Remember the wide-eyed wonder of learning about ancient Egypt at school? On this comprehensive tour, we discover ancient Alexandria and learn of the astonishing workmanship that created the Pyramids of Giza near Cairo. In Luxor, we explore the mind-blowing Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs lie entombed. We meander through the relaxed city of Aswan and visit its 111m High Dam, built to regulate river flooding. In between these unforgettable highlights, we enjoy a comfortable seven-night cruise along the Nile.
Day 1Cairo - Luxor
We transfer to the airport for a flight to Luxor, transferring upon arrival to our comfortable Presidential Nile Cruises vessel.
Day 2Luxor - Edfu
At the ‘open-air museum’ of Luxor, the number and preservation of ancient monuments is unparalleled. This is the site of the famous city of Thebes, capital of Egypt at the height of the empire’s influence.
We head out to explore the West Bank, beginning at the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs were buried from the 16th-11th centuries BC. Our guide introduces a few of the most impressive tombs and you may also choose to enter the plainer, ‘cursed’ Tomb of Tutankhamun (extra charge). We also visit the Valley of the Queens, the impressive mortuary temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon, before returning to the ship. We sail to Edfu.
Day 3Edfu - Kom Ombo - Aswan
There can be few more serene and romantic ways of passing time than gliding down the Nile on a river cruiser. We sail to the fascinating Greco-Roman double-temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the falcon-headed Horus and Sobek, the crocodile god. We return to the ship, ready to set sail southwards to Aswan.
Day 4Aswan - Temple of Philae
Today pays tribute to ancient and modern feats of architectural engineering, with visits to the 111m-high Aswan High Dam and the Temple of Philae, perhaps Egypt’s most beguiling and beautiful. Our excursion includes a Felucca rider. We also take in the Nubian Museum, a stunning showcase of Nubia’s history, art and culture, including horse armour.
Day 5Aswan - Edfu
Take the opportunity to explore the laid-back Nubian city of Aswan independently before an afternoon of relaxation aboard our vessel, as we sail to Edfu. Alternatively, choose to take an optional excursion by coach or plane to legendary Abu Simbel. We dock overnight in Edfu.
Day 6Edfu - Luxor
We continue the return journey along the Nile to Luxor.
This morning we visit two astonishing temples on the East Bank of the Nile - Luxor Temple and Karnak Temple. Karnak in particular is absolutely awe-inspiring; a complex of more than 100 hectares (larger than some ancient cities) with immense pylons and obelisks, tranquil lakes and sanctuaries and the Hypostyle Hall, where 134 soaring columns, each with a diameter of more than 3m, are arranged in perfect geometric rows, all covered in exquisite hieroglyphs.
4 nights in hotel and 7 nights cruise on Presidential Nile Cruises (accommodation as specified or similar)
International and internal flights as detailed. Prices are based on return flights with EgyptAir from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
Visits to Pyramids at Giza; West Bank of Luxor; Temple of Kom Ombo; High Dam; Temple of Philae; Nubian Museum; and East Bank of Luxor
Tour to Alexandria with local guide
Felucca ride on the Nile
Selected drinks during meals on board
Single-entry tourist visa
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
Local Titan tour manager, plus Egyptologist
Travel in destination by coach
Presidential Nile Cruises vessel (4-star)
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Titan - Terms & Conditions
Titan's VIP Home Departure Service includes fully-licensed private hire vehicles for transfers to and from the airport or port. The baggage allowance is one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage per person. Please ask for more information at the time of enquiry. This service is not available to book on tours from Titan's Essentials Collection.