El Gouna Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 3965

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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 right by the pyramids!

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Today you will visit the famous pyramids and lion-headed Sphinx at Giza Plateau which are the sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World. Next we transfer over to explore the necropolis of Saqqara which are considered to be Egypt's most enduring architectural legacy. Evening at leisure.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 3: Cairo

After breakfast we head out to visit the famous Egyptian Museum, here you can enjoy a guided tour and free time to browse and explore the famed treasures of King Tutankhamen. We then enjoy an in-depth tour of Old Cairo, visit the old Coptic suspended Church and city of the dead, the oldest Synagogue of Ben Ezra, drive to the Citadel of Saladin, and visit the alabaster mosque of Mohammed Ali and more.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 4: Cairo - Aswan

This morning fly to the not to be missed Temple of Abu Simbel - it is an early flight! Abu Simbel is one of the greatest Egyptian monuments ever built which you will first hand on a guided tour and free time to explore. We fly to Aswan by 1 pm to check into your boat. Later we sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener's Island. Evening Dinner & Entertainment on board docked in Aswan.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 5: Aswan - Nile Cruising

After breakfast on board we head out to visit the High Dam, the Granite Quarries and the Temple of Philae. Relax on the sun deck and enjoy the spectacular views and great facilities and service on board as the cruiser plies its course. Today you will disembark for a visit to The Temple of Kom Ombo. Lunch then we sail onto Edfu. Dinner and Evening Entertainment on board docked in Edfu.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 6: Nile Cruising

After breakfast on board this morning a visit to Edfu one of Egypt's best preserved temples then after we enjoy lunch and sailing passing through the Esna Lock we will reach Luxor - Egypt's open air museum. Dinner and Entertainment on board docked in Luxor.

Looking across the Nile

Day 7: Nile Cruising - Luxor

Breakfast on board followed by a visit to the West Bank (the valley of the Kings and Queens , the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari). After lunch we visit the magnificent Temple of Karnak and in the early evening we visit the beautifully illuminated Luxor temple where you can enjoy a guided explanation of the site and some free time to explore. Dinner and Entertainment on board docked in Luxor.

Valley of the Kings

Day 8: Luxor - El Gouna

After breakfast we disembark your cruise ship. Today you can have some free time in Luxor to go to the Markets or Mummie Museum. Alternately we can drive early to the Red Sea instead of after a free day the choice is yours. After a 5 hr drive you arrive into El Gouna and check into your hotel.

Entrance to a tomb

Days 9-13: El Gouna

Open your eyes this morning and take a peek out the window to the magical blue of the Red Sea. Sit back and relax by the pool sipping cocktails and soaking up the sun. Here you opt to go snorkelling or diving to view the amazing array of aquatic life in the nearby reefs.

Hurghada at sunrise

Day 14: El Gouna

We bid you farewell with a transfer to the nearby airport in Hurghada in time for your flight home.

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 ...

Egypt Weather

Weather in Cairo
Fair, 35°C
Local Time: 3:04 PM

Egypt Currency Rates
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  1 CAD = 6.67 EGP
  1 ZAR = 0.68 EGP
  1 AUD = 6.76 EGP
  1 EUR = 9.63 EGP
  1 USD = 7.15 EGP
  1 NZD = 6.21 EGP
last updated - 24 Jul 2014 1:11 PM

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