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Enjoy a 10-Day Marvelous Egypt Tour from UK. Discover the highlights of Egypt and the Nile on this 10-day holiday from the UK. Explore the highlights of Cairo. Sail the magnificent Lake Nasser from Abu Simbel to Aswan. Sail the peaceful Nile from Aswan to Luxor on a 5-star cruise ship.
Begin your Egypt 10-day tour from the UK (Marvelous Egypt Tour) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, and the Step Pyramid of Saqqara. Discover the stunning contents of the Egyptian Museum and the impressive Citadel of Saladin.
Fly from Cairo to Abu Simbel to begin your 3-night Lake Nasser cruise to Aswan on a 5-star cruise ship. Discover the great temples along the Lake. Discover the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel and the wonderful Temple of Kalabsha.
Disembark your Lake Nasser cruise to embark on your Nile cruise. Enjoy your 3-night Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Explore the great sights along the Nile valley from Aswan to Luxor. Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, and the most intact temple in Egypt, Edfu Temple. Discover the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings and the largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor. End your 10-day trip to Egypt in Luxor. Fly home from Luxor.
Upon arrival at Cairo International Airport, our dedicated representative from Egypt Best Vacations will be there to meet and assist you. They will guide you through the arrival procedures and visa regulations, ensuring a smooth transition. Enjoy some free time upon transfer to your hotel, marking the commencement of your 10-day Egypt tour from the UK.
Your incredible 10-day Egypt tour from UK, starting right now. Embark on a journey through time on the iconic Giza Plateau. Prepare to stand in awe before the mighty Pyramids of Giza, towering testaments to ancient ingenuity. These colossal structures, Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, have stood for millennia as symbols of power and eternity. Gaze upon Khufu’s pyramid, the only remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and contemplate the mysteries it holds. Are you ready to delve deeper and explore its fascinating interior (optional tour)? Imagine walking the same corridors as pharaohs themselves, their stories whispering through the ages.
Your expert guide will unlock the secrets of these monuments, sharing how they were built and the motivations behind their creation. You’ll gain insights into ancient Egyptian beliefs and the engineering marvels that defied time.
Next, journey to the Step Pyramid of Djoser at Saqqara, considered the first pyramid ever built. Witness the architectural evolution from this revolutionary design to the grand pyramids at Giza, each step marking a leap forward in human ambition.
As the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows over the ancient necropolis, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Prepare to be dazzled by Cairo’s historical gems! Today’s adventure begins at the renowned Egyptian Museum, a treasure trove spanning millennia. Wander through its vast halls, marveling at thousands of artifacts whispering tales of pharaohs, gods, and ancient civilizations. Witness the haunting beauty of Tutankhamun’s funerary mask, decipher hieroglyphics on ancient scrolls, and imagine the lives touched by these objects frozen in time.
Next, journey through time once more to the imposing Saladin Citadel, a majestic fortress built in 1172 by Saladin to defend Cairo. Explore its towering ramparts, imagining fierce battles fought against Crusaders. Be captivated by the White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha, its alabaster façade gleaming in the Egyptian sun, a breathtaking blend of Ottoman and European influences.
As the afternoon unfolds, immerse yourself in the vibrant tapestry of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Lose yourself in a labyrinth of colorful alleys, where spices perfume the air and merchants vie for your attention. With a heart full of wonder and memories, transfer back to your hotel, the echoes of history and the echoes of the market merging in your mind.
Swap bustling Cairo for the tranquil rhythm of the Nile as you embark on the next phase of your Egypt tour from UK in 10 days. A mesmerizing 3-night Lake Nasser cruise. Savor a delicious breakfast at your hotel (or grab a breakfast box if you’re short on time) before your transfer to Cairo Airport.
Take a flight to Abu Simbel, where history whispers from the sands. Upon arrival, our friendly representative from “Egypt Best Vacations” will greet you and whisk you away to your awaiting cruise ship. Settle into your comfortable cabin and enjoy a delightful lunch as the majestic scenery of Lake Nasser unfolds before you.
The afternoon’s highlight awaits – a visit to the phenomenal Temples of Ramses and Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Carved into the cliffs, these colossal temples stand as testaments to ancient Egyptian might and artistry. Marvel at the Great Temple, dedicated to Pharaoh Ramses II, and its imposing facade adorned with colossal statues of the pharaoh himself. Then, step into the smaller temple, a tribute to Ramses’ beloved wife, Queen Nefertari, and admire its exquisite reliefs depicting their love story.
Bid farewell to Abu Simbel for the day and return to your cruise ship for a relaxing overnight stay.
As dawn paints the Nubian sky with golden hues, your Lake Nasser cruise ship sets sail from Abu Simbel. Leaving behind the colossal temples and embarking on a journey through ancient treasures.
Cast your gaze upon the island of Qasr Ebrim from the top deck. This once-thriving Nubian city perched atop a 70-meter cliff, 60 km north of Abu Simbel. Now, has water lapping at its base, a testament to the transformative power of the Nile. Though partially submerged, Qasr Ebrim remains the only Nubian monument standing on its original site, whispering tales of a rich cultural past.
As the sun climbs higher, relax on the deck and soak in the serenity of Lake Nasser. Imagine ancient pharaohs and their retinues navigating these very waters, leaving behind an indelible mark on history. Enjoy a delicious lunch on board and lose yourself in the captivating Nile panorama.
As dusk approaches, your cruise ship arrives at Amada, a picturesque village nestled amidst the dramatic cliffs of Nubia. Enjoy a restful night aboard your cruise ship, lulled by the gentle lapping of the Nile and the whispers of ancient stories.
