Day 1 UK - Cairo
You will fly to Cairo from the UK today. On arrival, you'll be transferred to your hotel in the pyramids area.
Day 2 Cairo - Pyramids & Sphinx, Egyptian Museum
Breakfast will be served in the hotel. Be amazed on the start of your Egyptian journey by the only remaining wonder of the ancient world, the Pyramids of Giza, and the mysterious Great Sphinx, which is more than 4,000 years old. For the afternoon we will return to the hotel at leisure. In the evening, you can choose to join an optional excursion to see the famous Sound and Light show, where the pyramids are illuminated at night.Meals included: B
Day 3 Cairo
After breakfast depart for downtown Cairo and a tour of Islamic Cairo, discover the citadel of Salah El Din and the famous mosque of Mohamed Ali. The tour ends as you walk through the exotic streets of Cairo, including Islamic El Moez Street, with its ancient mosques. After lunch you will travel to the Egyptian Museum which houses the largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. One of the most treasured is the collection of Tutankhamun. Afterwards, on a stroll through Khan el-Khalili, Cairo's buzzing bazaar, you can practise your haggling skills.Meals included: B,L
Day 4 Cairo - Luxor
After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and be transferred to the airport for your flight to Luxor. On arrival, you'll explore the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple complex with its Avenue of Sphinxes before transferring to your ship where you will enjoy lunch on board. This evening enjoy a tour of Luxor Temple, which formed part of the ancient city of Thebes, before taking a stroll around Luxor with your Holiday Director. You'll return to the ship for dinner.
Day 5 Luxor - Edfu
Today you'll explore the West Bank of the Nile. The first excursion is to the Valley of the Kings, another of Egypt's must-see sites, where you'll go inside some of the tombs that are covered in hand-painted hieroglyphics. Then, you'll visit the astonishing Temple of Hatshepsut which is carved into huge limestone cliffs. Finally, you'll visit the Colossi of Memnon, two 60-ft-high statues which mark the entrance to the funerary temple of Amenophis III. After all that, it's time for a well-earned rest on board the ship. Lunch will be served as you sail south to Esna, followed by Afternoon Tea on the sun deck. In the evening enjoy dinner on board as you arrive in Edfu.Meals included: B,L,D
Day 6 Edfu - Kom Ombo
Today is another day packed full of fascinating sights. After breakfast on board, you'll enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride to the temple complex of Edfu, one of the most well-preserved Egyptian temples in existence today. In the afternoon, the ship will sail south to Kom Ombo and there will be time to observe life on the Nile during Afternoon Tea on the sundeck. On arrival, you'll visit the temple of Kom Ombo, a mysterious temple on the riverbank dedicated to the crocodile god, Sobek. Enjoy dinner on board this evening.Meals included: B,L,D
Day 7 Kom Ombo - Aswan
If you would like to visit the Temples of Abu Simbel, some of the most spectacular monuments in Egypt, join our optional excursion departing early this morning. You'll visit this amazing site and tour its highlights before returning in the early afternoon for lunch.
This afternoon visit the Temple of Philae, the Aswan High Dam, an engineering marvel that took ten years to build and the Unfinished Obelisk.
Later, enjoy a trip in a traditional Felucca on the Nile at sunset. Dinner onboard.
Day 8 Aswan - UK
After breakfast disembark the ship early this morning and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. On arrival at Cairo, you'll board your flight to the UK.Meals included: B