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Explore the Treasures of the Nile at Discount Rates with Thomas Cook Tours

UNITED KINGDOM, England, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Thomas Cook Tours is offering a 15% discount on its fully escorted Treasures of the Nile tour, due to depart London, Heathrow on 28 December 2012.

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The Treasures of the Nile Tour takes tour members on a cruise down the ancient waterways of the Nile River, with visits to a selection of ancient Egypt's most important ruins, temples and monuments. The escorted tour is one of 3 Egypt holidays on offer by Thomas Cook Tours and spans a total of 11 days.

London to Cairo

Thomas Cook Tours provides a complimentary shuttle service, ferrying tour members from their doors to Heathrow for the flight from London to Cairo.

What the tour includes

The sprawling, ancient city of Cairo is the first stop on the tour. Tour members will have three days to explore the wonders of this city, including the world-renowned Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, the iconic Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

From Cairo, tour members depart on a short flight to Luxor, where they'll embark on a journey down the Nile.

Highlights of the cruise include

  • visits to the magnificent temples of Luxor and Karnak, located within the city limits of the modern city of Luxor
  • a boat trip to the Dendera Temple Complex, one of the largest and best preserved Ancient Egyptian temple complexes and home to the remarkably preserved Temple of Hathor
  • a tour of the Valley of Kings and the Valley of Queens, a haunting rocky, desert landscape that houses the tombs of many of the rulers of the Egyptian New Kingdom
  • a trip to the Aswan High Dam, a significant modern engineering feat, and the entrancing island of Philae

Places still available

Places are still available on the Treasures of the Nile Tour, but with the significant discount that's being offered, customers are advised to book early to avoid disappointment. Additional information on the tour, including a full itinerary, contact details and additional details on rates, is available on the Thomas Cook Escorted Tours website.

About Thomas Cook Tours

Thomas Cook organised his first trip in 1841. Since then, Thomas Cook Tours has become synonymous with guided travel to all the world's top holiday destinations. It offers a choice of 70 escorted tours spanning six continents. Each tour is carefully designed to help travellers make the most of their time on holiday, and to provide the best possible value for money.

Media Contact: Matt Taylor Thomas Cook Tours, +44 (0)844 879 8018, TCAftersales@thomascook.com

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