Cairo, Nile Cruise and Sharm El Shiekh

Our marvelous trip in Egypt including Cairo, Nile Cruise and Sharm El Shiekh, Exotic would surely be the word to describe this amazing travel package! It would be an exotic holiday in Egypt for any person who wishes to get a taste of everything in Egypt and we mean it; everything!

Our Cairo, Nile Cruise and Sharm El Shiekh tour package. It starts with spending two night in Cairo exploring the most magnificent highlights of the Egyptian capital including the Pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, and the Citadel Of Salah El Dien.

The next step of this wonderful vacation in Egypt after we leave Cairo we will head to the south of Egypt and boarding on a luxurious Nile Cruise ship sailing down the Nile between Aswan and Luxor and exploring the monuments of these two cities. All the meals are included in the Nile Cruise trip offering wonderful open buffet meals. This is besides the amazing entertainment programs organized by your Nile Cruise that would include a folkloric show and much more fun.

The visits in Upper Egypt would include the High Dam, the Temple of Philae, the Unfinished Obelisk,  Temple of Kom Ombo, the Temple of Edfu, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, the Luxor Temple and the Karnak Temple.

The last state of our great tour of Egypt would conclude by spending three nights in Sharm El Sheikh, the most popular Red Sea resort in Egypt where the guests can enjoy the sandy beaches and the startling underwater environment of Sharm El Sheikh.

This wonderful tour of Egypt is highly recommended for those who would like to dig inside everything that the land of the Nile has to offer to its guests including the highlights of Cairo, a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan, and unforgettable time in Sharm El Sheikh.

Program Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Cairo Int. Airport

Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport, you will be met with GAT Tours’ representative, your best friend for the coming few days, who will help you in passing the passport control and collecting your luggage.Then, you will be transferred to the hotel in Cairo by air-conditioned vehicle with qualified driver. Arrival to your hotel in Cairo, we will check in the hotel within few minutes! Then you will proceed to your nice room to have some rest before the beginning of your awesome tour in Cairo.

At night, free at leisure on your own in Cairo, the capital, clean, safe and modern city. You can take the chance to go for a marvelous “Optional Tour” to Islamic Cairo in the Mouiz Street, where you can visit the most unique collection of our Islamic monuments like the collection of Qalaun, El Aqmar Mosque,Beit El Sehemy and other interesting places. After your free tour, you will get back to your hotel to spend your first night in Egypt before the superb coming days enjoying your holiday in the land of the Pharaohs. (No Meals)

Day 02: Pyarmids, Muesum, Citadel

After breakfast, you will be met with our professional Egyptologist who will join you today in order to add more amazement to your trip. Your unique tour in Cairo starts with The Pyramids of Giza, the most popular monument in the world. Constructed around 2500 BC as the necropolis of the kings of the forth dynasty, there is the pyramid of Cheops or the Grand Pyramid, the Pyramid of Khafre, and the smaller pyramid of Menkaure, and the marvelous sphinx constructed with a body of a lion and the head of a human to guard the pyramids from any threats.

Our next stop in Cairo day tour will be to The Egyptian Museum, the largest museum in the world with a huge collection of displays dating back to various periods of the ancient Egyptian history with the highlights being the golden exhibits of Tutankhamen, the mummies’ hall, large impressive reliefs, statues, and many other fascinating items.

Our last stop of the day will be to Citadel of Salah El Din, constructed in the 10th century by Saladin to protect Egypt and became the residence of the rulers of Egypt for a period that lasted more than seven centuries. The citadel itself is one of the most impressive medieval fortresses and it contains many remarkable monuments like the famous Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Mosque of El Nasser Mohamed, and many interesting museums. This is besides offering the guests amazing panoramic views of the city of Cairo.

Later on, you will proceed to have the lunch meal at local restaurant. After lunch, we will transfer you by private air-conditioned vehicle to Giza train station in order to catch your Sleeper train to reach Aswan early morning of the following day. Dinner meal will be included on board the train. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 03: High Dam, PhilaeTemple & Unfinished Obelisk

Enjoy your buffet breakfast on board train. Your train arrives to Aswan at approximately 08:30 AM, where you will find our local representative in Aswan, featured with the fluency of English and multi-cultured experience, will welcome you at the Aswan train station.

