How beautiful is to meet together after a long absence, together we overcome the lock-down, from our great country Egypt and in front of Pyramids we announce the victory of the mankind over Coronavirus, we never let the pandemic stop us enjoying our life. So be inspired by our great value deal and take a look at our fantastic Egypt cheapest complete package up to 23% discount no single supplement or hidden charges, a package of 8 days from UK 3 nights Cairo including visit to Giza pyramids, the Egyptian museum, Coptic and Islamic Cairo/4 nights cruise including visiting the temples of Abu Simbel only £1039
London /Cairo /Luxor
Departure from Heathrow Airport noon time on a regular flight with the Egypt air aircraft to Cairo then to Luxor via Cairo. Visa procedures will be done in Cairo. Upon arrival to Luxor airport our Nile Dream representative will meet you and pick you up to the boat. Dinner will be served on the cruise. Overnight on board in Luxor.
Luxor / sailing to Edfu
After get breakfast on board you will visit the following:
Valley of the Kings is one of the oldest Royal burial places in all over the world. It consists of more than 60 rock-cut tombs carved out of a big mountain which looks like a huge natural Pyramid overlooking the Nile on the west bank of Luxor, more than a third of this number of tombs used for burying the great pharaohs ruled Egypt from 16th century to 11th century B.C which considered the glamorous days of Ancient Egypt known as the New Kingdom period (18th, 19th and 20th dynasties), such as the famous pharaohs Thotmosis lll, Sity l Ramses l, Ramses lll etc. Each tomb consists of 3 or 4 large corridors decorated with bright and colorful scenes, paintings and carvings representing philosophical ideas and future vision of the Hereafter, which explained and illustrated in 9 Holly books such as the book of deads, the book of caverns etc..., those large corridors end by the most important point of the tomb which is the burial chamber supposedly to have the most valuable objects of the treasure buried around the Pharaoh's mummy, as well we can see a very large painting of goddess Nut the goddess of the Sky and the journey of day and night, some of these burial chambers still has the sarcophagus you hardly believe it is cut out of single piece of granite brought from Aswan quarries 130 miles south of Luxor and taken dawn more than 300fts into the mountain, So many excavators worked in Valley of the Kings, such as Howard Carter who discovered the discovery of the discoveries of the 20th century which is the intact tomb of King Tut Ankh Amon occurred in 4th of November 1922
The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is one of the best architectural buildings; it consists of three levels connected and has different scenes on its walls that represent the queen's divine birth and commercial expedition to the land of Punt. The temple is mainly dedicated to worshipping the god Ammon-Ra, the Colossi of Memnon, are two statues that represent Pharaoh Amenhotep III in a Seated Position in front of his funeral temple.
We will go to the other side of the Nile to visit the two temples of the East Bank of the river Nile,
The Egyptians believed that towards the end of the annual agricultural cycle the gods and the earth became exhausted and required a fresh input of energy from the chaotic energy of the cosmos. To accomplish this magical regeneration the Opet festival was held yearly the procession began at Karnak and ended at Luxor Temple
Karnak Temple. A city of temples built over 2,000 years, it is the largest religious building ever made, covering about 1.5 km by 0.8 km could hold ten average European cathedrals. The great temple at the heart of Karnak is so big that St Peter’s, Milan, and Notre Dame Cathedrals would fit within its walls, with the largest number of pylons in all the Egyptian temples dedicated to the sacred triad of Thebes Gods, Amun, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu
Luxor Temple Lying at the other end of Thebes connected with Karnak by the avenue of sphinxes the temple was built by Amenhotep III completed by Tutankhamun and Horemheb from the XVIII dynasty and finally Ramses II from the XIX dynasty added the first pylon later the sanctuary was reconstructed by Alexander the Great,
After the visit you will return to your cruise, lunch onboard and sailing to Edfu
overnight in Edfu
Edfu/ Kom-Ombo / Aswan
Breakfast on board. Transfer by horse carriage to visit the Temple of Horuslocated in the town of Edfu that derives its name from the ancient Egyptian Djeba which was the place where the god Horus was worshipped and where the battle between Horus and his traditional enemy Seth in ancient mythology took place. The main monument at Edfu is the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus The sand has helped to preserve the building which was found completely intact when it was first cleared and excavated by Auguste Mariette in the 1860s it is the most well-preserved and the only that has been completed, was constructed from sandstone blocks in time of Ptolemy III Euergetes I in 237 BC, and was completed 57 BC.
Sailing to Kom Ombo, having lunch on board, visit Kom Ombo is an industrial town 45 km north of Aswan. Its classical name was Ombos, the temple is very unusual. It was dedicated to two triads of deities, each with its own associated chambers and sanctuaries. On the eastern side of the temple, the crocodile god Sobek is honoured with his wife who is here named Hathor and their son Khonsu. On the west side, Haroeris or ‘Horus the Elder’ is accompanied by his wife Hathor-ta-sent-nefert and their son Panebtawy. The main part of the temple was probably begun by Ptolemy VI Philometor, On the inside of the enclosure wall at the rear of the temple is a famous relief depicting surgical instruments.
