Multi-Day Tour

Best of Egypt (Winter 2017-18) (8 days)

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Your Journey Begins To Cairo, Egypt

Best of Egypt (Winter 2017-18) (8 days)

Day 1

Your Journey Begins

Day 4

Nubian Aswan And Tea On The Terrace

Day 5

Cruising To Kom Ombo And Edfu

Day 6

Cruising The Nile To Luxor

Day 7

The Valley Of The Kings, Karnak And Cairo

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Your Journey Begins
None None
Your Journey Begins:Board your overnight flight to Europe (please ask about our great deals).
Day 2
Cairo, Egypt
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino None
Cairo at leisure:Welcome to Egypt - a timeless land, abundant with ancient temples and tombs. On arrival at Cairo Airport, you will be met and transferred to one of the best hotels in Cairo.
Day 3
Cairo, Egypt
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino None
Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza:After meeting your Tour Director, a professionally trained and educated Egyptologist, start the morning with a visit to visit to the Egyptian Museum, housing the priceless artefacts recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun. Next, venture out to Giza for a face-to-face meeting with the Sphinx and guided tour of the pyramids. Journey deep into the heart of one of these ancient wonders, to stand in the royal burial chamber. In the evening, get to know your Tour Director and fellow travellers over a welcome drink. Later, as night falls, return to Giza to attend a magical Sound & Light Show at the world famous pyramids, which literally illuminates the ancient history of Giza.(BB / WR)
Day 4
Nubian Aswan And Tea On The Terrace
Ms Medea (Or Similar) None
Nubian Aswan and Tea on the Terrace:Board your flight to exotic Aswan, a favourite winter resort on account of its superb climate and scenery. Drive out to the modern High Dam and visit the granite quarries where the Unfinished Obelisk still lies attached to the bedrock. Take a motorboat to the lyrical Temples of Philae, rising from the waters of the Nile. Later, catch the gentle breezes and river currents aboard a felucca; these traditional sailboats have plied the Nile since ancient times. As a special welcome, enjoy colonial-style high tea at the Old Cataract Hotel before embarking your cruise ship.(BB / L / AT / D)
Day 5
Cruising To Kom Ombo And Edfu
Ms Medea (Or Similar) None
Cruising to Kom Ombo and Edfu:(Relaxed Start) The morning is at leisure for you to enjoy. Maybe take an optional experience to Abu Simbel, by air? These magnificent temples were cut from their hillside origin in the 1960s and repositioned above the waterline of the newly created Lake Nasser. Later, cruise to Kom Ombo and visit the only double temple in Egypt, dedicated to two gods: the crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder. Continue on, past irrigated fields and palm-fringed villages to Edfu. Celebrate Egyptian-style in the evening, at a galabeya party and dinner.(BB / L / SE)
Day 6
Cruising The Nile To Luxor
Ms Medea (Or Similar) None
Cruising the Nile to Luxor:(Relaxed Start) After breakfast, enjoy a visit to the beautifully preserved Temple of Horus, the Falcon God. Witness the grandiose set of reliefs depicting the ritual in which Horus defeated his arch enemy, Seth. Sail on through the Esna Lock and downstream to Luxor. On arrival, visit the temple of Luxor, lost for centuries beneath the streets of the town.(BB / L / D)
Day 7
The Valley Of The Kings, Karnak And Cairo
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino None
The Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Cairo:(Relaxed Start) Drive over to the west bank of the Nile for a photo stop at the towering Colossi of Memnon. Your visit to the Valley of the Kings - burial place of many of the New Kingdom Pharaohs - includes venturing underground into some of the preserved royal tombs. Continue to the reconstructed Temple of Hatshepsut, who was one of the few female rulers in Ancient Egypt, before visiting a working bakery to witness the local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread. Return to Luxor and the amazing temple complex of Karnak. Among its splendours is the vast Hypostyle Hall, the largest of any temple in the world. Later, transfer to the airport to board your flight back to Cairo.(BB)
Day 8
Cairo, Egypt
None None
Depart Cairo:Your amazing journey concludes here, with transfers to the airport.(BB)

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Description

While it may be 4,500 years since the Great Pyramid of Giza was built, you can see the best of Egypt in just over a week. Experience all the great temples, tombs, Tutankhamun's treasure and a relaxing Nile cruise with ever-changing scenery.

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