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Ancient Egypt Explorer - Family Holiday
Transport - Minibus, train, felucca, on foot, "calesh" (horse-drawn carriage), in country flight.
Accommodation - Comfortable Hotels (6nts), overnight sleeper train (1nt)
Meals - 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
We often have multiple itineraries so please check to see which itinerary is suitable for you, by selecting the relevant tab.
Arrive in Egypt
Following your flight, you transfer to your first night’s accommodation and check in. This family friendly hotel is close to the pyramids, so while it is a fair way from the airport, there is less distance to cover for the sightseeing the next day. The rooms are comfortable and spacious with air conditioning. The swimming pool is one of the largest in Cairo and if you fancy a stroll, why not go for a wander in the hotel's beautiful garden.
Grand Pyramids Hotel (AAA) - 1 night - Swimming Pool
Giza Pyramids; Overnight Train
With a population of around 18 million people, Cairo is Africa’s largest city by far. Yet despite its size, Cairo retains a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Today you’ll enjoy a half-day sightseeing tour of two of the city’s most celebrated sights. At Giza, to the west of the city, the enigmatic Sphinx and great pyramids still stand on the edge of the empty desert overlooking the city, providing a great contrast between the ancient and the modern faces of Egypt. More than 4000 years old, the pyramids are the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World that remain intact – a testimony to the ingenuity and skill of their builders. The famed Egyptian Museum holds many thousands of exhibits; your local guide will focus on the Tutankhamun collection – probably the world’s greatest archaeological find. You’ll see the treasure found in the tomb of the boy-king: the jewel-encrusted golden mask, the golden sarcophagus and throne, plus many everyday articles, which were entombed with him to be used in the afterlife. Although a wonderful experience for all, it will bring together all the things the kids have been learning about at school … and give you a taste for what’s to come at the Valley of the Kings, the burial place of Tutankhamun! In the evening you board the overnight train to the southern city of Luxor.
Overnight sleeper train - 1 night (BD)
Known in ancient times as Thebes, Luxor was the capital of Egypt’s New Kingdom for some 500 years. Depending on your arrival time in Luxor, there may be time to look around the monuments and museum, explore the town’s bazaar or visit Karnak temple to witness the memorable sound and light show (optional, at additional charge) which relates its history in dramatic fashion.
Nile Valley Hotel (AAA) - 2 nights - Swimming Pool (B)
Valley of the Kings & Karnak Temple
This morning you visit the ancient tombs of the Pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings. Rising early, you cross the Nile and drive to the secluded valley where 63 Pharaohs were buried as part of their journey to the after-life. In the company of a local guide, you can explore some of the exquisitely decorated tombs of these rulers of long ago. (You get to choose 3 out of 9 tombs). It is here that the burial site of the boy-king Tutankhamun, discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in 1922, can be found. (For his tomb displaying his mummie, there is an additional charge of EGP100 or approx £10). This visit to the Valley of the Kings brings to life much of what you saw in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. On your way back to the river, you can see the imposing funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female ruler, after riding a donkey through the farmers field, a rather funny and memorable experience (please to stand behind them).
This afternoon, take a horse-drawn carriage, known locally as ‘calesh’, which will drive you to the grandest of Egypt’s historic temples – Karnak, which you explore with a local guide. Many architects and engineers contributed to its construction, a task that spanned the reign of successive Pharaohs over a period of 1400 years. The highlights of its many wonders are the great hypostyle hall, which contains 134 huge columns, and the beautifully carved obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut. The sheer scale and massive bulk of these monuments testify to the wealth and the level of organisation of early Egyptian civilisation. (B)
Hurghada - Red Sea
This morning you transfer by charter bus across the desert region to coastal Hurghada (approx 4 hours drive) where you will stay in a beach resort.
Your afternoon is free at leisure to just relax by the pool or on the beach or join some of the activities.
Diamond Resort (AAA) - 2 nights - Swimming Pool (B)
Today you have a full day to enjoy the beach and swimming pools at your resort. You may wish to take a boat trip to go snorkelling and explore amazing underwater world of the Red Sea with coral reefs and many brightly coloured fish. (BLD)
Today you make the short drive to Hurghada’s airport and take a flight back to Cairo. There should be time for further exploration or one of several optional trips, which can be arranged to one of Cairo’s remarkable attractions. Later this evening your Group Leader will no doubt organise a traditional ‘last supper’.
Grand Pyramids Hotel (AAA) - 1 night - Swimming Pool (B)
Trip ends today, those on our group flights will take a transfer to the airport and fly home. (B)