The Top of Egypt: Cairo, Nile Cruise & Sharm El Sheikh

The Top of Egypt: Cairo, Nile Cruise & Sharm El Sheikh

Egypt, Cairo
Duration

12 Days

Tour Type

Group Tour

Run

Saturday & Wednesday

Start From

1627$ USD

Overview

This distinctive Top of Egypt: Cairo, Nile Cruise & Sharm El Sheikh is your perfect choice to enjoy all what Egypt has to offer! You will explore the wonders of Cairo like Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and Khan El Khalili. Afterwards, you go for an unforgettable journey down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. You will be having a wonderful time with luxurious facilities and top-class services. The historical sites you visit would include the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, the Valley of the Kings, Philae Temple, the High Dam, Kom Ombo Temple, and Edfu Temple. Afterwards, you travel to Sharm El Sheikh to have an amazing time in the beaches and the marvelous nightlife of Sharm! 

Included
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • Assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Domestic flight (Luxor/ Sharm – Sharm / Cairo)
  • Accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo including bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on a 5-star superior cruise on full board
  • Accommodation for 1 night on sleeper train on half board basis
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Sharm El Sheikh including bed & breakfast
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo (Private Guided Tours)
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing Deluxe Tours group
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • Bottled water during outings outside of hotel or cruise ship
  • Meals at hotels, Nile Cruise and during tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Portage when needed
  • All service charges and taxes
     
Excluded
  • International Airfare
  • Entry visa to Egypt
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping
FAQ

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The fixed deposit amount is 25% of the tours total price Except for Egypt Christmas tours, new year’s and other peak seasons where the deposit goes up to 40%.

Yes, we at Deluxe Tours Egypt does provide a discount for private trips booked with large groups. as well for repeated customers, loyalty program members and students.

Service charges are by default included in the bill when dining in a restaurant. However, these fees go to the restaurant and not the waiters. Knowing this it is advisable and courteous to directly tip the servers with an additional 10 %.

Accommodations for travelers in Egypt fall across a broad range—everything from world class luxury to simple hostel accommodations are available. The nicest hotels compare well with luxury hotels anywhere, Egyptian hotels have their own rating system that loosely classifies them on a 5-star scale. The check-in time in most hotels in Egypt is around midday, 12 or 1 PM.

Photography is allowed in most of the historical sites and museums in Egypt, but some of them have extra charges for taking in a camera. in some museums, like the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and some historical sites, like the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, photography is prohibited and visitors are asked to leave their cameras at the reception before entering.

Egypt is a relax country so you can wear whatever you prefer no problem at all Egyptians accept every one although modest dress would be highly recommended and, in some mosques, women will be asked to cover their hair and perhaps their arms and legs. Both women and men will be asked to remove their shoes before entering a mosque or some church’s.

It is always recommended for travelers who wish to have their own supply of cigarettes and alcohol with them in Egypt to purchase them upon arrival. There are duty free shops in the airports in Cairo, Luxor, Hurghada, El Gouna and Sharm El Sheikh. Tourists are allowed to purchase up to 1 liter of alcohol and up to 200 cigarettes on arrival. But still local Alcohol are available around the cities.

Most of the shops / Malls in Egypt open from around 10 AM and stay open until 11PM; however, many shops, cafes, and restaurants especially in major cities stay open much later and some facilities and shops are open 24 hours.

Most of the monuments, historical sites, and museums in Egypt open from 7 AM until 5 PM. Open-air historical sites, like the Pyramids of Giza, are open from 7:00 Am until 16:pm. Some museums have morning opening hours, from 9 AM to 4 PM evening opening hours, from 5 PM to 9 or 10 PM. during Ramadan, monthbe aware that these hours will change significantly. Sightseeing during Ramadan Month closed by 15:00pm.

Egypt is a relaxed country although relatively modest dress is recommended. wearing shorts for men in Cairo and other cities is common among Egyptians. Dressing with relative modesty is a way of respecting the local culture. The metro in Cairo has separate cars for women that might be more comfortable, especially during rush hours when the cars can be very full.

