This tour offers a privileged insight into
the secrets of ancient Egypt. Travel with
expert Egyptologist Jocelyn Gohary to
Cairo, Giza, Luxor and Aswan to uncover
the history of the pyramids, the Sphinx
and the Valley of the Kings, as well as
lesser-known gems. Travel in style on a
Nile cruise and enjoy exclusive access
behind the scenes. learn more about
the world of the Pharaohs on this
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Fly from London to Cairo with Egyptair. Transfer
to the Holiday Inn Citystars hotel (or similar) for
2 nights. (D)
Travel to Giza, a suburb of south-west Cairo
famed for its ancient monuments, and marvel
at the three Great Pyramids: Cheops (Khufu),
Chephren (Khafre), and Mykerinos (Menkaure).
Enter the King’s Chamber inside Khufu pyramid,
the oldest and largest of the three, to see how
these structures were designed. Nearby is the
Solar Boat, a full-size ancient Egyptian boat.
Proceed to the stepped pyramid in Sakkara, on
which Imhotep experimented with the design
of his stone tomb, and Memphis, the capital city
founded by Menes. Evening welcome dinner.
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Luxor, the
site of the ancient city of Thebes, and visit
Chicago House to learn about the work of the
Epigraphic Survey with the director, Dr Ray
Johnson. Spend the remainder of the day at
leisure. Overnight at Sonesta St George Hotel. (B)
Spend today discovering the West Bank of the
Nile, including the memorable Valley of the
Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the
Colossi of Memnon. This area is referred to as
the Necropolis and accommodates thousands
of elaborate tombs, of which the most
significant were built for the pharaohs and are open to view. You will also see the Valleys of
the Queens and the Nobles and the house of
Howard Carter, the British archaeologist who
discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun, before
boarding MY Mirage for a 4-night Nile cruise.
The MY Mirage is a modern and comfortable
cruiser with 62 air-conditioned cabins and a
swimming pool. A cooking lesson on board is
included. (B, L, D)
In the morning, visit the Temples of Luxor and
Karnak on the East Bank of the Nile. Travel
upstream to Esna and pass through the Esna
Lock, before continuing to Edfu. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu,
the largest and best-preserved Ptolemaic temple
in Egypt. Afternoon cruise to Kom Ombo and
visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Cruise to
Aswan. (B, L, D)
Morning visits to Aswan High Dam, the
Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. In
the afternoon, take a felucca trip on the Nile.
(B, L, D)
Disembark the cruise this morning and in
the afternoon visit the Nubian Museum
and Kalabsha Temple. Stay 1 night at Basma
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Cairo and continue to the Egyptian Museum to see the
world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian
artefacts. After a farewell dinner, overnight at
Holiday Inn Citystars. (B, D)
Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport for an
afternoon flight to London. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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This tour is fully escorted
throughout by the lecturer, as well as
experienced local guides.
Typically based in 4- and 5-star
The Nile cruise is operated
as a group with other passengers who may or
may not be Cox & Kings clients.
This tour involves some long walks
over uneven ground and therefore requires a
good level of fitness.
Jocelyn Gohary has
worked for more than
30 years in various
and teaching posts in
Egypt. She has lectured
at Helwan University and
the American University in Cairo, and has travelled in Egypt as a specialist scholar for several international travel companies.
Located on Aswan's highest hill, The Basma Hotel offers commanding views over Aswan and the Nile. It is conveniently located just a short walk from the Corniche, the Nubian Museum and local markets.
The 189 guestrooms & suites are spacious and well appointed with modern conveniences including TV, mini bar, telephones, air-conditioning and balconies. Within the lush Mediterranean gardens you will find the heated swimming pool and a terrace for outdoor dining with breathtaking views. Enjoy delicious cuisine in the elegant dining room and unwind with an exotic drink in the bar. There is also an open-air roof top terrace, overlooking the Nile, whilst the Ali Baba tent serves a buffet style dinner accompanied by traditional entertainment.
From October to April, one excursion option is felucca (traditional Egyptian sailing boat) ride to the unspoiled island of Basma where a specia...
