Classic Egypt & the Nile

  • destination Egypt
  • traveltime9 days
  • moneyFrom € 1595,- pp

Travel to Ancient Egypt and experience all highlights and wonders of this country. Egypt holds an impressive history and this individual trip will show you all monuments near the Nile and the capital Cairo.

This fully arranged trip starts in Cairo. From here, you and your private driver set off to visit the citadel, the Egyptian Museum and the world’s largest souk, Khan El-Khalili. A visit to the Pyramids of Giza cannot be missed.

After the first couple of days, you will step onboard for a luxurious four-day Nile cruise starting in Aswan. The cruise will take you past the temples of Luxor and Karnak, and the Valley of the Kings.

Your journey can be extended with a few extra days at the beach. It is also possible to combine this trip with a visit to Israel or Jordan.

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Itinerary

Cairo including private driver

Get ready to explore Cairo! A chaotic but charming city. Here you can visit the Citadel of Salah el Din. From here you have a wonderful view over the skyline of Cairo. Besides this, the citadel houses the Mohammed Ali mosque with its four recognizable minarets.

Afterwards you can visit the busy Islamic quarter, this is within walking distance from the mosque. You will finish your day at the largest market in Africa, the El Kahlili Soukh, an unforgettable experience. Today you can also visit the Egyptian Museum, one of the most famous museums in the world. After your visit you will understand why.

Cairo - Giza including private driver

You will leave the capital behind and visit the Pyramids of Giza. Just outside Cairo you visit the Pyramids of Cheops, Kephren and Mykerinos. This UNESCO Site is home to three great Pyramids, of which the Giza Pyramid is the largest. The Giza Pyramids need no introduction, it is the largest and most famous monuments of antiquity and the sole surviving of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. On the Giza plateau you will also find a number of smaller buildings that are called the Pyramids of the Queens. Finally, you will visit the famous Giza Sfynx. The Cheops pyramid is the only one of the seven classical wonders of the world that can still be visited today.

Aswan - Kom Obo - Edu Temple - Esna cruise

The luxurious cruise will set sail towards Esna today. Along the way, the boat will dock at a number of unique places on the Egyptian Nile coast. The first stop today is Kom Ombo. A long time ago the city of Pa Sebek could be found here. This was a major city in Egyptian history, mainly due to gold trade. Because of this rich past a lot of buildings have been left in good condition.

Hereafter you will sail further to Edfu, located between Aswan and Esna. The temple in Edfu was built between 237 and 57 BC in honor of the sun god Horus and was only rediscoverd in 1860. For more than 200 years, the temple was buried in sand, rubble and a partially by the city Edfu. In the mid-19th century, excavation of the temple of Horus started under the leadership of Auguste Mariette. Auguste was one of the first professional Egyptolgists. He has carried out numerous excavations and is the founder of the Egyptian museum in Cairo. The rest of the day you can relax on board.

Luxor - Cairo transfer and flight

Today you will have all day to relax in Luxor or explore more of the city. You can enjoy the swimming pool or visit the musuem of Luxor. The musuem has displayed a collection of aintiquties dating from the end of the Old Kingdom up until the Maluk period.

At the end of the afternoon, one of our local employees will pick up at your accommodation and bring you to the airport of Luxor for your flight back to Cairo. In Cairo you have the entire evening at leisure. You can have dinner at one of the best restaurants in Egypt: Zitouni. Enjoy a delicious dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel with the best Egyptian stew with crispy chicken and spices while looking back at an amazing trip through Egypt.

Accommodation

Steigenberger Pyramids Cairo

GizaLess than two kilometers from the Pyramids of Giza, this hotel is a great choice for travellers interested in monuments, history and museums.

Mövenpick MS Hamees

NilecruiseCruise through Egypt's history with this Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor. You will pass highlights like the temple complexes of Philae and the open-air museum Luxor.

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

Luxor Located on the banks of the Nile, the Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa offers stunning views from the water's edge. Dive into one of the two pools or relax in a hammock by the Nile.

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Details & Prices

Classic Egypt & the Nile

  • destination Egypt
  • traveltime9 days
  • moneyFrom € 1595,- pp
Included
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • Meet & assist local representative
  • Overnight stays in selected hotels
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • 4-day Nile cruise including all meals
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned during cruise
  • Private Cairo city tour including entrance fees
  • Visit Egyptian Museum
  • All taxes and fees
  • Personal travel app with travel route and information
  • An unforgettable experience! 
Excluded
  • Other meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Optional excursions
Optional
  • Hot air balloon flight Valley of the Kings
  • Extra beach days
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