In a restaurant, it is good to give between 5% and 10% tip directly to the waiter. For a small favor, like carrying luggage or parking a car, a few Egyptian pounds would be appropriate. Tipping your tour guide and vehicle driver is completely optional but should be considered if you're provided with great service. If you decide to tip feel free to give what you think your experience was worth.

The currency of Egypt is the Egyptian pound, the value of the Pound is effectively fixed at the rate of 1 USD to Egyptian Pound 15.65, Credit cards are widely used in Egypt. Service charges that have been included on your bill go to the restaurant, not the waiter. Be sure to tip the servers 10% in addition by handing it to them directly. The metro is one of the best ways to go from one place to another within Cairo. Arabic is the official language; English is widely used as second language. Try “Fool”, Egyptian beans, and “Kochari”, a traditional Egyptian pasta dish. Try Kebab and Kofta, the Egyptian traditional meat dish. Some Locals restaurant will be the best way to discover the Egyptian cousin completely different experience than hotels food.

Visit the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and valley temple which belongs to king Chephren.
Visit Luxor temple, Karnak temple, Valley of the Kings, valley of the queens and Hatshepsut temple in Luxor
Admire the wonders of ancient history at the Egyptian Museum.
Discover the Egyptian oases like Siwa or Bahariya and more
Dive or snorkel in Red Sea Sinai Sharm El Sheikh, Dahab, Hurghada Marsa alam and cities situated on the Red Sea.
Going on a Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor or vise versa.
Shop at Egyptian Markets Khan El Khalili touristic market in Cairo Aswan Market and more.
Visit Nubian Village, Philae and Abu Simbel temples in Aswan.
Climb the Sinai monastery and visit Saint Catherine Monastery in Sinai.
Exploring Islamic and Coptic Cairo.

  • 01
    Day 1: Arrival Cairo - Welcome to land of the Pharaoh’s

    Welcome to the lands of Egypt, upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, your tour manager will meet and assist you to collect your Luggage then You will then transfer in an exclusive air-conditioned vehicle. Once you reach your hotel your tour manager will assist you with your check-in and check your itinerary with you to establish and confirm all the pick-up times for all your activities during your trip.

    • Overnight in Cairo.
  • 02
    Day 2: Full Day Tour to the Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara/Overnight Train to Aswan
    Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Sakkara Complex, and Memphis the oldest Capital.

    Check-out from your hotel in Cairo after having your breakfast then You will be picked up from your hotel by Your Private tour Guide & driver to visit the Step Pyramid of Zoser, the world's oldest stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty for King Djoser. After that transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II and the alabaster Sphinx of Memphis. 
    Then Move to enjoy a great excursion to The Pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. Then to the Panoramic area where you will be able to take the best pictures for the three pyramids together & try the Camel ride as well ( Optional Tour with extra fees)   Then proceed to visit the Great Sphinx, which dates back to the time of Chephren and visit to the Valley Temple then Later, you will be transferred to Giza railway station to board the sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner will be served on board.

    • Overnight inside your compartment.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • 03
    Day 3: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours / Aswan Sightseeing
    Visits: Temple of Philae, Unfinished Obelisk.

    Breakfast on board the train, Deluxe Tours representative will meet you at Aswan train station and then you will be transferred by a private A/C vehicle to your Nile Cruise ship for embarkation in Aswan before lunch. Enjoy visiting the Unfinished Obelisk, the largest that the Pharaohs ever dealt with. However, due to a problem at its bottom, they left it where they found it and where we explore it today in the Southern quarries of Aswan. The trip includes a demonstration of the construction of obelisks in ancient Egypt. 
    Then move to visit the Philae Temple, the popular ancient Egyptian Temple. Dedicated to Osiris and Isis, the temple was relocated due to the building of the High Dam in one of the largest international campaigns at the time. The temple is featured with several pylons, huge decorated stone capitals, and several other sections.

    • Overnight aboard your cruise in Aswan.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • 04
    Day 4: Visit Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples
    Visits: Temple of Kom Ombo, Edfu Temple.

