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Nile cruise Alexandria Cairo 5 Days Holiday from Sharm El Sheikh

Tour Itinerary

Time Activity
05:00 am
05:15 am
06:00 am
07:30 am
08:00 am
08:30 am
10:00 am
11:00 am
15:00 pm
20:00 pm
Pick up in the early morning from your Sharm el Sheikh hotel.
Transfer to the airport.
Catch your 50 minutes flight to Luxor.
Meet in Luxor airport and transfer to the West bank.
Visit to Memnon Colossi.
Queen Hatshepsut temple exploration.
Valley of the Kings: visit 3 different tombs opened to public.
Optional visit to King Tutankhamon real or fake tomb is available.
Check in your floating hotel and dinner.
Overnight on boat.
08:00 am
11:00 am
13:00 pm
21:00 pm
Breakfast on boat and visit to Karnak temple.
Visit to Luxor temple.
Afternoon sail to Edfu vis Esna.
Overnight on boat.
09:00 am
11:00 am
13:00 pm
15:00 pm
Morning visit to Edfu Temple.
Continue sailing to Kom Ombo.
Visit of Kom Ombo temple and Crocodile museum.
Continue sailing to Aswan, overnight on boat.
08:00 am
08:30 am
11:00 am
14:00 pm
21:00 pm
Visit to Hight Dam of Aswan.
Optional visit to New Kalabsha site and Kirtasi kiosk.
Visit to Philae island.
Lunch on boat and optional afternoon visits are available.
Overnight on boat in Aswan.
04:30 am
12:00 pm
14:00 pm
18:00 pm
21:00 pm
In the early morning optional visit to Abu Simple temples.
Check out your floating hotel at 12 pm.
Free afternoon, optional visits are available.
Transfer to Aswan train station.
Night sleeping train to Alexandria.
07:00 am
09:00 am
13:00 pm
14:00 pm
16:00 pm
20:00 pm
Pick up from Alexandria train station.
Roman sights and Catacombs visit.
Lunch in the city in a local restaurant.
Visit to the National Museum of Alexandria.
Transfer to Cairo.
Overnight in 4* Cairo hotel.
08:30 am
09:00 am
11:00 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
13:00 pm
14:00 pm
18:00 pm
20:00 pm
21:00 pm
Pick up in the morning from your Cairo hotel.
Giza plateau exploration. Famous pyramids, workers tombs and the Sphinx.
Optionally enter any of the 3 pyramids which will be open to public.
Papyrus fabric, perfume palace or cotton shop.
Optional Nile boat ride.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Visit to the National Egyptian Museum.
Transfer to the airport catch your flight to Sharm el Sheikh
Flight back to Sharm el Sheikh.
Our representative will meet you and drive back to the hotel.

Nile cruise Alexandria Cairo

Day 1. Pick up from a hotel in Sharm el Sheikh

Arrival Sharm el Sheikh airport any day before Saturday. Our English speaking representative will meet you upon arrival outside the main exit gate (in the street) with the sign "". Transfer by a private air condition van to your hotel. Overnight in the hotel.

Arrival in Luxor, West Thebes visit

In the morning our representative will pick up you from your Sharm el Sheikh hotel and transfer to the airport to fly to Luxor. Flight to Luxor will take just 50 minutes. Our English speaking guide will meet you in the airport upon arrival with the sign "". Start your day with the visit to West Bank - the Valley of the Kings , Colossi of Memnon and Deir el Bahari temple. Please note when visiting the Valley of the Kings, entry to 3 tombs is included, however if you wish to see either the tomb of King Tutankhamen or Tomb of Ramses VI, there will be an additional ticket cost. Lunch and afternoon tea on board. Dinner on board.

Day 2 . Sail to Esna & Edfu

Breakfast on board. After breakfast visit East bank and its famous temples Luxor temple & Karnak temple. Do not miss an Open Air Museum at Karnak temple(extra ticket requires)to discover unique chapels found in the temple's pylons. Back to the boat and continue sailing to Edfu. Passing Esna lock, on the way to Edfu and enjoy the views. Overnight on board. Evening entertainments are available.

Day 3. Edfu & Kom Ombo temples visit

After breakfast on board visit Edfu temple. Temple of Horus one of the most complete architectures in Egypt dedicated to God Horus son of Osiris. After lunch, Sail to Kom Ombo & visit its temple. This Temple is shared by two Gods Sobek and Horus. Continue sailing to Aswan, overnight on board.

