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Prince of Egypt

Outlined Itinerary

Cairo, Luxor, a Nile cruise, Aswan, and then back to Cairo: you will certainly feel like a prince after enjoying these 8 nights. Come with us to enjoy the classic way to travel through Egypt’s Nile Valley.

This package includes: 4 nights in Cairo, 4 nights on a Nile cruise between Luxor and Aswan, all transfers, sightseeing in our private air-conditioned vehicles, and your own experienced guides.

Day by Day:

  • Day 1: Arrive Cairo
  • Day 2: Cairo
  • Day 3: Nile Cruise: Cairo/Luxor
  • Day 4: Nile Cruise: Luxor/Edfu
  • Day 5: Nile Cruise: Edfu/Kom Ombo
  • Day 6: Nile Cruise: Kom Ombo/Aswan
  • Day 7: Nile Cruise: Aswan Disembarkation
  • Day 8: Cairo: Egyptian Museum & Citadel Of Saladin
  • Day 9: Final Departure

Photos of the Tour

  • Prince Rahotep And His Wife Nofret

Inclusions

  • 4 nights at a 4* or 5* standard hotel in Cairo based on bed and breakfast
  • 4 nights on a 4* or 5* Nile cruise boat based on full board
  • All transfers and luggage handling within Egypt
  • All transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
  • All sightseeing with licensed guides
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
  • All hotel taxes and service charges
  • Domestic flight tickets: Cairo to Luxor & Aswan to Cairo
  • Meals: Breakfast x 8, Lunch x 4, Dinner x 4

Exclusions

  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visa upon arrival
  • Tips & personal items
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From

985

Per person

  • Trip Duration :

    8 nights/9 days

  • Trip runs :

    Every Day

  • Pick-up Location :

    Cairo

  • Return To :

    Cairo

Detailed Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Cairo

    Ahlan wasahlan bekom fi Masr: Arde El Farahnah (Welcome to Egypt: the Land of the Pharaohs). Once you have arrived at the Arrivals Hall, after your short bus trip from your aeroplane, you will be welcomed by our Oriental Tours representative, who will be standing inside the doors holding a board showing your name. He will then help you purchase your visa (if applicable), get your currency exchanged to Egyptian Pounds (known as LE, which is short for Livre Égyptienne), and then take you through Passport Control. From here he will assist you with collecting your luggage, before escorting you to our waiting, air-conditioned, vehicle outside. You will then be taken to your hotel, with our representative explaining details of your package to you, en route, as well as answering any questions you may have. Upon arrival at your hotel he will assist you with check in, continue answering any questions from you.

    The rest of the day is free time for you, allowing you to relax and freshen-up after your flight, but should you wish an optional extra, such as a trip to the Giza Pyramids Sound and Light show or a River Nile dinner cruise, please feel free to ask our representative to arrange this for you.

    Overnight in your hotel in Cairo (X)

  2. Day 2: Cairo

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will meet you and take you on a full day tour of Cairo. First of all you will be taken to Giza to see the world famous pyramids and sphinx. You will gaze in awe at the magnificent Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops): the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids of Khafre (Chephren), and Menkaure (Mycerinos), and then gaze in delight at the spectacle of the supreme Sphinx.

    From here you will be taken to the town of Mit Rahina, once known as Memphis and the capital of ancient Egypt, stopping for lunch (optional) on the way. The museum here houses many large artefacts, all situated in a wonderful garden, as well as the Colossi of Ramses II inside the museum building.

    Next, a short drive to Sakkara, site of the world’s first ever pyramid: Djoser’s Step Pyramid, designed by the famous Imhotep: a genius of a man who was also one of the first ever medical practitioners and NOT the evil Mummy as Hollywood likes to portray.

    At the end of this interesting day you will be driven back to your Cairo hotel. (B)

    Optional extras:
    During the tour:
    Entrance to the Great Pyramid of Khufu
    Entrance to the Pyramid of Khafre or Menkaure (only one is open at any given time)
    The Solar Boat Museum

    In the evening:
    Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show
    River Nile dinner cruise
    River Nile felucca trip
    Cairo Tower dinner and city views

  3. Day 3: Nile Cruise: Cairo/Luxor

    Once you have had your breakfast our representative will meet you and assist you in your transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival our representative there will assist you with your luggage and transfer you, in our air-conditioned vehicle, to your River Nile cruise boat, your home for the next 4 nights, helping with embarkation procedures.

