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Luxor & Red Sea Adventure With Beach Extension

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  • Duration: 12 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW99498

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

11 nights. October 2020 - May 2021. From £1685.00.

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This twin-centre holiday combines some of the world’s greatest wonders with the modern-age comforts of a shore-side resort. Spend two nights in Upper ​Egypt’s fabled Luxor, on the bank of the tranquil Nile. Here, the modern city is gateway to Ancient Egypt’s most astonishing relics, windows to the golden age of the Pharaohs. After jaw-dropping discoveries and exploration, you'll cross the desert landscape to the Red Sea resort of Hurghada. Here, rest and relaxation, as well as more active pursuits on land and water, await, completing the sun-kissed pleasures of your Egyptian adventure.

What's Included

11 nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at hotels in Hurghada (9 nights) and Luxor (2)
Guided tours of Luxor’s East and West Bank temples and monuments
A Red Sea cruise with lunch and snorkelling equipment
A 4x4 desert safari, visiting a Bedouin village
Return flights to Hurghada
Coach travel and transfers throughout
Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

Holiday Highlights

Explore the West Bank, site of the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings and the temple of Queen Hatshepsut
See the temples of Karnak and Luxor on the Nile’s East Bank
Spend nine nights on the shores of the Red Sea in Hurghada
Spend two nights in Upper Egypt, perhaps the world’s greatest open-air museum, discovering the extraordinary treasures of Luxor – ancient Thebes
Enjoy a day’s Red Sea cruise, with time for swimming and snorkelling
Take a 4x4 safari to a Bedouin village
PRICE FROM ? £1685 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Head south to Hurghada, meet your tour manager and transfer to your well-appointed hotel to rest and relax after the journey. Later, enjoy your first dinner in Egypt.

Day 2

After breakfast, you'll journey across the timeless red desert to Luxor, once the Ancient Egyptian capital, Thebes. Here vast, mysterious, extraordinary monuments ranged on both sides of the Nile reflect the wealth and power of the ancient Egyptians. Start your explorations on the East Bank of the Nile as you visit beautiful Luxor Temple and its colonnades and courtyards. After a fascinating first afternoon in the city, you'll transfer to your hotel for dinner.

Day 3

Head away from the modern city, today, and cross to the Nile's fabled West Bank, to visit the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings. Here, in 1922, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon discovered the sand-blocked entrance to the treasure trove that was the tomb and monument of Tutankhamun. Your visit will take you to the Temple of the female Pharaoh, Hatshepsut, and gaze in awe at the twin Colossi of Memnon, which once stood guard at the entrance to a vast temple. Get a glimpse back through time into one of the most fascinating epochs of world history, as the lives and culture of the Ancient Egyptians are brought thrillingly to life. This evening, as a fitting climax to your stay in Luxor, join an optional excursion to see the stirring Son et Lumière at the temple, which pays homage to the pharaohs and recreates the great procession through the ruins to the sacred lake beyond.

Day 4

Our final tour in Luxor takes us to the staggering Temple of Karnak, where the vast columns of the Great Hypostyle Hall – said to be able to contain 10 cathedrals – dwarf visitors to this immense monument. This afternoon, bid farewell to Luxor and travel back across the timeless landscape to the shores of the Red Sea where, in contrast to Luxor’s antiquities, all the modern comforts of your beach resort await. Settle in to your hotel, and get to know your sun-kissed surroundings, where rest and relaxation are very much the order of the rest of the day.

Day 5

Enjoy a fun-filled day as you join your fellow guests aboard a day-cruiser, heading away from Hurghada to putter up and down the coastline and making the most of the crystal clear, warm waters. Swim or snorkel, catching glimpses of colourful marine life, and enjoy lunch and soft drinks on a Red Sea island as you spend a perfect day under sunny skies.

Day 6

Head inland once again, today, as you enjoy an exciting guided safari by 4x4 into the desert sands of the Sahara. Take in the other-worldly colours of the ever-shifting landscape, and visit a Bedouin village to learn about the lives of the nomadic peoples that have made this harsh environment their home for millennia. Later, enjoy a barbecue under canvas and the opportunity to take a camel ride across the sands.

Day 7

Make the most of a last full day in the Egyptian sunshine, whether in total relaxation or in more active pursuits in the resort or on the water. Alternatively, you may wish to join a city tour of Hurghada. This evening, join your fellow guests for dinner.

Days 8-11

As some of your new-found friends head home, you'll be free to continue relaxing and making the most of your hotel's extensive leisure facilities. Relax with a book, stretch out beside the pool or take to the warm, clear waters of the Red Sea and enjoy optional activities like snorkelling, scuba diving and swimming, or even windsurfing and canoeing. Dry land activities on offer include tennis and aerobics, and there's always the chance to unwind and pamper yourself in the serene surroundings of the hotel spa. However you decide to spend your days, you can be sure of genuine hospitality and plenty of time to relax.

Day 12

Bid farewell to your Egyptian hosts and transfer back to the airport to check in for your flight home. Back to top

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 20 minutes.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Passports and visas

British citizens will require a visa to enter Egypt. The current cost is US$25 (approximately £19). You can obtain your visa on arrival and should make payment in Sterling, US Dollars or Euros. Passports must be valid for six months beyond the return date to the UK and contain one blank page for the visa.

Terms and conditions

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