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Welcome to Cairo. At 6pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Guided sightseeing features a visit to the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM with Tutankhamun’s fabulous treasures, an exciting first encounter with the splendor of three millennia of Egyptian civilization. Continue to Giza, and admire the enignmatic SPHINX and the Great Pyramids. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever build.
Today, travel to Alexandria, a Mediterranean harbor, founded by Alexander the Great in the 4th century BC.
Today’s Distance: 137 mi / 220 km
Meet your Local Guide and explore the second-largest city in Egypt. Admire the Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar, a Roman triumphal column made out of a single piece of granite, the ultra-modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, that commemorates the ancient Library of Alexandria, the 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel, nowadays a museum, and visit the lush MONTAZAH GARDENS.
Travel through the El Beheira desert and stop in Wadi el Natrun, to visit a LF COPTIC MONASTERY before returning to Cairo. This evening, a farewell dinner has been prepared for you at your hotel.
Today’s Distance: 155 mi / 250 km
Transfer to the airport and board your flight to Aswan. Embark your ship and enjoy a visit to the impressive ASWAN HIGH DAM, an embankment dam built across the Nile, and a boat-trip to visit the TEMPLE OF PHILAE, dedicated to the Goddess Isis.
Visit the magnificent TEMPLE OF KOM OMBO, an unusual double temple, constructed around the 2nd century BC. Sail to Edfu and visit the TEMPLE OF HORUS, one of the best preserved shrines in Egypt.
This morning, on the West Bank of the Nile, visit the VALLEY OF THE KINGS AND QUEENS, and DEIR EL BAHARI, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, the second historically-confirmed female Pharaoh in Egypt. In the afternoon, guided sightseeing features visits to KARNAK TEMPLE and LUXOR TEMPLE.
This morning, disembark in Luxor. Balance of the day at leisure.
Transfer to the airport and board your flight to Cairo.
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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An urban oasis directly on the Nile, this sophisticated 433-room hotel is located on Gezira Island in the heart of downtown Cairo close to the exclusive Zamalek area with its chic trendy restaurants and galleries. Contemporary fittings in the elegant guest rooms blend French hi-tech with Oriental flair and amenities include air conditioning, iron & ironing board, signature MyBed beds and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Boasting its own riverfront promenade with an open-air floating restaurant & bar, this stunning property also offers a wide variety of restaurants and bars, a casino, a Spa, fitness centre and relaxing outdoor infinity swimming pool overlooking the Nile.
Superbly located in the heart of the exclusive Pyramids Heights Business Park, and close to the Pyramids of Giza, City, and shopping malls. The Contemporary air-conditioned guestrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Pyramids, pools, or lush gardens. Each room is equipped with the latest technology like smart mirrors and sensor LED lighting, plus a minibar, safe, coffee / tea maker and complimentary toiletries. There are several on-site restaurants, bars and lounges serving beverages throughout the day and cocktails in the evening. Leisure facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and a fitness center.
"Superbly located in the Garden City area on the shores of the Nile River and steps away from the Egyptian Museum, Opera House, and downtown Cairo. Luxuriously decorated air-conditioned rooms have free Wi-Fi, mini bar, and pillow menu. Facilities include a wellness center, hot tub, sauna, and steam room. Guests can also take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool located on the hotel¿s rooftop, or just relax and enjoy the stunning city panorama. The on-site restaurants serve a variety of dishes from International to Ottoman. There¿s also a chic piano bar, and a cosy lounge bar where guests can enjoy a cool beverage or a cup of coffee / tea."
"Boasting an ideal location in the heart of Alexandria overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and steps away from its own private beach. Stylish guest rooms have free Wi-Fi, safe, minibar, and electric kettle. Other amenities include a rooftop infinity pool, spa and fully equipped gym. Savor innovative dishes at one of the on-site restaurants, or simply relax in the hotel lounge with a cup of coffee."
Commanding an excellent position overlooking the Nile and close to the Luxor Temple and Museum. Elegantly decorated rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a TV and mini bar. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. A variety of local and international dishes are served at the on-site restaurant. There's a 24-hour cafe and a lounge/bar, along with an outdoor pool and a swim-up bar. A health club offers a gym, plus a sauna, a steam room, and a hot tub.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.