Egyptian Escape with Nile Cruise (KQF)

9 Day Tour from Cairo to Cairo

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If you’ve dreamed of standing at the foot of the great pyramids, now is the time to escape to Egypt. Peruse the treasures of King Tutankhamun in Cairo, and answer the riddle of the Sphinx at the Great Pyramids of Giza. Fly to Luxor and embark on a Nile River cruise. You’ll visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples, and join in guided sightseeing at the Valley of the Kings and Queens on the Nile’s West Bank—site of noble crypts where the pharaohs rest in splendor in the cliff sides. Visit the Temple of Horus with its menacing black stone falcon statue, built 2,000 years ago during the age of Cleopatra. You’ll see fascinating sights before your Nile River cruise is complete, including a bluff-top temple to worship crocodile and falcon gods, the unfinished obelisk of the granite quarries of Aswan, and the Temple of Isis recovered from the submerged island of Philae. Take an excursion on a Felucca sail boat for a view of Kitchener’s Island and the mausoleum of Aga Khan. Fly back to Cairo and conclude your vacation with a farewell dinner to celebrate your guided tour of Egypt.
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 Destinations & Sightseeing

CAIRO
Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Egyptian Museum and the pyramids in Giza
CAIRO-LUXOR
By air
LUXOR
Guided sightseeing, visit the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and Queens
EDFU
Guided visit of Temple of Horus
KOM OMBO
Guided visit of the temple
ASWAN
Guided sightseeing, visit the High Dam, the unfinished obelisk, and the Philae Temple of Isis; Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite Felucca sail around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan
ASWAN-CAIRO
By air

Headsets throughout the tour.

Notes:

  • Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
  • The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the MS Mayfair.
  • Includes Airport Transfers (also for land-only customers that provide their travel arrangements to the booking department).
  • Includes Visas for USA, Canada and European passport holders (also for land-only customers that provide their travel arrangements to the booking department).

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Historic Cairo
  • The Pyramid Fields of Giza

Transportation:

Motorcoach, flight Cairo-Luxor, Aswan-Cairo, Nile cruise. Free wi-fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 4 lunches; 6 three-course dinners: welcome and farewell dinner in Cairo

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 ARRIVE IN CAIRO

Welcome to Cairo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.

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Day 2 CAIRO

Guided sightseeing in and around Africa’s largest metropolis starts at the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM. See Tutankhamun’s fabulous treasures, an exciting first encounter with the splendor of three millennia of Egyptian civilization. Next, depart for GIZA. Take a close-up look at the enigmatic SPHINX and the daunting Great Pyramids. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3 CAIRO–LUXOR. EMBARKATION

Board your flight to Luxor, where you will embark your cruise ship to enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, guided sightseeing features visits to KARNAK TEMPLE and LUXOR TEMPLE.

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Day 4 CRUISING: LUXOR–EDFU

This morning, guided sightseeing focuses on the VALLEY OF KINGS & QUEENS on the West Bank of the Nile, where generations of pharaohs and nobles were buried in great splendor in crypts cut into the cliffs. Sixty-two royal tombs have been uncovered so far, of which only the tomb of Tutankhamun was nearly inviolated when discovered in 1922. Visit DEIR EL-BAHRI, Queen Hatshepsut’s monumental rock temple, before returning to your ship where a Captain’s welcome cocktail party awaits you. Sail to Edfu.

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Day 5 CRUISING: EDFU–KOM OMBO–ASWAN

In Edfu, visit the TEMPLE OF HORUS with its menacing black stone statue of the falcon god. Built in the time of Cleopatra about 2,000 years ago, it is recent by Egyptian standards and beautifully preserved. Have lunch on board and continue your leisurely cruise down Egypt’s river of destiny. Dock at Kom Ombo for a short walk to visit its bluff-top TEMPLE dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods. You can haggle for bargains in the local market. This evening, enjoy a Galabeya party on board.

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Day 6 CRUISING: ASWAN

Marvel at the gigantic Aswan HIGH DAM, completed in 1970. Next, stop at the ancient GRANITE QUARRIES to see the famous unfinished obelisk and visit the PHILAE TEMPLE OF ISIS, transplanted from the submerged island of Philae. Highlight is Globus Local FavoriteGlobus Local Favorite a FELUCCA SAIL around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan. A Nubian Folklore Show is the perfect way to celebrate your Nile Cruise.

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Day 7 DISEMBARKATION. ASWAN

After disembarkation, enjoy some free time in Aswan. An optional excursion to stunning Abu Simbel is available.

Breakfast Breakfast

Day 8 ASWAN–CAIRO

Board your flight to Cairo. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel.

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Day 9 CAIRO

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

 Accommodations

 Optional Excursions

No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else, we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.

When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination, so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities. Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value. Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences. We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Cairo
Egypt Nile Cruise
Aswan

Cairo

Sound & Light Show

Sound & Light Show

Immerse yourself in a spectacle of sound, light, and virtual reality during this sensational evening at the Giza pyramids.

Price Range: $

Pyramids, Memphis & Sakkara

Pyramids, Memphis & Sakkara

Pack thousands of years of history into a single day on this fantastic guided excursion featuring Memphis, Sakkara and more!

Price Range: $$

Egypt Nile Cruise

Sound & Light Show

Sound & Light Show

Ancient Thebes comes to life in an unforgettable way as pharoahs rise to tell their stories and the pillars and statues of Karnak are transformed during a fantastic sound and light show.

Price Range: $

Aswan

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel

Step thousands of years back in time on this exciting visit to the twin rock temples of Abu Simbel, one of Egypt's most cherished ancient wonders.

Price Range: $$$$

Nubian Village

Nubian Village

The captivating world of the ancient Nubians springs to life on this unforgettable visit to the traditional village of Gharb Soheil.

Price Range: $$

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