Comfort Escorted Tour Middle East 15 Days Ancient Egypt & Nile Cruise

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$1799 per person
Duration
15 days
Destination
Egypt

EGYPTOLOGIST GUIDES Tour of Egypt with Nile Cruise

Explore the incredible treasures of Egypt and the rich history that lies along the banks of the Nile. This comprehensive tour introduces you to the wonders of ancient Egypt on a worry-free trip and book early to SAVE 50%!
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Explore ancient wonders including the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Karnak Temple Complex, Philae Temple, Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple with local Egyptologist Guides. Experience Egypt in comfort and style on this 15-day adventure with a 3-night stay onboard a luxurious Nile Cruiser. Hurry, until 31 July 2022 you can SAVE 50% with our early bird deal!

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Cairo, Egypt
Return Location
Cairo, Egypt
Tour Start Date & Time
August 20, 2022 1:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Departs frequently in 2022: View other times or see the brochure tab for a full list of departures Booking Code: EGYAT15M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Airport transfers
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Daily breakfast
  • Escorted tour
  • Expert local guides
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements
  • Visa handling fees
Additional Prices
Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller surcharge to include a private room & cabin. Extend Your Stay: We can book hotels for you before or after the tour. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential - please contact us for a quote Entrance Fees Paid Locally: Allow approx. US$115 per person for tickets to sites & museums

Tour overview

Uncover the many wonders, from Cairo and Luxor to Dahab and everything in between. Walk in the footsteps of the Pharaohs at the Pyramids while tracing the path of the Nubians along the Nile.

Then jump on board your 5-star Nile Cruise to sail in style. Roam the chaotic Bazaars and savour the unique flavours of all the spectacular Egyptian treats. Discover the eternal treasures by countless civilisations and experience so much of ancient and modern-day Egypt.

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Inclusions at a glance

  • Accommodation – 14 nights
    • 9 nights in 5 and 4-star hotels
    • 2 nights overnight sleeper trains
    • 3 nights 5-star Nile Cruiser
  • Meals – 14 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Transportation – A/C coach or mini-bus and Nile Cruiser
  • Train (Sleeper Cabin) – Overnight train from Cairo to Aswan, and from Luxor to Cairo (Private 2 berth)
  • Airport Transfers – Arrival and Departure transfers on first and last day of the trip
  • Tour Guiding – Services of experienced Eqyptologist guides
  • Sightseeing – Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Sakkara Pyramid, Philae Temple
    • Unfinished Obeliks of Aswan, Edfu Temple, Komombo Temple, Luxor Temple
      Karnak Temple, Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon, Egyptian Museum
      Citadel of Saladin, Mohammed Ali Mosque, Hanging Church, Bazaar Khan El- Khalili, Mt Sinai, St. Catherine Monastery

Special features

  • Experience Egypt in comfort and style on this 15-day adventure with 5 & 4 star hotels. Plus, a luxurious 3-night stay onboard a luxurious Nile Cruiser.
  • Explore ancient wonders including the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Karnak Temple Complex, Philae Temple, Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple with local Egyptologist Guides.
  • Get your camera ready for the incredible Citadels, Mosques and Museums of Cairo. Then haggle your way through the world-famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar.
  • Ditch the history books for swimsuits at the Red Sea paradise of Dahab for an extended 5-night stay. Enjoy plenty of free time here to relax, check out the St Catherine Monastery and swim amongst the world-famous coral reefs.
  • Witness one of the best sunrises Egypt has to offer as on an early morning hike to Mt Sinai for a spectacular sunrise you’ll never forget!
  • Feeling adventurous? This tour offers plenty of optional activities for the ultimate adrenaline fix. From hot-air ballooning over Luxor to scuba-diving the Red Sea, quad-biking and camel riding, a traditional Nubian Dinner or snorkelling the colourful Blue Hole in Dahab.

 

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DAY 1

Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Cairo or board a cruise for an optional group dinner.

  • Accommodation The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star
  • Included Activities Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities Group Dinner on Cruise – 450 EGP
DAY 2

Cairo City Tour, Overnight Sleeper Train

Set your alarms for 7.30am and fill up on plenty of breakfast before a big day exploring Egypt’s iconic Ancient Wonder of the World – the Pyramids and Sphinx! Follow your guide for a tour across the ancient site to learn about the 4,600-year-old wonders. After everyone has had their dose of awe, we’ll head out to Sakkara to see the iconic step pyramid built in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon, board an overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

  • Accommodation Overnight Sleeper Train
  • Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities Sightseeing of Giza Pyramids Sightseeing of Sphinx Sightseeing of Sakkara Pyramid
  • Entrance Fees Giza Pyramids/Sphinx – 200 EGP Sakkara Pyramid – 180 EGP
DAY 3

