Cairo and Nile cruise holiday from Hurghada

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Duration 6 Days
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Day 1
  1. 05:00 - Transfer from Hurghada Hotel to Luxor
  2. 08:30 - Meeting with a guide and moving to the West Bank
  3. 09:00 - Colossi of Memnon excursion
  4. 09:30 - Temple of Queen Hatshepsut tour
  5. 11:00 - Valley of the Kings and a visit to the 3 tombs
  6. 13:00 - Visit to the Karnak Temple
  7. 15:00 - Lunch on a cruise ship and rest
  8. 18:00 - Free time on board
Day 2
  1. 06:00 - Luxor Temple tour
  2. 09:00 - Free time before sailing
  3. 13:00 - Departure to Esna
  4. 15:00 - Passing locks, may take some time
  5. 17:00 - Continue sailing towards Edfu
Day 3
  1. 07:00 - Temple of Horus in Edfu tour
  2. 09:00 - Continue sailing to Kom Ombo
  3. 13:00 - Visit to Kom Ombo Temple
  4. 14:00 - Crocodile Museum tour
  5. 15:00 - Continuing our journey to Aswan
Day 4
  1. 07:00 - New Aswan Dam tour
  2. 08:00 - Excursion to the island of New Kalabsha (optional)
  3. 09:00 - Philae island excursion
  4. 12:00 - Return to the ship for lunch
  5. 14:00 - Botanical Garden optional tour
  6. 17:00 - Dinner and nightly program on the boat
Day 5
  1. 03:00 - Departure towards Abu Simbel
  2. 06:00 - Visit of 2 temples of Abu Simbel (optionally)
  3. 09:30 - Return to the ship
  4. 12:00 - Departure from the ship
  5. 12:30 - Free time or additional excursions
  6. 13:00 - Elephantine Island can be visited additionally
  7. 15:00 - Nubia Museum can be visited optionally
  8. 20:00 - Transfer to Aswan Railway Station
  9. 21:00 - Night train to Cairo
Day 6
  1. 06:30 - Meeting with the guide and breakfast
  2. 08:30 - Moving to Giza
  3. 09:00 - Visit to the pyramids and sphinx
  4. 13:00 - Lunch in the city
  5. 14:30 - Visit to the Cairo Museum of Antiquities
  6. 19:00 - Transfer to Cairo Bus Station
  7. 20:00 - Night transfer to Hurghada
  8. 01:00 - Transfer to your hotel

Full Description

Cairo excursion to the pyramids and Nile cruise holidays from Luxor to Aswan with departure from your Hurghada hotel will let you explore Upper Egypt, its ancient tombs, temple and monuments. We will visit Luxor and Aswan, Kom Ombo and Edfu, Karnak temple and Abu Simbel during our 5* Nile cruise holiday from Hurghada.

From Hurghada to Luxor

Our 5 day Nile cruise holiday and the pyramids excursion from Hurghada begins with a group tour on a comfortable air-conditioned bus to Luxor. Our representative will pick you up from any hotel in Hurghada as scheduled upon booking and transfer to the place of meeting with the group. Night transfer to Luxor on a comfortable air-conditioned bus. Transfer to Luxor can take up to 4 hours. Our English speaking guide will be waiting for you in Luxor upon arrival.

The tour begins with a visit to the Colossi of Memnon. The next stop at the funeral temple of Queen Hatshepsut (Deir al-Bahari temple), the most beautiful temple in the necropolis, and the queen herself is one of the most prominent 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 bought separately.

West Thebes

In the afternoon check in our Nile cruise ship and lunch on board, some rest and continue city tour. Our goal is Karnak Temple - this great national monument of Egypt is unparalleled. In this place we will spend about three hours. Return to the boat for dinner and evening entertainment, overnight in Luxor.

East Bank of the Nile excursion

After an early breakfast on the boat visit the Luxor Temple. This beautiful temple was built on the east bank of the Nile by Amenhotep the third or “Magnificent”. The temple was dedicated to the Theban triad: the great god Amon-Ra, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu. After lunch we will sail to Esna. The distance from Luxor to Esna is about 55 km. Let's enjoy the beautiful views of the Egyptian village while we sail towards the Esna locks. After passing through the gateway, which may take several hours, we continue our journey towards Edfu. The distance to the destination is about 65 km. Lunch and dinner on board. Night and evening entertainment programs.

Luxor Temple tour and sail to Edfu

In the morning after breakfast we will go to the temple of Horus in Edfu, but to get to the temple we will need to take a cab, 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.

