Daily Departures Available!
Day 1 Arrive Cairo, Egypt
With a warm "Marhaban," you are welcomed and transported to your luxurious hotel. Unwind from your travels and immerse yourself in the captivating vistas of the pyramids and the Nile.
Day 2 Cairo
Explore bustling Cairo with visits to the Citadel, the Hanging Church and the Alabaster Mosque. Stroll through its labyrinth of alleys of the Khan El-Khalili bazaar. Today's tour concludes with the Egyptian Museum, the country’s richest collection of antiquities, and its renowned mummy room. (BLD)
Day 3 Cairo
Today's sites include the ancient capital of Memphis, Alabaster Sphinx and the Colossus of Ramses II. Continue to Sakkara and its sprawling necropolis. Visit the Step Pyramid, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. Wrap up your sightseeing at the Solar Boat Museum, site of Cheops' huge funerary boat. (BL)
Day 4 Cairo / Luxor
Fly to Luxor, site of ancient Egypt’s capital city of Thebes. This afternoon visit the temples at Abydos. (BL)
Day 5 Nile River Cruise
Board the elegant River Tosca. After lunch, explore the fascinating Karnak Temple and its great Hypostyle Hall. Savor a leisurely afternoon as your ship travels north to Dendera. (BLD)
Day 6 Nile River Cruise
Explore the wonderfully-preserved Temple of Hathor, the horned cow goddess of love. Return to your ship for lunch, then, cruise back to Luxor where you’ll disembark to view its magnificent temple. (BLD)
Day 7 Nile River Cruise
Venture into the Valley of the Kings, which contains 63 tombs, including that of King Tutankhamun. (King Tut’s tomb at an additional cost.) Visit the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female ruler. You can’t miss the colossal remains of the two statues of Pharaoh Amenohotep III. Tonight, don traditional Egyptian dress for a festive Galabeya party. (BLD)
Day 8 Nile River Cruise
The dual Temple of Kom Ombo is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and the crocodile god Sobek. Cruise to Aswan and the High Dam built in 1960. Visit the granite quarries and see the Unfinished Obelisk. Explore the Philae Temple, which was dismantled and rebuilt on higher ground. Cap the afternoon with a sail on a traditional felucca. (BLD)
Day 9 Aswan / Abu Simbel / Depart
Disembark your floating hotel and fly to Abu Simbel, site of the twin Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari. This UNESCO-designated site was dismantled and rebuilt, saving the 3,500-year-old temples from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Enjoy a day room and a farewell dinner, before your transfer to the airport. (BLD)
The mysterious world of Egypt’s pharaohs and pantheon of gods comes alive on this journey through “the cradle of ancient civilization.” Explore Cairo and the pyramids and cruise the Nile River, visiting the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and Aswan.
Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD)
Cairo: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence
Luxor: Hilton Luxor Resort
Cruising: Cabin onboard River Tosca or Sonesta Star Goddess
Cairo: Hilton Cairo Heliopolis
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.