Explore the best of Egypt and leave the stress and worries you have behind by sailing and experiencing a relaxing journey south on Lake Nasser to see the monuments and ruins of Ancient Nubia.
This tour will take you down the entire length of Egypt. See the Pyramids and then travel south for a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. In Aswan board a cruise of Lake Nasser to see the sights of ancient Egypt on the shore of Lake Nasser. Return to Cairo and take a day tour of Alexandria, Egypt's second city.
- Every Day
- Tour type
- Pickup Location
- Cairo Airport
- Physical rating
- Cairo / Luxor / Aswan / Lake Nasser / Alexandria / Cairo
Why you'll love this trip
Enjoy seeing one of the largest man-made lakes in the world and seeing on its shores many of Egypt’s great wonders like the iconic Abu Simbel Temples, and go back to Pharaonic Egypt and the reign of Ramses II
Embark on a leisurely paced cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. Relax and enjoy seeing the monuments in a very peaceful way.
You’ll cover the highlights of Egypt, from millennia-old temples to the Aswan Dam, a feat of modern engineering.
Your private, Egyptologist guide provides undivided attention and an insider’s perspective of Upper Egypt.
The comprehensive tour allows you to skip the headache of arranging hotels, plane tickets, and lunch reservations.
Full Private tour. You can full customize the tour according to your full comfort and privacy
Accommodation, lunches, activities, and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Tour is suitable for all ages and all genders
Giza Pyramids Complex
The Egyptian Museum
Saqqara Step Pyramid
The Citadel Of Saladin
Valley of the Kings
Roman Amphitheatre in Alexandria
Experience a level of service almost unheard of in the modern world. No matter what time you arrive in this fascinating country, we will be waiting to meet and greet you at the airport in Cairo. We will assist you with your luggage, and drive you in cool and comfortable style to the luxurious Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo.
Once we have assisted you with check-in, we will quickly go over your Cairo, Nile cruise and Red Sea Stay itinerary and also confirm pickup times for the days that follow. Have a free “Welcome to Egypt” drink, and then you can enjoy the remainder of the day as you wish. Stay at your hotel; go out for a meal, or head out and explore this vibrant city.
- No Meals
You will have your breakfast in your hotel in Cairo , Then you will be met by our English Egyptologist tour guide to start your day tour by visiting Pyramids of Giza "Khufu, Khafre & Menkaure", where the greatness has been embodied in three pyramids with a limestone statue of Sphinx guarding the whole area. Then proceed to one of our local restaurant to have your lunch.
After that you will proceed to the city of Sakkara, where you will be so excited by exploring The Step Pyramid of king Djoser. This pyramid has a very nice story, when king Djoser asked his chief Architect Imhotep to create something different, so that the king could be buried at. As a result the well-known Architect creates the Step pyramid, which surprised the king so much since it was considered to be a new achievement in this period.
Finally we will drive towards Memphis, where you can visit The Open Air Museum including the marvelous monuments of king Ramses II. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo for accommodation & overnight.
Breakfast at your hotel. Then you will be met by our English Egyptologist tour guide to start your day tour by visiting The Egyptian Museum, which is considered to be one of the most important museums in the world ,housing the Pharaonic monuments including those of the well-known king Tutankhamen. Also, you will have the chance to visit the Mummies’ Room which is a wonderful chance that you cannot imagine. You will have the good chance to see the great real pharaohs in their full body. Lunch at local restaurant.
Then proceed to Old Cairo area, where you can visit Citadel of Salah El-Din, which played as a very important role in protecting Egypt, as it was considered the seat of power for more than 700 years. Then we will accompany you to Khan El Khalili, which consider as one of the stunning bazaars in the Middle East. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at hotel. Check out. Our representative will meet you at the hotel to transfer you to Cairo airport to take your flight to Luxor.Upon arrival at Luxor airport, transfer to your Nile Cruise by a private A/C van. Embarkation before 12:00 PM.
Afternoon, you will discover the East bank of Luxor including Karnak Temples Complex, which are the largest structures ever build in the history of the mankind. The principal building is that of god Amun Ra, since it was considered the house of god on the earth, the earlier structure date back to the middle kingdom, but there are some references which refer to the earlier buildings as old as the 3rd dynasty.
Later on, you will proceed to visit Temple of Luxor, which was built by one of the kings of the 12th dynasty and completed by the well know king Ramses II. This temple was located in the heart of ancient Thebes and, like Karnak, was dedicated to the main/chief god Amun Re. After finishing your day tour, you will be transferred back to your ship for rest and refresh. At night, Egyptian folkloric show will be operated by the staff. Dinner will be served and overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast on the Nile cruise. After that you will start your magical tour in Thebes, the sacred land by exploring the wet bank of Luxor including Valley of the Kings, which considers as the royal cemetery of the Theban kings and rulers of ancient Egypt, and the place where our Pharaohs were buried.
