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Treasures of the Pharaohs - 9 Days
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9 Days / 8 Nights Trip to Egypt

Treasures of the Pharaohs - 9 Days

Get ready for a binge of fun and adventure featuring ancient pyramids, mummies and pharaohs.
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
    9 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,249
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Nile cruise boat
Highlight #1
Nile cruise boat
Watch the sunset over the Nile on a luxury cruise from Aswan to Luxor.
Nothing screams ‘awe’ like staring at the Sphinx
Highlight #2
Nothing screams ‘awe’ like staring at the Sphinx
A testament to a mighty dynasty swept away by the sands of time, the Sphinx captivates all who set eyes on it.
Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza
Highlight #3
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.
Temples and treasures
Highlight #4
Temples and treasures
Visit ancient temples, try to decipher hieroglyphics, gaze into the eyes of King Tut's golden mask, and much more.
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Itinerary

Cairo, Egypt

Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a representative of Mayflower Tours and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this remarkable city that offers renowned history and culture.

Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza

After breakfast, enjoy a tour to the Pyramids of Saqqara located south of Cairo. Close to the Ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis, it contains burials from much of Egypt’s history. You’ll enjoy an included lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon, visit the great Pyramids of Giza followed by a visit to the Sphinx. The last remaining ‘wonder’ of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramids of Giza are perhaps the most famous and discussed structures in history. The Great Sphinx of Giza stands, on the Giza Plateau, on the west bank of the Nile. The Sphinx of Giza is a symbol that has represented the essence of Egypt for more than 4,500 years.

Tour of Cairo

Your day begins with a tour of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. Here you’ll see the spectacular treasures of King Tutankhamen and the extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts covering 5,000 years. Following an included lunch, visit the iconic Citadel of Saladin and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali. Round out your day in Cairo with a visit to the world’s oldest marketplace which dates back as far as 1382.

Nile River Cruise, Karnak and Luxor Temples

Depart for the Cairo airport for an early morning flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your river ship, MS Mayfair, for a four night cruise on the Nile River. Following lunch onboard, you’ll visit the Karnak Temple Complex which comprises a vast mix of decayed temples, chapels, pylons, and other buildings. This complex, a city of temples built over 2,000 years ago, is the largest religious building ever constructed. Luxor Temple is a large Ancient Egyptian temple complex in the city today known as Luxor which was founded in 1400 BC. Luxor is unique among the main Egyptian temple complexes in having only two Pharaohs leave their mark on its architectural structure.

Valley of the Kings and Edfu

Today’s excursion visits the stunning tombs at the Valley of the Kings where, for a period of nearly 500 years, tombs were constructed for the Pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom. The walls of the tombs are covered with hieroglyphic writing including text from the Book of the Dead. You’ll visit the Queen Hatshepsut Temple which took fifteen years to complete, between the 7th and the 22nd years of her reign. A photo stop is made by the giant Colossi of Memnon. This afternoon we sail to Edfu located on the west bank of the Nile River, some sixty miles south of Luxor. Its ancient name was Wetjeset-Hrw, or “The Place Where Horus is Extolled.”

Kom Ombo

After breakfast, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu which is dedicated to Horus, the falcon- headed god. Not only is this the best preserved ancient temple in Egypt, but it is the second largest after Karnak. In the afternoon, sail to Kom Ombo, a pleasant agricultural town and home to many Nubians. Visit the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to both Horus and the Crocodile God Sobek. After re-embarking, the ship sails for Aswan.

 Aswan

Your morning is at leisure in Egypt’s third largest city, Aswan – small enough to walk around and graced with the most beautiful setting on the Nile. Spend the day strolling the broad Corniche, watching the sailboats or sitting in a floating restaurant listening to Nubian music and eating freshly caught fish. Or choose an optional excursion to the Abu Simbel Temples. This afternoon, enjoy a scenic felucca ride on the Nile. A felucca is a traditional sailboat, relying solely on windpower, used to transport people and goods on the river. What a great way to enjoy some of the stunning views of the Nile, just as Cleopatra did so many centuries ago!

Return to Cairo 

After breakfast onboard, disembark the ship and enjoy a short tour to visit the lovely Temple of Philae, followed by a visit of the High Dam. Philae was one of the last outposts of Egyptian religion, surviving two centuries after the Roman Empire converted to Christianity. Lunch is included at a local restaurant during the tour. On your visit to the High Dam, which separates Lake Nasser from the Nile, you’ll be astounded at the size which is over 11,000 feet long. Following the tour, transfer to the Aswan airport and return to Cairo. Tonight your Tour Manager hosts a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

 Cairo

This morning, transfer to the Cairo airport and return home with memories of the life enriching experiences from Egypt and your cruise along the Nile River.

Inclusions

 21 Meals (8 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 6 dinners)

 Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Tours

 Three nights in Cairo, Egypt, before your river cruise

 Local English-speaking Egyptologist and Mayflower Tours expert staff

 Included tours to the Pyramids of Saqqara, the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx of Giza

 Included tour of the Egyptian Museum including the spectacular treasures of King Tutankhamen

 A visit to the iconic Citadel of Saladin and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali

 A four-night river cruise on the Nile with all meals onboard

 Included visits to the impressive Karnak and Luxor Temples on the right bank of the Nile River

 Included visit to the stunning tombs at the Valley of the Kings with entrance to King Tut’s tomb

 A visit to the Temple of Horus in Edfu and the Temple of Kom Ombo

 Sail aboard a felucca and enjoy scenic views along the Nile

 Included visit to the Temple of Philae and the High Dam in Aswan

 Visit to King Tut’s tomb and mummy at the Valley of the Kings

 Guided visits by a local Egyptologist

 Entertainment by local artists onboard the ship

 $50 in Mayflower Money

Not Included

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Start date

06 Nov 2020

End date

14 Nov 2020

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