Egypt

Ancient Egypt: 13-Day Luxury Small Group Tour with Nile Cruise and International Flights

Step back in time to an ancient land of pharaohs and pyramids, taking in the priceless treasures of Egypt on a 13-day luxury, small group tour (max.16 travellers). Uncover thousands of years of history at the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings (including the tomb of Tutankhamun) and countless more ancient marvels. Includes return international flights from Australia, internal flights, five-star accommodation throughout – including a hotel with Giza Pyramid views – a Nile cruise including all meals on-board, daily breakfast and additional dining experiences, private airport transfers and transportation and so much more.

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13 Days
TWIN SHARE - 2018 DATES
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Return international flights with Emirates or Etihad from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or Brisbane (Adelaide available for a surcharge)
  • Internal flights from Cairo to Aswan and Hurghada to Cairo
  • Five-star accommodation throughout the tour including Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa and Mövenpick Resort Soma Bay
  • Three-night Nile cruise aboard the five-star M/S Esmerelda Nile Cruiser with all meals included on board
Calendar
13 Days
TWIN SHARE - 2019 DATES
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Return international flights with Emirates or Etihad from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or Brisbane (Adelaide available for a surcharge)
  • Internal flights from Cairo to Aswan and Hurghada to Cairo
  • Five-star accommodation throughout the tour including Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa and Mövenpick Resort Soma Bay
  • Three-night Nile cruise aboard the five-star M/S Esmerelda Nile Cruiser with all meals included on board
Calendar
13 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - 2018 DATES
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Return international flights with Emirates or Etihad from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or Brisbane (Adelaide available for a surcharge)
  • Internal flights from Cairo to Aswan and Hurghada to Cairo
  • Five-star accommodation throughout the tour including Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa and Mövenpick Resort Soma Bay
  • Three-night Nile cruise aboard the five-star M/S Esmerelda Nile Cruiser with all meals included on board
Calendar
13 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - 2019 DATES
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Return international flights with Emirates or Etihad from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or Brisbane (Adelaide available for a surcharge)
  • Internal flights from Cairo to Aswan and Hurghada to Cairo
  • Five-star accommodation throughout the tour including Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa and Mövenpick Resort Soma Bay
  • Three-night Nile cruise aboard the five-star M/S Esmerelda Nile Cruiser with all meals included on board
Calendar
24 Days
TWIN SHARE - 2018 DATES - EXTENDED TOUR
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Return international flights with Emirates or Etihad from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or Brisbane (Adelaide available for a surcharge)
  • Internal flights from Cairo to Aswan and Hurghada to Cairo
  • Five-star accommodation throughout the tour including Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa and Mövenpick Resort Soma Bay
  • Three-night Nile cruise aboard the five-star M/S Esmerelda Nile Cruiser with all meals included on board
Calendar
24 Days
TWIN SHARE - 2019 DATES - EXTENDED TOUR
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Return international flights with Emirates or Etihad from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or Brisbane (Adelaide available for a surcharge)
  • Internal flights from Cairo to Aswan and Hurghada to Cairo
  • Five-star accommodation throughout the tour including Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa and Mövenpick Resort Soma Bay
  • Three-night Nile cruise aboard the five-star M/S Esmerelda Nile Cruiser with all meals included on board
Calendar
24 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - 2018 DATES - EXTENDED TOUR
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Return international flights with Emirates or Etihad from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or Brisbane (Adelaide available for a surcharge)
  • Internal flights from Cairo to Aswan and Hurghada to Cairo
  • Five-star accommodation throughout the tour including Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa and Mövenpick Resort Soma Bay
  • Three-night Nile cruise aboard the five-star M/S Esmerelda Nile Cruiser with all meals included on board
Calendar
24 Days
SINGLE TRAVELLER - 2019 DATES - EXTENDED TOUR
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Return international flights with Emirates or Etihad from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or Brisbane (Adelaide available for a surcharge)
  • Internal flights from Cairo to Aswan and Hurghada to Cairo
  • Five-star accommodation throughout the tour including Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa and Mövenpick Resort Soma Bay
  • Three-night Nile cruise aboard the five-star M/S Esmerelda Nile Cruiser with all meals included on board

Step back in time to an ancient land where pharaohs were entombed with unimaginable treasures and daily life played out along the banks of the Nile.

