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Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights provided by Explore Plus Holidays

Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights

Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights
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Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Hit ancient Egypt’s highlights in style on this 7-night package, which includes your choice of 4-star or 5-star hotel and either a 3-night or 4-night 5-star full-board Nile cruise. Start in Cairo, with the Pyramids at Giza and the Egyptian Antiquities Museum; fly to Aswan, cruise to Luxor by way of Kom Ombo and Edfu, then fly back to Cairo. Tour includes private guides and transfers but excludes entrance fees.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
See the essential sights of ancient Egypt in Cairo, Aswan, and Luxor
Experience the magic of a desert river on a 3-night or 4-night 5-star cruise
Add the Abu Simbel Temple Complex and Alexandria for a richer experience
Skip the stress with private guided transfers from the moment you arrive
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8261P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Lunch • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • 4 nights in Cairo hotel on Bed & Breakfast • Superior hotels: Cairo Pyramids hotel, Ramses Hilton, Le Passage Heliopolis, Mercure Pyramids • Budget hotels: Grand Pyramids hotel, Oasis Pyramids hotel, Cataract Pyramids Resort or similar • 3 nights superior 5*+ Nile Cruise on full board • Depends on sailing schedule, may upgrade to 4 nights cruise starting from Luxor without extra cost • Domestic flight Cairo/Aswan or Luxor and Luxor/Cairo • Transfer any time by A/C vehicle 24/7 hours • Guide will accompany all sailing days on Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan
Exclusions
Entrance fees approx 69 USD per person for all tours (will increase 30% from 01 NOV 2020) • Water or drinks in hotels & Cruise ships • Gratuities (recommended) Guide will advise you, keep small currency with you • X-Mass & New Year 20% supplement 20 DEC to 7 Jan will charge on-spot before check in by Cairo guide • WIFI free in Hotels - Not available in Ship (No WIFI in Ship) • Entry/Admission - Pyramids of Giza • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities • Entry/Admission - Unfinished Obelisk • Entry/Admission - Aswan High Dam • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae • Entry/Admission - Abu Simbel Temple Complex • Entry/Admission - Temple of Kom Ombo • Entry/Admission - Temple of Horus • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Kings • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
Duration
8 days
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Our guide or airport representative will pick a customer from their hotel or airport. Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, our representatives will meet and assist you all through the formal procedures at Cairo International Airport. Same-day or next you will meet your Egyptologist guide who will explain your tour details, Show your activities, You can ask him about your dreams, of course, will get true. Our philosophy you are not our customer you are our friend, Feel like you are at home between your family.
Airports:
Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
Luxor International Airport, Egypt
Aswan International Airport, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Lunch • Breakfast • Lunch • Breakfast • Dinner • Lunch • Breakfast • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • Breakfast • Breakfast • Dinner • 4 nights in Cairo hotel on Bed & Breakfast • Superior hotels: Cairo Pyramids hotel, Ramses Hilton, Le Passage Heliopolis, Mercure Pyramids • Budget hotels: Grand Pyramids hotel, Oasis Pyramids hotel, Cataract Pyramids Resort or similar • 3 nights superior 5*+ Nile Cruise on full board • Depends on sailing schedule, may upgrade to 4 nights cruise starting from Luxor without extra cost • Domestic flight Cairo/Aswan or Luxor and Luxor/Cairo • Transfer any time by A/C vehicle 24/7 hours • Guide will accompany all sailing days on Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan
Exclusions
Entrance fees approx 69 USD per person for all tours (will increase 30% from 01 NOV 2020) • Water or drinks in hotels & Cruise ships • Gratuities (recommended) Guide will advise you, keep small currency with you • X-Mass & New Year 20% supplement 20 DEC to 7 Jan will charge on-spot before check in by Cairo guide • WIFI free in Hotels - Not available in Ship (No WIFI in Ship) • Entry/Admission - Pyramids of Giza • Entry/Admission - The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities • Entry/Admission - Unfinished Obelisk • Entry/Admission - Aswan High Dam • Entry/Admission - Temple of Philae • Entry/Admission - Abu Simbel Temple Complex • Entry/Admission - Temple of Kom Ombo • Entry/Admission - Temple of Horus • Entry/Admission - Valley of the Kings • Entry/Admission - Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Our guide or airport representative will pick a customer from their hotel or airport. Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, our representatives will meet and assist you all through the formal procedures at Cairo International Airport. Same-day or next you will meet your Egyptologist guide who will explain your tour details, Show your activities, You can ask him about your dreams, of course, will get true. Our philosophy you are not our customer you are our friend, Feel like you are at home between your family.
Airports:
Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
Luxor International Airport, Egypt
Aswan International Airport, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8 days
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Egypt has a lot of activities, Guide will advise some extra optional excursions covering rest of Egypt tours, Our optional excursions are just recommendations to help our costumers to see the most remarkable sightseeing. Which doesn't mean that we enforce them to pay extra money.
