Your Enchanting Egypt & the Red Sea Package

Enchanting Egypt & the Red Sea



  17 Nights

  Africa & Middle East



Awaken your inner explorer on this expedition through the lush river valleys and golden desert landscapes of Egypt. Cruise the Nile past the pharaonic temples of Luxor to the Nubian treasures of Aswan. Your voyage will also take you to the mystical Pyramids of Giza, Tomb of the Nobles and the Sphinx.

From the homeport of Sokhna Port, sail aboard an MSC Middle East cruise through the sun-kissed waters of the Red Sea to discover Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan.

In Saudi Arabia, admire the wealth of UNESCO World Heritage archaeological sites such as the historic walled city of Al-'Ula, a cultural landmark of this region.

With a Red Sea cruise you can also visit Yanbu, a desert port celebrated for its white sugar beaches and bright turquoise waters.

From Aqaba, you can visit the UNESCO city of Petra, and discover the ancient Nabatean civilization. Witness the magnificent royal tombs, narrow canyons, and iconic Treasury building of this Jordanian jewel in all its splendour.

Your Fly, Tour & Cruise Package Includes:

  • $3500 flight credit per person
  • 8 night Best of Egypt guided tour with Trafalgar, Cairo return
  • Includes cherry-picked hotels, 16 meals, 4 night Nile cruise, domestic flights, sightseeing plus more
  • 2 nights 4-star accommodation in Cairo with breakfast
  • 7 night Saudi Arabia & Red Sea cruise onboard MSC Orchestra, Sokhna Port (Cairo) return
  • All onboard meals in complimentary dining venues & selected non-alcoholic beverages
  • A wide range of onboard activities & entertainment
  • Select private transfers in Cairo

Pricing is per person twin share and based on travel 29 November - 16 December 2023

Solo traveller pricing available, speak with your travel consultant

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1

Welcome to Cairo

Embark on an expedition to the land of the Pharaohs, starting your journey in Egypt’s effervescent capital, Cairo. On arrival at Cairo Airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and have time to relax after your journey. Refreshed and ready to embrace the intoxicating energy of this ancient and modern city, you’ll be thrilled with the many treasures that will give you a preview of what’s about to come – an incredible encounter with antiquities you’ll be sharing with friends for years to come.

Day 2

Fly to Luxor and Embark on Your Nile Cruise

Fly to Luxor this morning and connect with the remnants of ancient Thebes during a visit to the Temple of Amun and the imposing Avenue of the Sphinx. Board your cruise ship in time for lunch, then visit the Luxor Museum before returning to your cruise ship for dinner.

Day 3

A Day to Explore the Valley of the Kings

Journey to the final resting place of Egypt’s Pharaohs, immersing yourself in the ancient history of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon and the Grand Temple of Luxor. Connect With Locals as you enjoy a traditional Be My Guest bite to eat of freshly baked bread with honey and mint tea in the archaeological paradise that is Luxor's West Bank.

Day 4

Journey to Ancient Kom-Ombo

Sail upstream to Kom-Ombo, where life remains much as it was a thousand years ago. Standing at the threshold of the imposing Temple of Kom-Ombo on the banks of the Nile, you’ll imagine visitors over the centuries arriving to pay homage to the gods Horus the Elder and Sobek. Tour the Temple, learning all about its ‘double’ and perfectly symmetrical design for the duo of gods – one side dedicated to the crocodile god, the other to the falcon god. After a captivating encounter with the ancients, we enjoy a traditional Egyptian dinner on our cruise boat. Watching the sun set over the shimmering Nile, we’ll don our galabeas and toast to legends of the past and new friends.

Day 5

Onwards to Aswan

Set sail on a traditional felucca across the mighty Nile to voyage around the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener’s Island. On arrival explore the Aswan Dam, built to curb the periodic flooding of the Nile. Our next stop is the Temple of Isis, followed by a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock.

Day 6

Disembark and Fly to Cairo

Enjoy a day at leisure or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the Sun Temple of Abu Simbel before flying back to Cairo this afternoon.

Day 7

Discover Colourful Cairo

Embark on a sightseeing tour through the cacophony of Cairo’s busy streets. Visit the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo, see the ancient Citadel and the Alabaster Mosque. Later, you'll Dive Into Culture and discover Tutankhamun's priceless treasures at the Egyptian Museum.

Day 8

Admire the Wonders of Giza

The Great Pyramids of Giza beckon today and we have an opportunity to embark on a soul-stirring encounter with its treasures – the Colossus of Ramses II, the Step Pyramid of Saqqara and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. Enjoy some free time this evening or consider joining a Nile dinner cruise.

Day 9

Farewell Cairo

Our epic journey at its end, we say farewell to newfound friends. Find out more about your free airport transfer at

Cruise Itinerary:





09 Dec 23

Sokhna (Cairo), Egypt


7.00 pm

10 Dec 23

Safaga, Egypt

8.00 am

10.00 pm

11 Dec 23

At Sea



12 Dec 23

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

7.00 am

10.00 pm

13 Dec 23

At Sea



14 Dec 23

Aqaba, Jordan

8.00 am

10.00 pm

15 Dec 23

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

8.00 am

6.00 pm

16 Dec 23

Sokhna (Cairo), Egypt

6.00 am


* Conditions apply. Offer is limited, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotion is correct and valid at the time of publication. Booking and full supplier terms and conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only and not combinable with any other offer (unless stated).

Prices listed are per person in Australian/New Zealand Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 15 September 2023 and can be withdrawn without notice.   Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated.  Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge. Air credit is applicable on airline of choice, subject to availability and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions.