WONDERS OF EGYPT

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From Pharaohs to Pyramids: See the Best of Egypt During a 9-Day Cruise & Tour

Embrace the very best of Egypt on this 9-day tour. In Luxor, walk through an avenue of ram-like sphinxes at Karnak, a complex of ancient temples, churches and pylons, and enjoy the Luxor museum, where you can see two royal mummies. Travel by luxury coach to the Valley of the Kings, where the infamous pharaoh Tutankhamun is buried. Along the Nile, board a felucca — a wooden boat with billowing sails — with a local sailor, who teach you about traditional sailing practices. In Cairo, meet an Egyptologist at the Egyptian Museum to see treasures recovered from pharaohs’ tombs, and ascend to the Citadel for sweeping views of the city below. And behold the incredible Pyramids of Giza from inside, as an Egyptologist takes you past the Sphinx to the center of a pyramid so that you can see its cavernous wonders.

Wonders of Egypt Guided Tour

Meet the Members of VeryNile in Cairo

Cruise to Qursaya Island by high speed boat and meet the members of VeryNile, the first large scale initiative to clean the Nile. The project supports residents with low income, most of them being fishermen and their family, through employment opportunities such as collecting, sorting, compacting, and creating products out of collected recyclables. Through their cleaning, and prevention campaign, the ensures the preservation of the local biodiversity. This experience advances UN Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities and 14: Life Below Water. Alternatively, choose to explore Cairo Citadel and see the Great Alabaster Mosque.

Visit the VeryNile project, a Make Travel Matter Experience in Cairo, Egypt

Luxor Sun Bread Tasting with a Local Family

Enjoy listening to stories of village life from local residents, when you visit a family home for a tasting of authentic Egyptian sun bread.

Guests trying sun bread prepared by a local family Luxor, Egypt

 

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Start from USD 2,995 per person

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Day 1
Arrive in Cairo
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
Activity
Welcome to the timeless land of the pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 2
Fly to Luxor, Cruise the Nile
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Wine
MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar)
Activity
In the morning, fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to stand among the columns of the Hypostyle Hall. Later, transfer to your cruise ship, your home for the next four nights. After lunch on board, take a walk through the Luxor Museum, witness ancient artefacts and see two royal mummies. This evening, get to know your Travel Director, a professionally trained Egyptologist, as well as fellow guests over a welcome drink followed by dinner. The rest of the evening is yours at leisure, enjoy dinner on the ship before relaxing in its lounge or in the comfort of your room.
Day 3
Valley of the Kings to Edfu
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar)
Activity
This morning travel by coach to the west bank of the Nile. See the Colossi of Memnon and visit both the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried, including Hatshepsut, Amenhotep I and Tutankhamun. Experience the renowned local hospitality of Egyptians during a visit to the village of Geziret Bahirat. Connect with the community and share bread with the Bahirat family, whilst they regale guests with their fascinating stories of daily life. Visit Luxor Temple which was unearthed by Mariette in the 1860s, before returning to your cruise ship and sail via the Esna Lock to Edfu, for your overnight stay.
Day 4
Kom Ombo to Aswan
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar)
Activity
In the early morning sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only double temple of Egypt dedicated to two gods: the crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder. In the evening, enjoy a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party on board your ship.
Day 5
Aswan’s High Dam and Nile Felucca
Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar)
Activity
In the morning, visit the Aswan High Dam and granite quarries, to see the enormous unfinished obelisk. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis. Rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae, it was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Later, on a traditional Nile Felucca, meet a sailor and about traditional sailing practices. As the sun starts to fade, enjoy high tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel. The likes of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie stayed at this pretty venue, and Christie supposedly wrote “Death on the Nile” from the hotel itself.
Day 6
Aswan and Back to Cairo
Breakfast
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
Activity
In the morning, disembark your cruise ship and enjoy time at leisure in Aswan. Why not join an Optional Experience and travel by air to the magnificent Temples of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel? These temples overlook Lake Nasser and are made up of the Great Temple of Ramesses II and the Temple of Hathor. Located in a village in Nubia, they are found in Upper Egypt. Otherwise, spend the morning as you wish. Perhaps soak up the African atmosphere in the Nubian bazaar or visit one of the many points of interest nearby, such as the Botanical Gardens, Elephantine Island and the Aga Khan Mausoleum. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo for the night.
Day 7
The Egyptian Museum and Citadel
Breakfast
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
Activity
Begin your city sightseeing with your Egyptologist at the world-famous Egyptian Museum*. Starring among its attractions is the amazing treasure recovered from Tutankhamun's tomb. Explore Cairo with Insight Choice. Choose to explore Cairo Citadel and see the Great Alabaster Mosque. Alternatively, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience on Qursaya Island, home to the first large scale initiative to clean the Nile. ​Later, you will have free time to enjoy as you wish. In the evening, take your seats at the magical Sound and Light Show at the Great Pyramids which literally illuminates the history of Giza—an unforgettable introduction to the world of ancient Egypt. *Please note the visit to the Egyptian Museum will be replaced with a visit to the new Grand Egyptian Museum upon its opening in 2022. This state-of-the-art museum has panoramic views of the Pyramids of Giza and is the largest archaeological museum in the world. It will house the greatest collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt, including all 5,000 objects found inside King Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Day 8
The Great Pyramids of Giza
Breakfast
Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino
Activity
Gain a deeper understanding of the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, during a visit to Giza with your Egyptologist. Meet the enigmatic Sphinx, crouching at the foot of the Chephrenís Causeway and venture inside one of the magnificent Pyramids. Nearby lies Memphis, capital of the Old Kingdom, where you can see the colossal statue of Ramesses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara to view the Step Pyramid of Zoser, which dates back 2686 B.C., making it the oldest pyramid in the world. Enjoy free time in the afternoon.
Day 9
Depart Cairo
Breakfast
Activity
Your wonderful journey ends with transfers to Cairo International airport.
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  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.

  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.

  • 4 night Nile cruise aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, on either MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Giselle, MS La Boheme or similar. Please note that gratuities are not included for the Travel Director, Nile Cruise staff, Drivers and Airport Escorts. 

  • Included economy class flights between Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo with transfers between airports and hotels.

  • Complimentary transfers from/to Cairo Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director and certified Egyptologist will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.Our Well-Being Directors take a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met (available on tours with 21 or more guests).

  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxurious, air-conditioned, 40-seat coach with double the standard legroom and onboard washroom. Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.

  • Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19.All Travel Directors, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.

  • We only work with establishments we are confident will consistently adhere to our high well-being standards, which include hotels, restaurants and sight-seeing venues.

  • Hand sanitizer is freely available on board for you to use throughout the day. 

excludes
  • All international / domestic flights, taxes & fees

  • All personal expenses & porterage

  • Travel visa application (if needed)

  • Gratuities / Tipping & Travel insurance coverage

  • High season surcharge (if applicable)