13 Day Tour of Egypt - King Ramses
Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and overnight.
Day 2 - Cairo - Aswan - breakfast
Cairo – Aswan - breakfast. A big day out. First to Al Jizah the Giza Plateau to see the pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx. Onwards to Saqqara an ancient necropolis of sand-strewn tombs.
Late overnight train to Aswan
Day 3 - Aswan - breakfast box
Arrive Aswan and check into our 5 hotel. Today, we visit the High Dam and travel by boat to the Temple of Philae dedicated to the goddess Isis. Remainder of day and evening free.
Overnight - Aswan.
Days 4 & 5 - Aswan- Nile cruising - all meals
Optional early morning air excursion to the colossal Temple of Abu Simbel. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2-night voyage on the River Nile upstream.
Overnight onboard the felucca. All meals included.
Day 6 - Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor – breakfast
Disembarking in Kom Ombo, we enjoy a visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu - a huge complex that began construction in 237 BC! We then continue to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at it’s best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit is available to the Temple of Luxor with a restaurant dinner afterwards. Transport is by traditional horse and carriage. The excursion is GBP£8, payable locally. Rest of evening free to enjoy the facilities of our 5 hotel.
Overnight - Luxor
Day 7 - Luxor – Dahab – breakfast
Early today, we head to the Valley of the Kings. One of the first sights you’ll see is the Colossi of Memnon. This huge pair of enthroned statues is all that remains of the temple of Amenophis III. See the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and surrounding tombs. After relaxation back in Luxor, we visit the Temple of Karnak.
Later we take our overnight bus to Dahab via Hurghada.
Day 8 - 11 - Dahab
Arriving at Dahab, our base for the coming days, there is plenty of time to explore the Sinai – a region of awesome beauty. Dahab offers great diving, snorkelling, swimming and sun-worshipping possibilities. Indeed, enjoy an excursion to the awesome Blue Hole, which is good for snorkelling. An energetic excursion to Mt Sinai and St Katherine’s Monastery is also included. Our climb commences in the early hours of the morning and experiencing the magnificent sunrise atop a mountain is a truly great and humbling experience. Camel and jeep treks into the surrounding Sinai Desert are also available locally. Dahab waterfront is dotted with relaxed cafes, bars and shops, perfect for eating, drinking and a little relaxing retail therapy.
Dahab - 3 nights
Day 11 - Dahab to Cairo
Tonight we bid farewell to Dahab and travel back to Cairo. If you’d like to extend your stay, consider our Red Sea Dive bolt-on, or take the chance to see fantastic Jordan.
Day 12 - Cairo
Arrive and check into hotel. Later, we enjoy a guided visit at the Egyptian Museum. Enjoy the rest of the day shopping and exploring Cairo. Perhaps opt to do our optional Cairo city tour.
Overnight - Cairo
Day 13 - Cairo - breakfast
Hotel check–out and included onward transfer to airport. Ever fancied crossing the stunning Rose City of Petra off your travel wish-list? Or perhaps charting Wadi Rum in a 4x4?
What You See
Cairo & Egyptian Museum * Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau * Necropolis of Saqqara * Aswan, Philae Temple * Nile felucca cruising - islands enroute * Temple of Kom Ombo & Horus * Luxor - East and West Bank * Valley of the Kings and Queens * Colossi of Memnon * Temple of Queen Hatshepsut * Karnak Temple * Dahab-Red Sea * St Katherine's Monastery, Mt Sinai
Breakfast daily (exc. Dahab & Cairo day 12) * All meals aboard felucca cruise * 5 nights 3 hotels & 2 nights 5 hotels * 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck) * 1 night train - Cairo - Aswan (1st class recliners) * 2 nights bus - Luxor - Dahab and Dahab-Cairo * Airport 'Meet & Greet' and departure transfer * Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Edfu and Luxor * 4 days Dahab - Red Sea stay-swim, sun & sand * Blue Hole, Mt Sinai and St Katherine's excursion * English speaking tour leader conversant in Egyptology * All relevant transfers
£399 GBP per person (single supplement £109 GBP) - BOOK NOW