Legends of the Nile

Egypt is a country rich with history and culture spanning over 5000 years. Home to the legendary pharaohs of old and scattered with over 1500 ancient temples and other magnificent sights, the country evokes a remarkable living history.

Our 9 day Legends of the Nile itinerary explores all the very best sights Egypt has to offer. Starting in Cairo delve into the ancient histories of this unique city and learn about the pharaohs of old in the Egyptian Museum.

Relax and enjoy a 4 night cruise from Luxor to Aswan visiting some of the famous sites along the magnificent Nile River. Often referred to as the world’s ‘greatest open air museum’, Luxor is the site of grand monuments and ancient burial grounds. The temples of Karnak and Luxor are a marvel to behold, whilst the tombs of ancient Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings are fascinating to explore.

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Legends of the Nile

Day 1: Cairo

On arrival in Cairo you will be met and transferred to your hotel.


Day 2: Cairo

Today enjoy a full day tour of the Pyramids at Giza, with entry into the Great Pyramid of Khufu. Marvel at the mighty Sphinx and explore the ancient royal city of Memphis as well as the necropolis of Sakkara. BL


Day 3: Cairo

Visit the magnificent Egyptian Museum, with entry to the Royal Mummy Room, and the main sites of Islamic Cairo including the Citadel, the Mosque of Sultan Hassan and the Khan Khalili Bazaar. BL


Day 4: Nile Cruiser, Luxor

Morning flight to Luxor and transfer to your Nile cruiser. Afternoon tour of the magnificent Karnak and Luxor temples. Overnight on board. BLD


Day 5: Nile Cruiser, Edfu

Cross the Nile to Thebes Necropolis on the West Bank for a tour of the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial site for nearly 500 years of the pharaohs during the 16th to the 11th centuries BC. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Queens and the Colossi of Amenhutep III (Memnon). Afternoon sailing to Edfu via Esna. BLD


Day 6: Nile Cruiser, Aswan

Explore Edfu and the well preserved Temple of Horus before cruising to Kom Ombo, an unusual double temple dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroeris. Continue sailing on to Aswan for overnight. BLD


Day 7: Nile Cruiser, Aswan

This morning enjoy a tour of the famous Aswan High Dam which controls the Nile River and forms the huge reservoir of Lake Nasser. Continue to the North Quarry with its giant Unfinished Obelisk still embedded in the rock. Take a boat trip to the beautiful Philae Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Isis. Due to the construction of Aswan Low Dam in the early 20th century, in order to save the temple, it was moved from Philae Island and reconstructed on nearby Agilkia Island. BLD


Day 8: Cairo

Disembark after breakfast with an option of visiting the awe-inspiring Temple of Abu Simbel by air. The two massive rock-carved temples were painstakingly relocated in 1968 following the creation of the Aswan High Dam. Afternoon flight to Cairo and transfer to your hotel. B


Day 9: Tour ends

Transfer to Cairo airport. Tour ends. B


B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

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9 days/8 nights

From $2631 per person twin share*

Departs ex Cairo

*Based on two people sharing, single prices on request.

Accommodation options:

Option A – Four Season’s Nile Plaza & Oberoi Philae

Option B – Mena House & Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

Option C – Cairo Marriott & Sonesta St George

Cruise and hotel accommodation upgrades are available subject to availability. Prices on request.

All touring on the cruise boat is conducted by the cruise company on shared basis. Private touring in Cairo.

Highlights:

  • Explore the ancient Pyramids of Giza and marvel at the mighty Sphinx
  • Visit the magnificent Egyptian Museum and the Royal Mummy Room
  • Enjoy a cruise down the famous Nile River
  • Witness some of Egypt’s best temples including Luxor and Karnak

Inclusions

  • Economy class air ticket Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/ Cairo or vice versa.
  • Transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • 4 night Nile cruise
  • Guides and admission fees

Optional Extension:

  • Visit the famous temples at Abu Simbel by air

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Egypt Overview

Why should you visit Egypt: This spellbinding destination offers some of the world’s most magnificent ancient monuments, as well as a insight into age-old Islamic culture. The scenery is also unique, with the mighty Nile River creating swathes of lush greenery amid vast expanses of stark desert.

What is the climate in Egypt?: Cairo has a milder climate than the southern part of Egypt; however temperatures between May-Oct may reach 30°-36°C. The rest of the year is warm to mild, and it can get quite cold on winter nights. Although quite hot all year round, Luxor and Aswan experience their most extreme temperatures from June-August (30°-45°C). Nights are cool in winter and hot in summer (24°-26°C).

What can I combine Egypt with?: Neighbouring Jordan or Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Israel or Morocco.

How to get to Egypt: Daily flights are available from Australia to Egypt. Flight time is approximately 18-19 hours with stopovers depending on which airline you fly with.

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