|Day 1, CAIRO: Arrival day. No meals.
Day 2, CAIRO: In the morning we visit the great Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza where we enjoy a guided tour. Later this afternoon we drive north to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria. (B)
Day 3, ALEXANDRIA: A morning guided tour of the National Museum, catacombs and Pompey's Pillar.
This afternoon we drive back to Cairo where we board the first class sleeper train for our journey to Luxor. (BD)
Day 4, LUXOR - ESNA: On arrival, transfer to MS Melodie, our Nile Cruise boat. We take horse drawn carriages to the great temples of Karnak before we start cruising to Esna. Overnight in Esna. (BLD)
Day 5, ESNA - KOM OMBO: Sail south to the riverside temple of Kom Ombo. On arrival we visit the temple, dedicated to the gods Sobek and Haroeris. (BLD)
Day 6, KOM OMBO - ASWAN: We sail to Aswan and on arrival the day is free to explore this beautiful town. (BLD)
Day 7, ASWAN: This morning there is an opportunity to visit the famed temples of Abu Simbel. Free day in Aswan. (BLD)
Day 8, ASWAN - EDFU: Cruise up the Nile towards Edfu. (BLD)
Day 9, EDFU - LUXOR: Visit the temple of Horus at Edfu before we continue sailing to Luxor where we spend the night. (BLD)
Day 10, LUXOR: We get up before sunrise to ride sturdy donkeys to the Valley of the Kings. Our route back offers magnificent views of the Nile Valley and passes the Colossi of Memnon. The afternoon is free. Overnight in Luxor. (BLD)
Day 11, LUXOR - RED SEA: Travel by air-conditioned transport to the Red Sea where the remainder of the day is free. (B)
Day 12, HURGHADA - ST CATHERINE: Rise early to board the hydrofoil from Hurghada to the Sinai, transfer to St Catherine where we spend the night near the foot of Mt Sinai. (BD)
Day 13, ST CATHERINE - CAIRO: We get up early to join pilgrims in climbing Mt Sinai for sunrise. The views from the top over the Sinai mountains are absolutely magnificent. Afternoon transfer back to Cairo. (B)
Day 14, CAIRO: Morning guided tour of the Egyptian Museum with the chance to see the famous ‘Mummies’. The afternoon is free. (B)
Day 15, CAIRO: Tour ends. (B)