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Explore Egypt at a leisurely pace aboard the luxury Oberoi Zahra cruise vessel. Visit remarkable ancient sights scattered along the Nile as well as the Great Pyramid and Sphinx in Giza. Additional museum visits are made to the Solar Boat Museum in Giza, containing a fullsize ancient Egyptian ship, and to the fascinating Royal Mummy Room in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.
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Fly to Cairo and transfer to the Marriott Mena House or the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at 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. (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. 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 Dendara 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. 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.
Featuring some of the most luxurious accommodation throughout the tour. Prices are based on the standard category, unless indicated otherwise.
Available on request.
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.
11 Jan, 8 Feb, 7 Mar, 4 Apr,
2 May, 25 Jul, 22 Aug, 19 Sep, 17 Oct, 14 Nov,
The Oberoi Zahra also operates a reverse cruise
itinerary from Aswan and it is possible to take 3- or 4-night cruises on this vessel; detailed
itineraries available on request. 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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