Egypt Super Sale
Egypt Super Sale
This 9-day Egypt vacation takes you from Cairo down the Nile to Luxor, Edfu, and Aswan to explore the treasures of Ancient Egypt. Airfare is included in the price of this vacation.
Your Egypt tour begins in Cairo, the capital of Egypt and largest city in the Middle East. Cairo is large, crowded, and a little overwhelming to first-time visitors, but that’s only because it’s bursting at the seams with history. Spend a day visiting the most popular sites in the city. Begin by heading to the west side of the Nile to see Giza, one of the glories of the ancient world. You’ll tour its ancient sites, such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, and marvel at the enigmatic Sphinx. Afterwards, head into the heart of Cairo to Tahrir Square, where you can get your bearings on the city and visit the Egyptian Museum, where you’ll see all manner of artworks, artefacts, and mummies, including treasures taken from the Tomb of King Tutankhamun.
Continue your Egypt trips by heading to Luxor, a city of splendour in the country’s south-central region. Situated on the banks of the Nile, Luxor was the site of ancient Thebes, the pharaoh’s capital from the 16th to 11th centuries B.C. You’ll think you’ve wandered into a giant open-air museum in Luxor. Stroll through the famous Temple of Karnak and marvel at the dedication to the god Amun at the Temple of Luxor. The next day, venture into the Valley of the Kings and Queens to see elaborate tombs of the pharaohs and ponder what it must’ve felt like for Howard Carter to discover Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. You’ll then board the Sonesta St. George, a luxurious 5-star river vessel, to begin your journey down up the Nile.
Experience the classics of Egypt on this journey along the Nile. Begin in Cairo, where you’ll see the Great Pyramid of Giza and the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, before cruising down the Nile to visit Luxor, Edfu, and Aswan, see ancient temples, and learn about Egypt’s remarkable history.
Sail for Edfu to see the Temple of Horus, one of Egypt’s best-preserved ancient sites. The temple helped Egyptologists unlock the secrets of the ancient world due to the quality of its bas relieves. Then head to the Greco-Roman Temple of Sobek in Kom Ombo to see tributes to the crocodile god, Sobek, and enjoy stunning views over the Nile. Continue your Egypt tour to Aswan, a charming centre off the beaten path for most tourists. You’ll explore the High Dam, which dams the Nile and creates the world’s largest artificial reservoir, Lake Nasser, before visiting the Philae Temple and the ancient stone quarries that supplied the stone for the pyramids. You’ll then return to Cairo for one more day of sightseeing before closing out your Egypt vacation.\
|Trip Type:||Air-Land Inclusive Getaways, Classic Itineraries, Cruises & Sailing|
|Inclusions:||International and domestic airfare and taxes, airport transfers, 4 nights accommodation in Cairo, 4 nights onboard a Nile Cruise, meals as indicatedby BLD, sightseeing as indicated in itinerary|
|Destinations:||Cairo, Giza, Luxor, Aswan|
|Highlights:||Step back in time to witness ancient wonders, cruise the Nile as Pharaoh’s once did, marvel at magnificent temples and immerse yourself into the history of this incredible country.|