Best of Egypt

Insider Experience


Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: TT & BV Europe Summer 2024 v1

Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.

Choice Highlights

Must-see Highlights

  • Explore Luxor and Cairo with a Local Specialist
  • Visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the temples of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Temple of Kom-Ombo and the temple of Isis on the island of Philae
  • View the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo and the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza
  • See the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis and the Step Pyramid in Saqqara
  • Sail in a felucca across the Nile

Be My Guest

  • Luxor: Enjoy an exclusive Be My Guest encounter on the banks of the Nile where your hosts, the El Boerey family, will share their stories about family life in a typical Luxor village. Savour a local culinary tradition of warm mint tea and freshly baked local bread with honey.

Dive Into Culture

  • Cairo: Enjoy a visit to Cairo's Egyptian Museum, home to a remarkable collection of Egyptian antiquities including the world-famous 'Mask of Tutankhamun'.

Whats Included

  • The services of a professional English speaking Egyptologist / Travel Director throughout your journey
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Four-night luxury Nile Cruise
  • Flight from Aswan to Cairo
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • Flight from Cairo to Luxor



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Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
9 Days
Escorted - Yes
Day 1CairoWelcome to Cairo: Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs, starting your journey in Egypt's effervescent capital, Cairo. On arrival at Cairo Airport, you'll be transferred to your hotel and have time to relax after your journey. Refreshed and ready to embrace the intoxicating energy of this ancient and modern city, you'll be thrilled with the many treasures that will give you a preview of what's about to come - an incredible encounter with antiquities you'll be sharing with friends for years to come.
Hilton Heliopolis
Day 2Luxor and Embark on Your Nile CruiseFly to Luxor and Embark on Your Nile Cruise: Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and the imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Luxor Museum before returning to your cruise ship for dinner.
Nile Cruise
Day 3LuxorA Day to Explore the Valley of the Kings Connect with Locals: Journey to the final resting place of Egypt's Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt's Valley of the Kings. Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and the Grand Temple of Luxor. Connect With Locals as you enjoy a traditional Be My Guest bite to eat of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea in the archaeological paradise that is Luxor's West Bank.
Nile Cruise
Day 4Kom-OmboJourney to Ancient Kom-Ombo: Sail upstream to Kom-Ombo, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Standing at the threshold of the imposing Temple of Kom-Ombo on the banks of the Nile, you'll imagine visitors over the centuries arriving to pay homage to the gods Horus the Elder and Sobek. Tour the Temple, learning all about its 'double' and perfectly symmetrical design for the duo of gods - one side dedicated to the crocodile god, the other to the falcon god. After a captivating encounter with the ancients, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on our cruise boat. Watching the sun set over the shimmering Nile, we'll don our galabeas and toast to legends of the past and new friends.
Nile Cruise
Day 5AswanOnwards to Aswan: Set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to voyage around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island. On arrival explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock.
Nile Cruise
Day 6CairoDisembark and Fly to Cairo: Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon.
Ramses Hilton
Day 7CairoDiscover Colourful Cairo: Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo's busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo, see the ancient Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque. Later, you'll Dive Into Culture and discover Tutankhamun's priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum.
Ramses Hilton
Day 8Wonders of GizaAdmire the Wonders of Giza: The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures - the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise.
Ramses Hilton
Day 9CairoFarewell Cairo: Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at

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  • Best of Egypt

    From $3,550.00 (USD)

    Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt.

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