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Nile cruise Cairo excursion and Nile cruise holiday from Sharm el Sheikh to visit the Pyramids, Sphinx, valley temple, Egyptian museum, famous sites temples in Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel in 5 days.
Nile cruise holiday and Cairo to the pyramids excursion from Sharm El Sheikh begins with a group excursion to Cairo by bus. On the day of your tour, our representative will pick you up from any hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and take you to the bus station. Moving to Cairo on a comfortable bus with air conditioning and toilet, there will be stops along the way. The approximate arrival time in Cairo is 8 o’clock in the morning. Our English speaking guide will meet you at the Cairo bus station and transfer to Cairo Egyptian Museum, which opens at 9 a.m.
Sightseeing tour of Cairo includes:
- Excursion to Cairo Egyptian Museum and tour around its halls and exposition. This walking tour of the halls of the museum 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.
- Sightseeing tour of 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 a Nile felucca ride along the Nile (optional activity) is available.
In the evening, transfer to the Cairo railway station and a night train (double cabin) to Luxor.
In the morning, upon arrival in Luxor, a meeting with a guide and breakfast in the city (optionally, paid separately). Luxor sightseeing tour includes visits to the following ancient Egyptian temples and tombs:
- Colossi of Memnon tour
- Temple of Queen Hatshepsu, also known as Deir al-Bahari excursion, it is the most beautiful temple in the necropolis
- Valley of the Kings tour - your visit includes entrance into 3 opened tombs
- Visit to the tomb of Tutankhamun or Ramses VI tomb is paid separately
In the afternoon, check in to the boat and lunch, have some rest and continue the city tour. In the afternoon, an excursion to the Karnak Temple - the great national monument of Egypt. Return to the boat for dinner and evening entertainment program, overnight in Luxor.
After an early breakfast on a boat trip to 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.
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.
After visiting the temple, we will return to the ship and continue our journey to Kom Ombo. In the afternoon, a visit to 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 program.
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 visit the island of New Kalabsha with its monuments of Nubia (optional tour, extra charge).
Our next goal will be the pearl of Upper Egypt, the beautiful little island of Philae. To reach the unusual temple of the island of Philae, we will have to get a motor boat via Naser lake. 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.
Afternoon lunch on board of our Nile cruise ship and 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 program on board of the ship in Aswan.
This day you can plan according to your visits. Check out the ship at 8 am and 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 the airport to fly back to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival, our representative will meet you and take you to your hotel.