the elder Horus.
  • The Temple of Edfu. The town of Edfu boasts Egypt's best preserved temple dedicated to Horus, the god of the sun and the planets and the falcon as his symbol.
  • A delightful hantour (horse carriage) ride takes you from the Nile to the temple grounds.
  • Return to the Nile Cruise Liner for overnight
Day 5

Nile Cruise (B-L-D)

  • This morning visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak.
  • The Valley of the Kings shelters the fabled tombs of the pharaohs. More than 40
  • pharaohs were laid to rest here in ornate subterranean palaces penetrating sometimes
  • under 100 m into the face of the rock.
  • Colossi of Memnon dominating the desert to the east stand the huge colossi of Memnon the sole relics of the funerary temple of Amenhotep III.
  • El Deir El Bahari-Splendor of Splendors
  • On the plains at the foot of the rugged Theban mountains, set in a dramatic Amphitheatre of rocky cliffs, stands the terraced Temple of Deir El Bahari a fine example of architecture which Queen Hatshepsut had built 1490 BC. Hatshepsut was the only woman to rule Egypt as a pharaoh.
  • Overnight on Board the Nile Cruise Liner.
Day 6

Luxor (B-D)

  • After breakfast, disembark from the Nile Cruise Liner.
  • Enjoy the day in Luxor shopping at the various shops and markets.
  • Later in the afternoon transfer to the train station for the return journey to Cairo.
  • Dinner and overnight on board the train.

Inclusions

  • Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative 
  • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary in AC vehicle
  • Overnight sleeper train between Cairo & Aswan and Luxor to Cairo
  • Accommodation in selected hotels in a double/twin room sharing
  • Meal plan as per itinerary
  • Excursions with Local English speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
  • Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fee
  • Tips
  • Services not stated in the itinerary
     
  • NOTE: The Nile Cruise program is subject to change without prior notice due to navigational and security circumstances. Shore excursions and sailing hours are subject to change for reasons beyond cruise control; however, all shore visits will be respected.
  • Nile Cruise starts in Aswan on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Validity

  • Rate valid for travel between 01 APR to 30 SEP 2019

    Contact us for any other date of travel required

Country information

  • Best time to travel

The best time to visit Egypt’s sites (Cairo, red Sea Resort and Nile Cities) is from February to April and again between October and November. During these months, the sky and seas are perfectly blue.
Winter time temperatures (December to February) are mild and can be overcast. Note that December is peak season and rates are calculated accordingly

  • Egypt Culture and Greetings

Egypt’s Essential Views are defined as Honour, Loyalty, Education, Modesty and Pride
Greetings between men and women: A handshake may be acceptable in certain circumstances and the woman must extend her hand first. If she does not, a man should bow his head as a sign of acknowledgment.

  • Drinks & Food

There is a wide variety of offerings available ranging from the cheap food carts and street food that serve Egypt’s working class to fancy restaurants that cater solely to tourists and the upper class. Tea (shai) is the national drink of Egypt. Invitations to sit and drink tea together are an important part of the culture. Egyptians generally drink tea sweetened with a large amount of sugar. Alcohol is not widely consumed because of Islamic rules. Beer is popular and readily available in the larger cities. Buy your duty-free alcohol before entering the country. 

  • City Travel

Government-owned Transport Authority run buses and tram services in Cairo (Very crowded). Buses and fixed taxi routes are run by private companies. The easiest way to get around Cairo is by Metro. Most used transport mode are taxi’s. Fix the rate before you start your journey. A comprehensive rail network runs through the country. Serving the Nile cities are various AC day and night trains with sleeping and restaurant cars serving Luxor and Aswan (Sleeper trains must be booked well in advance)

  • Tipping

Also known as Backsheesh will be requested from you by “everyone”. Change your money into Egyptian Pounds for tips to porters, waiters, room staff and drivers. Official Guides are tipped in Foreign currency. Remember that the tips supplement the income of low Egyptian wages paid. 

  • Local interesting meals

Ful Mudamas: broad beans in sauce
Koshari: lentils, macaroni, rice and chickpeas
Mahshi: stuffed grapevine leaves
Fiteer Baladi: known as Egyptian pizza, fiteer is buttery and full of artery-clogging goodness
Falafel (Tameya): a deep-fried mixture of herbs and beans is a favourite, especially among vegetarians
Kofta: minced beef or lamb with spices, rolled onto a skewer and barbecued over coals

 

Nile River Cruise experience

To understand the wonders of this ancient civilization, a Nile cruise is a must and an unforgettable experience. The Nile is the country's lifeline since ancient times and there is no better way to trace Egypt's history than to follow its course. Cruises operate between Aswan and Luxor. It is the best way to enjoy the ancient sites of Upper Egypt. Each day offers an opportunity to explore new sights or simply enjoy a different view of the river.

Whether it is your first cruise or a frequent visitor to Egypt, an unlimited selection of superb boats is on offer. All designed with your comfort in mind. Cruise liners are selected carefully so you are assured of the best service and facilities as well as good value for money.

Follow in the footsteps of the pharaohs as you drift along the famous Nile river and moor beside stunning historic sites.