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Escape to sunny Egypt this festive season - explore pyramids & temples, sail down the Nile, discover the Valley of the Kings, plus spend 4 day relaxing at a Red Sea retreat. Choose between Xmas day at the pyramids or on the Nile and ring in the New Year by the Red Sea in Hurghada!
DETAILS
Starting fromR12 230
Package Validity

Set travel dates between 03 JUN 2017 - 26 AUG 2017 ** Book & pay by 30 JUN 2017 & SAVE R2835 per person - discount already included in price. Excludes entrance fees of approx.USD105 - USD115 per person ***

Duration13 days
DestinationEgypt
Starts inCairo
Ends inCairo

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- Return airport/hotel transfers
- Overnight train ticket from Cairo to Aswan (2 berth, 1st class sleeper cabin)
- 10 nights 4* & 5* accommodation as per itinerary including 2 nights on - board a felucca(open deck)
- 4 days Hurghada - Red Sea stay - swim, sun & sand
- Breakfast daily, selected lunches & dinners
- Assistance of an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
- Touring by a private modern air-conditioned vehicles
- VISITS: Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Edfu Luxor & Dahab

**** No single supplement on this tour, unless client requests own room for single use. Discount applies to tour price only & not the single supplement. Subject to availability & cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer ****

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 Cairo

Welcome to the festive season in sunny Egypt! Arrive Cairo, included transfer to hotel.

Overnight: Cairo

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Pyramids & Saqqara

Start the day with a visit to Al Jizah, the famous Giza Plateau to see the iconic pyramids & the iconic Sphinx. Next explore the sand-strewn tombs and temples of the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, home to the Zhoser’s step pyramid. Tonight we board the overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

Overnight: Sleeper Train | Breakfast

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Philae Temple

After arrival & check-in in Aswan we enjoy a boat trip to Agilika Island where we visit the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure; shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back & relax.

Overnight: Aswan | Breakfast

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Felucca Cruise

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Early birds can go on an optional excursion by road to the majestic Temple of Abu Simbel. In the afternoon we board a felucca for a 2-night journey downstream the River Nile, stopping at villages and islands along the way.

If sailing by felucca is not your style, navigate the River Nile on board a 5 star Nile Cruiser with private cabin & ensuite bathroom. See our Nile Cruise Upgrade for more info.

Overnight: Felucca Cruise | Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2
Felucca Cruise

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Kom Ombo & Edfu

Kom Ombo - Edfu - Luxor. Disembarking in Daraw, a short drive takes us to Kom Ombo where we visit the temple before travelling to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, a huge complex that began construction in 237 BC. We then continue to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor is available alternatively, enjoy the facilities of our hotel.

Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast

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Valley of the Kings

Take flight over ancient Luxor with an optional hot air balloon ride early this morning before exploring the West Bank of the Nile & the legendary Valley of the Kings. Marvel at Colossi of Memnon, the massive stone remains of the temple of Amenophis III, and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and surrounding tombs.

After lunch we visit the Temple of Karnak, a spectacular religious complex built on a gigantic scale, where you get lost wandering around the stone papyrus columns. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast

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Red Sea Riviera

Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor we head east to Hurghada part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for 4 days on the beach!

Overnight: Hurghada | Breakfast

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Sun, Sea & Sand

The next 3 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. On day 9 there's an optional day trip to Girtan Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.

Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it is easy to see why. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling. Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. Hurghada also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment. Just outside Hurghada is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga – a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing.

Overnight: Hurghada | Breakfast x 3

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Egyptian Museum

Hurghada - Cairo. This morning we depart Hurghada and head back to Cairo. We take a guided tour of the enlightening Egyptian Museum, where you can see the famed solid gold death mask of King Tutankhamun and opt to visit the Royal Mummy room.

Overnight: Cairo | Breakfast

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Cairo

After breakfast, hotel check-out & onward transfer to the airport.

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