Egypt Highlights & Nile Cruise Travel Package

7 Days From $2,199 pp

Cairo, Nile Cruise, Luxor & Aswan

Most Egyptologists believe that the Giza Pyramids were built to be tombs for the ancient Egyptian pharaohs.

The Great Pyramids of Giza

A Week Long Adventure You Will Never Forget

There are some weeks in your life during which not much happens, but then there are weeks that change your life.

This week long adventure in Egypt is one of those life changing experiences – an in-depth glimpse into another culture that will alter your perceptions. After the tour is over, you will return home feeling amazed with plenty of stories that you will tell for the rest of your life.

On this amazing expedition we will make the most of your time so that you can see as many incredible Egypt attractions in one week as possible. Follow our itinerary, or make your own custom tour where you call the shots. It is totally up to you!

Philae temple is located in Aswan, about 560 miles south of the Great Pyramids and 140 miles south of King Tut tomb.  The temple of Goddess Isis or Philae is considered to be a hidden gem in Upper Egypt; the history of the temple goes back to the 7th century BC.In 1971, The United Nations with UNESCO helped Egypt to save the temple after the Egyptians built the High Dam.

Temple of Philae on the island of Agilika in Aswan

A Whirlwind Tour of the Best Egypt Has to Offer

You will be amazed by how many fascinating Egypt experiences we will pack into this one week tour. You will admire the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx of Giza and the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities in Tahir Square. You will also take a cruise down the Nile River and learn about the history of this very important waterway along which all civilisations in Egypt developed.

You will visit the ancient wonders at Luxor with your private Egyptologist guide and you will explore the East & West banks. We will ll take you to the Mummification museum, Valley of the Kings, Luxor Museum, Deir A Madina and the Valley of the Nobles. The guide on your Egypt private guided tour is an expert in Egyptology, so you will gain an in-depth insight into the culture.

Sailing down the Nile during Egypt private tour

Feluccas on the Nile

Enjoying Egypt Trip in Comfort and Style

One of the major advantages to seeing these amazing attractions on an Egypt private guided tour is that you will not have to worry about the hassle of getting from point A to point B. All of the little details of logistics and transport are taken care of, so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty all around you.

The tour will include transport in a private vehicle, a private guide, domestic flights and all accommodations. It will also include the entrance fees to the tombs, museums, parks and historical sites. You will be pampered in some of the finest accommodations, such as the Sonesta Star Goddess Nile cruise ship and the elegant Mena House Hotel. Our goal is to reveal the wonders of Egypt to you, while treating you to comfort and luxury so that you can enjoy every minute of the journey.

To find out more about this Egypt 7 Day Tour, or any of our other Egypt Tour Packages, please feel free to contact us at any time.

 

Osiris Tours Advantages

  • Enjoy a personalized and tailor-made tour to Egypt with a private Egyptologist guide, driver, and local Egyptian cuisine. Your 7 days tour will be tailored just for you and will suit your needs and your budget.
  • Avoid the crowds with your own private guide & private vehicle during your tour around the best places to visit in Egypt.
  • Sail down the Nile on a three-night luxury Nile River cruise on board the luxurious 33 suites named after famous composers.
  • Wind your way around scenic Aswan islands with your private guide and your private felucca/sailboat in one of our bestseller tour packages.
  • Spend a private evening on dining at a traditional Egyptian restaurant and a private tour for the best memories of your Egypt holiday.
  • Tour Egypt and stay in our best selection of luxury hotels and Nile cruises such as the Mena House and the Fairmont Nile City.
The Great Pyramids of Giza, Most Egyptologists believe that the Giza Pyramids were built to be tombs for the ancient Egyptian pharaohs.

The Great Pyramids View from Mena House Hotel

Day 1: Arrival in Cairo

Your luxury trip to Egypt starts today, how exciting!

Once you arrive at Cairo airport, you will have an airport representative waiting for you with a private driver and private air-conditioned vehicle.

Your Osiris representative will facilitate the visa process and escort you through customs and immigration.

After you finish the visa process and receive your bags, your private transfer will take you to the Mena House hotel to spend your first night right by the Great Pyramids of Giza.

Accommodation: Mena House (5*)

The Mena House hotel is a stunning and unique hotel in Giza. Since it was built in 1869, it has continuously held the attention of royalty and political thinkers. This palatial hotel is surrounded by 40 acres of verdant green gardens; and is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

The royal history of the hotel is reflected in luxurious interiors that are embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture, original work of arts and magnificent antiques that are rarely found in luxury hotels. Mena House has played host to kings and emperors, Heads of State and celebrities. It is located only half a mile from these wonders of the ancient world and it offers unmatched views of the pyramids.


