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Highlights of Egypt: Cairo & Nile cruise

7 days from $1,880pp Inc. Flights

Highlights of Egypt: Cairo & Nile cruise

7 days from $1,880pp

What is tailor made? 100% custom | Exceptional experiences | Hand-picked guides | Lodging with character | Designed to your schedule, budget & interests

    Places visited:

  • Cairo
  • Aswan
  • Luxor
  • Visit the pyramids, the last remaining Ancient Wonder of the World.

  • Enjoy the scenery of the Nile Valley on a serene cruise.

  • Discover tombs and temples on Luxor's West Bank.

  • Explore lesser-known temples at Edfu and Kom Ombo.

Audley Travel specialist Paula

What our specialists say...

A short trip focusing on the ancient sites around the Nile. This itinerary is ideal for first-time visitors or for those looking to fit the classic sights of Egypt into a limited space of time. The first three nights are spent in Cairo, with a guided tour of the pyramids at Giza, Saqqara and Dashur. Put all this into context at Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. Then take a domestic flight to Aswan to cruise the Nile on board your Nile cruise boat. All meals are included and you’ll stop to visit temples and tombs, including the Valley of the Kings.

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Itinerary highlights

  • Visit the pyramids, the last remaining Ancient Wonder of the World.

  • Enjoy the scenery of the Nile Valley on a serene cruise.

  • Discover tombs and temples on Luxor's West Bank.

  • Explore lesser-known temples at Edfu and Kom Ombo.

Price includes

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Marie, an Audley Travel specialist
Marie, Egypt specialist

What our specialists say

A short trip focusing on the ancient sites around the Nile. This itinerary is ideal for first-time visitors or for those looking to fit the classic sights of Egypt into a limited space of time. The first three nights are spent in Cairo, with a guided tour of the pyramids at Giza, Saqqara and Dashur. Put all this into context at Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. Then take a domestic flight to Aswan to cruise the Nile on board your Nile cruise boat. All meals are included and you’ll stop to visit temples and tombs, including the Valley of the Kings.

  • Cairo
  • Aswan
  • Luxor

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Day 1 Cairo

Cairo

Arriving into Cairo, you're met at the airport by an Audley representative and driven to your accommodation by your private driver.

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Day 2 Cairo

Cairo

This morning you're met at your hotel by your private guide and driver for a full day tour of the pyramids at Giza, Saqqara and Dashur. At Dashur visit its Bent Pyramid, one of the earliest attempts at pyramid architecture. Venture inside the Red Pyramid before moving on to see the stepped pyramid of Saqqara. Finish with the most iconic and largest pyramids at Giza.

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Day 3 Cairo

Cairo

Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Cairo under your own steam. Cairo Museum is a definite highlight, or alternatively explore the souqs.

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Day 4 Aswan

Cairo , Aswan

An early start for a private transfer to the airport for your short internal flight to Aswan where you will board your Nile cruise ship. After settling in to your cabin, disembark for a guided trip to the High Dam and the Temple of Philae. You then sail to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris.

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Day 5 Aswan

Aswan

Today, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, where your guide takes you through the different halls and antechambers, explaining their significance, before you reach the inner Sanctuary of Horus. You then sail on to Esna and cross its famous lock. The rest of the day is spent sailing to Luxor, watching the rural Nile scenery pass by.

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Day 6 Aswan

Aswan

This morning visit the West Bank at Luxor. In the Valley of the Kings take the opportunity to go into a tomb, to view the vividly well preserved hieroglyphics decorating the walls. You will also visit the Temple of Hatchepsut and the Colossi of Memnon.

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Day 7 Return home

Aswan , Luxor

This morning visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor on Luxor's east bank before catching your flight to Cairo, for your onward journey.

Audley Travel specialist Amira
Marie, an Audley Travel specialist

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The specialist who designs your trip to Egypt will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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