Nile Cruise

Wake up in Aswan, ready to explore on a city tour with your local guide. Visit the Unfinished Obelisk for a look into the incredible building methods used to create the four-sided, hallmark monuments that are placed at the entrances of Egyptian temples. Take some time to walk along the 42-metre long lying bed of granite and learn about its significance from your guide. Visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, divine mother of the pharaohs. The temple is set beautifully on an island in the middle of the Nile. Then all aboard the a 5-star Nile Cruiser as we check in to our private cabins and prepare for three nights on the Nile River. Tonight, we’ll have the option to join a traditional Nubian dinner in the evening.

  • Accommodation Nile Cruiser – 5 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities Aswan City tour Sightseeing of Philae Temple Sightseeing of Unfinished Obeliks of Aswan
  • Optional Activities Nubian Dinner – 26 USD
  • Entrance Fees Philae Temple – 180 EGP
DAY 4

Aswan, Nile Cruise

Wake up well rested after your first night on board the Nile Cruiser. Watch beautiful scenery pass you by and wave to the locals swimming and fishing on the riverbanks. Today we will visit Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. If you are feeling up to it in the afternoon, join the optional trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Abu Simbel. It is a must-do for all keen historians!

  • Accommodation Nile Cruiser – 5 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Included Activities Sightseeing of Komombo Temple Sightseeing of Aswan Sightseeing of Kom Ombo Cruise On the Nile
  • Optional Activities Abu Simbel – 94 USD
  • Entrance Fees

Philae Temple – 180 EGP Komombo Temple – 140 EGP

DAY 5

Nile cruise

Take it easy today as we continue our Cruise down the Nile River. Next stop will be Edfu, home to one of the largest and best-preserved temples in Egypt. Dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the temple was built over 180-years from 237 BC to 57 BC. Cruise to Luxor in the afternoon.

  • Accommodation Nile Cruiser – 5 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Included Activities Sightseeing of Edfu Temple Cruise On the Nile
  • Entrance Fees

Edfu Temple – 180 EGP

DAY 6

Luxor

After a final breakfast onboard our 5-star Nile Cruiser, we’ll check out and later check in to our luxurious hotel in Luxor. After dark, we’ll visit Luxor Temple to explore the dimly-light temple and learn from your guide of the temple complexes ancient history, dating back to the 14th century B.C.

  • Accommodation Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel – 5 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities Sightseeing of Luxor Temple at Night
  • Entrance Fees Luxor Temple – 160 EGP
DAY 7

Luxor, Overnight Sleeper Train

The West bank of the Nile River awaits you! Follow your guide to the Valley of the Kings, also known as the ‘City of the Dead’, home to fancy royal tombs carved into desert rocks and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. Next up, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Not to forget, a visit to the vast Karnak Temple Complex, one of the most important religious centres of ancient Egypt with its marvellous temples. Your Egyptologist guide will enlighten you with the most intriguing stories and mythologies from the temple complex. Feeling adventurous? Take to the skies on an optional hot air balloon ride over Luxor. In the evening, board an overnight sleeper train to Cairo.

  • Accommodation Overnight Sleeper Train
  • Meals Included Breakfast, Dinner
  • Included Activities Sightseeing of Valley Of The Kings Sightseeing of Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Optional Activities Hot Air Balloon – 124 USD
  • Entrance Fees Valley Of The Kings – 244 EGP Queen Hatshepsut – 142 EGP
DAY 8

Cairo city tour

Wake up well rested as your overnight sleeper train pulls into Cairo! The journey continues with one of the most important museums dedicated to the ancient world – Egyptian Museum of Cairo. Home to over 120,000 ancient Egyptian relics and antiquities, this place will leave you in awe! Then, roam around Cairo stopping by the Citadel of Saladin and the world-famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Make sure to wear your haggling hats and brace for the mayhem!

  • Accommodation The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities Sightseeing of Cairo Sightseeing of Egyptian Museum Sightseeing of Citadel of Saladin Sightseeing of Mohammed Ali Mosque Sightseeing of Hanging Church Sightseeing of Bazaar Khan El- Khalili
  • Entrance Fees Egyptian Museum – 220 EGP Citadel of Saladin – 180 EGP
DAY 9

Cairo, Nuweiba, Dahab

Following an early breakfast, head out to the Red Sea paradise of Dahab. Pack your swimsuit close and ready for a dip in the sea. You’ll get plenty of swimming, snorkeling, diving and sunbathing. The perfect way to relax after a week of cultural discovery.