Sailing to Aswan. Dinner and night on board.
Abu simbe/Aswan high dam /Unfinished obelisk
In the early morning you will take a breakfast basket from the cruise and go to Abu simbel by a modern air-conditioned coach taking the highway about 280 km nearly 03 hours and a half, one way driving from Aswan, there you visit the two temples The great temple of Ramses II which is extends 48 meters into the mountain was dedicated to the gods Ra-horakhty, Amun and Ptah, as well as the divine Ramses himself. The impressive façade of the temple is fronted by 4 colossal seated statues of Ramses II each 20 m high and depicting the king, in different stages of his life, his mother queen Tuya, his chief wife queen Nefertari and some of his many children can be seen in a smaller scale at his feet on the walls of the first hypostyle hall are scenes showing the king’s victories over the Hittites, during the battle of Kadesh. The temple was aligned so that twice a year, on February 22 and October 22, the sun’s rays penetrate the length of the temple and flood the sanctuary with light. About 100 meters north of the great temple is the smaller temple dedicated to the Queen Nefertari and the goddess Hathor. Goddess of love beauty and motherhood the imposing façade consists of six colossal statues of the king and the queen each 10 meters high again with smaller images of royal children at their feet. Scenes on the walls of the pillared hall depict Nefertari taking part in divine rituals with her husband before Hathor and Mut in the sanctuary at the rear of the temple a statue in high relief seems to grow out of the rock wall, showing Hathor as the sacred cow.
Coming back you will visit Aswan High Dam, which was built in 1960 by president Nasser and inaugurated 1971by Sadat containing 17 times the volume of the great pyramid at Giza the dam is 3.6 km. long and 111 m. high, 980 m. wide at its base and 40 m. wide at the crest and equipped with 12 turbines producing 2.1 million kilowatts per hour it was built to prevent problems caused by the Nile flood.
Move to visit the famous, unfinished obelisk a gigantic single piece of granite was intended to be an obelisk and is attributed to Queen Hatshepsut, it would have weighed around 1216 tones, and 42 m length if it had been finished,
Lunch on board, and in the afternoon, optional visit to the Nubian Village.
After breakfast check out the cruise and transfer to Aswan airport to take your flight to Cairo, arrival, transfer to your hotel and accommodation
Giza pyramids ,Sphinx
In the morning you will visit ;
The Gizaplateau where the 4th dynasty pyramids were constructed Khufu (Cheops) pyramid, it is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and the only one that stands until now, it is the most attractive monument on the plateau 146.59 meters high and its sides at the base reached 230.37 meters in length. The tilt of their faces was 52 degrees. It is the greatest monument in Egypt and has almost 2,300,000 stone blocks. As an Arab proverb says: "man fears time, but time fears pyramids."
Khafra (Khefern) pyramid is 136.4 meters high, each side measures 215.25 meters and the inclination of its faces is just over 53 degrees. Its estimated volume is more than 1.6 million cubic meters. On its vertex remains of the old original shiny limestone covering can still be seen.
The pyramid of Menkaura (Mykerinos) whose base measures 103.4 meters on each side and its original height was 65.5 meters, with a slope on all four sides of 51 degrees. It conserves at the base 16 courses of red granite that corresponded to the lower cladding of the monument. We will continue to visit the Valley Temple and the Great Sphinx built by Pharaoh Khafra (Khefern) it is 73 meters long, and almost 20 meters high.
Egyptian Museum/ Mohamed Ali Mosque/ Coptic Cairo/ khan el Khalili
After get breakfast you will enjoy visiting the following:
The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which was built in 1902, and it exhibits a large number of items and treasures (exceeding 170,000 masterpieces) dating from the Prehistoric Period to the end of the Roman era, arranged in chronological order, exhibited in 42 rooms on the ground floor contains the largest of the exhibits, such as a massive statue pair of Amenhotep III and his wife Tiye, the colossal statues of Ramses II, the super famous pieces like the Narmer Palette, diorite statue of Khafre, bedroom furniture of Queen Hetepheres and the exhibits of the Amarna collection which include a colossal statue of the ‘heretic’ king Akhenaton. The upper floor there are 47 rooms housing about 3000 pieces of the treasure of Tutankhamun the boy-king’s tomb, discovered by Howard Carter in 1922, including the shrines and tomb furniture the famous gold mask and sarcophagi.
Then will go to visit “The Citadel of Saladin Al Ayouby”. It was built in the 12th century to fortify Cairo against the Crusaders. The citadel was used as the seat of the king and his government in Egypt for many centuries and many dynasties including the Ayyubids, the Mamluks, and even some Ottomans ruled over Egypt from the Citadel and the Great Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Pasha which stands proudly on the highest point inside the courtyard of the Citadel of Saladin. It’s one of the landmarks in Cairo with its huge space, the beautiful decorations on its walls, and its remarkable domes and minarets.
