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Ancient Egypt & lake Nasser Cruise

Created with Sketch. Highlights: Cairo, Lake Nasser Cruise, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise, Aswan, Luxor
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Duration

10 nights / 11 days

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Tour Schedule

Every Thursday, Friday

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Tour Type

Classic, Luxury

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Languages

English

Overview

Discover the hidden Jewel of Egypt, visiting the Pyramids of Giza, Egyptian Museum, Abu Simbel and Lake Nasser Temples followed by Cruise the Nile for 4 days on this 13 days trip. Enjoying the Luxury accommodation, domestic flights and the inspiring sailing in the River Nile

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cairo – Go toe-to-toe with the soaring Step Pyramid, Sakkara, and marvel at the splendor of the Pharaohs at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities – don’t miss out the Gold Death Mask of Tutankhamun.
  • Lake Nasser Cruiser – Get a truly unique sailing experience down one of the largest man-made lakes in the world between Abu Simbel and Aswan.
  • 5-Star Nile Cruiser – A luxurious cruise on a 5-Star Deluxe boat across the River Nile where you can relax and take in the stunning scenery between Luxor and Aswan.
  • Abu Simbel Temples – Head to the magnificent Great Temple of Ramesses II and Small Temple of Hathor and Nefertari.
  • Luxor West Bank – From Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatchepsut's Temple to the Colossi of Memnon, learn all about the timeless Egyptian Civilization.
  • Luxor East Bank – A grand exploration of the allure and greatness of the Luxor Temple with its Avenue of Sphinxes and Karnak Temple.
  • Aswan – Cool off in the vibrant city of Aswan; from the impressive High Dam to a relaxing cruise to Agilika Island where you can witness the glory of Philae Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk. Stop by the colorful souqs for a ton of fun and lots of handicrafts and antiques.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival to Cairo

Meet and assist by Turzilla representative before Immigration area to finalize all your arrival formalities and will escort you to your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle.
Upon arrival top the hotel, representative will assist you for smooth check-in and review your program itinerary and pick-up time for next day.
Overnight at the hotel in Cairo.

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo Sightseeing

After breakfast, transfer to the Giza Plateau where you begin with the visit of Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. Continue to Sakkara, a few km west to Memphis, containing tombs of Old kingdom royalty and nobility. View the step pyramid of Zoser, Dating back to 2650 BC.
Afternoon, visit the Great Pyramids of Giza - Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinos and ends at the foot of the inscrutable Sphinx, the giant man/beast which has puzzled men for generations.
Return to your hotel and overnight at the hotel in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Egyptian Museum, Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaar

After breakfast. Today is your tour to the most noticeable monument of Islamic Cairo - the looming fortress of the Citadel. Inside is the dramatic Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali.

Afterwards, visit the famous Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which is the houses many treasure of Tutanchamun, continue to Khan El Khalili Bazaar in the heart of Old Cairo, stroll down Al Moaz Street and view the largest concentration of medieval architectural treasures from the Islamic world.
Return to your hotel and overnight at the hotel in Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: Cairo / Abu Simbel

Early breakfast, transfer to Cairo Airport for your trip to Abu Simbel by flight
Upon arrival, you will be transferred by Turzilla representative to board your 5 star cruiser and have lunch on board before embarking on a guided tour of the mighty temples of Abu Simbel. Afternoon tea is served back on the sundeck before watching an Abu Simbel Sound & Light show this evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Lake Nasser

Breakfast onboard, this morning set sail on Lake Nasser. The first of many hidden gems you'll see is Kasr Ibrim, an ancient Nubian citadel. Information about the site is provided from the ship’s sundeck as entrance to the site is not permitted. En route to Wadi El Seboua, explore the Temple of Amada, the oldest of Lake Nasser's monuments and home to some of the most finely and vibrant reliefs. Spend the remainder of the day enjoying a cocktail party and live music performances in the lounge bar onboard

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Wadi El Seboua

Breakfast onboard, this morning explore the temple of Wadi El Seboua which was dedicated by Ramses II to the two Gods Amon Ra and Ra Harmakis. The temple features a sphinx-lined avenue and was once converted to a church by early Christians. Returning to the ship, relax and sip cocktails as you cross the Tropic of Cancer, bound for the Nubian city of Aswan

