Packages & Tours in Egypt & Luxor

Splendours of Egypt

Discover Egypt with the Experts!

Egypt’s vast wealth of antiquities take centre stage here. Marvel at Karnak, the Pyramids and Sphinx, Tutankhamun’s treasure, and the ubiquitous hieroglyphics.

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$4,495PP
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DURATION
11 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Exclusive experience
  • Selected entry fees
  • Selected drinks
  • Selected meals

About this holiday

Splendours of Egypt Itinerary Map

Egypt has always been a fan favourite destination for Insight Vacation travellers! With its popularity soaring once again there has never been a better time to visit Egypt. Don’t miss your chance of travelling with the leading experts and experiencing:

Meeting the Sphinx and venturing into a pyramid with your Egyptologist.

In Aswan experience an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.

When visiting Cairo with your Egyptologist, gaze upon Tutankhamun's treasures at the Egyptian Musuem.

Stand amid a vast forest of columns in Karnak in the largest temple complex known to man, as your Egyptologist explains the significance behind it. Walk the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, see the of Rameses II and the Hypostyle Hall.

Inclusions

12 day journey departing from Cairo

11 nights in handpicked and centrally located accommodation.

Many meals included: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 1 afternoon tea and 7 Dinners.

Guided by an experienced and passionate Travel Director

Accommodation

11 nights in handpicked and centrally located accommodation

Travel dates

From $4,495* per person is based on departure dates 7 May -20 August 2019 or until sold out. Other departure dates available however prices may vary.

Itinerary

  1. DAY 1

    ARRIVE IN CAIRO.

    Welcome to the timeless land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

    Hotel:Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.

  2. DAY 2

    CAIRO SIGHTSEEING.

    Meet your Tour Director at 08:00 for a detailed briefing. Then ascend to the Citadel, for breathtaking views over the city and a visit to the Alabaster Mosque. Continue to Tahrir Square, the focal point of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, and the Egyptian Museum. Among the many exhibits are the fabulous artefacts recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun. In the evening, get to know your Travel Director, a professionally trained Egyptologist, and fellow guests over a Welcome Drink at the hotel. Later, drive to the pyramids to witness the magical Sound & Light Show - an unforgettable introduction to the world of Ancient Egypt.

    Hotel:Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.

    Meals:Breakfast

  3. DAY 3

    FLY TO LUXOR, CRUISE THE NILE.

    Fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to stand among the columns of the Hypostyle Hall before transferring to your cruise ship. After lunch on-board, visit Luxor Temple, which was unearthed by Mariette in the 1860s.

    Hotel:MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. DAY 4

    EXPLORING DENDERA AND EDFU.

    Visit the Temple of Hathor in Dendera, one of the best preserved temples in Egypt. It contains a rare depiction of Cleopatra and her son Caesarian, whose father was Julius Caesar. Return to your cruise boat and sail via the Esna Lock to Edfu.

    Hotel:MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. DAY 5

    TEMPLE OF HORUS TO ASWAN.

    Visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the Falcon God. After exploring this magnificent site, your cruise continues to Aswan. In the evening, don your galabeyas (traditional Egyptian attire), for a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.

    Hotel:MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. DAY 6 - RELAXED START

    ASWAN’S HIGH DAM & TEMPLE OF ISIS.

    Sightseeing includes a visit to Aswan's High Dam and Granite Quarries to see the enormous Unfinished Obelisk. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis, rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae. The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy the facilities on your cruise boat.

    Hotel:MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. DAY 7 - RELAXED START

    FELUCCAS AND HIGH TEA.

    On a traditional Nile Felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient craft. As the sun starts to fade, enjoy Colonial-style high tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel, just like Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie once did before you.

    Hotel:MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

  8. DAY 8 - RELAXED START

    FREE TIME AND ON TO KOM OMBO.

    With the morning free, perhaps join the optional experience of travelling to the temples of Abu Simbel, by air? Later, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only double temple of Egypt, dedicated to the two gods the crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder.

    Hotel:MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. DAY 9 - RELAXED START

    CRUISING THE NILE TO LUXOR.

    Your cruise continues along the life-giving waters of the Nile. In the evening, arrive back in Luxor where there is time for shopping and sightseeing.

    Hotel:MS Medea (or similar).

    Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. DAY 10

    EXPLORE LUXOR AND FLY TO CAIRO.

    Disembark from your cruise and travel by air-conditioned coach to the west bank of the Nile. See the Colossi of Memnon and visit both the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried. Visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo.

    Hotel:Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.

    Meals:Breakfast

  11. DAY 11

    CAIRO AND THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA.

    After breakfast, drive to Memphis, the famous capital of the ancient world. See the colossal statue of Ramses II and the Great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara, to see the Step Pyramid of King Zoser, the oldest pyramid in the world, dating back to 2,700 BC. In the afternoon, it's on to Giza with your Egyptologist to explore the magnificent pyramids and come face-to-face with the enigmatic Sphinx. During your visit, venture inside one of these ancient wonders to see the chambers where the pharaohs were sent to meet their Gods in the afterlife.

    Hotel:Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.

    Meals:Breakfast

  12. DAY 12 - RELAXED START

    DEPART CAIRO.

    Your wonderful journey ends with transfers to Cairo International airport.

    Meals:Breakfast

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