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  • Flexible bookings: 30-day money-back guarantee & free date changes
  • Accompanied for the duration by an Egyptologist tour guide
  • Internal flight Cairo-Aswan included
  • Air-conditioned private mini bus transport

Summary

This is Egypt at its most epic! Experience the country’s ancient wonders and modern-day splendours. Start in Cairo and visit the world-famous Pyramids and the Great Sphinx. Venture into the shifting desert sands to explore ancient temples and the Valley of the Kings. Sail down the Nile River on a 5-star cruise ship and top it all off with a two-night stay in an all-inclusive Red Sea resort. With an enticing mix of history, natural wonders and captivating culture, this Egypt holiday is as good as it gets! There’s even some snorkelling and scuba diving in the mix… 

Highlights

  • Enjoy a 5-star cruise down the Nile on a ship with sundeck and swimming pool
  • Explore ancient temples including Philae & Luxor
  • Experience the Great Pyramids at Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the Karnak temple complex
  • Enjoy a two-night stay in an all-inclusive Red Sea resort

Start Point

Pyramids Resort by Jaz | From 02:00 PM on Day 1
Cairo Airport | Any time on Day 1

End Point

Pyramids resort by Jaz | 10:00 AM on Day 9
Cairo Airport | Any time on Day 9
DAY 1: Arrive in Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! Arrive at Cairo International Airport and meet the tour representative who will assist with the immigration process, passport control and baggage collection. Travel to the hotel in Cairo to freshen up before receiving a brief overview of the tour from your Egyptologist tour guide who will accompany the group for the duration of the trip. Find out more about the incredible experiences to look forward to over the following eight days! Relax at the hotel or head out to explore the city during the free time tonight.

DAY 1: Arrive in Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! Arrive at Cairo International Airport and meet the tour representative who will assist with the immigration process, passport control and baggage collection. Travel to the hotel in Cairo to freshen up before receiving a brief overview of the tour from your Egyptologist tour guide who will accompany the group for the duration of the trip. Find out more about the incredible experiences to look forward to over the following eight days! Relax at the hotel or head out to explore the city during the free time tonight.

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DAY 2: Giza Pyramids - Sphinx - Sakkara

This morning, experience the icons of ancient Egypt! Your Egyptologist guide will accompany the group to the Giza pyramid complex. Here, you can see the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx. Next, visit Sakkara to see the unique step pyramid of Zoser (also known as Djoser). This is Egypt’s first-ever pyramid and is constructed of six tombs built on top of each other. Choose to complete the day on an epic note with an optional sound and light show at the Giza Pyramids or a dinner cruise along the famous Nile River for a night of Egyptian food, culture and dancing!

Please note: The flight to Aswan is either on Sunday evening or Monday morning depending on availability.

Experiences

Visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx: Experience Egypt’s most iconic monuments and discover the ancient wonder that is the Giza pyramid complex. Marvel at the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza and the enchanting Sphinx. Learn more about ancient Egyptian history from your guide. Entrance fee: 540 EGP

See the Pyramid of Zoser, Sakkara: See the first pyramid to be built in ancient Egypt! The Step Pyramid of Zoser (also known as Djoser) gets its name from its six tiers that resemble steps. This fascinating ancient site was built in the 27th century BC! Entrance fee: 450 EGP

Meals

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On Tour Excursions

DAY 3: Aswan - Philae Temple - Nile Cruise

Catch an early-morning flight to Aswan. Arrive and board the 5-star Nile cruise ship. After some time to freshen up, the Nile quest begins! Start with a short boat ride to Agilkia Island to explore the Temple of Isis at Philae. Built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom (305 BC to 30 BC), the temple is dedicated to Isis, one of ancient Egypt’s oldest goddesses! Widely considered one of the most beautiful temple complexes in Egypt, Philae Temple is sure to astound those who visit. Enjoy the first night of the Nile Cruise tonight.

