RiverCruise.com River Cruise Specialists
800-510-4002
Escorted Tours Escorted
Tours
Cruises Cruises
Hotels and Resorts Hotels &
Resorts
Africa Safaris  Africa 
Safaris

Wonders of Ancient Egypt 2020-2021

12 days with Trafalgar  Rating: First Class

Book this River Cruise Now and Save!


  • Save $400 per couple off premium economy airfare on this trip. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Very Important Traveler Discount! Past Trafalgar guests save an additional 5% off the price shown for select vacations. Click here for eligible departures.
  • Very Important Traveler Plus Discount! Past guests who have traveled with Trafalgar five or more times save an additional 5% off the price shown for all vacations. Click here for eligible departures.

Offers subject to change or withdrawal, availability is limited. Some discounts are not combinable.

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Cairo (2 Nights)
Delve into the antiquities of Egypt on this epic journey which begins in Cairo. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for a day at leisure.

Day 2 Cairo – Pyramids Excursion
Immerse yourself in a history that spans millennia during a full-day excursion to the old kingdom of Egypt. See the Colossus of Ramses II and the Alabaster Sphinx at Memphis. Visit the Step Pyramid at Sakkara, then marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. This evening, watch as the walls of these feats of man are lit up in a dazzling Sound and Light Show. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 3 Cairo – Nile Cruise: Luxor (7 Nights)
We fly to Luxor this morning and embark on a guided tour of the Karnak Temple Complex, before boarding our cruise in time for lunch.Later this afternoon, visit Luxor Museum to see an astounding collection of archaeological treasures, including items from Tutankhamun’s tomb. We'll board our cruise ship and settle in to our home for the next seven nights. (Buffet Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Nile Cruise: Dendera – Luxor
Pay tribute to the Goddess Hathor at the well-preserved Dendera Temple, then travel back to Luxor to visit its Grand Temple on the banks of the Nile. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Nile Cruise: Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan
Set sail early bound for Kom Ombo with its dual temple dedicated to two gods, then continue to Aswan, arriving in time for dinner. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 6 Nile Cruise: Sail towards Aswan
Spend the day at leisure relaxing on-board your cruise ship. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Nile Cruise: Aswan – Philae
View the Unfinished Obelisk, lying semi-carved from the solid bedrock, and visit the High Dam in Aswan. Continue to the Temple of Isis on the Island of Philae, then sail in a felucca to the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island, sharing the Nile waters with locals plying their fishing trade. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Nile Cruise: Aswan – Kom-Ombo
Consider joining a once in a lifetime Optional Experience to Abu Simbel. Later, we'll visit the roofless Temple of Kom-Ombo, worshipping two gods. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Nile Cruise to Luxor
Watch how the river gives life to an arid landscape and the people who live within it as you sail down the Nile to Luxor. (Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Disembark Luxor – Cairo (2 Nights)
We disembark at Luxor and travel to the West Bank, journeying back in time to explore the fascinating complex of mortuary temples and tombs, including Queen Hatshepsut's Temple, the Colossi of Memnon and the Valley of the Kings. We take a return flight to Cairo where we'll enjoy an evening at leisure to soak up the buzzing atmosphere for which the city is famous. This evening consider an evening meal on board a floating restaurant with some lively Egyptian entertainment. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 11 Cairo Sightseeing
Your sightseeing tour through Cairo will include a visit to the Hanging Church of St. Mary and the Sultan Hassan Mosque in Old Cairo, the Alabaster Mosque and the Egyptian Museum. (Buffet Breakfast)

Day 12 Depart Cairo
Our expedition at its end, take a transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (Buffet Breakfast)

Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • CITY TOUR in Luxor and Cairo
  • VISIT the temples of Karnak, Luxor Museum, the temple dedicated to Goddess Hathor at Dendera, Luxor Temple, the Temple of Isis on the island of Philae, the temple at Kom-Ombo, Queen Hatshepsut's Temple and the Colossi of Memnon in Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo
  • VIEW the Step Pyramid in Sakkara, the Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk in Aswan, the Botanical Gardens on Kitchener's Island, the Citadel, Alabaster and Sultan Hassan Mosques in Cairo
  • SEE the Ramses II statue and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, the Sound and Light show in Giza
  • SAIL in a felucca across the Nile
All This Included
The enduring buzz of Cairo's bustling city streets and imposing Great Pyramids of Giza launch your discovery of ancient Egypt. Cruise down the Nile to Kom-Ombo, past Luxor, and explore the Valley of the Kings.

Dining Highlights

  • 11 buffet breakfasts
  • 7 cruise lunches
  • 7 cruise dinners

First class travel Highlights

  • Daily breakfast and an average of 50% of evening meals
  • Seven-night luxury Nile Cruise
  • Return flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • Hand-picked hotels, lodges and luxury safari camps
  • Hand-picked Trip Highlights
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director, Driver Guide or Trafalgar Representative
  • Escorted by one of Trafalgar's English-speaking Egyptologists / Travel Directors
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Accommodations on this Tour
Cairo: Le Meridien Pyramids
Cruising: MS Medea, MS Miriam, MS Nile Sapphire or similar
Cairo: Ramses Hilton
Notes
  • * Travel to Europe often requires an overnight flight. Please arrange flights to arrive on or before Day 1.
  • * Autumn, Winter, Spring Departures: Prices, discounts, itinerary, and hotels are subject to change and will be finalized when the Autumn, Winter, Spring Europe Brochure is released in May 2020.
  • * Canadian Passport Holders require a Visa for Egypt. Guests will need original passport and approx. U$25 pp. Please see important visa details sent with your invoice.
  • * Complimentary Arrival and Departure Transfers are available for guests who have provided Trafalgar with their flight details and are staying in a Cairo hotel booked by Trafalgar.
  • * Internal Flights - Luggage allowance is limited to 1 suitcase per person (maximum of 23Kg/50lbs) and 1 hand luggage per person (maximum of 7Kg/15lbs). Full passport details are required prior to final payment.
  • * Nile Cruise: Occasionally the itinerary may be altered due to seasonal circumstances. Visits to sights and highlights will not be affected. The cruise is operated by the MS Miriam, MS Medea, or MS Sapphire (or similar cruise ship).
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* 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.



   800-510-4002
OR Click to inquire
Open Mon-Fri 7am to 10pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 9am to 8pm, CST
River Cruise a division of Vacations To Go