Day 4. Aswan city visits

After breakfast on-board visit the High Dam passing by old Dam of Aswan and then Kalabsha island with its unique Nubian temples (optional activity with extra money). The Temple dedicated to Isis on Philae island will be visited later on during the day. After lunch you can visit optionally Elephantine Island, the Botanical Gardens or the Nubia museum. Overnight on board.

Day 5. Abu Simble temples visit, check-out

In the early morning you can optionally visit Abu Simbel temples either by flight or by land. Breakfast on board. Check out of cruise boat at 12 pm. Free time, optional visits can be arranged.

Day 6. Alexandria city tour

In the evening transfer to Aswan train station to catch your night sleeping train to Alexandria. In the morning upon arrival our English speaking guide will meet you at Alexandria train station and you will start your tour.

Roman sites visit

We will start the day with visiting the only Roman amphitheater in Egypt, dating back to the second century AD, discovered by chance in 1960 by Egyptian-polish expedition in Kom el-Dekka. Then move to Pompey pillar which was constructed in honor of Diocletian in 292 AD. Crusaders gave the name to this pillar "Pompey's" because they wrongly thought that the head of Pompey was buried on the top of pillar. Originally this column was taken from a magnificent temple of Serapis. It's made of rose granite, has a Corinthian style capital and it was with its base 26,85 meters high.

Catacombs of Kom al Shukafa visit

Catacombs of Kom- Shukafa these tombs were discovered by chance in Karmoz aria in 1900 after 12 years of searching. The tomb dated back to the 1 st or 2nd century and consists of 4 underground floors. The 1 st and the 3 rd floors are completely under the water. The most significant feature of this tomb is the existence of paintings on its walls that represent the overlap of three different kinds of art Egyptian, Greek and Roman.


Lunch will be offered in a local restaurant.

The National Museum of Alexandria

Then we will visit National Museum of Alexandria which is situated in a palace of Bassil Pasha, the museum has 1,800 objects on display now.

Transfer to Cairo & Overnight in 4* hotel

At the end of the day we will drive back to Cairo by a/c van to overnight there in 4* cozy hotel on BB basis. Optional activities such as Sound & Light show at Pyramids or Nile cruise with Romantic dinner & Oriental show can be arranged.

Day 7. The National Egyptian museum

In the morning pick up from your hotel and move to downtown where The National Egyptian Museum is situated. The building of the museum is a historical monument itself already, built more than 100 years ago by a French architect it houses the world's largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, and many treasures of King Tutankhamen. 120 000 pieces are exhibited there and we will visit all those collections, including Old kingdom, Middle kingdom, New kingdom and king Tut Anch Amun collection. We will spend around 2,5 hours in the museum.

Nile boat ride

After the museum we will take 45 minutes Nile boat ride. We will enjoy with the sailing along the Nile, warm breeze and panoramic views of the city.

Lunch time

Lunch will be offered in a local restaurant, you can choose between options available.

Visit to the Pyramids & Sphinx

After lunch we will continue our tour and move to one of the seven wonders of the world: the The great pyramid of Cheops!, which is situated on Giza Plateau! We will visit other pyramids of the area as well: the pyramid of Chephren and the pyramid of Mycerinus. We will end our tour in Pyramids area after visiting Sphinx and its valley temple.

Shopping in Cairo

At the end of the day we will get a chance for shopping in the area around the Pyramids. Visit of papyrus institute, perfume palace or cotton fabric will be available.

Back to Sharm el Sheikh

In the evening transfer to Cairo international airport to catch your flight back to Sharm el Sheikh. Our rep will meet you in the airport upon arrival and transfer to your hotel.

Date: 2019-02-02
Updated: 2019-05-16

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Nile cruise Alexandria Cairo reviews

We booked Nile cruise with Cairo and Alexandria by air. I like most people was a bit worried about booking online, so I phoned Sharm Club on arrival and they came to the hotel to sort everything out with us. Cairo by air was by far the best part of our holiday and Sharif is an excellent guide. I recommend paying the extra at the museum to see the mummies, even our 7 year old daughter thought these were absolutely amazing. I also recommend paying the extra to go inside the main pyramid its tiring but worth it. Unfortunately my Wife fell ill at the pyramids and did not want to stay for the sound and light show. Sharif tried his hardest at the airport to get us on an earlier flight without success but you could tell he was genuinely trying his best to help. Thank you once again Sharif. Nile cruises excursions were also very well organised and worth every penny especially the Luxor temple and Karnak, we now have fabulous pictures of all these sightseeing. When we had our last trip the manager of Sharm Club phoned the cab driver so he could speak to me and asked if we enjoyed all the excursions and wished us a pleasant stay for the rest of our holiday I thought this was a very nice touch.

KranzReviewed 05 September 2017