Alexandria & Ancient Egypt - 13 Days

Egypt
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From 2021-06-01 to 2022-12-27

Departure dates & prices

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  • Jun Tue 01 2021 to Jun Sun 13 2021
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    $2,645*
  • Jun Tue 08 2021 to Jun Sun 20 2021
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    $2,645*
  • Jun Tue 29 2021 to Jul Sun 11 2021
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    $2,645*
  • Jul Tue 13 2021 to Jul Sun 25 2021
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    $2,645*
  • Jul Tue 27 2021 to Aug Sun 08 2021
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    $2,645*
  • Aug Tue 03 2021 to Aug Sun 15 2021
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    $2,645*
  • Aug Tue 10 2021 to Aug Sun 22 2021
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    $2,645*
  • Aug Tue 24 2021 to Sep Sun 05 2021
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    $2,645*
  • Sep Tue 07 2021 to Sep Sun 19 2021
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    $2,785*
  • Sep Tue 21 2021 to Oct Sun 03 2021
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    $2,785*
  • Sep Tue 28 2021 to Oct Sun 10 2021
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    $2,785*
  • Oct Tue 12 2021 to Oct Sun 24 2021
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    $2,785*
  • Oct Tue 19 2021 to Oct Sun 31 2021
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    $2,785*
  • Oct Tue 26 2021 to Nov Sun 07 2021
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    $2,785*
  • Nov Tue 02 2021 to Nov Sun 14 2021
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    $2,785*
  • Nov Tue 09 2021 to Nov Sun 21 2021
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    $2,785*
  • Nov Tue 23 2021 to Dec Sun 05 2021
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    $2,785*
  • Dec Tue 07 2021 to Dec Sun 19 2021
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    $2,785*
  • Dec Tue 14 2021 to Dec Sun 26 2021
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    $2,785*
  • Dec Tue 21 2021 to Jan Sun 02 2022
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    $2,955*
  • Dec Sat 25 2021 to Jan Thu 06 2022
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    $2,955*
  • Jan Tue 04 2022 to Jan Sun 16 2022
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    $2,785*
  • Jan Tue 18 2022 to Jan Sun 30 2022
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    $2,785*
  • Feb Tue 01 2022 to Feb Sun 13 2022
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    $2,785*
  • Feb Tue 15 2022 to Feb Sun 27 2022
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    $2,785*
  • Feb Tue 22 2022 to Mar Sun 06 2022
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    $2,785*
  • Mar Tue 08 2022 to Mar Sun 20 2022
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    $2,785*
  • Mar Tue 22 2022 to Apr Sun 03 2022
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    $2,785*
  • Apr Tue 05 2022 to Apr Sun 17 2022
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    $2,785*
  • Apr Tue 12 2022 to Apr Sun 24 2022
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    $2,955*

