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Dreams of Egypt

  • Duration
    11 days
  • Tour Type
    Group Tour
  • Tour Style
    Classic
  • Price From
    £3,390pp
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Steeped in history, romance and legend, a tour of Egypt is one of the grandest adventures a traveller can enjoy. Discover the country from top to toe, from the shores of Alexandria to the immense temples at Abu Simbel, at Egypt’s southernmost edge. En route, be entranced by ancient pyramids, medieval catacombs, Coptic monasteries and colossal statues, and enjoy a 5* Nile cruise from Luxor to Aswan.

  • Fully Inclusive
    Touring with Guides and entrance fees
  • Included Meals
    Breakfasts: 10 , Lunches: 9 , Dinners: 10
  • Flights
    International flights and current taxes
  • Accommodation
    10 nights in 3+/4 star accommodation
  • Group Tour
    Max Group Size: 18
  • Physical Rating 1Learn More
    X A reasonable level of fitness is required but it's more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You'll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps. Download the detailed tour dossier for details of your chosen tour. Learn More
    Walking, some steps and time on your feet
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Tour Highlights

Our Dreams of Egypt tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

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You can holiday to Egypt without having to quarantine either on your arrival in the country or on your return to the UK. There are also no travel advisories in place against travel from the FCDO meaning you can book with complete peace of mind.

Tour Experience

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Fly to Cairo
    Day 1: Fly to Cairo

    Fly to Cairo and transfer to your hotel in the city centre.

    • Dinner
  • Day 2
    Pyramids of Giza
    Day 2: Pyramids of Giza

    Visit Egypt's most iconic sites: the Pyramids of Giza and the unblinking Sphinx, along with the atmospheric Egyptian Museum with its collections of statues, mummies and pharaonic treasures. Later, explore the Khan el Khalili Bazaar, a souk famed for its precious and semiprecious jewellery.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Old Cairo
    Day 3: Old Cairo

    Spend the morning exploring Cairo's oldest district, the Coptic Quarter, with its impressive churches and the Christian artefact collection at the Coptic Museum. Later, continue to Sakkara, an ancient necropolis famed for its painted catacombs and the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Tonight's dinner will be at the revolving restaurant atop Cairo Tower – the best viewpoint in the city.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4
    Explore Alexandria
    Day 4: Explore Alexandria

    Take the desert road to Alexandria, on the coast. This afternoon, you'll discover Alexandria's many highlights, from the Roman theatre to the atmospheric Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, dating back to the 2nd century. Pause for a photo at the renovated 15th-century Qaitbay Citadel, once one of the most important defensive strongholds of Africa's Mediterranean coastline.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5
    El Alamein and Monastery of St Macarius
    Day 5: El Alamein and Monastery of St Macarius

    This morning, we visit El Alamein, the site of two key battles in WWII. The Allied victory in the second battle was instrumental in ending the Axis threat to Egypt. Explore the military museum and war cemeteries before travelling southeast back to Cairo. Stop en route to visit the still-active Monastery of St Macarius, inhabited by Coptic Orthodox monks since the 4th century AD.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6
    Cruise the Nile River
    Day 6: Cruise the Nile River

    Take a short one-hour flight from Cairo to Luxor, where we transfer to the port and board your 5* Nile cruise ship for our four-night cruise. Refresh yourself before this afternoon's excursions around Luxor's East Bank. Begin at the Temple Complex of Karnak, famed for the majestic Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic stone columns, along with the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the Sacred Lake.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7
    Explore the West Bank
    Day 7: Explore the West Bank

    Explore the West Bank of Luxor, one of Egypt's most stunning landscapes. Admire the mysterious Colossi of Memnon statues en route to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the gigantic funerary complex of Egypt's second-ever female Pharaoh. This afternoon, visit the Valley of the Kings, resting place of many pharaohs of the New Kingdom. Here, visit the tomb of Tutankhamun along with other richly-painted tombs of your choice. Tonight, we sail for Esna.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8
    Kom Ombo
    Day 8: Kom Ombo

    Enjoy a morning visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu, one of Egypt's most beautiful and well-preserved temples, dating back to the 3rd century BC. Return to the ship for lunch as you cruise on to the town of Kom Ombo, where we visit the unusual double temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Horus and Sobek. Sail on to Aswan, where we dock for the next two nights.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9
    Discover Aswan
    Day 9: Discover Aswan

    Discover the many highlights of Aswan on this full-day tour. Visit the 111-metre tall Aswan High Dam, see the Unfinished Obelisk in place at Aswan's ancient quarry, and visit the Temple of Philae on Agilkia Island. After lunch, embark on a felucca (traditional Nile sailing boat) and cruise to Elephantine Island and Kitchener's Island, where we visit the botanical gardens.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10
    Abu Simbel

    Disembark the ship and journey southwest to the iconic twin temples of Abu Simbel, at Egypt's furthest edge. This atmospheric temple complex, perhaps the greatest in Egypt, is dedicated to Ramesses II, often considered the greatest pharaoh of the New Kingdom. Admire its many halls and imposing statues before returning to Aswan for your flight back to Cairo.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11
    Depart Cairo
    Day 11: Depart Cairo

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

    • Breakfast

Tour Dates & Prices

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