Host to two of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Egypt is a country steeped in history and legend, all waiting to be explored. This tour offers famous monuments and temples, a cruise along the world's longest river and many bazaars to perfect your bargaining skills.
Our Dreams of Egypt tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
Egypt's most iconic and instantly recognisable tourist attractions where the Sphinx faces the sunrise and guards the pyramid tombs.
A 4-night cruise along the world's longest river The Nile River from Luxor to Aswan with daily excursions that will leave you in awe of the history around them.
Located on the east bank of the river and constructed over hundreds of years, it was the largest and most significant religious centre.
An architectural masterpiece in honor of one of ancient Egypt's first female pharaohs.
Our Dreams of Egypt Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
Spend an evening at the most impressive historical site in the world for the Giza Sound and Light Show. Narrating the history of the pyramids and allowing you the most spectacular views of the Sphinx. Listen to the pharaohs as they rise to tell you the story of their reign and what they achieved.
Cruising the longest river in the world affords you the opportunity to see many iconic sights whilst you relax. Your days will be busy exploring these sights on foot, cruising from one to the other while spending your nights onboard enjoying different themes as you sail along the Nile.
A visit to the Coptic Museum allows you a look at the largest collection of Egyptian Christian artifacts in the world. Featuring the history of Egypt from the beginning to the present day, providing further insight into ancient and Islamic Egypt.
Fly overnight to Cairo. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Spend today exploring the Pyramids of Giza and The Sphinx, followed by the Egyptian Museum, filled to its brim with an extensive collection of statues, mummies and treasures. Improve your bargaining skills this afternoon when you stroll through the Khan El Khalil Bazaar, where you will find local souvenirs and food stalls.
View the world's largest collection of Egyptian Christian artefacts, old churches and the ancient burial ground of Sakkara. This evening's dinner is at the famous Cairo Tower where you'll taste local dishes while the restaurant rotates giving you spectacular views of Cairo at night.
Begin today travelling north to Alexandria where you will explore the city. Visit the Roman Amphitheatre, the Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa, which are sure to be a highlight, and view the defensive fortress of Qaitbay Citadel on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
This morning, we visit El Alamein, the site of two key battles in WWII. The Allied victory in the second battle was instrumental in ending the Axis threat to Egypt. Explore the military museum and war cemeteries before travelling southeast back to Cairo. Stop en route to visit the still-active Monastery of St Macarius, inhabited by Coptic Orthodox monks since the 4th century AD.
Take a short one-hour flight from Cairo to Luxor, where we transfer to the port and board your 5* Nile cruise ship for our four-night cruise. Refresh yourself before this afternoon's excursions around Luxor's East Bank. Begin at the Temple Complex of Karnak, famed for the majestic Hypostyle Hall with its 134 gigantic stone columns, along with the Avenue of the Sphinxes and the Sacred Lake.
There's no better start to the day than exploring Luxor's West Bank, one of the most stunning landscapes in Egypt. Today you get to see the Colossi of Memnon statues, the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, and the famous Valley of Kings, home to the tombs of ancient Egyptian rulers. Relax as you set sail to the farming town of Esna this afternoon.
This morning, continue sailing south of Esna to the city of Edfu where you'll visit the ancient Temple of Edfu. Then sail to the agricultural town of Kom Ombo and explore the popular Temple of Kom Ombo, famous for its unique twin temples, before sailing a further 40 kilometres to Aswan.
A tour of Aswan town starts the day off. You will be visiting the man-made 3,600-metre High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the majestic Temple of Philae. A relaxing, traditional felucca ride around the area with views of Elephantine Island, Kitchener's Island, and the botanical gardens, end this busy day.
Disembark the ship and journey southwest to the iconic twin temples of Abu Simbel, at Egypt's furthest edge. This atmospheric temple complex, perhaps the greatest in Egypt, is dedicated to Ramesses II, often considered the greatest pharaoh of the New Kingdom. Admire its many halls and imposing statues before returning to Aswan for your flight back to Cairo.
Fly to Australia, arriving home the following day.
Places Visited: Cairo (3N + 1N) - Alexandria (1N) - Luxor - Nile Cruise (4N) - Aswan
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