The most unforgettable of sights await on this 13-day luxury, small group tour (max.16 travellers), during which you’ll uncover the Great Pyramid of Giza, the tomb and treasures and Tutankhamun, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Valley of the Kings, the Red Sea coast and much more, with a three-night Nile cruise and international flights from Australia included.

Want to make the most of your time in the Middle East extend your stay and discover the scared sites of Israel and Jordan? See the optional tour extension details below.

What You’ll Love…

The Experiences – Ancient pyramids, priceless treasures, bustling cities and river vistas

Lose yourself in Egypt’s captivating capital, Cairo, where you’ll peruse bustling bazaars, see beautiful old mosques and churches, and delve into ancient history at the Egyptian Museum; a treasure trove of priceless artefacts including the fabled Mask of Tutankhamun.

One of the last remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World unfolds before you at the awe-inspiring Giza pyramid complex, home to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx of Giza. This incredible historic site, built by the hand of ancient Egyptians and once buried beneath the desert sweeping sands, truly defies belief.

Explore the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage-listed Valley of the Kings in Luxor, a site of incredible archaeological significance which houses tombs of pharaohs and nobles dating between the 16th and 11th century BC, including that of the legendary Tutankhamun.

Board the M/S Esmerelda Nile Cruiser to discover the famous river which has been the life-blood of the Egyptian people for millennia. Explore the ancient temples of Luxor nestled on the east bank of the river, believed to be where the kings of Egypt were crowned; discover Egypt’s best-preserved temple at Edfu, whose ancient hieroglyphs and original ceilings can still be seen to this day; explore the double Temple of Kom Ombo; mingle with the locals as you peruse the markets that line the banks and discover the riverside city of Aswan with its colossal dam.

Relax in the beach resort town of Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, best known for its excellent snorkelling and scuba diving. Explore the Old Town of El Dahar with its souks and Egyptian coffee shops, indulge at the plentiful restaurants and bars and soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches.

Your Accommodation – Stay in five-star style in the shadow of the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings, and beside the beautiful beaches of the Red Sea

After busy days exploring, unwind in five-star comfort at a range of hand-selected hotels.

Aside from priceless views over the Giza pyramids, Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa’s fabulous facilities include a beautiful swimming pool with waterfalls and hydro-jets, a spa with a steam room and whirlpool, and Mediterranean, Middle Eastern and international dining on-site.

Soak up the beauty of the Red Sea at Mövenpick Resort Soma Bay, nestled within 15 hectares of exotic gardens alongside a white sandy beach. Take advantage of three swimming pools, a huge spa, a selection of restaurants and bars serving regional and international cuisine - including Mövenpick's famous ice creams and sweet treats - on-site shopping, a gym with a jacuzzi, sauna and steam and more.

Relax in luxury aboard the M/S Esmerelda Nile Cruiser, a five-star ship with an on-site restaurant serving international cuisine, a bar, sundeck, swimming pool, spa, gym and more, plus air-conditioned cabins equipped with private bathrooms and LED TVs.

