Tour Type:
Brochure Type Eastern Mediterranean 2024 v1

The enduring buzz of Cairo's bustling city streets and imposing Great Pyramids of Giza launch your discovery of Ancient Egypt. Cruise down the Nile to Kom-Ombo, past Luxor, and explore the Valley of the Kings.

Be My Guest
  • Luxor Enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest encounter on the banks of the Nile where your hosts, the El Boerey family, will share their stories about family life in a typical Luxor village. Savor a local culinary tradition of warm mint tea and freshly baked loc
Dining Summary
  • 7 Dinner (D)
  • 11 Breakfast (B)
  • 7 Lunch (L)
Dive Into Culture
  • Cairo Enjoy a visit to Cairo's Egyptian Museum, home to a remarkable collection of Egyptian antiquities including the world-famous ?Mask of Tutankhamun'.
Iconic Experience
  • Karnak Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man as your Egyptologist explains the significance behind it. Walk the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, see the of Rameses II and the Hypostyle Hall.
  • Luxor Spend the day discovering the wonders of the Luxor Museum.
  • Cairo Spend your day enjoying the sights of the Hanging Church of St. Mary or embark on a journey to see the ancient Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque.
  • Giza Enjoy a day gazing at the Great Pyramids of Giza and its treasures - the Step Pyramid of Saqqara and the Colossus of Rames II.
  • Kom Ombo Discover the temple of Kom-Ombo and discover the wonders of the duo gods Horus the Elder and Sobek.
  • Dendera At the Temple of Hathor, see a rare depiction of Cleopatra and Caesarian.
  • Kitchener's Island Sail around Kitchener's Island and its Botanical Gardens in a traditional felucca.
  • Valley of the Kings Discover the ancient history behind the final resting place of Egypt's Pharaohs and Queen Hatshepsut's Temple at the Valley of the Kings.
  • Aswan Admire the picturesque setting of Aswan and its iconic sites as you embark on a sightseeing tour of the city. Learn about the beautiful Temple of Isis and the contentious construction of the Aswan Dam.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER
  • Aswan Wander off the beaten tracks in Aswan as you meet the wonderful ladies of a local Women owned co-operative. Their mission is to ensure a garbage free world and they are using waste and natural material like bamboo or palm trees to create fine handi
Must-see Highlights
  • Explore Luxor and Cairo with Egyptologist
  • Visit the temples of Karnak, Luxor Museum, the temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor at Dendera, Luxor Temple, the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, the Temple at Kom-Ombo, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Valley of t
  • See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the Sound and Light show in Giza
  • View the Step Pyramid in Sakkara, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo
  • Sail in a felucca across the Nile
Whats Included
  • The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director throughout your journey
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Flight from Luxor to Cairo
  • Return flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
  • Seven-night luxury Nile Cruise
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)

Call (540) 622-3073 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18573042

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 9/30/2024
Duration
12 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1CairoWelcome to Cairo: Delve into the antiquities of Egypt on this epic journey which begins in the effervescent Egyptian capital. As you transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure, you'll feel the intoxicating buzz of this lively city - the perfect introduction to an unforgettable opportunity to learn about Egypt's ancient past and exciting present. You may choose to relax after your trip, or experience the energy of Cairo for yourself at the Khan El-Khalili souk where the sounds and smells are almost overwhelming.

Accommodations: Ramses Hilton
Day 2CairoAdmire the Wonders of Giza: Immerse yourself during a full-day excursion to the old kingdom of Egypt. See the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, then marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the mighty Sphinx.

Accommodations: Ramses Hilton
Day 3LuxorFly to Luxor and Embark on Your Nile Cruise: We fly to Luxor this morning and embark on a guided tour of the Karnak Temple Complex, before boarding our cruise in time for lunch. Later, marvel at Luxor's Temple and visit the Luxor Museum to see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun's tomb.

