Multi-Day Tour

Elegance of the Nile (Winter 2018-19) (13 days)

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Flights To Begin Your Journey To Cairo, Egypt

Valid for Departures: 02 Nov 2018 - 29 Mar 2019

Elegance of the Nile (Winter 2018-19) (13 days)

Day 1

Flights To Begin Your Journey

Day 4

Fly To Luxor To Join Your Cruise.

Day 5

The Temple Of Hathor And Luxor.

Day 6

The West Bank And Valley Of The Kings.

Day 7

A Felucca Around Kitchener’s Island.

Day 9

Relax Upon The Nile To Kom Ombo.

Day 10

From Esna To Luxor.

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Flights To Begin Your Journey
None None
Your escorted Journey begins on Day 1. Please make sure your flights arrive on or before this day (ask about our great deals).
Day 2
Cairo, Egypt
Conrad, Cairo. None
Welcome to Egypt - a mystical and timeless land, where the ancient and modern world live side by side. On arrival in Cairo, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your elegant hotel.
Day 3
Cairo, Egypt
Conrad, Cairo. None
After meeting your Luxury Gold Egyptologist, head for one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, the Great Pyramids at Giza and their guardian Sphinx. Your exploration of Cairo with a Local Expert includes entry to also go into one of the Pyramids. Continue to Sakkara, to see the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest in the world, dating back to 2700 B.C. Nearby lies Memphis; famous capital of ancient Egypt. See the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. In the evening, get to know your Travelling Concierge and fellow guests over a Welcome Drink at the hotel. Later, return to Giza as night falls to attend a magical Sound & Light show at the world famous pyramids, which literally illuminates the ancient history of Giza!(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 4
Fly To Luxor To Join Your Cruise.
River Tosca (Or Similar). None
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Visit Karnak, the largest temple complex ever built by man, constructed over a period of 1,500 years. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, past the statue of Rameses II, to stand in awe among the huge columns of the vast Hypostyle Hall. Then board your luxury cruise ship, one of the most stylish and spacious in Egypt. Journey down river to Dendera. In the evening, enjoy an on-board Gala Reception and dinner.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 5
The Temple Of Hathor And Luxor.
River Tosca (Or Similar). None
Visit the Temple of Hathor in the morning. Built in the 1st century B.C., it remains one of the best preserved temples in all of Egypt and contains a rare depiction of Cleopatra VII and Caesarian, the son of Julius Caesar. Cruise back to Luxor for some leisure time before visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Temple of Luxor. Founded in 1400 B.C. during Thebe's Golden Age, it's a stunning sight at sunset.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 6
The West Bank And Valley Of The Kings.
River Tosca (Or Similar). None
Travel by air-conditioned coach to the West Bank of the Nile. Stop for photos at the Colossi of Memnon – these gigantic twin stone statues of Amenhotep III once guarded his mortuary temple. Venture on to the amazing Temple of Hatshepsut, Egypt's first female pharaoh who ruled from 1479 to 1458 B.C. Then head to the Valley of the Kings, one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world and burial place of Tutankhamun, whose mummified remains are still on display. Next, visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans creating authentic Egyptian bread. At night, join in the fun at an Egyptian dinner and a lively galabeya party.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 7
A Felucca Around Kitchener’s Island.
River Tosca (Or Similar). None
Stretch out on a traditional Nile felucca (sailboat) for a peaceful ride around Kitchener's Island. Back on-board, relax and enjoy a visual feast as you cruise along the Nile to Aswan. In the evening, you will be treated to an Egyptian belly dancing performance.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 8
Aswan, Egypt
River Tosca (Or Similar). None
Sightseeing includes a visit to the modern Aswan High Dam and the ancient Granite Quarries, where one of Queen Hatshepsut's obelisks lies abandoned in the bedrock. Cross the Nile by motorboat to the well-preserved Philae temple complex, moved stone-by-stone to its current location following the construction of the High Dam. Next, take a small boat along the banks of the Nile, watching for colourful native birds as you travel to a small Nubian village. Visit the traditional dwelling of a local family and enjoy Nubian-style hospitality as you learn more about the area's unique culture. In the late afternoon, join the likes of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie before you, with a colonial-style high tea at the Old Cataract Hotel. Once on-board your stylish and spacious cruiser, savour a Highlight Dinner accompanied by a Nubian folklore show and live music.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Afternoon Tea / Dinner)
Day 9
Relax Upon The Nile To Kom Ombo.
River Tosca (Or Similar). None
The morning is at leisure to relax or explore, or maybe take an Bespoke Experience by air to Abu Simbel? These fabulous temples were carved out of the cliff side by Rameses II and later transported, in an amazing feat of modern engineering, out of the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Later, visit the unique double-temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to both the crocodile-headed Sobek and the Falcon God, Horus the Elder. In this sacred place near the riverbank, captive crocodiles were worshipped in life and mummified after death. In the afternoon, begin your return voyage along the Nile, lined by a green ribbon of fertile land, with the arid desert beyond. The river continues to play a vital role in everyday life. In scenes that have hardly changed for centuries, local residents swim, bathe, work and play along its shores, while water-buffalo graze in nearby fields.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 10
From Esna To Luxor.
River Tosca (Or Similar). None
Start off with a visit to Esna Temple. Situated in the centre of Esna, this fascinating and highly decorated temple is dedicated to the ram-headed God Khnum, the God of creation. Then visit Esna Lock before sitting back and observing everyday life in rural Egypt as you float down-stream to Luxor.(Buffet Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)
Day 11
Luxor, Egypt
Winter Palace Luxor. None
Check into your famous hotel built to attract the nobility of Europe. Over the years it has been home to Howard Carter, Jane Fonda, King Farouk as well as many crown princes and princesses. The afternoon is at leisure.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 12
Cairo, Egypt
Conrad, Cairo. None
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight back to your stylish hotel in Cairo. Once in Cairo, enjoy incredible hilltop views over the city from the imposing Citadel of Salah El Din. This massive 12th century compound was home to Egypt's rulers for more than seven hundred years. Visit the sublime Alabaster Mosque of Mohammed Ali, with its highly ornate interior, before putting your bargaining skills to the test at the Khan El Khalili bazaar. Continue to the Egyptian Museum to admire the priceless treasures recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun.(Buffet Breakfast)
Day 13
Cairo, Egypt
None None
Your travels conclude with transfers to Cairo Airport.(Buffet Breakfast)

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The Nile has long been a reflection of Egypt’s history and destiny - an economic lifeline, a great highway to conquest and a source of inspiration throughout the centuries. Now it’s your turn to be inspired as ancient history and spiritual wonders are revealed at every turn.

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