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9 Day Tour of Egypt and the Nile

You’re Indiana Jones-ing and anxious to explore and expose every treasure of this magnificent culture’s ancient civilization. We’ll help you dig deep into history without getting your hands too dirty, but know that big things are in your future – actually, monumental things, like the Pyramids and the Sphynx. They’re great excuses for insightful, eclectic excursions – by train, by boat, and yes, by camel – that beautifully and respectfully highlight Egypt and the Nile.

Egypt Nile Sightseeing TourDay 1 - Arrive Cairo
Welcome to Egypt. Our representative will meet you to ensure a smooth path through Immigration and Customs. Time to explore at leisure before meeting your tour guide and fellow travellers for a ‘welcome drink’ in the hotel at 7.00pm. (B)

Day 2 - Cairo, Excursion to Giza/ Sakkara – Aswan
First to the Egyptian Museum where our guide will take us back to ancient Egypt and the time of the Pharaohs. From here to Giza for a guided tour of the Great Pyramids and Sphinx. In the evening, we board our overnight train for Aswan. Overnight train (B,D). Note, no single supplement.

Day 3 - Aswan Sightseeing
Arriving in Aswan mid-morning we view the unfinished obelisk and visit the High Dam. We sail on a felucca to the Botanical Gardens before joining our cruise ship for a sumptuous lunch. Nile Cruise (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Nile Cruise – Aswan to Edfu
This morning, why not join our fantastic optional excursion to Abu Simbel – the most complete example of ancient Egyptian architecture. Built by Pharoah Ramses II more than 3,000 years ago, the temples were moved over a period of years to their new site safely above the waters of Lake Nasser. After lunch, we cruise to Kom Ombo to view this unique temple, shared by two Gods. Continuing, we reach Edfu, where we spend the night on-board. Nile Cruise (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Nile Cruise – Edfu to Luxor
Today starts with a visit to Egypt’s best preserved temple dedicated to Horus, the Falcon God. Casting off, we spend the afternoon on-board watching Upper Egypt slip by. We arrive in Luxor (the ancient city of Thebes) in time to view the temple of Luxor. Nile Cruise (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Luxor Sightseeing
We visit the Valley of the Kings where King Tutankhamun was buried. We continue to the Colossos of Memnon. This afternoon we check in to our hotel before leaving the magnificent temple of Karnak. Later why not enjoy a camel ride through a local village in Luxor? (B)

Day 7 - Luxor to Cairo
This morning we board our flight to Cairo. Upon arrival we head for the fascinating bazaar Khan El Khalili and the opportunity for some last minute bargain-hunting.(B)

Day 8 - Cairo Sightseeing
First to Sakkara to see the oldest pyramid in the world, the Step Pyramid. We continue on to the Citadel, Alabaster Mosque and Sultan Husan Mosque. Tonight we have a final get-together. (B,D)

Day 9 - Depart Cairo
Farewell Egypt - your tour ends after breakfast. (B)

Whats Included?

4 nights in superior tourist class hotels, 3 nights Nile Cruise, 1 night on train from Cairo to Aswan * Accommodation based on your choice of twin or triple-share with private facilities * Continental breakfasts (B)and three-course dinners (D)as per itinerary * Hotel tips, local taxes and service charges * Experienced professional Egyptian Tour Manager & Driver * Modern air-conditioned coach * Flight from Luxor to Cairo * Transfer from airport to hotel * Welcome Drink

Departures?
All year round. Please enquire for available dates.

Prices?
From £609 - £629 GBP per person
Single Supplement - £185 GBP - BOOK NOW

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