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The Footsteps of Pharaohs

5
(10 Reviews)
From $3,954 AUD
  • 11 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Cairo, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Sharm El Sheikh

    Age Range:
    0-99
    Languages: English
    Type: Cruising with Land, Egypt Nile Cruises, Partially Guided Tours

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Tour at a Glance

Tour at a Glance

Follow in the Footsteps of the Pharaohs

  • Private Guide for all touring (excluding cruise portion)
  • Two full days in Cairo
  • Visit the East and West Banks in Luxor
  • 4 Night Nile river cruise from Luxor to Aswan
  • Visit temples in Edfu and Kom Ombo
  • Two days at leisure in Sharm El Sheikh
  • Start Point:
  • End Point:
  • Stops:
  • Map is an indication of destinations visited and may not depict the exact route taken.

Itinerary

On arrival into Cairo airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Full day tour to Memphis to see the statue of Ramses II and the Step Pyramid in Sakkara. At Giza you will see the Great Pyramid of Cheops and the Sphinx.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Full day tour beginning at the Egyptian Museum housing the famous treasures of King Tutankhamun. After lunch visit the Citadel of Salah El Din with the Mohamed Ali Mosque followed by Khan El Khalili Bazaar.

 

 

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch

Transfer to Cairo airport for flight to Luxor (flight included). Transfer to cruise vessel. Afternoon tour of the East Bank of Luxor and the Karnak Temple. Overnight on board.

 

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning visit to the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Sail across the Nile, reach Esna Lock, cross the lock and continue sailing to Edfu.

 

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In Edfu, visit the Temple of Horus. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the temples of Sobek and Horus. Continue sailing to Aswan.

 

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tour Aswan with the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. Experience a short adventure trip on the Nile by a Feluca (small boat) sailing around the islands. Overnight on board.

Meals Included:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Disembark the vessel and transfer to Aswan airport for flight to Cairo to connect with flight to Sharm El Sheikh (flight included). Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Day is at leisure. Tonight you can join an optional tour Mt. Sinai where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments. Just before sunrise climb to the peak following the Path of Moses. After a light breakfast tour the famous St. Catherine Monastery. Within its walls rests a citadel like no other, incredibly rich in important religious and historical structures.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Day is at leisure. Sunbathe on white sandy beaches or find shade in the mangrove lagoons that line the coast, while snorkelers can explore the reefs. Optional attractions such as camel rides and Bedouin dinners in the desert are on offer too.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

Transfer to Sharm El Sheikh airport for flight to Cairo (flight included). End of services.

Meals Included:
Breakfast

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What’s included?

3 Nights accommodation in Cairo

4 Nights accommodation on Nile Cruise:

  • Standard and Superior Class:
    • M/S Semiramis I, M/S Semiramis II or the M/S Esmeralda
  • Deluxe and Platinum:
    • MON – Steigenberger Minerva or Amwaj Living Stone

    • TUE – Steigenberger Minerva or Amwaj Living Stone

    • WED – Steigenberger Minerva or Amwaj Living Stone

    • FRI – Movenpick Royal Lily or Movenpick Royal Lotus

    • SAT – Movenpick Royal Lily or Movenpick Royal Lotus

    • SUN – Movenpick Royal Lily or Movenpick Royal Lotus

3 Nights accommodation in Sharm El Sheikh

Private English speaking guide

Tours as per itinerary

10 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Drinks with meals are not included

By road via private air-conditioned vehicle

Nile cruising from Luxor to Aswan

Cairo to Luxor

Aswan to Sharm El Sheikh

Sharm El Sheikh to Cairo

Optional morning tour to Mt. Sinai on Day 9 of the itinerary

Entrance fees

Passport or Visa Fees

Drinks with meals

Any other items of personal nature

Tips and extras in general

 

 

Pricing & Availability

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All rates are based on twin/double share. Please enquire for single and triple rates. Rates are based on AUD. Availability is conditional on final confirmation from the supplier and is subject to change.

