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Best of Egypt with Trafalgar

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9 days
05 Jun 24 to 25 Sep 24
Book by 29 Feb 24
Cruise the Nile, passing the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Explore the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles, and the Sphinx, unraveling the rich tapestry of Egypt's ancient wonders on this unforgettable journey.

Includes

  • 9 Day Trafalgar Guided Holiday
  • 8 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 8 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • Four-night luxury Nile Cruise
  • Flight from Aswan to Cairo
  • Flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director throughout your journey
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Included experiences
  • Explore Luxor and Cairo with an Egyptologist
  • See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis and the Step Pyramid in Saqqara
  • Sail in a felucca across the Nile and much more!

Excludes

  • Flights not mentioned
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature

Extras

  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilised
  • Choice of Optional Experiences available at an additional cost

Highlights

  • 8 Nights in cherry-picked hotels
  • 16 Meals
  • Four-night luxury Nile Cruise

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Cairo

Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs, starting your journey in Egypt’s effervescent capital, Cairo. On arrival at Cairo Airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and have time to relax after your journey. Refreshed and ready to embrace the intoxicating energy of this ancient and modern city, you’ll be thrilled with the many treasures that will give you a preview of what’s about to come – an incredible encounter with antiquities you’ll be sharing with friends for years to come. Accommodation: Hilton Cairo Heliopolis

Day 2: Fly to Luxor and Embark on Your Nile Cruise

Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and the imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Luxor Museum before returning to your cruise ship. This evening, get to know your Travel Director, a professionally trained Egyptologist, as well as fellow guests over a welcome drink followed by dinner. Accommodation: Nile Cruise Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: A Day to Explore the Valley of the Kings

Journey to the final resting place of Egypt’s Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and the Grand Temple of Luxor. Connect With Locals as you enjoy a traditional Be My Guest bite to eat of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea in the archaeological paradise that is Luxor's West Bank. Accommodation: Nile Cruise Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Journey to Ancient Kom-Ombo

Sail upstream to Kom-Ombo, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Standing at the threshold of the imposing Temple of Kom-Ombo on the banks of the Nile, you’ll imagine visitors over the centuries arriving to pay homage to the gods Horus the Elder and Sobek. Tour the Temple, learning all about its ‘double’ and perfectly symmetrical design for the duo of gods – one side dedicated to the crocodile god, the other to the falcon god. After a captivating encounter with the ancients, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on our cruise boat. Watching the sun set over the shimmering Nile, we’ll don our galabeas and toast to legends of the past and new friends. Accommodation: Nile Cruise Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Onwards to Aswan

Set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to voyage around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. On arrival explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock. Accommodation: Nile Cruise Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Disembark and Fly to Cairo

Enjoy a morning at leisure or perhaps join a once in a lifetime Optional Experience to Abu Simbel, carved into a solid rock cliff in Egypt’s Nubian Valley. As you approach the Great Temple, you’ll marvel at the four-seated colossi on either side of the entrance and the elaborate engravings depicting great victories and paying homage to the gods. Later this afternoon fly back to Cairo. Accommodation: Ramses Hilton Cairo Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7: Discover Colourful Cairo

Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo’s busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo, see the ancient Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque. Later, you'll Dive Into Culture and discover Tutankhamun's priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum. Accommodation: Ramses Hilton Cairo Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Admire the Wonders of Giza

The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures – the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Be mesmerized by the intricate art of Egyptian carpet weaving as you meet the skilled artisans of a local weaving school during a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise. Accommodation: Ramses Hilton Cairo Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9: Farewell Cairo

Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends. Meals included: Breakfast

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and can be requested. Excludes flights, transfers, visas, travel insurance and anything not mentioned. Savings are not valid on all itineraries and/or departure dates, are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. High season supplements and block out dates may apply, pricing varies pending departure date. Package excludes flights not mentioned. You can do optional free-time add-on experiences in your free time and pay for them as you travel (additional costs apply). Trafalgar reserves the right to withdraw promotional offers and adjust savings anytime. All savings/discounts mentioned have already been included in the advertised price. Pentravel and Tour Operator reserves the right to withdraw or amend promotional offers at any time. Please note: at time of loading this is not a definite departure, please contact one of our travel consultants for more info. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;.

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Valid on 25 Sep 2024
Stay
9 days
Dates
05 Jun 24 to 25 Sep 24
Book by
29 February 24
Experience ID
462
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