Includes Three nights Bed and Breakfast in Cairo, Two days guided Excursions in Cairo, and seven nights Nile Cruise on Full Board, Flights, Transfers and all taxes included.
Our Classical Tour programme brings together the diversity, past and present of Cairo with the magic and mystery of the River Nile.
We invite you to gaze upon the Great Pyramids of Giza, visit and absorb the history of this wonderful country laid bare in the Egyptian Museum and become part of the hustle and bustle of the world renowned Khan el Khali Bazaar before travelling along the River Nile following in the footsteps of the Pharaohs.
DAY 1: FRIDAY
Arrival at Cairo International Airport and transfer to your 5* hotel. Evening at leisure.
DAY 2: SATURDAY
After breakfast visit Memphis, the former Old Kingdom capital of Egypt and Saqqara with the world's oldest Step Pyramid. After lunch visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. Once covered in a polished limestone casing, topped with gold and built on a plateau, these vast tombs built for the Pharaohs are not to be missed. Staring across the desert sands, mystery and superstitions enshrine the Great Sphinx, carved from limestone with a lion’s body and the head of a god wearing the Egyptian royal crown. Evening at leisure and overnight in Cairo.
DAY 3: SUNDAY
After breakfast visit to the Egyptian Museum; a highlight of this tour is the Tutankhamun gallery were the magnificent collection of treasures composed of gold, fabulous jewels and other precious metals can be viewed.
After lunch visit the Citadel and Mohammed Ali Mosque. Located on a limestone plateau, the Citadel built to withstand the onslaught of the Crusaders has wonderful views over Cairo city. Within the walls is the Mohammed Ali Mosque influenced by Turkish builders. Finishing the tour with a visit to the historic Khan el Khalil Bazaar is the perfect way to feel the pulse of this city. Evening at leisure and overnight in Cairo.
DAY 4: MONDAY
Check out of your hotel and transfer to Cairo airport for your internal flight to Luxor. On arrival at Luxor you will then be transferred to your 5* Nile cruise boat.
A range of optional excursions are available on the cruise. Please click here for more information. *Orbital Travel act as agents for the activity operator/supplier only. The contract for these excursions, tours and activities is between the client and the local suppliers who offer them. Local suppliers are independent of Orbital Travel Limited. Optional excursions are payable in cash at the time of booking.
Prices are based on two people sharing a double/twin room. Single rooms available with a supplement. Other hotels are available in Cairo.
Visit to the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum with our qualified English speaking Egyptologist (lunch is included).
DAY 2 :
Visit to Saqqara, Memphis, Mohammed Ali Mosque and the Khan el Khalil Bazaar with our qualified English speaking Egyptologist (lunch is included).
An optional excursion for the Sound & Light Show at the Sphinx at Giza can also be arranged.