Classic Tours

The Treasures of the Nile

Tour Overview

11-Day Fully Escorted Tour from £1,595

A perfect introduction for all first-timers, this tour takes in the cream of Egypt’s major sites, from the colourful chaos of Cairo to the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx and Luxor’s temples and tombs. A short tour with seven nights drifting gently down the Nile, it’s as relaxing as it is awe-inspiring.

At a Glance

  • 3 nights in Cairo
  • 7 nights cruising on the Nile

Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing along the Nile, including the Temple of Karnak, Valleys of the Kings and Queens, the Temple of Horus and Luxor
  • Visits to the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza and the Egyptian Museum

Tour Itinerary

  1. London to CairoYour door-to-door pick-up driver will chauffeur you to London Heathrow for your EgyptAir flight to Cairo. On arrival meet your tour manager and transfer to the 5* Fairmont Towers, Heliopolis for the next three nights.
  2. CairoToday’s visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities is unmissable. Amongst the ancient artefacts you can admire first hand are Tutankhamun’s elaborate sarcophagus and examples of the treasures buried with the pharaohs. B
  3. CairoA highlight of your tour is a visit to the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. B
  4. Cairo to LuxorFly to the Nile city of Luxor, where your 4* Plus Thomas Cook Nile cruiser awaits you. B D
  5. Luxor and DenderaThis morning, sail to Dendera to visit the magnificent temple of Hathor. Sail back to Luxor. B L T D
  6. Luxor to EdfuVisit the valleys of the Kings and Queens, the Colossi of Memnon and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut on the West Bank. Later, sail to Edfu. B L T D
  7. Edfu, Kom Ombo and AswanVisit the Temple of Horus at Edfu in the morning. Sail to Kom Ombo to visit the beautiful temple there. Continue on to Aswan and overnight. B L T D
  8. AswanToday, visit the great sites of Aswan. The High Dam, the unfinished obelisk and the tranquil Island of Philae. In the afternoon, a Felucca takes you to beautiful Kitchener Island. B L T D
  9. Abu Simbel, Aswan and EsnaTake an optional trip to Abu Simbel to view the cliff face temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari. In the afternoon, sail to Esna. B L T D
  10. Esna to LuxorSail back to Luxor and visit the East Bank to see the impressive Temples of Karnak and Luxor. B L T D
  11. Luxor to LondonYour EgyptAir flight will take you from Luxor to London Heathrow where your door-to-door pick-up driver will be waiting to take you home. B


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Travel Notes

You’ll find a relaxed pace lets you experience Egypt’s vast cultural and historic wealth while still enjoying an easy-going holiday. Expect a sightseeing trip most days and lots of time at leisure.

Morning is the coolest part of the day in Egypt, so we will be making some early starts to avoid both the heat of the day and the crush of the crowds. It’s well worth getting up early to experience a temple in atmospheric silence and stillness.

Please note: that this tour is not suitable for anyone with walking or mobility problems.

Also note that boats have to be tied up alongside one another due to mooring restrictions on the Nile, which can limit the view from your cabin and involve a walk through several vessels before you reach the bank.

Tailor Your Tour

Optional excursions
Make the most of Day 9 with a trip to Abu Simbel where you’ll see the temples of Ramses II on the banks of Lake Nasser (from £160 per person, including your early-morning flight from Aswan).

Get an aerial view of Luxor on Day 6 when you float over the West Bank temples, Colossi of Memnon, sugar plantations and villages in a hot air balloon. Lasting around 45-60 minutes, the flight is followed by a light breakfast and costs from £156 per person.

Unescorted excursions
For the chance to explore Luxor’s archaeological treasures at your own pace, spend four nights at the modern, central 4* Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel from only £140 per person.

Any applicable flight supplement and the £25-per-person extension supplement are not included.

Something special
Upgrade your Nile Fleet D Deck Standard Cabin to a C Deck Standard Cabin (from £65), a Suite (from £105), or a Royal Suite (from £145).

Business class is also available on EgyptAir.

Tour Price

Departure dates and prices:

Month Departure Date Price
February 2013 Friday 22nd £1,895
March 2013 Friday 15th £1,925
March 2013 Friday 22nd £1,925
April 2013 Friday 26th £1,795
May 2013 Friday 3rd £1,595
August 2013 Friday 30th £1,845
September 2013 Friday 6th £1,845
October 2013 Friday 11th £1,995
October 2013 Friday 18th £1,995
November 2013 Friday 22nd £1,865
November 2013 Friday 29th £1,865
January 2014 Friday 10th £1,925
January 2014 Friday 24th £1,925
February 2014 Friday 21st £1,925
March 2014 Friday 14th £1,955
March 2014 Friday 21st £1,955
April 2014 Friday 25th £1,825
May 2014 Friday 2nd £1,625
August 2014 Friday 29th £1,875
September 2014 Friday 5th £1,875
October 2014 Friday 10th £2.025
October 2014 Friday 17th £2,025
November 2014 Friday 21th £1,895
November 2014 Friday 28th £1,895

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