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Published Jan 28, 2021
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Ancient history comes alive in Egypt
 
From the shifting sands of the sprawling Sahara and the fascinating site of the towering Pyramids to the incredible experience of sailing along the Nile River, Egypt is known as the world's greatest outdoor museum, and you'll soon discover why it is a bucket list destination for world travelers. And with Friendly Planet, you’ll experience all that this ancient country has to offer. Choose either of our two small group tours and enjoy traveling with an intimate group of no more than 16 like-minded travelers who you'll quickly consider friends.
 
Best of Egypt & Nile Cruise
 
 
FROM
 
$2999
  
11
W/ FLIGHTS
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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Explore some of the most historically important and meticulously preserved relics of the ancient world on our 11 day Best of Egypt & Nile Cruise tour. Wander the fascinating, frenetic city of Cairo and witness the massive Pyramids and famous Sphinx at Giza. Then, sail along the Nile River on a cruise from Luxor to Aswan, stopping at the magnificent temples and tombs along the way. Visit the Great Temple of Ramses II during an optional excursion to Abu Simbel. Extend your stay with an optional post-tour to Jordan, including the spectacular lost city of Petra and Amman.
 
 

 
Looking for a shorter experience in the Land of the Pyramids? Check out our NEW Taste of Egypt!
 
A Taste of Egypt
 
 
FROM
 
$2449
  
9
W/ FLIGHTS
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
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Experience the history and wonder that Egypt has to offer on our NEW 9 day A Taste of Egypt small group tour. Step back in time and discover the ancient artifacts in Cairo and browse the bazaars. Of course, no visit to Egypt is complete without a visit to the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. Then, fly to Aswan and embark on a three-night deluxe Nile River cruise, touring the East Bank of the Nile from Aswan to Luxor and the Temple of Karnak. Join an optional excursion to Abu Simbel, the site of the Great Temple of Ramses II, one of the most magnificent of all temples in Egypt and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
 
 
 
 
ASK THE EXPERTS
 
Q. Egypt is so full of history, what do you consider "must-see"?
 
A. All we do along our Friendly Planet tour shouldn't be missed by any visitors to Egypt. From the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Egyptian Museum heading all the way south along the river Nile to all of the fabulous temples we get to see, it is all important and spectacular. Some of these temples are almost intact after 3,000 years! You must also see the beautifully colored royal tombs around the Valley of the Kings, reaching all the way down to Abu Simbel only 50 miles away from Sudanese border. -Hassan, Ancient History & Egyptology and Archaeology expert, Friendly Planet Guide
 
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