Join a journey of discovery that will captivate and thrill the whole family. Unveil the hidden treasures of modern and ancient Egypt on this trip that takes in crumbling monuments, bustling cities, panoramic landscapes and historical icons. Be immersed in the fascinating history of this proud civilisation on visits to impressive temples and museums. Admire the Pyramids of Giza, see village life in action while riding a donkey and cruise the Nile River aboard a felucca. Meet the passionate locals, savour the flavours of traditional cuisine and absorb the colourful culture of this region on a spectacular adventure that will entertain adults and kids alike.
Days 1-2 Cairo
Start the adventure in the high-energy capital of Egypt. With the help of a guide, unravel ancient history on an exciting visit to the iconic Pyramids of Giza. These mighty structures have stood for thousands of years and are still shrouded in mystery. Afterwards, head to the Egyptian Museum to admire the glittering treasures that were recovered from Tutankhamun's tomb. In the early evening, board an overnight sleeper train bound for the next stop on this journey.
Day 3 Aswan
Watch views of the Nile River flash by as the train continues to Aswan. Explore the bazaars of this relaxed city, then enjoy a traditional dinner in a Nubian village.
Day 4 Nile Felucca
Admire the scenery on an optional morning camel ride, then board a felucca for an aquatic adventure on the Nile. Set sail in the afternoon and watch the world go by on this relaxing journey. At night, sleep on deck under a canopy of stars.
Days 5-7 Luxor
Stop off at Kom Ombo to view the amazingly well-preserved temple inscriptions and hieroglyphics, before boarding a minibus bound for Luxor. This ancient city houses some of the greatest ancient monuments in the world, and an afternoon visit to the impressive Temples of Karnak provides ample opportunity to uncover more Egyptian history. The next morning, perhaps embark on an optional morning balloon ride to witness breathtaking sunrise panoramas. Afterwards, travel by donkey through villages on the West Bank to see local daily life in action. Continue to the Valley of the Kings to visit the tombs of pharoahs, then use free time to see more of Luxor's hidden gems.
Days 8-9 Cairo
Arrive back in the capital and adjust to the frenetic pace of this bustling city. Why not shop for souvenirs in the bazaars of Islamic Cairo, admire the architecture of mosques or kick back in a cafe to feast on traditional Egyptian cuisine?