Overview

Days 1 & 2 - Cairo (Pyramids)
Day 3 - Luxor
Day 4 - Luxor/Esna
Day 5 - Esna/Edfu/Kom Ombo
Day 6 - Aswan 
Days 7 & 8 - Cairo
Day 9 - Return Flight

PYRAMIDS & THE NILE 

Combining the Pyramids and a Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan viewing the great temples and tombs of ancient Egypt

Almost everyone who visits the Pyramids wishes they had the time or opportunity to sail on the Nile. Conversely, those who choose a Nile cruise wish they just had time to view the Pyramids. We are therefore delighted to offer the combination of these two highlights. The pyramids at Giza and Saqqara are the tombs of the pharaohs, located either side of the Old Kingdom capital of Memphis. Cairo's Egyptian Museum is the world's greatest repository of ancient Egyptian treasures including those from Tutankhamun's tomb. The most famous temples and tombs of the Nile lie between Luxor and Aswan.

Key Features

Cultural Tour & Cruise
Jules Verne Sightseeing
Egyptian Tour Manager
Egyptologist
4 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
Group Size: 6 – 26

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Cairo for two nights at the 5-star Cairo Pyramids Hotel (pyramid view rooms).

Day 2 Visit the Pyramids and Great Sphinx, then Memphis and Saqqara, including lunch. Optional Sound & Light at the Pyramids (£35). (B, L)

Day 3 Flight to Luxor. Transfer to the 5-star Mövenpick MS Hamees for a fournight cruise. Afternoon visit to the Temple of Amun at Karnak, once the religious centre of Thebes and Upper Egypt and Luxor Temple (visit to the Temple of Amun at Karnak may be done on Day 4). (B, L, D)

Day 4 Visit the Temple of Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Visit a selection of tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Perhaps view the tomb of Seti 1 or Tutankhamun (subject to viewing restrictions, at extra charge). Sail to Esna. (B, L, D)

Day 5 A short walk through Esna to its temple dedicated to Khnum. Sail to the riverside temple at Kom Ombo for sunset. Cruise to Aswan for overnight. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Visit the High Dam with views of Lake Nasser and the temple of Philae by boat. Visit the Nubian Museum, revealing the rescue of Nubian temples from flooding. Afternoon felucca or private boat to Kitchener Island Botanical Gardens. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Morning flight to Cairo for two nights at the central 5-star Kempinski Nile Hotel (twin/double rooms in Nile view rooms). (B)

Day 8 Visit the Egyptian Museum, Citadel, bazaars of Khan el-Khalili, Mohammed Ali Mosque including lunch. (B, L)

Day 9 Return flight to London Heathrow.

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

Notes

Temple, tomb and pyramid visits are on foot with steps and uneven surfaces.

Mooring may be alongside other vessels with views obstructed and access to your own boat through other vessels' lobbies and across gangplanks.

In Luxor the local authorities are introducing regulations to move boats' moorings away from the town centre and your vessel will normally be berthed outside the town.

The programme may be altered due to navigational factors or local conditions.

Early morning starts are often made to excursions thereby avoiding the main crowds at the sites and the intensity of the midday sun.

2019

Saturdays
per person in a twin/double room
Lower Deck cabin
EgyptAir from Heathrow

Date Price
April 20 £1695
October 19 £1895
November 16 £1895
December 7 £1795

2020

Saturdays
per person in a twin/double room
Lower Deck cabin
EgyptAir from Heathrow

Date Price
January 4 £1795
February 15 £1895
February 22 £1895
March 14 £1795
April 11 £1795
No Single Supplement

(limited dates/availability)

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
(main deck single cabin)
Limited availability

Lower Deck double cabin for sole use £445

Accommodation Upgrades

Main Deck £50
Main Deck double cabin for sole use £495
Upper Deck £95
Upper Deck double cabin for sole use £545

Flight Options

EgyptAir Business Class from £795

Optional Excursions

Sound and Light at the Pyramids £35

Extension Options

Extra Nights - Cairo
Cairo Pyramids Hotel
(per night) £65
Single supplement £35

Kempinski Nile Hotel
(per night) £85
Single supplement £60

Independent Arrival

Save £550
Arrival transfer add £15
Departure transfer add £15

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 10 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 lunch in Cairo, full board on cruise, 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, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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