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We take a great pleasure in presenting an exclusive tour, which brings together Cairo, where past and present meet and the magic and mystery of The Nile. Your tour begins:
Cairo is a must for anyone fascinated by the magnificent Great Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza. Situated on the Nile, Cairo is exciting, vibrant and fascinating; it is a perfect blend of old and new. For centuries travellers have been fascinated by the mystical allure of the Nile. A relaxing cruise in luxurious surroundings, alongside Egypts many archaeological wonders, provides the perfect combination for an unforgettable holiday.
Our Classic Nile Itinerary takes you from Luxor to Aswan, visiting some of the most spectacular ancient sites in the world including the stunning Valley of the Kings, the burial place of the Pharoahs including that Tutankhamen and the breathtaking temples Karnak and Luxor.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday departures from Heathrow.
Flights from Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh or Newcastle via Heathrow.
Depart UK. Arrive Cairo International Airport. Met and transferred to the hotel of your choice in Cairo.
Optional-Depart morning to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt and then to Saqqara, where the Step Pyramid built by King Djoser, the first Pharaoh to have his tomb built in monumental dimensions. His enormous Step Pyramid stands as a symbol of strength and powerful state, with the divine king at its centre. After lunch, the tour continues to Giza, where the famous Pyramids stand as monuments to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and the Great Sphinx, which has kept its secrets for centuries.
Evening at leisure.
Optional-Depart after breakfast to The Egyptian Museum, containing fabulous treasures from Egypts ancient past including the magnificent Tutankhamun collection. After lunch, the tour continues to the Citadel, a fortress built in 1183 AD, which houses a number of important monuments, including The Mosque of Mohamed Ali and Al-Gawahara Palace. The day finishes with a visit to the Khan el Khalil Bazaar.
Evening at leisure.
Transfer to Cairo International Airport for your short flight south to Luxor. On arrival at Luxor Airport you will be met and transferred to our five star Deluxe Nile cruise vessel, dinner and overnight stay in Luxor.
After an early breakfast, visit the West Bank including the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, burial sites for many of the most powerful and successful pharaohs and high priests. The Temple of Hatshepsut and Medinet Habu Temple. Lunch on board as the boats sets sail to Esna dinner on board. Overnight in Esna.
Breakfast on board and morning visit of the Temple of Khnum at Esna. The temple is dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, who was patron god of cataract. He is said to have fashioned mankind from Nile clay on a potter's wheel. We continue our journey south to the Temple of Edfu for a brief stop before lunch and sailing to Aswan and overnight.
After breakfast visit the High Dam in Aswan, built in 1960-1971 to provide electricity to the villages along the Nile, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Lunch on board. In the afternoon is free time on board or to stroll into Aswan city centre for shopping. Dinner on board and overnight in Aswan. Optional evening sound & light show priced at approx. £25.00 pp.
Optional early morning visit to Abu Simbel (priced at approx. £85 pp by road or £210 pp by air),the impressive site built by Rameses II to show his strength and power. Abu Simbel stands on the bank of Lake Nasser. Afternoon a relaxing and enjoyable boat trip around Elephantine Island and sail to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener Island. Dinner and overnight in Aswan.
Morning at leisure. Lunch on board and set sail to Kom Ombom to visit the temple. This temple, unlike many others in Egypt, was dedicated to two gods; the Southern section is dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile headed man, god of fertility, and the Northern section to the Falcon headed god Horus. There is also a fascinating crocodile museum to visit with many artefacts and mummified crocodiles. Set sail to Edfu and overnight.
Breakfast on board and sail to Luxor. In the afternoon visit the East Bank and Luxor Temple. Originally, the temple was joined to Karnak by a long avenue of Sphinxes, many of which are still able to be seen today. Followed by a visit to the world's largest greatest open air museum' known as Karnak, which covers a large area of land and includes several temples, the largest of them being the Temple of Amun. Overnight in Luxor.
Breakfast followed by checkout and transfer to Luxor international airport for your return flight home. Optional Balloon flight excursion at sunrise priced at approx. £120 pp.