Egypt in Depth

15 Days
Cairo to Cairo
From (NZD)
$ 10,890
Dates & Pricing

2022 Cairo > Cairo

Go with the flow

Follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions as you cruise leisurely up the Nile and discover ancient wonders and timeless villages along its banks.
Everything in Egypt seems to be on an impossibly grand scale – history spanning thousands of years, majestic temples, gigantic monuments and vast deserts. Flowing through the centre is its eternal lifeblood, the mighty Nile. Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and stand in awe before the staggering façade of the Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Relax on the shores of the sparkling Red Sea.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
MEGR
Duration:
15 days
Departure City:
Cairo
Return City:
Cairo

15 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Giza (Cairo)

    Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a three night Special Stay with views of the Great Pyramids from your balcony.

    Sundowners

    Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the magnificent pyramids.

    Please book your flight to arrive into Cairo prior to 02:00 PM.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Giza

    Explore the Pyramids then marvel at the Great Sphinx of Giza.

    Enrich

    Enjoy a delicious lunch with the Pyramids of Giza as your backdrop, an unforgettable view fit for a Pharaoh.

    Prepare for an afternoon of historical discoveries at the Grand Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Gaze in wonder at the Solar Boat, a restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  3. Day 3 - Giza

    Visit the ancient capital of Memphis and the incredible Step Pyramid of Saqqara. Explore Imhotep Museum and the display of the most significant artefacts discovered on the Saqqara site.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  4. Day 4 - Giza > Aswan

    Fly early to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Fly to Aswan where you will be ensconced in luxury during your two night Special Stay and admire the views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  5. Day 5 - Aswan

    Freechoice

    Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, explore the Nubian Museum home to more than 3,000 objects.

    Discover the history of the hotel and follow in the footsteps of icons like Princess Diana, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy pre dinner drinks at The Terrace, before dining at restaurant 1902.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Aswan > Nile Cruise

    Embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III as you settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, followed by a visit to the stone quarries which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in the pyramids and temples. Later, enjoy a traditional felucca cruise on the Nile.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Nile Cruise

    Explore Kom Ombo Temple, perched high on the east bank dedicated to Sobek, the Crocodile God. Afternoon visit to Esna Temple. A fun night awaits on board with a colourful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Nile Cruise

    Discover the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak, marvel at the enormous pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall. Discover the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor, dedicated to the god Amun. This afternoon, cross to the West Bank of the Nile and admire the colourful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Nile Cruise

    Travel to the temple complex of Dendera to admire the vibrant colours of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s Temple.  A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savour your last moments on board. Tonight, join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Luxor

    Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight (additional cost, please book on tour.)

    Morning visit to the Valley of the Queens and the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut with its three massive terraces rising above the desert floor and into the cliffs. Later this afternoon, enjoy a walk through the colourful local markets. Relax in the beautiful gardens of your Special Stay for tonight.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Luxor > Red Sea

    Take a drive through the desert landscape to reach your luxurious resort, set on the shores of the Red Sea, for a two night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  12. Day 12 - Red Sea

    Enjoy a snorkelling boat trip and explore the underwater world of the Red Sea. Visit Mahmya Island bordered by virgin blue waters awaiting exploration and a white sandy beach inviting relaxation.

    Sundowners

    Raise your glass as you watch the play of colours across the dramatic desert and seascapes.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Red Sea > Cairo

    Fly to Cairo for your two night stay. Discover the priceless antiquities in the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization including the crown jewel of the museum, the Royal Mummies’ Hall.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  14. Day 14 - Cairo

    Freechoice

    Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo.

    This evening, join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Cairo

    Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the journey will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

5-star luxury inclusions
  • Fully escorted small group land journey
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 5 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 2 Scenic Sundowners events
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 32 meals – 14 breakfasts (B), 9 lunches (L) and 9 dinners (D)
  • Expert Scenic Tour Director, Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides
  • All internal flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities

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