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11 Day Egypt Tour with 5-star Nile Cruise and Etihad Flights

Cairo - Giza - Aswan - Kom-Ombo - Luxor - Valley of the Kings - Hurghada

Roundtrip international flights from Australia with Etihad Airways

3-night aboard a 5-star Nile Cruise ship

Explore Great Pyramid, the Sphinx, Valley of the Kings & more!

Book now with only 50% deposit!

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From $3,399 Typically $3,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


 

Commence your fascinating Egypt tour on arrival into Cairo, you will be met by your Egyptologist tour guide and experience the icons with guided tours of the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure and the Great Sphinx.  Next travel to Aswan to embark on your 5 star Nile Cruise. Visit Abu Simbel which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Visted Site of Nubian Monuments, Agilkia Island, the Temple of Kom-Ombo, Luxor and the Karnak Temple. On disembarkation you will visit the World famous Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir El Bahary), the mortuary temple of the only Pharaoh Queen that ruled Egypt, Hurghada - where you will have some time at leisure to explore before heading back to Cairo for your flight home with many new memories and stories to share. 

Please call us or email info@traveldream.com.au for 2021 departure dates and pricing.

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11

Day 1

Australia Egypt

Today, depart Australia and fly to Cairo!

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Cairo

Upon your arrival at Cairo airport, you will be met by our local representative, who will assist you through immigration and passport control and collecting your baggage. You will then be transferred to your hotel, where your Egyptologist tour guide, who will accompany you for the duration of the tour, will brief you about the tour package and the incredible experiences you will have over the following eight days.

Accommodation: Oasis Hotel or similar, Cairo

Meals included: none

Day 3

Giza Pyramids & Great Sphinx Sakkara 

This morning you will experience the icons of ancient Egypt! Your Egyptologist guide will accompany you to the Giza pyramid complex, where you can see the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Pyramid of Khafre, the Pyramid of Menkaure, and the Great Sphinx. We'll then visit Sakkara to see the unique step pyramid of Zoser (also known as Djoser), the first-ever pyramid, constructed of six tombs built on top of each other.

Accommodation: Oasis Hotel or similar, Cairo

Meals included: breakfast

Day 4

Cairo  Aswan  Nile Cruise - boarding in Aswan

Early this morning you will be transferred to the airport for a short internal flight down to Aswan. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to our 5-star Nile cruise ship. After some time to freshen up, we'll begin our Nile quest by visiting the High Dam of Aswan, where your guide will explain to you how the construction of the dam and subsequent creation of Lake Nasser required the relocation of the Nubian people and several important historical monuments, including Abu Simbel, which you have the opportunity to visit tomorrow. We'll then take a short boat ride to Agilkia Island to explore the Temple of Isis at Philae. Built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom (305 BC to 30 BC), the temple is dedicated to Isis, one of the oldest goddesses of ancient Egypt and worshipped as the paragon of motherly virtues. It is believed that the last Egyptian hieroglyph was written on the island of Philae in the late fourth century.

Accommodation: M/S Nile Quest Nile Cruise or similar

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5

 Nile Cruise - Kom Ombo and Edfu

This morning you will have the opportunity to join our optional excursion to the temples of Abu Simbel, two massive temples in southern Egypt. Part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments", these iconic temples were carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC, during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II.

The tour then continues with a visit to the Temple of Kom-Ombo, a unique 'double' temple dedicated to both the crocodile god Sobek, and the falcon god Haroeris (Horus). After some time to explore the temple, we'll head to Edfu. Also dedicated to Horus, this temple is more than 2,000 years old but was covered by sand until it was re-discovered by a French expedition in 1798. Because it was hidden for so long it is the most well-preserved temple in Egypt. We'll then continue on to Luxor, where we'll spend the night on board the 5-star cruise ship.

Accommodation: M/S Nile Quest Nile Cruise or similar

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6

Nile Cruise - Luxor and Karnak Temple

After breakfast, we will arrive in Luxor and tour the East Bank of Luxor. Experience the incredible Karnak temple complex, part of the ancient city of Thebes. Dedicated to the powerful ram-headed god Amun, it offers a vast mix of temples, chapels, statues and obelisks. We'll then explore Luxor temple, a place of worship that is dedicated to three gods: Amun, his wife Mut and his son Khons. Together these temples and gods are key players in the great Opet Festival which was held each year during the flood season.