    Sail to Kom Ombo, have breakfast on board and visit the Temple of Kom Ombo the Temple of two Gods: Sobek, the Crocodile God of fertility, and the falcon-headed Horus. This is where you enjoy exploring all the wonders of the temple.
    Sail to Edfu, lunch on board after that Visit the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt, Horus Temple in Edfu which Dedicated to the falcon god, Horus, one of the most impactful gods of ancient Egypt, this marvelous temple is best-preserved temples of the Ptolemaic period in Egypt. Take afternoon tea during sailing to Esna. Dinner on board.

    • Overnight aboard your cruise in Esna.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
       
  • 05
    Day 5: Luxor Sightseeing /Nile Cruise Tours
    Visits: Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple.

    breakfast on board during your sail to Luxor, Visit the West Bank of Luxor, or the city of the Dead as the Pharaohs used to call it. You start your visits by exploring the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the most charming mortuary temples of ancient Egypt. Famous Queen Hatshepsut constructed this temple that is featured with its terraces, statues of the queen disguised as a Pharaoh, and the chapels of Anubis and Hathour. 
    Your next visit in the West Bank would be to the Colossi of Memnon. These two huge statues represent the only remaining section of the once glorious temple of Amenhotep III. 
    Your last visit of the day would be to the Valley of the Kings, the richest necropolis of ancient Egypt. Starting from the 18th dynasty, kings began digging their tombs inside the mountains to hide them away from robbers. The best tombs today include the popular tomb of Tut Ankh Amun, the tomb of Tuthomsis III, and many other beautifully colored tombs.

    Lunch on board; proceed to visit East Bank (Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple). 
    Start by visiting Karnak Temples, the Karnak Temple, the amazing complex that took more than 1000 years to be completed as each king and Pharaoh wanted to have his contribution added to it. You visit the startling hypostyle hall constructed by Ramses II, the sacred lake, several obelisks, and much more. 
    Your next visit would be to the Luxor Temple, another fascinating temple of ancient Egypt. Featured with the two huge statues of Ramses II at the entrance, the temple was constructed more than 3000 years, today it shows how great, and brilliant the Pharaohs were with a civilization that existed for thousands of years.
     Enjoy afternoon tea during sailing. Have your then dinner on board.

    • Overnight aboard your cruise in Luxor.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
       
  • 06
    Day 6: Fly Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh

    Breakfast on board, disembark from your Nile cruise after breakfast, and then you will be transferred to Luxor Airport for flight to Sharm El Sheikh. Upon arrival at Sharm Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel in Sharm.  (Connection flight via Cairo)

    • Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.
    • Meals: Breakfast.

    N.B.: Most flight from Luxor to Sharm is indirect flight via Cairo Airport.

  • 07
    Day 7: Sharm El Shiekh Optional Excursions
    Visits: Free day, Optional tour to Ras Mohammed National Park.

    Free day in Sharm El Sheikh or join our optional tour to Ras Mohammed Protected Area with some of the finest locations in the world for snorkeling. You would be spending the day enjoying everything Ras Mohamed has to offer. The park contains some of the best snorkeling and diving locations in the world offering an unparalleled diversity of sea life. enjoy several unique locations within the park and spend the day snorkeling, swimming and relaxing on the boat. An open buffet lunch will be served on board.

    • Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.
    • Meals: Breakfast.
  • 08
    Day 8: Sharm El Shiekh Optional Excursions
    Visits: Free day, Optional tour to Saint Catherine's Monastery.

    Free day in Sharm El Sheikh or join our optional tour to the Monastery of St. Catherine located at the heart of Sinai St. Catherine monastery 220 km northwest Sharm el Sheikh and located between the St. Catherine's mounts and Moses Mount which is the oldest monastery of Christianity. It is an Orthodox Greek monastery within its amazing walls rests a citadel likes no other, incredibly rich in important religious and historical structures. Among its treasures is the Museum of St. Catherine where there are icons attributed to the painter Angelo, one of the most famous artists of the 15th century, or to his peers, as well as all six icons by Michael Damaskenos which are considered among the most important works of the Cretan School of the 16th century. After that head to Dahab, the Flower Power City in the Red Sea, for a city tour and shopping tours in Dahab. Then, we will drive you back to your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh.

    • Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.
    • Meals: Breakfast.
       
  • 09
    Day 9: Sharm El Shiekh Optional Excursions
    Visits: Free day, Optional tour to the Colored Canyon.

