DAY 1 Giza Pyramids, Sphinx, Valley Kephren, Museum of antiquities private tour
Private guided day tour of Cairo. Visit the Egyptian Museum of antiquities, housing the magnificent treasures of Tut Ankh Amon. Afterwards visit the Giza Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Valley Temple of Kephren.
DAY 2EITHER Visit Memphis and the Citadel of Saladin, Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, Khan El Khalili bazaars OR Visit Alexandria via the desert road
EITHER Visit Memphis "the ancient capital of Egypt" and its funerary Necropolis of Sakkara. Visit The Citadel of Saladin, Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, and world famous Khan El Khalili bazaars
OR Take a full day excursion by car to visit Alexandria. (Via the desert road), where you will visit the National Museum, Catacombs & Pompey's pillar. You will visit Montazah gardens surrounding King Farouk's Palace and return to Cairo early evening.
DAY 3 Transfer for flight home or for Luxury Nile Cruise on the Sonesta St George Cruise Boat
Transfer for flight home or to Nile Cruise on exceptional luxury Nile cruise on the Sonesta St George, one of the finest Cruise Ships on the Nile.
DAY 4Private guided visit to the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and Ramses.
A private guide will take you to the Valley of the Kings in Upper Egypt which contains many of the tombs of pharaohs from the New Kingdom, including Ramsees the Great and the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Continue to see the famous 'Colossi of Memnon'. These massive quartzite statues which once flanked the entrance to Amenhotep III's mortuary temple now stand virtually alone in a field.
Lunch and afternoon aboard whilst sailing to Esna.
DAY 5Sail to Edfu, Private guided visit to Temple of Horus, Gambalaya Party
Visit Edfu, the site of the extraordinary Temple of Horus. Lunch and relax aboard the cruise whilst sailing to Kom Ombo
DAY 6Sail to Aswan, Private guided visit of Aswan High Dam & Unfinished Obelisk, Folklore show
Sail to Aswan to visit the impressive Aswan High Dam, and the only unfinished Obelisk.
DAY 7Morning at Leisure, Private Felucca ride. Optional a la carte extras: Either visit Abu Simbel's Temples, Nubian village with private guide or Philae Temple Sound Light Show
Enjoy a 2 hour PRIVATE Felucca sail on the Nile passing by the historical Nilometer used to measure the Nile's water level and Elephantine Island
A la Carte optional extra : Private guided visit to Abu Simbel or Nubian Village
Private guided visit to the two magnificent temples of Abu Simbel or visit a Nubian village to discover the simple and natural life of these kind people.
A la Carte optional extra : Sound and Light show Philae:
The alluring sacred Temple of Philae is dramatically transformed in this magical sound and light show that takes you on a narrated journey to discover the legends of Osiris and Isis.
DAY 8Private guided visit to Kom Ombo, Sail to Edfu and Esna
Early morning sail to Kom Ombo to visit with your private guide the unique temple dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god and Horus the falcon-headed god. Sail to Edfu whilst enjoying afternoon tea.
DAY 9Private guided visit to Karnak and Luxor
Sail to Luxor where your private guide will take you to visit the Karnak and Luxor temples, travelling along an avenue of ram-headed Sphinxes for 2 miles to Karnak Temple, the centre of worship in ancient Egypt.
DAY 10Private transfer to Airport for flight home
Breakfast aboard the Cruise prior to disembarkation and private transfer to Luxor airport for flight home.
Price per person: £1,995
Includes: Internal flight, 7 nights full Board and Accommodation on Sonesta Cruise Ship, 2 nights Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel Cairo with Nile view, Activities, Transfers, Private Vehicle & Guides