Best of Egypt - Winter 2016/2017

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A cruise from Luxor to Aswan and horse-drawn buggy at Edfu are just two of the ways your Egyptologist unveils the secrets of an ancient culture, in this in-depth passage into Egypt.

Overview

Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Premium - 4 star
Physical level
Moderate

Highlights

    • City tour in Luxor and Cairo
    • Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Temples at Edfu and Kom-Ombo, the temple of Isis on the island of Philae
    • Sail in a felucca across the Nile
    • View the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza
    • See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the Step Pyramid in Sakkara

What's this trip about?

    A cruise from Luxor to Aswan and horse-drawn buggy at Edfu are just two of the ways your Egyptologist unveils the secrets of an ancient culture, in this in-depth passage into Egypt.

Details

Itinerary focusOperator does not provide
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityCairo
End CityCairo

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Religious

Destinations

  • Egypt

Attractions

  • Cairo
  • Luxor Temple
  • Pyramid of Giza

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Nature
  • Ruins & Archaeology
  • Short Cruise

Trip includes

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences
    • Optional Experiences and free time
    • Porterage and local charges included
    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
    • VIP entry to many sights
    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
    • Flight from Cairo to Luxor
    • Four-night luxury Nile Cruise
    • Flight from Aswan to Cairo
    • The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director throughout your journey
    • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

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Itinerary

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Day 1 ARRIVE CAIRO

Welcome to Cairo. You are met at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Wander through ancient, bustling streets in the City of a Thousand Minarets or simply relax after your journey. ...

Day 2 CAIRO – LUXOR – NILE CRUISE (4 NIGHTS)

Fly to Luxor and on arrival, visit the enormous temple complex at Karnak, featuring the Temple of Amun and the amazing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your luxury cruise ship in time for lunch. Later, visit the Grand Temple of Luxor before returning to your cruise ship fo...

Day 3 NILE CRUISE: LUXOR – EDFU

Discover the Valley of the Kings in the Theban Hills west of the Nile, where tombs were built for the powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. Visit the Temple of Medinet Habou, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. Admire Queen Hatshepsut's impressive temple at Deir el-Bahri. And view the Colossi of Memnon, carved from quartzite sandstone. Later, sail to Edfu.

Day 4 NILE CRUISE: EDFU – KOM-OMBO

Visit Egypt's best-preserved cult temple at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Relax and admire the scenery as you sail upstream to Kom-Ombo − little has changed in a thousand years. This evening, dress up in traditional clothing and experience a fun filled Egyptian and Galabea Party.

Day 5 NILE CRUISE: KOM-OMBO – ASWAN

Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-headed god, Sobek. Later, in Aswan sail in a traditional felucca across the Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island. A blood-red sunset is common in Aswan, made all the more breathtaking by the silhouette of dozens of feluccas set against it.

Day 6 DISEMBARK – ASWAN – CAIRO (3 NIGHTS)

Disembark in Aswan to explore the High Dam. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. See the Unfinished Obelisk. Later, consider an optional experience to the mighty Sun Temple of Abu Simbel − a once in a lifetime opportunity − where four giant stone statues ...

Day 7 CAIRO SIGHTSEEING

Thousands of years of history are brought to life during your full day of sightseeing. See the ancient Citadel, built to protect the city from the Crusaders. Marvel at the Alabaster Mosque's ornate interior and the Sultan Hassan Mosque, one of the masterpieces of Maml...

Day 8 CAIRO – PYRAMID EXCURSION

See the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Admire the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, which heralded the beginning of the pyramid age. Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. See the enigmat...

Day 9 DEPART CAIRO

Today you leave this mysterious, ancient country. Say goodbye to your travelling companions and your Travel Director as you prepare for your trip home. Airport transfers are available.

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Meals Included
  • 8 breakfasts
  • 4 cruise lunches
  • 4 cruise dinners
Age Requirements
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