Another comfortable air-conditioned vehicle will transfer you to the location of the Nile Cruise ship. Check in within few minutes, then you will enjoy your lunch meal. After lunch, you’ll visit the High Dam, constructed in the 1960s by the former Egyptian president, Gamal Abdel Nasser. The dam helped Egypt to store the water from the flood of the River Nile and it also generates a large volume of the electricity of Egypt. It is also considered to be a great architectural achievement.

We will then ride in a motorboat to reach Agilika Island, the new location of the marvelous Philae Temple, constructed in the 3rd century BC in the Greco Roman era as the center of the worship of the goddess Isis. It is one of the most remarkable ancient Egyptian temples that were relocated after the construction of the High Dam and the water of the River Nile affected many historical monuments, the temple was transferred under a huge project funded by many nations and supervised by the UNESCO.

Our last visit of the day will be to the Unfinished Obelisk, which was found in the granite quarry in the Southern part of the city of Aswan. If completed, the unfinished obelisk would have been the largest piece of stone humans ever dealt with. Dating back to the New Kingdom, it documents however the miraculous process of the construction of obelisks in ancient Egypt.

After the day tour, we will drive back to our Nile cruiser for rest and refresh. Afternoon, free at leisure on board in order to relax beside the pool on the sundeck and enjoy the incomparable view of the River Nile. Evening time is free at leisure in Aswan or there is a wonderful opportunity to go for an optional tour to the sound and light show at Philae Temple, in order to know the full story of the goddess Isis and her husband Osiris in the most marvelous ambience. There are in fact many legends and interesting stories which date back to the era of ancient Egypt. After that, you’ll get back to your Nile cruise ship for dinner and overnight. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 04: Kom Ombo and Edfu

Energizing breakfast will be served on board before our full day tour. Our Nile Cruise ship will land at the location of the Temple of Kom Ombo, established in the Ptolemaic period and completed in the Roman era, the temple is dedicated to two gods, the local crocodile, Sobek and the famous eagle god, Haroeris. This was why the temple was divided into two sections; one for each god.

After visiting the amazing temple of Kom Ombo, you will get back to the ship, so we can enjoy the lunch on board while sailing to the city of Edfu. Enjoy the wonderful landscape of the Nile from the sundeck. Arrange yourself for the second visit of the day, whereas we will meet Temple of Horus in Edfu, the finest preserved ancient Egyptian temple in the land of the Nile. It was constructed by the Ptolemies in the 3rd century BC for the worship of the god Horus. The temple is featured with its marvelous stone columns and fascinating wall carvings.

Evening time is free at leisure to enjoy the Egyptian folklore show in the ship with a belly dancer and many other entertaining performances, or (optional) we can attend the sound & light show at Temple of Edfu, a wonderful chance to know the story of the temple through a startling sound and lights show which is enjoyed by everybody. Usually it depends on the cruise schedule, as some cruisers don’t have an overnight in Edfu. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 05: Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon

Morning time is free at leisure or (optional) you can enjoy a Hot-air Balloon adventure to explore Luxor from the sky, having amazing views of the city. It is as if you are a bird flying across the marvelous monuments of Luxor.

Enjoy your delicious breakfast before exploring the West bank of Luxor, the city of the dead where many marvelous mortuary temples and necropolises are located. Our first visit of the day will be to the Valley of the Kings, the richest and most fascinating ancient tombs in Egypt. This was the burial site of the kings from the New Kingdom. This includes the marvelous tomb of Tutankhamen, discovered intact by Howard Carter in 1922 as the most important archeological discovery in the 20th century. The tombs are featured with marvelous wall painting which survived until today.

The next visit will be to the Temple of Deir El Bahari, which was constructed during the reign of the 18th dynasty by Queen Hatshepsut, one of the greatest rulers of Egypt. The Temple is featured with its many terraces, the statues of the Queen with a beard, and its magnificent location carved out of one of the great mountains of Thebes.

Our last visit at the West Bank will be to the Colossi of Memnon, these two huge statues are the only remaining items of the great funerary temple of Amenhotep III constructed in 1350 BC and became a landmark of Luxor afterwards.

