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Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 4991

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Cairo and the start of your exploration of the 'Land of the Pharoahs' Arriving into the airport our friendly local team await to transfer you to your luxurious hotel.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Today we tour the Pyramids at Giza Plateau. Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks, it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. The other two - Chephren and Mycerinus are equally impressive. Afterward we tour the tomb-strewn necropolis of Saqqara, featuring King Zhoser’s step pyramid. Constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC, this was the template for all future pyramid construction.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 3: Cairo - Nile Cruising

This morning we venture to old Islamic Cairo and the Egyptian Museum, home to the most extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities in the world. your flight to Luxor. Arriving here you will check into your Nile Cruise. This evening you will visit the Luxor Temple which is softly illuminated at night time.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 4: Nile Cruising

This morning the massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon is the first monuments we will see as we arrive on the West Bank for our exploration. We then proceed to visit the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Later, a visit to Karnak which is a spectacular myriad of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 5: Nile Cruising

Today enjoy sailing the Nile toward Aswan. Along the way enjoying the fantastic services and dining on board.

Looking across the Nile

Day 6: Nile Cruising

Enjoy sailing the Nile, Along the way we will make a couple of stops to visit the waterside temples of kom Ombo and Edfu.

Kom Ombo

Day 7: Nile Cruising - Cairo

This morning you disembark the cruise with breakfast box and drive to Abu Simbel, Here you will enjoy an in-depth private guided tour with our expert guide before flying to Cairo. Arriving into Cairo around 12 noon to 1pm. Arrival transfer then enjoy downtime to relax.

Visiting Abu Simbel

Day 8: Cairo

Sadly your journey concludes today, we will be sure to transfer you to Cairo airport in time for your flight home.

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Egypt Spotlight
Luxor Temple at night

Luxor

As the site of the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, 4000-year old Luxor has frequently been characterised as the "world's ...

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last updated - 22 Sep 2014 3:05 AM