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8 Days / 7 Nights
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Unveiling Egypt’s Treasures: 8-Day Uncovered Holiday from UK with Cairo & Dahabiya Cruise

Unwrap the magic of ancient Egypt on this immersive 8-day Egypt holiday from UK, designed to peel back the layers of history and culture. From the bustling streets of Cairo to the serene Nile aboard a traditional Dahabiya, this adventure promises an unforgettable blend of iconic landmarks, hidden gems, and authentic experiences. Fly home from Luxor.

Begin your 8-day Egypt holiday from the UK (Uncovered Egypt Tour) in Cairo. Explore the Great Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara, and the fabulous contents of the Egyptian Museum. Fly from Cairo to Aswan to begin your 4-night Dahabiya Nile cruise from Aswan to Luxor.

Discover the great sites along the Nile valley between Aswan and Luxor from your luxury small boat. Visit the beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, and the most intact temple in Egypt, Edfu Temple. Discover the impressive Karnak Temple and the magnificent Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Fly home from Luxor.

More than just a vacation, this Uncovered Egypt Holiday is an invitation to step back in time and discover the true essence of this captivating land. Book your adventure today and prepare to be mesmerized!

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
  • Dahabiya Nile cruise on a full-board basis for 04 nights
  • 15 meals: 07 breakfasts, 04 lunches, and 04 dinners
  • Water, hot and soft drinks on the Dahabiya Nile cruise
  • Hotel picks up and drops off
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • 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 8-Day Uncovered 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
  • Sailing the peaceful Nile River from Aswan to Luxor on a luxury small boat, Dahabiya Nile cruise for four nights
  • Ponder over the ancient Egyptian afterlife and underworld at the magnificent tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • The largest temple in the world, Karnak Temple in Luxor
  • The beautiful Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Pearl of Egypt
  • The most intact temple in Egypt, the Temple of Horus in Edfu
Itinerary
8-Day Uncovered Egypt Holiday From UK

Day 1 Arrival in Cairo, Egypt

Step off the plane at Cairo International Airport and into the vibrant heart of Egypt. A friendly representative from “Egypt Best Vacations” will greet you with a warm smile, ready to smooth your arrival process and guide you through visa regulations.

Hop aboard a comfortable transfer and whisked away to your hotel, where you can enjoy some free time to settle in, refresh, and perhaps unwind with a refreshing welcome drink. This is just the beginning of your unforgettable 8-day Egyptian holiday from the UK!

Day 2Giza Great Pyramids, Sphinx and Saqqara

Welcome to your incredible 8-day Uncovered Egypt adventure! Today, the curtain rises on your journey with a visit to the iconic Giza Plateau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and crown jewel of ancient Egypt.

Prepare to be awestruck by the monumental presence of the Great Pyramids of Khufu, Khafre, and Menkaure, each a testament to human ingenuity and defying the sands of time for millennia. Marvel at the Sphinx, a mythical creature guarding the ancient necropolis with its enigmatic gaze. Step inside Khufu’s Pyramid (optional), the only remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and feel the weight of history within its colossal chambers.

But your exploration doesn’t end there! Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of these pyramids with your expert guide. Unravel the mysteries of their construction techniques and delve into the reasons behind their monumental scale.

Journey through time as you head to Saqqara, the vast ancient necropolis south of Cairo. There, you’ll witness the Step Pyramid of King Djoser, the first pyramid ever built. This architectural marvel, with its unique stepped design, laid the foundation for the iconic pyramids at Giza, marking a pivotal moment in Egyptian history.

This is just a chapter in your unforgettable Egyptian adventure. Get ready to discover hidden temples, cruise the majestic Nile, and uncover the secrets of pharaohs in the days to come. 

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 protect Cairo against the Crusaders. The White Mosque of Mohammed Ali Pasha is a prominent feature of the citadel. You will finish your tour today at the historical bazaar of Khan El-Khalili, the largest bazaar in the Middle East.

Return back to your hotel. 

Day 4Fly to Aswan - Dahabiya Nile cruise

Bid farewell to Cairo and prepare for a serene adventure! Today, your journey continues as you transfer to the bustling Cairo Airport and board a flight to Aswan, the gateway to Upper Egypt and the embarkation point for your 4-night Dahabiya Nile cruise.

As you step off the plane in Aswan, your friendly guide will be waiting to greet you and kick off your tour. Immerse yourself in the ancient wonders of this captivating city.

