Cairo & Nile River Cruise

Cairo, Luxor, Esna, Komombo, Aswan & Abu Simbel

12 - 20 Apr 20
Starting From
€ 1449

Itinerary

Meet the tour leader at the Malta International Airport at 21:30 hrs check in of your Air Malta direct flight to Cairo departing at 23:40 hrs.

Upon arrival, follow the Egyptian entry visa procedures (fee included), and re-check in for the internal flight to Luxor. Once in Luxor, join the local licensed English-speaking guide for a free excursion to the West Bank of Luxor to include the Valley of the Kings, the memorial temple of Hatshepsut Temple also knows as the El Der El Bahari and the Two Colossi Memnon but not before a boxed breakfast. Later head towards Luxor’s river cruise terminal for check-in onto your 5* Nile Cruise ship you will be calling home for the next few days. Lunch will be served on board followed by free time. Later re-join the group for your welcome onboard dinner before overnight.

After your onboard breakfast, join your fellow cruise mates for a visit to the East Bank of Luxor and specifically towards the Luxor and Karnak temples, some of the most important archaeological complexes in the whole of Egypt. Later head back towards your cruise for lunch all along whilst cruising along the majestic Nile river towards Edfu via the spectacular Esna river lock.

After your daily breakfast, visit the Edfu Temple by horse carriage, dedicated to Horus, the avenging son of Isis and Osiris. Later sail to Kom-Ombo in order for you to visit the temple dedicated to two gods, the local crocodile god Sobek and Haroeris, meaning Horus the Elder. Later sail towards Aswan.

Today, join your tour leader for a visit to some of the most spectacular sites in Aswan including the Philae temple, the High dam and the Unfinished Obelisk and its adjacent granite quarries. You will also have the time to join one of the felucca rides on the river Nile to better experience this part of the Nile, where the river is wide, beautiful and languorous.

After your farewell breakfast and disembarkation, enjoy your free time in central Aswan or join the optional excursion to Abu Simbel by internal flights. Overlooking Lake Nasser, the great temple of Ramses II and the temple of Hathor, are amongst the most famous and spectacular monuments in Egypt. Here one can also marvel at the modern marvel of engineering and sheer audacity, when in order for such temple complex to be saved from rising waters, it was moved to the current position on the banks of Lake Nasser. Later and after the return to Luxor from Abu Simbel, take the internal flight back to Cairo, Egypt’s capital city. Upon arrival head towards your centrally located 4* Hotel for check-in and room accommodation. Later re-join the group for your optional excursion and visit the Khan El Khalili, the medieval style mall and the Old Bazaar in central Cairo. Dinner at leisure (a la carte options available from hotel and other nearby establishments), before overnight.

Soon after breakfast, join your fellow group members for an optional day excursion to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. A visit to the world-famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities will also take place. Later you may want to visit the Giza Pyramids for the spectacular sound and light show before your overnight.

After breakfast, join your local English-speaking guide for another optional excursion to the Royal necropolis of Sakkara where the world-famous stepped pyramid of Pharoah Zoser is found and then continue your journey towards Memphis.

After check out and boxed breakfast head towards Cairo’s International airport for your flight back to Malta departing at 03:15 hrs.

The traditional wooden boat “Felluca” used in Luxor

 

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Price Includes

  • Direct Return Air Malta flights to Cairo
  • Local Internal Flights to Luxor and return from Aswan
  • 20 kgs Check-In Luggage
  • 10 kgs Hand Luggage
  • All Transfers by Private Airconditioned coach
  • Local English-speaking guide as per programme
  • Egypt Entry E-Visa
  • 4 Nights onboard the 5* Deluxe Nile Cruise M/S Royal Princess (or similar) on Full Board Basis (start breakfast prior embarkation and ending with breakfast before disembarkation)
  • 3 Nights at the 4* Steigenberger El Tahrir Hotel (or similar) in Cairo on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • Tour Leader – Dun Gorg Dalli
  • Compulsory Tips
  • Protection by the Insolvency Fund

 

Not Included

  • Travel insurance (but highly recommended)

Extra

  • Enjoy your Trip to Abu Simbel by Flight:  Adult @ €240 | Child @ €220
  • Upper Deck Supplement @ €100 per cabin

Notes

  • *Special Price is only valid when the Excursion Package is taken (excluding Abu Simbel)