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Egypt 10-day tour from the UK, Cairo stay, and 7 nights Dahabiya Nile cruise. Explore the great highlights of Cairo and sail the peaceful Nile like a pharaoh on a small luxury boat, Dahabiya Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan. Enjoy one of the best Egypt holiday packages from the UK.
Begin your Egypt 10-day holiday (Cairo & 7 nights Dahabiya Nile cruise) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and the Egyptian Museum. Fly from Cairo to Luxor to begin your 7-night Dahabiya Nile cruise up to Aswan and then back to Luxor. Explore the mighty sights along the Nile valley between Luxor and Aswan.
Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Rove through the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple. Explore the most intact temple in Egypt, Edfu Temple. Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan. Sail down from Aswan back to Luxor for the rest of your 10-day Egypt itinerary from the UK.
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 of “Egypt Best Vacations” who will help you through the arrival and visa regulations. Transfer to your hotel for free time.
Your actual Egypt 10-day holiday (Cairo & 7 nights Dahabiya cruise) just starts right now.
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, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara.
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 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 to Cairo Airport to Fly to Luxor to begin your 7-night Dahabiya Nile cruise. Transfer from Luxor Airport to your Dahabiya cruise.
Back to your Dahabiya Nile cruise to set sail to Esna. Enjoy your lunch and dinner while sailing. Overnight is in Esna.
Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor
You will wake up on the voices of the horsemen who are waiting to take you to the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This temple is the most intact temple in Egypt and was built during the Greco-Roman period. After visiting the temple, the Dahabiya cruise will sail up to Kom Ombo to visit the twin Temple of Sobek, the Crocodile god, and Horus, the falcon god. Then proceed to the Crocodile Museum in the vicinity of the temple. After the tour, the Dahabiya will sail up to Aswan where it moors for the next two days.
Today, the Dahabiya moors in Aswan, so you are able to visit the phenomenal Temples of Abu Simbel (optional trip), or take a walk in Aswan or relax onboard.
The Dahabiya sets sail back to Kom Ombo, stopping to visit Kom Ombo Temple (new arrival guests). You have a free day onboard to enjoy cruising.
The Dahabiya sets sail from Kom Ombo down to Edfu, stopping there for new guests to visit the Temple of Edfu. Then set sail down to Luxor via the lock of Esna.
Transfer to Luxor Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.