River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 - Arrive Cairo
Arrive to Cairo, Egypt, where you are met and escorted to your hotel.
Day 2 – Cairo - Pyramids / Memphis / Saqqara
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza, including the Pyramid of Khufu and the Sphinx. Enjoy a visit to the Solar Boat Museum before we drive to Memphis, once a vast metropolis and capital of the Old Kingdom. Continue to Saqqara, the oldest stone complex in the world, to see the towering Step Pyramid of Djoser, the earliest of all pyramids. (BL)
Day 3 – Cairo - Cairo Sightseeing
Explore the ancient city of Cairo, including the Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo, the Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali and the colorful Khan el Khalili Bazaar. (BL)
Day 4 - Cairo / Aswan - Nile River Cruise
Fly to Aswan to board the cruise ship, your home for the next three nights as you cruise the majestic and mystical Nile River. This afternoon visit the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. (BLD)
Day 5 – Nile River Cruise – Aswan / Kom Ombo / Edfu
Today we set sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Kom Ombo, then continue to Edfu. (BLD)
Day 6 - Nile Cruise – Edfu / Luxor
At Edfu, a short horse-drawn carriage ride takes you to the temple dedicated to the falcon-headed god, Horus. Afternoon sail to Luxor. Afternoon visit the Karnak and Luxor temples. (BLD)
Day 7 - Nile Cruise / Luxor / Cairo
Morning disembark. Cross the Nile to the West Bank and visit the Valley of the Kings, Colossi’s of Memnon and Hatchepsut Temple. Afternoon fly back to Cairo. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner and folk show, complete with belly dancer. (BD)
Day 8 - Depart Cairo
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. (B)
All This Included
Egypt is a nation of epic history. Enjoy this land as the pictures you’ve seen in books come to life before your eyes. Walk down the paths of pharaohs in Cairo, stand in the shadow of gargantuan pyramids in Giza, and fly to Aswan for your cruise down the mystical Nile River.
Accommodation in first class or deluxe hotels and Nile cruise
7 breakfast, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Arrival and departure airport transfers
Internal flights – Cairo/Aswan & Luxor/Cairo
Pyramids tour including Solar Boat Museum
3-night Nile Cruise
Scheduled departure tour
Accommodations on this Tour
Cairo: Four Seasons First Residence Hotel, Zoo view room
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Sonesta Star Cruise
Cairo: Fairmont Heliopolis
Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.