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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Treasures of Egypt

Enjoy an unforgettable journey through ancient Egypt's most fascinating sights, from the temples of Luxor to the Great Pyramids of Giza on this 11-night holiday combining a 4-night River Nile cruise with luxury hotel stays in Giza, Luxor, Aswan and Cairo. Includes return flights from the UK and exclusive Scenic Enrich experience

Cruise and Land Tour Holiday
  • Abu Simbel
  • Temple of Horus
  • Karnak
  • Sphinx

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Discover the true spirit of ancient Egypt on this superb exploration of the Nile combining a 4-night boutique river cruise with luxury hotel stays in colourful cities.

Your journey back in time begins with a hotel stay in Giza, where you'll enjoy canapes whilst watching the sun set over the Pyramids. Visit the Solar Boat Museum, get up close to the mighty Sphinx then watch a mesmerising sound and light show at the Pyramids.

Stay overnight in a luxury hotel in Luxor and explore the Luxor Museum then walk through the colourful local markets. See the amazing tombs in the Valley of the Kings, tour the impressive religious complex of Karnak and perhaps take an optional hot air balloon ride over the city’s ancient sites. Embark boutique ship Sanctuary Sun Boat III for a cruise along the Nile. Enjoy visits to a range of ancient treasures, from the healing centre of Dendera, to the well-preserved temples at Luxor, Kom Ombo and Philae.

In Aswan enjoy a Special Stay and sample delicious cuisine during an elegant dinner at The Terrace. After a stop at Abu Simbel to see the magnificent temples, fly to Cairo for a 2-night hotel stay and discover the fascinating artefacts of the Egyptian Museum, including Tutankhamun’s tomb.

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Treasures of Egypt Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Giza (Egypt)

Fly from the UK to Giza and transfer your hotel for a 3-night stay.

Day 2 - Giza

Enjoy a special Scenic Sundowner as you sample drinks and canapes whilst watching the sun set over the Pyramids. (B, D)

Day 3 - Giza

Be awed by the magnitude of the Pyramids, before heading to the Solar Boat Museum, home to a restored barge that dates back to 2,500BC, then admire the enigmatic Sphinx. Tonight enjoy the mesmerising Sound and Light show at the Great Pyramids. (B,L)

Day 4 - Giza - Luxor

Fly to Luxor and check in to your hotel for an overnight stay. Visit the Luxor Museum and immerse yourself in local life with a walk through the colourful markets. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Luxor

Follow in the footsteps of famous explorers at the Valley of the Kings and see the well-preserved hieroglyphics inside the ancient tombs. At additional cost there is the chance to enjoy a bird's eye view of the ancient sites on a hot air balloon flight. Embark Sanctuary Sun Boat III then visit the immense complex at Karnak and see the amazing towering columns in the Hypostyle Hall. Toast the start of your Nile cruise with drinks and canapes at tonight's Scenic Sundowner. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Dendera - Luxor

Cruise along the Nile to Dendera, an ancient healing centre where pilgrims came for miraculous cures, and see the Temple of Hathor which is dedicated to the Egyptian goddess of love and healing. Back in Luxor, discover the beautiful Luxor Temple, one of the best-preserved ancient monuments which was once connected to the temple complex of Karnak along the Avenue of the Sphinxes. Tonight there is an on-board performance featuring whirling dervishes and moves of a Nubian dancing performance. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Kom Ombo

Cruise past the villages and temples that line the banks of the river. This afternoon is spent exploring the famous Kom Ombo temple, dedicated to the crocodile God Sobek. On board tonight there is a Galabeyya party with traditional Egyptian delicacies, dancing and music. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Aswan

Aswan is the home of the Nubian people. Discover the beautiful Osiris temple complex of Philae which was moved to the island of Agilika to save it from the rising waters of Lake Nasser then visit the stone quarries to see the enormous Unfinished Obelisk which would have been the largest obelisk ever built if it had been completed. Take a traditional felucca boat trip along the river then join the Captain and crew for the Farewell Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Aswan

Scenic FreeChoice activities to choose from today are a visit to a traditional Nubian village, a motorboat ride up the Nile and a trip to the colourful botanical gardens. Enjoy an overnight Special Stay. Tonight's Scenic Enrich experience is a private dinner at The Terrace, where Agatha Christie spent time writing her novel Death on the Nile. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Aswan - Abu Simbel - Cairo

Fly to Abu Simbel to see the spectacular temples of Ramses II and Nefertari then fly to Cairo for a 2-night stay. (B,L)

Day 11 - Cairo

See the priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum, including items from Tutankhamen's tomb, then choose from Freechoice excursions to Islamic Cairo, Old Cairo and the ancient site of Saqqara, home to the oldest stone building in the world, the Step Pyramid. This evening there is a Farewell Dinner with your tour director. (B,D)

Day 12 - Cairo - UK

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 4-night full-board cruise
  • 3-night stay in Giza
  • 1-night stay in Luxor
  • 1-night stay in Aswan
  • 2-night stay in Cairo
  • Return flights from the UK and all internal flights
  • 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Scenic Enrich experience, Scenic Freechoice activities and Scenic Sundowner events
  • All tipping, airport taxes and gratuities

Special Features

  • Scenic Enrich Experience:
  • Enjoy a private dinner at The Terrace
  • Scenic Freechoice Excursions:
  • Aswan and Cairo
  • Scenic Sundowner Experiences:
  • Enjoy drinks and canapes whilst watching the sun set over the Pyramids
  • Toast the start of your Nile cruise with drinks and canapes
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