Egypt small group tour, Alexandria & Nile cruise

Experience the history and majesty of Egypt's ancient sites, with time spent on a Nile cruise and a night on a sleeper train.
Cairo Alexandria sleeper train to Aswan Aswan Nile Cruise Luxor Valley of the Kings Thebes
Price
£2005To£2340excluding flights
Duration
12 Days
Type
Small group
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Single supplement £550.
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Late availability on these dates: 12 Dec, 15 Dec, 17 Dec, 22 Dec, 24 Dec, 31 Dec, 02 Jan, 07 Jan, 14 Jan, 16 Jan, 21 Jan, 30 Jan, 02 Feb, 11 Feb, 13 Feb, 18 Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 02 Mar, 06 Mar, 09 Mar, 13 Mar
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Description of Egypt small group tour, Alexandria & Nile cruise

This Egypt small group tour takes you to the countryís most fascinating cities, including Alexandria, and throws in a Nile Cruise for good measure. Egypt is a country steeped in history and legend, whose iconic sites such as the pyramids and the Valley of the Kings loom large in imaginations the world over; and this trip is the perfect introduction to these famous treasures.

Starting in frenetic Cairo, youíll visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, before heading out to explore the many ancient highlights of Alexandria, Aswan and Luxor, with a cruise down the mighty Nile and an overnight train journey adding to the romance and atmosphere.

Accommodation is in comfortable hotels, a modern Nile cruise ship and air-conditioned two-berth cabins on the sleeper train. Youíll need a basic level of fitness to fully enjoy this trip. Bear in mind that Egypt gets very hot during the months of July and August.

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Price information

£2005To£2340excluding flights
Single supplement £550.
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Nile cruising
The Nile has always played a vital role in Egyptian culture, trade and agriculture, which explains why many of the countryís most significant ancient ...
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The sheer enigma of Egypt as a destination is so deeply ingrained in our perceptions of history, culture and civilisation that itís taken on an almost...

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1 Reviews of Egypt small group tour, Alexandria & Nile cruise

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Optional hot air balloon ride and the Nile cruise

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Check weather forecasts travelling in January it was colder, especially at night, than I was anticipating.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Apart from the 3 internal air flights that obviously have an environmental impact it felt as if we mainly used local businesses, and there was a visit to an
animal charity hospital.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Very good, more an experience than a relaxing holiday, but I feel much better informed about both modern and ancient Egypt

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

As a global operator, we take our role in the tourism industry very seriously. We recognise the impact that tourism has on local communities and the environment, and we plan and operate all our tours with this front of our minds. We believe that every tour operator must be responsible in the way they conduct their business, to ensure the welfare of all people and the conservation of the environment.

We are committed to operating in a responsible manner, incorporating the principles of sustainable development in the way we provide our travellers with real life experiences. These values are more than just words on a page; they are ingrained in our culture and the daily operations of every office and every trip. In addition, we expect our staff and travellers to demonstrate the principles of responsible travel - respecting people, cultures and local environments; in the distribution of wealth; in good will and cross-cultural sharing; and in contributing to sustainable development.

As company our responsibilities donít stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travellers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.

A Project supported in Egypt is A.C.E (Animal Care in Egypt) this is a team of 12 fulltime workers, 2 vets and a number of volunteers that care for injured, sick and mistreated animals, providing them with professional veterinary care, nutritious meals and relief from pain.

People

We believe that responsible travel is about the attitude you take with you and the choices you make when travelling - to respect and benefit local people, their cultures, economy and the environment. On trips like this through the Middle East for example, dress standards are conservative, and we recommend loose, lightweight clothing so as not to offend, particularly outside of the major cities.

We take care to use local transport throughout and stay in small, locally owned hotels and guesthouses. We source produce locally throughout the trip, eat at local restaurants and encourage our travellers to purchase souvenirs from local artisans and recruit our on the ground team from the local community. This not only gives a fantastic insight into the country and a snap shot of day to day life, but it also puts valuable financial resources back into the local economy, creating jobs and supporting local businesses.

The local leaders on this trip are passionate about their countryís history, people, culture and environment; they will lead you through a journey of discovering their country whilst leaving as small an impact on the environment as possible. Travellers are encouraged to buy local cotton shopping bags and leave no rubbish behind. This trip will also take you to the heart of some of the rural communities with plenty of opportunity to interact with the locals and learn about their and their ancestorís life

As company our responsibilities donít stop when our tours end. Our own in house foundation has been in operation for over 10 years; a not-for-profit fund that has distributed over AU$3 million to more than 70 non-government organisations since 2002, from health care, education, human rights, child welfare, sustainable development and in environmental and wildlife protection. Donations come from our travellers and are then matched by us dollar for dollar.

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