Sharm el Sheikh Holidays

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt and the start of a wonderful holiday! Arrive Cairo airport, meet and greet service and included transfer to your hotel that you have booked.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

Today we visit Egypt's most loved sight - The Great Pyramids of Giza. We explore the Giza plateau, pyramids and massive Sphinx. Later, we tour Saqqara - an ancient necropolis with many half-buried tombs and the famous Zhoser’s step pyramid, last stop of the day is the Red and Bent Pyramids of Dashur.

Aerial view of Cairo Nile

Day 3: Cairo

This morning 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.

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 4: Cairo - Nile Cruising

After breakfast we are off to the airport and fly to Aswan. Here, our local guide is on hand to transfer you to your cruise ship where you can enjoy lunch on board. Later, enjoy a boat trip for a guided tour of the Philae Temple, then enjoy sailing on the Nile in a felucca boat, to visit nearby islands and when the sun has gone down a guided walk around the fantastic souqs. Evening dining and entertainment on board your cruiser docked in Aswan.

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 5: Nile Cruising

Relax and take in the riverside village views perched on the top deck! A stop will be made at the waterside Temple of Kom Ombo.

Looking across the Nile

Day 6: Nile Cruising

Having the distinction of being the largest and most completely preserved pharaonic, albeit Greek-built, temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus, was one of the last monumental temples built on a large scale. An early morning stop is made to view the temple and onward sailing to Luxor. Evening viewing of the Luxor temple.

Kom Ombo

Day 7: Nile Cruising - Sharm el Sheikh

Today we disembark at Luxor and explore the best of Ancient Thebes; Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Temple of Hatshepsut and later Karnak temple. Karnak is a spectacular myriad of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods and to the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom rulers. T|his evening we fly to Sharm El Sheikh. Arriving here, a transfer brings you to your hotel.

Valley of the Kings

Day 8: Sharm el Sheikh

Enjoy your time in the Sharm soaking up the sun, dipping in the warm waters of the Red Sea you can opt to go snorkelling or diving or just lay back on your sunlounger on the hotels private beach sipping cocktails.

Spices in Sharm el Sheikh

Day 10: Sharm el Sheikh

Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight to Cairo where you can connect on 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, 32°C
Local Time: 6:22 PM

Egypt Currency Rates
  1 GBP = 11.72 EGP
  1 CAD = 6.50 EGP
  1 ZAR = 0.64 EGP
  1 AUD = 6.36 EGP
  1 EUR = 9.21 EGP
  1 USD = 7.15 EGP
  1 NZD = 5.80 EGP
last updated - 23 Sep 2014 3:06 PM