Treasures of Egypt

13 Days
Cairo to Cairo
From (AUD)
$ 9,595
Dates & Pricing

2022 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 among 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 Grand Egyptian Museum the largest archaeological museum in the world.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
MEEE
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Cairo
Return City:
Cairo

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Giza (Cairo)

    Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a two night Special Stay. You’ll be able to soak up stunning views of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the magnificent pyramids.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Cairo prior to 02:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Giza

    Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the pyramids before marvelling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx.

    Enrich

    Dine like a Pharaoh whilst appreciating one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

    Prepare for an afternoon of historical discoveries at the Grand Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Gaze in wonder at the Solar Boat, a restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC found buried near the Great Pyramid of Khufu.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  3. Day 3 - Giza > Luxor

    Fly to Luxor and relax in the beautiful gardens of your Special Stay for two nights. This afternoon, enjoy a walk through the colourful local markets followed by a lecture on the archaeological discoveries of the West Bank.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Luxor

    Optional hot air balloon - 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).

    Afternoon visit to the Valley of the Queens and the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut with its three massive terraces rising above the desert floor and into the cliffs.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Luxor > Nile Cruise

    Embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III as you settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Discover 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.  This afternoon, 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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Nile Cruise

    Relax on the Sun Deck and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera and Hathor’s temple before returning to Luxor and visiting the impressive Luxor Temple.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Nile Cruise

    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. Visit Esna Temple held as a special place among the holiest temples of ancient Egypt.  This afternoon, sail to Kom Ombo Temple, perched high on the east bank, dedicated to Sobek, the Crocodile God. A fun night awaits on board with a lively and colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Nile Cruise

    Cruise south to 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. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you enjoy a felucca cruise on the Nile.  This evening’s entertainment will delight with the colours of the whirling dervishes and a Nubian Dance performance. Tonight, join the Captain
    and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Nile Cruise > Aswan

    Freechoice

    Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, explore the Nubian Museum home to more than 3,000 objects.

    Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay and admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony. Discover the history of the hotel and follow in the footsteps of icons like Princess Diana, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy pre dinner drinks at The Terrace, before dining at restaurant 1902.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Aswan

    Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  11. Day 11 - Aswan > Cairo

    Fly to bustling Cairo for your two night stay. Discover the priceless antiquities in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization including the crown jewel of the museum, the Royal Mummies’ Hall.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  12. Day 12 - Cairo

    Freechoice

    Discover Islamic Cairo and the famed Museum of Islamic Art or explore Coptic Cairo and the Hanging Temple of Babylon

    This evening, join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Cairo

    Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the journey will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted small group land journey
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 5 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • 3 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 27 meals – 12 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 8 dinners (D)
  • Expert Scenic Tour Director, Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides
  • All internal flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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