The Nile Rediscovered
The Nile Rediscovered
The Nile Rediscovered
The Nile Rediscovered
The Nile Rediscovered
The Nile Rediscovered
The Nile Rediscovered
The Nile Rediscovered
The Nile Rediscovered
The Nile Rediscovered

The Nile Rediscovered

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Please note: The Single Room price displayed above is for a single room in conjunction with other travellers. A solo traveller price is available on request.

Private Holiday with 7 Night Nile Cruise
12 Days ex Cairo
Preferred Departure Days:
Super Deluxe / Deluxe / Superior First Class: Saturday
Supplement may apply for tours commencing on other days
Cruises may operate in reverse

Embark on an unforgettable 12-day deluxe Egypt holiday, immersing yourself in the wonders of this ancient land. Commence your adventure with a two-night stay in the Pyramids area, indulging in the awe-inspiring views of these ancient wonders. Discover the mysteries of Cairo with your private Egyptologist guide, and luxuriate in a seven night voyage aboard a deluxe Nile Cruise ship, providing ample time for an unhurried exploration of the majestic landscapes and historical treasures along the iconic River Nile. Conclude this extraordinary journey with two nights in the heart of Cairo's downtown area, ensuring a perfect blend of luxury, cultural immersion, and relaxation.



  • A warm welcome with a personal meet and assist inside immigration, together with your Egyptian visa on arrival, followed by express immigration assistance
  • 24/7 service and full local backup from our seven regional offices throughout Egypt
  • Behold the incomparable Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient allure of Memphis and the enduring monuments of Sakkara
  • Indulge in a leisurely exploration of the Nile during a deluxe 7-night Nile Cruise, seamlessly combining the traditional 3 and 4 night programmes, offering a perfect blend of ample time for exploration and relaxation aboard
  • Delve into the the hidden treasures of the Valley of the Kings, including the tomb of the renowned boy king, Tutankhamun. VIP entry into the tombs of Tutankhamun and Ramses VI included.
  • Uncover the dazzling riches of ancient Egypt at the newly inaugurated Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM)

Day 1: Cairo (B)

Welcome to Egypt. Our local representative who will meet and assist you inside immigration and guide you through. Transfer directly to your Pyramids area hotel for a two night stay in a Pyramids View Room.

Day 2: Cairo (BD)

A day to remember! The ancient capital of Memphis and the enduring monuments of Sakkara will have their secrets revealed by your private Egyptologist guide. Explore the sand strewn temples and tombs before travelling to the incomparable Pyramids of Giza and mysterious Sphinx. The largest and oldest pyramid was built by Pharaoh Khufu over 3800 years ago. Dinner is included this evening at the hotel.

Optional: Attending the spectacular Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids this evening is a perfect way to end an unforgettable day.

Day 3: Cairo - Luxor (BLD)

This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor. On arrival transfer to your cruise boat moored on the banks of the Nile. Lunch is served on board. Free time this afternoon with afternoon tea and dinner on board.

Day 4: Luxor - Esna (BLD)

Spend an unforgettable morning exploring the Valley of the Kings. At the entrance see the Colossi of Memnon this giant statue is named for the Ethiopian King who brought his army to Troy’s defence during the Trojan War before being killed by Achilles. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut one of Egypt’s ruling female Pharaoh’s. Return on board along the calm Nile waters to sail to Edfu where there is time to explore the local markets. This evening the Captains Cocktail party (non-alcoholic drinks are included). Overnight in Esna.

Innovative Bonus: Entry into Tutankhamun and Ramses VI included

Day 5: Esna - Edfu – Kom Ombo (BLD)

This morning set sail for Edfu and visit the mysterious Temple of Horus constructed upon the site of the final battle between the good and just god Horus and his strong Uncle Seth. Sail on to Kom Ombo with time to relax on the upper deck or chose a spot to watch the timeless waters of the Nile slip past and be transported to a time gone by. Lunch on board with free time this afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Kom Ombo.

