Tour Cairo , Alexandria , Luxor , Aswan
Cruise The Nile and a Cruise on the Nubian Sea
The Wednesday Departure . All in 17 Days
inclusive tour shows you the true grandeur of Egypt, from the Mediterranean
shores in the north to " Nubia" , " the land of gold
" in the south , with visits to the timeless monuments of cosmopolitan
Cairo and Alexandria , a cruise to the temples along the Nile, and a
voyage to the ancient sites on the vast inland sea of Lake Nasser in
Nubia. It's all of Egypt in 17 days. Abu
Sir Pyramids Fields are closed for now . In some cases they may appear
- in error - on some of our web page
with the 10 Day version . Add Alexandria
, check out the 18-day edition.
or the 20 Day edition
a Red Sea Extension
1- CAIRO -Wednesday
This tour starts weekly in Cairo, on Saturdays, and Wednesday, year
round. Complimentary visa will be issued upon arrival for citizens of
: Australia, USA, Canada , Japan and EU.
Your passport must be valid at least for 6 month beyond the date of
arrival. Upon arrival, we escort you to your hotel. Welcome local pastries
awaits you in your room.
will be issued upon arrival.
As you exit the gate, you will pass through a door or two , down some
stairs , then walk for 2-5 minutes , until you pass the duty free shops,
at the end of a wide corridor , you will see the security officers.
There you will be met by a local representative, who will be holding
a sign with the name you prefer to use for the sign .
Our local representative will then take your passport to obtain a stamp
from the cashier / bank window and escort you to speak with the passport
officer. He will escort you through another last check on your passport
as you exit the passport control, into customs area, he will assist
you in collecting your luggage and clearing customs . After exiting
the terminal, our local representative will escort you (private vehicle)
to the hotel
2 - CAIRO - Thursday (cBL)
Today we see Cairo's major sights: the Egyptian Museum, including the
Mummies room, Giza Pyramids, the Solar Boat Museum housing the
oldest known Royal Barge that was found next to the Great Pyramid of
Cheops, and was supposed to be ready for the Mighty Pharaoh in his "after
Life" journey !. We tour as well the enigmatic Sphinx.
Evening Sound & Light show at Giza.
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3 - CAIRO/ Alexandria - Friday (BD)
Fly back to Cairo, from Cairo Airport we go on to
Alexandria by private air conditioned vehicle and private chauffeur
, dinner is included at your hotel , subject to availability : First
Class : the Cecil Hotel with the old world charm. Deluxe : Hilton ,
Sheraton or Palestine Montazah Hotel.
4 - Alexandria & Wadi El Natroun Monasteries / Cairo - Saturday
Full day tour of the Greco Roman Museum, the Catacombs, the Roman Amphitheater,
Qayet Bey Fortress housing recovered items from the French Fleet &
Napoleons Flag Ship " L'Orient", sunk by the British &
Admiral Nelson, east of Alexandria.
Alexandria a brief stop at : Qayet Bey Fortress housing
recovered items from the French Fleet & Napoleons Flag Ship "
L'Orient", sunk by the British & Admiral Nelson, east of Alexandria.
Bey Fort was
built on the same site of the ancient wonder of the world : the famous
Alexandria Light House. A brief stop at " El Selsela" the
site of the Underwater reserve where Cleopatra Place was discovered,
as well as Caesar Kiosk. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit the Crown
Jewels Museum, then its off to the new site for the Alexandria Library
before heading to Wadi El Natroun monastery almost
midway to Cairo , where early Coptic Christians retreated here to escape
the Roman persecution in the 4th century AD. The Egyptian Pope of Alexandria
is always chosen from the Monks of wadi El Natroun. Reach Cairo
early evening and your hotel. Time
permitting we 'll visit the new museum in Alexandria , the building
was originally built in 1926 for the US consulate in Alexandria and
is a masterpiece in 1920's architecture & Mediterranean style buildings.
5 : OLD CAIRO- Ottoman Cairo Home Hosted Dinner - Sunday
Coptic Cairo :The treasure filled Coptic Museum, churches & Synagogue
are our goal this morning. After which we tour the former Royal palace
of Abdeen, where Sadat welcomed Nixon in the 70's , Nixon was the first
American president to visit Egypt since Roosevelt made a brief visit
enjoy lunch at the famous El Khan restaurant then embark on a walking
tour of the legendary 12th century district of Khan El Khalili including
the Caravanserai: Wekalet el Ghouri & the 15th century Ottoman style
house of Beit El Kritlya ( Gayer Anderson Museum).
