Day 1: International flights to Cairo.
Day 2: Arrive Cairo. Transfer for flight to Aswan. Arrive Aswan. Check-in, rest and a quiet sail on the Nile. Evening meal on the Nile's bank.
Day 3: Visit to the Nobles' Tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa, then to the ancient archaeological site of Abu. Get to meet the local people and share an evening meal with them at a local house.
Day 4: Visit to the Unfinished Obelisk and the Nubian Museum. A late afternoon introduction to the local souk, with an evening visit to the Sound and Light show at Philae.
Day 5: Visits to the temple of Philae. Free time in afternoon prior to High Tea at the Old Cataract Hotel. An evening meal at the "Pizzeria la Luna".
Day 6: Abu Simbel: the Great Temples of Ramesses II and Hathor-Nefertari.
Day 7: Transfer to Luxor by bus, via the convoy system, stopping at the Temples of Kom Ombo and Edfu en route.
Day 8: West Bank (I): the "Colossi of Memnon", Valley of the Kings (eg. Tombs of Tutankhamun and Tuthmosis III), and Luxor Temple in the evening.
Day 9: Explore Karnak Temple in the morning, followed by Luxor Museum in the afternoon. Sound and Light show at Karnak Temple is an optional extra for the evening.
Day 10: Rest Day.
Day 11: West Bank (II): Deir el-Bahri, then the Ramesseum and the Temple of Medinat Habu.
Day 12: West Bank (III): Deir el-Medina and then a visit to the Nobles Tombs at Qurna.
Day 13: Transfer to Cairo and a visit to the Egyptian Museum.
Day 14: Pyramids (I): Dashur (Red and Bent Pyramids) and a visit to Saqqarah.
Day 15: Pyramids (II): Giza in the morning and then off to the Khan-al-Khalili Bazaar. An optional extra is the Sound and Light Show at Giza in the evening.
Days 16 and 17: International flights ex-Cairo.
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