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Land of the Pharaohs

Egypt

from £1,949 per person 12 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £71 if not required
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The treasures of ancient Egypt are revealed...

Egypt is a magical place to explore. This wonderful adventure brings you within reach of all the main sights – the Pyramids, the Sphinx, Aswan, Karnak and the Valley of the Kings – and includes a six-night cruise on the River Nile.

Including...

6 nights in hotels and 6 on board cruise ship

  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Free bar open 12 hours a day in your hotels and on board your ship*
  • Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Local wines, beers and soft drinks with lunch and dinner throughout the tour
  • Saga tour manager
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at all hotels and on the ship
  • Tourist visa for full British Citizens resident in the UK

Excursions and visits

  • Cairo tour and Egyptian Museum visit
  • Aswan High Dam visit
  • Temple of Philae visit
  • Trip on a Felucca - traditional sailing ship
  • The Valleys of the Kings and Queens visit

*The free bar, available in all outlets, is open from 11am to 11pm and serves local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, plus hot and soft drinks.


View Full Itinerary

Day 1 UK to Cairo

The city of Cairo

Fly to Cairo and stay three nights at the locally rate 5-star Pyramisa Cairo. Set in the heart of the city overlooking the Nile, this 377-room hotel is close to a downtown shopping area. D


Day 2 Sightseeing tour of Cairo

Mohammed Ali Mosque

An included tour of Egypt's compelling capital visits the Citadel including the Mohammed Ali Mosque and the bazaar.

This afternoon, an included excursion visits the world-famous Egyptian Museum, which houses artefacts from Tutankhamun's tomb. B, L, D


Day 3 Cairo

The Sphinx

An optional morning tour visits Memphis and Sakkara.

An optional afternoon trip visits the Pyramids and Sphinx. B, L, D


Day 4 Cairo to Aswan

An Aswan boat trip

Fly to Aswan for three nights at the 450-room, locally rated 5-star Pyramisa Island Resort. B, L, D


Day 5 At leisure in Aswan

Feluccas at Aswan

Enjoy some free time in Aswan, which occupies a beautiful setting on the Nile. B, L, D


Day 6 Aswan High Dam

Philae Temple at Agilka Island

Look forward to your included trip to Aswan High Dam and the Philae Temple complex, painstakingly recreated on a new site after it's original site was deluged by Lake Nasser. B, L, D


Day 7 Luxor

Scenic Nile river

Travel to Luxor by train through scenic countryside and board MS Nile Plaza (5⚓) for a six-night Nile cruise. This afternoon sail to Edfu, on the west bank of the Nile, where you moor overnight. B, L, D

Luxor Luxor Egypt Africa

Day 8 Kom Ombo to Aswan

Ptolomeic temple at Kom Ombo at night

Sail to Kom Ombo in the morning and visit the ancient temple dedicated to Horus and Sobek. Continue sailing to Aswan where you moor overnight. B, L, D

Aswan Aswan Egypt Africa

Day 9 Aswan

An Aswan boat trip

An optional trip visits Abu Simbel and the temples of Ramses II. This afternoon, enjoy an included traditional felucca cruise. B, L, D

Aswan Aswan Egypt Africa

Day 10 Aswan to Edfu

Temple of Edfu

Spend the morning at leisure. This afternoon, continue your river cruise to Edfu on the west bank of the Nile. B, L, D

Edfu Luxor Egypt Africa

Day 11 Luxor

Illuminated Luxor temple

This morning, sail to Esna then continue to Luxor where you will moor overnight. Perhaps join an optional excursion to a Sound and Light show. B, L, D

Luxor Luxor Egypt Africa

Day 12 Valleys of the Kings and Queens

Valley of the Kings

You'll pass the Colossi of Memnon, gigantic statues that once guarded the funerary temple of Amenophis III,on today's included excursion. The highlight will undoubtedly be a visit the City of the Dead in Thebes where you can walk through the Valleys of the Kings and Queens. In the afternoon, perhaps take the opportunity to visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples on an optional excursion. B, L, D

The Nile Temple of Kom Ombo Kom Ombo Aswan Egypt Africa

Day 13 Luxor-UK

Travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK. B