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Nile Cruise holiday with Cairo and Alexandria tour from Hurghada is a package tour where you experience Luxor to Aswan Nile Cruise holiday, visit ancient Egyptian cities of Aswan, Luxor, Kom Ombo, discover beautiful temples of Karnak and Hatshepsut and finally tour Cairo with its famous Pyramids and Sphinx, Alexandria and its catacombs.
A Nile cruise with excursions to Cairo and Alexandria from Hurghada begins with a group excursion to Cairo on a comfortable air-conditioned bus. Our representative will pick you up at the appointed time from any hotel in Hurghada, transfer to the meeting place with the group. Moving to Cairo by comfortable air-conditioned bus takes up to 5 hours.
We will begin our city tour with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. The visit is designed for 2.5 hours, this is a walking tour of the main halls of the museum, where you can get acquainted with artifacts and exhibits of the Old, Middle and New Realms, see a collection of sarcophagi and visit the Tutankhamun Hall, where its famous golden mask and golden sarcophagus are exhibited. Do not forget to look into the updated hall with animal mummies.
Then we will have lunch at a local restaurant and transfer to Giza. Additionally (for a fee) you can take a short, 45 minutes walk on the Nile in a felucca. And then let's visit Giza and its famous pyramids, the only surviving seven wonders of the world! We will visit the pyramid of Cheops and Chefren, the smallest pyramid of Mikerin and the tiny pyramids of the queens. Then we will go up to the observation deck and we will be able to take stunning panoramic photos of the plateau with all three pyramids! A small stop at the foot of the third pyramid will allow you to look inside this pyramid (for a fee, if desired) if it is available for inspection on the day of your visit.
Well, we’ll finish our visit to the Giza plateau near the Sphinx and its temple, located at the foot of the Chefren pyramid.
Sphinx is the oldest monumental sculpture preserved on Earth. The Sphinx, 72 meters long and 20 meters high, was carved from a monolithic limestone rock; between his front legs when a small sanctuary was located.
In the evening, transfer to the hotel, accommodation in a 4 * hotel (breakfast included), standard double room. Rest and overnight at the hotel. In the evening, you can visit the Laser Show at the Pyramids or the Oriental Bazaar (for a fee).
In the morning after breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Alexandria, the journey can take up to 3 hours. A city tour begins with a visit to Roman attractions: the Roman Amphitheater, the Pompeian Column, the catacombs of Kom al-Shukaf. Lunch in the city at a local restaurant (drinks are paid separately) and then visit the National Museum of Alexandria. Free time and additional visits if desired. At the end of the program, transfer back to Cairo to the railway station and overnight transfer to Aswan.
Upon arrival in the city, our guide will meet you at the station, and you will go on an excursion. Our goal is the pearl of Upper Egypt, the beautiful little island of Phila. To get to the unusual temple of the island of Phila, we will go there by motor boat. The temples, once located on this island, were dismantled due to the advancing waters of Lake Nasser and re-installed on another island called Agilika, just north of Phil. This is the place we are visiting these days.
In the afternoon, check in on the boat and lunch on board. After lunch, visit the High Aswan Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk (if time remains). Return to the ship and free time. Dinner, night and evening entertainment on board the ship in Aswan.
Early in the morning you can go to Abu Simbel and visit two world-famous temples: the Great Temple of Ramses II and the smaller temple of his wife Nefertari (additional charge). After breakfast on board our ship free time or additional visits. After lunch, sail to Kom Ombo. Visit to the double temple in Kom Ombo - the temple of Sobek and Horus, and then the crocodile museum. After visiting lunch on board and we will continue to sail to Edfu. Overnight aboard the ship in Edfu.
In the morning, an excursion to the Temple of Horus in Edfu, in order to get to the temple, we will need to take a local cart, which will take us to the temple. The whole temple is decorated with beautiful bas-reliefs. This is one of the most beautiful and, of course, the best preserved monuments of ancient Egypt. There is no ancient monument in the world that could correspond to it. At the end of the tour return to the ship and continue our cruise in the direction of Luxor. Arrival in Luxor by noon.
Excursion to the Karnak Temple and Luxor. Lunch on the boat and free time. In the evening, you can additionally visit the Laser Show in the Karnak Temple. Overnight on the boat.
In the morning after breakfast, an excursion to the west bank of the Nile in Ancient Thebes. Here we will visit the huge statues of the Colossus of Memnon, then stop at the temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir al-Bahari temple) - this is the most beautiful temple in the necropolis, and the queen herself is one of the most striking figures in ancient Egyptian history. Next, we will visit the Valley of the Kings - this is a remote valley located deep in the limestone mountains northwest of Deir al-Bahari. Your visit includes the entrance to 3 tombs, however, if you want to see the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun or Ramses VI, then the ticket will need to be purchased separately.
After lunch in the city, departure from the ship and transfer to Luxor Bus Station. Evening transfer to Hurghada by regular bus. Upon arrival at the Hurghada bus station, our representative will meet you and take you to your hotel.