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Best of Egypt
Best of Egypt

Highlight: Cairo - Aswan - Kom Ombo - Luxor

Other departures: Manchester/Newcastle/Belfast/Aberdeen/Glasgow/Edinburgh - Includes post-night!
£1269 per person (based on either same-sex share or double occupancy)
Own Room Supplement £179 per person
Deposit £325 per person
*BA direct from London, All other departures are via Heathrow*

Fri 04 Nov 22 - Cairo
Arrive at any time. There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. If this is your first visit to Cairo, we highly recommend that you book an airport transfer.If you opt to prebook the Islamic and Coptic Cairo Tour a night of pre-tour accommodation is required as this tour departs at 10 am. Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Optional Activities - Day 1
Islamic and Coptic Cairo TourCairo60USD per person Explore Cairos fascinating architectural, cultural, and historical contrasts on a tour of Coptic and Islamic Cairo. Visit of the iconic Citadel of Saladin, the Mohamed Ali Mosque, the Hanging Church, St. Sergius Church and Ben Ezra Synagogue.

Below is an example of the hotel we may use in this city. For the actual hotel, your specific departure will be using, please check your voucher.
Pharaohs Hotel (or similar)

Sat 05 Nov 22 - Cairo/Aswan
Enjoy a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum before a visit to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. Catch an overnight train to Aswan. Visit the Egyptian Museum then head to the pyramids and soak in the history of these majestic structures. In the evening, board an overnight train to Aswan. The overnight train is a modern air-conditioned sleeper, with twin-berth beds. There is no shower in the cabin, but each cabin does have a sink. The shared toilet is at the end of each carriage. A basic airline-style tray meal for dinner and breakfast is included. Attendants can serve drinks in your compartment at extra cost or there is a bar car for socializing.

Egyptian Museum Cairo 4h
With over 10,000 pieces from every period of Egyptian history, including the treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun, this massive museum is a fantastic place to learn about the country. There is plenty of free time for you to explore on your own. Please note, there is an additional 50 EGP fee to take photos in the museum.

Great Pyramid of Giza and Sphinx Tour Cairo
Enjoy a tour of the magnificent great pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx. No matter how many photos or documentaries you have seen, the first glimpse of these marvels of the ancient world will take your breath away. As a qualified Egyptologist, your CEO has all the facts about these massive structures. Overnight Train (beds)Cairo Aswn 12h
Stretch out and get some well-earned rest en route to the next stop. Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Sun 06 Nov 22 - Aswan
Opt to explore the busy Aswan market or visit the beautiful Philae Temple, before visiting a Nubian village and enjoying a home-cooked dinner with a local family.
Our train is due to arrive in Aswan early in the morning, but, trains can often be delayed. Enjoy some free time in the morning to browse the souk or walk along the Nile.
Later, board a boat to reach one of the many Nile islands and visit a Nubian village. Walk around the small community, then enjoy a traditional dinner at a local home.

Free Time Aswan Morning
Head out and explore this sleepy town. Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal
Board a local boat, to take a trip along the magnificent Nile, with views of the Aga Khan Mausoleum and Kitchener Island. Stop on one of the inhabited Nile islands in this area, to tour a local Nubian village. Walkthrough the village and fields and learn more about the life of the Nubian people before enjoying a delicious traditional dinner at a local home.

Optional Activities - Day 3
Hapi Hotel Aswan (or similar)Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Mon 07 Nov 22 - Aswan
Spend the day exploring Aswan. One of the most fascinating sights in the area is the Temple of Abu Simbel. Later, opt for a half-day tour of the Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam, and Philae Temple. Visit the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about Aswan's local people. Opt to pre-book the "Temple of Abu Simbel" activity on the checkout page ahead of time to include this optional on your tour.

