11 Days Glory Of Egypt & The Nile Tour

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11 Days Glory Of Egypt & The Nile Tour

Discover the highlights of Egypt and the Nile on this 11-day tour, ’11 Days Glory of Egypt & the Nile Tour’. Explore the highlights of Cairo. Sail the magnificent Lake Nasser from Abu Simbel to Aswan on a 5-star cruise ship. Sail the peaceful Nile like a pharaoh from Aswan to Luxor on a luxury small boat, Dahabiya Nile cruise.

Begin your 11-day trip to Egypt (11 Days Glory of Egypt & the Nile Tour) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the first pyramid in the history of mankind, the Step Pyramid of King Djoser at Saqqara. Discover the stunning contents of the Egyptian Museum and the impressive Citadel of Saladin.

Fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel to begin your 3-night Lake Nasser cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan on a 5-star cruise ship. Discover the great temples along the Lake. Explore the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel and the wonderful Temple of Kalabsha.

Disembark your Lake Nasser cruise to embark on your Dahabiya Nile cruise. Enjoy your 3-night Dahabiya Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Explore 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, Edfu Temple. Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor. Fly from Luxor back to Cairo for the rest of your 11-day vacation in Egypt.

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 Lake Nasser cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • Dahabiya Nile cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • 33 meals: 10 breakfasts, 07 lunches, and 06 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 11 Days Glory Of Egypt & The Nile Tour
  • 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 magnificent Lake Nasser from Abu Simbel to Aswan for three nights
  • Visiting the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River like a pharaoh on a luxury small boat, Dahabiya Nile cruise for three nights
  • 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
11 Days Glory Of Egypt & The Nile Tour

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Let the magic of Egypt embrace you as you land at Cairo International Airport. Our dedicated “Egypt Best Vacations” representative greets you and effortlessly navigates arrival procedures, ensuring a smooth transition into your 11 days Egypt and Nile adventure. Relax and settle into your comfortable hotel, knowing your journey is off to a seamless start.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Dawn paints the pyramids gold as your Egypt Best Vacations guide whispers the ancient secrets they hold. Today, the Giza Plateau beckons, its sandstone giants silhouetted against the sky. Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, testaments to an empire’s brilliance. The only ancient wonder which still exists (Khufu’s pyramid) awaits you. Today you will learn about the history of the pyramids, how they were built, and why they were built.

Then, journey through time to Saqqara, where the enigmatic Step Pyramid of Djoser, the first of its kind, still dominates the sands. Wander amongst the tombs of Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital, and feel the weight of history resonate in every step. At the end of the tour, you will return to your hotel, dreaming of pharaohs and forgotten dynasties.

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

Welcome to a day immersed in Cairo’s captivating tapestry, where ancient wonders collide with medieval marvels. Get ready to explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum. Conquer the imposing Citadel, and lose yourself in the labyrinthine charm of Khan el-Khalili bazaar.

Step into the majestic Egyptian Museum, a veritable treasure trove housing over 120,000 artifacts spanning 5,000 years of history. Two floors unfold before you, each brimming with stories etched in stone, gold, and papyrus. Marvel at the colossal statues of Ramses II, and witness the intricate mummies that defy the sands of time. Your expert guide will unlock the secrets of each object, bringing pharaohs and their dynasties back to life.

Soar atop the formidable Citadel, a fortress built by Saladin himself in 1172 to defend Cairo against the Crusaders. Feel the weight of history in its impregnable walls as you take in breathtaking panoramic views of the city sprawled below. Immerse yourself in the architectural splendor of the Mosque of Muhammad Ali Pasha, a dazzling edifice adorned with alabaster and Ottoman motifs. Its alabaster dome, visible from afar, stands as a beacon of Cairo’s rich Islamic heritage.

