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    Jewel of the Nile
    10 days | 9 nights
    from $2,345* per person twin share
    Exclusive $250 per person discount
    Embark on a five star Egyptian adventure. Stay in luxury hotels in Cairo, cruise the River Nile in style aboard a five-star Nile cruiser and be expertly guided by a professional Egyptologist for your entire stay.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 3 nights accommodation in 5 star hotels in Cairo
    • 4 nights aboard a luxury 5 star Nile Cruiser
    • Breakfast daily, 4 lunches and 6 dinners
    • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
    • 2 overnight trains: Cairo – Luxor and Aswan – Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin) with meals
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • 5 star Nile River Cruise – spend four nights on board a luxury cruise boat
    • Luxor West Bank – discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
    • Aswan – visit the High Dam, take leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs
    • Cairo – marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut’s treasures at the Egyptian Museum
    Valid for travel
    8, 22 May, 5, 19 Jun, 3, 17, 31 Jul, 14, 28 Aug 2020
    Offer expires
    31 May 2020 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Cairo

    Welcome to Egypt and the start of a wonderful holiday! Arrive at Cairo airport and transfer to your five star hotel located in downtown Cairo. The rest of the day is free to relax or those arriving early can opt to pre-book the optional Backstreets of Cairo tour.

    Day 2

    Cairo

    Start with the dazzling antiquities at the Egyptian Museum. Amongst the many exhibits are the treasures of King Tutankhamun.

    Day 3

    Pyramids of Giza

    Visit Egypt’s most loved sight – The Great Pyramids of Giza. Explore the Giza plateau, pyramids and massive Sphinx, then continue on to explore Saqqara – an ancient necropolis with many half-buried tombs and the famous Zhoser’s step pyramid. Later, travel to Luxor by overnight train. Accommodation is in comfortable twin sleeper cabins. A light dinner is served on board.

    Day 4

    Nile Cruising - Valley of the Kings

    Arrive in Luxor, then visit the incredible Valley of the Kings. The massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments you’ll see during the morning visit to the West Bank – home to the legendary Valley of the Kings. You’ll also see the colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Return to Luxor for check-in on board our Nile 5 star cruiser. Lunch at leisure and time to relax until the early evening visit to the Temple of Luxor. Luxor Temple looks stunning at dusk and is beautifully illuminated at night.

    Day 5

    Nile Cruising - Luxor

    Tour the ancient city of Thebes (the East Bank), taking in the magnificent Temple of Karnak. More than a temple, Karnak is a gigantic and stunning complex of sanctuaries and pylons dedicated to the Theban gods. Anchors away this afternoon to set sail downstream.

    Day 6

    Nile Cruising - Kom Ombo

    Relax and sail the Nile and visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. A unique riverside temple, it is unusual in that everything architecturally is doubled and perfectly symmetrical along the main axis of the temple including twin halls, courts, colonnades, sanctuaries and entrances. Arrive in Aswan, a prosperous town at the crossroads of the ancient caravan routes in the late evening.

    Day 7

    Nile Cruising - The Philae Temple

    Enjoy a short boat trip to Agilika Island for Philae Temple – dedicated to the goddess Isis. The temple dates from 4th century BC but the Ptolomies and the Romans up to 3rd century AD built most of the existing structures. In danger of being completely submerged by the rising water of Lake Nasser, in 1972 UNESCO stepped in and an 8-year rescue effort was undertaken to relocate the entire temple 20m higher on nearby Agilika Island. Next is a visit to a perfume oil emporium. Perfumed oils in Egypt dates back to 2700BC and were used by women, pharaohs and by temple priests.

    After lunch there is a visit to the High Dam and a felucca sailing trip to Elephantine and Kitchener Island. As the sun sets, enjoy free time to shop in the colourful souqs and markets or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset in Egypt’s southern most town straddling the River Nile.

    Day 8

    Aswan

    There is plenty to do in Aswan. You can explore Aswan, its beautiful shoreline and corniche or perhaps do a spot of shopping. Late this afternoon, board the overnight train (twin berth sleeper cabins provided) for the journey back to Cairo. A light dinner is served on board.

    Day 9

    Cairo

    Have breakfast in your train cabin and upon arrival into Cairo transfer to the hotel and check in. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy the hotel facilities or you can opt to join the optional tour visiting Old Cairo, Coptic Cairo and the Citadel of Saladin (book locally).

    Day 10

    Cairo

    The tour ends after breakfast. Included onward transfer to airport.

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    Advertised prices are per person twin share. Offer and prices are correct at time of publication, subject to availability and can change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer can be withdrawn at any time. Savings are included in the advertised price, not combinable with any other offer except past passenger loyalty discounts. Standard cancellation fees apply. Offer is valid on new bookings only. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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