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9 Day Wonders of Egypt (Winter)

Insight Vacations Winter Tour starting in Cairo and finishing in Cairo

Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Insight Vacations's 9 Day Wonders of Egypt (Winter). Incredibly, after gazing upon the illustrious pyramids, this tour only gets better. Further up the Nile, your cruise ship is poised to take you to royal tombs and breathtaking temples.

Overview

Operator: Insight Vacations
Type: Winter Tour (Premium)
Style: Winter
Max Group Size: 40
Duration: 9 Days
From: Cairo to Cairo
Tour Code: A945W
Reviews: Not Yet Reviewed
Visits: Egypt
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Day By Day

1

Welcome To Cairo

A country rich in wonders and mysteries awaits you. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Stay Three Nights: Cairo Marriott Hotel
2

The Egyptian Museum And Citadel

Begin your city sightseeing with your Egyptologist at the world-famous Egyptian Museum. Starring among its attractions is the amazing treasure recovered from Tutankhamun's tomb. Sightseeing continues at the Citadel where you enjoy breathtaking views over the whole city. Salah El-Din started the Citadel in the 12th century, but it owes its present outline to Mohammed Ali, whose Great Alabaster Mosque is the next stop. Later, you will have free time to enjoy as you wish. In the evening, get to know your Tour Director and fellow guests over a Welcome Drink at the hotel. Afterwards, take your seats at the magical Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids which literally illuminates the history of Giza - an unforgettable introduction to the world of ancient Egypt. (BB/WR)
3

The Great Pyramids Of Giza

Gain a deeper understanding of the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World during a visit to Giza with your Egyptologist. Meet the enigmatic Sphinx crouching at the foot of Chephrenís Causeway and venture inside one of the magnificent pyramids. Nearby lies Memphis, capital of the Old Kingdom, where you can see the colossal statue of Rameses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara to view the Step Pyramid of Zoser I; dating from 2,686 BC, it's the oldest in the world. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. (BB)
4

Fly To Luxor, Cruise The Nile

Fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to stand among the columns of the Hypostyle Hall. Transfer to your cruise ship. After lunch on-board, visit Luxor Temple which was unearthed by Mariette in the 1860s. (BB/L/D) Stay Four Nights: MS Medea (or similar)
5

Valley Of The Kings To Edfu

(Relaxed Start) Travel by air-conditioned coach to the west bank of the Nile to see the Colossi of Memnon, and visit both the Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings, where many pharaohs were buried. Next, visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread. Return to your cruise boat and sail via the Esna Lock to Edfu. (BB/L/D)
6

From The Temple Of Horus To Aswan

Visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, dedicated to the Falcon God. After exploring this magnificent site, sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only temple in Egypt dedicated to two gods: the crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder. Cruise to Aswan and in the evening, don your galabeyas (traditional Egyptian attire), for a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party. (BB/L/SE)
7

Aswan's High Dam And Nile Felucca

(Relaxed Start) In the morning, visit the Aswan High Dam and Granite Quarries to see the enormous Unfinished Obelisk. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis, rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae. Later, on a traditional Nile Felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient craft. As the sun starts to fade, enjoy colonial-style high tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel. (BB/L/AT/D)
8

Free Time In Aswan And Back To Cairo

(Relaxed Start) In the morning, disembark your cruise ship and enjoy time at leisure in Aswan. Why not join an optional experience by air to the magnificent Temples of Rameses II at Abu Simbel? Otherwise, spend the morning as you wish. There are many points of interest to enjoy; the Botanic Gardens, Elephantine Island, the Aga Khan Mausoleum, or soak up the African atmosphere in the Nubian bazaar. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo for the night. (BB) Stay: Cairo Marriott Hotel
9

Depart Cairo

(Relaxed Start) Your journey ends after breakfast with transfers to the airport. (BB)

