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Wonders of Ancient Egypt

Operated by: Trafalgar

12 Days from $2,960 per person
Karnak Temple

Countries Visited

Egypt ...more Egypt

Locations Visited

Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, Pyramids, Sphinx, Luxor, Karnak, Dendera Temple, Edfu, Aswan, Nile, Temple of Isis, Kom Ombo, Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut, Mosque Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Egyptian Museum ...more Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, Pyramids, Sphinx, Luxor, Karnak, Dendera Temple, Edfu, Aswan, Nile, Temple of Isis, Kom Ombo, Colossi of Memnon, Hatshepsut, Mosque Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Egyptian Museum
  1. Day 1 Arrive Cairo (2 Nights)

    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 Le Meridien Pyramids
  2. Day 2 Cairo – Pyramids Excursion

    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. Visit 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.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  3. Day 3 Cairo – Nile Cruise: Luxor (7 Nights)

    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.Later this afternoon, visit Luxor Museum to see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun’s tomb. We'll board our cruise ship and settle in to our home for the next seven nights.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel Nile Cruise MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire or similar
  4. Day 4 Nile Cruise: Dendera – Luxor

    Pay tribute to the Goddess Hathor at the well-preserved Dendera Temple, then travel back to Luxor to visit its Grand Temple on the banks of the Nile.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day 5 Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

    Set sail early bound for Kom Ombo with its dual temple dedicated to two gods, then continue to Aswan, arriving in time for dinner.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Nile Cruise: Sail towards Aswan

    Spend the day at leisure relaxing on-board your cruise ship.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day 7 Nile Cruise: Aswan – Philae

    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.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day 8 Nile Cruise: Aswan – Kom-Ombo

    Consider joining a once in a lifetime Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. Later, we'll visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, worshipping two gods.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day 9 Nile Cruise to Luxor

    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.

    meals Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day 10 Disembark Luxor – Cairo (2 Nights)

    We disembark at Luxor and travel to the West Bank, journeying back in time to explore the fascinating complex of mortuary temples and tombs, including Queen Hatshepsut's Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings. We take a return flight to Cairo where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure to soak up the buzzing atmosphere for which the city is famous. This evening consider an evening meal on board a floating restaurant with some lively Egyptian entertainment.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
    hotel Ramses Hilton
  11. Day 11 Cairo Sightseeing

    Your sightseeing tour through Cairo will include a visit to the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo, the Alabaster Mosque and the Egyptian Museum.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
  12. Day 12 Depart Cairo

    Our expedition at its end, take a transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

    meals Buffet Breakfast
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 11 buffet breakfasts
  • 7 cruise lunches
  • 7 cruise dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Seven-night luxury Nile Cruise
  • Return flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and a professional Driver
  • Escorted by one of Trafalgar's English-speaking Egyptologists / Travel Directors
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • VIP entry to many sights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Luxor and Cairo
  • VISIT the temples of Karnak, Luxor Museum, the temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor at Dendera, Luxor Temple, 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

Dates & Prices
Airfare is not included, but can be added to quote upon request
  • Definite Departure
Price Discount Availability Price
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: $42.00


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: $27.00

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 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.
Adult Price: $42.00

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: $324.00


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: $73.00

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 $115 per person when there are two or more participants. If there is only one participant the cost is $230 per person.
Adult Price: $115.00

Independent Reviews
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Our guide, Hani, was great!
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are so happy to hear that your enjoyed the magic of Egypt. Thank you for taking the time to write.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Our guide, Hani, was great! A little surprising to have armed guards on the buses and cruise ship.
Marie Buckley
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Easy booking, questions answered, and everything arrived on time.
Egypt is a great deal right now! The dollar goes a long ways.
Trusted Customer
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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