King Tutankhamun - 9 Days

9 days.

From £695pp

Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Plateau, Necropolis of Saqqara, Egyptian Museum, Aswan - Philae Temple, River Nile, Nile felucca cruising - islands en route, Kom Ombo - Temple of Kom Ombo, Edfu - Temple of Horus, Luxor - Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

Your tour to Egypt includes:

  • Breakfast daily
  • All meals aboard felucca cruise
  • 4 nights 4 - 5 star hotels
  • 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck)
  • 2 overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (1st class sleeper cabin)
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 9
  • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Edfu & Luxor
  • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
  • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

Your Itinerary:

Day 1, Cairo

Saturday. Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel and overnight.

No meals included.

Day 2, Pyramids & Saqqara

Cairo - Aswan. Visit to the famous pyramids and huge Sphinx at Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Continuing to Saqqara, we can explore the myriad tombs and temples at this site and see Zhoser’s step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC! Later there is a chance to have dinner before the overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

Day 3, Philae Temple

Arrive and check into our hotel. This afternoon's highlight is a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island for Philae Temple for a guided tour of the romantic Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. As the sun sets, free time to shop in the colourful souqs and markets or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset in Egypt's southern most town straddling the River Nile.

1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

Day 4, Felucca sailing & Optional excursion to Abu Simbel

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Optional early morning drive to Abu Simbel, the famous the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II, the Great Builder. This afternoon, we board our Nile felucca for a 2 night voyage downstream on the River Nile. If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise with our Nile Cruise Upgrade.

1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.

Day 5, Felucca Cruise

Relax, go for a swim or just chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route.

1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included.

Day 6, Kom Ombo & Luxor

Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor. Disembarking near Kom Ombo, we enjoy a guided tour of the Temple of Kom Ombo - dedicated to the crocodile headed god - Sobek and the Temple of Horus at Edfu, before driving north to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit is available to the Temple of Luxor, alternatively enjoy the facilities of your hotel.

1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

Day 7, Valley of the Kings

Luxor - Cairo. Take flight over ancient Luxor with an optional hot air balloon ride very early this morning before touring the West Bank of the Nile. An early start allows us to avoid some of the fierce midday heat as we venture to the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings. Highlights of the visit include the Colossi of Memnon, a massive pair of statues that stand silent against a historic backdrop, the Valleys of the Kings and the awesome colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

The Valley of the Kings is studded with often highly decorated tombs, constructed to once house the regal sarcophagi enclosed mummies of the mighty pharaohs awaiting passage into the after-life. This afternoon after lunch and time to relax we visit the colossal Temple of Karnak, with its stone-columned Hypostle Hall. Tonight, we return by overnight sleeper train to Cairo.

1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

Day 8, Egyptian Museum

Arrival into Cairo and hotel check-in. Later, we visit the famous Egyptian Museum, famed for the treasures of King Tutankhamun and his solid gold funerary mask. This afternoon is free - perhaps spend the remainder of the day exploring Cairo your way.

1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

Day 9, Cairo

Sunday. Hotel check out and included onward departure transfer to airport.

1 breakfast, no lunch, no dinner included.

Other important information

  • Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate.
  • All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons.
  • Prices shown are per person travelling.
  • 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room.
  • The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.
  • If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

Not included in the tour

  • International flights and visa
  • Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow $3 - 5 USD per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture.

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