Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx
Land of the Pharaohs
Experience the ‘Land of the Pharaohs
Travel along one of the worlds most renowned river
Valley of the kings
Visit The Valley of the kings
For years Egypt and its ancient historical sites have been depicted in numerous books and films, but to truly appreciate its magnificence and splendour you have to experience it first-hand. Join us on an unforgettable adventure along the longest river in the world – the Nile and visit the Great Pyramids of Giza.
Welcome to amazing Egypt! Upon arrival at Luxor Airport, we’ll proceed through immigration, collect our luggage and transfer to our ship on the Nile.
After breakfast and our welcome meeting we will begin our sightseeing of some of the amazing East Bank sites: the wonderful Temple of Luxor with its giant columns and avenue of sphinxes and the enormous complex of Karnak, as seen in James Bond, ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ amongst many other films.
Today we will have an early visit to the West Bank of Luxor including Valley of the Kings, temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon which are two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III, who reigned in Egypt during the Dynasty XVIII.
In the afternoon we will sail to Edfu City via Esna lock.
This morning we will have a free time whilst we sail from Edfu to Kom Ombo.
In the afternoon we will visit the temple of the Crocodile God Sobek known as the temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to falcon and crocodile gods. After the visit we will continue our sailing to Aswan.
This morning we will visit the temple of Temple of Isis (Philae) and enjoy the view of the High Dam in Aswan.
In the afternoon we sail on a felucca boat. Feluccas are simple, traditional Egyptian sailboats that have plied the mighty Nile since ancient times.
Today morning is free at leisure or you can take an optional tour to Abu Simbel by land.
Today is free at leisure. We will sail back to Luxor.
After breakfast we will transfer to the Luxor Airport for our flight to Cairo.
After arrival to Cairo Airport we will transfer to our hotel in Cairo.
After breakfast we will have a tour of the Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and the old Egyptian Museum. The Giza Pyramids, built to endure an eternity, have done just that. The monumental tombs are relics of Egypt’s Old Kingdom era and were constructed some 4,500 years ago. Sphinx, is a limestone statue of a reclining sphinx, a mythical creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. Facing directly from West to East, it stands on the Giza Plateau on the west bank of the Nile in Giza, Egypt. The face of the Sphinx is generally believed to represent the Pharaoh Khafre.
Departure to Cairo airport for our flight home.
All the boats are air-conditioned. Impressive from the outset, the ships are elegant, personal and luxurious. Sit back and relax as we are entertained on board with the service and the views!
Extensive facilities to enjoy when we are not out sightseeing include a bar and lounge, restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, sun deck with swimming pool and pool bar, table tennis, jewellery and gift shop, massage, laundry service and internet (charges may apply for some services). Afternoon tea is also served on the sun deck. There is no WiFi on the ship but the front desk offers sim cards for sale for approximately GBP 20 with 3GB of included data but mobile phone needs to be unlocked to be able to use local sim card.
Our cabins are located on the main deck and all feature large panoramic windows, private facilities, air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini fridge and safe. There are no hairdryers in the cabins so if you do need one, please take your own.
Our hotel is located just outside of Cairo, in 6th of October City. One of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza – is located just ten minutes from the hotel.
At the hotel you can enjoy swimming pool, multiple on-site dining and entertainment venues as well as a fully equipped spa with massage and beauty treatments (fees apply). Please note that FREE WiFi available in public areas only. In room WiFi service apply extra charges.
All rooms feature private balconies and comfortable furnishings. Every room is fitted with air conditioning, hairdryer, mini bar and a flat-screen TV.
British passport holders travelling to Egypt normally need a visa.
Visa on Arrival (recommended)
You can get a visa on arrival by payment in Sterling, US Dollars or Euros; the visa fee is US$25 at approved bank kiosks within airport arrival halls, before reaching immigration counters. Visas granted on arrival are valid for a maximum of 30 days. There’s no need to buy a visa from an agent. In many cases agents will charge more than US$25 for a visa. If you’re harassed by an agent, report the incident to the tourist police in the airport terminal.
You may also get a visa from an Egyptian Consulate outside of Egypt before you travel.
British nationals travelling to Sharm el Sheikh, Dahab, Nuweiba and Taba resorts for up to 15 days receive a free entry permission stamp upon arrival. If you intend to travel out of these areas or stay longer than 15 days, you must get a visa.
If you have travelled to one of the South Sinai Red Sea resorts, entered without a visa and your plans have changed, you can normally purchase a visa at Sharm el Sheikh Airport to allow you to travel elsewhere.
Applications for visa extensions should be made at Egyptian Passport and Immigration Offices. You may have difficulties leaving Egypt with an out of date visa. You will not normally be allowed to leave without paying a fine if your visa is out of date by more than 14 days.
For further information and enquiries, contact the Egyptian Consulate in London.
Your specific passport and visa requirements, and other immigration requirements are your sole responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant embassies and/or consulates of the countries in which you are planning to travel.
You can get a visa online at Visa2Egypt. Tourist visas granted using the e-visa system are valid for a maximum of 3 months.
The contact details of your host are as follows:
Host name – Corsini Travel
Host phone number – 00 202 33777073
Host fax number – 00 202 33777073
Host email – email@example.com
Host address – 20B Hadayek El Ehram Street, Giza, Cairo
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Egypt.
The transfer time for the main tour between Luxor Airport and the ship is approximately 30 minutes, depending on the traffic.
Some shops accept credit cards or Sterling for larger purchases. There is a surcharge in most places for using a credit card of 3% to 5%, throughout Egypt. In the bazaars, and smaller shops, dollars or Egyptian pounds cash will only be taken.
For ease we recommend that you pay by cash for any optional excursions. Credit cards are NOT accepted.
US dollars, Sterling and Egyptian pounds can be used at the Duty Free shop. We also recommend you bring with you a good amount of cash Sterling as cash point machines are not easy to find especially during the Nile Cruise. Cash money can be easily exchanged to Egyptian pounds in Egypt and you get a better exchange for the sterling in Egypt. You can pay cash (any currency) or by card on board.
We recommend that when travelling to Egypt you call your bank or credit card company to inform them of your trip so they do not block your cards.
We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of minimum £50.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.
A sightseeing programme is included in your touring package.
A reasonable level of fitness/mobility is required as we include plenty of sightseeing/travelling, some with early starts.
The order of the itinerary and events and ship and hotel may be subject to change
The dress code is casual. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended.
All information about the optional tours will be given during welcome meeting. Please note that for optional excursions you can pay cash only.
An example of excursions;
|Month(s)||Highest temperature||Lowest temperature|
|January||19 °C||10 °C|
|February||21 °C||11 °C|
|March||24 °C||13 °C|
|April||29 °C||16 °C|
|May||33 °C||19 °C|
|June - August||35 °C||23 °C|
|September||34 °C||22 °C|
|October||30 °C||19 °C|
|November||25 °C||15 °C|
|December||21 °C||11 °C|
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