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8 Days Egypt Budget Tour - Cairo and Cruise by Train

Affordable Egypt Budget Tour: Cairo highlights and Nile cruise by train


8 Days - 7 Nights

Tour Type

Private Tour



About Your Trip

This 8-day Egypt Budget Tour will immerse you in the wonders of the ancient world. Explore the iconic Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, and Memphis, and delve into the Saqqara necropolis. Sail the Nile River aboard a luxurious cruise, stopping at the majestic temples of Kom Ombo, Edfu, and Luxor. Explore the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, and Colossi of Memnon. In Cairo, visit the Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel, and Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. This comprehensive itinerary offers a perfect blend of ancient treasures and the mesmerizing beauty of the Nile. 

Trip Highlights

Trip Itinerary

  • Arrival: Greeted by a representative at Cairo Airport, who will assist with all formalities.
  • Hotel Check-in: Transfer to your chosen hotel for relaxation and itinerary review with tour manager.
  • Pyramids: Visit the Giza Pyramids complex, including the Great Sphinx.
  • Valley Temple: Explore the Valley Temple of Khafra (where mummification took place).
  • Lunch: A break to enjoy a meal of traditional Egyptian food.
  • Saqqara: See the Step Pyramid and other monuments within this ancient burial ground.
  • Memphis: Explore the ruins of the ancient capital of Egypt.
  • Train to Aswan: Evening travel on a sleeper train.
  • Arrival & Cruise Check-In: Arrive in Aswan and board your Nile cruise.
  • High Dam: View this impressive modern structure.
  • Philae Temple: Explore the beautiful temple complex on an island.
  • Unfinished Obelisk: See the massive, unfinished obelisk at its quarry.
  • Kom Ombo: Visit the unique dual temple dedicated to Sobek and Haroeris.
  • Sail to Luxor: Enjoy sailing on the Nile, with opportunities for swimming and sunbathing.
  • Edfu Temple: Explore the well-preserved Temple of Horus.
  • Luxor West Bank: Discover the highlights:
    • Valley of the Kings: See the burial place of pharaohs
    • Hatshepsut Temple: Admire the temple built by Egypt’s female rule
    • Colossi of Memnon: View the giant statues of Amenhotep III
  • Karnak Temple: Explore this vast and impressive temple complex.
  • Luxor Temple: View the temple that showcases layers of different civilizations.
  • Train to Cairo: Travel back to Cairo on a sleeper train.
  • Egyptian Museum: Explore the treasures of ancient Egypt.
  • Lunch: Enjoy another traditional Egyptian meal.
  • Saladin Citadel: Visit this historic fortress and see the Mohamed Ali Mosque.
  • Khan el-Khalili Bazaar: Experience the vibrant market atmosphere (optional shopping).
  • Breakfast & Check-Out: Final meal at the hotel before leaving.
  • Departure: Transfer to Cairo International Airport for your flight home.

What's Included

What's Excluded

Tour Prices

4 Star Accommodation

Hotels: Pyramids by Jaz - Swiss In Golf - Helnan Dream
Cruises: Radamis - Princess Sarah - Royal Princess
  • Per person in DBL or TRPL Room = $1145
  • Solo Traveler = $1870
  • Christmas & Easter - DBL or TRPL Room = $1475
  • Christmas & Easter - Solo Traveler = $2299

5 Star Accommodation

Hotels: Steigenberger - Ramses Hilton - Hilton Gulf
Cruises: Blue Shadow - Emilio - Nile Premium
  • Per person in DBL or TRPL Room = $1198
  • Solo Traveler = $1910
  • Christmas & Easter - DBL or TRPL Room = $1525
  • Christmas & Easter - Solo Traveler = $2350

Important Info

All quoted prices are in US dollars per individual for each journey. Payment can be made in any preferred currency. Please note that quoted rates are subject to change if there are variations in airport taxes, hotel costs, transportation fees, or government levies. These rates are not applicable for bookings during the Christmas and New Year periods. The package does not cover travel insurance or visa fees.

Gratuities are not included in our package prices and are left to the discretion of our clients. While tipping is optional, it is highly appreciated by those who will be assisting you throughout your travels.

During your trip, you might incur extra personal costs, which could include, but are not limited to, a food tour, alcoholic drinks, gratuities, visa charges, recreational activities, and other non-included services. The additional costs during your journey may comprise:

  • Visa application fees (refer to Visa and Passport Information for details).
  • Any personal transport requests.
  • Tips for your guide and driver post-trip.
  • Additional hotel stays and meals due to unexpected events like poor weather or flight cancellations.

Entrance fees to exclusive archaeological sites, including the interior of the pyramids, the mummies’ room in the museum, or the Tutankhamun tomb in the Valley of the Kings in Luxor, are not covered in our Egypt tour packages.

Upon successful booking, a confirmation voucher is sent via email within 24 hours. To secure your booking, including accommodations, cruise cabins, domestic flights, and other services, we only require a 25% down payment. The balance can be settled up to two days prior to your arrival or in cash upon arrival to your tour manager, ensuring a secure booking process.

  • Cancellation more than 30 days before the tour starts: 10% of the tour package cost.
  • Cancellation 30 to 20 days before the tour: 25% of the package price.
  • Cancellation 19 to 15 days before the tour begins: 50% of the package cost.
  • Cancellation 14 to 11 days before the tour: 75% of the package price.
  • Cancellation 10 days or less before the tour: No refund available.
  • Children up to 2 years: Free.
  • Children aged 2 to under 6 years: Charged at 25% of the adult rate.
  • Children aged 6 to 11 years: 50% of the adult rate.
  • Children 12 years and older: Full adult rate.

Please Note: The children’s policy applies when children share a room with their parents (maximum of one child per parent’s room). If your tour includes airfare, there may be additional charges for your children.

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