After the tour, we will get back to the Nile cruiser to have our delicious lunch meal on board. Enjoy your Afternoon tea on board while relaxing on the sundeck facing the amazing view of the Nile. At night, we will enjoy the funniest party on board “Galabeiya Party” or listen to international music. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 06: East Bank of Luxor

Enjoy your wonderful buffet breakfast on board before exploring the east bank of Luxor. Our first visit of the day will be to Temple of Karnak, the largest Pharaonic temple complex in the world. Constructed over a period of more than one thousand years, almost all the impressive items of the Karnak we see today date back to the new kingdom specially the huge amazing columns of the hypostyle hall which are constructed by Ramses II, the greatest builder of ancient Egypt.

Our next visit of the day will be to the Luxor Temple, another startling temple which was established around the 14th century BC and the construction continued for many years afterwards by Ramses II, Queen Hatshepsut, and many other Pharaohs. The temple is featured with its variety of design outlines and architecture. This is besides the huge two statues of Ramses II which ornaments the façade of the temple.

The most comfortable vehicle will be awaiting you afterwards to transfer you to Luxor International Airport in order to catch your domestic flight to Sharm El Sheikh (usually with one stop in Cairo). Upon arrival to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport, you will be met with our local representative there, who will be awaiting your peaceful arrival, carrying a sign with your name.

A private transfer from the airport to your chosen hotel in Sharm El Sheikh is included. Our representative will help you at the check in, and we will check in within few minutes! Dinner meal will be served at your hotel and enjoy your first night in Sharm El Sheikh. [Breakfast & Dinner]

Day 07: Free at lesiure in Sharm El Sheikh

Breakfast meal will be served at the hotel. Enjoy the day in Sharm El Sheikh swimming, snorkeling, diving, or even chilling out at the wonderful beaches of the city.

Evening time is free at leisure on your own in Sham El Sheikh, so you can explore this amazing city by night. Sharm El Sheikh is famous for hosting the largest number of nightspots including restaurants, cafes, discoes, bars, shops, and various stores and different types of entertainment or you can seize the chance to go for an (optional BBQ Dinner) with Bedouin party in the desert, where you can enjoy the delicious Bedouin BBQ in the marvelous desert mood and enjoy Bedouin music and dances. Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 08: Free at lesiure in Sharm El Sheikh

Breakfast meal will be served at the hotel. Enjoy the day in Sharm El Sheikh swimming, snorkeling, diving, or even chilling out at the wonderful beaches of the city.

We can also offer you such a nice Safari tour in the desert of Sinai, in order to show you such a small part of our Egyptian desert full of adventure! All our tours are secure and we assure the highest quality of services at very special rates for all our valued guests.

The Safari tour may has two stops in the desert. This first one will be for tea time on the Bedouin way, and the other one will be for a BBQ Dinner party. After the tour, we will transfer you back to your hotel for overnight. [Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner]

Day 09: Check Out – Final Departure

Check out after breakfast. Later on, you’ll be met with our English-speaking representative who will transfer you by private A/C vehicle to Sharm El Sheikh International Airport in order to catch your domestic flight to Cairo, where you can catch your departure flight from Egypt, with wonderful memories about your last trip to this lovely destination of the world. [Breakfast]

Tour Details

09 Days / 08 Nights
$1,120.00 Per Person in Double

Validity

From 01 May 2017

To 30 September 2017

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Package Includes:

02 nights’ accommodation in Cairo – on (Bed & Breakfast) basis.

03 nights’ accommodation on board 5* Nile Cruise ship – on (Full Board) basis.

03 nights’ accommodation in Sharm El Sheikh – on (Full Board) basis.

Internal flight tickets (Cairo/Aswan - Luxor/Sharm El Sheikh - Sharm El Sheikh/Cairo) on Tourist class.

Meet and assist by our Professional English-speaking representatives.

Entrance fees to all the indicated historical sites, temples, museums, etc.

Professional English-speaking Egyptologists in all the indicated historical sites.

Lunch meals at local restaurants during the tour in Cairo only.

Complimentary Local SIM Card for using within Egypt for local calls, messages, etc.

All transfers in Cairo, Aswan, Luxor and Sharm El Shiekh by private A-C vehicles with qualified drivers.

Excludes

Entry visa to Egypt.

International flight tickets.

All personal expenses like laundry etc.

Tipping to Guide, Driver, etc.

Any Optional tours may require.