Experiences

Explore the Philae Temple: Travel along the Nile and encounter the picturesque island of Philae. Built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom (305 BC to 30 BC), the temple is dedicated to Isis, one of the oldest goddesses of ancient Egypt and worshipped as the paragon of motherly virtues. It is believed that the last Egyptian hieroglyph was written on the island of Philae in the late 4th century. Entrance fee: 450 EGP

Sail the Nile on a 5-star cruise ship: Enjoy three nights sailing down the Nile River on a 5-star cruise ship. Enjoy the incredible views and onboard pool and sundeck!

Meals

BreakfastLunchDinner

Accommodation
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On Tour Excursions

DAY 4: Kom-Ombo - Nile Cruise

This morning, enjoy the opportunity to join the optional excursion to the temples of Abu Simbel, two massive temples in southern Egypt. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments", these iconic temples were carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC, during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II. The tour then continues with a visit to the Temple of Kom-Ombo, a unique 'double' temple dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Haroeris (Horus). After some time to explore the temple, continue onwards to Luxor, where the tour will spend the night on board the 5-star cruise ship.

Experiences

Discover the Temple of Kom-Ombo: This fascinating “double-temple” is unique in that it is dedicated to two gods, the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus. Admire the perfectly symmetrical twin entrances which showcase a gorgeous view of the riverside. Entrance fee: 360 EGP

Meals

BreakfastLunchDinner

Accommodation
Cruise ship
On Tour Excursions

DAY 5: Luxor - Karnak Temple - Nile Cruise

After breakfast, disembark and tour the East Bank of Luxor. Experience the incredible Karnak Temple Complex which is part of the ancient city of Thebes. Dedicated to the powerful ram-headed god Amun, it offers a vast mix of temples, chapels, statues and obelisks. Next, it’s time to explore Luxor Temple, a place of worship that is dedicated to three gods: Amun, his wife Mut and his son Khons. Together these temples and gods were key players in the great Opet Festival which was held each year during the flood season.

Experiences

Explore the immense Karnak Temple Complex: Experience the incredible beauty and ancient history of the Karnak Temple Complex. Often considered the most important Pharaonic site, this grand temple complex features remnants of ancient Thebes and is one of the most visited ancient sites in Egypt. Entrance fee: 450 EGP

Visit the temple of Luxor: Discover “the world’s largest open-air museum” when visiting the Temple of Luxor. Wander along the enchanting Avenue of Sphinxes and learn more about the Pharaonic and Roman history of the area. Entrance fee: 400 EGP

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Accommodation
Cruise ship

DAY 6: Valley of the Kings - Hatshepsut - Hurghada

This morning, it’s time for a tour of the West Bank of Luxor. Visit the world famous Valley of the Kings and explore the incredible tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs, such as King Tutankhamen. Then, experience the Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir El Bahary) which is the mortuary temple of the only Pharaoh Queen that ruled Egypt. The day will finish off with a visit to the great Colossi of Memnon - the last remains of Amenophis III’s temple. Finally, hop on board the air-conditioned private bus to Hurghada on the Red Sea coast and look forward to a two-night stay at this all inclusive resort!

Experiences

Tour the Valley of the Kings: A trip to the Valley of the Kings is a highlight of all Egypt and Jordan tours! This is one of the richest archaeological sites on Earth and is home to many tombs belonging to New Kingdom pharaohs, including the famous King Tutankhamun. Entrance fee: 600 EGP

Visit the Temple of Hatshepsut: Explore the stunning temple dedicated to Egypt’s first and only female Pharaoh! This mortuary temple dedicated to the Pharaoh Hatshepsut is considered a masterpiece of ancient architecture. Parts of the temple were destroyed (it is believed that the Queen’s successor carried out the destruction) or restored. Entrance fee: 380 EGP

See the Colossi of Memnon: Marvel at the two impressive stone statues dedicated to Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

Stay at an all-inclusive Red Sea resort: Enjoy two nights at an all-inclusive resort situated in Hurghada, on the Red Sea! With a full free day, simply relax in the resort or take part in various optional activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving.

