The enduring buzz of Cairo's bustling city streets and imposing Great Pyramids of Giza launch your discovery of Ancient Egypt. Cruise down the Nile to Kom-Ombo, past Luxor, and explore the Valley of the Kings.
Explore Luxor and Cairo with a Local Specialist
Visit the temples of Karnak, Luxor Museum, the temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor at Dendera, Luxor Temple, the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, the Temple at Kom-Ombo, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
View the Step Pyramid in Sakkara, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo
See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the Sound and Light show in Giza
Sail in a felucca across the Nile
Connect With Locals On the banks of the Nile, join the El Boerey family for a Be My Guest experience in their village home. You will enjoy mint tea and freshly baked local bread with honey while they share stories revealing what life is like in a typical Luxor village near the ancient temples and tombs. (Day 10)
Dive Into Culture Enjoy a visit to Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, home to a remarkable collection of Egyptian antiquities including the world-famous ‘Mask of Tutankhamun’. (Day 11)
First Class Travel Highlights:
Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Seven-night luxury Nile Cruise
Return flight from Cairo to Luxor
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
Optional Experiences and free time
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Escorted by one of Trafalgar's English-speaking Egyptologists / Travel Directors
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Welcome to Cairo
Delve into the antiquities of Egypt on this epic journey which begins in Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure.
Admire the Wonders of Giza
Immerse yourself in a history that spans millennia during a full-day excursion to the old kingdom of Egypt. See the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, then marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. This evening, watch as the walls of these feats of man are lit up in a dazzling sound and light show.
Fly to Luxor and Embark on Your Nile Cruise
We fly to Luxor this morning and embark on a guided tour of the Karnak Temple Complex, before boarding our cruise in time for lunch. Later this afternoon, marvel at Luxor's Temple and visit Luxor Museum to see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures.
Explore Ancient Dendera
Pay tribute to the Goddess Hathor at the well-preserved Dendera Temple by bus, then travel back to Luxor.
Journey to Aswan
Today, we sail to tranquil Aswan, arriving in time for dinner.
The High Dam and More in Aswan
Continue today, to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, then view the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock, and visit the High Dam in Aswan.
Onwards to Philae and Kitchener��s Island
This morning, consider joining a once in a lifetime Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. Later, sail in a felucca around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island.
Off to Ancient Kom-Ombo
Today, we'll visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, worshipping two gods.
Sail to Stunning Luxor
Watch how the river gives life to an arid landscape and the people who live within it as you sail down the Nile to Luxor.
Disembark and Fly to Cairo
We disembark at Luxor, Connect With Locals as you enjoy a traditional Be My Guest experience with freshly baked bread, honey and mint tea. Explore the fascinating complex of mortuary temples and tombs, including Queen Hatshepsut's Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings. We take a return flight to Cairo where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure to soak up the buzzing atmosphere for which the city is famous. This evening consider an evening meal on board a floating restaurant with some lively Egyptian entertainment.
Discover Colourful Cairo
Your sightseeing tour through Cairo will include a visit to the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo, see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque. This afternoon, Dive Into Culture when you visit the Egyptian Museum.
Our expedition at its end, say a fond farewell to your newfound friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.