Day 6: Kom Ombo - Aswan (BLD)

Early morning sail to Aswan. This morning visit the High Dam the Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae (by local boat).

In the afternoon sail on the Nile by motor boat and visit the botanical garden. Overnight in Aswan.

Day 7: Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu (BLD)

Day at leisure in Aswan. Overnight Aswan
Optional Abu Simbel Tour (surcharge applies):
Very early this morning transfer to the airport and fly to Abu Simbel. On arrival transfer to the entrance from here walk into this amazing complex to view the magnificent Temples of Ramses II. These celebrate this mighty Pharaoh often regarded as the greatest of all the pharaohs (also known as Ozymandias by the ancient Greeks) and Queen Nefertari a famed Queen and diplomat in her own right. Marvel at the amazing engineering that saved the temples from a watery grave below Lake Nasser. At the conclusion of your tour walk to the exit for your airport transfer and flight to Aswan and return to the Nile Cruise.

Day 8: Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Esna (BLD)

This morning after breakfst sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple shared by two Gods Sobek and Haeroris with insights into the heliocentric solar system surgical instruments and crocodile mummies this temple is unforgettable.

Sail on to Edfu with lunch on board. Continue sailing to Esna for overnight.

Day 9: Esna - Luxor (BLD)

Morning sail to Luxor with time at leisure on arrival. You may wish to explore the streets of the Nile and nearby Luxor markets or relax by the pool overlooking the Nile. Lunch on board. This afternoon choose to discover either the awesome grandeur of the Luxor and Karnak Temples, or visit Denderah and Abydos. Dinner and overnight in Luxor.

Day 10: Luxor - Cairo (B)

Disembark this morning after breakfast and transfer to the Airport for your flight to Cairo. On arrvial you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel.
This afternoon your Egyptologist guide will escort you to discover El Moez Le Din Allah Street, one of the oldest streets in Egypt adorned with various monuments, followed by a visit to the historic Khan El Khalili bazaar for some local bartering.

Day 11: Cairo (B)

This morning your Egyptologist guide will take you to discover either: the newly inaugurated Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), offering a glimpse into the glittering treasures of ancient Egypt during its soft opening phase; or you can choose to visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) which displays around 50,000 artifacts showcasing Egyptian Civilization from prehistoric times to the present day. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight Cairo.

Day 12: Cairo (B)

This morning you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your onward flight.


  • Cruise schedules may operate in reverse.
  • The day-by-day Nile Cruise itinerary may vary according to the cruise boat confirmed.
  • Itineraries may be changed without notice due to river flows, local or other conditions and these changes are beyond the responsibility of Innovative Travel or our local operators.


  • VIP Meet and assistance prior to immigration at Cairo Airport
  • Egyptian Visa for US, Canadian, New Zealand, Australian and UK Passport holders
  • Airport departure assistance
  • Private transfers in A/C transportation
  • Accommodation in selected category with private facilities
    • 2N Cairo Pyramids area; 7N Nile Cruise; 2N Cairo downtown area
  • Breakfast daily; all meals on Nile Cruise
  • Economy Class domestic flights Cairo/Luxor/Cairo  
  • Private Egyptologist guide and sightseeing in Cairo
  • Small group guided sightseeing on the Nile Cruise
  • Entrance Fees
  • Upgraded entry to the Valley of the Kings including entrance to Tutunkhamun's and Ramses VI Tombs
  • Travel Notes – issued by Innovative Travel


  • International airfares
  • Optional tours and excursions
  • Port Taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Porterage
  • Tipping/Gratuities (please refer to tour notes for a recommended guideline)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Departure taxes
  • Hotel charges for minibar or any extra charges
  • Egyptian Visa for non US, Canadian, New Zealand, Australian and UK Passport holders
  • Any other services not clearly mentioned in the inclusions above

