10-Day Nile River Vacation Package

When it comes to Nile River vacations Egypt is an ideal destination. The country’s many ancient monuments have captivated the imagination of people of all ages for generations. This 8-day Pyramids, Nile Cruise and Abu Simbel tour is one of the very best Egypt family tour packages, guaranteed.

With 16 breathtaking attractions and a magical Nile River cruise, this is an Egypt vacation which you and your family will remember forever. A flawless holiday in the lap of luxury!

TOURS RUN: Every Sunday & Monday

From: US$ 2,255

Nile River Vacation

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Itinerary

DAY 1 – Arrive in Cairo for your Cairo and Nile River Vacation Package

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt. When you arrive at the airport, your tour manager meets you and then accompanies you to your hotel in one of our deluxe air-conditioned vehicles. He or she will get you checked in and then review your Cairo and Nile cruise vacation itinerary with you.

A pick up time for the following day’s tour will also be confirmed with you, and then you will be left to enjoy the remainder of your first day in Egypt as you wish.

DAY 2 – Private Guided Cairo Tour

Today your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel at the confirmed time, and then you will be driven to the ancient Giza necropolis, home to the legendary Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx. Your tour includes an admission ticket for the site, but does not include admission tickets for any of the three pyramids.

Tickets for going inside the pyramids can be purchased at one of the offices at the site’s entrance. We don’t include these tickets in our tours because most people are happy to just admire the pyramids from the outside.

After the pyramids, you then take a slow stroll to see the Sphinx. You can also cover the distance on a horse or camel, but this is optional and not included in the price of our 10-day Cairo and Nile River vacations.

When your tour at the necropolis ends, you are taken for lunch at a good local restaurant, after which you will visit the world famous Museum of Egyptian Antiquities (Egyptian Museum). The museum houses more than 100,000 ancient artifacts and it is one of the top tourist attractions in Cairo.

After your visit to the museum, you are then taken to spend some time exploring Cairo’s infamous centuries-old Khan el Khalili Bazaar. Enjoy some time shopping or exploring the bazaar, and then when you are ready your guide and driver will get you back to your hotel.

Meals Include – Breakfast & Lunch

DAY 3 – Transfer to Luxor, Cruise Embarkation and Sail to Esna

Today you will check-out from your hotel early in the morning and then you will be taken to the airport to board a flight to Luxor. One of our tour representatives and a driver will meet you at the airport and then take you to board your 5-Star Nile River Cruise.

Lunch will be served shortly after you board and then your cruise ship will start sailing slowly towards Esna. Enjoy a relaxing day out on the river, complete with afternoon tea. Dinner is served in the evening, and you will spend this night of your Nile River vacation on the water at Esna.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 4 – Edfu Temple and Sail to Kom Ombo

Enjoy breakfast on your cruise while you are sailing to Edfu. On arrival in Edfu, one of our Egyptologist guides will accompany you and a small group of our other passengers on an excursion to see the breathtaking ancient Temple of Horus. This is Egypt’s most well-preserved ancient temple.

Return to your cruise after visiting the temple, and then you will start sailing to Kom Ombo, with lunch served along the way. There are no more excursions today so you will have the rest of the day to yourself.

Afternoon tea and dinner will be served at the usual times. There will also be an Egyptian Galabya party aboard the vessel after dinner. Enjoy this night of your Nile River vacation on the water at Kom Ombo.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 5 – Sail to Aswan and Aswan Tour

Your cruise will depart from Kom Ombo quite early and you will have breakfast while you are sailing to Aswan. On arrival in Aswan, your guide will accompany you and your small group on an excursion to see three popular Aswan tourist attractions.

First, you visit the famous Aswan High Dam, and from there you head to ancient granite quarries to see the gigantic Unfinished Obelisk. From the quarries, you then visit the remarkable ancient Temple of Philae. After spending some time at the temple, you will head back to your cruise in time for another good lunch.

Shortly after lunch, you will leave the vessel again and you will board a traditional Felucca boat that will take you for a very pleasant trip around the impressive Aswan Botanical Garden. After your Felucca ride, you return to the ship and you have the rest of the day to yourself.

