Egypt Nile River Cruise Experience 2022

5
nights and
6
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Per person sharing

The Egypt Nile River Cruise Experience shows you the pure beauty of a Nile River cruise starting in Aswan and including stops in Kom Ombo, Edfu and Luxor. An optional tour available can be arranged to visit Abu Simbel from Aswan. Your private guide will enhance this memorable - once in lifetime experience. 
Explore historic temples, ancient relics and quiet tombs of the Upper Nile in what may well be the most impressive outdoor museum on earth. 
Selected guided shore excursions along the way to the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Luxor Temples, Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan and Temples in Edfu and Kom Ombo

At a glance

CAIRO 2 Nights at the Rames Hilton or similar
NILE CRUISE 3 Nights/4 Days Nile cruise program on M/S Medea or similar
Accommodation Standard double room/cabin 
Meals Cairo on BB, Nile Cruise on Full Board
Transfers In Cairo, Aswan and Luxor
Tours 2 x Half-day tours in Cairo, all Nile Cruise excursions
Flights Return flights with Egypt Air (Specific and Limited seats)
Other Departure and Fuel taxes (subject to change)

Highlights

  • Private half-day guided tour to the Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza
  • Private guided tour to the famous Egyptian Museum and the bustling Khan el Khalili Bazaar
  • Join a 4 day-3 Night Nile Cruise voyage between Aswan and Luxor
  • In Aswan, visit the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple
  • 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
  • Visit the monumental temple complexes of Karnak and Luxor

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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Cairo

  • Your Egypt Experience starts as you meet with our representative at Cairo Airport for transfer to your hotel. The afternoon is spent visiting the famous Pyramids and Sphinx in Giza
Day 2

Cairo (B)

  • After breakfast, your guide will accompany you on a morning tour to the Egyptian Museum and the Khan el Khalili Bazaar. 
Day 3

Cairo - Aswan ( B/D)

  • Breakfast. 
  • Excursion tour to Philae Temple (one of Nubia's most important site). Onto the Aswan High Dam; one of the most outstanding architectural achievements of the twentieth century. It was constructed to replace the old Aswan dam built in 1902. The High Dam was built to protect Egypt from floods as well as provide irrigation and electricity for Egypt and is 3600 meters long. Visitors can easily locate lake Nasser which is a huge water reservoir.
  • Unfinished Obelisque (The beautiful red granites that were used in building the temples and monuments in the ancient days were brought from the quarries of Aswan)
  • Whilst on tour to the Unfinished Obelisk you can see innumerable inscriptions in the area around the quarries. 
  • Overnight in Aswan 

 


Inclusions

  • Return airfares with EGYPT AIR (Specific and limited seats)
  • Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative 
  • Transfer and transportation as per itinerary in AC vehicle
  • Accommodation onboard selected Cruise Liners in a double/twin cabin sharing
  • Meal plan as per itinerary
  • Shore excursions with private Local English speaking Guide
  • Entrance fees

Exclusions

  • Increases in airfares, departure and fuel taxes
  • 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.

Validity

  • Rate valid for travel between 01 June and 31 July 2022
  • Seasonal supplements may be applicable 
     
  • 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 favorite, especially among vegetarians
    Kofta: minced beef or lamb with spices, rolled onto a skewer and barbecued over coals