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For thousands of years, Egypt has been the playground of Emperors and Kings. Dating back to 5,000 B.C., it boasts of one of the greatest collections of artefacts and monuments on this planet. Follow in the footsteps of the early Greeks, Romans and others who c... More
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  • 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise
  • Enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Giza
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Tour Itinerary

DAY 01    |    

Arrive Cairo

Welcome to your 'Glimpses of Egypt' tour!

On arrival in Cairo, your Cox & Kings representative will greet you at the 'meeting point' at the exit. After immigration and customs, transfer comfortably to your hotel (check-in after 1400 hrs).

This evening, look forward to a dazzling Sound and Light show at Giza Pyramids. This spectacular show uses innovative techniques to narrate the history of ancient Egypt with magnificent sound and light effects against the Pyramids as a backdrop.

Overnight in Cairo.

Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.


  • 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise

  • Enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Giza

  • Cruise on the world's longest river - the River Nile

  • Explore Abu Simbel

  • Visit the Luxor temple

  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut

  • See the Temple of Horus and Sobek

  • Visit the Philae Temple dedicated to goddess Isis

  • Witness the Pyramids at Giza

  • Pyramids

    Pyramids

    See some of the oldest and largest pyramids on the Giza plateau along with the defending Sphinx, one of the most majestic and enduring monuments of ancient Egypt.

  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    It boasts of more than 136,000 artefacts from over 5000 years of Egyptian history.

  • Nile Cruise

    Nile Cruise

    Experience the wonder of this ancient land with a cruise down the world's longest river - the River Nile! Explore the major sights of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the unusual but unforgettable double temple of Kom Ombo before reaching Aswan and its spectacular High Dam.

  • Karnak Temple Complex

    Karnak Temple Complex

    Situated on the East Bank of the river Nile, the Karnak Temple Complex is a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun and the Luxor Temple.

  • Valley of the Kings

    Valley of the Kings

    Walk through the Valley of the Kings which has approximately 62 tombs to date. Pass Deir El Madina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, considered one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. It sits directly against the rock which forms a natural amphitheatre around it so that the temple itself seems to grow from the living rock.

  • Temple of Horus

    Temple of Horus

    This is the best preserved temple, and the second largest, in the whole of Egypt. It has many inscriptions in Copthic language and is adorned with paintings from that era. It is believed to have been built on the site of the great Horus-Seth battle.

  • Double Temple

    Double Temple

    Witness the ancient remains of a temple of a somewhat unusual nature. In fact, it is a double temple. The right hand temple is the one consecrated to Sobek and the second one is dedicated to Haroeris - the falcon-headed sky god. This temple was built overlooking the Nile.

  • Philae Temple

    Philae Temple

    The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. It's various shrines and sanctuaries, which include The Vestibule of Nectanebos I which is used as the entrance to the island, the Temple of the Emperor Hadrian, a Temple of Hathor, Trajan's Kiosk (Pharaohs Bed), a birth house and two pylons celebrate all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth.

  • See the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

DAY 02    |    

Cairo

Today, enjoy a full day excursion to Alexandria, the city founded by Alexander the Great. With an atmosphere more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern, this city has many unique attractions. Spend the day viewing the relics of a bygone age, the highlight of Alexandria.

Also, visit the Qaitbay Fortress, Library and the Catacombs.

Overnight in Cairo.

Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.


  • 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise

  • Enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Giza

  • Cruise on the world's longest river - the River Nile

  • Explore Abu Simbel

  • Visit the Luxor temple

  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut

  • See the Temple of Horus and Sobek

  • Visit the Philae Temple dedicated to goddess Isis

  • Witness the Pyramids at Giza

  • Pyramids

    Pyramids

    See some of the oldest and largest pyramids on the Giza plateau along with the defending Sphinx, one of the most majestic and enduring monuments of ancient Egypt.

  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    It boasts of more than 136,000 artefacts from over 5000 years of Egyptian history.

  • Nile Cruise

    Nile Cruise

    Experience the wonder of this ancient land with a cruise down the world's longest river - the River Nile! Explore the major sights of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the unusual but unforgettable double temple of Kom Ombo before reaching Aswan and its spectacular High Dam.

