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8 Day Cairo and Nile Cruise



8 Day Cairo and Nile Cruise

Many of our Nile Cruise clients would also like to visit Cairo to see the wonders of The Pyramids and The Sphinx whilst in Egypt but unfortunately most Nile cruises begin and end in Luxor and last for a full week.

 

However with this special 8 day tour you get the best of both worlds.  You will cruise the Nile whilst having the opportunity to spend time in Cairo to enable you to see The Pyramids, The Sphinx, The Egyptian Museum and the fabulous sights and sounds of Cairo.


All within one week!


Here's what the tour typically includes:

Day 1:

Fly from Gatwick or Manchester to Luxor. Upon arrival transfer to the 5 Star Viking Princess Nile Cruise Ship (details below) for a four night cruise.

Day 2:

Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings - the site of Tutankhamun's tomb, the Temple of Queen Hatsheput and the Valley of the Queens. Final stop of the day will be at the Colossi of Memnon before arriving back at the boat in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure whilst the boat sails to Edfu via the Esna lock.

Day 3:

Morning visit to the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus and the largest, most preserved temple in Egypt. Afternoon set sail for Aswan.

Day 4:

Morning excursion to the High Dam, the Old Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk. There is also a trip by boat to the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis and occupying a picturesque location on an island.

Day 5: 

Disembark and fly from Aswan to Cairo for a 3 night stay at the Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel (details below). There is the possibility of an optional excursion to see the magnificent temples at Abu Simbel. This additional trip by air will cost approximately £100 per person. Please advise at time of booking if you intend to take this option.

Day 6:

Optional morning visit to see the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. Afternoon at leisure, time to relax by the pool or to do some shopping in the many bazaars. In the evening a chance to take an optional excursion to see the fantastic Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids.

Day 7:

Optional morning excursion to the Egyptian Museum to see the treasures of Tutankhamen. Afternoon at leisure or you may want to take an optional tour to the stunning mosques of Islamic Cairo and the intriguing early churches of Coptic Cairo. In the evening, enjoy an optional dinner cruise on the Nile whilst watching a traditional folklore show.


Day 8: 

Fly to Luxor and onward flight to the UK. Alternatively you could extend your stay in Egypt and spend a relaxing week by the sea in El Gouna.

Please note the Nile cruise itineraries can be subject to alteration locally at short notice.

Sample excursion prices are given below

  • Pyramids & Sphinx, Memphis & Saqqara Full Day Tour from 66 pounds per person
  • 2 Day Classical Tour from 138 pounds per person
  • Full Day Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo & Bazaar from 64 pounds per person
  • Full Day Pyramids & Egyptian Museum from 60 pounds per person
  • Half Day Great Pyramids & Sphinx from 50 pounds per person
  • Half Day Cairo Tour - Museum or Citadel or Old Cairo from 49 pounds per person 
  • Sound & Light show from 28 pounds per person

See our Cairo Excursions page


Viking Princess - 4 nights - Full Board

5 Star - (** Personally Recommended!)

The Viking Princess is a "true" 5 Star and is well known for excellent and friendly service. The stylish decor, spacious interiors and traditional  wood furnishings combine to create an intimate ambience. With modern comfortable accommodation and a range of facilities it offers a truly elegant cruising experience. 



Life on board

 

All the 49 standard cabins are reasonably sized and face out over the Nile. Located over 3 decks each of the modern cabins is decorated in traditional wood with attractive furnishings and feature twin beds, air-conditioning, en-suite facilities, hairdryer, mini-fridge, safety deposit box and satellite plasma TV.

 

The spacious restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner is situated on the middle deck. The lounge bar offering a range of drinks is a good place to sit and watch the nightly entertainment which includes a traditional belly dancer and galabiya party. On the large sun deck there is a swimming pool for a refreshing dip during the day and a bar serving drinks plus sunbeds in which to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Nile.



Facilities onboard include:

 

  • Restaurant
  • Lounge bar
  • Gift shop
  • Large sundeck
  • Plunge pool
  • Deck bar


Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel, Giza, Cairo - 3 nights, Bed & Breakfast

Le Meridien Hotel Cairo Bedroom

A superb hotel in a spectacular setting with unrivalled views of the Pyramids at Giza and a wealth of facilities.  

Location

The hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the historic treasures of Egypt and just fifteen minutes drive from central Cairo.

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel, Cairo, Pool

Accommodation Details

 

530 rooms all with bath, shower, air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone and mini-bar.

Facilities:

Le meridien Pyramids, Cairo, Restaurant bars:

  • Restaurants
  • Al Shams (Buffet and a la carte)
  • The Med (Mediterranean)
  • Laredo (Tex-Mex)
  • Nubian Village (Oriental and Lebanese),
  • Harris Cafe
  • Shisha Cafe with live entertainment

    Sports:

    Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel, Cairo, Pool

  • Swimming pool
  • Health club with sauna and massage
  • Tennis courts
  • Gym

    Plus:

    • 24 hour room service
    • Shops
    • Currency Exchange


Here's what the tour typically includes:

Day 1:

Fly from Gatwick or Manchester to Luxor. Upon arrival transfer to the 5 Star Viking Princess Nile Cruise Ship (details below) for a four night cruise.

Day 2:

Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings - the site of Tutankhamun's tomb, the Temple of Queen Hatsheput and the Valley of the Queens. Final stop of the day will be at the Colossi of Memnon before arriving back at the boat in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure whilst the boat sails to Edfu via the Esna lock.

Day 3:

Morning visit to the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus and the largest, most preserved temple in Egypt. Afternoon set sail for Aswan.

Day 4:

Morning excursion to the High Dam, the Old Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk. There is also a trip by boat to the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis and occupying a picturesque location on an island.

Day 5: 

Disembark and fly from Aswan to Cairo for a 3 night stay at the Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel (details below). There is the possibility of an optional excursion to see the magnificent temples at Abu Simbel. This additional trip by air will cost approximately £100 per person. Please advise at time of booking if you intend to take this option.

Day 6:

Optional morning visit to see the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. Afternoon at leisure, time to relax by the pool or to do some shopping in the many bazaars. In the evening a chance to take an optional excursion to see the fantastic Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids.

Day 7:

Optional morning excursion to the Egyptian Museum to see the treasures of Tutankhamen. Afternoon at leisure or you may want to take an optional tour to the stunning mosques of Islamic Cairo and the intriguing early churches of Coptic Cairo. In the evening, enjoy an optional dinner cruise on the Nile whilst watching a traditional folklore show.


Day 8: 

Fly to Luxor and onward flight to the UK. Alternatively you could extend your stay in Egypt and spend a relaxing week by the sea in El Gouna.

Please note the Nile cruise itineraries can be subject to alteration locally at short notice.

Sample excursion prices are given below

  • Pyramids & Sphinx, Memphis & Saqqara Full Day Tour from 66 pounds per person
  • 2 Day Classical Tour from 138 pounds per person
  • Full Day Egyptian Museum, Citadel, Old Cairo & Bazaar from 64 pounds per person
  • Full Day Pyramids & Egyptian Museum from 60 pounds per person
  • Half Day Great Pyramids & Sphinx from 50 pounds per person
  • Half Day Cairo Tour - Museum or Citadel or Old Cairo from 49 pounds per person 
  • Sound & Light show from 28 pounds per person

See our Cairo Excursions page