This luxurious journey recalls the golden age of the Grand Tour. Visit the highlights of Egypt in Cairo, Giza, Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel while staying in deluxe accommodations, cruising the Nile and Lake Nasser on comfortable ships and learning about the history of one of the world’s great civilizations.
Upon arrival in Cairo, you will be transferred to your hotel. Four Seasons Hotel at the First Residence – 3-nights
Pyramids & Sphinx
Visit the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B)
Explore the Egyptian Museum and the citadel, then search for treasures at the Khan el-Khalili bazaar. (B)
Fly to Luxor to board the MS Royal Lily for a 4-night cruise to Aswan. This afternoon, visit the temples of Karnak and Luxor. (B, L, D)
Discover the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens and the Temple of Hatshepsut. (B, L, D)
Sail to Edfu to explore the Temple of Horus. After lunch, it’s on to Kom Ombo and the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. (B, L, D)
Visit the High Dam, the Temple of Philae and the Unfinished Obelisk. Board a traditional felucca for a trip to the botanical gardens on Kitchener’s Island. (B, L, D)
To Abu Simbel
Disembark and fly to Abu Simbel and board the MS Prince Abbas for a 3-night cruise. Explore Abu Simbel and marvel at the sound-and-light show this evening. (B, L, D)
To Wadi El Seboua
Wander through the ruins of Qasr Ibrim, and see the rock-cut Temple of Derr and the Tomb of Penout. Then relax and soak up the spectacular scenery of Lake Nasser. (B, L, D)
Explore the Temple of Wadi El Seboua, before cruising to Aswan for an overnight stay. (B, L, D)
Disembark this morning, visit the Temples of Kalabsha and transfer to the airport. Fly to Cairo, then connect to your onward flight. (B)
Accommodation, breakfast daily as noted, entrance fees, and all transfers and touring as noted in itinerary with local English-speaking guides. Private Journeys depart daily subject to availability.
Egypt entry visa, for non restricted nationalities you can buy it upon arrival before passport control. Visa Cost $ 15 = 12 Euro per person adult or child.
Entrance fees to special archeologist sites like (Mummies room at the Egyptian Museum – Inside one of The Pyramids).
Extras at hotels and aboard the cruise (additional meals, drinks, laundry...etc)