14 Days Classical Tour of Egypt
If you’ve ever had a fascination in the ancient gods, goddesses and tombs of Egypt, this in-depth, off-the-beaten-track trip is for you. Beginning and ending in energetic Cairo, stop by the tombs of nobles in Aswan and Luxor, mingle with friendly Nubian locals, visit the rock temples of Abu Simbel and see the final resting place of Osiris – God of the Underworld – at the Abydos Temple. From the famous pyramids of Giza to the lesser-known Red and Bent Pyramids in Dashur, through the Old Kingdom capital of Memphis and along the winding Nile, your local guide (a knowledgeable Egyptologist and history buff), will take you on a journey through Egypt’s incredible past, landscapes and mythology. Tour commences and completes in Cairo. Departures dates between March and October annually. Tour group is maximum 12 guests.
Cairo – Aswan – Nile cruise – Luxor – Cairo
Why you’ll love this trip
- Explore Ancient Egypt sites with a local who has qualifications in Egyptology and archaeology, the perfect person to illuminate the mysteries and marvels of places like Luxor and Aswan.
- A 4-night river cruise is the ideal way to experience the Nile. Alight at temples, cool off in the onboard pool and relax on the sun deck while local life goes by.
- Don’t miss the chance to drink Arabic coffee or mint tea from Cairo’s oldest cafe, it has a long history and fantastic atmosphere.
- Enjoy a traditional dinner with a local family, a unique way to learn about life in Egypt while feasting on a home-cooked meal.
- This trip packs an impressive number of highlights in without compromising on comfort and relaxation.
Is this trip right for you?
- Egypt can get hot in the summer months of July and August. Where possible, you will visit sites in the early morning before it gets too hot.
- Some of the sites you will visit involve walking on rocky and/or steep hillsides, and there is often little or no shade. Comfortable, sturdy walking shoes and a hat are essential.
- Accommodation aboard the Nile riverboat includes full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner); drinks are offered in the bar area for an additional cost. An evening program is also available.
- Accommodation on the overnight train is in two-berth cabins which are comfortable and air-conditioned. All bedding is provided onboard by the porter, and western-style toilets are located in each carriage. Keep in mind general train cleanliness may not be to the same standards you are accustomed to. An included dinner and breakfast are served on board. You may want to purchase something extra beforehand to supplement your meal, particularly if you’re vegetarian.
from $4,415.00 per person – share twin basis
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