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Best Egypt 10 Day Tour From UK: Cairo & 7 Nights Dahabiya Nile Cruise

Best Egypt 10-day tour from the UK, Cairo and 7 nights Dahabiya Nile cruise. Explore the great highlights and wonders of Cairo. 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.

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 for 02 nights
  • Dahabiya Nile cruise on a full-board basis for 07 nights
  • 23 meals: 09 breakfasts, 07 lunches, and 07 dinners
  • Water, hot and soft drinks on the Dahabiya Nile 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 Egypt 10 Day Tour From UK: Cairo & 7 Nights Dahabiya Nile 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
  • Ponder over the ancient Egyptian afterlife and underworld at the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River like a pharaoh from Luxor to Aswan on a luxury small boat, Dahabiya Nile cruise for seven nights
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
  • Visit the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu
Itinerary
Egypt 10 Day Tour From UK: Cairo & 7 Nights Dahabiya Nile Cruise

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Touch down in Cairo, the vibrant heart of Egypt, and embark on Cairo & Dahabiya cruise adventure brimming with ancient wonders and Nile serenity. Your journey begins at Cairo International Airport, where a friendly representative from “Egypt Best Vacations” will greet you with a warm smile and assist you with navigating arrival formalities.

Bypass the hustle and bustle, and let your dedicated guide handle the visa process. Settle comfortably into your private transfer and relish the anticipation as you journey towards your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to unwind and soak in the city’s electrifying energy.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your Cairo and Dahabiya cruise journey from the UK through Egypt’s timeless treasures bursts into life as your expert guide greets you at your hotel. With anticipation buzzing in the air, prepare to be awestruck by the iconic Giza Plateau.

Standing before the Great Pyramids of Giza – Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure – is an experience that transcends mere sightseeing. These colossal testaments to human ingenuity and ambition have captivated imaginations for millennia. Stand face-to- face with their breathtaking grandeur.

Feel the desert sun warm your skin as you marvel at the Sphinx, its enigmatic gaze seemingly piercing through time. Learn about the enduring mysteries surrounding this iconic monument. Ponder the secrets it whispers on the desert wind.

But the wonders of the day don’t end there. Journey next to Saqqara. A sprawling necropolis home to the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, considered the prototype for all the majestic pyramids that followed. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this architectural marvel. Step back in time to the dawn of pyramid construction.

As the sun dips below the horizon, transfer back to your hotel. Reflect on the awe-inspiring encounters of the day, and let the anticipation for the adventures that lie ahead fill your heart with excitement.

Day 3Egyptian 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 to Cairo Airport to Fly to Luxor to begin your 7-night Dahabiya Nile cruise. Transfer from Luxor Airport to your Dahabiya cruise.

Day 4Kings Valley, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon

Fuel your adventures with a delightful breakfast aboard your Dahabiya, watching the golden sunlight dance on the rippling Nile. Today, Luxor’s West Bank beckons, a realm teeming with ancient treasures waiting to be unearthed.

Delve into the mysteries of the Valley of the Kings, a hidden necropolis nestled in the shadow of the Theban Hills. Descend into the labyrinthine tombs, their colorful walls adorned with intricate scenes of deities, offerings, and the afterlife journeys of pharaohs. Each tomb whispers a unique story, offering a glimpse into the beliefs and aspirations of these ancient rulers.

Stand in awe before the Temple of Hatshepsut, a magnificent architectural marvel rising from the desert sands. This tiered masterpiece, dedicated to the powerful female pharaoh Hatshepsut, showcases the architectural genius of its era. Climb the ramps and terraces, marvel at the vibrant reliefs, and soak in the breathtaking panoramas of the valley below.

As the sun climbs higher, pay homage to the enigmatic Colossi of Memnon, two colossal statues guarding the entrance to a long-lost temple. Feel the weight of millennia in their weathered faces, and listen for the haunting “singing” they were once said to emit at dawn.

At the end of the tour, embark on a transfer back to your Dahabiya Nile cruise. Overnight in Luxor.

