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9 Day Egyptian Treasures: Cairo, Alexandria, And Nile Cruise Tour

Fabulous 9-day Egyptian Treasures: Cairo, Alexandria, And Nile Cruise tour. Welcome to the Egyptian Treasures tour, an unforgettable 9-day journey through the heart of Egypt to Cairo & Nile cruise. This tour takes you on a journey through the fascinating history and culture of Egypt, from the Great Pyramids of Giza and the ancient Library of Alexandria to the stunning temples and monuments along the Nile River.

Starting in Cairo, you will explore the bustling capital city and visit some of the most iconic landmarks in Egypt, including the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum. Then, you will travel to Alexandria to discover the city’s rich history and cultural heritage. Here, you’ll visit the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, and the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Your 9-day Cairo & Nile cruise tour continues with an unforgettable 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Sail down the Nile River and visit the High Dam of Aswan, the Philae Temple, the Kom Ombo Temple, and the Edfu Temple. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore the Karnak Temple and the Luxor Temple, two of the most significant temples in Egypt.

This tour is designed to give you a comprehensive and immersive experience of Egypt’s remarkable history and culture. So, come join us on this incredible journey and discover the wonders of Egypt!

Price Includes

  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • 5-star standard hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis for 05 nights
  • 5-star standard Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • 15 meals: 08 breakfasts, 04 lunches, and 03 dinners
  • Day trip to the highlights of Alexandria from Cairo
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Licensed Egyptologists tour guides
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Arrival visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and drinks when not included
  • Any optional tour

Children Policy

  • Children from 0 – 2 years get 70% off
  • Children from 3 – 5 years get 60% off
  • Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
  • Children from 12 years are considered adults
Highlights of this 9-day Egyptian Treasures Tour: Cairo & Nile cruise adventure
  • Visiting the only ancient wonder still standing, the Great Pyramid of Khufu when you visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the giant Sphinx
  • The fabulous contents of the impressive Egyptian Museum
  • The magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings in Luxor
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River from Aswan down to Luxor on a 5-star cruise ship for three nights
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
  • The stunning Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa in Alexandria
Itinerary
9 Day Egyptian Treasures: Cairo, Alexandria, And Nile Cruise

Day 1Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

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 9-day Egyptian Treasures tour to Cairo & Nile cruise.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your actual 9-day Egypt tour (Cairo & Nile cruise package) kicks off as our professional tour guide collects you from your hotel, initiating your exploration of 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. 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.

Day 3Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

Explore the fabulous contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Thousands of artifacts from all periods of Egyptian history are displayed on the two floors of the museum.
From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to defend Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel. You will finish your tour today at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Transfer back to your hotel.

Day 4Alexandria highlights

Today, you travel through time! Alexandria, once the glittering crown of Greco-Roman Egypt, beckons, ready to unfold its ancient secrets and timeless allure. Prepare to walk in the footsteps of pharaohs and philosophers as your 9-day Cairo & Nile cruise package continues.

Your tour includes the famous Roman Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa. The catacombs are huge Egyptian tombs and royal cemeteries with Ptolemaic and Roman influences. The catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa are one the largest Roman burial sites not just in Alexandria but in Egypt. These catacombs started as a private tomb for a wealthy family, then became a public cemetery. The catacombs house more than 300 tombs.

From the catacombs to the Pompey’s Pillar. Many of the ancient historians did not tell us more details about the “Pompey’s Pillar” but about the buildings that stood nearby and have disappeared now. The hill on which the pillar is erected was covered with temples and houses a long time before the Roman era. It was the place of the Citadel of Rhakotis. A temple was dedicated to Osiris-Serapis was built on the mountain.

Then proceed to the Citadel of Qaitbay. The Citadel of Qaitbay in Alexandria is one of the most important fortifications in Egypt. It was constructed by Sultan Al-Ashraf Qaitbay to defend Egypt against the Ottomans/Turks.

End your tour in Alexandria with visiting the Library of Alexandria from the outside. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant, then travel back to Cairo.

Day 5Fly to Aswan - Aswan Tour - Nile Cruise

For the ensuing four days of your 9-day Egyptian adventure, you will be cruising along the River Nile aboard a comfort cruise ship. 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 

Day 6Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu

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.

Day 7Edfu - Esna - Luxor

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.

Day 8Luxor West Bank - Fly back to Cairo

Disembarkation. Visit the impressive Valley of the Kings. The Valley of the Kings is one of the most important highlights not only in Luxor but throughout Egypt. The Ancient Egyptians named it (Ta-Iset-Ma’at), which means “the Place of Truth”. The Valley of the Kings is the necropolis of the great Egyptian pharaohs of the 18th to the 20th Dynasty (1550-1080 BCE). Tuthmosis I was the first pharaoh who was buried at the Valley of the Kings while Ramses XI was the last pharaoh who was buried there.

From the Valley of the Kings to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who served as a sole pharaoh for about 20 years. Then proceed to Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III for a photo stop.

Transfer to Luxor Airport to fly back to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel in Cairo for final night of your 9-day Cairo & Nile cruise tour package.

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor

Day 9End of your 9-day Cairo & Nile cruise tour

Wrap your 9-day Egypt Cairo & Nile cruise tour, so we will transfer you to Cairo Airport for your final departure. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.

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