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Until 15 May 20 by 4pm
9 days/8 nights from
per person share twinFlights are additional
From $2758 per person share twin
Travel: 01 May - 20 Sep 2020
From $3252 per person share twin
Travel: 01 May - 20 Sep 2020
BONUS Includes 10% discount plus FREE Visa & welcome assistance
• View the awe inspiring Pyramids of Giza
• Experience life on the Nile with a 4 night cruise
• Cruise around the enchanting islands of Aswan on a traditional felucca boat
• Marvel at the treasures in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
Day 1: Cairo
You will be met by a representative prior to passing through immigration. Soak up the atmosphere of Cairo as you are transferred to your Pyramids area hotel, where you have an included upgrade to a Pyramids view room.
Day 2: Cairo
A day to remember! Visit the ancient capital of Memphis and the enduring monuments of Sakkara, prototypes for Ancient Egypt’s most enduring architectural legacy - the Pyramids. Explore the sand strewn temples and tombs before travelling to the incomparable Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. The largest and oldest pyramid was built by Pharaoh Khufu over 3,800 years ago. (B)
Day 3: Cairo - Luxor
Fly to Luxor and embark on your cruise along the life-giving Nile. After lunch begin exploring one of the world’s greatest open air museums - Thebes. Visit the magnificent Luxor Temple, follow the Avenue of the Sphinx to the Temple complex of Karnak. This gigantic site was added to by approximately 30 different Pharaohs, which goes some way to explaining its size and grandeur. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Luxor – Esna – Edfu
Cross the Nile to the West Bank. Today is full of highlights including the Necropolis of Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, home to the tombs of the Theban Ruler’s including Tutankhamun. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and see the famed Colossi of Memnon facing the Nile. This afternoon sail to Esna and cross the lock. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan
Today visit Edfu where remains from the Old Kingdom can be viewed, as well as the Temple of Horus – one of the holiest of the Egyptian pantheon of gods. Sail to Kom Ombo and visit Kom Ombo Temple, which was shared by the two Gods, Sobek (with the head of a crocodile) and Horus (who has the head of a falcon), was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BCE. See the beautiful preserved murals and bas relief whose inscriptions provide important information on language, myth and religion during the Greco-Roman period in ancient Egypt. Later sail to Aswan. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Aswan
Visit the Aswan Dams at the end of Lake Nasser and the beautifully restored Temple of Philae. Dedicated to the goddess Isis (the mother of Horus) an international effort relocated the entire temple complex to save it from being submerged by the creation of Lake Nasser. Later sail by felucca around the lush islands of Aswan. (B,L,D)
Day 7: Aswan – Cairo
Disembark from your cruise, fly back to the capital for a transfer to your city hotel. Conveniently located in the centre of Cairo, you can spend the remainder of the day at leisure while you soak up the local culture and atmosphere. Optional ½ day or overnight visit to Abu Simbel (Supplement applies). (B)
Day 8: Cairo
Discover the incredible glittering treasures on your private Egyptologist-guided tour of the Egyptian Museum. Later visit the towering Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque, the vibrant Khan El Khalili Bazaar and the Hanging Church in Coptic Cairo. (B)
Day 9: Cairo
Departure transfer to the airport. (B)
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Travel is valid on set days 01 May – 20 September 20 and sales valid until 15 May 20. Book and pay in full by 15 May 20 for discount and bonus. Prices are correct as at 04 Mar 20. Prices thereafter subject to change without notice until time of confirmation. Prices may vary due to a number of factors including tax and surcharge increases, exchange rate movements, and availability. Prices are in NZ dollars for cash or cheque purchase only. Price mentioned is based on 2 pax travelling. All prices and packages are subject to availability at time of booking. All travel must be commenced and completed as specified. Some surcharges and closeout periods may apply. Valid for new bookings only. Amendment & cancellation fees may apply. Airfares are additional. Please contact your House of Travel consultant for full details and the best airfare to match your holiday. HOT code: WEBEG0320
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