Alexandria & Ancient Egypt - 13 days

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Take a 13 day tour of incredible Egypt, from Mediterranean Alexandria and the Commonwealth War Graves of El Alamein, to the legendary Pyramids of Giza, the sunny southern city of Aswan and Luxor's tomb strewn Valley of Kings. Felucca sailing on the Nile, exploring ancient wonders and more.

Highlights
  • Alexandria - take in the highlights of this beautiful Mediterranean port city, including the Roman Catacombs, Pompey's Pillar, the Library of Alexandria and Quaitbay Fort, site of the great Lighthouse of Alexandria
  • El Alamien - tour the WWII battlefields, pay your respects at the Commonwealth War Graves and visit the El Alamein military museum
  • Cairo - marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the Egyptian Museum
  • Luxor West Bank - discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Luxor - roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
  • Aswan - take leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs
  • Nile felucca sailing - sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca and spend two nights sleeping under a blanket of stars (or upgrade to a 5 star Nile Cruise)
  • Kom Ombo - visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo
Age Policy
16 + if accompanied by an adult. Where a tour includes an overnight felucca the minimum age to travel by felucca is 18 yrs. We accept aged 16+ on the Nile Cruisers.
Destinations
  • Egypt
  • Middle East
Tour Types
  • Small Group
Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! Arrive Cairo Airport and included transfer to our hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. This evening a Welcome Meeting will be held at 7pm.

Day 2: Alexandria

This morning we drive to the port side city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean Coast, where we take in the highlights of Alexandria on a city tour, including the Roman Catacombs, Pompey's Pillar and the Citadel of Qaitbey.

Day 3: Alexandria

On our return journey to Cairo we visit the Commonwealth War Graves of El Alamein today, where two extended battles were fought during World War II. We then explore the compact El Alamein military museum before driving onto Cairo.

Day 4: Cairo

Enjoy a free day in Cairo, perhaps relax by the hotel pool or join our optional Backstreets of Cairo tour (best booked prior to departure), which takes you off the beaten track of Egypt's bustling capital.

Day 5: Pyramids of Giza

We continue our adventure with a visit the legendary Pyramids of Giza and iconic Sphinx today, before continuing onto Saqqara to see Zhoser’s step pyramid.

Day 6: Cairo
( overnight in Sleeper Train)
Take a guided tour of the vast new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza today. Spend the afternoon at leisure before we board the overnight sleeper train to Aswan. Note: The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2020. An official date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum this morning.

Day 7: Aswan

Arrive into Aswan and check into our hotel. This afternoon we enjoy a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to visit the Philae Temple and a traditional oil emporium.

Day 8: Aswan

Optional early morning visit to Abu Simbel (best pre booked before departure). This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night voyage. Consider upgrading to a 5 star Cruiser, if sailing by felucca is not your style.

Day 9: Felucca Sailing & Kom Ombo

Relax, go for a swim or just chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route. This afternoon we visit the Temple of Kom Ombo.

Day 10: Luxor

Disembarking, we drive north to legendary Luxor. Tonight, you can opt to visit the Temple of Luxor (bookable locally).

Day 11: Luxor
( overnight in Sleeper Train)
Today we explore the West Bank - the Colossi of Memnon, the extraordinary Valleys of the Kings, the colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the colossal Temple of Karnak. Tonight, we return by overnight sleeper train to Cairo.

Day 12: Cairo

Arrival Cairo, spend the rest of the day at leisure. Relax, independently explore or perhaps head to the famous Khan el Khalili bazaar to buy some souvenirs.

Day 13: Cairo

Today our Egyptian adventure comes to an end and we bid farewell to our fellow travellers. Included airport departure transfer.

  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 8 nights 4 - 5 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck). If booking our Nile Cruise Upgrade, 7 nights 4 - 5 star hotels and 3 nights Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)
  • 2 overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 13
  • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan & Luxor
  • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
  • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
  • Touring of Alexandria and the El Alamein Battlefields and museum


NB - the following are not included:

-International visas
-Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
-International Flights
-Entrance Fees: USD$90-110pp, paid in local currency

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