Accommodation based on the following or similar

Cairo Pyramids

Superior First Class: Crown Plaza Cairo West Arkan (Standard Room)
Deluxe Class: Hyatt Regency Cairo West (Pyramids view Room)

Super Deluxe Class: Marriott Mena House (Pyramids View Room)

7 Nights Deluxe Nile Cruise Luxor / Luxor

Superior First Class: Sonesta Nile Goddess
Deluxe Class: MS Movenpick Royal Lily or MS Movenpick Royal Lotus

Super Deluxe Class: Sonesta Sun Goddess (Cabins with French Balconies)

Cairo City

Superior First Class:  Sheraton Cairo (Pool/City View Room)
Deluxe Class: Fairmont Nile City (City View Room)

Super Deluxe Class: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (Nile View Room)

Cruising the Nile
Please use cruise itineraries as a guideline only. The order of sightseeing and overnight destinations may vary and are subject to change due to the operation of Esna Lock, or at the discretion of the of the cruise company. Should a change of boat be required due to any unforeseen circumstances prior to departure, an alternative of the same standard or better will be offered if available

There are many river boats that cruise between Luxor and Aswan. They provide accommodation and transportation for the majority of tourists travelling to Egypt. Each night and whilst moored for sightseeing, it is common for 4-5 cruise boats to be parked abreast of each other. The location of your boat will vary from port to port however in many cases your view from your cabin will be restricted to cruising periods only.

Sightseeing on Nile Cruise boats is operated by the cruise company. You will be allocated an English speaking guide and small group of other English speaking tourists for sightseeing upon embarkation. The order of sightseeing may vary depending on the local port authorities. If a tomb or temple is unable to be visited an alternative will be provided where possible.

Sightseeing (non cruise)
All sightseeing unless specified is on a private basis with a driver and guide. Sightseeing generally takes place in the cooler periods of the day ie early morning or late afternoon therefore on occasion some early starts may be necessary to avoid the heat

Valley of the Kings: Not all the tombs within the Valley are currently open to the public. Many are closed periodically for resting and renovation (Entrance fees to three tombs is included in tour packages. Entrance fees to Tutankhamen’s Tomb is not included. Currently EGP100pp - subject to change).

During the Holy Month of Ramadan Muslims fast, abstaining from eating, drinking & smoking during daylight hours (approx. 7am-6.30pm). As a sign of respect, tourists should also try to refrain eating in public during the fasting hours. Restaurants and Cafes in Hotels and Cruise boats will be open, however limited alcohol may be available over this time. In 2025, Ramadan is expected to begin on the evening of Friday 28th February. After 30 days, or on sighting the full moon, Eid Al Fitr is celebrated & most public and private institutions close for at least three days.

Domestic Flights in Egypt.
Flight times will reconfirmed by the local operator upon arrival in Egypt.
Note, Flights from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor generally involve early morning starts due to flight schedules in the summer season. For flights to Abu Simbel certain flights are allocated to clients travelling for day trips from Cairo and overnight programmes. These flights are set by Egypt air and are outside of the operators control

Dress Codes
Modest dress is required for entrance to holy sites – Men: Long pants, Women – skirt or long pants and shoulders covered.

Hotels in regional areas (i.e Abu Simbel / Siwa / St Catherine) can be of a lower standard than the properties in the main tourist centres, with more basic/less developed infrastructure due to location and surrounding conditions. The options chosen are the best available.

Trip prices and dates are correct at the time of the website going live, however all offers are subject to reconfirmation at the time of booking. All featured tour itineraries and offers may be subject to change due to seasonal variations without notice, or due to local conditions or other conditions. Please confirm all details at time of booking. Travel insurance is mandatory for all Innovative Travel bookings. All passports must be valid for 6 months prior to your return to your home country. Visas are the responsibility of the traveller. Special VIP meet and assist offers are available in some destinations for New Zealand passport holders, for other nationalities please check at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Booking Conditions page.

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