Get ready for the experience of a lifetime with our limited offer 8-Day Easter Holiday in Egypt and 5-Star Nile cruise aboard the luxurious Oberoi Philae cruise ship; a vacation that feature a fantastic sightseeing tour in Cairo which will see you visiting some of the most exciting attractions, including the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum. After Cairo, board a flight to Aswan and board the Oberoi Philae for your luxury Nile River cruiser to Luxor.
Explore the timeless wonders of Aswan, Luxor; Edfu; Kom Ombo, and more as you cruise the Nile in style. For more than 60 years we have been introducing travelers from around the world to Egypt’s ancient past, and the quality of our Egypt Easter holidays are testimony to our vast wealth of experience.
NOTE: This Easter Holiday in Egypt begins on the 11th or 12th of April
8-Day Easter Holiday in Egypt
DAY 1 – Arrive for your 8 Day Easter Holiday in Egypt
Welcome to Cairo. No matter what time you arrive in this bustling city, your tour manager is going to be at the airport waiting for you. He will welcome you and assist you in any way he can and then you will be taken to your hotel in a modern air-conditioned vehicle. On arrival at the hotel he will see to it that you have a smooth and hassle free check in, and then he will briefly discuss your tour itinerary with you, mostly for the sake of confirming pickup times for the tours which you will be going on while you are in Cairo.
With all the formalities taken care of, he will then leave you to enjoy the rest of the day as you wish. Relax at your hotel or head out on your own and start exploring this fascinating city. There really is so much to see and do, and the Nile River cruises in particular are highly recommended.
Included: Free Welcome Drink
DAY 2 – Full Day Cairo Tour
Our 8 Day Cairo Tour and 5 Star Luxury Nile Cruise get under full swing the day after you arrive in the country, so expect today to be a busy day, but also one which you will never forget. Start the day with a fantastic 5-Star Hotel breakfast and shortly after that, we will be heading out to the Giza Plateau to see Egypt’s most iconic attractions, the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx.
Unlike many of our other Egypt tour packages; this tour also includes an admission ticket for the Solar Boat Museum which is located at the site of the pyramids. After exploring the pyramids and the museum, you will then be taken to a good local restaurant for lunch which is also included in your 8 Day Easter Holiday in Egypt.
Once you have finished eating, we then move on to another not-to-be-missed attraction, the Egyptian Museum. Nowhere else in the world will you find another museum like this one. There are tens of thousands of artifacts on display, all of which document Egypt’s long and incredible history. Your tour also includes admission for the museum’s Treasures Room, a room which has been set aside for display the many exquisite artifacts that were recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamen by Howard Carter in the early 20th century.
There is also a special environmentally controlled Mummies Room where you can view real mummies that are thousands of years old, but to gain access to this room, visitors are required to purchase an admission tick at the museum when they visit.
Following your visit to the museum, your guide and your driver will then take you to a part of the city which is known as the Islamic Quarter. There is plenty to see here, but because time is limited, we will only be visiting the famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar where traders have been trading their ware ever since the bazaar first opened during the 14th century.
Finally, after a long and extremely fascinating day, you will be driven back to your hotel where you will be able to enjoy a good night’s rest before you leave for Luxor in the morning.
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
DAY 3 – Cruise Embarkation in Aswan and Nubian Museum
Wake up and charge your batteries with another superb breakfast at your hotel, and then at the time that was confirmed by your tour manager, you will be met at the hotel; you will be assisted with check out, and then you will be taken to the airport for your short flight to Aswan.
On arrival at Aswan Airport, another one of our tour managers will meet you, and then you will immediately be taken to join your luxurious 5-Star Nile River cruise. Enjoy lunch on board the vessel shortly after embarkation, and then you will free time for yourself until 16h00, at which point you will be taken by motorboat to visit the Nubian Museum.
After your visit to the museum you will be taken back to your cruise ship and you will once again have a bit of time for yourself before dinner is served. Enjoy the first night of your cruise in your cabin on the water at Aswan
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
DAY 4 – Aswan and Kom Ombo Sightseeing, and Overnight at Edfu
This day of your Easter holiday in Egypt will begin with some tea or coffee and cookies at 06h00, and then at 06h30 you will be taken for a private sunrise visit the truly spectacular ancient Temple of Philae which today sits on a new location after having being moved in its entirety from lower ground. At one point in Egypt’s past, this temple was one of the most significant places of worship, so great effort was put into saving it from being destroyed forever by the rising waters of Lake Nasser after the Aswan High Dam was completed.
After Philae Temple you will also visit the Aswan High Dam and then you will head back to the ship, and at 09h00 it will begin sailing to Kom Ombo with breakfast being served along the way. At approximately 13h00 you will disembark at Kom Ombo and you will disembark, and then you will be taken to see another remarkable ancient temple, the Temple of Sobek.
Interestingly, this temple is technically two identical temples that were built as one. The one was devoted to Sobek the crocodile god and creator of the world, while the other was devoted to Haroeis the falcon-headed god who was also known as Horus the Elder.