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor

Day 5Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples

Enjoy your breakfast, then take traditional horse-drawn carriage awaits to whisk you away to the Temple of Horus. Prepare to be awestruck by its sheer scale and impeccable preservation. Step through the monumental pylons, their hieroglyphics shimmering in the moonlight, and wander through the Hypostyle Hall, its towering columns reaching towards the star-studded sky.

Return back to your Dahabiya to set sail to Kom Ombo. Savor the sights of the ever-changing Nile landscape, dotted with verdant islands and ancient ruins bathed in the afternoon sun.

Kom Ombo awaits, its skyline dominated by the imposing silhouette of the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek. Disembark and prepare to be mesmerized by this unique architectural marvel, dedicated to both the falcon god Horus, protector of kings, and the crocodile god Sobek, lord of the Nile. Explore the temple’s mirrored sanctuaries, each adorned with intricate reliefs depicting offerings, rituals, and the harmonious balance between these powerful deities.

Next, delve into the fascinating world of the Crocodile Museum, its exhibits shedding light on the Nile’s ancient residents and their significance in Egyptian mythology and culture. At the end of your tourt, you will set sail to Aswan

Day 6Aswan Tour

Today, your journey delves into the heart of Aswan, unveiling its captivating tapestry of history, engineering marvels, and divine beauty. First, stand in awe before the Aswan High Dam, a colossal testament to human ingenuity. Feel the power of the tamed Nile coursing through its turbines, its life-giving waters nourishing the land and shaping the destiny of generations. Learn about the dam’s intricate construction, its impact on the environment, and its enduring legacy as a symbol of progress.

Next, embark on a boat trip to Philae Island, a jewel nestled amidst the sparkling waters of Lake Nasser. Here, amidst lush vegetation and serene tranquility, the Temple of Isis rises like a phoenix from the depths. Marvel at its intricate reliefs, depicting myths and rituals dedicated to the powerful goddess of magic and resurrection. Feel the whispers of ancient prayers echoing through the colonnades, and imagine the vibrant ceremonies that once unfolded within its sacred walls.

As the sun climbs higher, head to the captivating granite quarry of the Unfinished Obelisk. Imagine the colossal scale of this abandoned project, destined to become the largest obelisk ever erected, yet frozen in time amidst its creation. Trace the chisel marks left by ancient stonemasons, and ponder the stories etched into the silent monolith. This testament to human ambition and the unpredictable whims of fate offers a powerful insight into the grandeur and vulnerability of ancient Egypt.

As dusk paints the Aswan sky in fiery hues, return to your Dahabiya.

Day 7Free day in Aswan

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.

Day 8Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor

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.

Day 9Karnak & Luxor Temples

Awaken to the gentle rhythm of the Nile aboard your Dahabiya as the golden hues of dawn paint the sky. Savor a delicious breakfast on the sundeck, the cool breeze carrying the whispers of ancient tales. Today, you embark on a journey through time at Luxor, the legendary “City of a Hundred Gates.”

Your first stop: the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple, the largest religious complex ever built in the world. Step through the towering pylons, their hieroglyphics whispering stories of pharaohs and forgotten gods. Wander through the Hypostyle Hall, its forest of colossal columns reaching towards the heavens, their silent echoes carrying the weight of centuries.

Next, journey to the majestic Luxor Temple, a magnificent architectural masterpiece bathed in the golden light of midday. Witness the intricate reliefs adorning its walls, depicting scenes of battles, offerings, and religious rituals. Stand in the vast courtyard, once the stage for grand festivals. Let your imagination transport you back to the vibrant era of the New Kingdom.

Reflect on the significance of the Theban Triad, Amun, Mut, and Khonsu, whose divine presence permeates both Karnak and Luxor Temples. Feel the weight of history in every stone, every inscription, and every breath of air.

Return to your Dahabiya for a leisurely lunch and a delightful dinner. Savor the flavors of authentic Egyptian cuisine while enjoying the serene Nile vistas. Overnight in Luxor, lulled by the gentle rhythm of the river and the whispers of ancient dreams.

Day 10End of your Egypt 10 day tour from UK to Cairo & 7 nights Dahabiya Nile cruise

Wrap your Egypt 10 day tour from UK to Cairo & 7 nights Dahabiya Nile cruise 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.

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