Day 1: Arrival Cairo
Upon arrival to Cairo International Airport you will meet your tour leader inside the arrival area. Your tour leader will then assist you through the airport formalities (arrival procedures) and then accompany you on a private air conditioned vehicle to your hotel. Your tour leader will complete the check-in procedure with you and take a moment of your time to review your holiday itinerary.
Dinner - Optional / Overnight in Cairo hotel
Day 2: Pyramids, Sphinx & Egyptian Museum
After breakfast, your qualified Egyptologist will meet you at your hotel with a modern air conditioned vehicle. The Egyptologist will be guiding you throughout the duration of the trip today to some of the most amazing historical sites in Egypt. Enjoy the civilization of the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus of Giza which are erected on a rocky plateau on the west bank of the Nile River near Giza in Cairo. In ancient times they were included amongst the Seven Wonders of the World, Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, the head of pharaoh with a lion's body, which dates from the time of Chephren, the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple facing the great statue and then you will be transferred to enjoy the Egyptian Museum where you can see the collection of Tutankhamen amongst other splendid pharaonic artefacts which is said to exceed more than 120,000 items on display.
Dinner - Optional / Overnight in Cairo hotel
Day 3: Aswan
After your early morning check out from the hotel, your tour leader will meet you at the hotel in Cairo for your transfer to Cairo Airport for your domestic flight to Aswan. Upon arrival to Aswan Airport and after the baggage area you will find a representative waiting for you to transfer you to your Nile Cruise Ship. Upon arrival to the Nile Cruise, your tour manager will arrange a time to sit down with you and go through your schedule whilst on the Nile Cruise. After check in make your way to your cabin, refresh and relax on board the boat for the rest of the day, taking in the views of the local culture from the top deck.
Dinner – Included / Overnight in Aswan on Nile Cruise
Day 4: Aswan, KomOmbo & Edfu
Before breakfast visit the top deck of the Nile Cruise and admire, what some people think, is the best part of the Nile River. Aswan is known for its superb colours at this part of the Nile River; truly spectacular. Then pop along to the main dining room for your breakfast. After breakfast your qualified Egyptologist will accompany you for the duration of this tour in a modern air conditioned vehicle. Your Egyptologist will be showing you some of the fascinating historical sites in Aswan. Enjoy visiting the significant construction which called the High Dam, Known as Saad el Aali in Arabic Aswan High Dam is one of the greatest engineering miracles of this world. Constructed in 1960's, was built to control the annual flood of the Nile River. . Proceed to visit the Unfinished Obelisk, one of the most popular sites in ancient Aswan and provides immense insight into the stone working methods employed by the ancient Egyptians. Then move to visit the spectacular Philae Temple, which was dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. Return back to the boat in time for lunch. Continue Sailing to KomOmbo and enjoy visiting the two temples of KomOmbo which consisting of a Temple to Sobek and a Temple of Haroeris. Then continue the evening sail to Edfu.
Dinner – Included / Overnight in Edfu on Nile Cruise.
Day 5: Edfu, Esna & Luxor
Enjoy your breakfast on board the Nile Cruise; the Egyptologist will accompany you to a horse-drawn carriage or bus for your visit to the popular Ptolemaic Temple of Horus at Edfu, otherwise known as Edfu Temple. Shortly the Nile Cruise will continue its sail to Esna and continue through the Esna lock. Here you can watch the local workers doing their best to get the boats through the lock as quickly as possible. After Esna lock the Nile Cruise will sail to Luxor to arrive early evening.
Dinner – Included / Overnight in Luxor on Nile Cruise
Day 6: Luxor
After breakfast you will check out of the Nile Cruise, breakfast will be slightly earlier than usual today, as we want to take advantage of the beautiful early morning to visit some of the fascinating sites available on the West Bank of the Nile River in Luxor. After breakfast your qualified Egyptologist will be waiting in reception for you to start his tour. You will sample the relaxing journey over the famous modern bridge in Luxor which now connects the East and West Banks. Depending on how the Egyptologist plans the morning you will usually visit the Colossi of Memnon, are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Followed by the amazing Valley of the Kings, which was built inside the mountains and away from the city to ensure that the Pharaohs had each, their own secret burial chamber. Here you will be able to visit 3 of the tombs as advised by your Egyptologist. You will then move along to Hatshepsut Temple, dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra and is located next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II which was built by Queen Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmosis I, who ruled Egypt about 20 years during the 18th Dynasty. After visiting the sites you will return to the Nile Cruise to collect your luggage and continue with your return journey. Your transfer rep will collect you from the Nile Cruise for your transfer to Luxor Airport for your domestic/internal flight to Cairo. Upon arrival to Cairo Airport your tour leader will meet you and guide you through the airport formalities. Your tour leader will accompany you on your transfer in a private modern air conditioned vehicle for your overnight stay in Cairo.
Dinner – Optional / Overnight in Cairo hotel
Day 7: Departure Day
After breakfast, usually you have some free time to enjoy your last remaining hours in Cairo before your flight. It is customary to check out of your room at 12 noon however you will be able to use the hotel facilities until you leave for the airport. At the agreed time your tour leader will come to collect you from the hotel and transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your departing flight.