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15 Days / 14 Nights
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Hurghada / Marsa Alam
Cairo
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15-Day Charming Egypt Holiday from UK: Cairo, Nile & Red Sea retreat 

Are you yearning for an adventure that transcends time and culture? Look no further than Egypt, a land where ancient wonders whisper tales of pharaohs and gods. Embark on a captivating 15-day Egypt holiday from UK, uncovering the secrets of this captivating nation. Explore Cairo wonders  and sail Lake Nasser rom Abu Simbel to Aswan. Board a Dahabiya Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor. Enjoy some relaxation in Hurghada or Marsa Alam. Fly home from Hurghada or from Marsa Alam.

Begin your 15-day Egypt holiday from the UK in Cairo. Witness the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza, colossal testaments to human ingenuity and enduring mysteries. Delve into the depths of Saqqara, an ancient necropolis, and explore the Egyptian Museum, a treasure trove housing millennia of artifacts.

Board a comfort cruise ship and embark on a serene voyage across Lake Nasser. As you navigate the tranquil waters, marvel at the phenomenal temples of Abu Simbel, carved directly into cliffs by the great Ramses II.  Swap the vast expanse of the lake for the lifeblood of Egypt, the mighty Nile River. Climb aboard a traditional Dahabiya, a small and intimate cruise boat, and sail from Aswan to Luxor. Along the way, be captivated by the beauty of Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Delve into the Valley of the Kings, the final resting place of pharaohs from the New Kingdom.

After your historical immersion, unwind and embrace the serenity of the Red Sea. Choose between the vibrant resort town of Hurghada or the serene haven of Marsa Alam. Bask on pristine beaches, indulge in refreshing dips in the turquoise waters, or explore the vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life through snorkeling or diving adventures.

Price Includes

  • Meet & assist service upon arrival and departure
  • All transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles
  • 5-star standard hotel in Cairo on a Bed and Breakfast basis for 03 nights
  • 5-star standard hotel in Hurghada/Marsa Alam on an All-inclusive basis for 05 nights
  • 5-star standard Lake Nasser cruise ship on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • Dahabiya Nile cruise on a full-board basis for 03 nights
  • 36 meals: 14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, and 11 dinners
  • Drinks at Hurghada/Marsa Alam hotel
  • Water, soft and hot drinks on the Dahabiya Nile cruise
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Transfer from Luxor to Hurghada/Marsa Alam
  • Licensed Egyptologists tour guides
  • All service charges and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Arrival visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and drinks when not included
  • Any optional tour

Children Policy

  • Children from 0 – 2 years get 70% off
  • Children from 3 – 5 years get 60% off
  • Children from 6 – 11 years get 50% off
  • Children from 12 years are considered adults
Highlights of this 15-Day Charming Egypt Holiday From UK
  • Visiting the only ancient wonder still standing, the Great Pyramid of Khufu when you visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and the giant Sphinx
  • The fabulous contents of the impressive Egyptian Museum
  • The phenomenal Temples of Abu Simbel
  • Lovely Lake Nasser cruise from Abu Simbel to Aswan for three nights
  • The wonderful sunny beaches of the Red Sea and its awesome underwater world in Hurghada or Marsa Alam
  • Ponder over the ancient Egyptian afterlife and underworld at the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River like a pharaoh from Aswan to Luxor on a luxury small boat, Dahabiya Nile cruise for three nights
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
Itinerary
15-Day Charming Egypt Holiday From UK

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Welcome to the land of pharaohs and pyramids! Your 15-day Egypt holiday from UK commences upon arrival at Cairo International Airport. As you disembark, look for a friendly representative from “Egypt Best Vacations” holding a sign with your name. They’ll guide you through customs and immigration, ensuring a hassle-free process. If required, they’ll help you obtain your visa upon arrival.

Transfer to your hotel in Cairo. Relax and settle in at your comfortable accommodation in Cairo, ready to begin your Egyptian exploration.

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Your 15-day Egyptian odyssey from UK officially begins today! Prepare to be awestruck by the grandeur of ancient wonders as you embark on a captivating exploration of Cairo’s historical treasures

Your journey starts at the iconic Giza Plateau, where history comes alive. Stand in awe before the colossal Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, enduring testaments to human ingenuity and the mysteries of the pharaohs. Marvel at the Great Sphinx, a majestic creature guarding the secrets of the ancient world.

Next, journey to Saqqara, a vast necropolis and one of the most significant archaeological sites in Egypt. Here, you’ll encounter the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, the very first pyramid ever built, a revolutionary architectural marvel designed by Imhotep. As you explore this ancient complex, gain insights into the fascinating history and evolution of pyramid construction.

After a day filled with awe-inspiring sights and historical knowledge, transfer back to your hotel in Cairo. Take some time to reflect on the day’s experiences and prepare for the exciting adventures that await you in the coming days.

