9 Day / 8 Night Cairo Alexandria & Nile Cruise Tour Package

9 Day / 8 Night Cairo Alexandria & Nile Cruise Tour Package

Tour program

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Discover the best sights in Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan & Luxor. It starts from Cairo by seeing everyone's dream "The Great Pyramids of Giza" besides many other things like The Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities  and the fantastic architectural buildings of Coptic and Islamic Cairo, then proceeds to Alexandria with its great Roman heritage including the Catacombs of Kom El Shouqafa, Pompey's Pillar .... etc.

Then aboard the Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan and discover the ancient wonders of the Nile River. Sailing and enjoying guided visits to some of Egypt’s greatest treasures, including Karnak, the Valley of the Kings and Aswan’s Philae Temple. Learn the secrets and stories behind the relics, and enjoy the comfortable onboard facilities in between tours, side by side being able to watch Egyptian life go on as you travel by. For more details ... Please see below!

Day 1

Upon arrival to Cairo Airport our Sharm Smile Tour representative will be waiting for you to pick you up to start your program by visiting the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities then taking your lunch at quality restaurant before going to the hotel (which is near the pyramids) to make your check-in and take your room. Afternoon (if it would be available otherwise it could be done on the last day) you will be picked up again to the Pyramids of Giza. Firstly, you will see the largest pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), known as the Great Pyramid, is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the World that still survives. Next to the Great Pyramid are the pyramids of the son Chephren and the grandson Mycarinous, you'll be able to take a close up look at the Sphinx, the legendary guardian that stands by the huge funeral complex with its lion body and the head of King Chephren, the tour also includes a visit to the Valley Temple, the place where the priests mummified the dead body of King Chephren, owner of the second pyramid.. In evening it will be free time & overnight in Cairo. The hotel accommodation in Cairo is based on B&B.

Day 2

After breakfast .... Our Egyptologist guide will pick you up to Saqqara (the necropolis of the Ancient Egyptians) of 30-minutes' drive to view the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world's oldest large-scale stone monument. There you will learn why it was built. You'll enjoy lunch at a nice local restaurant, then proceed to visit Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, which Situated on the summit of the Citadel of Salah El Din (constructed in 1183 AD), this Ottoman mosque is the largest to be built in the first half of the 19th century, and the most visible mosque in Cairo. Continue driving to the area Old Cairo; first stop will be the Hanging Church which, built in the 7th century, this old church takes its name from its location: sited above a gateway in the old Roman fortress. Admire the courtyard and interior with its screens, marble pulpit and icons, and hear about its long history. Then proceed to visit Abu Serga church, where the holy family is said to have found refuge. Then, take a look at the Ben Ezra Synagogue, once a Christian church. Then proceed to visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, one of the most famous and oldest bazaars in the Middle East. By end you will be taken back to your hotel.

Day 3

After breakfast and making your check-out from the hotel .... Our Egyptologist guide will pick you up to Alexandria of 2 & half hours' drive. you'll enjoy personalized attention on your private tour of Alexandria. Your first stop in this historic city will be the catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa which are the largest known Roman burial site in Egypt. Moving on to visit Pompey's Pillar, which dates back to the 3rd century. The column is the last of the remaining relics of the Seraphim Temple during the Greco-Roman period, it is the biggest memorial column in egypt. Then, you will go to get a photo stop at Qaitbey's Citadel, which is considered one of the most important defensive strongholds, not only in Egypt, but also along the Mediterranean Sea coast. The Citadel is situated at the exact site of the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then enjoy having lunch at fish market restaurant. You will end your amazing tour by visiting the Modern Alexandria Library (visit its open court + free museums). After this trip you will be driven back to Cairo to get back to Cairo Railway Station to board the overnight sleeper train from Cairo to Luxor of ten hour trip (Dinner & Breakfast are included on board). In morning you will able to watch Egyptian life go on as you travel by.

Day 4

Upon your arrival to Luxor you will be met by our representative to take you to start your itinerary as following:- * Visit the West Bank of Luxor (Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon). * 12:00 Board the Nile Cruise. * Lunch on board. * Dinner on board. * Overnight in Luxor.

Day 5

* Breakfast on board. * Morning: Visit The East Bank of Luxor after Breakfast(Karnak Temples and Luxor Temple). * Lunch on board. * Noon : Sail to Edfu, on route passing via Lock of Esna. * Dinner on board. * Evening: Enjoy the night activities on board. * Overnight in Edfu.

Day 6

* Breakfast on board. * Morning : Visit of Edfu Temple (Horus temple) then Sail to Kom Ombo. * Lunch on board. * Afternoon: Visit of Kom Ombo Temple then sail to Aswan. * Dinner on board. * Evening: Enjoy the night activities on board. * Overnight in Aswan.

Day 7

* Breakfast on board. * Morning: Visit the High Dam and Philae Temple. * Lunch on board. * Afternoon: Felucca tour around Aswan Islands. * Dinner on board. * Overnight in Aswan.

Day 8

* 8:00am Check-out. * Breakfast on board. * Morning : Opportunity of optional tour to the Great Temple of Abu Simbel built by the king Ramses II (additional cost). Then our representative will take you to 4 star hotel in Aswan to make your check-in and stay for one night. The hotel accommodation in Aswan is based on B&B.

Day 9

After breakfast and making check-out from your hotel you will be transferred to Aswan domestic airport to fly back to Cairo airport where you will be met by Sharm Smile Representative to say good bye then to take your flight back home safely from the same airport. * In case of some place has been missed from the first day (due to international flight delay, something out of control .. etc). It could be done on this day after a prior coordination with Sharm Smile Tour Customer Services Department for more details.


* Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure.
* Accommodation in Cairo at 4 star hotel on B&B basis for 2 nights..
* Accommodation on board 5 star cruise on full board basis (3 meals included).
* Sleeper train tickets Cairo - Luxor (including dinner & Breakfast)
* Flight tickets Aswan / Cairo
* Sightseeing as per itinerary, including entrance fees.
* Professional English speaking Egyptologist tour guides.
* All transfers by modern air-conditioned vehicles.
* All service charges and taxes.


* International airfare.
* Entry visa to Egypt.
* Any optional tours not mentioned above.
* Extra expences
* Tipping for Cruise crew, tour guides and drivers.

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* Child is up to 11.99 years old.

* 0 - 01.99 Free of Charge.

* 2 - 5.99 pay 35% of tour price.

* 6 - 11.99 pay 70% of tour price.

* 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.

* Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person and not including Christmas, New Year, Egyptian Mid Term & Easter holidays.

* Reservations should be preferred as early as possible specially during the high seasons.

* Spaces will be secured upon receiving a deposit of 25%, and during the high seasons the required deposit is 50%.

* Itinerary items can be edited upon special requests.

* Extra fees may be applied for solo travelers.

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