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8 Day Classic Egypt Tour & Nile Cruise

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Holiday Deals with a journey back in time to the first known civilization. Take in some of the world's most amazing sites from the Pyramids& Sphinx to a guided tour on the winding Nile.

Join in on magical Guided Egypt Tour Packages include major tourists attractions such as the Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley of the Kings, grand temples and a whole lot more! Enjoy a luxury cruise down the longest river in the world, the Nile and experience the country by rail on a sleeper train.

This is an All-in-One Egypt fly in package designed to for those seeking a timeless adventure.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Pyramids and Shinx, of course!
  • The Valley of the Kings
  • Philae, Edfu and Kom Ombo & Hatshepsut Temples
  • The Colossi of Memnon
  • High Dam
  • 5 Star Nile Cruise (all meals included)
  • Experience the overnight sleeper train

Packages include flights from Johannesburg and can be tailored with flights from Cape Town, Durban or other major airport in South Africa.

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  • 8 Day Classic Egypt Tour & Nile Cruise
  • 8 Day Classic Egypt Tour & Nile Cruise
  • 8 Day Classic Egypt Tour & Nile Cruise
  • 8 Day Classic Egypt Tour & Nile Cruise
  • 8 Day Classic Egypt Tour & Nile Cruise
  • 8 Day Classic Egypt Tour & Nile Cruise

Summary

  • 1+ Crew Member
  • Most Meals Included
  • Min 1 passenger
  • Egypt
  • 7 Nights/ 8 Days
  • A/C Vehicle, Sleeper Train & Cruise

Day 01 - Arrival & Pyramids, Sphinx & Sleeper trainUpon arrival at the airport you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel in Cairo. Your room might not be ready this early in the morning, however you will be given time to freshen up before starting the amazing half day Pyramids and Sphinx tour.

Your sightseeing will include, visiting The Great Pyramid, built by King Cheops in 2650 BC, The Second Pyramid, built by King Chephren, south west of that if his father Cheops and The Third Pyramid built by Mycerinus, son of Chephren. You will then visit The Great Sphinx of Giza (or, commonly, the Sphinx) which is a statue of a reclining or couchant sphinx (a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head) This is the largest monolith statue in the world. Throughout your tour you will be accompanied by an English speaking Egyptologist. Before your guide transfers you back to the hotel you will pass through the perfume or papyrus factories.

The afternoon will be at your leisure and overnight at your hotel in Cairo.
Suggestions: (Optional tours: Sound and Light show or Nile Dinner Cruise)

Day 02 - Free time in Cairo
After breakfast you will have the full day at your leisure.
Suggestions: (Optional tours: Memphis and Sakkara; Egyptian Museum; Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaars; Old and Islamic Cairo)

Day 03 - Sleeper Train
Today you will check out of your hotel, you have the full day at your leisure.
Late this afternoon you will be transferred to the train station for your train to Aswan. Dinner will be served on the train.

Day 04 Cruise Tour on the Nile
On arrival you will be met and transferred to your Nile cruise. After Lunch you will be taken to visit the temple dedicated to the goddess Isis, which consists of the temple of Hathor, Birth house and two pylons which glorify all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth. Philae temple was also dismantled and rebuilt on Agilika Island after the construction of the high dam.

You will then visit the world famous High Dam which was an engineering miracle when built in 1960. Today it provides irrigation and electricity to Egypt.
Transferred back to the boat where you will enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. (Lunch and Dinner will be served on the cruise; drinks at your own expense)

Overnight onboard the cruise ship

Day 05 - Cruise Tour on the Nile
After breakfast you will be in Kom Ombo, a city located 45km north of Aswan city. Here you will visit Kom Ombo Temple which consists of the temple of Haroeris (the medicine god) and Sobek (the crocodile god). This Temple is famous for its twin entrances, halls and sanctuaries. Sculpted wall reliefs included one showing ancient surgical tools, bone-saws and dental tools. Three mummified crocodiles found nearby are now in the Chapel of Harthor.

You will later visit Edfu which is 105km from Aswan. Here you will stopover to see the best well preserved cult temple in Egypt which is an essential landmark for archaeological enthusiasts. Dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god, it was build, during the reigns of six Ptolemies. The temple, which rivals those at Luxor in grandeur, also comprises a Nilometer, a court of offerings and a huge pylon at its entrance.

(Lunch and Dinner will be served on the cruise; drinks at your own expense)
Overnight onboard the cruise ship

Day 06 - Cruise Tour on the Nile
After breakfast you will start your day on the west bank also known as the City of the dead. You will visit, The Colossi of Memnon which is the only remains of Amenhotep Mortuary temple. Then off to visit Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple. Hatshepsut, the only women to rule over Egypt as Pharaoh, named her temple “Djeser, Djeseru” the splendour of Splendours.

Concluding of with the Valley of Kings, where in 1922, Howard Carter made the fabulous discovery of the famous King Tut Ankh Amon tomb which dates back to 1352 BC. The Valley of the Kings also houses the famous tombs of Ramses III, VI, Amenhotep II, Seti I, Horemheb and Thutmose III.

Suggested Optional tours: (Luxor Temple / Karnack Temple)
(Lunch and Dinner will be served on the cruise; drinks at your own expense)
Overnight on board the cruise ship

Day 07 - Sleeper train
This morning you will check out of the boat and you can have the day at leisure in Luxor.
You will later be transferred to the train station for your train to Cairo.

Day 8 - Departure
On arrival in Cairo you have the full day at your leisure.
Later this evening you will check in for your flight back to Johannesburg.

End of Tour

Rates quoted per person sharing

7 Night Classic Egypt
Fly in Package

Egypt Guided Holiday including flights from South Africa

IN ZAR 2 Adults
4 Adults 6 Adults Single
15 Jan - 10 Apr 2017 R15,785pp R15,356pp R14,910pp R18,827pp
11 Apr - 20 Apr 2017 R16,727pp R16,281pp R15,834pp R20,250pp
21 Apr - 30 Apr 2017 R15,885pp R15,456pp R15,010pp R18,927pp
01 May -30 Jun 2017 R15,421pp R14,992pp R14,545pp R18,171pp
01 Jul - 30 Sep 2017 R15,559pp R15,129pp R14,665pp R18,360pp
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Airport taxes included

 Package rates includes:

  • Return flights from Johannesburg to Cairo on services of Egypt Air
  • All transfers as mentioned
  • Meet, assist at Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Airports
  • Private guided visit of the Pyramids & the Sphinx
  • Private guided sightseeing on cruise as per itinerary
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Cairo at the Mercure Le Shinx on B&B basis.
  • 3 Nights accommodation onboard 5* Nile Cruise including all meals
  • 2 Nights accommodation onboard sleeper train from Cairi - Aswan & Luxor - Cairo including Breakfast & Dinner

Train/Flight?
Although a lot of people like going on the trains to experience Egypt please note that the trains are the local trains (Same as South African overnight trains here in South Africa and not Blue Train or Rovos Rail standards). We book the 1st class compartments but they are very basic, the cabins are small, with a small wash basin, sharing communal toilet, and the food is very basic. If you are a single person you might be sharing your compartment with somebody else as there must be 2 people per compartment. You can opt to take the Overnight trains to the cruise and back or fly. The trains will give you an extra night per way on your package. Please enquire.

Package rates excludes:

  • International Flights (on request)
  • Entrance into any of the Pyramids or the solar boat
  • Obligatory tips on-board cruises (5.00 USD per person per night)
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Visas (Free of chage for South African Passport holders / Must be arranged before travelling to Egypt)

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Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

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