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Wonders of Ancient Egypt

12 Days 1 Country 5 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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    • 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.
    • Ships or cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstance. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected.
    • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 28 November, 05 December 2017 and 09 January 2018 include 40-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
    • Internal Airfares: The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of July 2017
    • 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.
    • Important Visa Information: Visas will be required for this trip. Please check with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your requirements.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is available on this trip for departures up until 31 March 2018.
    • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • 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 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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      • 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.
      • Ships or cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstance. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected.
      • Special Rate Solo Rooming: Departures 28 November, 05 December 2017 and 09 January 2018 include 40-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • Internal Airfares: The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of July 2017
      • 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.
      • Important Visa Information: Visas will be required for this trip. Please check with your Travel Agent when making your reservation to assess your requirements.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is available on this trip for departures up until 31 March 2018.
      • 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 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 through the Valley of the Kings past the temples and tombs of Luxor, the Temple of Horus and the Graeco-Roman double temple at Kom-Ombo.


      Trip type: Country Explorer i

      Trip code: EGWE

      11 Nights

      accommodation

      25 Meals
      • 11 breakfasts

      • 7 cruise lunches

      • 7 cruise dinners

      On-trip Transport

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      Highlights

      What's Included

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        • City tour in Luxor and Cairo

        • Cruise in a felucca across the Nile

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

        • View the Step Pyramid in Sakkara, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo.

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


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 11 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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      Day 1

      Arrive Cairo (2 Nights)

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      Day 2

      Cairo – Pyramids Excursion

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      Day 3

      Cairo – Nile Cruise: Luxor (7 Nights)

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      Nile Cruise: Luxor - Dendera – Edfu

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      Nile Cruise: Edfu - Aswan

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      Nile Cruise: Aswan

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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)

      You are met on arrival at Cairo Airport and transferred to your hotel. Relax and soak up the atmosphere in this ancient city.

      Hotel

      Le Meridian Pyramids

      Meals

      Hotel

      Le Meridian Pyramids

      Meals

      Day 1

      Day 2

      Cairo – Pyramids Excursion Day 2 - Cairo – Pyramids Excursion

      See the limestone Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit Sakkara and see the Step Pyramid. Marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and see the Sphinx. Enjoy a view of the pyramids at night and an unforgettable Sound and Light Show.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 2

      Day 3

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

      Fly to Luxor for a guided tour of the Karnak Temple complex and explore the Great Temple of Luxor. Board your cruise ship, your home for the next seven nights.

      Hotel

      Nile Cruise

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Nile Cruise

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

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

      Explore the Dendera Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, and later sail via the Esna Lock to Edfu.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 4

      Day 5

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

      Visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. After exploring this magnificent sight, your cruise continues to Aswan. Tonight, dress up in galabeas and enjoy some Egyptian culture and cuisine.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Nile Cruise: Aswan Day 6 - Nile Cruise: Aswan

      View the Unfinished Obelisk and visit the impressive High Dam in Aswan. Travel by motorboat to the Island of Philae and visit the Temple of Isis.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 6

      Day 7

      Nile Cruise: Aswan Day 7 - Nile Cruise: Aswan

      Sail in a felucca on the Nile to view the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island then spend the remainder of the day relaxing on board your cruise ship.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 7

      Day 8

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

      Consider joining a once in a lifetime Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. Later, visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the falcon and crocodile gods.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 8

      Day 9

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

      Enjoy a full day cruising on the Nile. Take advantage of the onboard facilities. Enjoy the unique scenery as you cruise 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)

      This morning, discover Luxor's West Bank, a complex of mortuary temples and tombs. See the Colossi of Memnon and visit Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Valley of Kings. Fly back to Cairo. 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

      Day 10

      Day 11

      Cairo Sightseeing Day 11 - Cairo Sightseeing

      Visit the Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques and the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo. View thousands of artefacts during your visit to the Egyptian Museum.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 11

      Day 12

      Depart Cairo Day 12 - Depart Cairo

      Say goodbye to this unforgettable country. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast

      Day 12

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        The scents of almond, lotus and roses will fill the air on your visit to a traditional Egyptian perfumery that uses Egyptian plants to produce their fragrances

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      Highlights

      What's Included

      Sightseeing Highlights

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        • City tour in Luxor and Cairo

        • Cruise in a felucca across the Nile

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

        • View the Step Pyramid in Sakkara, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo.

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


      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

        • 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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      • Guest Service Rating from 71 Reviews

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        Service:

        Service rating : The trip was very well organized. Felt very comfortable with the time table and schedule. Accommodations were fine as were the meals. The transfer. process was the best we have experienced. The 'guide' was terrific - best we have ever had in our several Trafalgar/Insight tours.

      • Trip:

        Service:

        We were so lucky to have Adel as our tour director. He was knowledgeable, concerned, open to questions and over all helpful. He was quite an addition to our tour.

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        Service rating : Our travel Director, Hatem *Personal information removed by Feefo* made the difference in our tour of Egypt.We enjoyed every moment and HE made the whole trip exciting and enjoyable overall. We look forward each day what the following day awaits for us.He was sincere and truly

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        Service rating : First class vacation. Everything was great. The booking agent, Ms. Hafiz was great, and the tour guide Hatem was phenomenal. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional. Newer in my wildest dreams would I have expected to have a professor of Egyptology be the tour

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        Service:

        Service rating : Our tour director, Hatem is very knowledgeable and does his job with passion! He is very proficient in English and very informative. Answers all questions and very helpful.Product : Unforgetable and wonderful experience!

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