    Once you have embarked your guide will meet you and then escort you, in our air-conditioned vehicle, on a tour of Luxor’s famous two temples: Karnak (the world’s largest religious site) and Luxor. Marvel at the immense columns in Karnak Temple’s Hypostyle Hall, as well as getting to see various obelisks, statues, more columns, and various artefacts that were primarily dedicated to the god Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu. Next you will visit the smaller, in size but not in spectacle, Luxor Temple. Mainly added to by Ramses II it is now missing one of its obelisks, which can be seen in the Place de la Concorde in Paris: swapped for a clock (in the Mohammed Ali Mosque at Saladin’s Citadel) which has never worked. This temple also boasts many columns, statues and various artefacts. When this tour is complete you will be driven back to your floating hotel for dinner and overnight, though you may wish to take one of our optional extras. (B, L, D)

    Optional extras:
    Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show
    Luxor Museum
    Mummification Museum
    Felucca trip including visit to Banana Island

  4. Day 4: Nile Cruise: Luxor/Edfu

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will meet you and take you, in our air-conditioned vehicle, on a tour of Luxor’s West Bank; the ancient Theban necropolis. Here you will get to visit the Valley of the Kings, where you can explore 3 tombs (the Tomb of Tutankhamen is an extra cost); the magnificent Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahri; the workers village at Deir El Medina; and finally, the remains of the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III: the Colossi of Memnon.

    After this you will be driven back to your floating hotel, where you will be able to watch it start sailing to Edfu as you have your lunch. Dinner and overnight docked in Edfu.  (B, L, D)

  5. Day 5: Nile Cruise: Edfu/Kom Ombo

    After breakfast your guide will take you to visit the Temple of Horus, which is one of the best preserved temples in the whole country.  Dedicated to the god Horus, it was built between 237BCE and 57BCE, during the Greek (Ptolemaic) Period; it actually sits on the remains of previous temples that had been built here. The reliefs on the walls tell the story of Horus taking out his revenge on Seth, for the murder of his father; Osiris, and give a fantastic insight into ancient Egyptian religion. An enormous 10 foot tall  statue of Horus, the falcon god, stands at the entrance of the main temple building, and there are also a granite shrine to Nektanebo (360-342BCE) , the remains of a mamissi (birth-house), and the base of a pylon that once belonged to a Rameses II temple. The Temple of Horus is also the second largest temple in Egypt: Karnak being the largest!

    You will then head back to the cruise boat for your lunch as it sails for Kom Ombo. Dinner and overnight docked in Kom Ombo.  (B, L, D)

  6. Day 6: Nile Cruise: Kom Ombo/Aswan

    After breakfast your guide will take you on a visit to the Temple of Kom Ombo, which is very unusual as it is dedicated to two gods: Sobek and Haroeris (the Greek name for the Egyptian god 'Herwer', which translates into 'Great Horus' or 'Horus the Elder'). It is built symmetrically, with two entrances, two sanctuaries, and a clear division that separates the temple into one half Sobek and one half Haroeris. It is a Ptolemaic temple, built between the reigns of Ptolemy VI (Philometor) and Ptolemy XII (Neos Dionysos) with sandstone from the nearby Gebel El Silsila quarries. The forecourt and outer corridor were added during the Roman Period.