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DAY 7: Hurghada: Free Day

This is a free day for you to enjoy however you wish. The resort in Hurghada offers a large swimming pool complex, long sandy beaches and all-inclusive food and drink; total relaxation awaits! Alternatively, choose to take part in any number of water sports activities, including full-day snorkelling and scuba diving excursions. The seas around Hurghada offer some of the best coral reef dive spots in the world, offering the opportunity to see many colourful fish species, including the Red Sea Clownfish, Emperor Angelfish, Picasso Trigger Fish and Moray Eels. Overnight at the resort in Hurghada.

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On Tour Excursions

DAY 8: Hurghada - Cairo

This morning, travel back to Cairo by air-conditioned private minibus. Arrive at the hotel with some time to freshen up before setting out to explore more of Egypt’s capital city on a tour of Cairo! Begin with a visit to the Egyptian Museum to learn more about the country's incredible ancient history. Afterwards, explore Khan El Khalili, a bazaar crammed with souvenir shops, cafés and shisha bars which is a great place to pick up a few souvenirs!

Experiences

Visit the Egyptian Museum: Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo to learn more about the country’s fascinating history. See treasures from King Tutankhamun’s tomb and 120,000+ other artefacts on display. Mummies, sarcophagi, pottery, jewellery and more! 
Entrance fee to the Egyptian Museum: 500 EGP

Shop for souvenirs and keepsakes at the bustling Khan El Khalili bazaar: This is a great place to pick up everything from incense and cotton garments to handcrafted metal goods, antique stones and more.

Meals

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DAY 9: End of tour in Cairo

After nine days spent exploring Egypt’s ancient wonders and cruising the Nile River, it’s time for the tour to come to an end. The tour will finish after breakfast at the hotel in Cairo. Expat Explore hopes to welcome you on tour again soon and wishes you a safe trip home!

Meals

Breakfast

What's Included

Accommodation

  • 5 nights in 2, 3 & 4* hotel accommodation in twin rooms with private bathrooms, 3 nights' accommodation in twin share cabins with private en-suite facilities on a Nile cruise ship
  • Single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room (subject to availability)

Meals

  • 8 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners
    *Vegetarian options available for all meals on request

Transport

  • Modern air-conditioned private minibus/coach
  • Internal flight from Cairo to Aswan
  • 5* Nile cruise ship with sundeck, swimming pool & bar

Tour Leader

  • Fully guided tour with experienced Egyptologist tour leader
  • Tour leader will accompany group throughout and manage all logistical details

13 Experiences!

  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • See the Pyramid of Zoser; Egypt’s first pyramid
  • Explore the Philae Temple
  • Sail the River Nile on a 5-star cruise ship
  • Discover the Temple of Kom-Ombo
  • Explore the Karnak Temple Complex
  • Visit the Temple of Luxor
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings
  • Visit the Temple of Hatshepsut; Egypt’s only female Pharaoh
  • Marvel at the Colossi of Memnon
  • Stay at an all-inclusive Red Sea resort
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum to see mummies, sarcophagi and more
  • Shop for souvenirs at the Khan El Khalili bazaar

Accommodation

Hotels are chosen closer to departure date. We do use a variety of hotels in each destination, so you may stay in a hotel different to that listed here.

Cairo

Photos of the tour

Sound and Light Show at Giza Pyramids

Head to a sound and light show at the Giza Pyramids after dark. Learn more about the pyramids' fascinating history as a mesmerising laser show unfolds. See these iconic sights as you’ve never seen them before! End your night with dinner at a nearby restaurant before returning to the hotel.

