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Egypt Holiday - Discover the Nile River

Egypt Holiday - Discover the Nile River
This tour gives you 3 days to explore the historical sights of Cairo with our Professional Egyptology English speaking guide before flying to Luxor for a 5* Nile Cruise

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Operator rating 9.8/10 from 69 trip reviews
Trip ID:
2221
Price:
EUR €1,296 per person
 
British Pound GBP £992 per person estimated
Type:
Tour
Duration:
12 days
Customise:
This Tour can be customised
Country:
Egypt
Accommodation:
Mixed
Activities:
Historical Tours
River Cruise
Member of:
ASTA
Egypt Holiday - Discover the Nile River
Day 1: (Arrival-Cairo)
Arrive Cairo International Airport (please advice your flight details?), then you will be met by our steward (with the sign of your name) Then you will be driven by Private Air Conditioned Car to your hotel in Cairo and assisted for check in & overnight in Cairo.

Day 02:
Breakfast at hotel before meeting with tour guide to visit Egyptian Museum then visit the Pyramids & Sphinx one of the seven wonders of the ancient World still existed,
Overnight in Cairo

Day 03:
Breakfast at hotel, Transfer to take a flight to Luxor

Arrive in Luxor & transfer to your Nile cruise
a.m. Embarkation before lunch.
p.m. Free at leisure. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 04 :
a.m. Free at leisure.
p.m. Visit the temple of Karnak and the temple of Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 05:
a.m. Cross to the West Bank. Visit the Necropolis of Thebes, Valley of the Kings, the temple of Queen Hatshepust, and the Colossi of Memnon.
p.m. Sail to Esna. Cross the lock. Sail to Edfu and overnight.

Day 06:
a.m. Visit the temple of Horus in Edfu . Sail to Kom Ombo.
p.m. Visit the temple shared by the two Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Aswan and overnight.

Day 07:
a.m. Visit of the High Dam and the temple of Philae.
p.m. View of the Elephantine Island by felucca (sailing boat) and view of the Agha Khan Mausoleum. Overnight in Aswan.

Day 08:
a.m. Free at leisure. Sail to Edfu.
p.m. Stop for view of Kom Ombo temple. Overnight in Edfu.

Day 09:
a.m. Sail to Esna.
p.m. Sail to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 10;
a.m. Disembarkation after breakfast.
then you will be met by Our steward & driven by a private car to Luxor Airport to take your flight to Cairo and upon your arrival in Cairo Airport, you will be met by Our steward & driven by a private car to your hotel & assisted for check in, & overnight in Cairo.

Day 11:
Breakfast at hotel, day tour to the citadel , old Cairo
P M : Sound and light Show, overnight .

Day 12 :
Breakfast at hotel & transfer to Cairo airport to fly home

Price includes
-04 Nights accommodations (based on bed & breakfast) in Cairo, 05 stars Hotel
-07 Nights accommodations (based on bed & breakfast & Lunch & Dinner) 05* Nile Cruise
-All the transportation as mentioned in the Program by Private Car.
-All Sightseeing as mentioned in the Program.
-All Entrance fees during sightseeing & with Professional Egyptology English speaking guide.
-All service charge & taxes.

Price Excludes:[
-Domestic Flights Cairo/Luxor/Cairo
-International flights
- All items not mentioned in the above program
- Visas
- Items of a personal nature

This rate is available from 01 Oct to 30 Apr (except peak period from 15 Dec to 07 Jan & Eastern period, rates upon request)

This itinerary can be customised to suit you. Please complete the enquiry form below to check availability and for more information

Operator Reviews (69) about our reviews

1
Client:
Jim Mooney - from United States
Trip:
Rating:
rating 10/10
Comment:
The people I interacted with (guides, drivers, tour manager) all did a very good job of showing us the sights, teaching us about their country, and its history. Our accommodations were first rate.

