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17 Days in Egypt on a Long Nile Cruise

17 days in Egypt
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age: 12+
maximum group size: 20
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17-Day Egypt Trip Description

Embark on an unforgettable 17-day Egypt tour with Inside Egypt, where you'll enjoy a luxurious long Nile cruise filled with fascinating Nile cruise stops along the way to take in the ancient Egyptian temples and monuments. Your 17-day Egypt itinerary is meticulously curated to provide you with a perfect blend of history, culture, and relaxation, ensuring a memorable experience throughout your 17 days in Egypt. People ask "How much does it cost to cruise the Nile?" At Inside Egypt, we offer an amazing 17 day Egypt vacation at an affordable cost, with many exclusive visits included in the Nile cruise prices.

Starting in Cairo, you'll explore iconic sites like Saqqara, Dahshur, and the renowned Giza Plateau. Imagine exclusive access to the Great Pyramid of Khufu and close encounters with the Sphinx. Your Nile adventure kicks off with a sail from Cairo to Beni Suef, marking the beginning of your scenic Nile cruise.

As you glide along the Nile's tranquil waters, you'll witness breathtaking landscapes and visit timeless monuments during the Nile cruise stops, including remote archaeological wonders such as Tuna el-Gebel, Beni Hasan, Tell el-Amarna, Abydos, and Dendera. Each day holds new marvels and discoveries, from the grandeur of the Valley of the Kings to the wonders of the magnificent Karnak Temple and the mystical Edfu Temple.

Immerse yourself in interactive sessions and discussions that will deepen your appreciation and understanding of Egypt's rich history and culture on the 17-day Egypt itinerary. Conclude your vacation with visits to iconic sites in Aswan, such as Abu Simbel, and Philae Temple. Explore the Egyptian Museum, and Cairo's historic landmarks, including the Saladin Citadel, Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali, and the vibrant Khan el Khalili Bazaar, before bidding farewell to this enchanting 17 days in Egypt adventure. 

Our package offers not only comfortable travel but also unparalleled access to Egypt's cherished treasures. Let Inside Egypt guide you seamlessly along this ancient waterway, providing stunning views, expert guidance, and a truly unforgettable experience. Come with us, let the Nile be the vessel for your journey of a lifetime.

Many wonder, "How long is the Nile in Egypt?" In Egypt, the Nile River spans around 600 miles until it reaches Lake Nasser. When factoring in Lake Nasser as an integral part of the Nile River, which is typically done, the total length of the Nile in Egypt extends to approximately 930 miles. You can experience the beauty of Egypt with Nile cruise tours that offer unforgettable journeys along the river. Cruises on the Nile provide a unique perspective of the country's rich history and stunning landscapes. Many Nile cruise stops on the Nile cruise allow travelers to explore ancient temples, tombs, and immerse themselves in the fascinating culture of Egypt. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with on a long Nile cruise organized by Inside Egypt.

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Why Take A Luxury, Longer Nile Cruise?

  • Experience the ultimate 17-day Egypt tour with a luxurious cruise aboard a comfortable 5-star ship, journeying from Cairo to Aswan.
  • Enjoy exclusive access to iconic sites like the Giza Pyramids Plateau, the Great Pyramid, and the Great Sphinx.
  • Immerse yourself in a comprehensive 17-day Egypt itinerary, including remote archaeological wonders like Tuna el-Gebel, Beni Hasan, Tell el-Amarna, Abydos, and Dendera.
  • Benefit from the expertise of an Egyptology Expert and the attentive guidance of the Inside Egypt team, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience throughout your 17-day trip to Egypt.
  • With carefully planned stops, and a focus on exploration and discovery, this 17-day Egypt tour package promises to be a journey of a lifetime.

17-DAY EGYPT TOUR ITINERARY

DAY
1

Cairo Arrival - Start of Tour or Old Cairo & National Museum of Egyptian Civilization for a full day of sightseeing in Cairo

DAY
2

Saqqara & Dahshur

DAY
3

Exclusive Giza Plateau Access, Unrestricted Admission of the Sphinx, Special Entry to the Great Pyramid of Khufu, tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum

