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NILE DISCOVERY

After exploring bustling Cairo, sail through history along the Nile. A graceful felucca transports you to a Nubian community near Aswan before you sail on board the Sonesta St George past the temples of Philae and Edfu. At Luxor you will visit the awe-inspiring Valley of The Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple, the Colossus of Memnon as well as the magnificent Karnak temple.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sailing in style on board the Sonesta St George.
  • Exploring the Valley of the Kings.
  • Visiting the Royal Mummy Room, the Amarna Room and the Tutankhamun Room at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
£1,525
per person

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  1. Arrive
  2. 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

  3. 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 with its labyrinthine streets and exotic shops. 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

  4. 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 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, 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

  5. Day 4 - 6 The Nile

    Today you will embark the Sonesta St George ship for your journey down the Nile to Luxor. For the next three 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 and the magnificently preserved Temple of Edfu, built between 237 and 57 BC. 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

  6. 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

  7. Day 8 Depart

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

  8. Depart

GUIDELINE PRICES - Per Person

Currency
Low £ 1,525 $ 2,071 € 1,771
Mid £ 1,895 $ 2,574 € 2,201
High £ 2,450 $ 3,328 € 2,845

INCLUSIONS

  • All accommodation as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and guide services as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Internal flights where detailed in the itinerary.

EXTRAS

  • International flights.
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary.
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, gratuities (discretionary).
  • Entrance fees and excursions not specifically mentioned as included.
  • Travel insurance or visa fees.
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