The Sights of Egypt: A 12-Day Tour with a Nile River Cruise + International Flights

Tick another destination off your bucket list and discover the dazzling historical sights of ancient Egypt on this 12-day premium tour that’ll take you to Cairo, Alexandria and the Nile. Included in your package are return economy flights from Australia, four nights in premium hotel accommodation, seven nights aboard the five-star MS Princess Sarah II cruise ship, select breakfast, lunch and dinner, a domestic flight from Cairo to Luxor and much more.

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Reveal your inner-explorer on this 12-day tour *of the *ancient wonders of magical Egypt – with** international flights included. Discover the grandeur of the **Great Pyramids, witness the famous Sphinx, see the sand-covered tombs of the Pharaohs and indulge in** five-star luxury** as your cruise the famous Nile. After each day of discovery, you’ll return to the luxury of premium accommodation.

What You’ll Love:

The Sights – Return economy class flights will drop you amidst the famous sights of ancient Egypt

When someone says “Egypt”, images of ancient tombs, enormous pyramids, Pharaohs and a rich cultural history come to mind – and that is exactly what you’ll get on this 12-day tour of one of the most fascinating countries in** Northeast Africa**.

Witness the magnificence of one of the Seven Wonders of the World with a trip to Cairo’s Great Pyramids. Built around 2500 B.C., the largest pyramid –** Giza – is not only the oldest wonder of the world but it also the only one that has remained largely intact. Nearby, capture the greatness of the **Great Sphinx of Giza. The limestone statue with the body of a lion and the head of a human is a huge 73 metres long from paw to tail and is one of the most visited sights in the country.

Journey to the Valley of the Kings *– the ancient royal burial ground for pharaohs such as *Tutankhamun – and wander through the sand-covered tombs, austere pyramids and towering Pharaonic temples appear in this magical and expansive slice of desert.

On the third day of the tour, hop in the private deluxe motorcoach *and travel to *Alexandria – the second largest city in Egypt and an interesting economic hub. Perched on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Alexandria holds a lot of the historical culture of Egypt.

You’ll explore the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, one of the Seven Wonders of the Middle Ages that was accidentally discovered in 1900 when a donkey disappeared through the ground. The Catacombs make up the largest Roman burial site in Egypt and combines the phenomenal architecture of Pharaonic and Greek styles.

Then board the *MS Princess Sarah II cruise ship *for *seven nights *and set out to explore ancient Egypt from a different angle.

The Cruise – Journey down the Nile River for seven nights aboard a five-star cruise ship

Spend seven luxurious nights floating down the *longest river in the world *and discover more of Egypt. Your cruise will make multiple stops during its journey, allowing you to disembark and explore the country by foot and motorcoach.

With five decks, a swimming pool, an expansive sun deck and a 150-seat restaurant, the five-star cruise ship provides a luxurious way to continue your exploration of this fascinating country. Explore the city of Edfu *and stop by *Thebes *– where some of the richest treasures in the world exist - such as the *tomb of the famous Tutankhamun.

Cruise to Aswan – a southern Egyptian city situated on the Nile, that is famous for the High Dam, which has improved navigation across the Nile River since it was built in 1960. Enjoy an afternoon sail on an Egyptian felucca around two different islands and experience a traditional Mediterranean mode of transport.

Journey to the agricultural mecca of Kom Ombo, travel to the modern Egyptian village of** Esna** before heading back to *Luxor *and disembarking in Cairo.

Your Package Includes:

  • Four nights of premium accommodation including the five-star Ramses Hilton in Cairo and Alexandria’s Steigenberger Cecil Hotel
  • Seven nights aboard the five-star MS Princess Sarah II cruise ship
  • Return economy class International flights from major Australian cities to Cairo
  • Nine breakfasts, five lunches and three dinners
  • Domestic economy flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • Transfers in a private deluxe air-conditioned motorcoach
  • All sightseeing on and off the cruise
  • Private English-speaking guide / Egyptologist
  • Service and local taxes

*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 Refund Policy applies.

Valid for select departure dates below:

30 August 2018

11 October 2018

18 October 2018

25 October 2018

8 November 2018

31 January 2019

14 February 2019

28 February 2019

14 March 2019

28 March 2019

9 May 2019

23 May 2019

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Ramses Hilton

Steigenberger Cecil Hotel

M/S Princess Sarah II Cruise Ship or similar

*Hotel Guarantee: *Hotels listed are guaranteed unless booked out.

Flights: Return flights from major Australian cities are included with your purchase. Flight will be with Emirates or Etihad.

Travel Time Guarantee: A maximum travel time of 24 hours is guaranteed.

