See some of the most magnificent monuments and treasures of the Ancient World when you explor Egypt on this exclusive tour.
You’ll see the awesome Great Pyramids and Sphinx before setting sail down the Nile on the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV . As you cruise the Nile more highlights of Egypt will drift into view and your boat will pull in so you can explore them fully. Let us take you to the Valley of the Kings, Tutankhamun’s final resting place, and many other imposing temples and necropolises that still have the power to amaze and inspire after more than 4,500 years.
Holiday Length: 6 Days
Day 1: UK – Cairo
You will be met as you land in Cairo and transferred to your hotel. You can relax and refresh in your city-centre, riverside hotel, where you’ll be staying for three nights. It’s the perfect spot from which to take in the city and surrounding areas.
Day 2: Cairo
Cairo has so much to offer visitors. Your private Egyptologist will take you on a trip to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which houses macabre mummies and exquisite treasures found in Tutankhamun’s tomb. After, head to the bustling Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and get ready to haggle over rugs, food and spices. After sunset, there’s the option to see the light show at the pyramids.
Day 3: Cairo
Start the day by heading south of Cairo to Memphis and the Step Pyramid of Djoser, thought to be the oldest stone structure in the world. Then it’s off to the Great Pyramids themselves. At Giza Plateau you’ll also see the iconic figure of the Sphinx still standing guard. You could pop into the Solar Boat Museum, which houses
Day 4: Cairo – Aswan
After a flight to Aswan it’s time to climb on board: your Nile cruise on the opulent Sanctuary Sun Boat IV awaits. After lunch you can explore the laid-back city of Aswan, once one of the most strategically important locations in Ancient Egypt. After lunch, you can visit the Unfinished Obelisk – an unfinished project that still lies half hewn from the rock at the nearby granite quarries, before returning to your boat for dinner.
Day 5: Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu
Start the day with a boat trip out to Philae Temple, located on Agilkia Island. Later, back on board, you can learn how to knock up some tasty Egyptian treats with the resident chef. While you’re eating, the Sun boat IV will travel to the crocodile god Sobek’s Temple of Kom Ombo in Edfu. You can also visit the Temple of Horus, dedicated to the falcon-headed god
Day 6: Luxor
While you breakfast, Sun Boat IV will sail towards Luxor, where you’ll spend the day exploring the banks of the Nile. Disembark on the East Bank, and an Egyptologist will take you around the Temple of Luxor and Temple of Karnak, which took over 1,000 years to build. On the West Bank, there’s the Valley of the Kings and the Colossi of Memnon to explore.
Day 7: Luxor – UK
After leaving the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV for the last time, you’ll be driven to Luxor International Airport for your flight home. On the other hand, there are many fascinating ways you can extend your stay and we’d be delighted to help you with these.
Best time to go: October to May
Price: From £1,895pp
The price shown is a guide – based on two people sharing and generally includes economy flights. Your holiday will be tailor-made to suit you and there are many factors that can influence the price, such as standard of accommodation, class of flight and time of year. Please do provide us with your chosen dates and we can provide a more accurate cost – 01428 658777
NB: Gemma took a very similar trip in October 2017. She stayed 2 nights in Cairo at the Four Seasons First Residence followed by 3 nights cruise on the Sun Boat IV – similar to above. This itinerary would be from £1,775pp