DAY
4

Cruise from Cairo to Beni Suef - Beginning of a Long Nile Cruise

DAY
5

Voyage from Beni Suef to Minya / Interactive Session

DAY
6

Tuna el-Gebel, Temple of Thoth, Beni Hasan

DAY
7

Tell el-Amarna, Prince Tawdrous Monastery, Cruise from Minya to Asyut

DAY
8

Sail from Asyut to Sohag, Informative Session

DAY
9

Abydos Temple, Sail from Sohag to Nag Hammadi

DAY
10

Dendera Temple / Sail from Nag Hammadi to Luxor

DAY
11

Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Luxor Market

DAY
12

Karnak Temple, Luxor Temple, Sail from Luxor to Edfu

DAY
13

Edfu Temple, Sail from Edfu to Kom Ombo, Interactive Discussion, Kom Ombo Temple, Sail from Kom Ombo to Aswan

DAY
14

Abu Simbel, High Dam, Nubian Village

DAY
15

Unfinished Obelisk, Philae Temple & Flight to Cairo

DAY
16

The Egyptian Museum and the Saladin Citadel & Alabaster Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Al Muizz Street, Khan el Khalili Bazaar

DAY
17

Departure - End of 17-day Egypt tour or Alexandria add-on for a full day of sightseeing in Alexandria

17-DAY EGYPT TOUR PACKAGE PRICING

Price:

  • Per guest, based on 2 people sharing a double room: from $6,895
  • Single Supplement in a private room for sole use: $3,285

Payment Terms:

Initial Deposit: $1,000 per person to confirm the booking

Final Payment: Due 90 days prior to your trip

If your departure date is less than 90 days when placing the booking, full payment is then due to confirm the booking.

Acceptable payment methods inc.lude bank transfers or credit card transactions. Visa and Mastercard payments are accepted with 3-D Secure authentication. For wire transfers, any associated fees are the responsibility of the Traveler.

Our cruise on the Nile includes: Premium VIP Experiences outlined in the schedule; Deluxe Accommodations specified in the program; All guided tours and admissions detailed in the itinerary; Designated meals according to the Egypt itinerary 17 days; Expert English-speaking Egyptologist as your guide; Proficient English-speaking Travel Concierge; Internal flights; Complimentary bottled water during tours; Transfers via air-conditioned coaches; Welcoming reception and airport shuttles on standard arrival and departure days; Taxes.

The tour package does not include: International airfare (assistance provided for booking if required); a $25 entry visa (obtainable and payable in cash upon arrival at Cairo International Airport); Travel insurance; Gratuities; Soft drinks, and alcoholic beverages; Personal expenses.

For more information on our long Nile cruise tour prices and an unparalleled 17-day Egypt vacation, we're here to assist you in arranging your travel needs seamlessly. Feel free to reach out for assistance with our Egypt packages from the USA or other origins.

Tipping guidelines during your 17-day trip to Egypt: We recommend a $375 tip per person, given to your tour leader at the trip's commencement as a gesture of gratitude to all personnel involved in providing you with a memorable experience, including Nile cruise, hotel accommodation, restaurant, and transportation staff.

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EGYPT TRAVEL HELPFUL PRE-TRIP INFO

ACCOMMODATION & INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

If you wish to enhance your accommodations during your stay in Cairo or on the cruise ship, room upgrades are available upon request. Details regarding upgrade options and pricing will be shared with you prior to your 17-day trip to Egypt. Please be aware that upgrade availability is limited.

Upon the commencement of your 17-day Egypt itinerary, the initial day is designated for guest arrivals. Throughout the day, our visitors will be arriving, and our team will be present at the airport to welcome you and transfer you to the cruise ship. We recommend scheduling a morning or afternoon flight to allow ample time for settling in and relaxing before your evening meal.

Conversely, the final day of your 17 days in Egypt will be focused on departures, with the hotel checkout time set for noon. Transfer services from the hotel to the airport will be arranged for your convenience, to fit in with your international departure time.

It is the responsibility of all guests to arrange their international flights to and from Egypt. To facilitate your airport transfers, please provide us with a copy of your flight itinerary, once confirmed. Should you require assistance with booking your international flights, do not hesitate to reach out to us for support.

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EXTRA TOUR OPTIONS

Our comprehensive 17-day trip to Egypt covers all the key highlights, guaranteeing a fulfilling experience. For those seeking even more adventures, supplementary excursions are on offer to enhance the standard 17-day Egypt itinerary.

These optional outings are carefully coordinated alongside the main itinerary, ensuring smooth integration should you opt to include them in your 17-day Egypt tour package.

PYRAMIDS SOUND & LIGHT EXPERIENCE - $75 PER GUEST
Immerse yourself in ancient history with the unforgettable Pyramids Sound and Light Show. This captivating experience transports you back thousands of years, reviving the rich heritage of Egypt. As you stand in the shadow of the majestic pyramids, witness the magic of the past unfold before your eyes.
Delve into the mysteries of the pharaohs and the construction of the great pyramids as the enigmatic Sphinx stands guard, a timeless symbol of protection and wisdom. Through the enchanting Sound and Light show at the Giza pyramids, the Sphinx recounts the tales of ancient rulers such as Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, unveiling the legends and secrets of Egypt's pharaonic past.

