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Welcome to Egypt and the start of a wonderful holiday! Arrive Cairo airport, meet and greet service and included transfer to 5 star hotel, located near the Great Pyramids of Giza.
We start with the dazzling antiquities at the Egyptian Museum. Amongst the many exhibits are the treasures of King Tutankhamen. This afternoon we enjoy a city tour visiting old Cairo and the Islamic citadel.
Today we visit Egypt's most loved sight - The Great Pyramids of Giza. We explore the Giza plateau, pyramids and massive lion-headed Sphinx. Later, we tour Saqqara - an ancient necropolis with many half-buried tombs and the famous Zhoser’s step pyramid. We then transfer you to the airport for your flight to Luxor, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
The massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments you’ll see during our morning visit to the West Bank - home to the legendary Valley of the Kings. You’ll also see the colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Return to Luxor for check-in on board our Nile cruiser. Lunch at leisure and time to relax until our early evening visit to the Temple of Luxor. Luxor Temple looks stunning at dusk and is beautifully illuminated at night.
This morning we visit Karnak Temple. More than a temple, it’s a gigantic and stunning complex of sanctuaries and pylons dedicated to the Theban gods. Anchors away this afternoon as we sail downstream to Esna and the Temple of Horus at Edfu.
Relax as we sail the Nile. Later today, we visit the Temple of Kom Ombo. Arrive Aswan late evening.
Today, we enjoy a short boat trip to Agilika Island for Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. After lunch, a visit to the High Dam and take a felucca cruise to Elephantine and Kitchener Island. As the sun sets, free time to shop in the colourful souqs and markets.
Consider the optional early morning air excursion to the Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel or time to relax. Later this afternoon, we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Cairo, you will then be transferred to your centrally located hotel.
Free day for you to explore more of Cairo. Why not visit the Khan El Khalili Markets for some souvenir shopping!
Today we bid you farewell and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.