Egypt & The Nile
Discover the best of Egypt, meet Pharaohs and marvel at gorgeous Pyramids and temples.
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Group Size: Max 40 people
Trip code: CTEG
Duration: 8 days
This 8-day trip is packed full of the wonders of Egypt! Setting off in Cairo, you’ll explore the best of the capital of Egypt before seeing famed Egyptian treasures, including the ancient Pyramids and the Sphinx, in Giza. Spend the night on an overnight train and experience a local tour of Aswan for a stunningly immersive experience. Board a river cruise and spend 3 nights on the one-of-a-kind River Nile, an ultimate bucket list experience! After learning the history of Abu Simbel’s Temple of Ramses II, hop onto a Nile cruise (with a pool onboard!) and continue gliding upstream. Discover the Greco-Roman history of Edfu and visit the wondrous Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Of course, a trip to Egypt wouldn’t be complete without a swim in the gorgeous Mediterranean sea!
- See the only remaining 7 Ancient Wonders of the World, the Sphinx and the Pyramids
- Spend 3 nights cruising aboard a boat on the River Nile
- Explore the Temple of Ramses II and Kom Ombo
- See the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings
- Marvel at the towering Colossi of Memnon
Day 1 - Cairo. The capital of Egypt is buzzing with beautiful culture, local food and vibrant markets! Set off in this amazing city with your included airport transfer, meet your group and Trip Manager and spend the night getting excited for the next 8 days.
Day 2 - Cairo to Overnight Train. Spend the morning exploring the bustling city before setting off to Giza. Here, you will see the last remaining of the 7 Ancient Wonders of the World, a truly unbelievable experience! See the famed Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx up close, monuments that date back an epic 4,600 years. Hop onto an overnight train for stunning views as you journey up to Aswan.
Day 3 - Nile Cruise (Aswan). Good morning Aswan! Renowned for stunning architectural sites and harmonious vibes along the River Nile, take a locally guided tour of this historic city, learn about the Obelisk as a symbol of Egypt and meet the friendly locals in Aswan Market. Then, it’s time to board a river cruise boat to kick off the next 3 nights on the iconic River Nile.
Day 4 - Nile Cruise (Aswan to Edfu). This morning you’ll wake up on the Nile, wow! Arrive in Abu Simbel to discover the iconic Temple of Ramses II, dating back to 1264 BC. Hop aboard a stunning Nile cruise, and glide up to Kom Ombo to marvel at its beautifully symmetrical Temple of Two Gods structure. You’ll then continue up to Edfu where the boat will dock for the night. Take a dip in the boat’s on-deck pool before relaxing with your group for the evening!
Day 5 - Nile Cruise (Edfu to Luxor). Edfu is packed with gorgeous temples and fascinating history. Fill your camera roll up with stunning pics before heading off to Luxor to visit the Avenue of the Sphinxes and dive into the world of ancient Egypt.
Day 6 - Luxor to Hurghada. Your time in Luxor will be well-packed! Take a tour around the Valley of the King’s 63 royal tombs, home to Tutankhamun, explore the world’s largest religious structure, the Temple of Amun, and marvel at the momentous Pharaoh statues. Visit an epic open-air museum and get involved in an amazing Make Travel Matter day as you meet the indigenous Nubian people. End your day in the beautiful Hurghada, take a dip in the crystal clear Mediterranean sea, and put your feet up on gorgeous beaches.
Day 7 - Hurghada to Cairo. Enjoy a peaceful morning sunbathing in paradise and opt for a cruise on the world-renowned Red Sea where you can snorkel in the perfect waters, meet magical marine life and get treated to a freshly cooked lunch onboard. Travel back to Cairo for an evening trying local cuisine as you prepare to say goodbye to your group with an evening to remember!
Day 8 - Cairo. Finish off the trip with a delicious goodbye breakfast! You’ll spend the morning reminiscing on wonderful memories with your new lifelong friends before heading home or continuing your travels elsewhere, with your return transfer to the airport.
Please note that all activities, inclusions and itineraries are subject to change.
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Most expensive: £454 July, 2024
You’ll need to arrive at Cairo International Airport (CAI) on day 1 or earlier and a complimentary airport transfer is included. No activities are planned until this evening when you’ll meet your guide and group.
Your trip ends on day 8 in Cairo. You can depart any time and a complimentary return transfer is included.
Airport transfers can be arranged for up to 2 days before or after your trip, as long as you book pre or post nights through Gap 360. Please speak to a Travel Advisor for more information.
7 nights of accommodation are included in this trip, including 3 nights on a Nile Cruise, 2 nights in a Hotel, 1 night on an Overnight Train and 1 night in Resort.
Below are some examples of accommodation on this trip. Please note all accommodation is subject to change.
- Oasis Pyramids Hotel Cairo
- Giftun Azur Resort Hurghada
7 Breakfasts, 3 lunches and 5 dinners are included in this trip. For the rest of the meals, you will have the freedom to provide for yourself.
You’ll need to be a minimum of 18 years old to participate in this trip. This trip is designed for travellers aged between 18-35.
British citizens need a visa to travel to Egypt. You can get a visa before you travel from the official visa website or your nearest Egyptian consulate. E-visas are valid for a maximum of three months. You can get a visa on arrival, but we recommend you obtain one in advance. Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from your date of entry into Egypt.
Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for the most up-to-date visa information.