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Egypt In-Style

Take a five-star journey across this fascinating country, discovering the treasures of Egypt. Stay in opulent palace hotels and enjoy a luxury cruise on Lake Nasser. Indulge in delectable feasts and experience the magic of the ancient wonders. See history come aliveThis 5-star tour has it all. We visit all of the fabulous sites that make Egypt such a special and unique destination to visit, and you'll enjoy it all with our expert Egyptologist guide who will bring the past alive. So not only will you visit all of Egypt's must see sights but you'll discover the mystery and intrigue of the legends of Egypt too. Discover many highlights in Cairo such as the incredible step pyramid of Sakkara and the world-famous Egyptian museum whose priceless treasures include those of Tutankhamun, one of Egypt's most famous pharaohs.Cruise in luxury on Lake NasserWe also enjoy a luxury 4-night cruise on Lake Nasser. Whilst cruising we have time to both relax and enjoy shore visits to the famous temples of Amada, Kalabsha, Wadi El Seboua & the stunning Abu Simbel, some of the oldest in Egypt. After disembarking, we continue our journey to Luxor exploring the incredible Valley of the Kings and finish in Cairo with a farewell dinner.

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Egypt. Taxes included
  • 3 economy-class flights within Egypt
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Lake Nasser & Nile River Cruises
  • Tipping Made Easy, $210pp prepaid

Accommodation & Meals

  • 7 nights in specialty palace hotels (5 star) including:
    • Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza, Cairo
    • Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Aswan
    • Sofitel Winter Palace Hotel, Luxor
  • 4 nights in an outside cabin on board a luxury Lake Nasser cruise ship (5 star Egyptian standard)
  • 3 nights in an outside cabin on board a luxury Nile River cruise ship (5 star Egyptian standard)
  • 14 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

  • English-speaking Egyptologist guides

Sightseeing

Unlock the mysteries of Egypt's ancient civilisation.

  • Visit the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza. Our tour includes plenty of time to soak up the power of these magnificent structures before we visit a nearby vantage point and then continue on to the famous Sphinx
  • Visit the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara, the nearby giant statue of Ramses II and the old capital of Memphis
  • Visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum whose priceless artefacts include those of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen
  • Get a fascinating insight into current Egyptian life as you visit the Mohammed Ali Mosque, the Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the centuries-old Khan El Khalili bazaar
  • Indulge in a decadent high tea whilst enjoying spectacular views over the Nile at the Old Cataract Hotel
  • Explore Aswan including the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island
  • Enjoy the Philae Island Sound & Light show which brings to life the myth of Isis and Osiris
  • Relax on a traditional felucca sailboat in Aswan as you cruise around Kitchener's Island
  • Spend 4 nights cruising on one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, Lake Nasser
  • Explore Wadi El Seboua Temples, considered to be some of the oldest temples in Egypt and second largest to Abu Simbel. They were originally known as the Valley of the Lions because of the sphinxes that once lined the avenue leading to the first temple
  • Visit Amada Temple
  • Sail up to the stunning temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel which can be viewed from our sun deck.
  • An enchanting Sound & Light show at Abu Simbel will transport you back to the time of the Pharaohs
  • Unwind on a three-night luxury cruise on the Nile from Luxor to Aswan
  • Travel to the magnificent Temple of Horus (the Falcon God) in Edfu, the Temple of Kom Ombo which currently displays some of the crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity, the laidback town of Aswan where we visit the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island, the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam
  • Enjoy a Galabeya Party whist cruising the Nile
  • Visit the beautiful Luxor and Karnak Temples, where each year elaborate festivals and ceremonies were performed to appease the gods
  • Explore the West Bank, including the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings (where we enter some of the tombs of the pharaohs) and the massive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Tour Provider Bunnik Tours
Number of Days
17
Price From
AUD $11,875
Start Location
Egypt
End Location
Egypt
Age Range
Avg. 50+
Group Size
2 to 20
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Marine/Cruise, Slow paced
Physical Rating
Moderate
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
25 Sep 201811 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $9,350 
09 Oct 201825 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $9,350 
20 Nov 201806 Dec 2018Fully BookedAUD $9,350 
18 Dec 201803 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $11,350
15 Jan 201931 Jan 2019AvailableAUD $9,350
05 Feb 201921 Feb 2019AvailableAUD $9,350
19 Feb 201907 Mar 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $9,350
12 Mar 201928 Mar 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $9,350
19 Mar 201904 Apr 2019AvailableAUD $9,350
09 Apr 201925 Apr 2019Guaranteed DepartureAUD $10,350
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Egypt In-Style

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia
Day 2. Arrive Cairo

Welcome to Cairo, the sprawling capital of Egypt and the largest city in Africa. This evening meet your fellow travellers for an Egyptian welcome dinner. [D]

