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Wonders of Egypt

Operated by: Insight Vacations

9 Days from $2,995 per person
People on horses in front of Giza Pyramids, Egypt

Countries Visited

Egypt ...more Egypt

Locations Visited

Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Giza ...more Cairo, Luxor, Aswan, Giza
  1. Day 1 Arrive in Cairo

    Welcome to Egypt. A country rich in wonders and mystery, you’ll start in vibrant Cairo. A representative will meet you at the airport, before you are transferred to your hotel. Later, you will meet your Travel Director, a qualified Egyptologist.

  2. Day 2 Fly to Luxor, Cruise the Nile

    In the morning, fly to Luxor and visit the huge temple complex of Karnak. Walk through the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to stand among the columns of the Hypostyle Hall. Later, transfer to your cruise ship, your home for the next four nights. After lunch on board, take a walk through the Luxor museum and witness ancient artefacts and two royal mummies. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers over a welcome drink. The evening is yours at leisure, enjoy dinner on the ship before relaxing in its lounge or in the comfort of your room.(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
  3. Day 3 Valley of the Kings to Edfu

    This morning travel by coach to the west bank of the Nile. See the Colossi of Memnon and visit both the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings, where many Pharaohs, including Hatshepsut, Amenhotep I and Tutankhamun were buried. Experience the renowned local hospitality of Egyptians during a visit to the village of Geziret Bahirat. Connect with the community and share bread with the Bahirat family, whilst they regale guests with their fascinating stories of daily life. Visit Luxor Temple which was unearthed by Mariette in the 1860s, before returning to your cruise ship and sail via the Esna Lock to Edfu, for your overnight stay.(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
  4. Day 4 Kom Ombo to Aswan

    In the early morning sail to Kom Ombo to visit the only double temple of Egypt dedicated to two gods: the crocodile-headed Sobek and falcon-headed Horus the Elder. In the evening, enjoy a fun-filled Egyptian dinner and galabeya party on board your ship.(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    hotel MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
  5. Day 5 Aswan’s High Dam and Nile Felucca

    In the morning, visit the Aswan High Dam and Granite Quarries, to see the enormous Unfinished Obelisk. Travel by motorboat to the Temple of Isis. Rising from the waters of the Nile on the Island of Philae, it was the last temple built in the classical Egyptian style. Later, on a traditional Nile Felucca, meet a sailor and about traditional sailing practices. As the sun starts to fade, enjoy colonial-style high tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel. The likes of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie have stayed at this pretty venue, and Christie supposedly wrote “Death on the Nile” from the hotel itself.(Breakfast / Lunch / Afternoon Tea / Dinner)

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner
    hotel MS Medea or MS Miriam (or similar).
  6. Day 6 Aswan and Back to Cairo

    In the morning, disembark your cruise ship and enjoy time at leisure in Aswan. Why not join an optional experience by air to the magnificent Temples of Ramesses II at Abu Simbel? These temples overlook Lake Nasser and are made up of the Great Temple of Ramesses II and the Temple of Hathor. Located in a village in Nubia, they are found in Upper Egypt. Otherwise, spend the morning as you wish. There are many points of interest to enjoy; the Botanic Gardens, Elephantine Island, see the Aga Khan Mausoleum, or soak up the African atmosphere in the Nubian bazaar. Later, transfer to the airport for your return flight to Cairo for the night.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
  7. Day 7 The Egyptian Museum and Citadel

    Begin your city sightseeing with your Egyptologist at the world-famous Egyptian Museum. Starring among its attractions is the amazing treasure recovered from Tutankhamun's tomb. Sightseeing continues at the Citadel where you will enjoy breathtaking views over the whole city. Salah El-Din started the Citadel in the 12th century, but it owes its present outline to Mohammed Ali, whose Great Alabaster Mosque is the next stop. Later, you will have free time to enjoy as you wish. In the evening, take your seats at the magical Sound and Light Show at the Great Pyramids which literally illuminates the history of Giza — an unforgettable introduction to the world of ancient Egypt.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
  8. Day 8 The Great Pyramids of Giza

    Gain a deeper understanding of the last remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, during a visit to Giza with your Egyptologist. Meet the enigmatic Sphinx, crouching at the foot of Chephrenís Causeway and venture inside one of the magnificent Pyramids. Nearby lies Memphis, capital of the Old Kingdom, where you can see the colossal statue of Ramesses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx. Continue to Sakkara to view the Step Pyramid of Zoser, which dates back 2686 B.C., making it the oldest in the world. Enjoy free time in the afternoon.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.
  9. Day 9 Depart Cairo

    Your wonderful journey ends with transfers to Cairo International airport.(Breakfast)

    meals Breakfast
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Price Includes

Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director and certified Egyptologist will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroom
  • Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasion
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency
  • We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination
  • 4 night Nile cruise aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, on either MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Giselle, MS La Boheme or similar
  • Please note that gratuities are not included for the Travel Director, Nile Cruise staff, Drivers and Airport Escorts
  • Included economy class flights between Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo with transfers between airports and hotels
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Cairo Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations

Top Rated Highlights

  • Karnak: Stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man, as your Egyptologist explains the significance behind it. Walk the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, see the of Rameses II and the Hypostyle Hall.
  • West Bank: Explore with an Egyptologist the Valley of the Kings which is home to the magnificent tombs of Egypt's Pharaohs.
  • Luxor: Visit Luxor Temple.
  • Kom Ombo: Visit the unique temple as it is the only double temple in Egypt.
  • Philae Island: Travel by motorboat to Philae Island and witness the majestic Temple of Isis rising from the waters.
  • Aswan: Enjoy your short flight back to Cairo for your final night.
  • Cairo: Guided by your Local Expert, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery - Tutankhamun's treasures. Sightseeing includes sweeping vies over the city from the Citadel and a visit to the Great Alabaster Mosque.
  • Giza: Be mesmerised by the Sound& Light Show at the Great Pyramids.
  • Memphis: Visit this famous capital of the ancient world to see the statue of Ramses II and the Great Alabaster Sphinx.
  • Sakkara: View the oldest pyramid in the world, the Step Pyramid of Zoser I, existing for over 4,500 years.

