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Day 1 Giza (Cairo)
Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a two night special stay at your iconic hotel. You’ll be able to soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony.
Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the Pyramids. (Dinner)
Day 2 Giza
Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500 BC before marvelling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 3 Giza > Luxor
Fly to Luxor and relax in the beautiful gardens of your Special Stay hotel for tonight. Discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by a walk through the colourful local markets. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Luxor > Nile Cruise
Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites. (Additional cost, please book on tour.)
Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut, then admire the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. Return to Luxor and embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Late afternoon tour the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.
Raise your glass and toast the start of your Nile cruise with drinks and canapés. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Nile Cruise
Relax on one of the Sun Decks and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple before returning to Luxor and visiting the impressive Luxor temple. This evening’s entertainment will delight with the colours of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerising moves of a belly dancer. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Nile Cruise
Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt.
This afternoon explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank and dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. A fun night awaits on board with a lively Galabeyya party themed with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Nile Cruise
Cruise south to reach charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Nile Cruise > Aswan
Freechoice: Visit a traditional Nubian village or take a motorboat to the upper reaches of the Nile. Alternatively, discover the vibrant botanical gardens.
Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay and admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.
Watch the sun set and picture yourself as Agatha Christie, pen in hand, as you sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 9 Aswan > Cairo
Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Later, fly to the bustling city of Cairo for your two night stay. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Day 10 Cairo
Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies.
Freechoice: Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the ancient site of Saqqara.
This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
Day 11 Cairo
Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport taking a lifetime of memories with you. (Breakfast)
* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package, at the price quoted.
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