12 Days Trip Itinerary Cairo, Nile Cruise & the Red Sea

 Why Choose BLE?

• 5 Stars Accommodations Hotel in Cairo (Full board)

• 5 Stars Accommodations Nile Cruise (All Inclusive)

• On board Entertainment

• Airport Transfers

• Domestic Flights

• Access to exclusive private tours

• English Speaking Egyptologists at all sites

• Concierge service

• Secured Trip with Bucket List Egypt Staff 24/7

• Transportation to all sites


International flights are excluded; upgrade to (Four Seasons Hotel Cairo Nile Plaza or Marriot Mena House Hotel).

Nile River

Day 1 – Arrival - Cairo, Egypt

Arrive at Cairo International Airport, a BLE English speaking representative welcomes and escorts you through Customs & Immigration, afterwards you are privately transferred to your 5 stars hotel where check in to your room with a stunning Nile view; relax and enjoy your rest of the day at leisure.


Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezira or Fairmont Nile Towers

Pyramids

Day 2 – The Pyramids & Sphinx

Take a trip back in time discover the historic Giza Plateau - the last standing site of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World while riding like a local on the back of a camel. Visit the pyramids of Mycerinus & Chefren and explore the inside of one of the great pyramids of Giza built in 2690 B.C.


Visit the Great Sphinx, one of the world’s largest sculptures and the Solar Boat Museum, and then have lunch with a view of the pyramids.


Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezira or Fairmont Nile Towers. I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

King Tut

Day 3 – The Egyptian Museum & Khan El Khalili

Start your day by visiting the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities where you view up-close the largest collection of Ancient

Egyptian Artifacts, statues, Mummy Room dating back to over 4000 years, discover the treasures and the golden mask the boy King Tutankhamun & other pharaohs and nobility of ancient Egypt.


Have Lunch at a historic local restaurant serving authentic Egyptian food then take a walk in the colorful and vibrant Khan el Kalili Bazar and explore its historic alleys and shops with all kinds of goods dating back to the 14th century!


Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezira or Fairmont Nile Towers. I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Sahl Hashish

Day 4 – Hurghada, Red Sea

 

Privately transfer to board your flight to the beautiful beach city of Hurghada, check into your hotel and enjoy the next couple of days relaxing by the beach

and teat yourself to a spa.


Premier Le Reve Sahl Hashish or Steigenburger El Gouna l Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Accommodations vary by arrival time

Day 5 - Hurghada, Red Sea

 

Enjoy your day by the beach at leisure.


Premier Le Reve Sahl Hashish or Steigenburger El Gouna l Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Luxor Temple

Day 6 – Temple of Luxor – Upper Egypt

 

Check out of your hotel and get privately transferred by bus to Luxor to board your home for the next 4 nights on a Nile Cruise cruising and exploring the temples and tombs of Ancient Egypt’s greatest

Pharaohs on the East and West banks of Nile River.  Explore the city of Luxor on the east bank of Nile River, home of the ancient capital of Egypt and the famous city of Thebes, the City of a Hundred Gates, dating back to almost 2000 B.C., and the Luxor Temple – the largest complex of Temples in Egypt and a place of worship for right up to the present day. During the Christian era, the temple’s hypostyle hall was converted into a Christian church, and the remains of another Coptic church can be seen to the west.


5 Stars Nile Cruise I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Valley of the Kings

Day 7 – Valley of the Kings & the Temple of Hatshepsut

 

Cruise the Nile and visit the West Bank where you make your first stop to explore the Valley of the Kings, the Gateway to the Afterlife – A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and royal burial ground for pharaohs such as Tutankhamen, Seti I, and Ramses II, as well as queens, high priests, and other elites of the 18th, 19th, and 20th dynasties. The tombs evidence elaborate

preparations for the next world, in which

humans were promised continuing life and

pharaohs were expected to become one with the gods. Discover the Temple of Hatshepsut; an architectural masterpiece honoring Ancient Egypt’s first female Pharaoh Hatshepsut who ruled for over 2 decades during Ancient Egypt’s most extraordinary reigns.  Enjoy the stunning views of the Nile Rives cruising to the city of Edfu.


5 Stars Nile Cruise I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Temple of Horus Edfu

Day 8 – Horus Temple & the Temple of Kom Ombo

  

Arrive in Edfu and visit the Temple of Horus – the falcon headed God of the sky - one of the Ptolemy Dynasty's most impressive feats of construction and due to its youth - built in the 2nd Century BC - it's also one of Egypt's best preserved temples. Sail to the city of Kom Ombo and explore the Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the two gods Sobek (the crocodile god) and Haeroris (Horus the Elder). The temple's twin dedication is reflected in its plan: perfectly symmetrical along the main axis of the temple, there are twin entrances, two linked hypostyle halls with carvings of the two gods on either side, and twin sanctuaries. The path out of the complex leads to the new Crocodile Museum, home of a beautiful collection of mummified crocodiles and ancient carvings. Lay back and relax on your Nile Cruise Deck as you start the sunset sail to Aswan.



5 Stars Nile Cruise I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Nubia

Day 9 – Philae Temple & Nubian Village

 

Cruise through the islands of the Nile River then get to Philae temple on the island of Agilika – a temple dedicated to goddess Isis and one that is inspired by the Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations.  Afterwards get on the boat to visit the Unfinished Obelisk site dating back to over 3500 years and have an incredible look at the building methods of these monolithic monuments. It would have measured about 137 feet (42 meters) if completed and is estimated to weigh around 1,200 tons.


In the afternoon get on a motorboat to the colorful picturesque Nubian Village, home of the direct descendants of the Nubians who inhabited this corner of Africa for over 300,000 years.  The friendly Nubian people welcome you to their village and inside their homes, then stroll its colorful Bazar-like streets and shop beautiful souvenirs, local spices to great food by the Nile.



5 Stars Nile Cruise I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 – Depart Aswan

 

As you arrive to your final destination by the cruise, get privately transferred to board your flight to Cairo.  Arrive at your hotel and spend the rest of your day at leisure.


Accommodations vary by departure date & time

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Day 11 –Coptic & Islamic Cairo

  

Embark on a journey on your last day in Cairo discovering the Coptic & Islamic monuments and Mosques in the city. Visit the Salah El Din Citadel, one of the world's greatest monuments to medieval warfare, resembling a typical early medieval fortress, and Mohamed Ali Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, built in AD 1356 and among the finest examples of early Mamluk architecture.


 In the afternoon, visit The Hanging

Church in old Cairo, built on top of the

gates of a Roman fortress to be used as a fundament with a wooden roof in the shape of Noah’s ark. From the 7th century to the 13th century, the Hanging Church served as the residence of the Coptic Patriarch.


Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezira or Fairmont Nile Towers. I Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 – Depart Cairo

 

Privately transfer to Cairo International Airport to depart.

12 Days Trip Itinerary Cairo, Nile Cruise & the Red Sea