Egyptian Highlights Tour

All fun included and most wanted activities

 

Day 1 ( Saturday ) - Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel close to the Pyramids for the start of your trip. They will help you settle in, introduce you to the local area, and explain tomorrow's arrangements. 

Overnight Cairo

5 star

Le Meridien Pyramids

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Day 2 ( Sunday ) - Pyramids, Sphinx, Memphis & Sakkara

Our tour of Egypt starts with a visit to the Giza Plateau, home of Egypt's world famous Great Pyramids, proclaimed by the Greeks to be among the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. We visit the great Pyramids of Giza and their guardian Sphinx, Memphis-first capital of the ancient kingdom to see the statue of Ramses II, then to Sakkara to see the Step pyramid. 

Overnight Cairo

5 star

Le Meridien Pyramids

Day 3 ( Monday ) - Fly to Luxor, West Bank tour, Luxor Temple

This morning we transfer to Cairo airport for an early flight to Luxor. We begin our tour of the West bank of the Nile starting at the Colossi of Memnon we then get to explore the dusty Pharaonic tombs located at the world famous Valley of the Kings. We also visit the Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and see the colourful hieroglyphics at Medinat Habu temple before crossing back into Luxor. Your afternoon is free to relax on board your 5-star Nile cruise boat or to explore Luxor's markets. In the evening we take a walking tour of the beautiful Luxor Temple which is spectacularly lit up at night. 

Overnight Luxor Harbour

Deluxe Cruise Cabin

Nile Cruise Boat

Day 4 ( Tuesday ) - Luxor, Karnak Temple, sail to Edfu

This morning you have the chance to take a spectacular sunrise hot air balloon flight over the West bank of the Nile. After breakfast, our tour of Luxor today is to the huge temple complex of Karnak which features towering columns and numerous temples and structures - rightly justifying Luxor's reputation as the largest open air museum in the world! In the afternoon the boat starts sailing up the Nile, through the lock at Esna and on to Edfu where we overnight. 

Overnight Edfu - Harbour

Deluxe Cruise Cabin

Nile Cruise Boat

Day 5 ( Wednesday ) - Edfu, cruise to Kom Ombo & Aswanr


After breakfast we visit the nearby Edfu Temple which is dedicated to the god Horus. We then continue upriver towards Kom Ombo, watching traditional rural Egyptian life pass us by on the banks of the Nile. You may want to enjoy a relaxing soak in the plunge pool on the boat's sun deck. At Kom Ombo we tour the temple which sits scenically by the banks of the Nile and is home to mummified crocodiles amongst other things! The cruise then continues onwards to Aswan. 

Overnight Aswan - Harbour

Deluxe Cruise Cabin

Nile Cruise Boat

Day 6 ( Thursday ) - Aswan, Philae Temple & Aswan Dam

We start our tour of Aswan with a trip to the island temple complex of Philae visiting the impressive Aswan High Dam en-route. The Philae temple remains one of Egypt's most romantic and picturesque sites having been completely relocated following work on the Dam. The rest of the day is free to explore the colourful souks and markets found in the town or watch the sunset over the River Nile. 

Overnight Aswan - Harbour

Deluxe Cruise Cabin

Nile Cruise Boat

Day 7 ( Friday ) - Fly to Cairo, Egyptian Museum & optional tours

This morning we transfer to Aswan airport for a flight back to Cairo. We start our tour of Cairo with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Accompanied by your certified Egyptologist, you'll stroll through the halls highlighting each historical period of this ancient land. The afternoon if free to enjoy at your leisure or to take some optional half day tours visiting not-to-be-missed the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar, abuzz with activity and offering a priceless perspective on Cairo's oriental character or discover Cairo's churches and synagogues by taking the old Cairo Coptic. 

Overnight Cairo

5 star

Le Meridien Pyramids

Day 8 ( Saturday ) - Cairo


Your time is free today until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight. Extensions are available to add onto the end of the tour to spend some time by the Red Sea, add some day trips to Alexandria or Wadi Rayan and the Valley of the Whales, or to take a jeep safari into Egypt's Western Deserts. 

Please Note:

1. The minimum age for this tour is 8. 

2. Hotel Gala Dinners - Many of Egypt's hotels and Nile cruise boats arrange a very special gala dinner with entertainment in the evening on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Payment for these is often optional on Christmas Eve (24 Dec) but may be compulsory on New Year's Eve (31 Dec), whether you attend or not. Prices can range from around US$50 to over US$150 per person. Final decisions on prices and whether dinners are compulsory are made relatively close to the time. We aim to always select hotels that make their Gala Dinners optional, though this is is not always possible. Gala dinner prices are therefore not included in our tour prices, but will be added to your booking if they become required. More information is available on request.

3. Child Discounts : Age 8 - 11 sharing room with 2 full paying adults pays 25% and child will have a fold up bed.

4. Single travelers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves.

5. Nile Cruise itineraries are subject to slight alterations.

6. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights


Included

 

        Inbound Transfer - Cairo 

               Cairo International Airport (CAI)


       Outbound Transfer - Cairo

              Outbound Transfer - Cairo


       Professional English-speaking tour guide/Egyptologist for all sightseeing                              tours


    Transportation in a fully air-conditioned,             non-smoking vehicle


        Domestic flight between Cairo and                                   Luxor and transfers


     

        Domestic flight between Aswan and                                Cairo and transfers


        7 nights - accommodation

                - 2 nights @ 5 star hotel Le Meridien Pyramids, Cairo

                   - 1 night @ Deluxe Cruise Cabin, Luxor Harbour, Nile                             Cruise Boat
                   - 1 night @ Deluxe Cruise Cabin, Edfu - Harbour, Nile                             Cruise Boat
                   - 2 nights @ Deluxe Cruise Cabin, Aswan - Harbour,                               Nile Cruise Boat
                   - 1 night @ 5 star Hotel Le Meridien Pyramids, Cairo
            

        7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners



 
 





            

 


Not included

 

   Visas, border or port taxes



   Hotel gala dinners (if charged by the    hotels        on 24 & 31 Dec, see 'Notes' section)



   Egypt Tipping kitty (allow US$50)



   Tips - driver and guide



   Suggested optional activities



   Entrance fees



   Compulsory Travel Insurance