Cairo, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan... on our complete tour we'll see all the unmissable sights in Egypt in 8 days. The best way to really discover the land of the Pharaohs.
Best of Egypt: 8 Day all Inclusive Tour
On the first day, we'll be waiting for your in the Cairo airport to give you your visa help you with immigration controls and take you to your hotel, eating in a local restaurant in the evening.
Having eaten breakfast we'll visit the pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, where the bravest can see the inside, dodging the ancient booby traps the ancient builders left to deter grave robbers... (only joking!). Then with the visit to Egypt's most famous historical site over, we'll eat a traditional lunch and make our way to Memphis, Egypt's first capital, and to Saqqara, its necropolis.
Having rested at your hotel, we'll head to the Old Cairo, to the medieval area where we'll walk its oldest street, explore the Khan el Khalili market, and eat a typical dinner in the famous and historical Café of mirrors.
Today we'll visit the most emblematic spots in the centre of the city. We'll see the Citadel, explore the Alabaster Mosque, haggle in the Khan el Khalili, pass through the Coptic neighbourhood, eat, and marvel at the masterworks of the Egyptian Museum (entrance to the Mummy's Room is not included). Then in the evening, we'll eat in a local restaurant.
Having eaten we'll make our way to the airport to take a flight to Luxor, once called Thebes, the departure point for your cruise down the Nile. In the evening we'll visit the Luxor Temple lit up by night - which will perhaps be the most enduring image of your trip - and tour the city centre on board a horse-drawn carriage, before spending the night on board the boat.
We make our way to the Karnak temple first thing in the morning, separated from the Luxor temple by the majestic Avenue of the Sphinxes, nearly 2 miles long and lined with hundreds of human-headed sphinxes. The tour will then continue, crossing to the East bank of the Nile to see the Valley of the Kings, where the tombs of some of the most famous pharaohs can be found (entrance to Tutankhamun's tomb is an extra 16 euros, approximately). And we'll visit the Hatshepsut temple and the enormous Colossi of Memnon.
Then when we return to the boat we'll cruise southwards up the river Nile, towards Edfu, enjoying a wander around the floodgates of Esna in the evening.
We begin the day by visiting the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus, the sky God and perhaps the most important of the Egyptian deities, the best-preserved temple and most spectacular temple in the country.
Then we'll continue our cruise, sailing towards Kom Ombo, where we'll visit its temple, dedicated to the Gods Sobek and Horus - whose location makes it one of the most beautiful. Then at the end of the day we continue to sail the River Nile, towards Aswan.
The day begins with a bus trip to the Temples of Abu Simbel, the most famous in all Egypt, saved from rising waters thanks to co-ordinated international effort. We'll return to Aswan to visit the temple of Philae, found on a beautiful island known as the Jewel of the Nile, returning to the cruise ship to eat. Then after lunch, we'll sail around the region in a Felucca a traditional wooden boat found along the Nile, arriivng back to the cruise ship at 4 pm to spend the night.
Having eaten breakfast we'll take you to the Aswan airport where we'll take the return flight to Cairo. And when there we'll help you to take your international flight.
We'll adapt the departure time from Aswan depending on the timing of your flight from Cairo. If it leaves early, we'll leave Aswan earlier and offer you a continental breakfast, or something to go. If your Cairo flight is in the evening, we'll offer you breakfast on board the boat before taking you to Aswan to take your flight to Cairo.
The order of the itinerary is indicative and subject to change, but all visits described will take place. Depending on the day of your arrival, you may visit Cairo first and then do the cruise, or vice versa.
What do I need?
The only thing you need to make this tour is a return flight to Cairo, arriving on the day you've reserved, and returning on the same day the next week. That means, if you arrive on a Monday you should return the next Monday.
Whenever possible, we'll adapt the different visits so that you can make the most of our complete Egypt tour.
Everything is included in the price, visa, internal flights, transport, hotels, boats, breakfast, lunch and dinner, guides, excursions, tickets and even tips.
It's almost impossible to compare our prices to those of other agencies, we're the only ones who include everything, and for those who don't the final price could end up being double.
Hotels and Boats
We offer the circuit with 2 category options:
- Hotel in Cairo: The Oasis Hotel Pyramids or Pyramids Park Resort Cairo or similar.
- Boat: MS Pioneer II, Nile Dolfine, MS Mirage, MS Nile admiral, Miss Egypt, Beaurivage II, Grand Princess, Voyager, MS Jasimn, MS Grand Princess MS Beau Solie, MS Solares II or similar.
- Hotel in Cairo: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence, Cairo Marriott, Omar Khayyam Casino, Marriott Mena House, Hyatt Regency Cairo West or similar.