Hotels & Cruise ships not provide Water through their meals, Only tea or coffee
TV shows not working in ship through sailing for weak signal also no WIFI in ship
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveller
Hotels, Trains, Nile Cruises, Meals, Temples, Tombs or other public places of course no Private
Private tour means Private guide & Vehicle Only for Viator costumers, 2-9 adult tour mean sharing two families same tours or transfers.
Hotel second stay always be 5* for Budget & Superior near airport only 5 min
depends your arrival day Ship may be 3 nights or 4 nights, depends with sailing cruise dates
Offer include economy internal flight, we can’t control with internal flight time, flight reserved as availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
The conditions and controls for the hotel stay in Corona are as follows: Health requirements - Providing a clinic and a doctor in the hotel, in coordination with the Ministry of Health - Ensure the quality of the personal protective equipment and sterilization materials used - Do not deal only with companies approved by the Ministry of Health and Population
Hotel controls - Determine a maximum occupancy rate of the hotel of 25%, including Day-Use, until the end of May - Operating at a maximum of 50% of the hotel's capacity from the beginning of next June - Not to hold any parties or weddings inside the hotel - Prohibition of all types of night activity at the hotel - Clean the rooms on a daily basis using the tools of the infection prevention vehicle, and follow the instructions of the Ministry of Health - Clean and sterilize all tangible points every hour in public places, and public toilets, using disinfectants decided by the Ministry of Health - Allocating a hotel floor in each spa for quarantine cases, confirmed cases, and suspected cases of coronavirus - Continue to conduct a quick test for workers at the tourist portals in coordination with the Ministry of Health
Guest controls - Install a sterilizer at the hotel entrance - The completion of the procedures for logging in to the guest electronically or with single-use pens - Sterilize the luggage of guests before arriving and leaving the hotel - Measuring the guests' temperatures when entering the facility each time - Providing hand sanitizer in the reception area and various facilities at all times - Cleansing all public areas regularly
Controls for hotel restaurants - Ban the completely open buffet service and rely on pre-defined lists A ban on serving hookahs - Measurement of temperatures for restaurant goers - Leave no less than 2 meters between dining tables - Keep a distance of 1 meter between each person and another with the table - Maximum 6 chairs for the large table for families - Dependence on single-use cutlery as much as possible - Place sterilizers and sterilization wipes on each table - Putting out educational instructions around the restaurant
Staff controls - Operating 50% of the workforce as a maximum - Carry out a quick examination of workers returning from vacation before receiving work - Workers in coastal cities get a vacation at least every 60 days - Commitment to measure their temperatures daily - There is housing for workers in the hotel, while providing isolation areas for the affected cases if they arise - Educating workers about all basic preventive measures against the emerging coronavirus
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
17 stops
Day 1
Arrival to Egypt Land of Pharaohs
Day 2
Tour day Pyramids and the...
Day 3
Fly to Aswan & Sightseeing
Day 4
Abu Simbel temple (optional...
Day 5
Visit Edfu Temple & Sail to Luxor
Day 6
West Bank Luxor sightseeing
Day 7
Fly to Cairo from Luxor
Day 8
Fly Home Say Bye to Pharaohs
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Rajesh Kumar Singh
1 contribution
Memorable visit to a historic city
Feb 2020 • Couples
The narration of the historical facts by Mr Mohammed, our tour guide made our trip to Aswan and Luxor informative and enjoyable.
He took personal care of not only the sight seeing but also our stay and other arrangements.
Written 29 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Desiree C
london8 contributions
Trip of a lifetime
Jan 2020 • Friends
I went with my 85 year old dad, who’d always dreamed of visiting Egypt. The whole experience was incredible, had no idea you could cram so much into such a short space of time. We even saw a lot more than we were expecting!
Every part of the trip was planned meticulously and attention to detail was 2nd to none, from being greeted at the airport, help through customs, money exchange and even SIM card, to looking after us every step of the way.
Our guide Refaye, was very knowledgeable and very helpful. He made sure we were at the right place at the right time, without being pushy. He was also very patient when a problem arose and made sure it was all smoothed out.
The transportation was very good and the food on the cruise was varied and delicious, even well catered for me (vegan)
Obviously the sites were the highlight, but the help from Refaye meant it was all easy going and he kept the many hawkers away from us.
This was definately a holiday of a lifetime, and Explore plus holidays made it a trip we’ll never forget. And fantastic value for money. I have already recommended this trip to my friends
I hope all the people who looked after us are well and copying through this awful time.
Written 7 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Philipo Greece
4 contributions
not sure Mr Salah or Saleh but thank you
Feb 2020
I chose this operatior Explore Plus then communicated with Mr. salah or saleh, He was so friendly response within minutes explore what I always asked him.
Salah sir or Explore provided us with extremely knowledgeable and professional tour guides. We had a personalized tour & learned much more than expected about ancient Egypt.
Their guide & driver provided a comfortable vehicle. It was a flexible schedule we changed as our adrenalin order us hehehehehehe so they adapted easily to changes during the day.

