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Newmarket Cairo, Luxor and Nile Cruise

Catch your breath as you encounter the wondrous Pyramids at Giza and marvel at the collections of Cairo’s stunning Egyptian Museum. Gaze in awe as you cruise along the tranquil Nile, past riverbank scenes unchanged in centuries, visiting some of the most important relics of Ancient Egypt, as well as the truly phenomenal High Dam at Aswan. Opportunities to visit Alexandria and Abu Simbel on optional excursions complete this extraordinary, unforgettable holiday in Egypt.

  • Discover Cairo and visit the Egyptian Museum
  • Gaze in awe at Giza’s fabled Pyramids and Sphinx
  • See the Temples of Karnak and Luxor
  • Visit the Aswan High Dam
  • Sail on a felucca round Kitchener Island
  • Three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation in the five-star Cairo Pyramids Hotel, plus one lunch
  • Return flights to Cairo, returning from Luxor
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Seven nights’ full board accommodation aboard five-star rated MS Royal Princess
  • Internal flights from Cairo to Luxor
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Day 1: Fly to Cairo

Fly to Cairo and transfer by coach to your five-star hotel in the shadow of the Pyramids at Giza, for a three-night stay.

Day 2: Pyramids and Cairo’s Egyptian Museum

Enjoy a full day’s guided tour, which will include a visit to the Pyramids – the vast, extraordinary monuments to the ancient Egyptians’ wealth and power watched over by the fabled Sphinx. A highlight will be Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, with its fabulous treasures recovered from the tomb of the Boy King Tutankhamun.

Day 3: Optional visit to Alexandria

Return for another exploration of Cairo’s treasures, or join today’s optional excursion to Alexandria, once the centre of the Hellenistic world, and now a bustling port-city that preserves an air of nostalgia – in the traditional coffee houses and cafes – for the ‘Alex’ of old.

Day 4: Fly to Luxor and board MS Royal Princess

Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Luxor and board the magnificently appointed five-star rated Royal Princess, your home for the next seven nights. After lunch aboard, journey to the East Bank of the Nile, to visit Luxor Temple with its colonnades and courtyards, and the staggering Temple of Karnak, where the vast columns of the giant hypostyle hall dwarf awestruck visitors. Enjoy a first dinner aboard ship, and moor overnight in Luxor.

Day 5: Valley of the Kings

Cross to the West Bank to visit the Valley of the Kings, where in 1922 Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the sand-blocked entrance to the tomb of Tutankhamun. You’ll also visit the temple of female Pharaoh Hatshepsut and gaze in awe at the twin ‘colossi’ of Memnon.

Day 6: Temple of Horus

Visit perhaps the best preserved of all Egypt’s Pharaonic relics, the stunning Temple of Horus, before you return to the ship and cruise towards the magnificent riverside Temple at Kom Ombo, with its hypostyle halls, burial chambers and mummified crocodiles. You’ll visit the twin temple of pharaohs Sobek and Haroeris, before cruising on to Aswan, where you will moor for three nights, giving you the opportunity to explore this mesmerising city with its backdrop the Aga Khan’s great mausoleum.

Day 7: Aswan High Dam

Today you’ll visit the extraordinary Aswan High Dam, which holds back the waters of great Lake Nasser, and see the granite quarries from where many of the ancient obelisks were fashioned. Take a motorboat ride across the Nile to the great Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, then this afternoon join the included tour, enjoying a felucca ride around mid-stream Kitchener’s Island, with its botanical gardens.

Day 8: Abu Simbel

Explore some of the attractions of Aswan, perhaps visiting the Nubian Museum charting the history of one of Africa’s most ancient peoples, or wandering the colourful souks. Alternatively, join one of two optional excursions – by coach or air – to remote Abu Simbel, where the staggering temples of Ramses II and the goddess Hathor are carved out of the mountainside. Rediscovered in the early 19th Century, the temples and their relics are amongst Egypt’s greatest treasures.

Days 9-10: Return to Luxor

Royal Princess makes her lazy way north downriver once more, heading back past the sites at Kom Ombo and Edfu, and mooring for a last night in Luxor. Take the opportunity to spend two days enjoying the tranquility of the ship, dipping in and out of the pool and making the most of the on-board amenities as the stunning scenery passes gently by.

Day 11: Fly back to the UK

Bid farewell to the ship and your Egyptian hosts, and transfer to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo and your connecting flight back to the UK.

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.

Please call us free on 0800 707 6229 for pricing and availability

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