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Best of Egypt

9 Days 1 Country 8 Cities

Cruise through Egypt's ancient culture on this 10-day trip, which takes in Luxor and Aswan.

"Trip was magic, scenery stunning"

Tracy

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About this trip

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.


Trip type: Regional

Trip code: EGBO

8 Nights

accommodation

16 Meals
  • 8 breakfasts.

  • 4 cruise lunches.

  • 4 cruise dinners.

On-trip Transport

All transport shown.

Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Luxor and Cairo.

    • Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, 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.

    • Sail 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.


What's Included

Dining

    • 8 breakfasts.

    • 4 cruise lunches.

    • 4 cruise dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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

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

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing


    Airport Transfers

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


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Day 1

Arrive Cairo

Day 2

Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise (4 Nights)

Day 3

Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu

Day 4

Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom-Ombo

Day 5

Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo – Aswan

Day 6

Disembark – Aswan – Cairo (3 Nights)

Day 7

Cairo Sightseeing

Day 8

Cairo – Pyramid Excursion

Day 9

Depart Cairo

Day 1

Arrive Cairo Day 1 - 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 Hotel Heliopolis Cairo

Meals

Hotel

Fairmont Hotel Heliopolis Cairo

Meals

Day 1

Day 2

Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise (4 Nights) Day 2 - 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.

Hotel

MS Miriam, MS Giselle or La Boheme or similar

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotel

MS Miriam, MS Giselle or La Boheme or similar

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$38.00

Day 2

Day 3

Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu Day 3 - 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. And view the Colossi of Memnon, carved from quartzite sandstone. Later, sail to Edfu.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3

Day 4

Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom-Ombo Day 4 - 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.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Day 4

Day 5

Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo – Aswan Day 5 - 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, made all the more breathtaking by the silhouette of dozens of feluccas set against it.

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.

Adult Price: US$295.00

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

Day 5

Day 6

Disembark – Aswan – Cairo (3 Nights) Day 6 - 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.

Hotel

Ramses Hilton

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Hotel

Ramses Hilton

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Day 6

Day 7

Cairo Sightseeing Day 7 - 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.

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

Day 7

Day 8

Cairo – Pyramid Excursion Day 8 - 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.

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Meals

  • Buffet Breakfast

Optional Experiences

Sound And Light Amongst The Pyramids

Take an unforgettable trip to the marvellous site of the Pyramids and Sphinx, illuminated against the night sky, where you'll hear the story of the ancient days of the Pharaohs accompanied by a haunting musical score.

Adult Price: US$38.00

Day 8

Day 9

Depart Cairo Day 9 - Depart Cairo

Today you leave this mysterious, ancient country. Say goodbye to your travelling companions and your Travel Director as you prepare for your trip home. Airport transfers are available.

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.

Adult Price: US$115.00

Day 9

Available Departures

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    Visit a traditional Egyptian perfumery that uses Egyptian plants to produce their fragrances.

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Highlights

What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Luxor and Cairo.

    • Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, 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.

    • Sail 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.


What's Included

Dining

    • 8 breakfasts.

    • 4 cruise lunches.

    • 4 cruise dinners.


What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • 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

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

    • Hand-picked 4 and 5 star accommodation

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

    • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

    • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

    • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

    • VIP entry to many sights

    • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing


    Airport Transfers

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


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Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 15 Reviews

  • Trip:

    Service:

    Service rating : The itinerary, staff and food were top notch.Product : The scenery is breathtaking. We visited more sites than expected. The guides were extremely knowledgeable and attentive. I would definitely recommend this tour to all my friends.

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    Service rating : We were forgot about at the airport when we arrived into Athens at 1am. and then they did it again 2 weeks later in Egypt.Product : Egypt was amazing! Although Ehab our tour director lied to us when we were forgot about yet again at the airport at 1am but this time had to pay for

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    Service:

    Service rating : We were able to see and visit sites that we would never seen I n our own. Additionally, our guide explained the history and meaning of the site's we visited.Product : We saw many more sites than we would have on our own itinerary.

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    Service:

    Service rating : Because of our amazing guy Ramadan saif. He was the best guide I ever had. Also the Nile cruise, the fairmont hotel were also delightful as were of course the many excursions.Product : The sights were amazing but guides Ahmed who met us at airport and our last guide not go

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    Wonderful , strong dollar against the pound, guides were terrific.

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    • 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.
    • The highlight of your holiday is the cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the most luxurious of ships, the MS Miriam, MS Giselle or MS La Bohème* 5-star features of the MS Miriam, MS Giselle or MS La Bohème are 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 as MS Miriam, MS Giselle or MS La Bohème may be used.
    • Room Share: Guaranteed Room Share is available on this trip.
    • Internal Airfares: The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of July 2015.
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