The Spinx and Great Pyramid of Giza. the Sphinx has inspired endless speculation about its age, its meaning and the secrets that it might hold.The Great Sphinx of Giza was constructed in the 4th Dynasty (2575 – 2467 B.C by the Pharaoh Khafre. it is carved out of a single ridge of limestone 240 feet long and 66 feet high.

Ancient Egyptian Sphinx of Giza

Day 2: Giza

Start your day with a gorgeous view of the Great Pyramids while having your breakfast. After breakfast, you will head to visit the best places that any one can see on an Egypt trip. With your own Egyptologist guide, you will learn about the history of the Great Pyramids, Sphinx, and the Solar Boat. You will also enter the legendary Great Pyramid itself.

After visiting the Great Pyramids, head to Saqqara, there you will explore the oldest complete stone pyramid, the Djoser Step Pyramid.

The private tour will continue to Memphis, which used to be the capital of the ancient Egyptian civilization during the Old Kingdom period. There, you will wander around and hear some intriguing historical tales from your highly knowledgeable guide.

After visiting Memphis, Saqqara, and the Great Pyramids, it is time to experience some of the delicious Egyptian food. You will enjoy lunch at one of the best local restaurants.

The Great Pyramids of Giza were covered with casing stones. The casing stones were made of highly polished limestone. The ancient Egyptians covered the Great Pyramids with casing stones so it can reflect the sun’s light.

Sunset Camel Ride by the Great Pyramids

The luxury trip to Egypt will include an exclusive sunset experience. With your private guide, enjoy a camel or horse back ride (your choice) and wander around the desert by the great pyramids, just like the ancient Egyptians did when they were building the Great Pyramids and temples.

The fun is not over yet because after enjoying the sunset panoramic view of the great pyramids and the camel/horse-back ride, you will enjoy a dinner at a Bedouin restaurant near to the Great Sphinx.

Accommodation: Mena House (5*)


Day 3: Cairo – Aswan

A private Fleucca ride in Aswan is not to be missed while traveling to Egypt

Fleuccas on the Nile

An airport transfer with a private vehicle from Mena House hotel to Cairo airport is provided. A flight from Cairo to Aswan is provided.

A private airport transfer with a private vehicle and airport assistance from Osiris Tours representative in Aswan is provided upon arrival.

Today it’s time to fly to Aswan, Aswan is located in Upper Egypt. An economy flight from Cairo to Aswan is included.

Start your day in Aswan by visiting Philae Island. A private boat ride is provided to get you to this amazing island where you will enjoy one of the most impressive temples in the south. Your Egyptologist guide will explain the meaning and significance of this impressive temple. Philae temple has a unique history that dates back to the Ptolemaic Empire.

After visiting Philae temple, you will head to see the High Dam, which was built in 1971. Afterwards, head to the Unfinished Obelisk and learn about the ancient Egyptian way of cutting the obelisks from the granite quarry. Then head to check into your Nile cruise and have lunch.

In the afternoon your guide will pick you up for your private Nile tour in a felucca (sailboat). You will glide down the Nile, see the beauty of Aswan and visit Old Cataract hotel to learn about its rich history. Thomas Cook built the hotel in 1899 for the European travelers.

The Old Cataract hotel is located about 550 miles south of the Great Pyramids. The hotel was built by Thomas Cook in 1899 for the European travelers.  In 1978 the captivating atmosphere of the Old Cataract inspired Agatha Christies' famous Novel, Death on the Nile. She set portions of her novel at the hotel, and the 1987 film of the novel was shot at the hotel.

The Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan

In 1978 the captivating atmosphere of the Old Cataract inspired Agatha Christies’ famous novel, Death on the Nile. She set portions of her novel at the hotel and the 1987 film was shot at the hotel.

The Old Cataract hotel overlooks Elephantine Island, home to the once flourishing cult of Khoum, god of the cataract. It also overlooks the Aghakhan mausoleum, one of the most amazing landmarks in Aswan.

Famous guests of the Old Cataract included Howard Carter (who found the tomb of King Tut), Winston Churchill, Margret Thatcher, Princess Diana, Jimmy Carter, Queen Noor, and more.

After you finish the Aswan Nile tour, you will be back to your luxury Nile cruises for some evening entertainment and a Nubian show.

