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Egypt - Nile River Cruise including Cairo & Hurghada - Solo Traveller

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  • Experience the ancient wonders of Egypt on this 12-night guided solo traveller holiday.
  • Full board basis on Cruise and B&B/half board in hotels
  • Meet other like-minded solo travellers & enjoy the comfort of your very own hotel room
  • Discover Egyptian antiquities & bustling Bazaars on a full-day guided tour of Cairo.
  • Cruise down the Nile River on board the 5 Star MS Radamis II for 7 nights.  
  • Step back in time with a guided tour to the Pyramids of Giza, Great Sphinx, Luxor & Valley of the Kings.
  • Enjoy an optional evening excursion to see the Sphinx Sound & Light Show.
  • Relax in the resort town of Hurghada and soak up the sun in 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 2399pp

From 2399pp

HOW MANY TRAVELLING?
1 Adults

Your Guided Group Holiday To Egypt

Cruise the River Nile and experience the highlights of Egypt on this unique solo traveller holiday that combines the exotic beauty of Cairo and the vibrant resort of Hurghada with an unforgettable 7-night cruise. Our holiday will begin with a visit to the Egyptian Museum and a trip to the Khan El Khalili bazaar during our full-day tour of the dynamic city of Cairo. Later that evening we’ll enjoy a welcome drink, so we can get better acquainted with our fellow solo travellers. We’ll take an excursion to discover 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 round off our Egyptian adventure with a 3-night stay in Hurghada, a 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.

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Trip Itinerary

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Day

Travel to Egypt

Depart For Cairo

Guided 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)

Guided travel to Cairo

Cairo or Optional Sphinx Sound & Light Show

Egyptian Museum

Morning
The 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.

The Egyptian Museum

El Khalili Bazaar & Welcome Drink

Afternoon
Visit Khan 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. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink in your hotel for an opportunity to get to know your fellow travellers.

Visit Khan 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). For Further details check the list below.

Sphinx Sound light show

Pyramids of Giza

Visit The Pyramids of Giza

Morning
Guided excursion to 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.

Guided excursion to the Pyramids of Giza

Fly to Luxor

Afternoon
 Fly 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.

 Fly Cairo to Luxor

Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening
Evening meal on the Nile Cruise

Evening meal and overnight on board your cruise.

Evening meal on the Nile Cruise

Luxor to Edfu

Nile West Bank

Morning
Trip to the Nile west Bank

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.

Trip to the Nile west Bank

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
Board the Nile river cruise

Evening meal and overnight in Edfu on board your cruise.

Board the Nile river cruise

Edfu to Aswan

Temple of Edfu

Morning
Guided tour of the 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.

Guided tour of the Temple of Edfu

Temple of Kom Ombo

Afternoon
Guided tour of the 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.

Guided tour of the temple of Kom Ombo

Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening
Board ship to Aswan

Evening meal and overnight in Aswan on board your cruise.

Board ship to Aswan

Aswan

High Dam & Philae Temple

Morning
Visit the High Dam and 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

Visit the High Dam and Philae temple

Nubian Village Visit

Afternoon
Visit 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.

Visit Nubian Village

Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening
Board ship to Aswan

Evening meal and overnight in Aswan on board your cruise.

Board ship to Aswan

Aswan & Felucca Trip

At Leisure

Morning
Coffee in Aswan

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

Coffee in Aswan

Experience a Felucca Sailing Trip

Afternoon
Experience a Felucca trip on Island

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.

Experience a Felucca trip on Island

Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening
Stay overnight in Aswan

Evening meal and overnight in Aswan on board your cruise.

Stay overnight in Aswan

Aswan to Edfu

At Leisure

Full Day
 Top things to do in Aswan

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

 Top things to do in Aswan

Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening
Ship to Edfu

Evening meal and overnight in Edfu on board your cruise.

Ship to 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
Guided tour of Luxor and Karnak Temples

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

Guided tour of Luxor and Karnak Temples

Overnight Nile Cruise

Evening
Stay in Luxor

Evening meal and overnight in Luxor on board your cruise.

Stay in Luxor

Luxor to Hurghada

Transfer to Hurghada

Morning
Hurghada City

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

Hurghada City

Overnight in Hurghada

Evening
Guided group holidays in Egypt

Evening meal and overnight in your hotel.

Guided group holidays in Egypt

Hurghada

Free Time in Hurghada

Full Day
Explore 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.

Explore Hurghada

Hurghada

Explore Hurghada at Your Own Pace

Full Day
Shopping in Hurghada

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

Shopping in Hurghada

Return Home

Depart Egypt

Fly from Egypt to Dublin

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

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

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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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