  • Karnak Temple Complex

    Karnak Temple Complex

    Situated on the East Bank of the river Nile, the Karnak Temple Complex is a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun and the Luxor Temple.

  • Valley of the Kings

    Valley of the Kings

    Walk through the Valley of the Kings which has approximately 62 tombs to date. Pass Deir El Madina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, considered one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. It sits directly against the rock which forms a natural amphitheatre around it so that the temple itself seems to grow from the living rock.

  • Temple of Horus

    Temple of Horus

    This is the best preserved temple, and the second largest, in the whole of Egypt. It has many inscriptions in Copthic language and is adorned with paintings from that era. It is believed to have been built on the site of the great Horus-Seth battle.

  • Double Temple

    Double Temple

    Witness the ancient remains of a temple of a somewhat unusual nature. In fact, it is a double temple. The right hand temple is the one consecrated to Sobek and the second one is dedicated to Haroeris - the falcon-headed sky god. This temple was built overlooking the Nile.

  • Philae Temple

    Philae Temple

    The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. It's various shrines and sanctuaries, which include The Vestibule of Nectanebos I which is used as the entrance to the island, the Temple of the Emperor Hadrian, a Temple of Hathor, Trajan's Kiosk (Pharaohs Bed), a birth house and two pylons celebrate all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth.

  • See the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

DAY 03    |    

Cairo

Spend the morning at the Great Pyramids of Giza. Cheops - one of the oldest and largest pyramid on the Giza plateau, Chephren and Mykerinos, and the defending Sphinx - one of the most majestic and enduring monuments of Egypt.

Next, visit the Papyrus Institute. See the processes and efforts it took to make this ancient form of paper. Also, enjoy the beautiful illustrative Egyptian art and stories painted depicting Egyptian lifestyle and culture.

Later, visit a Perfume Factory, where a demonstration in the art of perfume making awaits you. The next stop is at the Jewellery Shop, where you can browse through exquisite ornaments and shop to your heart's content.

In the afternoon, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses one of the world's greatest collections of Egyptian artefacts. It boasts of more than 136,000 artefacts from over five thousand years of Egyptian history.

End the day with a visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar - Cairo's most important shopping area for souvenirs and all types of typical Egyptian artefacts.

Overnight in Cairo.

Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.


  • 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise

  • Enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Giza

  • Cruise on the world's longest river - the River Nile

  • Explore Abu Simbel

  • Visit the Luxor temple

  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut

  • See the Temple of Horus and Sobek

  • Visit the Philae Temple dedicated to goddess Isis

  • Witness the Pyramids at Giza

  • Pyramids

    Pyramids

    See some of the oldest and largest pyramids on the Giza plateau along with the defending Sphinx, one of the most majestic and enduring monuments of ancient Egypt.

  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    It boasts of more than 136,000 artefacts from over 5000 years of Egyptian history.

  • Nile Cruise

    Nile Cruise

    Experience the wonder of this ancient land with a cruise down the world's longest river - the River Nile! Explore the major sights of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the unusual but unforgettable double temple of Kom Ombo before reaching Aswan and its spectacular High Dam.

  • Karnak Temple Complex

    Karnak Temple Complex

    Situated on the East Bank of the river Nile, the Karnak Temple Complex is a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun and the Luxor Temple.

  • Valley of the Kings

    Valley of the Kings

    Walk through the Valley of the Kings which has approximately 62 tombs to date. Pass Deir El Madina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, considered one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. It sits directly against the rock which forms a natural amphitheatre around it so that the temple itself seems to grow from the living rock.

  • Temple of Horus

    Temple of Horus

    This is the best preserved temple, and the second largest, in the whole of Egypt. It has many inscriptions in Copthic language and is adorned with paintings from that era. It is believed to have been built on the site of the great Horus-Seth battle.

  • Double Temple

    Double Temple

    Witness the ancient remains of a temple of a somewhat unusual nature. In fact, it is a double temple. The right hand temple is the one consecrated to Sobek and the second one is dedicated to Haroeris - the falcon-headed sky god. This temple was built overlooking the Nile.

