This 8-day tour is the perfect introduction to the highlights of Egypt. The trip combines a stay in Cairo, home of the pyramids and the Egyptian Museum, with a cruise on the Nile, taking in the famous sights of Upper Egypt, including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Karnak and the Aswan High Dam.
Day 1 – To Cairo:Fly from London to Cairo with Egypt Air. Transfer to the Holiday Inn CityStars for 2 nights. (N)
Day 2 – Cairo:Morning tour of Giza to see the pyramids and the Sphinx. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)
Day 3 – To Luxor:Early morning flight to Luxor and transfer to the MY Mirage for a 4-night cruise. Afternoon visit to the temples of Luxor and Karnak, the largest ancient religious site in the world. (B, L, D)
Day 4 – Edfu:Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Sail to Esna and pass through the lock. Continue to Edfu. (B, L, D)
Day 5 – Aswan:Morning visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu. Afternoon cruise to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Late evening sail to Aswan. (B, L, D)
Day 6 – Aswan:This morning, visit the Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. This afternoon, take a felucca trip on the Nile. (B, L, D)
Day 7 – To Cairo:Disembark this morning. Optional visit to Abu Simbel (payable in advance at the time of booking). Fly to Cairo and stay at the Holiday Inn CityStars for 1 night. (B)
Day 8 – To London:Morning visit to the Egyptian Museum, home to the treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb. Afternoon transfer to the airport. Fly to London with Egypt Air. (B)
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