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Egypt Budget Tour with Nile cruise in 15 days 

Embark on an extraordinary 15-day journey delving into the treasures of Egypt with our thoughtfully designed Egypt Budget Tour with Nile cruise in 15 days. This immersive experience seamlessly blends cultural exploration, historical wonders, and tranquil relaxation. Traverse the lively streets of Cairo, discover the enchanting allure of Alexandria, and set sail on a mesmerizing Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Amidst the ancient wonders of the pharaohs, take time to rejuvenate in the serene coastal haven of Hurghada

Begin your 15-day Egypt budget holiday with Nile cruise in Cairo. Stand awestruck beneath the colossal Pyramids of Giza, their golden flanks whispering tales of pharaohs and forgotten dynasties. Explore the magnificent contents of the Egyptian Museum. Wander the labyrinthine alleys of Cairo’s Khan al-Khalili market, a vibrant tapestry of scents, spices, and shimmering silks, where modern life dances with echoes of the past.

Venture to Alexandria to discover its great highlights, the Roman Catacombs and the Citadel of Qaitbay. Board your sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Glide down the majestic Nile, its fertile banks cradling millennia-old temples and tombs, bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun. Explore Philae Temple, Edfu Temple, Karnak Temple, and the Valley of the Kings.

Travel from Luxor to Hurghada for some relaxation on the Red Sea beaches. Dive into a kaleidoscope of colors beneath the waves of Hurghada, vibrant fish flitting through coral gardens, a symphony of life pulsating beneath the turquoise surface. Take a transfer back from Hurghada to Cairo for the rest of your 15-day Egypt budget tour with Nile cruise. 

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • 3-star hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis
  • 5-star standard Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • 3-star hotel in Hurghada on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Day trip to Alexandria from Cairo by car
  • Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada
  • Transfer from Hurghada to Cairo
  • 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 Budget Tour With Nile Cruise In 15 Days
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River from Aswan to Luxor on a 5-star cruise ship for three nights
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
  • The impressive Roman Catacombs in Alexandria
Itinerary
Egypt Budget Tour With Nile Cruise In 15 Days

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Step into the shimmering mirage of Egypt. Cairo’s sun-baked air greets you, carrying whispers of ancient tales on the desert breeze. “Egypt Best Vacations” welcomes you with open arms, bypassing airport queues and whisking you to your hotel. Settle in, knowing your 15-day Egypt budget odyssey awaits – a tapestry woven with sky-kissed pyramids, temples aglow under the golden sun, and turquoise dreams shimmering in Hurghada. Get ready to rewrite history, not as a dusty chapter, but as a vibrant memory etched in every epic heartbeat.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Egypt’s whispers echo, beckoning you to their embrace. This 15-day Egypt budget tour with Nile cruise starts now, with the Giza Plateau stretching before you like a dreamscape sculpted in sand.

The Great Pyramids rise, sentinels of time, their weathered stones whispering tales of pharaohs and forgotten dynasties. Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, giants bathed in the sun’s warm gaze, await your exploration. Khufu’s pyramid, the only wonder of the ancient world defying time, and feel the echoes of history resonate in your bones.

Today’s journey transcends mere sight. You will unveil the secrets of these marvels, the meticulous engineering that defied gravity and the mysteries that shroud their purpose. Then, you will travel back in time to Saqqara, where the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, the granddaddy of them all, stands proud. Immerse yourself in its storied stones, the cradle of pyramid evolution, and feel the weight of millennia beneath your feet.

Return to your hotel, your mind brimming with newfound wisdom and your heart echoing with the pulse of antiquity. This is just the beginning. So, shed your routine and embrace the extraordinary. With every step, your Egyptian adventure unfolds, a masterpiece you will paint with the vibrant brushstrokes of discovery. Let’s rewrite history, not in dusty tombs, but in the indelible tapestry of your memories.

Day 3Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

Dive into the heart of Cairo, where history hums on every corner and treasures unfold like desert dreams. Today’s adventure promises a kaleidoscope of epochs, from ancient artifacts to medieval fortresses and vibrant souks.

First, prepare to be spellbound by the Egyptian Museum. Tahrir Square’s grand dame houses a dazzling collection, whispering tales of pharaohs, gods, and forgotten dynasties. Stroll through two floors brimming with coffins, sarcophagi, hieroglyph-covered statues, and glittering gold, each object a time capsule whispering secrets of Egypt’s glorious past.

Next, you ascend to the Citadel of Saladin, a bastion of stone perched atop Mokattam Hill. Built in 1172 by the legendary Saladin to shield Cairo from Crusader attacks. This fortress whispers tales of battles won and empires defended. Stand on the battlements, soak in the panoramic vista of the city sprawled below, and imagine the clang of swords and the thunder of cannons that once echoed through these walls. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel.

