Nile Cruise: 8-Nights

Price $2875 $2725 9 Days
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Nile Cruise: 8-Nights

$2875 $2725 per person


*Prices are per person in CAD dollars, based on double occupancy; land only

*Price displayed is the lead in rate and the discounted rate includes the member savings

Discover ancient temples and tombs and travel by Nile cruise boat

Egypt has an enthralling history and a wealth of well-preserved monuments and treasures. This trip allows you to visit all the major sites and attractions along the Nile in a comfortable fashion. Boarding our cruise boat at Luxor we travel upstream, watching local life pass by, whilst also visiting the spectacular Edfu and Kom Ombo temples along the way. The lush green banks and the beautiful sunsets over the Nile, together with the excellent on-board facilities make this an unforgettable way to travel.

What’s Included: All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners; All accommodation; All transport and listed activities

*MEMBER BENEFIT: $150 CAD off per person. Discount off Land Only; Price valid for new bookings only; Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount or offer; Excludes Tailormade tours.

Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext. 1
Mention Promo Code for Savings: 3068

Departure Dates

September 23
October 28
November 18, 25
December 9
January 6,13, 20, 21
February 10, 17, 24
March 2, 16, 30
April 6, 13, 27
May 4, 25
September 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
December 7, 21
  • Destination
  • Arrival City
    Cairo, Egypt
  • Departure City
    Aswan, Egypt
  • Activity Level
    This trip has been graded as grade 1 (leisurely); Leisurely grade trips are suitable for all clients with average health and fitness. No experience of any activity involved is necessary.
  • Passenger Limit
    Normally 6 to 20, plus local leader
Start Cairo
Start Cairo
Accommodation:  Steigenberger Pyramids Hotel
Meals Provided: None
Visit the Pyramids at Giza, the Egyptian Museum, El Azhar Mosque and Cairo's lively bazaar
We begin our day with a visit to Giza, home to the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus and the mysterious Great Sphinx. Only the throng of sightseers milling around their huge foundations keep you in the 21st century. We next pay a visit to the incredible Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which contains relics dating back to 4,000 BCE, including the fantastic riches of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Here is a unique opportunity to survey the many fabulous treasures of Egypt in one place and to set the scene for the rest of the adventure. For the remainder of our tour we experience modern Cairo with visits to Al Azhar mosque (the oldest mosque and university in Cairo and still very much in use) and the small alleyways and streets that make up the bazaar. Please note that we will need to cover up at the mosque (long sleeves and trousers) and women will also need to cover their hair with a scarf.
Accommodation:  Cairo Pyramids Hotel
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Fly to Luxor; visit Karnak and Luxor temples. Board cruise boat; free afternoon to explore
We typically transfer to Cairo airport before sunrise for our flight to Luxor (flight times can vary). On arrival, we visit Luxor Temple and the huge Karnak Temple complex on the east bank of the Nile. Built more than 1,500 years, Karnak is a mixture of pylons, courtyards, halls and sanctuaries. The Hypostyle Hall has 134 columns, some of which are more than 75ft (23m) high. We arrive at our cruise boat in time for lunch on board before free time in the afternoon to relax or explore Luxor.
Accommodation: M/S Nile Style or similar
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Valley of the Kings; two days on the Nile with visits to Edfu and Kom Ombo en route
We begin with a visit to the Valley of the Kings on the west bank of the Nile, which contains the once-hidden tombs of more than 62 pharaohs, including Tutankhamun, Seti I, Ramses III and IV. A discreet entrance in the hillside takes visitors underground; a series of corridors and ante-chambers leads us down to the burial chamber and sarcophagus. The walls are covered in brightly painted images and hieroglyphs – a map of the afterlife to ensure the king’s safe passage. One ticket allows us to see three tombs. The ticket usually allows entry into what are regarded as the most impressive tombs, but, if you have time, a visit to the tomb of Ramses VI is also highly recommended. Entry to Tutankhamun’s tomb costs approximately US$12, payable locally. In terms of size and decoration, it is not as impressive as many of the other tombs, but is of course historically very interesting. Visits to tombs are now strictly controlled to halt further deterioration of wall paintings – each tomb is periodically closed for a number of weeks. On return to our cruise boat we begin our voyage along the Nile, travelling upstream from Luxor to Aswan. Exact sailing and excursion times cannot be guaranteed for each individual trip but we will visit the temples of Edfu, famed for its roofed inner temples and huge Pylon, and Kom Ombo. The cruise boat has good facilities: a sundeck with loungers, bar and small pool, restaurant, gift shop and library. These can all be taken advantage of when the cruise boat is docked or during sailing. The sunsets over the Nile are truly stunning and travelling from Luxor to Aswan, enjoying the beauty of the verdant landscape, makes this journey special.
Accommodation: M/S Nile Style or similar
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Continue Nile cruise; optional visit to Abu Simbel
Today there’s the option of a visit to Abu Simbel 186mi (300km) to the south through the Nubian Desert. The optional bus tour starts at 3.30am/4am in the morning when we get picked up from the boat. A breakfast box is provided. We arrive at the destination around 8am, where we are given approximately three hours to visit the temples. Built by Ramses II, the two temples are certainly some of the most spectacular in Egypt. Originally on the banks of the Nile, the temples were raised to a new site above the lake in the late 1960s, as the waters from the new Lake Nasser rose behind the Aswan High Dam. The four great seated statues of Ramses II stare east towards the rising sun. We will be back in Aswan around 3pm.
Accommodation:  M/S Nile Style or similar
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Disembark cruise; tour of bazaar or optional excursion to Philae Temple, Aswan High Dam and Cleopatra's Unfinished Obelisk
After breakfast on board, we disembark and have a full day in Aswan. This is a laid-back town that reflects the character of its largely Nubian inhabitants, known for being friendly and hospitable. By virtue of its position on the old caravan route, it has always been a trading centre and we thoroughly recommend visiting the packed bazaar today, where merchants display spices, carpets, leather goods and countless other wares. There is also the option to visit the Nubian Museum, situated opposite our usual hotel in Aswan. Opened in April 1998, the museum chronologically charts the history and culture of the Nubian people. Alternatively, we can arrange an optional visit to Philae Temple. In the 1970s it was relocated by Unesco to Aglika Island after it became evident that the original site of Philae would submerge on completion of the Aswan High Dam. It represents a magnificent and enduring testament to both ancient and modern engineering. During this excursion we will also visit Aswan High Dam and Cleopatra’s Unfinished Obelisk.
Accommodation: Basma Hotel or similar
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Optional visit to Nubian museum; afternoon felucca ride
Today’s our last day in Aswan. Our morning is free to relax or book an optional excursion to St Simone Monastery or a nearby Nubian museum. In the afternoon we explore the Nile by felucca, the traditional Egyptian sailing boat. Using the felucca, we can truly savour the tranquillity of the Nile and the beauty of the surrounding landscape, where the vast desert almost reaches the water’s edge. (The timings of the felucca sailing might be changed according to weather conditions). We end the day with our final dinner together, at one of this historic city’s restaurants.
Accommodation:  Basma Hotel or similar
Meals Provided: Breakfast
End Aswan
You’ve marvelled at the Great Pyramids, gazed at King Tut’s treasures and journeyed down the Nile. Now, however, it’s time to start your return journey home. Of course, if you’re not quite ready for the adventure to end, talk to your sales representative about extending your stay at the hotel – Egypt has a lifetime of wonders to discover.
Meals Provided: Breakfast
Call for assistance: 1-800-481-9739 ext. 1
Mention Promo Code for Savings: 3068

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