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King Tutankhamun with Cruise - 10 days
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Mixed Groups | Age range: 18-70

EGYPT

King Tutankhamun with Cruise - 10 days

Kick off in Cairo and visit the phenomenal Pyramids of Giza and the Grand Egyptian Museum, then head south to Aswan and the temple of Philae before cruising the Nile to Kom Ombo and Luxor. Discover Karnak and the Valley of the Kings before heading back to the capital on this 10 day tour which takes in the very best of ancient Egypt. 
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
    10 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,750
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    On The Go Tours
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Go hot air ballooning in Luxor!
Highlight #1
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.
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Highlight #2
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.
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Itinerary

Cairo

Friday. Welcome to Egypt. Upon arrival at Cairo airport you'll be met and transferred to our start hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax or those arriving early can opt to join a Backstreets Tour of Cairo or our Alexandria Day Trip. At 7pm this evening meet your guide and the rest of the group at the Welcome Meeting. 

  Hotel:  None

Pyramids of Giza

Today we visit to 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! Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. Continuing to Saqqara, we can explore the myriad tombs and temples at this site and see Zhoser’s step pyramid - constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC!

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cairo

Cairo - Aswan. We take a guided tour of the vast new Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza this morning. In this incredible 490,000 sq.m complex we'll discover a mind-boggling array of relics and antiquities from almost every period of ancient Egyptian history, including the treasures of King Tutankhamun. Note: the Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2020. An official date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum this morning. 

 After the museum we visit a government supervised papyrus emporium where you can buy genuine papyrus at quite reasonable prices. There is time to relax before we board the night train to Aswan this evening.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Aswan

This morning we arrive into Aswan and enjoy a short boat trip to Agilika Island for Philae Temple - dedicated to the goddess Isis. Our final stop today is a perfume oil emporium before check-in on board your Nile Cruiser which will be home for the next three nights. As the sun sets, free time to shop in the colourful souqs and markets or simply relax and watch an amazing sunset in Egypt's southern most town straddling the River Nile.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Aswan

Aswan - Nile cruise. Optional early morning drive to Abu Simbel, the famous the rock-cut temple of King Ramses II, the Great Builder. Our Nile Cruiser departs Aswan this afternoon and we cruise the River Nile to Kom Ombo where we disembark to visit the temple which is dedicated to the crocodile headed god - Sobek before returning to the cruiser. 

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Nile Cruising

Nile Cruise - Luxor. Relax, enjoy a swim in the pool and chill out in the sun on deck this morning. Let your troubles melt away as we cruise the River Nile to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Arriving into Luxor this afternoon the rest of the day is free to explore the city before we spend our final night aboard the cruiser.

   Meals:   Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  Hotel:  None

Luxor

This morning we disembark and check into our 5 star Luxor hotel. The day is free to enjoy the hotel facilities, relax and explore. Tonight, we have the opportunity to visit Luxor Temple with dinner afterwards. Built by Amenophis III, Luxor Temple looks stunning at night when it's illuminated by hundreds of lights. Book/pay locally at approx USD$25 including entrance fees and buffet dinner. Remainder of the evening is at leisure.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Luxor

Luxor - Cairo. This morning we will be touring the West Bank of the Nile, an early start allows us to avoid some of the fierce midday heat as we venture to the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings. Highlights of the visit include the Colossi of Memnon, a massive pair of statues that stand silent against a historic backdrop, the Valleys of the Kings and the awesome colonnaded Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. 

 The Valley of the Kings is studded with often highly decorated tombs, constructed to once house the regal sarcophagi enclosed mummies of the mighty pharaohs awaiting passage into the after-life. This afternoon after lunch and time to relax we visit the colossal Temple of Karnak, with its stone-columned Hypostle Hall. Tonight, we return by overnight sleeper train to Cairo.

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cairo

We arrive into Cairo this morning and transfer to our hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to simply relax, independently explore or opt to visit the famous Khan el Khalili bazaar to buy some souvenirs. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Cairo

Sunday. Hotel check out and included onward departure transfer to airport. 

   Meals:   Breakfast,

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Breakfast daily, 3 lunches, 3 dinners

 4 nights 4 - 5 star hotels, 3 nights aboard a 5 star Nile Cruiser (en suite cabin)

 2 overnight trains: Cairo - Aswan and Luxor - Cairo (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)

 Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 10

 Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan and Luxor 

 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 and the cruise staff 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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02 Oct 2020

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11 Oct 2020

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09 Oct 2020

End date

18 Oct 2020

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23 Oct 2020

End date

01 Nov 2020

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