Trip Inclusions

Signature Experiences And Top Rated Highlights

  • Cairo: Guided by your Local Expert, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery - Tutankhamun's treasures.
  • Giza: With your Egyptologist, meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife.
  • Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man, as your Egyptologist explains the significance behind it.
  • West Bank: Embark on an experience with an Egyptologist to visit the Temple Hatshepsut and royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
  • Aswan: On a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft.
  • Giza: If only these walls could talk! Oh, but they do at the audio visual Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids.
  • Kom Ombo: Visit the unique temple as it is the only double temple in Egypt.
  • Philae Island: Rising from the waters, on the Island of Philae, is the amazing Temple of Isis. You will journey by motorboat to get there.

Additional Included Highlights

  • Cairo: Sightseeing includes sweeping vies over the city from the Citadel and a visit to the Great Alabaster Mosque.
  • Memphis: See the statue of Rameses II along with the Alabaster Sphinx.
  • Sakkara: View the oldest pyramid in the world, the Step Pyramid of Zoser I, existing for over 4,500 years.
  • Karnak: Walk the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, see the of Rameses II and the Hypostyle Hall.
  • Edfu: Explore the Temple of Horus.
  • Aswan: visit the High Dam and Granite Quarries.

Authentic Regional Flavours

  • Nile Cruise: Dress in traditional attire and join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party.
  • Luxor: Visit a working bakery and witness the local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread.
  • Aswan: In true tradition, just like Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie before you, enjoy high tea in true colonial English-style at Aswan's famous Old Cataract Hotel, as the sun begins to set.
  • Included Quality Dining: 8 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 High Tea (AT) and 1 Welcome Drink (WR). While Cruising: 4 Lunches (L), 3 Buffet Dinners (D) and 1 Signature Evening (SE) all with bottled water, tea or coffee. Departure on tour for New Year's Eve will enjoy a festive Highlight Dinner which will replace an included meal.

Stay At The Best Addresses

  • Cruising: Cruise the Nile in style, on-board your traditional Nile cruiser with its spacious cabins, bars, shops, lounge, restaurant and swimming pool.
  • Cairo: The luxurious Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar El Khayyam Casino is conveniently located on Gezira Island in downtown Cairo. The central section was once the Gezirah Palace built for the Khedive Isma'il Pasha in 1869.

Our Five-Star Services

  • An expert Insight professional, multilingual Egyptologist/Tour Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend in a foreign land.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with and on-board restroom (alternative coaches and vehicles, without on-board facilities, may be used on occasion).
  • Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary (available for groups of 8 or more).
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included; you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. Plus, we include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • From time to time, your Tour Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish - a local tidbit representing authentic food or beverages unique to the destination.
  • Complimentary airport transfers are available from and to Cairo Airport on arrival and departure days, or when additional accommodation has been booked through Insight Vacations. Scheduled air travel between Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo with included airport transfers. A 4-night Nile cruise on MS Medea/MS Miriam/MS Giselle/MS La Boheme (or similar). Please note that gratuities are not included for the Tour Director, Nile Cruise staff, Drivers and Airport Escorts. Services of Insight's Representative in Egypt.

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change
  • Price is for land, cruise and internal flights as specified. Flights not specified are not included
  • Twin prices are per person. Seasonal adjustments and/or black out dates apply.
  • Smaller coaches without toilet facilities or 40 seats may be used.
  • Check with your Travel Agent about visas for this tour.
  • Gratuities for Nile Cruise are not included.
  • 25 Dec: New Year's Eve Celebration Dinner included on your Nile Cruise.

Operator Details

Insight Vacations Reviews: (343)
Tours on Sale: 145
Accommodation: 4-5 Star
Average Age: 55-60+ years
Types: Coach Tours & Short Breaks
Max Group Size(s): 40 & 26
Budget: Luxury & Premium
Destinations: Asia, Canada & Alaska, Europe, South & Central America, UK & Ireland, USA
2017-18 SEASON
Nov 2017 - Apr 2018

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