Tour Cairo and take a Nile Cruise for 8 days all in one package. Veiw the pyramids, the sphinx, the markets, the Egyptian museum, and take a 5 day Nile Cruise. If you want to see the most amazing sites of Egypt, this is the tour for you.
Day 1: Arrival Cairo
From the airport a driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel in Cairo. No tours are planned on this day dues to times of flight arrivals. Overnight Cairo.
Day 2: Cairo- Luxor
After breakfast, a driver will take you to the Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor. From the Luxor airport, a driver will take you to start the tour of Luxor's East Bank. Tour the Karnak and Luxor temple. After the tour we will check in to the Nile Cruise ship. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Day 3: Luxor West Bank
To begin the touring day we will go to the Colossi of Memnon. These are 2 giant statues that remain from the mortuary temple of Amenopnhis III. Moving on to the Valley of the Kings deep in the desert. Tour the huge temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the only woman Pharoh that has ruled Egypt. Overnight on the ship. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Day 4: Temple of Edfu and Kom Ombo
Today you have a free morning to relax on the cruise, and enjoy the view of the Nile River. Sail towards Edfu by way of the Esna Lock. In the afternoon the boat will stop for you to get off and do some special shopping. Lunch on the boat, and when arriving in Edfu, go by horse and carriage to a shore excursion of the Temple of Edfu. This is the most well preserved temple in all of Egypt. Sail on to Kom Ombo, where you will tour the temple of Kom Ombo. This is a temple, that is two temples in one, with each having its own gateways and chapels. The right one is dedicated to Horus the elder, and on the left to Sobek the God of Fertility. Return to the ship for lunch, as the ship sails towards Aswan. Dinner and overnight on the Nile Cruise. Meals: B/L/D
Day 5: Aswan
After breakfast tour Aswan, with the High Dam. Continue on to tour Nubia, and the unfinished Obelisk. Later go to see a demonstration of how scented oils are used to make perfumes at the Perfumery. You will have a chance to buy perfumes and Egyptian artifacts. Check out from the Nile Cruise ship and continue to tour Aswan. Tour the Temple of Philae, a very well preserved temple. Overnight on the cruise ship. Meals: B/L/D
Day 6: Aswan-Cairo
After breakfast, a driver will take you to the Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo. When arriving at the Cairo airport, we will visit the Pyramids of Giza, along with the Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mykerinus. After, view the Sphinx, and the Valley Temple. Continue on to the Egyptian Museum, where you can see over 250,000 artifacts. Check into hotel in Cairo for overnight. Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Cairo
When finishing breakfast start the day by a tour of Coptic Cairo, including the ancient churches and the Ben Ezra Synagogue. Visit the Saladin Citadel and enjoy touring the Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque. Continue the drive to Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, where you can do some shopping, and after that transfer to hotel in Cairo for overnight.
Day 8: Cairo
After breakfast at your hotel, there will be a transfer to the Cairo airport for your flight home.