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Best of Egypt

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $2,775 per person
MAY - OCT 2021
Sphinx and pyramids, Giza, Egypt

Countries Visited

Egypt ...more Egypt

Locations Visited

Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, Kitchners Island, Temple of Kom Ombo, Giza ...more Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Alexandria, Kitchners Island, Temple of Kom Ombo, Giza
  1. Day 1 Welcome to Cairo

    Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs. On arrival at Cairo Airport, transfer to your hotel and relax after your journey.

    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: MS Miriam, MS Medea or MS Sapphire (or similar cruise ship)
  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, Be My Guest, Lunch, 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. Tour the Temple of Kom-Ombo. Donning our galabeas, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on board this evening.

    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. This afternoon, Dive Into Culture 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 Sakkara 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

  • 8 breakfasts
  • 4 cruise lunches
  • 4 cruise dinners

First class travel Highlights

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

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 Sakkara
  • Sail in a felucca across the Nile
  • Connect With Locals On the banks of the Nile, join the El Boerey family for a Be My Guest experience in their village home. You will enjoy mint tea and freshly baked local bread with honey while they share stories revealing what life is like in a typical Luxor village near the ancient temples and tombs. (Day 3)
  • Dive Into Culture Enjoy a visit to Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, home to a remarkable collection of Egyptian antiquities including the world-famous ‘Mask of Tutankhamun’. (Day 7)

Dates & Prices

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.


Sound And Light Show At Karnak Temple

Listen to voices of ancient kings, queens and gods as they share stories about the places you’ll see in the Temple during a walking tour, followed by a show around the Divine Lake. This show is operated in Karnak Temple in Luxor during the evening, lasting for just under an hour.
Adult Price: $47


Abu Simbel Adventure

This four-hour excursion includes a flight to Abu Simbel, site of the Temple of Ramses II with his four great statues. You’ll also see statues of Queen Nefertari on the facade of the Temple of Hathor. 75 minutes will be spent at Abu Simbel - the remainder will be travel time. This price is subject to Airline fluctuations, hence the recent increase.
Adult Price: $341

Traditional Nubian Village Visit

We'll take a motorboat along the Nile, passing by rocky formations and islands which are nature reserves. Arriving at a riverside Nubian Village, you'll see the traditional way of life and visit one of the typical houses.
Adult Price: $30

Philae Temple Sound And Light Performance

Join us for a short boat ride to Philae Island, located between the old and new Aswan Dams, where you’ll have a short tour. We’ll then seat you in a Roman-style theater for a retelling of the perennial Nile flood and of the goddesses Isis and Hathor, to whose worship the temple was originally dedicated. Approx 50 mins.
Adult Price: $47


Dinner, Belly Dancing And Nile Cruise

Join us for a two-hour cruise along the Nile river on a luxurious ship. You’ll be treated to dinner onboard and be entertained with a belly dancing show. During Ramadan there will be no alcohol or belly dancers.
Adult Price: $75

Sound And Light Amongst The Pyramids

Take an unforgettable trip to the marvelous sight of the Pyramids and Sphinx, illuminated against the night sky, where you'll hear the story of the ancient days of the Pharaohs accompanied by a haunting musical score.
Adult Price: $47

Full-Day Alexandria (Designed For Those Visitors With Extra Pre Or Post Trip Nights In Cairo)

Join us for a visit to Egypt's second city, Alexandria. You’ll see its nineteenth-century architecture and stop at the National Museum, the catacombs of Kom es-Shoqafa and Pompey's Pillar. You'll also enjoy great views from Fort Qaitbey, and stop at the Roman Theatre with its marble seating before returning to Cairo. This Optional experience is priced at $132 per person when there are two or more participants. If there is only one participant the cost is $264 per person.
Adult Price: $132

Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Our guide was excellent!
Beautiful country.
Pamela Montgomery
Monday, January 27, 2020
Very helpful with additional airline information and booking. Also had reasonable insurance coverage
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
Great Travel Specialist!
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
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.
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
From the moment we arrived in the Cairo airport until the drop off, thee guides, drivers and staff took excellent care of us.
The tour guide was amazing. Well spoken, knowledgeable and thorough, making the tour a delight.
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