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This Classic Egypt holiday is the ideal way to see the best of Egypt's classical sights. Not only can you enjoy the wonderful ancient sites along the Nile, from Luxor to Aswan but also the magnificent treasures and exciting atmosphere of Cairo.
- Tour the East Bank of the Nile and the Temple of Karnak
- Explore the West Bank of the Nile and the Valley of the Kings
- Visit the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
- See the Temple of Horus
- Felucca sailing in Aswan
- View Aswan's High Dam and the granite quarries
- Optional tours to Pyramids and Cairo Museum
- Round trip flights from London Heathrow Egypt Air, including fuel surcharges and taxes and fees
- Arrival & departure transfers with meeting and assistance.
- Domestic flight and transfers.
- 3 nights Bed and Breakfast at Le Meridien Pyramids hotel in Cairo
- 7 nights aboard 5-star Steigenberger Legacy Nile cruise in an outside cabin.
- 20 meals: buffet breakfast daily in Cairo and all meals aboard the cruise
- All excursions on Nile Cruise esc. Abu Simbel.
- All entrance fees
- Professional English-speaking Egyptologist/guide.
Day 1 Cairo
Depart the UK to Cairo. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel for a 3 night stay.
Day 2-3 Cairo
Explore this exciting and bustling city where the ancient blends with the modern. No trip to Cairo is complete without a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx plus a visit to the Egyptian Museum to see the famous treasures of Tutankhamun.
Day 4 Luxor
Depart from Cairo to Luxor. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your chosen cruise boat (transfer time approx 30 minutes). Overnight in Luxor.
Day 5 Valley of the Kings
Today cross over to the West Bank of the Nile for the first excursion, The Valley of the Kings. From here visit the impressive Temple of Hatshepsut. Afterwards there is a visit to the enormous statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch is served back on board the boat. Set sail upstream to Esna and pass through the Lock. Overnight in Esna.
Day 6 Edfu and Kom Ombo
Early morning visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu. The cruise continues upstream to Kom Ombo where there is a late afternoon visit to the Ptolemic Temple dedicated to the gods Haroeris and Sobek. Afterwards still sailing upstream the boat will arrive in Aswan where you will remain for two nights.
Day 7 Aswan
Today is spent exploring the delights of Aswan. Sightseeing includes a visit to the High Dam, the Old Granite Quarries, the Unfinished Obelisk and then by boat to the Temple of Philae on Agilika Island. After lunch board a Felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat for your included cruise down the Nile and around the picturesque Kitchener Island before returning for dinner.
Day 8 Abu Simbel
The morning can be spent at leisure to roam Aswan some more or alternatively join the optional excursion to Abu Simbel to see the four colossal statues of Ramses II which for many will be the highlight of the cruise. In the afternoon an optional bird watching excursion and a visit to a Nubian house can be arranged.
Day 9 Nile River
Today we enjoy a quieter day sailing downstream along the Nile before arriving late evening in Esna. During this pleasant journey, you can choose to take a dip in the pool, catch up on some reading or simply enjoy the view. Overnight on board in Esna.
Day 10 Luxor Temples
Sailing from Esna to Luxor arriving at lunchtime. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Karnak - an enormous complex of three temples dedicated to the Theban Gods. Afterwards, explore the magnificent Temple of Luxor which was once connected to the Karnak Temple by an avenue of sphinxes.
Day 11 Fly to the UK
Transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.
- Steigenberger Legacy
The 5 stars deluxe Steigenberger Legacy provides a high standard of accommodation and service to give a truly elegant cruise experience. You can relax on the sundeck and take in the panoramic view of the Nile or enjoy a dip in the pool. There is also a spacious restaurant offering a variety of buffet style meals.
- Le Meridien Pyramids
A superb luxury hotel in a wonderful setting the Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa is one of the closest hotels to the Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx and offers a wealth of facilities and a variety of superb restaurants.
Price shown is per person sharing twin room/cabin and includes 3 nights BB in Cairo and 7 night’s full board on a cruise, return flights from London Heathrow, transfers, 23 kg baggage allowance and 10 cruise excursions.
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