9-Day Essential Egypt Tour with Nile Cruise

Exquisite Private Egypt Tour for Couples!

Craft cherished memories with your loved one on this remarkable private Egypt holiday.

Delve into the wonders of ancient Egypt as you explore the iconic Great Pyramid, uncover the mysteries of Pyramid evolution, immerse in the captivating El Tannoura Dance Show, and embark on a traditional Dahabiya Nile cruise sailing between Luxor and Aswan.

We are happy to customize this itinerary by accommodating your specific interests, adjusting the scheduling, or planning special themed events and activities for celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries, retirement celebrations, or bucket list experiences.

Days:

Price:

from US$2,558p/p

Best For:

First-timer/Couples

Best Time:

Oct.- Mar.

Flights:

International on request

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
1-3
Cairo
Witness the fascinating Pyramids' evolution
4-7
Nile Cruise
Sail through the Nile on a dahabiya and explore Luxor and Aswan
8
Cairo
Explore Cairo at your pace
9 Depart

Journey Map (Suggested Route)

Map of Egypt journey
This is a first-timer-friendly package for exploring Egypt within 9 days. If you want to discover as much of the ancient Egyptian history and culture as possible while maximizing your vacation time, I can provide the perfect plan.
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Tour Highlights

Uncover the mysteries of ancient Pyramids as you delve into the evolution at Saqqara and Dahshur.
Bent Pyramid
Experience the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids on camelback and get to know the enigmatic Sphinx in Giza.
great Sphinx
Immerse yourself in the captivating El-Tannoura Show, featuring Sufi garbs, and live music.
El-Tannoura Show
Discover the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, unearth the treasures hidden within its ancient lanes and marketplace.
Hurghada desert safari
Cruise along the majestic Nile River on a dahabiya, embracing the timeless beauty of this historic waterway.
dahabiya nile cruise
Discover the priceless artifacts within the Egyptian Museum, in particular Tutankhamun's treasures.
Tutankhamun's Golden Mask
Explore the enthralling Valley of the Kings in Luxor, and uncover the secrets hidden within the pharaohs' tombs.
valley of kings
Delve into the depths of temples in Luxor and Aswan, experiencing their rich history and architectural brilliance.
luxor temple

Itinerary Details

Day 1
Cairo Arrival
  • Welcome to the captivating land of Egypt! Our English-speaking representative will meet you inside the airport and assist you with your Egyptian Visa on Arrival.
  • Have a warm and informative intro to Egypt during your private airport transfer in the company of our knowledgeable representative.
Day 2
Cairo | Uncover Cairo's History and Cultural Gems
Citadel of SaladinCitadel of Saladin in Cairo
  • In the morning, our private guide and driver will meet you at your hotel for an exciting full-day Cairo tour.
  • Explore the Hanging Church, one of Egypt's oldest and most revered churches.
  • Visit the Citadel of Saladin and Muhammad Ali Mosque, enjoy the Islamic art, architecture, and design.
  • Discover the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities*, a remarkable repository showcasing the treasures of ancient Egypt, including the famed Tutankhamun collection.
  • Venture into the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and immerse yourself in a maze of local shops.
  • Experience the beloved El Tannoura Dance Show at the El-Ghuri Wakala.
  • *The Grand Egyptian Museum(GEM) is expected to open in the late Spring of 2024. GH will replace the Egyptian Museum with GEM by then.
Day 3
Cairo | Pyramids and Sphinx Discovery
great pyramidsThe Great Pyramids in Giza
  • Begin the day by exploring some of the earliest examples of Pyramid architecture in Saqqara and Dahshur, including the Step Pyramid, Bent Pyramid, and the Red Pyramid.
  • Take a Camel Ride for a more-memorable experience of exploring the Giza pyramids(about 30 minutes).
  • Witness the majestic Great Pyramids on the Giza plateau, an awe-inspiring representation of ancient Egypt's civilization.
  • Enter the Pyramid of Khafre and explore the secret chambers inside.
  • Discover the captivating beauty of the Great Sphinx that once mesmerized Napoleon, presenting a striking scene against the vast desert backdrop.
Day 4
Cairo-Luxor-Nile Cruise | Unearth Luxor's Hidden Treasures
the Temple of Queen HatshepsutThe Temple of Queen Hatshepsut in Luxor
  • A private transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor is provided.
  • Upon your arrival at Luxor airport, meet your guide and discover Luxor's treasures.
  • Explore Valley of the Kings and learn about ancient Egyptian funerary practices by entering three of the royal tombs.
  • Discover the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut which is the only pharaoh's temple on the west bank of the Nile.
  • Have a photo stop at the massive Colossi of Memnon.
  • Marvel at Luxor Temple's pillared hall and admire the stunning reliefs on the walls.
  • Board your dahabiya ship and enjoy some free time before a delightful dinner onboard.
Day 5
Nile Cruise | Horus Temple and Gebel el-Silsila Historical Voyage
Temple of HorusTemple of Horus along the Nile
  • Take a horse carriage ride to discover the fantastically well-preserved Temple of Horus.
  • Immerse yourself in the rock temple and uncover the Speos of Horemheb at Gebel el-Silsila.
  • Enjoy dinner in the serene atmosphere of the illuminated temple grounds.
Day 6
Nile Cruise | Discover the Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo TempleThe Kom Ombo Temple in Aswan
  • Explore the unique double-design temple dedicated to two sets of gods: the Kom Ombo Temple.
  • Relax on the cruise and marvel at the tranquil scenes of water buffaloes, donkeys, and a variety of bird life along the Nile.
  • Lunch and dinner will be served onboard.
Day 7
Nile Cruise-Aswan | Explore Aswan's Treasures
Temple of PhilaeTemple of Philae in Aswan
  • Discover the magnificent Temple of Philae which is dedicated to the revered goddess Isis.
  • Visit the impressive High Dam. This massive structure efficiently regulates the Nile River's flooding and provides electricity to several cities.
  • Lunch and dinner will be served onboard.
Day 8
Aswan-Cairo | Explore Cairo at Your Pace
the peaceful nile riverThe peaceful Nile river in Aswan
  • Disembark from your ship and bid farewell to the crew after the breakfast.
  • A private transfer is provided for your flight to Cairo.
  • Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your comfortable hotel. From there, take your time to explore the captivating wonders of Cairo at your own preferred pace.
Day 9
Cairo Departure | Bon Voyage!
  • Take a private transfer to Cairo Airport in time for your flight home.

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Price Includes

*Price from: $2,558 per adult

*The price is based on a 2 adults. If the number of guests exceeds two people, the price will be more affordable. (tour code: gh-eg-1)

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One-to-one consultancy
Knowledgeable local guides
Knowledgeable local guides
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
Private drivers/driver guides and vehicles as listed
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Accommodations Mentioned
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Breakfasts and meals as listed
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Entry to all attractions on the itinerary
Transportation as listed
Transportation as listed
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