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Signature Egypt: Nubia and the Nile 2020

Ride a camel past the pyramids at Giza, and then step inside to explore one of these ancient architectural marvels up close. Cruise the Nile aboard Luxury Nile Cruise, pausing to visit a traditional Nubian village and other fascinating destinations along the way.

Embark on a three-night Nile River cruise aboard your Luxury Nile Cruise

Avoid crowds and the hassle of navigating around the site, with private services all over Egypt

In Aswan, cross the Nile to visit a traditional Nubian village and meet a local family

Explore the temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari in Abu Simbel.

per adult from

$3,566

AUD

Duration

9 days

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  • What's included :
    • 8x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 8 nights
    • Meet & assist upon arrival and departure
    • Internal flights (Cairo-Aswan-Abu simbel-Luxor-Cairo)
    • All transfers by a Private air-conditioned vehicle.
    • All Accommodations at 5 star Luxury hotels on B.B basis.
    • 4 days 3 nights on a 5 star Luxury Nile cruise.
    • Private English-Speaking Egyptologist guide.
    • New for 2018! Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
    • Traveler’s Valet® Laundry Service
    • Internet Access (Where Available)
    • 24/7 On-Call Support
    • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests
    • All Service charges & taxes.
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Pyramids of Giza
    • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
    • Entry/Admission - Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan
    • Entry/Admission - Monastery of St. Simeon
    • Entry/Admission - Nubian Village
    • Entry/Admission - Abu Simbel Temple Complex
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Kom Ombo
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Horus
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Karnak
    • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Kings
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
    • Entry/Admission - Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids
    • Entry/Admission - Mit Rahina Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • International Airfare
    • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Entry visa to Egypt.
    • Personal expenses.
    • Optional tours.

  • Day 1: Cairo arrival- Giza pyramids

    Stop At: Pyramids of Giza, Al Haram Str., Giza 12611 Egypt
    Arrive in Cairo, where you are met by your tour representative and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, depart with your Egyptologist for an afternoon visit to the Giza Plateau, site of the ancient pyramids of Mycerinus, Chefren and the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Explore the interior of one of these legendary pyramids. Ride like a Local on camel back, continuing to explore the funerary boat exhibit of the Solar Boat Museum. Then, view the Great Sphinx, the ancient world’s largest monumental sculpture, carved from a single ridge of limestone.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: 5 star hotel

    Day 2: Cairo city tour

    Stop At: The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, Midan El Tahrir Geographical Society Building, Cairo 11511 Egypt
    The Egyptian museum in Cairo is one of the largest museums in the world. Your Egypt tours will take you in a 4 hours tour to explore the treasures of the museum (opend in 1901).Look at the amazing monuments and artifacts in its different halls in a guided tour. Although the museum has tens of thousands of artifacts but in this short tour, your Egyptologist guide will focus on the highlights and masterpieces of the museum
    Visit the Tut Ankh Amun Wing on the first floor and see his wonderful collection of historically important artwork. The treasures are mainly golden and they cover a quite large section of the museum. This area of the museum includes significant statues, furniture and gold sculptures. After enjoying the guided part of the tour, take some free time to browse the museum with the option of visiting the royal mummy room.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, Maydan Salah al-Din, Cairo 11511 Egypt
    The next stop will be at Sultan Hassan mosque and Madrasa which dates back to the 14th Century. It is a unique mosque with its tall arches, beautiful multi-chromatic marble floor and unique style.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Khan Al-Khalili, Cairo Egypt
    Enjoy some free time at Khan El Khalili, the biggest market in Cairo. In Khan el Khalili bazaar, you will enjoy strolling through the maze of streets and bargain for a souvenir of your trip to Egypt. You can spend some time having a local drink in one of the oldest Coffee shops in Cairo El Fishawy (1763).


    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: 5 star hotel

    Day 3: Aswan

    Stop At: Aswan, Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Nile River Valley
    visit the Tombs of the Nobles by camel. The tombs mark the final resting places of powerful governors and priests who controlled commerce between Aswan and Nubia
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Monastery of St. Simeon, Aswan Egypt
    Ride a camel to the southern tip of Elephantine Island where you will find St Simeon's Monastery, an ancient, abandoned fortress monastery mostly built during the 7th century and located near Aswan. The monastery was given the name St Simeon by archaeologists and travelers, but earlier Arabic and Coptic sources called it Anba Hedra, after an anchorite who was consecrated a bishop of Syene (now Aswan) by Patriarch Theophilus (385-412 AD). Anba Hatre married at the age of eighteen. Tradition says that just after the wedding, he encountered a funeral procession which inspired him to preserve his chastity and later become a disciple of Saint Baiman. After eight years of ascetic practices under the supervision of his teacher, he retired to the desert and applied himself to the study of the life of Saint Antony. He died during the time of Theodosius I.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 5 star hotel

