Explore Cairo, the Pyramids, and the treasures of the Nile on this group tour to the land of Pharaohs. See the Great Sphinix, admire the Pyramids of Giza, take a stroll in the Khan el-Khalili bazaar, discover the Citadel with views of Cairo below, and then take a flight to Luxor to board your cruise along the fabled Nile River. Enjoy shore excursions off of the ship to the East & West Bank, the Valley of Kings, Kom Ombo and more. Complete with 5-star accommodation, expert narrative from our Egyptologist guides, local cuisine and more.
Take a guided walk through Old Cairo.
Opt to to add an excursion to the Abu Simbel temples.
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Prices shown are per person based on a party of at least 2 adults traveling together. This tour is a guaranteed departure with a minimum of 2 guests traveling together on dates mentioned above. The Single Room Supplement cost is in addition to the twin sharing cost for those who would like a single room. If traveling alone, please contact us for a solo traveler cost. The Land Only tour cost is inclusive of the whole tour with the exception of international flights to/from Cairo at the start/end of the trip. If arriving/departing earlier or later than the tour start/end dates, additional airport transfer costs will apply.
International airfare from Toronto, 5-star hotel with daily breakfast, 5-star Nile River Cruise on full board basis, cruise excursions with English speaking guide, lunches & dinners as indicated, services of expert English speaking local guide in Cairo, entrance fees to sites listed on the itinerary, touring in Cairo with A/C transportation, 2 on-tour flights, and airport transfers. For those departing from another gateway (not Toronto), please inquire for best available airfare.
Visit the Temples of Abu Simbel for an additional $550 per person.
Interested in this itinerary but would like to travel privately and make changes to the hotels, destinations, sites, or anything else? Contact us here to customize this itinerary just for you.
Depart Toronto for Cairo, Egypt.
Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met by your local guide in the arrivals area holding a name-board. After a brief introduction, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in and some time at your leisure. This afternoon, meet your guide and depart on a guided tour to the Museum of Antiquities. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner of Egyptian cuisine.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then meet your local guide in the hotel lobby for your full day tour exploring desert antiquities dating from the beginnings of a civilization that arose more than 5,000 years ago. In the company of our Egyptologist specialist guide, we venture through the countryside to visit some of Egypt's oldest sights. We first go to the Pyramids of Giza, followed by a visit to colossal statue of the Great Sphinx, which has stood guard over the pyramids for more than 4,500 years. Later, we go to Memphis, where remnants of the nation's first capital and once the most cosmopolitan city in Egypt now lie scattered in the desert. We’ll also see the carved limestone Colossus of Ramses II, and then nearby we visit the necropolis at Saqqara, where King Zoser's Step Pyramid was "built to last 'til the ends of time".
Today, enjoy a city tour and stroll through a bustling bazaar. Visit the Citadel which commands a complete view of the city. Completed in 1183, the Citadel was surrounded by sturdy walls and towers to withstand attacks from Christian crusaders. Inside, we shall see the lavishly decorated alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali. We move on to explore the lanes of Old Cairo and to visit the Ben Ezra Synagogue dating from the 9th century. We will also visit the 4th century Hanging Church built on the bastions of the ancient Roman wall and “suspended” above the level of the Nile. Then take a walk through Khan El Khalili, a bustling warren of shops where you can bargain for rugs, copper and leather crafts, perfumes, and other goods both exotic and familiar
After breakfast, meet your local guide and then head to the airport for your flight to Luxor. On arrival, meet and then transfer to your cruise ship to board your four night cruise on the Nile River. Enjoy lunch on board and then visit the East Bank – Karnak & Luxor Temples. Enjoy some afternoon tea and dinner on board. Stay four nights on the Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise Ship.
Visit the West Bank and see the Valley of Kings, Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari and the colossi Memnon. Continue sailing to Esna and enjoy lunch on board. Have a captains’ welcome cocktail, and this evening, relax at your leisure.
Sail to Edfu in the early morning. Visit the Horus Temple in Edfu before continuing on to Kom Ombo. Have lunch on board and then visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris. This evening, enjoy an Egyptian Galabya Party on board.
Sail onward to Aswan and then visit the High Dam, the Philae Temple and the Granite Quarries. Later, sail on the Nile by Felucca and visit the botanical gardens of Aswan. Enjoy afternoon tea and then have dinner on board.
Enjoy breakfast on board and then disembark where you will be met and then transferred to the Aswan airport to board your flight to Cairo. (OPTIONAL) – Fly to Abu Simbel and explore the temples which are among the most spectacular monuments in the world before flying back to Cairo. Upon your arrival in Cairo, meet and transfer to your hotel for check-in, and enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. In the late evening, you will be met and driven to the airport for your departure flight in the early morning of day 10.
Depart Cairo in the early morning.
Day 3: See the towering Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx.
Days 5 to 9: Take an incredible cruise along the Nile River seeing villages, temples, ruins, and everything in between.
This itinerary has been tried & tested and can be booked as-is. However, should you wish to customize your tour, you may contact us here.
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