Edfu Temple tour

After visiting the temple, we will return to the ship and continue our journey to Kom Ombo. In the afternoon, visit the double temple in Kom Ombo - the temple of Sobek and Horus, and then the Crocodile Museum. After visiting, we will continue sailing to Aswan. Lunch and dinner will be served on board. Available night and evening entertainment.

Aswan day tour

In the early morning after breakfast, we will begin our tour of the city of Aswan. We will visit the New Aswan Dam, which is located 6.5 km south of the Old Aswan Dam, built in 1902 and subsequently enlarged 2 more times. Then we will take a motor boat and go to the island with its monuments of Nubia (additional excursion, paid separately).

Philae Island day excursion

Our next goal will be the pearl of Upper Egypt, the beautiful little island of Philae. Let's take a motor boat and sail along Naser lake for 15 minutes to get to the unusual temple of Isis located on the island of Philae. 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 Philae. This is the place we are visiting these days.

Visit to the Botanical Garden

Lunch on board of our boat and an optional excursion to the Botanical Garden can be arranged. The island on which the garden is located is one of the oldest gardens in the world and includes a rare collection of tropical plants collected from around the world. Dinner, night and evening entertainment on board the ship in Aswan.

Temples of Abu Simbel excursion

You can plan this day as you wish. The following places are available for visiting (paid separately). In the early morning you can go to the famous huge temples of Abu Simbel or visit the island of Elephantine or the Museum of Nubia. The temples of Abu Simbel can be reached both by car and by plane.

In the evening, transfer to Aswan railway station and a night train (double cabin) to Cairo.

Excursion to Cairo and the pyramids

In the morning, upon arrival in Giza, a meeting with a guide and breakfast in the city (optionally, aditional charge). After breakfast transfer to the pyramids. Sightseeing tour of the Giza plateau, a visit to the pyramid of Cheops, Mekerin and Chefren, the Sphinx and its temple. Lunch in the city at a local restaurant and continue our Cairo tour. Egyptian Museum excursion and visit of its exposition. This walking tour of the museum halls takes up to 3 hours. A visit to the hall with a collection of artifacts from the tomb of Tutankhamun is also included in a museum tour.

Transfer from Cairo to Hurghada

In the evening, transfer to Cairo bus station and night transfer by bus to Hurghada. Upon arrival, our representative will meet you at the bus station and take you to your hotel.

  • All transfers in Hurghada and Luxor upon arrival / departure
  • Transfer to / from cruise ship upon arrival and departure
  • Group tour to Luxor by bus
  • Accommodation on a 5 * cruise ship on the Full board system
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets to all attractions according to the program
  • Evening entertainments on cruise ship
  • Tickets for the night train from Aswan to Cairo (double cabin)
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Cairo
  • Visit to the pyramids and sphinx
  • Visit to the Cairo Museum of Antiquities
  • Local bus tickets to Hurghada
  • Drinks in the restaurant in Cairo
  • Nile boat ride in Cairo
  • Alcoholic, soft drinks and drinks with meals during Nile cruise
  • Tips: guide may ask for approximately $15 per person for tips which will go to drivers, temple guards etc
  • Optional tours & activities in Luxor, Aswan, Cairo
  • Excursion to Abu Simbe by land
  • Any extras not mentioned in the program
  • Hotel transfer from Makadi Bay, Soma Bay, Safaga and El Gouna 5 GBP per person extra will be charged.

What to take with you
  • Passport with full visa of Egypt.

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Amazing Nile cruise holiday
5 / 5
John Darell , 21 Jan 2015
Booked our holiday of Nile cruises and Hurghada with a local agent in Egypt. It was considerably cheaper than the Holiday offered by our Thomas Cook. We were booked with Sharm Club & everything went without a hitch pick up from the airport & hotel on time no hitches at airport met by our guide Sharif in Cairo (he was superb so knowledgeable & helpful in every way)he is a great asset to your company. Had a fantastic day arriving back at our hotel exhausted but totaly fulfilled having seen the Pyramids The Sphinx The Egyption Muesem had a ride on a Faluca on the nile & a guided tour of the old Bazar.What a day For Grandad Grandma Son & three Grandaughters age 6-9-& 11,We have many fantastic photos taken by Sharif to remember our trip. We had our fantastic guide Ahmed during the cruise, he was also very friendly, informative and sense of humor, we have visited many amazing sites in Luxor, the valley of the kings, karank & Luxor temple. We stayed also in Aswan, it was a fantastic sightseeing there and we enjoyed the Nile views. I Highly Recomend Sharm Club To All.

Published: 12 Dec 2018 Last update: 06 Nov 2022