Travel by minibus, cruise boat and overnight train.
8 nights 4/5 star hotels, 3 nights 5 star cruise boat, 2 nights sleeper train.
13 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners included.
Specifically to this trip, we would highlight the following issues for you to consider:
This tour is specifically designed for people with a real interest in Egypt and its amazing history and is more in depth than our other tours.
There are some early starts as we try to avoid the heat of the day and see the archaeological sites in, what we believe, their best light.
If you would prefer just to get an overview of Egypt, rather than going in depth with more visits and lectures then we would recommend our Egyptian Discoverer, Nile Cruise and A Taste of Egypt tours.
The train journey used is an overnight sleeper train. The facilities used are good by Egyptian standards although they may not be quite up to the Swiss Rail network! Egypt can get hot, especially during our summer, which can cause discomfort whilst travelling. Care should be taken to drink a lot of water and you should be careful where and what you eat.
This trip has been graded as grade A (leisurely). Leisurely grade trips are suitable for all clients with average health and fitness. No experience of any activity involved is necessary.
Ramadan Please note that the Muslim month of Ramadan will take place from 20th July - 18th August 2012 and from 9th July - 7th August 2013 (dates can shift slightly). This is a time when followers of Islam do not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. This can sometimes affect the opening hours of certain tourist sites. However, we will ensure that that the itinerary is affected as little as possible if you travel during this period. Food and drink is available to tourists during the day.
Normal group size and age
Normally 6 to 18 plus Egyptologist. Minimum age 16.
EGYPTOLOGISTS ON EVERY TRIP
All our Egypt trips are either led by, or accompanied by a qualified Egyptologist. The guides are a real asset to our trips and with their expert knowledge on Egyptian history, they really bring the ancient world back to life.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Designed for people who are in good health, enjoy the outdoors and want a relaxing trip packed with interest.
Special Interest: For those who have a passion for archaeology, food, flowers, languages or yoga. Solar eclipse and Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) departures and specialist conservation holidays are also included.
Mixed Activities: Activities may range from the ordinary (for example walking, cycling or whitewater rafting) to the damn right extraordinary (including caving, camel riding or canyoning).
Culture: Let Exodus show you a different side to many of the world's greatest cultural attractions.
Where you stay is a crucial part of a holiday, and we have gone to great lengths to find accommodation that provides extra comfort, character, convenience and value. Five-star hotels won’t feature on the agenda, but itineraries guarantee a greater degree of comfort after your day’s efforts.