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Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights

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Cairo, Egypt
Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights

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icon8 days  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Overview

Explore Cairo and cruise the Nile from Aswan to Luxor on this private 7-night tour. See the Giza Pyramids and Egyptian Museum in Cairo, and then fly to Aswan for your 3-night cruise to Luxor. Visit temples on route and in Luxor, take a West Bank tour. Later, fly back to Cairo for a day free or optional Alexandria tour (additional cost). Includes domestic flights, full-board cruise, and choice of 4- or 5-star Cairo accommodation.
  • Airport transfer
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Vegetarian meal option available
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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4 nights in Cairo hotel on Bed & Breakfast
Superior hotels: Cairo Pyramids hotel, Ramses Hilton, Le Passage Heliopolis, Mercure Pyramids
Budget hotels: Grand Pyramids hotel, Oasis Pyramids hotel, Cataract Pyramids Resort or similar
3 nights superior 5*+ Nile Cruise on full board
Depends on sailing schedule, may upgrade to 4 nights cruise starting from Luxor without extra cost
Domestic flight Cairo/Aswan or Luxor and Luxor/Cairo
Transfer any time by A/C vehicle 24/7 hours
Guide will accompany all sailing days on Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan
Lunch (3)
Breakfast (7)
Dinner (3)
Entrance fees approx 69 USD per person for all tours (will increase 30% from 01 NOV 2020)
Water or drinks in hotels & Cruise ships
Gratuities (recommended) Guide will advise you, keep small currency with you
X-Mass & New Year 20% supplement 20 DEC to 7 Jan will charge on-spot before check in by Cairo guide
WIFI free in Hotels - Not available in Ship (No WIFI in Ship)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Our guide or airport representative will pick a customer from their hotel or airport.
Upon your arrival at Cairo International Airport, our representatives will meet and assist you all through the formal procedures at Cairo International Airport.
Same-day or next you will meet your Egyptologist guide who will explain your tour details, Show your activities, You can ask him about your dreams, of course, will get true.
Our philosophy you are not our customer you are our friend, Feel like you are at home between your family.

Airports

  • Cairo Intl Airport, Cairo Egypt
  • Luxor International Airport, MMFX+VX9, Luxor Governorate 85955, Egypt
  • Aswan International Airport, Qism Aswan, Aswan Governorate, Egypt


Departure Time

8:30 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Egypt has a lot of activities, Guide will advise some extra optional excursions covering rest of Egypt tours, Our optional excursions are just recommendations to help our costumers to see the most remarkable sightseeing. Which doesn't mean that we enforce them to pay extra money.
  • Hotels & Cruise ships not provide Water through their meals, Only tea or coffee
  • TV shows not working in ship through sailing for weak signal also no WIFI in ship
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveller
  • Hotels, Trains, Nile Cruises, Meals, Temples, Tombs or other public places of course no Private
  • Private tour means Private guide & Vehicle Only for Viator costumers, 2-9 adult tour mean sharing two families same tours or transfers.
  • Hotel second stay always be 5* for Budget & Superior near airport only 5 min
  • depends your arrival day Ship may be 3 nights or 4 nights, depends with sailing cruise dates
  • Offer include economy internal flight, we can’t control with internal flight time, flight reserved as availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The conditions and controls for the hotel stay in Corona are as follows: Health requirements - Providing a clinic and a doctor in the hotel, in coordination with the Ministry of Health - Ensure the quality of the personal protective equipment and sterilization materials used - Do not deal only with companies approved by the Ministry of Health and Population
  • Hotel controls - Determine a maximum occupancy rate of the hotel of 25%, including Day-Use, until the end of May - Operating at a maximum of 50% of the hotel's capacity from the beginning of next June - Not to hold any parties or weddings inside the hotel - Prohibition of all types of night activity at the hotel - Clean the rooms on a daily basis using the tools of the infection prevention vehicle, and follow the instructions of the Ministry of Health - Clean and sterilize all tangible points every hour in public places, and public toilets, using disinfectants decided by the Ministry of Health - Allocating a hotel floor in each spa for quarantine cases, confirmed cases, and suspected cases of coronavirus - Continue to conduct a quick test for workers at the tourist portals in coordination with the Ministry of Health
  • Guest controls - Install a sterilizer at the hotel entrance - The completion of the procedures for logging in to the guest electronically or with single-use pens - Sterilize the luggage of guests before arriving and leaving the hotel - Measuring the guests' temperatures when entering the facility each time - Providing hand sanitizer in the reception area and various facilities at all times - Cleansing all public areas regularly
  • Controls for hotel restaurants - Ban the completely open buffet service and rely on pre-defined lists A ban on serving hookahs - Measurement of temperatures for restaurant goers - Leave no less than 2 meters between dining tables - Keep a distance of 1 meter between each person and another with the table - Maximum 6 chairs for the large table for families - Dependence on single-use cutlery as much as possible - Place sterilizers and sterilization wipes on each table - Putting out educational instructions around the restaurant
  • Staff controls - Operating 50% of the workforce as a maximum - Carry out a quick examination of workers returning from vacation before receiving work - Workers in coastal cities get a vacation at least every 60 days - Commitment to measure their temperatures daily - There is housing for workers in the hotel, while providing isolation areas for the affected cases if they arise - Educating workers about all basic preventive measures against the emerging coronavirus
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Explore plus Holidays
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Private 7-Night Cairo, Aswan, and Nile Cruise with Flights.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The tour offers just accommodation and not even always food." See review
  • "Please note that you have to pay for wifi on the ship if you do not have a phone plan that works in Egypt." See review