Accommodation: M/S Nile Quest Nile Cruise or similar

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 7

Valley of the Kings Hurghada

This morning we'll start our tour of the west bank with a visit to the World famous Valley of the Kings, where you can enter some of the incredible tombs of the New Kingdom Pharaohs, such as King Tutankhamen. We'll then get to experience the Temple of Hatshepsut (Deir El Bahary), the mortuary temple of the only Pharaoh Queen that ruled Egypt. The day will finish off with a visit to the great Colossi of Memnon, the last remains of Amenophis III temple. We'll then take our air-conditioned private bus to Hurghada on the Red Sea coast, where we'll be staying at an all-inclusive resort.

Accommodation: Grand Seas Resort or similar, Hurghada

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 8

Hurghada

This is a free day for you to enjoy however you wish. The resort in Hurghada offers a large swimming pool complex, long sandy beaches and all-inclusive food and drink; total relaxation awaits! Alternatively, you can choose to take part in any number of water sport activities, including full-day snorkelling and scuba diving excursions. The seas around Hurghada offer some of the best coral reef dive spots in the world, giving the opportunity to see many colourful fish species, including the Red Sea Clownfish, Emperor Angelfish, Picasso Trigger Fish and Moray Eels.

Accommodation: Grand Seas Resort or similar, Hurghada

Meals included: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 9

Hurghada Cairo

This morning we'll take an air-conditioned private minibus back to Cairo. After some time to freshen up at our hotel, we'll visit the Egyptian museum to learn more about the country's incredible ancient history, followed by the old city of Cairo where you can explore Khan El Khalili, a bazaar crammed with souvenir shops, cafés and shisha bars.

Accommodation: Oasis Hotel or similar, Cairo 

Meals included: breakfast

Day 10

Cairo Australia

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for your flight back to Australia

Meals included: breakfast and inflight 

Day 11

Australia

Arrive home today!

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide*, Perth*, Hobart*, Darwin* or Canberra* (*surcharges apply)
  • International flights with Etihad Airways^ (^upgrade to Emirates Airlines available at an additional charge)
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-share basis with private bathroom facilities
  • 3 nights Nile Cruise ship in a twin-share cabin with private bathroom facilities 
  • Sundeck, swimming pool and bar
  • Domestic flight from Cairo to Aswan
  • Meals as indicated: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Services of an Egyptologist tour leader 
  • All domestic ground transportation via air-conditioned private coach
  • Services of English-speaking tour guides
  • Guided sightseeing as per itinerary

 

Accommodation

Cairo - Oasis Hotel or similar
Nile River Cruise - M/S Nile Quest or similar 
Hurghada - Grand Seas Hostmark or similar

 

Group size

Maximum of 44 people.

Exclusions

  • Visas, where required
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Tips (driver, representative & guide) are optional at an extra $15 per person per day.

 

Optional Activities

These are available at an additional cost. Please contact us to add optional activities to your booking.

  • Day 5: Abu Simbel day tour approx. AU$275 pp

 

Child Policy

Children that are 2 to 11 years of age are eligible for a 10% discount. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years old and over to travel. No unaccompanied minors are allowed. 

 

Single Supplement 

The additional supplement for a single traveller is $799.

Looking to save on the single supplement? Join our Facebook group - Solo Traveldreamers to connect with other solo travellers or call us on 1300 350 263.

 

Extra Service

Looking to arrive early or stay late post-tour? Call on 1300 350 263 or email us at info@traveldream.com.au to inquire.

More details also available under Extra Services during checkout.

Departure Dates


OCT 2020
16 th
Friday 16 Oct 2020  ‐  Monday 26 Oct 2020
OCT 2020
23 rd
Friday 23 Oct 2020  ‐  Monday 02 Nov 2020
OCT 2020
30 th
Friday 30 Oct 2020  ‐  Monday 09 Nov 2020
NOV 2020
06 th
Friday 06 Nov 2020  ‐  Monday 16 Nov 2020
NOV 2020
13 th
Friday 13 Nov 2020  ‐  Monday 23 Nov 2020

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