Treasures of the Nile - 10 days -

Treasures of the Nile - 10 days

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PREMIUM TOUR: Discover the very best of ancient Egypt, from the Pyramids of Giza to the Valley of the Kings on this 10 day premium tour. Enjoy the comfort of five star hotels and domestic flights - and take in the Nile in style aboard a luxury cruise boat.
 

CHILDREN POLICY:

0 - 01.99 Free
2 - 05.99 pay 25% of the tour price
6 - 11.99 pay 50% of the tour price
12 years and over pay the full price of the trip per adult person.
 

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Day 1 - Cairo

Friday. Upon arrival into Cairo airport you are met and transferred to your 5 star hotel located in downtown Cairo. The rest of the day is free to relax or those arriving early can opt to pre book our optional Backstreets of Cairo tour which departs the hotel at 10am today. This evening a Welcome Meeting will be held at around 7pm.

If you would like to extend your stay and see more of Egypt, we also offer a pre or post tour Alexandria Day Trip.

Overnight: Cairo.

Day 2 - The Grand Egyptian Museum

    

We start the day with a guided tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum which contains a dazzling array of antiquities gathered from across Egypt and the world. Among the many exhibits in this vast new 490,000 sq.m complex are the magnificent treasures of King Tutankhamun and his solid gold funerary mask. After we've explored Egypt's flagship museum we head over to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization where we can see the incredibly well preserved mummies of ancient Egyptian pharaohs on display in the Royal Mummies' Hall. Then we return to our hotel where the rest of the day is free to relax by the pool and enjoy the hotel facilities.

Please Note: the Grand Egyptian Museum is scheduled to open in late 2024, though an official opening date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum instead.

Overnight: Cairo  |  Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 - Pyramids of Giza

    

Cairo - Luxor. Today we visit Egypt's most loved and iconic sight: The Great Pyramids of Giza. We explore the Giza plateau, pyramids and massive Sphinx. We continue on to explore Saqqara - an ancient necropolis with many half-buried tombs and the famous Zhoser’s step pyramid. Later we transfer to the airport for our flight to Luxor. Please note: your tour guide will not accompany you onboard your flight.

Overnight: Luxor  |  Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Valley of the Kings


     

The massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments we see during our morning visit to the West Bank - home to the legendary Valley of the Kings. We also see the colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Return to Luxor for check-in on board our Nile 5 star cruiser. Lunch is at leisure and we have time to relax until our early evening visit to the Temple of Luxor. Luxor Temple looks stunning at dusk and is beautifully illuminated at night.

Note: Dependent upon Nile Cruiser scheduling, we may take an excursion to Karnak Temple this afternoon. Should this occur, day 5 is spent at leisure.

Overnight: Nile Cruising  |  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 - Luxor & Nile Cruising

      
 

Luxor - Nile Cruising. This morning we tour the ancient city of Thebes (the East Bank) and gaze at the magnificent Temple of Karnak. More than a temple, Karnak is a gigantic and stunning complex of sanctuaries and pylons dedicated to the Theban gods. Anchors away this afternoon as we set sail downstream.

Overnight: Nile Cruising  |  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 - Cruising & Kom Ombo

     
 

Nile Cruising. Relax as we sail the Nile. Later today, we visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. A unique riverside temple, it is unusual in that everything architecturally is doubled and perfectly symmetrical along the main axis of the temple including twin halls, courts, colonnades, sanctuaries and entrances. Arrive in Aswan: a prosperous town at the crossroads of the ancient caravan routes late evening.

Overnight: Nile Cruising  |  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 - The Philae Temple

     
 

Nile cruiser - Aswan. Today, we enjoy a short boat trip to Agilika Island for a look at the Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple dates from 4th century BC but the Ptolomies and the Romans up to 3rd century AD built most of the existing structures. In danger of being completely submerged by the rising water of Lake Nasser, in 1972 UNESCO stepped in and an 8-year rescue effort was undertaken to relocate the entire temple 20m higher on nearby Agilika Island.

After lunch, we visit the High Dam and take a felucca sailing trip to Elephantine and Kitchener Island followed by a visit to a perfume oil emporium. As the sun sets, we enjoy free time to shop in the colourful souqs and markets or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset in Egypt’s southern most town straddling the River Nile.

Overnight: Nile Cruising  |  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 - Optional excursion to Abu Simbel

     
 

Consider our optional early morning excursion to see the magnificent Temples of King Ramses II at Abu Simbel. In a multimillion dollar operation lead by UNESCO in 1972, the famous temples were re-located to a higher position on the shoreline of Lake Nasser which had threatened to erode the foundations of this monolithic temple complex. Please see our Abu Simbel by Road Add-on for more info. Alternatively you can spend the morning at leisure.

This afternoon offers free time. Consider a visit to the Old Cataract Hotel, where Agatha Christie wrote the novel Death on the Nile. High Tea is also offered on the terrace which affords panoramic views of the Nile set to a backdrop of rolling sand dunes. Or opt for a visit to the well-curated Nubian Museum.

Overnight: Aswan  |  Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Cairo


     

Aswan - Cairo. Today we fly back to Cairo. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel, check in and rendezvous with your guide. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the hotel facilities or or you can join our optional excursion visiting Old Cairo, Coptic Cairo and the Citadel of Saladin (book locally).

Overnight: Cairo  |  Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 - Cairo

 

Sunday. Tour ends after breakfast. Included onward transfer to airport.

Meals: Breakfast

 

5 star Nile River Cruise - Spend four nights onboard a luxury cruise boat
Cairo - Marvel at the mighty Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the Grand Egyptian Museum
Luxor West Bank - Discover exquisite tombs at the Valley of the Kings, see the towering Colossi of Memnon and explore the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Luxor - Roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and see the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
Aswan - Visit the High Dam, take a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs
Elephantine Island and Kitchener island - Visit the islands on a traditonal felucca (sailing boa)
Kom Ombo - Visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo
 

Included

Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
5 nights 5 star hotels, 4 nights aboard a 5 star Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)
2 economy class flights - Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 10
Touring and sightseeing in Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor and Aswan
Felucca sailing around the islands of Aswan
Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology (for groups of 4 or more). Note you guide will not accompany you aboard internal flights
All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tip for your tour guide - we recommend you allow USD$8 per day, per traveller for your guide, though tipping is an entirely personal gesture
Entrance Fees: USD$100-120pp, paid in local currency
Tipping Kitty: USD$70-90pp, paid in local currency

Route

  1. X4HM+MPC, Al Haram, Nazlet El-Semman, Al Haram
  2. Luxor
  3. Nagoa Ash Shatb, Markaz Kom Ombo