12 days 11 nights pyramids Nile cruise and Lake Nasser

$2,809

Enjoy Egypt tour covering 12 days/11 nights pyramids – Nile cruise and Lake Nasser Cruise. Discover Cairo and its Pharaonic wonders such as the Pyramids and Sphinx, Museum and Old Coptic and Islamic Cairo to the River Nile by Cruise and the splendours of Lake Nasser and scenic surroundings also by Cruise. Both cruises are of grand design, offering all the luxury one could wish for, and how completely satisfying to know that all the wonderful Ancient sites of Upper Egypt are included both in Luxor with the Valley of the Kings and Temples along the Nile and colourful attractions awaiting you in Aswan including more activities and sites and still the beauty of Lake Nasser and the Great complex of Abu Simbel.

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12 days 11 nights pyramids Nile cruise and Lake Nasser

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12 Days Group Tours Every Saturday

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Pyramids, Nile & Lake Nasser

Egypt tour covering Pyramids, the Nile, and Lake Nasser Cruise.

Discover 12 Days- 11 Nights Pyramids Nile Cruise and Lake Nasser Cairo and its Pharaonic wonders such as the Pyramids and Sphinx, also the Museum and Old Coptic and Islamic Cairo to the River Nile by Cruise and the splendours of Lake Nasser and scenic surroundings also by Cruise.  fly from Cairo To Luxor and discover the glory of Upper Egypt.

Both cruises are of grand design, offering all the luxury one could wish for, and how completely satisfying to know that all the wonderful Ancient sites of Upper Egypt are included.

consequently Luxor with the Valley of the Kings and Temples along the Nile and colourful attractions awaiting you in Aswan including more activities and sites and still the beauty of Lake Nasser and the Great complex of Abu Simbel.

 

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Itinerary:

12 days 11 nights pyramids Nile cruise and Lake Nasser itinerary is full with Fun and Exploration. Day by Day you will have a unique unforgettable trip around all Egypt.

Day 1: Arrive Cairo ‘Welcome to Egypt

first of all, The Egyptian Travel Company Representative will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport then escort you to your Hotel by exclusive air-conditioned deluxe vehicle.

At the Hotel your Tour Manager will assist with a smooth check-in and review your holiday itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.

Overnight in Cairo. This would be a good time to do an optional excursion to the Sound & Light Show on Giza Plateau, by the magnificent pyramids, because you will not visit Egypt every month.
Welcome Drink

Day 2: Giza Pyramids and Sakkara

After your breakfast at the Hotel you will visit Sakkara, the first Pyramid ever built in Egypt followed by the Step Pyramid of King Djoser and the Teti Pyramid. After Sakkara, you will travel to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, to visit the Colossi statue of Ramses II.

Then on to the famous Giza Plateau to visit the only remaining wonder from the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – the Great Pyramids of Khufu (called Cheops by the Ancient Greeks).

Also on the plateau are the pyramids of Khafre (Chephren) and the smallest Pyramid Menkaure (Myckerinus). The plateau is as famous for the mysterious structure ‘the Sphinx’ as it is for the Pyramids, where you will visit the Valley Temple. Later on, you will be transferred back to your hotel and overnight in Cairo.

Note 

There is an additional charge to enter inside any of the Pyramids and also the Solar Boat Museum. Please speak with your Tour Guide if you wish to purchase tickets.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Fly Cairo to Luxor – Nile Cruise Program

After early breakfast, your Egyptologist Tour Guide will transfer you to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor.

On arrival, you will be met by your Representative to check in to your Nile Cruise in Luxor,  After this, you will head off with your Tour Guide to explore Karnak Temple, which is the world’s largest ancient religious site.

The hypostyle hail with its colossal granite columns is one of Egypt’s infamous landmarks, There will be free time to explore the different parts of the huge complex built during the reigns of various Pharaohs, then moving to Luxor Temple.

Luxor Temple

Luxor Temple which was built by Amenhotep III and Ramses 11 for ritual and festivals that was dedicated to the God Amon and you may wish to return in the evening for the highly recommended optional tour, the Sound and Light show which tells the glorious Pharaonic historical story of Luxor and Karnak.

Return to your Nile cruise and overnight
in Luxor.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Luxor Nile Cruise Excursions

Breakfast is served on board in Luxor before being escorted by your Guide to cross to the West Bank of the Nile to the sites of Ancient Thebes, overall one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.

Visit the two colossal statues of Amenhotep Ill (Colossi of Memnon), and then visit the impressive collonaded and terraced Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri, which was built into a high cliff face and has graphics telling the story of Hatshepsut’s expeditions to the mysterious land of Punt.

