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Highlights of Egypt

Inspirational holiday to Egypt

Take an inspirational journey through Egypt’s ancient treasures. See Giza’s famous pyramids and the Great Sphinx in Cairo before heading to the Nile Valley to tick more ancient monuments off your bucket list, including the Valley of the Kings. Sail the river Nile in a luxury cruise ship past scenery seemingly unchanged for millennia and stay at an iconic colonial-area hotel which played host to legendary guests over the years including Agatha Christine, Winston Churchill, and King Farouk of Egypt.

This highlights trip begins in Cairo where you will stay at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence. A 3-night stay will allow you the time to fully explore the Pyramids at Giza, the bustling Khan el-Khalili bazaar and the fascinating Egyptian Museum. From here, travel to Luxor for a night at the boutique hotel Al Moudira. With décor and architecture straight out of Arabian Nights, you will overnight in this oasis in the desert before embarking on your 4-night Nile Cruise on the luxurious Sanctuary Nile Adventurer. Evoking ‘Death on the Nile’ historic glamour, sail at a leisurely pace past the Nile Valley’s landmarks including stunning temples, tombs, and monuments. Disembark and explore in small groups with expert Egyptologist guides. End this enriching journey with a stay at the celebrated Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel in the Nubian Desert opposite Elephantine Island.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cairo
  • 3 nights - Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1 night - Al Moudira Hotel, Nile Valley, Egypt
  • 4 nights - Sanctuary Nile Adventurer, Nile Valley, Egypt
  • 2 nights - Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Nile Valley, Egypt
  • Ends - Transfer to Cairo for your international flight home

At a glance

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  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cairo

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at Cairo Airport where you will be met for your private transfer to Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence.

  • 3 nights
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Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At the First Residence
Bed & Breakfast | Superior Room
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Day 4

Transfer to Cairo Airport for your flight to Luxor where you will be taken to Al Moudira Hotel.

  • 1 night

Al Moudira Hotel
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Sanctuary Nile Adventurer Guided visit of Karnak Temple
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Day 5 - 9

Depart Al Moudira Hotel via road transfer over Luxor bridge to the boarding dock for embarkation onto Sanctuary Nile Adventurer.

  • 4 nights

Sanctuary Nile Adventurer
Full Board | Standard Cabin
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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan pool
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Day 9 - 11

Disembark in Aswan to be transferred to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract. During your stay you will fly from Aswan Airport to Abu Simbel Airport for an excursion to Abu Simbel Temple.

  • 2 nights
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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Bed & Breakfast | Nile Wing Luxury Room
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Day 11

Transfer today to Aswan Airport for a flight to Cairo where you will connect with your international flight home.

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Includes

  • International and domestic flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Private Tours of Cairo’s Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Shared Cruise Sightseeing Tours of the Nile Valley’s best monuments and tombs including the Temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo and Philae Temple
  • Flight to and tour of Abu Simbel
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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Excludes

  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Beverages
  • Entrance into any of the three Pyramids
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ACTIVITIES

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  • Archaeological Sites Activity Icon 2 Archaeological Sites
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