Cairo and Nile Cruise
Enjoy the luxurious life of the Nile Valley in Egypt through this Luxury Cairo and Nile Cruise Tour. Start in Cairo to experience the Great Pyramids of Giza before traveling south for a Nile cruise, relaxing and taking in the sights of ancient Egypt.
The Pyramids of Giza are Cairo’s number one half-day trip and a must-do attraction on everyone’s itinerary. Right on the edge of the city, these fourth dynasty funerary temples have been wowing travelers for centuries. They continue to be one of the country’s major highlights. Despite the heat, the dust, and the tourist hustle, you can’t miss a trip here.
The absolutely staggering collection of antiquities displayed in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum makes it one of the world’s great museums. You would need a lifetime to see everything on show.
French Egyptologist August Mariette founded the museum in 1857 and moved to its current home – in the distinctive powder-pink mansion in Downtown Cairo – in 1897.
Yes, the collection is poorly labeled and not well set out due to limits of space (and only a fraction of its total holdings are actually on display), but you still can’t help being impressed by the sheer majesty of the exhibits.
Khan el-Khalili is one of the world’s great shopping experiences. This Middle Eastern souq (bazaar) is a labyrinthine collection of skinny alleyways established as a shopping district in AD 1400 that still rings with the clang of metal workers and silversmiths.
The main streets have long ago given themselves over completely to the tourist trade (with plenty of cheap papyrus pictures and plastic pyramids on display), but divert off the main drag into the surrounding alleyways, and the tiny stores and cluttered workshops are some of the best places to pick up traditional products in Egypt.
Here you’ll find everything from antiques and gorgeous metal lampshades to locally woven textiles. While here stop in at Cairo’s most famous coffee shop, Fishawis, where syrupy Arabic coffee and sweet tea are dished out to tourists and local merchants alike at a rapid-fire pace.
5 star Nile Cruise
Sit out on deck under the stars as you sail along the world’s longest river. Alternatively head indoors and enjoy 5-Star hospitality and entertainment. Stop off at other great places, including Abu Simbel, Karnak Temple Complex. Finally, arrive in Luxor and explore the Valley of Kings; the tomb of King Tut, and the Valley of Queens. The Cairo and Nile cruise package is your gateway to the amazing wonders of ancient Egypt.