Treasures of Egypt, 12 Days

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0% interest over 9 months
Weekly^
$94*
Monthly^
$404*
This deal expires on the 31st Dec 2019

    Availability

    1 January 2019 - 30 April 2020

    What's included

    12 day tour departing Cairo.
    11 nights accommodation in Hotels.
    22 meals including breakfast daily.
    Services of a professional Tour Manager.
    Transport by private motor coach.

    Itinerary

    • Day 1 Cairo. Step back in time and explore thousands of years of history, legend and lore as you view Egypt's timeless wonders. Begin your journey in Cairo, an ancient city with an intriguing past.
    • Day 2 Cairo to Giza to Sakkara to Memphis to Cairo. Fulfil a lifelong dream This morning we travel to nearby Giza where we'll meet a local archaeologist who will lead us on a visit to the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. Marvel at the iconic Great Sphinx, one of the oldest and largest monuments in the world. This afternoon, travel south to Sakkara. Explore the site of ancient Memphis, home to a nearly 40-foot statue of Ramses II, and stand before the oldest of all pyramids, the Step Pyramid. This evening, enjoy a special welcome dinner overlooking the banks of the Nile. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
    • Day 3 Cairo to Luxor. Spend the morning discovering the remarkable collections of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. See the statues, reliefs, sarcophagi and the treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun himself. Later, we transfer to the airport for our flight to Luxor. Today breakfast will be included.
    • Day 4 Luxor. Travel thousands of years into the past. Cross over to the West Bank of the Nile to begin your day in ancient Thebes. Explore its remarkable sights - the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Mennon. This afternoon, return to the East Bank and behold the Luxor Temple, a creation of kings Amenhotep III and Ramses II. Today breakfast will be included.
    • Day 5 Luxor to Board Cruise Ship. We return to the West Bank this morning and head to the tombs in the Valley of Nobles and the well-preserved temple complex of Medinet Habu. This afternoon, board your cruise ship and begin your adventure on the Nile River. This evening, enjoy the sound and light show at the Karnak Temple. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
    • Day 6 Luxor to Esna to Edfu. This morning, explore the expansive Karnak Temple, dating back to 2000 B.C. Then we begin our sail down the Nile towards Esna on your way to Edfu. This evening, dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabaya party. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
    • Day 7 Edfu to Kom Ombo to Aswan. Step into another world at the well-preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu. Peruse the endless carvings of scenes depicting the power and grandeur of the pharaohs. After lunch,set sail for Kom Ombo and continue to Aswan, the Nubian City. Following dinner, enjoy a folkloric show featuring a belly dancing performance. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
    • Day 8 Aswan. Discover the Philae Temple. Relocated and preserved by a special UNESCO project, this structure remains an architectural wonder. Later, enjoy a free afternoon to explore Aswan. Today breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included.
    • Day 9 Aswan to Abu Simbel. Disembark the ship this morning in Aswan. You may choose to partake in an optional tour to Abu Simbel* and see the extraordinary temples of Ramses II relocated here during the construction of the High Dam. It's your choice You may choose to board a felucca (wooden sail boat) and sail to the lush oasis of Kitchener Island for a short stroll through the botanical garden -OR- perhaps you would prefer to experience Nubian culture past and present during a visit to a fascinating museum. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
    • Day 10 Aswan to Cairo. Return to Cairo. After our flight, the remainder of the day is at leisure. Today breakfast will be included.
    • Day 11 Cairo. Venture to the Citadel, a medieval fortification resting on a hill overlooking the city. It's the perfect place to take in grand views. Learn about the city's rich history on a walking tour of Old Cairo before enjoying some free time to shop in the world-famous souk of Khan el Khalil. Perhaps you'll stop for a traditional cup of tea. Join your fellow travellers this evening for a farewell dinner. Today breakfast and dinner will be included.
    • Day 12 Cairo. Your epic adventure comes to a close today. Return home with a new understanding of this mystical land. Today breakfast will be included.
    Travel now, pay later
    0% interest over 9 months
    Weekly^
    $94*
    Monthly^
    $404*

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