Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo houses the most extensive collection of ancient Pharaonic antiquities in the world. Most famous of all is the tomb of King Tutankhamen. His six gold-gilded coffins dominate the main hall. The highlight is the famous death mask composed of 11kg of solid gold. Other highlights include the Mummies Room, which we include as standard. There are a series of Mummies on display, the most famous of which is that of Ramses II, the builder of the temples at Abu Simbel. You might also like to pop into the Papyrus Institute, to see how the artwork is made.

There are over 165,000 Egyptian artefacts contained in the Museum. On the ground floor, you will find an extensive collection of papyrus and coins. You also find collection from the New Kingdom (1550 to 1069 BC). On the first floor, you find the artefacts from the Valley of the Kings. These include items from the tombs of Pharaohs Thutmosis III, Thutmosis IV, Amenophis II, Hatshepsut, and the courtier Maiherpri. Also of note are the collections from the tomb of Psusennes I. 

The museum is due to be moved to a new site in 2021. 

Itineraries

Simply Egypt

Cairo - Aswan - Luxor  

This five-night Egyptian sojourn is for those who want a short snapshot of Egyptian culture and history. Combine Cairo and a short Nile cruise before flying home.

5 days from £1500 p. p.

Oberoi Philae & the Red Sea

Cairo - Aswan - Luxor - Hurghada  

From the desert oasis of the Sahara to the myriad of fish and coral in the Red Sea, Egypt is an eternal land of contrast, mystery, intrigue, and romance. This delightful suggested itinerary combines Cairo, a Nile cruise on the Oberoi Philae & the Red Sea. 

11 days from £4450 p. p.

Egypt Family Holiday

Cairo - Luxor - Hurghada  

Bring the stories of ancient Egypt to life on this wonderful Egypt family holiday. Ride camels, see Mummies in the Egyptian Museum, explore the tombs of the Pharaohs, take a felucca ride on the Nile and finish on the beach for plenty of pool time on the Red Sea.

10 days from £2195 p. p.

Boutique Egypt

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan  

Explore Egypt on this privately-guided suggested itinerary combining Cairo, Luxor and Aswan without taking a cruise along the Nile.

10 days from £3350 p. p.

Egypt & Jordan Tour

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan - Amman - Petra - Wadi Rum - Dead Sea  

Delve into timeless antiquity in undoubtedly two of the world’s most historically rich destinations, Egypt & Jordan. 

16 days from £3465 p. p.

Oberoi Zahra Cruise

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan  

The Oberoi Zahra is unquestionably one of Egypt’s most luxurious and iconic Nile cruises. You'll cruise along the Nile, being looked after by the finest Egyptologists. Stay in fabulous cabins and relishing world-class cuisine and spa treatments.

11 days from £3795 p. p.

Classic Egypt & Nile Cruise

Cairo - Luxor - Aswan  

Uncover the ancient world of Egypt on this classic tour of Egypt. Explore Cairo and the Pyramids before cruising down the Nile from Luxor to Aswan. 

9 days from £2145 p. p.

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