6 Day Tour of Egypt - Pharoah's Adventure
Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and overnight.
Day 2 - Cairo - Luxor - breakfast
Today, a visit to the awesome pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau. It’s estimated the largest - Khufu (Cheops) was constructed from no less than 2.5 million quarried limestone blocks, weighing around 6 million tonnes. No mean feat, when you consider the pyramids were built without the use of modern equipment! Maybe opt for a camel ride. Travelling on to the necropolis of Saqqara, innumerable sand strewn temples and tombs await discovery. It’s at Saqqara, you’ll see Zhoser’s step pyramid. Rising 6 steps, it served as the prototype for ancient Egypt’s most enduring architectural legacy.
Overnight train to Luxor
Day 3 - Luxor - breakfast box
Luxor - breakfast box. Arrive and check into hotel. One of the world’s greatest open-air museums, the 4000 year old site of ancient Thebes - known today as Luxor is our base for two exciting days of exploration. 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 4 - Luxor - Cairo - breakfast
An early start! The massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments we’ll see as we arrive on the West Bank. They are all that remains of the temple of Amenophis III. Today, we visit the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Returning to Luxor, we enjoy free time. Later today, we visit Karnak. More than a temple, Karnak is a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons and obelisks - built on a grand scale. During the height of Theban power, Karnak was the most important place of worship. Lose yourself here in the stone papyrus forest of the Hypostle Hall and go crazy with your camera. It’s ancient Egypt at it’s zenith. Tonight, we return to Cairo by overnight train.
Day 5 - Cairo
Arrive, hotel check-in. Later, a guided visit to the Egyptian Museum. Rest of day free.
Overnight - Cairo
Day 6 - Cairo - breakfast
Tour ends after breakfast. Included onward transfer to airport.
What You See
Cairo & Egyptian Museum * Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau * Necropolis of Saqqara * Luxor-East and West Bank * Valley of the Kings and Queens * Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut * Karnak Temple
Breakfast daily (exc. Cairo day 5) * 2 nights 3 star & 1 night 5 star hotels * 2 nights train - Cairo - Luxor - Cairo (1st Class recliners) * Airport 'Meet & Greet' and departure transfer * Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara and Luxor * English speaking tour guide conversant in Egyptology * All relevant transfers
£249 GBP per person (single supplement £69) - BOOK NOW