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Nile Discovery 2018/19 (8 Days, Cairo to Cairo)

On our Nile Discovery trip, you’ll swing past Egypt's most important historic sites – with a 5-star Nile cruise thrown in for good measure! A qualified Egyptologist will unlock the secrets of ancient Egyptian history at every major site, including Abu Simbel, Luxor, Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, the Pyramids and Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and more. Ready to soak up some history? Yeah, you are!


Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
Five-star cruise on the Nile
Egyptian Museum
Temples of Luxor & Karnak
Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut
Nubian village visit
Saqqara Step Pyramid, Coptic Cairo & Khan el Khalili
Egyptology tours at major sites (entrance fees not included)
Temples of Abu Simbel, Kom Ombo & Edfu
7 Breakfasts
7 Lunches
7 Dinners
Tour Provider Topdeck
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $1,691
Start Location
Cairo, Egypt
End Location
Cairo, Egypt
Age Range
18 to 39
Group Size
1 to 48
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Day 1: Cairo, Egypt
Welcome to the city of a thousand minarets and watch the madness of Cairo’s traffic jams from a kahwas (coffee shop). But first, rock up to tonight’s welcome meeting and meet your new friends. Included today: Airport transfer
Day 2: Cairo to Aswan via Overnight Coach
There's old, and then there's the necropolis of Saqqara. Soak up some ancient history, meander Coptic Cairo and get your haggle on in Khan el-Khalili market. Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Aswan to Nile Cruise Ship
Remember the time of ancient Nubia sailing along the Nile on a felucca sailboat and later, a culture lesson in a brightly coloured traditional village. Then, climb aboard your five-star chariot (replete with rooftop pool, sun lounges and belly dancing) for a taste of life finer than the pharoah’s could have ever imagined. Included today: Short felucca ride Nubian village visit Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner Optional activities: Camel ride Nubian dinner
Day 4: Nile Cruise Ship
Come face to face with awe-inspiring Abu Simbel, presided over by four gigantic statues of Ramesses II. And then: what’s cooler than Kom Ombo temple? The fact 300 mummified crocodiles were found nearby. Included today: Abu Simbel Kom Ombo Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 5: Nile Cruise Ship
The eye of Ra is watching you today as we head to the Temple of Edfu. Get acquainted with the falcon-headed sky god Horus. After that, kick back on deck and drink in the beauty of the Nile. Included today: Edfu temple Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Day 6: Nile Cruise Ship to Cairo via Luxor and Overnight Coach
Take a walk through the shadow of the Valley of Kings and go for a Temple trifecta ticking off Hatshepsut, Karnak and Luxor plus Colossi of Memnon before heading back to Cairo. Included today: Valley of Kings Temple of Hatshepsut Colossi of Memnon Karnak & Luxor temples Meals: Breakfast
Day 7: Cairo
Walk like an Egyptian into King Tutankhamun’s treasure chest at the Egyptian Museum – home to over 160,00 relics – then gain some perspective at the base of the 138-metre Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. Included today: Egyptian Museum Giza pyramids & Sphinx Meals: Breakfast Optional activities: Nile dinner cruise
Day 8: Cairo
Shisha! Is the trip over already? If your inner explorer has been stoked, stay on to uncover more of Cairo’s coolness. We’re outta here after breakfast. Meals: Breakfast