From (AUD)$7,495
Days17
Airfares included
Immerse yourself in a time of great wealth and power, of magnificent temples, elaborate ceremonies and incredible pyramids. Delve into the local lifestyle, culture and customs, cruise the Nile and descend into ancient tombs. Discover the contrasts and history of the country’s north and explore bustling Cairo.
Group Size — Max 20
Tips — Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $215pp pre-paid
Transport — Coach, Felucca sailboat, Nile River cruise & Plane
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Visit the stunning temples of Abu Simbel.
Spend 4 nights on a luxury cruise ship travelling down the majestic Nile River.
Discover Egypt’s Mediterranean coast in Alexandria and El Alamein.
Witness the incredible Great Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx.

Special Experiences

In the Nitrian Desert visit the self-sufficient Coptic Monastery of St Bishoy, the ‘Star of the Desert’. Born in 320 AD, St Bishoy’s body is said to be preserved to this day inside the monastery.
We visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery associated with the Battle of El Alamein.
An early start this morning to cross the desert. Our destination is the incredible twin temples of Abu Simbel. The temples were originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II in the 13th century BC, as a monument to himself and his queen, Nefertari.

Itinerary Egypt in Depth

Itinerary

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Inclusions Egypt in Depth

Inclusions

Sightseeing

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Unlock the mysteries of Egypt's ancient civilisation.

  • Visit the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza. Our tour includes plenty of time to soak up the power of these magnificent structures before we visit a nearby vantage point and then continue on to the famous Sphinx.
  • Visit the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara, the nearby giant statue of Ramses II and the old capital of Memphis.
  • Visit the Coptic Monastery of St Bishoy.
  • Be fascinated by Alexandria, the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’ with its mix of history and modernity.
  • Visit the sites of Alexandria including the National Museum, Pompey's Pillar, the Catacombs of Kom El Shogafa, New Biblioteca, Montazah Palace and see the Citadel of Qaitbey.
  • Pay homage to the fallen soldiers at the Battlefield Cemetery and Military Museum of El Alamein.
  • Visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum whose priceless artefacts include those of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen.
  • Get a fascinating insight into current Egyptian life as you visit the Mohammed Ali Mosque, the Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the centuries-old Khan El Khalili bazaar.
  • Visit the beautiful Luxor and Karnak Temples, where each year elaborate festivals and ceremonies were performed to appease the gods.
  • Explore the West Bank, including the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings (where we enter some of the tombs of the pharaohs) and the massive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.
  • Unwind on a four-night luxury cruise on the Nile from Luxor to Aswan.
  • Travel to the magnificent Temple of Horus (the Falcon God) in Edfu, the Temple of Kom Ombo which currently displays some of the crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity, the laidback town of Aswan where we visit the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island, the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam.
  • Visit the stunning temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. This is a must-see while in Egypt, which most other companies offer only as an optional extra. We include it!
  • Enjoy a Galabeya Party whilst crusing the Nile.
  • Explore Aswan including the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island.
  • Relax on a traditional felucca sailboat in Aswan as you cruise around Kitchener’s Island.
  • Enjoy a day a leisure to further explore life on the Nile.

Travel

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  • Return economy-class flights from Australia to Egypt. Taxes included
  • 2 economy-class flights within Egypt
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Nile River Cruise
  • Tipping Made Easy, $215pp prepaid 

Accommodation

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  • 8 nights in good quality hotels (4-5 star)
  • 2 nights in a Deluxe Pyramid View room at the Le Méridien Pyramids hotel
  • 4 nights in an outside cabin on board a luxury Nile River cruise (5 star Egyptian standard)

Meals

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  • 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Tour Guides

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  • English-speaking Egyptologist guides

Porterage

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  • Porterage included where available

Some things to note

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Please note: Due to local laws and regulations, the only mode of transport available to visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu is by horse and carriage. You are welcome to explore Edfu independently or stay on board the cruise to enjoy the ship’s facilities if you would prefer.

Note on Nile Cruises: The luxury Nile cruise is not a private charter, and is shared with non Bunnik passengers. Due to the limited space for docking along the Nile, ships bank together when stopped. Therefore in some cases, you may need to walk through as many as six ships to enter and exit our cruise ship. The Nile Cruises featured on all tourist itineraries to Egypt operate between the cities of Luxor and Aswan. These cities lie only 240 kilometres apart which means this distance could easily be covered in only 1 or 2 days without stops. However, due to logistical and scheduling reasons the cruises are offered only as 3, 4 and 7 night packages. This allows for extensive sightseeing along the way and, as such, much of the time is spent in port in Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo or Aswan. Each cruise itinerary will however, have an element of day-time cruising allowing us to relax and see life along the river.

Note on Esna Lock and Itinerary Schedule: Please note that due to the high volume of river traffic all cruise itineraries are subject to change without notice. The order and timing of sightseeing may therefore change however all inclusions will remain the same. Similarly travel through the Esna Lock is subject to river traffic and local conditions which means we may pass through the lock during the night or have an extended wait prior to entering the lock.

