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Festive King Ramses - 13 days
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Mixed Groups | Age range: 18-70

EGYPT

Festive King Ramses - 13 days

Christmas & New Year Tour: Escape to sunny Egypt this festive season - explore pyramids and temples, sail down the Nile, discover the Valley of the Kings, plus spend three days relaxing at a Red Sea retreat. Choose between Xmas day at the pyramids or on the Nile and ring in the New Year by the Red Sea in Hurghada!
Join an adventurous group of travellers on a journey that fires the imagination and draws you back in time, as you explore iconic places such as the Great Pyramid and the Valley Of The Kings, walking in the steps of legendary pharaohs and the subjects they ruled.
You’ll also shop in local bazaars, eat traditional dishes, and mingle with locals, getting a glimpse of modern Egypt along the way, and enjoying the camaraderie of your new friends throughout.
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  • Duration
    13 Days
  • Starting From
    $875
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    On The Go Tours
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Highlight #1
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Sure, you’ve seen the photos as a child and dreamt of visiting for years – but you’ll still pinch yourself when you finally see them in real life.
Go hot air ballooning in Luxor!
Highlight #2
Go hot air ballooning in Luxor!
Climb into the basket and floating upwards, take in an unbeatable birds-eye view of temples and the glittering Nile far below.
Abu Simbel : Larger than life
Highlight #3
Abu Simbel : Larger than life
With colossal statues of Ramses II, massive pillars down the entrance chamber and walls covered entirely in hieroglyphics, Abu Simbel leaves you feeling tiny and awed.
Where the who’s who of Ancient Egypt are buried
Highlight #4
Where the who’s who of Ancient Egypt are buried
Welcome to the Valley of the Kings. To explore the glorious royal tombs here really is to be in another time, another place.
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Itinerary

Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! On arrival at the airport you’ll be transferred to our hotel. Enjoy the rest of today at leisure, or those arriving early may wish to book our Backstreets of Cairo tour which visits lesser known highlights of the capital including Tahrir Square, the hub of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. 

 You may also extend your stay in Cairo with our pre or post tour Alexandria Day Trip. 

  Hotel:  None

Pyramids of Giza

Today we visit the legendary Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx at the Giza Plateau. Sole survivors from the ancient Greek-listed Seven Wonders of the World, the pyramids are the planet’s oldest tourist attraction! Then we travel on to explore the sand-strewn tombs and temples of the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, home to the Zhoser’s step pyramid.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cairo

Cairo - Aswan. We enjoy a tour of the vast new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza this morning which is home to an incredible array of relics and antiquities from almost every period of ancient Egyptian history, including the famous treasures of King Tutankhamun. The afternoon offers free time before we board the overnight sleeper train to Aswan this evening. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Aswan

After arrival and check-in in Aswan we enjoy a boat trip to Agilika Island where we visit the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. On return to Aswan we visit a perfume oil emporium. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure; shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back and relax.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Abu Simbel

Aswan - Nile felucca sailing. Early birds can go on an optional excursion by road to the majestic Temple of Abu Simbel. In the afternoon we board a felucca for a 2-night journey downstream the River Nile, stopping at villages and islands along the way. 

 If sailing by felucca is not your style, consider upgrading to a 5 star luxury Nile Cruise, please see the tab above for more information. 

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Felucca Sailing & Kom Ombo

Nile felucca sailing - Kom Ombo. Relax, go for a swim or just chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route. In the afternoon we dock near Kom Ombo and take a motorboat to visit the temple before returning to the felucca for the night. 

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Luxor

Kom Ombo -Luxor. This morning we disembark and drive to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor is available alternatively, enjoy the facilities of our hotel.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Valley of the Kings

Today we will explore the West Bank of the Nile and the legendary Valley of the Kings. Marvel at Colossi of Memnon, the massive stone remains of the temple of Amenophis III, and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and surrounding tombs. 

 After lunch we visit the Temple of Karnak, a spectacular religious complex built on a gigantic scale, where you get lost wandering around the stone papyrus columns. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Hurghada

Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor we head east to Hurghada part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for 3 nights by the beach! 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Hurghada

The next 2 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. There's also an optional day trip to Girtan Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally. 

 Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it is easy to see why. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling. Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. Hurghada also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment. Just outside Hurghada is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga – a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Hurghada

The next 2 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. There's also an optional day trip to Girtan Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally. 

 Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it is easy to see why. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling. Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. Hurghada also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment. Just outside Hurghada is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga – a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cairo

Hurghada - Cairo. This morning we drive to Cairo. The remainder of today is free for you to relax or explore Egypt’s capital at leisure. Or you can opt to join us on a visit to Khan el Khalili bazaar, the ideal place for some last minute souvenir shopping.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cairo

After breakfast, hotel check-out and onward transfer to the airport.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners

 9 nights 4 - 5 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck). If booking our Nile Cruise Upgrade, 8 nights 4 - 5 star hotels and 3 nights Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)

 3 days Hurghada - Red Sea stay - swim, sun and sand

 1 overnight train: Cairo - Aswan (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)

 Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 13

 Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada

 Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology

 All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

 Meals and Accommodation

Not Included

 Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$5 - 7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture

 International flights and visa

 Entrance Fees: USD$80-100pp, paid in local currency

 Additional 5% GST

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01 Jan 2021

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03 Jan 2021

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