- Boat: MS Royal Viking, MS Blue Shadow, MS Blue Shadow II, MS HS Moon Dance, Ms Stegenberger Minerva, MS Kon Tiki, MS Opera, MS Al Jamila, M/S Alyssa, M/S Royal Princess, Ms Stegenberger Regency, Ms Stegenberger Royale, MS Concerto or similar.
The price indicated is per person in a double room. If you need a double room with an extra bed, you must indicate this when booking. In this case, the price is the same as for a double room. Single travellers that wish to have their own room will have to pay a single supplement.
There are no quadruple rooms, but if you're a group you can request two double rooms next to each other or connected, depending on the availability of the hotel and the cruise.
Add More Days
If you want to make the most of your trip, you can extend the number of days and visit the Red Sea or take a cruise on Lake Nasser. We offer 3 options:
From 20th December to 2nd January (Christmas), and from 10th April to 17th April 2022 (Easter), refunds will not be available in the event of cancellation.
Children 6-12 years oldUS$ 443.30
Children 2-5 years oldUS$ 221.60
Children under 2 years oldUS$ 26.30
Children 6-12 years oldUS$ 554.10
Children 2-5 years oldUS$ 221.60
Children under 2 years oldUS$ 26.30
* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.
Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more
Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.
A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 75% of their maximum capacity.
At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 75% of the total maximum capacity.
Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Alcoholic drinks are not available.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
All transport from start to finish.
Visa and travel assistance.
English speaking guides throughout.
3 nights full board in Cairo.
4 nights of cruise all included.
All tickets, excursions and guided tours mentioned.
Domestic flights to and from Cairo.
Wifi on board (€EUR
€ 10 (US$ 10.60) per day).
When to book?
You can book up to 2 days before (Cairo local time) if there are still places available. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.
No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Do we need to get a visa for Egypt before travelling or on arrival in the airport?
A - The local tour provider will sort out your visa on arrival in Egypt. Citizens of certain countries (Guatemala, Cuba, e.g.) require a visa in order to fly to Egypt. In the case that you do require this document, the tour provider will send it to you before you travel.
Q - Do local festivities affect the route?
A - No, the monuments are open all year round.
Q - How large do the groups tend to be?
A - Between 20 and 25 people.
Q - Can we do the horse and cart ride in another type of vehicle?
A - You may go by car if you would prefer.
Q - Can a child under 12 years old stay in the same room as their parents?
A - Yes, in that case the double room will have a double bed for two people and a sofa bed for one person. Triple rooms are not allowed, so you also have the option of booking a double and a single room.
Q - Can I check in at the hotel if my flight arrives in the early hours of the morning?
A - Check in is from 2 pm. If you arrive before this and want to access the hotel room, you will have to book an additional night's stay with the supplement (based on the category of accommodation booked) to be paid at the destination.
Q - Can we reserve additional nights in the hotel before beginning the tour?
A - Yes, once you've made the reservation, you can organise this with the local tour provider.
Q - When should I arrive in Cairo?
A - We recommend that you book a flight that arrives after 7 am on the day the tour begins. but if you arrive before this time, you'll have to pay the cost of transfers or hotel before the tour begins.
Q - Are there vegetarian options available for meals?
A - Yes: meals on the cruise are buffet style with many vegetarian options, and you can ask for vegetarian menus in the restaurants in Cairo.
Q - How many suitcases can be taken on the domestic flights?
A - The domestic flights normally take place on Egyptair. You can take a cabin bag of up to 10 kgs and a main suitcase of up to 23 kgs.
Q - Does the visit to the Valley of the Kings include Tutankhamun's tomb?
A - No, during the tour of the Valley of the Kings we will visit three different tombs. If you want to see Tutankhamun's tomb, you must pay €10.
Q - Is it possible to guarantee an exterior cabin?
A - All of the cabins are exterior.
Q - Is it possible to be picked up form the Cairo airport in the morning? Will there be any problem with visas?
A - Yes, we can pick you up at any time at the airport. There will be no problem sorting the visas, there are personell at any time of day.
Q - Is it possible to include a visit to the Nubian Village?
A - If you would like to visit the Nubian Village you can do so, contracting a tour from Aswan on the last day of the tour.
Q - Is it possible to adapt the meals to someone who can't eat salt?
A - Yes, you should indicate so in the comments when making the reservation and remind the guide on the day of the tour.
Q - Can we eat in a different restaurant?
A - Yes, but you can contract a private transfer.
Q - Are the restaurants always the same ones?
A - No. It depends on the group and the hotels.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
If you have any other questions please contact us.