Jewels of Egypt with Nile Cruise

From Cairo to Cairo

Tour Description

Our Jewels of Egypt with Nile Cruise is designed to immerse you in the country's most iconic destinations, offering an unforgettable blend of historical exploration, architectural marvels, and vibrant local experiences. From the majestic pyramids of Giza to the temples of Luxor and the tranquil waters of the Red Sea, this adventure promises to leave you in awe.

Begin your journey in Cairo, the vibrant capital, where you'll stand in awe before the mighty Pyramids of Giza, the last surviving wonder of the ancient world. Marvel at the enigmatic Sphinx and delve into the mysteries surrounding these ancient structures, built as eternal resting places for the pharaohs.

Continuing our journey, we'll visit Aswan, a picturesque city where the serene Nile meets the Nubian desert. Explore the impressive Abu Simbel, Aswan High Dam, marvel at the massive Unfinished Obelisk, and take a leisurely boat ride to the enchanting Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis.

Set sail to Luxor, often referred to as the world's greatest open-air museum, where you'll explore the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut, and the magnificent Karnak and Luxor Temples. Experience the magic of ancient Egypt as you uncover stories of gods, pharaohs, and extraordinary craftsmanship.

Leaving the Nile behind, we'll head to the stunning coastal city of Hurghada, where you can relax on pristine beaches and explore the vibrant underwater world of the Red Sea. Snorkel or dive amongst colorful coral reefs, encountering an array of marine life that will leave you mesmerized.

Please note Nile cruises operate in both directions.  The majority of Nile cruises set sail on Friday from Aswan for 3 nights and a longer 4 night itinerary operates in reverse.

This journey is customizable to your requirements.  Enrich your Egypt itinerary with a captivating blend of Jordan's wonders, creating an unforgettable fusion of history, landscapes, and culture.

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Tour Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrive Cairo

On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you will be staying for 3 nights.

Enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Day 2

Today enjoy an unforgettable full-day journey that combines the wonders of Memphis and Sakkara in the morning, followed by an awe-inspiring afternoon visit to the Pyramids and Sphinx. Get ready to immerse yourself in ancient history and marvel at the architectural wonders that have captivated people for centuries.

Our adventure begins in the morning as we depart from Cairo and head towards the ancient city of Memphis, located on the west bank of the Nile River. Once the capital of ancient Egypt, Memphis was a thriving metropolis and is now an open-air museum. As we explore this historic site, our expert guide will regale us with tales of pharaohs and gods, providing insights into the rich history and culture of this fascinating civilization. Marvel at the colossal statue of Ramses II and observe the remnants of the once-grand temples that stood in this illustrious city.

Next, we make our way to Sakkara, an ancient burial ground that houses the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. As we venture into this UNESCO World Heritage site, we will be transported back in time to the Old Kingdom of Egypt. Discover the evolution of pyramid architecture as you witness the magnificent Step Pyramid, the oldest stone pyramid in Egypt, and explore the surrounding complex. Our knowledgeable guide will reveal the secrets of this remarkable structure and shed light on its significance in ancient Egyptian culture.

After a lunch at a local restaurant, we continue our journey to the highlight of the day: the Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx. As we approach these iconic structures, be prepared to be awe-struck by their grandeur and majesty. The Great Pyramid of Giza, the last remaining wonder of the ancient world, will leave you speechless as you stand in its presence. Our guide will unveil the mysteries behind the construction of these colossal tombs and share stories of the pharaohs who were laid to rest here.

As the afternoon sun casts an ethereal glow over the landscape, we make our way to the enigmatic Sphinx, an iconic symbol of ancient Egypt. Gaze upon this mythical creature, half-human and half-lion, and ponder the legends that have surrounded it for centuries. Our guide will narrate tales of ancient mythology and the historical significance of the Sphinx, adding to the enchantment of the experience.

Throughout the tour, our knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights and answer any questions you may have, ensuring that you have a deeper understanding of these extraordinary landmarks and their place in history.

Day 3

Immerse yourself in the enchanting wonders of Egypt with a captivating full-day tour that will take you to the renowned landmarks of Cairo. Discover the treasures of the Grand Egyptian Museum, explore the ancient Citadel of Salah El Din, marvel at the architectural masterpiece of Mohamed Ali Mosque, and experience the vibrant atmosphere of Khan El Khalili market. Delight in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, and let our knowledgeable guide bring the rich history and culture of Egypt to life throughout the day.