Reviews

4.5
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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-1
worst vacation ever
Venkata V
, Jan 2020
Worst vacation ever. The tour owner and his employees are all cheaters and tried to cheat us every single day during our trip. They put us at motel standard properties even though we had selected supreme package on viator. the properties are super old and run down and our rooms were not cleant or shower was not working. they gave us smoking rooms on different floors and never bothered to help us with our situation. At every hotel checkin process took for ever. For everything they wanted extra money. Never let us enjoy any of temples peacefully as they wanted to take us to stores of their choice to sell local products to us in order for them to earn commission on the sale. MOHAMMED the tour manager was not helpful and one of the most arrogant persons i have ever met in my life. Even though we were promised a free shuttle back to the airport the hotel was charging an arm and leg and we had to spend additional money on a ride to the airport. The tour company did not even apologize for their mistake in fact accused us that we were lazy. We are world travelers but never been cheated this badly on any of our worldly trips. Their tour guides dont speak english well enough for us to even understand what they were explaining to us. Tony one of their tour guides forced us to put up a good review on tripadvisor before he left. He also forced us to tip every person extra for no reason at all. PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY. We paid a hefty price for a lot of discomfort and inconveniences.Leaving Egypt with a bad taste and unhappy vacation. I repeat please DONT use saleh or mohammed services.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-3
Additional tours are quite pricey for solo travelers
Devon B
, Aug 2019
Tour was decent. The additional tours ranged from $50-$200 usd if you travel solo. The tour guides are very aggressive with telling you how much to tip each day. One even texted me via whats app to tell me he's upset I didn't tip his driver. The Hilton hotel was 3star at best. The Nile boat had better rooms than the Hilton. If I could do it again I would piece together my own trip.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Mr Devon Thank you sir for your review that help us to show you that HILTON is big American chain only 5* deluxe sir, there are never 3* or 4*. Second of course tours for SOLO will cost you all fare but if you are 2 adults of course costs will be half price. You gave us 3*** review sir for nothing on our hands, it is transportation-guide-driver cost sir, these are rates in Egypt same like USA, UK and all over the World Your chance that you booked this tour alone hope to see you again with your friends then rates will be more nice Salah
star-5
Mr. Salah
nerinit2019
, Jul 2019
My biggest disappointment of this tour is that I didn't have a chance to meet Mr. Salah. From the very beginning Mr. Salah was kind, considerate so accommodating. Even though this was a package Mr. Salah and his staff were always available to make sure the tour was exactly what we wanted. For example, our flight arrived at 1:30am by the time we got to our hotel it was nearly 3:00am but when we went to check in they couldn't find our reservation. I sent Mr. Salah a text that he answered right away and within just a few minutes we had our room. Mr. Salah and his team were flexible with the itinerary allowing us to add side trips and even cancel those side trips when other things came up. The guides were knowledgeable and well informed about all the places we visited and things we saw. Their explanations and detailed enhanced the trip and we left feeling that we didn't just see Egypt we got got to know the history, culture and the people. The guides were always right on time. It was an excellent trip.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
wow Mr Tom you are so kind and your words also so kind, I hope to see you again my brother and meet each others, same I'm so sad because I have not chance to meet you my brother, keep in touch SALAH
star-5
Excellent 7 nite tour
Bowman T
, Jun 2019
This was an EXCELLENT tour! Although we got off to a rough start with the original airport pick up in Cairo, everything from there was great! Mohammed was an informative & helpful guide in Cairo who takes great pics. We were handed off to Refaie & his drivers/boaters in Luxor thru Aswan. We participated in the extras that interested us only. The Nile River Cruise was great too. All cruise staff were very accommodating. Riding on the Sundeck caused locals to yell & wave as we passed by. All around good experience that I would highly recommend to anyone. Thanks again to Mohammed for taking great pics & teaching us helpful words and phrases & such. Thanks to Rafaei for being a great guide and educating us on things within the tour & on things that had nothing to do with the tour.
star-5
Our first experience
Wander37323701054
, Mar 2019
From the beginning to the end, it was a good experience with Viator, they put us in a five star hotel, service in the cruise was beyond our expectations, all of the crew was extremely helpful, a variety of food and the guided tours were very informative and fun, we will definitely recommend them without a second thought.
star-1
Definetely not 5 stars!
hernanaaaaa
, Jan 2019
