About this Trip
Nile Cruise Trips are the most interesting & top selling tours in Egypt where you can enjoy visiting historical & modern spots in Aswan & Luxor. One of the greatest advantages of a Nile Cruise is that you wake up every day in a different destination!
On this tour, we considered travelers who got only like one week to spend; which is a short trip; we highlighted Best Of Egypt in Cairo, Giza "Great Pyramids", Aswan & Luxor; all on one trip.
Accommodation is offered at 4* nice & clean hotel in Cairo & a 5* standard cruise to match with budget tours requirements keeping the good quality as well. For the transportation from Cairo to Aswan & Luxor to Cairo, it will be arranged on board 1st class sleeper train. Moreover; we are flexible to adjust our itinerary to match your travel dates, you can add pre-post nights to extend your stay, or add more sightseeing.
Tour runs each Sunday & Thursday and could be customised easily to match your travel dates & budget; why do not you enjoy the discount and Book Now!
Day1: Cairo, visit Giza Great Pyramids & Sphinx, lunch & transfer to train station for a ride to Aswan.
Day2: Start your 4 days' exciting Nile cruise from Aswan. Philae Temple. Optional tour to Abu Simbel.
Day3: Sail To Kom Ombo. Visit of Kom Ombo Temple. Spend the night at your cabin on board.
Day4: Visit the West Bank in Luxor & Luxor Temple on the East Bank. Overnight on board Nile Cruise
Day5: Visit Karnak Temple. Optional tour to the Mummification Museum in Luxor. Sleeper train ride to Cairo
Day6: Arrival Cairo & Optional Old Coptic & Islamic City Tour. Overnight at hotel in Cairo
Day7: Enjoy your breakfast & meet your escort for a transfer to Cairo International airport.
*Tiny changes might arise for the cruise schedule according to the sailing conditions; meanwhile we will be adjusting itinerary to match the change
Day by day itinerary
Here are your daily arrangements in details! Travel Link Tours rep. will discuss it with you upon arrival! Need to discuss more options? Please call the experts
Will start our morning tour by 8 am approx. by a transfer in comfortable, air-conditioned van, where you will be taken to Giza Plateau, explore more about how the Great Pyramids have been built; a real mystery that has not been solved yet, too many theories about the building process, none of them is confirmed; it has even been said that the tallest man on earth who constructed them!
On that marvelous plateau, you will be astonished by the master pieces; the Three Pyramids; Greatest among them is "Khufu" or "Cheops" then "Chephren" or Khafraa & "Mykrenus" or "Mankaraa"; well known to be constructed of over 2 million stone blocks, watch the glorious protectorate "The Sphinx"; a chef-d'oeuvre! A limestone statue that reveals a true symbol of wisdom & strength. Will arrange a stopover for lunch at a local restaurant where you will try the Egyptian food. After the end of your tour, you will be transferred to the train station for the ride to Aswan, it is almost 11 hours of an enjoyable trip… you will be accommodated on board first sleeper train cabin; where you will have dinner.
Meals: Dinner – Overnight: Sleeper train to Aswan
Arrival at Aswan, today we will start a very special tour in Aswan or "Swenette" as anciently named by Pharaohs. Free time for an optional tour for a breathtaking visit to Abu Simbel by bus, it takes almost 3 hours by bus to reach there. In the land of Nuba, the two splendid Massive Rock Temples of Abu Simbel which were built by Ramses II, our tour guide will tell you more and more…
Check in on board Nile cruise; you will then enjoy a fascinating visit to the very well preserved Philae Temple". By night you can have a free walk in the Markets in Aswan.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - Overnight: On board cruise.
Set sail for the unusual double Temple of Kom Ombo constructed during the Ptolemaic Dynasty and dedicated to two gods – Sobek and Horus. Enjoy lunch on board your ship and continue your trip to Esna and Edfu, where you can visit remarkable Temple of Edfu dedicated to the Falcon God Horus. Late in the evening, you will reach Luxor, a city rich with ancient monuments and history of some 4,000 years.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - Overnight: On board cruise
Start your day with an included visit to the Valley of the Kings, located on the West bank of the Nile, nearby the workers' village or Deir El Madinah, it is mainly the burial spot in ancient Egypt for the kings – almost all – of the 18th, 19th & 20th dynasty. Continue your voyage to the Valley of the Queens also called in Arabic Wadi El Malekat, the burial site, tombs for Queens & royal children from almost the same dynasty 19th & 20th, the most know one is "Nefertari Tomb". That's not all for today, you might have heard of Queen Hatshepsut; well known as a very successful female Egyptian Ruler, it is time to visit her Temple! You will also visit the mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, it took like 15 years to get this temple built; by the time of construction the terrace has been totally different; surrounded with Gardens and rare plants brought from Punt; location has been carefully selected and well known to be sacred spot for more than 500 years!
