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Unravel Ancient Egypt’s Wonders: 8-Day Classic Tour & Dahabiya Nile Cruise

Classic Egypt & Dahabiya Nile Cruise in 8 days. Best 8-Day Egypt Tour with Dahabiya Cruise. Do you yearn to unlock the mysteries of ancient Egypt, explore awe-inspiring temples, and sail serenely down the majestic Nile River? This 8-day adventure is designed for the curious explorer, promising an unforgettable experience that blends historical exploration with the tranquility of a traditional Dahabiya cruise. Sail the peaceful Nile like a pharaoh for three nights on a luxury small boat, Dahabiya Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor.

Begin your Classic Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise in 8 days in Cairo. Step into the shadow of the iconic Pyramids of Giza, marveling at their enduring grandeur. Immerse yourself in the bustling energy of Cairo’s Khan El Khalili Bazaar, where treasures and spices tantalize every sense. Explore the fabulous contents of the Egyptian Museum. Visit the first pyramid in history, the Step Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara, and the magnificent Citadel of Saladin.

Fly from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 3-night Dahabiya Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Embrace the tranquility of a Dahabiya Nile cruise, a unique vessel reminiscent of a bygone era. Sail past verdant landscapes and charming villages, witnessing the timeless rhythm of life unfold along the river.

Discover the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan. Explore the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Edfu. Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the impressive Karnak Temple. Fly from Luxor back to Cairo for the rest of your 8-day itinerary in Egypt.

Ready to embark on a transformative journey through the heart of Egypt? Book your Classic Egypt & Dahabiya Nile Cruise in 8 days. Best 8-Day Egypt Tour with Dahabiya Cruise. Unmask the Timeless Treasures: Pyramids & Dahabiya Nile Adventure today and unlock the magic!

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • 5-star standard hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Dahabiya Nile cruise on a full-board basis
  • 14 meals: 07 breakfasts, 04 lunches, and 03 dinners
  • Water, hot and soft drinks on the Dahabiya cruise
  • 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 8-Day Egypt Tour with Dahabiya Cruise
  • 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
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River like a pharaoh from Aswan to Luxor on a luxury small boat, Dahabiya Nile cruise for three nights
  • Ponder over the ancient Egyptian afterlife and underworld at the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
Itinerary
8 Day Egypt Tour with Dahabiya Cruise

Day 1 Arrival 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 and the beginning of your Classic Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise in 8 days.

Day 2Great Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your actual 8-day Egypt tour with Dahabiya Nile cruise (Classic Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise) begins when Egypt Best Vacations 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 visit 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 remains (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Are you ready to discover it from the inside? (Optional). Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were constructed, and why they were constructed. 

Then on to the first pyramid in history, 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 3Fly to Aswan - Dahabiya Nile cruise

You will spend the next four days of your Classic Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise in 8 days onboard a Dahabiya River Nile cruise. So, we will transfer you to Cairo Airport to fly to Aswan to begin your 3-night Dahabiya 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 Dahabiya Nile cruise. Set sail to Kom Ombo to overnight there.

Day 4Kom Ombo - Edfu

Visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum at Kom Ombo. Kom Ombo Temple 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 begore you go back to your Dahabiya Nile River cruise to set sail to Edfu to overnight there. 

Day 5Edfu - Esna - Luxor

Take a horse and carriage to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The Temple of Horus in Edfu is the most intact temple in Egypt and one of the most beautiful temples built during the Greco-Roman period. The temple is very intact, none of its elements are missing but the Sacred Lake and two obelisks. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.

Take your carriage back to your Dahabiya River Nile cruise to set sail to the lock of Esna. Go through the lock and continue sailing to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 6Luxor highlights - Fly back to Cairo

Disembarkation. Visit the magnificent Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom period were buried. Then proceed to the unique Temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, who ruled Egypt for about 20 years as a sole pharaoh. Continue to the giant Colossi of Memnon of Amenhotep III. 

Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant then proceed to the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. Both two temples were dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut and Khonsu. Transfer to Luxor Airport to fly to back to Cairo for the remaining of your 8-day Egypt tour with Dahabiya Nile cruise. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel in Cairo.

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor

Day 7Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

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.

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 at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Transfer back to your hotel.

Transfer to your hotel for final night of your Classic Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise in 8 days.

Day 8 End of your Classic Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise in 8 days

You will end your Classic Egypt & Dahabiya Nile cruise in 8 days with a transfer to Cairo Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.

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