Small Group Discoveries

+ Your voyage begins and ends in style with our Nile-view rooms at the luxurious Kempinski Nile Hotel.
+With our expert Egyptologists, you’ll visit all of Cairo’s ancient sites including Memphis, Sakkara, and the 4,600-year-old solar boat of King Cheops. We even include a camel ride across the desert and lunch at the landmark Mena House.
+ Our luxury all-suite ship enjoys private docking facilities along the Nile! You’ll step off comfortably and efficiently for more time to explore Egypt’s greatest sites of antiquity.
+ Fly to Abu Simbel and visit the amazing must-see Temple of Ramses II.
+ Includes 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
 

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  • Day 1 - Welcome to Cairo

    Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by our Cairo-based team and escorted to the 5-star Mena House where we’ve reserved Pyramid-view rooms for our intimate group. It’s the perfect start to your journey into antiquity.
  • Day 2 - Extraordinary sites of antiquity

    The ancient world comes to life as you explore today with our expert Egyptologist. Physicists at the University of Amsterdam recently put forth a theory on how the Great Pyramids were built. Behold these amazing structures and evaluate their ideas for yourself! Then stand under the watchful gaze of the Sphinx and see the amazing 4,600-year-old Solar Boat of King Cheops. A camel ride across the desert sands may strike you as a bit touristy, but we guarantee you’ll never forget the experience! Then travel to Memphis, the site of Egypt’s ancient capital, to see the colossus of Ramses II and the beautiful Alabaster Sphinx, discovered just a century ago. Continue on to Sakkara and visit the country’s oldest standing stone structure, the impressive Step Pyramid of King Zoser. meals b
  • Day 3 - Welcome Aboard the Alexander the Great

    Fly to Luxor to board the stylish Alexander the Great, our all-suite Nile cruiser. Enjoy lunch onboard and then step ashore to explore the great Karnak Temple. With our skilled Egyptologist on hand, you’ll stand before its massive pillars and admire the Hypostyle Hall, the largest hall of any temple in the world. Nearby, the Luxor Temple was built in the 14th century BC and is connected to the Karnak complex by the awe-inspiring nearly 2-mile long Avenue of Sphinxes. meals b+l+d
  • Day 4 - The fabled Valley of the Kings and Queens

    Focusing on the 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. Standing like guards along the road to the Valley of Kings, you’ll also marvel at the Colossi of Memnon, impressive statues of Amenhotep that tower 75 feet above the desert sands. meals b+l+d
  • Day 5 - Ashore in Edfu and on to Kom Ombo

    Step ashore in Edfu to visit the Temple of Haroeris; rich in design, intricate in detail and ingenious in its construction, the extraordinary quality of every element attests to the paramount importance of Haroeris, one of the oldest forms of Horus the falcon-headed Sun God. Following lunch and afternoon tea onboard, step ashore to explore the unusual Temple of Kom Ombo,  dedicated to both Horus and Sobek, the Crocodile God. meals b+l+d
  • Day 6 - A dam, a temple and an unfinished obelisk

    Exploration thus far has focused on the ancient world. But this morning, you’ll visit one of the engineering marvels of the modern era. Built in 1972, the High Dam at Aswan spans more than 2 miles and towers 300 feet! You’ll also visit the Temple of Philae, dedicated to Isis, and travel to the nearby granite quarry where the celebrated Unfinished Obelisk is still attached to bedrock. meals b+l+d
  • Day 7 - The Temples of Abu Simbel

    Fly to Abu Simbel and tour the Temple of Ramses II. Carved from solid rock, the 67-foot high figures of the King are among the most impressive sites of antiquity. The story of how they were moved 200 feet above their original site to protect them from the Dam’s rising waters is itself a remarkable story! Fly to Cairo where you’ll be escorted to the stylish Kempinski Nile Hotel. Nile-view rooms have been reserved for our guests at this luxury boutique hotel. meals b
  • Day 8 - Old Cairo and the Egyptian Museum

    Today’s sightseeing begins in historic Tahrir Square. At the nearby Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, your guided visit reveals ancient artifacts that will deepen your appreciation of the many sites you explored on your Nile cruise. Then ascend to the Citadel for commanding views over the city. You’ll have time to browse in Old Cairo and its bazaar before returning to the Kempinski on the banks of the Nile. meals b
  • Day 9 - A fond farewell to Cairo

    You’ll be escorted to the airport for your onward flight. meals b

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  • Add the Kingdom of Jordan

    5 Day FreeStyle Extension from $1,199

    Discover Jordan’s remarkable sites of antiquity before your journey to Egypt. We include all on-tour transportation, outstanding hotels and extensive privately guided sightseeing including Jerash, the King’s Way, Madaba, Petra and Wadi Rum.