Part of the Cairo CityStars complex, guests at the Holiday Inn Cairo CityStars have access to 550 shops, an exhibition centre, 16 cinemas and a family entertainment centre. The hotel's 311 comfortable guestrooms come equipped with coffee makers, hair dryers and irons, wireless internet access, and flatscreen televisions. Hotel facilities include a choice of four restaurants and bars, a gymnasium and swimming...
MY Mirage is a modern and comfortable cruiser, operating 4-night cruises between Luxor and Aswan, and the 3-night reverse journey between Aswan and Luxor. The vessel’s 62 air-conditioned cabins, which include two suites, all feature twin beds, a television, minibar, safety deposit box and en suite bathroom. The cruiser's leisure facilities include a lounge bar, swimming pool, jacuzzi, large shaded sundeck, library, hairdressing salon, laundry service and gift shop. The main buffet restaurant serves a variety of foods and the sundeck bar offers refreshing drinks and...
The Sonesta St George is a modern seven-storey building with a stucco facade, bay-shaped iron balconies and lower-level terrace overlooking the River Nile. There are 224 comfortable guest rooms and suites with television, air-conditioning, hair dryer, mini bar, direct-dial telephone and safety-deposit box. The hotel has a swimming pool, a selection of restaurants and bars, 24-Hour room service, a bank, ATM machines and laundry...
Jocelyn Gohary has worked for more than 30 years in various archaeological research and teaching posts in Egypt. She has lectured at Helwan University and the American University in Cairo, and has travelled in Egypt as a specialist scholar for several international travel companies.
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
Considered to be the most picturesque of all
Egypt’s towns, spend additional nights here to
relax at the end of your tour. Visit the renowned
Nubian Museum and the Temple of Kalabsha,
built during the reign of Emperor Augustus
and moved to its new location during the
construction of the Aswan High Dam. Take high
tea on the terrace at Hotel Sofitel Legend Old
Cataract to fully appreciate the views of the
Nile.From £210 per person including 2 nights’
accommodation at the Basma Hotel, private
transfers and a full-day guided tour of the
Nubian Museum and the Temple of Kalabsha.
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.
Extend your stay at a hotel of your choice and
add a tour of the Pyramids in Saqqara and
Dahshur, which offer excellent examples of how
the first Pyramids were constructed. Alternatively
visit Coptic Cairo, the oldest quarter of the city,
which contains early Christian churches and
Africa’s first mosque. In the evening, enjoy the
sound and light show at the Sphinx, which tells
the story of ancient Egypt.From £180 per person including 2 nights’
accommodation at the Conrad hotel, private
transfers and a full-day guided tour of Saqqara
and Dahshur or Coptic Cairo.
One of the highlights of any trip to Egypt is
a stay in Luxor. Its renowned East and West
Banks are home to the temples and burial
chambers of the Pharaohs. Extend your stay to
visit these sights and many more that may not
have featured on your cruise itinerary. On the
West Bank, go beyond the Valley of the Kings
and visit the Valleys of the Nobles, the Queens
and the Artisans, and on the East Bank discover
the incredible artefacts on display in the Luxor
Museum.From £220 per person including 2 nights’
accommodation at the Sonesta St George
hotel, private transfers and an extended full-day
tour, either of the West Bank including the
Valley of the Queens, Howard Carter’s house
and the Tomb of the Nobles; or of the East
Bank including the Luxor Museum and the
This tour can be booked / reserved online by clicking on one of the coloured links below.
EAT2016: 9 Nights
Aswan is situated at the south end of the section of the Nile plied by the cruise fleets...
Cairo - the Triumphant City - is the glorious capital of Egypt, the cradle of...
Luxor is a modern city, full of the monuments of both ancient Egyptian and other, more...
This journey recalls the golden age of
the Grand Tour, when travellers would
explore the world’s most fascinating
places in style. Staying in some of the
country’s finest accommodation,...
Reopened in 2012 after 15 years,
this cruise from Luxor to Cairo offers
passengers the chance to visit the lesserknown
archaeological sites of the Lower
Nile. A cruise is the ideal way to...
This luxurious journey features some
fascinating additional visits in Cairo,
including the Royal Mummy Room at
the Egyptian Museum and the Solar
Boat Museum in Giza. Stay at Cairo’s
Land of the Pharaohs and home to such
magical man-made wonders as the
Pyramids, Egypt is a fascinating country
whose history is immersed in the lifegiving
waters of the Nile. On this group