Pyramids & Nile Cruise Ex Max & New Year 9 days


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Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Arrive at the Cairo International Airport, you will be greeted by Star Shine Tours representative who will meet and assist you at the airport. Then transfer to your hotel. There will be a short briefing with your guide about your itinerary, Check in overnight at your hotel.

Overnight: Cairo

Day 2: Great Pyramids, Sphinx, Saqqara, and Memphis Day Tour
Star Shine Tours private qualified Egyptologist tour guide will pick up in the morning by a deluxe air-conditioned vehicle. The first stop will be at Giza Necropolis carrying Great Pyramids of Giza. Decipher the secrets of the Great Sphinx of Giza that guards the Pyramid of Khafre and the Temple Valley. Move from Giza Necropolis to the Necropolis of Saqqara in which you find the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Enjoy the superstructure of the Step Pyramid with six steps built in six stages of limestone blocks. Lunch will be served in a good quality Egyptian restaurant after which you will be taken to Memphis, the first capital of Egypt which serves a number of the most important archaeological finds over the millennia. Then our representative will transfer you to Giza Railway Station to take sleeper train to Luxor. Dinner will be provided onboard and have an overnight.
Overnight: Sleeper train
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and onboard dinner
Day 3: Embarkation Nile Cruise: Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple
Breakfast will be served aboard your train. Upon arrival, meet our representative in Luxor Railway Station to transfer you to your Nile cruise embarkation to check in. After a while, meet our qualified Egyptologist guide to start a half day tour by visiting the Karnak Temple, the greatest example of worship in history. From Karnak, move to Luxor Temple, built by Amunhotep III in the New Kingdom and completed by Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. Lunch will be served aboard then enjoy afternoon tea. After dinner, enjoy a captain cocktail party and have an overnight on board.
Overnight: Nile Cruise 
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner 
Day 4: Luxor: Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon
After having breakfast aboard your cruise, then transfer by an air-conditioned vehicle to discover the west bank of Luxor by visiting the Valley of the Kings where 18th and 20th Dynasties powerful Pharaohs were buried in the Theban necropolis like King Tutmosis I, Tutmosis III, Tut-Ankh-Amon, King Ramssess VI, King Mrenptah and Amonhotep II. Then move beneath Deir el Bahari cliffs to Valley of the Queens where wives of Pharaohs were buried. Visit Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt built by Hateshepsut. Then visit the Colossi of Memnon, twin statues of Amenhotep III. Get back to your cruise to have an open buffet lunch and enjoy your afternoon tea then dinner will be served aboard. Late at night enjoy a disco party and have an overnight aboard the cruise.

Overnight: a Nile Cruise 
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Day 5: Kom Ombo Temple, Temple of Edfu and Sailing to Luxor
Enjoy the morning sailing to Luxor, the site of ancient city of Thebes. After having breakfast aboard your cruise, have a quick day tour to visit Temple of Kom Ombo located on high grounds overlooking the Nile, which can be dubbed as a double temple built as a dedication to two sets of gods, Haroeris and Sobek. Set sailing to Edfu, the site of the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus. Take a tour in Edfu Temple of Horus. Then have lunch and afternoon tea aboard.  At night you will have a galabyia party then an overnight aboard.