Our journey commences at the Grand Egyptian Museum, an extraordinary institution that showcases a vast collection of ancient artifacts. Step into the realm of pharaohs as our expert guide leads you through captivating exhibits, revealing the intriguing stories behind the relics. Be amazed by the legendary artifacts of Tutankhamun and immerse yourself in the grandeur of Egyptian civilization.

From there, we venture to the Citadel of Salah El Din, an imposing fortress that offers panoramic views of Cairo. Delve into the historical significance of this medieval stronghold as our guide shares tales of its strategic importance and architectural marvels. Explore the charming courtyards and gain insight into the remarkable legacy of Salah El Din.

Continuing our journey, we arrive at the breathtaking Mohamed Ali Mosque, also known as the Alabaster Mosque. Marvel at the stunning domes and minarets that grace Cairo's skyline, and step inside to discover the mosque's intricate interior adorned with mesmerizing decorations. Learn about its place in history and its association with the Ottoman Empire, while enjoying awe-inspiring views from its elevated position.

Following a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, we immerse ourselves in the vibrant ambiance of Khan El Khalili market. Wander through the labyrinthine alleys, indulging your senses in the sights, sounds, and aromas of this bustling marketplace. Engage with local shopkeepers, admire the craftsmanship of handmade souvenirs, and immerse yourself in the art of bargaining as you seek out unique treasures to commemorate your visit.

Afterwards you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Day 4
Cairo Alexandria

This morning you will be transferred to Alexandria - a city steeped in ancient history and Mediterranean charm!

As we arrive in Alexandria, our first stop takes us to the renowned Catacombs of Kom El-Shouqafa, a remarkable underground necropolis that combines elements of Egyptian, Greek, and Roman cultures. Descend into the depths of this ancient burial site and marvel at the intricate carvings, sculptures, and fascinating architectural details that depict the rich tapestry of Alexandria's multicultural past. Our knowledgeable guide will share stories and insights about this unique historical site, allowing you to delve into the mysteries that lie within.

Next, we make our way to Pompeii's Pillar, an impressive granite column that stands as a testament to Alexandria's connection with ancient Rome. Admire the grandeur of this towering structure, which is the tallest ancient column of its kind. Our guide will enlighten you about its significance and the legends that surround it, transporting you back to the era when Alexandria thrived as a cosmopolitan hub.

Continuing our journey, we visit the Roman Amphitheatre, a magnificent structure that once hosted vibrant performances and gatherings. Walk in the footsteps of ancient spectators as you explore the remains of this historical site. Listen to captivating tales of gladiatorial battles, theatrical performances, and public events that unfolded within these ancient walls. Let your imagination run wild as you envision the splendor and excitement of Alexandria's vibrant past.

After an insightful morning of exploration, we pause to indulge in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring the flavors of Alexandria's culinary delights.

Following lunch, we transfer you to your selected hotel, where you will have the opportunity to check-in and relax.

Day 5
Alexandria Cairo

Rise and shine in Alexandria as you start the day with a delicious breakfast at your hotel. Afterward, check out and get ready for a full day of exploration as we visit some of Alexandria's most captivating landmarks: Qaibay Citadel, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Royal Jewelry Museum, and Montazah Gardens.

Our first stop takes us to Qaibay Citadel, a historic fortress that offers panoramic views of Alexandria and the Mediterranean Sea. Explore the fortifications and delve into the rich history of this medieval stronghold. Our knowledgeable guide will share stories of its strategic importance and the events that shaped Alexandria's past, providing a deeper understanding of the city's heritage.

Next, we proceed to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, a modern-day marvel that pays homage to the ancient Library of Alexandria. Marvel at the striking architecture of this cultural center, which houses an extensive collection of books, manuscripts, and multimedia exhibits. Discover the intellectual legacy of Alexandria as you explore the library's exhibitions and learn about its role as a center for knowledge and cultural exchange.

Continuing our journey, we visit the Royal Jewelry Museum, housed in the former palace of Princess Fatma Al-Zahra. Step into a world of opulence as you admire the dazzling collection of jewelry, precious gems, and exquisite artifacts. Our guide will provide insights into the history and stories behind these treasures, allowing you to appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship of the royal jewels.

After a morning filled with exploration, we pause for a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor the flavors of Alexandria's cuisine.

