13 Day Wonders of Egypt With Flights

$3,799
Per Person

Typically $5,699
Marvel at the ancient Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx. Cruise from Luxor to Aswan along the famous River Nile on a 5 star cruise ship. Just a couple of inclusions to get your travel feet itching…  

the tour

13 Day Wonders of Egypt package comes with return flights from Australia. Travel to Egypt this year for a bucket-list trip. Marvel at the awe-inspiring ancient Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx. The Great Pyramids are a defining symbol of Egypt and the last original Seven Wonders of the World.  The sight of these huge structures is unforgettable. Learn from your private Egyptologist guide on an tour of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, home to the famous Tutankhamun exhibit and a huge number of other ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Enjoy all-inclusive hospitality as you cruise along the famous River Nile on a 5 star cruise ship. Sail for 4 nights from Luxor to Aswan, stopping at historical and interesting sights along the way.

Fly back to Cairo before making your way to the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria to visit the Catacomb and Pombay’s pillar. These marvellous relics are the largest Roman ruins outside of Rome. During the Hellenistic period, Alexandria was home to a lighthouse ranking among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as well as a storied library. Today the library is reincarnated in the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

INCLUSIONS

This Egypt package with flights also includes all accommodation.  5 nights in 4 star hotels and 4 nights on a 5 star river cruise ship. As well as 1 night overnight sleeper train in a 2-berth cabin. A domestic flight and a private Egyptologist guide are among the inclusions. Secure your holiday to Egypt with a just 10% deposit. See our terms for more details.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Depart Australia

Today you will depart for your flight to Cairo, Egypt from either Sydney, Melbourne, *Perth or *Brisbane. Note: Some flights may depart on Day 0

MEALS: In-flight

OVERNIGHT: In-flight

DAY 2: Arrive Cairo, Egypt

Upon arrival to Cairo, you will be met by a representative at the airport and transferred to the hotel.

MEALS: In-Flight

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Oasis Pyramids, Cairo

DAY 3: Sphinx & Pyramids

After breakfast, join your private Egyptologist guide for a visit to the enigmatic Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza. At 500 feet high and 750 feet wide at its base, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is a breathtaking man-made structure, built from enormous stone blocks with a white limestone covering. Along with the smaller pyramids, the sight of these huge structures is unforgettable. Afterwards, head into downtown Cairo and join a guided tour of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, home to the famous Tutankhamun exhibit and a huge number of other ancient Egyptian artefacts. Then, visit a Papyrus Institute on your way to explore the streets of Khan el Khalili Bazaar, the major souk in the historic centre of Cairo.

In the late afternoon, be transferred to the train station to board the overnight train to Luxor. Accommodation aboard the overnight train comprises a two-berth cabin that is converted to bunk beds. All bedding is provided, and Western-style toilets are in each carriage. Bags are stored in the cabin, and airline-style dinner and breakfasts will be served in-cabin.

MEALS: Breakfast, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Sleeper train, private twin cabin with shared facilities

OPTIONAL:Flight and extra night in Luxor instead of Night Train $350

DAY 4: Begin Nile Cruise: Temple of Luxor & Karnak Temple

This morning the train will arrive at Luxor. After breakfast on board, you will be transferred to the ship to begin your 4 Night 5-Star Nile Cruise. Lunch will be enjoyed on board. The cruise begins as you visit the East Bank of the Nile starting with the especially graceful Temple of Luxor, a large Ancient Egyptian temple, before proceeding onwards to the North of Luxor to the Karnak Temple.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II

DAY 5: Nile Cruise ~ Valley of The Kings ~ Edfu

This morning, the ship will cross to the West Bank of the Nile for the tour to begin with your guide exploring the Valley of the Kings, known as the “Gateway to the Afterlife”; which provides a window to the past. The ancient Egyptians built massive public monuments to their pharaohs of which the most famed collection of these tombs is the Valley of the Kings. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces you will also see the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the river Nile, the road passes by the famed Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of the Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

This afternoon, sail to Esna where you will cross the Esna Lock as the boat continues onto to Edfu where it will remain docked overnight.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II

DAY 6: Nile Cruise ~ Kom Ombo

After breakfast, join the tour guide for a visit to the extraordinary Temple of Horus at Edfu; travelling there and back by horse and carriage. The Temple of Horus was the ‘home’ and cultural centre of the falcon god Horus of Behdet (the ancient name for Edfu). Once back onboard, continue sailing to Kom Ombo where you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god, while overlooking the Nile.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II

