LuxorHurghadaAswanKom OmboAbuSimbel222Cairostart/finish overnight1 train2 overnightfeluccaEGYPTISRAELJORDANSAUDIARABIANO. OF NIGHTS STAYDAY STOPDates & Prices 2012/13EGYPTStartFinish01May1213May1215May1227May1229May1210Jun1212Jun1224Jun1226Jun1208Jul1210Jul1222Jul1224Jul1205Aug1207Aug1219Aug1221Aug1202Sep1204Sep1216Sep1218Sep1230Sep1202Oct1214Oct1216Oct1228Oct1230Oct1211Nov1213Nov1225Nov1227Nov1209Dec1211Dec1223Dec1225Dec1206Jan1308Jan1320Jan1322Jan1303Feb1305Feb1317Feb1319Feb1303Mar1305Mar1317Mar1319Mar1331Mar1302Apr1314Apr1316Apr1328Apr1330Apr1312May13Go to topdeck.travel/Pharaohs-Footsteps for more info.Day 1 Cairo. Arrive at Cairo International Airport. An arrival transfer from the airport to the hotel is included. Join your fellow passengers and Trip Leader in the evening for a group meeting to learn more about the trip. Day 2 Cairo. In the morning we are accompanied by a qualified, English speaking Egyptologist on our visit to the Egyptian Museum. Housing over 100,000 relics including the magnificent treasures of King Tutankhamun, the museum is a must-see for all visiting Cairo. We then visit the Great Pyramid of Giza, which is the only of the surviving 'Seven Ancient Wonders of the World' and the mighty Sphinx. (B)Day 3 Cairo - Aswan. Cairo, the bustling metropolis beckons and a free day allows for further exploration. Visit the vibrant Khan el Khalili market or take an optional tour to discover more of this fascinating city. In the evening we transfer to the train station to board the first class overnight train to Aswan, a city with a relaxed and appealing charm after the hustle and bustle of Cairo. (B) Day 4 Aswan. After breakfast (on board train), we arrive in Aswan and transfer to the hotel to freshen up. In the afternoon we board a motorboat to pass by the Elephantine and Kitchener Islands, viewing the Nilometer, Aga Khan Mausoleum and the Tombs of the Nobles. We continue to a Nubian Village to learn about the lifestyle and customs of the original inhabitants of this region. (B) Day 5 Aswan. This morning we have a very early departure to Abu Simbel to visit the incredible temple built by Ramses II. We also visit the Temple of Hathor, built in honour of the goddess of love and music and Ramses' wife, Queen Nefertari. On returning to Aswan, there is an optional tour to the Temple of Isis. This afternoon there is free time to enjoy a drink by the pool or shop in the colourful bazaars. In the evening enjoy an option to dine on the banks of the Nile in a truly memorable setting. (B)Days 6-7 Felucca Journey. We hop on board for our voyage along the River Nile, with the next two days being a time of complete relaxation, swimming and perhaps trying your hand at sailing. On board, the Nubian crew cook and sail, giving us the chance to do as much or as little as we wish. (B,L,D) (B,L,D)Day 8 Luxor. We stop at Kom Ombo temple with our Egyptologist before continuing to the ancient capital Luxor from where we take a trip by air-conditioned mini-bus as the guide introduces us to the amazing Temple of Karnak and the Temple of Luxor. (B)Day 9 Luxor. A highlight for all visitors to Egypt is the guided tour of the Valley of the Kings. This magnificent necropolis houses the tombs of the pharaohs, including that of King Tutankhamun. We also visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. There is also time to visit the colourful market of Luxor. (B) Days 10-11 Luxor - Hurghada. This morning we head across the desert to the beautiful Red Sea. Plenty of free time to enjoy the beach and facilities. A desert safari on quad bikes is a great option, as is an excursion to beautiful Gifton Island. We enjoy our dinners at our hotel and in the evenings the town is alive with many small bars, cafes and night clubs lining the main street. (B,D) (B,D)Day 12 Hurghada - Cairo. Today we leave the beach behind us as we make our way back to vibrant Cairo for our final night in magical Egypt. (B) Day 13 Cairo. Our trip ends at the hotel after breakfast. (B) TRIP CODE: HTEGPKhan el Khalili market, CairoCamel ride, AswanQueen Hatshepsut's Temple, LuxorSLEEPING BAG REQUIREDFELUCCA SAILING13 Days from $815 per personTrip price of $815 + $280 Local PaymentTrip price of $895 + $280 Local PaymentUSD
Plus see pg. 220|21What's Included»»18 breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 4 dinners (D)»»13 nights twin share in 4? hotels, 2 nights twin share in 3? hotels, 2 nights aboard a felucca sailboat, 1 night aboard first class overnight train (recliner seat)»»Arrival transfer from airport to hotel»»Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus as per the itinerary»»Excursions to the Egyptian Museum, Pyramids, Sphinx, Abu Simbel, Kom Ombo, the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Luxor temples (entrance fees not included)»»Fully guided tours with Egyptologist at all major sites »»Services of a fully trained English speaking Trip Leader19 Day Ultimate EgyptQueen Hatshepsut's Temple, LuxorDid you know?Queen Hatshepsut was the first great woman in recorded history, even though she dressed like a king and wore a false beard!