Optional Excursions

Unless marked as “Pre-Book”, all optional excursions can be booked on tour and paid for in cash (in the stated currency) to your tour leader.
Prices and availability are subject to change

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Tam Verified Buyer 2024-01-28
Amazing
I loved the trip, our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. I really appreciated all of the help we received by Expat staff (meeting us at the airport, getting us our Visa and locating a bank to exchange currency.
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Katli Verified Buyer 2024-01-07
Taste of Egypt
An insight of The main attractions of Egypt.
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SingleTraveller Verified Buyer 2023-10-28
Exceeded expectations
Great 9 day itinerary experiencing all the essentials to get a feel for Egypt. The Nile cruise was my absolute favorite and exceeded expectations relaxing -yet exciting and fun.The service and staff were excellent everywhere we went and the food was authentic Egyptian. Medhat our guide worked endlessly to make our trip smooth and worry free. He is an excellent Egyptologist and a kind and thoughtful person.
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J and A Verified Buyer 2023-10-04
Stunning View
Peter Helmy, our tour leader, was insightful. The temples and other sites we visited were all stunning but Peter succinctly summed up the history of the places and made us appreciate it even more. Although our tour group came from different parts of the world , I am sure we all Love Egypt and will cherish our experiences.
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The Kiwis Verified Buyer 2023-10-01
Fabulous tour!
Our tour guide Peter Helmy gave us the best experience with his incredible knowledge of Egyptian history which brought alive some of the stories of the Pharaohs, their temples and tombs. He was so caring and considerate of our group's needs and coupled with his supreme professionalism, this made it a tour to remember!

Why this tour?

Egypt is on countless bucket lists and it's easy to see why Egypt tours remain so popular! The country is famous for its ancient history; this is the land of pyramids, pharaohs and magnificent temples dedicated to ancient gods and goddesses! Combine the historic monuments with the natural splendour and captivating culture and you have a recipe for an unforgettable Egypt tour! 

On the Nile Jewel, you’ll spend 9 days exploring on a guided Egypt tour that is complete with ancient sites, local guides and a memorable 5-star cruise! Start in Cairo where you can experience the delights of the famous capital on various Cairo tours, catch a flight south to Aswan and travel back north up the Nile River. You’ll even make a stop off at a Red Sea Resort - this Cairo Egypt package really does have everything included in just over a week! 

Highlights of this tour include:

  • The ancient history of course! If you are intrigued by the past or simply interested in the history of the region, this tour offers a number of exciting included excursions! You’ll get to explore the pyramids complex, visit the Valley of the Kings, and see a myriad of incredible temples!
  • You’ll get to discover the Pyramids of Giza and see the Great Sphinx under the expert guidance of a local Egyptologist guide! This will give you unparalleled insight into these wonders of the ancient world.
  • Ultimate relaxation on a cruise along the Nile River awaits! Enjoy a three-night stay on a 5-star cruise. You’ll make stops at a number of top attractions during the day and enjoy nights cruising along the famous river.
  • The last stop before Cairo on this Egypt tour is a two-night stay in Hurghada at a Red Sea Resort. Enjoy even more relaxation and an all-inclusive stay with free days to spend as you wish. Fun optional activities including snorkelling and scuba diving are available. 

Optional activities take these Egypt guided tours to the next level! Choose to take a half-day tour to Alexandria, embark on half-day tours to Memphis and Dahshur, explore Abu Simbel Temple and enjoy dinner in a traditional Nubian House!

Is this the right tour for me?

What will the accommodation be like?
Hotels that have been hand-selected by our team are used on this tour. Travellers will use twin-share rooms and be paired with a traveller of the same gender. The cruise will have twin-share cabins and the cruise ship has a pool, sundeck and bar! 

If you would like private accommodation, single supplements are available to purchase when you book your trip.  

Is Egypt expensive to visit?
Egypt is not generally an expensive country to visit and with Expat Explore’s group trips, Egypt tours are even more affordable! Accommodation, transport, most meals and many activities are included in the tour price giving you more budget to spend on the things you love! 

Will I feel safe on this tour?
If you are wondering “are tours to Egypt safe?” rest assured that Expat Explore guided Egypt tours are a safe and convenient way to travel around the country. Local guides and tour leaders offer peace of mind and up to date information on all of the areas visited. 

This is your chance to see the wonders of Egypt in a fun, affordable and convenient way!