The luxury Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise features 33 suites named after famous composers, giving it a touch of elegance and sophistication. The ship comprises 27 deluxe Beethoven Suites (each 131f), 4 lush Mozart Suites (each 114f), and 2 superior Chopin Suites (each 171f). Each of the 33 suites has a private terrace and is designed to offer maximum comfort and space.

Egypt Luxury Nile Cruise

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)

Glide down the Nile on a luxurious all-suite cruise ship. The luxury Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise features 33 suites named after famous composers, giving it a touch of elegance and sophistication. The ship comprises 27 deluxe Beethoven Suites (each 131f), 4 lush Mozart Suites (each 114f), and 2 superior Chopin Suites (each 171f).

Each of the 33 suites has a private terrace and is designed to offer maximum comfort and space. Sip cocktails and dine on light meals on the Sun Deck, which overlooks the water. In between stops at different land sites along the way there are plenty of activities. Entertainment includes a discotheque, themed parties, and dance performances. All units are comfortable and spacious, giving the ship a touch of elegance and sophistication. After enjoying private guided tours of ancient sites, you can relax in the ship’s swimming pool, enjoy a massage in the full-service spa, or run on the ship’s jogging track. Fine dining in the restaurant and nightly entertainment will cap off a memorable day.


Day 4: Nile

Kom Omb temple was built by the Romans for God Horus and God Sobek

Kom Ombo Temple, Aswan

Wake up early in the morning and greet the dawn with a sense of adventure. Your Nile cruise will start its sailing journey from Aswan to Luxor.

Enjoy on board breakfast while sailing down the Nile. The first stop will be Kom Ombo, which is located about 30 miles north of Aswan. There, you will explore Kom Ombo temple with your private Egyptologist guide.

After visiting Kom Ombo temple, the Nile cruise will continue its journey to the north, towards Luxor. Enjoy lunch on board on the sundeck in a fun atmosphere.

After lunch, discover Edfu temple with your private guide. Edfu temple was built for the god Horus, the falcon headed god.

Horus, the falcon, has been always known as one of the most famous gods in ancient Egypt and it was considered the master of the sky.

The Nile sided Temple of Horus, the Falcon God, considered to be the best-preserved cult temple and one of the best places to visit in Egypt. This is partly because it was built later than most in the Ptolemaic era from 237 to 57 BC

Edfu Temple of God Horus

Edfu temple is the second largest temple in Egypt and the best preserved one. The ancient Egyptians took about 180 years to build it.

In the evening enjoy an oriental Egyptian party, the Galabya party. In the Galabya party, the Nile cruise guests get to dress and walk like Egyptians and will participate in fun games.

The Galabya party includes a traditional dinner and local music; it is a fun Egyptian night.

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)


Karnak Temple is considered to be more than just a temple; it is an open museum and the largest ancient religious site in the whole world. It was built for the sacred Theban triad, God Amun Ra, his wife Goddess Mut, and their son, God Khnsu.  More than 30 pharaohs including Hatshepsut, Ramses II, King Tut and more contributed to its construction process.

the Sphinx Avenue Karnak Temple, Luxor

Day 5: Luxor

Today you are in Luxor, this means you will get to visit the tomb of King Tut during your visit to the west bank and the Valley of the Kings.

Your private guided tour in the west bank will also include a private tour to Al Deir Al Bahari temple, which was built by the most powerful women in the ancient Egyptian history, Queen Hatshepsut. After the west bank tour, head back to the Nile cruise for traditional Egyptian lunch.

Luxor Temple located in the East Bank of Luxor. It was built by King Ramses II, the Great Builder of Egypt. Luxor temple was built for God Amun Ra and his wife Goddess Mut.

Luxor Temple

After lunch, enjoy a private tour to the East bank where you can visit Karnak and Luxor temples. Luxor temple is followed by the courtyard of king Ramses II, which is surrounded on three sides by two rows of pillars shaped like bundles of papyrus.

In the east bank, you will also have the opportunity to visit Luxor museum, located between Luxor and Karnak temples.

A private tour to the Mummification Museum is not to be missed while in Luxor. The incredible Mummification Museum includes 150 unique pieces including sarcophagi, mummification tools used by ancient Egyptians and panels of funeral rituals.

Accommodation: Sonesta Star Goddess (5*)


Day 6: Luxor To Cairo

Visit Egypt in a luxury tour will give you the opportunity to discover the history of the Great Pyramids and Old Cairo

Ancient Egyptian Treasures in Giza and Old Cairo

A private transfer from your Nile cruise to Luxor airport is provided. A private transfer from Cairo airport is provided.

