Best of Egypt

Start: Cairo Finish: Cairo

Visiting: Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, Kitchners Island, Temple of Kom Ombo, Giza


Duration: 8 Nights

Tour Operator: Trafalgar


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Tour Overview

Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.

Highlights

  • iconVisit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Temple of Kom-Ombo and the temple of Isis on the island of Philae
  • iconDive Into Culture Enjoy a visit to Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, home to a remarkable collection of Egyptian antiquities including the world-famous ‘Mask of Tutankhamun’. (Day 7)
  • iconSee the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis and the Step Pyramid in Sakkara
  • iconExplore Luxor and Cairo with a Local Specialist
  • iconConnect With Locals On the banks of the Nile, join the El Boerey family for a Be My Guest experience in their village home. You will enjoy mint tea and freshly baked local bread with honey while they share stories revealing what life is like in a typical Luxor village near the ancient temples and tombs. (Day 3)
  • iconView the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza
  • iconSail in a felucca across the Nile

Places You'll See

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icon Day 1: Welcome to Cairo

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Hilton Heliopolis

Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo Airport, transfer to your hotel and relax after your journey.

icon Day 2: Fly to Luxor and Embark on Your Nile Cruise

Location: Luxor, Aswan

Accommodation: Nile Cruise: MS Miriam, MS Medea or MS Sapphire (or similar cruise ship)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and the imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Luxor Museum before returning to your cruise ship for dinner.

icon Day 3: A Day to Explore the Valley of the Kings

Location: Luxor

Meals: Breakfast, Be My Guest, Lunch, Dinner

Journey to the final resting place of Egypt's Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and the Grand Temple of Luxor. Connect With Locals as you enjoy a traditional Be My Guest bite to eat of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea in the archaeological paradise that is Luxor's West Bank.

icon Day 4: Journey to Ancient Kom-Ombo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sail upstream to Kom-Ombo, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo. Donning our galabeas, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on board this evening.

icon Day 5: Onwards to Aswan

Location: Alexandria, Kitchners Island, Temple of Kom Ombo

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to voyage around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island. On arrival explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock.

icon Day 6: Disembark and fly to Cairo

Location: Cairo

Accommodation: Ramses Hilton

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon.

icon Day 7: Discover Colourful Cairo

Location: Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo's busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo. This afternoon, Dive Into Culture and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and Tutankhamun's priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum.

icon Day 8: Admire the Wonders of Giza

Location: Giza

Meals: Breakfast

The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures - the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise.

icon Day 9: Farewell Cairo

Location: Cairo

Meals: Breakfast

Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

What's Included

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    Handcrafted Highlights

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    Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras

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    All porterage and restaurant gratuities

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    Optional Experiences and free time

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    Four-night luxury Nile Cruise

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    4 cruise lunches

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    An expert Travel Director and professional Driver

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    8 breakfasts

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    Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing

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    Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted

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    All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

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    Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

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    The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director throughout your journey

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    4 cruise dinners

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    Flight from Cairo to Luxor

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    Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals

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    Flight from Aswan to Cairo

Your Peace of Mind Options

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    Low Deposit

    Trafalgar 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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