Following lunch, we make our way to the serene Montazah Gardens, a lush oasis by the sea. Stroll through the beautifully landscaped gardens, breathe in the fresh coastal air, and enjoy the tranquil ambiance. Admire the stunning Montazah Palace, a former royal residence, and capture memorable moments amidst the picturesque scenery.

As the day draws to a close, we board our private air-conditioned modern coach for the journey back to Cairo. Sit back, relax, and reflect on the day's discoveries as we make our way through the Egyptian landscape.

Upon arrival in Cairo, we transfer you to your selected hotel, where you can check in and settle into your accommodation. Take the evening to unwind, reflect on your adventures, and prepare for the next chapter of your Egyptian journey.

Day 6
Cairo Aswan

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at your hotel and complete the check-out process. Get ready for an exciting journey as we transfer you to Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan, a city nestled along the majestic Nile River.

Upon your arrival at Aswan Airport, you will be met by your tour guide for todays exploration.

Our adventure in Aswan begins with a full-day tour that will take you to some of the city's most remarkable sites. First, we visit the enchanting Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Reach this picturesque temple by a short boat ride, enhancing the sense of wonder and tranquility. Explore the temple complex, admiring its beautifully preserved structures, intricate carvings, and sacred aura. Our knowledgeable guide will share the legends and history associated with this ancient temple, allowing you to connect with the spiritual essence of the past.

Next, we proceed to the iconic High Dam, a feat of modern engineering that has transformed the landscape of Aswan. Learn about its construction and the vital role it plays in harnessing the power of the Nile River for irrigation and electricity generation. Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Nasser, created by the dam, as you appreciate the magnitude of this monumental structure.

Continuing our journey, we visit the Unfinished Obelisk, a fascinating archaeological site that provides insights into the ancient stone-cutting techniques of the Egyptians. Marvel at the sheer size of this colossal obelisk, abandoned in its unfinished state due to a flaw in the stone. Gain a deeper understanding of the artistry and craftsmanship of ancient Egypt as our guide shares stories of its creation.

After a morning filled with exploration, we pause for a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor the flavors of traditional Egyptian cuisine.

Following lunch, we transfer you to your selected hotel, where you can check in and unwind in the comfort of your accommodation. Take some time to relax and rejuvenate before our next experience.

As the day winds down, prepare for a truly magical moment at sunset. We invite you to indulge in a High Tea experience at the renowned Old Cataract Aswan. Located on a picturesque stretch of the Nile River, this historic hotel offers a captivating ambiance and stunning views. Savor a selection of delectable treats and sips of tea while witnessing the mesmerizing colors of the setting sun casting a golden glow over the river. Immerse yourself in the timeless elegance of this iconic venue, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Day 7
Aswan Nile River

Embrace an early morning adventure as we embark on a journey to the awe-inspiring Abu Simbel Temple. A private air-conditioned modern coach awaits to transfer you to this iconic site. As you set off, breakfast will be served in convenient breakfast boxes, allowing you to savor a delicious meal on the go.

Arriving at Abu Simbel, prepare to be captivated by the magnificence of these ancient temples. Marvel at the colossal statues and intricate carvings that adorn the exterior, as your expert guide shares stories and insights into the historical and cultural significance of these remarkable structures. The sheer grandeur of Abu Simbel is a testament to the power and influence of ancient Egypt.

After immersing yourself in the wonders of Abu Simbel, we return to Aswan, where you will be transferred to your selected Nile Cruise, your floating oasis for the duration of the journey. Settle into your comfortable cabin and take in the breathtaking views of the Nile River.

Lunch will be served on board, allowing you to indulge in a delicious meal as you sit back, relax, and take in the scenery.

In the afternoon, prepare for a unique experience as we embark on a traditional Felucca boat to sail around the picturesque Aswan Islands. Feel the gentle breeze and admire the beauty of the surrounding landscapes as we glide through the calm waters. Our journey takes us to the Nubian Village, where you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and rich traditions of the Nubian people. Engage with the friendly locals, explore the village, and gain insights into their way of life.

As the evening approaches, get ready for a night of entertainment and cultural immersion. Enjoy a captivating Nubian Show, where traditional music and dance performances will transport you to another time and place. Alternatively, indulge in the mesmerizing artistry of a Belly Dancer, as their graceful movements and intricate costumes captivate your senses.

