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Magnificent 7 Day Egypt Trip Cairo & River Cruise From Netherlands. Embark on a captivating journey through the timeless wonders of Egypt on a 7-day adventure that combines the vibrant city of Cairo with a captivating Nile River cruise along the legendary Nile River. From the Netherlands, you will be transported to a realm of ancient mysteries and awe-inspiring monuments, where the secrets of the pharaohs come to life.
Begin your 7-day Egypt Trip (Cairo & Nile River Cruise) in Cairo. The Great Pyramids of Giza and the fabulous contents of the Egyptian Museum await. Fly from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Explore the mighty sights along the Nile valley from Aswan to Luxor. Discover the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple, and the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Visit the most intact temple in Egypt, Edfu Temple, and the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan.
Unearth the treasures of an ancient civilization, bask in the beauty of the Nile’s serene landscapes, and create memories that will last a lifetime on this remarkable 7-day Egypt trip.
Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Transfer to your hotel for free time and the beginning of your 7-day Egypt trip from Netherlands.
Your actual 7-day Egypt trip (Cairo & Nile River Cruise) begins when our professional tour guide picks you up from your hotel to commence your tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Saqqara.
Today, you will explore the Giza Plateau. Today’s tour includes the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure with the great Sphinx. The only ancient wonder which still exists (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Are you ready to explore it from the inside?
Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were built, and why they were built. Then on to the first pyramid in history of mankind, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara. Saqqara is one of the most important and richest necropolises in Egypt. It was the cemetery of Memphis, the 1st capital city of United Egypt in 3200 BCE.
Transfer back to your hotel.
You’re going to spend the next four days of your 7-day Egypt trip onboard a River Nile cruise. So, we will transfer you to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile River cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Meet your guide just outside the arrival terminal at Aswan Airport to commence your tour.
Explore the highlights of the beautiful City of Aswan such as the High Dam, one of the great engineering feats of the 1960s. Then proceed to the beautiful Temple of Isis at Philae Island. This temple was built during the Greco-Roman era and, was dedicated to Isis, goddess of Love and Magic in ancient Egypt. You will end your tour at the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk.
Transfer to your Nile cruise ship. Overnight in Aswan.
Optional tour: Tour to the Nubian Village in Aswan
Enjoy a free morning on board your cruise ship or join us on an optional tour to the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel.
Your Nile cruise ship will set sail to Kom Ombo around the lunchtime. Disembark at Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek. It was built during the Greco-Roman period. It was built over the ruined temple of the New Kingdom. The temple began during the time of Ptolemy V and was completed by the time of Emperor Tiberius. The emperors Domitian, Caracalla, and others added to the temple. So it took about 400 years to finish.
Enjoy a short visit to the Crocodile Museum, before you go back to your Nile cruise ship to set sail to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.
Before/after breakfast, you will take a horse and carriage to the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple is the most intact temple in Egypt and it was built during the Greco-Roman period. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.
Take your carriage back to your cruise ship to set sail to Luxor via the Lock of Esna. Upon arrival in Luxor, you will visit the impressive Temple of Karnak and the majestic Temple of Luxor. Both temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad; Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Overnight in Luxor.
You will disembark from your Nile cruise ship after breakfast in order to explore the western side of Luxor. In the first part of your tour, you will have the chance to explore the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom were buried to be hidden from grave robbers. A total of 65 tombs can be found in the Valley of the Kings. Your guide will recommend the top three tombs that are open to the public that you should visit.
Then, you will proceed to the unique Temple of Hatshepsut, the female pharaoh who served as a solo pharaoh for about 20 years after convincing the people that she was a man. You will then visit the Colossi of Memnon which lies in the Temple of Amenhotep III. After this, you will take a transfer to Luxor Airport in order to catch our flight back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel for last night of your 7 day Egypt trip from Netherlands.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning Over Luxor
Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of Egypt’s past are displayed on the two floors of the museum.
In addition to the museum, you drive to the Citadel of Saladin, which was built in 1172 as a line of defense against the Crusades by the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin. In the citadel, one of the most prominent features is the White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha which has the famous clock he received from the French king Lewis Philippe and then he gave them the famous obelisk of Remises II from Luxor Temple, in return.
The tour of Khan El-Khalili will come next, it is one of the oldest bazaars in Egypt, which was created during the Fatimid Era.
This is the end of your 7 day Egypt trip from the Netherlands, then you will take a transfer to Cairo Airport in preparation for your final departure.