Cairo and Dahabiya Nile Cruise Holiday


Discover Egypt at a leisurely pace on board a dahabiya, a traditional sailing ship ideal for a family or small group. In Cairo, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and in Giza, the pyramids; cruise to world-renowned sites alongside lesser-known treasures, such as Luxor's and attractions between Luxor and Aswan. Cruise the Nile and the history on Dahabiya Nile Cruises.

Tour Details:


Trip Duration: 12 Days / 11 Nights.
Trip type:  private tour. 
Trip runs:  every day.
Starting from: Cairo International Airport.
Return to: Cairo International Airport.
Pick-up time: According to clients request.





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Tour Itinerary: 

Day 1: Arrive in Egypt representative will meet & assist you at Cairo International Airport, and handle all your procedures through passport control, luggage area and customs formalities. After that you will be transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned vehicle. Overnight in Cairo.

Day 2: Giza pyramids, Sakkara pyramid and Memphis Tour 
After enjoying your breakfast, you will take an excursion out to the Great Pyramids of Giza, including the pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mykerinus. After that, you will visit the Great Sphinx, followed by the Valley Temple. After visiting the Giza Plateau and having lunch in a local restaurant you will visit the Saqqara Necropolis. This day of sightseeing finishes at the Memphis Open Air Museum. You will end the day back at your hotel, Overnight in Cairo. 
Day 3: Egyptian Museum, Old Cairo and Khan El Khalili Bazaar Tour 
Breakfast at the hotel and then you will be escorted by your private guide to Immerse yourself further into Egypt's history with an unmissable visit to the famous Egyptian Museum. Follow this with a stroll through Khan el-Khalili bazaar and a visit other Cairo's most popular Islamic and Coptic attractions in Old Cairo. Back to the hotel and Overnight in Cairo. 
Day 4: Cairo / Luxor / Cruise Embarkation / Karnak and Luxor Temples Tour
After breakfast, check out from your hotel in Cairo, and then transfer to Cairo Airport for flight to Luxor. Check in your Dahabia Nile Cruise and Lunch. Then you will be taken to sightseeing tour to visit Karnak & Luxor temples. Back to Dahabiya for dinner & Overnight. 
Day 5: Vally of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon Tour
Breakfast on board. Visit the West Bank of Luxor (Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut temple and the Colossi of Memnon). Lunch on board then sail to Esna and Tea time on the Sun Deck. Dinner during sailing. Overnight beside an Island. 
Day 6: Edfu Temple Tour

Breakfast while crossing Esna Lock. Sail to Edfu and Lunch during sailing. Visit the Temple of Edfu. Sail to Al Ramady Island. Dinner on board and Overnight beside Al Ramady Island. 

Day 7: Sail to Aswan 
Early morning sail to Aswan and Breakfast on board. Sail to el Sheikh Fadl Island and Lunch on board during sailing. Tea time and Dinner on el Sheikh Fadl Island. Sail to Aswan after Dinner and Overnight on board. 
Day 8: Aswan High Dam and Philae Temple Tour
Arrive to Aswan Early morning (6H00 AM). Breakfast on board. Visit the Philae Temple and the High dam. Lunch on board. Free time at Aswan market and Overnight Aswan. 
Day 9: Kom Ombo Temple Tour
(Optional tour) early morning to the impressive Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel,
Breakfast and Lunch on board and Sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to el Ramady Island. Dinner and Overnight on board. 
Day 10: Sail to Esna
Early morning Sail to Esna. Breakfast on board. Lunch while crossing Esna lock. Sail to Luxor. Dinner and overnight in Luxor West Bank. 
Day 11: Cruise Disembarkation / Cairo
Breakfast onboard the Dahabiya then disembarkation. Pick up and transfer to Luxor airport for the flight back to Cairo. Meet at airport then transfer to your hotel in Cairo & overnight.
Day 12: Final Departure

After enjoying a beautiful breakfast, you will be transferred by a modern air-conditioned vehicle to Cairo International Airport for final departure.


Price Information

Price included:

  • Meet & assist upon arrival and departure. 
  • All transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle. 
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 7 nights onboard 5 star Dahabia Nile Cruise on full board basis. 
  • Domestic flight Cairo / Luxor – Luxor / Cairo.
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo (private tours). 
  • Lunch during your trip in Cairo.
  • All sights on Dahabia Nile Cruise as indicated by the itinerary (sharing the Cruise Group).
  • Meals as mention in the above itinerary.
  • English Egyptologist guide. 
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary. 
  • Bottled water during your tour in Cairo.
  • Portage when needed. 
  • All service charges and taxes.   

Not included:

  • Entry visa to Egypt.
  • Any extras not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any beverages or personal expenses.
  • Optional tours.  
  • Gratuities (Tipping).
  • Entrance fees to special archaeological sites such as the Mummies Room at the Egyptian Museum.    

Additional Information:

  • Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person.
  • Prices are based on double occupancy. Also, prices are valid around the year except during Christmas, New Year’s Eve & Easter Feasts. 


  • Dahabiya Nile cruise itineraries may be changed without a prior notice due to navigational circumstances and Esna Lock closure may be in sequences but not in visits and is not liable for these changes.