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Wonders of Ancient Egypt

12 Days 1 Country 1 City

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

"Can't imagine a better experience"


About this trip

The Great Pyramids of Giza and the buzzing atmosphere of Cairo mark the start of a journey of discovery into Ancient Egypt, as you cruise from the mysterious temples of Luxor and the epic Valley of the Kings to the Aswan High Dam, before returning to the capital.

Trip type: Country Explorer i

Trip code: EGWE

11 Nights


25 Meals
  • 11 breakfasts.

  • 7 cruise lunches.

  • 7 cruise dinners.

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Wonders of Ancient Egypt

Your Itinerary

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.

Le Meridian Pyramids

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.

Buffet Breakfast

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

Fly to Luxor for a guided tour of the Karnak Temple complex. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, and set sail for Dendera in the north.

Buffet Breakfast
MS Giselle or MS Miriam or similar

4. Nile Cruise: Dendera – Luxor

Explore the Dendera Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Hathor, before cruising back to Luxor to visit the Grand Temple.

Buffet Breakfast

5. Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu

This morning, discover Luxor's West Bank, a complex of mortuary temples and tombs. See Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the Valley of the Kings before cruising through the Esna Lock to Edfu.

Buffet Breakfast

6. Nile Cruise: Edfu – Aswan

Visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Tonight, dress up in galabeas and enjoy some Egyptian culture and cuisine.

Buffet Breakfast

7. Nile Cruise: Aswan

View the Unfinished Obelisk and visit the impressive High Dam in Aswan. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. Sail in a felucca on the Nile to view the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island.

Buffet Breakfast

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

Consider joining an excursion to Abu Simbel. Later, visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the falcon and crocodile gods.

Buffet Breakfast

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.

Buffet Breakfast

10. Disembark Luxor – Cairo (2 Nights)

Fly to Cairo. This evening consider an evening meal on board a floating restaurant with some lively Egyptian entertainment.

Buffet Breakfast
Ramses Hilton

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.

Buffet Breakfast

12. Depart Cairo

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

Buffet Breakfast

Guest Reviews and Ratings

  • Guest Service Rating from 12 Reviews

  • Trip:


    Service rating : The service was wonderful. Our guides; Hatem in Cairo and Ramadan in upper Egypt, were amazingly knowledgeable and helpful. I never dreamed I would meet someone who would read hieroglyphics to me. I felt save and the trip more than met my expectations.Product : I can't imagine

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    Service rating : Tour guide in Luxor to Aswan was outstanding Sabaa Mohamed Aly. He made the trip most enjoyable He made sure we got to see the major artifacts at each site but more important he educated us in the historical significance.Product : Great itinerary -got to see pyramids/sphinx

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    Service rating : The service was wonderful. Only minor complaint was that the internet service was not working in our staterooms so we had to use our internet in common spaces.Product : The itinerary was really wonderful and fully planned. I do think the trip to Abu Simbel should just be a

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    Service rating : The service provided was excellent. Our tour guide Ayman was the most patient man I've ever met. Very kind and very knowledgeable. The cruise ship, MS Medea, was wonderfully serviced, the staff being incredibly welcoming and friendly. The food was also amazing.Product : I found

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    Service rating : Hotel accommodations: My son and I needed the linen on the bed to be changed daily to include the 7 days cruise. We will also would like free wifi in the hotel and on 7 days cruise, but instead we had to pay for wifi. Our tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable about

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

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    Enjoy at least one surprise Hidden Treasure.

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What's Included

Sightseeing Highlights

    • City tour in Luxor and 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.

    • 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.

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

    • Cruise in a felucca across the Nile.

What's Included


    • 11 breakfasts.

    • 7 cruise lunches.

    • 7 cruise dinners.

What's Included

Travel Highlights

    • Luxury air-conditioned coach or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

    • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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

    • Hand-picked Insider Experiences

    • Optional Experiences and free time

    • Porterage and local charges included

    • 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

    • Return flight from Cairo to Luxor

    • Seven-night luxury Nile Cruise

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

    Airport Transfers

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

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    • Ships or cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstance. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • Internal Airfares: The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of July 2016.
    • 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.
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  • 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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