Wonders of Egypt
8 days from £1,448 (was
Pyramids and pharaohs in Egypt's ancient lands
From the mighty Pyramids to the Valley of the Kings, Egypt isn’t short on star attractions. That said, a visit to this ancient country is as much about the small moments, whether it’s eating dates in the shade of a palm tree, breakfasting on "ful medames" with the locals, or listening to the call of prayer as you watch the sun set over Cairo. Experience Egypt’s bucket list sights alongside its wonderful everyday, on this unforgettable group tour. Gaze into the enigmatic face of the Great Sphinx, explore the treasures of Tutankhamun’s golden tomb, and spend three nights under starry skies on a live-aboard boat cruise down the Nile. Round off with a couple of sun-kissed beach days by the crystal waters of the Red Sea. This is Egypt.
Day 1: Arrive in Cairo
Hello Egypt! Fly into exotic Cairo and make your way to the hotel through city streets bustling with donkey carts, market stall holders, and motorcycles. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the hotel pool before your first taste of delicious Egyptian cuisine this evening.
Day 2: Pyramids of Giza
Discover some amazing artefacts at the Egyptian Museum. Then prepare for a goose bumps moment, as we head to the Pyramids. Marvel at the enigmatic Sphinx and feel the weight of history as you walk around the majestic monoliths. Tonight, take the sleeper train to Aswan.
Day 3: Felucca Sailing Trip
Wake up in Aswan and take an optional trip to the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam, before boarding a traditional wooden sailboat, known as a felucca. Watch local life unfolding on the banks of the river before our second boating experience of the day - a luxury 3-day cruise on the Nile.
Day 4: Luxury Nile Cruise
Wake up on the Nile, as the sunrise paints the landscape gold. Spend the day drifting along the river, soaking up incredible views of palm trees and the Arabian Desert, swimming in the on-board pool, and opting to visit the ancient temples of Abu Simbel, and Kom Ombo. Dock for the night in Edfu.
Day 5: Luxor
Start another day on the Nile with a visit to the characterful town of Luxor. Walk in the footsteps of Pharaohs along the Avenue of the Sphinxes, a spectacular 3km stretch connecting the temples of Karnak and Luxor, opt to visit the Temple of Horus, or boat to the West Bank for a taste of rural life.
Day 6: Valley of the Kings
See the towering Colossi of Memnon before discovering the famed Valley of the Kings. Explore some of the 63 royal tombs, including the gilded resting place of Tutankhamun. Opt to see the world's largest religious structure at the Temple of Karnak, before continuing to the coastal city of Hurghada.
Day 7: Hurghada Beaches
Kick back with a day on the Red Sea. With umbrella-lined sands, turquoise waters, and stunning coral reefs, it's the perfect place to relax after a packed few days. Strap on a snorkel, take an optional Red Sea cruise, or bake on the beach with a glass of something cold in hand. Tonight, head back to Cairo.
Day 8: Goodbye Egypt
Share your last breakfast with the group before saying your goodbyes. Better start planning your next trip!
Accommodation & Meals
All your accommodation is included on this trip, including a comfy hotel with landscaped gardens and outdoor pool in Cairo, and a lovely palm-tree lined, beachside resort with pool in Hurghada. You’ll also spend a night on a sleeper train, and three nights on a live-aboard boat with on-board pool, cruising down the mighty Nile!
The above information is only intended to be used as a guide, giving you a flavour of some of our accommodation providers, and the style of accommodation you may be staying in. Please note that all nights are subject to change.
Lots of our travellers are solo travellers, so when you book with us, we’ll pair you up with a like-minded roommate of the same sex. Our trips are great for couples or friends as well - just let us know you’re together, so we can be sure to put you in the same room.
7 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners are included on this trip. You’ll have the freedom to eat wherever and whenever you like the rest of the time. Egyptian cuisine is a culinary tapestry that weaves together a rich history and diverse flavours. Drawing inspiration from neighbouring Eastern and Middle Eastern countries, Egyptian dishes offer a fusion of tastes and aromas. Veggies will be well looked after with iconic dishes like koshari (a hearty mix of lentils, rice, and pasta) and ful medames (a traditional breakfast dish of slow-cooked fava beans), and meat lovers can indulge in everything from mouth-watering grilled kebabs to aromatic stews like molokhia.
Dates & Prices
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Most expensive: £585 December, 2023
This trip begins on day 1 in Cairo. You’ll need to fly into Cairo International Airport (CAI) and make your own way to our starting accommodation in the heart of the city. There are no activities planned today so arrive at a time that suits you. Taxis whisk you into the centre of town in around 30 minutes and are very affordable, with fares that are among the most competitive in the world.
The trip ends on day 8 back in Cairo. Return airport transfers are not included but your tour guide can help you book onward travel.
This trip is designed for those aged 18-35.
This trip features a slightly larger group size (max 40) and is the perfect choice for travellers looking for a sociable trip with plenty of opportunities to make new friends.