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Cairo, Alexandria & Nile Cruise by Sleeper Train

Day 1: Arrival to Cairo

Arrival to Cairo airport, Upon you arrival you will find our representative waiting you with the sign of Beauty Egypt tours, then you will be transferred by A/C car to your hotel. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: Cairo

Breakfast. Start your full day visiting the Egyptian Museum of antiquities. On display is a rare collection of 5000 years of art the largest most precious collection of Egyptian art in the world. Over 250,000 genuine artifacts are presented, including an exhibit dedicated to the Tut- Ankh- Amon collection of treasures, gold, and jewelry, as it was enclosed in his tomb for over 3,500 years before it was discovered in the 1920s when his tomb was excavated.

Visit the Great Pyramids – Cheops, Chephren & Mykerions. Cheops is the most colossal ever built. Next is a close-up look at Sphinx – a huge funeral complex guarded by the legendary lion body with the face of king Chephren.

Transfer to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Aswan. Dinner on the train. Overnight Sleeper train to Aswan.

Note: We don’t recommend it, it takes15 to 18 hours. We recommend that you upgrade and take a domestic flight which allows you to travel in comfort and gives you an extra night in a 5 star hotel.

Day 3: Cruise

Breakfast on the train. Arrival and transfer to visit the High Dam and the Philae temple. Transfer to the Cruise. Boarding before lunch, Embarkation. Lunch on board. Sail to Kom Ombo.

Afternoon Tea. Visit the temple shared by the two gods Sobek and Haroeris. Sail to Edfu. Dinner on board. Disco party. Overnight in Edfu.

Day 4: Luxor

Breakfast on board. Visit The Temple of Horus in Edfu. Cross the lock. Sail to Luxor. Afternoon Tea. Dinner on board & Galabya party. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 5: Luxor

Breakfast on board. Cross to the West Bank to visit Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Excursion to the Necropolis of Thebes, on the Eastern bank. Crossing the Nile, drive to the Valley of Kings; visit the tombs of various Dynasties, The Temple of Deir El Bahari.

On the return journey stop at the Colossi of Memnon which are two gigantic sitting statues representing Amenophis III facing the Nile. Then visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Lunch on board. Afternoon free at leisure. Afternoon Tea. Overnight in Luxor.

Day 6: Luxor

Breakfast on board. Disembarkation.

(Optional) Hot Balloon: Should you want to make your stay in Luxor an unforgettable. Drifting peacefully over the Valley of King, Valley of the Queens and the Mountain on the Nobles.
The flight is approximately 30:45 minutes depend on the weather.

(Optional not included) East Bank: Karnak and Luxor Temple Excursion to the Luxor Temple to see its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses the Great Proceed by carriage or bus to Karnak, which is a serious of temples built in different reigns.

Starting by the Avenue of Sphinxes visit the Unfinished Propylon, the Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic columns, the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tutomosis III, the temple of Amon adorned with lotus and papyrus designs, the Granite Scarbeus of Amenophis III and the Sacred Lake.

Transfer to the train station for your overnight Sleeper train to Cairo. Dinner on the train. Overnight Sleeper train to Cairo.

Note: We don’t recommend it, it takes15 to 18 hours. We recommend that you upgrade and take a domestic flight which allows you to travel in comfort and gives you an extra night in a 5 star hotel.

Day 7: Alexandria

Breakfast on the train. Arrival Cairo then transfer to Alexandria by A/C private car, transfer to your hotel, and check in.

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to start your tour to Alexandria. Start the tour with the library of Alexandria; the biggest library in the world – now with 8 million books. Visit it’s open court and free museums.

Note: Alexandria Library is closed on Fridays and on every public holiday. To enter the reading area you will need to purchase an extra ticket.

Then visit the Site of the Lighthouse; one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World on which now stands the castle of Qaitbey. Visit the royal gardens of King Farouk (the last king in the history of Egypt) and see the royal palaces of Haramlek and Salamlek as well as the royal beaches of the queens. Continue your tour by visiting the prettiest and biggest mosque in the city: the Abbo Elabbas Mosque, as well as the memorial of the Unknown Soldier of Alexandria and the statue of Alexander the Great.

You can then stop for lunch (Optional) before visiting the church of St. Mark – the oldest church in Africa before driving along the Cornish (30 km) to see the whole city of Alexandria from the sea side which includes the old harbor of Alexandria where we found 7000 monuments underwater. Stop over the famous bridge of Stanley – the modern landmark of modern Alexandria, before visiting the old downtown of Alexandria and walking through the old city-center of Alexandria: built by Alexander the great. Travel in comfort back to your hotel.

Alexandria has so much to see, feel, eat and buy so if you have time and want to add more to your itinerary – just let us know what you are interested in and we will arrange it for you at the cost price – no profit to us.

Overnight stay in Alexandria.

Day 8: Alex / Cairo

Breakfast. Transfer to Cairo by A/C car. Arrival and transfer to the Hotel.

(Optional) Our guide will pick you up from your hotel then transfer to visit the Step Pyramids of Zoser, the world’s oldest major stone structure. It was built in the 3rd Dynasty (around 2630 BC) for King Djoser. After that transfer to Memphis which was founded by King Menes, and was the capital of Old Egypt during the Old Kingdom, it was considered to be a center of rule and culture for over 3000 years the first capital of Egypt, and see the Statue of Ramses II.

On your way to the south you will visit the Red Pyramid and Bent Pyramid at Dahshur. Lunch in Egyptian local restaurant. Back to hotel.

Overnight in Cairo.

Day 9: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel our representative will transfer you to the airport and assist you at the airport through final departure formalities

Includes:

2 Nights hotel accommodation in Cairo on bed and breakfast basis.
3 Nights on Cruise (Aswan & Luxor) full board (Sightseeing included).
1 Night hotel accommodation in Alexandria on bed and breakfast basis.
2 Nights on Sleeper train on half board basis.
1 Day tour in Cairo visiting the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids, Sphinx .
1 Day tour in Alexandria
All transfers in Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Alexandria.
Expert tour guide.
All your tours and excursions are with A/C vehicle.
All your visits include entrance fees.
Our prices include all taxes and services.
Transfers by A/C car: Cairo / Alexandria / Cairo

Excludes:

Visa Entry for Egypt. (We can provide you with your visa upon arrival at your request).
Personal items.
Tipping.
Optional tours.
Any other items not mentioned.

Item package intro

  • Package Duration: 9 Days
  • Destination: Cairo, Alexandria