  • Accommodation Dahab Paradise Hotel – 3 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
DAY 10

Dahab, Mt. Sinai Trek

Today our Dahab experience starts with an optional snorkelling trip to the famous Blue Hole. Here you can snorkel off the shore, swim along colourful fish and experience the beauty of the coral reefs. Dahab is renowned for being one of the best diving destinations in the region, offering an unforgettable experience to divers of all levels. Depart for St. Catherine in the evening at 22:30 start the ascend to Mt. Sinai, where you’ll witness the spectacular sunrise which blankets the surrounding peaks in gold, unveiling one of the best views in Egypt.

  • Accommodation Dahab Paradise Hotel – 3 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities Mt Sinai Trek Sightseeing of Dahab
  • Optional Activities Mountain Dinner – 24 USD Snorkelling at Blue Hole – 34 USD
DAY 11

St. Catherine, Dahab

Start off the day with a visit to the beautiful St. Catherine Monastery before you drive back to Dahab. Free time to rest up and recharge after the hike. Get to improve your waterskiing or wake boarding skills and ride the waves to cool off.

  • Accommodation Dahab Paradise Hotel – 3 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Included Activities Sightseeing of St. Catherine Monastery
  • Optional Activities Quad Biking – 29 USD
DAY 12

Dahab

Just lay back and relax by the golden beaches. Soak in the sun and the breeze to recharge. Have long swims, enjoy local tastes and get your dose of the Red Sea. When you’re ready for some adventure, hop on camel trekking for a bumpy ride.

  • Accommodation Dahab Paradise Hotel – 3 Star
  • Meals Included Breakfast
  • Optional Activities Camel Trekking
DAY 13

Dahab

Another day to relax under the sun and cool in the sea. If you have energy to spare, why not try out some water sports or attractions. Alternatively you can browse the bazaars and markets to practice your bartering skills and collect the best souvenirs. Cherish your final day by the Red Sea under the Egyptian sun.

  • Accommodation
    Dahab Paradise Hotel – 3 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
  • Optional Activities
    Snorkelling at Blue Hole – 34 USD
    Scuba Diving – EUR 45
DAY 14

Dahab, Cairo

After spending your morning in Dahab, hop on board the coach for a long and scenic drive to Cairo. Have a final tour of the bustling markets or a group dinner with your travel mates.

  • Accommodation
    The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star
  • Meals Included
    Breakfast
DAY 15

Depart Cairo

Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates. Check-out of the hotel in Cairo (11:00am) and catch the transfer to the airport at the end of your tour. Time to start counting days for your next adventure!

  • Meals Included
    Breakfast

More about Egypt Discover Egypt

Sure, you've seen photos of the pyramids and watched The Mummy movie, but nothing you can read or view will prepare you for the real-life thrill of experiencing Egypt! Egypt connects North Africa with the Middle East, but it feels like a world of its own. Of course, it's all about the historic monuments. From the colossal Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, to Luxor's rich Karnak Temple and the mind-blowing Valley of the Kings. Cairo is the capital city and the first thing you should allow time for is visiting the Egyptian Museum. It's the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East and houses the world's most impressive collection of Pharaonic antiquities. Many travellers regret not spending longer here, so make sure you put this high on your list. The second must-do experience is wandering around Khan El-Khalili. This 14th century market is a complete attack on the senses and bold introduction to Egyptian life. As well as being a thriving shopping area - selling everything from silverware and antiques, to spices, incense and souvenirs - it's a hub of cafes that serve traditional Egyptian food, a cultural melting pot and chaotic shapshot of medieval Cairo meeting modern day Egypt. You're also not far from Al-Hussein Mosque and Al-Azhar market.
Explore ancient wonders including the Great Pyramids and Sphinx, Karnak Temple Complex, Philae Temple, Valley of the Kings and Luxor Temple with local Egyptologist Guides. Experience Egypt in comfort and style on this 15-day adventure with a 3-night stay onboard a luxurious Nile Cruiser. Hurry, until 31 July 2022 you can SAVE 50% with our early bird deal!

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Tour departures

This escorted tour departs Cairo from January to December:

2022 – 8, 22 January; 5, 19 February; 5, 19 March; 2, 16, 30 April; 14, 28 May; 11, 25 June; 9, 23 July; 6, 20 August; 3, 17 September; 1, 15, 29 October; 12, 26 November; 10, 24 December

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Egypt Entry Requirements
There is currently no travel ban for tourists arriving in Egypt. A COVID9 test maybe required on arrival. COVID19 rates have been high in Egypt and you should not go there unless you have been fully vaccinated.

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15 Days Ancient Egypt & Nile Cruise

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$1799 per person
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15 days
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Egypt

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