9-night tour: Cairo & the Nile - Egypt - Up to -70% | Voyage Privé

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  • Sailing along the Nile, the second longest river in the world, on your included cruise.
  • Unveiling the mysteries of ancient Egypt alongside your knowledgeable Egyptologist guide.
  • Witnessing the majesty of the Pyramids of Giza and the Valley of Kings, then exploring the extraordinary temple of Kom Ombo.

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Your itinerary in brief

Embark on a captivating 9-night exploration of Egypt's fascinating history and rich culture, guided by a knowledgeable Egyptologist guide. Begin your adventure in Cairo, the bustling capital, before setting sail on a picturesque Nile cruise. Along the way, delve into the wonders of Thebes, marvel at the iconic pyramids of Giza, and be awestruck by the grandeur of the Aswan Dam

 

Your itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo

Day 2: Cairo - Luxor

Day 3: Esna - Edfu - Kom Ombo

Day 4: Kom Ombo - Aswan

Day 5: Aswan

Day 6: Aswan - Esna

Day 7: Esna - Luxor

Day 8: Luxor

Day 9: Luxor - Cairo

Day 10: Depart Cairo

Your itinerary in detail

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN CAIRO

The vibrant capital of Egypt, Cairo is a bustling metropolis teeming with history, culture, and diversity. From the iconic pyramids of Giza to the bustling streets filled with colourful markets and aromatic cuisine, Cairo offers a sensory overload that captivates visitors from around the globe. Its rich tapestry of ancient monuments, modern architecture, and bustling streetscapes make it a city that truly never sleeps.

  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Check-in 
  • Night at Concorde El Salam 5* or Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino 5*

 

 

DAY 2: CAIRO - LUXOR

Visit several tombs in the iconic Valley of the Kings - a sprawling necropolis that served as the final resting place for pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom - before boarding your Nile Cruise.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Domestic flight Cairo - Luxor
  • Embarkation 
  • Depart for Thebes
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and see the Colossi of Memnon
  • Night aboard MS Pioneer I or II MS Nile Marquise

 

 

DAY 3: ESNA - EDFU - KOM OMBO

Situated on the west bank of the Nile River, Edfu is home to one of the best-preserved ancient temples in Egypt - the Temple of Edfu - which is dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Built during the Ptolemaic period, this remarkable temple is renowned for its grandeur and intricate reliefs and offers an insight into ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and rituals.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Depart to Edfu
  • Visit the Temple of Horus
  • Depart to Kom Ombo
  • Night aboard MS Pioneer I or II MS Nile Marquise

 

 

DAY 4: KOM OMBO - ASWAN

Located on the banks of the Nile River in southern Egypt, Kom Ombo is famous for its unique double temple dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus. This extraordinary temple, built during the Ptolemaic dynasty, features dual entrances, halls, and sanctuaries.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Visit Kom Ombo Temple
  • Depart to Aswan
  • Visit Philae Temple
  • Night aboard MS Pioneer I or II MS Nile Marquise

DAY 5: ASWAN

A picturesque city in southern Egypt, Aswan is renowned for its stunning natural beauty, ancient monuments, and vibrant culture. Set along the winding Nile River, it boasts famous for landmarks such as the majestic Philae Temple, the towering High Dam, and the serene Elephantine Island. Visitors can also explore the colourful Nubian villages, sail on traditional felucca boats, and experience the bustling markets filled with spices, textiles, and handicrafts.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Mini-cruise in a felucca
  • Visit the Kitchener Botanical Gardens
  • Night aboard MS Pioneer I or II MS Nile Marquise

 

 

DAY 6: ASWAN - ESNA

Esna is a historic town located in Egypt, along the banks of the Nile River, renowned for its well-preserved Temple of Khnum. This temple, dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, showcases exquisite hieroglyphics and intricate carvings, providing a glimpse into ancient Egyptian religious practices. Esna also serves as an important stop for Nile River cruises, allowing visitors to explore its archaeological wonders and experience the timeless charm of rural Egypt.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Depart to Esna
  • Night aboard MS Pioneer I or II MS Nile Marquise

 

 

DAY 7: ESNA - LUXOR

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Visit Karnak Temple 
  • Visit Luxor Temple
  • Night aboard MS Pioneer I or II MS Nile Marquise

 

 

DAY 8: LUXOR

Luxor, often referred to as the world's greatest open-air museum, is an ancient city located on the east bank of the Nile River in southern Egypt. It is renowned for its wealth of archaeological treasures, including the sprawling Karnak Temple complex, the grand Luxor Temple, and the breathtaking Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of pharaohs such as Tutankhamun were discovered.

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Free day
  • Night aboard MS Pioneer I or II MS Nile Marquise

 

 

DAY 9: LUXOR - CAIRO

Visit the Giza plateau and its incredible pyramids and the impressive Sphynx - a lion with the head of a pharaoh, whose role was to defend the entrance to the tomb against looters. 

