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Taste of Egypt

Inspirational holiday to Egypt

This enriching 7-night trip offers a taster of Egypt’s most iconic sites from Cairo’s famous Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx to the awe-inspiring temples, tombs, and monuments of the Nile Valley. Cruise Egypt’s river Nile on a luxury cruise ship hopping on and off with an expert Egyptologist to learn more about these incredible ancient treasures.

This memorable exploration begins at Cairo’s Marriott Mena House. Situated at the base of the Pyramids, you can walk to some of Egypt’s most popular attractions. This 5-star Giza resort is also near the Sphinx, Cairo University, and the Egyptian Museum.  Follow Cairo with a journey to Aswan in the Nile Valley. Looking like a film set for the Death on the Nile, you will spend the night at Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Hotel before spending 4 nights cruising from Aswan to Luxor on Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, a luxurious floating haven. Expert guides will take you in small groups as you stop off at historic sites such as Philae Temple, the Temple of Khnum and the Temple of Horus. After a day of sightseeing, lounge on the pool deck and gaze out as the ship passes both modern and ancient Egypt.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cairo
  • 2 nights - Marriott Mena House Hotel, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1 night - Sofitel Legend Old Cataract, Nile Valley, Egypt
  • 4 nights - Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, Nile Valley, Egypt
  • Ends - Transfer to Cairo for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Egypt
  • Nights Icon 7 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cairo

Marriott Mena House Hotel Private Dinner On Bridge
Marriott Mena House Hotel Saray Spa
Marriott Mena House Hotel Swimming Pool
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Day 1 - 3

Arrive at Cairo Airport. You will be and transferred via private transfer to Mena House.

  • 2 nights
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Marriott Mena House Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | Deluxe Garden View Room

Marriott Mena House Hotel Deluxe Premium Pyramid View Room
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan pool
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan spa
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan restaurant
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Day 3

Fly from Cairo Airport to Aswan Airport where you will be privately transferred to Sofitel Legend Old Cataract.

  • 1 night
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Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Bed & Breakfast | Nile Wing Luxury Room

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan guest room
Sanctuary sun boat iv upper deck
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Sanctuary sun boat iv dining
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Day 4 - 8

Transfer from Sofitel Legend Old Cataract to the dock for embarkation on board the Sanctuary Sun Boat IV.

  • 4 nights

Sanctuary Sun Boat IV
Full Board | Main Deck Cabin

Sanctuary sun boat IV standard king cabin

Day 8 - 16

Disembark in Luxor and fly home via Cairo.

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Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • International and domestic flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Private Tour of Cairo’s Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Egyptian Museum, the Citadel and Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Shared Cruise Sightseeing Tours of the Nile Valley’s best tombs and monuments including Philae and Kom Ombo Temples, The Temples of Khnum and Horus and the Valley of the Kings
  • Nile boat trip aboard a felucca around Elephantine Island
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance into any of the 3 Pyramids
  • Beverages
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  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
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  • Cultural Experiences Activity Icon 2 Cultural Experiences
  • Archaeological Sites Activity Icon 2 Archaeological Sites
  • Museum 2 Museum
  • Art 1 Art
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