Very disappointed with the experience and how it was advertised. we booked a private tour with 5 stars hotels and cruise, but none of this was real.We stayed at the Hilton Ramses and the Le Passage Cairo hotels. The Hilton Ramses was a run-down hotel, with peeled wallpaper, rusty and disgusting showers, no minibar and a very dirty reception. This hotel seems as it had been built 20 years ago, and never received proper maintenance.The Le Passage, tough it was better that at the Hilton Ramses, it still was far from the 5 star quality advertised. We also had a weir situation, where we tried to use the pool, but the smell of kerosene coming from the nearby planes forced us back to our room.For the Cruise, we had the Grand Princess Nile, from Luxor to Aswan. Again, the cruise was advertised as 5 stars and it was far from it. We had a full board service, but the quality of the food was terrible. It was clear that the food was not cooked on board but only heated there. Also, there were some clear indications of the poor quality: we only had instant coffee for breakfast, during the whole trip there was no TV signal and the cruise had old furniture, dirty carpets and wore down towels, that were changed only if we actively asked for it. Finally, the tour was not private, and the optional trips were heavily overpriced. We shared the tour (Luxor to Aswan) with another couple. We had to accommodate our schedule to their optional excursions which lead to the schedule of the whole trip being very inconvenient. We wake up at 5 in the morning very day, even if after the excursion there was nothing else to do for the day. Also, most of the “must-visit” temples in Luxor and Aswan were pricey optionals. We blindly booked the tour, as we expected that Viator was going to give us at least all the major temples in Cairo, Luxor and Aswan. Instead of that, we had to pay overpriced rates to see the main attractions.On our trip to Abu Simbel we had very dangerous drivers that made things like overpassing other vans on curves and drive less than 50 centimetres away from the van in front of them just to save a couple of pounds in gas. Finally, we had a couple of shopping stops that were conveniently excluded from the description of the tour. We were taken to a papyrus shop, a perfume shop and a stone souvenir shop. It was clear that all the items in these places were a rip off.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I wouldn't do Egypt without them!
Paradise48148144913
, Nov 2018
This visit to Egypt was only one leg of a 2 month journey including Iceland and Europe. After going it alone with no guides and very little planned throughout Europe I was so glad that we booked this tour for the Egypt leg of the journey. I would have been lost otherwise. Navigating a city as big as Cairo would have been a disaster without them. Having a guide and a driver is the only way to go. We felt safe and well cared for the entire time. Our guides Mohamed, Nour, and Khalaf were amazing. They were full of information and made each day and adventure. There is absolutely no way I could imagine seeing everything I saw and doing everything I did without their guidance. This trip took me from Upper Egypt almost entirely South in Aswan to Lower Egypt all the way North to the Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria and saw nearly everything along the way. The Nile cruise was a highlight of the trip. It was a welcome relaxation time in between the go-go-go of the journey. The staff were friendly and always accommodating. A couple of tips for anyone planning on taking this trip. Budget plenty of extra money for souvenirs and other purchases along the way. Part of the culture of the trip is visiting shops where they make papyrus, silk rugs, alabaster pots, essences and more. I could have spent hundreds more at each of these stops I was so impressed with the quality and craftsmanship but I didn't budget enough to make the kinds of purchases I would have liked. Also, make sure you have enough cash on hand everywhere you go. Things are cheap in Egypt relative to most western countries. But you have to pay "baksheesh" or tip everywhere you go. If you want to use the toilet, you need to pay baksheesh, if someone offers to help you take a photo at a site they will expect you to pay them. You will also need to add the word "Shucran" to your vocabulary. You will be constantly approached by people selling trinkets and it is polite to say "shucran" to let them know "no thank you". Lastly, go with an open mind. I have no problem staying in modest accommodations especially considering Egypt is a developing country. The rooms and hotels were all clean with friendly staff. If you are a stickler for fancy hotels with 4 Seasons standards you will not be impressed. If you are a traveler seeking an experience of a lifetime you will be glad you booked this tour!
star-5
I booked this this tour for the end of...
Jamie C
, Sep 2018
