Super Long Nile Cruise Sailing Dates

Nile & Beyond

20

Days

19 nights

3 nights Cairo | 1 night Sleeper train

1 night Aswan | 3 nights Nile Cruise

1 night Luxor | 1 St. Catherine

2 nights Sinai desert | 2 nights Dahab

1 night Marsa Matrouh

2 nights Siwa | 2 nights Alexandria

 

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Cairo

Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by Stylish Holidays representative and transferred to your hotel
Overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 2: Cairo – Overnight Train

After breakfast, your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids, see the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx. Lunch en route and continue to visit Memphis and Sakkara.
Transfer to Cairo railway station to take the Overnight train to Aswan. The journey takes approx. 14hrs.
Overnight onboard of sleeper train

Day 3: Train - Aswan

Upon arrival to Aswan, you will be met by Stylish Holidays representative and transferred to your hotel. A full free day to explore this vibrant Nubian city
Or go for an optional trip to explore the great temples of Abu Simbel
Overnight at hotel in Aswan

Day 4: Aswan – Nile Cruise

After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to your cruise for embarkation onboard
Visit the Aswan High Dam, Egypt’s contemporary example of building on a monumental scale.
Proceed to the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples, and still hold a huge Unfinished Obelisk. Possibly intended as a companion to the Lateran Obelisk, originally at Karnak but now in Rome, it would have weighed over 2.3 million pounds/1100 tones and would have been the worlds largest piece of stone ever handled.
Then take a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple dedicated pre-eminently to Isis, sister-wife to Osiris, and patroness of the Ptolemaic rule, on the Island of Agilka.
Return to your cruise for dinner
Overnight onboard while sailing down the Nile

Day 5: Kom Ombo – Edfu – Nile cruise

Breakfast onboard of Nile cruise and continue sailing to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, the temple of duplications, a part for Horus and the other part for Sobek (the crocodile-headed god of fertility and creator of the world).The temple stands at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank.
Sail to Edfu to explore the largest and most completely preserved temple in Egypt, the extraordinary Temple of Horus, dedicated to Horus also known by Haroeris (The falcon-headed solar war god), using horse carriage to reach the temple and back. Dinner and overnight on board

Day 6: Luxor – Nile Cruise

Get up before sunrise for a trip to the Valley of the Kings, a vast City of the Dead where 62 of Egypt Pharaohs have their magnificent royal tombs graved into the desert rocks richly decorated, and filled with treasures for the afterlife by generations of Pharaohs.
Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, beautiful monument to the reign of the only female pharaoh, merges with the sheer limestone cliffs that surround it, as if nature herself had built this extraordinary monument.
On the way back to the river Nile, your road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, two gigantic statues, 20 meters (66ft) high, one thousand ton statues of Amenhotep III. known in ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn. Though damaged by nature and ancient tourists, the statues are still impressive.
Dinner and overnight on board

Day 7: Nile Cruise – Luxor

After breakfast, disembark from the ship. And transfer to your hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, visit the East Bank of the Nile starting with the especially graceful Temple of Luxor, built by Amenhoteb III, and Ramses II for ritual and festivals and dedicated to the god Amun.
Proceed to the North of Luxor to Karnak Temple. Some would call it the "Temple of Temples" and the largest worship place ever built. Karnak is actually the site's modern name. Its ancient name was Iput-isut, meaning "The Most Select (or Sacred) of Places”, built over more than 2 thousands years by generations of Pharaohs.  The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral.
Overnight at hotel in Luxor

Day 8: Luxor – Sharm El Sheikh – St. Catherine

Breakfast at hotel and spend the day at leisure in Luxor
Transfer to Luxor airport for flight from Luxor to Sharm El Sheikh, upon arrival to Sharm El Sheikh, you will be transferred to St. Catherine
Overnight at hotel in St. Catherine

Day 9:  Sinai Trek

Wake up early to climb Mountain of Sinai (optional), then return and prepare for your trek with local Bedouin. The trek starts with a tough walk across the sand with wonderful views of the Gouna Mountains. Then enter the secluded White Canyon through narrow openings in the mountains. There's time to stop for photos and to enjoy tranquility of the Canyon.

