This tour is operated by Amphora Travel

  • Dates

    29 December – 06 January

  • Price From

    €1,429

  • 5* CRUISE on M/S ESMERALDA & 4* BARCELO HOTEL IN CAIRO

Sunday 29 December

Flight Malta to Cairo direct with Airmalta.

Monday 30 December

Upon arrival follow visa procedures, collect luggage and check in for flight to Luxor; upon arrival in Luxor transfer to cruise and check – in on cruise. Lunch followed by a visit to Karnak and Luxor Temples. Dinner and overnight.

Tuesday 31 December

Breakfast followed by a visit of the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings – entrance to 3 tombs included. The magnificent reliefs and paintings on the walls tell us a lot about the afterlife of each King. Stop to see the two Colossi of Memnon and in Deir el Bahari visit the Temple of the only Lady who was pharaoh – Hatshepsut. Lunch on board. Free time to enjoy the facilities on board while sailing continues to EDFU via the ESNA lock. New Year’s Eve festivities on board. Overnight

Wednesday 1 January

Breakfast followed by a visit to Edfu Temple dedicated to Horus son of Isis and Osiris by horse drawn carriage. Lunch on board while sailing continues to Kom Ombo. Visit Kom Ombo Temple shared by two Gods Sobek and Haroeris. After dinner, join the fun on board at the Gallabiyah Oriental party wearing traditional Egyptian costumes. Sailing continues to Aswan. Overnight.

Thursday 2 January

Early visit by bus to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel dedicated to King Ramses II and his Queen wife Nefertari. Return in time for lunch – followed by a short visit to the High Dam, the unfinished Obelisk and a felucca ride to enjoy closer the scenery and the natural beauty of the Nile. Dinner and overnight on board.

Friday 3 January

Breakfast followed by disembarkation and transfer to the airport for flight to Cairo. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in and rest. Evening optional: Visit the Old Bazaar of Khan El Khalili. Wander through the maze of narrow winding streets of this unique open air bazaar.

Saturday 4 January

Breakfast followed by a full day excursion to the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza and The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, housing among others the treasures found in the tomb of Tutankhamen. Free time for lunch. Return to hotel. Free evening or take Optional: Dinner on a floating restaurant with a folklore show including a belly dancer and Tannura (spinner).

Sunday 5 January

Breakfast. Day at leisure or Optional: Full day excursion to the Royal Necropolis of Sakkara where the step-pyramid of Pharaoh Zoser is found & Memphis where lies the biggest statue of Ramses II, visit a papyrus and perfume factory. Continue to The Citadel of Saladin, built as a fortress in the 12th century. Free time for lunch. Return to hotel. Free time to rest and get ready for the transfer to the airport at 23.45 p.m. in time for flight on Monday at 3.15 a.m.

(Changes to itinerary might be required due to change of flight schedule or navigational unforeseen circumstances)

Price Per Person

Nile Cruise from Luxor to Aswan & Cairo
M/S Esmeralda 5*
Triple Sharing€1,409
Twin Sharing€1,429
Single Room€1,669
1st child 2-5 years sharing with 2 Adults€1,059
1st child 6 – 11 years sharing with 2 adults€1,095
Infant under 2 years€159

Optional services & excursions

Full day Memphis & Sakkara + Citadel of Salahedin + Alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali Full Day € 70 Adults, € 35 Children

Khan-el Khalili Bazaar (Morning or Evening) € 35 Adults, € 20 Children

Dinner Cruise on the river Nile (Evening) € 75 Adults,  € 75 Children

Abu Simbel by Flight Supplement per person (Morning) € 150 Adults, € 140 Children

Hot Air Balloon Trip (to be booked on the spot) Early Morning € 115 Adults, € 75 Children

Package price includes

  • Airmalta & Domestic Flights
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in 4* Barceló Hotel in Cairo or similar on BB Basis
  • 4 nights onboard M/S Esmeralda 5* Deluxe cruise on Full board basis
  • 1 full day tour of the Pyramids & Sphinx of Giza & Egyptian museum
  • Abu Simbel Temple visit by coach
  • All cruise visits and entrances as mentioned
  • All transfers & transport
  • Egypt Entry visa
  • English speaking guide all the way

Package price excludes

  • Optional excursions
  • Beverages
  • Tipping
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

This tour is subject to our general conditions.  Please read them carefully before booking.