Explore 4000 years of history in the land of pharaohs, rock-cut tombs, pyramids and magnificent temples. This 18-day tour travels the full length of the Nile Valley visiting awe-inspiring sites from one of the world’s most iconic civilisations, such as the pyramids of Giza, the great museums of Cairo, the Temple of Karnak and Luxor. The tour also takes in some rarely-visited sites, including a tour of the active excavations at Middle Kingdom Amarna – Akhenaten and Nefertiti’s capital – and cruises up the Nile from Luxor to Aswan visiting the temples of Upper Egypt.
Days 1–4:Arrive Cairo and explore the museums, pyramids and tombs at Saqqara and Giza.
Days 5–7:Drive to Minya and see Middle Kingdom tombs at Beni Hasan, Amarna and Abydos.
Days 8–11:Travel to Luxor and visit the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Ramesseum.
Days 12–14:Visit Karnak Temple and the Luxor Museum. Cruise up the Nile, stopping at Luxor Temple, Edfu and Kom Ombo.
Days 15–16:Arrive in Aswan. Fly to Abu Simbel and visit the Nubian Museum and Elephantine Island.
Days 17–18:Visit the Temple of Philae, Aswan Dam and on to Cairo for departure.
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