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Wonders of Ancient Egypt

12 Days 1 Country 8 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 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
    • Flights: The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of July 2016. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website.
    • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
    • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
    • 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.
    • * All prices are per person, double share.
    • 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 Discounts are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.
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    • 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.

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      Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange your flights to arrive on or before day 1.

      Please read our Trip Notes before booking

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      • International Air: Trafalgar guarantees to quote you the lowest possible airfare available on the day that you book. Please note that airfares are not included in the prices above.
      • 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 25-100% discount on our standard single supplement.
      • Flights: The above prices include internal airfares and are accurate as of July 2016. For up-to-date pricing, please visit our website.
      • Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
      • Shared Rooming: Room Share is not available on this trip.
      • 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.
      • * All prices are per person, double share.
      • 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.
      • 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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      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 dinners

      • 7 cruise lunches

      On-trip Transport

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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 dinners

        • 7 cruise lunches


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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

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

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

        • 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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      Cairo – Pyramids Excursion

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      Day 3

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

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      Nile Cruise: Dendera – Luxor

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      Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu

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      Nile Cruise: Edfu – 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 – Dendera (7 Nights) Day 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.

      Hotel

      Nile Cruise MS Miriam, MS Giselle or La Boheme or Similar

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Hotel

      Nile Cruise MS Miriam, MS Giselle or La Boheme or Similar

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 3

      Day 4

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

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

      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$38.00

      Day 4

      Day 5

      Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu Day 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.

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Meals

      • Buffet Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner

      Day 5

      Day 6

      Nile Cruise: Edfu – Aswan Day 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.

      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

      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 6

      Day 7

      Nile Cruise: Aswan Day 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.

      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

      Day 7

      Day 8

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

      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

      Day 9

      Day 10

      Disembark Luxor – Cairo (2 Nights) Day 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.

      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

      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

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      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

      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

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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 dinners

        • 7 cruise lunches


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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

        • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver

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

        • 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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        Service:

        Service rating : Egypt was amazing! Trafalgar shows you the very best sites and we had the most knowledgable and awesome guide. We would highly recommend this tour to anyone!Product : We saw the best of Ancient Egypt from the Pyramids, temples tombs etc. We also had a 7 day cruise down the Nile.

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        Service:

        Service rating : We had a lot of difficulties with our flights. We had flight delays with Air Canada and when they rescheduled our flights they forgot to book a connecting flight stranding us in London and misplacing our luggage. The Trafalgar staff in Cairo had to keep returning to the airport

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        Service:

        Service rating : Except for the arrival transfer, the whole trip went about flawlessly. We ended up a small group and I was surprised that Trafalgar did push through with the program. The itinerary was ideal and at a comfortable pacing. We were able to see all of the major sights (ended up with

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        Service rating : This was a well-organized trip with magnificent sights and even still the highlight was our guide- Hatem Abdel Aziz. He was kind, caring, and very knowledgeable. He has a passion few possess and he even captivated our normally cell phone enveloped young adults. He is an asset

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        We will use Trafalagar again! From our arrival to our departure the staff, drivers and tour director were amazing. It's special to wake up with a view of the pyramids!

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