Then you go to The Valley of the Kings to see a selection of the beautifully decorated rock-cut tombs, many of which still display vibrant colour and breathtaking detail of deities and scenes from the Book of the Underworld with a visit to 3 tombs.

The three tombs visited are determined by the Egyptian Government as to preserve them from the large flow of visitors, therefore are rotated throughout the year and cannot be confirmed as to which tombs prior to your visit

The most visited tombs have walkways and electric lighting, and the internal walls are protected by glass. Sailing to Edfu via Esna Lock dinner and overnight stay on board the Nile cruise vessel.
Please Note: There is an additional Charge to enter the Tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses VI.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples

Enjoying breakfast onboard your Nile cruise ship in Aswan, then start sail to see Kom Ombo Temple.

Of all the ancient temples in Egypt, this is the only one which is divided into two, to reflect that it is dedicated to two Gods: Sobek, the Crocodile God of fertility; and the falcon-headed Horus, God of the sky.

Kom Ombo is also famous for the depictions of surgeon’s instruments, giving us an early record of medicine and surgery in Ancient Egypt.

In the afternoon, sailing down the Nile to visit the huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu, which is the most complete and best preserved of the Egyptian Temples, consisting of many columns, halls, chambers, and chapels.

Two statues of Horus flank the twin-towered entrance gate; and inside, one of the interesting inscriptions lists the titles of books (scrolls) held in the library. Back to your Nile cruise for dinner, afternoon tea is served on the sundeck with dinner sailing to Aswan overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

After enjoying breakfast onboard your cruise ship in Aswan you will be met by your Guide to visit the Aswan High Darm which was built in the 1960s to provide the much-needed electricity and irrigation for the country.

Nubia, the area that was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has ever known. Then moving on to witness the ‘Unfinished Obelisk’ which still lies in the granite quarries which provided ancient Egypt with building materials.
It would have been the largest piece of stone ever handled but when a crack was discovered it was abandoned where it was being hewn.

Cross by boat to Agilika Island, to see Philae Temple which is one of the Nubian Temples rescued before the High Dam was built. Enjoy Philae’s long colonnades, towers, and reliefs which include the last surviving hieroglyphic and demotic inscriptions in Egypt.

Return to your Nile cruise ship for lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and leisurely free time in Aswan. Overnight stay aboard the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Aswan to Abu Simbel group transfer – Lake Nasser Cruise

Disembark after breakfast. Then join our group transfer to Abu Simbel (approximately 3.5 hours). Upon arrival at Abu Simbel, Firstly you will be transferred to embark on your 5 Star Lake Nasser cruise.

Check in at Abu Simbel with lunch on board, then your fascinating exploration of these enormous twin Temples of Abu Simbel.
Note- Optional flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel as an upgrade is available upon request
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8: Lake Nasser Cruise Tours

Enjoy breakfast while sailing to Kasr Ibrim. View Kasr Ibrim Fortress from the sun deck sailing to Amada where you will visit the Temple of Amada, Ed Deir and the Tomb of Pennut. Return to ship for lunch while sailing to Wadi el Seboua. Dinner and overnight on board the ship.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Lake Nasser Cruise Tours

After Breakfast visits Wadi El Seboua, then take a camel ride or walk to el Dakka and Mehraka. Back to the ship to sail to Aswan. Dinner and overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Lake Nasser Cruise – Fly to Cairo

After breakfast, disembark the lake Cruise to visit Kalabsha temple, dedicated to the Nubian God Mandulis then continue to Beit el-Wali to visit the beautiful Kiosk of Kertassi to explore the Nubian style Temple dedicated to the Goddess Hathor. Finally, Transfer from your Cruise Boat by an air-conditioned vehicle to Aswan Airport for your flight back to Cairo.

Overnight at the Hotel in Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Cairo Sightseeing Tours

Last day in Cairo,

you will take breakfast at the Hotel, then be escorted by your Egyptologist Tour Guide to visiting the world-renowned Egyptian Museum in Cairo that was built in neo-classical style and designed by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon.

The museum’s vast collection of over 120,000 artefacts ranges from pre-dynastic era, through the Pharaonic era to the Greco Roman period of Egypt.

Amongst the most famous items which you may see are the funerary treasures of the child King Tutankhamun, the colossal statues of the heretic king, Akhenaten, and the only surviving image of Khufu, creator of Egypt’s Great Pyramid.