Lose yourself in the labyrinthine alleys of Khan el-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East. This historical market, dating back to the 14th century, pulsates with energy as merchants hawk spices, souvenirs, and vibrant fabrics. Haggle for unique treasures, sip fragrant mint tea in a hidden café, and soak in the intoxicating atmosphere of this ancient trading hub. As the sun dips below the horizon, let the cacophony of voices and the aroma of spices paint a memorable finale to your day.

Transfer back to your hotel, your heart brimming with the magic of Cairo’s timeless charm.

Day 4Fly to Abu Simbel - Lake Nasser cruise

Rise and shine, for today marks the first step into your dazzling four-day Lake Nasser odyssey! After savoring a breakfast at your hotel (or breakfast box), your Egypt Best Vacations representative or driver will whisk you to Cairo Airport for a quick flight to Abu Simbel. Anticipation buzzes in the air as you touch down, knowing the awe-inspiring temples await your arrival.

Upon landing, a warm welcome from Egypt Best Vacations greets you, guiding you seamlessly to your luxurious Lake Nasser cruise vessel. As the afternoon sun paints the sky, prepare to be spellbound by the phenomenal Temples of Ramses and Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Carved into the towering cliffs, these colossal testaments to ancient Egyptian prowess stand as guardians of the past.

Gaze in wonder at the Great Temple, dedicated to the legendary Ramses II, its colossal façade adorned with colossal 66-foot statues of the pharaoh himself. Step into the cool embrace of the temple’s interior, where intricate murals and inscriptions whisper tales of ancient victories and enduring devotion.

Next, turn your focus to the enchanting Small Temple, a monument to the boundless love between Ramses II and his beloved Queen Nefertari. Its delicate reliefs and vibrant colors showcase a softer side of the pharaoh, celebrating a love that transcended time.

Remember, even these majestic temples faced the threat of the rising waters of the Aswan High Dam. Witness the triumph of human ingenuity as you learn about the awe-inspiring operation that relocated these timeless treasures to their current haven.

As twilight paints the sky with fiery hues, settle into your cabin aboard your cruise, the memories of Abu Simbel shimmering in your mind. Your Lake Nasser odyssey has just begun, and a world of wonder awaits.

Day 5Qasr Ebrim - Amada

As dawn paints the desert in rosy hues, your Lake Nasser cruise ship casts off from Abu Simbel, embarking on a journey through time and landscapes. Today, you will encounter whispers of ancient Nubia and witness history standing defiant against the rising waters.

Rise to the top deck, where the panoramic vistas unfold like a living tapestry. In the distance, a lone sentinel emerges – Qasr Ebrim, the only Nubian monument still visible on its original site. Once perched atop a majestic 70-meter cliff, this fortress city now stands gracefully at the water’s edge, a testament to Nubia’s enduring spirit.

Let your imagination journey back in time, picturing bustling markets and echoing chants within Qasr Ebrim’s walls. Learn about its fascinating history, from its role as a trading hub to its valiant defense against Roman encroachment. As the ship sails past, soak in the timeless beauty of this ancient citadel, etched forever in the memory of the Nile.

Your odyssey continues as you set sail for Amada, a hidden gem nestled amidst the rugged cliffs. As the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows on the water, prepare for a magical overnight stay at this enchanting temple complex. Carved into the sandstone cliffs, the Temple of Amada whispers tales of love and devotion. Dedicated by Pharaoh Thutmose III to his Great Royal Wife Hatshepsut, its walls showcase intricate reliefs and vibrant colors, narrating the story of their reign and enduring partnership.

As dusk blankets the desert, settle into your comfortable cabin, lulled by the gentle lap of the Nile against the ship. Qasr Ebrim’s timeless whispers and Amada’s ancient whispers linger in the air, setting the stage for another day of wonder on Lake Nasser.

Day 6Wadi Es-Seboua - Dakka

Today at Amada, you will visit the Temple of Amada. Amada Temple was built during the 18th Dynasty (c. 1550–1295 BC) in the New Kingdom, the temple of Amada is one of the oldest of the ancient Egyptian monuments lying along the shores of Lake Nasser. The reliefs and inscriptions of the temple are very well preserved because they were covered with a layer of plaster when it was converted into a church.

