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Egypt & Jordan 13 nights

Discover two fascinating and historical countries in one exciting journey. Take a cruise down the legendary River Nile, experience the enthralling capital city of Cairo and marvel at the amazing Pyramids and Sphinx. Journey onwards to Jordan and explore the captivating wonders of Petra and relax beside the tranquil waters of the Dead Sea

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Cairo: Depart UK direct to Cairo. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel for a 2 night stay.
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  • Day 2 Pyramids & Sphinx: Morning visit to see the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx followed by a tour of the Egyptian Museum.
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  • Day 3 Luxor: Fly to Luxor. You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your chosen cruise boat. Moored in Luxor, the friendly crew will welcome you aboard, ensuring you settle into your cabin and familiarise yourself with the boat before dinner and overnight in Luxor.
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  • Day 4 Valleyof 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 5 Edfu & 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 6 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 7 Abu Simbel: The morning can 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 8 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 9 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 10 Amman: Fly from Luxor to Amman. Upon arrival in Jordan transfer to Petra for a stay of 2 nights.
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  • Day 11 Petra: Full day exploring Petra known as the Rose Red City. The day will include visits to the dramatic Treasury, Petra's most famous monument plus the Street of Facades, the Court House and the Amphitheatre. Overnight at hotel.
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  • Day 12 Wadi Rum: After breakfast, depart to Wadi Rum, the largest and most magnificent of Jordan's desert landscapes. Experience this vast wilderness aboard 4x4 vehicles driven by local Bedouins. The trip is around 2 hours before heading to the Dead Sea for a stay of 2 nights.
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  • Day 13 Dead Sea: The Dead Sea lies in the Jordan Valley at the lowest point on earth. Spend your time sunbathing, swimming or treat yourself to some of the many spa treatments on offer especially the well-known healing powers of the minerals from the sea bed. Overnight Dead Sea.
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  • Day 14: Return flight to the UK
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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 Cairo
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  • Day 2 Pyramids & Sphinx
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  • Day 3 Luxor
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  • Day 4 Valleyof the Kings
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  • Day 5 Edfu & Kom Ombo
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  • Day 6 Aswan
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  • Day 7 Abu Simbel
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  • Day 8 Nile River
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  • Day 9 Luxor Temples
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  • Day 10 Amman
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  • Day 11 Petra
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  • Day 12 Wadi Rum
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  • Day 13 Dead Sea
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