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Pharaohs & Families
Best time to go: January to April, September to December
9 Nights | from £2,295pp
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- Visit the pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza
- Discover the treasures of Tutankhamen and gruesome mummies in Cairo Museum
- Go on a scavenger hunt around Khan el-Khalili Bazaar
- Follow in the footsteps of ancient explorers along the Nile, hearing stories of the Pharaohs
- Discover the fascinating corals and fish of the Red Sea
Days 1 to 3 - Cairo
A&K's skilled Egyptologists will bring Cairo to life with fantastic stories of Pharaohs and mummies. The Egyptian Museum is ﬁlled with treasures from across the country, including Tutankhamen's famous mask and the eerie Royal Mummy Room. Your Egyptologist will ﬁnd the right pitch for the youngsters, to ensure their imaginations are fuelled. You'll head into the bustling Khan el-Khalili for a scavenger hunt through the market streets, bargaining hard with the vendors to win the game. And, of course, a visit to Cairo would not be complete without visiting the iconic Great Pyramids at Giza and the Sphinx.
Days 4 to 6 - Aswan to Luxor
Flying south you will reach the Nile at Aswan. Many great explorers and treasure hunters plied this route and now you will experience some of its wonders during a three night cruise on board Sanctuary Sun boat IV which showcases many of the country's highlights. Amongst these are giant temples with intricate carvings still standing after thousands of years in the sand. Tombs once piled high with untold treasure are still decorated with colourful images and hieroglyphics telling stories that your Egyptologist will decipher. See mummiﬁed crocodiles at the Crocodile Museum at Kom Ombo and follow in the footsteps of Howard Carter as you descend into Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. The food on board Sun Boat IV is amazing - and plentiful. Children's requirements are extremely well catered for, and all food and dining ware is prepared in sterilised water for total peace of mind.
Days 6 to 7 - Red Sea
There is no better way to conclude your trip than with some total relaxation on the Red Sea, one of the best snorkelling and diving locations in the world. The Four Seasons Sharm-el Sheikh here is a lavish ﬁve star resort with brilliant service, fantastic facilities for adults including spa and a dive school, and an amazing Kids Club that will keep youngsters entertained during the rest of your stay.
Day 10 - Fly back to UK
You will be privately transferred to the airport for your return flight home.
9 Nights from £2,295 per adult based on two sharing and £1,995 per child based on two children per family. Prices include international flights.
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Our office in Cairo is managed by a local team of experienced and passionate travel professionals with an intimate knowledge of Egypt, enabling them to provide clients with great insight into this fascinating destination, and ensuring a seamless experience every step of the A&K journey. With their long standing personal connections and networks they're also there to help you uncover local secrets and experiences, and to open doors to people and places normally beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller.
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Best time to be there
Winter (October to April) for cultural trips, although May to September is great for the Red Sea. Ramadan is a particularly exciting time to be in Egypt - it is celebrated here with more exuberance than anywhere else in the world.
Cairo, Luxor (British Airways, Egypt Air); Sharm el Sheikh (British from Sep 2015, Easyjet); Hurghada (Easyjet)
4 hours 50 minutes direct
GMT +2 hours
Required - obtainable in advance or on arrival
No mandatory vaccinations