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Wonders of Ancient Egypt

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

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    • The highlight of your holiday is the cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the most luxurious of ships, the MS Miriam, MS Medea or MS La Traviata* 5-star features of the ships: fully air-conditioned, luxury two-berth cabins with en-suite bathroom, full size bath, shower and toilet. On-board 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.
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      • The highlight of your holiday is the cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the most luxurious of ships, the MS Miriam, MS Medea or MS La Traviata* 5-star features of the ships: fully air-conditioned, luxury two-berth cabins with en-suite bathroom, full size bath, shower and toilet. On-board 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.
      • Room Type: Triple rooms are not available on this trip.
      • Important Visa Information: Visas will be 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.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, cruising down the life-source of this land to the Graeco-Roman double temple at Kom-Ombo, past the temples and tombs of Luxor, and exploring the Valley of the Kings.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: WEGW

      11 Nights

      accommodation

      25 Meals
      • 11 buffet breakfasts

      • 7 cruise lunches

      • 7 cruise dinners

      On-trip Transport

      All transport shown.

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Luxor and Cairo

        • Sail in a felucca across the Nile

        • See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the Sound and Light show in Giza

        • 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

        • Visit the temples of Karnak, Luxor Temple, 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, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 buffet 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

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


       

      Wonders of Ancient Egypt

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      Day 1

      Arrive Cairo (2 Nights)

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      Cairo – Pyramids Excursion

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      Cairo – Nile Cruise: Luxor (7 Nights)

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      Dendera – Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu

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      Nile Cruise: Edfu – Aswan

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      Nile Cruise: Aswan – Philae

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      Nile Cruise: Aswan

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      Nile Cruise: Aswan – Kom-Ombo – Edfu

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      Nile Cruise: Edfu – Luxor

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      Disembark Luxor – Cairo (2 Nights)

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      Cairo Sightseeing

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      Depart Cairo

      Day 1

      Arrive Cairo (2 Nights) Day 1 - Arrive Cairo (2 Nights)

      Hold on to your hats for an epic expedition through millennia. Your journey of discovery into Egypt's antiquities begins in the chaotic city streets of Cairo. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel before spending the day exploring this ancient city on your terms.

      Hotel

      Le Meridian Pyramids

      Meals

      Hotel

      Le Meridian Pyramids

      Meals

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      Cairo – Pyramids Excursion Day 2 - Cairo – Pyramids Excursion

      We leave the bustling cityscape behind and venture into desert landscapes to see the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Our next stop sees us admire the precursor to great pyramids, the Step Pyramid in Sakkara, before we arrive in Giza to see its Great Pyramid and the mythical Sphinx that stands guard over the royal tombs of pharaohs past. As the sun sets, the desert and its treasures light up in a spectacular Sound and Light show - yours to enjoy this evening as you admire the magical ambiance and astounding architectural feats.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Cairo – Nile Cruise: Luxor (7 Nights) Day 3 - Cairo – Nile Cruise: Luxor (7 Nights)

      This morning we fly to Luxor where we will enjoy a guided tour of the Karnak Temple complex and wonder at its colossal columns, and then explore the Great Temple of Luxor, which dominates the city. We'll board our cruise ship and settle in to our home for the next seven nights.

      Hotel

      Nile Cruise

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

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      Nile Cruise

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

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      Dendera – Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu Day 4 - Dendera – Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu

      We travel north to Dendera where we spend the morning exploring the beautifully preserved Dendera Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor. We return later to our ship, to cruise via the Esna Lock to Edfu.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet 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
      (Price is subject to change)

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Nile Cruise: Edfu – Aswan Day 5 - Nile Cruise: Edfu – Aswan

      Walk through Ptolemy XII's mammoth pylon and into the house of Horus, the beloved falcon god who was worshipped at the Temple of Edfu. Tonight, we don traditional galabeas for a memorable evening celebrating Egyptian culture and cuisine as we cruise along the Nile to Aswan

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

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      Day 6

      Nile Cruise: Aswan – Philae Day 6 - Nile Cruise: Aswan – Philae

      At the impressive High Dam in Aswan, we view the Unfinished Obelisk, today still set within the rock from which it was partially carved. We'll visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae before a relaxing rest of the day spent on board our cruise ship.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet 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
      (Price is subject to change)

      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
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Nile Cruise: Aswan Day 7 - Nile Cruise: Aswan

      Set sail on a traditional felucca this morning, journeying across the Nile to view Lord Kitchener's beloved Botanical Gardens. We return later to our ship for the remainder of the day at leisure.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet 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
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 8

      Nile Cruise: Aswan – Kom-Ombo – Edfu Day 8 - Nile Cruise: Aswan – Kom-Ombo – Edfu

      A leisurely morning sees us ease into tranquil river-life or consider joining a once in a lifetime excursion to Abu Simbel. Later, we visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo and pay tribute to Egypt's ancient falcon and crocodile gods.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

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      • Buffet Breakfast
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      • Dinner

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      Day 9

      Nile Cruise: Edfu – Luxor Day 9 - Nile Cruise: Edfu – Luxor

      Spend a full day cruising on the Nile, the lifeblood of Egypt. Enjoy the onboard facilities and admire the beautiful scenery as you meander along the Nile to Luxor.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

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      Day 10

      Disembark Luxor – Cairo (2 Nights) Day 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.

      Hotel

      Ramses Hilton

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Hotel

      Ramses Hilton

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

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      Day 11

      Cairo Sightseeing Day 11 - Cairo Sightseeing

      Our final day of exploration sees us visit the Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques, the ancient citadel of Salah El Din and the Hanging Church of St. Mary, suspended above the Babylon Fortress in Old Cairo. Delve into the historic treasures of ancient Egypt later, viewing thousands of artefacts from various dynasties displayed at the Egyptian Museum.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet 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
      (Price is subject to change)

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      Day 12

      Depart Cairo Day 12 - Depart Cairo

      We bid Egypt and our newfound friends a sad farewell as we prepare to depart Cairo to return home. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet 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
      (Price is subject to change)

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        • City tour in Luxor and Cairo

        • Sail in a felucca across the Nile

        • See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the Sound and Light show in Giza

        • 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

        • Visit the temples of Karnak, Luxor Temple, 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, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo


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      Dining

        • 11 buffet breakfasts

        • 7 cruise lunches

        • 7 cruise dinners


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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

        • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

        • Optional Experiences and free time

        • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

        • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

        • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

        • VIP entry to many sights


        Airport Transfers

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


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