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** Valid for selected departure dates 07 SEP 2019 – 07 DEC 2019**
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13 Days land only
7 September 2019
7 December 2019
Explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza, relax on a felucca as you cruise down the Nile, discover the wonders of Luxor before spending a few days by the beautiful Red Sea in Hurghada.
- Return airport/hotel transfers
- 1 night on-board an overnight train from from Cairo to Aswan ( 1st class sleeper cabin)
- 9 nights 4* & 5* accommodation as per itinerary
- 2 nights accommodation on – board a felucca (open deck)
- 4 days Hurghada to the Red Sea stay – swim, sun & sand
- Breakfast daily, selected lunches & dinners
- Assistance of an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
- Touring by a private modern air-conditioned vehicles
- VISITS: Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Edfu Luxor & Dahab
Day 1 Cairo
Saturday. Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival in Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 2 Pyramids & Saqqara
Cairo – Aswan. Start the day with a visit to Al Jizah, the famous Giza Plateau to see the iconic pyramids and Sphinx. Next we explore the sand-strewn tombs and temples of the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, home to the Zhoser’s step pyramid. This evening we travel by overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Overnight: Sleeper Train
Day 3 Philae Temple
Aswan. After arrival into Aswan and hotel check-in we enjoy a boat trip to Agilika Island where we visit the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure; shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back and relax.
Day 4 Abu Simbel
Aswan – Nile felucca cruise. Early birds can go on an optional excursion to the majestic Temple of Abu Simbel. The gargantuan rock-cut temple at Abu Simbel was created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple, the four colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically, staring out across the desert. In the afternoon we board a felucca for a 2-night journey downstream the River Nile, stopping at villages and islands along the way.
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Overnight: Felucca Cruise
Day 5 Felucca sailing & Kom Ombo
Spend a relaxing day sailing the Nile. Admire the views, go for a swim and chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route. In the afternoon we dock near Kom Ombo and take a motorboat to visit the temple, which is dedicated to the crocodile headed god – Sobek, before returning to the felucca for the night.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise
Day 6 Edfu & Luxor
Kom Ombo – Edfu – Luxor. This morning we disembark and drive 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 its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor is available alternatively, enjoy the facilities of our hotel.
Day 7 Valley of the Kings
Luxor. This morning we explore the West Bank of the Nile and the legendary Valley of the Kings. Marvel at Colossi of Memnon, the massive stone remains of the temple of Amenophis III, and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and surrounding tombs.
After lunch we visit the Temple of Karnak, a spectacular religious complex built on a gigantic scale, where you get lost wandering around the stone papyrus columns. The rest of the evening is at leisure.
Day 8 Red Sea Riviera
Luxor – Hurghada. Departing Luxor we drive east to Hurghada part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for 4 days on the beach!
Day 9 Sun, Sea & Sand
The next 3 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. On day 9 there's an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.
Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it is easy to see why. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling. Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. Hurghada also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment. Just outside Hurghada is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga – a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing.
Day 10 Sun, Sea & Sand
See day 9
Day 11 Sun, Sea & Sand
See Day 9
Day 12 Egyptian Museum
Hurghada – Cairo. This morning we depart Hurghada and head back to Cairo. We take a guided tour of the enlightening Egyptian Museum, where you can see the famed solid gold death mask of King Tutankhamun and opt to visit the Royal Mummy room.
Day 13 Cairo
Thursday. Cairo. After breakfast, hotel check-out and onward transfer to the airport.