With your own private guide and driver, experience Cairo as an insider. Our Egypt specialists have left no stone unturned in their quest to uncover the city’s most interesting cultural attractions, neighborhoods and markets—our tours offer the most in-depth, sophisticated Cairo touring available. In addition to visiting well-known attractions such as the Citadel, Egyptian Museum, Hanging Church and Khan al-Khalili bazaar, also tour our favorite neighborhoods filled with beautiful Fatimid, Islamic, Mameluke, Ottoman, Coptic and Art Deco architecture; well-preserved medieval residences formerly occupied by wealthy merchants; fascinating markets and shopping streets; and smaller, lesser-known museums dedicated to Islamic art, applied arts, Egyptian culture, Impressionist paintings and more.
One day, take a private excursion to the impressive Pyramids of Giza; also visit the even older pyramids of Dahshur and Saqqara—the Step Pyramid of Djoser is the prototype for the pyramids of Giza. Then fly to Abu Simbel and explore some of the most beautiful Pharaonic temples in existence at the first light of day—the most beautiful time to visit.
Cruise the Nile River aboard the Zahra, the most luxurious boat on the Nile. The leisurely itinerary is specially designed to visit ports of call when other cruise ships are not there—allowing exploration of the extraordinary archaeological sites such as the Temple of Philae, Temple of Dendara and Valleys of the Kings and Queens without the crowds. The tour concludes with one night in Cairo.
Day 1 Arrive Cairo
Arrival private transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2 Cairo
Full-day private city tour
Day 3 Cairo & Pyramids
Full-day private excursion to Dahshur, Saqqara, Pyramids of Giza
Day 4 Cairo – Abu Simbel – Aswan
Early morning private airport transfer and flight to Abu Simbel. Arrival private transfer and touring of temples. Return to airport and onward flight to Aswan. Embark cruise ship for 7 nights. Evening Sound & Light show at Temple of Philae
Day 5 Aswan
Afternoon private touring of temples and sights in and around Aswan
Day 6 Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu
Sail to Kom Ombo for morning private visit to Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu for afternoon private visit to Temple of Horus
Day 7 Edfu – Luxor
Sail to Luxor for afternoon private touring of Karnak temple
Day 8 Luxor
Morning private touring of Valley of the Kings, Madinat Habu, Colossus of Memnon. Evening Sound & Light show at Karnak Temple
Day 9 Luxor – Dendara – Quina
Sail to Dendara for afternoon private visit and reception at Temple of Dendara. Sail to Quina for overnight
Day 10 Quina – Luxor
Sail to Luxor for late-morning private visit to Tomb of the Nobles and Dair al Madina. Late-afternoon visit to Luxor Temple
Day 11 Luxor – Cairo
Private airport transfer and flight to Cairo. Arrival private transfer to hotel for 2 nights
Day 12 Cairo
Flexible private morning touring or shopping
Day 13 Depart Cairo
Private airport transfer
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
International flights (We recommend the services of BMI and British Airways).
Any meals other than described in the itinerary.
Any sightseeing not listed in the itinerary.
Cairo: Four Seasons at Nile Plaza or
Four Seasons First Residence
Nile Cruise: Oberoi Zahra