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Egypt & Nile River Cruise 2020

Starting At: $3,250.00 USD

Per Person, Double Occupancy

Single Supplement Add $2,364.00

Tour Destinations


Tour Details

  • 3 nights Cairo on a half board basis in Hotel Cairo Pyramids Deluxe rooms (5 star)
  • 7 nights on Esmeralda Cruise on full board basis (drinks not included).
  • Visits in Cairo Pyramids and Sphinx, Museum of Egyptology
  • Visits on the cruise: Temples of Luxor & Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatchesput, Colossi of Memnon, Temples of Edfu & Kom Ombo , High and New Damn
  • In Aswan, Philae Temple, Granite Quarry with unfinished Obelisk.
  •  Ride in a Calesa. Ride in Felucca.
  • All transfers required for Itinerary
  • Assistance in English throughout the whole tour
  • English speaking Egyptologist for the visits.
  • Balloon ride on day 4 or 10
Starting price includes middle deck cabin accommodations on the Esmeralda Ship for the Nile River cruise portion of the tour. For upper deck accommodations add $221 USD.
Middle Deck Accommodations Upper Deck Accommodations
Per Person / Double Occupancy - $3,152 Per Person Double Occupancy - $3,373
Per Person / Single Occupancy - $5,516 Per Person / Single Occupancy - $5,903

Available Tour Dates

Tour Start Date Tour End Date
September 4, 2020 September 15, 2020

Tour Itinerary

  1. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020

    Includes: Dinner

    • Arrival at Cairo international airport, meet and greet assistance by one of our representatives.
    • Transfer via deluxe air-conditioner vehicle to the hotel.
    • During the transfer our representative will give you basic information about the country.
    • Check in to your hotel
    • Welcome dinner and overnight in deluxe Cairo hotel

  2. Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • After breakfast visit one of the remaining 7 Wonders of the Word, the ancient pyramids of Giza with their guardian the Sphinx. These amazing structures, each delicate to a different Pharaohs, a testament to how rich and the important the Egyptian Civilization was 4000 years ago.
    • Later, visit Egyptian Museum, famous for its extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts. See the famous treasures of Tutankhamen and learn about the development of Egyptian culture and art through the ages.
    • Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

  3. Monday, Sept. 7, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Breakfast then transfer of the Cairo airport to take the short flight to Luxor, the ancient capital of Thebes.
    • Transfer to cruise ship Esmeralda. Check in and enjoy lunch on board.
    • In the afternoon you will visit the amazing complex of Karnak Temple, the largest religious building in Egypt with its stunning collection of temples, chapels, towers and pylons, Sphinx Avenue as well as the Temple of Luxor.
    • Dinner and overnight on the board

  4. Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Breakfast on board then visit the West Bank of Nile and the Valley of Kings, where Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen’s Tomb.
    • See the Temple of the Queen Hatchesput and the Colossi of Memnom.
    • Return for lunch on board the ship will sets sail towards Esna where you will cross the lock that allows the boat to sail up the Nile towards the Cataracts.
    • Dinner on board

  5. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020


    • Breakfast on the board and visit of the Temple of Horus in Esna, considered to be one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt.
    • Experience a ride back to the boat in a local horse drawn Calesa.
    • Enjoy lunch on board as we continue sailing towards Kom Ombo to visit some souvenirs shops or try out a Shisapipe in one of the open-air cafes.
    • Dinner on board

  6. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Wake in the port of Aswan.
    • Enjoy a picnic style breakfast as we travel early in the morning, by bus, to Abu Simbel.
    • Admire the great Temples carved in to the rock and the white statues standing 20 meters high.  The temples were rescued by UNESCO from rising waters of Lake Nasser.
    • After the visit, return to Aswan and visit the High Damn.
    • Lunch and dinner will be served on board.

  7. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • After breakfast, visit to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, the Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk.
    • Lunch on the board.
    • In the afternoon you will sail around the Nile Cataracts on a Felucca and see the Elefantine Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan.
    • Dinner on the board.

  8. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Breakfast on the board as we sail back to Kom Ombo. Here we will visit the twin temples, the only of their kind, dedicated to the Gods Sobek and Haroeris.
    • You can also visit the crocodile mummification museum.
    • Lunch and dinner on the board as sailing continues back towards Esna lock.

  9. Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Enjoy a relaxing day cruising along the Nile while enjoying the amazing scenery.
    • Arrive late in the afternoon to Luxor.
    • Breakfast lunch and dinner on board.
    • Tonight, enjoy a sound and light show at Karnak Temple.

  10. Monday, Sept. 14, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • After breakfast on board, disembarkation and transfer to Luxor airport for the flight back to Cairo.
    • Arrival and transfer to the hotel.
    • Evening transfer to dinner cruise to watch oriental show with belly dancing and Tanoura.
    • Return to Cairo for overnight in hotel.

  11. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020

    Includes: Breakfast

    • Breakfast in hotel and transfer to the Cairo airport for departure flight home.