Wonders of Ancient Egypt

Marvel at The Great Pyramids of Giza or capture the buzz of Cairo on this Cruise, Rail and Combos trip. Marvel at The Great Pyramids of Giza or capture the buzz of Cairo on this Cruise, Rail and Combos trip. The enduring buzz of Cairo’s bustling city streets and imposing Great Pyramids of Giza launch your discovery of ancient Egypt. Cruise down the Nile to Kom-Ombo, past Luxor, and explore the Valley of the Kings.

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Day 1: Arrive Cairo

Delve into the antiquities of Egypt on this epic journey which begins in Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure.

Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids, 2 nights
Day 2: Cairo – Pyramids Excursion

Immerse yourself in a history that spans millennia during a full-day excursion to the old kingdom of Egypt. See the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, then marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. This evening, watch as the walls of these feats of man are lit up in a dazzling Sound and Light Show.

Day 3: Cairo – Nile Cruise: Luxor

We fly to Luxor this morning and embark on a guided tour of the Karnak Temple Complex, before boarding our cruise in time for lunch. Later this afternoon, marvel at Luxor’s Great Temple and visit Luxor Museum to see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun’s tomb.

Cruise: Nile Cruise: MS Miriam, MS Medea or MS Sapphire or similar, 7 nights
Day 4: Nile Cruise: Dendera – Luxor

Pay tribute to the Goddess Hathor at the well-preserved Dendera Temple by bus, then travel back to Luxor.

Day 5: Nile Cruise: Edfu – Aswan

Sail on today to Aswan, arriving in time for dinner.

Day 6: Nile Cruise: Sail towards Aswan

Continue today, to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, then view the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock, and visit the High Dam in Aswan.

Day 7: Nile Cruise: Aswan – Philae

This morning, consider joining a once in a lifetime Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. Later, sail in a felucca to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island.

Day 8: Nile Cruise: Aswan – Kom-Ombo

Consider joining a once in a lifetime Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. Later, we’ll visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, worshipping two gods.

Day 9: Nile Cruise to Luxor

Watch how the river gives life to an arid landscape and the people who live within it as you sail down the Nile to Luxor.

Day 10: Disembark Luxor – Cairo

We disembark at Luxor, Connect With Locals’ as you enjoy a traditional ‘Be My Guest’ bite to eat of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea. Explore the fascinating complex of mortuary temples and tombs, including Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings. We take a return flight to Cairo where we’ll enjoy an evening at leisure to soak up the buzzing atmosphere for which the city is famous. This evening consider an evening meal on board a floating restaurant with some lively Egyptian entertainment.

Hotel: Ramses Hilton, 2 nights

Day 11: Cairo Sightseeing

Your sightseeing tour through Cairo will include a visit to the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo, see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and the Egyptian Museum.

Day 12: Depart Cairo

Our expedition at its end, take a transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
July: 07, 14$4,650.00$5,650.00
July: 21, 25$4,550.00$5,550.00
August: 04, 11, 18, 25$4,550.00$5,550.00
September: 01, 08, 15, 22$4,550.00$5,550.00
September: 29$4,750.00$5,750.00
October: 06, 13, 20, 27$4,750.00$5,750.00
November: 03, 10, 17, 24$4,650.00$5,650.0
December: 01, 08$4,650.00$5,650.00
December: 15$4,695.00$5,695.00
December: 22$5,175.00$6,175.00
December: 29$4,975.00$5,975.00
2021 Dates & Prices
January: 05, 12, 19, 26$4,650.00$5,650.00
February: 02, 09, 16, 23$4,650.00$5,650.00
March: 02, 09, 16, 23, 30$4,650.00$5,650.00
April: 06, 13$4,650.00$5,650.00
April: 20, 27$4,575.00$5,575.00
May: 04, 11, 18, 25$4,550.00$5,550.00
June: 01, 08, 15$4,550.00$5,550.00
June: 22, 29$4,650.00$5,650.00
July: 06, 13$4,650.00$5,650.00
July: 20, 27$4,550.005,550.00
August: 03, 10, 17, 24, 31$4,550.00$5,550.00
September: 07, 14, 21$4,550.00$5,550.00
September: 28$4,750.00$5,750.00
October: 05, 12$4,750.00$5,750.00
Inclusions: 
Meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
Transport:Airport transfers & Travel by luxury coach & Cruise
Flights: Flight Ticket: Cairo - Luxor - Cairo
Accommodation:4 nights accommodation & 7 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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