Your Package Includes:

  • Return international flights with Emirates or Etihad from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth or Brisbane (Adelaide departures available for a surcharge)
  • Internal flights from Cairo to Aswan and Hurghada to Cairo
  • Five-star accommodation throughout the tour, including Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa in the shadow of the pyramids and Mövenpick Resort Soma Bay on the shores of the Red Sea
  • Three-night Nile cruise aboard the five-star M/S Esmerelda Nile Cruiser, with all meals included on board
  • Daily breakfast, plus select additional dining experiences including a welcome and farewell dinner
  • Private airport transfers and transportation throughout the tour
  • The services of local tour leaders
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary

Optional Tour Extension – See the sacred sites of Jordan and Israel, including Jerusalem and Petra

Make the most of your time in the Middle East by upgrading to the 24-day tour, during which you can enjoy the unforgettable experiences listed above in Egypt, plus a 12-day extension to neighbouring Israel and Jordan. Soak up unforgettable sights of ancient cities, sweeping desert, the Dead Sea and countless sacred sites, all whilst staying in five-star luxury.

Discover the Holy Land of Israel, home to the Holy City of Jerusalem, one of the oldest in the world. Stop at the Mount of Olives, a site where Jesus is said to have recited the Lord’s Prayer, the Old City and Mount Zion with the room of the last supper, Bethlehem and Jesus’ childhood home of Nazareth.

Tread in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia and enjoy an open jeep tour at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wadi Rum, a valley carved into sandstone and granite that has featured in many movies.

Stay in Petra overnight and witness the spectacle of 1,800 candles alight with a walk through the ancient city. Walk or ride horseback through the canyon of the modern village of Petra, where the treasury and field of tombs and obelisks await.

Soak up views of the Dead Sea with a stay in a luxury hotel right on the shores and head into Israeli wine country and discover fine and rare wines during a special tasting experience and vineyard tour.

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Luxury Escapes Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Valid for select departure dates:

2018

10 October 2018 - SOLD OUT

24 October 2018 - SOLD OUT

7 November 2018 - SOLD OUT

14 November 2018 - SOLD OUT

21 November 2018 - SOLD OUT

2019

20 February 2019 - SOLD OUT

6 March 2019 - SOLD OUT

20 March 2019 - SOLD OUT

27 March 2019 - SOLD OUT

8 May 2019 - SOLD OUT

22 May 2019 - SOLD OUT

14 August 2019 - SOLD OUT

28 August 2019 - NEW DEPARTURE ADDED

11 September 2019 - SECOND DEPARTURE ADDED

9 October 2019 - SOLD OUT

16 October 2019 - SOLD OUT

23 October 2019 - SOLD OUT

6 November 2019 - SECOND DEPARTURE ADDED

20 November 2019 - LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Flights: Return international full-service flights with either Emirates or Etihad (dependent on availability and scheduling) from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane are included in you package. A surcharge of AU$250 per person will apply for departures from Adelaide and needs to be paid before tickets can be arranged. A surcharge of AU$250 per person will apply for any changes to the arrival or departure date or stopover, subject to availability at time of booking and will be invoiced accordingly if available.

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Twin-Share Package: The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, an additional single traveller surcharge will apply. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Guests must be aged 18 years or older. If you wish to travel with children, or on your own private tour together with friends, please enquire for further information (minimum four travellers - surcharges apply).

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa

Steigenberger Luxor Hotel

Mövenpick Resort Soma Bay

M/S Esmeralda Nile Cruiser

Plus the following hotels for the tour extension:

Dan Pamorama

Kibbutz Kfar Giladi Hotel - Boutique

Crowne Plaza Hotel

Millennium Hotel

Dead Sea Grand East Hotel

Mövenpick Resort Petra

Please note, disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Packages do not include visa fees, travel insurance, additional activities and upgrades and anything else not listed in the itinerary.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Optional activities (can be pre-booked):

Early morning Abu Simbel excursion, including return airport transfers, return flights, tour guide and entrance fees: AU$450 per person

Hot air balloon over Luxor at sunrise, including return transfers and hot air balloon flight: AU$270 per person

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Travellers are advised to check with their local health professional at least 45 days prior to departure, as some vaccinations require 30 days or more to be effective. Proof of vaccination is not usually required unless you are coming from an infected area.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Your passport must be valid at least 6 months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

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