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Wonders of Ancient Egypt 2014

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Felucca Ride on the Nile River, EgyptThe Citadel of Cairo, EgyptThe Temple of Horus in Edfu, EgyptThe Great Pyramid of Giza, EgyptThe Great Sphinx of Giza, EgyptStep Pyramid of Djoser in EgyptThe Sun temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt
Felucca Ride on the Nile River, Egypt
The Citadel of Cairo, Egypt
The Temple of Horus in Edfu, Egypt
The Great Pyramid of Giza, Egypt
The Great Sphinx of Giza, Egypt
Step Pyramid of Djoser in Egypt
The Sun temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt
  • Duration: 12 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: The Great Pyramids of Giza and the buzzing atmosphere of Cairo mark the start of a journey of discovery into Ancient Egypt, as you cruise from the mysterious temples of Luxor and the epic Valley of the Kings to the Aswan High Dam, before returning to the capital.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    ARRIVE CAIRO (2 NIGHTS)

    You are met on arrival at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax and soak up the atmosphere in this ancient city.

    Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 2

    CAIRO – PYRAMIDS EXCURSION

    See the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit Sakkara and see the Step Pyramid. Marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and see the Sphinx. Enjoy a view of the pyramids at night and an unforgettable Sound and Light Show.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 3

    CAIRO – NILE CRUISE: LUXOR – DENDERA (7 NIGHTS)

    Fly to Luxor for a guided tour of the Karnak Temple complex. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, and set sail for Dendera in the north.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    Hotel: MS Miriam, MS Giselle, MS La Bohème or similar

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 4

    NILE CRUISE: DENDERA – LUXOR

    Explore the Dendera Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, before cruising back to Luxor to visit the Grand Temple.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 5

    NILE CRUISE: LUXOR – EDFU

    This morning, discover Deir et-Bahri, a complex of mortuary temples and tombs. See Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the Valley of the Kings before cruising through the Esna Lock to Edfu.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 6

    NILE CRUISE: EDFU – ASWAN

    Visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Tonight, dress up in galabeas and enjoy some Egyptian culture and cuisine.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 7

    NILE CRUISE: ASWAN

    View the Unfinished Obelisk and visit the impressive High Dam in Aswan. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. Sail in a felucca on the Nile to view the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 8

    NILE CRUISE: ASWAN – KOM-OMBO – EDFU

    Consider joining an excursion to Abu Simbel. Later, visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the falcon and crocodile gods.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 9

    NILE CRUISE: EDFU – LUXOR

    Enjoy a full day cruising on the Nile. Take advantage of the on board facilities. Enjoy the unique scenery as you cruise to Luxor.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Day 10

    DISEMBARK LUXOR – CAIRO (2 NIGHTS)

    Fly to Cairo. This evening consider an evening meal in a local restaurant with some lively Egyptian entertainment.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Ramses Hilton

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 11

    CAIRO SIGHTSEEING

    Visit the Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques and the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo. View thousands of artefacts during your visit to the Egyptian Museum.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 12

    DEPART CAIRO

    Say goodbye to this unforgettable country. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

What's Included

Insider Experiences

  • Unique Insight Visit a traditional Egyptian perfumery that uses Egyptian plants to produce their fragrances.
  • Hidden Treasure Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure experience, unique to your itinerary, courtesy of your expert Travel Director.

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City Tours in Luxor and Cairo.
  • Visit the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor at Dendera, the Temple of Horus, the temple of Isis on the island of Philae, the Temple at Kom-Ombo and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
  • Cruise in a felucca across the Nile.
  • View the Step Pyramid in Sakkara, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo.
  • See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the sound and light show in Luxor.

Dining

  • 11 breakfasts (including 4 buffets and 7 cruise breakfasts).
  • 7 cruise lunches.
  • 7 cruise dinners.

Travel Highlights

  • Travel by luxury air-conditioned coach with reclining seats and an on-board restroom.
  • First Class hotel accommodation featuring twin rooms and private facilities.
  • The services of a professional Travel Director throughout your journey.
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes included.
  • Audio Headsets provided throughout your trip to enhance your included sightseeing experiences.
  • A travel wallet with your documentation.
  • All internal flights and relevant airport transfers are included on Egypt itineraries.
  • Seven-night luxury Nile Cruise.
  • Escorted by one of Trafalgar's English-speaking Egyptologists / Travel Directors.
  • Complimentary keepsake photo.

Airport Transfers

  • For full details on transfers, please click here.
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Notes
  • * For single travellers purchasing the twin-share option, please note that there is a no smoking policy in all shared rooms. Solo travel is not accepted on guided Family Experiences holidays unless travelling as part of a family group. 
  • ^Twin-share option not available for trips to South America., Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey.

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