Highlights of Egypt

Highlights of Egypt

Start: Cairo Finish: Cairo

Visiting: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Nile Cruise, Abu Simbel, Aswan


Duration: 10 Nights

Physical rating: Easy

Tour code: EH

Tour operator: Ciconia Travel

Group size: 2 - 12

Age range: 10-90

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Discover Egypt’s exotic wonderland of ancient temples and monuments, unparalleled culture and diverse unique experiences. Journey to one of the oldest centres of knowledge, Alexandria, and haggle your way through the vibrant bazaars of Cairo. Stylishly pose with the Sphinx and soak in the marvellous Pyramids. Embark on a comfortable Nile Cruise over 5 days whilst uncovering the wonders and characteristic lifestyle of the Nile.

Highlights

  • icon Embark on a comfortable Nile Cruise over 5 days whilst uncovering the wonders and characteristic lifestyle of the Nile.
  • iconDiscover Egypt’s exotic wonderland of ancient temples and monuments, unparalleled culture and diverse unique experiences.
  • iconJourney to one of the oldest centres of knowledge, Alexandria, and haggle your way through the vibrant bazaars of Cairo.
  • iconStylishly pose with the Sphinx and soak in the marvellous Pyramids.

Places You'll See

sakkara
komombo
Philae-Temple
Dahab
Luxor
Alexandria
Unfinished-Obelisk
Giza
Cairo
Cairo
Alexandria
Cairo
Alexandria
Cairo
Luxor
Nile Cruise
Abu Simbel

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Cairo

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*

Meals: No Meals

Our fascinating journey into the depths of Egyptian culture and history begins at the vibrant capital, Cairo.

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a Ciconia representative at the airport.

In the afternoon, join the welcome meeting at the hotel lobby with your fellow travellers and Tour Director.

Savour the exotic and delicious Egyptian cuisine tonight on a group dinner.



Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*
Optional Experiences: Group Dinner

icon Day 2 : Cairo, Alexandria

Location: Cairo, Alexandria

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Tolip Hotel Alexandria 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

As we drive alongside the Nile towards the Mediterranean to Alexandria, kickstart your cultural adventure stopping at the gorgeous Coptic Monasteries at Wadi el Natrun (if open).

Plentiful chances await to dive deep into history, stroll the shopping streets and taste excellent local seafood.

Comfortably pacing our trip, we rest at Alexandria tonight after a delicious Egyptian dinner.



 

Hotel: Tolip Hotel Alexandria 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Key Highlights: Wadi El Natrun

icon Day 3 : Alexandria, Cairo

Location: Alexandria, Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

It is time to explore this ancient city of utmost importance, home to the ruins of the Great Library and Lighthouse of Alexandria – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Join your Tour Director for a guided walking tour covering all the must-sees of the lively port town, visit the ancient acropolis and Roman Amphitheatre.

Journey through history at the National Museum and the impressive Kom El Shoqafa Catacomb.

We depart towards Cairo.

You will have personal leisure time to enjoy as you please, your Tour Director will be happy to advise activities ideal to your tastes.



Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Key Highlights: Alexandria Sightseeing

icon Day 4 : Cairo

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Prepare your lenses for an exceptional moment of cultural discovery, it's time to soak in the glorious Pyramids and the Sphinx at the Giza plateau.

Take a mental picture to engrave this unique sight in your memory and continue your adventure through the heart of Cairo frequenting all the hot-spots of cultural, historical, architectural and aesthetic importance.

Following our comprehensive discovery, you can enjoy your personal leisure time to relax or continue your in-depth journey at your own pace.



Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Key Highlights: Giza Pyramids

icon Day 5 : Cairo, Luxor (by flight) , Nile Cruise

Location: Cairo, Luxor, Nile Cruise

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nile Cruiser 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Following a hefty breakfast, transfer to the airport for a seamless journey to Luxor, where you will start your discovery of marvellous monuments of various civilizations of the Nile.

Walk the remnants of much-fabled ancient Thebes through the Avenue of the Sphinx and visit Temple of Amun nearby Luxor.

Embark your 5-star Nile Cruise – with premium facilities including an outdoor pool on-board – and continue your discovery at the remarkable Luxor Museum.

Here you can find an astonishing display of artefacts and items from various era, including pieces from Tutankhamun's famed tomb.

Your comfortable room aboard awaits you tonight as we dock at Luxor, where you may enjoy a sound & light show at Karnak Temple.



Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Key Highlights: Temple of Amun, Luxor Museum
Optional Experiences: Sound & Light Show

icon Day 6 : Nile Cruise

Location: Nile Cruise

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nile Cruiser 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Rising up to the breeze of the Nile, you will have the chance to float over Luxor valley in a hot air balloon today! Discover the stunning Valley of the Kings and savour the extravagant efforts to honour pharaohs of Egypt in eternity.