  • Philae Temple

    Philae Temple

    The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. It's various shrines and sanctuaries, which include The Vestibule of Nectanebos I which is used as the entrance to the island, the Temple of the Emperor Hadrian, a Temple of Hathor, Trajan's Kiosk (Pharaohs Bed), a birth house and two pylons celebrate all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth.

  • See the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

DAY 04    |    

Cairo - Aswan

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Aswan.

On arrival, proceed to the cruise terminal and board your Nile Cruise.

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Aswan. Visit the High Dam, Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk.

Overnight on board the cruise.

Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner on board the cruise.


  • 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise

  • Enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Giza

  • Cruise on the world's longest river - the River Nile

  • Explore Abu Simbel

  • Visit the Luxor temple

  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut

  • See the Temple of Horus and Sobek

  • Visit the Philae Temple dedicated to goddess Isis

  • Witness the Pyramids at Giza

  • Pyramids

    Pyramids

    See some of the oldest and largest pyramids on the Giza plateau along with the defending Sphinx, one of the most majestic and enduring monuments of ancient Egypt.

  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    It boasts of more than 136,000 artefacts from over 5000 years of Egyptian history.

  • Nile Cruise

    Nile Cruise

    Experience the wonder of this ancient land with a cruise down the world's longest river - the River Nile! Explore the major sights of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the unusual but unforgettable double temple of Kom Ombo before reaching Aswan and its spectacular High Dam.

  • Karnak Temple Complex

    Karnak Temple Complex

    Situated on the East Bank of the river Nile, the Karnak Temple Complex is a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun and the Luxor Temple.

  • Valley of the Kings

    Valley of the Kings

    Walk through the Valley of the Kings which has approximately 62 tombs to date. Pass Deir El Madina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, considered one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. It sits directly against the rock which forms a natural amphitheatre around it so that the temple itself seems to grow from the living rock.

  • Temple of Horus

    Temple of Horus

    This is the best preserved temple, and the second largest, in the whole of Egypt. It has many inscriptions in Copthic language and is adorned with paintings from that era. It is believed to have been built on the site of the great Horus-Seth battle.

  • Double Temple

    Double Temple

    Witness the ancient remains of a temple of a somewhat unusual nature. In fact, it is a double temple. The right hand temple is the one consecrated to Sobek and the second one is dedicated to Haroeris - the falcon-headed sky god. This temple was built overlooking the Nile.

  • Philae Temple

    Philae Temple

    The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. It's various shrines and sanctuaries, which include The Vestibule of Nectanebos I which is used as the entrance to the island, the Temple of the Emperor Hadrian, a Temple of Hathor, Trajan's Kiosk (Pharaohs Bed), a birth house and two pylons celebrate all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth.

  • See the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

DAY 05    |    

On board the Nile Cruise

The morning is at leisure. You can opt for an excursion to Abu Simbel which is flanked by the impressive temple of Nefertari. The entire site is truly awe-inspiring.

Then, sail to Kom Ombo, the home of Sobek - the crocodile God who was worshipped in pre-dynastic times. Witness the ancient remains of a temple of a somewhat unusual style. In fact, it is a double temple. The right hand temple is the one consecrated to Sobek and the second one is dedicated to Haroeris - the falcon-headed Sky God. This temple was built overlooking the Nile.

Continue sailing to Edfu. On arrival, take a horse carriage ride to visit the Horus Temple. The best preserved temple in the whole of Egypt, it has many inscriptions in the Coptic language and is adorned with paintings from that era.

Overnight on board the cruise.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board the cruise.


  • 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise

  • Enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Giza

  • Cruise on the world's longest river - the River Nile

  • Explore Abu Simbel

  • Visit the Luxor temple

  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut

  • See the Temple of Horus and Sobek

  • Visit the Philae Temple dedicated to goddess Isis

  • Witness the Pyramids at Giza

  • Pyramids

    Pyramids

    See some of the oldest and largest pyramids on the Giza plateau along with the defending Sphinx, one of the most majestic and enduring monuments of ancient Egypt.

  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    It boasts of more than 136,000 artefacts from over 5000 years of Egyptian history.

