Day 1 - Sunday 20th November 2022
Guests arrive in Cairo (individual flights). Our tour representative meets each guest at the airport, and arranges private transportation to the Steigenberger Hotel, Giza. We stay for four nights, with room and breakfast at hotel buffet included.
Day 2 - Monday 21st November bl
The Giza Pyramids and Museum. Entry to the Giza plateau is included, but guests can purchase an optional extra ticket if they wish to go inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu. Lunch box provided by hotel.
In the afternoon we visit the museum. If the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) is open by this point, we go there. If not, we visit the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square.
Day 3 - Tuesday 22nd November - Saqqara bl
A full day visit to the ancient necropolis. Entry to the monuments of Saqqara (Step Pyramid, Unas, New Kingdom tombs, Serapeum, and more). Lunch at Saqqara Palm restaurant included.
Day 4 - Wednesday 23rd November - Dahshur and Mit Rahina bl
The Bent and Red Pyramids of Sneferu (with entry to both). Lunch box from the hotel. A visit to the ruins of Mit Rahina (ancient Memphis) in the afternoon.
Day 5 - Thursday 24th November - AM Flight to Luxor included b
We visit the grand Luxor Temple, and the Luxor Museum. Check in to the Old Winter Palace Hotel (Garden Pavilion Wing) for five nights, room and breakfast included.
Day 6 - Friday 25th November- The Temple of Karnak, and the Temple of Mut b
The Temple of Karnak, and the Temple of Mut. Morning guided tour, however, stay the whole day if you desire. Lunch own arrangements (local café or restaurant).
Day 7 - Saturday 26th November - The Valley of the Kings bl
Early morning cross the Nile, visit the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings. We include tickets for entry to the tombs of Tutankhamun and Sety I. Visit the temple of Deir el-Bahari (Hatshepsut), and the Howard Carter dig house. Afternoon visit to the Nobles’ tombs, Ramose and Sennefer. Visit the Ramesseum (Mortuary Temple of Ramesses II). Lunch at a local restaurant included.
Day 8 - Sunday 27th November - A day trip to Abydos bl
We take our coach to Abydos, to see the grand temples of Sety I and Ramesses II. Time to view the Osireion. Drive back to Luxor via the Temple of Hathor at Dendera. Lunch box from the hotel included.
Day 9 - Monday 28th November - The Valley of the Queens b
In the Valley of the Queens we include the ticket for entry to the Tomb of Nefertari. Visit the village of the tomb builders at Deir el-Medina. Visit the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu. Lunch own arrangements, return to hotel early afternoon.
Day 10 - Tuesday 29th November - Drive to Aswan b
Check in to the Movenpick Hotel on Elephantine island, 3 nights (room and breakfast included). Visit the ancient town of Elephantine.
Day 11 - Wednesday 30th November - The Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut at Aswan b
Visit the Unfinished Obelisk of Hatshepsut at Aswan. Visit the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae. Lunch own arrangements, local café or restaurant. In the afternoon or evening visit the Nubia Museum.
Day 12 - Thursday 1st December - A day trip to Abu Simbel bl
See the magnificent temples of Ramesses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Lunch box included.
Day 13 - Friday 2nd December - Morning Flight to Cairo bl
Morning Flight to Cairo. (Included). Lunch at the Naguib Mahfouz restaurant is included. Visit the Khan el-Khalili market. Visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (royal mummies and artefacts). Tour ends this evening. Check in to the Meridien Hotel at Cairo Airport for one night on room and breakfast basis.
Day 14 - Saturday 3rd December 2022 b
Guests depart on their flights (own arrangements). The hotel adjoins the airport so access to all terminals is straightforward.
B = Breakfast BL = Breakfast and Lunch BD = Breakfast and Dinner BLD = Breakfast Lunch and Dinner