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Best of Egypt

9 Days 1 Country 5 Cities

Cruise through Egypt's ancient culture on this 9-day trip, which takes in Luxor and Aswan.

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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 29 November, 06 December 2017 and 10 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • Double-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 traveling as part of a family group. 
    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.
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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 29 November, 06 December 2017 and 10 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.
      • Double-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 traveling as part of a family group. 
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      About this trip

      Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.


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      Trip code: EGBO

      8 Nights

      accommodation

      16 Meals
      • 8 breakfasts

      • 4 cruise lunches

      • 4 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

        • Sail in a felucca across the Nile

        • See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis and the Step Pyramid in Sakkara

        • 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

        • 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 and the temple of Isis on the island of Philae


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      Dining

        • 8 breakfasts

        • 4 cruise lunches

        • 4 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)

        • Four-night luxury Nile Cruise

        • Flight from Cairo to Luxor

        • Flight from Aswan to Cairo

        • 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

        • The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director throughout your journey

        • 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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      Your Itinerary

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      Day 1

      Arrive Cairo

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      Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise (4 Nights)

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      Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu

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      Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom-Ombo

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      Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo – Aswan

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      Disembark – Aswan – Cairo (3 Nights)

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      Cairo Sightseeing

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      Cairo – Pyramid Excursion

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      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 Heliopolis

      Meals

      Hotel

      Fairmont Heliopolis

      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

      Nile Cruise

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Nile Cruise

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      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

      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

      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

      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

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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 and the Step Pyramid in Sakkara

        • 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

        • 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 and the temple of Isis on the island of Philae


      What's Included

      Dining

        • 8 breakfasts

        • 4 cruise lunches

        • 4 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)

        • Four-night luxury Nile Cruise

        • Flight from Cairo to Luxor

        • Flight from Aswan to Cairo

        • 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

        • The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director throughout your journey

        • 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 57 Reviews

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        Service rating : Accommodations were outstanding. Guides were excellent. Transfers were handled brilliantly. All service staff were courteous and responsive. So why not five stars? The literature clearly said "all gratuities included, " and frankly no gratuities were included. For the entire

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        Service rating : This was my first time travelling with a Travel Service and I would definitely do it again. Trafalgar took care of everything from accomodations, in country flights, shuttle service, excursions, and top notch travel guide (Wael **personal information removed by Feefo**). I got

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        Service rating : Trafalgar tours are known for their "hidden treasures" and surprises to their guests. Our best "hidden treasure" was our travel director, Wael *personal information removed by Feefo*! His knowledge and love for Egypt's treasures made the trip even more unforgettable!Product :

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        Service rating : She practically took care of everything from flights to accommodations and transfers. The only thing I didn’t like was she wasn’t sure if I needed a Visa to enter Egypt or not.Product : The Tour Guide was very knowleadgable of each sites we visited. Plus he took good care of my

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        Service rating : Our Travel Director Wael was fantastic. His professionalism, knowledge, humour and care taken for the ultimate experience of Egypt were exemplary.Product : Fantastic accommodation, flights and travel . Nile Cruise was top quality experience.

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