DAY 7: Nile Cruise ~ Aswan

Today the guide will take you on a tour to the Aswan High Dam before proceeding to the Granite Quarries, which reveals the techniques used by the ancient Egyptians to quarry and cut the stone that forms the Great Pyramid of Giza and the huge Unfinished Obelisk. Afterwards, take a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on Philae Island. Philae Island was a rocky island in the middle of the River Nile and the Temple was an ancient pilgrimage centre for the cult of Isis and has dazzled travellers with its power for centuries. This sacred site was venerated from the Pharaonic era up to the Greek, Roman, and Byzantine periods. In the afternoon (if weather permitting) take a ride on a Felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat, around Elephantine Island.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II

DAY 8: Aswan ~ Abu Simbel ~ Cairo

After the final breakfast on board join a tour to Abu Simbel Temples, the two famous massive rock temples situated on the western bank of Lake Nasser. Here, travelers may recognize the four colossus statues of Ramses guarding the Great Temple. This outstanding archaeological area contains magnificent monuments such as the Temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel and the Sanctuary of Isis at Philae, which were saved from the rising waters of the Nile thanks to the International Campaign launched by UNESCO, in 1960 to 1980. Transfer on to Aswan Airport for the flight back to Cairo. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Oasis Pyramids, Cairo

DAY 9: Cairo ~ Alexandria

After breakfast, drive to Alexandria (220km) and enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure to explore this Mediterranean port city.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Grand Plaza Alexandra, Alexandria

DAY 10: Alexandria ~ Cairo

After breakfast, visit the Catacomb and Pombay’s Pillar, a Roman triumphal column in Alexandria, the largest of its type constructed outside the imperial capitals of Rome and Constantinople. Then, continue on to see the Citadel of Qaitbay, a 15th-century defensive fortress located on the Mediterranean sea coast established in 1477 AD by Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayfand. Afterwards enjoy a visit to El Montazah Royal gardens before driving back to Cairo.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Oasis Pyramids, Cairo

DAY 11: Cairo

This morning enjoy a visit to Cairo’s oldest souk, Khan al-Khalili Bazaar. Located in the heart of Cairo, the souk is a popular destination and a must for everyone visiting the area. Afterwards, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: Hotel Oasis Pyramids, Cairo

DAY 12: End of Tour ~ Departure

After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to the airport for the return flight back to Australia. Please note: if your flight departs early, breakfast will be arranged for pick up from the hotel reception the night before.

MEALS: Breakfast, In-Flight

OVERNIGHT: In-Flight

DAY 13: Arrive Australia

Arrive back home in Australia today. Please note that due to flight scheduling some flights may arrive on Day 14.

MEALS: In-Flight

Description

13 Day Wonders of Egypt package comes with return flights from Australia. Travel to Egypt this year for a bucket-list trip. Marvel at the awe-inspiring ancient Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx. The Great Pyramids are a defining symbol of Egypt and the last original Seven Wonders of the World.  The sight of these huge structures is unforgettable. Learn from your private Egyptologist guide on an tour of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, home to the famous Tutankhamun exhibit and a huge number of other ancient Egyptian artefacts.

Enjoy all-inclusive hospitality as you cruise along the famous River Nile on a 5 star cruise ship. Sail for 4 nights from Luxor to Aswan, stopping at historical and interesting sights along the way.

Fly back to Cairo before making your way to the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria to visit the Catacomb and Pombay’s pillar. These marvellous relics are the largest Roman ruins outside of Rome. During the Hellenistic period, Alexandria was home to a lighthouse ranking among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as well as a storied library. Today the library is reincarnated in the disc-shaped, ultramodern Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

INCLUSIONS

This Egypt package with flights also includes all accommodation.  5 nights in 4 star hotels and 4 nights on a 5 star river cruise ship. As well as 1 night overnight sleeper train in a 2-berth cabin. A domestic flight and a private Egyptologist guide are among the inclusions. Secure your holiday to Egypt with a just 10% deposit. See our terms for more details.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

January: *18, *25

February: *1, *15

March: *1, *15

April: **5, **19

May: 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

June: 7, 14

July: 19, 26

August: 2, 9, 16, 23

September: *6, **13

October: *11, *25

November: *1, *15, *29

December: **13

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2022:

