Egypt Nile Jewel Tour - XTEJ

Number of Days: 9
Destination: Egypt
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  • Our 9 day Nile river tours start on dry land in Egypt's Capital City, Cairo. Here, you will meet your representative, who will brief you on your tour itinerary. Day 2 will include the chance to see one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Giza.

    The next day you will catch a flight down to Aswan, where you will be transported to the 5-star boat on which you will sleep for the next three nights. The luxury boat will sail down the Nile past fertile lands, ancient temples and mystical sites. You will enjoy a number of guided tours in the area, including tours of the City of Edfu and the Kom Ombo Temple, the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatsheput and the Colossi of Memnon. After travelling to Hurghada, you will have a full free day in this beautiful Red Sea resort - there are plenty of activities on offer, or you could opt to simply relax on the beach.

    Our Nile tour of Egypt has been carefully planned to provide the perfect balance of guided excursions with free time so that you can explore these ancient sites at your own pace. All Nile tours dates are set in advance and are guaranteed to depart. The Nile Jewel Tour offers excellent value for money as it includes the Nile Cruise, all coach transportation, overnight accommodation in four star hotels and some meals for a magical and memorable getaway that won’t cost the earth.

  • Day 1 - Cairo

    After arriving in Cairo and transferring to your hotel you will have free time to explore the Egyptian capital before the tour starts tomorrow morning.

    Day 2 - Giza Pyramids

    This morning you will experience the icons of ancient Egypt! Your Egyptologist guide will accompany you to the Giza pyramid complex, where you can see the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx. We'll then visit Sakkara to see the unique step pyramid of Zoser (also known as Djoser), the first ever pyramid, constructed of six tombs built on top of each other.

    Day 3 - Aswan

    Early this morning you will be transferred to the airport for a short internal flight down to Aswan. Upon arrival you will be transferred to our 5-star Nile cruise ship. After some time to freshen up we'll begin our Nile quest by visiting the High Dam of Aswan, where your guide will explain to you how the construction of the dam and subsequent creation of Lake Nasser required the relocation of the Nubian people and several important historical monuments, including Abu Simbel, which you have the opportunity to visit tomorrow. We'll then take a short boat ride to Agilkia Island to explore the Temple of Isis at Philae. Built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom (305 BC to 30 BC), the temple is dedicated to Isis, one of the oldest goddesses of ancient Egypt and worshipped as the paragon of motherly virtues. It is believed that the last Egyptian hieroglyph was written on the island of Philae in the late fourth century.

    Day 4 - Nile Cruise

    This morning you will have the opportunity to join our optional excursion to the temples of Abu Simbel, two massive temples in southern Egypt. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments", these iconic temples were carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC, during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II.

    The tour then continues with a visit to the Temple of Kom-Ombo, a unique 'double' temple dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek, and the falcon god Haroeris (Horus). After some time to explore the temple, we'll head to Edfu. Also dedicated to Horus, this temple is more than 2,000 years old but was covered by sand until it was re-discovered by a French expedition in 1798. Because it was hidden for so long it is the most well-preserved temple in Egypt. We'll then continue on to Luxor, where we'll spend the night onboard the 5-star cruise ship.

    Day 5 - Luxor

    After breakfast we will arrive in Luxor and tour the East Bank of Luxor. Experience the incredible Karnak temple complex, part of the ancient city of Thebes. Dedicated to the powerful ram-headed god Amun, it offers a vast mix of temples, chapels, statues and obelisks. We'll then explore Luxor temple, an place of worship that is dedicated to three gods: Amun, his wife Mut and his son Khons. Together these temples and gods are key players in the great Opet Festival which was held each year during the flood season.

    Day 6 - Hurghada

    This morning we'll start our tour of the west bank with a visit to the World famous Valley of the Kings, where you can enter some of the incredible tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs, such as King Tutankhamen. We'll then get to experience the Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir El Bahary), the mortuary temple of the only Pharaoh Queen that ruled Egypt. The day will finish off with a visit to the great Colossi of Memnon, the last remains of Amenophis III’s temple. We'll then take our air-conditioned private bus to Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, where we'll be staying in an all-inclusive resort.

    Day 7 - Hurghada Free Day

    This is a free day for you to enjoy however you wish. The resort in Hurghada offers a large swimming pool complex, long sandy beaches and all-inclusive food and drink; total relaxation awaits! Alternatively, you can choose to take part in any number of water sport activities, including full-day snorkelling and scuba diving excursions. The seas around Hurghada offer some of the best coral reef dive spots in the world, giving the opportunity to see many colorful fish species, including the Red Sea Clownfish, Emperor Angelfish, Picasso Trigger Fish and Moray Eels. Overnight at the resort in Hurghada.

    Day 8 - Cairo

    This morning we'll take an air-conditioned private minibus back to Cairo. After some time to freshen up at our hotel, we'll visit the Egyptian museum to learn more about the country's incredible ancient history, followed by the old city of Cairo where you can explore Khan El Khalili, a bazaar crammed with souvenir shops, cafés and shisha bars.

    Day 9 - Tour conclusion

    Our tour concludes today!

    If you are extending your stay in Cairo you may wish to join one of our optional excursions.

    • The Sights of Alexandria
    • Memphis and Dashure
  • Included in the tour:

    • 5 nights accommodation in twin rooms (single travellers have the option to pay a single supplement to ensure a private room), 3 nights on-board 5-star Nile cruise ship
    • 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
    • All taxes and fees
    • Any public transport used as part of the tour (excludes free days)
    • Air conditioned coach
    • 15 Experiences (including guided walking tours, orientation walks, driving tours of cities plus other exciting experiences)
    • Internal flight: Cairo-Aswan 
    • Transfers

    Optional excursions are payable in cash currency to your tour leader whilst on tour.

    • The Sights of Alexandria
    • Memphis and Dashure
    • El-Mokattam Hill and Monastery of St. Simeon
    • Sound and Light Show at Giza Pyramids
    • Open Buffet Dinner on Nile Cruise
    • Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the West Bank of Luxor
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  • The customer service I received while booking my holiday to Egypt through The Travel Warehouse has been a positive experience. The team were friendly and very helpful with all of my queries. They were consistent in keeping in contact with me and addressed any concerns that I had about my travel arrangements. I would definitely recommend this company to friends and family. Due to their excellent customer service I was able to enjoy every aspect of my tour of Egypt, a truly once in a lifetime experience!

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