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The Treasures of Egypt

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Journey into the pages of history during this enriching 11-day tour of Egypt, capturing the culture and wonder of what is arguably the world’s finest collection of heritage sites. From the tombs, monuments, and temples of Luxor to the rousing Great Pyramids of Giza; your inner explorer will rejoice at the amazing sights available over the course of this unforgettable journey.

Begin in Cairo, where you’ll enjoy evening canapés as the sun sets over the Pyramids during a memorable Scenic Sundowners event. Walk through the colourful bazaars of Luxor or take an optional hot air balloon ride over the city’s ancient sites, enjoying views that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Then, take a luxury cruise on the River Nile, and visit a string of fascinating destinations, including Aswan, whose beautiful Osiris temple is a must-see. Tonight, enjoy a Special Stay at the Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, where you’re invited to sample Mediterranean cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace – a wonderful Scenic Enrich event. Your final call is Cairo, where you can discover the enthralling artefacts of the Egyptian Museum, including Tutankhamun’s tomb and a collection of Royal Mummies.

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* From price is for a 27 April 2018 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1
Highlights: Sundowners

Fly direct from London Heathrow or chose to fly from Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Glasgow or Newcastle via London Heathrow with British Airways.  Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a two night special stay. You’ll be able to soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony. Please book flights to arrive by 2pm.


Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the Pyramids.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Highlights: Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx

Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500 BC before marvelling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Giza > Luxor
Highlights: Luxor Museum

Fly to Luxor and relax in the beautiful gardens of your Special Stay hotel for tonight. Discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by a walk through the colourful local markets.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Luxor > Nile Cruise
Highlights: Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple

Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites. (Additional cost, please book on tour.)

Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut, then admire the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. Return to Luxor and embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Late afternoon tour the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.


Raise your glass and toast the start of your Nile cruise with drinks and canapés.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Nile Cruise
Highlights: Temple of Hathor at Dendera

Relax on one of the Sun Decks and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel at the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple before returning to Luxor and visiting the impressive Luxor temple. This evening’s entertainment will delight with the colours of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerising moves of a belly dancer.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Nile Cruise
Highlights: Nile temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo

Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt.
This afternoon explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank and dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god. A fun night awaits on board with a lively Galabeyya party themed with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Nile Cruise
Highlights: Philae Temple

Cruise south to reach charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Nile Cruise > Aswan
Highlights: Scenic Enrich - Dinner at The Terrace

Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay and admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.


Visit a traditional Nubian village or take a motorboat to the upper reaches of the Nile. Alternatively, discover the vibrant botanical gardens.


Watch the sun set and picture yourself as Agatha Christie, pen in hand, as you sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Aswan > Cairo
Highlights: Temples of Abu Simbel

Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Later, fly to the bustling city of Cairo for your two night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10
Highlights: Egyptian Museum and Mummies Room

Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies.

This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.


Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the ancient site of Saqqara.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Cairo > UK
Highlights: Farewell

Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport taking a lifetime of memories with you for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast
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