Roundtrip Egypt

A JOURNEY THROUGH THE "CRADLE OF CIVILIZATION"

Experience pyramids, temples, royal tombs, bazaars, the Nile, the Red Sea and much more.

Egypt's history is very special, everyone has heard a little, but no one has heard everything. We will see the historic Luxor and the atmospheric Aswan, sail on the Nile and see the Pyramids in Cairo. The last days of the week are set aside for some relaxing sunny days in the city of Sharm el Sheikh.

To understand ancient Egypt, you should crack the code of the hieroglyphs - the ancient Egyptian script found everywhere in temples, tombs and on papyrus scrolls.

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Luxor, Egypt

Thebes, or Luxor as the city is called today, is the first stop on this round trip. Luxor has for several periods in Egypt's history been the country's capital and was at the top for approx. 3,500 years ago. There is still digging for more historical items, and archaeologists from around the world are daily working on writing new chapters in the city's history.

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The Nile

Have you also dreamed of sailing on the NiI? From Luxor, the journey continues by cruise ship. Enjoy the days as you sail through the Nile Valley in all its glory. Here you see a spanning gap between lush vegetation and scorching desert. In the fields you see farmers with primitive tools and women washing clothes at the water's edge. During the trip on the Nile, you can always order a drink on the boat, relax at deck and enjoy the history coming to you along the seasides. It's like a painting from the Old Testament.

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Valley of the Kings

We visit the Valley of the Kings, built 1539 BC - 1075 BC. There are about 60 tombs here, including Tutankhamun's tomb, which was discovered by Howard Carter in 1922. The burial chamber looks "almost" the same today. The area of ​​Luxor and the Valley of the Kings is often referred to as "the world's largest outdoor museum". In Luxor you really get the feeling of following in the footsteps of the pharaohs.

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Queen Hatshepsut's Temple

Queen Hatshepsut's Temple, also known as Djeser-Djeseru Splendor of Splendors. The tomb is the center of the Deir el-Bahri area and is close to Luxor. Queen Hatshepsut reigned in the years 1473-1458 BC, and reliefs in her death stamp show a famous naval expedition to Punt by the Horn of Africa, in which she participated. The Queen's Mummy was found by Howard Carter in 1903 but was first identified in 2007. Gain an insight into a rare female Pharaoh, who has left traces in Egyptian history.

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Aswan, Egypt

On the east bank of the Nile - 260 km south of Luxor, lies Aswan. Upper-class Englishmen vacationed here because the warm and dry climate was wonderful and healthy.

The last Aga Khan named Aswan “the most beautiful place on earth”. Many will probably agree with Aga Khan, here is really the Nile at its most picturesque. It is a wonderful feeling to sail around the leafy little rocky islands in a Felluca (small sailboat).

Life along the Nile is as slow as the river itself, and the ancient pharaohs would be able to recognize if they saw it today.

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Temple of Horus in Edfu

140 km south of Luxor is the Temple of Horus in Edfu. The temple dates from the Ptolemaic period and is very well preserved. The temple has rare large dimensions and is practically completely intact today.

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Overview of suggested round trip program. Individual changes can be made per booking request. Please contact us for more information and holiday options. 


DAY 1

  • Arrival
  • Meeting with tour guide & guide
  • Transport to hotel in Sharm el Sheikh

DAY 2

  • Relax day at the hotel in Sharm el Sheikh
  • All inclusive in the hotel

DAY 3

  • Relax day at the hotel in Sharm el Sheikh
  • All inclusive in the hotel

DAY 4

  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport in Sharm el Sheikh
  • Departure by plane to Luxor
  • Transfer from Luxor Airport to the Nile Cruise
  • Check-in to the cabin of the cruise ship.
  • Lunch is served on board
  • Guided tour to Karnak and Luxor temple.
  • Dinner on the boat
  • Accommodation on the boat in Luxor

DAY 5

  • Breakfast on the boat
  • Guided tour of the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut early in the day
  • Boat cruise south towards Edfu via Esna
  • Lunch on board
  • Tea / coffee is served after lunch
  • Dinner on board
  • Overnight in Edfu

DAY 6

  • Breakfast on the boat
  • Early guided tour to Horus Temple in Edf
  • Boat cruise south towards Kom Ombo
  • Lunch on board
  • Guided tour of the temple of Kom Ombo
  • Boat cruise south to Aswan
  • Dinner on board
  • Overnight in Aswan

DAY 7

  • Breakfast on board
  • Check out from the boat
  • Transfer to Aswan Airport
  • Flights from Aswan to Cairo
  • Visit to the Egyptian National Museum
  • Lunch
  • Guided tour around the pyramids
  • Flights from Cairo to Sharm el Sheikh
  • Check-in at hotel in Sharm el Sheikh

DAY 8

  • Check-out & return trip

 

In Sharm el Sheikh you stay in 4/5-star all-inclusive hotels.

The round trip can be combined with 1 week at a any of our hotels in Sharm el Sheikh.

NOTE! Please note that changes in program may occur during the round trip. This can happen because of unforeseen events such as weather conditions, strikes, flight delays or changes in local rules and opening hours.

 

Following is included:

  • Meals according to the program,
  • All inclusive at the hotel in Sharm el Sheikh
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on the Nile cruise. Drinks for meals are not included on board the cruise (beer/wine/soft drinks etc. are included in the price).
  • Transport to/from sights/airport/hotel. Water is served during the transport to/from excursions.
  • 3 nights in cabins on a cruise ship
  • Excursions according to the program
  • Entrance tickets to the sights
  • English speaking guide

This is not included:

  • Drinks to and from meals on the cruise ship
  • Services / excursions / bookings etc. stands are not described in the program
  • Tips for local guides / drivers and tour guides.

 

Flight times:

Contact our office to find availeble flight times.

 

Transportation:

All transport includes flights, hotels, cruises and sights.

Nile Cruise / Round Trip - General

Excursions and cruises depend on local conditions. Delays with transport, water level on the Nile and the like, can lead to a change in the program and in the order, but the content is the same and we always arrive.

 

The Boat:

The boats on the Nile are small traditional boats. The Nile boats are specially designed for sailing on the Nile, which is a river with a low water level.

 

Boat standard:

The boat has a 4-star standard. The cabins on the boat are small, so pack sensibly. There is full board on the boat (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), but drinks are not included. Prices are higher on board.

 

The experience:

Cruise on the Nile is a journey through the "cradle of civilization" and is a cultural/historical travel experience. See the overview of the program for which sights you experience during the cruise.