Our teenaged kids loved the tour guide and found Egyptian history to be a lot of fun.

Guide first day advised us how will pay for every minute tipping, we prepared small current with us, little poor but nice people always smile.
Thank you history you let us enjoy with Egyptian Pharaohs
Written 28 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Samuel Heikens
3 contributions
The Best tour and guide !
Feb 2020
What an amazing tour !
We had such a wonderful week in Egypt and what made it so great was our tour guide, his name Mohamed but we called him Mo like Salah. All time with big smile he greeted us. We felt so welcomed.
He was so knowledgeable, so helpful and kind !
We explored lot of Egypt, the pyramids, the Sphinx, beautiful perfumes and oils, and papyrus.
Thanks for such a great two Cairo days!
Highly recommended - best tour guide and tour company!
Written 28 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maziar M
Helsinki, Finland42 contributions
Recommended
This is a well managed tour. I highly recommend it specially for those who are short on time and want to visit major historical sites without any hassle. You are accompanied by local guides at all time.
They offer a collection of "optional tours". Some are better than others but it all depends on your personal taste. The upper Egypt tours were somewhat better and longer than the tours in e.g. Giza and Cairo that generally felt like a glimpse. A few number of hours are spent on visiting gift/work shops but again, whether you like it or not depends on personal taste. More professional tour guides were asking the tourists if they are interested in visiting the shops beforehand, the others were very open to constructive feedback.
Our Nile cruise (Sapphire) was very good too. The staff were well trained and professional and everything seemed under control. For example they keep track of their head count so it's not that easy to be left behind. Everything is arranged so that you are at optimal comfort and ease. The cherry-on-top was being greeted with hot towels after arriving from long excursions.
Written 22 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Steven B
5 contributions
Better than expected knowledge
Feb 2020 • Couples
Tony was very knowledgeable about all of the sights we saw. He went into great detail and was happy to answer any questions we had. He was happy to adjust the pace to move faster in areas less interesting and took pictures of us so we have memories to share.
Written 15 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tom
1 contribution
Great trip
Jan 2020 • Solo
Fantastic tour guide! Recommend Tony - the most knowledgeable man in Egypt. Well organised and cruising down the Nile is easy.
Written 16 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

TyP
11 contributions
An amazing experience!
Dec 2019
Overall we were very pleased with the trip. The guides were exceptional, on time, and very proactive to make sure the itinerary and all the details were handled. In Luxor/Aswan we especially appreciated our guide Rafaye’s friendly personality and energetic spirit for all the tours out of Aswan and Luxor. The accommodations were good - In Cairo, the Ramses Hilton was a good hotel. We were on a higher floor and it appeared that the room had been updated not too long ago. The ship we were booked on was the MS Monica. It had good food and a friendly staff, but the ship overall needs maintenance work. Door locks were not functioning correctly, air conditioning wasn't very good, and the room safe was not secured to the wall. In Luxor we were booked at the Steigenberger Achti Resort. It was excellent, with a recent renovation and wonderful breakfast and dinner buffets.

We travel a lot and normally plan our own vacations. Because Egypt is a bit more complicated we chose to use Explore Plus to handle the planning details. We were happy we did! We are used to having all the details before we travel so it was a little difficult for us to let someone else do the planning, but Mr. Salah passed us enough information so we were comfortable by the time the trip began.

As mentioned in recent reviews, these are some things you need to be prepared for:

