Cairo, Alexandria and a Nile Cruise

Cairo, Alexandria and a Nile Cruise

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Cairo, Alexandria and a Nile Cruise

12 Days Starting in cairo and ending in Luxor Governorate, Egypt

Visiting: Cairo, Giza Necropolis, Alexandria, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Umbu, Aswan, Temple of Philae

Tour operator:

Titan Travel

Tour code:

TTENE

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

25 - 40

Physical rating:

Moderate

Age range:

16-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Please contact Titan with any specific dietary requirements

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Remember the wide-eyed wonder of learning about ancient Egypt at school? On this comprehensive Egypt tour and Nile cruise, we discover ancient Alexandria (location of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Lighthouse of Alexandria) and learn of the astonishing workmanship that created the Pyramids of Giza near Cairo. In Luxor, we explore the mind-blowing Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs lie entombed. We meander through the relaxed city of Aswan and visit its 111m High Dam, built to regulate river flooding. In between these unforgettable highlights, we enjoy a comfortable seven-night river cruise along the Nile.

Highlights

  • We Love Standing back to admire a panoramic view of the mighty Pyramids at Giza - an unforgettable moment.

  • VIP door-to-door travel service

  • Knowledgable tour managers

Places You'll See

Cairo, Alexandria And A Nile Cruise

Cairo, Alexandria And A Nile Cruise

Cairo, Alexandria And A Nile Cruise

Cairo, Alexandria And A Nile Cruise

Cairo, Alexandria And A Nile Cruise

Cairo, Alexandria And A Nile Cruise

Cairo, Alexandria And A Nile Cruise

Cairo, Alexandria And A Nile Cruise

Cairo, Alexandria And A Nile Cruise

Cairo, Alexandria And A Nile Cruise

Cairo, Alexandria And A Nile Cruise

Cairo, Alexandria And A Nile Cruise

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Uk - Cairo

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Swiss Inn Pyramids Hotel, Cairo (4-star)

Meals Included: Dinner

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, we transfer to our hotel.

Day 2 : Giza

Location: Giza Necropolis

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Swiss Inn Pyramids Hotel, Cairo (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Fifteen minutes’ drive from our hotel in Cairo, stand the extraordinary Pyramids of Giza, the last surviving wonder of the ancient world. Mystery still surrounds their exact purpose, the construction methods and the baffling accuracy of measurement, alignment and workmanship that they demonstrate.

Our Egyptologist guide will explain what is known as we admire the ‘Great Pyramid’ of Khufu, comprising some two million colossal blocks of stone; the Pyramid of Khafre and the third, smaller Pyramid of Khephren. Nearby, the majestic Sphinx looks on. A wonderful way to begin our Egypt tour.

Day 3 : Cairo

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Swiss Inn Pyramids Hotel, Cairo (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today is free in Cairo, with the opportunity to join one of the guided optional excursions to the Egyptian Museum and Citadel.

Day 4 : Alexandria

Location: Alexandria

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Swiss Inn Pyramids Hotel, Cairo (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

A full-day excursion reveals the treasures of Alexandria. Egypt’s attractive Mediterranean port city was founded by Alexander the Great and the power base of Cleopatra, whose royal palace now lies submerged in the bay. This was also the location of the legendary Pharos Lighthouse (the Lighthouse of Alexandria), one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the lost Library of Alexandria, the largest in the ancient world. We make stops at Pompey’s Pillar and the Roman amphitheatre, and enjoy some free time to wander the lively Corniche.

Day 5 : Cairo - Luxor

Location: Cairo, Luxor

Accommodation: Presidential Nile Cruises vessel (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We’ll take a flight to Luxor, transferring upon arrival to our comfortable ship to cruise along the Nile.

Day 6 : Luxor - Edfu

Location: Luxor, Edfu

Accommodation: Presidential Nile Cruises vessel (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

At the ‘open-air museum’ of Luxor the number and preservation of ancient monuments is unparalleled anywhere in the world. This is the site of the famous city of Thebes, capital of Egypt at the height of the empire’s influence.

