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Best of Egypt 2020

9 days with Trafalgar   Rating: First Class

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Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Arrive Cairo
Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo Airport, transfer to your hotel and relax after your journey.

Day 2 Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise (4 Nights)
Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Luxor Museum and see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun's tomb. (Buffet Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 3 Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu
Visit the final resting place of Egypt's Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and Luxor Temple. Later, sail to Edfu. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom-Ombo
Sail upstream to Kom-Om, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo. Donning our galabeas, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on board this evening. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 5 Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo – Aswan
This morning continue the Temple of Kom-Ombo before continuing to Aswan, where we'll set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island. On arrival explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock. As the dipping sun sets the sky on fire, admire the silhouette of feluccas plying the river's waters. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Disembark – Cairo (3 Nights)
Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 7 Cairo Sightseeing
Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo's busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and Tutankhamen's priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 8 Cairo – Pyramid Excursion
The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures - the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 9 Depart Cairo
Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends and transfer to the airport. (Buffet Breakfast)

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All This Included
Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through Egypt. Cruise the Nile past Luxor to Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

Dining Highlights

  • 8 buffet breakfasts
  • 4 cruise lunches
  • 4 cruise dinners

First class Travel Highlights

  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Four-night luxury Nile Cruise
  • Flight from Aswan to Cairo
  • Flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • Hand-picked hotels, lodges and luxury safari camps
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director throughout your journey
  • An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes

 

Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Luxor and Cairo
  • SAIL in a felucca across the Nile
  • VISIT the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Temple of Kom-Ombo and the temple of Isis on the island of Philae
  • VIEW the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza
  • SEE the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis and the Step Pyramid in Sakkara

 

Accommodations
  • Hilton Heliopolis
  • Nile Cruise MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire or similar
  • Ramses Hilton
Notes
  • * Nile Cruise Ship: M/S Medea, M/S Miriam or M/S Sapphire (subject to change - to be confirmed before embarkation)
  • * Day 4 - Guests are no longer visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu. Instead, they will be visiting the Luxor Museum in Luxor on Day 2.
  • * Smaller coaches without toilet facilities may be used. Washrooms are only available on 50-seater coaches.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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