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Exploring Egypt

From the Nile Valley to the Red Sea

Egypt is a fabulous destination and perfect for an escape from normality. Only 5 hours away from the UK but it couldn’t be more different and exotic. In addition to the sights and sounds the places you stay are exquisitely designed and furnished and personal Egyptian service means you feel pampered at all times.

Where to go in Egypt is always a big challenge and vying for your attention will be the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo, the many ancient Egyptian temples along the Nile River, a luxury Nile River Cruise or a beautiful coastal retreat at the Red Sea. Give us a call to discuss the choices. This itinerary is a simple combination of Cairo, cruise and the beautiful Red Sea which means you will see most of what Egypt has to offer.

 

Highlights

🥙  Delight in high quality Egyptian traditional cuisine

👳‍♀️  Private guided tour in Cairo: visit the majestic Giza Pyramids, the fascinating Egyptian Museum & Khan el Khalili Bazaar

🔍  Discover the most famous Ancient Egyptian sites along the Nile

🛳  Relax on a luxurious Nile Cruise

🐠  Swim amongst tropical fish in the Red Sea

👙  Unwind at the spectacular Beaches of Hurghada

 

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Egypt!

Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, our representative will welcome you and assist you with the entry process before escorting you to your hotel in a modern, air-conditioned vehicle. Your tour leader will assist you to ensure a smooth check-in and will then review your holiday itinerary with you to confirm pick-up times for each tour and answer all your questions.

Day 2 - Pyramids, Egyptian Museum & bazaar visit

After breakfast, you will be accompanied by your personal guide to Giza Plateau to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus, along with the famous Sphinx and Valley Temple. Then, you will have a chance to visit the world-famous Egyptian Museum and enjoy a lunch at a wonderful, traditional Egyptian restaurant in Khan El Khalili, Cairo’s oldest and most lively bazaar famous for its narrow alleyways full of shops, restaurants and cafes where locals drink tea and smoke water pipes.

Day 3 - Explore ABU SIMBEL temples

Early in the morning, you will be privatelly transferred to Cairo airport for your flight to Abu Simbel. On arrival, your guide will take you to to discover the majestic temples of Ramses II and his beloved wife Nefertari.  You will then fly to Aswan and board your cruiser where a delicious lunch is awaiting.

In the afternoon, you’ll embark your lovely cruiser where a delicious lunch is awaiting.  In the afternoon you will visit the Nubian Museum where you can learn more about this interesting ethnic group native to the central Nile region.

Late afternoon, you’ll board the Sonesta Moon Nile Cruiser to start an unforgettable journey along the Nile. The first night will be spent in the harbour in Aswan.

Day 4 - Discover Aswan

After breakfast on board the boat, you will join a tour with your guide and some fellow travellers to the famous High Dam and the enigmatic Unfinished Obelisk. Afterwards, a short boat ride will take you to the charming temple of Philae dedicated to the two Goddesses, Isis and Hathor.

Day 5 - The sail starts! Kom Ombo temple discovery

Enjoy breakfast on board the cruise, before heading off on an unforgettable cruise along the River Nile. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes from the comfort of your luxurious cruise ship on your way to Kom Ombo temple. After lunch, you will visit the unique twin temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the crocodile God Sobek and visit the museum which contains a number of fascinating mummified crocodiles. Continue sailing in the direction of Edfu where you will spend the night.

Day 6 - Explore Edfu temple

After a delicious breakfast, you will take a horse carriage ride through the quaint town of Edfu to visit the gorgeous temple dedicated to Horus, the falcon God. After, you will return to the ship and continue sailing towards Luxor, enjoying the views and gentle Nile breeze from the sundeck. After dinner, a belly dance show will be performed on board.

Day 7 - Luxor East & West Bank

Enjoy breakfast on board before heading out with your guide to explore the mind-blowing East and West Banks in Luxor. Here you’ll have the chance to discover the jewels of Ancient Egypt: the majestic Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Karnak and Luxor temples.

You will then be privatelly transferred to your hotel in Hurghada on the Red Sea in an air-conditioned car. Time to relax!

Day 8, 9, 10 - Unwind at the Red Sea

Relax and enjoy the comfort of your lovely hotel and the fantastic weather and, of course, the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea. We suggest going diving or snorkelling to see the coral reefs and sea life, or trying out some water sports. Shopping, bowling and beach walks are also wonderful ways to pass the time. 

Day 11 - Safe travels

Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel before your private assistant meets you to escort you to your transfer to Hurghada international airport, where you’ll fly back to home. Safe travels!

Details -

  • Price based on 2 people sharing a double room/cabin in low-season.
  • Subject to Availability
  • All prices are correct at the time of writing

What's included?