CAIRO BY NIGHT - $285 PER GUEST
Embark on an optional Cairo by Night tour, which includes city tours through downtown Cairo, a visit to the iconic Cairo Tower, a stop at a local coffee shop for an authentic experience, and a delightful dinner accompanied by a performance from a belly dancer.

A HOT AIR BALLOON EXCURSION - $155 PER GUEST
Embark on a magical hot air balloon journey over the ancient city of Luxor and the banks of the majestic Nile River for a memorable experience. Glide serenely above the bustling city and witness Luxor's renowned temples in a whole new light. As the sun gently rises, casting a golden hue over Egypt's historic sites, this tranquil adventure promises to create unforgettable memories. Photography enthusiasts are in for a treat with unparalleled aerial perspectives that capture the essence of ancient Egypt's grandeur with the bird's eye view.

VALLEY OF THE QUEENS WITH THE TOMB OF NEFERTARI - $155 PER GUEST
Visiting the Valley of the Queens in Luxor is an unforgettable experience for tourists, especially with the opportunity to explore the stunning tomb of Nefertari. This ancient burial site offers a glimpse into the fascinating history and culture of ancient Egypt, showcasing intricate hieroglyphics, elaborate carvings, and vibrant paintings that have stood the test of time. The tour provides a unique chance to step back in time and marvel at the rich heritage of this remarkable civilization. Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in the beauty and mystery of the Valley of the Queens!

ASWAN CAMEL TREK - $90 PER GUEST
Indulge in a unique experience embracing Egypt's ancient traditions with a camel caravan adventure in Aswan. Board a motorboat destined for Gharb Soheil, located on the western bank of the Nile, where you'll embark on a majestic camel ride across the desert terrain. 
Capture stunning views of Aswan and the grand river Nile from a panoramic vantage point, perfect for capturing memorable photos. Conclude your journey with a relaxing break, savoring traditional Nubian tea before journeying back along the riverside atop your trusty camel companion.

INSIDE THE ARTIFICIAL  MOUNTAIN OF ABU SIMBEL – $390 PER GUEST
Delve into a one-of-a-kind experience at Abu Simbel with Inside Egypt. Explore the remarkable artificial mountain that was ingeniously crafted to safeguard the splendid temples during relocation. Step inside this man-made marvel to uncover the intricacies of its construction and gain exclusive insights into the meticulous efforts of archaeologists who meticulously preserved this extraordinary complex. This immersive journey offers a rare glimpse into the hidden world within the mountain, providing a backstage pass to the historical and architectural wonders meticulously safeguarded within its confines.

You can pay for the extra activities either with your credit card or in cash while in Egypt. If you choose to pay with a credit card, please note that there will be a 2.5% processing fee added by the bank. Kindly advise your tour leader in Egypt upon your arrival if you're interested in joining any of these optional excursions, and they will then get them arranged for you.

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ENHANCE YOUR TOUR WITH OUR SPECIAL ADD-ON EXPERIENCE!

Old Cairo & National Museum of Egyptian Civilization: a 1-day add-on for the standard arrival day (Day 1) $275 per guest
This full-day tour will give you the chance to enter the real world of Old Cairo and its monuments. The visit to the Old Cairo district includes a visit Coptic Cairo and sightseeing of two of the first Christian Churches (the Hanging Church and Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus). Later on, you will visit the Amr ibn Al-A'as Mosque followed by the Ben Ezra Synagogue. After lunch, you will visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. The museum displays 50,000 artifacts presenting Egyptian Civilization from prehistoric times to the present day. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of Egypt's fascinating history, and the opportunity to see the royal mummies up close is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that immerses visitors in the ancient world of the pharaohs.

To join the supplementary 1-day add-on experience coinciding with the standard arrival day of your 17-day Egypt tour, kindly specify your interest in this tour during the booking process via our website. For seamless coordination, you will be required to secure an additional night's stay at a Cairo hotel before the tour commences. This arrangement can conveniently be finalized using the booking form available on our website.

Alexandria tour: a 1-day add-on for the standard departure day (Day 17) - $315 per guest
Embark on an unforgettable 1-day Alexandria tour, offering a captivating journey into the ancient wonders of this historic city founded by Alexander the Great in the fourth century B.C. Explore Alexandria's rich past as the commercial and political hub of a bygone era, where remnants of the illustrious Ptolemaic Dynasty still echo through time.

