(10 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Cairo, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise (Aswan – Luxor)
This tour provides comprehensive private touring of Egypt’s most popular destinations.
Artisans of Leisure travelers are escorted throughout Egypt by their own private Egyptologist guide (including on Nile cruises) and have their own private drivers in each location. We use suites on the Nile cruises.
First, experience Cairo as an insider. Our Egypt specialists have left no stone unturned in their quest to uncover the city’s most interesting cultural attractions, neighborhoods and markets—our tours offer the most in-depth, sophisticated Cairo touring available. In addition to visiting well-known attractions such as the Citadel, Egyptian Museum, Hanging Church and Khan al-Khalili bazaar, also tour our favorite neighborhoods filled with beautiful Fatimid, Islamic, Mameluke, Ottoman, Coptic and Art Deco architecture; well-preserved medieval residences formerly occupied by wealthy merchants; fascinating markets and shopping streets; and smaller, lesser-known museums dedicated to Islamic art, applied arts, Egyptian culture, Impressionist paintings and more.
One day, take a private excursion to the impressive Pyramids of Giza. If desired, attend the impressive Sound & Light Show there one evening. Also visit the even older pyramids of Dahshur and Saqqara—the Step Pyramid of Djoser is the prototype for the pyramids of Giza. Continue to Aswan, home to a large Nubian community and Egypt’s southernmost—and quite possibly loveliest—city. During introductory touring, learn about Nubian life, history and crafts at the excellent Nubian Museum. Then fly to Abu Simbel and explore some of the most beautiful Pharaonic temples in existence.
Cruise the Nile River aboard a luxury boat. Our travelers stay in a top suite and have their own private Egyptologist to accompany them on private tours of the extraordinary archaeological sites such as the Temple of Philae in Aswan, Temple of Horus in Edfu and Valleys of the Kings and Queens in Luxor. Upon request, arrangements can be made to tour monuments usually closed to the public or museums outside of opening hours.
The tour concludes with one night in Cairo.
Arrival private transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Full-day private city tour
Cairo & Pyramids
Full-day private excursion to Dahshur, Saqqara, Pyramids of Giza
Cairo – Aswan
Private airport transfer and flight to Aswan. Arrival private transfer to hotel for overnight with introductory Aswan touring en route. Evening Sound & Light show at Temple of Philae
Aswan & Abu Simbel
Private airport transfers and round-trip flight to Abu Simbel. Private touring of Abu Simbel temples. Return to Aswan and embark cruise ship for 4 nights
Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu
Morning private touring of temples and sights in and around Aswan. Sail to Kom Ombo for afternoon private touring of Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu for overnight
Edfu – Esna – Luxor
Morning private touring of Temple of Horus. Sail through the Esna Lock to Luxor for overnight
Morning private touring of Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Madinat Habou and Colossi of Memnon
Luxor – Cairo
Morning private touring of Luxor and Karnak Temples. Afternoon private airport transfer and flight to Cairo. Arrival private transfer to hotel for overnight
Private airport transfer
Four Seasons at Nile Plaza or
Four Seasons at First Residence
Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Sonesta Star Goddess or Farah Nile
Per person (double occupancy)
The Artisans of Leisure Style of Travel:
Private touring with your own personal guides and drivers
Preferred rooms in the very best luxury hotels
Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations from our travel specialists
Itineraries that are customized according to your interests and schedule
Artisans of Leisure upgrades and amenities
A seamless travel experience, including all logistics, skipping lines during touring whenever possible, restaurant and spa reservations, performance tickets, private airport transfers, internal transportation, VIP and fast-track airport assistance in many destinations
Around-the-clock support in each destination during your trip
Unique, insider travel experiences and access to the Artisans of Leisure network of experts around the world
All Artisans of Leisure tours are private and depart daily.
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