After the end of your Nile Cruise, you will fly to Cairo. There you will discover the Egyptian Museum in a private tour with your Egyptologist guide.

The Egyptian museum holds more than 120,000 items. It was built in 1835 near Al Azbekeyah Garden in downtown Cairo.

The private tour of the Egyptian museum includes a tour of the collection of King Tut and a tour inside the royal mummies room.

After visiting the Egyptian museum, enjoy a local lunch in downtown Cairo.

In the afternoon, discover Old Cairo and learn about its history in a private tour with your own personal guide and driver.

In the evening enjoy a luxurious and delicious Egyptian dinner at Naguib Mahfouz restaurant and Cafe, where the Nobel Prize winner Nagib Mahfouz wrote his most famous novels.

After dinner, you will have the opportunity to wander around Khan Khalili and its bazars, where you will enjoy a private tour to Old Cairo and its shopping experience.

The Fairmont Nile City is one of the most luxurious hotels in Cairo, located right by the River Nile.

Saigon Lounge, The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City (5*)

The Fairmont Nile City is one of the most luxurious hotels in Cairo, located right by the River Nile.

With sweeping panoramas of the Nile River, the hotel offers a delightful series of contrasts. It is equipped with the most advanced design and technology to serve the needs of the discerning traveller; this luxury Cairo hotel is also intimately attuned to its surroundings.

Fairmont Nile City offers special features such as culinary adventures at the finest restaurants in Cairo.


Day 7: Cairo

Transfer in a private vehicle with English speaking driver from the Fairmont Nile City Hotel to Cairo airport is included. Airport assistance at Cairo airport is provided.

Mena House Hotel (5*): Cairo

Mena House is a beautiful and unique hotel in Cairo, with its own rich and colourful history. Fascinating guests have frequented the property since 1869 and it has continuously held the Attention of royalty and political thinkers. This palatial hotel is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo and it is surrounded by 40 acres of verdant green gardens. The royal history of the hotel is reflected in luxurious interiors that are embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture, original works of art, and magnificent antiques that are rarely found in luxury hotels. Mena House has played host to kings and emperors, heads of state, and celebrities.

Located 700 meters from these wonders of the ancient world, Mena House offers unmatched views of the pyramids. You can gaze upon the magnificence of the pyramids from your room, watching the sun rise and set over these legendary monuments.

After dinner at one of the many restaurants, you can return to your room and see them lit up for your private viewing pleasure. An ideal location for meetings in Cairo, the hotels banquet and conference center offer venues for weddings, receptions, and meetings ranging from 50 to 1000 guests. Recreation options at the hotel include a heated swimming pool, and a fully equipped spa & fitness center. Regarded as one of the leading luxury hotels in Cairo, the hotel combines the magical charm of a bygone era with unrivalled service fit for royalty. Your interlude at the hotel promises to be a journey of discovery, exploring Cairo’s ancient treasures and unravelling the many mysteries of Egypt’s past.


Sonesta Star Goddess (5*): Nile Cruise

Glide down the Nile on a luxurious all-suite cruise ship. The luxury Sonesta Star Goddess Nile Cruise features 33 suites named after famous composers, giving it a touch of elegance and sophistication. The ship comprises 27 deluxe Beethoven Suites (each 131f), 4 lush Mozart Suites (each 114f), and 2 superior Chopin Suites (each 171f). Each of the 33 suites has a private terrace and is designed to offer maximum comfort and space.

Sip cocktails and dine on light meals on the Sun Deck, which overlooks the water. In between stops at different land sites along the way there are plenty of activities. Entertainment includes a discotheque, themed parties, and dance performances. All units are comfortable and spacious, giving the ship a touch of elegance and sophistication. After enjoying private guided tours of ancient sites, you can relax in the ship’s swimming pool, enjoy a massage in the full-service spa, or run on the ship’s jogging track. Fine dining in the restaurant and nightly entertainment will cap off a memorable day.


Fairmont Nile City (5*): Cairo

The Fairmont Nile City is one of the most luxurious hotels in Cairo, located right by the River Nile.

With sweeping panoramas of the Nile River, the hotel offers a delightful series of contrasts. It is equipped with the most advanced design and technology to serve the needs of the discerning traveller; this luxury Cairo hotel is also intimately attuned to its surroundings.

Fairmont Nile City offers special features such as culinary adventures at the finest restaurants in Cairo.

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