I booked this this tour for the end of August 2018/ beginning of September 2018. Mr Saleh sent me my itinerary. I made some changes after I booked the tour and he was very accommodating. I let him know that I was a solo female traveler and he assured me that he would put me with his best guides and that I would be safe. The guide that met me at the airport was very helpful, I arrived late at night but I think I was able to get through Customs and security much quicker having him take care of everything. My Cairo guide Sobhi and driver were waiting for me outside the airport and took me to my hotel. My guide told me about the city on our drive. He got me checked-into the hotel and went over my itinerary and let me know what other tours I could add-on. Sobhi was very nice and full of knowledge he has a formal education in Egyptology. He took great care of me and checked with me often on what I would and would not like to do during the tours as well as how long I would like to spend on each site/ activity which is one of the reasons I like traveling solo, I'm on my own schedule for the most part. In Cairo I saw the pyramids, the Cairo Museum and did an evening walking tour of Old Cairo with dinner. My airport guide, driver and guide for Luxor/Aswan Reg were all also, nice and accommodating. In Luxor I saw the Luxor and Karnack temple, and rode a horse carriage through town. While Cairo is a very large city, Luxor is small and more intimate. Also while in Luxor I did the sunrise hot air balloon ride that had views of the Nile, Hatshepsuts Temple, Valley of the Queens and Colssi of Memnon. I HIGHLY recommend this experience! After the hot air balloon ride we were able to get to Hatshepsuts Temple before everyone else about 7am which made for an amazing photo opportunity. This site was also a highlight for me. From there we went to the Valley of the Kings where your ticket allows you to tour 3 tombs of your choice my guide recommended the 3 I should see. This was another very cool and impressive site. I also saw the temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo. My stomach got upset during the trip so my guide took me to a pharmacy and helped get medicine. He also, checked regularly to see how I was feeling. In Awswan I did the tour out to Abu Simble about a 3 hour drive each way and took a boat from Aswan to the Nubian Village another highly recommended tour. The only sight I was underwhelmed with was the Asawn Dam, I didnt think it was worth paying anything to see. That could be because I live near a large dam Hoover Dam but It's something I would recommend skipping. I chose to skip the Unfinished Obelisk. My guides took me too an oil shop, papyrus shop and an alabaster shop. At each location they show you how the items are made and give you the opportunity to buy something. If you don't want to buy anything or any more than what you have choose, just tell them no, thank you. My Cairo Guide checked-in on me on occasion after I left Cairo and he as well as my Luxor/Aswan guide and Mr Saleh all checked-on me my last days before flying home which I appreciated. I went with the 5-star hotel option which I recommend. The ship was not as nice as the hotels and they allow smoking inside the ship, the smell would travel into my room. Please note that you have to pay for wifi on the ship if you do not have a phone plan that works in Egypt. I felt safe with my guides, they were my eyes and ears. They also told me how to interact with others and who/what I should avoid. The country takes security at the airports and tourists sites very seriously. There are metal detectors and armed guards at all the attractions. With all that said, I would recommend this company and would book them again if I ever return to Egypt! P.S. The guides are great at taking photos for you
star-5
I can't say enough about one of the...
Dennis E
, Sep 2018
I can't say enough about one of the most fantastic trips I've ever had in my life!!!! There were a few things I'd like to change, things that I'd do differently--but the trip, as designed by the companies Viator and Explore Plus Holidays was exceptional. Everything I needed was right at my fingertips and the care taken to ensure my complete comfort and whim was handled with the utmost precision. This is the company I would recommend, in a heartbeat, to provide the most amazing trip possible to Egypt. When I go back, I'm starting with the fine folks of Explore Plus Holidays. The guides, Ibrahim and Ragab, worked so hard to make sure every aspect of the tour exceeded my expectations. And, they succeeded. Thank you!!! And the drivers, Joseph and I can't remember their names, kept us safe and out of roadside dangers!!! I chose this company on a guess. Viator had done a decent job for me before, so I took a chance and tried them again. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I shall trust you, again, for my next trip. This was an amazing experience. My one suggestion would be to include entrance fees into the price. I really felt nickled and dimed TO DEATH!!!!! Give me one set price--I'd pay happily! But having to fork out fee after fee after fee was the MOST disappointing aspect of the entire trip. I understand the reason--but, folks, I'd rather pay those fees up front than have to pull my wallet out every single time I wanted to see something important. I know you warned us up front that entrance fees are not included, but half-way through the tour, I was ready to give over my first-born just to skip the part of having to pay yet ANOTHER entrance fee. If you want to see Egypt--in the best possible way--go with these folks!!!
star-4
overall good but totally overprized options
RayB119
, Aug 2018
The tour offers just accommodation and not even always food. Everything else is extra: All temple entrances, tips (They insist a bit too much on that) etc. But the optional tours are just totally overpriced, basically I spent more money for that than for the whole tour. The knowledge of the guides was ok, but not overwhelming; a few times they could not answer my questions, or even gave me wrong info.

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