Hotel List (or similar)

The Oasis Hotel
Begining، Cairo - Alexandria Desert Rd, Pyramids، 12556, Egypt
Tel: +20 2 38387666
Rating
3.5
The Oasis Hotel
Sheraton Sharm Hotel
Al Pasha Coast, Sharm Al Shiekh, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt
Tel: +20 69 3602070
Rating
4
Sheraton Sharm Hotel
Cairo Pyramids Hotel
Cairo - Alexandria Desert Rd, Kafr Nassar, Pyramids, Giza Governorate, Egypt
Tel: +20 2 33772555
Rating
3.5
Cairo Pyramids Hotel
Sheraton Sharm Hotel
Al Pasha Coast, Sharm Al Shiekh, South Sinai Governorate, Egypt
Tel: +20 69 3602070
Rating
4
Sheraton Sharm Hotel
Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo
12 Ahmed Ragheb, Qasr El Nil, Cairo Governorate 11519, Egypt
Tel: +20 2 27980000
Rating
4.5
Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo
Savoy Sharm EL Sheikh
SOHO Square، El-Shaikh Zayed St, Qesm، South Sinai Governorate, Egypt
Tel: +20 69 3602500
Rating
4.5
Savoy Sharm EL Sheikh
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At The First Residence
35 Giza St, Oula, Giza District, Giza Governorate 12612, Egypt
Tel: +20 2 35671600
Rating
4.5
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At The First Residence
Savoy Sharm EL Sheikh
SOHO Square، El-Shaikh Zayed St, Qesm، South Sinai Governorate, Egypt
Tel: +20 69 3602500
Rating
4.5
Savoy Sharm EL Sheikh

Ship Details

  • Length: 72 m
  • Breadth: 15 m
  • Cabins: 70
  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage Room
  • Gym
  • Billiard Room
  • Library corner
  • Sun Deck
Standard Cabin
  • Bedding: King/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 22
Junior Suite
  • Bedding: Double
  • Size(sqm): 33
Royal Suite
  • Bedding: Double
  • Size(sqm): 38
  • Window: Yes
  • To Open: Yes
  • SAT HD/LED TV
  • WiFi (free)
  • Internal Telephone
  • Safe Box
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Magnifying Mirror
  • Bathroom with shower/bathtub
  • Length: 72 m
  • Breadth: 15 m
  • Cabins: 70
  • Swimming Pool
  • Massage Room
  • Gym
  • Billiard Room
  • Library corner
  • Sun Deck
Standard Cabin
  • Bedding: King/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 22
Junior Suite
  • Bedding: Double
  • Size(sqm): 33
Royal Suite
  • Bedding: Double
  • Size(sqm): 38
  • Window: Yes
  • To Open: Yes
  • SAT HD/LED TV
  • WiFi (free)
  • Internal Telephone
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Magnifying Mirror
  • Bathroom with shower/bathtub
  • Length: 72 m
  • Breadth: 12.5 m
  • Cabins: 60
  • Voltage: 220 v
  • Spa-steam and sauna with aromatherapy and massage
  • Swimming pool with bar and jacuzzi
  • Salon
  • Library
Executive Cabin
  • Bedding:
  • Size(sqm): 25
Presidential Suite
  • Bedding:
  • Size(sqm): 40
  • Bathroom with bath tub
  • Hairdryer
  • Large panoramic balcony
  • LED TV sets satellite channels
  • Telephone with international direct dial
  • Internet connection
  • Safe box
  • Minibar
  • In house movie program and music system
  • Panoramic camera to watch the sailing from cabin
  • Launched:
  • Length: 72 m
  • Breadth: 14 m
  • Cabins: 77
  • Spacious cabins
  • Restaurant, lounge and bar
  • Souvenir shop
  • Conference area
  • Extensive sun deck
  • Pool with pool bar
  • Fitness gym
  • Beauty salon
Double
  • Bedding:
  • Size(sqm): 19
Single
  • Bedding:
  • Size(sqm): 16
Suite
  • Bedding:
  • Size(sqm): 39
  • Air-conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Shower and hairdryer in the bathrooms
  • Balcony and sliding doors on the main and upper decks
  • Internet access
  • Satellite TV
  • In house video channels
  • Music system
  • Phone and Fax
  • Launched: 2014
  • Length: 73 m
  • Breadth: 15 m
  • Speed: 22 km/h
  • Passengers: 124
  • Cabins: 62
  • Main dining room restaurant
  • Lounge
  • Lounge bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Sun deck with sun beds and parasol
  • Swimming pool with open air jacuzzi
  • Massage, Steam Bath and Sauna
  • Laundry
  • Room Service
  • Concierge services
  • Gift Shop
  • Spa
Deck 1, 2 & 3
  • Cabin: Standard
  • Bedding: King/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 20
  • Window: Yes
Deck 3
  • Cabin: Junior Suite
  • Bedding: King/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 30
Deck 3 - Main
  • Cabin: Presidential Suite
  • Bedding: King/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 40
Deck 3 - Upper
  • Cabin: Royal Suite
  • Bedding: King/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 50
  • Panoramic Windows
  • International Dial Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Air-conditioning
  • LCD/Plasma TV Screen
  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Linen Change
  • Dressing Table
  • Sitting Area
  • Launched: 2007
  • Cabins: 60
  • Spacious cabins
  • Relaxing Spa
  • Swiss-quality service
  • Restaurant
  • Salon Deck
  • Plunge pool
  • Gym
Deluxe
  • Bedding: Twin
  • Size(sqm): 22
  • Window: Yes
Royal Suite
  • En-suite shower room
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Climate control
  • Telephone
  • Launched: 2005
  • Passengers: 120
  • Cabins: 62
  • Spacious cabins
  • Health Club
  • Swiss-quality service
  • Restaurant
  • Salon Deck
  • Plunge pool
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
Deluxe
  • Bedding: King/Twin
  • Size(sqm): 22
  • Window: Yes
Royal Suite
  • Bedding: King
  • Size(sqm): 42
  • En-suite shower room
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Climate Control
  • Telephone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Non-Smoking cabins available

