17 Day Egypt in Depth

Bunnik Small Group Tour & Cruise starting in Cairo and finishing in Cairo

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Bunnik's 17 Day Egypt in Depth. Immerse yourself in a time of great wealth and power, of magnificent temples, elaborate ceremonies and incredible pyramids. Cruise the Nile and descend into ancient tombs. Discover the contrasts and history of the country's north and explore bustling...read more
Overview
Operator: Bunnik
Type: Small Group Tour & Cruise (Premium)
Max Group Size: 20
Duration: 17 Days
From: Cairo to Cairo
Tour Code: BUN390
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Egypt
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Depart Australia
2
Arrive Cairo - Giza
Welcome to Cairo, the sprawling capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa. This evening we'll enjoy a group welcome dinner in Giza. (D)
3
Giza
Our touring in Egypt begins at the oldest structures in existence, the amazing Great Pyramids of Giza. We'll visit the nearby Great Sphinx, with the body of a lion and the head of a king, often referred to as the national symbol of Egypt. We'll also discover the ancient capital of Memphis and the Step Pyramid of Sakkara, believed to have been designed by the vizier of King Zoser, Imhotep. (B)
4
Giza - Alexandria
After breakfast we travel to Wadi el Natroun, home to some of the world's earliest Christian monasteries. Originally there were 50 monasteries here but only four have survived to modern times. Special Experience: In the Nitrian Desert visit the self-sufficient Coptic Monastery of St Bishoy, the ‘Star of the Desert'. Born in 320 AD/ St Bishoy's body is said to be preserved to this day inside the monastery.Later we'll continue to the city of Alexandria on Egypt's north coast. (B/L)
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Alexandria
Today we explore Alexandria. Highlights include the National Museum, Pompey's Pillar, the Catacombs, the New Bibliotheca and the Montazah Palace. Our last stop for a photo at the Citadel of Qaitbay, a spectacular 15th century fortress overlooking the Mediterranean. (B/L)
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Alexandria - El Alamein - Cairo
Our journey takes us westward through the dunes along the Mediterranean coast, following the route of Field Marshal Montgomery to El Alamein. (B) Special Experience: We visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery associated with the Battle of El Alamein.
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Cairo
Today begins with a visit to the 12th century Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the Mohammed Ali Mosque. We'll then discover the 14th century souk, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. Famous for its handmade crafts, it's also the perfect place to enjoy a traditional Arabic coffee. This afternoon we'll continue into the lively heart of Cairo to visit the world-famous Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun's priceless treasures and many other historic artefacts. (B)
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Cairo - Luxor
This morning we fly to Luxor in Upper Egypt. Here we'll explore the fascinating Karnak Temple, dedicated to the Pharaoh Amun. Approximately 30 pharaohs contributed to the temple's structure over time, which explains its monumental size! We'll then visit Luxor Temple, once connected to Karnak Temple by a 3-kilometre-long Avenue of Sphinxes. Luxor Temple is also home to a 25-metre pink granite obelisk, which was part of a matching pair until the 1830s when one was given to France. It now stands in the centre of the Place de la Concorde in Paris. (B)
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Luxor - Nile Cruise
Our first stop today is the Valley of the Kings. Carved deep into the limestone rock, each tomb has a similar pattern of three corridors, an antechamber and a sarcophagus chamber. We'll be able to descend into some of the tombs to see examples of the elaborate and incredibly well-preserved hieroglyphic paintings. Our next destination is the Temple of Hatshepsut. Queen Hatshepsut was one of only a few women to be given the title of pharaoh. We'll then visit the Colossi of Memnon. (B/L/D) Embark Cruise: This afternoon we board our Nile River cruise ship.
10
Nile Cruise
We set sail for Edfu this morning, crossing the lock at Esna and continuing south. (B/L/D)
11
Nile Cruise
This morning we visit the magnificent Temple of Horus, dedicated to the Falcon God. This beautiful ancient temple is one of the best-preserved in Egypt and the second-largest after Karnak Temple. We'll then cruise to the riverside Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroeris, before continuing to Aswan this evening. Tonight we enjoy a traditional galabeya party on board. (B/L/D)
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Nile Cruise
This morning we'll explore Aswan. Highlights of our sightseeing include the High Dam, the picturesque Temple of Isis on Philae Island, and the Unfinished Obelisk. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. (B/L/D)
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Nile Cruise - Aswan
Disembark Cruise: We disembark the cruise.Special Experience: An early start this morning to cross the desert. Our destination is the incredible twin temples of Abu Simbel. The temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC, as a monument to himself and his queen, Nefertari.This afternoon we'll relax on a cruise along the Nile on board a traditional felucca sailboat. (B)
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Aswan
Enjoy the day at leisure to explore this sunny and relaxed city at your own pace and discover its distinctive African atmosphere. (B)
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Aswan - Cairo
This morning we'll transfer to the airport for our flight back to Cairo. Tonight we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner. (B/D)
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Depart Cairo
Today we bid farewell to Egypt and begin our journey home. (B)
17
Arrive Australia
Bunnik Inclusions
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Trip Inclusions
  • Return economy class flights from Australia to Egypt. Taxes included
  • 2 economy class flights within Egypt
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Nile River Cruise
  • Tipping Made Easy, $215pp prepaid 
Accommodation & Meals
  • 10 nights in good quality hotels (4-5 star)
  • 4 nights in an outside cabin on-board a luxury Nile River cruise (5-star Egyptian standard)
  • 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking Egyptologist guides
Journey Highlights

