Nile Cruise 15 days Itinerary
Day 1: Cairo and transfer.
Arrive in Cairo and transfer to the ship. There will be an entertainment program on the ship. The first day does include breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Overnight Cairo.
Day 2: Pyramids, Sphinx, and Egyptian Museum
Start the day with a 6:00 a.m. wake up call. Breakfast will be served at 7:00, and at 7:30 you will be pick up to start the touring day. Visit the Gaza Plateau, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Sphinx. Continue on to tour the famous Egyptian Museum, with the largest collection of artifacts in the world. Back to the boat for dinner and Oriental music.
Day 3: Beni Suef
Breakfast. Sail to Ben Suef, which is a 12 hour ride. See the sunset from the deck. In the evening there will be a guest show.
Day 4: Fayoum Sites
After breakfast on board drive to Fayoum to visit the Meidum pyramid. This was one of the first tries at building a pyramid. Continue on to tour the Hawara pyramids, that date back to the Middle Kingdom. Go back to the ship for lunch. Rest time until dinner. Dinner and overnight at Beni Suef.
Day 5: El Minya
Sail to El Minya, which will take about 9 hours. Lunch. After lunch we will tour Ashmounien and visit the Open Air Museum. Dinner on the ship, and there will be a treasure hunt. Overnight El Minya.
Day 6: El Minya- Tel El Amarna- Beni Hassan
After breakfast visit Tel El Amarna, which was the capital of Egypt during the Akhnaton time. Tour the Northern tombs “Tomb of Ahmose, Meryra, Pentu, Panehsy”. Continue on to the Royal Tomb of Akhenaton, and the great palace of the same name. See the temples of Aten. Go back to the ship for lunch onboard. After lunch visit Beni Hussan and the tombs in the area including the Tomb of Baqet III, tomb of Khety, tomb of Amenmhat, and the tomb of Khenumnote II. We will go to dinner on board the boat. After dinner there will be a Folklore Show. Overnight in El Minya.
Day 7: Assiut
Breakfast and sail to Assiut. Lunch, Dinner, and see the beautiful sunset. There will be a music show after diner. Overnight in Assiut.
Day 8: Abydos temple
Breakfast and sail to Sohag, which will take about 8 hours. Visit the temple of King Set I in Abydos. Lunch will be on board. There will be a black and white party dinner. Overnight Sohag.
Day 9: Qena
Start the sail to Qena. The cruise passes two locks and a railway bridge in Naga Hammadi. There will be a contest party. Dinner, and we will arrive in Qena for overnight.
Day 10: Dendorah Temple
After breakfast visit Dendorah Temple of the goddess Hathor. Return for lunch on the ship. Continue sailing to Luxor. There will be dinner and an Oriental show. Overnight Luxor.
Day 11: Valley of the Kings
Cross to the West Bank, and visit Thebes Necropolis with valley of the Kings and enter 3 royal tombs. The El Dear, the El Bahri, and the temple to Queen Hatshepsut. Tour the Colossi of Mammon. Return to the ship for lunch and rest. Dinner and overnight in Luxor.
Day 12: East Bank Karnok and Luxor Temple
Breakfast and after visit the East Bank. Karnak temple is the largest complex construction in the world. It covers one hundred acres. Later tour Luxor temple. Lunch on the ship,, and we will sail to Esna. Free afternoon. Sail to Edfu, a small city on the West bank of the Nile. It is an industrial center for pottery making and sugar production. Dinner on board, and entertainment.
Day 13: Edfu Temple
Breakfast and sail to Aswan. Tour the Temple of Hours in Edfu. It is one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. Back to the ship, and sail to Kom Ombo. Lunch on board.. Afternoon tour the Temple that is shared by the two gods Sobek and Harores. Continue on to sail to Aswan. Dinner, and a galabya party. Overnight Aswan.
Day 14: High Dam and Philae Temple
Breadfast and tour the High Dam which is an engineering miracle. It was built in 1960. Visit and tour the temple of Philave, one of the most famous temples. In the afternoon enjoy a cruise around the islands. Only breakfast.
Day 15: Breakfast and Checkout.
Transfer to Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo. Only breakfast.
- All rates for Private tour per person in a double cabin per package for 15 days/14 nights in US Dollars including of all service charge and all taxes.
- All above rates Including all accommodation at 5 star deluxe Nile Cruise.
- Children up to 4 years old will enjoy a discount of %50 of the price, and children from 5-12 will enjoy a %25 discount of the price.
- 14 nights accommodation at Sonesta Moon Goddess Nile Cruise on full board.
- All transfers via late model private vehicles with qualified drivers.
- Meet and assist at Luxor and Aswan airports upon arrival and final departures by our professional Engligh speaking representatives.
- Internal flight.
- Entry Visa to Egypt
- International flights
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry and bar bills, etc.)
- All tips to guides, drivers, and company representatives
- Other services not mentioned under the including items.