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Duration: 9 Days | Departs Daily
Location: Start Cairo | Luxor, Esna, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Abu Simbel
Price: $2,375* pp twin share
  • Handpicked Egypt, Adventure Tour, Fine TravelThis popular journey takes in the true wonders of Egypt; from the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza to the ancient temples of Luxor; from cruising along the Nile to the amazing vast rock temples at Abu Simbel.

    This trip is a comprehensive experience that will leave you with a lasting impression of Egypt’s most exceptional historical sights.

    • Day 1: Cairo

      On arrival in Cairo, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
    • Day 2: Cairo

      Enjoy sightseeing at one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, followed by Memphis and Sakkara. The Great Pyramid at Giza was built by King Cheops and is one of the most famous monuments in the world. The second pyramid was constructed by King Chephren, south-west of the pyramid of his father, Cheops. The third pyramid was built by King Menkaure, son of Chephren. At Sakkara, the Step Pyramid, the first proper pyramid ever constructed in the 27th century BC, is a sight to behold. Sakkara also yields a huge cemetery and active burial ground nearby. Memphis is the oldest capital of Egypt and is home to a colossal statue of Ramses II, said to be the most beautiful representation of him.

      Breakfast/Lunch Included

    • Day 3: Cairo – Luxor

      This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor. Join your cruise to begin your Nile journey to Aswan. In the afternoon visit Luxor’s East Bank, including the Temple of Luxor and Temple of Karnak, an impressive complex of buildings dedicated to the Egyptian Pharaohs. Karnak is built on a spectacular scale, the complex covers 100 acres, and its history spans thirteen centuries.

      Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Included.

    • Day 4: Luxor – Esna

      After breakfast, visit Luxor’s West Bank, one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in Egypt. Today’s half day of sightseeing includes the 18m high Colossi of Memnon statues, the only remains of a temple built by Amenhotep II; the limestone cliffcut Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, the only woman to rule over Egypt as Pharaoh; and the Valley of Kings, home to the tombs of ancient Egyptian kings, queens and important people in the kingdom. After your sightseeing has finished, sail to the farming town of Esna.

      Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Included

    • Day 5: Esna – Kom Ombo

      Continue this morning to Edfu to visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the Hawk-god Horus, one of Egypt’s best preserved relics. Sail to the agricultural town of Kom Ombo to dock for the night. In the afternoon visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, famous for its twin temples aligned in perfect symmetry and dedicated to two deities, the left side to the hawk-headed Harwar and the right to the crocodile god Sobek.

      Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Included.

    • Day 6: Kom Ombo – Aswan

      Sail to Aswan and take a motorised felucca cruise around the area. Stop at the once central Elephantine Island, one of the most ancient sites in Egypt, Kitchener’s Island, the botanical gardens and then on to glimpse the pink granite mausoleum of Aga Khan. Enjoy high tea at the iconic The Terrace at the Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel.

      Braekfast/Lunch/Dinner Included.

    • Day 7: Aswan – Abu Simbel – Cairo

      This morning visit the impressive temple of Abu Simbel. Abu Simbel, the most spectacular monument of Ramses II, honours his god Ra Horakhi and his queen, Nefertari. This colossal structure was designed to capture the rays of the sun twice a year to illuminate the seated figure of the Pharaoh inside the sanctuary. On return to Aswan, explore the main sights of the town including the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the majestic Philae Temple which is dedicated to Isis and her son Horus. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo.

      Breakfast Included.

    • Day 8: Cairo

      Enjoy a full day of sightseeing, visiting the Egyptian Museum, one of the world’s most famous museums, and home to an impressive collection of antiquities including mummies, sarcophagi and the fabulous treasures of Tutankhamun’s tomb; the historic Citadel of Saladin, that has defended Cairo throughout history; the alabaster Mosque of Mohamed Ali; and the old bazaar of Khan el Khalili, an ancient oriental bazaar with narrow twisting passages filled with tiny shops and craftsmen practising skills passed down for generations.

      Breakfast/Lunch Included.

    • Day 9: Cairo

      Your journey ends today with a transfer to the airport.
  • Included:

    • 8 nights accommodation
    • Four nights hotel accommodation
    • Four nights on board a Nile cruise
    • Sightseeing and entrance fees (exept to the mummies’ room at the Egyptian Museum and inside the Pyramids)
    • Some meals
    • Flights as per itenerary

     

    Highlights:

    • Leisurely cruise along the Nile River
    • Marvel at the ancient monuments and temples
    • Explore the Egyptian Museum
    • Spend time at the impressive temple of Abu Simbel

     

    Not Included:

    • International Airfares
    • Visa, personal expenses
    • Gratuities
    • Departure taxes.

    *Ask Fine Travel for the best available international airfares

     

  • *TERMS & CONDITIONS

    All prices are quoted in NZD (unless otherwise stated), per person, twin share (unless otherwise stated) & are correct as at 15 March 2015. Single supplement and child costs supplied on request. Offers are subject to availability & can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges & currency. Valid for sale until sale date specified with each deal. Valid for travel in low season, unless specified. A deposit must be paid at time of booking & full payment must be received by Book by date where a date is specified. Credit Card surcharges apply. For full terms and conditions please contact Fine Travel on 0800 000 3463. Have a Fine Holiday! (REF: AW)