Dinner is included at a local home:
Meet the locals,
you may wish to bring token gifts to exchange with the host family (
T shirt , small souvenirs of your home town):
evening we'll venture where few ordinary visitors ever tread . . . right
into the homes of some of the people of Cairo l! You'll be invited to
a family dinner, and while you enjoy wholesome home-cooked specialties,
you'll learn about and appreciate the outlook, aspirations, and way
of life of your hosts. Be assured, as curious as you may be about your
new friends, they're sure to have questions about your own background.
Once the ice is broken, you'll enjoy a lively evening, and find that
you have more in common than you ever suspected.
Of course, you may enjoy a quiet evening with your travel companions,
by letting us know your preferences.
6 - ASWAN/ NUBIAN CRUISE -
After an early breakfast, we drive to the airport for the flight to
or Abu Simbel) where we board our lake cruiser. Complimentary welcome
fruit basket in ear cabin. After lunch aboard, we visit the Temple
of Kalabsha, originally constructed in Pharaonic style, but later
remodeled in Greco-Roman style and dedicated to the god Mandoulis. Next
we visit Beit el Wali, a work of Pharaoh Ramses the Great, followed
by a stop at Kertassi Kiosk, dedicated to the goddess Isis. We
dine aboard our floating hotel.
7 - LAKE NASSER CRUISING -
Lake Nasser, Egypt's great man-made inland sea formed by the waters
held behind the Aswan High Dam. As we head south towards Wadi
el Seboua, you have time to relax on deck, take a dip in the pool,
read up on Egyptian history, and get to know your fellow travelers.
8 - WADI EL SEBOUA, DAKKA & AMADA Wednesday (BLD)
Our first port of call is at the Temple of Wadi el Seboua, dedicated
by the mighty Ramses the Great to two of ancient Egypt's most powerful
gods. Our next stop is Dakka Temple, followed by a visit to Amada
and the tomb of Penout, the powerful viceroy of Nubia, one of ancient
Egypt's richest regions. Known as the "Land of Gold," Nubia
was famous for the stream of gold, ivory, precious stones and minerals
which made their way from Africa to Egypt via the Nubian Nile. We dock
at Kasr Ibrim, where we dock for the night.
9 - KASR IBRIM & ABU SIMBEL - Thursday (BLD)
As the sun brightens the lake shore we gaze at the citadel of Kasr Ibrim,
a once-mighty fortress which time and weather have rendered fragile,
the only structure of its kind still extant in Nubia. We learn about
the history of Nubia and this fortress, then, after lunch, set sail
for Abu Simbel. Arriving at the great temple, we have time to explore
its colossal facade and surroundings before enjoying dinner and spectacular
sound-and light show with the temple as our backdrop.
10 - ABU SIMBEL / ASWAN / LUXOR - Friday (BD)
Get up early today to enjoy the extraordinary vision of the temple of
Abu Simbel at dawn, when the sacred sunlight penetrates deep
into its holy of holies as its architect intended. The morning sun bathes
the ruddy stone in golden light, providing perfect conditions for photography.
We fly to Aswan, ( all domestic air fare is included ) and connect
to Luxor and your hotel. Deluxe : Sonesta St. George or the Old
Winter Palace. First : Sofitel , Hilton Sheraton or similar , Afternoon
complimentary guided tour of the Luxor Museum.Then on to visit the
new & old "Qurna" or Gurnah" : In Ancient times as
well as in a more recent history, the locals populated the West
Bank and lived in series of villages near the tombs they built for their
kings & queens. The largest of these villages is Gurnah or Qurna
, these villages continue to grow in population in spite of the damage
caused to the nearby tombs, the house are an example of the traditional
Egyptian rural homes, the houses are usually built of mud break mixed
with straw, the New Gurnah was designed by the famous Hassan Fathy ,
author of " Architecture for the Poor", we conclude the afternoon
by a visit to the nearby Nobles Tombs , can not guarantee which ones
will be open as they are rotated , but you may visit : tomb of Rekhmire
, Senoufer , or Ramose .
Sound & Light show at Karnak. Dinner is included at your hotel.
11: LUXOR , DENDERAH - NILE CRUISE - Saturday (BLD)
Breakfast is included at the hotel . Lunch box is included for Denderah
drive inland to tour Denderah & Abydos Temples. Among the best preserved
in Egypt. This temple as a sight to hold. Indiana Jones would have felt
at home, with the massive stones & underground passages :
IN A DAY
travel to Denderah to visit the Temple of Hathor, one of the best-preserved
in all of Egypt, and also one of the most important. In the ancient
beliefs, Hathor was the consort of the god of daylight, ruler of the
west, and protector or the underworld. In the manner of wise desert
wayfarers, we'll leave before dawn to take advantage of cool temperatures.
