Start: Cairo Finish: Cairo
Physical rating: Low
Tour code: E3
Travel Talk Tours
Group size: 13 - 35
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Soak in the majestic Pyramids, roam vibrant markets of Cairo and embark on a 5-star journey on the Nile.
Travel in style on a 5-star Nile Cruiser whilst viewing spectacular wonders along the Nile. Discover the vast history and endless wonders of Egypt. Travel with expert Egyptologist guides as you delve into the ancient culture.
Accommodation Name: The Oasis Hotel – 4 Star
Meals: No Meals
Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes peeled for the Travel Talk sign for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Cairo or board a cruise for an optional group dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight Sleeper Train
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Set your alarms for 7.30am and fill up on plenty of breakfast before a big day exploring Egypt’s iconic Ancient Wonder of the World – the Pyramids and Sphinx! Follow your guide for a tour across the ancient site to learn about the 4,600-year-old wonders. After everyone has had their dose of awe, we’ll head out to Sakkara to see the iconic step pyramid built in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon, board an overnight sleeper train to Luxor.
Accommodation: Nile Cruiser - 5 Star
Wake up in Aswan, ready to explore on a city tour with your local guide. Visit the Unfinished Obelisk for a look into the incredible building methods used to create the four-sided, hallmark monuments that are placed at the entrances of Egyptian temples. Take some time to walk along the 42-metre-long lying bed of granite and learn about its significance from your guide. Visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, divine mother of the pharaohs. The temple is set beautifully on an island in the middle of the Nile. Then all aboard the 5-star Nile Cruiser as we check in to our private cabins and prepare for three nights on the Nile River. Tonight, we’ll have the option to join a traditional Nubian dinner in the evening.
Location: Temple of Kom Ombo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wake up well rested after your first night on board the Nile Cruiser. Watch beautiful scenery pass you by and wave to the locals swimming and fishing on the riverbanks. Today we will visit Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. If you are feeling up to it in the afternoon, join the optional trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Abu Simbel. It is a must-do for all keen historians!
Location: Edfu, Luxor Governorate
Take it easy today as we continue our Cruise down the Nile River. Next stop will be Edfu, home to one of the largest and best-preserved temples in Egypt. Dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the temple was built over 180-years from 237 BC to 57 BC. Cruise to Luxor in the afternoon.
Accommodation Name: Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel – 5 Star
After a final breakfast onboard our 5-star Nile Cruiser, we’ll check out and later check in to our luxurious hotel in Luxor. After dark, we’ll visit Luxor Temple to explore the dimly-light temple and learn from your guide of the temple complexes ancient history, dating back to the 14th century B.C.
The West bank of the Nile River awaits you! Follow your guide to the Valley of the Kings, also known as the ‘City of the Dead’, home to fancy royal tombs carved into desert rocks and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. Next up, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Not to forget, a visit to the vast Karnak Temple Complex, one of the most important religious centres of Ancient Egypt with its marvellous temples. Your Egyptologist guide will enlighten you with the most intriguing stories and mythologies from the temple complex. Feeling adventurous? Take to the skies on an optional hot air balloon ride over Luxor. In the evening, board an overnight sleeper train to Luxor.
Wake up well rested as your overnight sleeper train pulls into Cairo!
The journey continues with one of the most important museums dedicated to the ancient world — Egyptian Museum of Cairo. Home to over 120,000 ancient Egyptian relics and antiquities, this place will leave you in awe! Then, roam around Cairo stopping by the Citadel of Saladin and the world-famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Make sure to wear your haggling hats and brace for the mayhem!
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates. Check-out of the hotel in Cairo (11:00am) and catch the transfer to the airport at the end of your tour.
Services of experienced Eqyptologist guides
Arrival and departure transfers. See "Airport Transfer" under Overview section.
2 overnight trains from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo (Private 2 berth)
A/C coach or mini-bus, Nile Cruiser
Arrival and Departure transfers on first and last day of the trip
5 and 4 star hotels, 5 star Nile Cruiser.
8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch, 3 Dinners
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