When to go
October to April
From £2,995 pp (including flights)
Flight time
4hrs 50mins


Egypt is a land of captivating history and rich culture that dates back thousands of years. Here, the majestic pyramids rise from the desert sand to offer an unforgettable experience, while intricate hieroglyphs tell stories of past civilizations. The country’s bustling cities are full of color and life, offering a unique peek into Egypt’s diverse heritage.

Journey to Aswan in the south and explore the Great Temple of Abu Simbel, built by Ramses II as a lasting monument to himself and his queen. Or wander through Luxor’s ancient ruins, including the Valley of Kings and the Karnak Temple Complex.

Shop at contemporary markets in Cairo or take a cruise down the River Nile and witness first-hand the slow-paced life along its banks. Step back in time and uncover this timeless land’s many

At a Glance

11 days & 10 nights
Guide price
From £2,995pp (including flights)
Cities/Destinations (in order)
Cairo - Luxor - Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan - Abu Simbel - Qasr Ibrim - Wadi Es-Sebua - Aswan - Cairo - Giza - Cairo
Tour Type
Tour Theme
Activity Level
Involves long walks on uneven ground and requires a good level of fitness.
Age Range
Star Rating of Tour
Four Seasons at The First Residence (or similar)
Board Basis
Varied - please see the sample itinerary for more details.
Min|Max Group Size
Cairo - Cairo



Take a journey through time to explore Cairo, the iconic city of ancient wonders, founded in 969 CE. Discover the captivating beauty of Khan el-Khalili Souq, a bazaar from the 14th-15th centuries; marvel at the 170,000 artifacts in the Egyptian Museum; and be amazed by the Grand Egyptian Museum opening in 2023, set to be one of the world’s most impressive museums.


Discover ancient wonders alongside modern luxuries in Luxor, such as the Karnak temple complex spanning the Middle Kingdom to Ptolemaic times or the grandeur of Luxor Temple with its chapels by Amenhotep III and Alexander the Great. Explore the Valley of Kings, or take in quieter sights at The Valley of Queens.


Step into the enchanting city of Aswan, found in southern Egypt. Immerse yourself in history with a visit to the iconic Temple Complex of Philae, boasting ancient structures like the temple of Isis, and the Nubian Museum that boasts many incredible artifacts dating as far back as pre-historic times.

Abu Simbel

Immerse yourself in the fascinating city of Abu Simbel, located on the beautiful west bank of Lake Nasser. Explore the magnificent Great Temple of Ramses II, with its four awe-inspiring statues that stand at 20 meters tall, as well as the Small Temple of Queen Nefertari, a stunning structure built by Ramses II in honor of his wife.

Sample Itinerary

Experience the Splendors of Egypt: A Suggested Itinerary

From its majestic pyramids, magnificent temples, picturesque coastlines, and beautiful monuments, Egypt offers an adventure unlike any other. With this suggested itinerary, you can experience all this incredible country has to offer without missing any of the must-see sights.

Day 1: Fly to Cairo

Begin your visit in Egypt by flying to the vibrant city of Cairo. Take in its skyline as you approach, admiring monuments such as the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Citadel. Then, arrive at the lavish Four Seasons at the First Residence for two nights of luxurious accommodation.

(Flight included | Airport Transfer | N)

Day 2: Cairo

Start your morning at the incredible Egyptian Museum. Discover artifacts from times long past and uncover secrets of a bygone age. Next, learn the history of the Citadel of Saladin, a seat of government for nearly 700 years between the 13th and 19th centuries. End your day with a visit to one of the most famous bazaars in Egypt: the Khan el-Khalili Souq. Explore its stalls and vendors, offering traditional wares and souvenirs to take home with you.


Day 3: Fly to Luxor

In the morning, you will fly to Luxor, the city of temples and ancient wonders. Upon arrival,
board the Movenpick MS Royal Lily for a four-night cruise down the Nile. In the afternoon, you will explore the temples of Luxor and Karnak, both masterpieces of ancient Egyptian architecture.

(Flight included | Transfer | B, L, D)

Day 4: Luxor

Today’s journey to Luxor will be one of history and beauty. First, visit the Valley of the Kings, where tombs and chambers have been found, dating back to the 16th century BC. Then, explore the Valley of the Queens, known as Ta-Set-Neferu or “the place of beauty,” and its 110 ancient tombs. Afterward, take in the grandeur of Queen Hatshepsut’s Temple, which was constructed over 15 years starting in 1479 BC. Finally, sail through Esna Lock to Edfu for a peaceful end to your day.

(B, L, D)

Day 5: Edfu | Kim Ombo

Begin your morning at the Temple of Horus in Edfu. This incredible structure has been preserved after being buried under the sand and silt of the Nile for 200 years. Next, cruise to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. This unique temple was built during the Ptolemaic Dynasty and has two sets of courts, halls, sanctuaries, and rooms dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris, the falcon god. Lastly, embark on a relaxing voyage to Aswan.

(B, L, D)

Day 6: Aswan

Start the morning at the Aswan High Dam, one of the world’s largest embankment dams and an incredible feat of engineering. Then, travel to the Unfinished Obelisk, a project ordered by Hatshepsut nearly one-third larger than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk ever constructed, though it was unfortunately never completed. Afterward, visit the Temple of Philae and take in its magnificent beauty. Finally, enjoy a peaceful felucca trip on the Nile to close your day.

(B, L, D)

Day 7: Fly to Abu Simbel

In the morning, fly from Aswan airport to Abu Simbel, where you will board the MS Prince Abbas for an unforgettable three-night cruise on Lake Nasser. Then, visit the Abu Simbel temple complex, constructed by Ramses II as a monument to himself and his queen, Nefertari. Completed in 1244 BC, these two rock temples are an incredible sight of artistry and grandeur. In the evening, make sure to return to catch the sound and light show.

(Flight included | Transfer | B, L, D)

Day 8: Sail to Qasr Ibrim

Today, head to Qasr Ibrim, where you can explore the oldest Egyptian temple in Nubia – the majestic Temple of Amada, built by Pharaoh Thutmose III. Discover the rock-cut Temple of Derr, a stunning structure erected by Pharaoh Ramesses II during the 19th Dynasty. Finally, visit the Tomb of Penout, a rock-cut tomb belonging to a Viceroy of Kush, which provides a rare glimpse into how Egyptian rulers honored their civil servants in the afterlife.

(B, L, D)

Day 9: Wadi Es-Sebua

Spend the morning exploring the Temples of Wadi Es-Sebua, aptly named “Valley of Lions” due to the rows of lion-headed sphinxes that line its approach. You will get to visit two New Kingdom Egyptian temples, one built by Amenhotep III and the other by Ramses II. Afterward, take a relaxing afternoon cruise to Aswan.

(B, L, D)

Day 10: Aswan | Fly to Cairo | Giza

Start your morning with a visit to the Temple of Kalabsha, originally built around 30 BC during the early Roman era but never finished. Pay your respects to Mandulis (Merul), a Lower Nubian sun god, as you explore the ancient temple. Afterward, fly to Cairo and check in to the InterContinental Citystars for one night. Next, set out on a tour of Giza to take in the grandeur of the Pyramids and the mystical Sphinx.


Day 11: Fly to London

After an incredible tour of Egypt, it’s time for the journey home. So get ready for your early morning transfer to Cairo airport and board your flight to London.

(Flight Included | Airport Transfer | B)