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Domestic flight Luxor - Cairo 
  • Visit the Giza pyramids
  • Night at Concorde El Salam 5* or Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino 5*

 

 

DAY 10: DEPART CAIRO

  • Breakfast included
  • Transfer to the airport

Important information about your tour and visits: 

  

The hotels, which comply with local standards, are indicative and may be changed locally for hotels of a similar category. The itinerary is subject to changes due to compelling reasons such as delayed flights, weather conditions or other cases of force majeure.  The order of visits is also subject to change without affecting the overall experience of the itinerary. 

Your hotels

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Maximum room capacity

At each of your stops, you will be staying in comfortable rooms in thoughtfully selected accommodations.

 

Your accommodation:

Cairo: Concorde El Salam 5* or Le Passage Cairo Hotel & Casino 5*

During the cruise: MS Pioneer I or II MS Nile Marquise

 

If the hotels listed above are unavailable, you will be provided with comfortable accommodation in similar hotels. Local standards apply. 

Your dining choices

This offer is based on a full board stay, except day 1 (breakfast, lunch and your evening meal served in the main buffet restaurant - excludes drinks).

Optional excursions

Discover Abu Simbel (transfers by bus)

Optional excursions

Discover the incredible archaeological site of Abu Simbel and the temple of Ramses II, considered the most impressive and the most beautiful temples in Egypt.

Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours on site.

Distance: 167.7 miles of coach travel from Aswan to Abu Simbel (3 hour)

Timeing: Departing at 3.30 am and returning at 1 pm

 

Please note that the government may decide to close the Aswan/Abu Simbel road without prior notice

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Discover Abu Simbel (transfers by plane)

Optional excursions

Discover the incredible archaeological site of Abu Simbel and the temple of Ramses II, considered the most impressive and the most beautiful in Egypt.

Hot air balloon ride

Optional excursions

Get ready for a fascinating excursion to Luxor on board a hot-air balloon. The western shore of Luxor is full of legendary sites that you can fly over and admire from the best angle.

 

For an unforgettable experience, you will also see the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon, faithful guardians of the royal tombs.

 

Practical information:

The time spent in a hot air balloon is approximately 45 minutes. This time may vary slightly depending on the wind, e.g. by 5 or 10 minutes more.

 

The total duration of the activity is around 2 hours.

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Visit to Cairo museum

Optional excursions

Don't miss a visit to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, whose treasures range from prehistoric to Roman times. Among the treasures you will see is the famous treasure of Tutankhamun.

 

With over 250,000 objects, it is one of the largest museums in the world and allows visitors to discover the history of ancient Egypt over five millennia.

Sound & Light pyramid show

Optional excursions

Enjoy a unique experience in one of the most scenic locations in the world!

 

The show lasts 2 hours and is held daily. Headphone translation available.

Your journey to Egypt

Flights:

You will be able to choose your airline and flight times when you make your booking. This flight may include one or more stopovers. The stopover may be technical (without a change of aircraft) or transit (with a change of aircraft).

Luggage information

Luggage, meals and other services on board may be subject to an additional fee on certain airlines. It is possible to view details of luggage allowances when you choose your flights at the next stage of the booking process. If luggage is not included with your flight, please go to the airline's website before your departure to purchase your luggage for an additional fee.

For domestic flights, airlines do not always offer the option of reserving luggage. In this case, you will need to pay for it at the airport counter.

You will receive all the information you need to check in for your flights after you have made your reservation.

Your destination

Egypt

Have you always dreamed of unlocking the secrets of the land of the Pharaohs?


From the marvellous pyramids of Giza to the legendary River Nile, via sumptuous Luxor and Cairo, Egypt will never cease to capture your imagination.


Let yourself be enchanted by the traces of civilisations that have left their mark here over the millennia. Walking in the footsteps of illustrious figures who have shaped the country's identity, such as the mythical Queen Cleopatra and Ramses II, you'll enjoy stepping back in time to experience an adventure unlike any other in the world. Exploring this land of contrasts and wonders will leave a lasting impression on your mind...

In more detail

Please find practical information about your trip:
This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Pets are not permitted.
Your stay may be subject to an additional city or tourist tax payable directly to the hotel, which is not included in our nightly rate. Please check with hotel directly for further information.

Rates and times are indicative and are subject to change. Some facilities/services are subject to a surcharge, payable locally. 

General terms and conditions of sale apply. 

Price includes:

  • Accommodation as per your itinerary
  • Full board (except on day 1)
  • Excursions and visits mentioned as per your itinerary
  • English-speaking Egyptologist guide
  • Evening entertainment activities on board
  • Assistance at airports and ports
  • -Transfers/transport:
  • Domestic flights included (Cairo - Luxor - Cairo)
  • Roundtrip airport transfers

 

Price doesn't include:

  • Visa fees and tips
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Optional excursions 
  • Cancellation/assistance/multi-risk insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in ''this price includes''

If booking as a solo traveller, room occupancy and configuration are not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up-to-date information, we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

 

Travel with peace of mind

 

To ensure a peaceful holiday, our partners are committed to respecting the local health and sanitary measures in force to protect your safety and well-being.

 

Please note: health and sanitary measures may be subject to change in line with government recommendations. Consequently, they may affect access to certain amenities and leisure facilities.

Your contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday. 

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