CAIRO & THE NILE CRUISE
from LUXOR to ASWAN
for Individuals

DEPARTURE from LUXOR ON MONDAYS

Tour guide provided with minimum
2 persons travelling together.

 OFFER ON 5 STAR CRUISE M/S ESMERALDA

Friday

Departure from Malta to Cairo. Upon arrival meet with our representative at the airport, transfer to hotel and check in. Free time at leisure.

 

Saturday

Breakfast followed by a full day excursion to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – followed by a visit to 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).

Sunday

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 by Salah aI-Din, and to The Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali. Over-looking the vast city of Cairo The Alabaster Mosque, was built within the walls of the Citadel and is covered entirely in a splendid alabaster finish. Free time for lunch. Return to hotel. Free evening or take an optional:   Visit the Old Bazaar of Khan El Khalili. Wander through the maze of narrow winding streets of this unique open air bazaar. This may also be your time to try out the shisha (water pipe) in a typical shisha bar and drink some local mint tea.

Monday

Transfr to airport in time for flight to Luxor; upon arrival, transfer to cruise, check –in at 12.00, followed by lunch and a visit to Karnak and Luxor Temples. The highlight of this tour includes the largest surviving obelisk in Egypt, the Theban trinity of gods, and the amazing Great Hypostyle Hall, with its 134-colomns. Dinner and overnight on board.

Tuesday

After breakfast immediate departure to visit the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings. We enter three tombs which are carved in the rock. The magnificent reliefs and paintings on the walls tell us a lot about the a fterlife of each King. On our way we stop to see the two Colossi of Memnon and in Deir el Bahari we visit Hatshepsut Temple, the famous lady Pharaoh. Sailing starts towards EDFU via the ESNA Lock, not to be missed! Lunch and afternoon tea are served. The evening is free time to enjoy the facilities of the boat. A welcome Reception Cocktail precedes Dinner. Overnight on board in Edfu.

Wednesday

After breakfast, visit Edfu Temple dedicated to Horus son of Isis and Osiris by horse drawn carriage. This is the best-preserved major temple in Egypt. Lunch and afternoon tea are served. Sailing continues to Kom Ombo (60 km); visit Kom Ombo Temple shared by two Gods Sobek (Crocodile God) and Haroeris (Falcon God). After dinner, join the fun on board at the Galabeya party wearing traditional Egyptian costumes, while enjoying an oriental show. Sailing continues to Aswan. Overnight on board.

Thursday

Optional visit to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel dedicated to King Ramses II and his Queen wife Nefertari. (Early departure). Return to cruise in time for lunch – followed by a short visit to the High Dam and the unfinished Obelisk and felucca ride around Kitchener Island giving you the opportunity to admire the scenery and the natural beauty of the Nile

Optional: Sound and Light Show at the unique Philae Temple; Dinner and overnight on board.

Friday

Breakfast followed by disembarkation. Transfer to the airport for flight to Cairo. Connect to international flights to Malta.

(slight changes to itinerary might take place due to navigational or natural unforeseen circumstances)

The package price is per person in twin room/cabin and includes:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in 5* Conrad Hotel in Cairo or Similar – in a twin room on BB basis
  • 4 nights onboard M/S Esmeralda or Similar  – in a twin room on Full board basis
  • 1 full day tour of the  Pyramids &  Sphinx of Giza & Egyptian museum
  • All cruise visits and entrances as mentioned
  • All transfers & transport
  • English speaking guide all the way
  • Insolvency fund protection

The price of the package excludes:

  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Entry visa
  • Optional excursions
  • Beverages
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

Cairo & Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan excluding flights

M/S Esmeralda 5*Departures between
01Nov – Oct 2019 – EXCL HS
High Season
21 Dec – 06 Jan 2019 &
12 – 28 April 2019
Per personPer person
Twin sharing € 635€ 770
3rd person sharing€ 615€ 745
Single room€ 790€ 865
Infant up to 1.99 yearsfreefree
1st child 2-5.99 years sharing with 2 ADTS€ 190€ 250
1st child 6 – 11.99 years sharing with 2 adults€ 360€ 450

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

Duration ADTCHD
In Cairo
Full day Memphis & Sakkara + Citadel of Salahedin + Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Full Day -7 hours € 70€ 35
Sound & light Show in GizaEvening 3 hours€ 55€ 25
Khan-el Khalili Bazaar HD Morning or Evening 3 Hours€ 35€ 20
Churches Complex HD Morning 4 Hours€ 45€ 25
Dinner Cruise on the river Nile Evening 4 Hours€ 75€ 75
In Aswan
1 – Abu Simbel by BusHD – Morning 9 Hours€ 110€ 80
2 – Abu Simbel by FlightHD – Morning 4 Hours € 300€ 265
Sound & Light Show in Philae Temple€ 55€ 30
In Luxor
Balloon TripEarly Morning 3 Hours€ 115€ 75

All excursions include English speaking licensed tour guide, entrance fees and transport

 

This tour is subject to our general conditions.  Please read them carefully before booking.