Tour to Cairo’s historical places & Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor

Egypt Classic Package $683 Per Person 
8 Days / 7 Nights Private Tour Every Day Print

Enjoy a fantastic Nile Cruise journey to the historical sights from Aswan to Luxor (Ancient capital of Thebes) and Valley of the Kings. Your tour will also include visits to many historical places in Cairo and Giza such as Giza Pyramids and the Egyptian museum at Tahrir square.
Day 1: Arrive Cairo
Once you arrive at the arrival hall at Cairo International Airport, you will have a warm reception from our representative. He will be standing inside the doors holding a board showing your name. Then he will help and assist you and escort you to the A/C Van that will take you to your hotel in Cairo. The rest of the day is free time, so you can relax or choose one of our optional trips such as a trip to Giza pyramids sound and light show or a River Nile dinner cruise.
Welcome Drink
Day 2: Giza Pyramids, Memphis and Sakkara
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo to Giza plateau where you will visit Giza Pyramids including the great pyramid of Khufu” Cheops”, the pyramid of Chefren, the pyramid of Mykerinus, the valley temple of Khefren and the Sphinx. Then move on to Memphis, the first capital of Egypt around 3000 B.C, where you will see the open air museum housing many gigantic statues for Ramses ll and a big alabaster sphinx. Then proceed to Sakkara area where you will visit Sakkara Complex including the step pyramid of king Zoser. At the end of the day tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day Three: Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, Alabaster Mosque & Khan El Khalili Bazaar
Our tours representative will pick you up from your hotel in Cairo to enjoy a visit to the Egyptian museum, housing thousands of ancient Egyptian artifacts. You will enjoy watching the treasures of the boy-king Tut ankh Amun having a collection of treasure including the golden mask and the jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years. There is an additional visit to the mummies’ room at the museum (extra ticket on spot). Lunch is included at a good quality local restaurant.
Then continue to visit Coptic Cairo where you will see some very old churches such as the hanging church “suspended Church”. In Coptic Cairo you will watch the holy places where Jesus Christ, Merry and Josef had hidden for sometimes during their holy visit to the land of Egypt. Then continue your visit to Ben Ezra Jewish synagogue (the Jewish temple) where Moses; as it is believed; was found and received by the maid of the queen of Egypt at the basket in the Nile river.
Then you will visit Saladin Citadel (Salah El Din Citadel) that was constructed by Salah El Din on the Moqattam hills in 1183 AD in order to defend Cairo from the armies of the Crusaders. Inside the walls of the citadel, you will visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque that is considered to be the most beautiful mosque in Egypt.The owner of the mosque is the Ruler Mohamed Ali, the ruler of Egypt from 1805 till 1849.
The last stop will be at Khan El Khalili Bazaar. It is one of the oldest markets in Middle East and Africa. It was founded in the 14th century AD and here you can buy the souvenirs you wish. You can also drink coffee, tea and any soft drink. At the end of the day tour you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Fly Cairo to Aswan – Nile Cruise Tour
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport to board your flight to Aswan where you will be met and assisted by a Representative who will transfer you to embark on your Nile Cruise. enjoy a day tour to the high dam of Aswan, constructed in 1970 to control the level of the Nile water during its annual flood and generate big amounts of electric power. Then move on to visit the granite quarry where you will find the huge obelisk for Queen Hatshepsut. Then you will take a motor boat to visit the temple of Philae. Lunch will be served on board the Nile cruise, and then enjoy Sailing on the Nile by felucca boat around the botanical garden. At the end of the day tour you will be back to the cruise for dinner on board with Belly dancing show and the Egyptian folkloric show. Overnight in Aswan.
There An optional evening excursion is offered known as the Sound and Light Show at Philae temple.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Sail to Kom Ombo Temple / Sail to Esna
Sail to Kom Ombo while having your breakfast on board, and then enjoy a visit to Kom Ombo temple that is shared by two gods, Sobek and Haeroris. Then back to the Nile Cruise to set sail to Edfu where it will cross the lock, rising 6 meters before it can continue its journey. Dinner and overnight on board in Esna.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Luxor Nile Cruise Tours
Breakfast onboard the Cruise then you will be taken to he West bank of the River Nile where you will visit the Valley of the Kings; the royal necropolis of the kings of the new kingdom where there are 62 tombs. Each tomb has a number representing the order in which it was discovered. There is an additional Charge to enter the Tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI. Then back to the Nile Cruise with lunch, dinner and overnight onboard the cruise in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Luxor Nile Cruise / Back to Cairo
After breakfast on board, you will disembarke your Nile cruise in Luxor and then you will be accompanied by your tour guide to the East Bank of Luxor where you will visit the magnificent Karnak Temples ( a complex of sanctuaries, colonnades, kiosks, pylons and obelisks dedicated to the triad of Thebes). Then move on to Luxor Temple that has the hall that was converted into a church during the Christian prosecution period. Lunch will be served in a good quality restaurant in Luxor.
Later on you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for your flight back to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 : Cairo / Fly Back Home
After having breakfast our tour representative will arrive at your hotel to transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight.
Meals: Breakfast

Included:
• Met and assisted at Cairo Airport upon arrival and departure by our Representative.
• All airport transfers by private deluxe A/C vehicle.
• Internal flight tickets from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo by Egyptair.
• Accommodation for 4 nights at 5-star hotel in Cairo based on bed and breakfast.
• Accommodation for 3 nights on board 5-star Nile Cruise Boat Aswan-Luxor on full board.
• Tours to all sites mentioned in the itinirary
• Lunch meals during tours in Cairo.
• Bottled water during all tours.
• Entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary
• English-speaking Tour Guide during tours
• All Nile Cruise tours with Memphis Tours group
• Service charges and taxes included throughout the tours.
• Free loan of mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls / 3 min. international calls.

Excluded:
• International airfare.
• Entry Visa to Egypt.
• Tipping for Guides, drivers and Nile Cruise crew.

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