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Wonders of Ancient Egypt

12 Days from $2,975 per person

Style: First Class | Pace: Leisurely

The enduring buzz of Cairo's bustling city streets and imposing Great Pyramids of Giza launch your discovery of ancient Egypt, cruising down the life-source of this land to the Graeco-Roman double temple at Kom-Ombo, past the temples and tombs of Luxor, and exploring the Valley of the Kings.

Wonders of Ancient Egypt also has winter departures; click here to see the Winter Season version of this tour!

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Overview

The enduring buzz of Cairo's bustling city streets and imposing Great Pyramids of Giza launch your discovery of ancient Egypt, cruising down the life-source of this land to the Graeco-Roman double temple at Kom-Ombo, past the temples and tombs of Luxor, and exploring the Valley of the Kings.

Wonders of Ancient Egypt also has winter departures; click here to see the Winter Season version of this tour!

  1. Delve into the antiquities of Egypt on this epic journey which begins in Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure.

    hotel:Ramses Hilton
  2. Immerse yourself in a history that spans millennia during a full-day excursion to the old kingdom of Egypt. See the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Admire the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, then marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. This evening, watch as the walls of these feats of man are lit up in a dazzling Sound and Light Show.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  3. We fly to Luxor this morning and embark on a guided tour of the Karnak Temple Complex, before boarding our cruise in time for lunch. This afternoon, we set sail up the Nile towards Dendera.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel:Nile Cruise MS Miriam, MS Medea or MS La Traviata or Similar
  4. Pay tribute to the Goddess Hathor at the well-preserved Dendera Temple, then cruise back to Luxor to visit its Grand Temple on the banks of the Nile.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. The New Kingdom of Egypt takes center stage today as we explore Luxor's West Bank to see the iconic Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon. We'll visit the Valley of Kings before cruising through the Esna Lock to Edfu.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Visit the Temple of Edfu, one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. Later, gain a deeper understanding of Egyptian culture during a traditional dinner and galabea party.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. View the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock, and visit the High Dam in Aswan. Continue to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, then sail in a felucca to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island, sharing the Nile waters with locals plying their fishing trade.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Spend the day at leisure on-board relaxing, or consider joining an excursion to Abu Simbel. Later, we'll visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, worshiping two gods.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Watch how the river gives life to an arid landscape and the people who live within it as you sail down the Nile to Luxor.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Fly to Cairo and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Consider one of Trafalgar's recommended Optional Experiences—a dinner cruise on a floating restaurant.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
    hotel:Ramses Hilton
  11. Your sightseeing tour through Cairo will include a visit to the Hanging Church of St. Mary in Old Cairo, the Alabaster Mosque and the Egyptian Museum.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
  12. Our expedition at its end, take a transfer to the airport for your onward journey. Airport transfers are available, conditions apply.

    meal(s):Buffet Breakfast
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A Fabulous Nile Cruise is Included: The highlight of your vacation is the cruise along the legendary River Nile on board the most luxurious of ships, the MS Miriam, MS Medea or MS Nile Sapphire.*  5-star features of the ships: fully air-conditioned, luxury two-berth cabins with en-suite bathroom, full size bath, shower and toilet. On-board facilities include a plunge pool, two bars, restaurant and two gift shops. * Note: At certain times, a similar cruise ship of the same category may be used.

Price is per person and is based on two people sharing a twin bedded room.

Single Room Supplement: from $670 p.p.

Triple rooms are not available on this trip.

Airport transfers: Complimentary transfers will be provided for guests who have provided their flight details and are staying in a Cairo hotel.

Important Visa Information: Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

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  • Professional Travel Director Professional Travel Director
  • Sightseeing with Local Experts Sightseeing with Local Experts
  • VIP Access VIP Access
  • Expertly Selected Hotels Expertly Selected Hotels
  • Cultural Enrichment Cultural Enrichment
  • Hotel Tips Hotel Tips
  • Most Meals Most Meals
  • Personal Flight Options Personal Flight Options
  • WIFI on Coach and in Hotels WIFI on Coach and in Hotels

Meal Summary

11 nights, 11 buffet breakfasts, 7 cruise lunches, 7 cruise dinners, On-trip transport, .

Included Highlights

  • Return flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • Seven-night luxury Nile Cruise
  • English-speaking Egyptologists/Travel Directors

Sightseeing Highlights

  • City tour in Luxor, Cairo
  • Visit the temples of Karnak, Luxor Temple, the temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor at Dendera, the Temple of Horus, the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, the temple at Kom-Ombo, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • View the Step Pyramid in Sakkara, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo
  • See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the Sound and Light show in Giza
  • Sail in a felucca across the Nile
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    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

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  • U.S. citizens traveling to Egypt must have a current passport that is valid for six months beyond the conclusion of their trip. You can find information on how to apply for a passport here, and how to renew a passport here. U.S. citizens visiting Egypt will also need an entry visa.  We will send you application forms to complete to obtain your visa prior to departure. Visa costs and entry requirements can change at any time. Please visit travel.state.gov to learn more.

  • The currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound. We suggest bringing a combination of credit and debit cards on your trip. The most convenient way to obtain cash is to use your ATM or debit card to withdraw Egyptian pounds at local banks in Egypt.  It is important that you inform your financial institutions of your travel plans before you leave home so they don’t flag your purchases as fraudulent charges.

  • We suggest bringing a variety of comfortable, lightweight clothing that can be layered. Sturdy walking shoes are important for sightseeing excursions. Insect repellent and sunscreen may come in handy, as well as a light jacket and shawl or scarf.  Keep in mind that your shoulders and legs should be covered at religious sites. For more helpful information please refer to our Packing Tips & Packing List.

  • We highly recommend our optional Travel Protection Plan, which allows you to cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before departure. The plan also includes trip interruption, baggage loss or delay, and medical and emergency assistance. Click here for a summary of coverage details, terms and conditions.

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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

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.

Luxor

Sound And Light Show At Karnak Temple

Adult Price: $42.00

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.

Aswan

Traditional Nubian Village Visit

Adult Price: $27.00

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.

Aswan

Philae Temple Sound And Light Performance

Adult Price: $42.00

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 theatre 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.

Cairo

Dinner, Belly Dancing And Nile Cruise

Adult Price: $73.00

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.

Aswan

Abu Simbel Experience

Adult Price: $295.00

A once in a lifetime experience!

Enjoy this four-hour optional experience including flights to Abu Simbel, site of the Temple of Ramses II with its four great statues of the pharaoh himself. Also see statues of his queen, Nefertari, on the facade of the Temple of Hathor.

Cairo

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

Adult Price: $115.00

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.

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  • 30 Day Refund Guarantee

    We promise you’ll enjoy a stress-free travel experience from the minute you start your vacation planning or we’ll refund your deposit. Make your reservation with a $350 deposit. If you change your mind for any reason within 30 days of booking, we’ll offer you a full refund.

  • Add air to your reservation

    Let our Air Specialists handle your air reservations. We have direct access to the most current airfare routes and prices, so you’ll get the best value available when we book your flights. We never charge a booking fee and you’ll enjoy the flexibility to pay for air 60-90 days prior to departure.

  • Important Visa Information

    Visas are required for this trip. Please speak to your Travel Specialist at time of booking to assess your specific requirements.

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