2019 Egypt Nile Cruise Discovery Tour with Tim Taggart

Dates November 9-17, 2019
Destination Cairo; Aswan Nile River Luxor;
Duration 9 days 8 nights
Price From 2,099

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Come join favorite tour director Tim Taggart on a BUCKET LIST experience not to be missed!  Now is the perfect time to explore the ancient land of Egypt and see its most important sites on a 9 day tour from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor with a Nile cruise and 5-star accommodations.  

You can slip into the historic tombs and temples of the Nile valley as you see the sights bus, boat and horse-drawn carriage. You can walk the necropolis at Saqqara and the Giza Plateau, see Cairo’s religious landmarks, and visit the remains of the Kingdom of Upper Egypt. On the cruise from Aswan to Luxor you can disembark to see monuments along the East and West Banks of the Nile.

To Book This Tour, Contact:

Sarah Wangsgard, Tour Manager
Tel: (801) 483-6473

TOUR ID#929K09

Day 1/2: Saturday & Sunday, Nov 9-10, 2019

USA to Cairo

Today we depart the US on our international flight to Cairo.  Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival, we are escorted to our hotel to rest from the travel. (PM Arrival)

Day 3: Monday, Nov 11, 2019

Cairo - Giza Pyramids

Today we start our exploration of the mysteries Egypt holds at the pyramids in Giza and discover the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World.  We have a safari on camels, or horse buggy if you prefer, on our way to see the solar boat museum which sits with the pyramids. We continue on to the Great Sphinx that was carved out of a solid natural rock around 2500 B.C. After a stop for lunch, we visit the Papyrus institute to see how it is made and introduced to ancient Egyptian writing.  An explanation is also provided as to what a cartouche is as we will see them throughout our tour!   Tonight for those interested we will make arrangements for you to travel back to the Giza pyramids for a laser light show.($)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Tuesday, Nov 12, 2019

Cairo - Flight to Aswan - Nile Cruise

We start the day early with breakfast and then are transferred to the Cairo airport for our flight south to Aswan.  Our tour begins at the famous High Dam which was built to save Egypt from the wild Nile floods.  We continue on to visit one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt, the Philae Temple, which is the temple of ISIS, goddess of magic and maternity. To access this temple we ride a motor boat, which also provides us our first views of the local terrain and interaction with people.  After our visit, we embark on our deluxe Nile cruise boat which is our home for the next three nights.  We enjoy lunch and some free time onboard to rest from our early morning.  For those who wish, we may take a motor boat up the Nile to a local Nubian village and learn about their culture and visit a local family.  We have time here to do our first market shopping and maybe find a special galabaya (traditional Egyptian garment) for our onboard party tomorrow night.   

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

Nile Cruise

As our riverboat moves north, our first visit today is to Kom Ombo to visit the only double temple in Egypt, which is dedicated to Horus the falcon, and Sobek the crocodile. Then we sail to Edfu and visit the most complete temple in Egypt. This afternoon we return to our ship and continue sailing to Luxor.  Along the way, we pass through a loch on the Nile in Esna which is exciting to see.  Tonight after dinner we enjoy a traditional Egyptian celebration dressed in our traditional wear for those who’d like to attend. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Thursday, Nov 14, 2019

Nile Cruise -  Valley of the Kings

For those who are adventurous and up for a thrill, there is an opportunity for an optional hot air balloon ride this morning over the Valley of the Kings in Luxor (a separate additional fee is required).  The view is incomparable and lets you appreciate the large scale of the burial place of many famous pharos.  We start our official tour today by visiting the Valley of the Kings and admire the magnificence of the grandeur of architecture which was used for many kings' burial sites. We visit 3 famous tombs, including the tomb of King Tut Ankh Amen!  We pass by the temple built by Queen Hatshepsut, the daughter of Thutmosis I for photo opportunity and then we return back to the ship for lunch.  This afternoon, one of the tour highlights of the whole tour is visiting the Karnak Temple, the greatest example of worship in the history of Egypt.  It is dedicated to the god Amon, his wife Mut, and their son Khonsu.  Tonight after dinner we have a very unique experience of enjoying a fascinating tour around the city of Luxor by night on horse-pulled buggies.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Friday, Nov 15, 2019

Luxor - Cairo

Today we say goodbye to our on home on the Nile as we disembark the ship and take an early flight back to Cairo.  From the airport, we depart on a tour to the world famous Egyptian museum, home of the treasures of King Tut’s tomb and the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities in the world.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Saturday, Nov 16, 2019

Cairo - Sakkara

Today we journey south outside of the city of Cairo to see the area of Sakkara which is one part of the old great necropolis of Memphis. Sakkara is probably best known as the location of King Zoser's step Pyramid, one of the oldest on record.  Our excursion proceeds to the old capital of Memphis, which was the capital city of the Old Kingdom. We see the ruins of the Temple of Ptah, and the gigantic colossi of king Ramses the second.  While in this area, we visit a local carpet school and we are able to watch the fascinating skills of those who make rugs by hand.  Tonight we enjoy our last meal together as we prepare for our journey home

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 9: Sunday, Nov 17, 2019

Today (early AM) we depart Egypt and take your flight home with memories to last a lifetime. Meals: Breakfast

SAMPLE EGYPT TOUR includes:

  • - Meet and assist service upon arrival & departure 
  • - Domestic flight Cairo/Aswan - Luxor/Cairo
  • - Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairo including breakfast and all taxes
  • - Accommodation for 3 nights on board 5 star cruise on full board basis
  • - Assistance of our personnel during your stay and excursions 
  • - All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary
  • - All transfers by a modern air-conditioned deluxe vehicle
  • - All Nile Cruise excursions as mentioned in the itinerary 
  • - English speaking tour guide. 
  • - Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary.
  • - Meals as mentioned in the above itinerary. 
  • - Mummies room  at the Museum & Tutankhamen Tomb at Valley of the Kings are included.
  • - Bottled water during the tours
  • - Portage when needed. 
  • - Egypt Travel Visa
  • - English-speaking tour guide during your excursions

Not Included:
For ALL tours:

  • - International Airfare to Cairo
  • - Any optional tours 
  • - Personal Spending like drinks during meals, phone call, laundry...ect
  • - Sound & Light Show in Cairo costs per person
  • - Tipping

Optional Pricing:

  • Triple Room rate is same as a double
  • Single rate is $2699.00 * Ask about our "Single Share" program. 

Payment Terms:

  • $500 deposit is due at the time of booking
  • Final payment is due 60 days prior to departure