Overnight: Nile Cruise
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and onboard dinner 
Day 6: Nile Cruise (Abu Simbel Temple / Optional)
Early at 4:30AM take your breakfast box and Star Shine Tours representative will pick you up from aboard by a modern air-conditioned van to drive you for around three and half hours to Abu Simbel. Visit the famous beautiful Temple of Ramses II and his consort Nefertari's Temple of Hathor. On the short walk to the temple entrances, our guide will give you a brief about the site, including details of the UNESCO-led relocation of the entire cliff face to higher ground, and how the temples were discovered by accident in 1813. After visiting the temples, transfer back to your Nile cruise, lunch on board. Afternoon tea, have dinner on board. After dinner, enjoy the Nubian show party. Have an overnight on board.
Overnight: Nile Cruise 
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and onboard dinner 
Day 7: Disembarkation Nile cruise, Aswan High dam, Unfinished obelisk, Philae Temple
After breakfast, disembark from your Nile cruise and check out. Your guide will take you in day tour in Aswan to visit the High Dam then visit majestic Philae Temple of Isis and the granite quarries with the Unfinished Obelisk. Later you will transfer to Aswan Train Station to take sleeper train back to Cairo. Dinner will be served on board and have an overnight.
Overnight: sleeper train  
Meals: breakfast, and dinner 
Day 8: Old Cairo, Saladin Citadel of Cairo, Egyptian Museum, and Khan El Khalily Bazaar
Arrive in Cairo and transfer to your hotel in Cairo for Check in. Later, meet our tour guide to visit one of the most important museums in the ancient world the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities to savor pharaonic masterpieces such as the Lid of the Coffin of Maakare. Move from the museum to Old Cairo so as to the Islamic Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the famous alabaster mosque of Mohamed Ali. Take lunch in a local restaurant after which you will visit Old Cairo Islamic areas. From Islamic to Coptic areas where you see the Hanging Church then Ben Ezra Synagogue which is considered to be among the Jewish heritage in Egypt. Eventually, have a shopping opportunity in one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East, Khan El Khalili with 2000 little shops. Transfer back to your hotel and have an overnight in Cairo.

Overnight: a Cairo hotel
Meals: breakfast, and lunch
Day 09: Final Departure
After check-out, you will be transferred by your tour manger to take you to the Cairo International Airport for your flight back home.

Meals: breakfast

Package Inclusions

  •     Meet and assist at Cairo international airport upon arrival and departure
  •     Accommodation in Cairo for 3 nights on bed and breakfast basis
  •     Accommodation in sleeper train for 2 nights on half board basis
  •     Accommodation in 5 Star Deluxe Nile Cruise for 4 nights on full board basis
  •     Deluxe sleeper train ticket from Cairo to Luxor and back from Aswan to Cairo
  •     All sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary
  •     Entrance fees as per itinerary
  •     All transportation provided by deluxe air-conditioned vehicles
  •     English Egyptologist tour guide during your tour
  •     Lunch in local restaurants
  •     All sightseeing tours on the cruise
  •     Bottled mineral water in Cairo and Giza
  •     20 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 6 dinners
  •     Free SIM card during your tour charged for about 30 minutes for local c alls or 2 minutes of international calls
  •     Portage when needed 
  •     All service and charge taxes 
Package Exclusions
  •      International flight ticket
  •      Egypt entry visa
  •      Any optional tour not mentioned in the itinerary
  •      Meals except where indicted
  •      Drinks and any personal expenses
  •      Tipping Kitty
  •      Travel insurance

Hotel Accommodation
Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
Sonesta Nile Goddess Cruise/Alyssa Nile Cruise

Price Per Person

Please Note: Gala Dinners Most of Egypt's hotels and Nile cruise boats arrange a very special Gala Dinner in the evening on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Gala Dinner prices are therefore not included in our prices above, and will be added to your booking if required. More information is available on request.
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9 Days & 8 Nights
Tour Package Overview: 
Tour Code: EGY2000
Tour Duration: 9 days/8 nights
Transport: vehicle, sleeper train
Availability: 26 Dec
Tour Style: Classic Tours
Tour Name: Pyramids & Nile Cruise Ex Max & New Year 9 days
Start Point: Cairo, Egypt
Finish Point: Cairo, Egypt
Price:  From $ P.P 

We offers you Egypt Xmas and New Year Tours, Spend the New Years and Christmas Tours in Egypt and Make the holidays an adventure this year with us, Discover Egypt through our Classic tour package with almost infinite number of historical attractions and get the chance to enjoy a Nile Cruise in Cairo along the Nile River on a 5 star Nile Cruiser. Enjoy a wonderful Nile cruises in Luxor and Aswan and stroll through vast ancient temples built by emperors .

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