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Magnificent Egypt 10 Day Tour From UK: Cairo & 7 Nights Nile Cruise. Welcome to an extraordinary 10-day tour of Egypt, where you’ll embark on a captivating journey from the UK to the land of ancient wonders. Prepare to be enchanted as you delve into the rich history and timeless beauty of this remarkable country.
Begin your Egypt 10-day tour (Cairo & 7 nights Nile cruise) in Cairo. Witness the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza and explore the ancient treasures housed within the Egyptian Museum. Fly from Cairo to Luxor to begin your 7 nights Nile cruise up to Aswan, then down to Luxor.
Trace the path of pharaohs and emperors along the legendary Nile River. Immerse yourself in the majestic temples of Luxor, the graceful landscapes of Aswan, and the fascinating archaeological sites that line the riverbanks. This Cairo & 7 nights Nile cruise tour promises an unforgettable experience, where you will unravel the mysteries of Egypt’s past and create lifelong memories along the way. Get ready to set sail on a voyage of discovery and immerse yourself in the wonders of Egypt’s remarkable heritage.
Please bear in mind that while this itinerary is set up to start in Cairo and end in Luxor, it can also be altered to start in Luxor and end in Cairo.
Arrival at Cairo International Airport. Meet and assist by our representative “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 Cairo & 7 nights Nile cruise holiday.
Your actual Egypt 10-day holiday (Cairo & 7 nights Nile 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 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?
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 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.
Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of the Egyptian 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 protect 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 to Cairo Airport to Fly to Luxor to begin your 7 nights Nile cruise. Transfer from Luxor Airport to your Nile cruise ship.
Explore the glorious tombs of the Valley of the Kings. The pharaohs during the New Kingdom ceased building pyramids and cut their tombs deep into the mountain trying to hide them from grave robbers. There are 65 tombs in the Valley of the Kings, your guide will recommend the best 3 tombs of the ones open to visit.
From the glorious Valley of the Kings to the unique temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut who served as a solo pharaoh for about 20 years.
You will end your trip at the giant Colossi of Memnon which survives from the temple of pharaoh Amenhotep III.
Back to your Nile cruise to set sail to Edfu via the Lock of Esna. Overnight in Edfu.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor
Once you’ve finished breakfast, you will take a horse-drawn carriage to visit Edfu’s Temple of Horus, which was built during the Greco-Roman era and it is the most intact temple in Egypt. Following the visit to the temple at Edfu, the ship will sail up to Kom Ombo to visit the twin temple of Sobek, the Crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god, before visiting the Crocodile Museum near the temple. Following the temple visit, the ship will travel up to Aswan.
Overnight in Aswan.
Following breakfast, you will start your tour in Aswan. The first stop will be the High Dam, which was built in the 1960s to stop floods and generate hydroelectricity. Next, you drive to the granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk. Afterward, you will take a motorboat to visit the incredible Temple of Philae, which was built primarily during the Ptolemaic period. As a result of the dam construction, UNESCO had to move the temple to a new location.
Transfer back to your Nile cruise sip.
Optional tour: Nubian Village tour
Today, your Nile cruise ship moors in Aswan, so you are able to visit the phenomenal Temples of Abu Simbel (optional tour), or to take a walk in Aswan, or relax onboard.
It is the rout back to Luxor of your Nile cruise ship. So, it will set sail back to Kom Ombo, stopping there for the new guest to visit Kom Ombo Temple.
Then, the cruise ship sets sail from Kom Ombo down to Edfu, stopping there for the new guests to visit the Temple of Edfu. Then, it will set sail down to Luxor via the lock of Esna.
Today, you are visiting the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. 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 Luxor Temple. 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.
Transfer back to your river cruise ship for last night of your Cairo & 7 nights Nile cruise itinerary.
You will end your Cairo & 7 nights Nile cruise holiday with a transfer to Luxor Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.