Afternoon tea and dinner is served at the usual times. There will also be an authentic Belly Dance show and an Egyptian Folkloric show aboard the vessel on this day of your cruise. Enjoy this night of your Nile River vacation on the water at Aswan.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 6 – Free Day with Option Tour to the Abu Simbel Temples

The most memorable Nile cruise vacations are those which also include sufficient time for relaxing, so there are no scheduled tours or excursions today. Instead, you can enjoy the day as you wish, or you can enjoy an optional tour to Abu Simbel to see the spectacular rock-hewn temples of Pharaoh Ramses II and his beloved wife, Queen Nefertari.

Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are all served at the usual times. Today there will also be an entertaining Nubian Show on board the vessel in the evening, and this night of your Nile River vacation will once again be spent on the water at Aswan.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 – Kom Ombo Temple and Sail to Esna via Edfu

Start your day with breakfast out on the river while you are sailing to Kom Ombo. On arrival, you guide accompanies you and your group on an excursion to see Kom Ombo Temple which was dedicated to two different gods: Horus the falcon-headed god and Sobek the crocodile god.

Once all passengers are back on board the boat, it will then start sailing to Esna via Edfu. Enjoy lunch along the way. Afternoon tea and dinner are served at the usual times, and this night of your cruise is spent on the water at Esna.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

DAY 8 – Sail to Luxor and Luxor West Bank Tour

Enjoy breakfast on the river while you are sailing to Luxor. On arrival, your guide accompanies you and your group on an excursion to three remarkable ancient sites.

First you visit the Valley of Kings, an ancient royal burial ground with 62 tombs, including the tomb of King Ramses VI and King Tutankhamun. Next, you visit the nearby mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This huge terraced complex was one of the grandest temples ever built by the ancient Egyptians.

You will also enjoy a brief stop at the towering Colossi of Memnon on your way back to the cruise ship. Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are all served the usual times. There are no other excursions today, so once you have enjoyed your lunch, you will have the remainder of the day for yourself. Enjoy this night of your Nile River vacation on the water at Luxor.

Meals Included – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 9 – Cruise Disembarkation, East Bank Tour and Fly to Cairo

After breakfast you check-out and disembark from your cruise, and then you are taken to see two ancient attractions on the east bank of the Nile. First you will visit the sprawling Karnak Temple complex which was built over a period of more than 2,000 years. Next, you visit Luxor Temple, one of the most breathtaking open-air museums in the world.

After Luxor Temple, you are then driven to the airport to board a flight back to Cairo. Your tour manager will meet you at the airport when you arrive and then escort you to your hotel where you will check-in for the last night of your Cairo and Nile River vacation. Once checked-in, you have the remainder of the day for yourself.

Meals Included – Breakfast

DAY 10 – Transfer to Airport for Final Departure

Breakfast at your hotel, and then at the appropriate time you will need to check-out from your hotel, and then your tour manager and a driver will transfer you to Cairo International Airport in time for your flight out of Egypt.

Meals Included – Breakfast

Included

  • Meet and greet service by one of our representatives at airports
  • Assistance from our guest relations department throughout your stay if/when needed
  • All transfers in our private air-conditioned vehicles
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo (Bed and Breakfast)
  • Accommodation for 6 nights on a 5-star Nile cruise (Full Board)
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo and Giza [private guided tours]
  • All sightseeing tours during your Nile Cruise [guided small group tours]
  • Entrance fees to all sites listed in the Nile River Vacation itinerary
  • English-speaking Egyptologist guide for all tours in Egypt
  • Lunch meals as indicated in the Nile River Vacation itinerary
  • Bottled water during tours
  • Domestic flights [Cairo – Luxor & Luxor – Cairo]
  • Portage if/when needed
  • All service charges & taxes [no hidden charges]

Excluded

  • International airfare
  • Egyptian tourist / entry visa
  • Optional tours and/or activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping kitty

Accommodation Plan

Gold Plan

  • Sheraton Cairo Hotel and Casino (5-Star)
  • Movenpick Royal Lily Nile cruise (5-Star)

Diamond Plan

  • Grand Hyatt Amman (5-Star)

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Prices for our Nile River Vacation are quoted per person in US$ and are valid until the 30th of September 2022, except during the Easter, Christmas and New Year holidays. Discounted rates for children. Contact us for an exact price quote.

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