Visiting the museum is a great introduction to learning about the ancient Egyptian civilization, including their famous art of mummification.

Islamic Cairo

Continue on your fascinating tour the Citadel of Saladin overlooking the City from the Muqattam Hills. The views from the walls up high overlook Cairo and are stunning with scenery as far as the Pyramids and overlooking Old Cairo.

The magnificent Mohammed Ali Alabaster Mosque inside The Citadel was built in Turkish style and is very similar to the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey and simply considered to be one of the greatest landmarks in Cairo whose Minarets can be seen from any part of old Cairo.

Christian Cairo

Next will be an unusual opportunity to explore the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the Flanging Church (or Suspended Church), this Basilica Church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon. This Church became the centre of the Christian Church of Egypt.

Afterwards, you will have a wonderful afternoon shopping at the famous old market in Cairo known as Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Overnight stay in Cairo with free leisure time.
Please Note: There is an additional charge to enter the Mummies Room at the Museum.
Please speak with your Tour Guide should you wish to purchase a ticket to enter one of these
sites.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Cairo – Fly Back Home

After breakfast at the Hotel in Cairo, transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight home
Meals: Breakfast

Included:

  1.  Meet and assist at Cairo airport upon arrival and departure by our Representative.
  2.  Expert assistance and Egyptologist Tour guide during your stay by our Personnel, including all tours mentioned.
  3.  All airport transfers by private deluxe A/C vehicle.
  4.  4 nights Accommodation at a Cairo Hotel on buffet breakfast basis.
  5.  onboard 4 nights Accommodation at Nile Cruise on full board basis.
  6.  Accommodation for 3 nights on board Lake Nasser cruise on full board basis.
  7.  Domestic flights (Cairo to Luxor — Aswan to Cairo).
  8.  All shore excursions as mentioned will join small group tours
  9.  Karnak and Luxor Temples Tour
  10.  Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon Tour.
  11.  Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples Tour.
  12.  The High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Temple of Philae Tour.
  13.  The Temples of Abu Simbel Tour.
  14.  The temples of Amada and Derr Tour
  15.  Tomb of Penout Tour.
  16.  Wadi El Seboua and Temples of Dakka & Meharakka Tour.
  17.  Kalabsha Temple, Beit El Wali Kiosk of Kertassi Tour.
  18.  Lunch meals during tours.
  19.  Professional Egyptologist Tour Guide.
  20.  Admission fees to the sights throughout the tours.
  21.  Applicable taxes for all hotels and Nile cruises included in the price.

Excluded:

  1.  International airfare.
  2.  Entry Visa to Egypt.
  3.  Personal spending.
  4.  Optional excursions.
  5. Tipping Kitty.

Accommodation Plan:

Mayfair Nile Cruise or Similar
Movenpick Prince Abbas Lake Nasser Cruise or Similar
Sheraton Cairo Hotel & Casino or Similar

Prices:

May-Sep

   $ 2809 per Person Triple Room
   $ 2920 per Person Double Room
   $ 4990 One Person Traveling Alone

Oct-April

 $ 3051 per Person In Triple Room
 $ 3159 per Person Double Room
$ 5220  One Person Traveling Alone

  • Prices – per person in sterling per Tour and can be paid in us$ or Euros by credit card via a secure payment system with no extra surcharge.

Current prices are valid until the 30th of September 2019

Children policy

  • 0 – 01.99 Free of Charge
  • 2 – 05.99 Pay 50% of tour price
  • 6 – 11.99 Pay 75% of tour price
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person
  • If your tour includes airfare, then an extra charge for child rate may apply.
  • Payment – Reservations should be made as early as possible to secure your places on the required tour. Full payment when confirming your booking as requested and can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa) via Verisign Secured payment system on our website.
  • Transportation – Transport for all tours included: domestic flights, trains, and air-conditioned Modern vehicles by road. Bottled water and ice box all included whilst travelling by road, All are new vehicles for the latest design and technology.
  • Tour Guides – Are always there to meet and greet you from your pickup point and return. All tours of the sites in Egypt include constant guidance of a highly qualified Egyptologist Tour Guide both on included and optional tours.
  • Travelling with Children in Egypt – children delight in touring the Pyramids, Temples and Tombs in Egypt as often is part of their school study Programme. The Egyptian Travel Company offers packages to suit all ages with excellent combined multi-location destinations such as Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Nile Cruise and the Red Sea Resorts.
  • Wheelchair Travellers – The Egyptian Travel Company are particularly keen to promote and cater for disabled and wheelchair clients with specially adapted transportation for easy accessibility.

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