Overnight: On board cruise – Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Karnak Temple; this large open-air museum once named Ipet-isut, which means "the most selected of places", houses the Great Hypostyle Hall with its 134 giant columns. The construction of the complex began in the Middle Kingdom (2000-1700 BC), though the majority of the existing buildings date back to the New Kingdom (1500-1000 BC), enjoy the exciting trip…
Transfer to train station for the ride back to Cairo.
Meals: Breakfast & dinner - Overnight onboard train
Arrival Cairo, day free at leisure and optional visit the Egyptian Museum, Islamic Or Coptic Cairo day tour. Alternatively; you can spend the day enjoying hotel facilities.
Overnight: Hotel in Cairo - Meals: Breakfast
Prices and Dates
Check the date that suits your travel plans the best! For more options , call our travel experts or chat with us.
We listed here your "Plan A" for the lodging arrangements which are linked to this specific itinerary. Due to availability; we might offer you different hotel (s) / Nile Cruise, the same category which will be indicated on your final offer. Moreover; we can customize accommodation to match your preferred style.
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa offers incomparable views of the iconic Great Pyramids of Giza as well as the Sphinx!
We listed here our suggested optional tours, guided day trips & activities that you might like to enjoy during your free time; most of these tours suits your itinerary; while others may depend on your arrival & departure timing, feel free to discuss it with your travel expert!
'Dinner on board Cruise" floating tenderly on the Mighty Nile River, it is an exceptional experience to watch breathtaking lights of Cairo by night. Pamper yourself with a luxury cruising restaurant trip; book now and enjoy our special offer.
You might like to join a late trip (starting 10 pm and ending at 12 midnight); please notify us to arrange accordingly.
Temples are believed to be built during the 19th Dynasty Pharaoh Ramses II; they are actually two individual Temples, greater of them has been dedicated to the God Amun, Ptah, Re-Horakhty.
Temples are not really built; as a matter of fact, it has been carved out of living rocks standing for 98 feet & 115 feet long! At the entrance you will find four seated colossi of Ramses; each of them is almost 66 feet high. Join Abu Simbel Day tour from Aswan, by ac vans, a private tour guide who will tell you more about the rock-carved temples of Abu Simbel.Book Now & get the best price!
Here are the most frequently asked questions which we find of an interest; did not find your answer yet? Why don't you call the expert…We are here to help!
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If you are inside the hotel or on board cruise, then you are able to put on tank tops or shorts.
For the Nile Cruise; it is considered a lifetime experience where you spend at least 3 nights on board from Aswan to Luxor or vice versa, it will take you while sailing on the mighty Nile with a magnificent view of palm planted area surrounding both sides. You can always enjoy sun deck relaxation time; an enjoyable Nubian show is usually performed on your last night spent on board.
One more piece of info. that we can never escape; all meals on board are included (Breakfast, lunch & dinner), starting with lunch & ending with breakfast. Also, it is good to know that Nile cruise saves transportation from Kom Ombo, Edfu & Esna to reach Luxor and vice versa.
Stating a fact; cruise sails through fixed sailing dates, set number of nights as well (3, 4, 5 & 7 nights, available in different categories starting with simple up to ultra-deluxe ones), providing stopovers for sightseeing spots in each destination.
As for land arrangements; it provides you with more time to spend in each destination, more spots, optional tours to enjoy. Between Luxor & Aswan and vice versa; there is more than an option to get transported like sitting train or air-conditioned private transfers.
Which option do we recommend?
Your travel consultant will discuss options with you and advise the best; based on your dream about the booked trip, your flight timing & how long your stay is.
If you are a SOLO traveler; the price of your package will be based on single arrangements costs; like private arrival and departure transfers, day tours, the cost of Egyptology guide and so on.
In case you are joining a group tour and you prefer privacy; you will be paying additional only for the accommodation to enjoy single room or cabin.
During 2011 till 2016 tourists who visited Egypt reached more than 500 thousand, Yes more than 500'000 safe & happy customer. We can add to that the celebrity that visited Egypt and was truly excited about their trips since 2011 until February 2017.
The stunning Mariah Carey visited in 2010, the American actor Vin Diesel, who paid a visit in 2011,Mariah Carey, Jean Claude Van Damme who had fascinating photos during his visit to the Pyramids, Enrique Iglesias during 2014, Morgan Freeman who was here to shoot a movie for national Geographic channel, Yanni, Messi & Will Smith who really enjoyed each and every part of his trip to Egypt!
Starting from $677
Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Egyptian Museum, Nile Cruise, Optional Tour Abu Simbel, Philae Temple, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, 5* standard Nile Cruise, 5* hotels in Giza at Pyramids Area, 1st Class Sleeper train rides, expert tour guide & daily breakfast included.