INCLUDED
  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • The assistance of our guest relations during your stay
  • All airport transfer by a private air-conditioned deluxe vehicle with Free WIFI
  • Accommodation for 2 nights in Cairo including daily breakfast.
  • Accommodation for 4 nights onboard Nile Cruise on full board basis
  • Accommodation for 4 nights in Hurghada including daily breakfast.
  • Domestic flight from Cairo to Abu Simbel and from Abu Simbel to Aswan
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo – privately guided tours
  • All sightseeing tours on the cruise sharing cruise group
  • All sightseeing tours in Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to all sites as indicated on the itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Egyptologist certified tour guide for all historical tours
  • Lunch at a good quality local restaurant
  • Bottled water during your tours and transfers
  • All service charges and applicable taxes included
Excluded
  • International flights (Direct flights from London Heathrow to Cairo return cost around £350 per person depending on the season)
  • Entry Visa into Egypt. If your country is eligible for Visa on Arrival, we can arrange this service on request to avoid you the inconvenience of having to queue in line on arrival.
  • Any optional tours
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Cairo
Cairo, the Capital of Egypt with a total population in excess of 16 million people is where we would suggest you would begin and end your Egypt holiday. This metropolitan city is one of the largest in Africa, the largest in the Middle East and the 15th largest in the world! Cairo is often associated with ancient Egypt where you can visit the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. As well as these there are gorgeous historical sites such as the Islamic city, Old Cairo and the Egyptian Museum. Although firmly attached to the past, Cairo is also home to a vibrant and modern society with some areas being described as “Paris on the Nile” built in the 19th Century. An ideal place to base yourself at the beginning and end of your Egypt holiday.
Aswan
Heading south along the River Nile beyond Luxor, lies the smaller city of Aswan. Here, the river is wide, slow and beautiful surrounded by colourful local villages that feature the traditional lives of the Nubians. A quiet and beautiful area is the perfect place to stay in Egypt for your cultural and scenic views fix.
Luxor
Luxor continues to have an ancient feel and look, located in the Southern Nile Valley otherwise known as the “Land of the Pharaohs” and the “worlds greatest open-air museum”. Here you will find ruins of temple complexes connected by an avenue of sphinxes over one and a half miles long all standing within a modern city.

On the West Bank of the Nile, most of the ruins and tombs still remain, including the Valley of the Kings, which contains the famous Tomb of Tutankhamen and the stunning Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Nearby, a number of ancient temples and Theban necropolis are located: the Temple of Medinat Habu, Colossi of Memnon, the Ramesseum, Valley of the Queens and Valley of the Nobles. A stay in Luxor with us is sure to fill your historical appetite.
Hurghada
Relax at the end of your holiday with a few nights on the shores of the Red Sea. Enjoy the fantastic weather all year long, paradisiac white sanded beaches with turquoise waters and colourful corals and colourful fish!

Soak up the sun on the beach or jump on a jet ski and get the adrenaline running!

Whatever your preference, the Red Sea is the perfect place to wind down after an unforgettable trip.
Sharm El Sheikh
Relax at the end of your holiday with a few nights on the shores of the Red Sea. Enjoy the fantastic weather all year long, paradisiac white sanded beaches with turquoise waters and colourful corals and colourful fish!

Soak up the sun on the beach or jump on a jet ski and get the adrenaline running!

Whatever your preference, the Red Sea is the perfect place to wind down after an unforgettable trip.
Alexandria
Alexandria was one of the most important metropolis of the ancient world and highly influenced by the ancient Greeks. This significant city was home of the famous lighthouse of Alexandria (Pharos), one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World; the Great Library (the largest in the ancient world); and the Necropolis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages.
Esna
Esna Temple, or, also known as Temple of Khnum, is dedicated to the god Khnum, his consorts Menhit and Nebtu, their son, Heka, and the goddess Neith. Well known for its remarkable beauty and the magnificence of its architecture.
Edfu
Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon God, is one of the best-preserved temples of the Greco Roman era and the two beautiful granite statues of the falcon god Horus towering over the entrance as you walk in.
Kom Ombo
Temple of Kom Ombo. The unusual Kom Ombo temple has two identical entrances, hypostyle halls, and sanctuaries. Explore the exceptional beautiful temple of Haroeris (Horus the Elder) and Sobek (Crocodile God). The temple was built with two symmetric entrances, halls, and sanctuaries; it is the only double temple all over Egypt.
Abu Simbel
The main attraction is the great sun temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari. Both temples were discovered in 1813 it was almost completely covered with sand. Then both temples were moved in 1960 by the help of Egyptian government and UNESCO to avoid the rising water of the Nile. Ramses II built the temple mostly to honour himself as inside there is a mural depicting his famous victory at Kadesh battle where his army defeated his enemies. On the north of Ramses temple, the Nefertari Temple which was built by Ramses II to his favourite wife Queen Nefertari among other 200 wives and concubines.
Gebel Silsela
Here lies the old Pharaonic quarries of Silsela and the off-the-path rock-cut Temple of Hormoheb.
Abydos
The ancient Egyptian believed of God (Lord of the underworld) to be buried here. The temple was built by King Seti I, and completed by King Ramsess II, known as the temple of Seti I.The paintings of the Gods and Pharaohs on the walls of the Osiris Temple at Abydos are among the most beautifully preserved in Egypt.
Dendera
Temple of Hathor is situated here- goddess of love and joy.

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