Monthly Archives: September 2011

Counting down the days!

This time next week I expect to be milling around in Gatwick Airport, eagerly awaiting a flight to Luxor in Egypt for the start of what promises to be a fantastic Holiday!

As you can imagine, I can’t wait!   I’ve booked three weeks of Leave for this, meaning very little holiday during the year to date, so it’s been a long time coming!

The Itinerary is as follows:

 

Day 1 Wednesday.
Flights in to Luxor airport and transfer to cruise boat. Dinner is served onboard. An Overnight stay on the boat in Luxor.

Day 2 Thursday
Breakfast on the boat. Visit the to Karnak and Luxor Temples. Lunch and Dinner are served onboard. Overnight on the boat in Luxor.

Day 3 Friday
Breakfast on the boat. Visit to the West Bank of the Nile, including Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Temple in the Valley of the Queens and Memnon of Colossi.
Lunch and Dinner will be served onboard. Sail to Edfu. Overnight in Edfu.

Day 4 Saturday
Breakfast onboard. Visit to the site of the Edfu Temple.  Afternoon sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris.  Sail to Aswan. Lunch and then dinner
will be served onboard. Overnight onboard in Aswan.

Day 5 Sunday
Breakfast onboard.  Morning visit to the Aswan High Dam, Philae Temple and the Unfinished Obelisk.  A Panoramic sailing on a felucca seeing the magnificent Aga Khan’s Mausoleum.  Transfer to Aswan Airport for flight to Cairo.
Transfer from Cairo Airport to hotel. Dinner in your hotel.

Day 6 Monday
Breakfast at the hotel.  Visit the Pyramid’s, the Sphinx and the Desert Necropolis of Saqqara.  Return to your hotel for dinner.

Day 7 Tuesday
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning visit to the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities with highlights such as Tutankhamun’s burial treasures. Visit to the Citadel, Mohammed Ali Alabaser Mosque and the Bazaar. Dinner will be served at your hotel. Overnight in your hotel.

Day 8 Wednesday
Breakfast at your hotel. Transfer to Cairo Airport.  Flight to Hurghada.  Transfer to Spa Resort on Red Sea Coast in Hurghada.

Day 9 – 14
Relax and enjoy!

So as you can see it’s a fairly full on first week visiting lots of Tourist sites, hopefully lots of Photo opportunities!  Followed by a second week of just relaxing and chilling out in a Spa resort before heading home!

As I write this, I have only four days left at work before my Leave starts, and it seems people are starting to wake up to the fact that I’m not going to be around for the next three weeks.  Seems like getting through this week is going to be hard work!  But it’ll be worth it!  As long as Thomas Cook don’t mess us about any more!!