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Egypt & the Nile

Ismailia, Egypt
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Duration

16 Days

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Tour Type

Escorted tours

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Group Size

15 Persons

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Language

English

Overview

Descend into a world of ancient wonders to discover the lands behind the legends. Walk past towering stone icons, through avenues of sphinxes, and into royal valleys amid the desert sands. Then, cruise down the Nile and anchor at remote islands and beside the Theban Hills. End your adventure in Cairo, where historic mosques mingle with today’s modern bustle.

Itinerary

Day 1: Travel day

Board your overnight flight to Cairo.

Day 2: Arrival in Cairo & transfer to Giza

Welcome to Egypt! Arrive in Cairo and transfer to Giza.

This evening, enjoy an included dinner.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Giza

Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome dinner

Meet up with a professional Egyptologist, who’s also your Tour Director, and set off on a guided tour of Giza.

Uncover the Pyramids of Giza, the only Wonder of the Ancient World to have survived the modern era 

Visit the enigmatic Great Sphinx, the largest monolith statue in the world

Continue to Saqqara, the pharaohs’ royal graveyard for more than 3,000 years, and enter the Imhotep Museum in Memphis

Visit a carpet factory to learn about the traditional Egyptian textile industry and enjoy a cup of tea

Gather with your group for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Day 4: Free day in Giza

Enjoy a free day in Giza or add an excursion.

Day 5: Sightseeing tour of Luxor & cruise embarkation

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Please note: Some cruise departures will follow days 5–9 in reverse.

Fly to Luxor and set off on a guided tour. You’ll step inside the Luxor Museum to see one of the world's highest-quality collections of Egyptian artifacts, including a statue recovered from King Tutankhamen's tomb.

Board your cruise ship this afternoon and enjoy an included lunch before seeing the painstakingly excavated Temple of Karnak and Luxor, once connected by an avenue of sphinxes.

Enter Karnak Temple for a walking tour through the complex to see the Precinct of Amun Re, walls of hieroglyphics, and the Temple of Khonsu

Visit a papyrus shop to learn about traditional Egyptian paper and enjoy free time to shop

Take an early evening walking tour through Luxor Temple, located on the banks of the Nile River

View obelisks, statues, and the Abu Haggag Mosque

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Day 6: Sightseeing tour of the Nile's West Bank

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day touring the Nile’s West Bank with your Egyptologist as your guide.

Explore the Valley of the Kings, a series of tombs hidden in the Theban hills

Tour the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, devoted to one of the few female pharaohs

View the 64-foot-high Colossi of Memnon

This afternoon, enjoy an included lunch before sailing toward Edfu. Then, sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 7: Sightseeing tour of Temple of Kom Ombo

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Continue your exploration of the wonders of Egypt today.

Sail along the Nile and learn about the region during an engaging talk led by your Egyptologist from the comfort of the ship

Ask questions to discover more about the country’s history from your Egyptologist

Enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship

Dock in Kom Ombo to visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, built during the Greco-Roman period and noted for its twin deities, Sobek and Horus

Later today, arrive in the busy market city of Aswan and sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship.

Day 8: Felucca sailboat ride

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a free morning on board the ship or add an excursion.

Please note: Depending on flight schedules, the Abu Simbel optional excursion may be offered on day 9 instead of day 8.

Later, enjoy an included lunch before climbing aboard a felucca, a traditional sailboat, to ride past Elephantine Island.

See the dark granite rocks that resemble a herd of elephants bathing in the river

Take in panoramic views of the water from the Mausoleum of Aga Khan

Sit down for an included dinner aboard the ship this evening.

Day 9: Disembarkation & sightseeing tour of Aswan

ncluded meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Disembark your cruise in Aswan and set off on a sightseeing tour of the city led by your Egyptologist.

See the Aswan High Dam, one of the crowning achievements of modern Egypt

Board a boat and visit the temples at Philae, located on an island in the Nile River

Walk through the local market and stop at a perfume oil shop to learn about Frankincense and other natural remedies

Spend a free afternoon in Aswan or add an excursion.

Sit down for an included dinner at a local restaurant this evening.

Day 10: Flight to Cairo

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Cairo this morning and spend free time exploring the city at your leisure.

After sitting down for an included dinner, enjoy a free evening in Cairo or add an excursion.


Day 11: Sightseeing tour of Cairo

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell dinner

Enter the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, which houses the famous masks of Tutankhamen, and explore the exhibits alongside your Egyptologist.

Then, enjoy an included lunch before exploring Cairo on a sightseeing tour lead by your Egyptologist.

Visit the citadel that was built in the 12th century by mighty Salah el-Din and originally used as a fortress before it became the residence of the Sultans until 1850

Stop at Mohammed Ali Mosque, also known as the Alabaster Mosque

Celebrate your trip with your fellow travelers during tonight’s farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 12: Flight to Amman

IIncluded meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Amman, Jordan this morning and transfer to Petra. Then, sit down for an included dinner.

Day 13: Sightseeing tour of Petra

Included meal: Breakfast

Head to the city of Petra, which was carved into the red rocks of Mount Hor, and embark on a guided tour.

Learn about Petra’s unique architecture, one of the reasons it was named to the list of modern world wonders

Walk through the UNESCO World Heritage Site to the famous Al-Khazneh temple

See the intricately carved pillars and columns that make up the Palace Tomb

Stroll through the winding gorge known as the Siq

Please note: In order to enter Petra, customers should be able to walk two miles round-trip in hot weather over uneven terrain. Other modes of transportation may be available for you to book upon your arrival at an additional cost.

Spend a free evening in Petra or add an excursion.

Day 14: Amman via Madaba & Mount Nebo

Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, further explore the history and culture of Jordan on guided tours before continuing on to Amman, the capital city.

Visit Madaba to tour the City of Mosaics and visit St. George’s Church

Stop at Mount Nebo, Moses’ burial site, and Wadi Mujib

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 15: Sightseeing tour of Amman, the Dead Sea & departure

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Spend your last day in Jordan getting to know the city of Amman and relaxing in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea.

Take a guided tour of the Jordanian capital, entering the citadel and Roman theater

Travel to the Dead Sea for time to float in the salty water and share a farewell lunch with your fellow travelers

Later, return to Amman to board your late-night flight home.

Day 16: Travel day: Arrive Home

Arrive home after your overnight flight.

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What's Included?

  • 6 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 4 nights aboard a Nile River cruise ship
  • 10 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 9 dinners with beer or wine
  • 8 guided sightseeing tours
  • Egyptologist, who's also your Tour Director
  • Private deluxe motor coach
  • 2 on-tour flights

Policies

  • Maiasura Standard Cancellation Policy
  • Maiasura Standard Refund/Rescheduling Policy 
  • Maiasura Standard Booking Confirmation Policy
  • Maiasura Standard Terms & Conditions

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