  • Nile Cruise

    Nile Cruise

    Experience the wonder of this ancient land with a cruise down the world's longest river - the River Nile! Explore the major sights of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the unusual but unforgettable double temple of Kom Ombo before reaching Aswan and its spectacular High Dam.

  • Karnak Temple Complex

    Karnak Temple Complex

    Situated on the East Bank of the river Nile, the Karnak Temple Complex is a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun and the Luxor Temple.

  • Valley of the Kings

    Valley of the Kings

    Walk through the Valley of the Kings which has approximately 62 tombs to date. Pass Deir El Madina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, considered one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. It sits directly against the rock which forms a natural amphitheatre around it so that the temple itself seems to grow from the living rock.

  • Temple of Horus

    Temple of Horus

    This is the best preserved temple, and the second largest, in the whole of Egypt. It has many inscriptions in Copthic language and is adorned with paintings from that era. It is believed to have been built on the site of the great Horus-Seth battle.

  • Double Temple

    Double Temple

    Witness the ancient remains of a temple of a somewhat unusual nature. In fact, it is a double temple. The right hand temple is the one consecrated to Sobek and the second one is dedicated to Haroeris - the falcon-headed sky god. This temple was built overlooking the Nile.

  • Philae Temple

    Philae Temple

    The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. It's various shrines and sanctuaries, which include The Vestibule of Nectanebos I which is used as the entrance to the island, the Temple of the Emperor Hadrian, a Temple of Hathor, Trajan's Kiosk (Pharaohs Bed), a birth house and two pylons celebrate all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth.

  • See the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

DAY 06    |    

On board the Nile Cruise

Today, sail to cross the Esna Lock on the Nile to reach Luxor. Later, we cross over to the west bank of the Nile River to visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon.

Later, visit the Luxor and Karnak Temples on the East Bank of the Nile

Overnight on board the cruise.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board the cruise.


  • 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise

  • Enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Giza

  • Cruise on the world's longest river - the River Nile

  • Explore Abu Simbel

  • Visit the Luxor temple

  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut

  • See the Temple of Horus and Sobek

  • Visit the Philae Temple dedicated to goddess Isis

  • Witness the Pyramids at Giza

  • Pyramids

    Pyramids

    See some of the oldest and largest pyramids on the Giza plateau along with the defending Sphinx, one of the most majestic and enduring monuments of ancient Egypt.

  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    It boasts of more than 136,000 artefacts from over 5000 years of Egyptian history.

  • Nile Cruise

    Nile Cruise

    Experience the wonder of this ancient land with a cruise down the world's longest river - the River Nile! Explore the major sights of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the unusual but unforgettable double temple of Kom Ombo before reaching Aswan and its spectacular High Dam.

  • Karnak Temple Complex

    Karnak Temple Complex

    Situated on the East Bank of the river Nile, the Karnak Temple Complex is a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun and the Luxor Temple.

  • Valley of the Kings

    Valley of the Kings

    Walk through the Valley of the Kings which has approximately 62 tombs to date. Pass Deir El Madina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, considered one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. It sits directly against the rock which forms a natural amphitheatre around it so that the temple itself seems to grow from the living rock.

  • Temple of Horus

    Temple of Horus

    This is the best preserved temple, and the second largest, in the whole of Egypt. It has many inscriptions in Copthic language and is adorned with paintings from that era. It is believed to have been built on the site of the great Horus-Seth battle.

  • Double Temple

    Double Temple

    Witness the ancient remains of a temple of a somewhat unusual nature. In fact, it is a double temple. The right hand temple is the one consecrated to Sobek and the second one is dedicated to Haroeris - the falcon-headed sky god. This temple was built overlooking the Nile.

  • Philae Temple

    Philae Temple

    The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. It's various shrines and sanctuaries, which include The Vestibule of Nectanebos I which is used as the entrance to the island, the Temple of the Emperor Hadrian, a Temple of Hathor, Trajan's Kiosk (Pharaohs Bed), a birth house and two pylons celebrate all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth.

