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Tracking the ancient dusty corridors of the magnificent Pyramids, cruising along the site-studded Nile and drifting over the sun-baked desert are all on the itinerary of this mesmerising journey through Egypt by land, river and air.

What's included

  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow with Egypt Air or similar schedule airline and internal flights
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • 4 nights on a full-board basis on board MS Tamr Henna or similar
  • The services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
  • All airport taxes, security charges, UK Airline Passenger Duty, all state and local taxes, plus ATOL protection fee.

Included holiday highlights

  • Visit the legendary Pyramids, magnificent Sphinx and treasure-filled Egyptian Museum (full day)
  • Tour of the vast Temples of Karnak and Luxor
  • Descend into the tombs at the Valley of the Kings and visit the temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Visit the well-preserved Temple of Horus and the town of Kom Ombo with its waterfront temple
  • See the huge Aswan High Dam, the island temple of Philae Temple and the unfinished Obelisk
  • Soak up Aswan’s sights on board a traditional felucca sailing boat
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at the Old Cataract Hotel, where ‘Queen of Crime Agatha Christie penned ‘Death on the Nile’
  • Enjoy a 4-night cruise down the River Nile on a 5-star cruiser

Optional excursions

  • Aswan tour, taking in the fabulous mosque and souk
  • Abu Simbel by air to view ancient wonders
  • The air trip to Abu Simbel can be pre-booked from just £245 per person (subject to change for 2016).
Depart on your scheduled flight to Cairo today. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a two-night stay.
Today we include a fascinating full-day excursion to the legendary Pyramids and the Sphinx. The great Pyramids of Giza stand on a rocky plateau on the western bank of the Nile. They are the most measured, studied and debated monuments in the world and stand as a lasting testament to the geometrical accuracy and technical skill that went into their making. The Great Pyramid of Cheops alone is constructed from two-and-a-half million hand-carved limestone blocks and reaches a point at 450 feet above the ground.

Close to the Pyramids lies the magnificent Sphinx, a huge statue of a recumbent lion with a human head believed to be fashioned in the likeness of the pharaoh Chephren. During the afternoon you will visit the world-famous Egyptian Museum in central Cairo, which houses one of the world’s richest collections of artefacts, including treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Early this morning you will transfer to Cairo airport for the short flight to Luxor, where you will join a 5-star Nile cruiser such as MS Tamr Henna or similar, which will be your base for the next four nights.

Luxor is a huge open-air museum set on both sides of the mighty Nile, where awe-inspiring sights will be brought to life thanks to the knowledge of the Local Guides who will accompany you on your cruise. Your first stop will be made at the vast Temples of Karnak and Luxor. Dedicated to the God Amun, Luxor was originally connected to Karnak – the oldest and most imposing temple complex, famous for its pillared halls, one of which boasts 134 gigantic columns.

Highlights include the Avenue of Sphinxes, the great Hypostyle Hall and Queen Hatshepsut’s pink granite obelisk. According to legend, a wish made beside the sacred temple lake is certain to come true!

During your cruise all meals are served on board your ship, which overnights in Luxor this evening.
Today’s included excursion is to the mesmerising Valley of the Kings. Here 64 tombs, including that of boy king Tutankhamun, have been discovered. As you descend into one of the tombs you will be astonished by the condition of the intricate carvings and colourful hieroglyphics that adorn the walls.

On today’s tour you will also visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, dedicated to the cow-eared goddess Hathor, and see the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch is served on board as your cruise continues and passes through the locks at Esna, where your ship docks overnight.
Enjoy a leisurely buffet breakfast on board this morning before taking an included horse and carriage ride through the streets of Edfu to visit the wonderfully-preserved Temple of Horus. There’s time to shop for souvenirs if you wish before you rejoin your ship for lunch.

Relax on deck as your ship sails on to Kom Ombo, where you’ll catch your first glimpse of this picturesque waterfront temple which is dedicated to two gods - Sobek the crocodile god and Horus the falcon-headed god. The unique layout features two temples in one, with each side having its own gateways and chapels. Your ship docks in Kom Ombo tonight.
As you take breakfast on board your ship you’ll notice the river scenery change from fertile fields to rocky banks and desert slopes as you cruise to Aswan, described by many as the most beautiful of Egypt’s river towns.

