Welcome to Egypt. In your Nile Cruise Deal first, you will be met and assisted at Cairo International Airport by our Representative who will transfer you to your Hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival at the Hotel, your Representative will assist you with a smooth check-in and give you a detailed information concerning your pick up times through your Egypt Highlights and Nile Cruise tour. overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at your Hotel in Cairo and then you will be picked up by your personal expert English speaking Tour Guide who will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren and Mykerinus, famous Sphinx at the Valley Temple facing the great statue. Lunch will be served at a good quality local restaurant, then moving on to enjoy the Egyptian Antiquities Museum which hosts the treasure room of the boy king Tutankhamun. Also, there is the Mummification room to explore (at the additional charge)Then on to the area of Islamic Cairo to explore Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Cairo`s old bazaar where you have the opportunity to buy those lovely handcrafted souvenirs before driving back to your Hotel, overnight in Cairo. The second day of your Nile Cruise Holiday deals will be full of adventure and fun.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo Airport (Domestic Terminal) to catch your flight to Aswan. On arrival in Aswan, you will be met, assisted and transferred to your Nile Cruise boat for embarkation. After lunch, your expert Tour Guide will escort you for an afternoon of tours to include Aswan High Dam, built in the 1960's to provide the much-needed electricity and irrigation for the country. Nubia, the area which was flooded, experienced the biggest and most thorough archaeological excavations that Egypt has known. Then you will go to view 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 Angelika Island, to see the Temple of Isis at Philae which is devoted to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor and 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. Dinner and overnight on board deluxe Nile Cruise. You will get all these fascinating things in cheap Nile Cruise deals.
Today you will start your Nile Cruise Deal with a lovely sail along the tranquil Nile witnessing the local life and green delta river banks unchanged for centuries. Enjoy breakfast onboard before arriving at Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo with your Guide. The Temple is the only ancient Temple in Egypt divided into two, reflecting its dedication 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.
After lunch and afternoon tea your Nile Cruise Holiday deal will take you onboard whilst sailing, you will then arrive at Edfu, home to the huge Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, 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. Finally sailing on to Luxor with evening dinner onboard your Nile Cruise. Overnight in Luxor.
After an early breakfast onboard, your Tour Guide will accompany you to the East Bank of Luxor to explore the impressive Karnak Temple, the world's largest ancient religious site. The hypostyle hall with its colossal granite columns is one of Egypt's famous landmarks, that you will get a chance to explore in Cheap Nile Cruise Deals. There will be free time to explore the different parts of the huge complex built during the reigns of various Pharaohs.
Then your Nile Cruise Deal will take you to the majestic Luxor Temple which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the God Amun. Back on board your Cruise for lunch before heading off with your Tour Guide for your final tour, that of the West Bank of Luxor, the original resting place of the world famous boy King Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings along with another 62 tombs unearthed of the Pharaohs and Dignitaries.
Discover the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (the only Female Pharaoh) at El Deir EL Bahari in your Nile Cruise Holiday deals and the two towering statues of the Colossi of Memnon. (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). Please Note: There is an additional Charge to enter the Tombs of King Tutankhamun and Ramses.
After breakfast, disembarkation before being transferred to Luxor International Airport to fly back to Cairo International Airport for your return flight home. This is how your Cheap Nile Cruise Deal will come to an end.
Days : 6 | Nights : 5