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Nile Odyssey - 13 Nts, 14 Dys

Nile Odyssey - 13 Nts, 14 Dys

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13 Nights, 14 Days

Immerse yourself in a time of great wealth and power, of magnificent temples, elaborate ceremonies and incredible pyramids. Delve into the local lifestyle, culture and customs, cruise the Nile and descend into ancient tombs. Discover the contrasts and history of the country’s north and explore bustling Cairo.

 

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Highlights

Cairo:

- The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx.

- Ancient capital of Memphis and Imhotep’s Step Pyramid of Sakkara.

- Egyptian Museum, the Saladin Citadel, Mohammed Ali Mosque and the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.

Alexandria and El Alamein:

- National Museum of Alexandria, Pompey’s Pillar, the Catacombs, the New Bibliotheca, Citadel of Qaitbay, and the Montazah Palace.

- The Commonwealth War Cemetery

- El Alamein Military Museum

Luxor:

- Karnak Temple and the Luxor Temple.

- Dendera Temple complex and see the Temple of Hathor (the goddess of pleasure & love).

- Valley of the Kings (where Tutankhamun’s Tomb is), Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

- Edfu, crossing the lock at Esna

- Temple of Horus, Temple of Kom Ombo

Aswan:

- The High Dam, the Philae Temple on Agilkia Island & the Unfinished Obelisk.

- Nubian village, visit the local market & enjoy lunch with a Nubian family in their home.

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1 | CAIRO

Arrival in Cairo, where you can sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening before beginning your exploration of Egypt.

DAY 2 | CAIRO - GIZA

Meals: Breakfast

First up: The Great Pyramids of Giza followed by the Great Sphinx.

Visits include: Ancient capital of Memphis and Imhotep’s Step Pyramid of Sakkara.

DAY 3 | CAIRO - ALEX

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

We travel for a half-day to Alexandria, on Egypt’s North Coast.

Highlights include National Museum, Pompey’s Pillar, the Catacombs, the New Bibliotheca, Citadel of Qaitbay, and the Montazah Palace.

DAY 4 | ALAMEIN - CAIRO

Meals: Breakfast

Our journey takes us westward following the route of Field Marshal Montgomery to El Alamein. The coastal town was the site of two major battles between British and Axis forces.

SPECIAL VISIT

A Visit to the Commonwealth War Cemetery associated with the El Alamein Battle with +7k tombs of war victims. We’ll also stop to visit the El Alamein Military Museum including five main halls and view the unique paintings of the war scenes. We’ll then return to Cairo and the evening is for you to explore at your leisure .

DAY 5 | CAIRO - LUXOR

Meals: Breakfast

We’ll have arrived in Luxor by breakfast. Our sightseeing includes Karnak Temple and the Luxor Temple.

DAY 6 | LUXOR 

SPECIAL VISIT

Take a half-day tour to Dendera Temple complex and see the Temple of Hathor (the goddess of pleasure & love). Afternoon is free you to relax or explore at your own pace.

DAY 7 | LUXOR (CRUISE)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will be taking a half-day tour in Luxor. Rest of the afternoon is free to enjoy at leisure.

Highlights: Valley of the Kings (where Tutankhamun’s Tomb is), Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon.

DAY 8 | LUXOR (CRUISE)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day will be spend cruising along the Nile, as we set sail for Edfu, crossing the lock at Esna and continuing south.

DAY 9 | EDFU (CRUISE)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Located between Esna & Aswan is Edfu.

Visits include: Temple of Horus, Temple of Kom Ombo, before continuing to Aswan this evening.

In the evening, we enjoy a traditional galabeya party on board.

DAY 11 | ASWAN (CRUISE)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We disembark and start exploring the incredible sights of Aswan.

Visits:theHighDam,the PhilaeTemple on Agilkia Island & the Unfinished Obelisk.

SPECIAL VISIT

Travel by felucca to a Nubian village, visit the local market & enjoy lunch with a Nubian family in their home. Afterwards, evening is at your leisure.

DAY 12 | ASWAN - CAIRO

Meals: Breakfast

We’ll transfer to Aswan airport today, for our flight back to Cairo.

Upon arrival we’ll meet with our local guide and transfer to our hotel before an evening at leisure.

DAY 13 | CAIRO

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We visit the Egyptian Museum before heading to the Saladin Citadel, Mohammed Ali Mosque and the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.

DAY 14 | CAIRO

Meals: Breakfast

Your Egyptian adventure comes to an end as you begin your journey home.

What is included?

- Airfare (CAI/ASW– LUX /CAI)
- Entry fees for all above mentioned
sightseeing as per itinerary
- Transport to/from visits
- Airport Meet & Greet
- Local English-speaking guide (on
tours) and dedicated tour leader

- 5 Star Accomodation as follows:
(or Similar based on B.B)

Cairo Marriott, Fourseasons Alexandria, Le Meridien Airport, Movenpick Aswan, M/S Movenpick Royal Lotus cruise,
Steigenberger Nile Palace Luxor.

*Listed accomodation are an
indication, & are subject to change without notice.

What is NOT included?

- Entry Visa
- Tips/Gratuity - incl. tips for guide

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METROPOLITAN CAIRO

Cairo, Egypt’s sprawling capital, is set on the Nile River. At its heart is Tahrir Square and the vast Egyptian Museum, a trove of antiquities including royal mummies and gilded King Tutankhamun artifacts. Nearby, Giza is the site of the iconic pyramids and Great Sphinx, dating to the 26th century BC. In Gezira Island’s leafy Zamalek district, 187m Cairo Tower affords panoramic city views.

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IDYLLIC ASWAN

Aswan, a city on the Nile River, has been southern Egypt’s strategic and commercial gateway since antiquity. It contains significant archaeological sites like the Philae temple complex, on Agilkia Island near the landmark Aswan Dam. Philae’s ruins include the columned Temple of Isis, dating to the 4th century B.C. Downriver, Elephantine Island holds the Temple of Khnum, from the Third Dynasty.

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HISTORIC LUXOR

Luxor is a city in southern Egypt on the east bank of the Nile River. It stands on the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaohs' capital during the 16th and 11th centuries B.C. Today's city is surrounded by two massive, surviving ancient monuments: the graceful Luxor Temple and, a mile north, Karnak Temple. The Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens royal tombs are located on the river's west bank.

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THE GREAT ALEXANDRIA

Alexandria is an Egyptian Mediterranean port city. It was home to a lighthouse that was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as a storied library, during the Hellenistic period. The library has been reborn as the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina. There are also Greco-Roman ruins, old-world cafes, and sandy beaches in the city. Its seafront Qaitbay Citadel, built in the 15th century, is now a museum.

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