From the Citadel, you descend into the heart of history – Khan El Khalili. This labyrinthine bazaar, the largest in the Middle East, is a cacophony of colors, scents, and haggling voices. Lose yourself in its maze of narrow alleyways, where merchants display their wares like shimmering jewels: spices that awaken the senses, and glittering trinkets that whisper of desert caravans and ancient trade routes. 

Return to your hotel, laden with treasures both tangible and intangible. The echoes of ancient chants from the museum, the whisper of desert winds on the Citadel ramparts, and the vibrant symphony of the bazaar will resonate within you, memories woven into the fabric of your very being.

Day 4Alexandria highlights

Forget the ordinary, embrace the extraordinary. Your 15-day Egypt budget tour whisks you away from the mundane to where ancient whispers dance on desert winds and history shimmers on the Mediterranean breeze. Today, Cairo bids farewell as Alexandria, a jewel on the silver ribbon of the Nile, beckons you with its treasures.

Dive into the labyrinthine world of the Roman Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa, where time stands still. Explore the cool depths of this necropolis, each chamber adorned with frescoes whispering stories of forgotten lives and ancient faiths. Here, the echoes of eternity mingle with the whispers of the living, weaving a tapestry of time.

Rise from the earth to the heavens, gazing upon Pompey’s Pillar, a titan of stone piercing the sky. This 27-meter monolith, a silent sentinel amidst the city’s bustle, whispers tales of Alexandria’s golden age. Imagine chariot races thundering beneath its imposing shadow, merchants haggling in bustling markets, and philosophers weaving their ideas into the fabric of history.

Next, stand upon the ramparts of the Citadel of Qaitbay,a fortress etched with the memory of sultans. Built by Sultan Qaitbay in the 15th century, this architectural marvel commands panoramic views of the Mediterranean, its salty whispers evoking forgotten battles and maritime adventures. Let the breeze carry you back to a time of Ottoman grandeur and whispered legends.

Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. With hearts full of wonder and bellies full of delight, we return to Cairo, carrying the whispers of Alexandria. This is just a glimpse of the magic that awaits on your 15-day Egyptian adventure, where every day promises a new treasure, a new chapter in the unfolding tapestry of your journey.

Day 5Spiritual Cairo

Immerse yourself in the ancient tapestry of Old Cairo on a captivating pilgrimage. Begin your journey at the Hanging Church, where centuries whisper from cobbled streets and sunlight slants through intricate stained glass. Let the echoes of Coptic hymns guide you to Abu Sega Church, a treasure trove of artifacts and murals that narrate tales of faith and resilience. Then, step across the threshold of the Ben Ezra Synagogue, a sanctuary where Jewish history resonates in stone and prayer.

As the sun dips below the horizon, embark on a sleeper train journey cloaked in moonlight, departing from Giza Railway. Awaken to the golden dawn bathing the Aswan shoreline, ready to set sail on a three-night odyssey down the majestic Nile. This timeless river holds the whispers of pharaohs and whispers of wind, promising an unforgettable voyage through Egypt’s heart.

Day 6Aswan Tour - Nile River cruise

For the next four days, prepare to be swept away on a magical chariot – the majestic Nile River. As you sail, ancient wonders will rise from the golden sands, each bend in the river unveiling a new chapter in Egypt’s breathtaking story.

Your adventure begins in Aswan, where a friendly guide will greet you at the railway station. Dive into the city’s highlights, starting with the monumental High Dam, a testament to human ingenuity that tamed the Nile’s mighty waters. Imagine the roar of engines and the dedication of countless laborers who sculpted this colossal marvel.

Next, step into the enchanting Temple of Philae, a vision of ethereal beauty dedicated to the enigmatic goddess Isis. Bathed in sunlight, its intricate carvings whisper tales of love and magic, echoing through the ages. As you explore its sun-drenched halls, lose yourself in the mysteries of ancient Egyptian beliefs.

And finally, stand in awe before the Unfinished Obelisk, a silent giant frozen in time. Its colossal form, etched in the granite veins, speaks of ambition and dreams left unrealized. This enigmatic monument will spark your imagination, inviting you to ponder the stories it could tell.

With memories of these wonders swirling in your mind, proceed to your Nile cruise ship, now even more excited for the adventures that await. This majestic vessel will be your home for the next four days, carrying you down the Nile on a journey through time and history.

Your comfortable cruise ship will be your haven. Relax on the sundeck, feeling the warm breeze and marveling at the endless expanse of the sky. Savor delicious meals prepared with fresh, local ingredients, and let the gentle rocking of the Nile lull you into a state of pure tranquility.