    Day 4: Aswan

    Stop At: Nubian Village, This is a Village and does not have a web-site, Aswan Egypt
    Cruise across the Nile to visit a traditional Nubian village and meet a local family. Learn about their lifestyle and culture, gaining insights into enduring traditions spanning thousands of years
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 5 star hotel

    Day 5: Abu Simbel

    Stop At: Abu Simbel Temple Complex, Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel Egypt
    Fly to Abu Simbel, where you visit the twin temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari. In Aswan, board your luxurious Nile cruise for the next three nights. After lunch on-board, join your Egyptologist to explore a granite quarry that supplied the ancient Egyptians. Take in an enormous monolith known as the “Unfinished Obelisk,” a fine example of ancient Egyptian stone-masonry. Return to Nile cruise for afternoon tea. Later this evening, enjoy cocktails and dinner aboard.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5 star Nile cruise

    Day 6: Philae temple and Kom Ombo Edfu

    Stop At: Temple of Philae, Island of Agilika, Aswan Egypt
    Enjoy a relaxing day tour to Aswan to the temple of Philae. The magnificent Temple was dedicated to the Cult of the Goddess Isis, but it became submerged after the first Aswan dam was built in 1902, and it was not until the sixties that many countries attempted to save the Temple. All these countries, together with UNESCO moved the temple to the Agilika Island. The Egyptian built the temple and during the Greek, Roman and Byzantine era; every ruler was keen on adding and expanding the temple to show his reverence to the Egyptian deities. Your Egyptologist guide will explain all the different reliefs, courts and pylons of the temple before you ride a motorboat back to your cruise.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Temple of Kom Ombo, Nagoa Ash Shatb, Kom Ombo 81611 Egypt
    Arrive at the temple of Kom Ombom. This is one of unique temples of Egypt.The temple was dedicated to two Egyptian Deities: Horus with the falcon head and Sobek with the crocodile head. The temple has two entrances, one for each of the two gods. The temple is beautifully located on a high mound .This location gives the visitor the chance to enjoy the view of the Nile.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Temple of Horus, Adfo, Edfu Egypt
    The temple at Edfu was dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed. The temple of Edfu is the most well-preserved among ancient temples. Your private guide will give you detailed history of the temple and its reliefs,
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5 star Nile cruise


    Day 7: Karnak temple and the west of Luxor

    Stop At: Temple of Karnak, Karnak, Luxor Egypt
    The Karnak temple, which is actually a complex of temples. The temple is dedicated to Amun Ra, the chief god in Egyptian mythology. Enjoy the Great Hypostyle court and the reliefs and murals that were added through the generations. Feel astonished at the tall obelisks of 70 feet high and cut of a single piece of granite. Look at the statues of the different pharaohs who want to show their loyalty to RA.Keep an eye on the magnificent tall columns and their papyrus and Lotus capitals while their shafts are loaded with hieroglyphics
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Valley of the Kings, Luxor City, Luxor 85511 Egypt
    You will cross the Nile to the West bank where you will visit the Valley of the Kings. The Pharaohs were hiding their mummies and treasures in this barren desert area. Many of these treasures were found in these beautiful colored tombs. You can visit three tombs to enjoy the colors and murals on the walls. The tombs were craved deep in the mountain rock; you have the option to visit other royal tombs such as Tut Ankh Amun
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari, Kings Valley Rd Deir el-Bahari, Luxor 23512 Egypt
    Continue your tour on the west bank and drive to the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshibsut. She is the first female pharaoh in ancient Egypt who ruled the kingdom for 20 prosperous years. This temple is called El Deir el Bahari as the early Christians used the Northern monastery, as it was a Coptic monastery. Unlike the other temples, this one was built of limestone and partly hewn in the mother bedrock. It has three terraces and its focal point is to tell the story of the Divine birth of the Queen.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: 5 star Nile cruise


    Day 8: Sakkara and Memphis

    Stop At: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids, Al Giza Desert, Giza Egypt
    Sakkara is home of Egypt's oldest pyramid, built in 2800 B.C. Your guide will provide a brief history of the famous Step Pyramid and you will have free time to walk around and visit the painted tombs of the nobles
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Mit Rahina Museum, Mit Rahinah, Al Badrashin 11511 Egypt
    Memphis is the oldest capital of Egypt after the unity in 3100 B.C. You will visit the open-air museum of the city. In Memphis, you will see the second largest Sphinx in Egypt, the lying colossus of Ramses II and many more monuments dug in this great city.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: 5 star hotel

    Day 9: Cairo - departure

    Pass By: Cairo, Cairo, Cairo Governorate
    After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offeredAirports
    • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Your Egypt Tours

Activity ID: V-7600P83

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