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Felucca Nile cruise, Egypt

Felucca Nile cruise, Egypt
Photographer: Witold Ryka © Adventure World

Event Type:
Special event
Date:
9 March 2018 to 21 March 2018
Admission:
12 days / 11 nights Member $4,312 | Non Member $4,791

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza
  • Explore Sakkara and Memphis
  • A private visit of the Egyptian Museum
  • Visit the Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor
  • The Valley of the Kings with entrance to Tutankhamen’s tomb
  • Alexandria Library & Museum

Visit the Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza and marvel at the sheer scale of these immense structures, enjoy a private visit of the Egyptian Museum with its extraordinary collection of antiquities and visit the Valley of the Kings and the entrance to Tutankhamen’s tomb, accompanied by an Australian Museum expert.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 CAIRO
On arrival into Cairo, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. (D)

DAY 2 CAIRO
Enjoy a full day tour to visit the Pyramids and Sphinx. The Greeks believed the Pyramids to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Not far from the Pyramids is the Great Sphinx of Giza. Standing 65 feet tall and 187 feet long, this unforgettable statue combines the head of a Pharaoh with the body of a lion. Continue to Sakkara and Memphis which served as the capital of Ancient Egypt some 5000 years ago, starting with the First Dynasty. (B)(D)

DAY 3 CAIRO
This morning there is an exclusive private visit of the Egyptian Museum before it opens to the public. After your visit, head to the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM). Described as the largest archaeological museum in the world, the GEM is a huge project which is currently under construction and is scheduled to be partially open in 2018. The museum is approximately two kilometres from the Pyramids at Giza and is part of a new master plan for the plateau. It is planned to house Ancient Egyptian monuments and treasures, hosting over 100,000 artefacts, about 3500 of which belong to the famous King Tutankhamen. Drive up to the Saladin Citadel and continue to the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the oldest bazaars in the Middle East. (B)(D)

DAY 4 CAIRO – LUXOR
Proceed to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor where you will board your Nile cruise. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 5 LUXOR – ESNA
Visit the West Bank of the Nile including the two Colossi of Memnon, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari and the Valley of the Kings with entrance to Tutankhamen’s tomb. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 6 ESNA – KOM OMBO
Sail to Edfu and visit the Temple of Edfu, dedicated to the god Horus. Cruise to Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Horus. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 7 KOM OMBO – ASWAN
Cruise to Aswan and visit the High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Nubian Museum. In the afternoon, cruise by felucca around Elephantine Island and the Botanical Gardens. (B)(L)(D)

DAY 8 ASWAN
Disembark the ship and proceed to visit the Temple of Philae. Board a motor boat to visit the Nubian Village that is located on the West Bank of the River Nile. The Nubian Village allows you to meet with a Nubian family to learn about their lifestyle, culture and traditions. Towards the end of the day enjoy a sunset high tea on the terrace of the legendary Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan, where Dame Agatha Christie used to settle for hours, intently penning chapters of her celebrated Death on the Nile. Watching the sunset from La Terrace has become one of those rituals that no one should miss.
(B)(L)(D)

DAY 9 ASWAN – CAIRO
This morning visit the impressive temple of Abu Simbel. Built into the solid rock cliff by Rameses II to commemorate his victory over the Hittites at the Battle of Kadesh, the temples at Abu Simbel are a must-see. Later today fly back to Cairo. (B)(D)

DAY 10 CAIRO – ALEXANDRIA
Transfer to Alexandria, the second largest city in Egypt. Visit the Alexandria National Museum and the Alexandria library. The library walls are carved with giant letters, hieroglyphs and symbols from every known alphabet around the globe. (B)(D)

DAY 11 ALEXANDRIA – CAIRO
Continue sightseeing in Alexandria with visits to the Catacombs of Kom el-Shoqafa, Pompey’s Pillar and Montazah Garden Palace. After a photo stop from outside Qaitbay Citadel, drive back to Cairo. (B)(D)

DAY 12 CAIRO
Transfer to Cairo Airport for your departure flight. (B)\

INCLUSIONS

Seven nights hotel and four nights cruise accommodation, meals as indicated, sightseeing, activities and entrance fees as specified in itinerary, services of a local National guide throughout, transportation as specified, flight from Cairo to Luxor and from Aswan to Cairo, local taxes and surcharges and an Adventure World travel wallet and backpack (one per room).

BOOKINGS AND ENQUIRIES

Australian Museum Groups are operated by Adventure World.

P: 1300 369 751
E: groups@adventureworld.com.au

 

*TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Price is per person twin share based on 09 Mar 18 departure. Price is correct as at 12 Sep 16 and is subject to change. Price includes the 10% discount for Australian Museum members. All care has been taken to promote correct pricing at time of printing, but is dependent on availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. The trip requires a minimum number of passengers to operate. Strict deposit and final payment details apply. For more information please contact Adventure World Groups. Package can change without notification due to fluctuations in charges and currency. Credit card surcharges apply. International airfares are not included unless otherwise stated. For full terms and conditions visit adventureworld.com/terms-and-conditions

 

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