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Wonders of Ancient Egypt

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$3,295

12 days

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Overview

The enduring buzz of Cairo's bustling city streets and imposing Great Pyramids of Giza launch your discovery of ancient Egypt. Cruise down the Nile to Kom-Ombo, past Luxor, and explore the Valley of the Kings.

Locations Visited

Cairo, Giza, Luxor, Dendera, Kitchners Island, Alexandria, Temple of Kom Ombo

Countries Visited

Egypt

Travel Style

Country Explorer

Accommodations

11 nights included

Age Requirements

Minimum age 5

Itinerary

COLLAPSE ALL EXPAND ALL

Day 1

Arrive Cairo (2 Nights)

Delve into the antiquities of Egypt on this epic journey which begins in Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure.

  • Accommodation

    Le Méridien Pyramids

Day 2

Cairo – Pyramids Excursion

Immerse yourself in a history that spans millennia during a full-day excursion to the old kingdom of Egypt. See the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, then marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. This evening, watch as the walls of these feats of man are lit up in a dazzling Sound and Light Show.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 3

Cairo – Luxor - Nile Cruise (7 Nights)

We fly to Luxor this morning and embark on a guided tour of the Karnak Temple Complex, before boarding our cruise in time for lunch. Later this afternoon, marvel at Luxor’s Great Temple and visit Luxor Museum to see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun’s tomb.

  • Accommodation

    Nile Cruise: MS Miriam, MS Medea or MS Sapphire (or similar cruise ship)

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Nile Cruise: Dendera – Luxor

Pay tribute to the Goddess Hathor at the well-preserved Dendera Temple by bus, then travel back to Luxor.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Nile Cruise: Aswan

Sail on today to Aswan, arriving in time for dinner.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Nile Cruise: Aswan

Continue today, to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, then view the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock, and visit the High Dam in Aswan.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Nile Cruise: Aswan – Philae

This morning, consider joining a once in a lifetime Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. Later, sail in a felucca to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

Nile Cruise: Aswan – Kom-Ombo

Consider joining a once in a lifetime Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. Later, we'll visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, worshipping two gods.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Nile Cruise to Luxor

Watch how the river gives life to an arid landscape and the people who live within it as you sail down the Nile to Luxor.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

Disembark Luxor – Cairo (2 Nights)

We disembark at Luxor, Connect With Locals' as you enjoy a traditional 'Be My Guest' bite to eat of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea. Explore the fascinating complex of mortuary temples and tombs, including Queen Hatshepsut's Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings. We take a return flight to Cairo where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure to soak up the buzzing atmosphere for which the city is famous. This evening consider an evening meal on board a floating restaurant with some lively Egyptian entertainment.

  • Accommodation

    Ramses Hilton

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Be My Guest

Day 11

Cairo Sightseeing

Your sightseeing tour through Cairo will include a visit to the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo, see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and the Egyptian Museum.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Day 12

Depart Cairo

Our expedition at its end, take a transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

  • Meals

    Breakfast

Highlights

  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Luxor and Cairo

  • VISIT the temples of Karnak, Luxor Museum, the temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor at Dendera, Luxor Temple, the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, the Temple at Kom-Ombo, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, 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 Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island, 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 Giza

  • SAIL in a felucca across the Nile

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