Conclude the day with a delightful dinner served on board the Nile Cruise. Relish in a delectable feast of Egyptian and international cuisine, accompanied by the soothing ambiance of the Nile River as it gently flows by.

Day 8
Nile River

As the sun begins to rise, you'll be greeted by the gentle sway of the boat and the mesmerizing scenery unfolding before you. Prepare yourself for a day filled with cultural wonders, divine temples, and delightful experiences.

The day starts with a sumptuous breakfast served on board, where you can savor a variety of delectable dishes while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Nile. As we continue sailing, we make our way to the fascinating city of Kom-Ombo.

Arriving at Kom-Ombo, we will explore the awe-inspiring Temple shared by two powerful gods, Sobek and Haeroris. This unique temple offers a glimpse into the ancient Egyptian belief system as we admire the intricate carvings, grand columns, and sacred chambers. Our knowledgeable guide will share captivating stories and historical insights, transporting you back in time to the era of pharaohs.

After this immersive experience, we set sail once again, this time towards the captivating city of Edfu. As we navigate the Nile's gentle currents, a delectable lunch will be served on board. Relish the flavors of Egyptian cuisine as you soak in the peaceful ambiance of the river.

Upon reaching Edfu, we embark on a mesmerizing journey to the famed Edfu Temple. Dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus, this ancient temple stands as a testament to the architectural brilliance of the ancient Egyptians. Marvel at the towering pylons, intricate hieroglyphs, and the imposing statue of Horus guarding the entrance.

After the temple visit, we return to the boat for a delightful tea time, where you can unwind, enjoy a cup of aromatic tea, and share stories with your fellow travelers. As the day turns into evening, a delicious dinner awaits, offering a delectable array of Egyptian and international cuisines.

As we continue our sailing journey towards Luxor, get ready for a memorable evening filled with Egyptian culture and festivities. Join the Egyptian Galabeya Party, where you'll have the opportunity to dress in traditional Egyptian attire, dance to lively music, and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Nile.

Finally, as the night unfolds, settle into your comfortable accommodations on board, ready to embark on more adventures and discoveries in the days to come.

Day 9
Nile River

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast served on board as your cruise ship glides along the serene waters of the Nile River.

After breakfast, we embark on a journey to the West Bank, home to some of Egypt's most iconic historical sites. Our first stop is the legendary Valley of the Kings, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom were laid to rest in elaborate tombs. Step into the realm of ancient royalty as you explore the intricate corridors and marvel at the beautifully adorned burial chambers that have stood the test of time.

Next, we visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir El-Bahari. This magnificent temple, dedicated to the only female pharaoh of Egypt, showcases remarkable architectural design nestled against the cliffs of the Theban Mountains. Admire the terraces, colonnades, and intricately decorated walls as you uncover the story of this remarkable queen.

As we make our way back, we encounter the colossal statues known as the Colossi of Memnon. These towering twin statues depict the pharaoh Amenhotep III and have stood proudly for centuries, greeting travelers and captivating imaginations with their imposing presence.

Returning to the ship for a delectable lunch on board, take a moment to relax and reflect on the wonders you've experienced so far. The ship gracefully continues its journey, carrying you to the East Bank of Luxor, where even more treasures await.

Our first stop on the East Bank is the majestic Karnak Temple complex, a sprawling site that served as the religious center of ancient Egypt for over 2,000 years. As you wander through the vast halls, gaze upon the towering columns adorned with intricate hieroglyphs, and envision the grandeur of this once-thriving civilization.

Continuing our exploration, we visit the Luxor Temple, a magnificent edifice that showcases the harmonious blending of ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman architecture. Discover the colossal statues, obelisks, and beautifully preserved temples within the complex, and let your imagination transport you back to the time of pharaohs and gods.

After a day filled with awe-inspiring encounters with Luxor's rich history, return to the ship for a delightful dinner. Relish in the flavors of Egyptian and international cuisine while sharing stories and experiences with your fellow travelers.

Day 10

After breakfast you will disembark from the ship and venture to the Temple of Dandara, a remarkable complex dedicated to the goddess Hathor. This exceptionally well-preserved temple showcases impressive reliefs, colorful paintings, and intricate carvings, depicting scenes from ancient Egyptian mythology and daily life. Explore the grand halls, sacred chambers, and the hypnotic hypostyle hall, marveling at the architectural brilliance of the past.

