Egyptian Escape with Nile Cruise
9 day tour - Open to all
LAND PRICES STARTING AT $1439 per person
This is a group tour with several departure dates available (see below) - PushPin is not hosting a particular date on this tour.

Day 1

Arrive in Cairo - (Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah - or similar hotel)

Welcome to Cairo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

---Dinner

Day 2

Cairo

Guided sightseeing in and around Africa’s largest metropolis starts at the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM. See Tutankhamun’s fabulous treasures, an exciting first encounter with the splendor of three millennia of Egyptian civilization. Next, depart for GIZA. Take a close-up look at the enigmatic SPHINX and the daunting Great Pyramids. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built.

---Breakfast

Day 3

Cairo - Luxor (Embarkation)

Board your flight to Luxor, where you will embark your cruise ship the M.S. Mayfair to enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, guided sightseeing features visits to KARNAK TEMPLE and LUXOR TEMPLE.

---Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 4

Cruising: Luxor - Edfu

This morning, guided sightseeing focuses on the VALLEY OF KINGS & QUEENS on the West Bank of the Nile, where generations of pharaohs and nobles were buried in great splendor in crypts cut into the cliffs. Sixty-two royal tombs have been uncovered so far, of which only the tomb of Tutankhamun was nearly inviolated when discovered in 1922. Visit DEIR EL-BAHRI, Queen Hatshepsut’s monumental rock temple, before returning to your ship where a Captain’s welcome cocktail party awaits you. Sail to Edfu.

---Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 5

Cruising: Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan

In Edfu, visit the TEMPLE OF HORUS with its menacing black stone statue of the falcon god. Built in the time of Cleopatra about 2,000 years ago, it is recent by Egyptian standards and beautifully preserved. Have lunch on board and continue your leisurely cruise down Egypt’s river of destiny. Dock at Kom Ombo for a short walk to visit its bluff-top TEMPLE dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods. You can haggle for bargains in the local market. This evening, enjoy a Galabeya party on board.

---Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 6

Cruising: Aswan

Marvel at the gigantic Aswan HIGH DAM, completed in 1970. Next, stop at the ancient GRANITE QUARRIES to see the famous unfinished obelisk and visit the PHILAE TEMPLE OF ISIS, transplanted from the submerged island of Philae. Highlight is  a FELUCCA SAIL around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan. A Nubian Folklore Show is the perfect way to celebrate your Nile Cruise.

---Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner

Day 7

Disembarkation: Aswan - (Moevenpick Resort Aswan or similar hotel)

After disembarkation, enjoy some free time in Aswan. An optional excursion to stunning Abu Simbel is available.

---Breakfast

Day 8

Aswan - Cairo

Board your flight to Cairo. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel.

---Breakfast -Dinner

Day 9

Cairo

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

---Breakfast

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