Day 3Egyptian Museum, Saladin Citadel and Khan El-Khalili

Explore the fantastic contents of the historical Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square in Cairo. Hundreds of objects from all periods of Egypt’s past are displayed on the two floors of the museum.

From the museum to the Citadel of the Sunni Muslim leader Saladin, which was built in 1172 to defend Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the Citadel. You will finish your tour at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East. 

Return back to your hotel.

Day 4Fly to Abu Simbel - Lake Nasser cruise

As the sun rises on your second day, bid farewell to Cairo and prepare for a captivating journey towards the majestic Lake Nasser. Savor a delightful breakfast at your hotel before transferring to Cairo Airport for your flight to Abu Simbel, the gateway to your exciting lake cruise.

Upon arrival at Abu Simbel Airport, a friendly representative from “Egypt Best Vacations” will greet you and whisk you away to your awaiting cruise ship. Settle in onboard and enjoy a delicious lunch as you admire the breathtaking landscapes surrounding Lake Nasser.

Unveil the Wonders of Abu Simbel:

Prepare to be mesmerized by the phenomenal Temples of Ramses and Nefertari carved directly into the cliffs. Witness the grandeur of these structures, dedicated to the great pharaoh Ramses II and his beloved queen Nefertari, and delve into their captivating history and intricate details.

After a day filled with awe-inspiring sights, return to your comfortable cabin and spend the night basking in the serenity of Lake Nasser, ready to explore further wonders tomorrow.

Day 5Qasr Ebrim - Amada

Awaken to the gentle sway of your cruise ship as it embarks on a captivating journey across the vast expanse of Lake Nasser. Today promises breathtaking landscapes and historical encounters.

As the sun casts its golden hues across the lake, set sail from Abu Simbel. Relax on the top deck and be captivated by the sight of Qasr Ibrim, an ancient fortress city perched atop a hill. Learn about its fascinating history and its remarkable survival amidst the rising waters of the lake.

Continue your journey towards Amada, a picturesque village nestled on the shores of Lake Nasser. As you approach, marvel at the surrounding desert landscapes and the serene atmosphere.

After a delightful lunch onboard, settle in for a relaxing afternoon enjoying the amenities of your cruise ship. In the evening, disembark in Amada and explore this charming village at your own pace. Savor a delicious dinner onboard and spend the night comfortably nestled in your cabin, lulled by the gentle rhythm of the lake.

As you drift off to sleep, anticipate the exciting discoveries that await you on the next leg of your Lake Nasser adventure.

Day 6Wadi Es-Seboua - Dakka

Embrace the rich tapestry of ancient Nubia as you embark on a day filled with historical exploration. Disembark in Amada and delve into the captivating Temple of Amada, dedicated to the gods Amun and Re-Horakhty. Explore its intricate carvings and learn about its significance in Nubian history.

Next, visit the Tomb of Pennut, the Viceroy of Nubia during the reign of Ramses II. Gain insights into the life and legacy of this important figure and admire the well-preserved tomb decorations.

After a delectable lunch onboard, your cruise ship departs Amada and sets sail towards Wadi es-Sebua. Prepare to be captivated by the dramatic desert landscapes as you navigate along the lake.

Upon arrival in Wadi es-Sebua, embark on an exploration of three magnificent temples:

  • Temple of Wadi es-Sebua: Dedicated to Ramses II, this temple boasts impressive rock-cut reliefs depicting scenes of battles and offerings.
  • Temple of Dakka: Dedicated to the lion god Maahes, this smaller temple offers a glimpse into the artistic styles of the New Kingdom.
  • Temple of Maharraqa: This temple, dedicated to the Theban Triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu, features captivating scenes and inscriptions.

As the sun begins to set, casting long shadows across the desert, your cruise sets sail for Aswan, your final destination on Lake Nasser. Enjoy a delicious dinner onboard and prepare for a relaxing overnight stay, reflecting on the day’s remarkable discoveries.

Day 7New Kalabsha area - Dahabiya Nile cruise

As dawn breaks over Aswan, prepare to disembark from your Lake Nasser cruise and continue your journey along the legendary Nile River.

Before departing Aswan, delve into the fascinating New Kalabsha area, a collection of relocated Nubian temples rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Explore the:

  • Temple of Kalabsha: Dedicated to the god Mandulis, this beautifully preserved temple offers a glimpse into Nubian architecture and religious practices.
  • Temple of Beit al-Wali: This smaller temple, dedicated to Isis, features captivating scenes and hieroglyphs.
  • Kiosk of Kertassi: This charming structure, dedicated to Osiris, showcases intricate carvings and offers a unique perspective on Nubian art.

After immersing yourself in the history of New Kalabsha, transfer to your awaiting Dahabiya. A traditional Nile cruise boat, your home for the next three nights of your 15-day Egypt holiday from UK. Settle into your comfortable cabin and savor a delicious lunch onboard as you prepare to set sail towards Luxor.