  • See the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

DAY 07    |    

Homeward Bound

Early morning is at leisure. You have the option of embarking on an unforgettable experience - a 40-minute hot air balloon ride over the West Bank of Luxor viewing the Ramesseum Temple, Medinet Habu Temple, desert, farmland and in the distance, the mighty river Nile.

Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your 'Glimpses of Egypt' tour. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon…

Please do give us your valuable feedback on feedback@coxandkings.com

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Breakfast onboard the cruise.


  • 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise

  • Enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Giza

  • Cruise on the world's longest river - the River Nile

  • Explore Abu Simbel

  • Visit the Luxor temple

  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut

  • See the Temple of Horus and Sobek

  • Visit the Philae Temple dedicated to goddess Isis

  • Witness the Pyramids at Giza

  • Pyramids

    Pyramids

    See some of the oldest and largest pyramids on the Giza plateau along with the defending Sphinx, one of the most majestic and enduring monuments of ancient Egypt.

  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    It boasts of more than 136,000 artefacts from over 5000 years of Egyptian history.

  • Nile Cruise

    Nile Cruise

    Experience the wonder of this ancient land with a cruise down the world's longest river - the River Nile! Explore the major sights of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the unusual but unforgettable double temple of Kom Ombo before reaching Aswan and its spectacular High Dam.

  • Karnak Temple Complex

    Karnak Temple Complex

    Situated on the East Bank of the river Nile, the Karnak Temple Complex is a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun and the Luxor Temple.

  • Valley of the Kings

    Valley of the Kings

    Walk through the Valley of the Kings which has approximately 62 tombs to date. Pass Deir El Madina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, considered one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. It sits directly against the rock which forms a natural amphitheatre around it so that the temple itself seems to grow from the living rock.

  • Temple of Horus

    Temple of Horus

    This is the best preserved temple, and the second largest, in the whole of Egypt. It has many inscriptions in Copthic language and is adorned with paintings from that era. It is believed to have been built on the site of the great Horus-Seth battle.

  • Double Temple

    Double Temple

    Witness the ancient remains of a temple of a somewhat unusual nature. In fact, it is a double temple. The right hand temple is the one consecrated to Sobek and the second one is dedicated to Haroeris - the falcon-headed sky god. This temple was built overlooking the Nile.

  • Philae Temple

    Philae Temple

    The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. It's various shrines and sanctuaries, which include The Vestibule of Nectanebos I which is used as the entrance to the island, the Temple of the Emperor Hadrian, a Temple of Hathor, Trajan's Kiosk (Pharaohs Bed), a birth house and two pylons celebrate all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth.

  • See the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

DAY 01    |    
Arrive Cairo

Welcome to your 'Glimpses of Egypt' tour!

On arrival in Cairo, your Cox & Kings representative will greet you at the 'meeting point' at the exit. After immigration and customs, transfer comfortably to your hotel (check-in after 1400 hrs).

This evening, look forward to a dazzling Sound and Light show at Giza Pyramids. This spectacular show uses innovative techniques to narrate the history of ancient Egypt with magnificent sound and light effects against the Pyramids as a backdrop.


Overnight in Cairo.


Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.


DAY 02    |    
Cairo

Today, enjoy a full day excursion to Alexandria, the city founded by Alexander the Great. With an atmosphere more Mediterranean than Middle Eastern, this city has many unique attractions. Spend the day viewing the relics of a bygone age, the highlight of Alexandria.

Also, visit the Qaitbay Fortress, Library and the Catacombs.


Overnight in Cairo.


Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.


DAY 03    |    
Cairo

Spend the morning at the Great Pyramids of Giza. Cheops - one of the oldest and largest pyramid on the Giza plateau, Chephren and Mykerinos, and the defending Sphinx - one of the most majestic and enduring monuments of Egypt.

Next, visit the Papyrus Institute. See the processes and efforts it took to make this ancient form of paper. Also, enjoy the beautiful illustrative Egyptian art and stories painted depicting Egyptian lifestyle and culture.

Later, visit a Perfume Factory, where a demonstration in the art of perfume making awaits you. The next stop is at the Jewellery Shop, where you can browse through exquisite ornaments and shop to your heart's content.