- You will want to take some optional excursions to visit even more memorable sites. The cost is not included in the base price and it can add up.
- Some of the optional tours depart very early in the morning. Balloon ride in Luxor and Abu Simbel out of Aswan both departed the ship very early in the morning.
- Admission price to the 'included' tours isn't included (Egyptian Museum, Pyramids, temples etc.) they're not overly expensive, but you'll want Egyptian cash handy.
- On each day of excursions, your guide will likely make a stop at a local shop. It isn't mandatory to buy anything, but there is definitely sales pressure. On our trip, our guides made a stop at each of these local shops: Perfume, Gold, Carpet, Alabaster, and a papyrus museum. The salesman will offer you a drink and give a demonstration with the hope that you will buy something. We bought a couple of little items at a couple of the shops but we declined to buy anything at most.
- Walking to monuments and on the streets you will be approached by many salesman. Be prepared to say "no thank you" about 500 times!
- Make sure to get your e-visa a few weeks before you depart on vacation. We had our paper-copies and it was very easy. Egypt has a government site for the e-visa, but there are several commercial sites that try to charge you more... it's $25 per person so you should not pay more. Make sure you search for the visa 2 egypt (dot gov) site.
- some sites either charge an extra fee for a camera or don't allow you to bring it in. Ask before you leave the van
- If you're not familiar with Egyptian customs and culture you should read up on it before you go. Any of the popular travel books should have a section.

Enjoy the trip of a lifetime!
Written 7 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sharmila Rao V
East Chicago, IN17 contributions
This tour are cheaters please never use them
Dec 2019 • Family
Worst vacation ever. The tour owner and his employees are all cheaters and tried to cheat us every single day during our trip. They put us at motel standard properties even though we had selected supreme package on viator. For everything they wanted extra money. Never let us enjoy any of temples peacefully as they wanted to take us to stores of their choice to sell local products to us in order for them to earn commission on the sale. MOHAMMED the tour manager was not helpful and even though we were promised a free shuttle back to the airport the hotel was charging an arm and leg and we had to spend additional money on a ride to the airport. The tour company did not even apologize for their mistake in fact accused us that we were lazy. We are world travelers but never been cheated this badly on any of our worldly trips. Their tour guides dont speak english well enough for us to even understand what they were explaining to us. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. We paid a hefty price for a lot of discomfort and inconveniences.Leaving Egypt with a bad taste and unhappy vacation. I repeat please use saleh or mohammed services.
Written 1 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

YoungAngelaC
Bristol, UK104 contributions
Loved it, so relaxing
Dec 2019
Meeting point tours provided our guide. Mohammed, an Egyptologist and so knowledgable. Nothing too much trouble.
Written 30 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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simon_r_henry
simon_r_henry
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Egypt, our Dream more than twenty years
We (mine – husband – two daughters) are enjoying the tour with Explore Plus, Our Cairo guide was Mo Sobhi another g
Jef_3722
Jef_3722
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An excellent experience
An excellent experience! We started in Cairo and took the Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Our guide was very accom
cameronclark8
cameronclark8
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An amazing experience
We had a great experience in Egypt with our guides Mohammed in Cairo, and Rocky (Ragab) in Aswan and Luxor. Both we
eaglezip17
eaglezip17
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What an experience!!
Had an absolute great time, saw so many amazing sites, and had experiences we won’t forget. From initial correspon
Meander622099
Meander622099
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Mo Sobhy
If you want the best in tour guides ask for Mo Sobhy. His enthusiasm for the history of Egypt was infectious.
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32cynthiaq
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Good at omitting things and push you to write a good review
Upsides: -the WhatsApp contact was available every time we needed it -there was always someone to pick up you at th
intrepidtraveler122
intrepidtraveler122
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Great discovery of Egypt and a cruise on a souless boat
My wife and I had a fascinating time discovering Egypt. The tour company was great, professional with outstanding k
H5842PJmahmoude
H5842PJmahmoude
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11 day Mysteries of the Nile
Fabulous timee with Mahmoud. He is very knowledgeable about history, culture, architecture, and present day issues
CoolBeansF458
CoolBeansF458
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Enjoyed our Egyptian Adventure
Fun an knowledgeable guide. Very personable. I learned quite a bit about Egyptian history and did some 'kung fu fig
5nicholast
5nicholast
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Trip around Luxor, Aswan and Cairo
Antoun was a very knowledgeable guide, bringing us around Luxor and Aswan and in between. Filled us with a lot of h
Volt77777
Volt77777
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Wonderful guide for anxient Egypt!
Tony (Antoun) is an extremely knowledgeable guide;! He taught us about ancient and modern Egypt, showing us Karnuk
eeshabansal
eeshabansal
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Aswan-Nile Cruise-Luxor
My parents, husband and I were guided by Mohammed Qenawy in Eygpt last month & we had the best time. Mohammed was a
LudieM3
LudieM3
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Egypt
The whole 6 days in Egypt is ok. I won’t do it again as a solo traveler with only me and the tour guide. The accomm
Merytat3n
Merytat3n
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The experience of a lifetime!
I booked this trip as it was one of the longest, covered a lot of the sights I wanted to see and the only one that
Paul K
Paul K
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Excellent experience
We were very happy with the quality of the tour—our guides were very knowledgeable, helpful, and supportive. The s
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