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8-Day Egypt Christmas Tour|Cairo & Nile Cruise

8-Day Egypt Christmas Tour|Cairo & Nile Cruise

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Discover Egypt’s timeless highlights with our exciting Egypt Christmas tour across the country. This is the most suitable trip if you’re looking for a tailored-made tour over the Nile River and railways. Your trip to Aswan will involve a sleeper train. You can see the Colossus Giza Pyramids towering over the Sphinx. It was one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World that still stands. Travel to Aswan where a Nile cruise ship is waiting for you to board. You’ll have three days to explore and have fun on the river before arriving at Luxor.

 

Day 1: Arrival to Cairo Airport

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt. Nile Empire representative will be waiting for you at the exit door of the arrival hall holding a sign with your name and our company name to transfer you to your hotel in Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum – Train to Aswan

After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, The Great Pyramid of King Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus, the famous Sphinx. Then continue to the Egyptian Museum, a treasure trove of children’s king Tutankhamen. Continue exploring Cairo, drive over to Islamic Cairo, also known as Khan El Khalili. It has been here since the 12th century and is one of Cairo’s oldest attractions. Return to your hotel. Later on, you will be transferred to Giza train station to catch the sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board at set times. Overnight sleep inside your cabin on the train.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Khan EL Khalili.

Day 3: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours

As you arrive at the Aswan train station, Nile Empire tour representative will greet you and transfer you to your Nile cruise ship. Enjoy lunch on board. After which you will be guided to visit the High Dam and the Philae temple. This temple was a place of devotion to Isis and Hathor. Then, back to the cruise ship with dinner on board. Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: High Dam, Philae Temple

*Optional Tour (Abu Simbel Temple visit from Aswan)

Day 4: Kom Ombo Temple Tour

Enjoy your breakfast on board, then cruise sail to Kom Ombo. You will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, which is a twin temple alongside the Nile River. It is believed that this temple was built in honor of the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus. You’ll have your lunch back on board the ship and sail on to Edfu and have dinner on board as well. Overnight aboard your cruise in Edfu.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Kom Ombo, Temple of Kom Ombo.

Day 5: Edfu Temple Tour

Enjoy your breakfast on board. You will visit the Temple of Edfu which is dedicated to Horus, which is considered by most to be the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt. The Nile cruise will continue sailing towards Luxor. Enjoy your lunch & dinner on board alongside the shows on the cruise. Overnight aboard your cruise in Luxor.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Visits: Horus Temple, Edfu.

*Optional Tour (Hot Air Balloon from Luxor)

Day 6: Disembarkation Luxor Nile Cruise – Train to Cairo

Early morning, enjoy your breakfast on board and get ready for disembarkation from the Nile Cruise & enjoy an unforgettable trip while visiting the East Bank of Nile to the Karnak Temple & Luxor Temple. Then continue to the West Bank of The Nile to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple at El Deir El Bahari and finish passing by the Colossi of Memnon. Later on, you will be transferred to Luxor train station to catch the sleeper train from Luxor to Cairo. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board at set times.  Overnight sleep inside your cabin on the train.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.

Visits: Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

Day 7: Arrival to Cairo

Enjoy your breakfast on the train and arrive at Giza railway station, Nile Empire representative will be assisting you to get to your hotel. Enjoy a free day around Cairo where optional tours can be discussed with our representative. Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast.

*Optional Tour (Giza Pyramids Sound & Light Show)

Day 8: Cairo Airport Departure

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, with some free time before your flight. After check out, you’ll be transferred to Cairo international airport to catch your flight.

 

Included
  • Pickup & drop off at Cairo International Airport upon arrival & departure
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cairo hotel on (bed & breakfast )4-stars
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on board 5-stars Nile Cruise (full board)
  • Accommodation for 2 nights on sleeper train(half board)
  • Private sightseeing tours in Cairo (listed on itinerary)
  • All transfers by an air-conditioned vehicle
  • All sightseeing tours mentioned in the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide during your trips (Spanish is available)
  • Bottled water during the trips
  • All taxes & service charge

 

Excluded:

  • International Airfare.
  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Entrance fees to sightseeing
  • Any optional tours.
  • Tipping.

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