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    Wonders of Egypt
    9 days | 8 nights
    From $3,525* pp
    Exclusive $150*pp discount^
    Discover the Wonders of Egypt on this nine-day journey visiting the ancient pyramids, exploring royal tombs and cruising down the Nile.
    Your package includes: Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package highlights:

    Your package includes:

    Your package includes:

    • 4 nights accommodation in handpicked hotels
    • 4 night Nile river cruise
    • 16 meals including deliciously authentic dining and breakfast daily
    • Travel with a passionate and knowledgeable travel director
    Your package highlights:

    Your package highlights:

    • With your Egyptologist, meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife
    • Visit Luxor Temple
    • In Aswan, board a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft
    • Cruise the Nile in style, on-board your traditional Nile cruiser with its spacious cabins, bars, shops, lounge, restaurant and swimming pool
    Valid for travel
    6, 13, 20, 27 May; 3, 10, 17, 24 Jun; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jul; 5, 12 and 19 Aug 2019, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    28 Feb 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Welcome to Cairo

    A country rich in wonders and mysteries awaits you. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

    Day 2

    The Egyptian museum and citadel

    Meet at 08:00 to begin your city sightseeing with your Egyptologist at the world-famous Egyptian Museum. Starring among its attractions is the amazing treasure recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Sightseeing continues at the Citadel where you enjoy breathtaking views over the whole city. Salah El-Din started the Citadel in the 12th century, but it owes its present outline to Mohammed Ali, whose Great Alabaster Mosque is the next stop. Later, you will have free time to enjoy as you wish. In the evening, get to know your Tour Director and fellow guests over a Welcome Drink at the hotel. Afterwards, take your seats at the magical Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids which literally illuminates the history of Giza – an unforgettable introduction to the world of ancient Egypt.

    Day 3

    The great pyramids of Giza

    Gain a deeper understanding of the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World during a visit to Giza with your Egyptologist. Meet the enigmatic Sphinx crouching at the foot of Chephrenís Causeway and venture inside one of the magnificent pyramids. Nearby lies Memphis, capital of the Old Kingdom, where you can see the colossal statue of Rameses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara to view the Step Pyramid of Zoser I dating from 2686 B.C., it’s the oldest in the world. Enjoy free time in the afternoon.

    Day 4

    Fly to Luxor, cruise the Nile

    Fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to stand among the columns of the Hypostyle Hall. Transfer to your cruise ship. After lunch on-board, visit Luxor Temple which was unearthed by Mariette in the 1860s.

    Day 5

    Valley of the Kings to Edfu

    Travel by air-conditioned coach to the west bank of the Nile to see the Colossi of Memnon, and visit both the Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried. Visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread. Return to your cruise boat and sail via the Esna Lock to Edfu.

    Day 6

    From the temple of Horus to Aswan

    Visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the Falcon God. Sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only temple in Egypt dedicated to the two gods, crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder, then continue on to Aswan. In the evening, don your traditional Egyptian attire called galabeyas, for a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.

    Day 7

    Aswan's high dam and Nile felucca

    In the morning, visit the Aswan High Dam and Granite Quarries to see the enormous Unfinished Obelisk. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis, rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae. Later, on a traditional Nile Felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient craft. As the sun starts to fade, enjoy colonial-style high tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel.

    Day 8

    Aswan and back to Cairo

    In the morning, disembark your cruise ship and enjoy time at leisure in Aswan. Why not join an optional experience by air to the magnificent Temples of Rameses II at Abu Simbel? Otherwise, spend the morning as you wish. There are many points of interest to enjoy; the Botanic Gardens, Elephantine Island, the Aga Khan Mausoleum, or soak up the African atmosphere in the Nubian bazaar. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo for the night.

    Day 9

    Depart Cairo

    Your journey ends after breakfast with transfers to the airport.

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    * Conditions

    Advertised prices are per person, twin share, tour only correct at time of publication and are subject to availability, withdrawal and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Offer valid on new bookings only. ^Exclusive discount is already included in the advertised price. A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person for any trips including cruise, internal flights or rail is due within seven days of booking to secure your placement and trip must be paid in full 45 days before departure. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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