Classical Egypt & Nile Cruise

Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel & More

29 Dec 19 - 06 Jan 20
Starting From
€ 1409

Itinerary

Flight Malta to Cairo direct with Airmalta

Upon arrival follow visa procedures, collect luggage and check in for flight to Luxor; upon arrival in Luxor transfer to cruise and check - in on cruise. Lunch followed by a visit to Karnak and Luxor Temples. Dinner and overnight

Breakfast followed by a visit of the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings – entrance to 3 tombs included. The magnificent reliefs and paintings on the walls tell us a lot about the afterlife of each King. Stop to see the two Colossi of Memnon and in Deir el Bahari visit the Temple of the only Lady who was pharaoh – Hatshepsut. Lunch on board while sailing towards EDFU via the ESNA lock. Free time to enjoy the facilities of the boat. New Year’s Eve festivities on board. Overnight

Breakfast followed by a visit to Edfu Temple dedicated to Horus son of Isis and Osiris by horse drawn carriage. Lunch on board while sailing continues to Kom Ombo. Visit Kom Ombo Temple shared by two Gods Sobek and Haroeris. After dinner, join the fun on board at the Gallabiyah Oriental party wearing traditional Egyptian costumes. Sailing continues to Aswan. Overnight.

Early visit by bus to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel dedicated to King Ramses II and his Queen wife Nefertari. Return in time for lunch - followed by a short visit to the High Dam, the unfinished Obelisk and felucca ride to enjoy closer the scenery and the natural beauty of the Nile. Dinner and overnight on board.

Breakfast followed by disembarkation and transfer to the airport for flight to Cairo. Upon arrival transfer to hotel for check-in and rest. In the evening (optional) visit the Old Bazaar of Khan El Khalili. Wander through the maze of narrow winding streets of this unique open air bazaar.

Breakfast followed by a full day excursion to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza and The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, housing among others the treasures found in the tomb of Tutankhamen. Free time for lunch. Return to hotel. Free evening or take Optional: Dinner on a floating restaurant with a folklore show including a belly dancer and Tannura (spinner).

Breakfast. Day at leisure or Optional: Full day excursion to the Royal Necropolis of Sakkara where the step-pyramid of Pharaoh Zoser is found & Memphis where lies the biggest statue of Ramses II, visit a papyrus and perfume factory. Continue to The Citadel of Saladin, built as a fortress in the 12th century. Free time for lunch. Return to hotel. Free time to rest and get ready for the transfer to the airport at 23.45 hrs

Flight departs Cairo at 03.15 hrs. Our ETA in Malta is 06.20 hrs (local time)

The Great Sphinx of Giza

Rates

 Special
Triple sharing€1409
Twin sharing€1429
Single room€1669
1st Child (2 - 5 yrs sharing with 2 Adults)€1059
1st Child (6 to 11 yrs) sharing with 2 adults€1095
Infants up to 1 year€159

Excursions

 AdultChild
Full day Memphis & Sakkara + Citadel of Salahedin + Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali €70€35
Khan-el Khalili Bazaar €35€20
Dinner Cruise on the river Nile €75€75
Abu Simbel by flight €150€140
Hot Air Balloon Trip (to book on the spot)€115€75

Price Includes

  • Airmalta & Domestic Flights
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in 4* Barceló Hotel in Cairo or Similar on BB Basis
  • 4 nights onboard M/S Esmeralda on Full board basis
  • 1 full day tour of the Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza & Egyptian museum
  • Abu Simbel Temple visit by coach
  • All cruise visits and entrances as mentioned
  • All transfers & transport
  • Egypt Entry visa
  • English speaking guide all the way
  • Insolvency Fund Protection Certificate

 

Not Included

  • Optional excursions
  • Beverages
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

Notes

(Changes to itinerary might be required due to change of flight schedule or navigational unforeseen circumstances)