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Egypt Explorer & Nile Cruise

Egypt has its foot firmly placed in history. From pharaohs to child kings, pyramids to underground tombs, date palms to cascading sand dunes, all life is born from The Nile, making it the finest way to experience it.

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Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Explore Cairo Museum, Cairo Citadel, El Moaaz walking tour and Pyramids of Giza.
  • Experience Luxor – Karnak Temple and Luxor Temples, plus a visit to the Valley of the Kings.
  • Enjoy four nights on board a Nile cruise boat. Observe rural Egypt, date palms and how all life springs from this ancient river.
  • Egyptologist guide and RWH leader throughout.
  • Visit Kom Ombo and Edfu temples.
  • Aswan – sail along the Nile on an open air ‘felucca’ sailboat with walk and visit to St. Simeon Monastery, plus visit to the Aswan High Dam.
  • Visit to Abu Simbel.

Egypt is a country which requires no introduction. It has its groundings so firmly intrenched in the past, offering reminders everywhere through its architecture, attractions, customs and culture. You will never forget the first time you stand under the shadows of the Great Pyramid of Giza and stare up at the pointed spires, truly something quite magical. As is hearing the call to prayer reverberate throughout the city at sunset.

Throughout history, all life has stemmed from the River Nile. In fact, the months when it flooded were instrumental in sailing gigantic stone blocks down to Giza for construction of the pyramids, plus its mineral rich waters breathe life into the land for farmers who live along its watery snaking contours. That is why experiencing Egypt along The Nile is the best way of truly understanding the country.

Cruise along by cruise ship and on an open-air ‘felucca’ sailboat, observe the language of hieroglyphics inside tombs and hear the Koran sung though loudspeakers throughout each city. There are some countries which constantly remind you of being in a foreign land and Egypt is one of them, what more could you possibly want!

On this all-encompassing tour we take in the main attractions around Cairo, Luxor and Aswan, yet also visit temples outside of the main cities. This offers a wider view of life in Egypt and the gems which lie within. Come experience Egypt with Ramblers walking Holidays!

  • Return flights from Heathrow to Cairo with Egypt Air, plus two internal flights.
  • Four nights on a cruise ship and five nights in 4-5-star hotels.
  • Airport transport costs including internal flights.
  • Full board – taken in a combination of hotels and local restaurants.
  • Tips for local staff and cruise staff.
  • Entrance fees for attractions listed as part of the itinerary.
  • Egyptologist guide and RWH leader throughout.
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

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