Day 10:  Sinai Trek

In the morning, start walking along Wadi Rum, and into Sugar Canyon through a series of narrow passageways. There's time to explore the place before heading to Naqb Mountain. The trek involves walking on soft sand, with some ascents.
Later in the day, go trekking along rocky mountain passes. All this can be tough on the legs, but you will be rewarded with some stunning views!
Overnight in the beautiful Wadi Ghazala
Approx. 6 hrs walking

Day 11: Sinai Trek - Dahab

Take a short walk to meet the bus. After bidding farewell to your Bedouin guides, drive to Dahab to stay in beach campsite.
You may choose to relax, swim, or snorkeling amongst some of the Red Sea's beautiful marine life.
Overnight at hotel in Dahab

Day 12: Dahab

A whole day to relax on the beach
You can swim, snorkel or perhaps enjoy some diving.
Overnight at hotel in Dahab

Day 13: Dahab - Cairo

After early breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred back to Cairo.
Approx. 8 hrs driving
Arrive to your hotel in Cairo and overnight

Day 14: Cairo – Wadi Natrun - Marsa Matrouh

Drive via the desert road to the Coptic Monasteries at Wadi Natrun, where monks have lived since the 4th century.
Follow the Mediterranean coast past El Alamein to Marsa Matrouh. Approx. 5 hrs driving
Overnight at hotel in Marsa Matrouh

Day 15: Siwa

After breakfast at hotel, you will go deep into the Western Desert to the isolated oasis of Siwa. In the afternoon, take bicycles for a tour of the old city and the many hot springs. Approx. 4 hrs driving
Overnight at hotel in Siwa

Day 16: Siwa

A day to explore this fascinating oasis.
There is also the opportunity to take a jeep safari into the desert.
Overnight at hotel in Siwa Oasis

Day 17 - Siwa - Alexandria

Drive through the Western Desert back to Alexandria.
The afternoon is free to explore the beautiful Mediterranean city of Alexandria. Approx. 7 hrs driving
Overnight at hotel in Alexandria

Day 18: Alexandria

Free day to explore the Bride of the Mediterranean.
Overnight at hotel in Alexandria

Day 19: Alexandria - Cairo

Return to your hotel in Cairo with the opportunity for some last minute shopping or a horse ride by the Pyramids. Approx. 3 hrs driving
Overnight at hotel in Cairo

Day 20: Cairo – Final Departure

After breakfast, transfer to Cairo airport for your departure flight.

Notes

Sailing schedule is subject to change without prior notice due to navigational circumstances, but all sites will be maintained

 

Package includes:

  • 3 nights at hotel in Cairo with breakfast
  • 1 night onboard of sleeper train Aswan/Cairo with dinner and breakfast
  • 1 night at hotel in Aswan with breakfast
  • 3 nights onboard of Nile Cruise with buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • 1 night at hotel in Luxor with breakfast
  • 1 night at hotel in St. Catherine with breakfast and dinner
  • 2 nights at camp in Sinai desert with all meals
  • 2 nights at hotel in Dahab with breakfast and dinner
  • 1 night at hotel in Marsa Matruh with breakfast and dinner
  • 2 nights at hotel in Siwa oasis with breakfast and dinner
  • 2 nights at hotel in Alexandria with breakfast
  • Lunches during desert safari
  • Beverages during desert portion of the tour: Mineral Water, Juice, Tea, Coffee
  • Professional English speaking escort through the desert trip
  • Professional English speaking guide (other languages are available) for all tours mentioned in itinerary
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sites as per itinerary
  • Meet and assist service and round trip transfers as per itinerary
  • Private air conditioned minibus for all transfers and tours
  • 4x4 Cars for desert portion of the tour
  • First Aid Kit and Emergency Gas/water Tanks
  • Safari Equipment: Tents, Mattress and Ice Box
  • Assistance of Stylish Holidays throughout the trip

 

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