Wake up to the golden dawn over Lake Nasser, as today’s adventure unfolds with a treasure trove of ancient wonders. Begin by stepping back in time at the Amada Temple, a gem along Lake Nasser’s shores dating back to the 18th Dynasty. Dedicated to Pharaoh Tutankhamun and Queen Ankhesenamun, the temple boasts remarkably preserved reliefs and inscriptions. The intricate artworks, protected by a layer of plaster from its conversion to a church, vividly depict stories of pharaohs, gods, and daily life in ancient Egypt.
Continue your journey into the world of ancient officials at the Tomb of Pennut, Viceroy of Nubia. Explore vibrant murals portraying hunting scenes, religious rituals, and everyday life. Providing a fascinating glimpse into the world of this prominent figure and the cultural tapestry of Nubia.
As the midday sun bathes the landscape in golden hues, your cruise ship sets sail towards Wadi Es-Seboua. Prepare to be awestruck by a trio of magnificent temples.
Temple of Wadi Es-Seboua: Dedicated to Pharaoh Ramesses II and the god Amun. This temple boasts towering statues and intricate reliefs showcasing military victories and religious offerings.
Temple of Dakka: A smaller gem, the Temple of Dakka is dedicated to the Nubian god Thoth, the lord of knowledge and writing. Admire its well-preserved carvings depicting offerings, processions, and scenes from mythology.
Temple of Maharaqa: Witness the unique blend of Egyptian and Nubian influences at the Temple of Maharaqa. Dedicated to the gods Amun and Osiris, this temple boasts fascinating reliefs and architectural elements, offering a glimpse into the cultural exchange that flourished in Nubia.
As the sun dips below the horizon, casting long shadows across the Nubian landscape, your cruise ship glides towards Aswan, your destination for the night.
Bid farewell to your Lake Nasser cruise ship. Disembark and embark on a journey through time at the New Kalabsha area, a testament to human ingenuity and cultural preservation. Witness the grandeur of the Temple of Kalabsha, the largest free-standing temple in Lower Nubia. Meticulously relocated from its original site due to the Aswan High Dam. Marvel at its intricate carvings, dedicated to the Nubian god Mandulis and the Egyptian deities Isis and Osiris.
Delve deeper into ancient spirituality at the Temple of Beit El-Wali, a smaller gem nestled amidst the cliffs. Explore its fascinating reliefs depicting scenes from the life of Pharaoh Ramesses II and offerings to various deities, offering a glimpse into the religious practices of ancient Egypt.
Round out your New Kalabsha experience with the charming Kiosk of Kertassi. This Roman-era structure, dedicated to the emperor Diocletian. Delicate columns and intricate carvings, showcasing the cultural influences that shaped Nubia over the centuries.
Transfer to your Nile cruise ship, your home for the next three nights from Aswan to Luxor. Enjoy your lunch onboard and enjoy your free time on board or explore the city on your own.
Optional tour: Tour to Nubian Village in Aswan
Unfurl your map and delve into the captivating city of Aswan, where ancient wonders and modern marvels intertwine. Start by marveling at the Aswan High Dam, a symbol of human ingenuity that tamed the Nile’s might. Witness its colossal scale and appreciate the impact it has had on Egypt’s landscape.
Next, embark on a mystical journey to Philae Island, where the majestic Temple of Isis awaits. Bathed in sunlight, its hieroglyph-laden walls whisper tales of a bygone era. Immerse yourself in its serene ambiance and imagine the rituals conducted by pharaohs and priests.
Travel back in time at the Unfinished Obelisk, a silent testament to ancient ambition. Imagine the skilled artisans meticulously chipping away at the granite giant, only to leave it unfinished due to a flaw. ponder the secrets it holds within its incomplete form.
After these historical immersions, board your Nile cruise and set sail for Kom Ombo. As the gentle current carries you, soak in the breathtaking scenery of the Nile Valley.
Upon reaching Kom Ombo, disembark to explore the unique twin Temple of Horus and Sobek. Dedicated to both falcon god Horus and crocodile god Sobek, this remarkable structure offers a fascinating glimpse into ancient Egyptian duality. Marvel at its symmetrical design and intricate carvings.
Continue your journey southwards to Edfu. Settle in for the evening and prepare for another day of captivating discoveries. As night falls, let the magic of the Nile River and the anticipation of tomorrow’s adventures lull you to sleep.
The rhythmic clatter of hooves against cobblestones will rouse you in the vibrant dawn of Edfu. Energetic horse-drawn carriages await, eager to whisk you away to the Temple of Horus. Step into the hallowed halls of the Temple of Horus, a monument cloaked in millennia of stories. Let your gaze wander across the intricate reliefs depicting ancient rituals and battles between deities. Imagine the chants and offerings that once filled this sacred space.
Soon, the gentle call of the Nile beckons again. Board your waiting Nile cruise and let the current carry you southwards towards Luxor. Watch the fertile fields and quaint villages slip by, soaking in the timeless beauty of the river valley.
As you approach Esna, marvel at the marvel of engineering known as the Lock of Esna. Witness the ancient mechanism effortlessly adjust the water level, allowing your ship to continue its journey.
Luxor, the cradle of civilization, welcomes you with open arms. Step ashore and prepare to be awestruck by the sheer scale and majesty of the Temple of Karnak. Wander through its towering hypostyle halls and imagine the pharaohs who once walked these grounds.
Later, journey to the Temple of Luxor, a captivating structure adorned with vibrant reliefs and towering obelisks. Immerse yourself in the stories etched in stone, tales of triumph and devotion that echo through the ages.
Return back to your Nile cruise for the final night of your marvelous Egypt tour from UK in 10 days.
Wrap your Egypt tour from UK in days with a transfer to Luxor Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave, so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.