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Nile Discovery

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Trip Overview

Embark on an exploration of Egypt's most important historic sites, with a 5-star Nile cruise from Aswan and Luxor 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, pyramids and sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and more. Soak up Egyptian history with Topdeck's Nile Discovery - you won't regret it.


Trip Itinerary

  1. Cairo, Egypt


    Hello, city of a thousand minarets! Go for a solo explore, settle into your hotel room or simply sit back and watch the madness of Cairo's traffic jams from a coffee shop before shimmying over to tonight's welcome meeting. Time to meet your new friends! Please note: On arrival an airport representative with a Topdeck sign will be waiting to assist you with the visa and immigration process. The cost of the visa is not included. For those eligible for a visa on arrival, this will need to be paid in cash in USD (please check the eligibility for your passport). You will then be transferred from the airport to your hotel to check in.

    • Today's highlights
      • Airport transfer
  2. Cairo to Aswan via Overnight Coach

  3. Aswan to Nile Cruise Ship

  4. Nile Cruise Ship

  5. Nile Cruise Ship

  6. Nile Cruise Ship to Luxor

  7. Luxor to Cairo via Overnight Coach

  8. Cairo

  9. Cairo


What's included

Included Experiences

  • + 5-star cruise on the Nile
  • Egyptology tours at major sites (entrance fees not included)
  • See the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum
  • Visit the Temples of Abu Simbel, Kom Ombo and Edfu
  • Visit Coptic Cairo and Khan el-Khalili market
  • Visit the Temples of Luxor and Karnak
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Hatshepsut
  • Visit a Nubian village


3 nights in hotels (twin-share), 3 nights in cabin accommodation on a 5-star cruise ship, 2 nights aboard an overnight coach

The Crew

Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader and local guides


Air-conditioned coach or minibus, Nile cruise ship


Entrance Fees

Entrance fees need to be paid locally in Egypt. If you have a valid student card, remember to bring it with you as you will receive discounts to some museums and monuments. You can expect entrance fees for your whole trip to be between 507 EGP – 1547 EGP.


On your trip you will stay primarily in quality three and four-star hotels on a single or twin-share basis, depending on what you have booked.

Nile cruise: your Nile cruise is on a high-standard vessel with all the luxuries of a five-star hotel. The 'More Inclusions' section on this document has a full breakdown of the accommodation used.


Breakfasts are included every day on most trips (except on the first morning). A typical breakfast may consist of cereals with milk or yogurt, bread, croissants, cold meats, cheese and a range of spreads with fruit juice, tea or coffee to drink. It is rare to get a hot breakfast, though on some occasions there may be some hot food available as well.

Included evening meals are in local restaurants or your place of accommodation.In most cases, table water is provided with the meals, and if you wish to purchase additional drinks you can do so at your own expense.

If you have any dietary requirements we will make every effort to cater to your specific needs as long as you advise your travel agent or Topdeck Customer Service Consultant when you book. However, please be aware that although we will do everything in our power to arrange it, we cannot guarantee that every restaurant we use will be able to cater to all dietary needs. We also cannot cater to tastes or dislikes, as most of our included evening meals feature a set menu

Important note on Ramadan

As many Middle Eastern countries are of Islamic faith, it is important to remember that lots of restaurants and shops will either be closed or operating on reduced hours during Ramadan. As a result, some optional and included activities on your trip may be affected. Ramadan, which takes place in either April, May or June, is an incredibly important and sacred month for Muslims. When equipped with some basic knowledge, you’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in this special tradition and experience all its highlights.


Below is a list of all the currencies you will use on your trip:

Egypt - Egyptian Pound (EGP)

Views & Reviews

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  • Chloe T February 2019


  • Anonymous February 2019

    Great trip leader, awesome actitudes, good organisation, nice accomodation !

  • Rachel G November 2018

    Lots of things to see everyday. Tour guides at the various temples were very informative.

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