Egyptian Legacy tour

Egyptian Legacy tour

Tour Experience

Adventure tour of Cairo and the Nile Valley

Available

All year round

Location

Cairo, Luxor and Aswan

A luxury version of our classic Egypt tour, offering a higher standard of accommodation and transport to ensure your comfort at all times. We start in Cairo where you can explore the Great Pyramids of Giza including the Step Pyramid and the iconic Sphinx. A short flight takes you to Luxor the next morning where you will experience the incredible temples and world famous tombs of the Valley of the Kings as well as visiting Karnak, Medinat Habu, Queen Hatchepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. Your luxury river boat cruise takes you all the way to Aswan, via the temples of Edfu and Komomo, where we will explore the romantic temples of Philae and the impressive Aswan High Dam. Flying back to Cairo, we then tour the world famous Egyptian Museum, accompanied by a certified Egyptologist, before you are free to explore the bustling markets and souks of this incredible city.

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INCLUDED

  • Domestic flights
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers with a local driver
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of a local tour guide/leader throughout
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

EXCLUDED

  • International Flights and visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Single room supplements (chargeable if a same-sex room share is not available)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance Fees, allow approx. £105
  • Drinks, snacks, tips and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Tipping Kitty (except your tour guide/leader
  • Tour guide tips
  • Hotel Gala Dinners
  • Any other items not mentioned above

PACKAGE DETAILS

Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive into Cairo. Transfer to hotel

Upon arrival our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel close to the Pyramids for the start of your trip. They will help you settle in, introduce you to the local area, and explain tomorrow’s arrangements.
OVERNIGHT
Cairo – 5 star hotel
EXTRAS
Extra night – pre-tour, Single Room Supplement – Egypt

DAY 2 Cairo. Pyramids & Saqqara tour

Our tour of Egypt starts with a visit to the Giza Plateau, home of Egypt’s world famous Great Pyramids, proclaimed by the Greeks to be among the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. We visit the great Pyramids of Giza and their guardian Sphinx, Memphis-first capital of the ancient kingdom to see the statue of Ramses II, then to Sakkara to see the Step pyramid.
OVERNIGHT
Cairo hotel
MEALS
Breakfast
EXTRAS
Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo (deluxe)

DAY 3 Luxor. West bank tour. Luxor temple

This moring we transfer to Cairo airport of an early flight to Luxor. We begin our tour of the West bank of the Nile starting at the Colossi of Memnon we then get to explore the dusty Pharaonic tombs located at the world famous Valley of the Kings. We also visit the Temple of Queen Hatchepsut and see the colourful hieroglyphics at Medinat Habu temple before crossing back into Luxor. Your afternoon is free to relax on board your 5-star Nile cruise boat or to explore Luxor’s markets. In the evening we take a walking tour of the beautiful Luxor Temple which is spectacularly lit up at night.
OVERNIGHT
On board – 5 star cruise
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 Luxor. Karnak Temple. Sail to Edfu

This morning you have the chance to take a spectacular sunrise hot air balloon flight over the West bank of the Nile. After breakfast, our tour of Luxor today is to the huge temple complex of Karnak which features towering columns and numerous temples and structures – rightly justifying Luxor’s reputation as the largest open air museum in the world! In the afternoon the boat starts sailing up the Nile, through the lock at Esna and on to Edfu where we overnight (Note – Nile cruise boat itineraries are subject to slight alterations en-route).
OVERNIGHT
On board – 5 star cruise
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
EXTRAS
Hot air balloon in Luxor

DAY 5 Edfu. Cruise to Kom Ombo & Aswan

After breakfast we visit the nearby Edfu Temple which is dedicated to the god Horus. We then continue upriver towards Kom Ombo, watching traditional rural Egyptian life pass us by on the banks of the Nile. You may want to enjoy a relaxing soak in the plunge pool on the boat’s sun deck. At Kom Omombo we tour the temple which sits scenicly by the banks of the Nile and is home to mummified crocodiles amongst other things! The cruise then continues onwards to Aswan.
OVERNIGHT
On board – 5 star cruise
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 Aswan. Philae Temple, Aswan Dam

We start our tour of Aswan with a trip to the island temple complex of Philae visiting the impressive Aswan High Dam en-route. The Philae temple remains one of Egypt’s most romantic and picturesque sites having been completely relocated following work on the Dam. The rest of the day is free to explore the colourful souks and markets found in the town or watch the sunset over the River Nile.
OVERNIGHT
Aswan – 5-star cruise
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
EXTRAS
Abu Simbel overland

DAY 7 Cairo, Egyptian Museum & optional tours

This morning we transfer to Aswan airport for a flight back to Cairo. We start our tour of Cairo with a visit to the Egyptian Museum, the world-renowned Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. Accompanied by your certified Egyptologist, you’ll stroll through the halls highlighting each historical period of this ancient land. The afternoon if free to enjoy at your leisure or to take some optional half day tours visiting not-to-be-missed the Khan Al-Khalili bazaar, abuzz with activity and offering a priceless perspective on Cairo’s oriental character OR discover Cairo’s churches & synagogues by taking the old Cairo Coptic.
OVERNIGHT
Cairo hotel
MEALS
Breakfast
EXTRAS
Nile Dinner Cruise in Cairo (deluxe)

DAY 8 Cairo. Departure transfer to the airport

Your time is free today until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.
OVERNIGHT
N/A
MEALS
Breakfast
EXTRAS
Extra night – post-tour

DURATION

8 days

Price

A$1773

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