Egypt & Nile River Cruise 2023

March 4th through March 14th, 2023

Starting At: $3,199.00 USD

Per Person, Double Occupancy

Single Supplement Contact Us For Price

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.

Detailed Pricing

Deck Level Room Category Trip Price
Wheel Deck D-2 $3,499 USD
Wheel Deck D-1 $3,699 USD
Second Deck C-2 $3,329 USD
Second Deck C-1 Booked
Main Deck B-2 $3,199 USD
Main Deck B-1 Booked
Lower Deck A-1 Booked

Available Tour Dates

Scheduled Departure from USA Tour Start Date Tour End Date
March 3, 2023 March 4, 2023 March 14, 2023

Tour Itinerary

  1. Saturday, March 4th, 2023

    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 a deluxe Cairo hotel

  2. Sunday, March 5th, 2023

    Includes: Breakfast, Dinner

    • After breakfast visit one of the remaining 7 Wonders of the World, 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, March 6th, 2023

    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 onboard the ship.

  4. Tuesday, March 7th, 2023

    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, March 8th, 2023


    • Breakfast onboard 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, March 9th, 2023

    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, March 10th, 2023

    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, March 11th, 2023

    Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Breakfast onboard 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 onboard as sailing continues back towards Esna lock.

  9. Sunday, March 12th, 2023

    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, March 13th, 2023

    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, March14th, 2023

    Includes: Breakfast

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


Price DOES NOT include airfare unless included as part of the itinerary. Optional trip insurance or gratuities for drivers and tour directors are not included. Cancellation policies will be provided at or before the time of deposit. Any itineraries, hotels, and restaurants listed are subject to change due to certain circumstances. Any substitutions will be of equal or greater value. Weather conditions are beyond our control.