Egypt Budget Tour With Nile Cruise In 9 Days

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Best Egypt Budget Tour With Nile Cruise In 9 Days

Embark on an exceptional voyage with our Egypt Budget Tour with Nile cruise in 9 days. An expedition meticulously curated to unveil the marvels of Cairo, Alexandria, and a captivating 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. This thoughtfully designed journey seamlessly blends iconic landmarks, vibrant city life, and the serene beauty of the Nile River, all within a budget-friendly framework.

Begin your 9-day Egypt budget tour with Nile cruise in Cairo. Stand awestruck before the Pyramids of Giza, their ancient stones whispering tales of pharaohs and forgotten eras. Explore the impressive contents of the Egyptian Museum. Bargain for treasures in the vibrant Khan el-Khalili bazaar, the air thick with exotic aromas and the cacophony of a thousand voices.

Explore the coastal allure of Alexandria, a city that seamlessly intertwines ancient history with modern charm, offering a unique fusion of cultural richness against a backdrop of Mediterranean allure. Wander the Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa, and stand where Cleopatra once walked. Soak in the Greco-Roman grandeur of this ancient city.

Board your sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 3-nights Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Discover the wonderful sites along the Nile valley from Aswan to Luxor. Explore the beautiful Philae Temple, the great Edfu Temple, the massive Karnak Temple, and the magnificent Valley of the Kings. Take the train from Luxor back to Cairo for the rest of your 9-day Egypt budget tour with Nile cruise.

This budget tour isn’t just about sightseeing; it’s about experiencing the heart and soul of Egypt. From the warm smiles of the locals to the rhythmic pulse of the Nile, every moment promises to be an unforgettable adventure. Join us for an unparalleled exploration that not only engages your senses but also crafts enduring memories of an affordable and extraordinary sojourn through the heart of Egypt.

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
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Day trip to Alexandria from Cairo
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan
  • Sleeper train from Luxor 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 9 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
  • 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 down 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 9 Days

Day 1Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Step off your plane in Cairo and let your budget Egyptian adventure begin! Egypt Best Vacations is here to ease your arrival – visa regulations, airport formalities, and a transfer to your hotel are all taken care of. Relax and get ready to conquer Egypt’s treasures in just 9 days!

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your Egypt budget tour with Nile cruise over 9 days, begins now. Commencing with a visit to the Giza Plateau today, your itinerary unfolds to showcase the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, alongside the iconic Great Sphinx. Prepare to explore the interior of Khufu’s pyramid, the sole surviving wonder of the ancient world. Are you ready for this extraordinary journey?

Today’s exploration extends beyond the structures themselves, delving into the history of the pyramids—how they were meticulously constructed and the purpose behind their creation. Following this, your adventure leads you to the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara, the first pyramid in history.

Cap off the day with a transfer to Giza Railway, where you will board a comfortable sleeper train bound for Aswan, marking the commencement of your 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Get ready to immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of the Nile River and the treasures it holds.

Day 3Aswan Tour - Nile cruise

For the next four days, the Nile transforms into your majestic chariot, carrying you past ancient wonders and vibrant landscapes. Your comfortable cruise ship becomes your haven, to witness the timeless dance of sun and sand. Each bend in the river unveils a new chapter in Egypt’s story, leaving you breathless with its grandeur.

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

Next, step into the enchanting Temple of Philae, dedicated to the enigmatic goddess Isis. Bathed in sunlight, its walls whisper tales of magic and love, echoing through the ages. And finally, marvel at the Unfinished Obelisk, a silent giant frozen in time, its story etched in the granite veins. Proceed to your Nile cruise ship.

Optional tour: Nubian Village tour

Day 4Aswan - 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 5Edfu - Esna - Luxor

Clip-clop through time aboard a traditional horse-drawn carriage as you arrive at the magnificent Temple of Horus in Edfu. Remarkably intact, it stands as a testament to ancient artistry, its walls adorned with intricate reliefs and hieroglyphs whispering tales of gods and pharaohs. Though the Sacred Lake and obelisks are mere whispers in the past, their absence only fuels the imagination.

With the Temple of Horus’s whispers fresh in your mind, your Nile chariot sets sail towards Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor, you will visit the impressive Karnak Temple and the majestic Luxor Temple. These temples were dedicated to Amun, Mut and Khonsu, the Theban Triad.

Day 6Luxor West Bank - Train back to Cairo

Commence your day with disembarkation, followed by a visit to the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings, the distinctive temple of the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, and the imposing Colossi of Memnon.

Conclude your Luxor exploration with a seamless transfer to Luxor Railway, where you will board a comfortable sleeper train for your journey back to Cairo.

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor

Day 7Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

Prepare to be awestruck by the majestic Egyptian Museum! Hundreds of artifacts span millennia, from pharaohs’ golden masks to Tutankhamun’s dazzling treasures. This immersive journey through Egypt’s past will leave you breathless.

Soar through time aboard a comfortable vehicle to the imposing Saladin Citadel. Built by the legendary Saladin to shield Cairo from invaders, this fortress whispers tales of chivalry and ancient battles. Stand atop its ramparts and marvel at the panoramas of the city unfolding beneath you. Bask in the ethereal beauty of the Muhammad Ali Mosque, nicknamed the “Alabaster Mosque” for its gleaming white stone. Its Ottoman-inspired architecture and intricate details offer a glimpse into another era of Cairo’s rich tapestry.

Lose yourself in a labyrinth of Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, vibrant alleyways brimming with spices, handcrafted treasures, and the cacophony of bartering vendors. Hunt for souvenirs, soak in the vibrant atmosphere, and let the spirit of this ancient market captivate you. Proceed to your hotel. 

Day 8Alexandria highlights

Immerse yourself in the timeless allure of Alexandria! Begin your adventure with the chilling whisper of history at the Roman Catacombs of Kom El-Shoqafa, where ancient tombs tell tales of Greeks and forgotten gods. Then, stand beneath the shadow of Pompey’s Pillar, its weathered stone a silent sentinel to an age of empires. Finally, crown your day at the Citadel of Qaitbay, a majestic fortress overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean, where centuries of stories come alive in the salty air.

Savor a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, relishing the flavors of Alexandria. Finally, return to Cairo with a heart full of wonder and a mind brimming with the echoes of history. Enjoy your final night of your Egypt Budget tour with Nile cruise in 9 days in Cairo.

Day 9End of your Egypt budget tour with Nile cruise in 9 days

As your 9-day Egypt budget tour with a Nile cruise comes to an end, experience a smooth transfer back to Cairo Airport, where your suitcase is filled with memories as precious and exotic as treasures. Although saying goodbye may be bittersweet, feel free to inquire with our guides about your future budget-friendly adventures in Egypt.

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