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Day 1 - Arrive Cairo
Arrive in the hustle and bustle of Cairo where you will be welcomed by a local representative and transferred to the Four Season First Residence.

Overnight: The Four Seasons Hotel at the First Residence

Day 2 - Cairo
Your journey through Egypt starts today with a visit to the famous Pyramids of Giza built for some of the mightiest Pharaohs - Cheops, Chepren and Mycerinus.  The Great Pyramid of Giza remained the tallest man made structure in the world for 3,800 years. Nearby you'll also discover the magnificent Sphinx which acts as guardian to the Pharaoh's enormous funerary monument.  After lunch visit the Khan-el-Khalili bazaar - the largest souk in the Middle East which will delight your senses with its labyrinthine streets and exotic shops.  Watch the world go by in one of the famous cafés and shop for everything from spices to perfumes.   Conclude your day with a visit to fascinating Coptic Cairo which is in the old part of Cairo that encompasses the Coptic Museum, the Hanging Church and St Sergius Monastery.

Overnight: The Four Seasons Hotel at the First Residence

Day 3 - Cairo -Aswan
After breakfast you will fly to Aswan where you will be met and transferred to the legendary Old Cataract Hotel where Agatha Christie wrote 'Death on the Nile'.  Later on, embark your private felucca which is a traditional wooden sailing boat, for a delightful voyage to Soheil Island for an insight Nubian lifestyle.  The Nubian Tribes have their own unique language and unlike their ancient history, which has been thoroughly studied, little has been recorded about the social aspects of the modern day Nubian Tribes.   Spend time with the Nubians learning about their life before enjoying the breeze and gently sailing back to the hotel to enjoy tea on the famous Old Cataract terrace.

Overnight: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract

Day 4 - 6 - The Nile
Today you will embark the luxury cruise vessel Sonesta St George ship for your journey down the Nile to Luxor.  For the next 3 nights, you have a fascinating itinerary that will highlight the very best of the Nile including Philae Temple, the Aswan High Dam, the Aga Khan's Mausoleum, the magnificently preserved Temple of Edfu, built between 237 and 57 BC and dedicated to the falcon god and the temple of Kom Ombo shared by the gods Sobek and Haeroris. On reaching Luxor(the ancient capital of Egypt known as Thebes), you will visit the stunning Valley of The Kings, Valley of the Queens, Colossus of Memnon as well as Luxor and Karnak temples. Life on board the St. George is delightfully relaxing and in addition to enjoying delicious meals in the ship's dining room, there will be plenty of time to relax on deck and view the beautiful scenery and local life.

Overnight: Sonesta St George

Day 7 - Luxor
Disembark after breakfast and bid farewell to the delightful crew before being transferred to the iconic Winter Palace. Today will be entirely at leisure to take in more of the sights, relax by the pool or perhaps browse the many souvenir shops that line the streets.

Overnight: Sofitel Winter Palace

Day 8 - Depart
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before transferring to Luxor Airport for your flight home via Cairo.

From £1,525 / $2,318 per person for land arrangements only, based on two people sharing a room.

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