Continuing your journey, you'll visit the Temple of Abydos, one of the most significant religious sites in ancient Egypt. This temple complex honors the god Osiris and is renowned for its beautifully decorated walls and columns, featuring elaborate hieroglyphs and captivating artwork. Immerse yourself in the rich history and spirituality of the site, as your guide reveals the stories and legends associated with this sacred place.

After an enriching exploration, it's time to indulge in a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor traditional Egyptian cuisine and recharge for the rest of the day's adventures.

Following lunch, you will be transferred to your selected hotel in Luxor, where you can check-in and settle into your accommodation.

Day 11
Luxor Hurghada

Prepare to be amazed as you soar above the stunning landscapes of Egypt, witnessing the sunrise casting its golden hues over the land. Marvel at the awe-inspiring views of ancient monuments, the tranquil Nile River, and the vast desert stretching out before you.

After your exhilarating balloon ride, return to your hotel for a delicious breakfast.

Following breakfast, check-out from the hotel, bidding farewell to Luxor as you embark on a journey to the beautiful coastal city of Hurghada.

Sit back and relax in the comfort of a private modern air-conditioned coach as you enjoy a scenic transfer to Hurghada. This vibrant resort town is renowned for its crystal-clear waters, stunning coral reefs, and an array of exciting activities.

Upon arrival in Hurghada, you will be transferred to your selected resort, where you can check-in and settle into your accommodation. Take a moment to appreciate the beautiful surroundings and the warm hospitality of the resort staff.

Following lunch, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure.

Day 12-13

Enjoy your days at leisure.

Unwind by the pool, stroll along the sandy beaches, or explore the vibrant underwater world with a snorkeling or diving excursion. Hurghada offers a multitude of activities, including water sports, shopping, and vibrant nightlife, ensuring there's something for everyone.

Day 14
Hurghada Cairo

Breakfast at the resort & check-out.

Transfer to Hurghada airport for your flight to Cairo where your arrangements end on arrival.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 7 nights 4 star hotel accommodation including breakfast
  • Included Copy 20 3 nights 4 star cruise accommodation including full board
  • Included Copy 20 3 nights 4 star hotel accommodation on All inclusive basis
  • Included Copy 31 Accommodation upgrades available
  • Included Copy 20 13 breakfasts
  • Included Copy 20 12 lunches (6 at local restaurants)
  • Included Copy 20 6 dinners
  • Included Copy 7 Any extra meals, drinks or personal expenses
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers & sightseeing will be with local English-speaking guide
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers & sightseeing will be in private modern A/C coaches.
  • Included Copy 20 All entrance fees and taxes
  • Included Copy 20 Economy class flights from Cairo to Aswan and Hurghada to Cairo
  • Included Copy 7 Any excursions not mentioned, gratuities, visas or insurance


  • Included Explore captivating Memphis, Sakkara, the Pyramids of Giza, and the majestic Sphinx.
  • Included Delve into the treasures of Egypt as you explore the Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Included Unveil the hidden wonders as you explore the mysterious Catacombs of Kom El-Shouqafa
  • Included Explore the imposing Qaibay Citadel and delve into the knowledge found in the Bibliotheca Alexandria
  • Included Visit the timeless Philae Temple and marvel at the engineering marvel of The High Dam
  • Included Indulge in High Tea at the iconic Old Cataract Aswan
  • Included Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Abu Simbel Temple in the tranquil morning light.
  • Included Enjoy sailing a Felucca around Aswan Islands & visit the Nubian Village.
  • Included Visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek and Haeroris in Kom-Ombo.
  • Included Visit Edfu Temple, a remarkably preserved temple dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus.
  • Included Visit the West Bank including Valley of the Kings, The temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir El-Ba
  • Included Marvel at the colossal statues, intricate hieroglyphs & imposing pillars of Karnak and Luxor Temples
  • Included Delve into the mysteries of the sacred sites of Dandara & Abydos Temples.
  • Included Experience Luxor like never before with a thrilling hot air balloon ride
  • Included Discover Egypt's rich history at the Citadel of Salah El Din and breathtaking Mohamed Ali Mosque
  • Included Immerse yourself in the bustling Khan El Khalil marketplace, brimming with vibrant sights and sounds
  • Included Marvel at the towering Pompeii's Pillar and grandeur of the Roman Amphitheatre
  • Included Admire the exquisite treasures at the Royal Jewelry Museum and find serenity in the Montazah Gardens
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14 days

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$4,080 USD

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