What's included

Breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners.
8 nights 4-5 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck).
If booking our Nile Cruise Upgrade, 7 nights 4-5 star hotels and 3 nights Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin).
Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology.
Touring - Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan and Luxor.
Touring - Alexandria and the El Alamein Battlefields and museum.
2 overnight trains from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin).
Airport arrival and departure transfer on day 1 and day 13.
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Cairo Tuesday. Welcome to Egypt! On arrival at the airport you’ll be transferred to our hotel to spend the rest of today exploring Cairo at leisure.
  • Day 2 - Alexandria Cairo - Alexandria. Discover the port city of Alexandria today as we drive to the Mediterranean coast. We’ll explore the ancient Roman catacombs, the largest of its kind in Egypt. The catacombs were only rediscovered in 1900, when a donkey accidentally fell into the access shaft. Our tour will also visit Pompey’s Pillar and the impressive Library of Alexandria (exterior) before we arrive at the Citadel of Qaitbay. This fortress was built on the site of the legendary Lighthouse of Alexandria, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. The lighthouse was destroyed by a powerful earthquake in 1323AD and some of the same stones recovered from the ruins were used in the construction of this famous citadel.
  • Day 3 - Alexandria Alexandria - Cairo. Today we visit the sobering Commonwealth War Graves of El Alamein. Two bloody battles were fought here during the Second World War, which eventually saw the Allied forces defeat the Axis powers. This victory eliminated the threat to Egypt and the strategically important Suez Canal. Around 13,000 Allied soldiers were killed in battle. We’ll pay our respects to the fallen soldiers and explore the El Alamein Military Museum to learn more about the battles fought here. The museum also houses original war vehicles, weapons and uniforms. After the visit, we return to Cairo.
  • Day 4 - Cairo Today is free to explore Egypt’s capital as you please. You may wish to join our morning Backstreets of Cairo tour, which will take you to some of the lesser known sights in the city. Visit the hub of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution in Tahrir Square, wander down El Moez Street and explore the famous cave church of St Simon.
  • Day 5 - Pyramids of Giza Today we explore Egypt’s most famous attraction, with a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. The only surviving of the Ancient Wonders of the World, the pyramids are also the oldest. Gaze in awe at the colossal structures - the largest of the pyramids, Cheops, was the tallest man-made building on Earth for 3,800 years. After our tour we continue to the necropolis of Saqqara to see the famous stepped Pyramid of Zhoser, which dates back to 2700BC. A visit to a government supervised Papyrus Museum will also be made at some point during today.
  • Day 6 - Cairo Cairo - Aswan. On today’s excursion we visit the Grand Egyptian Museum. This newly opened site is just 2km from the pyramids and is home to a vast collection of artefacts from across ancient Egypt’s diverse history. Many of the exhibits have never been on public display before and many more have been recalled to the museum from across Egypt and the rest of the world. There is a full exhibition dedicated to the treasures of Tutankhamun and the museum makes use of modern technology including virtual reality. We return to our hotel and there is free time to freshen up before boarding the night train to Aswan this evening.

    Note: The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2020. An official date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum this morning.
  • Day 7 - Aswan We arrive in Aswan this morning and visit the beautiful Philae Temple. We’ll take a boat out into the Nile and sail to Agilkia Island to explore the site. The temple was carefully relocated from its original location to Agilkia in the 1960s, as part of a UNESCO project to save it from rising water levels after the flooding of Lake Nasser. Our final stop today is a perfume oil emporium and this evening is free to explore Aswan at leisure - perhaps check out the vibrant market.
  • Day 8 - Aswan Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. This morning there’s an optional trip to Abu Simbel, the famous temple built by Ramses II and guarded by 4 colossal statues of the pharaoh himself. Later, we board our traditional felucca for a 2 night cruise down the mighty Nile. If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise, please see the tab above for prices. For more information about Nile Cruising please click here.
  • Day 9 - Felucca Sailing & Kom Ombo Nile felucca cruise - Kom Ombo. Relax onboard the felucca as it makes its way downriver. This afternoon we’ll dock near Kom Ombo and visit the famous symmetrical temple, dedicated to the falcon god Horus and the crocodile god Sobek. We then return to the felucca for our final night onboard.
  • Day 10 - Luxor Kom Ombo - Luxor. Disembark the felucca today as we drive to Luxor, where the rest of the day can be spent at leisure. This evening, there’s an optional excursion to Luxor Temple, which is beautifully illuminated by hundreds of lights at night.
  • Day 11 - Luxor Luxor - Cairo. Enter the lavishly decorated tombs of famous pharaohs today as we visit the Valley of the Kings. Gaze at the towering Colossi of Memnon and explore the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut - Egypt’s second female pharaoh.

    Later, discover the majestic Karnak Temple, one of the largest religious buildings in the world. The temple took 1,500 years to complete and features contributions from around 30 different pharaohs. Marvel at the giant columns of Hypostyle Hall before we return to Cairo on the night train this evening.
  • Day 12 - Cairo We arrive back in Cairo where today is free for you to relax or explore Egypt’s capital at leisure. You can opt to visit Khan el Khalili bazaar, the ideal place for some last minute souvenir shopping.
  • Day 13 - Cairo Sunday. Our tour ends today with an included departure transfer to the airport.
Travel now, pay later
0% 12 months interest free†
Weekly
$51^^
Monthly
$221^
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