There are a couple of communications issues I would mention. I asked (by email) for some guidelines on tipping. On the occasions when I have traveled with a group or with a guide, there has usually been some communications in this area. However, I never got any. This trip was the first time in my life that my wife and I were the only people in the group. Absent any direction, I figured the higher end of what is expected on bigger tours, doubled it (because our "group" was small) and added a little more (because we were happy with the work each person did). Because I had no idea of a baseline, I also have no idea whether people felt rewarded or stiffed. It would have been nice to have had some idea if what I intended was indeed understood.

Another communications issue was when we were offered an additional, optional half day excursion and quoted a cost of $55. After we had accepted and gone on the tour, we were told that it was really $55 per person. I would have preferred to have that clarified at the start. $55 for the two of us seemed too low, but $110 for the two of us seemed kind of high. We never got the chance to make that decision with accurate information. This kind of rankles because so many street vendors use this tactic to get you to buy things. It was probably just a miscommunication, but it bothered me.

These are not big complaints, and I don't want to let them take away from the fact that we felt well taken care of. They really took care of us and had a good sense of what we needed as first time visitors to Egypt. You should feel confidant with them as one of your referral companies.
2
Client:
GraceAnn Noble - from United States
Trip:
Rating:
rating 10/10
Comment:
Upon arrival I was greeted by Fooad, the manager of Egypt Magic, at the airport. I was driven to my hotel (The Zoser. I thought it was a very nice hotel, maybe a 3 star by European standards. It was clean, comfortable, and had a nice buffet that was available all day/ While Fooad explained about Egypt and it's culture. The first day at the hotel I just fell asleep, since I had been traveling extensively.

Day 2 I was met in the lobby by the driver I had yesterday from the airport. He took me to the Cairo museum where I met my guide, Maha. She is the best guide I had on my trip! (I had been traveling for 3 months). She was very nice, spoke perfect English, and would answer any questions that I had. Next time I go to Egypt (because I will be using this company again, I was very pleased) I will be contacting Maha and hopefully she can be my guide again.

After the Cairo museum we went to a few shops in the city (like a papyrus museum (they have BEAUTIFUL work there), a perfume store and an Egyptian Cotton museum). My favorite store was probably the Topaz Bazzar, lots of really neat things there :) And you're not hassled on the street to buy souvenirs. We of course made the stop at the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Maha took some awesome pictures of me there, I can't thank her enough!

Day three I was again met by my driver and we picked up Fooad on the way to the airport. As a single female traveler I felt very safe, even though Cairo was pretty much empty of tourists after the Revolution. I was never left alone except at the hotel. I highly recommend visiting Egypt, no lines lol!

Everyone is really friendly and they just want people to come back to visit their beautiful country. I really had no problems there, and this company will make sure that you have the time of your life there.
3
Client:
Rex Rackman - from New Zealand
Trip:
Rating:
rating 9/10
Comment:
We used this operator for Amman, Petra, Cairo, and Luxor. Overall we were pleased with the service,and the flexibility.

The driver in Jordan was excellent, and answered all our questions.He took us to a nice restaurant in Petra. The Grand View hotel had a grand view but with no hot water and no bar open, it was not our favourite hotel after walking all day around Petra.

On arrival in Cairo, our pickup man suggested we needed to pay more to fill in the day in Cairo. We feel this would have been better to bring up before we left home. Even after paying more to include the citadel in the tour, we still had a few hours to kill after the pyramids before we took the sleeper train. Our guide located a nice café which was appreciated.

The guide in Luxor was excellent although we had difficulty getting into our room at the Iberotel at 2pm. Doing the Valley of the Kings and Karnak and Luxor temples after the train ride was too much in the heat for one day.

The balloon ride on the second day was a highlight. We had prepaid for lunch and decided to relax in the excellent hotel grounds. The food was good but the service very slow. In the evening we did the Karnak sound and light.

Considering we did a lot in 4 days, we believe Ms Lamia did a fine job in coordinating everything.
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