Cairo | Luxor | Nile River Cruise: Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Felucca | Aswan | Alexandria | Cairo
Journey with your private Egyptologist guide in Cairo for your entire itinerary on our Great Egyptian Discovery. Explore the ancient wonders of the world, staying in historically rich cities along the Nile like Luxor, Aswan, and Alexandria, as well as an included exploration of Abu Simbel. This all bookends a grand Nile River cruise for four (4) nights.
Tour Length: 11 days
From $5,495 per person
Travel with a Private Egyptologist throughout your journey.
Abel Simbel extension, full day including airfare INCLUDED in land rate.
The ‘gift from Egypt to Humanity’ will arrive next year! Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities has announced that the GREAT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM will finally open its doors in 2021. Touted as the most famous cultural project in the world, the massive structure will be the “4th pyramid” of Giza, offering spectacular views of the ancient original pyramids. The modern structure will represent 7000 years of Egyptian history and contain over 5000 pieces – nearly half of which have never been on public display. Just one more reason to journey to Egypt…”the land where everything begins!”
The timeless Nile River snakes through the city of Cairo – the beating heart of Egyptian culture. Exploring the metropolis will reveal a rich cache: from the astonishing pyramids to the old Cairo Museum, stuffed to the rooftops with priceless antiquities. Discover modern architecture, ancient mosques and plenty of urban sparkle!
Next up: Luxor and the awe-inspiring temples on the East Bank. Marvel at the well-preserved monuments before a travelling across the Nile to explore the Valley of the Kings. Descend into tombs with brilliantly colored hieroglyphics that appear as vivid as they did when the artist laid down his brush 4000 years ago.
Luxor is also where the Nile Cruise adventure begins – 5 days floating on the river, observing life along the muddy banks. A private Egyptologist makes history come alive and allows for a leisurely and personalized exploration of each site.
Disembark at Aswan for a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk and the famed Aswan Dam- a marvel of modern engineering. Wing to Abu Simbel – one of the natural wonders of the world. The marvelous temples are perfect homage to the endless ego of Ramses the Second.
Alexandria, “The Pearl of the Mediterranean”, reveals an ambience and cultural heritage that is almost un-Egyptian. The sunken lighthouse of Pharos and other antiquities discovered in a watery grace have given rise to speculation that Alexandria might be the fabled Lost City of Atlantis!
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Great Egyptian Discovery Tour Itinerary
Day 1 (Fri) Arrive Cairo (2 nights)
Meet your private Egyptologist who will be traveling with you through the journey!
Day 2 (Sat) Cairo
Enjoy Cairo’s exceptional sights: pyramids, Sphinx, Museum and Khan el Khalili Bazaar.
Day 3 Cairo / Luxor (1 night)
Fly south to explore the fabulous Temples of Karnak and Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and Queen Hatshepsut’s remarkable temple.
Day 4-7 Nile Cruise (4 nights)
Enjoy a superb Nile cruise, disembarking at Edfu and Kom Ombo to explore the Temples of Horus and Sobek.
Day 8 Nile Cruise / Abu Simbel / Aswan (1 night)
Tour the High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk. A short flight to Abu Simbel and explore this magnificent ‘wonder’ of the ancient world.
Day 9-10 Aswan / Alexandria (2 nights)
Drive to ‘Cleopatra’s city’ for sightseeing: the Greco-Roman Museum and Pompeii’s Pillar. Enjoy a special lunch in the colorful Fish Market.
Day 11 Alexandria / Cairo / Departure
Return to Cairo and relax before departure.