Classical Cairo with Nile Cruise

7 days/ 6 nights

Egypt is the cradle of civilization, the beacon of religion and the gateway to Africa. Cairo is the foremost capital on the African continent and lies at the centre of all routes leading to, and from the capitals of the three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe.
Egypt, for over fifty centuries, engendered the development of culture and civilization: Pharaonic, Christian and Islamic; and, all during those long years, has generously contributed, (and received) to Europe. Consequently, when in Cairo – the capital of Egypt – you will never, not even for a moment, feel a lonely traveller!
In fact, you will enjoy traveling through time, from one period to another, exhilarated by the history of those who remained immortal, though their bodies were laid to rest thousands of years ago. Cairo, which has enfolded various civilizations, does not concede to mortality, which it has overcome.

Egyptian History

Egyptian History

Day 1  Arrival in Cairo

Arrival in Cairo Airport.
Meet by our representative.
Transfer from the Airport to the hotel.
Overnight in Cairo

Day 2  Cairo: Memphis / Sakkara / Pyramids of Giza

 Sphinx / Sleeper Train to Aswan.

In the early morning, Visit Memphis Pyramid, the ancient capital of the Old Kingdom to the left Nile, and after that visit Sakkara Pyramid. In the afternoon, we visit the famous pyramids of Giza – the only Obtained Wonders of the World – and the mysterious Sphinx. The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus fascinate today by every visitor. In the evening, transfer to the train station by 20 clock Departure to the sleeper train to Aswan.
Overnight in the train

Day 3  Aswan

Arrival in Aswan
Train Station at Approx. 9:30 AM

The Pyramid and Sphinx in Giza

The Pyramid and Sphinx in Giza

. Embarkation on the Nile-Cruise before Lunch.
After lunch, we visit the High Dam, The Unfinished Obelisks. After that goes by motorboat it to the Philae Temple, In the midst of fascinating scenery of rocks and water stands Philae, the island sacred to the goddess Isis, defined by Pierre Loti as the “pearl of Egypt”. When the high dam was built, the buildings were all dismantled and rebuilt on another island, higher than water of the lake. The sanctuary was situated on the site where the annual miracle of the flooding of the Nile, the rebirth of life thanks to Isis who, with the power of love. Had resuscitated her husband Osiris, was thought to take place.
Overnight in Aswan on deck.

Day 4  Kom-Ombo – Edfu

In the afternoon, sailing to Kom-Ombo (Approx. from Aswan to Kom-Ombo 49 Km.) and go visit the Temple of Kom-Ombo the temple of Sobek with the head of a crocodile and Haroeris with the head of a hawk.
The unique feature of the temple is therefore that it was built double, uniting two flanking temple.
Sail to Edfu & Overnight in Edfu.
(Approx. from Kom-Ombo to Edfu 60 Km.)

Aswan

Aswan

Day 5  Edfu – Luxor

Early Morning in Edfu, we go ashore and visit the best preserved temple in Egypt is Temple Horus; dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus stands in what is now the city of Edfu. This is where the majestic black granite statue of Horus, wearing the double crown of upper and Lower Egypt, is to be found. Continue to sail to Luxor. (Approx. from Edfu to Luxor 107 Km.)
Overnight in Luxor.

Day 6  Luxor – Fly to Cairo

In the Morning in Luxor.
After breakfast disembarkation from the Cruise .
Visit Memnonskolossen, Hatshepsut Temple and the Valley of the Kings.
Afternoon visit Karnak and Luxor Temples.

Luxor is part of ancient Thebes: ‘the one hundred-gated city as it was called by the renowned Greek historian, Homer, because of its buildings and large gates. The city grew over the years, and the Arabs, impressed by its beautiful places and hug edifices, re-named it ‘Luxor: City of Palaces. Luxor remained the seat of power from 2100 to 75- B.C. That is why the visitor is awed by the city, made immortal by its huge pillared-monuments along both banks of the Nile, in the City of the Living, in the east, where the life-giving sun rises; and in the City of Dead, in the west, where the sun, in its never-ending orbit, bids farewell to life.
After sightseeing, transfer to the airport and flight to Cairo.
Overnight in Cairo

Day 7  Departure

Luxor

Luxor

Free time
Transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.

Price per package from £780.00 GBP per person

Package price includes: accommodation in double/twin sharing room/cabin, HB in Cairo, FB on the 5* Nile cruise, night train ticket, transport according to the programme, English speaking driver- guide, admission fees for sightseeing spots listed in itinerary, taxes.

Price does not include: international and domestic flights, personal travel insurance, optional tips, visa fee (if required), meals not mentioned in itinerary, drinks/other personal expenses.
• Single supplement upon the request.
• Deposit of 20% will be required at the time of confirmation.

Send us your enquiry to info@journeyboutique.com or call to +44(0) 1534758983 and we will be back with the offer within 24 hours, which can, to a degree, be adjusted to suit your budget.

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