Nile Discovery 2018/19

from R 18,700* per person


On our Nile Discovery trip, you’ll swing past Egypt's most important historic sites – with a 5-star Nile cruise thrown in for good measure! A qualified Egyptologist will unlock the secrets of ancient Egyptian history at every major site, including Abu Simbel, Luxor, Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, the Pyramids and Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum and more. Ready to soak up some history? Yeah, you are!

Destination: Middle East

Travel Dates: From 24/03/2019 to 28/04/2019

Duration: 8 days

Company: Topdeck

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Inclusions

  • Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza Plateau
    Five-star cruise on the Nile
    Egyptian Museum
    Temples of Luxor & Karnak
    Valley of the Kings & Temple of Hatshepsut
    Nubian village visit
    Saqqara Step Pyramid, Coptic Cairo & Khan el Khalili
    Egyptology tours at major sites (entrance fees not included)
    Temples of Abu Simbel, Kom Ombo & Edfu
    Also Included
    7 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners 2 nights in 4 star hotels (twin-share), 3 nights in cabin accommodation on a 5 star cruise ship, 2 nights aboard an overnight coach Arrival and departure transfers included Transport in an air-conditioned vehicle & Nile cruise ship Awesome English-speaking Trip Leader
    Group Size
    Maximum 30
    Transport
    Air-conditioned minibus, Nile cruise ship

More Information

Day 1 Cairo, Egypt
Welcome to the city of a thousand minarets and watch the madness of Cairo’s traffic jams from a kahwas (coffee shop). But first, rock up to tonight’s welcome meeting and meet your new friends.

Included today:
Airport transfer
Day 2 Cairo to Aswan via Overnight Coach
There's old, and then there's the necropolis of Saqqara. Soak up some ancient history, meander Coptic Cairo and get your haggle on in Khan el-Khalili market.


Meals:
Breakfast
Day 3 Aswan to Nile Cruise Ship
Remember the time of ancient Nubia sailing along the Nile on a felucca sailboat and later, a culture lesson in a brightly coloured traditional village. Then, climb aboard your five-star chariot (replete with rooftop pool, sun lounges and belly dancing) for a taste of life finer than the pharoah’s could have ever imagined.

Included today:
Short felucca ride
Nubian village visit

Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Optional activities:
Camel ride
Nubian dinner
Day 4 Nile Cruise Ship
Come face to face with awe-inspiring Abu Simbel, presided over by four gigantic statues of Ramesses II. And then: what’s cooler than Kom Ombo temple? The fact 300 mummified crocodiles were found nearby.

Included today:
Abu Simbel
Kom Ombo

Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Day 5 Nile Cruise Ship
The eye of Ra is watching you today as we head to the Temple of Edfu. Get acquainted with the falcon-headed sky god Horus. After that, kick back on deck and drink in the beauty of the Nile.

Included today:
Edfu temple

Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Day 6 Nile Cruise Ship to Cairo via Luxor and Overnight Coach
Take a walk through the shadow of the Valley of Kings and go for a Temple trifecta ticking off Hatshepsut, Karnak and Luxor plus Colossi of Memnon before heading back to Cairo.

Included today:
Valley of Kings
Temple of Hatshepsut
Colossi of Memnon
Karnak & Luxor temples

Meals:
Breakfast
Day 7 Cairo
Walk like an Egyptian into King Tutankhamun’s treasure chest at the Egyptian Museum – home to over 160,00 relics – then gain some perspective at the base of the 138-metre Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx.

Included today:
Egyptian Museum
Giza pyramids & Sphinx

Meals:
Breakfast

Optional activities:
Nile dinner cruise
Day 8 Cairo
Shisha! Is the trip over already? If your inner explorer has been stoked, stay on to uncover more of Cairo’s coolness. We’re outta here after breakfast.

Meals:
Breakfast

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