Custom Cairo & 4-Night Nile River Cruise
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9 Days / 8 Nights

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30% deposit is required to reserve. Full payment due 3 months prior to departure. $25 per person nonrefundable booking fee is charged upon reservation. AuthentAssure "Cancel for Any Reason" coverage is included under Plan C. See Refund Policy for details.

Inclusions: Deluxe accommodations throughout, breakfast daily, plus meals per itinerary; transfers, tours and sightseeing as referenced in itinerary; gratuities for guides.

Exclusions: International airfare, visa fees, optional activities, meals not stated in itinerary, personal items and phone calls, spa services.

Disclaimer: Rates are based on a minimum number of travelers and subject to change due to fluctuations in currency. Activities, special guests, properties and itinerary are subject to change. Certificates / product vouchers not applicable when booked via a third party.

We strongly recommend purchasing Travel Insurance to protect against injury, illness and unforeseen circumstances in the destination.

Trip Overview

Start planning your 9-day custom Egypt experience NOW to take advantage of great rates and availability at sites with limited access.

  • Privileged Access: Ask about access to ongoing excavations and lectures arranged through the American Research Center in Cairo
  • Local Culture: Expert recommendations for people watching, dining with locals, a shisha tour or an unforgettable night on the town
  • VIP Perks: Your own personal Egyptologist, private opening of ancient sites, VIP meet-and-greet, special activities for children & families

A personalized, thoughtful, safe itinerary that's handcrafted for you by Travel + Leisure Egypt Specialist Malaka Hilton.

 

 

Points of Interest

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The Great Pyramids

The Great Pyramids of Giza were constructed about 2500 BC with blocks of limestone from the plateau and from the Turah hills on the outskirts of Cairo.The Great Pyramid of Cheops alone covers 13 acres of land. Ponder the fascinating mystery of their existence and explore the ancient burial chambers within. Option to enter the Cheops Pyramid (Must reserve in advance.)

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Necropolis of Sakkara

The Step Pyramid of King Zoser at Sakkara is the oldest known of Egypt’s 107 pyramids & the first freestanding stone structure in the world. In the area, the tombs belonging to the nobles of the past show the beauty and excellence of Ancient Egyptian art on their walls and give an insight in the daily life of Ancient Egypt.

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Temples of Karnak & Luxor

The Temple of Karnak was built over more than a thousand years by generations of Pharaohs. The great “Hypostyle Hall” is an incredible forest of giant pillars, covering an area larger than the whole of Notre Dame Cathedral. Proceed with your Egyptologist guide on a tour of the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor dedicated to the god Amun.

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Kom Ombo Temple

Visit the twin temple of Kom Ombo. One side of the temple is dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World. The other side is dedicated to the Falcon God Horus, also known as the Elder.

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Itinerary

  1. Arrive in Cairo - VIP Meet & Assist

    Our representative will meet and assist you through immigration formalities and customs.

  2. Memphis, Sakkara & The Giza Plateau

    Visit the City of Memphis

    Visit the Necropolis of Sakkara

    Lunch at Mena House Oberoi Hotel

    Visit The Great Pyramids

    See The Sphinx

     

  3. Board the "Sun Boat IV" Nile River Cruise

    Transfer to Cairo domestic airport for flight to Luxor

    Visit The Valley of The Kings & Queens
    Temple of Karnak and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut

    Photostop: Colossi of Memnon

    Return to ship for afternoon tea, and later cocktail reception and gourmet dinner

  4. Luxor to Qena

    Morning ruise to Qena
    Visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Goddess Hathor in Denderah

    Lunch and afternoon tea onboard while you return to Luxor

    Evening visit to Temple of Luxor

    Belly dancer, accompanied by a whirling dervish show onboard after dinner

     

     

  5. Cruise to Edfu & Kom Ombo

    Morning cruise to Edfu
    Visit the Temple of Horus

     

    Lunch and afternoon tea on board, while cruising to Edfu 
    Egyptian cooking lesson  
    Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek

     

    "Egyptian Night" galabeyya costume party onboard

     

  6. Kom Ombo to Aswan

    Morning sail to Aswan

    Motorboat ride to visit Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika 
    See the Unfinished Obelisk & Granite Quarries

    Lunch on board. Afternoon felucca ride

     

    Afternoon tea and farewell gala dinner onboard in Aswan

     

     

     

  7. Aswan to Abu Simbel

    Transfer to Aswan airport for flight to Abu Simbel

    Visit the Temples of Abu Simbel

    Continue onward to Cairo, check into your hotel.

    Optional Sound & Light Show at Giza plateau

  8. Explore Cairo 

    Sightseeing in Old or Islamic Cairo

    Lunch at Naguib Mahfouz restaurant at the heart of Islamic Cairo

    Shopping at the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar or visit contemporary artists' studios

     Afternoon visit to the Egyptian Museum 

    Optional Cairo After Dark: Dinner and Local Nightspots

     

  9.  Departure

    Transfer to Cairo international airport for departure

Accommodations

Mena House Hotel, Cairo

Surrounded by 40 acres of verdant green gardens, the Mena House Oberoi is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza.

It was originally built as a palace for the Empress Eugenie when she visited Egypt for the opening of the Suez Canal in 1869. The royal history of the hotel is reflected in exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture, original work of arts and magnificent antiques that are rarely found in luxury hotels.

Mena House Oberoi has played host to kings and emperors, Heads of State and celebrities. Gaze at the pyramids from your room -- and enjoy the hotel’s leisure options including a heated swimming pool, fitness center and spa.

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

The Sanctuary Sun Boat IV is contemporary and sleek in design with 36 standard cabins, two presidential suites and two royal suites. The upper sun deck has a swimming pool, a shaded deck and a lounge bar. The restaurant is spacious and seats 85. In addition, there is a library and games room with computer and internet access.  Along with a gym and a massage room, there is also a gift shop and laundry services. Award-winning chefs prepare a variety of buffet-style and seated meals served by course, as well as afternoon tea and an Egyptian cooking class onboard.  Room service is also available.   
 
Each cabin offers spacious rooms and modern  private bathrooms, air conditioning, mini bar and LCD satellite television. All cabins have Nile views.  Furnished in a contemporary style with an art deco influence, the modern fittings and cutting edge technology combine with sophisticated public areas punctuated by luxurious teak flooring.
 
 
 

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

This stunning hotel provides an oasis of comort amidst the frenzy of Cairo's bustling streets.

The 366 guest rooms and suites offer panoramic views across the Nile to the island of Zamalek and beyond, or towards the 12th-century Citadel.  Dining and shopping on property is punctuated by a great after-hours venue for cocktails and live music.

Reflecting the vibrancy of modern Cairo, the airy interiors feature natural wood finishes and stylishly comfortable furnishings. Most accommodations have a private outdoor terrace for relaxing or dining, and all have triple-glazed windows to ensure that interiors remain cool and quiet.

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