Open: Mon to Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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12 FREE Excursions included
7nt Nile Cruise, 2nts Cairo & 5nts Luxor option also available.
Monday or Wednesday departures from Gatwick and Manchester.
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.
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. Take time to explore the treasures of Tutankhamen in the Egyptian museum or take a stroll around the bustling Khan El Khalili bazaar. Away from the city centre, there is still more to see from the capital of ancient Egypt at Memphis to the Step Pyramid at Saqqara.
Luxor has often been called the worlds greatest open air museum, as indeed it is and much more. The number and preservation of the monuments in the Luxor area are unparalleled anywhere else in the world that know of. To say that the Luxor area is a major attraction for tourists in Egypt would be an understatement. It has been a tourist destination since the beginning of tourism. Even in ancient times, during the late Dynasties of the Greek and Roman periods, the area drew tourists, and has been doing so ever since. Today Luxor is well equipped to accommodate tourists with many hotels and in general a tourist industry ready and willing to serve the people from many countries that descend on this area of the Nile Valley every year.
Depart UK. Upon arrival met and transferred from Luxor airport to your cruise vessel, dinner and overnight stay in Luxor.
Enjoy your first Egyptian sunrise, followed by a visit to the West Bank to the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Afternoon sailing and overnight stay at Esna.
Morning departure to Edfu where you will visit the extraordinaryTemple of Horus, the mythical son of Isis and Osiris. Here, according to myth, Horus avenged the murder of his father Osiris by defeating his father?s brother Seth in combat. Sail on to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris and then onto Aswan for the night.
Finished in 1971; it has ensured up to three harvests a year. The Unfinished Obelisk still rooted to the bedrock of pink granite and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. After lunch relax and enjoy a trip in a traditional felluca around Elephantine Island which will lead you to the Botanical Gardens on General Kitchener island given as a gift in 1890. Here, visitors enjoy the beautiful flowers imported from Africa, India and the Far East. Optional tour to the Nubian village available in the afternoon or relax on the sun deck. Evening entertainment provided by the Nubian folk show and overnight in Aswan.
Morning optional excursion to the ancient wonder of Abu Simbel by air, priced at approx £180.00 pp, or £65.00 pp by road. Morning at leisure for those who are not taking the optional Abu Simbel trip, a chance to lie in the sun, or wonder around the busy city of Aswan. Lunch on the boat while the boat departs to Esna.
Visit the partly excavated Temple of Khnum at Esna. Dedicated to the ram- headed god Khnum, who was the patron god of the cataracts, who is said to have fashioned mankind from Nile clay on his potters wheel. Sail back to Luxor and overnight.
Tour the East Bank with a visit to Luxor Temple, originally joined to Karnak by an avenue of sphinxes. Visit Karnak which covers a huge area and includes several temples, the largest being the Temple of Amun. Overnight in Luxor with an optional Karnak Sound and Light show priced at £22.00 pp.
Optional excursion Balloon flight at sunrise priced at approx £100.00 pp. Transfer to Luxor Airport for your short flight to Cairo. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel of your choice in Cairo for a 3 night stay.
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
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 to Luxor. On arrival at Luxor Airport you will be meet and transferred to the hotel of your choice in Luxor for a 4 night stay.
Time to relax and enjoy the many fascinating sights and sounds of Luxor, stroll through the colourful streets of Luxor.
Evening at leisure.
Leisure time in Luxor before your transfer to Luxor airport for the return flight home.