The GnT Egypt Experience

$1,449.00

Discounts for Couple/Friends Sharing

(Excludes International Air Fare and Drinks)

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  • Saqqara Mortuary Complex.
  • The Ancient Capital, Memphis.
  • The Bent and Red Pyramids.
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Taking on the Red Pyramid

The Luxor Museum, home to many local discoveries from Egypt’s New Kingdom.

  • The Mummification Museum.
  • Luxor Temple, built by Tutankhamun’s grandfather, Amenhotep III.
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  • Luxor Temple

 

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  • The Valley of the Queens, the final resting place of Queen Nefertari, wife of Rameses the Great.
  • The Worker’s Village, the ancient home of the tomb builders.
  • Qurnet Marai, the tomb of Tutankhamun’s Viceroy of Kush.
  • Medinet Habu, the magnificent mortuary temple of Rameses III.
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Medinet Habu

  • The Tombs of the Nobles , the burial places of many of the important courtiers and officials of the ancient city of Thebes.
  • The Ramesseum, the colossal Mortuary Temple of Rameses the Great.
  • The Colossi of Memnon, the two towering statues that mark the entrance to Amenhotep III’s Mortuary Temple.
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The Ramasseum

  • The Valley of the Kings, the world’s most famous cemetery.
  • Carter’s House, where archaeologist Howard Carter stayed while searching for the tomb of Tutankhamun.
  • The Replica Tomb of Tutankhamun.
  • The Western Valley and the Tomb of Ay.
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Replica of Tutankhamun Tomb

  • The Mortuary Temple of Seti I, father of Rameses the Great.
  • Tombs of the Nobles at Dra Abu el-Naga.
  • The Temple of Merneptah, the Mortuary Temple of the successor to Rameses the Great.
  • The funerary complex of Kheruef, Steward to Queen Tiye, the Great Royal Wife of Amenhotep III.
  • The Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, probably Egypt’s most famous female pharaoh.
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Hatshepsut's Mortuary Temple

  • Karnak, one of the largest temple complexes in the world.
  • The Precinct of Mut, consort to the all-powerful god Amun.
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Hypostyle Hall

  • The Giza Plateau, home to the Pyramids and the Sphinx.
  • The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to Egypt’s greatest treasures since 1902.
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The Egyptian Museum

  • The GnT Egypt Experience begins in Cairo with some of the earliest tombs and pyramids, including a visit to the ancient capital, Memphis. The overnight sleeper train will take you south to Luxor and the start of an unhurried journey of discovery through the one-time capital of the land of the Pharaohs and the extraordinary burial grounds of Ancient Egypt’s New Kingdom. You will visit some of the more interesting tombs and temples in the Luxor area, many of which are not on the general tourist itineraries. Pooling their knowledge, resources and personal experiences, your hosts will lead you on a fascinating exploration back in time. You will walk the paths of not just kings and queens from the distant past, but also those of the nobility of the age, the men and women who held the reins of officialdom in the name of the Pharaoh, and the oft-forgotten workmen who labored under extreme conditions to bring these massive undertakings to life. Your last morning will begin with a visit to Egypt’s most famous landmark, the Giza Plateau, home to the Pyramids and the Sphinx, where you will have the opportunity to go inside the Great Pyramid, followed by a tour of the world famous Egyptian Museum, current home of the golden mask of Tutankhamun. You will then be driven to Cairo International Airport in time for your international departure.

 

  • The Egypt Experience entails a degree of walking, going up and down steps and stairs, possibly some crawling, climbing in and out of minibus transport, and hopping on and off boats; nothing too strenuous. Nobody will be asked to do anything they are not comfortable with. As we are not tied down to coach times we can take as long as we wish, or change the itinerary if required. There are also rest spots everywhere. There will be plenty of time to relax in the evenings, and we will always stop for lunch, but generally the days are full days. We have organised minibus transport to take us to and from sites. All this transport is included in the price.

 

  • The Egypt Experience price includes hotel accommodation (p.p. sharing) with pool, all meals, all entrance fees, sleeper-train return from Cairo to Luxor, guiding, tipping and water on all excursions, but excludes all international flights, all drinks and any other optional/personal extras.

This price includes:

All of your accommodation in Egypt, which would be 2 nights on board the sleeper-train between Cairo and Luxor in a private cabin and 5 nights in your own room in a Luxor hotel, with balcony and aircon. The hotel is situated on the West Bank, about a hundred metres from the Nile and has views looking across the river to the Luxor Temple. It also has a full restaurant, bar and pool.

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All of your transport in Egypt; depending on where we are going that could be by minibus, sleeper-train, taxi, motorboat or ferry. All of your meals from your arrival in Cairo to your departure 8 days later.

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Three meals a day, comprising breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other than on board the train, all of your meals will be either at the hotel or in local restaurants.

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All your entrance fees are included. This means your entrance to the Great Pyramid, the Bent Pyramid and The Red Pyramid plus all the other sites in Cairo. In Luxor, this includes whatever tombs are open in the Valley of the Kings including that of Tutankhamun, the Valley of the Queens as well as some of the Tombs of the Nobles and more at Deir el-Medina. Probably somewhere around 25 to 30 tombs in total. A lot depends on what is open on any given day and how adventurous you are. Added to that are all the temples, including Karnak.

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All your guiding. Wherever we need guides, they are included in the cost. All the guides we use are licenced tour guides that we have known and used for several years.

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All tipping. To make your time in Egypt the best it can be, we take care of all the tipping. Tipping is a way of life in Egypt and an expected part of daily culture. It is not begging. There have been reports of people feeling intimidated by the tipping, and so we decided to remove that by taking care of it ourselves. On a similar subject, there will be time for shopping for souvenirs etc where we will either accompany you ourselves, or send one of our Egyptian friends with you to make sure you are not hassled or overcharged by traders. More on this nearer the time. Egypt is completely safe for females and for single travellers, but we will never leave you on your own.

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Water on all excursions. Egypt can be hot and much of where we will be is in the desert. It is important to keep hydrated and we will always makes sure there is enough water.

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What is not included is your international return airfare to Cairo, any travel insurance you may decide on, also, drinks are not included, nor items of a personal nature, for example souvenirs.