Land Journey

Egypt: Jewels of the Nile

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10
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£5,140
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Jan - Apr, Sep - Dec
Cities & Landmarks
Cairo, Valley of the Kings, Great Pyramid of Giza, Luxor, Great Sphinx, Saint Simeon Monastery
Jewels of the Nile Egypt Tour
Pyramids of Giza Egypt

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Tour Overview

EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

 

TAUCK EXCLUSIVE – An after-hours private visit to the Valley of the Kings and King Tutankhamun’s tomb

 

A 4-night Nile River cruise aboard Oberoi Philae or Oberoi Zahra with included shore excursions to Egypt’s must-see sights

 

Guided exploration of the Great Pyramids of Giza, including the Sphinx and Solar Boat Museum

 

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

 

Camel rides at the Pyramids of Giza and to the ruins of Saint Simeon Monastery on Elephantine Island

 

A boat ride to Agilkia Island to see the Temple of Isis at Philae and tea in a Nubian Village 

 

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Activity

3
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Active components such as hiking, bicycling and walking longer distances may be included, and hills and/or uneven terrain may be encountered on several days. Guests should be able to walk two to three miles and stand for long periods of time with no difficulty.

Pace

2
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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Cruise the Nile in search of ancient Egyptian temples and antiquities on a 10-day journey that includes 4 nights aboard a luxury riverboat.

Experiences of a lifetime

Few places inspire with ancient sites and treasures untold quite like Egypt does... home to a storied legacy of history that dates back to the days of Neolithic Age in 6000 BC. Considered a cradle of civilization, Egypt’s enduring achievements are chronicled in temples, tombs and pyramids thousands of years old, in humble feluccas and sailing ships seaworthy still, along the banks of the life-giving Nile, and in traditions and celebrations timeless all. Discover places and antiquities immortalized in movies, books and the annals of time as you experience its wonders by land and river with Tauck.

Cruise the Nile in search of ancient Egyptian temples and antiquities on a 10-day journey that includes 4 nights aboard a luxury riverboat, and shore excursions in Aswan, Luxor, and Old Cairo. Begin with visits to the Great Sphinx, the Pyramids of Giza, and a behind-the-scenes tour of the New Egyptian Museum in Cairo, with an overnight stay at Mena House, a luxury hotel with gardens and terraces overlooking the pyramids. Fly to Luxor for private visits to the tombs of Tutankhamun and Nefertari, then set off on a Nile River odyssey to sites that include the Temples of Karnak and the Avenue of Sphinxes... the twin Castle of the Falcon and House of the Crocodile, with its collection of crocodile mummies, at Kom Ombo... the massive, stunningly preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu... the Philae Temples on Agilika Island, a complex of temples, sculptures, and monuments that span architectural periods from ancient Egyptian to Byzantine... Abu Simbel, the grand lakeside temple with colossal statues of Ramses II, cut from the side of a mountain; in 1968 Abu Simbel was disassembled and moved to its present location, a feat of engineering as astonishing as the temple itself. With only 22 luxury suites your Oberoi riverboat offers spacious accommodations, large windows, and panoramic views. Shore excursions include felucca boat rides, a camel ride to Saint Simone Monastery, a photo-stop at the Dahshur Pyramids, dining at local restaurants, and visits to Old Cairo landmarks, including the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Al Rifai Mosque, and the Khan El-Khalili Market.

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Ancient methods of travel in Egypt

Travel by horse cart, camel & felucca in Tauck's Egypt

When you travel with Tauck in Egypt, you'll step back in time in more ways than one. In addition to exploring some of the oldest and most famous man-made structures and monuments on Earth, you'll experience some ancient local methods of transport that have been around for thousands of years, and are still in use today... like riding a horse-cart to the Temple of Horus at Edfu... traveling atop a camel to the ruins of St. Simeon Monastery on Elephantine Island in the Nile... and cruising the fabled river itself aboard a traditional felucca at sunset.

After-hours Valley of the Kings visit

A private, after-hours visit to the Valley of the Kings

Occupying a site west of the Nile River in Egypt’s Theban Necropolis near modern-day Luxor, the Valley of the Kings contains more than 60 identified tombs created for Pharaohs and noble families more than 3,000 years ago. Your Tauck travels include a private, after-hours visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site… including entry to the complex’s most famous tomb of them all, discovered intact in the 1920s… that of the “Boy King,” Tutankhamun!

Oberoi Philae & Zahra

Cruising the Nile aboard Oberoi Philae & Oberoi Zahra

Tauck’s "Egypt: Jewels of the Nile" features a 4-night cruise on the timeless River Nile aboard the Oberoi Philae or the Oberoi Zahra. With only 22 and 27 luxury cabins respectively, Oberoi Philae and Oberoi Zahra offer spacious private accommodations with standard luxury cabins (284 sq. ft.) and luxury suites (538 sq. ft.), large windows framing panoramic Nile River views; each ship’s amenities include a spa, fitness center, swimming pool, bar / lounge, cinema, elevator, high-speed wifi, library, and gaming area.

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Small Group Departures

Our small group departures, averaging just 24 guests, are designed for travelers who want more time to experience each destination up close and personally. One of the benefits of small group travel is the personalized service and attention you’ll enjoy. Small groups enable our Tauck Directors to spend more time in the places you explore with more opportunities to connect with them. Smaller groups foster camaraderie and lasting friendships among like-minded travelers; you'll engage more closely with local experts and enjoy enhanced insider access, ease of travel and freedom to linger longer.

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Get what you pay for and then some – about 100 cost components are included on every trip. From fine hotels in prime locations to all luggage handling, most taxes, airport transfers upon arrival and departure, unique travel experiences and more. Because we believe that when you travel, just about everything should be included.

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No matter where your destination may be, you should bring identification with you; a valid passport is always an appropriate form of identification. Contact your booking agent for information about all necessary documents required for your journey, such as passport and visa information or documentation required for transportation security measures.

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Health and Activity

You'll find Activity and Pace Levels on all of our trips to give you a better idea of physical activity level – higher numbers mean a more active journey. To fully enjoy most journeys, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances; some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot and may include unpaved and uneven surfaces. Please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice.

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Customer Protection: Our UK-based agents comply with the bonding requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority and provide full financial protection for the package holidays that we sell in the UK. For flight-based holidays, this is through the Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (details of which are available from the UK-based agent with whom you book). When you buy a package holiday that doesn’t include a flight, protection of your monies paid to our UK-based agent will be provided by way of a bond.
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