In the afternoon, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which houses one of the world's greatest collections of Egyptian artefacts. It boasts of more than 136,000 artefacts from over five thousand years of Egyptian history.

End the day with a visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar - Cairo's most important shopping area for souvenirs and all types of typical Egyptian artefacts.


Overnight in Cairo.


Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner at an Indian restaurant.


DAY 04    |    
Cairo - Aswan

After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Aswan.

On arrival, proceed to the cruise terminal and board your Nile Cruise.

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Aswan. Visit the High Dam, Philae Temple and Unfinished Obelisk.


Overnight on board the cruise.


Breakfast at the hotel, Lunch and Dinner on board the cruise.


DAY 05    |    
On board the Nile Cruise

The morning is at leisure. You can opt for an excursion to Abu Simbel which is flanked by the impressive temple of Nefertari. The entire site is truly awe-inspiring.

Then, sail to Kom Ombo, the home of Sobek - the crocodile God who was worshipped in pre-dynastic times. Witness the ancient remains of a temple of a somewhat unusual style. In fact, it is a double temple. The right hand temple is the one consecrated to Sobek and the second one is dedicated to Haroeris - the falcon-headed Sky God. This temple was built overlooking the Nile.

Continue sailing to Edfu. On arrival, take a horse carriage ride to visit the Horus Temple. The best preserved temple in the whole of Egypt, it has many inscriptions in the Coptic language and is adorned with paintings from that era.


Overnight on board the cruise.


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board the cruise.


DAY 06    |    
On board the Nile Cruise

Today, sail to cross the Esna Lock on the Nile to reach Luxor. Later, we cross over to the west bank of the Nile River to visit the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple and the Colossi of Memnon.

Later, visit the Luxor and Karnak Temples on the East Bank of the Nile


Overnight on board the cruise.


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board the cruise.


DAY 07    |    
Homeward Bound

Early morning is at leisure. You have the option of embarking on an unforgettable experience - a 40-minute hot air balloon ride over the West Bank of Luxor viewing the Ramesseum Temple, Medinet Habu Temple, desert, farmland and in the distance, the mighty river Nile.

Good times need never end! As you get ready for the airport and your flight back home, relive the high points of your 'Glimpses of Egypt' tour. We are confident you will join us again sometime soon…

Please do give us your valuable feedback on feedback@coxandkings.com


.


Breakfast onboard the cruise.


  • 3 nights on board the Nile Cruise

  • Enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Giza

  • Cruise on the world's longest river - the River Nile

  • Explore Abu Simbel

  • Visit the Luxor temple

  • Visit the Valley of the Kings and the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut

  • See the Temple of Horus and Sobek

  • Visit the Philae Temple dedicated to goddess Isis

  • Witness the Pyramids at Giza

  • Pyramids

    Pyramids

    See some of the oldest and largest pyramids on the Giza plateau along with the defending Sphinx, one of the most majestic and enduring monuments of ancient Egypt.

  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

    It boasts of more than 136,000 artefacts from over 5000 years of Egyptian history.

  • Nile Cruise

    Nile Cruise

    Experience the wonder of this ancient land with a cruise down the world's longest river - the River Nile! Explore the major sights of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the unusual but unforgettable double temple of Kom Ombo before reaching Aswan and its spectacular High Dam.

  • Karnak Temple Complex

    Karnak Temple Complex

    Situated on the East Bank of the river Nile, the Karnak Temple Complex is a vast area of temples, chapels, pylons and the Great Temple of Amun and the Luxor Temple.

  • Valley of the Kings

    Valley of the Kings

    Walk through the Valley of the Kings which has approximately 62 tombs to date. Pass Deir El Madina, Madinet Habou and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the temple dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut, considered one of the most beautiful temples in Egypt. It sits directly against the rock which forms a natural amphitheatre around it so that the temple itself seems to grow from the living rock.

  • Temple of Horus

    Temple of Horus

    This is the best preserved temple, and the second largest, in the whole of Egypt. It has many inscriptions in Copthic language and is adorned with paintings from that era. It is believed to have been built on the site of the great Horus-Seth battle.

