Day 1: Arrive Cairo any time and check into the hotel. I would recommend arriving early to have enough time to explore the sights of Cairo, such as the National Egyptian Museum, the Hanging Church, the Khan el-Khalili (Souq Quarter) and old Cairo (also known as Coptic Cairo) Day 2: Enjoy an included trip to the Pyramids of Giza and then explore Cairo on your own. At 10pm you will board your 13 hour overnight sleeper train to Aswan in a 4 berth compartment. There are bathrooms and a restaurant serving hot meals onboard. Day 3:Arrive in Aswan and check into your hotel. Today there are no activities planned and you are free to explore Aswan on your own. There are also optional excursions available to
visit Phiale Temple , the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam, the Nile Islands and a Nubian village. Day 4: Today you will have to start early, around 4am for your included excursion to Abu Simbel Temple. You will have around 2 hours to explore the temples on your own, before you will be returned to your cruise boat in Aswan where you will enjoy an included lunch while sailing onwards to the Temple of Kom Ombo where the shop will stop at 5 for you to explore the temple which is right next to the Nile. Day 5: Breakfast will be served at 7am in Idfu where you can go to shore and explore the Idfu temple until the ship departs again at 10am. Today will be a relaxing day where you can enjoy the facilities onboard the boat and watch as it crosses a waterlock in one of the canals. Day 6: At 8.30am you will start your included excursion on the West Bank in Luxor before lunch. After lunch you will switch tour bus to explore the temples on the East Bank. Before the tour finishes around 6pm you will have visited the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Karnak Temple, the Luxor Temple, Colossi of Memnon. Day 7: After spending the night at Pyramids Hotel in Luxor you will have the option to explore Luxor city on your own or to go on optional excursions such as a felucca (traditional Egyptian sailboat) ride, hot airballoon ride or a guided tour of the Luxor Museum. Day 8: The tour will finish upon arrival in Cairo Train station. Extensions to visit Alexandria, Sharm el Shekh or Dahab is possible upon request.
Included in the package:
All accommodation in mid-range hotels
3 day cruise on the River Nile including the following: - Breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard the boat - All excursions to sites at each stop - High standard cabin lodging
Excluded in the package:
Entry ticket to the sites, which depend on nationality, if you have a student or press card etc.
Drinks. Either BYO or at purchase onboard the boat
Optional tips to staff and guides
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