Best of Egypt Winter - Leisure Holidays

Best of Egypt WinterEgypt

From RM12,052 / per person for 8 nights
Cruise through Egypt's ancient culture on this 9-day trip, which takes in Luxor and Aswan.

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Summary

Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.


Please note: Cruise itineraries on the Nile may vary occasionally according to seasonal circumstances. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected.

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Itinerary

Transfer

Complimentary transfers available for guest who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in an Athens hotel booked by Trafalgar.

Accommodation

Day 1: Hotel Hilton Heliopolis

Day 2-5: Nile Cruise

Day 6-8: Hotel Ramses Hilton

Day 9: Depart Cairo

Sightseeing

Day 1: Arrive Cairo
Find your groove in the cacophony of Cairo's bustling streets - the hum of busy traffic, calls of haggling merchants and the call to prayer your constant companion as you amble through its narrow alleyways and souks in search of treasures around every turn. Enjoy your first day in Egypt at your leisure after being transferred to your hotel. Soak up Cairo's beguiling attitude or relax in preparation for your discovery of Egypt, fully guided with a professional English-speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director.

Day 2: Cairo - Luxor - Nile Cruise (4 Nights)
Fly to Luxor and visit the enormous temple complex at Karnak, featuring the Temple of Amun and the amazing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch. Later, visit the Grand Temple of Luxor before returning to your cruise ship for dinner. (BB, L, D) 

Day 3: Nile Cruise: Luxor - Edfu
Discover the Valley of the Kings. Visit the Temple of Medinet Habou, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. Admire Queen Hatshepsut’s temple at Deir el-Bahri. And view the Colossi of Memnon. Later, sail to Edfu. (BB, L, D) 

Day 4: Nile Cruise: Edfu - Kom-Ombo
Visit Egypt’s best-preserved cult temple at Edfu, dedicated to the falcon god Horus. Relax and admire the scenery as you sail upstream to Kom-Ombo − little has changed in a thousand years. This evening, dress up in traditional clothing and experience a fun filled Egyptian Dinner and Galabea Party. (BB, L, D) 

Day 5: Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo - Aswan
Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-headed god, Sobek. Later, in Aswan sail in a traditional felucca across the Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. A bloodred sunset is common in Aswan, made all the more breathtaking by the silhouette of dozens of feluccas set against it. (BB, L, D) 

Day 6: Disembark - Aswan - Cairo (3 Nights)
Disembark in Aswan to explore the High Dam. Visit the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae. See the Unfinished Obelisk. Later, consider an Optional Experience to the mighty Sun Temple of Abu Simbel. This afternoon fly back to Cairo from Aswan. (BB)

Day 7: Cairo Sightseeing
During your sightseeing, see the ancient Citadel, marvel at the Alabaster Mosque’s ornate interior and the Sultan Hassan Mosque. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo and see Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum. Spend the evening as you wish. (BB) 

Day 8: Cairo - Pyramid Excursion
See the Colossus of Ramses II and the giant Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Admire the Step Pyramid at Sakkara. Marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. See the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Free time this evening or perhaps complete your Cairo experience with a dinner cruise on the Nile. (BB) 

Day 9: Depart Cairo
Say goodbye to your travelling companions as your holiday ends. Airport transfers are available. (BB) 

Extras

Included Extras

Please find below a selection of extras that are included within the price of your tour.

On-Trip Transport

Luxury air-conditioned coach

Meals

16 Meals as per itinerary - 8 buffet breakfast, 4 cruise lunches & 4 cruise dinners

Local Specialist

The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist throughout your journey

Tour Director

An expert Tour Director & separate driver

Charges & Taxes

All baggage handling, hotel charges & local taxes

Nile Cruise

Four-night luxury Nile Cruise

Optional Extras

All of the below extras are additional to the price of your tour, and can be selected on the next stage.

Domestic Flight

Flight from Aswan to Cairo; Flight from Cairo to Luxor.

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