Ancient Egypt Revealed

Visiting: Egypt


Duration: 0 Nights

Tour Operator: Saga Holidays


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Tour Overview

This exciting holiday focuses on the archaeology of ancient Egypt. You'll be able to visit and explore some of the great sites including the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, Abu Simbel and Valleys of the Kings and Queens.

All your visits will be accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, helping to ensure you get the most out of your visits. There will also be three archaeological talks at your hotel, perfect for helping to understand of the archaeology of this fascinating country. Your Saga Host will advise you which evenings the talks will take place. You can also look forward to a cruise along the River Nile on board your Presidential Nile ship, the perfect base from which to explore and to also enjoy a little relaxation as your cruise through the countryside.

Places You'll See

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Itinerary

icon Day 1 UK-Cairo

Accommodation Name: Pyramisa Hotel

Fly to Cairo and stay three nights at the locally rated 5-star Pyramisa Hotel. Set in the heart of Cairo, overlooking the Nile, this 377-room hotel is close to a downtown shopping area. D

icon Day 2 Sightseeing tour of Cairo

Accommodation Name: Pyramisa Hotel

An included tour of Egypt's compelling capital visits the Citadel and Mohammed Ali mosque. This afternoon, an included excursion visits the world-famous Egyptian Museum, which houses artefacts from Tutankhamun's tomb. B, L, D

icon Day 3 Included excursions to Memphis, Sakkara and Giza

Accommodation Name: Pyramisa Hotel

Memphis was one of the greatest cities of the world from 3,100BC until Roman times and now consists of scattered ruins, alabaster sphinxes and statues among the palm groves. Continue to Sakkara – an immense necropolis about eight kilometres long and one-and-a-half kilometres wide, which was used from prehistoric times until the Roman period. Next visit the three Pyramids of Giza – the Great Pyramid of Cheops and the two smaller pyramids of Mycerinus and Chephren – which have become the symbol of Egypt. Wonder at these along with the Sphinx, carved out of a natural outcrop of rock in the form of a lion with a human head.

Entrance into the Great Pyramid is not included (and is at times prohibited). The pyramids can be closed at times for restoration work, and entrance to the interior may be prohibited. B, L, D

icon Day 4 Cairo-Aswan

Accommodation Name: Pyramisa Isis Island Hotel

Fly to Aswan for three nights at the locally rated 5-star 450-room Pyramisa Isis Island Hotel. B, L, D

icon Day 5 At leisure

Accommodation Name: Pyramisa Isis Island Hotel

Enjoy some free time in Aswan, which occupies a beautiful setting on the Nile. B, L, D

icon Day 6 Aswan High Dam and Philae Temple

Accommodation Name: Pyramisa Isis Island Hotel

Included trip to Aswan High Dam and the Philae Temple complex. B, L, D

icon Day 7 Aswan to Luxor to Edfu

Travel by train from Aswan to Luxor, a journey of approximately three hours. Upon arrival, board MS Nile Plaza (5?) for a six-night Nile cruise. Enjoy lunch on board before sailing to Edfu, on the west bank of the Nile, where you’ll moor overnight. B, L, D

icon Day 8 Kom Ombo to Aswan

Sail to Kom Ombo in the morning and visit the ancient temple dedicated to Horus and Sobek. Later continue sailing to Aswan where you moor overnight. B, L, D

icon Day 9 Abu Simel

An early start is required for the journey to Abu Simbel by road for your included excursion.

A local guide will take you around the monuments, a magnificent complex of rock-cut temples dedicated to Ramses II and Queen Nefertari. The great temple has four giant statues of Ramses II guarding its entrance, each 20 metres tall, and there are also beautiful carvings. The smaller temple of Hathor, the goddess of happiness and love, has six large statues on its facade.

Later return to Aswan where you remain moored overnight. B, L, D

icon Day 10 Aswan to Edfu

Spend a day at leisure. This afternoon, continue your river cruise back to Edfu. B, L, D

icon Day 11 Luxor

Spend the morning at leisure then continue to Luxor where you will moor overnight.

This evening enjoy a farewell dinner. Perhaps join an optional excursion to a Sound and Light show. B, L, D

icon Day 12 Valleys of the Kings and Queens

You'll pass the Colossi of Memnon, gigantic statues that once guarded the funerary temple of Amenophis III,on today's included excursion. The highlight will undoubtedly be a visit the City of the Dead in Thebes where you can walk through the Valleys of the Kings and Queens.

In the afternoon, perhaps take the opportunity to visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples on an optional excursion. B, L, D

icon Day 13 Luxor-UK

Travel to the airport for your return flight home. B

What's Included

  • Expert Host
  • Saga Tour Manager
  • Included themed activities
  • Expert Host Talks
  • Hosted welcome drinks reception
  • Meet and greet with expert host
  • Leisure time
  • 20kg checked-in luggage
  • Free hotel Wi-Fi
  • Hotel porterage
  • Included travel insurance
  • Return flights and transfers

Plus, this hotel features:

  • 6 nights in hotels and 6 on board cruise ship
  • 35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners
  • Local wines, beers and soft drinks with lunch and dinner throughout the tour

Included excursions and visits

  • Cairo tour and Egyptian Museum visit
  • Memphis and Sakkara
  • Pyramids of Giza
  • Aswan High Dam and Temple of Philae
  • Kom Ombo
  • Abu Simbel by road
  • The Valleys of the Kings and Queens
  • The Temples of Karnak and Luxor

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    Saga Holidays requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 56 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


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