Day 3. Giza

Our touring in Egypt begins at the oldest structures in existence, the amazing Great Pyramids of Giza. We'll visit the nearby Great Sphinx, with the body of a lion and the head of a king, often referred to as the national symbol of Egypt. This morning we'll also discover the ancient capital of Memphis and the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara, believed to have been designed by the famous vizier of King Zoser, Imhotep. [B]

Day 4. Cairo

Today we venture into the lively heart of Cairo to visit the world-famous Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun's priceless treasures and many other historic artefacts. This afternoon we visit the 12th century Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the Mohammed Ali Mosque. We'll then discover the 14th century souk, Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. Famous for its handmade crafts, it's also the perfect place to enjoy a traditional Arabic coffee. [B]

Day 5. Cairo - Aswan

Today we take a short flight to Aswan, gateway to the incredible history, temples and monuments of Upper Egypt. [B]

Deluxe Experience: We'll indulge in a decadent high tea of delicate sandwiches and freshly baked scones with clotted cream whilst enjoying spectacular views over the Nile at the Old Cataract Hotel.

Day 6. Aswan

Our sightseeing in Aswan today includes the High Dam - an engineering miracle built in 1960, which still provides irrigation and electricity for the whole of Egypt. We'll also see the Unfinished Obelisk and visit the magnificent Temple of Isis on Philae Island.[B]

Special Experience: Tonight we'll enjoy the incredible Philae Island Sound & Light Show which brings the myth of Isis and Osiris to life.

Day 7. Aswan - Embark Lake Nasser Cruise

Enjoy the morning at leisure before we embark our Lake Nasser cruise ship.

Deluxe Experience, Embark Cruise: Spend four nights cruising majestic Lake Nasser in luxury.

This afternoon we'll relax on board a traditional felucca sailboat as we sail around Kitchener's Island and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. [B,L,D]

Day 8. Lake Nasser Cruise

This morning we visit the Kalabsha Temple. Construction of this temple started at the end of the Ptolomaic Dynasty and was completed under the rule of the Roman Emperor Augustus. The result is an interesting combination of imagery that includes Egyptian and Roman themes. Today we'll also see Beit El Wali and the Kiosk of Kertassi, then return to our cruise ship for the evening. [B,L,D]

Day 9. Lake Nasser Cruise

We begin our day with a visit to the temples of Wadi El Seboua. Considered to be some of the oldest in Egypt, they were dedicated by Ramses II to two gods: Amon Ra and Ra Harmakis. This afternoon we continue to Amada and visit its ancient temples including Derr and the Tomb of Pennut. [B,L,D]

Day 10. Lake Nasser Cruise

Cruising the majestic waters of Lake Nasser, we see Kasr Ibrim. As entrance is not permitted, our guide will provide a commentary while we observe the citadel from our sundeck. In the afternoon we'll arrive at the incredible twin temples of Abu Simbel. The temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC, as a monument to himself and his queen, Nefertari. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Tonight's enchanting Sound & Light Show at Abu Simbel will transport you back to the time of the pharaohs.

Day 11. Disembark Lake Nasser Cruise - Aswan - Embark Nile Cruise

Disembark Cruise: This morning we disembark and transfer to Abu Simbel airport for a short flight back to Aswan.

Embark Cruise: In Aswan we'll embark our Nile cruise ship that will take us on the scenic journey to Luxor. [B,L,D]

Day 12. Nile Cruise

After breakfast we set sail for the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Harsis. We'll then cruise onward to Edfu where we'll visit the magnificent Temple of Horus, dedicated to the Falcon God. This beautiful ancient temple is one of the best-preserved in Egypt and the second-largest after Karnak Temple. Continuing our journey, we cross the lock at Esna and sail onwards towards Luxor. Tonight we'll experience a traditional galabeya party on board. [B,L,D]

Day 13. Nile Cruise

We'll arrive in Luxor after breakfast and explore the fascinating Karnak Temple, dedicated to the Pharaoh Amun. Approximately 30 pharaohs contributed to the temple's structure over time, which explains its monumental size! We'll then visit Luxor Temple, once connected to Karnak Temple by a 3-kilometre-long Avenue of Sphinxes. Luxor Temple is also home to a 25-metre pink granite obelisk, which was part of a matching pair until the 1830s when one was given to France. It now stands in the centre of the Place de la Concorde in Paris. [B,L,D]

Day 14. Disembark Nile Cruise - Luxor

Disembark Cruise: This morning we disembark and cross the Nile to the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings.

Special Experience: Carved deep into the limestone rock, each tomb has a similar pattern of three corridors, an antechamber and a sarcophagus chamber. We'll be able to descend into some of the tombs to see examples of the elaborate and well-preserved hieroglyphic paintings.

Our next destination is the Temple of Hatshepsut. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. [B]

Day 15. Luxor - Cairo

Enjoy the morning at leisure to relax before our afternoon flight back to Cairo. Tonight we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 16. Depart Cairo

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 17. Arrive Australia