This timeless journey is ideal for those who want to combine the wonders of Luxor or Cairo with a cruise on the legendary river Nile. It presents the perfect opportunity to enjoy the remarkable Temples and Tombs of Upper Egypt.
Day 1: Fly direct to Luxor. You will be met on arrival taken to your Nile cruise boat for a four night cruise.
Day 2: Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings - the site of Tutankhamen's tomb, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Queens. Final stop of the day will be at the Colossi of Memnon before arriving back at the boat in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure whilst the boat sails to Edfu via the Esna lock.
Day 3: Morning visit to the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus and the largest, most preserved temple in Egypt. Afternoon set sail for Aswan.
Day 4: Morning excursion to the High Dam, the Old Granite Quarries and the Unfinished Obelisk. There is also a trip by boat to the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis and occupying a picturesque location on an island.
Day 5: Disembark. Depending on which option you book there is the possibility of an optional excursion to see the magnificent temples at Abu Simbel. The approximate costs of this additional trip by coach are £65 or by air £130 per person. Please advise at time of booking if you intend to take this option. Transfer to either Luxor or Cairo
Days 6-8: There are two options you can choose to spend 3 nights in Luxor discovering even more magnificent Tombs and Temples or stay in the bustling capital Cairo where you can marvel at the breathtaking Great Pyramids and the treasures of Tutankhamun.
Option A Luxor
Day 5: Transfer from Aswan by road to Luxor (approx 3 hours) for a 3 night stay.
Day 6: A half day trip to visit the Luxor and Karnak Temples is included. Afternoon at leisure, time to relax by the pool or to do some shopping.
Day 7: Today there is the opportunity to take an optional excursion by boat to see the lovely Denderah Temple.
Day 8: Morning at leisure. Late afternoon transfer to Luxor airport. Alternatively you could extend your stay in Egypt and spend a relaxing week by the sea in El Gouna.
Option B Cairo
Day 5: Fly from Aswan to Cairo for a 3 night stay.
Day 6: Today you have the opportunity of an optional morning excursion to see the Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. Afternoon at leisure, time to relax by the pool or to do some shopping in the many bazaars.
Day 7: Take an optional morning excursion to the Egyptian Museum to see the treasures of Tutankhamen. In the evening take an optional trip to see the Sound and Light show at the Pyramids.
Day 8: Fly to Luxor and onward flight to the UK. Alternatively you could extend your stay in Egypt and spend a relaxing week by the sea in El Gouna.
Please note the Nile cruise itineraries can be subject to alteration locally at short notice. In Cairo all excursions are optional and can be booked and paid for locally. In Luxor the Denderah excursion is a full day trip at a cost of approximately £45 per person.