Uncover years of history at the Great Pyramid of Giza, see the Sphinx and explore the ruins of the old city of Memphis.
Discover the ancient treasures housed within Cairo's Egyptian Museum including the royal mummy room.
Wander the streets of Coptic Cairo with your Egyptologist guide and weave your way through the bustling markets.
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Welcome to Cairo, one of the world’s most sprawling and exotic cities where minarets outnumber skyscrapers. We will meet you at the airport and take you directly to your luxurious hotel, set along the famous Corniche on the banks of the Nile. Celebrate the beginning of your adventure this evening with a welcome dinner, the perfect chance to get to know fellow travellers.
Stay: Two Nights, Cairo, Four Seasons Nile PlazaDaily :
You may feel like exploring the city’s religious diversity with a visit to the majestic Islamic citadel of Salah-el-Din. Or perhaps wander through the streets of Coptic Cairo, home to The Hanging Church, Abu Serga and Ben Ezra Synagogue. For those more inclined towards art and design, the Gayer Anderson Museum displays a patchwork of Islamic form and style.
An Aladdin’s cave of Egypt’s most famous artefacts are all housed within the ornate walls of Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. Come face to face with the reverent beauty of Tutankhamen’s gold mask and be humbled by the immortal inhabitants of the royal mummy rooms. After lunch, choose your Freedom of Choice experience. Finish your day like the locals, taking in the colours and bustle of Khan Al Khalili Grand Bazaar or the Tent Makers Bazaar.Daily :
Bid a temporary farewell to Cairo to continue your Egyptian explorations further south. Fly across the Nubian desert to the town of Abu Simbel. Here, carved into a soaring mountainside, you’ll discover the World Heritage-Listed temples dedicated to Ramesses II and his beloved Nefertari which date back to the 13th century BC. Continue on to the laidback southern city of Aswan where tonight’s accommodation is the legendary Old Cataract Hotel. The grounds of this restored 19th century Victorian Palace, set between the pink-granite of the edge of the desert and a magnificent blue-expanse of the Nile is the perfect place to watch the sunset.
Stay: Aswan, Sofitel Old Cataract HotelDaily :
Your river ship is docked and waiting for you at the port in Aswan. After settling in and enjoying lunch in the dining room, perhaps venture off board to discover more about this region and its culture and traditions. A motor boat is available to take you to the impressive Nubian Museum complex which is located on a towering clifftop.This evening enjoy a special cocktail reception and dinner on board.
Stay: Four Nights, Oberoi Philae Nile River CruiseDaily :
You’ll be tempted to wake early this morning to witness an authentic Egyptian dawn as the rising sun casts a shimmering glow on the Nile. The modern world of engineering feats beckons with a visit to Aswan High Dam, the biggest in Egypt, which collects water from Lake Nasser, one of the world’s largest artificial lakes. Along the banks of the Nile, remnants of ancient civilisations blur the lines between the past and the present. Immerse yourself back in ancient times on the charming island of Agilika where you pay homage to the goddess Isis at the relocated Philae Temple. Later visit the twin temples of Kom Ombo shared by the gods Sobek and Horus.Daily :
This morning visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to Horus the falcon god and regarded as the best preserved temple of the ancient world. This afternoon your ship sails on to the ancient city of Essna, crossing the Essna lock. Time on board can be as luxurious and relaxing as you like. From tea in the club lounge, to drinks on deck, spa treatments, or delicious dining, a view of the mighty Nile is never more than a glance away. This evening your ship will dock in the ancient city of Luxor.Daily :
Today’s exciting adventures will see you delve deep into Egyptology. On the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings, you’ll explore tombs constructed for notable pharaohs including Tutankhamun and Ramesses VI. Later, visit the magnificent memorial temple of Medinet Habu and the massive stone Colossus of Memnon. Later, explore the East Bank, an area that has been home to three different religions over the centuries. There are temples to each still standing on the riverbanks. The dedication to faith of Luxor’s earliest residents is revealed at the fascinating ancient archaeological sites of Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.Daily :
Today you’ll fly back to Cairo and check in to your hotel. A special treat is on the agenda this evening with the spectacular Sound and Light show projected onto the pyramids.
Stay: Two Nights, Cairo, Four Seasons First ResidenceDaily :
An incredible salute to all things Egyptian is yours to be enjoyed today. At the Giza pyramid complex, the known intricacies of the oldest remaining Seven Wonders of the World will be revealed. You’ll be able to touch and explore the Great Pyramid of Giza and get incredible views of the Sphinx. Later, wander through the ruins of Memphis, the ancient capital, and Sakkara, an early burial site, and see the world’s oldest stone pyramid. After an impressive day seeing these magnificent sites, we finish our Egyptian adventure with a farewell dinner.Daily :
Today, bid adieu to Egypt and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Daily :
Watch history be brought to life with an incredible Sound & Light show over the iconic Pyramids.
Spend four luxurious nights in Cairo's classic Four Seasons properties - The Nile Plaza and the The First Residence.
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