Egypt Experience Itinerary

Travel to Egypt and experience the history and culture of the land of the pharaohs on a tour from Cairo, through Alexandria and Aswan, to the Valley of the Kings at Luxor.

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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $2,210
      CAD $2,280
      AUD $2,235
      EUR €1,735
      GBP £1,295
      NZD $2,485
      ZAR R22,345
      CHF FR2,105
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shopping in aswan

valley of kings on luxor

bazaar spices in cairo

Days 1-2 Cairo

Welcome to Egypt. Colourful Cairo overflows with character and there is plenty of time to soak up the vibrant atmosphere. Visit the majestic Sphinx and a surviving Wonder of the Ancient World, the Pyramids of Giza. Wander the halls of the Egyptian Museum, taking in the thousands of ancient treasures on display. The masses of gleaming artefacts recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun are an impressive sight to behold. From gold jewellery to specially woven gloves - this pharaoh was certainly prepared for the afterlife.
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Days 3-4 Alexandria

The second largest city in Egypt, Alexandria, has thrived due to its port. Head underground and delve into the mysteries of the Kom ash-Shuqqafa catacombs. This Roman burial site is the largest of its kind in Egypt and was discovered, quite accidentally, by a hapless donkey. The modern Bibliotheca Alexandrina, built to hold eight million books, is a library like no other and an inspirational place to visit. Return to Cairo for an overnight train journey.
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Day 5 Aswan

Explore the Temple of Philae then visit a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked meal with a local family. Use free time to wander the market and pick up a souvenir.
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Days 6-8 Nile Cruise

Take a flight to the impressive Abu Simbel temples, the ancient entrance to Egypt. Embark on a cruise down the mighty Nile River, stopping along the way to explore the ancient temple sites of Kom Ombo and Edfu.
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Days 9-10 Luxor

On arrival in Luxor, wander through the fascinating Temples of Karnak, the biggest and most important complex of its time. At night, take a moonlight stroll around the Luxor Temple. The next day, discover the jewels of ancient Thebes, the Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the royal burial sites in the Valley of the Kings. Use free time in the afternoon to explore more of Luxor independently - the Mummification Museum reveals much about the customs of ancient Egyptians and their beliefs regarding the afterlife.
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Days 11-12 Cairo

Back in Cairo, plunge into the hustle and bustle of the Khan al-Khalili bazaar. If the crowds are too much, head out to the peaceful Coptic Christian sector of the city before a final farewell dinner at a local cafe or restaurant.
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