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The Nile Revealed

Egypt, Africa, Middle East

from $7,395* per person 12 Days September-March
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Travcoa 24 people max
  • Cairo, egypt
  • Active & Adventure trips
Join us on this classic journey through ancient Egypt. Explore its greatest monuments — the pyramids, the colossal temple of Abu Simbel, the Valley of the Kings and the enigmatic Sphinx — with your private guide and expert Eyptologist. In Cairo, wander the winding streets, and discover magnificent mosques, fortresses and markets. From your Presidential Suite aboard the most elegant ship on the Nile, watch traditional feluccas sail along the Nile. Luxor and Aswan boast a multitude of sights — and we spend the night in both cities. Enjoy exclusive privileges like private docks that help you avoid the crowds, VIP access to the renowned Sound and Light Show at Giza and a view of the pyramids from your room in the luxurious Mena House Oberoi hotel.

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Egypt, Africa, Middle East

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

DAYS 1 – 4

Cairo, Egypt

Upon arrival in Cairo on Day 2, settle into a Pyramid-view room at the Four Seasons Hotel at the First Residence. Explore the treasures of the Egyptian Museum, including the stupendous Tutankhamen collection and the Mummies Room. Explore the famous Khan El Khalili Souq, largely unchanged since the 14th century, and wander through small, narrow alleys lined with old shops. Visit the Citadel, Mohammed Ali Mosque and Sultan Hassan Mosque. Enjoy an authentic dinner in the home of an Egyptian family. You will return home with treasured memories of this grand journey into the past.

Four Seasons Hotel at the First Residence, Cairo

DAYS 5 – 8

Aswan, Abu Simbel & Nile Cruise

Fly to Aswan and Abu Simbel to explore a 3,300-year-old temple built by Ramesses II. Originally carved into a hillside facing the Nile, the imposing monument was famously rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam. Settle into your luxurious Presidential Suite aboard the MS Sonesta St. George I for an unforgettable four-day cruise through the glories of ancient Egypt. Enjoy a boat excursion to the island temple of Philae, and take in a spectacular sound and light show. In Luxor, you’ll have the chance to visit the Valley of the Kings & Queens, famous for its royal tombs. For over five hundred years, the kings of the New Kingdom were buried in this valley, making it the world’s most magnificent burial ground.

Mövenpick Hotel, Aswan & MS Sonesta St. George I

DAY 9

Luxor

After disembarking in Luxor, take a horse carriage ride to visit the incredible Luxor Museum. Your accommodations are in the elegant Sonesta St. George Hotel in deluxe rooms overlooking the Nile.

Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor

DAYS 10 – 12

Cairo, Giza, Memphis & Sakkara

The final stop on this magical journey, Cairo, is a fusion of old and new — where modern skyscrapers and ancient monuments stand side-by-side with features of Islamic, Christian, Coptic and Jewish cultures. Stay at the Mena House Oberoi, a historic palace resort situated in the shadows of the Great Pyramids, in a Pyramid-view room. Visit Memphis, the capital of ancient Egypt and the Necropolis of Sakkara. Admire the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza, the last survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Enjoy prime seating at the Pyramids Sound and Light Show, which reenacts the history and the glory of the Pharaohs.

Mena House Oberoi, Cairo

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