Best of Egypt

Cruise through Egypt’s ancient culture on this 9 Day Best of Egypt trip, which takes in Luxor and Aswan. Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through Egypt. Cruise the Nile past Luxor to Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

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Day 1: Arrive Cairo

Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo Airport, transfer to your hotel and relax after your journey.

Hotel: Hilton Heliopolis
Day 2: Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise

Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Luxor Museum and see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Cruise: Nile Cruise MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire or similar, 4 nights

Day 3: Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu

Visit the final resting place of Egypt’s Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and Luxor Temple. Later, sail to Edfu.

Day 4: Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom Ombo

Sail upstream to Kom-Om, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo. Donning our galabeas, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on board this evening.

Day 5: Nile Cruise: Kom Ombo – Aswan

This morning continue to Aswan, where we’ll set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. On arrival explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock. As the dipping sun sets the sky on fire, admire the silhouette of feluccas plying the river’s waters.

Day 6: Disembark – Aswan – Cairo

Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon.

Hotel: Ramses Hilton, 3 nights

Day 7: Cairo

Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo’s busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and Tutankhamen’s priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum.

Day 8: Cairo – Pyramid Excursion

The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures – the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise.

Day 9: Depart Cairo

Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends and transfer to the airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
July: 01, 08, 15$3,825.00$4,605.00
July: 22, 29$3,725.00$4,505.00
August: 05, 12, 19, 26$3,725.00$4,505.00
September: 02, 09, 16, 23$3,725.00$4,505.00
September: 30$3,850.00$4,630.00
October: 07, 14, 21$3,875.00$4,655.00
October: 28$3,825.00$4,605.00
November: 04, 11, 18, 25$3,795.00$4,575.00
December: 02, 09$3,795.00$4,575.00
December: 16$3,825.00$4,605.00
December: 23$3,950.00$4,730.00
December: 30$4,175.00$4,955.00
2021 Dates & Prices
January: 06, 13, 20, 27$3,795.00$4,575.00
February: 03, 10, 17, 24$3,795.00$4,575.00
March: 03, 10, 17, 24$3,795.00$4,575.00
March: 31$3,825.00$4,605.00
April: 07, 14, 21$3,825.00$4,605.00
April: 28$3,750.00$4,530.00
May: 05, 12, 19, 26$3,725.00$4,505.00
June: 02, 09, 16, 23$3,725.00$4,505.00
June: 30$3,825.00$4,605.00
July: 07, 14$3,825.00$4,605.00
July: 21, 28$3,725.00$4,505.00
August: 04, 11, 18, 25$3,725.00$4,505.00
September: 01, 08, 15, 22$3,725.00$4,505.00
September: 29$3,850.00$4,630.00
October: 06, 13$3,875.00$4,655.00

Inclusions: 
Meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Travel by luxury coach & Cruise
Flights: Flight Ticket: Cairo - Luxor / Aswan - Cairo
Accommodation:4 nights accommodation & 4 night Nile Cruise
Guide:The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director throughout your journey
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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