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Egypt Nile Jewel - 9 Days

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Egypt Nile Jewel - 9 Days - Expat Explore Travel
Egypt Nile Jewel - 9 Days - Expat Explore Travel
Darryl "This one of the best holidays we have had, this was the first time we have holidayed with a tour group such as this, we met some amazing people from all around the world, our tour guide Semsem was a wealth of knowledge, friendly, fun and organised, he was nothing short of outstanding. After arriving at the airport we were met and assisted through customs which made things quick and easy, then take..."
Excellent
43 reviews
Starts
Cairo
+5 Destinations
Nile Valley
Ends
Cairo
Map

Highlights

  • See the Great Sphinx in person
  • Explore the Temple of Isis
  • Give local Egyptian cuisine a try
  • Go diving in Hurghada's seas
Age range
10 to 90 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel, Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Coach / Bus, Boat
Travel style
In-depth Cultural, Coach / Bus
Start and end in Cairo! With the in-depth cultural tour Egypt Nile Jewel - 9 Days, you have a 9 day tour package taking you through Cairo, Egypt and 5 other destinations in Egypt. Egypt Nile Jewel - 9 Days includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

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  • S
    Written on June 18, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Medhat is a knowledgeable and passionate Egyptologist, who is proud of his profession. He took time to explain in-depth the length and breath of History. Most of his lectures were through stories that were easy to remember and extremely interesting. We could re-live most of the ancient Egyptian History through his stories. Overall, Medhat is highly dependable, well-informed and professional! We, however,were fortunate to have two tour guides and the other guide was friendly and lively Ramez Emil. Ramez was social and was always ready to help people in every possible way. Irrespective of circumstances, Ramez's smile never faded and his personal approach to every situation was an asset to our trip. Ramez was also very passionate about Egyptian History and his knowledge was thorough and in-depth.
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  • DK
    Written on May 16, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    I thought the Tour was amazing!. Our Guide, " Peter" was absolutely fantastic. he did an amazing job. So knowledgeable and cared for everyone on the tour. It was well organized and I will be recommending this to all of my friends and family!
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  • AL
    Written on April 3, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    We thought the itinerary was too rushed. One extra day on the Nile cruise ship would have made a big difference, to have less attractions crammed into each day and reduce the number of early starts. The guide was pleasant enough but she did not have a strong voice and also had a very strong accent, which made her very difficult to understand. I spoke to some others in our group, who made the same comment and, like me (and my partner), pretty much gave up after the first couple of days. We overheard several other tour guides during our trip and they all spoke clearly, gave precise instructions and were easy to understand. Her time keeping was also extremely poor. At the first site, Sakkara, a few people in the group were confused about where we were to meet. The guide proceeded to read the riot act to the whole group, saying we must be sure we know where and when to meet and to fail to do so was to not show her the appropriate level of respect. I thought this was inappropriate because only a few people from the group were involved, they had made a mistake not wilfully disregarded her instructions and they had already apologized to her and assured her it would not happen again. For the rest of the tour, the main offender in not being at the time and place arranged after site visits was - our guide! Twenty minute stops were routinely 30-40 minutes. At the Sphinx, we were told we could have 15 minutes at the site. When this was met with a stony silence from the group, it was extended to 20 minutes, still an absurdly short period of time to appreciate one of the world's most iconic structures. We then spent 1 HOUR and 20 minutes at a shop selling oils! The guide was the last person back on the bus, saying she was sorry she was so late but she seemed to think it was rather funny! On the way back from Abu Simbel we were running late returning to the boat - and our guide had the bus stop on the way so she could meet her sister and get something from her! We had arrived in Aswan early the previous afternoon, so she could have met her sister that afternoon or evening, rather than use the tour bus as her taxi. Speaking to several others in the group, they agreed our guide's behaviour was unprofessional.
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  • TW
    Written on March 20, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    We packed a lot into 8 days.
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  • Egypt Nile Jewel - 9 Days reviewer 5
    Written on February 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Egypt was everything I expected and more. My friend and I went on Egypt Nile Jewel- 9 days. Our tour guides, were Mariam TawFiq & Ramez. Most of the tour was guided by Mariam, however, Ramez was outstanding as well. Mariam is very knowledgeable about Ancient Egypt History and was very accommodating to our needs, there was never a dull moment on our trip. Everything on the itinerary was covered along with a few extra suprizes. This tour is highly recommended!
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  • JL
    Written on February 22, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    My dream trip Egypt was beyond imagination but guide need do better time management.
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  • AM
    Written on January 7, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Just returned from the Egypt Nile Jewel tour, and I must say it was the experience of a lifetime. The tour was run by Timeless Tours and they did an excellent job. We were collected at the airport by one of the company representatives, and whisked through the formalities and driven to the hotel. At the end of the tour we were once again driven to the airport. We were 89 travellers divided into 3 groups according to the various travelling methods booked (cuise or feluca) and each had their own bus and guide. Our guide was SemSem, and you couldn't hope to find a better guide. He is extremely knowledgeable, is well spoken and and a great organiser. The hotels where we stayed were good, the hotel in Hurghada being the nicest as well as all inclusive, and with a heated pool for the winter months. The Nile cruise was a highlight of the tour. At all times we felt extremely safe, there are security checkpoints, and armed security at many of the sites, and occasionally a security guard will accompany the bus on part of its journey. This is not because of any danger, but precautions taken by the government to ensure the safety of tourists. Some of the mornings had really early starts (going to the airport for flight to Aswan, and also for Abul Simbel trip) but were totally worth it. Egypt has so much to see, and 9 days is just barely enough for you to cover the most popular attractions. If I had the opportunity, I would do another Egypt tour in a hearbeat! If you are lucky enough to get SemSem for your guide, you will be very lucky and have the trip of a lifetime.
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  • Egypt Nile Jewel - 9 Days reviewer 8
    Written on January 4, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I went on the 9 day Jewel Nile throughout Egypt. My guide, SemSem, really us what made this tour amazing. I highly recommend asking for SemSem to be your guide. The other guides are great as well, but SemSem is a cut above the rest. His knowledge and passion for his home country really shown through. I have been on 3 expat tours so far and this one was the best by far.
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  • Egypt Nile Jewel - 9 Days reviewer 9
    Written on December 18, 2017
    5.0 - Excellent

