Explore Cairo and cruise the Nile from Aswan to Luxor on this private 7-night tour. See the Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and then fly to Aswan for your 3-night cruise to Luxor. Visit temples on route and in Luxor, take a West Bank tour. Later, fly back to Cairo for a day free or optional Alexandria tour (additional cost). Includes domestic flights, full-board cruise, and choice of 4- or 5-star Cairo accommodation.
Day 1: Cairo Today, your driver will pick you up at Cairo International Airport. A welcome drink is included to mark your arrival. Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected) Day 2: Cairo and Giza Pyramids (B) After hotel pickup at 9am, set off with your guide for Giza and the UNESCO-listed pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. Afterward, view the Great Sphinx, dating to the time of Chephren, and visit the Valley Temple, used in part as a pharaonic mortuary. Next, continue to the Egyptian Museum, home to thousands of ancient Egyptian artefacts, including Tutankhamun’s treasures and gold funerary mask. Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected) Day 3: Cairo – Aswan (B, L, D) Today, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan. On arrival, transfer to and board your Nile cruise ship in time for lunch on board. Later, enjoy guided tours to see the Aswan High Dam and Old Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk before an onboard dinner in Aswan. Overnight: 5-star Nile cruise ship Day 4: Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu (B, L, D) Enjoy breakfast on board, and if you wish, take an optional tour to Abu Simbel temple, and its neighbor, the Nefertari Temple. After lunch on your ship, sail to Kom Ombo and stop to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus. This evening, cruise to Edfu with dinner on board. Overnight: 5-star Nile cruise ship Day 5: Edfu – Essna – Luxor (B, L, D) After breakfast, visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus. Then, sail to Esna Lock over an onboard lunch, and continue sailing to Luxor. Tonight, dinner is served on your ship. Overnight: 5-star Nile cruise ship Day 6: Luxor – West and East Banks – Cairo (B) Disembark after breakfast, and enjoy a guided tour of the Nile’s West Bank including the Valley of Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and the Colossi of Memnon. Afterward, transfer to Luxor airport and fly to Cairo. Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected) Day 7: Cairo (B) Following a hotel breakfast, perhaps choose to use your remaining time in Cairo on an optional tour. Perhaps take a 12-hour trip to Alexandria (additional cost) to discover this seaside city, seeing its 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel, spectacular new Alexandria Library, and Roman catacombs. Overnight: 4- or 5-star hotel in Cairo (depending on option selected) Day 8: Cairo (B) Depending on your flight departure time, enjoy breakfast at your Cairo hotel before a driver transports you to the airport for your flight.