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Collette Treasures of Egypt

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The mysteries and treasures of Egypt unfold before you on your journey along the intriguing Nile River. Begin by spending time at the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza – one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Stand in awe at the iconic Great Sphinx. Travel to ancient Memphis, with its nearly 40-foot statue of Ramses II, and Sakkara. Embark on a leisurely paced 4-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river.

  • Explore the expansive Karnak Temple, dating back to 2000 B.C.
  • Visit the Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven ancient wonders of the world.
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings.
  • Discover the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.
  • 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, experience Nubian culture past and present during a visit to a fascinating museum.
  • Enjoy a special welcome dinner overlooking the banks of the Nile.
  • Embark on a leisurely paced 4-night cruise and discover the secrets of the Nile, the world’s longest river.
  • Dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabaya party.
  • Take in a sound and light show at Karnak Temple.

Day 1 Cairo, Egypt – Tour Begins

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 – Giza – Sakkara – Memphis – Cairo

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.

Day 3 Cairo – 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.

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.

Day 5 Luxor – 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.

Day 6 Luxor – Esna – 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.

Day 7 Edfu – Kom Ombo – 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.

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.

Day 9 Aswan – Disembark Cruise Ship – Abu Simbel Optional Tour

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.

Day 10 Aswan – Cairo

Return to Cairo. After our flight, the remainder of the day is at leisure.

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.

Day 12 Cairo – Tour Ends

Your epic adventure comes to a close today. Return home with a new understanding of this mystical land.

  • 3-Night Jordan Extension – £845 pp
  • Pre Night: Fairmont Nile City Hotel – Standard -£185 per night
  • Post Night: Intercontinental Citystars – Standard – £170 per night
  • 3-Night Jordan Extension – £845 pp
  • Pre Night: Fairmont Nile City Hotel – Standard – £185 per night
  • Post Night: Intercontinental Citystars – Standard – £170 per night

Activity level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

Activity level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs or on uneven walking surfaces should be expected.

Luxor by Night – £54
Begin with a fascinating visit to the Luxor Museum, known to contain one of the best displays of Egyptian antiquities in Egypt.
Pyramids Sound and Light Show with Dinner – £58
After admiring the magnificence of the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx in the bright desert sun, return and see them from another perspective at an evening sound and light show.

Prices are per person for tour only based on 2 people sharing. Personalise your tour with our range of competitively priced regional flying options.

Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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