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This journey recalls the golden age of the Grand Tour, when travellers would explore the world’s most fascinating places in style. Staying in some of the country’s finest accommodation, this comprehensive tour visits Lower Egypt, Upper Egypt and Lower Nubia, and is ideal for those wishing to see Egypt’s greatest sites in comfort.
- Tour the temples and tombs of Lake Nasser
- See the carved reliefs at the temples of Kalabsha and Abu Simbel
- Witness the impressive Pyramids of Giza
- Take a felucca ride at Aswan
- International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
- UK departure and overseas airport taxes
- Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
- Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
- The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
- Local guides and entrance fees where applicable
Day 1: Fly to Cairo
Fly from London to Cairo with British Airways. Transfer to the Four Seasons First Residence for 2 nights.
Day 2: Cairo
Full-day tour of the Egyptian Museum, citadel and bazaar.
Day 3: Fly to Luxor
Transfer to Cairo airport for an early morning flight to Luxor. On arrival, transfer to the MS Mövenpick Royal Lily for a 4-night cruise. Afternoon visit to the temples of Luxor and Karnak.
Day 4: Luxor
Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings and Queens and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Sail to Edfu via Esna lock.
Day 5: Edfu • Kom Ombo
Morning visit to the Temple of Horus. Afternoon cruise to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Cruise to Aswan.
Day 6: Aswan
Morning visits to the Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. Afternoon felucca trip on the Nile.
Day 7: Fly to Abu Simbel
Transfer to Aswan airport for the flight to Abu Simbel. On arrival, board MS Prince Abbas for a 3-night cruise. In the afternoon, visit the Abu Simbel temple complex, and return in the evening for the sound and light show.
Day 8: Qasr Ibrim
Sail to Qasr Ibrim. Visit the Temple of Amada, an 18th-dynasty temple, the rock-cut Temple of Derr and the Tomb of Penout.
Day 9: Wadi El Sebua
Morning visit to the Temple of Wadi El Sebua. Afternoon cruise to Aswan.
Day 10: Aswan • Fly to Cairo • Giza
Disembark in the morning, visit the Temples of Kalabsha and transfer to the airport for a flight to Cairo. On arrival, transfer to the Intercontinental CityStars hotel for 1 night. Tour of Giza to see the pyramids and the Sphinx.
Day 11: Fly to London
Early morning transfer to Cairo airport. Fly to London with British Airways.
Four Seasons at the First Residence, Cairo
Set on the west bank of the Nile, 30 minutes from the pyramids at Giza, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence sets the standard for luxury hotels in the capital. Close to the shops and restaurants of Cairo's prestigious downtown area, it has impressive views of the Great Pyramids and the Nile.
InterContinental Citystars Cairo, Cairo
The InterContinental CityStars Hotel has direct access to the 'Stars Centre', one of the largest and most modern retail and leisure complexes in the Middle East with over 500 shops, an exhibition centre, 16 cinemas and a family entertainment centre. The hotel is approximately 10 minutes drive from Cairo airport. Downtown Cairo is 15 km from the hotel, while the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx are approximately 35 km away.
MS Prince Abbas, Abu Simbel
The Mövenpick Prince Abbas, which sails between Aswan and Abu Simbel, is a modern boat with 43 well-equipped cabins. All rooms feature en suite shower, individually controlled air conditioning, a television, minibar and choice of twin or double beds. On-board facilities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, library and spacious sundeck with a bar.
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