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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, then get up close to the mighty Sphinx.

Stay overnight in a luxury hotel in Luxor and explore the Luxor Museum and the temple complex of Karnak. See the amazing tombs in the Valley of the Kings 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. Visit the ancient site of Saqqara in the afternoon. At dusk, prepare for an exclusive night of historical discoveries as the doors of the new Grand Museum open just for you, long after they have closed to the general public. (B,L)

Day 4 - Giza - Luxor

Fly to Luxor and check in to your hotel for an overnight stay. Discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by the the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak, and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Luxor

Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites (additional cost, please book on tour.) Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut. Return to Luxor and embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III as you settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. (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 and a motorboat ride up the Nile. 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. (B,L)

Day 11 - Cairo

Fly to bustling Cairo for your two night stay. Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies. (B,L)

Day 12 - Cairo

Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner. (B,D)

Day 13 - Cairo - UK

Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport for your 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
  • 1-night stay in Abu Simbel
  • 2-night stay in Cairo
  • Return flights from the UK and all internal flights
  • 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
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