Dates & Prices

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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Independent Reviews
Nancy Platt
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Service
I chose this particular tour because it was advertised as a “solo” tour which allowed for the traveler to have single accommodation without the extra charge. I was told that all those slots were taken and I needed to be open to a roommate to avoid the single traveler charge. There were only eleven of us on this tour so the allotment of these solo slots must have been very small. As it turned out I had a wonderful roommate which made the trip even more enjoyable.
Response from Grand European Travel:
You are correct that there are only a small number of single rooms allocated for each trip. We couldn't be more pleased to see how it worked out for you with your room share and how much you enjoyed the Wonders of Egypt. Thank you for your business.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Vacation
This tour packed so many amazing sites into a short time. The accommodations, transport, food, schedule, and leadership were exceptional. Our Egyptologist, M. Sabaa, educated, organized, and entertained our small group with expertise.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Service
The travel specialist that booked my trip is excellent, she give us a lot of options and recommendations. She is very nice and helpful.
Vacation
Hotel accommodations is excellent. Food is awesome. Staffing is excellent from driver to travel director is very knowledgeable .overall experience is awesome
Marleen Callinicos
Wednesday, May 8, 2019
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This was our 6th GET/Insight trip, so clearly we enjoy booking our guided international travels with them.
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We were a small group of 10 people, which was ideal. Our travel director, Assem Omar, was a gem, and our vast Cairo hotel was truly a palace, with fabulous breakfast buffets. Our daily tours and the relaxing Nile cruise on a half-empty boat were perfect. The Egyptian people are very kind and try their utmost to please and protect tourists. We felt much safer in Egypt than in New York or DC. The meals on the spotlessly clean MS MEDEA were very beautifully presented, and the whirling dervish show on board was amazing. You should go, if only to see the pyramids and magnificent huge Abu Simbel templessouth of Aswan! (Just be sure to take a few hundred USD or Euro in small bills for the incessant tipping - you'll tip $1 in every toilet - and don't go when it's very hot between mid-April to mid-October.) It will be the most fascinating trip you will ever take.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for taking the time to share the memories of your trip to Egypt. We are so happy that you enjoyed this remarkable destination.
Friday, May 10, 2019
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
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It was good and no problems. The guide was wonderful
Vacation
Everything was fine as far as price goes
Jerome Dobel
Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Michelle provided careful and honest assessments of what we would need to do as well as helping pick the best time to go to Egypt.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank you for taking the time to write. We will share your comments with Michelle and with the Insight Vacations team
Monday, March 4, 2019
Vacation
The trip as as promised. In Egypt because of fear factor the Insight Group was only eleven people and it was a superb tour with a qualified archeologist as our guide.
Virginia Gunter Brown
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
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This trip had the best hotel, food, and travel director. Each day I thought nothing could be better, but each day brought wonderful surprises.
Response from Grand European Travel:
So glad you had a wonderful time in Egypt. Such a fascinating country! Thank you for taking the time to write. We appreciate your positive feedback. All the best!
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Vacation
The cost of this trip was so little compared to the value of the accommodations.
Trusted Customer
Sunday, April 8, 2018
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Navigating pickup and airport departures was well handled, with very knowledgeable and pleasant personnel. Tour guide, Akram, was wonderful and cannot imagine this tour with anyone else. However, the general harassment level with vendors and constant daily tipping made an overall undesirable experience. I also wanted to experience additional Egyptian cooking. My outgoing flight was ridiculous, traveling west and back east over same airspace--unbelievable. Overall, I do not consider this trip a good value and will not recommend GET to anyone.
Response from Grand European Travel:
We are sorry to hear that you felt harassed by the local vendors.  While it can be upsetting, it is a known part of the culture in that area. We do apologize for any frustration you experienced. The flights that were booked for  you were done so with the most direct routing available at the time. We are always open to any preferences you may have regarding flight times and schedules as long as we are notified in advance of your travel.  
We do appreciate the honest feedback and will certainly share with our Quality Control team in Egypt.
Monday, April 9, 2018
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Tipping daily was irritating. Should be included. Not good value.
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
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My family has used Grand European Travel for the past 6 years and are extremely happy with the services provided. Our agent is organized and efficient allowing our travel plans to move forward smoothly.
Response from Grand European Travel:
Thank for taking the time to review your trip, and we appreciate your business over the last six years. We're thrilled you visited Egypt with us, and that you always felt secure with our Travel Director. Egypt it is indeed a must see destination - beautiful and welcoming country!
Friday, September 1, 2017
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Truly a once in a life-time experience. Cost effective, safe and well organized. It was like having a private tour set up just for our family. The tour director in Upper Egypt was remarkable in his knowledge and skill in getting us around the ancient sites. I was a bit leery of travelling to Egypt due to safety concerns but at no time did we feel unsafe. It was a delightful experience and found the people of Egypt to be welcoming.
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