Save Up to 15% - Dubai, Cairo & The Nile Escapade
All-in Price: $2,399CAD*
- Meet and assist on arrival in Cairo
- Meet and Greet on arrival in Dubai
- Private arrival and departure airport transfers in Cairo
- Private arrival airport transfer in Luxor
- Private departure transfer in Aswan + Private arrival and departure airport transfers in Dubai
- 4-Nights in first-class accommodations in Cairo at The Ramses Hilton
- 4-Nights in first-class accommodations on board Blue Shadow Nile Cruise in a standard cabin
- 3-Nights first-class accommodation in Dubai at The Canopy By Hilton Al Seef
- Private-guided tour of Pyramids, Sphinx Memphis and Sakkara
- Small group tour of Luxor East Bank (max 20 guests)
- Small group tour of Luxor West Bank (max 20 guests)
- Small group tour of Temple of Horus (max 20 guests)
- Small group tour of Temple of Sobek (max 20 guests)
- Small group tour of Aswan and Temple of Philae (max 20 guests)
- Private-guided tour of Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo, Citadel & Bazaars
- Private-guided half day Dubai City tour
- Small group Morning Dune drive excursion (max 4 guests)
- Economy class domestic airfare Cairo - Luxor / Aswan - Cairo including airport taxes
- 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Photo: Cairo to Dubai itinerary map
Explore the treasures of antiquity in Egypt before seeing the city of the future in Dubai. On this 12-day vacation, you’ll explore the pyramids and see the Sphinx in Cairo before cruising the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. Then connect to Dubai to see the city and the surrounding desert.
DAY 1- Arrive Cairo
You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to relax or explore on your own.
DAY 2 - Cairo
Today you will be taken on a full day tour that will first take you to the Pyramids and Sphinx. You will then head off to Memphis which served as the capital of Upper and Lower Egypt some 5,000 years ago during the 1st Dynasty. Menes, the first pharaoh of this dynasty, built a great white-walled palace and the Temple of Ptah here. Then onto Sakkara, one of the most exciting historical and archaeological area in all of Egypt, situated about 12 miles South West of Cairo. The site is dominated by the famous step pyramid of King Zoser.
Photo: The ancient city of Thebes, present day Luxor, is the site of two surviving temples
DAY 3 - Cairo to Luxor
Today, you will transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your ship, your floating hotel for the next 5 days as you cruise up the Nile. In an unforgettable excursion, visitors drive to the Luxor Temple.
DAY 4 - Explore Luxor's West Bank, Sail to Esna and Edfu
After breakfast visit the West Bank and the burial ground of the Pharaohs including the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.
DAY 5 - Sail Edfu to Kom Ombo and Aswan
This morning you will visit the wonderfully preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu. The temple is perhaps the best preserved in all of Egypt. Continue sailing to Kom Ombo to visit the Graeco Roman style Temple of Sobek. Standing serenely on a hilltop, the site offers an incredible view over the Nile. Kom Ombo is located on a bend in the Nile River about 50 km north of Aswan.
DAY 6 - Aswan
Today's sightseeing includes Aswan's High Dam and the Temple of Philae. Aswan, Egypt's sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town, is located about 81 miles south of Luxor and has a distinctively African atmosphere. Its ancient Egyptian name was Syene. Small enough to walk around and graced with the most beautiful setting on the Nile, the pace of life is slow and relaxing. Aswan, Egypt's sunniest southern city and ancient frontier town, is located about 81 miles south of Luxor and has a distinctively African atmosphere.
Photo: The Philae temple in Aswan sits at the the First Cataract of the Nile
DAY 7 - Aswan to Cairo
Disembark from your ship after breakfast and transfer to Aswan Airport for your flight back to Cairo (optional Abu Simbel for own account). Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the remainder of the day is at your leisure.
DAY 8 - Cairo
The Egyptian Museum is the most important depository of Egyptian antiquities anywhere in the world. It features artifacts from the Pharaonic and Graeco-Roman periods, including the celebrated mummies of ancient Egypt's king and Tut Ankh Amun treasures. Visit the Citadel situated on a highly visible spur of the Mokattam Hills of Old Cairo. The tour also includes a visit to Khan El Khalili, known as the Turkish bazaar during the Ottoman period. The bazaar is a centre of trade and communion in the city, and offers a wide array of antiques, handcrafts of gold, silver and copper as well as numerous old coffee shops and local restaurants which attract both Egyptians and tourists alike.
DAY 9 - Depart Cairo, arrive Dubai
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
DAY 10 - Dubai
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel for your half day private Dubai City tour. Explore the iconic architecture of Modern Dubai and visit the landmarks around the Dubai Creek in the traditional part of town. From The Palm, Jumeirah to the Gold and Spice Souks, visit all of the must-see sights. There is even built in time to visit the Dubai Frame observation deck for beautiful photos. The tour ends at The Dubai Mall. After the tour, choose between being dropped back to your hotel or at The Dubai Mall where you may enjoy the multiple shopping, dining and entertainment available.
DAY 11 - Dubai
Today, enjoy Morning Dune Drive, well worth the early morning rise. This trip combines the both traditional and modern desert experiences in half day trip that is perfect for the entire family. Start off with a drive by four wheel vehicle over the rolling dunes of the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Explore the reserve, keeping a keen eye out for desert wildlife. Next enjoy a camel-ride in the reserve as you take to the trails for a truly traditional experience. Try sandboarding in the dunes - just like snowboarding but on sand (weather permitting). Finally, relax and enjoy the desert vistas from camp as you enjoy your boxed breakfast and refreshments before returning to your hotel.
Photo: Journey into the desert for a morning dune drive
DAY 12 - Depart Dubai
Today you will be transferred to the airport in time for your onward flight.