Get excited by our unique family holiday to Egypt where you will enjoy Cairo, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Luxor and Nile Cruise.
Day 1: Cairo Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and assisted by our representative who will help you during passport control, luggage area and customs formalities. Then you will be transferred to your 5-star hotel in Cairo on a private air-conditioned vehicle for check-in. Overnight in Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy an excursion to the Giza Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. The tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple belonging to the Pyramids of Chephren. After visiting the pyramids, you will continue across the plateau for a photo opportunity of the three pyramids rising from the sands, with the Cairo skyline in the background. Here you will also have free time to enter the chambers of the pyramids (optional, for an additional cost); however, your guide is not permitted to enter with you. A short drive to the city side of the plateau finds you standing at the feet of the Sphinx, for thousands of years the enigmatic symbol of Egypt! Also in Giza, you may visit the Solar Boat Museum (optional, for an additional cost), home to the remarkably well-preserved funerary boat of Khufu. After your tour of the Giza Pyramids, you will visit the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which exhibits a collection of over 250,000 masterpieces ranging from the Pharaonic era to the Greco-roman period. It includes the amazing Treasures found in the tomb of King Tutankhamen, the child pharaoh. Here you may also visit the “Mummies Room” (optional, for an additional cost) where you will learn about the art of mummification in ancient Egypt. You will then go to the train station to take the sleeper train to Aswan. Overnight onboard the train.
Day 3: Aswan Breakfast on board train. Once you arrive in Aswan, you will be met and assisted by our representative who will take you to embark your Nile cruise for the next 4 days, 3 nights. Later you will go on an exciting tour of the world famous High Dam, an engineering miracle built in the 1960s. Thereafter, you will to island of Egilka on a motorboat to visit the majestic Philae temple dedicated to the Goddesses Isis. Overnight stay on board your cruise.
Day 4: Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu Early Sailing to Kom Ombo. After having breakfast, you will be escorted by your Egyptologist guide to visit Kom Ombo temple, the crocodile-headed God of fertility and creator of the world. After this, you will have lunch aboard your cruise with leisure time while sailing to Edfu to explore Edfu’s Temple of Horus. Following this, the cruise will continue the down to Luxor. Afternoon tea served on the sundeck, you will have dinner. Overnight stay on board your cruise.
Day 5: Luxor Breakfast onboard the cruise, and then you will be taken to the West Bank of the river Nile to visit the two colossal statues (Colossi of Memnon). Following this, you will visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent pharaonic tombs were discovered. Here you will have a chance to visit the tomb of King Tutankhamen (optional, for an additional cost). Continue the tour to visit the Hatshepsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut. You will head back to your cruise ship for lunch. After having afternoon tea on the ship you will have free time at leisure. Overnight stay on board your cruise. Optional night activity: Sound and Light show at the Temples of Karnak
Day 6: Luxor After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your guide to visit the Karnak Temples, the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than 2,000 years by generation after generation of pharaohs. Within the complex, you will find the great “Hypostyle Hall,” which is an incredible forest of giant pillars. After this, you will be transferred to Luxor temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals dedicated to god Amen. You will then go to Luxor train terminal to take a sleeper train back to Cairo. Overnight on board the train.
Day 7: Cairo Upon arrival at Giza station, you will be taken to your hotel to check in. In the afternoon, you will discover the Citadel of Salah el Din where Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque stays. You will then visit our Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo, including the Hanging Church, named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon. You will continue to Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Enjoy free time to stroll through the maze of streets and try your luck bargaining with the shop owners for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt. Overnight in Cairo. Optional night activity – Egyptian Cultural Dinner Nile cruise and Show: 5-star Nile Cruise
Day 8: Cairo Breakfast at your hotel. Check out from hotel and transfer to Cairo International Airport for your final departure.
Cairo-Aswan-Luxor: 8 days, 7 nights with Nile Cruise
Meet-and-assist services upon arrival and departure
All transfers on air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation in Cairo for 2 nights at 5 star-hotel, including breakfast
Accommodation on 5-star deluxe cruise for 3 nights on full-board basis
Accommodation on a sleeper train for 2 nights on half-board basis
All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Aswan and Luxor, including Egyptologist guide, entrance fees and transfers
Bottled water during the tours
Portage when needed
All taxes and service charge
Tour does not include:
Gratuities/Tipping (Recommended). In Egypt, tipping is not an obligation but a sign of appreciation for good service. That being said, tips are expected from people that serve you—e.g., driver, waiter, train conductor, bellman, cruise ship staff, etc. The average tip is $10-$20 US dollars per day—this amount should cover everyone. So we advise you to carry change. If you don’t want to deal with the tipping, you can give your guide a total sum in advance of all tipping requirements for your trip that your guide will dispense throughout the trip.
Entry visa to Egypt
Any optional tours and shows not mentioned in the itinerary: Sound and Light show at the Temples of Karnak in Luxor and Egyptian Cultural Dinner Nile cruise and Show in Cairo
Entrance fees to: the Solar Boat Museum, chambers of the pyramids, the Royal Mummies Room (100 EGP), Tutankhamen’s tomb
Meals except where indicated
You must have a valid passport to enter Egypt with at least 6 months of validity beyond your scheduled return date.