Capturing all of the romance, mystery, and elegance of a classic Egypt tour, this itinerary takes you from the magnificent Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings, before a memorable cruise along the Nile to visit some of the river’s most iconic landmarks. There can be few more exciting or stylish ways to discover the age-old treasures of Egypt.
The pyramids of Giza and their guardian Sphinx are among the seven wonders of the ancient world. Learn the meaning and stories behind their construction, before flying from Cairo down to Luxor, and taking a tour of the west bank of the Nile. You’ll see colorful hieroglyphics, dusty Pharaohs’ tombs, and the Colossi of Memnon, before walking around the Luxor Temple as it is brilliantly illuminated against the night sky.
Before embarking on a 5* cruise up the Nile, there is the option of a sublime hot air balloon flight above Luxor at sunrise, then admiring the majestic Karnak Temple. As you make your way serenely along the river, scenes of everyday life play out on the banks much as they have done for centuries – farmers tending their fields, children at play, and villagers washing their clothes in the water. Must-see highlights include the bizarre mummified crocodiles of Kom Ombo, the souks of Aswan, and the Philae Temple, the subject of an astonishing relocation project.
Returning by air to Cairo the tour winds to an end, but not before a fascinating wander around the world-renowned Egyptian Museum, which will be led by a professional Egyptologist.
This trip has been designed for those that have always dreamed of seeing Egypt and would like to do so in the finest possible manner.