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11 Days / 10 Nights
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Cairo
Luxor
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 12
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11 Day Luxor to Cairo Nile Cruise for Solo Travelers

Embark on an unforgettable 11-day Luxor to Cairo Nile cruise for solo travelers, exploring Egypt’s ancient wonders and modern traditions. This Egypt Nile River cruise promises a rich blend of history, culture, and scenic beauty.

Start your adventure in Luxor, home to the magnificent Karnak Temple. As the largest religious building ever constructed, Karnak offers a deep dive into ancient Egyptian spirituality. Solo travelers can explore the grand columns and detailed hieroglyphs at their own pace.

Sail to Dendera and visit the Temple of Hathor. Known for its well-preserved carvings and vibrant ceiling paintings, Dendera Temple is a must-see. The site provides insight into ancient Egyptian worship practices, perfect for those traveling alone and seeking personal reflection.

Continue to Abydos, where the Temple of Seti I stands as a testament to Egypt’s rich heritage. The intricate reliefs and sacred Osireion make Abydos a highlight of the 11-day Nile cruise itinerary. El-Minya reveals the Bani Hassan tombs, offering a glimpse into Middle Kingdom Egypt. The colorful tombs showcase daily life scenes, giving solo travelers a unique perspective on ancient Egyptian society.

Arriving in Cairo, embark on a Cairo pyramids tour, visiting the iconic Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx. Explore the Egyptian Museum, home to countless artifacts that narrate Egypt’s illustrious history. Conclude your Luxor to Cairo Nile cruise with more of Cairo’s wonders. Enjoy local cuisine, bustling markets, and the city’s vibrant culture. This journey offers solo travelers both adventure and solitude, blending the old with the new.

An 11-day Nile cruise itinerary from Luxor to Cairo is ideal for solo travelers. Experience the magic of Egypt Nile River cruises, and uncover the timeless treasures of this ancient land.

Price from:

M/S Royale Jaz from or similar (5-star deluxe ship) (3.5 star in Europe & USA)

4610 USD per single traveler 

M/S Movenpick Darakoum or similar (5-star luxury ship) (4 star in Europe & USA)

5545 USD per single traveler

Please keep in mind that slight changes might occur due to circumstances beyond our control.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • Single basis accommodation on a 5-star Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 10 nights
  • 30 meals: 10 breakfasts, 10 lunches, and 10 dinners
  • All tours and sites as per the itinerary
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Licensed Egyptologist tour guide
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Arrival visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Any optional tour
Highlights of this 11 Day Luxor To Cairo Nile Cruise For Solo Travelers

This 11-day Luxor to Cairo Nile cruise for solo travelers offers a comprehensive and enriching experience, blending Egypt’s ancient wonders with modern comforts.

  • Karnak Temple: Explore the vast temple complex with its towering columns and detailed hieroglyphs.
  • Dendera Temple: Discover the well-preserved Temple of Hathor with its vibrant ceiling paintings and intricate carvings.
  • Temple of Seti I: Admire the detailed reliefs and the sacred Osireion in one of Egypt's most significant temples.
  • Bani Hassan Tombs: Explore the colorful tombs depicting scenes of daily life from the Middle Kingdom.
  • Giza Pyramids and Sphinx: Take a guided tour of Egypt’s most iconic landmarks.
  • Luxury Accommodation: Enjoy comfortable cabins with panoramic views of the Nile.
  • Gourmet Dining: Savor delicious meals featuring both Egyptian and international cuisine.
  • Safety and Convenience: Experience a secure and well-organized journey, perfect for solo adventurers.
Itinerary
11 Day Luxor To Cairo Nile Cruise For Solo Travelers

Day 1 Arrive in Luxor - Board your Nile cruise

Arrival at Luxor International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations“. Transfer to your Nile cruise ship to board your cruise ship and to begin your 11 day Luxor to Cairo Nile cruise for solo travelers . Free time on board. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 2Kings Valley, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon

Your actual 11 day Luxor to Cairo Nile cruise for solo travelers just begins right now. Today you will visit the West Bank of Luxor. Discover the magnificent tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings, where the kings of the New Kingdom were buried. The tombs in the Valley of the Kings are hewn out of the bedrock and decorated with scenes of the journey of the Sun-god Re through the underworld.

Then proceed to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut served as solo pharaoh for 20 years. End your tour at the impressive Colossi of Memnon. Return back to your Nile cruise for a free evening in Luxor.

Day 3Karnak & Luxor Temples

Visit the East bank of Luxor which includes the largest temple in the world, the Temple of Karnak. The Temple/Complex of Karnak was the great god’s chief sanctuary and much larger than any other monument in Egypt. This huge and splendid complex which actually contains many separate temples covers 1700 years of expansion and an area of 300 acres.

Then proceed to the majestic Temple of Luxor. The Temple of Luxor was built by the 18th Dynasty pharaoh Amenhotep III (1387-1349 BCE), the grandson of the military genius Tuthmosis III, and expanded by the 19th Dynasty pharaoh Ramses II (1279-1213 BCE). Numerous other sovereigns, including Tutankhamun, Horemhab, and Alexander the Great enriched the construction with reliefs, inscriptions, and minor buildings. Back to your cruise for a free evening in Luxor.

