Cairo - the Triumphant City - is the glorious capital of Egypt, the cradle of...Read more >
Discover the highlights of Egypt while staying in carefully chosen, characterful
accommodation. See the majestic Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza before
spending five nights aboard an intimate and luxurious dahabeya. Cruise leisurely
along the Nile, stopping to explore the iconic sites and temples found along its
shores. Finish with a stay in a historic hotel in the lush city of Aswan, where
life takes place at a slower pace.
Fly to Cairo and transfer to Villa Belle Epoque for 2 nights. (N)Day 2: Cairo
Morning tour of Giza to see the Great Pyramid and Sphinx. Afternoon private tour of the Egyptian Museum including entry to the Royal Mummy Room. (B)Day 3: Fly to Luxor
Early morning flight to Luxor. Board the Jaz Yakouta for a 5-night cruise. This upscale dahabeya is elegantly decorated and provides an intimate cruising experience. Visit the Karnak temple complex and Luxor Temple. (D)Day 4: Luxor • Esna
Visit the main sites of the West Bank including visits to the Valley of the Kings, Deir el-Medina and the Colossi of Memnon. Take lunch on board and sail to Esna this afternoon, where the dahabeya will overnight. (B, L, D)Day 5: Edfu • Kom Ombo
Set sail for Edfu this morning and visit the wellpreserved Temple of Horus. Continue to Kom Ombo and overnight. (B, L, D)Day 6: Aswan
Visit the unusual double temple of Kom Ombo before sailing to Aswan. On arrival, visit the Unfinished Obelisk, Aswan High Dam and the Temple of Philae. Tonight you will be moored in Aswan. (B, L, D)Day 7: Aswan
Morning at leisure with an optional excursion to Abu Simbel (additional cost). In the afternoon take a relaxing felucca ride to the botanical garden. (B, L, D)Day 8: Aswan
Disembark this morning and transfer to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, a colonial-era property, for a 2-night stay. (B)Day 9: Aswan
Day at leisure. Optional activities include visiting a Nubian village and the local bazaars (additional cost).Day 10: Fly home via Cairo
Transfer to the airport for your flight home, via Cairo. (B)Meal basis
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.Important information Superior tour
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.Non-exclusive cruise:
When on board the Nile cruise, transfers and excursions relevant to that cruise are operated as a group with other passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.Single supplement
Available on request.Other cruise options & tailor-made travel
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Villa Belle Epoque, Cairo's first boutique hotel, is a restored 1920s townhouse located in the suburb of Maadi. It is 15 minutes south of the city by metro; 30 minutes drive from the airport, and 25 minutes to Giza. There are a number of boutique shops, cafes and restaurants nearby and you can walk to the banks of the Nile in 20 minutes. The property has 13 rooms; each individually designed using a mixture of modern and traditional styles, antique furniture and contemporary Egyptian art. All rooms have a private marble bathroom with separate bath and shower and open on to either a balcony or conservatory. There is a communal dining area serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a choice of Egyptian, Oriental, French, English and Italian cuisines. The outdoor pool, set amid the landscaped garden full of date palms and fruit trees, is the perfect place to sit and relax, and ...
The Sofitel Legend Old Cataract is located on a hill overlooking the Nile and Elephantine Island. The hotel has retained its Victorian facade, well known for its appearance in the film of Agatha Christie’s 'Death on the Nile'. Guests are welcomed in a historic lobby with polished marble floors and high Islamic arches. The hotel has two different experiences; the Palace has preserved the hotel's heritage, while the Nile Wing is contemporary and elegant. The Old Cataract has four restaurants, which include the gourmet 1902 Restaurant, and two bars, a spa and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
The Jaz Yakouta Dahabeya is a traditional sailing boat offering 5-night cruises between Luxor and Aswan or 7-night round-trip cruises from Luxor. This small vessel provides the opportunity to travel in a more intimate group and can even be fully chartered for a group of friends or family. The ship features six elegantly designed cabins, each with large panoramic windows, television, individually controlled air conditioning, electronic safe and private bathroom. On board there is a sun terrace with open air jacuzzi, shaded areas with tables and chairs, a comfortable lounge and a dining room. A same day laundry service is available (at own expense) and a doctor is on call 24 hours a day. Cruises are full board including tea, coffee and soft drinks. There are small group sizes on the included excursions, which are accompanied by an English-speaking Egyptologist in air-conditioned vehicles. All entrance fees to historical sites visited on excursions ...
Low season from £3495 per person
High season from £4245 per person
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*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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