Aida at the Pyramids

For the first time in 15 years witness Verdi’s masterpiece, the iconic Aida at the Pyramids - early booking is recommended!

It has just been confirmed that performances of Aida will take place at the Pyramids this March in association with Cairo Opera House. For any lover of Opera or Egypt, this is surely a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should be seized! (No further dates are announced.)

Guiseppe Verdi wrote the opera for the opening of the Suez canal but never realised his dream of staging Aida in its actual setting. The nearest he came was a performance at Cairo Opera House in 1871. For the first time in over 15 years, this spectacular operatic showcase and timeless legend of love, intrigue and betrayal is being staged once again in the dramatic setting of the Second Pyramid of Chefren.

The banks of the Nile, the timeless dunes of the Sahara Desert and more than five thousand years of history make Cairo a unique and culturally rewarding place to visit. Variously described as the Jewel of the Orient and City of a Thousand Minarets, this melting pot of ancient and modern Egyptian civilizations has survived the rise and fall of empires and has at times been known as Memphis, Babylon-in- Egypt, Heliopolis, El-fustat and more recently Al-Qahira-the Outstanding.

Key Features

Cultural & Music Tour
Special Departure
Jules Verne Sightseeing 
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Group Size: 6 – 28

 

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Cairo. Transfer to the 5-star Cairo Pyramids for four nights.

Day 2 Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Aida performance at the Pyramids. (B)

Day 3 Explore Cairo’s royal and musical heritage, visiting Abdeen Palace, Manial Palace and the Opera Museum in the Opera House. (B, L)

Day 4 Visit the Egyptian Museum, established in 1902 to provide an Egyptian rather than foreign home for the great discoveries then emerging from Upper and Lower Egypt, provides a fine introduction to the heritage of ancient Egypt; the treasures of Tutankhamun being a natural highlight and of great significance. Afternoon excursion to Cairo’s Citadel. (B, L)

Day 5 Return flight to London Heathrow. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner
 

2018

Thursday
per person in a twin/double room
Category C opera tickets
British Airways from Heathrow

Date Price
March 8 £1195

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £145

Flight Options

British Airways Club World
from £1195

Upgraded Opera Tickets

Category B  £95
Category A £295

Extension Options

Extra Nights - Cairo
Cairo Pyramids
(per night) £65 
Single supplement £35
Arrival transfer £15
Departure transfer £15

Independent Arrival

Save £350
Arrival transfer add £15
Departure transfer add £15

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 4 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 2 lunches, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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