Festive King Ramses - 14 days

FROM USD $1,499

Escape to sunny Egypt this festive season - Pyramids, temples, felucca sailing & the Valley of the Kings & a 4 day Red Sea retreat. Choose between Xmas day at the pyramids or on the Nile and ring in the New Year by the Red Sea in Hurghada!

Day 1: Cairo
Welcome to the festive season in sunny Egypt! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel. Overnight - Cairo
King Zhoser's step pyramid at Saqqara
Start the day with a visit to Al Jizah, the famous Giza Plateau to see the iconic pyramids and the iconic Sphinx. Next explore the sand-strewn tombs and temples of the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, home to the Zhoser’s step pyramid. Overnight seater train to Aswan. Upgrades to sleeper cabin available. Overnight - Seated Train (B)
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Abu Simbel
After arrival and check-in in Aswan we head off to the grand High Dam - an impressive feat of engineering which resulted in the creation of Lake Nasser. Next we enjoy a boat trip to Agilika Island where we visit the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure; shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back and relax. Overnight - Aswan (B)
Days 4 - 5: Felucca Cruise
Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Early birds can go on an optional excursion by road to the majestic Temple of Abu Simbel. In the afternoon we board a felucca for a 2-night journey downstream the River Nile, stopping at villages and islands along the way.

If sailing by felucca is not your style, navigate the River Nile on board a 5 star Nile Cruiser with private cabin and ensuite bathroom. See our Nile Cruise Upgrade for more info. Overnight - Felucca Cruise (B:2, L:2, D:2)
All overboard - felucca sailing!
Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor. Disembarking in Kom Ombo we visit the temple before travelling to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, a huge complex that began construction in 237 BC. We then continue to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor is available alternatively, enjoy the facilities of our hotel. Overnight - Luxor (B)
The Tomb of Tutankhamen, at the Valley of the Kings in Luxor
Day 7: Valley of the Kings
Take flight over ancient Luxor with an optional hot air balloon ride early this morning before exploring the West Bank of the Nile and the legendary Valley of the Kings. Marvel at Colossi of Memnon, the massive stone remains of the temple of Amenophis III, and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and surrounding tombs.

After lunch we visit the Temple of Karnak, a spectacular religious complex built on a gigantic scale, where you get lost wandering around the stone papyrus columns. The rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight - Luxor (B)
Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor we head east to Hurghada part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for 4 days on the beach! Overnight - Hurghada (B)
Boats moored in the Hurghada
Days 9 - 11: Sun, Sea & Sand
The next 3 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. On day 9 there's an optional day trip to Girtan Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.

Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it is easy to see why. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling. Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. Hurghada also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment. Just outside Hurghada is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga – a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing. Overnight - Hurghada (B:3)
A camel man at the Pyramids of Giza
Day 12: Back to Cairo
Hurghada - Cairo. After a leisurely breakfast we depart Hurghada and head back to Cairo. The evening is at leisure so why not go out and visit the Khan el-Khalili bazaar - a hive of activity at night. This is a great place to pick up a few bargains or just sip apple tea and people watch. Overnight - Cairo
After breakfast we take a guided tour of the enlightening Egyptian Museum, where you can see the famed solid gold death mask of King Tutankhamen, and opt to visit the Royal Mummy room. The rest of the day is free to relax or explore. Overnight - Cairo (B)
Day 14: Cairo
After breakfast, hotel check-out and onward transfer to the airport. (B)

5 star Nile cruise for Xmas or New Year

If you’d like to upgrade from the included Nile felucca cruise from Aswan to Luxor, cruise the Nile in style for 3 nights with our 5 star Nile Cruise upgrade.

Cruiser's are similar to 5 star hotels with their own bar, lounges and restaurant. Your well–appointed, outward facing cabin offers air-conditioning, a private bathroom and views of the Nile as we sail. The boat deck offers plenty of space for relaxation and a swimming pool. All meals are included, buffet style.

Where do you want to spend Christmas & New Year's Eve in 2014?

  • 20 Dec departure - Spend Christmas Day exploring ancient Luxor and New Year's Eve in Cairo, Egypt's bustling capital.
  • 23 Dec tour departure: On Christmas Day take a leisurely boat trip to Philae Temple and discover the colourful souqs of Aswan and New Year's Eve by the Red Sea in Hurghada.
  • 27 Dec departure - New Year's Eve sailing the Nile
Tour Details
  • Starts in: Cairo / Ends in: Cairo
  • Departs: 20, 23, 27 Dec 2014
  • No local payment required
  • Breakfast:15, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
  • Hotel Rating: 4 - 5 star
  • Tour Guide: Yes, escorted by a tour guide
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