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This journey recalls the golden age of
the Grand Tour, when travellers would
explore the world’s most fascinating
places in style. Begin with a few days
in Cairo to explore the sites before
continuing on to enjoy cruises on
both the Nile and Lake Nasser. This
comprehensive tour visits Lower Egypt,
Upper Egypt and Lower Nubia, and is
ideal for those wishing to see Egypt’s
greatest sites in comfort.
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Fly to Cairo and transfer to the Marriott Mena
House hotel or the Four Seasons Nile Plaza for
3 nights. (N)
Morning tour of Giza to see the Great Pyramid,
the Sphinx and the Solar Boat Museum, which
contains a full-size ancient Egyptian ship that
was discovered buried at the foot of the Great
Pyramid. Afternoon at leisure or optional
excursion to the stepped pyramid at Saqqara
(payable locally). (B)
Morning visit to the Egyptian Museum
including entry to the Royal Mummy Room.
Afternoon tour of the Khan el-Khalili bazaar
and citadel. (B)
Early morning flight to Luxor (flying time
approx. 1 hour). Transfer to the luxury Oberoi
Zahra for a 7-night cruise to Aswan. Afternoon
visit to Karnak temple complex and Luxor
Museum. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings, the
Mortuary Temple of Ramses III and the Colossi
of Memnon. Afternoon visit to Dendera temple
complex. (B, L, D)
Morning visit to the Tombs of the Nobles, Deir
el-Medina and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
Afternoon visit to Luxor Temple. (B, L, D)
Sail to Edfu. Late afternoon visit to the Temple
of Horus at Edfu. (B, L, D)
Sail to Aswan. Afternoon visit to the Aswan
High Dam and the Temple of Philae. (B, L, D)
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Kom Ombo
temple complex. Return to Aswan for an
afternoon felucca trip. Evening sound and light
show at the Temple of Philae. (B, L, D)
Day at leisure. Optional visit to Abu Simbel
(payable in advance –
please request at the
time of booking). (B, L, D)
Disembark in the morning. Transfer to
Aswan airport for flight to Cairo (flying
time approx. 1.5 hours). Overnight at the
Intercontinental Citystars Hotel in a Club
room (or similar). (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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.
Featuring some of the most luxurious
accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are
based on the standard category, unless indicated
This tour departs every Saturday
from 12 January to 14 December 2019. The
cruise will not sail from 4 June to 15 July 2019
as it will be in drydock for annual maintenance.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or
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EZC2019: 11 Nights
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