Our air-conditioned van will take us through timeless Nile-side villages,
where life revolves around the irrigation and harvest of crops. Finally,
we'll reach the temple precincts. We'll take note of the unusually deep
tombs, and pass under the celebrated Zodiac, in a chapel dedicated to
Osiris. (Denderah is the traditional site of his rebirth.) Our full
day will also include a visit to Abydos, traditional home of Osiris,
god of the underworld, and a stopping point on the journey of wayfaring
souls. We'll enjoy a box lunch, and return to Luxor late in the afternoon
to Luxor we check-in on board your Nile Cruise in time
for a delicious lunch.
Afternoon tea is served on sundeck. Dinner and dance on board.
12 : LUXOR , EDFU - NILE CRUISE - Sunday (BLD)
Today we have a full day touring:
This morning we cross the Nile to the West Bank : tour of the hidden
ancient "Workers village "
or Deir El Medinah, the first known "Workers Village"
these were the true creative heroes who built the temples & tombs
for the mighty Pharaohs of the Nile Kingdom.
El Medinah is on Luxor's west bank you get a totally different perspective
on ancient Egyptian life, at the ancient workers' settlement of Deir
el-Medinah. While most of the imposing stone monuments and sites of
Egypt honor the lives and after-lives of royalty, Deir el-Medinah gives
us unique and surprising insights into the ordinary citizens who constructed
and decorated the tombs.
we'll see the excavated homes shared by laborers with their domestic
animals. These quarters were surprisingly large, with three good-sized
rooms, courtyard, kitchen, and even storage cellars. While ancient Egypt
might not have been a workers' paradise, we'll see that artisans and
builders were highly regarded in their community. We are proud to be
the only operator to offer regular visits to this singular ancient settlement
in its tour and cruise programs.
also tour the magnificent tombs in the Valley of the Kings including
King Tut's Tomb, and the great temple of Queen Hatshepsut , and the
Colossi of Memnon before we head back to the cruise for lunch.
gigantic Great Temple of Amon at Karnak, and the mighty Temple
of Luxor are our goals in the afternoon. Afternoon tea served on
deck. As we sail to Edfu , where we dock for the night.
Egyptian sweets & pastry.
13 : EDFU & ESNA /ASWAN - Monday (cBLD)
In Edfu, climb aboard horse-drawn carriages, and clip-clop through
the town to the temple of Horus, Egypt's best preserved. Re-embarking,
we cruise to Kom Ombo visit its twin temple. Evening finds us in Aswan
14 - NILE CRUISE - ASWAN - Tuesday (cBLD)
Morning visit to Aswan dam, the unfinished Obelisk, and
Island temple of Philae , dedicated to the Ancient Goddess ISIS ,
before heading for our Nile Cruiser in time for lunch, complimentary
fruit basket & bottle of mineral water (awaits you in your cabin),
afternoon sailing on the Nile by felucca. . Evening Nubian Folklore
show on board.
15 -CAMEL CARAVAN - ASWAN -CAIRO - Wednesday (cBLD)
After breakfast, check out . A short Camel Caravan and ride to a Nubian
Village for a visit with the locals!! followed by a return flight to
Cairo and Transfer to hotel.
16 -CAIRO - Thursday(cBLD)
Full day at leisure, explore Cairo on your own ,or just relax .
17 - Giza , Memphis , Sakkara and Dahshour - Friday (BL)
In the morning, we visit the Ancient Capital of Egypt Northern Kingdom
Memphis and the Royal Necropolis of Sakkara, including the Step Pyramid
of Zoser & Nobles tombs / Mastabas. After lunch at a local
on to another
half-day tour that takes us to Dahshour, the newly-opened pyramid
field south of Cairo: DAHSOUR - we'll motor to the edge of Cairo,
to Dahshour, the newly-opened pyramid field south of Cairo. We
visit the great pyramid of Senfru, father of Cheops, and other structure:
The "Discovery" of Dahshour:
For almost half a century, the great field of huge pyramids near the
desert village of Dahshour, 25 miles south of Cairo, has been off limits
to the public. Confined within the perimeter of a military base were
many pyramids, including the great 4500-year-old pyramid built by Senfru,
father of Cheops. Senfru's pyramid, the largest in Egypt until his son
built Giza's Great Pyramid, is rhomboidal in shape: it tapers more distinctly
on its upper half. All the pyramids were coated in thick plaster at
one time. Most have lost these protective, decorative sheaths, but Senfru's--miraculously--is
still in place.
18 - DEPARTURE Saturday (B)
Our staff escorts you to the airport for your flight home.
are per person
Christmas, New Year, Easter, please add:15% supplement.
