8 days / 7 nights

Egyptian Highlights Tour

Egyptian Highlights Tour
Egyptian Highlights Tour
Egyptian Highlights Tour
Egyptian Highlights Tour
Egyptian Highlights Tour
Egyptian Highlights Tour

Inclusions

meals
accomodation
activities
transfer
sightseeing

Themes

Honeymoon
Summer
Adventure
Family

Snapshot

Aswan - Temple of Philae Cairo - Egyptian Museum - Royal Mummy Room (Optional) Cairo - Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) Cairo - Old City Historial Areas - UNESCO Heritage site Cairo - The Sphinx Luxor - Colossi of Memnon Luxor - Medinat Habu Luxor - Valley of the Kings Luxor Temple Cairo - Egyptian Museum Cairo - Giza Pyramids - UNESCO Heritage site Cairo - Memphis - Ramses II statue Cairo - Saqqara - Step Pyramid Edfu Temple of Horus Luxor - Karnak Temple Luxor - Queen Hatshepsut Temple Luxor - Valley of the Kings - Tutankhamen's Tomb (Optional)

Inclusions

Inbound Transfer - Cairo Cairo International Airport (CAI) Outbound Transfer - Cairo Cairo International Airport (CAI) 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 nights5 starCairoLe Meridien Pyramids
- 1 nightDeluxe Cruise CabinLuxor HarbourNile Cruise Boat
- 1 nightDeluxe Cruise CabinEdfu - HarbourNile Cruise Boat
- 2 nightsDeluxe Cruise CabinAswan - HarbourNile Cruise Boat
- 1 night5 starCairoLe Meridien Pyramids 
7 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Exclusions

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$45) Tips - driver and guide Suggested optional activities Entrance fees Compulsory Travel Insurance

Itinerary

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
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
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
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
Day 5
Wednesday Edfu, cruise to Kom Ombo & Aswan
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. The cruise then continues onwards to Aswan. Overnight Aswan - Harbour
Day 6
Thursday Aswan & Philae Temple
We start our tour of Aswan with a trip to the island temple complex of Philae. 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
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
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.

Accomodations

1 STAR
Le Meridien Pyramids, Nile Cruise Boat - ASWAN, Nile Cruise Boat - EDFU, Nile Cruise Boat - LUXOR, Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel or similar

Policies

Please Note: 1. Group Size : Minimum Group Size of 2. 2. Age : Minimum Age of 8. Whilst there is no Maximum Age set it is assumed the customer is fit enough to take part in the activity or tour. Health documents may be requested. 3. Single travellers are obliged to pay Single Supplement and will have the hotel room to themselves. 4. 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. 5. Child Discount : Age 8 - 11 sharing room with 2 full paying adults pays 25% and child will have a fold up bed. 6. Nile Cruise itineraries are subject to slight alterations. 7. You will need to have your passport handy at check-in for any domestic flights

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