Cairo, Alexandria and Nile Cruise
890€ / per person
Cairo, Alexandria and Nile Cruise in 8 days
8 days / 7 nights
Departures: Every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday / January – February 2020
An unforgettable travel experience combining the magic of Cairo and Alexandria with a luxurious 5-day cruise in the amazing Nile river!
The package includes:
- Air tickets Athens – Cairo / Cairo – Luxor/Aswan – Cairo – Athens
- 2 overnights in Cairo at the hotel of your choice with breakfast
- 4 overnights in a 5* cruise ship on full-board basis
- 1 overnight in a cruise-ship or hotel with breakfast
- Tours to Cairo and Alexandria as mentioned in the itinerary
- 2 meals during your tours to Cairo
- Entances in archaeological sites and museums
- Local Greek-speaking guide in Cairo
- Liability insurance
The offer does not include:
- Airport taxes +265€
- Visa for Egypt
- Tips (in Cairo) 40,00€/person
Included4 Star Accommodation5 Star AccommodationAirport TransferBreakfastCruiseHalfboardPersonal Guide
Not IncludedFull-boardGallery TicketLunch
1st day: Athens – Cairo
Gathering at the airport and flight to Egypt, the cradle of a great civilization that shaped the course of humanity. Arrival in the crowded Cairo, the city with millions of inhabitants. Transfer to and from the hotel.
2nd day: Cairo - Alexandria - Cairo
After breakfast departure for Alexandria by air-conditioned coach. We continue to visit Cavafy's home, the catacombs and the Patriarchate. Then we will have our lunch in a traditional and well-known restaurant of the city. We continue our tour of the interior of the Alexandria Library with a masterpiece of architecture and finally a visit to King Farouk's summer palace in Montaza. End of tour, return to Cairo for overnight stay.
3rd day: Cairo - Pyramids of Giza - Flight to Luxor
After breakfast we start our tour from the Archaeological Museum with the Pharaonic masterpieces of unbelievable value. Today the greatness of an ancient civilization is set before us. We continue with the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the world and the enormous and enigmatic Sphinx. After our tour, we enjoy our lunch in a traditional luxury restaurant and immediately afterwards we will visit the picturesque Oriental Bazaar of Han El Khalil. Here you will find fabrics, leather, copper, silverware, gold and other items. After the end of our tour, transfer to the airport and flight to Luxor. Transfer to hotel and overnight.
4th day: Luxor
Morning tour on the west bank, in Ancient Thebes, the city of the dead. There are more than 60 tombs in the Valley of the Kings, with the main ones being the ones of Tut - Anh - Amon, Seti I, Ramses II, and Nefertiti. We continue our tour with a visit to the three-story temple of Hatshepsut, the only woman Pharaoh and the colossus of Memnon, the two huge sitting statues. Lunch, dinner, overnight on board.
5th day: Esna - Edfu - Nile Cruise
After breakfast visit to the East bank with the famous temples of Luxor, built by Pharaoh Amenhotep III and Ramsey II and dedicated to the god Amon Ra. After crossing the avenue with the statues of the Sphinxes we will reach Karnak to admire the temples of Ammon, Mut and Honsu. Return to the ship. Our boat rolls into the serene waters of "God Nile". Passing the key of the Nile, the dam of Esna, the point where the river level changes, we will reach Edfu. The temple of the god Oros, the temple of the falcon of the sun, the protector of the Pharaohs, which we will visit, is perhaps the most well-preserved of Egypt. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, overnight on board.
6th day: Cruise in Nile
As our ship heads to Nubia today, the sandy shores alternate with the gradual lush levels of cultivated land. The temple of Comobo, the god Crocodile Sobek and the hawk god Hororis, will offer our journey unique images. We continue our journey to Aswan. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, overnight on board.
7th day: Aswan - Nile Cruise
Morning arrival to Aswan, the African state on the Nile, 900 kilometers from Cairo and one of the most picturesque cities in the world. We will visit the island of Philae to see the famous Isis Temple. The enormous dam that regulates the flow of Nile and picturesque walks along the botanical garden overlooking the Aga Khan Mausoleum is a unique experience. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight in the cruise ship .
8th day: Return flight to Athens
Breakfast and transfer to the airport for our flight back to Athens.