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Upper Egypt and the Eternal Nile

10 night independent holiday from $4635 per person share twin
International flights are additional

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10 night independent holiday from
per person share twinInternational flights are additional

Upper Egypt and the Eternal Nile

Let the mysteries of Ancient Egypt be revealed, from the majestic Pyramids of Giza to the archaeological treasures of Upper Egypt. Immerse yourself in the history of Egypt with your own private Egyptologist/guide for sightseeing in Cairo and experience life on the ancient Nile in more depth with this itinerary providing an extra night in both Luxor and Aswan either side of your 4-Night Nile Cruise.

Deal Includes 
6 nights accommodation
 VIP meet and assistance prior to immigration at Cairo Airport 
 Egyptian Visa for US, Canadian, New Zealand, Australian and UK Passport holders
 Airport departure assistance
 Air-conditioned transfers and transportation
 Accommodation in chosen hotel category with private facilities
 4 night Nile cruise
 Domestic flights (Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo)
 Daily breakfasts
 All meals on the cruise (4 lunches & 4 dinners)
 Professional local English-speaking guides
 Activities & entrance fees as per the itinerary
 Upgraded entry to the Valley of the Kings including entrance to Tutunkhamun's and Ramses VI Tombs

Flights are additional


  • A warm welcome with a personal meet and assist inside immigration, together with your Egyptian visa on arrival, followed by express immigration assistance

  • 24/7 service and full local backup from our seven regional offices throughout Egypt
  • Wake up in the shadow of the Pyramids of Giza
  • Learn the ancient Egyptian rites and secrets of immortality at the Mummification Museum
  • Cruise the life blood of Egypt from Luxor to Aswan, discover temples and tombs of the Pharaonic Age
  • Sail around the lush islands of Aswan on a traditional felucca sailboat
  • Explore the treasures in the Egyptian Muse


10 night holiday
From $4635 per person share twin
01 May-14 Sep 244

Upper Egypt map

Day 1 Thursday: Cairo
Welcome to Egypt. On arrival in Cairo you will be welcomed by our local representative prior to immigration to assist you with your included Egyptian Visa. You will then be transferred by private vehicle to your Pyramids area hotel. The remainder of the day at leisure to rest and admire the spectacular Pyramids from your hotel.

Day 2 Friday: Cairo (B)

Awake in the shadows of the Pyramids. Today’s exploration begins at the ancient capital of Memphis where you will visit the Step Pyramids of Sakkara – the oldest surviving Egyptian pyramid. Continue on to the most iconic of Egypt’s monuments at the impressive site of Giza. Constructed approximately 4500 years ago the Pyramids of Mycerinus, Chefren and the Great Pyramid of Cheops are the only survivors of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Face the mystical Sphinx reputedly used as target practice by Napoleon’s troops. This evening attend the inspiring Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids

Day 3 Saturday: Cairo - Luxor (B)
From the oldest buildings in Egypt to one of the newest. Today’s trip with your Egyptologist takes you to the massive and inspirational GEM Museum the largest archaeological museum in the world. This stunning new museum showcases the ancient discoveries of Pharaonic Egypt. Using the latest architecture and technology this museum brings to life and display the pharaonic civilisation like it has never been seen before. (The GEM currently has a soft opening with some exhibits available). Upon completion of the tour you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor.

On arrival in Luxor you will be transferred by private veihcle to your hotel where accommodation has been reserved for two nights. This afternoon continue to retrace history and uncover a world of ancient gods and legends in Luxor.

Day 4 Sunday: Luxor (B)
This morning visit the Temple of Medinat Habu which is the Mortuary Temple of Ramses III. Continue to the house of famed archaeologist Howard Carter. Neglected for a long time, the house has been restored to its former state under the guidance of the famous Egyptologist & Archaeologist Dr Zahi Hawass. It is a fascinating insight into the life of the man who discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun after years of searching the Valley of the Kings.

In the afternoon, return to the East Bank and visit the Mummification Museum. The ancient Egyptians believed that in order for a person to reach the afterlife, it was essential that both their body and their name remained, so their Soul would be transported from one life to the next. To achieve this the mummification rituals were developed to preserve the body. The museum contains several human and animal mummies as well as the tools and the canopic jars needed for the ritual. Evening at leisure or to explore the markets of Luxor. Overnight Luxor.

Day 5 Monday: Luxor (BLD)
Leisurely morning before embarking on your Nile cruise. This afternoon visit the magnificent Luxor Temple built in the 14th century BC by two kings – Amenophis III and Ramses II. Follow the Avenue of the Sphinx to the Karnak Temple complex and gaze in awe at this imposing monument housing precious relics of Ancient Egyptian dynasties.

Day 6 Tuesday: Luxor - Esna (BLD)
Today cross to the West Bank and visit Thebes Necropolis and the burial ground of the Pharaohs – the Valley of the Kings – where Howard Carter discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. An upgraded ticket to the Valley of the Kings including entrance to boy king Tutankhamun’s Tomb and to Ramses VI Tomb, which has less visitors and allows for easier access. Proceed to the nearby Valley of the Queens the mortuary temple of Hatchepsut and the Colossi of Memnon facing the Nile. Explore the myriad of tombs and temples before cruising via Esna lock to Edfu.

Innovative Bonus: Entry into Tutankhamun and Ramses VI included

Day 7 Wednesday: Esna - Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan (BLD)
Savour breakfast aboard your vessel as you cruise on to the Temple of Horus one of the best preserved temples of the Greco- Roman era. Continue cruising to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple shared by two Gods – Sobek & Horus. The temple is perfectly symmetrical ensuring neither god was offended. The collection of crocodile mummies held here is fascinating, as are the frescoes which depict such scientific knowledge as surgical equipment and a pre-Georgian calendar. Later sail to Aswan and dine aboard your vessel.

Day 8 Thursday: Aswan (BLD)
Take a local boat across to the Philae Temple dedicated to the goddess Isis and rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser at the time of the High Dam’s construction. This temple is said to be where Isis buried the body of her beloved husband Osiris. Later visit the High Dam the Old Dam and the ‘unfinished Obelisk’ lying in the ancient granite quarries of Aswan.

Day 9 Friday: Aswan (B)
Disembark this morning and let the natural beauty of Aswan capture your imagination. Sail in a felucca around the lush islands of Aswan and view the Agha Khan Mausoleum. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Aswan’s markets and sip a drink on the banks of the Nile. Overnight Aswan.

Optional morning tour to Abu Simbel. (Supplement applies)

Day 10 Saturday: Aswan – Cairo (B)
This morning you will be tranferred by private vehicle to Aswan Airport for your flight to Cairo, a modern cosmopolitan capital with a rich heritage of cultural influences & echoes of ancient civilisations. Depart on your private sightseeing tour with the choice of visiting either Old Cairo’s Coptic Churches, including the Hanging Church, the Roman Fortress and the unique Ben Ezra Synagogue; Or a visit to Mohammed Ali Mosque, wander through the hustle and bustle of Khan El Khalili Bazaar and drive to view the Citadel dominating Cairo’s skyline. Later, explore the famous Egyptian Museum and marvel at the millennia-old treasures it contains.

Day 11 Sunday: Cairo (B)
This morning you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your onward flight.

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