Important things to note

Hotel accommodation options in Standard, Superior, Deluxe or Platinum.

Deluxe and Platinum options operate with either Minerva or Royal Lily vessels, depending on departure day.

Prices are shown as a from price and may be higher at the time of booking depending on the vessel used.

Touring is with a private guide and driver (excluding touring whilst on the cruise).

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Reviews for The Footsteps of Pharaohs

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Laura
This was such a nice adventure

Review for: Egypt in Style

This was such a nice adventure. I went from Cairo/Giza to Alexandria, back to Cairo, then onward to Luxor, then Aswan, then to Abu Simbel, and then back to Cairo. All the Tour Guides + drivers were really nice and friendly, and I was happy to finally go to Egypt because it is my heritage. I got to speak some Arabic which was nice. The Iberotel Luxor Hotel (in Luxor) is a lovely hotel, I stayed there one night before embarking on a Nile cruise. The breakfast was so yummy, and they had an elegant courtyard area outside the restaurant overlooking the scenery. The room was great too. I liked sailing on the Nile, that was really special. The name of the cruise ship was “Esmeralda”. I am glad that there were representatives who helped me check in at the airports within Egypt. THANK YOU - SHOOKRAN!
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Brendan A
Go on this tour

Review for: Magnificent Nile

Go on this tour. We had a wonderful experience!
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
We agree :)
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Sue Gilkes
We booked a seven-week holiday

Review for: Magnificent Nile

We booked a seven-week holiday with Sun Island Tours through Egypt, Italy, Slovenia, Istanbul, Greece, Greek Island and Cyprus and it was fabulous! Everything was perfect - flights, transfers, excursions and we stayed in some excellent, yet not expensive hotels in great locations. Highly recommended. Thanks to Paul and the staff at SIT
SunIslandTour
Reply from Sun Island Tours
Hi Sue, it definitely was an all-encompassing holiday! Thank you for writing to us about your trip of a lifetime. Can't wait to see where you're off to next! Paul at Sun Island Tours

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The Footsteps of Pharaohs

5
(10 Reviews)
From $3,954 AUD
  • 11 Days
  • Cities Visited

    Cairo, Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Sharm El Sheikh

    Age Range:
    0-99
    Languages: English
    Travel Style: Cruising with Land, Egypt Nile Cruises, Partially Guided Tours

Or contact your local travel agent.

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