(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis) Cairo, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise (Aswan–Luxor), Alexandria
This private tour of Egypt is perfect for anyone who wants to see the country’s most important cultural attractions and have the most luxurious accommodation available each day.
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.
Begin in Cairo and experience the city 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, 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. Then fly to Abu Simbel and explore some of the most beautiful Pharaonic temples in existence at the first light of day—the most beautiful time to visit.
Board a luxury Nile River cruise, where accommodation is in a top suite. Each day during the cruise, you will have your own private Egyptologist to take you 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.
Continue to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, founded by Alexander the Great and today Egypt’s second-largest city. Explore the hidden charms of this fascinating city during touring with your private guide and driver. Visit the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina—a striking, state-of-the-art library and museum of antiquities—as well as various ancient monuments, catacombs and the site of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Perhaps also browse the antiques district, see beautiful mosques, and relax at waterfront cafés. Accommodation is at the new Four Seasons Alexandria at San Stefano.
Return to Cairo for one night with touring en route of the Wadi Natrun monasteries, built by early Christians escaping Roman persecution.
Arrival private transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Full-day private city tour
Cairo & Pyramids
Full-day private city touring and excursion to Pyramids of Giza
Cairo – Abu Simbel – Aswan
Private early morning airport transfer and flight to Abu Simbel. Arrival private transfer and touring of temples. Return to airport and onward flight to Aswan. 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 - Alexandria
Morning private touring of Luxor and Karnak Temples. Afternoon private airport transfer and flight to Cairo, continuing to Alexandria for 2 nights
Private full-day touring
Alexandria - Cairo
Private transfer to Cairo with touring of Wadi El Natrun monasteries en route
Private airport transfer
Four Seasons at Nile Plaza or Four Seasons at First Residence
Sonesta Star Goddess or Farah Nile Cruise
Four Seasons Alexandria
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, 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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