Trip to Egypt Pyramids & Nile by Train

Trip to Egypt Pyramids & Nile by Train

Egypt, Cairo
Duration

8 Days

Tour Type

Private Tour

Run

Sat, Mon & Wed

Start From

929$ USD

Overview

This marvelous Trip to Egypt Pyramids & Nile by Train tour is the best choice for those who wish to enjoy a magnificent and affordable holiday in Egypt. You begin with exploring the highlights of Cairo like the Giza Pyramids, the Egyptian Museum, and Khan El Khalili. Afterwards, you visit the highlights of Luxor including the Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, and the Valley of the Kings. Moving on with this charming tour of Egypt, you visit all the distinctive city of Aswan with wonders like Philae Temple, the Unfinished Obelisk, and the High Dam. This amazing holiday in Egypt is among the most distinctive choices for an amazing budget tour in Egypt. 

Included
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival
  • All transfers in a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cairo including bed and breakfast
  • Accommodation for 3 nights on a 5-star superior Nile cruise ship, full board
  • Accommodation for 2 nights on sleeper train, half board
  • Private sightseeing tours in Cairo (listed on itinerary)
  • Sightseeing tours on the cruise shared with the Cruise 
  • Entrance fees to all sites mentioned on the itinerary
  • All meals mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local English speaking tour guide.
  • Portage as needed
  • All service charges and taxes

Note: Egyptian trains are designed and maintained according to standards of quality determined by the Egyptian Railway Authority. The sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan takes about 14 hours, and the journey from Luxor to Cairo takes about 11 hours. To reduce time spent traveling, you can upgrade your trip package for about $155 per person to travel by domestic flight instead (about 1.5 hours).

Excluded
  • International Airfare
  • Any optional tours
  • Personal spending
  • Tipping
  • 01
    Day 1: Arrival in Cairo - Welcome to the Land of the Pharaohs

    Your tour manager will meet and assist you at Cairo International Airport (arrival procedures) and will then escort you to your hotel in Cairo in an air-conditioned deluxe vehicle. At the hotel, your tour manager will assist you with a smooth check-in and review your budget vacation itinerary with you to establish and confirm pick-up times for each tour.

    • Overnight in Cairo.
  • 02
    Day 2: Pyramids and Egyptian Museum and Bazaar Tour - Train to Aswan
    Visits: Great Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx, Valley Temple, Egyptian Museum, Islamic Cairo, Khan EL Khalili.

    Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel in Cairo before checking out, and then your personal tour guide will accompany you to Giza Plateau to visit one of the seven wonders of the ancient world: the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus, along with the famous Sphinx and Valley Temple. Then, head out to the Egyptian Museum. Continue to Islamic Cairo, where you will be able to explore Khan El Khalili Bazaar where traders have been selling their ware ever since the 14th century. If there is anything in particular 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 while you watch the locals going about with their daily lives, Later, you will be transferred to the gorgeous Giza train station to catch the sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan. Dinner and breakfast will be served on board.

    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • Overnight accommodations inside your compartment on the train.
       
  • 03
    Day 3: Aswan Nile Cruise Tours- Aswan Sightseeing
    Visits: High Dam Philae Temple, Unfinished Obelisk.

    Upon your arrival at the Aswan train station, you will be met and assisted by a Deluxe Tours representative, who will then transfer you to your Nile cruise ship. Enjoy lunch on board, after which you will be guided to visit the famous High Dam, majestic Philae temple of devotion to the two goddesses Isis and Hathor, and the massive Unfinished Obelisk, still resting on its side in the stone quarries of ancient Egypt. Then, back to the cruise ship with dinner on board.

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

    After breakfast on board, you’ll sail to Kom Ombo, where you’ll visit the twin Temple of Kom Ombo, where you’ll learn about the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus, whose monuments decorate each half of the temple. You’ll have your lunch back on board the ship and sail on to Edfu and have a dinner on board as well.

    • Overnight aboard your cruise in Edfu.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
       
  • 05
    Day 5: Visit Edfu Temple - Luxor Nile Cruise Tours
    Visits: Horus Temple, Edfu.

    After breakfast on board your Nile cruise ship, you will visit Horus Temple in Edfu it was the place where the falcon-headed god Horus revenged the murder of his father Osiris by killing Seth before sailing to Luxor with lunch on board the ship. You will be transferred back to the Nile cruise ship for dinner and Belly dance show on board.

    • Overnight aboard your cruise in Luxor.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • 06
    Day 6: Luxor Nile Cruise - Train to Cairo
    Visits: Valley of the Kings, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple.

    enjoy a relaxed breakfast on board. Disembarkation after breakfast and enjoy a wonderful tour to 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). 
    Then Move to visit 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. Later, you’ll head to the Luxor train station to catch the sleeper train back to Cairo. Dinner will be served on board the train.

    • Overnight in your private compartment on the train.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
  • 07
    Day 7: Cairo Optional Excursions
    Optional Visits: Step Pyramid of King Zoser, Sakkara, Memphis the Oldest Capital.

    Breakfast aboard the sleeper train before arriving at the Giza train station, where you will be met and assisted by Deluxe Tours representative who will transfer you to your hotel for some leisure time (you will check into your room as early as possible). There are some optional excursions available in Cairo: you may wish to visit the Step Pyramid of King Zoser in Sakkara and Memphis.

    • Overnight at your hotel in Cairo.
    • Meals: Breakfast.
  • 08
    Day 8: Cairo - Fly Back Home

    Enjoy breakfast at your hotel in Cairo, with some free time before your flight. After check out, you’ll be escorted to Cairo International Airport for your final departure.

    • Meals: Breakfast
MAY-SEPT

Cairo Pyramids hotel / Cairo Ramses Hilton hotel
Sarah Nile Cruise / Radamise Nile Cruise

  • 929 $ Per Person in Triple Room
  • 977 $ Per Person in Double Room
  • 1349 $ One Person Traveling Alone
OCT-APRIL

Cairo Pyramids hotel / Cairo Ramses Hilton hotel
Sarah Nile Cruise / Radamise Nile Cruise

  • 959 $ Per Person in Triple Room
  • 999 $ Per Person in Double Room
  • 1480 $ One Person Traveling Alone

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