Unlock the mysteries of Egypt's ancient civilisation.

  • Visit the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza. Our tour includes plenty of time to soak up the power of these magnificent structures before we visit a nearby vantage point and then continue on to the famous Sphinx
  • Visit the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara, the nearby giant statue of Ramses II and the old capital of Memphis
  • Visit the Coptic Monastery's of Wadi El Natroun
  • Be fascinated by Alexandria, the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean' with its mix of history and modernity
  • Visit the sites of Alexandria including the National Museum, Pompey's Pillar, the Catacombs of Kom El Shogafa, New Biblioteca, Montazah Palace and see the Citadel of Qaitbey
  • Pay homage to the fallen soldiers at the Battlefield Cemetery and Military Museum of El Alamein
  • Visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum whose priceless artefacts include those of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen
  • Get a fascinating insight into current Egyptian life as you visit the Mohammed Ali Mosque, the Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the centuries-old Khan El Khalili bazaar
  • Visit the beautiful Luxor and Karnak Temples, where each year elaborate festivals and ceremonies were performed to appease the gods
  • Explore the West Bank, including the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings (where we enter some of the tombs of the pharaohs) and the massive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Unwind on a four-night luxury cruise on the Nile from Luxor to Aswan
  • Travel to the magnificent Temple of Horus (the Falcon God) in Edfu, the Temple of Kom Ombo which currently displays some of the crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity, the laidback town of Aswan where we visit the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island, the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam
  • Enjoy a Galabeya Party whist crusing the Nile
  • Explore Aswan including the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island
  • Visit the stunning temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. This is a must-see while in Egypt, which most other companies offer only as an optional extra. We include it!
  • Relax on a traditional felucca sailboat in Aswan as you cruise around Kitchener's Island
  • Enjoy a day a leisure to further explore life on the Nile
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.
  • Sun Festival, Special Departure Our February 14 2018 & February 10 2019 departures will experience this unique event. Ramses II built his temple at Abu Simbel so that the internal chamber would light up two times a year: once on the anniversary of his ascension to the throne (in February), and once on his birthday (in October). Every year on the Sun Festival, crowds gather before sunrise to observe the stream of light gradually sneaking through the stone and enlightening the statuettes of Ramses, Ra and Amun in the central chamber.
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Accommodation: 3.5-4 Star
Average Age: 50+ years
Types: Small Group Tours (Flights Included)
Max Group Size(s): 20
Budget: Premium
Destinations: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, South & Central America, USA, Canada
Prices & Dates
Flights Included
Unlike most tour companies, Bunnik include domestic and international flights from Australia in their tour packages (and in the prices shown below). Bunnik's airfares have built-in flexibility so you're able to extend your stay, fly out of other cities or even upgrade your flights to Business or First Class.
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