Budget tour DAYS SAMPLE ITINERARY TRANSPORT MEAL PLAN, Optional Sound and Light Show Car No Meal.
2 Cairo excursions to usual sights of Cairo
Cairo to Aswan Sleeper Train /Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
3 Aswan Sightseeing Tours
: Sound and Light Show Cruise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
4 Nile Cruise to Edfu and Kom Ombo Temple Cruise / Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5 Luxor Sightseeing Tours
Optional: Sound and Light Show in Luxor Cruise / Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
6 Nile Cruise / Luxor
Optional: Hot Air Ballon Flight Trip in Luxor Sleeper Train / Breakfast, Dinner
7 Cairo free Day
Optional: Excursion to Alexandria Car / Breakfast
8 Cairo / home Flight Breakfast.
• Meet and greet service by our representatives at Cairo airport
• Assistance of our personal during your stay, tours and excursions
• All transfers by private a/c deluxe van class
• First class sleeper train from Cairo to Aswan and from Luxor to Cairo
• Accommodation for 2 nights in Cairo hotel of your choice with breakfast
• Accommodation for 3 nights on board cruise Aswan to Luxor on full board
• Accommodation for 2 nights aboard sleeper train with dinner and breakfast
• Tour to Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley temple, Egyptian National Museum.
• Shopping tour in Cairo to grand bazaars and old market
• Tour to Karnak temples and Luxor temple in East bank of the Nile
• Tour to Valley of the Kings , Hatshepsut temple & colossi of Memnon
• Tour to Kom Ombo temple and Edfu temple enroute
• Tour to the High Dam and Temple of Philae in Aswan
• Felucca ride in Aswan river Nile and around Islands
• Lunch meals (open buffet) during tours in Giza / Cairo
• Free mineral water on board the bus during all tours
• Entrance fees to the sights in Giza / Cairo /Aswan/Luxor
• English speaking guide in Giza / Cairo / Aswan/Luxor
• Service charges and taxes included throughout the tours
• Free Mobile phone charged against 30 min local calls / 5 min. international call.
x Airfare to and from Egypt
x Personal expenses
Day # 1: Arrival Cairo
Arrive in Cairo to discover the contrasts of this ancient city, our representative will meet you at Cairo international airport and then will be accompanied to your hotel for check in with free welcome drink.
Tonight, relax or enjoy optional evening of out of this world entertainment as we go to the Pyramids for the incredible Sound and Light Spectacular after you will return to your hotel and then the night is at leisure.
Day # 2:Giza Sightseeing Tours / Aswan (sleeper train)
After your relaxing breakfast at the hotel in Cairo your own private English speaking Egyptologist guide will take you to Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s GREATEST attractions to visit The Great Pyramids, ONE of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world including the Great Pyramid of Cheops, middle pyramids of Chephren and the little one of Mykerinos with camel ride and family photo in front of Pyramids, then visit the mysterious Sphinx, the Father of Terror for the ancient pharaohs, the tour includes visit to the valley temple facing the great sphinx with lunch break. Then you will visit the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiques that was built in neo-classical style designed by the French architect t Marcel Dourgnon which exhibits a collection now over 120000 masterpieces ranges from pre-dynastic era, Pharaonic era to the Greco-roman period in Egypt including the treasures of the child King Tutankhamen, Pharaonic Gods and Goddess, with option visit to the mummies room at the Egyptian Museum where you may learn about the Great Egyptian civilization and the mummification art in ancient Egypt.
then visit the Christian heritage in Coptic Cairo including some of the early religious monuments of the city such as the hanging church or the suspended church this basilica church was named for its location on top of the south gate of the Fortress of Babylon the church became the center of the Christian Church of Egypt then you will be transferred to Giza train terminal to board the first class sleeper train to Aswan with dinner and overnight on board
Day # 3: Aswan Nile cruise Vacation
Breakfast onboard train and then will be met and assisted by our REP who will transfer you to embark your Nile cruise for the next 4 days / 3 nights.
Later you will be taken in an exciting tour to the world famous High Dam that was an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s.
It contains 18 times the material used in the Great Pyramid of Cheops; continue to the granite quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples.
The quarries still hold the famous Unfinished Obelisk and then you will be taking by motor-boat to island of Egilka visit the majestic Philae temple that was dedicated to the Goddesses Isis.
For our enjoyment, a Felucca Ride is included on the Nile River in Aswan this afternoon.