Accommodations: Nile Cruise
Day 4Kom OmboExplore Ancient Dendera: Pay tribute to the Goddess Hathor at Dendera Temple, a soaring structure built around 330 BC. Beautifully preserved and elaborate in its design, every inch of this impressive sand-colored structure is mesmerizing and you'll see many of its halls, shrines and unique features such as the sun dial and replica Dendera zodiac, tracing the images of Taurus and Libra. You'll learn about Dendera's role as one of the major capitals of ancient Upper Egypt before sailing to Kom-Ombo for the night.

Accommodations: Nile Cruise
Day 5AswanJourney to Aswan: Today, we travel to Aswan, which for centuries held the important strategic role of being Egypt's southern frontier and gateway to the rest of Africa. Today it is a tranquil, modern city, most known for its High Dam, Nubian villages and Philae Temple, built to honor Egyptian goddess Isis. We arrive in time for dinner, watching the buzz of the city from the comfort of our boat.

Accommodations: Nile Cruise
Day 6AswanThe High Dam and More in Aswan: During your sightseeing in Aswan, you'll see how the ancient Egyptians chose a stunning place to honor the goddess of love and you'll learn how the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Later, meet the wonderful ladies of a local Women owned co-operative on a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER Experience. Our final stop today is a visit to the High Dam, the world's largest embankment dam which ended the cycle of flood and drought along the Nile River.

Accommodations: Nile Cruise
Day 7Abu Simbel TemplesOnwards to Philae and Kitchener's Island: Today could see you join a once in a lifetime Optional Experience to Abu Simbel, carved into a solid rock cliff in Egypt's Nubian Valley. As you approach the Great Temple, you'll marvel at the four-seated colossi on either side of the entrance and the elaborate engravings depicting great victories and paying homage to the gods. Later, you'll set sail in a traditional felucca around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island, a haven for rare exotic birds and unusual plants.

Accommodations: Nile Cruise
Day 8Kom OmboOff to Ancient Kom-Ombo: We visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, a highlight along the Nile, where we'll learn how the temple was built to honor two gods, Horus the Elder and Sobek. The Temple has a perfectly symmetrical design, the two sides a mirror of each other with one side dedicated to the crocodile god, the other to the falcon god. You'll learn all about the mythical link and why the Nile crocodile were of such importance to the ancient Egyptian priests.

Accommodations: Nile Cruise
Day 9LuxorSail to Stunning Luxor: Watch how the river gives life to an arid landscape and the people who live within it as you sail down the Nile towards Luxor, once an ancient Egyptian capital. Head to the Sundeck for the best views and thrilling experience of passing through Esna Lock before continuing your journey. This evening you may choose to marvel at the Sound and Light show display at Karnak Temple.

Accommodations: Nile Cruise
Day 10CairoDisembark and Fly to Cairo Connect with Locals: We disembark at Luxor, explore the fascinating complex of mortuary temples and tombs, including Queen Hatshepsut's Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings. Connect With Locals as you enjoy a traditional Be My Guest experience with freshly baked bread, honey and mint tea. We take a return flight to Cairo where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure to soak up the buzzing atmosphere for which the city is famous.

Accommodations: Ramses Hilton
Day 11CairoDiscover Colorful Cairo Dive Into Culture: The buzz of Cairo is undeniable, and you'll get to feel it first-hand as you embark on an unforgettable sightseeing tour through the effervescent Egyptian capital. History buffs will love the visits to the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo, built 700 years ago as a spiritual hub for the region. You'll also see the Alabaster Mosque and Citadel of Cairo, a medieval Islamic-era fortification which served as the seat of the Egyptian government for almost seven centuries. Later, you'll head to the celebrated Egyptian Museum, where you'll Dive Into Culture and discover the museum's unbelievable array of artefacts, from mummies and sarcophagi to jewelery and King Tutankhamun's treasures.

Accommodations: Le Meridien Pyramids
Day 12CairoFarewell Cairo: Our expedition at its end, say a fond farewell to your newfound friends.

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