    Amazing experience and can thoroughly recommend this tour. SemSem the Tour Guide was amazing and an assett to the Egyptian Travel Industry.
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  • DG
    Written on November 12, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    This one of the best holidays we have had, this was the first time we have holidayed with a tour group such as this, we met some amazing people from all around the world, our tour guide Semsem was a wealth of knowledge, friendly, fun and organised, he was nothing short of outstanding. After arriving at the airport we were met and assisted through customs which made things quick and easy, then taken to the hotel and again assisted to check in. We went to our room and it was nice, clean and tidy, we were very happy with it, the hotel facilities very good and the service was sometimes slow but overall very good. The food at the hotel was average to good a little disappointed in the buffet (but this could have been just our taste in food). Our tour guide arranged a meet and greet meeting the first night for all of us on the tour and the gave us a heads up on what was going to happen we found this a great help and got to meet some of the others. The tour started the next day and what an experience the pyramid's, sphinx, camel ride etc. above and beyond my expectations. This gave us high expectations for the rest of the tour and we weren't disappointed the tour got better and better each day. The accommodation we stayed in, at the different destinations was all above average, the cruise was great could not fault it, rooms, food, service, and the staff were the best on the tour by far at any of the accommodation. The stay at Hurgarda was also amazing, just a bit of time to relax. Aswan, Luxor all the locations are a must see our advice is do all the extra activities Adu Sembel, the balloon ride over the Valley of the Kings etc. as you won't be disappointed in any of them. There is some early starts to the days so be prepared for those, there is a lot of walking but that was to be expected, the tour can be hectic at times as there is a lot to fit in and a couple of bus trips between destinations were long, our advise is miss these bus trips and fly as the option is available. The question is would we go back and do it again? - YES most definitely. Would I recommend the tour to anyone else? - YES most definitely in fact we already have Value for money? - Excellent Did we feel safe? - At no time throughout the time we spent in Egypt did we feel unsafe When we go back we will requesting that our tour guide Semsem be our tour guide again. We can't speak highly enough of him and his passion for his country and professionalism for the entire tour. Enjoy your trip to Egypt Darryl and Anita
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Itinerary

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  1. Day 1: Arrive in Cairo
  2. Day 2: Giza Pyramids - Sphinx - Sakkara
  3. Day 3: Aswan - Philae Temple - Nile Cruise
  4. Day 4: Kom-Ombo - Edfu - Nile Cruise
  5. Day 5: Luxor - Karnak Temple - Nile Cruise
  6. Day 6: Valley of the Kings - Hatshepsut - Hurghada
  7. Day 7: Hurghada - Free day
  8. Day 8: Hurghada - Cairo
  9. Day 9: Departure

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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions about this tour.

    • When and where does the tour start?

      The first day of this tour is an arrivals day, and an included airport transfer will take you to your hotel when you touch down in Cairo. The tour generally starts from Oasis Hotel, however, please be aware the starting hotel is subject to change until your final documents are released. Check-in starts at 2 pm and if your flight arrives early enough you will have some free time to explore the Egyptian capital or relax by the hotel swimming pool.

    • Do you arrange airport transfers?

      Both arrival and departure transfers from and to Cairo Airport are included in this tour.

    • What are the optional excursions?

      Please see below the list of optional excursions in local currency, however, please note this is a guideline only and prices are subject to change:

      The Sights of Alexandria. Price: $ 90
      Memphis and Dashure. Price: $ 45
      El-Mokattam Hill and Monastery of St. Simeon. Price: $ 20
      Sound and Light Show at Giza Pyramids. Price: $ 36
      Open Buffet Dinner on Nile Cruise. Price: $ 36
      Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the West Bank of Luxor. Price: $ 130
      Valley of the Kings. Price: E£ 104
      Hatshepsut Temple. Price: E£ 52
      Abu Simbel Temple. Price: $ 90
      Dinner in a Nubian House. Price: $ 22
      Philae Temple. Price: E£ 80
      The High Dam. Price: E£ 30
      Giza Pyramids & The Sphinx. Price: E£ 80
      Pyramid of Djoser. Price: E£ 80
      Egyptian Museum. Price: E£ 85
      Temple of Kom-Ombo. Price: E£ 50
      Edfu Temple. Price: E£ 60
      Karnak Temple. Price: E£ 80
      Luxor Temple. Price: E£ 80
      Snorkelling. Price: $ 35
      Scuba Diving. Price: $ 65

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    Start and end in Cairo.
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    TourRadar only requires a deposit of 10% to confirm this Expat Explore Travel booking. The remaining balance is then payable 65 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 September 2018 the full payment of $710 is necessary.
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    Destinations

    Covering a total distance of approx 1,476 km.
    • Cairo (Egypt)
    • 684 km
    • Aswan (Egypt)
    • 45 km
    • Kom Ombo (Egypt)
    • 55 km
    • Edfu (Egypt)
    • 84 km
    • Luxor (Egypt)
    • 210 km
    • Hurghada (Egypt)
    • 399 km
    • Cairo (Egypt)

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