Egypt

HURGHADA | ASWAN | NILE CRUISE | ABU SIMBEL | LUXOR | CAIRO

  • Date

    26 December – 06 January 2025

  • Price

    €2,279 per person

  • Visiting

    • HURGHADA
    • ASWAN
    • NILE CRUISE
    • ABU SIMBEL
    • LUXOR
    • CAIRO

Thursday 26 December | Meet the tour leader at Malta International Airport at 5.30pm for check-in of our Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul, scheduled to depart at 7.30pm

Friday 27 December | Arrival in Istanbul at midnight before connecting with our flight to Hurghada, departing at 2 am. Upon arrival at Hurghada airport (at 3.45am) meet our local representative who will help you through customs and immigration followed by transfer to our 5-star Swiss Inn Resort (or similar) in Hurghada for room allocation. After breakfast free time at leisure to enjoy the facilities of the hotel on AI Basis.

Saturday 28 December & Sunday 29 December | Free time at leisure or optional day trips –  diving and snorkeling in the red sea.  Overnight at our Hurghada hotel on All Inclusive basis.

Monday 30 December | Breakfast followed by check-out of hotel. At 9 am depart to Luxor to embark on a fascinating 4-night Nile Cruise. Upon arrival in Luxor we shall first visit Karnak temple followed by check in-on board the Chateau Lafayette, cabin allocation and lunch. In the evening we shall visit Luxor temple. Back on board in time for dinner, time to relax and overnight on board.

Tuesday 31 December | Early morning optional Hot air balloon trip. We return to our ship for breakfast and after we shall visit the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings. We enter three tombs which are carved in the rock. The magnificent reliefs and paintings on the walls tell us a lot about the afterlife of each King.  On our way we stop to see the two Colossi of Memnon and in Deir el Bahari we visit Hatshepsut Temple, the famous lady Pharaoh. Sailing starts towards Edfu via the ESNA Lock, not to be missed! Lunch and afternoon tea are served on board. Time to prepare for New Year’s eve celebrations starting with Dinner followed by a night party.  Overnight on board in Edfu.

Wednesday 01 January | After breakfast, visit Edfu Temple dedicated to Horus son of Isis and Osiris by horse drawn carriage. This is the best-preserved major temple in Egypt. Lunch and afternoon tea are served on board. Sailing continues to Kom Ombo (60 km); visit Kom Ombo Temple shared by two Gods Sobek (Crocodile God) and Haroeris (Falcon God). After dinner, join the fun on board at the Galabeya party wearing traditional Egyptian costumes, while enjoying an oriental show. Sailing continues to Aswan. Overnight on board.

Thursday 02 January | Optional visit to the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel dedicated to King Ramses II and his Queen wife Nefertari. (Early departure).  Return to cruise ship in time for lunch followed by a felucca ride around Kitchener Island giving you the opportunity to admire the scenery and the natural beauty of the Nile.

Friday 03 January | After our final breakfast on board we shall disembark followed by a visit to Philae Temple which is a large temple complex, relocated to the island of Agilika with the building of the High Dam in Aswan, it includes the Temple of Isis;  the High Dam and the unfinished Obelisk. We then head  to Aswan airport for our afternoon flight to Cairo. Upon arrival in Cairo, transfer to our hotel for room allocation and free time.

Saturday 04 January | After breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza as well as the Sphinx, followed by a visit to a perfume/papyrus factory.  Free time for lunch (not incl.) followed by a visit to the Saqqara Pyramids, the Step Pyramid, built for the 3rd Dynasty Pharaoh Djoser by the exalted architect, Imhotep. Return to hotel. Evening Optional Dinner on a Floating Restaurant with a folklore show including a belly dancer and Tannura (spinner).

Sunday 05 January | After breakfast join our full day excursion, including a visit to the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, housing the treasures found in the tomb of Tutankhamen, the Churches Complex comprising of the Hanging Church of Holy Mary, Ben Ezra Synagogue, the oldest Jewish synagogue in Egypt, an Orthodox church and chapel dedicated to St. George the Martyr as well as the ruins of the Roman fort of Babylon followed by a visit of  the Citadel of Salah El-Din, visiting  Mohammed Ali Mosque situated high above the city. Free time for lunch (extra) followed by a visit to the Khan El Khalili Bazaar. Wander through the maze of narrow, winding streets of this unique open-air bazaar and enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of this ancient city which surrounds you as you sample the exotic perfumes. Visit shops filled with beautiful gold and silver jewelry and watch the local craftsmen as they work on brass and copperware items. Here you will find the vibrant life and colors of the city, unchanged through the centuries. You may wish to try out a shisha (waterpipe) or enjoy a typical meal in one of the restaurants (extra). Return to our hotel for overnight.

  

Monday 06 January | Early breakfast followed by check out and transfer to Cairo airport for return Turkish Airlines flights back to Malta via Istanbul, departing at 10.15 am and arriving in Malta at 6.35pm.

Itinerary may change as per navigation requirements of the day; however, all the visits will be executed.

PRICE PER ADULT SHARING A TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM

BOOK BY FRIDAY 12 JULY AND GET A DISCOUNT OF €50 PER PERSON

Twin sharing€2279
3rd adult sharing€2269
Child 5-11 years sharing room with 2 adults€1589
Child 2 -4 years sharing room with 2 adults€1299

Prices include

  • Return flights on Turkish Airline (Malta – Istanbul – Hurghada & Cairo – Istanbul – Malta)
  • 4-Nights accommodation on All Inclusive at the 5-star Swiss Inn Hurghada Garden or Pool view rooms
  • 4-Nights accommodation on FB basis on board the M/S Chateau Lafayette
  • 3-Nights accommodation on BB basis in the 4-star Barcelo Pyramids Hotel in Cairo.
  • Transfer from Hurghada to Luxor by private coach.
  • New Year’s Eve Gala dinner on Cruise.
  • All the above transfers, sightseeing tours, sites entrance fees and guiding in English by licensed guide/Egyptologist, as mentioned in the above itinerary.
  • Flight from Aswan to Cairo
  • Egypt entry visa.

Not Included

  • Beverages during meals except in Hurghada
  • Tipping.
  • Any Optional tours not mentioned above.
  • Travel insurance.

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS

AdultsChild (2-11yrs)
Cruise with folklore show and dinner in Cairo€90€85
Abu Simbel temples by bus€110€95
Hot air balloon in Luxor
€130€125
Full day Boat trip with diving/snorkeling possibility (Hurghada)
€80€50

Travel insurance is not included and needs to be taken out. Covered by the Insolvency Fund. Booking terms and conditions listed at the end of our brochure apply and are taken as being read and consented to. Please read them carefully before booking