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The Treasures of Egypt

Discover the Pyramids, tombs and temples of Egypt on an 11 day tour. Cruise along the Nile in luxury, visit the Valley of the Kings and the Egyptian Museum.

11 Day
From (AUD)
$ 8,995
  • 2018/2019 Cairo > Cairo

    Ancient treasures

    The explorer in you will rejoice over what is arguably the biggest concentration of ancient wonders in the world. Pyramids, tombs and temples – Egypt’s glorious past is yours to discover.

    At Giza Plateau gaze upon the marvels of the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx, then in Luxor stand amongst ancient temples, tombs and monuments. Travel in the footsteps of the Pharaohs on a luxury cruise along the Nile, Egypt’s lifeblood, and discover monumental temples before relaxing in iconic luxury at Aswan. Stand in awe before the extraordinary temples of Abu Simbel, relics of ancient times and a legacy to modern engineering feats, and uncover the treasures of the Egyptian Museum in bustling Cairo.

    Tour Code:

    MEEE

    Duration:

    11 Days

    Departure City:

    Cairo

    Return City:

    Cairo

  • 11 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Giza (Cairo)
      Highlights:
      Sundowners

      Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a two night special stay at your iconic hotel. You’ll be able to soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony.

      Sundowners

      Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the Pyramids.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Giza
      Highlights:
      Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

      Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500 BC before marvelling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 3 - Giza > Luxor
      Highlights:
      Luxor Museum

      Fly to Luxor and relax in the beautiful gardens of your Special Stay hotel for tonight. Discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by a walk through the colourful local markets.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Luxor > Nile Cruise
      Highlights:
      Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple

      Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites. (Additional cost, please book on tour.)

      Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut, then admire the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. Return to Luxor and embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Late afternoon tour the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

      Sundowners

      Raise your glass and toast the start of your Nile cruise with drinks and canapés.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Nile Cruise
      Highlights:
      Temple of Hathor at Dendera

      Relax on one of the Sun Decks and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple before returning to Luxor and visiting the impressive Luxor temple. This evening’s entertainment will delight with the colours of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerising moves of a belly dancer.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Nile Cruise
      Highlights:
      Nile temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo

      Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt.
      This afternoon explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank and dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. A fun night awaits on board with a lively Galabeyya party themed with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Nile Cruise
      Highlights:
      Philae Temple

      Cruise south to reach charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Nile Cruise > Aswan
      Highlights:
      Scenic Enrich - Dinner at The Terrace
      Freechoice

      Visit a traditional Nubian village or take a motorboat to the upper reaches of the Nile. Alternatively, discover the vibrant botanical gardens.

      Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay and admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.

      Enrich

      Watch the sun set and picture yourself as Agatha Christie, pen in hand, as you sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 9 - Aswan > Cairo
      Highlights:
      Temples of Abu Simbel

      Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Later, fly to the bustling city of Cairo for your two night stay.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    • Day 10 - Cairo
      Highlights:
      Egyptian Museum and Mummies Room

      Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies.

      Freechoice

      Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the ancient site of Saqqara.

      This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    • Day 11 - Cairo
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport taking a lifetime of memories with you.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    Scenic highlights
    • 1 exclusive Enrich experience
    • Your choice of 6 Freechoice activities
    • 3 Special Stays
    • 2 Sundowners event
    • 26 meals - 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners