Small Group Discoveries for our Would Travelers

+ Discover Cairo’s renewed spirit and all the ancient sites including the Great Pyramids and Memphis.
+ We even include roundtrip flights and sightseeing at the must-see Temples of Abu Simbel.
+ Our ship enjoys private docking facilities along the Nile... Step off comfortably and efficiently for more time to explore Egypt’s greatest sites of antiquity!
+ Unhurried, expertly-guided shore excursions include Luxor, Karnak and the Valley of Kings.

2014 Itinerary2015 Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Welcome to Cairo

    Check in to Cairo’s finest boutique hotel, the Kempinski Nile.
  • Day 2 – A truly Great Pyramid and more!

    Our expert Egyptologist brings the ancient world to life on today’s full day tour, including the Great Pyramids c, the Sphinx and the 4,600-year-old Solar Boat of King Cheops. A camel ride across the desert sands is a bit touristy, but we guarantee you’ll never forget the fun! Then travel to Memphis c, the site of Egypt’s ancient capital, to see the colossus of Ramses II and the beautiful Alabaster Sphinx. Continue on to Sakkara c and visit the country’s oldest standing stone structure, the Step Pyramid of King Zoser. Meals B
  • Day 3 – Old Cairo and the famed Egyptian Museum

    Sightseeing continues today in Tahrir Square and the nearby Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, a perfect introduction to the many sites you’ll explore on your Nile cruise. Then ascend to the Citadel for commanding views over the city. See the impressive Mohammed Ali Mosque and tour the sites of Old Cairo c, finishing with time to browse in the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Meals B
  • Day 4 – Fly to Luxor c and step aboard the all-suites Alexander the Great

    Fly to Luxor to board your stylish Nile cruiser. After settling in to your spacious suite and enjoying lunch onboard, you’ll step ashore for your first afternoon excursion. Visit the enormous Temple of Karnak, the Avenue of Sphinxes and the famed Luxor Temple. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 5 – Exploring the fabled Valleys of the Kings and Queens

    Focusing on celebrated sites of the Nile’s West Bank, where 64 ancient Egyptian rulers lie buried, today’s touring includes the spectacular Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the famed Colossi of Memnon. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 6 – Ashore in Edfu and on to Kom Ombo

    Step ashore in Edfu to visit the remarkable Temple of Haroeris – rich in design, intricate in detail and ingenious in its construction. Following lunch and Afternoon High Tea onboard, step ashore to explore the unusual dual-diety Temple of Kom Ombo, built on a picturesque bend in the Nile. After dinner, don your Galabya for a festive shipboard party. Meals B+L+D
  • Day 7 – A dam, a temple and an unfinished obelisk

    After breakfast, our Egyptologist awaits to show you more of the Nile’s ancient as well as modern wonders. See the remarkable High Dam at Aswan. Tour Philae Temple, dedicated to the Goddess Isis. And see the famous Unfinished Obelisk, still attached to bedrock! Meals B+L+D
  • Day 8 – The Temples of Abu Simbel c and back to Cairo

    Your included flight brings you to Abu Simbel to visit the magnificent Temple of Ramses II. An afternoon flight returns you to Cairo where you’ll be escorted back to the Kempinski Nile Hotel. Meals B
  • Day 9 – A fond farewell to Cairo

    This unforgettable journey into antiquity ends today. Meals B

Extend Your Journey

  • Amman & Petra

    5-Day Pre-Tour Extension from $1,899

    Discover Jordan’s sites of antiquity! We include 2 nights in Amman, a journey along the King’s Way, 2 nights in Petra and extensive private sightseeing every day including an exciting 4x4 excursion into the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum.

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Check In!

  • Kempinski Nile Hotel

    With a privileged location on the eastern bank of the Nile River, the intimate Kempinski Nile Hotel is a luxurious oasis in the heart of Cairo; it’s situated just around the corner from the US and British Embassies and close to Tahrir Square. Beautifully styled with contemporary furnishings, spacious guest rooms offer spectacular views over historic Cairo or the Nile. Guests will enjoy High Definition LCD TV, free Internet, complimentary soft drinks in the mini bar, tea & coffee throughout the day, Butler service and Kempinski’s signature Pillow Concierge.

  • Oberoi Mena House

    This palatial hotel in the shadow of the Great Pyramids in Cairo has enchanted guests for decades with its jasmine-scented gardens, luxurious décor, and long list of amenities for its guests to enjoy. A swimming pool, fitness center, jogging track, 18-hole golf course, horseback riding stable, and tennis courts all provide guests with entertainment onsite. 5 restaurants and 1 nightclub offer an array of culinary choices, including both international and Egyptian fare. Each of the hotel’s 523 guest rooms have AC, satellite TV, safe, mini-bar, and high-speed internet connection; many rooms are available with stunning Pyramid or Garden views.