After that, you will proceed to visit Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari. This temple is considered as one of the most wonderful examples of the Architecture in ancient Egypt, because it was totally carved inside the mountain. At the end of the tour you will visit Colossi of Memnon, which is belonging to king Amenhotep III.
After that you will return to your ship to have your lunch. Afternoon, free at leisure. Dinner and overnight on the cruise.
Breakfast on the cruise. Then the guide will take you in a mysterious journey to land of secrets. This guided tour of today begins by visiting one of the most wonderful temples in Egypt, Temple of Horus in Edfu, which is considered to be one of the most well preserved temples in Egypt. After that, you will revert back to your ship. Lunch will be served on board during sailing to the city of Kom Ombo.
Afternoon, you will proceed to explore Temple of Kom Ombo, where the two gods Sobek & Haroeris were worshipped for a while. Get back to your ship and enjoy your lunch on the sun deck, watching the unique landscape of the great river Nile. On its banks the ancient Egyptian civilization has been created and flourished. After the tour, you will get back to your ship, rest and refresh on board. Dinner meal will be served on board during sailing to the city of Aswan. Late evening arrive to Aswan and overnight.
Breakfast will be served on board your ship. Later on, you will join your Egyptologist tour guide to discover the great city of Aswan, including The High Dam, which has been erected by the Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1960 AD to protect Egypt from the Nile flood.
After that you will enjoy sailing on the Nile River by a motor boat till reach Agilika Island, where you will visit Temple of Philae, which was erected during the Gaeco-Roman period and was dedicated to goddess Isis (mother of god Horus).
Finally you will be escorted to visit one of the marvelous sightseeing in Aswan, The Unfinished Obelisk, which was made out of red granite and was dedicated to god Amun Ra. After finishing your day tour, you will get back to your ship.
Lunch will be served on board. Afternoon tea will be served on board. At night free at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Aswan.
At 03:30 am disembarkation from Cruise. Breakfast box is prepared for you. Then transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle Abu Simbel, about 03 hours and half driving. After that embark your 05 star deluxe Lake cruise, M/S Moevenpick Prince Abbas. Check In Abu-Simbel on board. Lunch on board.
Visit Abu Simbel Temple . Built on the west bank of the Nile River, between the first and second cataracts of the Nile, the site of Abu Simbel is one of the most recognizable ancient sites in Egypt. It contains two temples, carved into a mountainside, that were built by pharaoh Ramesses II (1303-1213 B.C).Abu Simbel today is no longer in the same location as it was in ancient times. “Following the decision to build a new High Dam at Aswan in the early 1960s, the temples were dismantled and relocated in 1968 on the desert plateau 64 meters (about 200 feet) above and 180 meters (600 feet) west of their original site, The area where they were originally located is now flooded
After getting back from the amazing visit of the Temple , you will be enjoieng your Afternoon Tea time on board of the cruise and have some relaxation and refreshment.
Early sail to Kasr Ibrim. View Kasr Ibrim from Sundeck , The Citadel Of Kasr Ibrim was once a formidable city high above the Nile River, but today it appears as an Island due to the construction of the Aswan High Dam.
You will have your lunch on the cruise
Later on you will join your guide to visit the Amada Temple , Temple of Amada was originally built by Pharaoh Thutmose III who ruled during the 18thdynasty. When he died, his son, Amenhotep II took over, and during his reign he continued adding to the original temple and improving the temple’s decorations. Later when Amenhotep died, his successor, Thutmose IV once again began to initiate a number of changes, including the addition of a roof to cover the original temple’s open style forecourt
Then you will visit the Temple of Derr , Ramssess II is certainly one of the most recognizable figures in Egyptian history because of his long and victorious reign, and the many temples and structures he built during this period. This makes the Temple of Derr a particular treasure due to its original position which was on the eastern shore of the Nile where very few other structures were placed, and also because it is a remarkably fine example of the pharaoh’s preferred rock cut style.
Finally you will visit the Tomb Of Pennut , If you follow a simple path that leads away from the two temples, you’ll soon find yourself coming face to face with one of the rarest sights in Egypt – a rock cut tomb belonging to a Viceroy of Kush. What makes this particular tomb so fascinating, is the fact that just like the temples nearby, it too was relocated from its original location in order to spare it from the flooding that was caused by the construction of the Aswan High Dam during the 1960s.
After finishing your day tours , you will be back to your cruise where later on you will attend a cocktail party and then a very nice Nubian show on board of the cruise. Dinner will be on the cruise and overnight.
