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Nile Cruise, Cairo and the Red Sea

Highlights

If you have the time then why not experience the "Ultimate Holiday to Egypt" and enjoy all that Egypt has to offer?

This wonderful 15 day trip includes the wonders of Ancient Egypt with a 7 night Nile Cruise followed by 3 nights in Cairo to visit one the remaining Wonders of The Word, the Great Pyramids at Giza ending with a relaxing and luxurious 4 nights on The Red Sea in one of the exciting Red Sea resorts such as El Gouna, known as the "Venice of The Red Sea".

We can offer you a wide selection of Nile Cruise ships and hotels in Cairo and on the Red Sea to suit your budget with this wonderful 15 day trip.

Itinerary

Here is an example of a typical itinerary that we can arrange for you.

Day 1

Fly from Gatwick or Manchester to Luxor. Upon arrival transfer to your Nile cruise boat for a seven night cruise.

Day 2

Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings - the site of Tutankhamun's tomb, the Temple of Queen Hatsheput and the Valley of the Queens. Final stop of the day will be at the Colossi of Memnon before arriving back at the boat in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure whilst the boat sails to Edfu via the Esna lock.

Day 3

Morning visit to the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus and the largest, most preserved temple in Egypt. Afternoon set sail for Aswan.

Day 4

Morning excursion to the High Dam, the Old Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk. There is also a trip by boat to the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis and occupying a picturesque location on an island.

Day 5

Today can be spent at leisure wandering around Aswan or on optional excursions. The most popular excursion is to the temple of Abu Simbel, Egypt's greatest ancient treasure after the Pyramids. Late afternoon sail to Kom Ombo and a visit to the Ptolemic Temple. Overnight either in Kom Ombo or Edfu.

Day 6

All day at leisure sailing downstream to Luxor via the Esna Lock.

Day 7

Morning visit to the Temple of Karnak and the papyrus museum. In the afternoon visit the Temple of Luxor after which there is time to explore the markets of Luxor. That evening there is an optional excursion to the Sound and Light show at the Karnak temple.

Day 8

Fly from Luxor to Cairo for a 3 night stay at your chosen hotel.

Day 9

Optional morning visit to see the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. Afternoon at leisure, time to relax by the pool or to do some shopping in the many bazaars. In the evening a chance to take an optional excursion to see the fantastic Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids.

Day 10

Optional morning excursion to the Egyptian Museum to see the treasures of Tutankhamun. Afternoon at leisure or you may want to take one of our optional tours to the stunning mosques of Islamic Cairo and the intriguing early churches of Coptic Cairo. In the evening, enjoy an optional dinner cruise on the Nile whilst watching a traditional folklore show.

Day 11

Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Hurghada. On arrival transfer to your hotel in El Gouna (30 minutes) for a stay of 4 nights.

Day 12-14

Time to relax and enjoy the many facilities this resort has to offer. For the adventurous why not take a trip on a Bedouin safari to discover this nomadic people and their way of life.

Day 15

Early morning transfer by road which takes approx 4 hours to Luxor for your return flight back to the UK.

Hotels

We can arrange for you to stay in a wide selection of hotel in Cairo and in Giza, very near to the Pyramids including:

Ships

Nile Cruise Ships for The Nile Cruise, Cairo and the Red Sea