Included today is a visit to the unfinished obelisk, the Aswan High Dam and the island temple of Philae. The dam’s 364ft high walls contain Lake Nasser, the world’s largest man-made reservoir at approximately 300 miles in length. We also include a trip aboard a felucca sailing boat around Elephantine Island and past the Mausoleum of the Aga Khan. With so much to see, we also include High Tea at the wonderful Old Cataract hotel, plus there is an optional Aswan Highlights tour to visit the fabulous Mosque and Souk.
After breakfast you can spend your last few hours on board enjoying the facilities. Alternatively, join our unmissable optional excursion to Abu Simbel, where you’ll see the four colossal statues of Ramses II, which stand guard over this ancient site. Not only are the two temples here among the world’s most magnificent monuments, but their removal and reconstruction when they were threatened by submersion in Lake Nasser was a spectacular and historic feat. During this salvage operation the temples were dismantled and raised more than 60 metres up the sandstone cliff where they were built more than 3,000 years before and reassembled in exactly the same position to each other and the sun.

After your excursion you will fly back to Aswan for an afternoon flight to Cairo, for our final overnight hotel stay.
Today you’ll transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK, or choose our Red Sea add-on for five more nights.

Please note: This holiday includes walking in areas of rough ground, gradients and steps.

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Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Aswan Highlights

Aswan Highlights

from £20

You'll be guided through the streets of Aswan to see the historical buildings and the El-Tabia Mosque which reflects the typical Islamic architecture. Then take in the smells of scents and spices at the Souk, and maybe buy some Egyptian goods.

Please Note: This excursion runs at the same time as Abu Simbel.

Recommended - Moderate Walking - Excursion duration 2-3 hours (approx)

Luxor by Horse and Carriage

Luxor by Horse and Carriage

from £20

Explore the magnificent city of Luxor by one of the most popular forms of local transport, the horse and carriage or as its called locally "Hantoor".

Relaxing - Minimal Walking - Excursion duration 1 hour (approx)

Sound and Light show - Cairo

Sound and Light show - Cairo

from £26

An evening excursion to see a sound and light performance, presented after sunset at the Pyramids of Giza, bringing to life the history of ancient Egypt.

Entertaining - Minimal Walking - Excursion duration 2-3 hours (approx)

Abu Simbel air trip - Prebookable Only

Abu Simbel air trip - Prebookable Only

from £245

A trip by air to one of the most thrilling sights in Egypt. Abu Simbel's great Temple of Ramses II, guarded by four colossal figures of the King himself, carved out of the rock and standing 60ft high. You can't turn down the opportunity to experience its ancient majesty, and the modern-day miracle that saw it moved up the mountainside to save it from the rising waters of Lake Nasser.

Highlight - Moderate/Strenuous walking - Excursion duration 6 hours (approx)

Please Note: To guarantee your place on this excursion you must book it at least 5 weeks prior to departure. We are able to request extra places later than 5 weeks prior to tour but this cannot be guaranteed.
The 4-star Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel is ideally located within reach of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramids.

Hotel facilities include a selection of restuarants and bars, a swimming pool and a spa. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar and a TV.
Your cruise ship Tamr Henna is a 5-star vessel set over four decks.

facilities onboard include a sun deck with a swimming pool, bar, dining room, library and fitness room equipped with a sauna and Jacuzzi bath. Cabins have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe and a TV.
The 4-star Le Passage is ideally located within reach of the centre of Cairo.

Hotel facilities include a selection of restuarants, a bar and a swimming pool. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, mini-bar, hairdryer, safe and a TV.

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel

Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour.  Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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London (Heathrow)

Thursday 12 November 2015

8 Days



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Take the opportunity to maximise your travel experience and extend your holiday with an add-on. The number of days and the price shown is inclusive of the main tour:

Egypt with the Sharm el Sheikh Add-on

13 days from £1,898

Nov 2015 - Nov 2015 Departures
For those who would like to spend some time relaxing after your exciting tour of Egypt, we are delighted to offer a five-night add-on staying at the modern resort of Sharm el Sheikh. Set on the coastline of the southern Sinai Peninsula, this stunning town is fringed by the crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea. The city features a lovely Old Town, while its warm climate makes relaxing on the beach a tempting activity. During this add-on, you will stay at the 4-star Hotel Helnan Marina. Located right on the beach, the hotel boasts spectacular views over the ocean at popular Naama Bay. This add-on includes the services of a Local Representative.