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Treasures of Egypt 8 Day Tour

Pyramids, Egyptian Museum, and a Nile Cruise

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Treasures of Egypt 8 Day Tour



7 nights


18/09/2023 - 25/09/2023

Departing from

London Heathrow

Treasures of Egypt 8-Day Tour from £2,225pp!

Prepare to be astonished at the Pyramids of Giza, discover bustling Cairo and relax on a 4-night cruise along the Nile where island temples, ancient kingdoms and Egyptian hospitality await.

Your holiday includes:
  • Return flights from London Heathrow with Egyptair (via Cairo on return)
  • 3 nights in a 4-star hotel in Cairo and 4 nights onboard the 5-star ship Steigenberger Minerva
  • 16 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Daily Afternoon Tea onboard the cruise
  • Holiday director/specialist local guide
  • Overseas transfers, internal flights, other transportation and porterage
  • and a FREE £222 donation to charity!
Holiday highlights
  • Visit to see the pyramids and Sphinx
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum
  • Tour of Islamic Cairo and visit to Khan El Khalili bazaar
  • Tour of Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple
  • Tour of the West Bank of the Nile, including Valley of the Kings
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride to Edfu
  • Visit Aswan including the Aswan Dam and Temple of Isis at Philae

Day 1: UK – Cairo
You will fly to Cairo from the UK today. On arrival, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in the pyramids area.

Day 2: Cairo – Pyramids, Sphinx, and Egyptian Museum
Breakfast will be served in the hotel. Be amazed from the start of your Egyptian journey by the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids of Giza, and the mysterious Great Sphinx, which is more than 4,000 years old. After lunch, you will travel to the Egyptian Museum which houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. One of the most treasured is the collection of Tutankhamun. In the evening, you can choose to join an optional excursion to see the famous Sound and Light show, where the pyramids are illuminated at night.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3: Cairo
After breakfast, depart for downtown Cairo and a tour of Islamic Cairo, discover the citadel of Salah El Din and the famous mosque of Mohamed Ali. The tour ends as you walk through the exotic streets of Cairo, including Islamic El Moez Street, with its ancient mosques. Afterwards, on a stroll through Khan el-Khalili, Cairo’s buzzing bazaar, you can practise your haggling skills.
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Cairo – Luxor
After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Luxor. On arrival, you’ll explore the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple complex with its Avenue of Sphinxes before transferring to your ship where you will enjoy lunch on board. This evening, enjoy a tour of Luxor Temple, which formed part of the ancient city of Thebes, before taking a stroll around Luxor with your Holiday Director. You’ll return to the ship for dinner.
Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5: Luxor – Edfu
Today you’ll explore the West Bank of the Nile. The first excursion is to the Valley of the Kings, another of Egypt’s must-see sites, where you’ll go inside some of the tombs that are covered in hand-painted hieroglyphics. Then, you’ll visit the astonishing Temple of Hatshepsut which is carved into huge limestone cliffs. Finally, you’ll visit the Colossi of Memnon, two 60-ft-high statues which mark the entrance to the funerary temple of Amenophis III. After all that, it’s time for a well-earned rest on board the ship. Lunch will be served as you sail south to Esna, followed by Afternoon Tea on the sun deck. In the evening enjoy dinner on board as you arrive in Edfu.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 6: Edfu – Kom Ombo
Today is another day packed full of fascinating sights. After breakfast on board, you’ll enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride to the temple complex of Edfu, one of the most well-preserved Egyptian temples in existence today. In the afternoon, the ship will sail south to Kom Ombo and there will be time to observe life on the Nile during Afternoon Tea on the sundeck. On arrival, you’ll visit the temple of Kom Ombo, a mysterious temple on the riverbank dedicated to the crocodile god, Sobek. Enjoy dinner on board this evening.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 7: Kom Ombo – Aswan
If you would like to visit the Temples of Abu Simbel, some of the most spectacular monuments in Egypt, join our optional excursion departing early this morning. You’ll visit this amazing site and tour its highlights before returning in the early afternoon for lunch. This afternoon visit the Temple of Philae, the Aswan High Dam, an engineering marvel that took ten years to build and the Unfinished Obelisk.
Later, enjoy a trip in a traditional Felucca on the Nile at sunset. Dinner onboard.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 8: Aswan – UK
After breakfast, disembark the ship early this morning and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. On arrival at Cairo, you’ll board your flight to the UK.
Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Days 1-3: Helnan Dream Hotel & Conference Centre
For travellers visiting Giza, Helnan Dreamland Hotel is an excellent choice. Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the hotel. The property also boasts a pool and breakfast.

Days 4-7: Steigenberger Minerva
Luxury in its purest form awaits you on the Steigenberger Minerva, on your Nile cruise. In the comfortable suites and cabins you can relax and enjoy the unique views of the river panorama to your heart’s delight On board, the expansive sun deck with pool is perfect for sunbathing, while you can complete your usual workout in the ship’s own gym. Facilities – 77 cabins, including 73 double cabins and 2 suites, 4 decks. Restaurant, lounge and bar. Souvenir shop. Extensive sun deck, Pool with pool bar, Fitness gym, Beauty salon

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of Egypt by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Egypt – Cairo – sound and Light show at the Pyramids in Giza, from £39
Enjoy a different experience of this impressive historical site with an evening at the Sound and Light Show. Learn about the history of the pyramids and Sphinx whilst the laser and lights illuminate these amazing structures. A return transfer from your hotel is included. This show lasts approximately one hour.

Egypt – Visit the spectacular temples of Abu Simbel, from £83
The Abu Simbel temple complex is truly one of the greatest sights in Egypt. The grand and imposing external façade is matched only by the historic beauty you will find within the temples. These temples are all the more impressive as they were relocated and rebuilt stone by stone in the late 1960s due to the creation of Lake Nasser to save them from being submerged. It should be noted that this optional excursion will involve an early – but completely worthwhile – start to the day for your 3-hour coach journey to Abu Simbel. After your memorable time here, you’ll have returned to Aswan by the early afternoon.

Price correct as of 12/01/2023

Varied meal plan
Return flights
3 nights in a 4-star hotel in Cairo
4 nights onboard the 5-star ship Steigenberger Minerva
16 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
Daily Afternoon Tea onboard the cruise
Holiday director/specialist local guide
Overseas transfers, internal flights, other transportation and porterage
ATOL Protection
FREE £222 donation to charity!
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

6 nights

Dates Available

October 2023

Departing from

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