Single Traveller Surcharge: If travelling alone, a single traveller surcharge of AU$699 applies, payable directly to the tour provider upon check-in.

*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 must purchase the single traveller option and will get their own room throughout the tour.

Tour capacity: Maximum tour capacity is 12 people, minimum tour capacity is four people.

All prices mentioned in this package are for AUD$ unless otherwise specified.

All departure dates are subject to availability and early bookings are highly recommended.

*Instant Booking: *To secure your dates of 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.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion.

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 basic 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.

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

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

Before making a reservation, please ensure that the name on the reservation is the same as it appears on your passport. An error may result in a name change penalty or boarding being denied by the airline. We accept no responsibility for accuracy of name on the travel documents.

Offer only available for consecutive nightly stays.

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

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

Additional expenses are not included with this tour package.

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.

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*Day 1– Cairo *

Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be met by our travel representative and transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation: Ramses Hilton

*Day 2 –Cairo (Pyramids, Museum) *

After breakfast your private Egyptologist tour guide and driver will pick you up and start your tour. Drive to Giza and visit the Pyramids. See the Great Pyramid, a royal burial chamber and the Sphinx. Lunch en route. Visit the Egyptian Museum; this houses a magnificent collection of Pharaonic antiquities, especially the golden treasures of Tutankhamun. Return to the hotel and relax.

Accommodation: Ramses Hilton

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

*Day 3 –Cairo/ Alexandria *

After breakfast, transfer to Alexandria and visit the Catacomb, the pompi pillar, Library of Alexandria with lunch along the way. Transfer to your hotel in Alexandria.

*Accommodation: Steigenberger Cecil Hotel *

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

*Day 4 – Alexandria/ Cairo *

After breakfast, visit Qaitbay Citadel and Montazah Gardens. Then return back to Cairo with lunch along the way overnight at your hotel in Cairo.

Accommodation: Ramses Hilton

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 – Luxor (Karnak & Luxor Temple) – Embark on the Nile Cruise

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor. Upon arrival to Luxor, our representative will pick up you for embarkation on your Nile Cruise. Visit the great Luxor Temple and the magnificent Karnak Temple of Amun with its famous Hypostyle Hall and 134 huge columns, the Statue of Ramses II, the Obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut and the Sacred Lake.

Accommodation: MS Princess Sarah II

Meals: Breakfast

*Day 6 – Luxor (West Bank) *

In the morning your sightseeing in Luxor includes the West Bank (Thebes) where some of the richest treasures in the world exist, including the Tomb of Tut Ankh Amun (optional) and other royal tombs including Ramses VI in the Valley of the Kings. You will be able to visit some of these tombs. Visit Hatshepsut funerary temple at Dier El Bahari and the Colossi of Memnon. Then transfer back to your cruise for lunch. In the afternoon you will sail through the locks of Esna to Edfu and enjoy dinner on board.

Accommodation: MS Princess Sarah II

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – (Edfu & Kom-Ombo)

In the morning, Sail to Edfu and visit Edfu temple. Continue on to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the Sobek Temple, dedicated to the two gods, which offers beautiful murals and reliefs. Finish the day by sailing to Aswan.

Accommodation: MS Princess Sarah II

*Day 8 - (High Dam, Philae temple, Felucca) *

After breakfast you will visit the High Dam and Philae Temple. In the afternoon you will sail on an Egyptian felucca around Elephantine Island and the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum.

Accommodation: MS Princess Sarah II

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 - Aswan (Free day at leisure)

Following breakfast, the day is free for you to explore at leisure. Lunch and dinner will be served on board.

Accommodation: MS Princess Sarah II

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

*Day 10 - Aswan / Kom Ombo/ Edfu *

After breakfast, sail to Kom Ombo and then Edfu.

Accommodation: MS Princess Sarah II

Meals: Breakfast

*Day 11 - Edfu/Esna/ Luxor *

After breakfast, sail to Esna. In the afternoon, sail to Luxor and enjoy dinner onboard.

Accommodation: MS Princess Sarah II

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

*Day 12 - Luxor / Cairo *

After breakfast, you’ll disembark the ship, transfer to Luxor airport for your flight back to Cairo, then transfer for your finale departure.

Meals: Breakfast

The tour begins and ends in Cairo.

Return international flights from all major Australian cities are included in your package. You will be flying with Etihad or Emirates with a maximum flight guarantee time of 24 hours.

A visa may be required to the destination you are visiting. It is each traveller’s responsibility to ensure they are holding a current visa. Please take the time to visit our preferred vendor website Visa’s Direct to assist you with any visa application requirements and processes. If you require any supporting documentation when applying for your visa please let us know and we would be more than happy to assist. Click here to visit the website.