King Ramses
King Ramses
$1,795
per person
Destination: Africa/Middle East/Egypt
Tour Provider: On The Go Tours
Duration: 13 days
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Description:

Your 13 day tour includes:

  • 9 nights in 4-5 star hotels, 2 nights aboard felucca (open deck)
  • Breakfast daily, 2 lunches, 2 dinners
  • 4 days Hurghada - Red Sea stay - swim, sun and sand
  • Airport arrival and departure transfer, day 1 and day 13
  • Escorted by an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology
  • 1 overnight train: Cairo - Aswan (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
  • Touring of Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Luxor and Hurghada
  • All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

Highlights:

  • Hurghada - spend four nights at the Red Sea. Relax by the beach, swim and opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters
  • Luxor West Bank - discover exquisite tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the towering Colossi of Memnon and the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Aswan - take leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore the romantic Philae Temple and wander around the colourful souqs
  • Kom Ombo - visit the Nile side Temple of Kom Ombo
  • Cairo - marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the Egyptian Museum
  • Luxor - roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
  • Nile felucca cruising - sail the River Nile on board a traditional felucca and spend two nights sleeping under a blanket of stars

Price is based on select May & June departure dates. Please call us for details.  Travel dates available from 02 February - 28 December 2019


Itinerary:

Day 1:    Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival in Cairo you will be transferred to your hotel.

Overnight: Cairo

Day 2:    Pyramids & Saqqara

Cairo - Aswan. Start the day with a visit to Al Jizah, the famous Giza Plateau to see the iconic pyramids and Sphinx. Next we explore the sand-strewn tombs and temples of the ancient necropolis of Saqqara, home to the Zhoser’s step pyramid. This evening we travel by overnight sleeper train to Aswan.

Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 3:    Philae Temple

Aswan. After arrival into Aswan and hotel check-in we enjoy a boat trip to Agilika Island where we visit the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure; shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back and relax.

Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Day 4:    Abu Simbel

Aswan - Nile felucca cruise. Early birds can go on an optional excursion to the majestic Temple of Abu Simbel. The gargantuan rock-cut temple at Abu Simbel was created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple, the four colossal statues of Ramses II sit majestically, staring out across the desert. In the afternoon we board a felucca for a 2-night journey downstream the River Nile, stopping at villages and islands along the way.

If sailing by felucca is not your style, navigate the River Nile on board a 5 star Nile Cruiser with private cabin and ensuite bathroom. See our Nile Cruise Upgrade for more info.

Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:    Felucca sailing & Kom Ombo

Spend a relaxing day sailing the Nile. Admire the views, go for a swim and chill out in the sun on deck. Let your troubles melt away, as the felucca plies its route. In the afternoon we dock near Kom Ombo and take a motorboat to visit the temple, which is dedicated to the crocodile headed god - Sobek, before returning to the felucca for the night.

Overnight: Felucca Cruise  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:    Kom Ombo & Luxor

Kom Ombo - Luxor. This morning we disembark and continue to Luxor. Home of the legendary Valley of the Kings and Temple of Karnak, 4000 year-old Luxor is ancient Egypt at its best. Enjoy some rest and relaxation. Tonight, an optional visit to the Temple of Luxor is available alternatively, enjoy the facilities of our hotel.

Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 7:    Valley of the Kings

Luxor. This morning we explore the West Bank of the Nile and the legendary Valley of the Kings. Marvel at Colossi of Memnon, the massive stone remains of the temple of Amenophis III, and explore the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and surrounding tombs.

After lunch we visit the Temple of Karnak, a spectacular religious complex built on a gigantic scale, where you get lost wandering around the stone papyrus columns. The rest of the evening is at leisure.

Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 8:    Red Sea Riviera

Luxor - Hurghada. Departing Luxor we drive east to Hurghada part of the beautiful Red Sea Riviera for 4 days on the beach!

Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast

Days 9-11:           Sun, Sea & Sand

The next 3 days are free to explore Hurghada or simply relax. On day 9 there's an optional day trip to Giftun Island for swimming and snorkelling, which can be booked locally.

Hurghada is one of the Red Sea's most popular resorts and it is easy to see why. Hotels and expanded infrastructure provide holidaymakers with excellent aquatic facilities for sail boarding, yachting, deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving and snorkeling. Hurghada’s central location provides a gateway to prime offshore reefs, which are some of the finest in the world. Hurghada also has plenty of restaurants and late night bars for evening entertainment. Just outside Hurghada is an ancient Roman quarry called Mons Porphyritis and Port Safarga – a famously windy place which is ideal for windsurfing.

Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast x 3

Day 12:                 Egyptian Museum

Hurghada - Cairo. This morning we depart Hurghada and head back to Cairo. We take a guided tour of the enlightening Egyptian Museum, where you can see the famed solid gold death mask of King Tutankhamun and opt to visit the Royal Mummy room.

Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 13:                 Cairo

Cairo. After breakfast, hotel check-out and onward transfer to the airport.

Breakfast

 


Terms & Conditions:

Prices listed are per person twin share in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices are correct as at 9 January 2019 and can be withdrawn without notice.