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Stunning Egypt 12 Day Vacation With Nile Cruise From USA

Step into a stunning Egypt 12-day vacation with Nile cruise from USA. Explore the great attractions of Egypt’s famous cities, Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan. Sail the peaceful Nile for three nights from Aswan down to Luxor. Relax in Hurghada and enjoy the sunny beaches and the beautiful underwater world of the Red Sea.

Begin your Egypt 12-day vacation from the USA in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and the Egyptian Museum. Venture from Cairo to Alexandria to explore its wonderful attractions.Fly from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor.

Discover the great sights along the Nile valley from Aswan to Luxor. Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, and the most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Rove through the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple.

Travel from Luxor to Hurghada for some relaxation on the beaches of the Red Sea. Explore the wonderful underwater world of the Red Sea. Fly from Hurghada back to Cairo for the rest of your 12-day tour to Egypt from the USA.

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 04 nights
  • 5-star standard Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • 5-star standard hotel in Hurghada on an All-inclusive basis for 04 nights
  • 25 meals: 11 breakfasts, 07 lunches, and 07 dinners
  • Drinks at Hurghada hotel
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada
  • 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 12 Day Vacation With Nile Cruise From USA
  • 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 from Aswan down to Luxor on a 5-star cruise ship for three nights
  • The wonderful sunny beaches of the Red Sea and its awesome underwater world in Hurghada
  • 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
Egypt 12 Day Vacation With Nile Cruise From USA

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 for free time and the beginning of your 12-day Egypt vacation from USA.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your incredible 12-day adventure from USA kicks off today, and you’re starting in grand style – the Giza Plateau! Stand in awe before the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure – these majestic monuments are testaments to human ingenuity and a wonder of the ancient world. Witness the enigmatic Sphinx, a mythical creature guarding the plateau with its timeless gaze.

Delve into the fascinating history of the pyramids. Learn how these colossal structures were built thousands of years ago, and explore the theories behind their purpose. Prepare to be amazed by the engineering marvel that is the Great Pyramid – the only remaining wonder of the ancient world!

Travel to Saqqara, home to the Step Pyramid of King Djoser. This pioneering structure represents the early stages of pyramid development and offers a glimpse into the evolution of these iconic tombs.

Get ready for an unforgettable day filled with exploration, discovery, and wonder!

Day 3Alexandria wonders

Today, on your 12-day Egypt vacation from USA, you will explore the enchanting City of Alexandria, which served as the capital during the Greco-Roman era. 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 return back to Cairo.

Day 4Egyptian 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.

Return back to your hotel for a free evening in Cairo.

Day 5Fly to Aswan - Aswan Tour - Nile cruise

Your 12-day Egyptian odyssey from USA continues as you head south to Aswan, the gateway to your exciting 3-night Nile cruise

Be greeted by your friendly guide upon arrival at Aswan Airport outside the terminal. Immerse yourself in the vibrant city of Aswan. Witness the marvel of modern engineering at the High Dam. Journey back in time as you explore the captivating Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Unravel the secrets of ancient Egypt at the granite quarries where the Unfinished Obelisk stands silent sentinel.

Board your Nile cruise ship and settle into your comfortable cabin. As the sun dips below the horizon, Aswan’s magic unfolds, promising a night of tranquility and anticipation for the adventures to come.

Optional tour: Tour to the Nubian Village in Aswan

Day 6Aswan - Kom Ombo Temple

This morning presents exciting options:

  • Relaxation Awaits: Unwind on the sundeck, soak up the scenic Nile views, or indulge in a refreshing dip in the pool.
  • Abu Simbel’s Grandeur (Optional): Embark on an unforgettable excursion to witness the awe-inspiring temples of Abu Simbel, carved directly into a mountainside.

As the midday sun warms the air, your Nile cruise sets sail for Kom Ombo. Disembark and explore the unique Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Horus and Sobek. Enjoy a short visit to the Crocodile Museum, before you go back to your river cruise to set sail to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.

Day 7Edfu - Esna - Luxor

Awake to the lively sounds of Edfu as horse-drawn carriages await to whisk you away on an enchanting adventure. Delve into the heart of Edfu and explore the magnificent Temple of Horus, a marvel of ancient Egyptian architecture.

As the day progresses, your Nile cruise embarks on a journey to Luxor, passing through the intriguing Esna Lock. Upon arrival in Luxor, prepare to be dazzled by the grandeur of the Karnak Temple, a sprawling complex brimming with history. Later, immerse yourself in the Luxor Temple, a captivating structure standing testament to the pharaohs’ power.

After a day filled with awe-inspiring sights, settle into your comfortable accommodations in Luxor, ready to dream of ancient wonders.

Day 8Luxor West Bank - Hurghada

Bid farewell to your Nile cruise as you disembark in Luxor. Prepare to be transported back in time as you explore the legendary Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs rest in their eternal slumber. Witness the architectural marvel of Hatshepsut’s Temple, a testament to the reign of a powerful female pharaoh. Stand in awe before the colossal statues of Memnon, guardians of Luxor’s ancient past.

After a morning filled with discovery, transfer to Hurghada, a paradise beckoning with its pristine beaches and turquoise waters. As your 12-day Egyptian adventure from USA draws to a close, embrace the tranquility of the Red Sea. Sink your toes into the soft sand, bask in the warm sunshine, and indulge in well-deserved relaxation.

Optional tour: Sunrise hot air ballooning over Luxor

Day 9Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 10Hurghada

Free day. Tours such as diving, glass boat, safari, snorkeling, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 11Fly back to Cairo

Transfer to Hurghada Airport to fly to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel. Enjoy the final night of your Egypt 12-day vacation from USA.

Day 12End of your Egypt 12-day vacation with Nile cruise from USA

Wrap your Egypt 12-day vacation with Nile cruise from USA 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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