Witness the power of the colossal Aswan High Dam, a modern marvel that tamed the Nile’s flow. Step back in time at the enchanting Temple of Philae, saved from rising waters and showcasing exquisite hieroglyphics. Unravel the secrets of the Unfinished Obelisk, a massive granite monolith frozen in time, hinting at the pharaohs’ ambitions.

After a day filled with awe-inspiring sights, board your charming Dahabiya, a traditional sailboat ready to whisk you away on a tranquil Nile voyage. Settle into your comfortable cabin and enjoy a welcome drink on deck as you set sail towards Kom Ombo, your first stop for the night.

Day 5Kom Ombo - Edfu

Welcome to a day brimming with ancient wonders! Your journey continues in Kom Ombo, where you’ll encounter a unique archaeological marvel: the twin Temple of Horus and Sobek.

Step back in time as you explore this fascinating structure, dedicated to two powerful deities: Horus, the falcon-headed god of the sky, and Sobek, the crocodile-headed god of fertility and creator of the world. Marvel at the mirrored symmetry of the temple layout, each half dedicated to one god with identical halls, sanctuaries, and reliefs depicting rituals and offerings.

Delve deeper into the world of Sobek at the nearby Crocodile Museum, showcasing mummified crocodiles, fascinating artifacts, and offering insight into this intriguing deity’s significance in ancient Egyptian culture.

Bid farewell to Kom Ombo and step back onto your Dahabiya. Unwind on deck as you set sail towards your next destination: the ancient city of Edfu.

Day 6Edfu - Esna - Luxor

Prepare for a majestic day steeped in history and tranquil sailing! This morning, you’ll step back in time with a unique horse-drawn carriage ride through the bustling streets of Edfu.

Your destination? The crown jewel of the city – the magnificent Temple of Horus, considered the most intact temple in all of Egypt. This awe-inspiring structure, dedicated to the falcon god Horus, boasts towering pylons, intricate hieroglyphics, and vibrant colors that seem to defy time.

Embrace the grandeur as your guide unravels the mysteries of the temple’s construction, rituals, and significance. Explore hidden chambers, marvel at the detailed reliefs, and imagine the pharaohs walking these very halls millennia ago.

After this immersive experience, reboard your Dahabiya and continue your journey down the Nile. As the afternoon sun bathes the landscape in golden hues, witness the fascinating process of navigating the Esna Lock, a vital passage connecting Upper and Lower Egypt.

As twilight paints the sky in vibrant hues, set sail towards your final destination: the captivating city of Luxor. Relax on deck, indulge in a delectable dinner, and soak in the serene beauty of the Nile under a blanket of stars.

Day 7Luxor highlights

Rise and shine to a delicious breakfast onboard your Dahabiya! Today, Luxor unfolds its treasures, promising a day packed with awe-inspiring discoveries.

First stop: the enigmatic Valley of the Kings. Embark on a journey through time, descending into the tombs of powerful pharaohs like Tutankhamun and Ramses VI. Marvel at the vibrant wall paintings, intricate hieroglyphics, and hidden chambers that whisper tales of ancient lives and beliefs.

Next, journey to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a monument unlike any other. This architecturally stunning structure, carved into the cliffside, celebrates the reign of a powerful female pharaoh and offers breathtaking views of the Nile Valley.

Continue your exploration at the Colossi of Memnon, two towering statues that once guarded the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Imagine their ancient grandeur as you stand in their shadows, feeling the weight of history.

Enjoy a delightful lunch and enjoy a moment of relaxation. As the afternoon sun casts golden hues, prepare to delve deeper into the wonders of Luxor.

First up: the majestic Karnak Temple, a vast complex filled with towering pylons, colonnades, and chapels. Explore the Hypostyle Hall, wander through the Avenue of Sphinxes, and feel the spiritual energy that permeates this ancient site.

Finally, journey to the iconic Luxor Temple, a monument that once connected the city to the afterlife. Stand before its imposing pylon, admire the intricate carvings, and imagine the grand processions that took place here millennia ago. Return back to your Dahabiya for final night for your 8-day Egypt holiday from UK.

Optional tour: Sunrise Hot Air Balloon over Luxor.

Day 8End of your 8-day uncovered Egypt holiday from UK

Wrap your 8-day uncovered Egypt holiday from UK 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.

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