A Private Tour.
From £3,449 Per Person
When you think of Egypt, what comes to mind is the River Nile. The river flows north ultimately emptying into the Mediterranean Sea. So confusingly, the southern part of Egypt is known as “Upper Egypt” and the northern area is known as “Lower Egypt. Located within this part of the Nile is the world’s most extensive concentration of palaces, tombs and temples built over a period of 4,000 years. This includes the Temples of Dendara, Karnak, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Philae and Abu Simbel, and the tombs within the Valley of the Kings across the river from Luxor. As the river continues to flow north it branches out into a flower-shaped formation known as the Nile Delta, Egypt’s most agriculturally rich land with some of the most beautiful, soul-rejuvenating nature the country has to offer.
9 Days / 8 Nights
From $3,449 Per Person
Cairo | Aswan | Nile Cruise | Luxor
Travel Through 2020
Private tour with guide of The Pyramids of Giza, The Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum.
A special home-hosted dinner with a family in Cairo
Private tour with guide of Old Cairo includes the Hanging Church, St. Sergius, Ben Ezra Synagogue and the Citadel of Salah El-Din with the Alabaster Mosque.
Explore the Nubian village in Aswan
Visit a local school in Luxor
Special city tour of Luxor by horse-drawn carriage
DAY BY DAY JOURNEY
Day 1 : Arrive Cairo
You will be met and privately transferred to the deluxe 5* Four Seasons Nile Plaza Hotel for a 3 night stay in a Superior Room including a delicious breakfast daily. The balance of the day is at leisure. Perhaps a visit to the hotel spa?
Day 2 : Cairo
Time to get out and explore Cairo! On today’s full-day private tour, just you and your guide will visit one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The Pyramids of Giza as well as The Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum. These are among the most iconic sites in the world! Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and later this evening take a walk along El-Moez Street, one of the most amazing streets in Islamic Cairo dating back to the Fatimid Caliphate. This evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at Naguib Mahfoz. (B,L,D)
Day 3 : Cairo
Today, your private tour of Old Cairo includes the Hanging Church, St. Sergius, Ben Ezra Synagogue and the Citadel of Salah El-Din with the Alabaster Mosque. This evening, enjoy a special home-hosted dinner with a family. (B,D)
Day 4 : Cairo – Aswan
Transfer to the Cairo airport for your flight to Aswan. Upon arrival to Aswan, visit the Nubian Village. Nestled amid lush palm groves, with houses painted sky blue, pink and yellow, here you can explore Nubian culture. Later, check into the 5* Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel in a Luxury Nile room. This is the very hotel where Dame Agatha Christie penned “Death on the Nile.” This evening enjoy the Sound & Light Show at the Philae Temple. (B)
Day 5 : Embark Ship
This morning, transfer to the Sonesta St. George I for your three night Nile Cruise in a deluxe cabin. The ship offers luxurious accommodations that provide the ultimate in comfort, elegance and design. With 47 Deluxe Cabins, 9 Presidential Suites and one Royal Suite, the ship features the highest quality furnishings and most upscale amenities. After lunch on board, visit the Aswan High Dam and the the Temple of Philae. Later, enjoy a relaxing sail on the Nile by felucca. Return to the ship for afternoon tea followed by the Captain’s welcome cocktail. After dinner on board, enjoy a Nubian performance. Overnight in Aswan. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : Cruise
After breakfast, the ship sails to Kom Ombo. Visit the Temple shared by the two gods, Sobek and Haeroris and then sail on to Edfu. After lunch, visit the Edfu Temple. Built between 237 and 57 BC, it is one of the best-preserved ancient monuments in Egypt. Preserved by desert sand, which filled the site after the pagan cult was banned, the temple is dedicated to Horus, the avenging son of Isis and Osiris. After dinner on board, sail on to Esna. Tonight, enjoy an Egyptian Galabeya Party! Ship overnights in Edfu. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : Cruise
Early morning sail to Luxor. After breakfast, visit the West Bank, the Valley of the Kings and Queens, once called the Great Necropolis of Millions of Years of Pharaoh, or the Place of Truth. The Valley of the Kings has 63 magnificent royal tombs.Then on to the Temple of Hatshepsut at El-Deir El Bahari and the Colossi Memnon. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : Disembark Cruise – Luxor
Today, visit the East Bank: Karnak and the Luxor Temples. The importance of Karnak rested in its being the contact point between Amun, the supreme ruler of the universe, and the pharaoh, the supreme ruler on Earth who represented all Egyptian people. After a light lunch visit a local school. This evening, enjoy a City Tour by horse drawn carriage and later sip a coffee or tea at a local cafe. Overnight at the Hilton Luxor Hotel. (B,L)
Day 9 : Departure
This morning it is time to say goodbye to Egypt. Private transfer to the Luxor airport for your included flight back to Cairo. (B)
|LOCATION||NUMBER OF NIGHTS||ACCOMMODATION|
|Cairo||3||Four Seasons Nile Plaza|
|Aswan||1||Sofitel Old Cataract Hotel|
|Nile Cruise||3||Sonesta St. George|
|Luxor||1||Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa|
PRICES PER PERSON
From $3,449 per person based on double occupancy