Free Time Aswan Full Day
Explore Aswan or go further afield.
Optional Activities - Day 4Show

Hapi Hotel Aswan (or similar)Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Tue 08 Nov 22 - Aswan/Kom Ombo
Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca. Sleep onboard under the stars. Board the felucca and spend the rest of the day out on the river and a night under the stars. Feluccas are a basic, traditional Nile sailboat and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river. You sleep, open-air on the deck of the boat (mattresses and blankets are provided, but if you prefer something between you and the blankets, you will need to bring a sleep sheet/sleeping bag liner of your own). The Felucca itself does not have toilets or showers, however we will have access to a private support boat, travelling in close proximity to our Felucca. This support boat is equipped with toilets and a shower (please bring a towel) and and an area to eat your meals, leaving
you stress-free to enjoy this tranquil and traditional experience on the Nile. Felucca Overnight Sailing ExcursionNile River Aswan
Enjoy a relaxing ride on a felucca (traditional Nile sailboat) and travel down the river, watching the scenery glide by. At night, sleep on the deck under the stars (mattresses and blankets are provided). Enjoy delicious meals on board. The felucca itself does not have toilets or showers, but a private support boat
travelling in close proximity has both (please bring a towel).
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Wed 09 Nov 22 - Kom Ombo/Luxor
Enjoy a guided visit to Kom Ombo Temple before driving to Luxor. En route, visit the Temple of Karnak. Kom Ombo Temple Visit Kom Ombo 1h-2h Enjoy a visit to this temple located in a scenic spot, right on the banks of the Nile. It was dedicated to the crocodile god, and you can still see the remains of an ancient mummified crocodile that was worshipped here thousands of years ago. Please note, there is an additional 50 EGP fee to take photos in the Crocodile museum.

Private VehicleKom Ombo Luxor 4h
Stop en route to visit the Karnak Temple.
Karnak Temple Visit Luxor 3h-4h
Enjoy a visit to the Karnak Temple, which was once the centre of all religious life in ancient Egypt. Built and extended by successive generations of rulers, admire the amazing architecture, massive columns, and painted hieroglyphs.

Free TimeLuxorAfternoon
Start exploring Luxor.
Susanna Hotel (or similar)Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Thu 10 Nov 22 - Luxor
Enjoy a guided visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile. Cross to the West Bank. Descend down the narrow corridors and check out the tombs of the pharaohs at the Valley of the Kings. The Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut literally seems to rise out of the surrounding
limestone outcrops. Then visit the massive 18m (59ft)-high Colossi of Memnon, which is all that remains of an ancient temple.
Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West bank of the Nile and then explore Luxor at your own pace.
Private Vehicle Luxor Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle. Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and Colossi of Memnon Visit Luxor 6h-7h Rise early to catch the sunrise as you cross the Nile to the west bank, passing through farmers fields on your way to the Valley of the Kings.

Descend the narrow, rock-hewn corridors and take in the magnificent decoration and designs of the tombs of the pharaohs. While the treasure has now all gone, the tombs contain the incredible paintings of the life of their incumbent and stories from the Book of the Dead.

Continue on to visit the impressive Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which seems to rise out of the surrounding limestone outcrops - a reminder of the power women held in the Ancient Kingdom. End the day with a stop at the two mammoth statues of Amenophis II at the Colossi of Memnon. Please note, there is an additional 300 EGP fee to take photos in the Valley Of Kings.

Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family
Sit down to a traditional lunch with a local family on the West bank of the Nile.
Free Time Luxor Afternoon
Enjoy time in Luxor exploring ruins or relaxing.
Susanna Hotel (or similar)Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Fri 11 Nov 22 - Luxor/Cairo
Fly back to Cairo where the tour ends upon on arrival to the Cairo International Airport in the morning. We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully explore this vibrant city. Our tour finishes on arrival in Cairo at the Cairo International Airport. Please be aware that flight delays do quite often occur, so please do not book any onward flights before 2 pm today.
If you opt to book the Memphis and Sakkara Excursion, please ensure you allow enough time to return from the activity when planning your onward journey.
PlaneLuxor Airport Cairo International Airport 1h
Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

Optional Activities - Day 8
Explore Memphis and SakkaraCairo4h-5h70
Travel through desert and farmlands to Sakkara the site of Egypt's first pyramids. Delve into the history of one of Egypt's most important archaeological sites before continuing on to explore the streets of Memphis, the ancient capital of Arab-Hetch.
Meals included: Breakfast

Offer Includes

  • Return flights from London Heathrow
  • Airport taxes
  • 7 nights accommodation as per Itinerary