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Egypt - Nile River Cruise including Cairo & Hurghada

Egypt

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  • Explore the wonders of Egypt on this 12-night guided group holiday.
  • Full board basis on Cruise and B&B/half board in hotels
  • Discover Egyptian antiquities & bustling Bazaars on a full-day guided tour of Cairo.
  • Sail down the Nile River with 7 nights aboard the 5 Star MS Radamis II.
  • Take a step back in time on a guided tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, Luxor & Valley of the Kings.
  • Immerse yourself in Nubian culture on a trip to a traditional village on Sehel Island.
  • Soak up the sun in the resort town of Hurghada, located on the Red Sea.
  • Includes 2 nights on a bed breakfast basis, 7 nights on a full board basis, 3 nights on a half board basis.

Book Your Trip From £1779pp

From£1779pp

HOW MANY TRAVELLING?
2 Adults

Your Guided Group Holiday To Egypt

Sail with us down the Nile River and through Egypt on this unique holiday that combines the exotic beauty of Cairo and the vibrant resort of Hurghada with an unforgettable 7-night cruise. Our holiday begins in the magnificent city of Cairo, where we’ll absorb the ancient sites including a full day city tour, a visit to the Egyptian Museum and a trip to the Khan El Khalili bazaar. We’ll also pay a visit to Egypt’s most iconic sites: the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Next, we’ll embark on a relaxing river cruise down the Nile with a range of excursions along the way including the Temple of Horus, the Valley of Kings, the High Dam and the Temples of Karnak and Luxor. Finally, we’ll enjoy a 3-night stay in Hurghada, the beautiful beach resort town stretching 40km along Egypt’s Red Sea coast.

Please note that visas are required for travel on this tour. Please visit our visa information page for more information.

Coach transfer to and from Belfast (Chichester Street) to Dublin Airport on selected dates Prior to November 2020. After 01 November 2020 we will no longer be providing this service.

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Trip Itinerary

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Day

Travel to Egypt

Depart For Cairo

Travel to Cairo

Depart for your flight to the Cairo. On arrival in Cairo you will be met by our local representative before transferring to your hotel. (For late night/early morning arrivals hotel rooms will be ready for check in on arrival)

Travel to Cairo

Cairo or Optional Sphinx Sound & Light Show

Egyptian Museum

Morning
Visit Egyptian museum

Following a leisurely breakfast depart your hotel for a late morning excursion to the Egyptian Museum. Established in 1835 this museum is home to an extensive collection of Egyptian antiquities ranging from the pre-historic era to the Greco Roman period and includes the magnificent Tutankhamen Collection.

Visit Egyptian museum

El Khalili Bazaar

Afternoon
Explore El Khalili bazaar

Following lunch at a local restaurant enjoy a panoramic city tour of Cairo before arriving at the Khan el Khalili Bazaar, one of the most popular oriental markets. Its shops display a wonderful collection of brassware, rich textiles and other attractive oriental products.

Explore El Khalili bazaar

Please Note: Optional Sphinx Sound & Light Show

Evening
Sphinx sound & light show

Optional evening excursion to Sphinx Sound & Light Show. This hour long show, narrated by the Sphinx, tells the story of the history of the pyramids and Pharaohs through music, light and sound. Return transfers from your hotel, with guide assistance, included. (From €43 per person. This excursion is subject to minimum numbers)

Sphinx sound & light show

Pyramids of Giza

Visit The Pyramids of Giza

Morning
See the pyramids of Giza

After breakfast, check out and depart your hotel for an excursion to the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx .The three pyramids and the sphinx, a mythical statue with the body of a lion and the face of a man, are considered as one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

See the pyramids of Giza

Fly to Luxor

Afternoon
Travell from Cairo to Luxor

Transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor. On arrival transfer to the pier for embarkation of your 7 night Nile Cruise.

Travell from Cairo to Luxor

Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening
Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening meal and overnight on board your cruise.

Overnight Nile Cruise

Luxor to Edfu

Nile West Bank

Morning
Explore the West Banks of river Nile

After breakfast you will visit the Necroplis of Thebes located on the West Bank of the Nile. This UNESCO World Heritage site contains many funerary temples erected by kings and nobility to perform religious rituals for the spirits of the dead. Your visit this morning will include the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.

Explore the West Banks of river Nile

Sail to Edfu

Afternoon
Sail to Edfu

Lunch will be served on board your ship before sailing onwards to Edfu via Esna Lock.

Sail to Edfu

Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening
Overnight Nile cruise

Evening meal and overnight in Edfu on board your cruise.

Overnight Nile cruise

Edfu to Aswan

Temple of Edfu

Morning
Visit temple of Edfu

This morning there is an opportunity for a short visit to the Ptolemaic Temple of Edfu, dedicated to Horus the falcon-headed God and built between 237 and 57 BC. The only mode of transport available to visit the temple in Edfu is by local horse & carriage, therefore the decision to participate in this excursion is at your own discretion.

