Elegance Of Egypt
Cairo, Aswan, Kom Ombo, Luxor
From the capital city of Cairo traveling along the Nile through many of Egypt's cities and towns you will experience the history and the heart of this amazing country. Traveling in absolute luxury on the River Tosca, with a knowledgeable Egyptologist on hand, lovers of myth and mystery will be enchanted by the sites encountered on this journey.
Our prices start from3,425 LAND ONLY
7 Days • GUIDED • 12 MealsOperated Tour
- 6 nights accommodation
- Services of a Traveling Concierge
- All on-tour transportation and related fees, including on-tour flight
- Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
- Round-trip airport to hotel transfers (Restrictions apply)
- Airport transfers (Restrictions apply)
- 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Day 1 - Cairo At Leisure
Your complimentary, private transfer takes you to your local departure airport. Welcome to the timeless land of the pharaohs. On arrival in Cairo, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure as tomorrow you begin your journey into the ancient world. In the evening, get to know your traveling concierge and fellow guests over a welcome drink at the hotel.
Day 2 - Cairo Sightseeing
In the morning, join your travelling concierge, a knowledgeable Egyptologist, and begin your discovery of this timeless land. Start with a visit to the magnificent Pyramids of Giza, including exploring inside one of these wonders and a visit to the enigmatic Sphinx. Afterwards, visit the Egyptian Museum, to witness the priceless treasures recovered from the Tomb of Tutankhamun. Later, drive to the pyramids to witness the magical Sound & Light Show, an unforgettable introduction to the world of ancient Egypt.
Day 3 - Fly To Aswan to Join Your Cruise
Board your plane for a morning flight across the desert to Aswan. Visit the Aswan High Dam and the granite quarries, where one of Queen Hatshepsut's obelisks lies abandoned in the bedrock. Then cross the Nile by motorboat to the well-preserved Philae temple complex, moved stone-by-stone to its current location following the construction of the High Dam. Next, stretch out on a traditional Nile felucca for a peaceful ride around Kitchener's Island. In the late afternoon, join the likes of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie before you, with a colonial-style high tea on the terrace of the Old Cataract Hotel. Once on your stylish and spacious cruiser, enjoy a highlight dinner, accompanied by a Nubian folklore show and live music.
Day 4 - Kom Ombo To Edfu
The morning is at leisure to relax or explore, or perhaps take a locally available experience by air to visit the amazing temples of Abu Simbel. These extraordinary temples were carved out of the cliff side by Rameses II and later transported, in an amazing feat of modern engineering, out of the rising waters of Lake Nasser. At lunchtime, set sail for the temple at Kom Ombo – a glorious sight as you approach by river. Unique in Egypt, it's dedicated to both the falcon-headed Horus and the crocodile god, Sobek. Then, drift past irrigated fields and palm-fringed villages to dock at Edfu. As evening falls, don your galabeyas, which are traditional Egyptian attire, for a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.
Day 5 - Relaxed Start - Esna Temple And The Temple of Luxor
Start with a visit to Esna Temple. Situated in the center of Esna, this fascinating and highly decorated temple is dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, the god of creation. Then, sit back and observe everyday life in rural Egypt, as you float downstream to Luxor. Visit the Temple of Luxor as the sun sets.
Day 6 - Luxor Sightseeing And Cairo
Across the Nile, to the west of the city, lies the necropolis of ancient Thebes. Stop for a photo of the Colossi of Memnon; these two giant seated figures of Amenhotep III once guarded his mortuary temple. In the nearby Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian kings planned to meet their gods in the afterlife. Visit some of their tombs, then continue to the temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the rare female pharaohs. Next, visit a family home and witness the making of authentic Egyptian sun bread. Return to Luxor for your final highlight, Karnak, the largest temple complex built by man. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, past the statue of Rameses II, to the vast Hypostyle Hall, housing 134 giant decorated columns. Afterwards, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Cairo.
Day 7 - Depart Cairo
Your journey concludes after breakfast and you will be transferred to Cairo Airport to board your onward flight. On arrival at your home airport, your driver will greet and escort you to your waiting car for your private transfer home.
2021 Tour Dates
Pricing is per person, land, cruise and on-tour flights only, based on May 5, 2021 travel date. International airfare is additional.
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Elegance Of Egypt7 Days • 12 Meals
Aswan, Cairo, Kom Ombo, Luxor
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