Nelio Nile Cruise
(15 days - 14 nights)
Cairo - Aswan - Abu Simbel - Luxor - Dahab - Cairo
- 5 nights hotel accommodation (B.B)
- First class overnight non-sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan
- First class overnight bus from Dahab to Cairo
- First class overnight bus from Luxor to Dahab
- English speaking guide at all sights (except for the areas where this is not allowed)
- 7 nights accommodation with full board on Nile Cruiser
- English speaking guide at all sights
- All entrance fees
- All transportation from the start (airport) till the end (airport again), including A/C buses and minibuses
- Meet and greet by English speaking tour leader at Cairo airport
Day 1 - Cairo: Arrival in Cairo and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is free. Possibility to visit Islamic Cairo, Khan el Khalili market, The Citadel or some Nile cruises.
Day 2 - Cairo: Today we visit the Egyptian Museum, with its more than 100,000 relics. Your guide will be with you for two or three hours, after which you are free to roam the museum yourself. Afternoon visit to the Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza. In the evening we will board our first class sleeper train to Luxor.
Day 3 - Luxor: Arrival in Luxor. We will be transferred to the Nile Cruiser. Modern Luxor, built upon the ancient city of Thebes, is host to the largest collection of ancient buildings in the world. The first tastes of these breathtaking monuments will be an afternoon guided tour to both Karnak and Luxor Temples.
Day 4 - Luxor/Esna: In the morning, we cross the Nile to the West Bank to see the Valley of the Kings where the tombs of at least 60 ancient Pharaohs, including Tutankhamun, are locate. Today's excursion highlights include visits to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colosse of Memnon. In the afternoon we set sail from Luxor to Esna.
Day 5 - Edfu: We sail to Edfu to view the Temple of Horus. Dating from 327BC, this is the most completely preserved temple in Egypt, being in near perfect condition. Later, we sail for Kom Ombo.
Day 6 - Aswan: Set on a sweeping bend in the Nile, the Temple of Kom Ombo is dedicated jointly to Horus and the crocodile-headed god, Sobek. The guided tour this morning will bring the temple's rich history to life. Lunch is served on board during the short trip south to Aswan. In the afternoon we visit the High Dam and the magnificent Temple of Philae.
Day 7 - Aswan: Today starts early with a return flight or bus to Abu Simbel. The bus departs the hotel at 3 in the morning for a sunrise trip to this famous site. A breakfast package will be provided and we have 2 hours for exploring. The bus departs Abu Simbel at 10 in the morning. Flights depart at 7 in the morning and return at midday. In the afternoon, we relax and we spend the night on board the Nile Cruiser.
Day 8 - Aswan: After breakfast this morning, we embark on a short felucca cruise around Elephantine Island and Kitchener's Island from where we may see the spendid botanical gardens or view the Aga Khan Mausoleum which is situated on the western bank of the Nile. By the afternoon we start sailing back to Edfu.
Day 9 - Esna/Luxor: Today we will sail to Luxor, which we will reach in the evening. Our last night is spend in Luxor.
Day 10 - Luxor: Transfer to Luxor airport, to fly to Sharm el Sheikh. Transfer to your hotel in Dahab.
Day 11 - Dahab: in the morning. We relax and enjoy our day before an afternoon nap to prepare for our trip to Mount Sinai. We will leave the hotel at 11 in the evening, climb 2285 meters to the summit and wait for a magnificent sunrise.
Day 12 - Dahab: After we've seen the sunrise, we climb down the mountain and visit the Monastery of St. Catherine, dedicated to the legendary martyr of Alexandria. We return to Dahab for a well earned rest. The rest of the day is free.
Day 13 - Dahab: Today we go to for a snorkeling and sunbathing trip to the famous Blue Hole. In the evening we will transfer to the bus for the overnight journey to Cairo.
Day 14 - Cairo: arrival and check into the hotel in the morning. The rest of the day is free in Cairo.
Day 15 - Cairo: Transfer to the airport for our onward journey.
Package Price: (based on private tour for two people)
2710 Euro per person
Overday visit to Petra from Dahab or Sharm el Sheikh: 220 Euro per person
One-day visit to Jerusalem from Dahab or Sharm el Sheikh: 135 Euro per person
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