Encompassing Egypt’s greatest highlights and a three-day Nile cruise, this adventure enhances a wide variety of included€tivities with the expertise of our CEOs, through whom you’ll gain a greater appreciation of the region’s history and archaeological finds. Discover the secrets of the Great Pyramids and explore the Valley of the Kings, then meet local people and share a traditional meal. A combination of air-conditioned transport and domestic flights will get you to the sights (and your comfortable€commodations) quickly and conveniently. From ancient history to bustling modern Cairo, embark on an incredible journey to the very heart of Egypt.
Day 1 Cairo
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Day 2 Cairo/Alexandria (1B)
Embark on a guided tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Continue to the historic Mediterranean city of Alexandria.
Day 3 Alexandria (1B)
Spend the day exploring this ancient seaside city, including Pompey’s Pillar, the catacombs, and the new Alexandria Library.
Day 4 Alexandria/Cairo (1B)
Head back to Cairo with a tour inside the monasteries of Wadi Natrun en route. Visit the Egyptian Museum with the option to see the mummy room.
Day 5 Cairo/Aswān (1B, 1D)
Catch an early morning flight to Aswan. Opt to explore the busy Aswan market. Later, take a scenic felucca ride on the Nile to a Nubian village and enjoy a home cooked dinner with locals.
Day 6 Aswān (1B, 1L, 1D)
Early in the morning, drive to the famed temples of Abu Simbel for a guided tour. Later, board our river cruise ship for the night. Opt to visit the Aswan high dam.
Day 7 Aswān/Kom Ombo (1B, 1L, 1D)
Spend 2 days floating down the Nile on a luxury river boat with guided tours of Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples en route. In between excursions, relax on the outside decks with a drink, watching the passing desert sands.
Day 8 Kom Ombo/Luxor (1B, 1L, 1D)
Continuing cruising the Nile, relax on deck and enjoy an excursion in Edfu, the very well preserved Temple of Horus.
Day 9 Luxor (1B, 1L)
Visit the Colossi of Memnon and enjoy guided tours of the Valley of the Kings and Temple of Hatshepsut followed by lunch with a local family.
Day 10 Luxor (1B)
Enjoy an excursion to the magnificent temple of Karnak. In the afternoon, use free time to explore the Luxor Temple or museums.
Day 11 Luxor/Cairo (1B)
Catch a flight back to Cairo and opt to visit the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, tour Coptic Cairo, or enjoy a dinner on a floating restaurant on the Nile.
Day 12 Cairo (1B)
Depart at any time.
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