Academy Travel is the largest cultural themed tour operator in Australia and we are pleased to offer this tour to our UK travellers through our London office.

Egypt From The Great Pyramid to Abu Simbel

Jan 21 - Feb 7, 2021
18 days
£5,995 per person, twin share (land content only). £1,075 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour
Leader

Lucia Gahlin

Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Explore Old Kingdom sites and New Kingdom tombs at Saqqara, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser
  • Admire Giza’s iconic Great Pyramid and the Sphinx
  • Experience Middle Kingdom sites in Amarna, rarely visited by tourists, with visits to working archaeological sites
  • Visit Luxor’s museums and the Valley of the Kings and Nobles, the Luxor Museum and Karnak Temple
  • Cruising the Nile from Luxor to Aswan, stopping at temples and sites along the journey
  • Marvel at the Ramses II Temple at Abu Simbel

Itinerary overview

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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