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From Cairo, visit the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the Grand Egyptian Museum before travelling south to Aswan and sailing the Nile. Then discover the ancient wonders of Luxor and the remarkable Valley of the Kings before returning the capital, taking in the wonders of ancient Egypt in 10 days.

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Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Cruise Upgrade Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Cairo - gaze in awe at the ancient Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the vast Grand Egyptian Museum
Luxor - roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
Nile felucca cruising - sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca and spend two nights sleeping under a blanket of stars (or upgrade to a 5 star Nile Cruise)
Luxor West Bank - discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Aswan - take leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs
Kom Ombo - visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo

Included

Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
2 overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan and Luxor
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
5 nights 4 - 5 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck). If booking our Nile Cruise Upgrade: 4 nights 4 - 5 star hotels and 3 nights 5 star Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)
Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 10
Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

Not Included

International flights and visa
Entrance Fees: USD$80-100pp, paid in local currency
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$50-70pp, paid in local currency

Itinerary

Day 1

Cairo

Friday. Welcome to Egypt! On arrival at the airport you’ll be transferred to our hotel. Enjoy the rest of today at leisure, or those arriving early may wish to book our Backstreets of Cairo tour which visits lesser known highlights of the capital including Tahrir Square, the hub of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution.

You may also extend your stay in Cairo with our pre or post tour Alexandria Day Trip.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx

Discover Egypt’s main attraction today as we visit the incredible Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. The largest of the pyramids, Cheops, was the tallest man-made building on Earth for 3,800 years. Experts still can’t agree how the ancient Egyptians constructed the pyramids with their limited technology - it remains a mystery. We continue to the necropolis of Saqqara, home to the famous Pyramid of Zhoser. This ancient monument dates back to around 2700BC and is surrounded by countless tombs and burial sites. After our tour, we return to Cairo for the evening.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

The Grand Egyptian Museum

Cairo - Aswan. Today we visit the new Grand Egyptian Museum, which houses a giant exhibition containing the treasures of King Tutankhamun. Many pieces on show are being displayed for the first time and artefacts have been brought together from across Egypt and the world to this one fantastic location. The museum also makes use of new technology including virtual reality. After our visit, the afternoon is free to relax at the hotel, before we board the night train to Aswan this evening.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Aswan & the Philae Temple

We arrive in Aswan and visit the beautiful Philae Temple this afternoon. Take a leisurely boat trip to Agilkia Island in the Nile and explore the site, which is dedicated to the goddess Isis. Our last stop today is the perfume oil emporium, where the use of essential and perfumed oils in Egypt dates back to 2700BC. Enjoy free time this evening to explore Aswan’s vibrant market and shop in the bustling souqs.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Felucca sailing & Abu Simbel

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. This morning there’s an optional excursion to Abu Simbel. This famous temple of King Ramses II is guarded by 4 colossal statues of the great pharaoh himself. Later, we board our traditional felucca for a 2 night cruise down the mighty Nile. If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise, please see the tab above for prices. For more information about Nile Cruising please click here.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Felucca Sailing & Kom Ombo

Nile felucca cruise - Kom Ombo. Relax and sunbathe on deck or go for a swim as our felucca sails to Kom Ombo. We’ll explore the famous symmetrical temple, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus before we return to the felucca and continue our journey downriver.
Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Luxor & optional visit to Luxor Temple

Kom Ombo - Luxor. This morning we disembark our felucca and drive to ancient Luxor, where the rest of today is at leisure. There's an optional excursion to Luxor Temple tonight, when the site is beautifully illuminated by hundreds of lights.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 8

Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Cairo. Today we visit the famous Valley of the Kings to explore some of the lavishly decorated tombs of important pharaohs. Our tour will also take us to the temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the giant Colossi of Memnon. Admire these two towering statues of King Amenhotep III before we continue to Karnak Temple this afternoon. Stroll down the Avenue of Sphinxes and marvel at the towering pillars of Hypostyle Hall as we explore this gigantic complex. The site took more than 1,500 years to complete and around 30 different pharaohs contributed to it in some way. This evening, we board the night train and return to Cairo.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Free time in Cairo

Arrive in Cairo this morning for a free day to explore Egypt’s bustling capital. Visit the famous Khan el Khalili bazaar or admire the imposing Citadel of Saladin.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 10

Cairo

Sunday. Our Egyptian adventure comes to an end today with an included departure transfer to the airport.
Breakfast

GO BEYOND THE PYRAMIDS!

Consider extending your holiday to discover Alexandria and the Commonwealth War Graves of El Alamein on our 13 day Alexandria & Ancient Egypt tour. Explore grounds of El Alamein where two extended battles were fought during World War II and visit the military museum that acts as a memorial for the battle and houses original war vehicles, weapons, uniforms and more. Alexandria was named after its founder, Alexander the Great! See all the key highlights with free time to meander the impressive seafront corniche, dotted with cafes and restaurants.

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the per person price.

