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Best of Egypt

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $2,733 per person
APR - OCT 2023
Sphinx and pyramids, Giza, Egypt

Countries Visited

Egypt ...more Egypt

Locations Visited

Cairo, Luxor, Edfu, Alexandria, Aswan, Temple of Kom Ombo ...more Cairo, Luxor, Edfu, Alexandria, Aswan, Temple of Kom Ombo
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  1. Day 1 Welcome to Cairo

    Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs, starting your journey in Egypt’s effervescent capital, Cairo. On arrival at Cairo Airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and have time to relax after your journey. Refreshed and ready to embrace the intoxicating energy of this ancient and modern city, you’ll be thrilled with the many treasures that will give you a preview of what’s about to come – an incredible encounter with antiquities you’ll be sharing with friends for years to come.

    hotel Hilton Heliopolis
  2. Day 2 Fly to Luxor and Embark on Your Nile Cruise

    Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and the imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Luxor Museum before returning to your cruise ship for dinner.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Nile Cruise
  3. Day 3 A Day to Explore the Valley of the Kings

    Journey to the final resting place of Egypt’s Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and the Grand Temple of Luxor. Connect With Locals as you enjoy a traditional Be My Guest bite to eat of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea in the archaeological paradise that is Luxor's West Bank.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Be My Guest, Dinner
  4. Day 4 Journey to Ancient Kom-Ombo

    Sail upstream to Kom-Ombo, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Standing at the threshold of the imposing Temple of Kom-Ombo on the banks of the Nile, you’ll imagine visitors over the centuries arriving to pay homage to the gods Horus the Elder and Sobek. Tour the Temple, learning all about its ‘double’ and perfectly symmetrical design for the duo of gods – one side dedicated to the crocodile god, the other to the falcon god. After a captivating encounter with the ancients, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on our cruise boat. Watching the sun set over the shimmering Nile, we’ll don our galabeas and toast to legends of the past and new friends.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5 Onwards to Aswan

    Set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to voyage around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. On arrival explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Disembark and Fly to Cairo

    Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Ramses Hilton
  7. Day 7 Discover Colourful Cairo

    Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo’s busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo and see the ancient Citadel, the Alabaster Mosque and Tutankhamun's priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum.

    meals Breakfast
  8. Day 8 Admire the Wonders of Giza

    The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures – the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise.

    meals Breakfast
  9. Day 9 Farewell Cairo

    Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.

    meals Breakfast
Best of Egypt
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Be My Guest
  • 8 Breakfasts
  • 4 Lunches
  • 4 Dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Flight from Aswan to Cairo
  • Four-night luxury Nile Cruise
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director throughout your journey

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Explore Luxor and Cairo with a Local Specialist
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Temple of Kom-Ombo and the temple of Isis on the island of Philae
  • View the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza
  • See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis and the Step Pyramid in Saqqara
  • Sail in a felucca across the Nile
  • Connect With Locals Enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest encounter on the banks of the Nile where your hosts, the El Boerey family, will share their stories about family life in a typical Luxor village. Savour a local culinary tradition of warm mint tea and freshly baked local bread with honey.

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Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a twin room. To request a personalized travel quote, click "Request Quote" and a Travel Specialist will send your custom quote including airfare if requested.

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Reviews
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Trusted Customer
Thursday, April 14, 2022
Service
The tour guide we had was wonderful. His knowledge of Egypt was remarkable. Our drivers were also really good. The river cruise down the Nile was really nice with great food and lots of excursions.
Vacation
I love the sights of Egypt, it was a once in a lifetime vacation
Debera P.
Thursday, January 27, 2022
Service
The booking experience was highly personalized and the agent spent considerable time answering questions and he quickly responded to a follow up email.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We couldn't be happier to hear about your experience. Thank you for trusting us to plan your dream vacation and we hope to see you on another trip very soon.
Friday, February 11, 2022
Vacation
We have traveled quite a bit but this vacation was one of the best ever. In spite of the threat of COVID, all of the staff followed CDC guidelines to the tee at all times and even went above and beyond with great sanitation practices. The travel directors were extremely friendly, helpful and provided outstanding historical information. They were very open to educating us about their culture. The ability to walk inside of tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Khafre’s pyramid (the second of the Giza pyramids) was extraordinary. The temples were beautiful and amazing works of architecture and art. Visiting two mosques and a Coptic church was educational and fascinating. A trip not to be missed!
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Service
Our guide was excellent!
Vacation
Beautiful country.
Pamela Montgomery
Monday, January 27, 2020
Service
Very helpful with additional airline information and booking. Also had reasonable insurance coverage
Vacation
Such an interesting culture. The tour guide seemed very forthcoming about his country, it's challenges, it's strengths, it's beauty.
Maureen Armstrong
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Service
Great Travel Specialist!
Vacation
Everything went well & trip was very well planned.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We appreciate your comments about the fine job Kaitlin did arranging your trip and how much you enjoyed Egypt. Thank you!
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Consuelo Gatzek
Monday, September 30, 2019
Service
agents I talked to were both courteous and friendly. What I found unusual was I could not get hold of any agent right away even if I was calling on working hour. Normally when I booked my previous tour there's always a live agent anytime I called. In your case either the agent was not in the office yet or because pacific time is not your time.
Vacation
The tour guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. Accommodations were fantastic. The optional tours didn't meet my expectations. They're just so, so, except for the pyramids show. There were too much free time specially from Aswan to Cairo. When some of us joined the expensive optional tour, some of us were left doing nothing. Worse was, we had to check out of the cruise ship so we just stayed anywhere in the deck waiting for our flight to Cairo. The afternoon before that day was already free time, that morning was also free time. It could have been better if that free time was used for city tour of Aswan before we proceed to the airport even if it's optional tour.
Thomas Montrone
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Service
From the moment we arrived in the Cairo airport until the drop off, thee guides, drivers and staff took excellent care of us.
Vacation
The tour guide was amazing. Well spoken, knowledgeable and thorough, making the tour a delight.
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