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Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 1415

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday. We will be there to meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

This morning you will enjoy a guided visit to Saqqara and Memphis. Later this afternoon you will be able to see the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction!

Hieroglyphics and figures

Day 3: Cairo

Today we will explore old Cairo and will visit the Citadel of Salah El Din and also Mohammed Ali's mosque. We will then go on to see the dazzling antiquities of ancient Egypt at the Egyptian Museum. This evening you will attend a sound and light show out by the Pyramids.

Dendara Temple

Day 4: Cairo - Nile Cruising

This morning you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Luxor and will then be able to check into your 7 night cruise. This afternoon we will visit The Temple of Hathor at Dendara.

Alexander the Great

Day 5: Nile Cruising

This morning before the ship sets sail we will visit the Temple of Karnak and the Luxor Temple. Later today the cruise sets sail to Edfu. Relax on the sun deck and enjoy the spectacular views and great facilities and service on board as the cruiser plies its course.

Fort Qaitbay, Alexandria

Day 6: Nile Cruising

This morning you will have the chance to explore Edfu Temple before sailing on to Kom Ombo. By this evening you will arrive into Aswan.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 7: Nile Cruising

Today, a visit out of town takes us to the mighty High Dam. A modern feat of engineering, the by product for which is Lake Nasser, the world’s largest artificial lake! We then continue to visit the unfinished obelisk and after a short boat trip the Philae temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. This afternoon enjoy felucca sailing on the Nile with visits to the Botanical gardens and Elephantine Island.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 8: Nile Cruising

Not to be missed - is the optional excursion to the Temple of Abu Simbel - it is an early flight! Abu Simbel is one of the greatest Egyptian monuments ever built. The entire temple was moved from the banks of Nile when Lake Nasser was formed. Otherwise it is a free morning before the ships sets sail to Kom Ombo and then to Edfu for overnight.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 9: Nile Cruising

This morning is free to explore before sailing on to Luxor via Esna. You have this evening free.

Looking across the Nile

Day 10: Nile Cruising

Today the massive pair of statues known as the Colossi of Memnon are the first monuments we will see as we arrive on the West Bank for our half day sightseeing. These are all that remain of the temple of Amenophis III. We then proceed to visit the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and the imposing colonnaded temple of Queen Hatshepsut. You have this afternoon free.

Kom Ombo

Day 11: Nile Cruising - Cairo

Today you disembark from your cruise and will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Cairo.

St Katherine's Monastery

Day 12: Cairo - St Katherines

This morning you will head to the Sinai Peninsula and will make it to St Katherines village. You will be able to have tea with the local Bedouins.

Day 13: St Katherines - Ain Sukhna

This morning you have an optional trek up Mt Sinai - its an early start for those adventurous enough. Later you will enjoy a guided visit to the St Katherines Monastery. Later you will be transferred to your resort on the Red Sea for the evening.

Hurghada beach

Day 14: Ain Sukhna - Alexandria

Today you will be transferrred to Alexandria, via Cairo. Founded by Alexander the Great, Alexandria boasts wonderful beaches and an impressive seafront corniche, along which are dotted cafes and restaurants, as well as catacombs, souks and relics from a bygone age.

Alexandria Boats

Day 15: Alexandria

Today you will have a full day city tour. Some highlights include the National Museum, Roman Amphitheatre, and the Roman Catacombs. We will also visit the Montazah Gardens and 15C Quayet-Bey Fortress. You have this evening free.

Abou el Abbas mosque, Alexandria

Day 16: Alexandria - Cairo

Today we head out to the small Coastal Village of El Alamein - famous for the scene of a decisive Allied victory in WWII. You will be able to visit the War Cemetry and Museum. Later on this afternoon we journey back to Cairo with a stop at the Coptic Monasteries at Wadi El Natrun on way.

Flip-out Hurghada!

Day 17: Cairo

Today, full of memories, you will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight.

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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