Day # 4: Nile Cruise Vacation
Early Sailing to Kom Ombo. After your breakfast will be escorted by your Egyptologist speaking guide to visit Kom Ombo temple, the crocodile-headed God of fertility and creator of the world, then you will take your lunch aboard your cruise with free time at leisure while sailing to Edfu to explore Edfu’s Temple of Horus, one of the best-preserved Ancient Egyptian temples on the Nile Continue the cruise down to Luxor.
Afternoon tea is served on the sun –deck with dinner and overnight stay onboard cruise
Day # 5: Nile Cruise Vacation
Breakfast onboard the cruise, and then you will be taken into the West Bank of the river Nile to visit the two colossal statues (Colossi of Memnon), and then visit the Valley of the Kings, where the magnificent tombs discovered, those tombs were carved deep into the desert rock, richly decorated and filled with treasures for the afterlife of the pharaohs, you will visit 3 tombs. Continue the tour to visit the Hatshepsut temple at El Deir El Bahary, this impressive temple dedicated to the Queen Hatshepsut the only female pharaoh rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces and merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it then back to the cruise for lunch, after afternoon tea on the ship with free time at leisure and overnight stay onboard, enjoy an optional sound and light show at the Temple of Karnak
Day # 6: Nile Cruise Vacation/ Cairo by sleeper train
After breakfast you will be accompanied by your guide to visit Karnak Temple, the largest place of worship ever built. Its ancient name Ipet-isut means “the most sacred of places.” The temple, or, more correctly, the complex of temples, was built over more than two thousand years by generation after generation of pharaohs.
Within the complex, the great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars .
Then you will be transferred to Luxor temple which built by Amenhotep III and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amon, and then you will be transferred to Luxor train terminal to board your sleeper train back to Cairo, dinner and overnight stay on board
Day # 7: Cairo / free day /Alexandria
Breakfast onboard train before arriving to Cairo where you will be met by our Rep, and then transfer either to your hotel in Cairo, or enjoy amazing optional tour to visit the major sights of Alexandria, excursion to Pompeii Pillar, Catacombs of Kom El Shokafa, Library of Alexandria, Alexandria National Museum and Citadel of Qaitbay – with lunch during the tour in Alexandria. Free time at leisure then transfer to your hotel in Cairo for free time at leisure and peaceful overnight at your hotel in Cairo
Day # 8: Cairo / Home
Breakfast at your hotel in Cairo then you will be transferred to Cairo airport where you will connect with your flight back home.
ACCOMMODATIONS & PRICES- Budget tour
Accommodation Plan (A)
1- Barcelo Pyramids Cairo
2 – MS Mirage Nile Cruise
3 – First Class Sleeper Train
Price Per Person May to September October to April
Triple 660 USD 835 USD
Double 675 USD 850 USD
Single 855 USD 995 USD
Accommodation Plan (B)
1- Movenpick Pyramids Cairo
2 – MS Nile Dolphin Nile Cruise
3 – First Class Sleeper Train
Price Per Person May to September October to April
Triple 760 USD 916 USD
Double 776 USD 925 USD
Single 945 USD 1095 USD
GENERAL INFORMATION-Budget tour
Tour and Prices :
Tour price currency is set to USD however you can pay in Euro or British pound.
The prices quoted per person per tour all inclusive and prices are always updated to ensure you always receive the lowest price possible and once your tour is confirmed we guarantee the price and will not be changed if any increase.
Child Policy :
Child rates apply to ages 6-12. Children aged 4 years and under are free of charge unless otherwise the tour include flights and any supplement will be advised depend on child age and airfare applied by airline.
Deposit and Balance of Payment :
A down payment (25%) will be required upon confirming your tour as requested and can be paid by credit or debit card (Visa / MasterCard) via verisign secured payment system on our website. And the balance of payment (75%) will be required on pick up to your tour director this can be paid by credit or debit card or in cash basis if required.
Tour Voucher :
After your tour is confirmed we will email you final confirmation and voucher to print and travel along including contact numbers of your tour operator and customer care and additional information for your convenience in travel.
Cancellation Policy :
Nile Valley Travel does not charge a cancellation fee for tours and excursions booked if some force majority actions occurred such as volcanoes, earthquake or and some reasons beyond control. However if plan fall through and you need to cancel the hotel and airline may have cancellation fees that we are required to pass on and apply
Visa to Egypt :
You need a full passport valid for 6 months after leaving Egypt and a visa and you can obtain a visa from the Egyptian Consulate before departure and available upon arrival at the airport in Egypt against USD 15 for specific nationalities and need to check beforehand
What to bring :
Comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing tours and excursions
Cotton clothes in summer May to September
Warmer clothes in winter October to April