You will have an early visit to Wadi El Seboua , Visiting Wadi El Seboua while you're touring Lake Nasser makes for an unforgettable experience since the area is home to a number of relocated ancient sites. Wadi El Seboua is now home to two "New Kingdom" temples, as well as the Temple of Dakka and the Temple of Maharraqua. Most visitors to the site want to explore all of these buildings and therefore they tend to dedicate a full day to the site. Many visitors begin with the famous “Valley of the Lions,” which is a sphinx-lined avenue that leads to the older of the two "New Kingdom" structures. This is the temple which was built by Amenhotep III and dedicated to a Nubian version of the god, Horus. It is a rock cut temple, with a brick pylon that remains intact. The courtyard and main hall still exist to this day, and there are also some admirable paintings.
After breakfast, check out and disembarkation from Lake Cruise in Aswan. join your Egyptologist tour guide to discover the the Temple of Kalabsha . Located within view of the High Dam, Kalabsha Temple is often the first stop for any cruise on Lake Nasser. It was moved to this spot from its originally location 30 miles to the south after the construction of the dam.Construction of the temple was begun at the end of the Ptolomaic Dynasty and actually completed under the rule of the Roman Emperor Augustus. The result is an interesting combination of imagery that includes Egyptian and Roman themes with images of Roman emperors and pharaohs worshipping with the Egyptian gods. The temple was dedicated to the Nubian god Mandulis.
After that transfer to Aswan Airport to board your flight to Cairo. Overnight in Cairo.
Breakfast at hotel. After that you will be met with our Egyptologist tour guide who will accompany you in such a stunning tour to Alexandria.
You will start your Alexandria city tour by exploring one of the main sources of knowledge in the ancient world, The Alexandria Library. The site of which is the original site of the old Pharaoh.
Later on, you will be transferred to have your lunch meal at local restaurant.
After lunch you will proceed to visit The Roman Amphitheatre, which is considered to be one of the most famous monuments belonging the Greco-Roman period.
Continue your Alexandria city tour by visiting Pompey’s pillar, which was erected in 292 AD. At the end you’ll be transferred to visit Sultan Qaitbay Citadel (from outside) which is considered to be one of most famous sightseeing in Alexandria.
After finishing your day tour, we will drive back to Cairo. Arrive to Cairo and proceed to your hotel there for overnight.
Breakfast at your hotel and then start your day tour to visit Islamic and Coptic Cairo.
This tour is a very important as you will explore the greatness of the history of Egypt. You will explore the Islamic history and the other Coptic one.
You will visit Ahmed Ibn Tulun Mosque; It is the oldest intact, functioning Islamic monument in Cairo. It also survives as a rare example of the era and architecture of the classical period of Islam, i.e. the ninth and tenth centuries, for it was dominant in the Islamic world.
Then proceed to the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, which considered stylistically the most compact and unified of all Cairo monuments. The building was constructed for Sultan Hassan bin Mohammad bin Qala'oun in 1256 AD as a mosque and religious school for all sects.
Then you will visit El Refa’i Mosque, it is separated from the mosque of Sultan Hassan by a pedestrian street. Take your lunch at one of our local restaurants.
After that, you will start your Coptic Tour, you will start with the Hanging Church, (The Church of the Virgin Mary), built into the walls of the Water Gate of the Roman fortress. It is possibly the oldest Christian church in Egypt, dating to around the 4th Century.
Then you will visit Church of St. Sergius, (Abu Serga), which legend has it is built atop one of the sites where the Holy Family rested on their flight from Herod. Continuing on this path brings one first to the Ben Ezra Synagogue, which is Egypt's oldest and dates to the 9th Century.
After finishing this fantastic and memorable tour, you will transfer to your hotel & overnight Cairo.
The day you have been dreading has finally dawned, and it is time for you to bid the pharaohs farewell. Enjoy a good breakfast at your hotel, and then we'll take to the airport for your flight back home. If there was any aspect of your vacation which you feel can be improved upon, please inform your manager before you wave goodbye. Bon Voyage.
13 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 7 dinners
- Cruise Boat
- Private Air-Conditioned Vehicle
- Horse carriage at Edfu
- Taftaf at Valley of the Kings
- Motor Boat to Philae island
- 5-Star Deluxe Nile river cruiser for 4 nights
- 5-Star Deluxe Lake Nasser Cruise 3 nights
- 5* Hotel in Cairo for 6 nights
- Meet & assist at Cairo International Airport upon arrival and departure.
- Domestic flight (Cairo — Luxor — Aswan — Cairo).
- All sightseeing tours on your Nile and Lake Cruises will be private.
- All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel as mentioned in the itinerary
- Entrance fees to all sites as indicated in the itinerary.
- English speaking tour guide throughout your tours.
- All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle.
- Bottled water during the trips.
- All service charges & taxes.
- International Airfare.
- Entry visa to Egypt.
- Any optional tours.
- Personal Spending.
May to Sep:
Oct to April:
Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person per trip except during Christmas, New Year & Easter holidays.
0 - 01.99 Free of Charge
2 - 05.99 pay 25% of tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
Child pricing applies to children who share rooms with their parents (Max 2 Children in one Room)
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