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Egypt Cruises - Temple of Kom Ombo

CairoMovenpick Pyramids
3 nights
Nile CruiseMovenpick Sunray4 nights

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8 days from £945

excluding international flights

The highlights of Cairo and Giza plus a 4 night cruise on the excellent Movenpick M.S. Sunray

 

EGYPT CRUISES FACTFILE

 

DAY 1 – Arrival in Cairo.

On arrival in Cairo you will be met by a represenatative of World Discovery who will organise your Egyptian visa and assist you through immigration and customs. You will then be taken by private car direct to your hotel. Recommended flight from London: EgyptAir from London Heathrow (see below). If you are travelling from a country other than the UK we would be happy to give you guidance on your flight options.

DAY 2 – Pyramids, Sphinx and Solar Boat Museum.

Your World Discovery Egypt holiday begins after breakfast when your private guide will collect you from your hotel and take you to the Pyramids of Giza, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still intact today.  Beside the Pyramids stands the legendary Sphinx, one of the best known yet least understood monuments of ancient history.  An added bonus with World Discovery this morning is the included entrance to the Solar Boat Museum, located at the foot of the Great Pyramid of Cheops.  The afternoon is free, with the option of visiting ancient Memphis and Saqqara, the latter famous for its unique Step Pyramid, constructed in the 27th century BC.  In the evening there is the option of returning to the Pyramids to watch the spectacular Sound and Light Performance.
Meals included: Full breakfast.

DAY 3 – The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

This morning journey with your private driver and guide into the centre of Cairo to visit the world-famous Museum of Egyptian Antiquities on Tahrir Square.  Return to your hotel in Giza for lunch, or you may choose to stay on in the city with your driver and guide and enjoy one of 3 optional excursions in the Old City of Cairo:

The Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohamed Ali and the Khanal-Khalili bazaar

Islamic Cairo, including Ibn Tulun Mosque and the Gayer-Anderson House

The Coptic Museum and the Gayer-Anderson House

The above optional excursions may be booked in advance if required and can be prepaid in the UK with your final invoice.
Meals included: Full breakfast.

 Egypt Holidays - Old Cairo



STAY ON IN CAIRO

Cairo has so many sights worth seeing, particularly in the Old City, that you may wish to consider staying an extra day (or two!) in order to be able to fit in all the places that interest you. 

 

DAY 4 – Fly to Luxor to join your Nile Cruise.  Karnak and Luxor Temples.

An early wake-up call and breakfast, followed by your private transfer to Cairo Airport for the flight to Luxor. On arrival you will be met and transferred direct to the Movenpick M.S. Sunray in time for the morning visit to the two great Pharaonic temples of the East Bank; the breathtaking Temple of Karnak, with its great Hypostyle Hall and Sacred Lake, and the smaller but arguably more elegant Temple of Luxor in the centre of town. Return to your cruise ship for an afternoon at leisure. Overnight in Luxor.
Meals included: Full breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner.

DAY 5 - Western Thebes.  Sail to Edfu.

As ancient Thebes, Luxor was the capital of Egypt’s New Kingdom(1550-1069 BC) and has attracted tourists and travellers since Greek and Roman times with its incomparable wealth of monuments. In the morning there are included visits to the magnificent archaeological remains of Western Thebes.  You will visit the famous Valley of the Kings, followed by the less well known but very interesting Valley of the Queens. You will also visit the monumental Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari before returning to your cruise ship.  In the afternoon sail via the Esna Lock to Edfu.After your visit return to the boat and sail south on the Nile, via the Esna Lock, to Edfu.
Meals included: Full breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner. 

 Egypt Holidays - Temple of Horus at EdfuDAY 6 - Edfu and Kom Ombo temples.  Sail to Aswan.

Step ashore at Edfu to visit the Temple of Horus. Return to the Movenpick M.S. Sunray and sail to Kom Ombo to visit the temple.  Continue sailing to Aswan.
Meals included:Full breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner.

DAY 7 – Aswan High Dam and Philae.  Felucca Ride.

Aswan, gateway to Nubia, is situated downriver from the First Cataract on the Nile. It was here that the British built a dam between 1898 and 1902, but this was superseded by the Aswan High Dam, constructed by President Nasser in the 1960s, resulting in the creation of Lake Nasser, the largest artificial lake in the world.  Enjoy a morning of sightseeing in Aswan, beginning with the High Dam itself.  Next, take a motor boat to visit the superb Temple of Philae on its island in the Nile, and then pay a brief visit to the Northern Quarries to view the Unfinished Obelisk.  In the afternoon enjoy a felucca sail on the Nile.  Overnight in Aswan.
Meals included: Full breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner.

DAY 8 – Fly back to Cairo to connect with your homeward flight.

Morning free, with the option of taking the optional excursion by air to the temples of Abu Simbel. In the afternoon fly back to Cairo to connect with your homeward flight.
Meals included: Full breakfast.

EXTEND YOUR STAY IN EGYPT

After your cruise, why not spend afew days in Aswan?

 Egypt Holidays - Feluccas at Aswan

 

ASWAN, GATEWAY TO NUBIA

Aswan is the ideal place for a few days of relaxation at the end ofyour holiday, giving you time to reflect on the many wonders you haveseen in your journey along the Nile. We recommend the excellent Movenpick Resort, located on Elephantine Island and offering a regular shuttle boat service to the Aswan corniche.

 

International Flights

We recommend the services of EgyptAir from London Heathrow. Flights are non-stop and have a choice of classes. Current timings (subject to possible change) are as follows:
Heathrow/Cairo. Depart at 14.00; arrive Cairo at 20.40
Cairo/Heathrow. Depart at 17.45; arrive Heathrow at 21.00
British Airways also have flights from London Heathrow but their return flight from Cairo is early in the morning and you would need to spend an additional overnight in a Cairo hotel at the end of your holiday.

 

Egypt Cruises: Images of Egypt (Reference: WDEG008)
2014 Departures
Price per person based on a minimum of two persons travelling together:

Departures on Mondays

Price

6, 13 Jan
£1110
20 Jan to 7 Apr; 28 Apr
£1270
14, 21 Apr
£1395
5 to 19 May
£1125
26 May to 18 Aug
£945
25 Aug to 8 Dec
£1140
15 Dec
£1335
22, 29 Dec
£1430

Single Room Supplements on request.

The price includes:

  • Scheduled domestic flights on EgyptAir from Cairo to Luxor and from Aswan to Cairo, including local airport taxes.
  • Hotel accommodation as listed above in twin-bedded rooms with private facilities.
  • 7 full breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners as shown in the itinerary. During the M.S. Sun Ray cruise, a light afternoon tea will also be served.
  • Private transfers at each location.
  • All sightseeing as shown (unless indicated as ‘optional’), including entrance fees.
  • The services of a private guide for the included sightseeing in Cairo. During the cruise you will join other passengers and have the services of the boat’s English-speaking guide.
  • Your Egyptian visa.  Our agents will organise this on your arrival at Cairo Airport (no forms or photos required).

Not included in the price:

  • International flights (see our recommendation above). We are happy to discuss the flights with you and give you further guidance.
  • Optional sightseeing. It is recommended that the optional excursion by air to Abu Simbel is booked prior to your departure from the UK (current price £190 per person).
  • International airport taxes.
  • Tipping. We will be pleased to give guidance in this often sensitive matter.

A deposit of £250 per person is required at the time of booking. The balance of the price for your Egypt cruise holiday must be paid at least 8 weeks before your departure date.

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