The Sensational Nile
3 nights accommodation in Cairo based on bed and breakfast, in standard room in Semiramis Cairo or similar -- 4 nights cruise in Sonesta Nile cruise or similar -- All transfers in Cairo, Luxor, & Aswan upon arrival & departure -- Full-day Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian museum and Citadel -- Over day Alex to visit Cata combs, Pompeys Pillars and Montazah Garden -- English speaking guide -- Overnight sleeping train to Luxor.
Destination: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan
Duration: 09 days
Entry visa to Egypt -- International flight tickets -- Domestic flight from Aswan to Cairo -- Visits to Cairo exclude the following expenses: lunch bills and the entrance fees to the chamber of mummies at the Egyptian Museum, the Great Pyramid, and the Solar Boat -- Personal expenses such as drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls, etc -- Any kind of insurance -- Other items not mentioned above.
Welcome to Cairo! Or as the locals say in colloquial Arabic ‘ahlan wasahlan fi el-kaheira’. Your amazing holiday will start when you meet Constance travel representative who will assist you through the airport’s checkout procedures. He will then escort you to your hotel, where your journey into the mysteries of Egypt begins.
After breakfast, your guide will escort you on a tour around Cairo. This tour will include a visit to the famous Egyptian museum that holds the world's greatest collection of Egypt's monuments including Tutankhamun's elaborate sarcophagus, treasures buried with the pharaohs, and an optional visit of the mummies’ room. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Cheops being one of the ancient seven wonders of the world, the spectacular Sphinx which was built in 2620 BC. Following this memorable visit you will have the chance to explore Islamic Cairo by visiting Mohamed Ali mosque and the citadel of Salah El Din. Also, you will have a chance to stroll around the ancient market of Khan El Khalili and to explore the taste of old Cairo. Finally you will be transferred to Cairo railway station to take the sleeping train to Luxor.
As soon as you arrive at Luxor train station, Constance travel representative will meet and assist you till you reach your Nile cruise. After the check in, you will begin the enjoyable experience of having the sacred Nile as your home. Following lunch, you will be visiting the East Bank starting with the marvellous temples of Karnak and Luxor.
After enjoying a morning on board you will get a golden chance to visit the temple of Kom Ombo, uniquely dedicated to two gods: Sobek and Haroeris. After this amazing visit, explore the gigantic High Dam, the old Dam, and the magical and romantic temple of Philae, out to see the unfinished Obelisk which gives us an insight into how the massive stones were carved. Return to the ship and enjoy the unforgettable dinner on deck of your cruise under the magical moonlight.
In the morning you can choose either to visit Abu Simbel by air or road. Later, enjoy a Felucca sail to the Botanical garden filled with exotic plants and trees imported from all over the world. After finishing the tour you will be accompanied to Aswan airport to fly back to Cairo where you will be met, assisted, and transferred to your hotel to overnight.
After visiting Upper Egypt, there will be time to visit the Pearl of the Mediterranean located 220 kilometres north west of Cairo. You will explore the treasures of the Greco Roman museum, the ancient cemetery of Catacombs as well as Pompeii's Pillar, and at the tour will end by visiting the famous Montaza gardens facing the Mediterranean Sea. Drive back to Cairo to spend the last night in the city that never sleeps.
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