Private Guide on board the CRUISE : Supplement $250 per person.
transfers in Egypt.
sightseeing as listed including all entrance fees.
and cruise accommodations as per itinerary including al taxes .
shore excursions on board the cruise as listed, including all entrance
welcome drink upon arrival on board the Nile Cruise.
welcome fruit basket on board the Nile Cruise.
bottle of water ( per person ) delivered to you cabin daily while
you are on board the Lake Nasser & the Nile
or coffee an bottled water with each / every meal while you are on
board the Lake Nasser & the Nile
Meals as listed including cB = Continental Breakfast, L = Lunch, D
airfare within Egypt "Y" class.
visa will be issued upon arrival for citizens of Australia, USA, Canada
, Japan, Singaporean & EU . Your passport must be valid at least
for 6 month beyond the date of arrival.
Room Reservations: Meet other passengers :
YOU will not require any, our dining rooms do accommodate all our guests
in one seating, one less thing to worry about while you are on the Nile.
Enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere with several different languages being
heard at dinner
Deluxe ships on Lake Nasser :
M.S. Kasr Ibrim was named after the ancient citadel on Lake
Nasser, the only Nubian monument that still exists in its original location.
The Kasr Ibrim citadel, standing on a high bluff overlooking the river
valley, was adapted to suit the needs of its diverse occupants throughout
the ages. Likewise, the M.S. Kasr Ibrim provides an epic setting for
international travelers, while commemorating the citadel as an enduring
link with Egypt's distant past.
Relax in the ship's spacious lounge areas, its restaurant or bars. On
deck you will find a shaded area, a mosaic-lined swimming pool and deckchairs
to make the most of idle luxury. Kasr Ibrim's facilities also include
a sauna, steam bath, exercise equipment, state-of-the-art water filtration
systems, and is fully air-conditioned.
Service is thoughtful and friendly; the cuisine is superb. Each day
we anchor beside one of Lake Nasser's historic sites, where a launch
will take you ashore to explore.
Kasr Ibrim was launched in September 1997. The ship is 79 meters long,
with just 55 cabins for maximal comfort, and 10 luxurious suites. The
interior décor reflects the Art Deco style of the 1920's.
The ship fifty-five spacious cabins measure 22.75 m2, each with an ensuite
bathroom (bath, shower, washbasin, w.c. and hairdryer). There are seven
29 m2 junior suites; two 59 m2 Royal suites and one 140 m2 Imperial
suite (all ten suites have bathrooms with jacuzzi, shower, washbasin,
w.c. and hairdryer).
Executive Deck has 12 twin-bedded cabins, each with a private balcony
(total space 22.75 m2). The Executive Deck cabins (400 numbers) are
available at an additional surcharge per cabin and per night.
Upper Deck has 18 twin-bedded cabins each with a private balcony (total
space 22.75 m2). A guaranteed allocation to one of the Upper Deck cabins
(300 numbers) is available at an additional surcharge per cabin and
Main Deck has 18 twin-bedded cabins each with a private balcony (total
space 22.75 m).
Lower Deck has 7 twin bedded cabins without balconies (22.75 m); these
can also be used for triple occupancy.
Eugenie was proudly named to evoke an historic event in Egypt's recent
past: the grand opening of the Suez Canal in 1869, attended by the crown
heads of Europe including the Empress Eugenie of France. The completion
of the Suez Canal marked Egypt’s passage into modernity, and a
new era of international trade and interaction.
Likewise the Eugenie, the first ship to sail Lake Nasser, launched a
new era of tourism, offering travelers fresh vistas of Egypt’s
natural beauty and archeological treasures. Lake Nasser extended the
boundaries of Egypt’s touristic possibilities, while the Eugenie
reminds us of this ancient country’s endless capacity for renewal.
M.S. Eugenie was constructed in 1993 in the style of a turn-of-the-century
Nile steamship. It is 74 meters long, with just 52 cabins for maximal
comfort, and two luxurious suites. Each cabin has an ensuite bathroom
with shower, washbasin, w.c. and hairdryer.
The Eugenie’s facilities include a sauna, steam bath, exercise
equipment, sun decks, a swimming pool, air-conditioning and state-of-the-art
water filtration systems.
Upper Deck has 22 twin-bedded cabins each with a private balcony (total
space: 21m2). Cabins 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310,
311 and 315 are ‘executive cabins’ available at an additional
surcharge per cabin and per night.
The Main Deck has 20 twin bedded cabins, also with private balcony (21m2)
and two single bedded cabins, also with private balconies (cabins 201,
The Lower Deck has 8 twin bedded cabins without balconies (21m2); these
can also be used for triple occupancy.
( Subject to change )
/ Kalabsha to Wadi El Seboua 11 hours
Wadi El Seboua to Amada 4 hours
Amada to Kasr Ibrim 2.5 hours
Kasr Ibrim to Abu Simbel 4 hours