Cairo, Luxor & Nile Cruise

Cairo, Luxor & Nile Cruise

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Cairo, Luxor & Nile Cruise

11 Days Starting in Cairo, Cairo Governorate, Egypt and ending in Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Visiting: Cairo, Giza, Luxor, Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings, Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Aswan, The High Dam

Tour operator:

Newmarket Holidays

Tour code:

20702

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

0 - 50

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

0-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
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$3584
$3211 (USD) including Flights from the UK Operator discount: -$373

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Tour Overview

Unearth the mysteries of antiquity, and discover the eye-popping, jaw-dropping riches of the pharaohs, in comfort and style.


Catch your breath as you encounter the wondrous Pyramids at Giza and marvel at the collections of Cairo's stunning Egyptian Museum. Gaze in awe as you cruise along the tranquil Nile, past riverbank scenes unchanged in centuries, visiting some of the most important relics of Ancient Egypt, as well as the truly phenomenal High Dam at Aswan. Opportunities to visit Alexandria and Abu Simbel on optional excursions complete this extraordinary, unforgettable holiday in Egypt.

Highlights

  • Discover the sights of Cairo and visit the Egyptian Museum

  • See Giza's magnificent, monumental Pyramids and Sphinx

  • Visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor, Aswan High Dam

  • Sail on a felucca around Kitchener Island and visit the Valley of the Kings

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Fly To Cairo
Location: Cairo, Giza
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hilton Pyramids Golf
Meals Included: No Meals

Fly to Cairo and transfer by coach to your five-star hotel in the shadow of the Pyramids at Giza, for a three-night stay.

Day 2 : Included Tour Of The Pyramids And Cairo's Egyptian Museum
Location: Giza
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast

Enjoy a full-day guided tour, which will include a visit to the Pyramids - the vast, extraordinary monuments to the ancient Egyptians' wealth and power - watched over by the enigmatic Sphinx. Another highlight will be Cairo's Egyptian Museum, with its fabulous treasures recovered from the tomb of the Boy King Tutankhamun.

At some stage during 2023, the Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza, containing many treasures of Tutankhamun, is expected to open. The tour will be adjusted to include the new museum when it is opened to the public.



This evening, return to the Pyramids on our optional Sound and Light excursion. On this mystical trip you'll hear the tale of how the Pyramids were built and what life was like in Ancient Egypt in 2611BC, with a spectacular light show adding to the storytelling.

Day 3 : Optional Visit To Alexandria
Location: Giza
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Hilton Pyramids Golf
Meals Included: Breakfast

Join today's optional excursion to Alexandria. Once the centre of the Hellenistic world, and now a bustling port, Alexandria is a city preserves an air of nostalgia - in its traditional coffee houses and cafes - for the "Alex" of old.Visit the fascinating Graeco-Roman Museum, explore Egypt's only Roman amphitheatre, wander the eerie catacombs at Kom El Shoqafa, discover the site where the Pharos lighthouse (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World) once stood, and see the Citadel of Quilt Bay - a 15th-century fortress located on the coastline.

Day 4 : Fly To Luxor And Begin Your Nile River Cruise
Location: Luxor, Luxor Temple
Accommodation: Nile River Cruise Vessel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Luxor, and board your river cruiser - your home for the next seven nights. After lunch on board, journey into Luxor to visit Luxor Temple with its colonnades and courtyards, and the staggering Temple of Karnak, where the vast columns of the giant hypostyle hall dwarf awestruck visitors. Later, enjoy a first dinner on board as your ship spends the night moored in Luxor.

Day 5 : Included Visit To The Valley Of The Kings
Location: Valley of the Kings
Accommodation: Nile River Cruise Vessel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cross to the Nile's West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, where in 1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the sand-blocked entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun. You'll also visit the temple of female Pharaoh, Hatshepsut, and gaze in awe at the twin "colossi" of Memnon.Return to your river cruiser for lunch, and the begin your journey south, cruising through scenery seemingly unchanged in centuries, with fishermen sailing traditional feluccas and villagers washing their clothing in the river waters. Moor overnight in Edfu.

Day 6 : Included Visit To The Temple Of Horus
Location: Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Aswan
Accommodation: Nile River Cruise Vessel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit perhaps the best preserved of all Egypt's Pharaonic relics, the stunning Temple of Horus, before you return to the ship and cruise towards the magnificent riverside Temple at Kom Ombo, with its hypostyle halls, burial chambers and mummified crocodiles. You'll also visit the twin temple of pharaohs Sobek and Haroeris, before cruising on to Aswan, where you will moor for three nights, giving you the opportunity to explore this mesmerising city where the constant backdrop is the Aga Khan's great mausoleum.

Day 7 : Included Visit To Aswan High Dam
Location: The High Dam, Aswan
Accommodation: Nile River Cruise Vessel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you'll visit the extraordinary Aswan High Dam, which holds back the mighty waters of Lake Nasser, and see the granite quarries from where many of Egypt's ancient obelisks were fashioned. Take a motorboat ride across the Nile to the great Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, and then join our included afternoon tour to enjoy a felucca ride around mid-stream Kitchener's Island, with its botanical gardens.

Day 8 : Optional Visit To Abu Simbel
Location: Aswan
Accommodation: Nile River Cruise Vessel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore some of the attractions of Aswan, perhaps visiting the Nubian Museum, which charts the history of one of Africa's most ancient peoples, or wandering the colourful souks. Alternatively, join an optional excursion by coach to remote Abu Simbel, where the staggering temples of Ramses II and the goddess Hathor are carved out of the mountainside. Rediscovered in the early 19th Century, the temples and their relics are among Egypt's greatest treasures.

