Welcome to the bustling lively city of Cairo, the capital of Egypt. On arrival at Cairo Airport you will be met by a Scenic Tours Representative and transferred* to your luxurious hotel set on the banks of the Nile River. Tonight get to know your Tour Director and fellow travellers at your “Welcome to Egypt” dinner and tour briefing.
Overnight Special Stay: Cairo
This morning travel to the city of Alexandria established in 331BC. On arrival visit the colourful local fish markets and then stop to admire Qait Bay Citadel. SCENIC ENRICH: Enjoy lunch at the private Greek Club overlooking Alexandria’s colourful harbour. Then Included is your visit to the famous Bibliotheca Alexandria. SCENIC ENRICH: Enter the Museum of Antiquities inside the Library to discover the hidden treasures found lying on the bed of the Mediterranean Sea.
Two Night Special Stay: Alexandria
Included tour of the ancient Roman Theatre set in the centre of the city. This afternoon choose your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity: (1) Pompey’s Pillar and the Kom el Shoqafa Catacombs; or (2) The National Museum. SCENIC ENRICH: Tonight dine in the elegant Byblos Restaurant with the stunning backdrop of the Mediterranean Sea.
Follow in the footsteps of Rommel to El Alamein for your Included visit to the Commonwealth War Cemetery and the Military Museum. SCENIC ENRICH: This evening join your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a private supper at the Mena House Oberoi.
Two Night Special Stay: Giza
SCENIC ENRICH: Scenic Tours have planned your itinerary at this key highlight, the Pyramids of Giza, to allow plenty of time to explore. On your tour you will see the Great Pyramids, take in the view from the lookout, enter the Solar Boat Museum and visit the famous Sphinx. Explore at your own pace before returning to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.
Take an Included flight to Abu Simbel then check in to your luxury cruise boat. Late afternoon, after the crowds have departed, join your Tour Director for an Included tour of the amazing temples of Ramses the Great and his Queen Nefertari. SCENIC ENRICH: Tonight’s highlight is the Sound and Light Show in front of the temples at Abu Simbel.
Three Night Cruise: ms African Dreams, Balcony Cabin. Exclusive to Scenic Tours
Cruising on Lake Nasser is a relaxing and serene experience. With only a few cruise boats plying this vast reservoir you are cruising without the crowds. Enjoy your Included visit to the temples of Amada and Derr and the Tomb of Penut. Relax, spot the bird and wildlife from your private balcony or the sun deck and enjoy the facilities of your luxury cruise boat whilst sailing to Wadi El Sebou.
Join your Tour Director this morning for an Included tour through the avenue of sphinxes guarding the entrance and learn all the hidden secrets of the temple of Wadi El Sebou. Cruise to Aswan to moor for the night.
Included morning visits to the well preserved Kalabsha Temple, then take a motorboat to the Temple of Isis at Philae where your Tour Director will guide you on an Included tour. Stop at the Aswan High Dam then check in to your luxurious Nile River cruise boat. This afternoon choose your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity: (1) motorboat cruise to the upper Nile; or (2) visit a traditional Nubian Village; or (3) a relaxing felucca ride (weather permitting).
Three Night Cruise: ms Sun Ray, Main or Upper Deck cabin. Exclusive to Scenic Tours
Set sail early morning for Kom Ombo and an Included tour by your expert Tour Director to the unique temple of Sobek, perched on the river’s edge. Then sail to Edfu for your Included visit to the well preserved Temple of Horus. Set sail for Luxor and tonight enjoy the lively Galabeya (traditional Egyptian dress) party.
Today is a highlight on your Included tour as you explore one of the most important archaeological areas in the world. See the Colossi of Memnon, then visit the Valley of the Kings and enter three different tombs. SCENIC ENRICH: A highlight is your entry into the colourful tomb of Tutankhamen. Then tour the imposing Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Late afternoon enjoy an Included visit to Luxor Temple. This evening witness the Belly Dancer and Whirling Dervish Show.
Join your Tour Director for your Included morning tour of the vast open air museum and amazing temple complex of Karnak. SCENIC ENRICH:
Then at Dendera a highlight is your tour of the temple of Hathor where you will be amazed by the well preserved colourful hieroglyphics and temple complex. Continue to your magnificent resort located on the shores of the Red Sea.Two Night Special Stay: Red Sea
Opportunity to add a balloon flight over the West Bank of the Nile own expense, weather permitting)
Choose your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity: (1) a massage or hydrotherapy treatment; or (2) a round of golf; or (3) semi-submersible submarine cruise. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the facilities of your resort and take advantage of your Included snorkelling equipment to explore the underwater world of the Red Sea. Tonight enjoy your gourmet buffet dinner at The View restaurant, sampling from the four live cooking stations.
Enjoy the morning at leisure to make the most of the resort facilities before taking an Included afternoon flight to Cairo.
Two Night Special Stay: Cairo
SCENIC ENRICH: Scenic Tours have planned your itinerary to allow plenty of time to explore the incredible Egyptian Museum. On your tour you will see King Tutankhamen’s collection and be fascinated when you enter the Royal Mummy Room. This afternoon choose your Included SCENIC FREE CHOICE activity: (1) Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Bazaar; or (2) Coptic Cairo (Old Cairo); or (3) Saqqara and the Step Pyramid. SCENIC ENRICH: This evening you will enjoy a private farewell dinner in an intimate room overlooking the Nile with your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Your tour ends today and after breakfast you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your onward or homebound flight (flight not included).
*Check transfer entitlements with your travel agent. For passengers who have already received documentation - refer to your booking summary.