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Classic Egypt tour

11 days from CAD9,670pp

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Tour highlights

  • Visit the spectacular Pyramids of Giza

  • Enjoy the verdant scenery of the Nile Valley

  • Discover tombs & temples on Luxor's West Bank

  • Explore lesser known temples at Edfu & Kom Ombo

  • Stay in luxury in both Cairo and on your Nile cruise

Price includes

  • In-destination transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • All accommodations

Itinerary idea in detail

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  • On arrival at Cairo International Airport you will be met by one of our representatives. From here, you will be transferred by private car to your hotel.

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  • Today you will be collected from your hotel for a full day guided tour of the Pyramids at Giza (and the Sphinx), Saqqara and Dahshur.

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  • Today's excursion includes a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities with your own private Egyptologist, plus a visit to the ancient citadel on top of the hill overlooking Cairo (with a wonderful view of the city), the beautiful Mohammed Ali mosque, and the intricate and labyrinthine souqs of the Khan el Khalili.

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  • After your flight to Luxor, you will be picked up and taken to your Nile cruise. Enjoy lunch on board before taking a guided excursion of Luxor and Karnak Temples. This afternoon sail north to Qena, passing one of the most picturesque sections of the Nile.

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  • Today visit Seti I temple, known for its wonderful bas reliefs. You will then explore the Dendera complex, which has some of the best preserved monuments in Egypt. Sail back to Luxor this evening.

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  • This morning you have an early start for your excursion to the Valley of the Kings and other sites on the West Bank. Return to the boat for lunch before sailing to the town of Esna, where you moor for the night.

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  • Today enjoy a guided tour of Edfu temple, which is dedicated to the god Horus. In the afternoon the boat continues south to Kom Ombo, where you have an evening visit, before mooring for the night.

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  • Arriving into Aswan this morning, explore Elephantine Island and Philae Temple.

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  • After breakfast you disembark the Steamship Sudan. You will be collected from the boat and taken to your hotel for your stay in Aswan. This afternoon you will have a trip by felucca to the beautiful Botanical gardens on Kitchener's Island. This evening you could visit the museum of Nubian Life in Aswan, which shows some interesting aspects of Nubian life as well as superb Phaoroanic exhibits.

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  • Today you have the opportunity to visit the superb temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. You have a short flight down Lake Nasser, where you are met and transferred to the archeological site with your guide, who will explain the history of the monuments to you before you enter the temples themselves. After flying back to Aswan, you have the afternoon at leisure to relax or explore Aswan's souqs.

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  • Today you will be collected for your transfer to the airport for the hour and a half flight to Cairo, where you will connect with the onward flight.

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While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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