As the afternoon unfolds, your Dahabiya glides towards the captivating Temple of Philae. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, this beautifully situated temple offers stunning views and intricate carvings, making it a true gem of Egyptian architecture.

After exploring Philae, your Dahabiya casts off and sets sail towards Kom Ombo, your destination for the night.

Day 8Kom Ombo - Edfu

As the sun rises, casting a golden glow over the Nile, your Dahabiya gently arrives in Kom Ombo, a town steeped in ancient history. Prepare to be mesmerized by the Temple of Horus and Sobek, a unique structure dedicated to two powerful deities. Explore its chambers and admire the intricate carvings depicting scenes of offerings and rituals. Learn about the fascinating mythology surrounding these gods and their significance in ancient Egyptian beliefs.

Next, delve into the captivating Crocodile Museum, housing a collection of artifacts and exhibits that shed light on the cultural significance of crocodiles in ancient Egypt. Gain insights into the veneration of these creatures and their connection to various deities.

After a captivating exploration of Kom Ombo, return to your Dahabiya and savor a delicious lunch onboard as you set sail towards Edfu. As the Nile River unfolds before you, soak in the serenity of the landscape and enjoy the gentle rhythm of the cruise.

Day 9Edfu - Esna - Luxor

As the sun paints the sky with vibrant hues, prepare for an enchanting day filled with historical exploration and a unique Nile experience. Embark on a charming horse-drawn carriage ride through the bustling streets of Edfu, adding a touch of nostalgia to your adventure.

Arrive at the awe-inspiring Temple of Horus, considered one of the most well-preserved temples in Egypt. Marvel at its colossal size, intricate carvings, and majestic pylons, offering a glimpse into the power and grandeur of ancient Egyptian architecture. Explore its various chambers and learn about the fascinating mythology surrounding Horus, the falcon god.

After immersing yourself in the magnificence of the temple, return to your Dahabiya and savor a delicious lunch onboard. As you set sail, prepare for an exciting passage through the Esna Lock. Witness the marvel of engineering as your Dahabiya navigates this crucial passage on the Nile River.

As the sun dips below the horizon, your Dahabiya arrives in Luxor, the heart of ancient Egypt. Settle into your comfortable cabin and prepare for a relaxing night, reflecting on the captivating experiences of the day.

With each day, your 15-day Egyptian adventure from UK unfolds, revealing the wonders of both ancient and modern Egypt. Stay tuned as we delve deeper into Luxor’s treasures, waiting to be unveiled tomorrow.

Day 10Luxor highlights - Hurghada / Marsa Alam

As the sun rises over Luxor, prepare to disembark from your Dahabiya and embark on a captivating exploration of this ancient city’s treasures. Delve into the heart of the Theban necropolis and explore the Valley of the Kings. Descend into the depths of these magnificent tombs, adorned with captivating artwork and offering a glimpse into the pharaohs’ beliefs and rituals. Witness the final resting places of some of Egypt’s most renowned rulers, including Tutankhamun and Ramses II.

Ascend the cliffs to the majestic Temple of Hatshepsut, a unique structure dedicated to the powerful female pharaoh who ruled Egypt for over 20 years. Stand in awe before the colossal statues of Amenhotep III, known as the Colossi of Memnon

After a morning filled with historical exploration, savor a delectable lunch at a local restaurant, enjoying the flavors and hospitality of Luxor.

In the afternoon, prepare to be mesmerized by the sprawling complex of Karnak Temple, the largest religious complex ever built. Wander through its halls and chambers, each dedicated to different deities and offering a testament to the power and grandeur of the ancient Egyptian empire. 

Journey to Luxor Temple, a majestic structure linked to Karnak by the Avenue of Sphinxes. Witness its captivating architecture, towering pylons, and captivating reliefs depicting scenes of pharaohs and deities.

As the day draws to a close, bid farewell to Luxor and transfer to your chosen resort town, either Hurghada or Marsa Alam. Prepare to unwind and embrace the serenity of the Red Sea, soaking up the sun, exploring the vibrant coral reefs, and creating unforgettable memories under the Egyptian sun.

Optional tour: Sunrise hot air ballooning over Luxor

Day 11Hurghada / Marsa Alam

Enjoy your free day. Tours such as diving, safari, snorkeling, glass boat, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 12Hurghada / Marsa Alam

Enjoy your free day. Tours such as diving, safari, snorkeling, glass boat, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 13Hurghada / Marsa Alam

Enjoy your free day. Tours such as diving, safari, snorkeling, glass boat, and submarine rides are available upon request.

Day 14Hurghada / Marsa Alam

Enjoy your free day. Tours such as diving, safari, snorkeling, glass boat, and submarine rides are available upon request. Enjoy your the night of your 15-day Egypt holiday from UK.

Day 15End of your 15-day Egypt holiday from UK

Conclude your 15-day Egypt holiday from UK with a transfer to Hurghada/Marsa Alam Airport for final departure. It is really sad to leave so ask our guides about your next adventure in Egypt.

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