Day by Day
- Outbound Flight
- Train Journey
- Return Flight
Day 1London - Cairo
On arrival in Cairo you will be greeted at the airport by our local representative and taken to your hotel for a two night stay.
This morning you will be met from your hotel by your private guide for a full day tour of the pyramids at Giza, Dashur and Saqqara.
Today you will travel by train from Cairo to Alexandria, a journey of roughly four hours. Our local representative will take you to the Station in Cairo and help you board the train. The journey will be unaccompanied, but on arrival in Alexandria you will be greeted again and taken to your hotel for an overnight stay.
You travel to Siwa today - a long journey of around eight hours. You'll stop on the way for a poignant visit of El Alamein battlefield.
An early start for a full day tour of the Siwa area. Highlights include the Mountain of the Dead, a swim in Cleopatra's Spring and the fascinating Siwa Museum.
A second day of exploration around Siwa, including an expedition to watch the sun set over the desert.
Another long drive of approximately eight hours today. There are lots of stops en route at isolated oases and strange dune formations.
This morning you have a half day excursion to the main sights in Bahariya. These include a local museum displaying the `Golden Mummies` and the tombs of two pharaohs from the XXVI Dynasty. In the afternoon you continue to Farafra. This journey is done on a paved road and will take around four hours, passing through picturesque desert landscapes.
Today you continue to Dakhla. This afternoon you have a guided tour of the oasis, taking in Al Qasr, an old Islamic settlement built on Roman foundations, and the Temple of Haga, dedicated to the god Seth.
Your journey today takes you to the final oasis on the desert circuit, Kharga. The highlight here is the necropolis of Bagawat, a collection of 250 mud brick chapels built by the Christians.
This morning you leave the Western Desert and travel to Luxor. After the five hour drive you arrive at your hotel for a three night stay.
Today you have a guided tour of the imposing Temples of Karnak and Luxor, on the East Bank. The Temple of Luxor at sunset is a particularly memorable sight.
It's an early start for a half day guided tour of Luxor's West Bank, taking in the Valley of the Kings and Hatchepsut's Temple.
Your driver will collect you today for the transfer to Luxor Airport in time for your flight to Cairo. From Cairo you fly back to London.