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Wonders of Ancient Egypt

12 Days 1 Country 7 Cities

Marvel at The Great Pyramids of Giza or capture the buzz of Cairo on this Cruise, Rail and Combos trip.

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    • See our website for our other Egyptian itinerary the 'Egyptian Voyager'. A tale of a great Emperor and beautiful Queen are the highlights of this trip past temples, tombs and antiquities, cruising the mighty river Nile from Aswan to Luxor. Follow the frenetic pace of Cairo, and imagine Alexander the Great and Cleopatra's great Alexandria, today Egypt's cultural capital.Trip code: EGVO
    • Please note: Cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstances. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected.
    • The highlight of your holiday is the cruise along the legendary Nile River onboard the most luxurious of ships, the MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire*. 5-star features of the ships: fully air-conditioned, luxury two-berth cabins with en-suite bathroom, full-size bath, shower and toilet. Onboard facilities include a plunge pool, two bars, restaurant and two gift shops. *Note: At certain times, a similar cruise ship of the same category may be used.
    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 03 December 2019 and 07 January 2020 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
    • Room Type: Triple rooms are not available on this trip.
    • Internal Airfares: The above prices includes internal airfares and are accurate as of March 2019.
    • A once in a lifetime experience! Enjoy this four-hour optional experience including flights to Abu Simbel, site of the Temple of Ramses II with its four great statues of the Pharaoh himself. Also see statues of his Queen, Nefertari, on the facade of the Temple of Hathor. Book upon arrival.
    • Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Please check with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your requirements.
    • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
    • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
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    • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
    • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

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      • See our website for our other Egyptian itinerary the 'Egyptian Voyager'. A tale of a great Emperor and beautiful Queen are the highlights of this trip past temples, tombs and antiquities, cruising the mighty river Nile from Aswan to Luxor. Follow the frenetic pace of Cairo, and imagine Alexander the Great and Cleopatra's great Alexandria, today Egypt's cultural capital.Trip code: EGVO
      • Please note: Cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstances. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected.
      • The highlight of your holiday is the cruise along the legendary Nile River onboard the most luxurious of ships, the MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire*. 5-star features of the ships: fully air-conditioned, luxury two-berth cabins with en-suite bathroom, full-size bath, shower and toilet. Onboard facilities include a plunge pool, two bars, restaurant and two gift shops. *Note: At certain times, a similar cruise ship of the same category may be used.
      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 03 December 2019 and 07 January 2020 include 20-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • Room Type: Triple rooms are not available on this trip.
      • Internal Airfares: The above prices includes internal airfares and are accurate as of March 2019.
      • A once in a lifetime experience! Enjoy this four-hour optional experience including flights to Abu Simbel, site of the Temple of Ramses II with its four great statues of the Pharaoh himself. Also see statues of his Queen, Nefertari, on the facade of the Temple of Hathor. Book upon arrival.
      • Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Please check with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your requirements.
      • Trip prices are per person, land only, based on double occupancy and reflect applicable discount. Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
      • Trip prices are correct at the time of the products going live, however are subject to confirmation at the time of booking. All trip information is correct at time of trips going live, however are subject to change - please confirm all details at time of booking.
      • For full terms and conditions, please refer to our Website Terms of Use page.
      • Twin-share option not available for trips to South America, Costa Rica, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, South Africa, Kenya & Tanzania, Botswana, Zambia or for any holiday & cruise combination, or in Asia and Eastern Mediterranean except Highlights of Turkey (without cruise) & Best of Turkey. It's also not available on Small Group trips.  Guided Vacations included in this restriction are Newfoundland and Labrador (DNLA) as well as Panama, the Canal & Beyond (LPAN).  
      • For trips that are part of our Guaranteed Room Share, 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. 

      About this trip

      The enduring buzz of Cairo's bustling city streets and imposing Great Pyramids of Giza launch your discovery of ancient Egypt. Cruise down the Nile to Kom-Ombo, past Luxor, and explore the Valley of the Kings.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: WEGW

      11 Nights

      accommodation

      25 Meals
      • 11 breakfasts

      • 7 cruise lunches

      • 7 cruise dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Luxor and Cairo

        • VISIT the temples of Karnak, Luxor Museum, the temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor at Dendera, Luxor Temple, the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, the temple at Kom-Ombo, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

        • VIEW the Step Pyramid in Sakkara, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island, 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 Giza

        • SAIL in a felucca across the Nile


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 breakfasts

        • 7 cruise lunches

        • 7 cruise dinners


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      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Seven-night luxury Nile Cruise

        • Return flight from Cairo to Luxor

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • Escorted by one of Trafalgar's English-speaking Egyptologists / Travel Directors

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


      1. Arrive Cairo (2 Nights)

      Delve into the antiquities of Egypt on this epic journey which begins in Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure.

