Explore Egypt and enjoy a Nile River cruise
Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, we can also tailor make an itinerary to your preference
Embark on an exploration of Egypt’s most important historic sites – with a 5-star Nile cruise from Aswan and Luxor thrown in for good measure! A qualified Egyptologist will unlock the secrets of ancient Egyptian history at every major site, including Abu Simbel, Luxor, Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Pyramids and Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and more. Soak up Egyptian history with our Nile Discovery – you will love it!
Day 1: Cairo, Egypt
Welcome to the city of a thousand minarets and watch the madness of Cairo’s traffic jams from a kahwas (coffee shop). But first, rock up to tonight’s welcome meeting and meet your new friends.
Day 2: Cairo to Aswan via Overnight Coach
There’s old, and then there’s the necropolis of Saqqara. Soak up some ancient history, meander Coptic Cairo and get your haggle on in Khan el-Khalili market.
Saqqara Step Pyramid
Khan el-Khalili market
Day 3: Aswan to Nile Cruise Ship
Remember the time of ancient Nubia sailing along the Nile on a felucca sailboat and later, a culture lesson in a brightly coloured traditional village. Then, climb aboard your five-star chariot (replete with rooftop pool, sun lounges and belly dancing) for a taste of life finer than the pharoah’s could have ever imagined.
Short felucca ride
Nubian village visit
Day 4: Nile Cruise Ship
Come face to face with awe-inspiring Abu Simbel, presided over by four gigantic statues of Ramesses II. And then: what’s cooler than Kom Ombo temple? The fact 300 mummified crocodiles were found nearby.
Day 5: Nile Cruise Ship
The eye of Ra is watching you today as we head to the Temple of Edfu. Get acquainted with the falcon-headed sky god Horus. After that, kick back on deck and drink in the beauty of the Nile.
Day 6: Nile Cruise Ship to Cairo via Luxor and Overnight Coach
Take a walk through the shadow of the Valley of Kings and go for a Temple trifecta ticking off Hatshepsut, Karnak and Luxor plus Colossi of Memnon before heading back to Cairo.
Valley of Kings
Temple of Hatshepsut
Colossi of Memnon
Karnak & Luxor temples
Day 7: Cairo
Walk like an Egyptian into King Tutankhamun’s treasure chest at the Egyptian Museum – home to over 160,00 relics – then gain some perspective at the base of the 138-metre Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx.
Giza pyramids & Sphinx
Nile dinner cruise
Day 8: Cairo
Shisha! Is the trip over already? If your inner explorer has been stoked, stay on to uncover more of Cairo’s coolness. We’re outta here after breakfast.
- Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
- Egyptian Museum
- Nubian village visit
- 5-star Cruise on the Nile
- Kom Ombo & Edfu Temples
- Temples of Abu Simbel
- Temples of Luxor & Karnak
- Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut
- Saqqara Step Pyramid, Coptic Cairo & Khan el Khalili
- Egyptology tours at major sites (entrance fees not included)
- 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
- 2 nights twin-share in 4-star hotels, 3 nights 5-star cruise ship in cabin accommodation, 2 nights aboard overnight coach
- Arrival transfer from the airport to hotel
- Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader