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
  • 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.


On every itinerary, we offer a range of optional excursions that allow you to further enhance your experience should you so choose. These are purchased when you are on your trip, via your Trafalgar Travel Director. Depending on the region visited these can be paid with cash or credit card.

A reduction of 25% of the cost of the Optional Excursions is offered to all children under the age of 16 years at the time of travel. Please Note: This discount to does not apply to North America optionals, as they are already discounted.


    • + Sound And Light Show At Karnak Temple This show is operated in Karnak Temple in Luxor during the evening, lasting for just under an hour. We listen to voices of ancient kings, queens and gods who tell us stories about places which we see in the Temple during a walking tour, followed by a show while we are seated around the Divine Lake in the Temple.


    • + Nubian Village Tour We take a motorboat along the Nile, passing by rocky formations and islands which are nature reserves. Arriving at a riverside Nubian Village, we see the traditional way of life and visit one of the typical houses.

    • + Sound And Light At Philae Temple This most romantic of shows begins with a short boat ride across the lake towards Philae Island, located between the old and new Aswan dams. Two short presentations on foot follow, then we are seated in a Roman style theatre setting for the main event. A retelling of the perennial Nile flood, building of the dam and eventual rescue of the temple from the depths of the lake. We also hear of the godesses Isis and Hathor, to whose worship the temple was originally dedicated. Approx 50 mins.


    • + Sound And Light Show Amongst The Pyramids Enjoy the marvellous sight of the Pyramids and Sphinx illuminated against the night sky, and hear the story of the ancient days of the Pharaohs accompanied by a haunting musical background. Approx 50 mins. All seated.

    • + Dinner On Cruising Restaurant A two-hour Nile cruise on a luxurious ship, with dinner and a belly-dancing show. (Drinks not included. N.B.: During Ramadan, no alcohol or belly dancers.)

    • + Full Day Alexandria (Designed For Those Visitors With Extra Pre Or Post Trip Nights In Cairo) Enjoy a day trip by car or bus to Egypt's second city Alexandria, with its nineteenth-century architecture. Here we visit the National Museum, the catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa, Pompey's Pillar, Fort Qaitbey built during the 1480s with great views of the city and the Mediterranean, and finally the Roman Theatre with its marble seating for 700-800 people before returning to Cairo.

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