Ancient Egypt 14 nights (Luxor, Nile Cruise, Cairo tour)

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From US
US$3650/person
Location: Luxor, Egypt Duration: 15 Days
Package Code :
VTGO-4375
Country:
Egypt
City:
Luxor
Duration:
15 Days /14 Nights
Tour Type:
History
Romance
Activity Level:
Easy
Meals:

Overview

Ancient Egypt 14 nights (Luxor, Nile Cruise, Cairo tour) including airfare from/to London on Egypt air flight "Heathrow airport"
We take a great pleasure in presenting an exclusive tour, which brings together Luxor, Nile Cruise and Cairo, where past and present meet and the magic and mystery of The Nile. Your tour begins:
Our Classic Nile Itinerary takes you from Luxor to Aswan, visiting some of the most spectacular ancient sites in the world including the stunning Valley of the Kings, the burial place of the Pharoahs including that Tutankhamen and the breathtaking temples Karnak and Luxor.
Cairo is a must for anyone fascinated by the magnificent Great Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza. Situated on the Nile, Cairo is exciting, vibrant and fascinating; it is a perfect blend of old and new. For centuries travellers have been fascinated by the mystical allure of the Nile. A relaxing cruise in luxurious surroundings, alongside Egypts many archaeological wonders, provides the perfect combination for an unforgettable holiday.

Included

  • International Flight London/Luxor/Cairo/London on Egypt air “Monday departure”
  • 7 Nights Cruise on Full board basis “Drinks are extras”
  • 4 Nights Hotel Luxor on bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 Nights Hotel Cairo on bed and breakfast basis
  • 4 airport transfers  “2 Luxor, 2 Cairo”
  • All Luxor and Aswan sightseeing as per the itinerary including tours, transfers, guide and entrance fees
    • West bank tour
    • East bank tour
    • Kom Omboi temple and Edfu temple tour
    • Aswan tour
    • Traditional Nile felucca ride
  • All Luxor and Aswan sightseeing as per the itinerary including tours, transfers, guide and entrance fees
  • Private Egyptologist tour guide

Excluded

  • Entry Visa “USD 25 per passport”
  • Drinks
  • Optional tours in Luxor, Aswan, Cairo, Hurghada  and Abu Simbel
  • Phone calls
  • Gratuities
  • Entry ticket to King Tut’s tomb, Nefertiti’s tomb, and Seti First’s tomb
  • New Year Gala Dinner if applicable

Itinerary

Day 1: Monday - Luxor

Depart the UK to Luxor. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your chosen cruise boat (transfer time approx 30 minutes). Overnight in Luxor

Day 2: 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 3: 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 Ptolemaic 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 4: 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 5: 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. This popular excursion is available by coach or by air In the afternoon an optional bird watching excursion and a visit to a Nubian house can be arranged.

Day 6: 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 7: Luxor Temples

Sailing from Esna to Luxor arriving at lunch time. 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. In the evening there is an optional excursion to the exhilarating Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple 

Day 8: Luxor

Transfer to Luxor hotel for a 4 night stay.

Day 9: Luxor

Free stay in Luxor

Day 10: Luxor

Free stay in Luxor

Day 11: Luxor

Free stay in Luxor

Day 12: Fly to Cairo

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Cairo. On arrival transfer to your hotel for a stay of 3 nights.

Day 13: Cairo

As the capital of Egypt, Cairo is must for anyone. A representative will be on hand to help you make the most of this vibrant city with a host of optional excursions to book including the Egyptian Museum which houses a marvelous collection of antiquities including mummies and the fabulous treasures of Tutankhamun. Away from the city center there is the magnificent Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza.

Day 14: Cairo

Cairo optional day tours

Day 15: Departure

Morning at leisure before transferring to the airport for the return flight to the London Heathrow

Accommodations

City # of Nights Superior Deluxe
Luxor 7 M/S TUYA, M/S MyFair, M/S Royal Esadora, M/S Nile Goddess, M/S Nile Premium or similar -
Luxor 4 Steigenberger Nile Palace , Sonesta St. George Luxor hotel , Jolie Ville Kingss Island Luxor hotel -
Cairo 3 Le Meriden Pyramids or Cairo Pyramids Hotel or Steigenberger El Tahrir hotel -
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