Visit temple of Edfu

Temple of Kom Ombo

Afternoon
Visit Temple Of Kom Ombo

After lunch on board visit the Temple of Kom Ombo which is dedicated to the two Gods, Sobek (The Crocodile God) and Harories, famous for its twin entrance halls and sanctuaries.

Visit Temple Of Kom Ombo

Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening
Travel to Aswan

Evening meal and overnight in Aswan on board your cruise.

Travel to Aswan

Aswan

High Dam & Philae Temple

Morning
See Philae temple

After breakfast on board enjoy a visit to the High Dam and Philae Temple. Dedicated to the Goddess Isis the Philae Temple was dismantled and reassembled on Agilika Island (about 550m from this original home on Philae Island) after the High Dam caused rivers to rise close to the historic site

See Philae temple

Nubian Village Visit

Afternoon
Nubian village

After lunch enjoy a leisurely motor boat trip around Elephantine Island, the oldest inhabited area in Aswan, with a visit to the Nubian Village on Seheil Island included. Discover the hospitality & traditional way of life of the Nubians as you visit their homes and markets.

Nubian village

Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening
Night in Aswan on a nile river cruise holiday

Evening meal and overnight in Aswan on board your cruise.

Night in Aswan on a nile river cruise holiday

Aswan & Felucca Trip

At Leisure

Morning
Relax on Nile cruise

Enjoy breakfast and a morning at leisure on board your Nile Cruise.

Relax on Nile cruise

Experience a Felucca Sailing Trip

Afternoon
Felucca Trip On Nile

After lunch enjoy a Felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) trip around the islands. Sail by The Aga Khan Mausoleum which is built in the style of the Fatimid tombs in Islamic Egypt .

Felucca Trip On Nile

Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening
Overnight in Aswan

Evening meal and overnight in Aswan on board your cruise.

Overnight in Aswan

Aswan to Edfu

At Leisure

Full Day
See Kom Ombo on a Nile river cruise holiday

Enjoy a full day at leisure sailing from Aswan to Edfu, via Kom Ombo.

See Kom Ombo on a Nile river cruise holiday

Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening
Overnight in Edfu

Evening meal and overnight in Edfu on board your cruise.

Overnight in Edfu

Edfu to Luxor

At Leisure

Morning
Sail to Luxor

Enjoy breakfast and a morning at leisure on board your Nile Cruise as you sail to Luxor via the Esna Lock.

Sail to Luxor

Luxor & Karnak Temples

Afternoon
Visit Luxor and Karnak temple

After lunch on board visit Luxor and Karnak Temples. The Luxor Temple was built by Amenophis III as a private residence for Amun and Karnak Temple is a complex covering 100 acres and 13 centuries of history

Visit Luxor and Karnak temple

Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening
Overnight in luxor

Evening meal and overnight in Luxor on board your cruise.

Overnight in luxor

Luxor to Hurghada

Luxor to Hurghada

Morning
Travel to Hurghada

Breakfast will be served on board your ship before disembarking in Luxor for your coach transfer to Hurghada. (Journey 280km / 4 hrs approx)

Travel to Hurghada

Overnight in Hurghada

Evening
Stay overnight in Hurghada

Evening meal and overnight in your hotel.

Stay overnight in Hurghada

Hurghada

Free Time in Hurghada

Full Day
Full day relaxing Hurghada

Enjoy a full day of relaxation at your resort hotel with facilities that include access to a private beach, three swimming pools and a variety of dining options.

Full day relaxing Hurghada

Hurghada

Explore Hurghada at Your Own Pace

Full Day
Explore Hurghada on a Nile river cruise holiday

You will have today at leisure for some last minute shopping and sightseeing of your choice.

Explore Hurghada on a Nile river cruise holiday

Return Home

Depart Egypt

Return home from Egypt

Early morning transfer from your hotel to Hurghada airport for your return flight.

Return home from Egypt
* Please note that the order of your excusions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Customer Reviews

Accommodation Available

Hurghada,  Egypt

Hilton Hurghada Resort

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  • 24 Oct
  • 07 Nov
  • 14 Nov
  • 28 Nov
  • (+10)

Located in the resort town of Hurghada on the shores of the Red Sea your hotel offers comfortable accommodation equipped with up to date amenities, direct private beach access, onsite dining facilitie ...

Luxor,  Egypt

HS Radamis II Nile Cruise

4
  • 24 Oct
  • 07 Nov
  • 14 Nov
  • 28 Nov
  • (+10)

HS Radamis II is a comfortable ship with tastefully furnished outward-facing cabins offering clear views of the River Nile. After a busy day of sightseeing enjoy the tasty regional and international b ...

Cairo,  Egypt

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa

5
  • 24 Oct
  • 07 Nov
  • 14 Nov
  • 28 Nov
  • (+10)

With an enviable location only 1km from the majestic pyramids your hotel is an ideal touring base for relaxation after a busy day’s sightseeing. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s onsite facilities which in ...

Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a Visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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