January: *24

February: *7, *21

March: *7, *21

April: **4, **25

 

Dates marked with * or ** incur the following surcharges:

* $250 per person

**$350 per person

INCLUSIONS

 

Return International Flights from SYD/MEL/*PER/*BNE

11 Day guided tour of Egypt

5 Nights in 4 star hotels

4 Nights 5 Star Nile river cruise from Luxor to Aswan

1 Night overnight sleeper train in a 2-berth cabin

10x Breakfasts, 5x Dinners, 4x Lunches

Domestic flight from Aswan to Cairo

All transportation throughout

Private Egyptologist guide

See the ancient Pyramids of Giza

Aswan High Dam Tour

Boat ride to Philae Island

Traditional wooden sailing boat ride around Elephantine Island

Simbel Temples Tour

*Departures ex Brisbane and Perth incur a surcharge of $300 per person

EXCLUSIONS

 

Visa fee [US$25 per person on arrival for AUS citizen]

Travel insurance

Entrance fees to:

Pyramid of Khufu tomb: $25

Pyramid of Khafre tomb: $7

Pyramid of Menkaure tomb: $7

Solar Boat Museum: $25

Mummy room inside the Egyptiam Museum: $11

Tut Ankh Amun tomb: $25

Upgrades

Beverages for all meals

Tips for guides and drivers

Personal expenses

Other meals not included in itinerary

HOTELS

 

4-5 STAR HOTELS: [Locally Rated]

Cairo: Hotel Oasis Pyramids 4*

Overnight Train: Watania Sleeping Trains, twin share cabin

Nile Cruise Ship: M/S Radamis I or M/S Radamis II 5*

Alexandria: Hotel Grand Plaza Alexandra 4*

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used.

Triple share rooms are available, please contact MyHoliday2

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to a flight from Cairo to Luxor – AUD $350 per person. Includes an extra night in Luxor

 

OPTIONAL TOURS/ENTRANCE FEES:

Pyramid of Khufu tomb – US$ 25

Pyramid of Khafre tomb – US$ 7

Pyramid of Menkaure tomb – US$ 7

Solar Boat Museum – US$ 25

Mummy room inside the Egyptiam Museum – US$ 11

Tut Ankh Amun tomb – US$ 25

Prices are in USD and payable on arrival

 

EXTEND YOUR TRIP:

Extend your time in Egypt by extending your outbound or return flight:

– $100 per person [plus any difference in airfare if applicable]

Note: Extensions cannot be made once flight tickets are issued. 

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Egypt with extra nights pre or post tour

PRE/POST-TOUR

4 Star Hotel Cairo – $130

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast. Airport transfers are NOT included.

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid until 25 April 2022

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 60 days prior to travel

 

RATES:

13 Day Wonders of Egypt ex SYD/MEL  –  $3799 per person

13 Day Wonders of Egypt ex BNE/PER  –  $4099 per person

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers

$600 per person

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 2 people

Maximum 10 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under the age of 2 pay airline taxes only

Children aged 2-11 require a child voucher – Contact MyHoliday2 for rates

Children aged 12+ require an adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

This package is available with flights from Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane or Sydney and are subject to availability.

Flights ex BNE incur a surcharge, see rates above.

Airlines used include and are not limited to, Malaysian Airlines, Egypt Air, Turkish Airlines, Etihad, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, China Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Malindo Airlines, China Southern, Cathay Pacific and other airlines and their codeshare partners.

Flight portion of this package is non-refundable and 21 Day Money Guarantee does not apply

All travel documents are non-transferrable / non-changeable

Any required extensions to flights must be made prior to tickets being issued. If customer requests to change their outbound/return date after tickets are issued, request shall be denied.

Name changes are not permitted. Should a name change be required a full new ticket shall be issued and customers will be required to purchase a new ticket at market rate.

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

Although some airlines no longer require reconfirmation of flights, Reconfirm the ticket 3 days prior to each journey.

For frequent flyer eligibility, baggage allowance and special requirement (Special meals, seating request, medical requirements), please contact your travel consultant.

Please note maximum 2 pieces of checked luggage allowed per person / Not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch).

Please note, flights may require a stopover of more than 5 hours.

Some departure dates may require you to depart Australia on Day 0 or return to Australia on Day 14

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