This trip incorporates the classic highlights of Egypt and is great for the first-time visitor. Beginning in Cairo, you’ll visit the pyramids of Giza before moving on to the less frequented but equally fascinating Saqqara and Dashur. After exploring Cairo Museum’s antiquities and Old Cairo, you fly to Luxor to begin your Nile Cruise. All meals and guided tours are included. You’ll visit ancient sites along the Nile, from the Valley of the Kings to the Temple of Philae, before disembarking and spending a couple of days relaxing in Aswan.
See the pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dashur.
Enjoy the serenity of a Nile cruise.
Explore the tombs in the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Karnak.
Visit lesser-known ancient sites along the Nile.
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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Day 1 Cairo
International outbound flight , Cairo
Day 2 Cairo
Day 3 Cairo
Day 4 Luxor
Day 5 Luxor
This morning, take a tour of Luxor's West Bank. Explore the Valley of the Kings, where you can descend into tombs decorated with surprisingly bright hieroglyphics, as well as the Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Hatchepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. After lunch, the rest of the day is spent sailing to Edfu, where you'll spend the night.
Day 6 Luxor
Spend the morning visiting the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Your guide leads you through its hypostyle halls, explaining the colossal struggle between Seth and Horus in ancient Egyptian mythology and how the temple celebrates this. Then sail on to Kom Ombo where, after lunch, you visit the lesser-known temples of Sobek and Haoeris, Ptolemaic temples which, unusually, are dedicated to two different gods. Sail on to Aswan, where you spend the night.
Day 7 Luxor
Today visit Aswan High Dam, learning about its construction and the consequences for this area of Egypt. You also take a short boat ride to visit the Temple of Philae. Your guide explains how UNESCO took measures to save it from flooding. As a temple, it's celebrated for having its own special ambiance as a shrine to the goddess Isis.
Day 8 Aswan
Day 9 Aswan
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