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  • from $3,069 PP
  • 7 Nights
  • Private
  • Apr - Oct
  • Easy
  • 11hrs from NYC


If you’ve been dreaming of checking Egypt off your bucket list but aren’t sure how best to explore, look no further. This 7-night trip features many of the must-sees, starting in Cairo. It includes one of the most iconic sites, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the famous Sphynx that guards it as well as a visit to the extraordinary Egyptian Museum and the Valley of the Kings. You’ll even enjoy a ride on a traditional felucca boat. Stress-free, you’ll be assisted from the start, including through customs and immigration upon arrival, while enjoying private luxury transfers, three nights’ accommodation in upscale hotels, and a spacious cabin on a 4-night cruise along the Nile River. Discover many ancient sites, including temples and monuments that date to 3,200 BC and even older for an incredible look at Ancient Egypt, one of the most remarkable cultures of the Old World.

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What's Included

Luxor Row of Sphinxes
  • Private luxury transfers throughout
  • Domestic flights as per itinerary
  • 3 nights in hand-selected upscale accommodation
  • 4-night Nile River cruise
  • Multiple private guided tours

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Cairo Arrival


Your journey begins by flying into Cairo airport. Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a representative who will welcome you to Egypt and provide assistance with all of the customs and immigration formalities as well as provide a private transfer to your hotel. After a long day or more of travel, you’ll have the rest of the day to enjoy at your leisure, providing the perfect time to relax and enjoy dinner at one of the restaurants on-site. No matter which option you’ve chosen, you’ll have access to a pool to unwind around in between refreshing dips before heading out to dine.

    Day 2 Cairo: Pyramids, Sphinx & Egyptian Museum

    Giza's Pyramids

    An exciting day lies ahead but first, you’ll enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Soon you’ll be met by your driver/guide for a tour that brings you to the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. It’s a full day, allowing you to marvel at one of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the best known of the group of three, which has stood the test of time, here for 4,600 years. Marvel at the Great Sphinx that guards them and then head into the museum to explore its extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities.

      Day 3 Cruising: Flight to Luxor & Nile Cruise Embarkation

      Ruins of Karnak Temple

      This morning your driver will provide a private transfer back to Cairo’s airport so you can catch your flight to Luxor. A visit to the East Bank is in order, with another driver/guide meeting you upon arrival to bring you to the renowned Luxor and Karnak temples, a city of temples dating back to 3200 BC, with sphinx statues proudly guarding the entrance. Afterward, it will soon be time to embark on your Nile River cruise. After getting settled into your cabin check out the ship’s facilities and then enjoy lunch which will be served on board. You’ll enjoy dinner on the vessel this evening too.

        Day 4 Cruising: Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut Temple & Colossi of Memnon

        Hatshepsut's Temple, Valley of the Kings, Luxor

        Wake up and enjoy the sights as you sip your morning coffee. You’ll enjoy breakfast on board before enjoying a visit to the West Bank which includes the Valley of the Kings which became a royal burial ground for pharaohs like Tutankhamun and Ramses II during the New Kingdom period from 1539-1075 BC. You’ll also see the Hatshepsut Temple, a masterpiece of ancient architecture, and the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues at the front of the Theban Necropolis’ largest temple. Back on board enjoy lunch while we sail toward Edfu, the site of an ancient settlement on the West Bank, Tell Edfu.

          Day 5 Cruising: Edfu Temple, Kom Ombo & Kom Ombo Temple, Aswan

          Edfu Temple

          After breakfast this morning, you’ll visit the Temple of Edfu which was buried under centuries of silt and sand until the 19th century when Egyptologist Auguste Mariette rediscovered it. One of the country’s most well-preserved sites, the architecture is remarkably intact and includes many legible inscriptions on the walls. Back on board, sail to Kom Ombo while enjoying lunch on the ship. Once there, you’ll disembark to visit Kom Ombo Temple, a unique double temple dedicated to two different deities, built during the Ptolemaic dynasty (180-47 BC). Back on the ship, enjoy dinner as the cruise makes its way to Aswan this evening.

            Day 6 Cruising: High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk & Philae Temple. Felucca Ride

            Philae Temple, Aswan

            This morning’s excursion, following breakfast, takes you to visit the Aswan High Dam. Built across the Nile, it’s one of the largest embankment dams in the world. You’ll get to witness the largest known ancient obelisk as well. The unfinished obelisk is one of Egypt’s most important archaeological finds for the insight that it’s provided into ancient stonemasonry methods. Marvel at the Philae temple complex in the reservoir of the Aswan Lower Dam too, which dates to around 280 BC. Before the day is done, you’ll also enjoy a one-hour ride on a felucca, a type of traditional Egyptian wooden boat with a canvas sail.

              Day 7 Aswan: Disembarkation w/Optional Abu Simbel Tour

              Abu Simbel

              Your Nile River cruise comes to an end today after breakfast on board the ship. Once you’ve disembarked, you’ll have a driver waiting for you to provide a private transfer to your hotel in Aswan. An optional tour of Abu Simbel can be enjoyed before transferring to your hotel if you prefer. Set along the western bank of Lake Nasser, the ancient temple complex is made up of two huge temples built in the 13th century BC, considered to be the most magnificent of the monuments built by Ramses II. Either way, this evening, dinner will be enjoyed at your Aswan hotel.

                Day 8 Departure

                River Nile

                Your 7-night Essence of Egypt trip comes to an end after breakfast this morning. Upon checkout at your hotel, your driver will meet you there to provide a transfer to the airport in Aswan where you’ll catch your flight to Cairo. Once there, you can take your international flight home or head out on further travels. As always, our staff will be available to help should you need assistance, wish to extend your time here, or would like a bespoke addition made to your itinerary.

                  What's not Included

                  • As we have clients from all over the world. Our itineraries do not include flights. If you would like us to include flights in your trip, we are happy to do so. Please speak to your travel specialist at the planning stage to include them.
                  • Gratuities for local guides
                  • Optional tours mentioned
                  • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance
                  • Visas if required

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