We head out to explore the West Bank, beginning at the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs were buried from the 16th-11th centuries BC. Our guide will introduce a few of the most impressive tombs and you may also choose to enter the plainer, ‘cursed’ Tomb of Tutankhamun (extra charge). We also visit the Valley of the Queens, the impressive mortuary temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon, before returning to the ship. We continue our Nile cruise, sailing to Edfu.

Day 7 : Kom Ombo - Aswan

Location: Kom Umbu, Aswan

Accommodation: Presidential Nile Cruises vessel (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

There can be few more serene and romantic ways for you to pass time than gliding down the Nile on a river cruiser. We sail to the fascinating Greco-Roman double-temple of Kom Ombo. A temple dedicated to the falcon-headed Horus, Egyptian god of the sky, hunting and war; and crocodile god Sobek, the god of the Nile, creator of the world, and worshipped for his strength and fertility. We return to the ship, ready to set sail southwards to Aswan.

Day 8 : Aswan - Temple Of Philae

Location: Aswan, Temple of Philae

Accommodation: Presidential Nile Cruises vessel (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today pays tribute to ancient and modern feats of architectural engineering, with visits to the 111m-high Aswan High Dam and the Temple of Philae, perhaps Egypt’s most beguiling and beautiful. Our excursion includes a Felucca ride. We also take in the Nubian Museum, a stunning showcase of Nubia’s history, art and culture, including horse armour.

Day 9 : Aswan - Edfu

Location: Aswan, Edfu

Accommodation: Presidential Nile Cruises vessel (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the laid-back Nubian city of Aswan independently before an afternoon of relaxation aboard our vessel, as we sail to Edfu. Alternatively, choose to take an optional excursion by bus or plane to legendary Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II. We dock overnight in Edfu.

Day 10 : Luxor

Location: Luxor

Accommodation: Presidential Nile Cruises vessel (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We continue the return journey along the Nile to Luxor.

Day 11 : Luxor

Location: Luxor

Accommodation: Presidential Nile Cruises vessel (4-star)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we visit two astonishing temples on the East Bank of the Nile - Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple, once linked by the wonderful Avenue of Sphinxes. Karnak in particular is absolutely breathtaking; a complex of more than 100 hectares (larger than some ancient cities) with immense pylons and obelisks, tranquil lakes and sanctuaries and the Hypostyle Hall, where 134 soaring columns, each with a diameter of more than 3m, are arranged in perfect geometric rows, all covered in exquisite hieroglyphs.

Day 12 : Luxor - Uk

Location: Luxor

Meals Included: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

What's Included

  • Visits to Pyramids at Giza; West Bank of Luxor; Temple of Kom Ombo; High Dam; Temple of Philae; Nubian Museum; and East Bank of Luxor

  • Tour to Alexandria with local guide

  • Felucca ride on the Nile

  • Accommodation

    4 nights in hotel and 7 nights cruise on Presidential Nile Cruises (accommodation as specified or similar)

  • International and internal flights as detailed. Prices are based on return flights with EgyptAir from London Heathrow (may be indirect via Cairo). Supplements may apply from other airports

  • Meals

    29 meals: 11 breakfasts (days 2-12) 7 lunches (days 5-11) 11 dinners (days 1-11)

  • Selected drinks during meals on board

  • Single-entry tourist visa

  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service

  • Fully Guided

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What's Not Included

Accommodation

7 nights of the trip will be a seven-night river cruise along the Nile aboard the MS Nile Plaza - a small ship that carries a maximum of 110 passengers, with 55 cabins, a restaurant, bar and sundeck.

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there an optional excursion available to Abu Simbel?

    Yes. On day 9, there is a guided excursion that takes you to the wonderfully preserved temples of Abu Simbel. Carved out of the side of asandstone rock cliff and built by Ramses II between 1300-1233 BC, this ancient temple of worship is consideredone of the greatest engineering feats of all time. Twice yearly, during the equinox, the sun rises in front of thetemple and lights up the innermost chamber and the statues - including the face of Ramses II. You can choose totravel to Abu Simbel by coach or by air. By coach - From £100 per person (locally booked); By air - From £260 per person (locally booked). The excursion requires a minimum of 6 passengers to operate.