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Aswan

Welcome to Aswan! After breakfast we disembark and enjoy a trip to Aswan High Dam then to the Temple of Philae, which was dedicated to the Goddess of magic. The temple was built on Philae Island and attracted pilgrims from all over the ancient world.
When the Egyptians built the High Dam, Philae temple was rescued in an enormous UNESCO effort in the 1970s. Due to high water levels created by the Old Aswan Dam and was relocated stone by stone on higher ground on nearby Agilika Island.
Take a break at the old site of the main granite quarry to visit the unfinished obelisk. You will see a practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen to cut impressive obelisks and granite statues.
Transfer to your 5* Deluxe Nile Cruise ship, embarkation and enjoying lunch onboard
Rest of day will be free at leisure
Dinner and overnight onboard on the Nile Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Aswan / Luxor

Breakfast onboard while sailing to Kom Ombo to explore the temple shared by two gods, Sobek and Haroeries. Visit the new mummified crocodile museum, and see the Nilometer where the priests determined the current year’s taxes, back to the ship and sail on to Edfu.
Lunch on board
Afternoon, visit to the most complete and best preserved Pharaonic temple in all of Egypt – the Temple of Horus, the falcon god, back to board and continue sailing to Luxor
Dinner and overnight onboard on the Nile Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Luxor

Breakfast on board
This morning your visit to the incredible Valley of the Kings. The first monument you’ll see on the West Bank is the imposing 18m-high Colossi of Memnon, which represent the remains of the temple of the hedonistic Amenophis III. The Valley of the Kings is studded with often highly decorated tombs, constructed to once house the regal sarcophagi enclosed mummies of the mighty pharaohs awaiting their passage into the after-life. Further highlights include the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Returning to our cruiser, where we enjoy lunch and evening at leisure
Dinner and overnight onboard on the Nile Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Luxor / Cairo

Breakfast onboard and disembarkation
Today we tour the ancient city of Thebes (the East Bank), taking in the magnificent Temple of Karnak , more than a temple, Karnak is a gigantic and stunning complex of sanctuaries and pylons dedicated to the Theban gods followed by the fabulous Temple of Luxor with its giant statues of Ramses the Great and Avenue of Sphinxes
Transfer to Luxor Airport for flight to Cairo
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel
Overnight at the hotel in Cairo

Day 11: Cairo – Final departure

Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
Transfer to Cairo International Airport for your final departure flight home

Meals: Breakfast

Included

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Private sight-seeing in Cairo as described in the program itinerary and joining other clients onboard on the Nile Cruise and Lake Nasser Cruise
  • All tours are conducted by English speaking Egyptologist
  • 04 nights accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis
  • 03 nights accommodation onboard on a 5-star Deluxe Lake Nasser cruise ship, full board basis
  • 03 nights accommodation onboard on a 5-star superior Nile cruise ship, full board basis
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • Domestic flights
  • Bottled water during tours
  • Portage in Airports and hotels if needed
  • All service charges and taxes

Excluded

  • International airfares
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours not mentioned in the program itinerary
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

Pricing

5* Standard - Hotel Steigenberger Pyramids or similar
5* Lack Nasser – Prince Abbas Nile Cruise or Similar
5* Standard – Cruise "Nile Goddess" or similar

Single Traveller in Single RoomPer Person in Double RoomPer Person in Triple Room
Oct 2019 - Apr 2020 Excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter$3,428.00$2,308.00$2,140.00
May - Sep 2020$3,226.00$2,176.00$2,014.00

5* Deluxe – Hotel Conrad Cairo or similar
5* Lack Nasser – Prince Abbas Nile Cruise or Similar
5* Deluxe - Farah Nile Cruise or similar

Single Traveller in Single RoomPer Person in Double RoomPer Person in Triple Room
Oct 2019 - Apr 2020 Excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter $3,674.00$2,536.00$2,387.00
May - Sep 2020$3,350.00$2,339.00$2,196.00

5* Luxury – Kempinski Nile Hotel or similar
5* Lack Nasser – Prince Abbas Nile Cruise or Similar
5* Luxury – Sonesta St. George Nile Cruise or similar

Single Traveller in Single RoomPer Person in Double RoomPer Person in Triple Room
Oct 2019 - Apr 2020 Excluding Christmas, New Year and Easter $4,339.00$2,848.00$2,558.00
May - Sep 2020$3,916.00$2,572.00$2,305.00

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