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CLASSIC EGYPT

If you have never felt the eerie atmosphere in the Burial Chamber of the Great Pyramid, or tried to decipher the intricate hieroglyphics at the entrance of a Pharaoh’s tomb, you must visit Egypt.
CAIRO, EGYPT

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Few places reveal an ancient civilisation so vividly as the Temple at Karnak, or portray it smiling down as enigmatically as the Sphinx. Classic Egypt includes a cruise along the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, as well as a trip in a traditional sailing felucca over to Kitchener’s Island. And along the way, you’ll visit all the great Egyptian must-sees; the Valley of the Kings, Colossi Memnon, Abu Simbel, Ramesis II’s temples….

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Bear in mind, these are just a starting point as all holidays are customised to the specific requirements of our guests. Whether you prefer a different style of accommodation, a greater focus on a particular interest or to go to a different destination all together, every itinerary is created individually around your preferences.

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Day 1-3

CAIRO

Upon arrival in Cairo, you’ll be met and taken to your luxury hotel, just 45 minutes’ drive away.

You’ll be able to see the Great Pyramid as soon as you wake up the next day – your hotel room gives you grand views of one of the ancient world’s most iconic buildings. A full day guided tour will give you a close up view of the Great Pyramid of Cheops as you wander through passageways leading to the impressive burial chamber. You’ll visit the enigmatic Sphinx at Giza and the smaller Pyramids of Pharaohs Chepren and Mycerinus, plus the tombs of their queens and princesses. Your walk through an ancient civilisation continues with the Mortuary Temples and the amazing Valley Temple of Chephren. Then come trips to see the Solar Boat, the Step Pyramid at Saqqara and the atmospheric capital of Memphis.

You’ll explore the culture and history of Egypt even further on the following day with visits to the Egyptian Museum and the treasures of Tutankhamun, plus the Citadel of Saladin, the Mosque of Mohamed Ali and the dizzying bazaars of Khan el Khalili.

Stay: Three nights in a Deluxe Partial Pyramids View Room at the Marriott Mena House Hotel – including breakfast

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Day 4

LUXOR

Today you fly from Cairo to the Nile-side city of Luxor. Your hotel is set amongst tropical gardens on the banks of the Nile, and you’ll have time to explore this historic city and prepare for your Nile cruise.

Stay: One night in a Double Classic Garden View Room at the Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel – including breakfast

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Day 5-8

NILE CRUISE FROM LUXOR TO ASWAN

Your luxury modern river cruiser will take you across the river to give you the opportunity to stroll through the forest of decorative columns that is the Temple of Karnak and Luxor. The next day you’ll find yourself on the West Bank of the Nile where you can visit the astonishing Valley of the Kings with its underground tombs lined with hieroglyphics. Over a soaring ridge is the Valley of the Queens, and you’ll be able to discover the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir, El-Bahari and the mighty Colossi Memnon. Then it’s time to sail to Esna where you’ll be moored overnight and enjoy on-board feasting and entertainment.

From Esna you cruise along the Nile to Edfu, home to the renowned Horus Temple, and onwards to Kom Ombo where you’ll visit a temple dedicated to two gods; Sobek and Haeroris. On your final day aboard the Sonesta St George you’ll arrive at Aswan where you’ll be guided around the High Dam and have the opportunity to visit the Philae Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk. In the afternoon you’ll cruise to Kitchener’s Island and its wonderful botanical gardens in a different style of rivercraft; a traditional sailing felucca.

Stay: Four nights in a Double Suite aboard the H/S Nebu Nile Cruiser – including all meals and sightseeing

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Day 9

ASWAN

Alight from the Nebu Nile Cruise and you’ll be taken to your luxury hotel with an enchanting setting on Elephantine Island in the middle of the Nile River. This is a great base for exploring the Coptic Cathedral and the Nubian Museum, as well as the Tombs of the Nobles, Kitchener’s Island and the Aga Khan Mausoleum. You’ll also have the opportunity of taking a scenic flight to Abu Simbel to visit the relocated temples of Ramses II and marvel at the engineering excellence of 12,000 BC.

Stay: One night in a Double Superior Nile View Room at the Movenpick Aswan Resort – including breakfast

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Day 10

DEPART ASWAN

From Aswan you’ll take a short flight back to Cairo, from where you will connect with your return flight home.

THE PRICE BREAKDOWN
10 days from £4,144 per person

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Private transfers
  • Accommodation and meals as stated in itinerary
  • Based on two people travelling

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flights
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