Optional tour: Nubian Village tour

Day 7Aswan - Kom Ombo Temple

Indulge in a leisurely morning at your own pace, or opt to join us on an optional tour to the remarkable temples of Abu Simbel.

As the clock approaches noon, your River Nile cruise ship will gracefully navigate to Kom Ombo. Upon disembarking, you will explore the fascinating twin Temple of gods Horus and Sobek. Erected over the remnants of the New Kingdom’s temple, this structure began during the reign of Ptolemy V and reached completion during the time of Emperor Tiberius. Notably, various emperors such as Domitian and Caracalla contributed to the temple’s enhancements, making it a testament to craftsmanship over approximately 400 years.

Before returning to your Nile cruise ship and sailing to Edfu, take a brief detour to the Crocodile Museum for a captivating visit. Prepare for an enchanting overnight stay in Edfu as you continue your cruise along the timeless waters of the Nile.

Day 8Edfu - Esna - Luxor

Begin your day with a charming ride through Edfu’s streets in a traditional horse-drawn carriage. Immerse yourself in the magnificence of the Temple of Horus, the most intact temple in Egypt. Marvel at its towering pylons, intricate hieroglyphics, and sun-drenched courtyards. Let the stories whispered by its ancient stones come alive as you explore its sacred halls.

Sail through the Esna Lock, a marvel of modern engineering that allows ships to navigate the Nile’s changing levels. Watch in awe as the massive gates swing open, revealing the shimmering expanse of the river beyond. As you arrive in Luxor, the “City of a Thousand Temples,” prepare to be dazzled by its ancient grandeur. 

Witness the breathtaking vastness of Karnak Temple, a sprawling complex that took centuries to build. Wander through its towering hypostyle hall, forest of stelae, and sacred precincts, feeling the weight of history wash over you. As the sun begins to set, lose yourself in the magic of Luxor Temple. Watch the golden light bathe its majestic pylons and intricate reliefs in a warm glow, and imagine the ancient rituals that once took place within its walls.

Rest on your Nile cruise ship, lulled by the gentle rhythm of the river and dreaming of the adventures that await tomorrow.

Day 9Luxor West Bank - Hurghada

Disembarking the Nile and Stepping into Luxor’s Wonders

Bid farewell to your floating haven and embark on a final day of awe-inspiring adventures. Today, the West Bank of Luxor calls, beckoning you with its ancient treasures and timeless stories.

Prepare to descend into the legendary Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs of the New Kingdom slumber in grand, rock-cut tombs. Prepare to be dazzled by intricate wall paintings depicting tales of gods, goddesses, and journeys to the afterlife. Next, ascend to the sun-drenched terraces of Hatshepsut’s magnificent temple. This architectural marvel is a testament to the reign of Egypt’s most powerful female pharaoh. Explore its colonnades, admire the vibrant relief depicting Hatshepsut’s legendary expedition to Punt, and stand in awe of its sheer scale and beauty.

Let your journey culminate at the Colossi of Memnon. These colossal twin statues, once guarding the entrance to Amenhotep III’s mortuary temple, have stood sentinel for millennia, their weathered faces hinting at forgotten stories. These are just a taste of Luxor wonders that await you on the West Bank of Luxor. 

And then, it’s time to transfer to Hurghada, where four days of tropical relaxation await. Your 15-day Egypt budget tour with Nile cruise is nearing its end, but the memories you’ve made will stay with you forever. So, soak up the sunshine on Hurghada’s pristine beaches, explore vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life, and savor the delights of this charming Red Sea resort. 

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon ride over Luxor

Day 10Hurghada

You can request a variety of tours, including diving, safaris, snorkeling, glass-bottom boat trips, and submarine rides.

Day 11Hurghada

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

Day 12Hurghada

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

Day 13Hurghada

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

Day 14Travel back to Cairo

Your 15-day Egyptian budget adventure draws to a close, but the decision now lies before you: linger in Hurghada’s paradise a little longer, or head to Cairo for a final Egyptian experience. If your international flight departs later in the afternoon, why not squeeze in another taste of Hurghada’s magic? 

For those whose international flight beckons with an early morning song, setting sail for Cairo offers a captivating farewell to Egypt. The drive itself is an adventure, traversing desert landscapes and picturesque towns before the bustling metropolis rises on the horizon.

Day 15End of your Egypt budget tour with Nile cruise in 15 days

Conclude your Egypt budget tour with Nile cruise in 15 days by choosing either a transfer from Hurghada to Cairo Airport or from your Cairo hotel to Cairo Airport. As you bid farewell, it is sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next budget adventure in Egypt.

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