    Free day in Sharm El Sheikh or join our optional tour to one of the natural wonders of the Sinai, the Colored Canyon is majestic with its attractive and unique colors, the canyons extend in narrow lanes. The reasons behind these distinctive colors are the presence of magnesium and iron oxides. You return back to your hotel after this amazing tour.

    • Overnight in Sharm El Sheikh.
    • Meals: Breakfast.
       
  • 10
    Day 10: Back to Cairo

    Breakfast at your hotel in Sharm El Sheikh and then you will be transferred to Sharm El Sheikh Airport for flight to Cairo.

    • Overnight in Cairo.
    • Meals: Breakfast.
       
  • 11
    Day 11: Visit Egyptian Museum, Coptic and Islamic Cairo Sightseeing Tours
    Visits: Egyptian Museum, Coptic Cairo, Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, Khan El Khalili.

    breakfast at your hotel in Cairo then you will be escorted by your private guide to visit: Egyptian Museum which features artifacts from the Pharaonic period. The museum displays a collection of 5000 years of art which is considered the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to Tutankhamen collection of treasure, gold and jewelry which was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was discovered.
    Move to Coptic Cairo" where you will visit the "Hanging Church" which is dating back to the 3rd Century AD and was dedicated to Virgin Mary ,It's called "Hanging" because of its location above the gatehouse of the ancient Roman fortress "Babylon" .It contains 110 Holy icons depicting beautiful religious scenes.
    Then visiting "Saint Sergius and Bacchus Church" which is believed to have been built on the spot (The Crypt) where the holy family rested at the end of their journey into Egypt.

    And ending Coptic Cairo tour with a visit to the "Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra" which gained its importance from its Geniza (Store room) was found during the 19th century containing a treasure of abandoned Hebrew secular and sacred manuscripts
    Khan el-Khalili Bazaar where traders have been selling their ware ever since the 14th century. If there is anything you want to buy at the bazaar, your guide will be happy to help you find what you are looking for. Even if you don’t want to do any shopping, the bazaar is a great place to walk around, or to sit down for some coffee watch the locals with their daily lives
    Later, you will be transferred to your hotel in Cairo and Overnight

     

    • Overnight in Cairo.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
       
  • 12
    Day 12: Cairo - Fly Back Home

    Breakfast at your hotel, then transfer to Cairo Airport for your final departure.

    • Meals: Breakfast.
MAY-SEPT

Cairo Sheraton Hotel 
Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Hotel
Blue Shadow Nile Cruise

  • 1627 $ Per Person in Triple Room
  • 1717 $ Per Person in Double Room
  • 2607 $ One Person Traveling Alone
OCT-APRIL

Cairo Sheraton Hotel 
Savoy Sharm El Sheikh Hotel
Blue Shadow Nile Cruise

  • 1777 $ Per Person in Triple Room
  • 1890 $ Per Person in Double Room
  • 2787 $ One Person Traveling Alone

Price quotes are in US dollars per person per trip all the Year Except over Christmas, New Year’s, and Easter holidays.

  • 0 to 1,99 years: FREE
  • 2 Years Old and below 6 years: 25% of adult price
  • 6 Years up to 11.99 years: 50% of adult price
  • 12 and Up: Calculate as an adult price.

Notes:

  • Children policy is applied to children who share rooms with their parents (Maximum 2 Child sharing parent's room some hotels Maximum 1 child sharing parents’ room) If your tour includes airfare, additional charges for your children may apply. According to Booking Policy.

We are offering the minimum down payment of just 10% to secure your spaces on the tour including hotel room, cruise cabin, domestic flight ticket, and other travel services. The remaining balance can be paid up to four days prior to your arrival date or in cash upon arrival at the destination to your Representative.

In case you cancel your trip, the following of charges will be applied:

  • From the date of booking until 61 days before your arrival date, 7% of the tour package price will be charged.
  • Between 60 and 21 days before your arrival date, 20% of the entire tour Package price will be charged.
  • Between 20 and 7 days before your arrival date, 40% of the package tour price will be charged.
  • Between 6 and 1 days before your arrival date, 75% of the tour package price will be applied.

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