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Wonders of Ancient Egypt

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12 days

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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, Aswan, Aswan Dam, Kitchners Island, Alexandria, Temple of Kom Ombo, Abu Simbel temples, Luxor Temple, Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, The Hanging Church, Mosque Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, Cairo Citadel

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Travel Style

Country Explorer


11 nights included

Age Requirements

Minimum age 5



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 Meridien 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


Day 3

Cairo – Nile Cruise: Luxor (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, visit Luxor Museum to see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun’s tomb. We'll board our cruise ship and settle in to our home for the next seven nights.

  • Accommodation

    Nile Cruise MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire or similar

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4


Pay tribute to the Goddess Hathor at the well-preserved Dendera Temple, then travel back to Luxor to visit its Grand Temple on the banks of the Nile.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

Set sail early bound for Kom Ombo with its dual temple dedicated to two gods, then continue to Aswan, arriving in time for dinner.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Nile Cruise: Sail towards Aswan

Spend the day at leisure relaxing on-board your cruise ship.

  • Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Nile Cruise: Aswan – Philae

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

  • 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 and travel to the West Bank, journeying back in time to 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


Day 11

Cairo Sightseeing

Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo, the Alabaster Mosque and the Egyptian Museum.

  • Meals


Day 12

Depart Cairo

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

  • Meals



  • Sightseeing Highlights
  • CITY TOUR 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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What's Included

  • Dining Highlights

  • 11 breakfasts

  • 7 cruise lunches

  • 7 cruise dinners

  • First class travel Highlights

  • 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

  • Optional Experiences and free time

  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities

  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights

  • VIP entry to many sights

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    • ​Prices listed are land only & do not include airfare to and from the start/end of the tour.
    • Prices listed are per person, based on twin or multi-share. If you’re traveling solo, we can pair you with a same-sex roommate at no extra cost or you can upgrade to a single for an additional cost, based on availability.
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