Day 1 : Arrive Cairo
Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo Airport, transfer to your hotel and relax after your journey.
Accommodation : Hilton Heliopolis
Day 2 : Cairo – Luxor – Nile Cruise (4 Nights)
Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Luxor Museum and see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun's tomb.
Accommodation : Nile Cruise MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire or similar
Day 3 : Nile Cruise: Luxor – Edfu
Visit the final resting place of Egypt's Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and Luxor Temple. Later, sail to Edfu.
Day 4 : Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom-Ombo
Sail upstream to Kom-Om, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo. Donning our galabeas, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on board this evening.
Day 5 : Nile Cruise: Kom-Ombo – Aswan
This morning continue to Aswan, where we'll set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to see the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island. On arrival explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock. As the dipping sun sets the sky on fire, admire the silhouette of feluccas plying the river's waters.
Day 6 : Disembark – Cairo (3 Nights)
Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon.
Accommodation : Ramses Hilton
Day 7 : Cairo Sightseeing
Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo's busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and Tutankhamen's priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum.
Day 8 : Cairo – Pyramid Excursion
The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures - the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Sakkara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise.
Day 9 : Depart Cairo
Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends and transfer to the airport.