Day 1 - Arrive Cairo
Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo Airport, transfer to your hotel and relax after your journey.
Day 2 - Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise (4 Nights)
Fly to Luxor this morning and post check-in visit to the Temple of Amun and imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Enjoy a hearty lunch on board, then visit the Luxor Museum to see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun's tomb.
Day 3 - Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu
Visit the final resting place of Egypt's Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and Luxor Temple. Later, sail to Edfu.
Day 4 - Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom-Ombo
Sail upstream to Kom-Om and take the Temple tour of Kom-Ombo. Donning the galabeas, enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on board this evening.
Day 5 - Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo – Aswan
This morning continue to Aswan, where we'll set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island. On arrival explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock. As the dipping sun sets the sky on fire, admire the silhouette of feluccas plying the river's waters.
Day 6 - Disembark – Cairo (3 Nights)
Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel (charged extra) before flying back to Cairo this afternoon.
Day 7 - Cairo Sightseeing
Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo's busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and Tutankhamen's priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum.
Day 8 - Cairo – Pyramid Excursion
The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures - the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise.
Day 9 - Depart Cairo
Our epic journey ends here while we say goodbye to you and transfer to the airport.
- 8 nights accommodation with breakfast
- 4 Nights Luxury Cruise including 4 Lunches and Dinners
- All sightseeing and transfers as per the itinerary
- Transfers on SIC basis during sightseeing only
- Flight from Aswan to Cairo
- Flight from Cairo to Luxor
- Professional English speaking Egyptologist throughout the journey.