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Explore the Best of Egypt 9-day tour

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Explore the Best of Egypt 9-day tour



9 days / 8 nights


13/07/2022 - 21/07/2022

Departing from

Cairo to Cairo

Explore the Best of Egypt on this 9 day Egypt tour including a Luxury Nile Cruise from £2,095pp!
Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.

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Tour highlights and inclusions
  • 8 nights accommodation
  • 17 meals – 1 Be My Guest, 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • On-trip transport
  • Private door-to-door UK Airport transfers
  • The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist/ Travel Director throughout your journey
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi
  • Flight from Aswan to Cairo
  • Four-night luxury Nile Cruise
  • Connect with the El Boerey family on the banks of the Nile, over a meal of warm mint tea and freshly baked local bread with honey.
  • Explore Luxor and Cairo with a local specialist
  • View the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza
  • Sail in a Felucca across the Nile
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the temples in Kamak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatsheput’s Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Temple of Kom-Ombo and temple of Isis on the island of Philae
  • See the Ramses II statue and the Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis and the Step Pyramid in Saqqara


Tour itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Cairo
Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs, starting your journey in Egypt’s effervescent capital, Cairo. On arrival at Cairo Airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and have time to relax after your journey. Refreshed and ready to embrace the intoxicating energy of this ancient and modern city, you’ll be thrilled with the many treasures that will give you a preview of what’s about to come – an incredible encounter with antiquities you’ll be sharing with friends for years to come.
Hotel – Hilton Heliopolis

Day 2: Fly to Luxor and Embark on Your Nile Cruise
Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and the imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Luxor Museum before returning to your cruise ship for dinner.
Hotel – Nile Cruise
Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinne

Day 3: A Day to Explore the Valley of the Kings
Journey to the final resting place of Egypt’s Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and the Grand Temple of Luxor. Connect With Locals as you enjoy a traditional Be My Guest bite to eat of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea in the archaeological paradise that is Luxor’s West Bank.
Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Be My Guest, Dinner

Day 4: Journey to Ancient Kom-Ombo
Sail upstream to Kom-Ombo, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Standing at the threshold of the imposing Temple of Kom-Ombo on the banks of the Nile, you’ll imagine visitors over the centuries arriving to pay homage to the gods Horus the Elder and Sobek. Tour the Temple, learning all about its ‘double’ and perfectly symmetrical design for the duo of gods – one side dedicated to the crocodile god, the other to the falcon god. After a captivating encounter with the ancients, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on our cruise boat. Watching the sun set over the shimmering Nile, we’ll don our galabeas and toast to legends of the past and new friends.
Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Onwards to Aswan
Set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to voyage around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. On arrival explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock.
Included Meals – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Disembark and fly to Cairo
Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon.
Hotel – Ramses Hilton
Included Meals – Breakfast

Day 7: Discover Colourful Cairo
Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo’s busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum.
Included Meals – Breakfast

Day 8: Admire the Wonders of Giza
The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures – the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise.
Included Meals – Breakfast

Day 9: Farewell Cairo
Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends.
Included Meals  Breakfast

Optional experiences:

  • Sound and Light Show At Karnak Temple  – Available on day 2
    Listen to voices of ancient kings, queens and gods as they share stories about the places you’ll see in the Temple during a walking tour, followed by a show around the Divine Lake. This show is operated in Karnak Temple in Luxor during the evening, lasting for just under an hour.
    Adult Price: $47.00
  • Abu Simbel Adventure – Available on day 5
    This four-hour excursion includes a flight to Abu Simbel, site of the Temple of Ramses II with his four great statues. You’ll also see statues of Queen Nefertari on the façade of the Temple of Hathor. 75 minutes will be spent at Abu Simbel – the remainder will be travel time. This price is subject to Airline fluctuations.
    Adult Price: $343.00
  • Traditional Nubian Village Visit – Available on day 5
    We’ll take a motorboat along the Nile, passing by rocky formations and islands which are nature reserves. Arriving at a riverside Nubian Village, you’ll see the traditional way of life and visit one of the typical houses.
    Adult Price: $30.00
  • Philae Temple Sound And Light Performance – Available on day 5
    Join us for a short boat ride to Philae Island, located between the old and new Aswan Dams, where you’ll have a short tour. We’ll then seat you in a Roman style theatre for a retelling of the perennial Nile flood, and of the goddesses Isis and Hathor, to whose worship the temple was originally dedicated. Approx 50 mins.
    Adult Price: $47.00
  • Dinner, Belly Dancing, and Nile Cruise – Available on day 7
    Join us for a two hour cruise along the Nile river on a luxurious ship. You’ll be treated to dinner onboard and be entertained with a belly dancing show. During Ramadan there will be no alcohol or belly dancers.
    Adult Price: $75.00
  • Sound and Light Amongst the Pyramids – Available on day 8
    Take an unforgettable trip to the marvellous site of the Pyramids and Sphinx, illuminated against the night sky, where you’ll hear the story of the ancient days of the Pharaohs accompanied by a haunting musical score.
    Adult Price: $47.00
  • Full Day Alexandria (Designed for those with an extra night pre- or post-tour in Cairo) – Available on day 9
    Join us for a visit to Egypt’s second city, Alexandria. You’ll see its nineteenth-century architecture and stop at the National Museum, the catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa and Pompey’s Pillar. You’ll also enjoy great views from Fort Qaitbey, and stop at the Roman Theatre with its marble seating before returning to Cairo. This Optional experience is priced at $132 per person when there are two or more participants. If there is only one participant the cost is $264 per person.
    Adult Price: $132.00

Pricing for optional experiences is a guidelines only and is subject to change.

Varied meal plan
8 nights accommodation
17 meals – 1 Be My Guest, 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
On-trip transport
Private door-to-door UK Airport transfers
The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist/ Travel Director throughout your journey
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi
Flight from Aswan to Cairo
Four-night luxury Nile Cruise
FREE £105 donation to the charity of your choice!
Flights to/from the UK not included – include from +£769pp
Prices are per person (unless stated otherwise). Prices are not live and are subject to change at any time. Where applicable prices include any advertised discounts. Holidays are subject to availability and tour operator/supplier’s booking conditions apply. Offers can be changed or withdrawn without notice. The latest price/availability and operator details will be confirmed at the time of inquiry – ask for more information. The donation amount is calculated at the final sale and as such may not reflect the figure shown here. A minimum 5% donation is required to receive a maximum 5% discount.


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Number of Nights

7 nights

Dates Available

12/06/2022 - 19/06/2022

Departing from

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