Discover the legacy of the Library of Alexandria and the Pharos Lighthouse, marveling at the historical significance that once defined this legendary metropolis. From the modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina to the fascinating Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa and the Greco-Roman Museum, delve into a treasure trove of ancient Egyptian heritage.

Savor a delectable seafood lunch overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, and see the medieval Fort of Qaitbay before returning to Cairo, where a delightful dinner awaits at your hotel.

Please note that the add-on price excludes an extra night at the luxurious Four Seasons Cairo Hotel at First Residence in Giza. This will need to be arranged in addition to the add-on tour. To secure your spot for this remarkable add-on tour, simply indicate your interest during the booking process on our website. Additionally, ensure to arrange an extra night's stay in a Cairo hotel post-tour via our convenient booking form online. 

For inquiries about other enticing add-on tour options, feel free to reach out to us. We're here to make your journey through Egypt truly exceptional.

 

 

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EXPAND YOUR JOURNEY WITH OUR JORDAN EXTENSION!

To make the most of your journey to Egypt, why not join us on a remarkable 5-day adventure to Jordan, aptly referred to as the jewel of the Middle East. Jordan offers unparalleled experiences amidst ancient cities, awe-inspiring desert landscapes, and the rejuvenating waters of the Dead Sea. Delve into the wonders of the ancient city of Petra and embrace the tranquility of the modern King Abdullah Mosque in Amman, Jordan's vibrant capital.

Immerse yourself in the mystique of Wadi Rum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, known as the Valley of the Moon, boasting mesmerizing red-pink sands, natural arches, and ancient rock engravings. Unwind in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea, where the buoyancy of the salt-infused water provides a relaxing floating experience like no other.

Day 1: Departure to Amman; embark on a flight from Cairo to Amman, where our dedicated guide will greet you upon arrival and facilitate your transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a delightful dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 2: Amman Exploration; savor breakfast before embarking on a comprehensive city tour of Amman. Discover the historical marvels of the Roman Theater and Citadel of Amman, offering insights into the region's rich past. Delve into iconic landmarks such as the Temple of Hercules and the Umayyad Palace, showcasing a tapestry of ancient architectural wonders. Indulge in a delectable lunch at a local restaurant before journeying to the legendary city of Petra for a memorable dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3: Wadi Rum Wonders; awaken to breakfast and set off on a captivating exploration of the enchanting Wadi Rum desert, home to unique rock formations that have served as backdrops for renowned films. Delve into the rich Bedouin heritage and witness the desert's fascinating wildlife on an exciting SUV safari. After a leisurely afternoon, return to the hotel for dinner and a restful evening.

Day 4: Petra Marvels; start your day with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a journey through the legendary Petra, adorned with rock-carved tombs and temples that date back over 2,000 years. Uncover the mysteries of this ancient city, including the iconic Treasury, steeped in Roman and ancient Greek influences. Explore Shobak Castle and St. George's Church in Madaba before reaching the serene Mount Nebo, where you will find amazing panoramic views of the Dead Sea.

Check in at the Dead Sea Hotel, where you'll marvel at the lowest land elevation in the world and the saltiest lake, providing a one-of-a-kind floating experience. Conclude your day with a sumptuous dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 5: Departure - after breakfast transfer to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman for your departure flight.

Included in the Package:

  • Hotel transfer in Cairo to the airport
  • One-way flight from Cairo to Amman
  • Airport pickup and transport to hotel in Amman
  • Private transportation 
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Luxurious 5-star hotel accommodations
  • Entrance fees to all attractions
  • 2-hour 4x4 tour in Wadi Rum
  • Three meals daily
  • Bottled water
  • Jordan visa (upon submission of full passport details)

Not Included:

  • Beverages
  • Gratuities

Price: $3655 per person for a double room  based on 2 people sharing (deposit: $500 per person during booking; full payment due 90 days before the tour). Single supplement: $1265.

Immerse yourself in this unforgettable journey, where history, nature, and relaxation converge to create lasting memories in Jordan. 

Download our Egypt Travel Brochure.

For those interested in joining our optional Jordan 5-day add-on, kindly specify your interest during the booking process for the 17-day Egypt tour on our website. Additionally, please also arrange for an extra night's accommodation in a Cairo hotel after the completion of the 17-day Egypt tour, which can be conveniently arranged using our website's booking form.

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TERMS & CONDITIONS OF 17-DAY TRIP TO EGYPT

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