Optional tour: Hot Air Balloon Over Luxor

Day 4Luxor - Qena

Set sail to Qena. Visit the stunning Temple of the goddess Hathor at Dendera. The Temple of Dendera dates back to the Ptolemaic Period, although evidence points to older structures once existing on the site, dating as far back as king Pepy I, from the Old Kingdom. Among the temple’s most notable features are astronomical engravings on its ceiling.

Return back to your Nile cruise ship for a free evening in Qena.

Day 5Qena - Sohag

Set sail to Baliana to visit the magnificent Temple of pharaoh Seti I at Abydos. The Temple of Seti I at Abydos is amongst the most famous, cited by many as the most impressive religious structure still standing in Egypt. Unlike other Egyptian temples, it is L-shaped rather than rectangular and incorporates seven great doorways and seven sanctuaries. The temple was dedicated to the major gods Osiris, Isis, Horus, Amun-Ra, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah as well as the deified Seti I himself

Head back to your river cruise to set sail to Sohag. Overnight in Sohag.

Day 6Sohag - Tell El-Amarna

The 6th day of your 11 days Luxor to Cairo Nile cruise for solo travelers is a free day. Set sail to Tell El-Amarna to overnight there. Embrace the scenery. Capture memorable photos of the riverbanks, villages, and ancient ruins along the way. Enjoy onboard amenities.

Day 7Tell El-Amarna - El-Minya

Visit the City of Akhenaton at Tell El-Amarna. On a virgin site on the east bank of the Nile River, Akhenaten (Amenhotep IV) built the city about 1348 BCE as the new capital of his kingdom when he abandoned the worship of Amon and devoted himself to worship of the Aton. About four years after Akhenaten’s death (c. 1332), the court returned to Thebes, and the city was abandoned.

Continue to the City of god Thoth at Ashmounin. A provincial capital since the Old Kingdom of Egypt, Hermopolis developed into a major city of Roman Egypt, and an early Christian center from the third century. It was abandoned after the Muslim conquest but was restored as both a Latin Catholic (meanwhile suppressed) and a Coptic Orthodox titular see.

End your tour at Tuna El-Gabal.  It is the necropolis of Hermopolis Magna, ancient capital of the 15th nome and cult centre of Thoth, god of writing and sciences.

Go back to your cruise ship to set sail to El-Minya to overnight there.

Day 8El-Minya - Bani Suef

Today, your 11 days Luxor to Cairo Nile cruise for solo travelers takes you to visit the amazing tombs from the Middle Kingdom period at Bani Hassan. The tombs are located in two distinct areas: the upper and lower cemeteries. The tombs of the upper cemetery are a testament to the ancient Egyptians’ architectural skills. They were cut into the rock with great accuracy using simple tools like chisels with bronze blades, which were struck with wooden mallets. The tombs are the final resting places of the senior officials of this region, the 16th Upper Egyptian province, which was known as the Oryx nome. They date to the 11th and 12th Dynasties of the Middle Kingdom (c. 2055–1795 BC). The repetition of names like Baqet, Khety, and Khnumhotep through a number of generations suggests that many of the owners of these tombs were related.

Back to your cruise to set sail to Bani Suef. Overnight is in Bani Suef.

Day 9Bani Suef - Cairo

Set sail to Cairo. Upon arriving in Cairo, you will visit the Community of Religions. This tour includes the famous Coptic Hanging Church. Cairo’s Church of the Saint Virgin Mary was built on the ruins of the Roman Babylon Fortress. Because of its location over the ruins of the fortress, it is known as Al Mo’llaqah Chruch or the “Hanging Chruch.”

Then proceed to the Abu Serga Church. The Church of Abu Serga is located in the modern Old Cairo, in the midst of the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon. The Holy Family drank from a well in the church, so the church is characterized among the other Egyptian Coptic churches.

Then head to the Synagogue of Ben Ezra. Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo is one of the most important and largest synagogues in Egypt. The Synagogue is named after the great Jewish Rabbi Ezra the Scribe.

 Back to your cruise for a free evening in Cairo.

Day 10Giza Great Pyramids & Egyptian Museum

Visit the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure with the Sphinx at the Giza plateau. The Great Pyramids of Giza and the other Egyptian pyramids are very human monuments. Imagine the Great Pyramids of Giza 4000 years ago when they were complete with their limestone casings, their brilliance must have been blinding. Today, you will learn about the mysteries behind the pyramids.

Then visit the impressive Egyptian Museum with its impressive contents from all periods of Egyptian history. The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. The museum contains more than 120,000 pieces from all periods of Ancient Egyptian history. It was designed by the French Architect Marcel Dourgnon and built by an Italian company in 1902 during the time of Khedive Abbas Helmi II.

Return back to your cruise ship for the final night of your 11 day Luxor to Cairo Nile cruise for solo travelers.

Day 11End of your 11-day Luxor to Cairo Nile cruise for solo travelers

Conclude your 11 day Luxor to Cairo Nile cruise for solo travelers by disembarkation. Transfer to Cairo Airport. It is very sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next solo adventure in Egypt.

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