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Sands & Seas

Discover the secrets of Egypt with this 10-day tour. Visit the Great Pyramids in Cairo before heading to Luxor to explore the famous Pharaonic sites in the Valley of the Kings and Karnak Temple. We finish with time relaxing by the Red Sea in Hurghada

Solo travellers may have to pay more for this tour. Contact Us for further information

DAY 1 Arrive in Hurghada. Transfer to hotel

We meet you on your arrival in Hurghada airport and transfer you to your hotel by the Red Sea. The rest of the day is free to relax on the beach.
Hurghada - 4-star resort
Extra night - pre-tour, Single Room Supplement - Egypt

DAY 2 Drive to Luxor. Karnak & Luxor temples

We leave Hurghada this morning and drive into the Nile Valley to Luxor, home of Egypt's largest concentration of ancient Pharaonic monuments. We start our tours with a visit to the large complex of Karnak where our Egyptologist guide will start his explanations about Egyptian history. Later we visit Luxor temple in the middle of town which is beatifully and atmospherically lit up at night.
Luxor - 4 or 5-star hotel

DAY 3 Luxor West Bank tour, drive to Aswan

There is the option this morning to take a spectacular sunrise hot air balloon flight over the west bank of the Nile. Our tour this morning takes in the Pharaonic tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the fascinating temples to Queen Hatchepsut and the deeply carved and colourfully painted hierglyphs at Medinat Habu temple.
After our tour we drive south through the Nile Valley to the city of Aswan which lies on the most beautiful stretch of the river.
Aswan - 4-star hotel
Hot air balloon in Luxor

DAY 4 Aswan. Abu Simbel option. Philae Temple & High Dam

This morning we have the option of taking an early start for the drive to the UNESCO world heritage site at Abu Simbel. These amazing temples built by Ramses II are one of Egypt's main highlights and attractions. One of many people's favourite Egyptian sites is visited this afternoon as we take a boat trip to the island temple complex of Philae. The Philae temple remains one of Egypt’s most romantic and picturesque sites having been completely relocated following work on the Aswan Dam which we also visit. The rest of the day is free to explore the colourful souks and markets found in the town or watch the sunset over the river Nile. Those wishing to upgrade the Nile section of the tour to a luxury cruise boat will board the boat today and spend tonight moored up in Aswan before heading down-river tomorrow. Sightseeing tours are done with the main group today.
Aswan - 4-star hotel
Nile Cruise Upgrade, Abu Simbel overland

DAY 5 Aswan. Free time. Start felucca cruise

This morning is free to explore Aswan's markets, take a camel ride to St. Simeon’s monastery, or perhaps visit the Nubian Museum which has a fascinating collection covering the development of the Nubian people in the region. In the afternoon we then board a traditional felucca boat and start our leisurely cruise along the Nile towards the temple at Kom Ombo. In the evening our facilities boat will join us with its welcome toilet and showers, and our Nubian crew will prepare a delicious evening meal.
On board felucca
Breakfast, Dinner
Nile Cruise Upgrade

DAY 6 Nile felucca cruise

Wake up today on board your traditional felucca and let yourself unwind as we make our way downriver. Whether you feel the urge to take a swim or just sunbathe on deck, play cards or chat with your fellow travellers and Nubian crew, there is no better way to experience life on the river than sailing on a felucca. Our faciliites boat will again join with you during the day for toilet breaks and moor up with you at night.
On board felucca
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nile Cruise Upgrade

DAY 7 Komombo and Edfu temples. Drive to Hurghada

After breakfast on-board the felucca we bid farewell to our Nubian crew and visit the nearby temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu before driving back to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada where the rest of the day is free to relax.
Hurghada - 4-star resort

DAY 8 Hurghada. Free time. Transfer to airport

Your tour finishes today, and your time is free to relax on the beach or try some snorkelling, scuba-diving or other water sports until we transfer you to Hurghada airport for your departure.
Extra days in the Hurghada beach resort can be added if you'd like some more time to relax and enjoy the beach and Red Sea. Extensions are also available to visit the pyramids, sphinx and Egyptian Museum in Cairo if you wish.
Extra night - post-tour

Pyramids & Sphinx, Egyptian museum, Karnak temple, Valley of the Kings, Hurghada.

Product Type: Tour/cruise including overnight stay
Grade: All ages / Not applicable
Accommodation: Various levels

Suitable for Solo: Yes
Suitable for Couples: Yes
Suitable for Groups: Yes
Suitable for Students: Yes

What's Included

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All transport and transfers with a local driver
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
  • Services of a local tour guide/leader throughout
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary

What's Excluded

  • International Flights and visa fees
  • Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Single room supplements (chargeable if a same-sex room share is not available)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance Fees
  • Tour guide tips and group tipping kitty
  • Hotel Gala Dinners (if charged by the hotels on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
  • Hotel Gala Dinners
  • Any other items not mentioned above

Departure date Price per person Number of seats available
21/08/2018 GBP 699  
28/08/2018 GBP 699  
04/09/2018 GBP 729  
11/09/2018 GBP 729  
18/09/2018 GBP 729  
25/09/2018 GBP 729  
02/10/2018 GBP 799  
09/10/2018 GBP 799  
16/10/2018 GBP 799  
23/10/2018 GBP 799  
30/10/2018 GBP 799  
06/11/2018 GBP 799  
13/11/2018 GBP 799  
20/11/2018 GBP 799  
27/11/2018 GBP 799  
04/12/2018 GBP 799  
11/12/2018 GBP 799  
18/12/2018 GBP 849  
25/12/2018 GBP 849  
01/01/2019 GBP 849  
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