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SIMPLY EGYPT

A fabled land of seemingly infinite ancient treasures, this journey through Egypt will help you to uncover the remarkable legacy of one of the world’s oldest civilisations.
CAIRO, EGYPT

ABOUT THE ITINERARY

Cairo, a bustling metropolis and showcase of Egyptian history, is where you begin. You will be introduced not only to the Great Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza, but the ancient city of Memphis, the beautiful Mosque of Muhammad Ali and the winding alleyways of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar.

You will then board the Farah Nile for a four-night cruise along the River Nile between the celebrated towns of Luxor and Aswan. You will call in at incredible archaeological sites like the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, plus the tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings and Queens.

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DESIGNED BY SPECIALISTS

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.

Alabaster Mosque of Muhammed Ali Cairo | Ultimate Travel Company
Day 1-3

CAIRO

Your flight lands you in the vibrant capital of Cairo, where you will be met and taken to your luxury hotel.

A full day privately guided tour will take you to discover what is one of the world’s greatest ancient attractions – the Great Pyramids of Giza. These magnificent structures represent the highest level of pyramid construction and rarely fail to capture the imagination. You’ll also enter the temple of the Sphinx whilst your Egyptologist reveals the histories and mysteries surrounding this legendary figure. Later you will drive to the ancient capital of Memphis to see the huge reclining statue of Ramesses II, before venturing onto the step pyramid of Saqqara, the Serapeum and the three tombs of ancient Egyptian nobles.

You’ll delve deeper into the culture and history of Egypt on the following day with visits to the Citadel of Saladin, Egyptian Museum and beautiful alabaster mosque of Muhammad Ali. Finishing in the 13th century Khan el-Khalili bazaar with its twisting alleys, shops and stalls.

Stay: Three nights in a Pyramid View Room at the Hyatt Regency Cairo West – including breakfast

Egypt Temple of Karnak Luxor | Ultimate Travel Company
Day 4-7

NILE CRUISE FROM LUXOR TO ASWAN

Today you will leave Cairo for the riverside city of Luxor, from where you will embark on your Nile Cruise aboard the Sonesta Moon Goddess.

The first stop on your elegant river cruiser are the mighty temples of Karnak and Luxor, after which you will rejoin the boat for dinner. The next day you’ll find yourself on the West Bank of the Nile where you can visit the astonishing Valley of the Kings and Queens with their underground tombs and hieroglyphics. You’ll discover the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El-Deir, El-Bahari and the mighty Colossi Memnon, before sailing to the city of Edfu where you’ll moor overnight and enjoy the Captain’s welcome cocktail party.

On day three you’ll explore the renowned Temple of Edfu before continuing your journey onwards to Kom Ombo where you’ll visit a temple dedicated to two gods; Sobek and Haeroris. You’ll then sail to Aswan where you’ll enjoy dinner on board and a Galabeya Party. On the final day of your cruise you’ll be guided around Aswan’s High Dam and have the opportunity to visit the Philae Temple and unfinished Obelisk. In the afternoon, you’ll cruise to Kitchener’s Island and discover its wonderful botanical gardens in a traditional sailing felucca. Return to the boat for dinner and a Nubian Folkloric show.

Stay: Four nights in a Double Cabin aboard the Sonesta Moon Goddess – including all meals and excursions

Egypt Nile Aswan | Ultimate Travel Company
Day 8

DEPART ASWAN

In Aswan, you will alight from the Sonesta Moon Goddess. From here, you’ll take a short flight back to Cairo to connect with your return flight home.

THE PRICE BREAKDOWN
8 days from £2,856 per person

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Private transfers
  • Meals and activities as stated in the itinerary
  • Based on two people travelling

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flights
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