  • Double Temple

    Double Temple

    Witness the ancient remains of a temple of a somewhat unusual nature. In fact, it is a double temple. The right hand temple is the one consecrated to Sobek and the second one is dedicated to Haroeris - the falcon-headed sky god. This temple was built overlooking the Nile.

  • Philae Temple

    Philae Temple

    The temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, is in a beautiful setting which has been landscaped to match its original site. It's various shrines and sanctuaries, which include The Vestibule of Nectanebos I which is used as the entrance to the island, the Temple of the Emperor Hadrian, a Temple of Hathor, Trajan's Kiosk (Pharaohs Bed), a birth house and two pylons celebrate all the deities involved in the Isis and Osiris myth.

  • See the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

Inclusions
  • Cost of round trip Economy Class airfare.
  • Airline / Airport taxes valid for the duration of the tour.
  • Accommodation at hotels/cruise mentioned or similar.
  • Visa charges for Egypt valid for the duration of the tour.
  • Coach tours, entrance fees, excursions, and sightseeing as specified in the itinerary.
  • Surface transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Cost of Overseas Travel Insurance valid for the duration of the tour for passengers upto 70 years of age.
  • Cost of sector flight tickets for internal travel (within Egypt).
  • Cruise port taxes and gratuities.
  • Services of a local representative.
Exclusions
  • Optional & Add-On tours unless mentioned otherwise.
  • Any increase in the airfare / taxes / routing charged by the airlines on air ticket (presently calculated as on 01st July 2017).
  • Airline / Hotel surcharges (if applicable) during High / Festive season, Trade Fairs, Exhibitions, Conventions, Special Events etc. to be paid extra per person.
  • Porterage at hotels, airports, seaports, laundry, wines, mineral water, telephone charges, all items of personal nature, food and drinks not forming part of the touring group's menu.
  • Anything not specifically mentioned under Inclusions.
  • An additional amount of INR 1500/- is to be compulsorily paid by way of 'Secure Your Booking Amount'.
  • Cost of extension of validity or deviation of the air ticket.
  • Any increase in rate of USD (presently calculated at 1 USD = INR 69) leading to an increase in Tour Cost coming into effect prior to departure. However, the rate prevailing on given day of payment will apply.
  • Services of Cox & Kings Tour Manager.
  • Cost of US$ 2,50,000 granted by Reserve Bank of India under Liberalized Remittance Scheme.
  • Compulsory tips to be paid to driver and guides of USD5 per person per day.
  • GST 5% on Gross Bill , effective from 01st July 2017
Price
All rates are based on currents ROE USD 1 = INR 71.9. The rate of exchange prevailing on the day of payment will apply.
Ex - Mumbai - Valid from 27th Jul, 2017 to 31st Mar, 2019
Twin Triple Single Child with bed Child without bed Infant
Main Tour Price INR 1,12,646
(USD 856 +
INR 51,100)
INR 1,12,646
(USD 856 +
INR 51,100)
INR 1,28,392
(USD 1075 +
INR 51,100)
INR 1,07,646
(USD 856 +
INR 46,100)
INR 1,02,293
(USD 712 +
INR 51,100)
INR 30,000
(USD +
INR 30,000)
Reservation Fee INR 3000 per person.
Booking Amount and Note INR 20000 per person ( Interest free and non - refundable) adjusted against the tour cost