Day 9 : Days 9-10 Return To Luxor
Location: Luxor
Accommodation: Nile River Cruise Vessel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Over two days, your river cruiser makes her lazy way north downriver once more, heading back past the sites at Kom Ombo and Edfu, and mooring for a last night in Luxor. Take the opportunity to spend two days enjoying the tranquillity of the ship, dipping in and out of the pool and making the most of the on-board amenities as the stunning scenery passes gently by.

Day 11 – Fly Back To The Uk

Bid farewell to your ship and your Egyptian hosts, and transfer to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo and your international flight back to the UK.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    Three nights' bed and breakfast accommodation at the five-star Hilton Pyramids Golf Hotel, Seven nights' full-board accommodation aboard a Nile river cruise vessel

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    Yes

  • Fully Guided

    Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

  • International Travel

    An internal flight from Cairo to Luxor, Return flights to Cairo, returning from Luxor (via Cairo)

What's Not Included

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 50 minutes.

Passports and visas

British citizens will require a visa to enter Egypt. The current cost is US$25 (approximately £19). You can obtain your visa on arrival and should make payment in Sterling, US Dollars or Euros. Passports must be valid for six months beyond the return date to the UK and contain one blank page for the visa.

Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza

The Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza, containing many treasures of Tutankhamun, is expected to open in 2023. The tour will be adjusted to include the new museum when it is opened to the public.

Cruise itinerary

Please note that the order of included day-to-day visits on board the cruise is subject to change.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, in particular when visiting the archaeological sites where the ground is often uneven. In many developing countries access is sometimes not as easy as at home and, in some cases, impossible.
If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  
Note that when boarding your cruise ship too there are usually several steps to be negotiated down from the quayside to the ship's boarding point. Ship's gangways are often narrow and can be steep depending on the river water levels.
Nile river cruise ships do not have a lift and the facilities on board will be housed over four decks - between restaurant in the lower part of the ship to the pool and sundeck up on top. Should you have any concerns whatsoever please do contact us prior to travel.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Travel vaccinations

Requirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether on any preventive measures.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Road Conditions

In developing countries road networks are continually being improved and expanded, which can mean that, from time to time, roadworks and rough road surfaces can extend journey times. Some journeys are made on winding mountain roads and passes, which may also make for slow travelling - although the scenery is usually worth it! Many roads do not have separate pavements or safety barriers, and great care should be taken when crossing or walking alongside roads.

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 50 minutes.

Passports and visas

British citizens will require a visa to enter Egypt. The current cost is US$25 (approximately £19). You can obtain your visa on arrival and should make payment in Sterling, US Dollars or Euros. Passports must be valid for six months beyond the return date to the UK and contain one blank page for the visa.

Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza

The Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza, containing many treasures of Tutankhamun, is expected to open in 2023. The tour will be adjusted to include the new museum when it is opened to the public.

Cruise itinerary

Please note that the order of included day-to-day visits on board the cruise is subject to change.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, in particular when visiting the archaeological sites where the ground is often uneven. In many developing countries access is sometimes not as easy as at home and, in some cases, impossible.


If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  


Note that when boarding your cruise ship too there are usually several steps to be negotiated down from the quayside to the ship's boarding point. Ship's gangways are often narrow and can be steep depending on the river water levels.


Nile river cruise ships do not have a lift and the facilities on board will be housed over four decks - between restaurant in the lower part of the ship to the pool and sundeck up on top. Should you have any concerns whatsoever please do contact us prior to travel.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Travel vaccinations

Requirements and advice can vary over time, and from person to person, so please contact your GP about eight weeks before your trip to check whether on any preventive measures.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Check out our Q&As

  • What is the maximum group size?

    Generally no more than 50

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    An internal flight from Cairo to Luxor, Return flights to Cairo, returning from Luxor (via Cairo)

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Yes

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Your luggage allowance is stated on your Confirmation Invoice. You will also receive details of your baggage allowance with your final travel documents, which we will send approximately one week prior to your departure date. We do not include any hold luggage on our Christmas Markets or Lapland breaks.

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1983

  • Vaccination Requirements

    Your health and safety are pivotal to our operations, and every customer travelling on a tour with us must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Fully vaccinated means that you have had the full course of an approved vaccine a minimum of 14 days prior to your holiday. We also recommend that you travel with proof that you’ve been fully vaccinated.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Our company’s mission is to enrich lives and improve wellbeing through travel. A big part of that is ‘Travel for Good’. Our ‘Travel for Good’ hub is our first step in a long journey to reduce carbon, offset anything we produce as a company and travel without harming the planet or the people of the destinations we go to.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

  • Fitness to Travel

    We strive to give all our customers full care and attention, but we do need to know at the time of booking if there are any special needs or requirements. It is particularly important that we are advised of any disabilities and also if you intend to bring any specialist equipment such as a wheelchair with you. Please make sure that you make us aware of any requirements.

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    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

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  • Vaccination Requirements

    Your health and safety are pivotal to our operations, and every customer travelling on a tour with us must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Fully vaccinated means that you have had the full course of an approved vaccine a minimum of 14 days prior to your holiday. You can find the travel restrictions for different countries on www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice. We also recommend that you travel with proof that you’ve been fully vaccinated.

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