    After this amazing visit you will head back to your floating hotel as it sails to Aswan. Once docked, your guide will escort you to our air-conditioned vehicle for a tour of Aswan. You will get to visit the Aswan High Dam, which created the world’s largest fresh-water lake, Lake Nasser, once it was completed. You will then be taken on a short motorboat trip to Agilkia Island, home of the Temples of Philae since their previous location was flooded due to the creation of Lake Nasser. The motorboat trip, back from the island, signifies the end of this exciting day and you will then be driven back to your cruise boat for dinner, and maybe the opportunity to take one of our optional extras. Overnight onboard in Aswan.  (B, L, D)

    Optional extras:
    Philae Temples Sound and Light Show
    Nubian Museum
    Tombs of the Nobles (West Bank)
    Aga Khan Mausoleum (external view only)
    Elephantine Island
    Kitchener’s Island (Botanical Gardens)
    Felucca trip

  7. Day 7: Nile Cruise: Aswan Disembarkation/Cairo

    Once you have had your breakfast our representative will meet you and transfer you to Aswan International Airport, in our air-conditioned vehicle, for your flight back to Cairo (via Aswan). Upon arrival in Cairo our representative will meet you, assist you with your luggage to our air-conditioned vehicle, and then transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to do as you wish, though you may want to take one of our optional extras.

    Alternatively you could extend your stay in Aswan until the evening, allowing you to take one of our optional extras in Egypt’s southernmost city. (B)

    Optional extras:
    Cairo:
    Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show
    River Nile dinner cruise
    River Nile felucca trip
    Cairo Tower dinner and city views

    Aswan:
    Abu Simbel
    Philae Temples Sound and Light Show
    Nubian Museum
    Tombs of the Nobles (West Bank)
    Aga Khan Mausoleum (external view only)
    Elephantine Island
    Kitchener’s Island (Botanical Gardens)
    Felucca trip

  8. Day 8: Cairo

    Once you have had your breakfast your guide will meet you and take you on a full day tour of Cairo. First of all you will be taken to the Egyptian Museum (or as it is officially known: The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities!). Marvel at the thousands of artefacts from Egypt’s almost eternal history, 160,000 items spread out over 107 rooms, and then be prepared for your face to face encounter with the golden Death Mask of Tutankhamun.

    A quick break for lunch (optional) and you will then be taken to the Citadel of Saladin, built on Cairo’s highest point: Mokattam Hill. Saladin erected the Citadel to protect Cairo, from the crusaders, between 1176 and 1183 CE and nowadays it houses 3 mosques (the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, the Al-Nasir Muhammad Qala'un Mosque, and the Mosque of Suleyman Pasha), 4 museums (Al-Gawhara Palace Museum, the Carriage Museum, the Egyptian Military Museum, and the Egyptian Police Museum), fortifications, walkways and a cafeteria.

    Finally you will be taken to the Khan El Khalili, the famous street bazaar where you can buy almost any type of souvenir you want, as well as being able to sit and drink tea, coffee, soft drinks or Turkish coffee, and even smoke a shisha (if you wish). You will also find restaurants that serve superb meals here. 

    At the end of this interesting day you will be driven back to your Cairo hotel. (B)

    Optional extras:
    During the tour:
    Entrance to the Royal Mummies Room

    In the evening:
    Giza Pyramids Sound and Light Show
    River Nile dinner cruise
    River Nile felucca trip
    Cairo Tower dinner and city views

  9. Day 9: Final Departure

    After breakfast our representative will arrive at your hotel to transfer you to Cairo International Airport for your departure flight, or to take you to any pre-arranged optional extra visits to fill in your time before transferring you to the airport, including that last-minute visit to the Khan El Khalili to buy those forgotten souvenirs and/or presents, and spend the last of your Egyptian Pounds. Bon voyage, and thank you for travelling with Oriental Tours Egypt. (B)

Price per person

Plan A (5* hotels)

All Year Xmas & New Year
(23 Dec - 07 Jan)
Easter
(28 Mar - 10 Apr)
Single € 1335.00 € 1455.00 € 1455.00
Double € 1075.00 € 1195.00 € 1195.00

Plan B (4* hotels)

All Year Xmas & New Year
(23 Dec - 07 Jan)
Easter
(28 Mar - 10 Apr)
Single € 1195.00 € 1275.00 € 1275.00
Double € 985.00 € 1065.00 € 1065.00
PLEASE NOTE: Prices are based on 2 people sharing a double/twin room or cabin ... Xmas and New Year Gala Dinners are compulsory and will be charged at the hotel and/or the cruise company’s set rate ... Prices available on application.

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