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

    4- star

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    16+ age people can go on this tour.

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Do I have to pay a Single Supplement?

    In most cases a single supplement will apply. If the price for a Single room for sole occupancy is not shown, please ask our team for details and we will be able to check the details for you.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    We've been taking our customers across the world on escorted tours for more than 40 years

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Our commitment to sustainable travel is part of our ethos. We love exploring the world and hope that, alongside our customers, we can be part of a bigger change in respecting the people and wildlife on our planet and minimising the impact we have on our environment.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    With some COVID-19 rules and restrictions still in place there are a few details that you need to know. This information is subject to change. It’s your responsibility to monitor changes and ensure you fulfil all relevant criteria for travel. Rest assured that we’re on hand to help and answer any questions you might have.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    You’ll receive your Final holiday documents via email approximately 14 days prior to your departure.

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Brian Jones (Google Reviewer)  

Recently returned from the great...

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Sarah Hoad  

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04-Oct-2022

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29-Dec-2022

I have used other travel operators; this was the 1st time of touring with Titan----Israel, The Holy Land, from being collected from home and returned at the end of the holiday this was an unforgettable experience; the Tour Manager, a PhD Archaeology made the whole tour so interesting, he enlightened us throughout each day from an historical, archeological and Biblical viewpoint, bringing each site we visited come to life, and went over and above his remit escorting us for evening trips around the local area; thanks also to our very patient driver who coped with the very busy traffic; our hotels were good, professional and pleasant staff and really good food; I would recommend Titan to anyone looking for a fascinating tour with excellent efficient service thank you Titan nor just for a holiday for a memorable experience

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We had a fantastic holiday...

26-May-2023

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Nic (Google Reviewer)  

Wonderful travel company I booked my...

15-Jun-2024

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Susan Hawken (Google Reviewer)  

THE GREAT INDIAN RAIL JOURNEY!!!!...

03-Feb-2024

THE GREAT INDIAN RAIL JOURNEY!!!! (Dreadful) Avoid Titan and Saga at all costs. False descriptions of the tour and dreadful administration Returned to the UK last evening with a great sigh of relief after the worst holiday ever. 1. No block booking of airplane seats by Titan. (Husband and I sat apart on the long, overnight flight) 2. Unable to pre-book seats as Titan reference numbers did not coincide with anything. 3. Husband and I not sat together on any of the train journeys! In fact, on one occasion I was sat, alone on a sleeper carriage, a couple of carriages away from the rest of the group who were scattered over two or three carriages. Terrifying as a female to be sat alone in the midst of noisy locals!!!!! (Eventually the guide, Rahi, did come to rescue me and found a seat near the main group) 4. The guide, Rahi, would usually get off the coach and begin walking off without waiting for all the group to disembark the coach. (Spot the guide in the crowd!) 5. The guide, Rahi, refused to use any identifying prop such as a flag, hat, jacket or umbrella. Frightening to be in the manic crowds of Delhi and other crowded places to be unable to see the guide. 6. NO AUDIO HEADSET system on any excursion 7. The guide, Rahi, didn’t face the whole group, but stood sideways on and was unable to be heard by the majority. 8. OUTRAGEOUS behaviour by the guide when he enquired as to the whereabouts of my husband, whom I explained was in bed with an upset stomach and was feeling unwell. Rahi DID A REVERSE AIR PUNCH😳😳. This was in response to an earlier conversation when my husband had complained about our separate seating arrangements. TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL 9. When we arrived at Heathrow to find our aircraft seats were not allocated, we were advised to speak to our guide on arrival at Delhi. Rahi merely shrugged his shoulders and said he couldn’t do anything. 10. Tour pace incorrect - gruelling pace and only half a day relaxation due to the guide, Rahi, throwing in visits to shops and factories fie him to earn his commission as I head him tell another!!!!!!! 11. When off loaded the return flight due to illness, we were unable to get in contact with Titan/Saga. Left in Delhi without an hotel or flight!!! Found accommodation but didn’t remove shoes or clothes due to the poor standard. Final summary: Poor, disappointing, inefficient, incompetent, misleading, misrepresentations, are just a few words to describe.

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