You will also visit the Tomb of the Viceroy of Nubia, Pennut. Then, your Lake Nasser cruise ship will set sail to Wadi Es-Seboua. Here you are visiting the Temple of Wadi Es-Seboua, the Temple of Dakka, and the Temple of Maharaqa. Then set sail to Aswan for overnight.

Day 7New Kalabsha area - Dahabiya Nile cruise

Disembarkation. Visit the New Kalabsha area which includes the Temple of Kalabsha, the Temple of Beit El-Wali, and the Kiosk of Kertassi. This Temple of Kalabsha is the largest free-standing temple in Lower Nubia. It was built during the reign of Augustus (30 BC–14 AD), the first Roman emperor. Primarily dedicated to the Nubian god Mandulis, the gods Isis and her husband Osiris were worshipped here too.

Bid farewell to your Lake Nasser cruise ship as your 11 day Egypt and Nile itinerary has a new turn. Step into your Dahabiya Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor for three nights. Savor a delightful lunch on board as the Aswan shoreline unfolds before you. Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae, which dedicated to Isis, Goddess of Love and Magic in ancient Egypt

Return to your Dahabiya Nile River cruise. Set sail to Kom Ombo to overnight there.

Day 8Kom Ombo - Edfu

Visit the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek together with the Crocodile Museum at Kom Ombo. Kom Ombo Temple was built during the Greco-Roman period. It was built over the ruined temple of the New Kingdom. The temple began during the time of Ptolemy V and was completed by the time of Emperor Tiberius. The emperors Domitian, Caracalla, and others added to the temple. So it took about 400 years to finish.

Enjoy a short visit to the Crocodile Museum begore you go back to your Dahabiya Nile River cruise to set sail to Edfu to overnight there. 

Day 9Edfu - Esna - Luxor

Take a horse and carriage to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The Temple of Horus in Edfu is the most intact temple in Egypt and one of the most beautiful temples built during the Greco-Roman period. The temple is very intact, none of its elements are missing but the Sacred Lake and two obelisks. The Temple of Edfu is fully inscribed with reliefs and hieroglyphs on its exterior and interior walls.

Take your carriage back to your Dahabiya River Nile cruise to set sail to the Lock of Esna. Go through the lock and continue sailing to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 10Luxor highlights - Fly back to Cairo

Dawn cracks over the Nile, painting the sky in fiery hues as your Dahabiya gently docks in Luxor. Today, you venture into the Valley of the Kings, where time stands still amidst the whispering sands. Beneath the scorching sun, descend into the tombs of pharaohs, each a masterpiece carved into the golden cliffs. Immerse yourself in the vibrant murals that adorn the walls, stories etched in paint and stone recounting tales of power, devotion, and the afterlife.

But the wonders of the day haven’t ended. Ascend the cliffs again, your gaze drawn to the unique Hatshepsut Temple, a sun-drenched monument rising like a petrified mirage. Witness the audacity of a woman who defied tradition and ruled Egypt for 20 years, her legacy carved into the sandstone. Next, stand humbled before the colossal statues of Memnon, silent guardians of the desert, their monolithic presence whispering of Amenhotep III’s forgotten empire.

Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, the flavors of Egypt dancing on your tongue, before embarking on a journey through time at the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple. Explore the sprawling halls, dedicated to the Theban Triad, where pharaohs once made offerings and priests whispered ancient prayers.

As the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows across the temple complex, step into the magical world of Luxor Temple. Bathed in the golden glow of sunset, this sacred haven resonates with the echoes of ancient rituals and celestial alignments.

Transfer to Luxor Airport to catch your flight to Cairo. Transfer from Cairo Airport to your hotel for the final night of your 11 Days Egypt & the Nile tour.

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning over Luxor

Day 11End of your Glory of Egypt and Nile 11 day tour

Conclude your Glory of Egypt and Nile 11 day tour 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.