Welcome Aboard!Standard Accommodations

  • Standard Cabin

    Standard Cabin

    The intimate Alexander the Great is one of the most distinctive luxury vessels on the Nile. With only 30 outside suites, our boutique-style ship promises attentive personalized service and a tranquil shipboard ambience of simplicity, elegance and understated sophistication.

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Our Small Group Journey Value

+ Comprehensive, expertly guided Small Group sightseeing in Cairo and all Nile shore excursions – including entrance fees
+ 16 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
+ 4 nights at the luxurious Kempinski Nile Hotel
+ 4 nights in an outside suite aboard Alexander the Great
+ All on-tour transportation and all three internal flights
+ Luggage handling, port charges, hotel taxes & service charges, and all airline taxes, fees & fuel charges for 3 included flights
+ GeneralAssist, our toll-free 24/7 emergency on-tour assistance

Trip Pricing

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Arrive Cairo - Per Person Double

Dates   Standard Accommodations
Departure Return   Regular Deal
11/8/2014 11/16/2014 $4599 $4099
 
11/15/2014 11/23/2014 $4599 $4099
 
11/22/2014 11/30/2014 $4599 $4099
 
11/29/2014 12/7/2014 $4599 $4099
 
12/6/2014 12/14/2014 $4599 $4099
 
12/13/2014 12/21/2014 $4599 $4099
 
12/20/2014 12/28/2014 $5099 $4599
 
12/27/2014 1/4/2015 $5099 $4599
 

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Extend Your Journey

  • Amman & Petra

    5-Day Pre-Tour Extension from $1,899

    Discover Jordan’s sites of antiquity! We include 2 nights in Amman, a journey along the King’s Way, 2 nights in Petra and extensive private sightseeing every day including an exciting 4x4 excursion into the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum.

    View Day by Day »

Trip Pricing

  • Year of Travel

  • Traveling as a single?

Extend Your Journey

  • Amman & Petra

    5-Day Pre-Tour Extension from $1,899

    Discover Jordan’s sites of antiquity! We include 2 nights in Amman, a journey along the King’s Way, 2 nights in Petra and extensive private sightseeing every day including an exciting 4x4 excursion into the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum.

    View Day by Day »

FreeStyle Travel Add-Ons

  • Dubai

    3 Day FreeStyle Travel Package

    Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes your choice of deluxe or luxury hotel, daily breakfast, roundtrip airport transfers and city sightseeing.

  • Alexandria

    3 Day FreeStyle Travel

    Our 3-day FreeStyle Travel package includes your choice of deluxe or luxury hotel, daily breakfast, roundtrip private transfers from Cairo, and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide

  • Sharm El Sheikh and St. Catherine Monastery

    4 Day FreeStyle Travel Package

    Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes our handpicked 5-star resort, daily breakfast, private car airport transfers and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide.

Trip Reviews

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(5 Traveler Reviews)

  • kathleen from FL gives this tour 

    my husband paul and i recently returned from this tour. we had a wonderful time!! from our arrival at the cairo airport til the end with our return to cairo airport, everything was top notch. we were greeted at the airport by Tark, who walked isthru the visa process, filed the missing baggage claim for us (our luggage did not make the istanbul connection, but did make it on the next flight), and followed up on it, until it arrived at the Kempinski. the kempinski hotel was very elegant. the spa... Read More »

  • raymond from CA gives this tour 

    my travel mate was ill with bronchitis. the egypt overall leader rafee(don't know the spelling) called almost daily to make sure he was taken care of. we received excellent care... Read More »

  • Bob from MD gives this tour 

    My "River of the Pharaohs"Tour was a great success. The Kempinski Nile Hotel and its staff were top of the line, as were the Alexander the Great and its staff. I would like to thank them for making me feel welcomed and safe during my stay there. The staff of General Tours Cairo were very professional and pleasant to deal with. The tour manager Mr.Raouf Shoukry did an exceptional job in making sure we were enjoying our trip. Ahmed our tour guide was very knowledgeable about Egyptian... Read More »

  • Rita from CT gives this tour 

    The sights were truly awesome and not to be missed! Our guide was highly knowledgeable (a college grad in Egyptology) and was willing to spend hours discussing Egypt culture, customs, etc. Extremely helpul local agent. The cruise was enjoyable. Read More »

  • Mike from CA gives this tour 

    The antiquities were wonderful. The Nile float was very relaxing and enjoyable. Read More »

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