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Splendours of Egypt (Winter 2018-19)
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Starting: Dec 11, 2018
Through: Mar 25, 2019
Book By: Mar 21 2019 11:59PM
# of Nights: 12
Supplier:  Insight Vacations
Terms:  Terms & Disclaimers
ID:  5438317
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Day Destination
1 Your Journey Begins     
2 Arrive in Cairo.     
3 Cairo Sightseeing.     
4 Fly to Luxor, Cruise the Nile.     
5 Exploring Dendera and Edfu.     
6 Temple of Horus to Aswan.     
7 Aswan's High Dam & Temple of Isis.     
8 Feluccas and High Tea.     
9 Free time and on to Kom Ombo.     
10 Cruising the Nile to Luxor.     
11 Explore Luxor and fly to Cairo.     
12 Cairo and the Pyramids of Giza.     
13 Depart Cairo.     
 Number of Nights: 12
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Splendours Of Egypt (Winter 2018-19)
Egypt's vast wealth of antiquities take centre stage here. Marvel at Karnak, the Pyramids and Sphinx, Tutankhamun's treasure, and the ubiquitous hieroglyphics.


Additional Included Highlights

  • Cairo: Sightseeing includes sweeping vies over the city from the Citadel and a visit to the Great Alabaster Mosque.
  • Memphis: See the statue of Rameses II along with the Alabaster Sphinx.
  • Sakkara: View the oldest pyramid in the world, the Step Pyramid of Zoser I, existing for over 4,500 years.
  • Karnak: Walk the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes, see the of Rameses II and the Hypostyle Hall.
  • Edfu: Explore the Temple of Horus.
  • Aswan: Visit the High Dam and Granite Quarries.
  • Dendera: At the Temple of Hathor, see a rare depiction of Cleopatra and Caesarian.
  • West Bank: See the Colossi of Memnon.

Authentic Dining

  • Cruising: Join the fun at an Egyptian dinner and galabeya party, dressed in traditional Egyptian attire.
  • Aswan: Follow the footsteps of Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy high tea in true colonial English-style at Aswan's famous Old Cataract Hotel, as the sun begins to set.
  • Luxor: Visit a working bakery and witness local artisans making authentic Egyptian bread.

Insight Experiences

  • Cairo: With your Egyptologist, gaze upon Tutankhamun's treasures at the Egyptian Musuem, gaze upon the most recognisable symbols of ancient Egypt: the full-faced funeral mask, gold coffin, gilded throne and precious jewellery - all treasures of Tutankhamun.
  • Karnak: With your Egyptologist, stand amid a vast forest of columns in the largest temple complex known to man.
  • West Bank: With an Egyptologist, visit the Temple Hatshepsut and royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings.
  • Giza: With your Egyptologist, meet the enigmatic Sphinx and venture deep inside one of the pyramids, to the chambers where the Pharaohs went to meet their Gods in the afterlife.

Stay at the Best Addresses

  • Cruising: Cruise the Nile in style, on-board your traditional Nile cruiser with its spacious cabins, bars, shops, lounge, restaurant and swimming pool.
  • Cairo: The luxurious Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar El Khayyam Casino is conveniently located on Gezira Island in downtown Cairo. The central section was once the Gezirah Palace, built for the Khedive Isma'il Pasha in 1869.

Top Rated Highlights

  • Giza: Be mesmerised by the Sound & Light Show at the Great Pyramids.
  • Aswan: On-board a traditional Nile felucca, meet a sailor and learn the art of sailing this ancient Nile craft.
  • Philae Island: As you journey by motorboat to Philae Island, witness the majestic Temple of Isis rising from the waters.


Included Insight Services

  • Our highly-skilled Travel Director and certified Egyptologist will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • Enjoy the comfort of Insight's luxury, air-conditioned coach with onboard washroom. Alternate vehicles without onboard washroom may be used on occasion.
  • We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • From time to time, your Travel Director will enchant you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • 7 night Nile cruise aboard your mid-size cruise ship featuring air-conditioned cabins with private facilities, on either MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Giselle, MS La Boheme or similar. Please note that gratuities are not included for the Travel Director, Nile Cruise staff, Drivers and Airport Escorts.
  • Included economy class flights between Cairo/Luxor and Aswan/Cairo with transfers between airports and hotels.
  • Complimentary transfers from/to Cairo Airport are available on arrival and departure days, or with additional accommodation booked through Insight Vacations.
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Travel Date Range Price From    
Dec 11, 2018 - Mar 25, 2019 Price Info    
Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

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