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HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY EGYPT HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY UZBEKISTAN Egypt's iconic Sphinx Bukhara at sunset Ancient Egypt Revealed Presidential Nile hhhh. The archaeology of Ancient Egypt awaits you on this fascinating tour. Uzbekistan: Unveiling History 10 nights from £1999^ Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £68 if not required§ Departing October 30, 2018. Holiday code: AV178. Single rooms at no extra cost, subject to availability Including VIP door-to-door travel service ­ see page 67 Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Ten breakfasts, three lunches and nine dinners Seven full-days of visits to historical and archaeological sites Talks by a local academic Saga tour manager Porterage at all hotels Tourist visa**. l l l l l l l l FULL BOARD 12 nights from £1899^ Including optional travel insurance§ Departing Jan 24 (£1979 £1929), Oct 17, 2018 (£1899). Holiday code: AV035 Single rooms at no extra cost, subject to availability Including VIP door-to-door travel service ­ see page 67 6 nights in hotels and 6 on board cruise ship 35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners Local wines, beers and soft drinks with lunch and dinner throughout the tour 8 excursions and 11 visits Optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights, or a reduction if not required§ Return flights and transfers Saga tour manager Porterage at your hotel and on the ship Tourist visa**. l l l l l l l l l Itinerary: Cairo ­ three nights at the Pyramisa Hotel (4Q) · Aswan ­ three nights at the Pyramisa Isis Island Hotel (4Q) · Edfu ­ six nights aboard Presidential Nile ship · Kom Ombo · Aswan · Edfu · Esna · Luxor. Your programme This exciting holiday focuses on the archaeology of ancient Egypt, and includes a Nile cruise, three archaeology talks and a knowledgeable local guide to accompany your visits. Your adventure starts in Cairo, with a city tour and visit to the famous Egyptian Museum with its stunning collections. You'll also visit Memphis, Sakkara and the iconic Pyramids and Sphinx. Then travel to Aswan where you can look forward to visiting the High Dam and Philae Temple. Next stop is Luxor where you step aboard the Presidential Nile ship for your six-night cruise. You'll stop at Kom Ombo to explore a ruined Graeco-Roman temple, then it's on to Abu Simbel for the Temples of Ramses II. Your final port of call is Luxor where you can look forward to visiting the Valleys of the Kings and Queens. To find out more visit saga.co.uk/egypt-revealed Itinerary: Day 1-2: UK-Tashkent. Fly overnight to Tashkent, stay overnight at the Lotte City Palace (4Q), or similar hotel. Meet the Professor of Archaeology, visit the Museum of History, the Muyi-Mubarak Mosque and the Khast-Imam complex. Day 3: Tashkent-Urgench-Khiva. Fly to Urgench. Visit Ayzkala fortress with lunch in yurt camp. Transfer to Khiva. Stay overnight at the Asia Khiva (3Q) or similar hotel. Short city tour of Itchan Kala. Day 4: Khiva to Bukhara. Tour Ismail Khodja Mausoleum, Kunya-Ark Castle and Muhammed Amin Khan Madrassah. Journey across the Red Desert to Bukhara. Stay three nights at the Asia Bukhara (3Q) or similar hotel. Day 5: Bukhara. See key sights including the 10th-century Samanids Mausoleum, Citadel Ark and the 12th century minaret Kalon, the Kalyan Mosque and Miri Arab Madrassah. Day 6: Bukhara. Visit Paykend settlement, dubbed the Asian Pompeii. Continue to Varakhsha to see the remains of this oasis city. Day 7: Bukhara to Shakhrisabz and Samarkand. Visit the ancient settlements of Kasbi, Bazda, see the remains of Erkurgan and ruins of Kesh.Two nights at the Grand Samarkand (4Q) or similar hotel. Day 8: Samarkand. Visit the Afrosiyab Museum and the archaeological sites of Kafyr-kala and Jartepa. Day 9: Samarkand to Tashkent. Admire Registan Square, visit Guri Emir Mausoleum, then take the bullet train to Tashkent. Stay two nights at Lotte City Palace (4Q) or similar hotel. Day 10: Tashkent. Transfer to the archaeological site of Kharashkent. Day 11: Tashkent-UK. Sightseeing tour before your return flight to the UK. To find out more visit saga.co.uk/uzbek-arch ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing, with flights from Heathrow to Urgench, via Tashkent and return from Tashkent, with the scheduled services of Uzbekistan Airways. Prices are subject to availability and may change. Current prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Includes one night aboard aircraft. Domestic flights are available as part of Saga's VIP door-to-door travel service ­ see page 67 for details. §A reduction of £68 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellations rights. Single rooms: (Supplement per person, per tour): £179, subject to availability. For the latest prices and offers, visit saga.co.uk/holidays. See enclosed Essential Information. Please note: **Tourist visa for full British citizens resident in the UK. See the Essential Information for details. SAVE £50 *on Jan 24, 2018 departure when you book by Sep 29, 2017. ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing with flights from Heathrow to Cairo on the scheduled services of Egypt Air. *Prices include savings as advertised, are subject to availability and may change. Current available prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. § A reduction of £42 applies if you do not need the optional travel insurance and additional cancellation rights. For single accomodation, to travel from your local airport or to take advantage of our flight upgrade deals (all subject to availability and extra charges may apply), please visit saga.co.uk/holidays or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. To book see page 70 and call FREE on 0800 074 8021 or visit saga.co.uk/specialinterests 45