Cairo & Alexandria Escape with 3 Night Nile Cruise


  • 11 days

  • Egypt

  • Steady pace

tour : KQLX

Overview

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The mysteries of the Sphinx await on this off-season vacation in Egypt! Enjoy less crowds and lower prices this time of year with knowledgeable guides on an escorted vacation to Cairo and Alexandria followed by a fascinating 3- night cruise of the Nile. Visit the incredible Egyptian Museum to see King Tut’s treasures. Marvel at the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza—the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Visit Alexandria the 4th-century Mediterranean harbor city founded by Alexander the Great. Guided sightseeing includes the Catacombs of Kom El Shogafa, Pompey’s Pillar and the lush Montazah Gardens. Travel through the El Beheira desert en route to Wadi el Natrun to visit the Coptic Monastery. Return to Cairo and fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night cruise on the Nile—considered the longest river in the world. Visit the Aswan High Dam and take a boat excursion to the Temple of Philae—dedicated to the Goddess Isis. During your Nile River cruise, visit fascinating temples and shrines dating back to the 2nd century. On the West Bank, visit the Valley of the Kings where the tombs of the pharaohs were discovered. Disembark in Luxor for a full day to explore before returning to Cairo. This 11-day guided vacation in Egypt with a Nile River cruise is even better with fewer crowds and more savings during off-season travel. A wondrous escape fit for a pharaoh!

Highlights

CAIRO
Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Egyptian Museum
GIZASee the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids
ALEXANDRIAGuided sightseeing, visit Montazah Gardens
WADI EL NATRUNVisit LF Coptic Monastery
CAIRO-ASWANBy air
ASWANGuided sightseeing, visit the High Dam, the unfinished obelisk, and the Philae Temple of Isis
KOM OMBOGuided visit of the temple
EDFUGuided visit of Temple of Horus
LUXORGuided sightseeing, visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple and Deir el Bahari
LUXOR-CAIRO
By air

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2020 Tour itinerary

Total meals included:

  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners

ARRIVE IN CAIRO, EGYPT

Day
1

Welcome to Cairo. At 6pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Dinner

CAIRO. EXCURSION TO GIZA

Day
2

Guided sightseeing features a visit to the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM with Tutankhamun’s fabulous treasures, an exciting first encounter with the splendor of three millennia of Egyptian civilization. Continue to Giza, and admire the enignmatic SPHINX and the Great Pyramids. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever build.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CAIRO–ALEXANDRIA

Day
3

Today, travel to Alexandria, a Mediterranean harbor, founded by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ALEXANDRIA

Day
4

Meet your Local Guide and explore the second-largest city in Egypt. Admire the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, a Roman triumphal column made out of a single piece of granite, the ultra-modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, that commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria, the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel, nowadays a museum, and visit the lush MONTAZAH GARDENS.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

ALEXANDRIA–WADI EL NATRUN–CAIRO

Day
5

Travel through the El Beheira desert and stop in Wadi el Natrun, to visit a LF COPTIC MONASTERY before returning to Cairo. This evening, a farewell dinner has been prepared for you at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi / 250 km

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

CAIRO–ASWAN (EMBARKATION)

Day
6

Transfer to the airport and board your flight to Aswan. Embark your ship and enjoy a visit to the impressive ASWAN HIGH DAM, an embankment dam built across the Nile, and a boat-trip to visit the TEMPLE OF PHILAE, dedicated to the Goddess Isis.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

CRUISING: ASWAN–KOM OMBO–EDFU

Day
7

Visit the magnificent TEMPLE OF KOM OMBO, an unusual double temple, constructed around the 2nd century BC. Sail to Edfu and visit the TEMPLE OF HORUS, one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

CRUISING: EDFU–ESNA–LUXOR

Day
8

This morning, on the West Bank of the Nile, visit the VALLEY OF THE KINGS AND QUEENS, and DEIR EL BAHARI, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, the second historically-confirmed female Pharaoh in Egypt. In the afternoon, guided sightseeing features visits to KARNAK TEMPLE and LUXOR TEMPLE.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

LUXOR (DISEMBARKATION)

Day
9

This morning, disembark in Luxor. Balance of the day at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

LUXOR–CAIRO

Day
10

Transfer to the airport and board your flight to Cairo.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

CAIRO

Day
11

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast

Things to note

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
  • Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the MS Mayfair.

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