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Best of Egypt

Duration 9 days

Destinations visited :
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Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.

Take a look at your day-by-day itinerary or contact us on 0207 620 8952 to find out more.

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
Meal:

DAY 2

Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise (4 Nights)
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.
Hotel: Nile Cruise MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire or similar
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

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.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

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.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

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.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

DAY 6

Disembark – Cairo (3 Nights)
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
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 7

Cairo Sightseeing
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.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

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.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

DAY 9

Depart Cairo
Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends and transfer to the airport.
Meal: Buffet Breakfast

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Luxor and Cairo
  • SAIL in a felucca across the Nile
  • SEE the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis and the Step Pyramid in Sakkara
  • VIEW the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza
  • 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 Temple of Kom-Ombo and the temple of Isis on the island of Philae

Dining Highlights

  • 8 buffet breakfasts
  • 4 cruise lunches
  • 4 cruise dinners

First class travel Highlights

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

Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.