Important Note
    • A part of your tour price will be taken in USD from your LRS as per the RBI / GOI regulations.
    • For Two Adults & Two Children (both under 12 years) rooming together, the 1st child will have to pay ""Child With Bed"" price and the 2nd Child will pay ""Child Without Bed"" price.
    • Child without bed is an individual under 12 years sharing the room with 2 full paying adults and without a bed/cost.
    • In case of 3 Adults OR 2 Adults + 2 Children (both under 12 years) rooming together, the 1st child will have to pay "Child with Bed" price and the 2nd child will pay "Child without bed" price.
    • Once an air ticket is issued, date change penalty and rerouting charges (as applicable) will be applicable. Check with our Sales Officer for the applicable charges.
    • Glimpses of Egypt tour often operates more than one coach per departure and on certain departures will operate in reverse direction.
    • The right to vary, amend, alter or withdraw any particular itinerary, departure or excursion rests entirely with the company. Due to demand of a particular airline, the in/out points may change. Services however, will remain unchanged.
    • Additional supplements on account of fuel hikes as and when received would be applicable with immediate effect.
    • For passengers from other cities joining this tour in Mumbai, the cost of to & fro domestic travel is not included in the Tour Price.
    • The right to vary, amend, alter or withdraw any particular itinerary, departure or excursion rests entirely with the company. Due to demand of a particular airline, the in/out points may change. Services however, will remain unchanged.
    • All meals mentioned in the itinerary are preset and a-la carte is not possible.
    • Any damage caused to the hotel rooms/cruise cabins during your stay shall be borne by the concerned passenger.
    • The company shall not accept any liability or responsibility for any damages, loss of baggage, loss, injury, accident, death, breakdown or irregularity which may occur in carrying out tour arrangements due to weather conditions, strikes, war, quarantine or any other cause whatsoever and all such loss or expense must be borne by the passengers.
    • The Management reserves the right to claim any additional expenses incurred due to delay or changes in schedules of train, airplane, bus, ship or any other services.
    • There are no refunds for any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilised on the tour.
    • For convenience of our passengers / feasibility of operations, we will sometimes amend the itinerary. However, the services remain unchanged.
    • In the hotels, maximum 3 adults will be allowed per room.
    • For passengers from other cities joining this tour in Mumbai, the cost of to & fro travel is not included in the Tour Price.
    • The tour will be operated subject to a minimum of 02 full paying adult passengers travelling together and will operate on Seat In Coach Basis.
    • An Inside Cabin will be provided on the cruise.
Dates
  • Mumbai
January 2019 - 15
February 2019 - 12
March 2019 - 05
Map
ExoticMap
Sightseeing
  • Cairo
  • Aswan
  • Kom Ombo
  • Edfu
  • Luxor
Cairo
Enjoy the Sound and Light Show at Giza, Visit the Sphinx and Pyramids at Giza, Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, Visit the Papyrus Institute, Visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
Aswan
Visit the Philae Temple, Sightseeing tour of Aswan.
Kom Ombo
Visit the Double Temple of Sobek and Horus.
Edfu
Visit the Temple of Horus.
Luxor
Visit the Karnak Temple Complex with the Avenue of the Sphinxes, Visit the Luxor Temple, Walk through the Valley of the Kings and see the Colossi of Memnon, Visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Optionals
There are no optional excursions for this package
Hotels Info
City Hotel Name No of Nights
Cairo
Movenpick Cairo Pyramids Or Similar
3
Onboard Cruise
M/y Mirage Nile Cruise Or Similar
2
Onboard Cruise
Princess Sarah Or Similar
1
Visa

You must be in possession of a Single Entry Egypt Visa. The cost of this visa is included in your Main Tour Price. It is mandatory to process your visa through Cox & Kings only.

  • Passport: Original Passport with validity of minimum six months and minimum two blank pages for visa stamp.
  • a) Attach all your old passports (if any).
  • Form to be signed by passenger.
  • Photo Specification: Two recent passport size photographs with matt or semi- matt finish, 80% face coverage, white background and without border (Size: 35mm x 45mm).
  • Please note: Photograph should not be more than 3 months old, scanned/stapled and should not be used in any of the previous visas.
  • Covering Letter: Covering Letter from applicant on business letter head mentioning name, designation, passport number, purpose and duration of visit in brief. The letter should be duly signed by authorized signatory with company stamp.
  • Please Note: Covering Letter from applicant must be on letterhead, if applicant is self-employed, or on plain paper, if employed.
  • The letter should be addressed to: Consulate General of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mumbai
  • Financials:
  • a) Original Personal Bank statement for the last 6 months with seal, sign & signatory's name.
  • b) ITR for 3 years.
  • c) Credit Card Copy / Foreign Exchange Endorsement / Traveller's Cheque.
  • Hotel Booking: Hotel Confirmation & Tour Itinerary.
  • Airline Reservation: Ticket Itinerary.
  • Leave sanction letter is required if the person is employed.
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