Enjoy a locally prepared meal by our crew on board.

Diving deep into ancient history, uncover the remnants of eras that have shaped the fertile banks of the Nile as we visit the Luxor Temple, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.

Board your premium cruise to sail towards charming Edfu.



Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Key Highlights: Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple
Optional Experiences: Hot-air Balloon Ride

icon Day 7 : Nile Cruise

Location: Nile Cruise

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nile Cruiser 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Start the day by discovering the treasures of ancient Edfu.

Sail upstream to where time almost hasn't moved for a thousand years, Kom-Ombo.

Experience the traditional architecture and way of living as you stroll the charming village with your Travel Director.

We will sample local delicacies over a traditional dinner on board our cruise.



Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Key Highlights: Edfu, Kom-Ombo

icon Day 8 : Nile Cruise

Location: Nile Cruise

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Nile Cruiser 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sailing to Aswan in deluxe style, it is time to experience the unique traditional feluccas that were used for transport on the Nile for centuries.

Changing to our charming felucca in Aswan, we set sail toward the impressive Kitchener islands to visit the lifeful Botanical Gardens, mighty Aswan Dam and the splendid monuments scattered around.

Sampling sights as the Temple of Isis – the divine mother of the pharaohs, the semi-carved Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple, we dock ashore for an authentic evening.

Watch the sun set behind the shimmering reflections of feluccas on the Nile.

Join the optional Sound and Light Show at the stunning Philae Temple.

Prepare for a unique dining experience served by the locals, accompanied by live music.



Hotel: Nile Cruiser 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Key Highlights: Felucca Cruise, Aswan Sightseeing, Kitchener Islands, Philae Temple
Optional Experiences: Traditional Nubian Village Visit, Philae Temple Sound And Light Performance

icon Day 9 : Nile Cruise, Abu Simbel (by flight), Aswan, Cairo (by flight)

Location: Nile Cruise, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore the marvellous Abu Simbel on a fantastic excursion.

Referred to as a must-see for all history and archaeology enthusiasts, discover the two massive temples carved into the bedrock in impressive detail to honour the rule of Pharaoh Ramesses II.

Transfer to the airport and fly off to Cairo in comfort, leaving you time to rest following your astounding cultural adventure.



Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Key Highlights: Abu Simbel

icon Day 10 : Cairo

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

After a relaxing rest, we continue our in-depth discovery into vibrant Cairo and its countless treasures - allowing plenty of time for you to savour your adventure at ease.

Stroll the city with our expert local guide on the second leg of our sightseeing tour.

Visit the immense collection of ancient artefacts at the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church, and the buzzing famous bazaar of Khan el-Khalili.

Late in the afternoon, you may discover the city on your own terms to have a final visit to your preferred sights and cement your favourite moments.

Your seat for dinner is reserved at your hotel in the evening.



Hotel: Le Meridien Pyramids 5*
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Key Highlights: Egyptian Museum,  Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohammed Ali, Hanging Church & Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

icon Day 11 : Cairo

Location: Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Our epic adventure into the wonderland of Egyptian culture comes to an end over breakfast with newfound friends.

Make sure to bid farewells and exchange numbers before checking-out of the hotel (at 11:00).

Complementary airport transfers are available all day, have a safe and smooth journey!

Meals: Breakfast

What's Included

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    Luxury Transportation

    Deluxe air-conditioned coach and domestic flights between Cairo & Luxor and between Aswan & Cairo

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    Private Airport Transfer

    Complimentary private airport transfers on arrival and departure dates.

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    Personal Radio Headsets

    Personal radio headsets on tours with 8 or more guests.

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    Exceptional Authentic Dining

    10 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 9 Dinners

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    5 Star Characteristic Hotels

    Accommodation in authentic, comfortable and ideally located hotels.

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    All Tips, Taxes And Porterage Charges

    Tips at the hotels and restaurants, all taxes and porterage fees.

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    Journey Highlights

    Must see sights, hidden gems & authentic experiences. Unique itineraries, more inclusions.

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    Free Wi-Fi

    Complimentary hotel Wi-Fi (where available).

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    Egyptologist Travel Director

    Local & Expert Egyptologist Travel Director throughout your trip.

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    All Entrance Fees To All Sights

    Entrance fees to all cultural, historical and natural sites on tour.

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    Baggage Handling

    Seamless baggage handling, delivered to your room at every hotel.

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    5 Star Nile Cruiser

    5-star Nile Cruise – with premium facilities including an outdoor pool on-board.

What's Not Included

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    Items of a personal nature

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    Optional activities

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    Any flights not stated in the itinerary

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    Travel insurance

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