Shortly after you return to the ship, it will start sailing to Edfu with lunch being served along the way. Enjoy a free Cocktail Reception party in the evening at 19h00, followed by another good dinner at 20h00. This night of your Easter holiday in Egypt will be spent on the water at Edfu.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
DAY 5 – Edfu Excursion and Cruise to Luxor via Esna
Enjoy breakfast on the vessel from 07h00 to 09h00, and then you will disembark for a visit to the Temple of Horus which is astonishingly well-preserved due to the fact that it lay buried beneath the desert sand for more than 2,000 years after the Romans abandoned it.
After visiting this amazing temple, you will return to the ship, and it will then set sail to Esna where it will pass through the Esna Lock before continuing on to Luxor. Apart from your visit to the temple at Edfu, there are further activities scheduled for this day so you can spend nearly the entire day doing as you please.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
DAY 6 – Luxor Sightseeing Tours
With our special Easter holiday in Egypt, there is never a dull moment, so once you have enjoyed another excellent breakfast, we will be heading out to explore 3 unbelievable sites on Luxor’s West Bank: Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III (Medinet Habu, and the Colossi of Memnon.
Valley of the Kings is an ancient royal necropolis (burial ground) where royals and high ranking nobles were once laid to rest. It is also where the tomb of King Tutankhamen was discovered by Howard Carter in the 1920s. There are more than 60 tombs at this site, so there is a lot to see while you are here.
From here, you will enjoy a visit to the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu. This is a vast site, with the temple alone measuring approximately 150 meters. Apart from it architecture and overall appeal, its walls, which are covered with inscriptions, provide an in-depth understanding of the rise and fall of Ancient Egypt’s Sea Peoples during the reign of King Ramesses III.
Your last stop of the day will be at the Colossi of Memnon, and then you will be taken back to your cruise ship in time for another good lunch. After lunch you will have the rest of the afternoon to yourself, and then at 17h00 you will be taken see the famous Luxor Temple which is located on the East Bank. You should arrive back on the ship at about 18h30 which gives you enough time to freshen up if you want to before the crew begin serving dinner at 19h30. This night of your Easter holiday in Egypt will be spent on the water at Luxor.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
DAY 7 – Disembarkation and Transfer to Cairo
After you have finished enjoying your breakfast, you will be taken to the incredible Karnak Temple complex. Karnak Temple is essential the ruins of an ancient temple city that grew over a period of more than 2,000 years. Even though most of the city has been destroyed over the years, there is still so much to see. In fact, it is one of the most-visited attractions in Egypt.
After your tour ends, you will head back to your luxury cruise liner for check out and disembarkation, and then we will transfer you to the airport where you will be boarding a flight to Cairo. On arrival in Cairo, you will again be met at the airport by your tour manager, and you will be driven to the 5-Star hotel where you will be staying for the last night of your Easter holiday in Egypt. Once you get to the hotel, you will have the remainder of the day to yourself to enjoy as you wish.
Meals Included: Breakfast
DAY 8 – Your Easter Holiday in Egypt Ends
Easter holidays to Egypt are magical in so many ways but like all good things in life, they cannot last forever, and sadly, today is the day your Easter holiday in Egypt comes to an end. Before you leave though, first enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and then at the appropriate time your tour manager will arrive to assist you with checkout, and then he will escort you to the airport
On arrival at the airport your tour manager will once again assist you in any way he can and then it will be time for last goodbyes so that you can proceed through immigration in time for your flight back home. From all of us at Egypt Tours Plus, we thank you for trusting us to make your holiday dream come true.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Inclusions – What is included in our 8 Day Easter Holiday in Egypt:
- Meet and assist service for at arrival and departure
- Customer Service assistance throughout our 8 Day Easter Holiday in Egypt
- All transfers and tours in clean and modern air-conditioned vehicles
- Domestic flight tickets from Cairo to Luxor and from Aswan to Cairo
- Hotel accommodation for 3 nights in Cairo with daily breakfasts
- Accommodation for 4 nights on board 5-Star Nile Cruise with Full Board
- Any other meals as specified in the itinerary
- All tours mentioned in the 8 Day Easter Holiday in Egypt itinerary
- Personal guide and driver for all Cairo private tours
- English speaking guide for all Nile cruise group tours
- Admission tickets for all attractions mentioned in the itinerary
- All service charges and taxes
NOTE: All Nile cruise excursions are group tours.
Exclusions – What is not included in our 8 Day Easter Holiday in Egypt:
- International airfare
- Entry visas for Egypt
- Optional tours mentioned or not mentioned in the tour itinerary
- Personal expenses
- Tipping kitty.
- Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence (5-Star)
- Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise (5-Star)
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Prices for our 8 Day Easter Holiday in Egypt are quoted per person in US$.
Tours Run: 11th or 12th of April 2020
Note: The Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise is unable to accommodate children under the age of seven (7) as the ship is not designed for very young children.
There could be safety concerns for very young children. Parents and guardians are responsible for monitoring the actions of their children at all times.
Children under the age of twelve (12) must occupy a separate cabin which will be charged at the normal rate.
Egypt Easter Holidays 2019
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