Group Size: Based on Minimum of 2 passengers
Departs: Weekly on Wednesdays
Discover the wonders of this ancient world and experience the land of the pyramids, pharaohs, mysterious tombs and temples on this leisurely journey while Egypt’s historic past and five thousand years of culture unfolds. Wake up to the pyramids of Giza from your hotel room at the world famous Marriott Mena House and sail along the Nile in style and comfort on a five star Nile cruise boat.
Day 1 - Cairo
On arrival at Cairo Airport you will be met and transferred to the Marriott Mena House Hotel.
The Marriott Mena House is one of the most unique hotels in Cairo, with its own rich and colourful history. Surrounded by 40 acres of verdant green gardens, this palatial hotel is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza in Cairo. The royal history of the hotel is reflected in luxurious interiors that are embellished with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture, original work of arts and magnificent antiques that are rarely found in luxury hotels. Marriott Mena House has played host to kings and emperors, Heads of State and celebrities. The Marriott Mena House located 700 metres from these wonders of the ancient world offers unmatched views of the pyramids. You can gaze upon the magnificence of the pyramids from your rooms at sunrise and sunset. Recreation options at the hotel include a heated swimming pool, a fully equipped Spa and Fitness centre. Regarded as one of the leading luxury hotels in Cairo, the hotel combines the magical charm of a bygone era with unrivalled service fit for royalty. Your interlude at the hotel promises to be a journey of discovery, exploring Cairo’s ancient treasures and unravelling the many mysteries of Egypt’s past.
Day 2 - Cairo
Today enjoy a privately guided full day tour with your Egyptologist to the ancient capital Memphis and burial ground of Sakkara, located southwest of Cairo. After lunch at a traditional restaurant you will visit the Pyramids of Giza, considered one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and the mysterious Sphinx, carved from a single block of stone. (BL)
Day 3 - Nile Cruise
Today you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your flight to Aswan. (BLD)
Flight from Cairo to Aswan (flight included).
On arrival at Aswan Airport you will continue onto your excursion by air to Abu Simbel (included). View the wonders of this amazing temple built by Ramses II and relocated piece by piece in the 1960’s for preservation from the rising waters of Lake Nasser. Return to Aswan, and on arrival transfer to the Sonesta St. George Cruise Ship.
The Sonesta St. George I offers luxurious accommodations that provide the ultimate in comfort, elegance and design. With 47 Deluxe Cabins, 9 Presidential Suites and one Royal Suite, St. George I features the highest quality furnishings and most upscale amenities.
Day 4 - Nile Cruise
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the twin temples – one side dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, God of Fertility and Creator of the World and Horus, the falcon God. After lunch sail via Edfu to Esna. (BLD)
Day 5 - Nile Cruise
This morning sail to Luxor. After lunch, visit the impressive Karnak and Luxor Temples. Built over a period of two millennia by generations of pharaohs, the Temple of Karnak was dedicated to the God Amun. Proceed to the Temple of Luxor, once connected to Karnak via the Avenue of Human-headed Sphinxes. Overnight onboard. (BLD)
Day 6 - Nile Cruise
This morning transfer to the West Bank. Visit the Valley of the Kings with its royal tombs including King Tutankhamun’s tomb. This is followed by a visit to Queen Hatshepsut’s temple and a stop at the Colossus of Memnon. This afternoon is at leisure. Overnight onboard. (BLD)
Day 7 - Nile Cruise
Early this morning there is the opportunity of rising at dawn to take a hot air balloon flight over Luxor (at own expense). After lunch sail to Esna. Overnight onboard. (BLD)
Day 8 - Nile Cruise
This morning sail to Edfu. Visit the Temple of Horus, the best Greek-built preserved temple of the ancient world, dedicated to the Falcon God. Later, sail to Kom Ombo. Overnight onboard. (BLD)
Day 9 - Nile Cruise
Sail to Aswan and visit the Aswan High Dam, and the majestic Philae Temple. After lunch, sail on the Nile by felucca around Kitchener’s Island. Overnight onboard. (BLD)
Day 10 - Cairo
After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Aswan Airport for your flight to Cairo. (B)
Flight from Aswan to Cairo (flight included).
On arrival at Cairo Airport you will be met and transferred to the Four Seasons First Residence Cairo Hotel.
Located in a soaring 20-storey Giza tower, Four Seasons at The First Residence Cairo offers 269 luxury hotel guest rooms, including 43 suites. Among the most spacious hotel rooms in Cairo, our comfortable luxury accommodations take full advantage of their setting, allowing you to look out on a range of lovely vistas, including the pyramids, botanical gardens and captivating views of the city itself.
Day 11 - Cairo
This morning you have a privately escorted sightseeing trip of Old Cairo which includes the Egyptian Museum, Citadel of Saladin and Mosque of Mohamed Ali, followed by some shopping time at the famous Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. (BL)
Day 12 - End of Ultimate Egypt Tour
Today you will be transferred to Cairo Airport for your onward flight. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 16 Jan 19 - 09 Apr 19 $4,250 $6,150
- 10 Apr 19 - 30 Apr 19 $5,240 $7,790
- 01 May 19 - 24 Sep 19 $3,825 $5,510
- 25 Sep 19 - 11 Dec 19 $5,240 $7,790
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.