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Enchanting Egypt 14 nights

Combine a visit to the classical sites of Egypt with a relaxing stay at one of the Red Sea resorts of Hurghada or El Gouna. Marvel at the splendour of the ancient world and enjoy also a relaxing stay at the Red Sea.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Luxor: Depart the UK to Luxor. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your chosen cruise boat (transfer time approx 30 minutes). Overnight in Luxor.
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  • Day 2 Valley of the Kings: Today cross over to the West Bank of the Nile for the first excursion, The Valley of the Kings. From here visit the impressive Temple of Hatshepsut . Afterwards there is a visit to the enormous statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch is served back on board the boat. Set sail upstream to Esna and pass through the Lock. Overnight in Esna.
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  • Day 3 Edfu and Kom Ombo: Early morning visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu. The cruise continues upstream to Kom Ombo where there is a late afternoon visit to the Ptolemic Temple dedicated to the gods Haroeris and Sobek. Afterwards still sailing upstream the boat will arrive in Aswan where you will remain for two nights.
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  • Day 4 Aswan: Today is spent exploring the delights of Aswan. Sightseeing includes a visit to the High Dam, the Old Granite Quarries, the Unfinished Obelisk and then by boat to the Temple of Philae on Agilika Island. After lunch board a Felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailing boat for your included cruise down the Nile and around the picturesque Kitchener Island before returning for dinner.
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  • Day 5 Abu Simbel: The morning can be spent at leisure to roam Aswan some more or alternatively join the optional excursion to Abu Simbel to see the four colossal statues of Ramses II which for many will be the highlight of the cruise. This popular excursion is available by coach (approx £85) or by air (approx £225). In the afternoon an optional bird watching excursion and a visit to a Nubian house can be arranged.
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  • Day 6 Nile River: Today we enjoy a quieter day sailing downstream along the Nile before arriving late evening in Esna. During this pleasant journey you can choose to take a dip in the pool, catch up on some reading or simply enjoy the view. Overnight on board in Esna.
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  • Day 7 Luxor Temples: Sailing from Esna to Luxor arriving at lunch time. In the afternoon, visit the Temple of Karnak - an enormous complex of three temples dedicated to the Theban Gods. Afterwards explore the magnificent Temple of Luxor which was once connected to the Karnak Temple by an avenue of sphinxes.In the evening there is an optional excursion to the exhilarating Sound and Light Show at Karnak Temple (approximately £28.00 per person).
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  • Day 8 Hurghada or El Gouna: Hurghada or El Gouna: Transfer by road to Hurghada or El Gouna. On arrival transfer to your hotel for a stay of 4 nights
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  • Day 9-11 Hurghada or El Gouna: Time to relax and enjoy the many facilities this resort has to offer. For the adventurous why not take a trip on a Bedouin safari into the desert and discover a fascinating unchanged way of life.
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  • Day 12 Cairo: Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. On arrival transfer to your chosen hotel.
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  • Day 13 Great Pyramids: Optional morning visit to see the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. Afternoon at leisure, time to relax by the pool or to do some shopping in the many bazaars. In the evening a chance to take an optional excursion to see the fantastic Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids.
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  • Days 14 Egyptian Museum: Optional morning excursion to the Egyptian Museum to see the treasures of Tutankhamen. Afternoon at leisure or you may want to take one of our optional tours to the stunning mosques of Islamic Cairo and the intriguing early churches of Coptic Cairo. In the evening, enjoy an optional dinner cruise on the Nile whilst watching a traditional folklore show.
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  • Day 15 Fly to the UK: Transfer to the airport for your flight to the London Heathrow
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  • Please note: Order of sailing and touring is subject to change locally. Your tour guide will advise you accordingly.
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  • Day 1 Luxor
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  • Day 2 Valley of the Kings
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  • Day 3 Edfu and Kom Ombo
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  • Day 4 Aswan
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  • Day 5 Abu Simbel
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  • Day 6 Nile River
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  • Day 7 Luxor Temples
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  • Day 9-11 Hurghada or El Gouna
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  • Day 12 Cairo
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  • Day 13 Great Pyramids
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  • Days 14 Egyptian Museum
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