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Best of 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: 10 Days
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  • Brochure: Europe & Britain 2014
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  • Style: Regional
  • Description: 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.
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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1

    DEPART CANADA

    Overnight flight to Cairo.

  • Day 2

    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.

    Hotel: Fairmont Heliopolis

    Hotels are subject to change.
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  • Day 3

    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 for dinner.


    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: 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. View the Colossi of Memnon, carved from quartzite sandstone. Later, sail to Edfu.


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

  • Day 5

    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 Dinner and Galabea Party.


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

  • Day 6

    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, all the more breathtaking with the silhouette of dozens of feluccas set against it.


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

  • Day 7

    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 of Ramses II guard the temple's entrance. This afternoon fly back to Cairo from Aswan.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

    Hotel: Ramses Hilton

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  • Day 8

    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 Mamluk architecture. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo and see Tutankhamun's priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum, discovered by Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. Spend the evening as you wish.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 9

    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 enigmatic Great Sphinx − the oldest monumental sculpture in the world. The evening is yours to do as you please. Perhaps complete your Cairo experience with a romantic dinner cruise on the Nile.


    Meal(s): (Buffet Breakfast)

  • Day 10

    CAIRO – CANADA

    Today you leave this mysterious, ancient country. Say goodbye to your traveling companions and your Travel Director. Airport transfers are available.


    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 Temples at Edfu and Kom-Ombo, the temple of Isis on the island of Philae and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
  • Cruise 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.

Dining

  • 8 breakfasts (including 4 buffets and 4 cruise breakfasts).
  • 4 cruise lunches.
  • 4 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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