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If you have never been to Egypt before, the Egyptology Tour is for you!
Ancient Egypt comes alive with guided visits to The Pyramids of Giza, The Spinx and Memphis, Sakkara and of course the Egyptian Museum. Travel to Upper Egypt and back thousands of years on your Nile River Cruise visiting Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo and Aswan. Five star deluxe hotels in Cairo plus outside stateroom cabins with panoramic windows on the Nile Cruise make for a comfortable stay. It is an exciting time to be in Upper Egypt, you’ll see new excavations sites taking shape. Be inspired by our incredible certified Egyptologist guides, not only for their immense knowledge but also for immense warmth and hospitality.
After customs and immigration our representatives will meet and greet you and assist with your luggage and transfer you to the Radisson Blu Hotel in Cairo.
Enjoy a full day optional tour of the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza with lunch.
Afternoon flight to Luxor (roundtrip local Egypt flights are not included). On arrival in Luxor, you are met & transferred directly to our cruise ship M/S Carvnival. Features air-conditioned comfortable cabins all with panaromic windows.
Tonight your tour guide will hold an information meeting to walk you through the program. You will spend the night aboard the ship docked in Luxor.
Free day in Luxor, with optional visits to the Luxor Temples, Karnak Temples, Thebes, Valley of Kings and the Collossi of Memnon.
Later, return to the boat to wind down, we will start sailing to Esna this afternoon.
In Esna you will pass through the locks on the River Nile, for many a fun and small scale canal-crossing experience.
Tonight we will dock in Esna for overnight.
As you are having breakfast aboard the boat, you will sail up the Nile to Edfu.
Upon arrival in Edfu, if you purchased our optional excursions package you will have guided visits to Edfu Temple, then we will continue our cruise up the Nile to visit the temple of Kom Ombo.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
As you are having breakfast aboard the boat, you will sail up the Nile to Aswan, for many one of the most mesmerizing towns on the Nile.
Upon arrival in Aswan, you can stay and relax on the boat, or if you purchased our optional excursions package you will have a full day excursion which includes a Felucca Sailing on the Nile River and later visit the Temple of Philae, High Dam, and the Unfinished Obelisk site.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.
After breakfast, if you purchased the optional Abu Sinbel highlight tour, you are off to Abu Simbel. We will travel there by land and return to Aswan in time for the flight to Cairo. Abu Simbel is considered to be one of the most impressive sites in Egypt. Here you will visit the two temples built by Ramses II as a high-architect before he became a Pharaoh. The 100 foot high Great Temple is world famous, which features 4 statues of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari, each 65-foot high. Next to the Great Temple is the temple dedicated to Queen Nefertari. Both temples were originally carved in a mountain, and in 1965, they were moved 600 feet and raised 65 feet, thanks to an international project to save them from the flooding caused by the construction of the High Dam.
Upon arrival in Aswan, check in for the flight back to Cairo. Upon arrival in the Egyptian capital, a short transfer brings you back to your deluxe hotel, Radisson Blu Hotel & Resort. Check-in, dinner and overnight.
Today, you will have a full day excursion with lunch, visiting the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. You will drive around the Pyramid of Chephren, the Pyramid of Cheops (also known as the Great Pyramid or Khufu), and the Pyramid of Mykerinos. You will have time to walk around Cheops, and take pictures. Then visit the Sphinx, the collasal one-piece sandstone man-headed lion-bodied statue. Later continue to Memphis, the capital of Old Kingdom; and then Sakkara, to visit the Step Pyramid, the first monumental stone structure in Ancient Egypt. In the afternoon, return to your hotel.
You will have a full day excursion with lunch, visiting the famous Egyptian Museum where archaeological pieces dating as far back as 3000 BC are in exhibit; where you will see the famous treasure of King Tutankhamun. You will also visit the Alabaster Mosque, the Coptic District, and the Ancient Citadel which was built in 1176. You will visit jewelry and ornament wholesalers.
Transfer to Cairo airport for flight back home to the U.S.
- 4 nights Nile cruise aboard the deluxe MS Carnival with nightly entertainment (optional Shore excursions package just $299 p.p.)
- 4 nights at 5-Star Radisson Blu Resort Hotel in Cairo
- 22 meals; 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 8 dinners
- Guided full day tour of Memphis, Sakkara, Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx with lunch
- Guided full day tour of Cairo, The Egyptian Museum and Citadel with lunch
- All transfers within Egypt
- Government hotel taxes
- Entrances fees to all places as indicated in the itinerary
- Round trip transfers from Cairo International Airport
- Services of Sunny Land local representatives
Every excursion is handled by our multi lingual tour guides, for your utmost enjoyment.
- Shore excursions $299 per person
- Abu Simbel excursion $299 per person
- Intra-Egypt flights approx. $399 per person Cairo – Aswan / Luxor – Cairo (or vice versa)
- International flights are not included.
- Egypt visa ($25) and cruise tips of $35 per person payable in Egypt
- Holiday Supplement $400 per person
- All rates are per person in double occupancy, on land only basis.
- All advertised accommodations may be subject to change based on availability.A Valid US Passport with a minimum of 7 months validity past date of entry is required to travel.
- Cancellation: Payments are non-refundable. Unused tour features are neither refundable nor exchangeable once the tour is in progress.
Travel Insurance highly recommended.
Pay for a Single Traveler and take your companion for FREE!
Not valid for on existing bookings. To guarantee these significant discounts book early. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or promotional code, offer is not combine-able. Offers may not always be available and could end at any time.
Single traveler rate $2998
5 Star Deluxe Class Cruise
Built in 1999 and recently refurbished, the M/S Nile Carnival is our newest introduction to cruising on the Nile…
The M/S Nile Carnival is a modern cruise vessel with 4 suites and 68 comfortable deluxe cabins 215 sq.ft each, and 2 single cabins 145 sq.ft each. Each cabin has a Mini-bar, TV, telephone, hair dryer, individually controlled Air conditioning, and mirrors.
Our international cuisine restaurant serves all our guests in one sitting. Breakfast is always buffet, lunches are set menu, and some dinners are served as set menu and some as buffet. Quantity and quality of the food is found excellent by most of our passengers. Our chefs who earned the French National Symbol for Excellence in Food and Hospitality Services from “Les Cuisiniers et Hoteliers de Metier” provides cooking courses. Carnival has a modern lounge-bar and a sundeck with its own bar, where one can enjoy the scenery and enjoy the sun.
We have nightly entertainment on board including Belly-dancer Shows, Nubian Parties, Gallabeya (traditional Arab men’s dress wear) themes, Treasure hunts and others. But if there is any guest who does not care to participate in these social activities they can enjoy our sundeck for the night’s view or stroll in the streets of the port of calls. Located on the sun-deck, Carnival’s swimming pool is surrounded by two Jacuzzi, and we also have two whirlpools for our guests’ use.
The M/S Carnival sails from Luxor every Thursday for a 4-night cruise and from Aswan every Monday for a 3-night Nile River cruise