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On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
Your Own Room - No Single Supp. Click the 'S' next to the tour date for more info
Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
Xmas departure, book early!
XMAS Departure
New Years departure, book early!
New Year Departure
Guaranteed Departure
Available
Contact us to book
Sold out
2020
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
03 Jan - 12 Jan 20% off
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
10 Jan - 19 Jan 20% off
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
17 Jan - 26 Jan 20% offG
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
24 Jan - 02 Feb 20% offOn this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
G
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

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31 Jan - 09 Feb 20% off
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
07 Feb - 16 Feb 20% off
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
14 Feb - 23 Feb 20% off
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
21 Feb - 01 Mar 20% off
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
28 Feb - 08 Mar 20% off
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
06 Mar - 15 Mar 20% off
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
13 Mar - 22 Mar 20% offOn this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
20 Mar - 29 Mar 20% offG
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
27 Mar - 05 Apr 20% off
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
03 Apr - 12 Apr 20% offEaster departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
G
AUD $2,145
AUD $1,716

AUD $780
10 Apr - 19 Apr 20% offEaster departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
AUD $2,145
AUD $1,716

AUD $780
17 Apr - 26 Apr 20% off
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
24 Apr - 03 May 20% off
AUD $2,045
AUD $1,636

AUD $780
01 May - 10 May 20% offG
AUD $1,745
AUD $1,396

AUD $780
08 May - 17 May 20% off
AUD $1,745
AUD $1,396

AUD $780
15 May - 24 May 20% off
AUD $1,745
AUD $1,396

AUD $780
22 May - 31 May 20% off
AUD $1,745
AUD $1,396

AUD $780
29 May - 07 Jun 20% off
AUD $1,745
AUD $1,396

AUD $780
05 Jun - 14 Jun 20% offG
AUD $1,745
AUD $1,396

AUD $780
12 Jun - 21 Jun 20% offOn this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
AUD $1,745
AUD $1,396

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19 Jun - 28 Jun 20% offG
AUD $1,745
AUD $1,396

AUD $780
26 Jun - 05 Jul 20% off
AUD $1,745
AUD $1,396

AUD $780
AUD $1,745
AUD $780
AUD $1,745
AUD $780
AUD $1,745
AUD $780
24 Jul - 02 Aug On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
AUD $1,745
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AUD $1,745
AUD $780
AUD $1,745
AUD $780
AUD $1,745
AUD $780
21 Aug - 30 Aug On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
AUD $1,745
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AUD $1,745
AUD $780
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
04 Dec - 13 Dec On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
On this departure Solo travellers are offered the comfort of a single room at no additional cost, when purchasing the tour at FULL PRICE. Single rooms are not offered complimentary with any tour discount or 2-4-1 offer.
AUD $2,045
-
AUD $2,045
AUD $780
18 Dec - 27 Dec Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
AUD $2,145
AUD $780
20 Dec - 29 Dec Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
AUD $2,145
AUD $780
22 Dec - 31 Dec Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
AUD $2,145
AUD $780
27 Dec - 05 Jan New Years departure, book early!
New Years departure, book early!
AUD $2,145
AUD $780

Extra Prices

Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
AUD $110
AUD $60
Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo
AUD $120
AUD $60

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Overlooking the Nile and offering distant views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, this Holiday Inn provides the perfect location for your stay in Cairo. Each guestroom features a balcony and is well-equipped with modern amenities including free WiFi. Evenings can be spent enjoying international or Egyptian cuisine and unwinding with a cocktail at one of the hotel’s bars. Thanks to the friendly hotel staff, you’ll soon feel at home. And with panoramic views of the city from the rooftop lounge and pool, there’s no better place to base yourself for exploring Egypt’s ancient wonders.

Sleeper Train, Cairo

Our Category:    |   Regional Category:

When taking the train in Egypt, the most comfortable way to go is in a sleeper carriage. Cabins are equipped with 2 beds (one above the other), a sink, electric points and air conditioning. Each carriage has toilets at each end and there is a club car as well. In the early evening an attendant will come round and make up your beds for you.

Steigenberger Hotel el Tahrir, Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Ideally located in the heart of downtown Cairo, the Steigenberger Hotel El Tahrir is right by the lively Tahrir Square. Guestrooms offer peace and quiet away from the high-energy of the city, with contemporary decor and sound-proofed windows overlooking views of Cairo. The wellness facilities are state-of-the-art, including a fitness centre, outdoor pool and sauna and massage rooms. Be sure to take advantage of the poolside bar and delicious hotel restaurant, or enjoy the option of 24-hour in-room dining.

Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx, Cairo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

In a great location for the Pyramids, the Mercure Cairo Le Sphinx is a contemporary hotel with excellent amenities. Guest rooms are well furnished with modern interiors and en suite facilities. Wi-fi is available in the lobby and there is a beautiful outdoor pool, which is perfect for relaxing by. Why not head to the restaurant on the roof for a delicious meal and impressive views of the Pyramids.

