Egypt in Depth

15 Days
Cairo to Cairo
From (GBP)
£ 5,345
Dates & Pricing

2021 Cairo > Cairo

Go with the flow

Follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions as you cruise leisurely up the Nile and discover ancient wonders and timeless villages along its banks.
Everything in Egypt seems to be on an impossibly grand scale – history spanning thousands of years, majestic temples, gigantic monuments and vast deserts. Flowing through the centre is its eternal lifeblood, the mighty Nile. Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and stand in awe before the staggering façade of the Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Learn about more recent history at the World War II memorials in El Alamein and relax on the shores of the sparkling Red Sea.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
DMGR
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Cairo
Return City:
Cairo

Selected Itinerary

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Giza (Cairo)

    Fly from the UK to Cairo. Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a four night Special Stay at your iconic hotel with views of the Great Pyramids from your balcony.

  2. Day 2 - Giza (Cairo)

    Sundowners

    Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the magnificent pyramids.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Giza

    Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC before marvelling at the 20 metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. Visit the ancient site of Saqqara in the afternoon. At dusk, prepare for an exclusive night of historical discoveries as the doors of the new Grand Museum open just for you, long after they have closed to the general public.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Giza

    Visit the site of one of World War II’s defining battles, El Alamein.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Giza > Aswan

    Fly to Aswan where you will be ensconced in luxury during your two night Special Stay and admire the views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony. Discover the history of the hotel and follow in the footsteps of icons like Princess Diana, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy pre dinner drinks at The Terrace, before dining at restaurant 1902.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Aswan

    Freechoice

    Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, take a motorboat ride to the upper reaches of the Nile.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  7. Day 7 - Aswan > Nile Cruise

    Fly early to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III as you settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Discover the granite quarries of ancient Egypt, learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. Later, enjoy a traditional felucca cruise on the Nile. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Nile Cruise

    Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise north. Explore Kom Ombo Temple, perched high on the east bank. A fun night awaits on board with a colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Nile Cruise

    Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and admire the colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut and the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. At the vast temple complex of Karnak, marvel at the enormous pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Nile Cruise

    Travel to the temple complex of Dendera to admire the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s Temple. Disembark and join a walking tour through the local produce markets. Discover the fascinating antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by the treasures of Luxor Temple. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Luxor > Red Sea

    Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight (additional cost, please book on tour.)

    Disembark and take a drive through the desert landscape to reach your luxurious resort, set on the shores of the Red Sea, for a two night Special Stay. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Red Sea

    Relax and enjoy a day at leisure on the sparkling shores of the Red Sea. Your resort features a daily activity program or you can just relax by the pool or beach.

    Sundowners

    Raise your glass as you watch the play of colours across the dramatic desert and seascapes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Red Sea > Cairo

    Fly to Cairo for your two night stay. Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and a selection of Royal Mummies. 

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Cairo

    Discover Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Bazaar and explore Old Cairo and the Hanging Temple of Babylon.
    Tonight, join your Tour Director for a farewell to Egypt dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Cairo > UK

    Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to the UK.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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