Aida on the Nile

Witness Verdi’s masterpiece, the iconic Aida at the temple of Queen Hatshepsut – we have secured a limited number of tickets, so early booking recommended!

It has just been confirmed that performances of Aida will take place at the Temple of Hatshepsut in Ancient Thebes (now Luxor) in association with Cairo Opera House. This spectacular operatic showcase and timeless legend of love, intrigue and betrayal will be staged here for the first time in many years. 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).

Giuseppe 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.

Herodotus wrote “Egypt is the gift of the Nile” and a medieval Arab poet continued “and the Nile is the gift of the Good God”. Thebes in Upper Egypt reveals magnificent temples and tombs were built by the 18th-20th dynasty New Kingdom pharaohs, reaching to Nubia and Abu Simbel. Egypt’s tourism is returning to normal, helping the economy, the local communities and all those who depend upon the tourist industry. Reports from returning visitors are positive and especially our regular Egypt travellers are enjoying the quieter environment.

Key Features

Cultural & Music Tour
New Tour
Jules Verne Sightseeing 
Special Departures
Local Expert Guides
Group Size: 2 – 28

 

Special Events

Luxor Temple by Night & Old Winter Palace & Cocktail Reception

A private cocktail reception at the Victorian Lounge in the Old Winter Palace, where Howard Carter announced the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun. A memorable visit to the illuminated Luxor Temple.

Day 1 Fly from Heathrow to Luxor via Cairo for four nights at the 4-star Winter Pavillon or upgrade to the historic 5-star Sofitel Old Winter Palace.

Day 2 Free day or optional visit to the Valley of the Kings (£49, pre-bookable). (B)

Day 3 Free day or optional visit to Karnak Temple (£29, pre-bookable). Evening opera performance of Aida at the temple of Hatshepsut. (B)

Day 4 Free day. Special Event: ‘Luxor Temple by Night and Cocktail at the Old Winter Palace’. (B)

Day 5 Return direct flight to London. (B)

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

2019

per person in a twin/double room 
Egyptair from Heathrow

Date Price
October 24 £1145

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £95

Upgraded Opera Tickets

Silver Class £95
Gold Class £145
VIP £595

Accommodation Upgrades

Sofitel Old Winter Palace £250 
Single supplement £245  

Independent Arrival

Save £600
Arrival transfer (Luxor) add £15
Departure transfer (Luxor) add £10

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 4 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, Bronze class opera tickets, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

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

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