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Elegance of the Pharaohs

Duration 10 days

Destinations visited :
  • Egypt
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Explore amazing Egypt on this 10-day guided tour. Join an Egyptologist at the Pyramids of Giza, for an insider’s look at one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy a VIP, after-hours visit to the Temple of Luxor; you’ll be able to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site free from other tour groups. Later, choose to relax in Luxor your way: learn about the powerful women in Egypt’s past, such as Queen Cleopatra, from an Egyptologist, or watch a cocktail demonstration as you relax on a sundeck. At the Valley of the Kings, see where Tutankhamun, or the infamous King Tut, is buried. Enjoy high tea on the terrace of the Cataract Hotel, where Winston Churchill once relaxed. And in Cairo, visit the Egyptian Museum, where you can see treasures taken from the Tomb of Tutankhamun.

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

DAY 1

Cairo at leisure.
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. Welcome to Egypt – a mystical and timeless land, where the ancient and modern world live side by side. On arrival in Cairo, you will be met at the airport and transferred to the Mena House Hotel, your luxury five-star accommodation for the next two nights. Having welcomed numerous heads of state over the years, you’ll be treated to the same luxuries, including an optional rejuvenating spa experience and striking views of the pyramids from the private balcony of your room.
Hotel: Mena House Hotel (Pyramid View), Cairo.
Meal:

DAY 2

Cairo sightseeing.
After meeting your Travelling Concierge, a knowledgeable Egyptologist, head for one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids at Giza and their guardian Sphinx. Your exploration of Cairo with your Egyptologist includes entry into one of the Pyramids. Continue to Sakkara to see the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest in the world, dating back to 2700 B. C. Nearby lies Memphis; famous capital of ancient Egypt. See the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx.
Hotel: Mena House Hotel (Pyramid View), Cairo.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 3

Join your cruise in Luxor.
Wake early and transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Famed for its ancient treasures and the grandeur of its monuments, this beautiful city is a treasure trove for those looking to delve further into Egypt’s grand history. On arrival, have lunch on your luxury cruise ship and unwind before heading to Karnak. The largest temple complex built by man, this striking complex was constructed over a period of 1500 years. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, past the statue of Rameses II, to stand in awe among the huge columns of the vast Hypostyle Hall. Later, return to your cruise ship, one of the most stylish and spacious in Egypt. The all-suite River Tosca provides a relaxing and comfortable setting as you cruise the legendary Nile River. Featuring a stylishly adorned lounge, with full-service bar, a cosy library, restaurant, fitness rooms and swimming pool, you’ll take in the sights in the utmost luxury. In the evening, enjoy an onboard gala reception and dinner.
Hotel: River Tosca.
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner with Wine

DAY 4

The Temple of Hathor and Luxor.
In the morning, visit the Temple of Hathor. Built in the 1st century B. C. , it remains one of the best-preserved temples in all of Egypt and contains a rare depiction of Cleopatra VII and Caesarian, the son of Julius Caesar. Return to Luxor for some leisure time before visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Temple of Luxor for a VIP, after-hours visit. Founded in 1400 B. C. during the Golden Age of Thebes, the temple complex blends in seamlessly with surrounding city.
Hotel: River Tosca.
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner with Wine

DAY 5

The West Bank and Valley of the Kings.
Travel to the West Bank of the Nile. Stop for photos at the Colossi of Memnon – these gigantic twin stone statues of Amenhotep III once guarded his mortuary temple. Venture on to the amazing Temple of Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh who ruled from 1479 to 1458 B. C. Next, head to the Valley of the Kings, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world and visit the burial place of Tutankhamun, whose mummified remains are still on display. Later, experience a warm welcome as you meet a local family and take a tour of their village. As you stroll through the streets, hear stories of local life and the importance of family contribution, ensuring all members of the village are looked after. Part of this is the baking of traditional sun bread, where each group of families in the village will have their own bakery oven. A member from each group is chosen to be the assigned baker to provide bread to the community. Watch as the family demonstrates the bread-making process and enjoy a taste of the delicious bread, paired perfectly with a cup of Egyptian tea. In the evening, join in the fun at an Egyptian dinner and a lively galabeya party.
Hotel: River Tosca.
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner with Wine

DAY 6

A Felucca around Kitchener’s Island.
Stretch out on a traditional Nile felucca (sailboat) for a peaceful ride around Kitchener’s Island. Known for the Aswan Botanical Garden and its tropical plants and palm trees, this petite island is less than a kilometre long. Sightseeing continues with a visit to the modern Aswan High Dam and the ancient granite quarries, where one of Queen Hatshepsut’s obelisks lies abandoned in the bedrock. Cross the Nile by motorboat to the well-preserved Philae temple complex. Revered by locals, it was moved stone-by-stone to its current location to avoid being ruined by rising water levels, following the construction of the High Dam. Relax and enjoy a visual feast as you cruise along the Nile to Aswan. In the evening, you will indulge in dinner on the ship, before you are treated to an Egyptian belly dancing performance.
Hotel: River Tosca.
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner with Wine

DAY 7

Aswan and High Dam.
Take a small boat along the banks of the Nile with the birdman of Aswan. Keep a look out for colourful native birds as you travel to his small Nubian village. Visit the traditional dwelling of a local family and enjoy Nubian-style hospitality as you learn more about the area’s unique culture. In the late afternoon, join the likes of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie before you, with a colonial-style high tea at the Old Cataract Hotel. Sit back and relax as you enjoy delicious food, great company and a breathtaking sunset.
Hotel: Old Cataract Hotel, Aswan.
Meal: Breakfast,Afternoon Tea