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    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.

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    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

+ Meet Raafat Shoukry, our man in Cairo, and our team. For more than 29 years, Rafaat and his staff of Egyptologists have been taking excellent care of our guests
+ Comprehensive sightseeing with our expert Egyptologists in Cairo and all Nile shore excursions, including all entry fees
+ 17 meals: 8 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
+ 4 nights in an outside suite aboard Alexander the Great
+ 4 nights at the luxurious Kempinski Nile Hotel in a Nile-view guestroom
+ All on-tour transportation including airport transfers and all three internal flights
+ Luggage handling, port charges, hotel taxes and service charges and all airline taxes and fees for your 3 included flights

Trip Pricing

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Arrive Cairo - Per Person Double

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  • Travel is one life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
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Prices are per person, land only. We offer air on Egypt Air or Emirates. Add extra nights. A visa for Egypt is required for U.S. citizens and is available upon arrival.

Extend Your Journey

  • Add the Kingdom of Jordan

    5 Day FreeStyle Extension from $1,199

    Discover Jordan’s remarkable sites of antiquity before your journey to Egypt. We include all on-tour transportation, outstanding hotels and extensive privately guided sightseeing including Jerash, the King’s Way, Madaba, Petra and Wadi Rum.

    View Day by Day »

Our Private Journey Value

+ Comprehensive sightseeing with our expert Egyptologists in Cairo and all Nile shore excursions, including all entry fees
+ 16 meals: 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners
+ 2 nights at the celebrated Mena House in a Pyramid-view guestroom
+ 4 nights in an outside suite aboard Alexander the Great
+ 2 nights at the luxurious Nile Kempinski in a Nile-view guestroom
+ All on-tour transportation including airport transfers and all three internal flights
+ Luggage handling, port charges, hotel taxes and service charges and all airline taxes and fees for your 3 included flights

Trip Pricing

  • Traveling as a single?

Arrive Cairo - Per Person Double

Dates   Standard Accommodations
Departure Return   Regular
8/7/2016 10/1/2016 $4499
 
10/2/2016 12/24/2016 $5399
 
12/25/2016 12/31/2016 $5199
 
1/1/2017 1/7/2017 $5799
 
1/8/2017 4/15/2017 $5399
 
4/16/2017 4/30/2017 $5799
 

Extend Your Journey

  • Add the Kingdom of Jordan

    5 Day FreeStyle Extension from $1,199

    Discover Jordan’s remarkable sites of antiquity before your journey to Egypt. We include all on-tour transportation, outstanding hotels and extensive privately guided sightseeing including Jerash, the King’s Way, Madaba, Petra and Wadi Rum.

    View Day by Day »

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  • 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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(38 Traveler Reviews)

  • Morris from TX gives this tour 

    Our guide was astounding. Read More »

  • Joline from NE gives this tour 

    Loved watching the life on the river banks from the outside boat deck as we went up the river, Luxor, Karnak, King Tut's tomb. Read More »

  • Keith from NE gives this tour 

    The guides, the crew, the people of Egypt were warm, fun, friendly, and the most helpful. Egypt is ready to return to being the world destination for all. Read More »

  • Kay from CO gives this tour 

    Enjoyed seeing the pyramids and the time on the Alexander the Great. Read More »

  • Charles from NM gives this tour 

    Everything so very well done. Never anything to ever complain about. Read More »

  • Charles from NM gives this tour 

    Seeing ancient Egypt was delightful! Read More »

  • Sandra from NC gives this tour 

    The entire trip was amazing. Most of my friends were concerned about me going due to the political situation in the world at the current time. I however never felt in jeopardy. The people of Egypt are wonderful. The guides made sure that I made it through airports, had tickets to all the sights, allowed me to add on the night sound and light show at the pyramids as well as extend my camel ride. They were more than accommodating assisting me in the "harder" tasks of getting on the camel, on and... Read More »

  • Janet from MA gives this tour 

    All details taken care of. Great personal service everywhere. Kempinski Nile hotel was wonderful. Nile River guide was great. Read More »

  • Glynda from OH gives this tour 

    Pyramids were a highlight - everything was great. Read More »

  • John from TN gives this tour 

    Wouldn't change anything! Read More »

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