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Legends of the Nile
  This tour has been designed with a view to capturing the highlights and essence of Egypt combined with the charm of bygone travel.  The itinerary combines the sublime elegance and unique pyramids views from the Oberoi Mena House, together with the Old Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor and the relaxation of a Nile Cruise.  After the cruise take in the unsurpassed views and atmosphere of Aswan in the newly reopened Old Cataract Hotel from where Agatha Christie wrote her famous novel 'Death on the Nile'.  Complete the tour from the comfort of the modern and minimalist Sofitel El Gezirah.
Holiday Length: 11 days
Departs: Mondays
Start City: Cairo
End City: Cairo
Type of Holiday: Private Tour & Nile Cruise


 

ITINERARY   

Monday   

Cairo
Arrival transfer to your Pyramids area hotel - the Oberoi Mena House where you will stay for 2 nights. 
   

Tuesday

 

 

Cairo
A day to remember! Visit the ancient capital of Memphis, the enduring monuments of Sakkara, prototypes for ancient Egypt's most enduring architectural legacy the Pyramids.  Explore the sand strewn temples and tombs before travelling to the Pyramids of Giza and the mysterious Sphinx, sights that are both magnificent and awe inspiring. (B)
   

Wednesday

Cairo - Aswan
Fly to Aswan and check into the Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel (B)
   

Thursday

Aswan
Free day to explore Aswan at your own leisure. (B)
   
Friday


Depart Aswan on Nile Cruise
Visit the High Dam, the Temple of Philae & unfinished Obelisk.  Welcome Reception Cocktail and Dinner on board. (L,D)
   
Saturday


Nile Cruise - Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek & Haeroris before sailing to Edfu.  Dinner and Oriental Show tonight. (B,L,D)

   
Sunday


Nile Cruise - Edfu - Esna - Luxor
Visit the Horus Temple in Edfu before sailing to Luxor via Esna.  Visit the East Bank (Karnak & Luxor Temples).  Dinner and Belly Dance Show tonight (B,L,D)
   
Monday


Luxor - Cruise End
Disembark after breakfast.  Visit the West Bank (Valley of the Kings & Queens and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut) and transfer to the Sofitel Winter Palace for the night (B)
   
Tuesday


Luxor - Cairo
After breakfast check out of your hotel and fly to Cairo for your two night stay at the Sofitel El Gezirah. (B)

   
Wednesday



Cairo
Marvel at the glittering treasures of Tutankhamen on your tour of the Egyptian Museum. Later visit the towering Citadel, the Mohamed Ali Mosque, the vibrant Khan El Khalili Bazaar and the Hanging Church. (B)
   
Thursday

Cairo Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport.

HOLIDAY INCLUSIONS      
  • 2 nights Cairo Pyramids Hotel - Oberoi Mena House (B & B)
  • 2 nights Aswan Accommodation - Sofitel Old Cataract (B & B)
  • 3 night Nile Cruise - Movenpick MS Royal Lilly (Full Board)
  • 1 night Luxor - Sofitel Winter Palace (B & B)
  • 2 nights Cairo downtown - Sofitel El Gezirah (B & B)
  • All private transfers
  • 2 full days private sightseeing in Cairo
  • Small group sightseeing during Nile Cruise
  • Domestic flights (Cairo to Aswan, and Luxor to Cairo)
   
 

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