Best of Egypt

Best of Egypt
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Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.

Highlights
Sightseeing Highlights

  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR with a Local Specialist in Luxor and Cairo
  • VISIT the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Temple of Kom-Ombo and the temple of Isis on the island of Philae
  • VIEW the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza
  • SEE the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis and the Step Pyramid in Sakkara
  • SAIL in a felucca across the Nile
Destinations
  • Middle East
  • Egypt
Tour Types
  • Country Explorer
Day 1 Arrive Cairo

Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo Airport, transfer to your hotel and relax after your journey.

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Hilton Heliopolis

Day 2 Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise (4 Nights)

Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and the imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Luxor Museum before returning to your cruise ship for dinner.

Location: Luxor, Aswan

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

Day 3 Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu

Journey to the final resting place of Egypt's Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and the Grand Temple of Luxor. 'Connect With Locals' as you enjoy a traditional 'Be My Guest' bite to eat of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea in the archaeological paradise that is Luxor's West Bank.

Location: Luxor

Day 4 Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom-Ombo

Sail upstream to Kom-Ombo, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo. Donning our galabeas, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on board this evening.

Day 5 Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo – Aswan

Set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to voyage around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island. On arrival explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock. As the dipping sun sets the sky on fire, admire the silhouette of feluccas plying the river's waters.

Location: Alexandria, Kitchners Island, Temple of Kom Ombo

Day 6 Disembark – Cairo (3 Nights)

Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon.

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Ramses Hilton

Day 7 Cairo Sightseeing

Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo's busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and Tutankhamun's priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum.

Location: Cairo

Day 8 Cairo – Pyramid Excursion

The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures - the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise.

Location: Giza

Day 9 Depart Cairo

Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends and transfer to the airport.

Included

Dining Highlights
8 breakfasts,4 cruise lunches,4 cruise dinners
First class travel Highlights
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing,Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals,Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys),Four-night luxury Nile Cruise,Flight from Aswan to Cairo,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,The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director throughout your journey,All hotel tips, charges and local taxes,Handcrafted Highlights,VIP entry to many sights

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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