Then will proceed to old Cairo where The Holy Family arrived, and they took refuge in a cave beneath the ground, adjacent to the fortress of Babylon, and they lived in this cave for three months. Eventually, this cave was turned into a small church, and another larger church was built above it. known as Abu Serga Church. This is a famous church that is visited by many people from around the world, as they seek the blessings of the place where the Holy Family lived for some time. It is considered one of the oldest churches that were built in Egypt. Adjacent to this church is a church similar in antiquity, namely, the Moualaqa Church or the ‘Hanging Church’. This church is named the ‘hanging church’ because of the way that it is situated – over the gatehouse of Babylon’s Roman And ending Coptic Cairo tour with a visit to the "Jewish Synagogue of Ben Ezra" which gained its importance from its Genizah (storeroom) was found during the 19th century containing a treasure of abandoned Hebrew secular and sacred manuscripts.
After lunch in a local restaurant you go to the famous souq and bazaar of Khan el Khalili one of Cairo's main attractions for tourists and Egyptians alike. It is also home to many Egyptian artisans and workshops involved in the production of traditional crafts and souvenirs.The Khan Khalili today is occupied by local merchants and traders and is significantly geared towards tourists where it is considered as one of the most popular souqs in the region. Shops typically sell souvenirs, and jewelry, many craftsmen' workshops manufacturing some products sold here In addition to shops, there are several coffee-houses, restaurants, and street food vendors distributed throughout the market. The coffee shops are generally small and quite traditional, serving Arabic coffee. One of the oldest and most famous coffee houses isEl Fishawi's,established in 1773.
After finish, the tour will be transferred your hotel
Final Departure Cairo / London
Check out and breakfast, Transfer to Cairo Airport to take the return flight.
Meridian / Ramses Hilton / Grand Nile Tower or Similar
Princes Sarah / Solaris /A Sarah or similar
* Price per person in a double room
* Prices are quoted in British Pound per person per trip and valid till Dec. 10th.2021
* The confirmation of the boat name is made one week before the start of the trip
Nile dream offers flexible down payment just 50% to start preceding your booking, such as hotel room, cruise cabin, domestic flight ticket etc. As for the rest, either money transfer 2 days before your arrival date, or in cash to be handed to Nile dream rep. upon arrival
• 1 - 03.99 Free of Charge
• 4 - 5.99 pay 25% of tour price
• 6 - 11.99 pay 50% of tour price
• 12+ pay full tour price as per adult Children, less than 12 years will pay the cost of domestic flights if the tour includes it.
It will be a Cancellation fee charged according to the following scale.
• 2 months 60 days before your arrival date you will be charged 10%of the total price.
• 1 month 30 days before your arrival date you will be charged 20% of the total price.
• 2 weeks 14 days before your arrival date you will be charged 50% of the total price
• Less than 14 days before your arrival date, you will be charged 100% of the total price. Any Cancellation to a domestic flight Ticket for any case and any time during your stay, you will be charged a Cancellation fee according to the Airline's company Cancellation policy
• NB: cancel your trip at any time the airline charges will be applied.
• NB: changing your travel date, the change charges applied by the airline, hotels and cruise prices will be applied on the new date of travel
Emergency Cancellation policy
Nile dream tour is very concerned about the safety of our customers, so for some reasons such as government travel warning and Airline issues and any other safety issues you will be informed about the full refund Cancellation policy
Tipping is a common way of showing appreciation and satisfaction to good service in Egypt. So, it is a way of life and expected. Nile dream tour set a Kitty system. Instead of giving it individually which is exhausting to your budget, kindly requested to hand the set amount kitty to Nile dream rep. upon arrival, it includes drivers, porters, Nile cruise staff etc. It does not include tour guide; you can hand your appreciation directly to him.
Precautions against Covid-19
Regarding avoid the spread of Covid-19. We will apply the following precautions
1- Guests are obliged to wear masks from the start to the end of the tour, including the members of the service (guide, drivers etc...) it will be provided to whom they need it during the tour
2- The temperature of the guests will be measured daily, excluding those maintaining in quarantine and display fever or symptoms, those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit) will be full refunded.
3- we should respect one-meter safe distance as possible as we can and the tour consists of not more than 6 persons
4- Disinfection gel and Alcohol will be available before, during and after the service moreover the transportation will be cleaned very well by disinfection solutions before and after each service.
• Meet and greet service by our representatives upon your airport arrival.
• Transfers in private vehicle with air conditioning.
• 4 Airport transfers. (2 in Cairo, 1 in Luxor, 1 in Aswan)
• International and domestic Flight Tickets Economy Class
• English-speaking tour guide during your excursions
• Main Entrance Fees
• Excursions according to the itinerary.
• This itinerary could be changed in order according to the circumstances of service not to be canceled
• Accommodation in Cairo for 3 nights, including daily breakfast.
• Accommodation on board Nile cruise 4 nights, on full board
• Tourism Police Permission
• Entry Visa to Egypt
• Tipping for drivers, luggage men and Nile cruise crew £50 must be handed to our representative on arrival day
• Personal spending.
• Extra Entry Ticket to inside the Pyramids.
• Extra Entry Ticket to the Solar Boat Museum
• Extra Entry Ticket to the tombs that have a special entrance in Luxor
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