Best of Egypt & Red Sea with Nile Cruise - 13 days

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PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR: Take in the highlights of Egypt on this 13 day private tour, combining ancient wonders with a blissful 5 star Nile cruise and a Red Sea beach break. Marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, explore the incredible Valley of the Kings in Luxor and Aswan's Philae Temple. Cruise the River Nile and relax on the beach in Hurghada. This is Egypt at its best!

Highlights
  • Hurghada - Relax at the Red Sea, swim and opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters
  • Luxor - Roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
  • Luxor West Bank - Discover exquisite tombs at the Valley of the Kings, see the towering Colossi of Memnon and explore the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Aswan - Take a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs
  • Cairo - Marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Nile cruising - Cruise from Aswan to Luxor, spending 3 nights on board a 5 star Nile cruiser
  • Kom Ombo - Visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo
Age Policy
Not recommended for under 5yrs. If the trip includes an overnight felucca the minimum age is 18. Also we cannot offer overnight felucca trips for single travellers.
Destinations
  • Middle East
  • Egypt
Tour Types
  • Small Group

Friday. Upon arrival at Cairo airport you'll be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax at your hotel or independently explore. Alternatively, additional sightseeing can be arranged upon request - consider a Backstreets of Cairo tour or a [[day trip to Alexandria|122837]].

Enjoy a guided tour of the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx at the Giza Plateau today. Gaze in awe at these sole surviving Ancient Wonders of the World and learn all about the three pyramids, known as Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. Then visit a government supervised papyrus emporium, before travelling on to the necropolis of Saqqara to see Zoser’s step pyramid - constructed in 2700 BC!

Meals: Breakfast,

Cairo - Aswan. Visit the vast new Grand Egyptian Museum this morning, where you'll discover an incredible array of relics and antiquities, including the famous treasures of King Tutankhamun and his solid gold funerary mask. Then head over to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to see the remarkably well preserved mummies of ancient pharaohs, now on display in the Royal Mummies' Hall. After today's touring there's time to relax back at the hotel before you board the overnight train to Aswan this evening. <br/><br/> Please Note: the Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open late 2021. An official date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum instead.

Meals: Breakfast,

Arrive into Aswan this morning, where you will take a short boat trip to Agilika Island for a tour of the wonderful Philae Temple, which is dedicated to the goddess Isis. Then visit a perfume oil emporium before check-in on board the Nile Cruiser where you will spend the next three nights. This evening consider taking a stroll around Aswan's colourful souqs or relax and watch an amazing sunset in Egypt's southern most town straddling the River Nile. <br/><br/> <b>Please note:</b> private groups of 4 or more travellers have the option to substitute the Nile Cruise for a two night felucca sailing excursion. Please contact us for details.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Aswan - Nile cruise. Very early this morning there's an optional excursion to Abu Simbel, the spectacular rock-cut temple of King Ramses II. The Nile Cruiser departs Aswan this afternoon and cruises the River Nile to Kom Ombo. Disembark to visit the temple which is dedicated to the crocodile headed god - Sobek before returning to the cruiser.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Nile Cruise - Luxor. Spend a relaxing morning onboard the Nile cruiser. Watch life along the riverbanks, soak up the sunshine and enjoy a swim in the pool, as you cruise the River Nile to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Arriving into Luxor this afternoon the rest of the day is free to explore the city before spending your final night aboard the cruiser.

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

This morning disembark and check into a 5 star Luxor hotel. The day is free to enjoy the hotel facilities, relax and independently explore Luxor. Tonight, there's the opportunity to visit Luxor Temple with dinner afterwards. Built by Amenophis III, Luxor Temple looks stunning at night when it's illuminated by hundreds of lights. Book/pay locally.

Meals: Breakfast,

Enjoy a guided tour of Luxor's West Bank this morning. Setting out early to avoid the midday sun, the first monuments you'll see are the towering Colossi of Memnon, an 18m high pair of statues which are all that remains of the temple of Amenophis III. Then explore the incredible Valley of the Kings, which is studded with intricately decorated pharaohs' tombs. Some of the tombs are so well preserved; the colours of the incredible pharaonic friezes are still as vibrant as when they were first painted. The best known tombs are those of Ramses II, Seti I, Amenhotep II and of course, the tomb of King Tutankhamun. After the Valley of the Kings visit the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. <br/><br/> Return to the hotel where you relax and have lunch before a guided tour of the colossal Temple of Karnak this afternoon, with its stone-columned Hypostle Hall.

Meals: Breakfast,

Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor this morning and drive east to Hurghada (approx 4hrs) on Egypt's beautiful Red Sea Riviera. Spend the next three nights by the beach!

Meals: Breakfast,

The next two days are free to relax on the beach or by the pool in Hurghada. There is an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally. <br/><br/> Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it is easy to see why. For those who enjoy water sports there are plenty on offer, including sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling. Hurghada has prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. There are also plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment. Just outside Hurghada is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga – a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing.

Meals: Breakfast,

Hurghada - Cairo. Drive back to Cairo this morning (approx 6hrs). The remains of the day are free for you to relax by the pool or explore Egypt’s capital at leisure. Consider visiting the bustling Khan el Khalili bazaar, which is the ideal place for some last minute souvenir shopping.

Meals: Breakfast,

Cairo. After breakfast, hotel check-out and onward transfer to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast,

Included
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 13
  • Hurghada by the Red Sea stay - Swim, snorkel and relax
  • 1 overnight train from Cairo to Aswan (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
  • 8 nights 4-5 star hotels, 3 nights aboard 5 star Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)
  • Touring - Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada
  • Accommodation
    -4 - 5 star
  • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology (services of two guides on the tour - one in the north of Egypt and the other in the south)
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners

Not Included
  • Entrance Fees: USD$100-120pp, paid in local currency
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  • Tipping - An entirely personal gesture
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  • International flights and visa
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Dates Price Single Availability
02-Jul-2021
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09-Jul-2021
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16-Jul-2021
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23-Jul-2021
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30-Jul-2021
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06-Aug-2021
12 Nights
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13-Aug-2021
12 Nights
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20-Aug-2021
12 Nights
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27-Aug-2021
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Dates Price Single Availability
03-Sep-2021
12 Nights
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10-Sep-2021
12 Nights
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Start:Cairo
Finish:Cairo
Suitable for: Not recommended for under 5yrs. If the trip includes an overnight felucca the minimum age is 18. Also we cannot offer overnight felucca trips for single travellers.
Accommodation:4 - 5 star
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact On The Go Tours with specific dietary requests
Tour operated in: English
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