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Published May 29, 2021
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Experience ancient history come alive in Egypt, from the sands sweeping across the Sahara and the breathtaking site of the Pyramids to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of sailing along the waters of the Nile River. Egypt has become one of our most exciting, culturally rich destinations in the world, and is waiting for curious travelers like you to come and explore.
Wander the capital city of Cairo, you'll discover a wonderful mix of precious antiquities and bustling modern life. Admire the treasures in the Egyptian Museum, browse the ancient bazaars, and visit the Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza.
Then, fly to Aswan and embark on a three-night deluxe Nile River cruise, touring the East Bank of the Nile from Aswan to Kom Ombo and Esna to Luxor and the Temple of Karnak. Egypt is known as the world's greatest outdoor museum, and you'll soon discover why it is a bucket list destination for world travelers.
9 DAYS | 16 max guests
Fall 2021 - 2022 Departures Available
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Khan el Khalili Bazaars
Day 1-3
After your overnight flight to Cairo, enjoy leisure time before seeing downtown's highlights: Zamalek Island, Cairo Opera House, Maspero television building, and the Qasr El Nil Bridge. Discover the treasures of the Egyptian Museum and experience the sights and sounds of the Khan El Khalili Bazaar.
Aswan Philae Temple Heiroglyphs
Day 4-5
Aswan & Kom Ombo
A short flight takes you from Cairo to Aswan. Visit Aswan's High Dam and the granite quarries before embarking on your deluxe Nile River cruise ship adventure. Stop at Philae Temple, sip on tea at a Nubian house, and sail the Nile via felucca. Join an optional excursion to Abu Simbel before sailing to Kom Ombo.
Luxor Temple
Day 6-7
Esna, Luxor & Cairo
Sail from Edfu, across the lock at Esna to Luxor. Visit the East Bank of the Nile and tour the Temple of Karnak and Luxor Temple. The following day, travel to the West Bank of the Nile and see the Valley of the Kings, Deir El Bahari mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, and King Tutankhamun's tomb. Later, hop on a short flight back to Cairo.
Sphinx with Pyramids
Day 8-9
Cairo, Pyramids & Sphinx
Tour the most famous of all sites in Egypt—the Pyramids of Cheops and Chephren. Admire The Sphinx, situated just before the Pyramids. Join in on two optional excursions: Inner Chamber Tour of the Great Pyramid at Giza and Tour of Memphis & Sakkara.
Want a longer, more comprehensive visit? Check out our Best of Egypt & Nile Cruise and take advantage of the Memorial Day Sale savings.
Group in Egypt
Your group, your way!
Whether you want to choose from any of our existing tours and packages or design an itinerary unique to you, our Group Travel team specializes in organizing trips for you and your friends, family, church, organization and more. If you can dream it, we can probably arrange it!
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