DAY 8

Back to Cairo
In the morning, your luxurious cruise experience comes to an end as you board your flight back to Cairo. In the evening, check into your famous hotel built to attract the nobility of Europe, the Four Seasons at the First Residence. Over the years it has been home to Howard Carter, Jane Fonda, King Farouk as well as many crown princes and princesses.
Hotel: Four Seasons at the First Residence, Cairo.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 9

Cairo Sightseeing
After breakfast, enjoy a city tour where you will visit the towering Alabaster Mosque, commissioned by Muhammad Ali Pasha between 1830 and 1848. Enjoy incredible hilltop views over the city from the imposing Citadel of Salah El Din. This massive 12th century compound was home to Egypt’s rulers for more than seven hundred years. Next, head to Khan el-Khalili, a major souk in the historic centre of Islamic Cairo, stock up on local goods and put your bargaining skills to test.
Hotel: Four Seasons at the First Residence, Cairo.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 10

Depart Cairo.
It’s time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers, as you wake early for your transfer to Cairo airport. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
Meal: Breakfast

Exceptional Dining

  • Nile Cruise: Enjoy an onboard gala reception and dinner.
  • Luxor: Visit a family home and witness the making authentic Egyptian sun bread.
  • Nile Cruise: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.
  • Nile Cruise: Enjoy an evening of dinner and traditional Egyptian belly dancing.
  • Aswan: Like Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie before you, enjoy the sunset and high tea in colonial English-style at Aswan’s famous Old Cataract Hotel.
  • Nile Cruise: Enjoy dinner accompanied by a Nubian folklore show.
  • Dining Summary: 11 Breakfasts (B), 7 Lunches (L), 1 Afternoon Tea (AT), 7 Dinners (D) all with bottled water, tea or coffee. Festive Highlight Dinners: 21 Dec includes an additional New Year’s Eve Highlight Dinner in Cairo and 28 Dec includes a New Year’s Eve Highlight Dinner onboard the Nile Cruise.

Journey Highlights

  • Giza: With your Egyptologist, meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife.
  • Sakkara: Witness the Step Pyramid of King Zoser that dates back over 4,700 years.
  • Memphis: Led by your Travelling Concierge, explore this ancient capital and see the magnificent statue of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx.
  • Giza: If only these walls could talk! Oh, but they do at the audio visual Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids.
  • Cairo: Board your included flight to reach Luxor.
  • Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man.
  • Dendera: Visit the Temple of Hathor and see the rare depiction of Cleopatra VII and Caesarian.
  • Luxor: Visit the Temple of Luxor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • West Bank: See the might Colossi of Memnon, guarded by two giant seated figures of Amenhotep III.
  • Valley of the Kings: Embark on an experience with an Egyptologist as you venture to the Necropolis where many pharaohs were laid to rest. See the royal tombs and visit the Temple of Hatshepsut.
  • Kitchener’s Island: On a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft as you cruise around Kitchener’s Island.
  • Aswan: During your visit to Aswan High Dam and the granite quarries, witness one of Queen Hatshepsut’s unfinished obelisk.
  • Philae Island: Travel by motorboat to the island of Philae and visit the Temple of Isis which appears to rise from the waters.
  • Aswan: Travel to a small Nubian village, visit a traditional dwelling of a local family and enjoy Nubian-style hospitality.
  • Luxor: Catch your final glimpse of the Nile onboard your included flight back to Cairo.
  • Cairo: Sightseeing with your Travelling Concierge includes a visit to the Citadel along with Mohammed Ali’s Alabaster Mosque and a visit to the Khan El Halili bazaar.
  • Cairo: During your visit to the Egyptian Museum with your Egyptologist, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery – Tutankhamun’s treasure.

Luxury Hotels

  • Luxury Cruising: For the ultimate in luxury and refinement, set sail on the deluxe, all-suite River Tosca. Experience old world elegance, blended with modern amenities and comfort. The spacious suites are tastefully designed with marble bathrooms. Outside on the sun deck, the pool and shaded cabanas offer an oasis of calm to relax and enjoy the ever-changing scenery.
  • Aswan: Perfectly placed on the banks of the River Nile, the Old Cataract Aswan is a 5-star luxury hotel in a 19th-century Victorian palace that contrasts sophisticated interiors against a Nubian Desert backdrop. Enjoy luxurious amenities like the revitalising spa or an infinity pool that appears to cascade into the river.

VIP Experiences

  • Luxor: Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of the temple of Luxor after it has been closed to the public and marvel at this ancient monument.

Inclusive Luxury Gold Services

  • You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges and certified Egyptologist, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Luxury Gold is proud to offer various modes of transportation, from luxury coach to included flight to overnight river cruise and more, so that you always travel in comfort and experience your journey and destination in the best possible and most appropriate way.
  • At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included – you’ll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels. See Notes in the pricing panel for exemptions.
  • From time to time, your Travel Concierge will enchant you with a Luxury Gold Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • At every hotel, you’ll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.
  • Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates, when flights are included within the itinerary and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Complimentary, private port transfers are included when cruise travel is included within the itinerary. Transfers to train stations or alternate hotels, in the same start or end city of the itinerary, may be requested but are not guaranteed.
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Elegance of the Pharaohs

Explore amazing Egypt on this 10-day guided tour. Join an Egyptologist at the Pyramids of Giza, for an insider’s look at one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy a VIP, after-hours visit to the Temple of Luxor; you’ll be able to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site free from other tour groups. Later, choose to relax in Luxor your way: learn about the powerful women in Egypt’s past, such as Queen Cleopatra, from an Egyptologist, or watch a cocktail demonstration as you relax on a sundeck. At the Valley of the Kings, see where Tutankhamun, or the infamous King Tut, is buried. Enjoy high tea on the terrace of the Cataract Hotel, where Winston Churchill once relaxed. And in Cairo, visit the Egyptian Museum, where you can see treasures taken from the Tomb of Tutankhamun.