Alexandria & Ancient Egypt with Cruise - 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. Cruising the Nile, exploring ancient wonders and more.

Highlights
    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
    • Middle East
    • Egypt
    Tour Types
    • Small Group
    Day 1: Cairo

    Welcome to extraordinary 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

    Drive to the port side city of Alexandria on the Mediterranean Coast and 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, taking you off the beaten track in Egypt's bustling capital (best booked prior to departure).

    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
    ( overnight in Aswan - Nile Cruiser)
    Arrive into Aswan and we enjoy a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to visit the Philae Temple followed by a stop at a perfume oil emporium, before check-in on board your Nile Cruiser which will be home for the next few days.

    Day 8: Aswan
    ( overnight in Nile Cruiser)
    Optional early morning visit to Abu Simbel (best booked prior to arrival to Egypt). Our Nile cruiser departs Aswan this afternoon and we cruise the River Nile to Kom Ombo to visit the temple which is dedicated to the crocodile headed god - Sobek.

    Day 9: Nile Cruising
    ( overnight in Luxor - Nile Cruiser)
    Relax, go for a swim or just chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as we make our way to Luxor.

    Day 10: Luxor

    Kom Ombo - Luxor. Disembark and check into our 5 star Luxor hotel. Tonight, you can opt to visit the Temple of Luxor.

    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 and 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, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
    • 7 nights 4-5 star hotels, 3 nights aboard 5 star Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)
    • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
    • Touring - Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan and Luxor
    • Touring - Alexandria and the El Alamein Battlefields and museum
    • 2 overnight trains from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
    • Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 13
    • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles


    NB - the following are not included:

    -International flights and visa
    -Tip for Nile Cruise staff. Tip for your tour guide - we recommend you allow USD$5-7 per day, per traveller for your guide, though ultimately tipping is an entirely personal gesture
    -Entrance Fees: USD$90-110pp, paid in local currency

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