Tolip Hotel, Aswan

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Set in manicured gardens, the Helnan Aswan is an elegant hotel with impressive views of the Nile. Guest rooms are spacious with modern interiors and located next to the beautiful pool. Wi-fi is available in the lobby and by the pool. There are also two restaurants and bars, a bowling alley, a swimming pool and a cinema. Why not relax by the pool before exploring the rest of Aswan.

Felucca Sailboat, Felucca Cruise

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: N/A

Feluccas are simple, traditional Egyptian sailboats that have plied the Nile since ancient times. Feluccas carry between 10 - 12 passengers comfortably. The boat’s deck is draped with soft colourful cushions that serve as your lounging area during the day and as your sleeping area at night. A support boat travels alongside your felucca and is on hand if you need to use the toilet. The support boat is also where your meals are prepared and eaten. You'll need to bring a sleeping bag/sheet (or hire for a nominal cost) and a towel with you. The crew, as well as being experienced sailors, are responsible for the preparation of the included meals.

Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

An elegant and luxurious classical hotel, the Sonesta's sophistication will ensure you a comfortable stay. The hotel has a sweeping terrace with fantastic views of the Nile, a grand entrance of polished marble and handsomely appointed furnishings with exquisite detail and a beautiful health spa. All its rooms offer views of the city or the river, complemented by a wide range of restaurants and cafes. Just minutes away you will find the temples at Luxor and Karnak, home to two of ancient Egypt's most famed sanctuaries.

Steigenberger Nile Palace, Luxor

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

The Steigenburger Nile Palace is a grand hotel and stylishly furnished, with many rooms overlooking the Nile River. The hotel has a health club with massage rooms, sauna, steam room and fitness room, and a tennis court on the roof, not to mention a riverside pool. Its four restaurants offer a choice between Nubian, Lebanese, Italian, and Thai cuisine.

Prices & Dates

This tour is available with a 5 star Nile Cruise Upgrade. The departure dates and prices below relate to the Nile Cruise Upgrade tour. For details of the Nile Cruise Upgrade tour please refer to the Trip Notes below the tour dates.

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Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
Xmas departure, book early!
XMAS Departure
New Years departure, book early!
New Year Departure
Guaranteed Departure
Available
Contact us to book
Sold out
2020
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
03 Jan - 12 Jan 20% offG
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
10 Jan - 19 Jan 20% off
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
17 Jan - 26 Jan 20% off
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
24 Jan - 02 Feb 20% off
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
31 Jan - 09 Feb 20% off
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
07 Feb - 16 Feb 20% off
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
14 Feb - 23 Feb 20% offG
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
21 Feb - 01 Mar 20% off
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
28 Feb - 08 Mar 20% off
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
06 Mar - 15 Mar 20% off
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
13 Mar - 22 Mar 20% off
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
20 Mar - 29 Mar 20% off
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
27 Mar - 05 Apr 20% off
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
03 Apr - 12 Apr 20% offEaster departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
G
AUD $3,145
AUD $2,516

AUD $1,460
10 Apr - 19 Apr 20% offEaster departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
AUD $3,145
AUD $2,516

AUD $1,460
17 Apr - 26 Apr 20% off
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
24 Apr - 03 May 20% offG
AUD $2,795
AUD $2,236

AUD $1,400
01 May - 10 May 20% off
AUD $2,295
AUD $1,836

AUD $1,400
08 May - 17 May 20% off
AUD $2,295
AUD $1,836

AUD $1,400
15 May - 24 May 20% off
AUD $2,295
AUD $1,836

AUD $1,400
22 May - 31 May 20% off
AUD $2,295
AUD $1,836

AUD $1,400
29 May - 07 Jun 20% offG
AUD $2,295
AUD $1,836

AUD $1,400
05 Jun - 14 Jun 20% offG
AUD $2,295
AUD $1,836

AUD $1,400
12 Jun - 21 Jun 20% off
AUD $2,295
AUD $1,836

AUD $1,400
19 Jun - 28 Jun 20% offG
AUD $2,295
AUD $1,836

AUD $1,400
26 Jun - 05 Jul 20% offG
AUD $2,295
AUD $1,836

AUD $1,400
AUD $2,295
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AUD $2,295
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AUD $2,295
AUD $1,400
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AUD $2,795
AUD $1,400
AUD $2,795
AUD $1,400
AUD $2,795
AUD $1,400
AUD $2,795
AUD $1,400
AUD $2,795
AUD $1,400
18 Dec - 27 Dec Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
AUD $3,145
AUD $1,460
20 Dec - 29 Dec Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
AUD $3,145
AUD $1,460
22 Dec - 31 Dec Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
AUD $3,145
AUD $1,460
27 Dec - 05 Jan New Years departure, book early!
New Years departure, book early!
AUD $3,145
AUD $1,460

Extra Prices

Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
AUD $110
AUD $60
Post Tour Accommodation - Cairo
AUD $120
AUD $60

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Cairo
Ends
Cairo
Departs
Fridays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
4 - 5 star
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 9, Lunch: 2, Dinner: 2
Visiting
Countries

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