      Hotel
      Le Meridien Pyramids

      2. Cairo – Pyramids Excursion

      Immerse yourself in a history that spans millennia during a full-day excursion to the old kingdom of Egypt. See the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, then marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. This evening, watch as the walls of these feats of man are lit up in a dazzling Sound and Light Show.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      3. Cairo – Nile Cruise: Luxor (7 Nights)

      We fly to Luxor this morning and embark on a guided tour of the Karnak Temple Complex, before boarding our cruise in time for lunch.Later this afternoon, visit Luxor Museum to see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun’s tomb. We'll board our cruise ship and settle in to our home for the next seven nights.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner
      Hotel
      Nile Cruise MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire or similar

      4. NILE CRUISE: LUXOR

      Pay tribute to the Goddess Hathor at the well-preserved Dendera Temple, then travel back to Luxor to visit its Grand Temple on the banks of the Nile.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Sound And Light Show At Karnak Temple

      Listen to voices of ancient kings, queens and gods as they share stories about the places you’ll see in the Temple during a walking tour, followed by a show around the Divine Lake. This show is operated in Karnak Temple in Luxor during the evening, lasting for just under an hour.

      Adult Price: US$42.00

      5. Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

      Set sail early bound for Kom Ombo with its dual temple dedicated to two gods, then continue to Aswan, arriving in time for dinner.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      6. Nile Cruise: Sail towards Aswan

      Spend the day at leisure relaxing on-board your cruise ship.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Traditional Nubian Village Visit

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

      Adult Price: US$27.00

      Philae Temple Sound And Light Performance

      Join us for a short boat ride to Philae Island, located between the old and new Aswan Dams, where you’ll have a short tour. We’ll then seat you in a Roman style theatre for a retelling of the perennial Nile flood, and of the goddesses Isis and Hathor, to whose worship the temple was originally dedicated. Approx 50 mins.

      Adult Price: US$38.00

      7. Nile Cruise: Aswan – Philae

      View the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock, and visit the High Dam in Aswan. Continue to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, then sail in a felucca to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      Optional Experiences

      Abu Simbel Adventure

      This four-hour excursion includes a flight to Abu Simbel, site of the Temple of Ramses II with his four great statues. You’ll also see statues of Queen Nefertari on the facade of the Temple of Hathor. 75 minutes will be spent at Abu Simbel - the remainder will be travel time. This price is subject to Airline fluctuations, hence the recent increase.

      Adult Price: US$324.00

      8. Nile Cruise: Aswan – Kom-Ombo

      Consider joining a once in a lifetime Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. Later, we'll visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      9. Nile Cruise to Luxor

      Watch how the river gives life to an arid landscape and the people who live within it as you sail down the Nile to Luxor.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Lunch
      Dinner

      10. Disembark Luxor – Cairo (2 Nights)

      We disembark at Luxor and travel to the West Bank, journeying back in time to explore the fascinating complex of mortuary temples and tombs, including Queen Hatshepsut's Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings. We take a return flight to Cairo where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure to soak up the buzzing atmosphere for which the city is famous. This evening consider an evening meal on board a floating restaurant with some lively Egyptian entertainment.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast
      Hotel
      Ramses Hilton

      11. Cairo Sightseeing

      Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo, the Alabaster Mosque and the Egyptian Museum.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Dinner, Belly Dancing And Nile Cruise

      Join us for a two hour cruise along the Nile river on a luxurious ship. You’ll be treated to dinner onboard and be entertained with a belly dancing show. During Ramadan there will be no alcohol or belly dancers.

      Adult Price: US$73.00

      12. Depart Cairo

      Our expedition at its end, take a transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

      Meal(s)
      Breakfast

      Optional Experiences

      Full Day Alexandria (Designed For Those Visitors With Extra Pre Or Post Trip Nights In Cairo)

      Join us for a visit to Egypt's second city, Alexandria. You’ll see its nineteenth-century architecture and stop at the National Museum, the catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa and Pompey's Pillar. You'll also enjoy great views from Fort Qaitbey, and stop at the Roman Theatre with its marble seating before returning to Cairo. This Optional experience is priced at $115 per person when there are two or more participants. If there is only one participant the cost is $230 per person.

      Adult Price: US$115.00

      Available Departures

      Please see http://www.trafalgar.com:80/en-gb/tours/wonders-of-ancient-egypt?season=winter%202019%202020&tripcode=wegw for the latest discounts & departure information.

      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • CITY TOUR in Luxor and Cairo

        • VISIT the temples of Karnak, Luxor Museum, the temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor at Dendera, Luxor Temple, the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, the temple at Kom-Ombo, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo

        • VIEW the Step Pyramid in Sakkara, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island, 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 Giza

        • SAIL in a felucca across the Nile


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 breakfasts

        • 7 cruise lunches

        • 7 cruise dinners


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      What's Included

      Travel Highlights

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        • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

        • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals

        • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

        • Seven-night luxury Nile Cruise

        • Return flight from Cairo to Luxor

        • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

        • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

        • Escorted by one of Trafalgar's English-speaking Egyptologists / Travel Directors

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

      • Specific transfer information can be found on the airport transfers page


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