Accommodation Egypt in Depth

Accommodation

Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel

Egypt flag Cairo

Le Méridien Pyramids comprises elegantly decorated guestrooms. Enjoy incredible views of the majestic Pyramids of Giza from your sun lounge beside the pool. There are a variety of restaurants to choose from offering Mediterranean, International, Egyptian and Mexican food as well as 2 cafes, including a traditional Shisha cafe. Hotel amenities include dry cleaning, currency exchange, laundry, gift shops and spa services. Enjoy a free upgrade to the Deluxe Pyramid View room during your stay here.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (public areas); fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Helnan Palestine Hotel

Egypt flag Alexandria

Set on 350 acres of lush gardens overlooking a Mediterranean cove, Helnan Palestine Hotel features an outdoor pool and private seafront sun terrace. All rooms have balconies with sea views, are tastefully furnished and equipped with modern amenities.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Le Méridien Cairo Airport

Egypt flag Cairo

Linked to Cairo Airport Terminal 3 by a pedestrian bridge, Le Meridien Cairo Airport offers a heated outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Free Wi-Fi access is available.

Rooms here will provide you with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a seating area. There is also an electric kettle. Private bathrooms also come with a shower. Extras include satellite channels, All rooms feature soundproofing, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Unique dining venues range from Lebanese and Singaporean restaurants to a high-energy sports bar.

Facilities air-conditioning; free wifi; safe deposit box; heated outdoor swimming pool; dry cleaning facilities

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Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel

Egypt flag Luxor

The Steigenberger Nile Palace is situated in the heart of Luxor's historical district and is only 1.5km from the Temple of Luxor. There are several in-house restaurants, cafes and bars from which to choose providing local, Italian, Thai and Lebanese cuisine. With views of the Nile you can sit back with a cocktail and watch the boats sail. Hotel features include 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, laundry, hairdresser, souvenir shop, currency exchange and massage.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi (public areas); safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Mövenpick MS Royal Lily

Egypt flag Nile Cruise

The Royal Lily flagship cruiser comprises 56 cabins of approximately 22 sqm and 4 Royal Suites. The Deluxe cabins are tastefully decorated and include an en-suite shower room, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, minibar, climate control and telephones. The expansive restaurant is located under the main deck and offers mouth-watering buffets featuring authentic Egyptian, international and vegetarian dishes accompanied by a selection of local and imported wines, spirits and liqueurs. The Salon Deck has large panoramic windows and a relaxing lounge which serves afternoon tea and other refreshments. There is a pool on the sundeck and a fully equipped gym and massage room. Also don't forget to sample some ice-cream from the Movenpick ice-cream bar, delicious!

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Mövenpick Resort

Egypt flag Aswan

Mövenpick Resort Aswan is located on Elephantine Island in the middle of the River Nile, within walking distance of the historical Island, touristic sites, central station and cultural hotspots. Mövenpick Resort Aswan offers luxurious accommodation with countless services including a swimming pool, tennis court, and gymnasium. The well-appointed rooms are spacious and stylish. All of them offer private balconies or terraces, and many enjoy panoramic views across the river.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool

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Cairo Marriott Hotel

Egypt flag Cairo

The Cairo Marriott Hotel is located in Cairo’s Zamalek district and is a 20 minute walk to the Egyptian Museum. It features an outdoor swimming pool, beautifully manicured gardens, a casino and 14 food and beverage outlets offering a range of cuisine including Japanese, Italian, French and Middle Eastern. Guests can relax at the sauna or enjoy a range of massages at the spa.

Facilities: air-conditioning; free wifi; fridge/minibar; safe deposit box; outdoor swimming pool; tea & coffee making facilities

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Information Egypt in Depth

Information

Let's Talk Fitness

 In the itinerary, this symbol indicates 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity.

At Bunnik Tours we don’t put specific age limits on our tours, but we also recognise some travellers may find our itineraries challenging.

We have a duty of care to all tour participants and the tour guides, so we do impose a firm policy on the level of fitness required by all our clients to attempt to ensure your safety and the safety of other travellers on our tours.

At Bunnik Tours our goal is for all our travellers to enjoy their tour, not struggle through it! Which is why we want to work with you to ensure you are on the best possible trip for your fitness level. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings if we feel that the requirements of the tour are too demanding.

Bunnik Tours are for independently minded travellers with good levels of mobility.

Our tours include:

  1. Generous amounts of free time
  2. Lots of walking
  3. Local and authentic experiences including various modes of transport and accommodation

In some regions travellers can also expect:

  1. Long days of travelling, at times on dirt and gravel roads in Africa
  2. Extended periods at high altitude (3,000-4,000 metres) in Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Ethiopia
  3. Extended periods of walking/hiking through humid forest areas in Rwanda, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and Costa Rica
  4. Limited medical facilities in remote areas

Bunnik Tours travellers are required to at least:

  1. Be able to walk 2-3 hours on uneven surfaces without the use of any walking aid, on any given day
  2. Walk up multiple flights of stairs and short, steep hills
  3. Stand for 20 minutes without needing to sit down, often in hot/humid climates
  4. Carry their own luggage
  5. Get on and off various modes of transport without assistance, including small boats

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08 Mar 20
24 Mar 20
$7,495
On Request
15 Mar 20
31 Mar 20
$7,495
Fully Booked
22 Mar 20
07 Apr 20
$7,495
Fully Booked
29 Mar 20
14 Apr 20
$7,895
On Request
05 Apr 20
21 Apr 20
$8,195
On Request
31 May 20
16 Jun 20
$7,495
Guaranteed Departure
07 Jun 20
23 Jun 20
$7,495
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21 Jun 20
07 Jul 20
$7,495
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Additional Information

Tipping
Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy, $215pp pre-paid
Taxes
Total cost includes - air taxes, $245
Single Supplement
From $1,750
Day/Date Variations
Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
Taxes & Fuel Costs
Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
Visa Information

You may need to obtain visas for this tour. Please check with your travel agent for further details. For Australian passport holders you may wish to visit our Passports and Visas page here for indicative information on what may be required.

Terms & Conditions

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