Luxury Egypt Tours

Introduction to Egypt
(9 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

Highlights of Egypt
(10 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

Private Land Tour of Egypt
(8 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Aswan & Abu Simbel, Luxor

Egypt in a Week
(7 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Luxor

Best of Egypt
(11 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Sharm El-Sheikh

Traditions of Egypt
(13 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Luxor, dahabiya cruise, Abu Simbel, Aswan

Family Tour of Egypt
(8 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, luxury Nile River cruise

Cairo in Depth
(5 days)

Luxuries of Egypt
(11 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, luxury Nile River Cruise, Abu Simbel

Essence of Egypt
(12 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Aswan & Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Alexandria

Multi-country Tours

Best of Egypt & Jordan
(14 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum, Dead Sea

Highlights of Israel & Egypt
(16 days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Cairo & the Pyramids, luxury Nile River cruise, Tel Aviv

Journey Through Egypt, Israel & Jordan
(18 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Best of Dubai & Egypt
(12 days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert, Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

Cairo to the Cape: Egypt & South Africa
(17 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise (Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, Luxor), Cape Town, Sabi Sand Reserve

Best of Egypt

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Sharm El-Sheikh

This tour combines the highlights of Egypt with ample time to relax at a top resort in Sharm El-Sheikh, Artisans of Leisure travelers are escorted throughout Egypt by one of the country's top private Egyptologist guides (including on the luxury Nile River cruise) and have their own private drivers in each location.

First, experience Cairo as an insider—our tours offer the most in-depth, sophisticated Cairo touring available. Visit the most interesting cultural attractions in the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, such as the Citadel, the Egyptian Museum and the Hanging Church. Tour our favorite neighborhoods, which are filled with beautiful Fatimid, Islamic, Mameluk, Ottoman, Coptic and Art Deco architecture. See well-preserved medieval residences formerly occupied by wealthy merchants. Walk through fascinating markets such as the renowned Khan al-Khalili bazaar. Also visit smaller and lesser-known museums dedicated to Islamic art, applied arts and Egyptian culture. If desired, we can also arrange visits to Cairo's top boutiques and reservations at the best restaurants in town.

One day, take a private excursion to the Pyramids of Giza, a world-renowned and UNESCO-listed burial complex that includes pyramids, tombs, temples, the Solar Boat and the Great Sphinx. Also visit the even older pyramids of Dahshur and Saqqara. If desired, enjoy a camel ride by the Pyramids of Giza, and perhaps see the interiors of the Great and Bent pyramids.

Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange VIP experiences such as exclusive access to well-preserved tombs that are not open to the public and after-hours private tours of major sites such as the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza.

Next, fly to Aswan, considered Egypt's loveliest city. During private touring with your Egyptologist guide, learn about Nubian life, history and crafts at the excellent Nubian Museum. Also visit highlights such as the stunning Temple of Philae, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk. One day, fly to Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and two spectacular monumental temples commissioned by Pharaoh Ramses II and carved into sandstone cliffs.

Next, enjoy a four-night luxury Nile River cruise. Tour extraordinary archaeological sites such as the Temple of Horus (Edfu) and the Temple of Kom Ombo. Around Luxor, visit Luxor Temple and the Karnak complex, Medinet Habu, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, including the tombs of King Tut and Ramses VI. We will also arrange access to the spectacular tombs of Seti I and Queen Nefertari. Throughout the cruise, Artisans of Leisure will arrange private shore excursions with your own Egyptologist guide.

Depending on your travel dates, this cruise is also available in reverse, from Luxor to Aswan.

Fly to Sharm El-Sheikh and discover the incredible natural beauty of the Sinai peninsula and the Red Sea coast. During leisure time, relax at your luxurious resort and explore the sea's brilliantly colored coral reefs and abundant marine life. Upon request, a private excursion can be arranged to St. Catherine's Monastery, an ancient Greek Orthodox monastery nestled at the foot of Mt. Sinai in an area of profound biblical significance.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Cairo
VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights
Day 2

Cairo
Full-day private city tour

Day 3 Cairo & Pyramids
Full-day private excursion to Dahshur, Sakkara, Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx
Day 4 Cairo – Abu Simbel – Aswan
Return to airport for early morning flights to Abu Simbel, via Aswan. Private touring of temples. Return flight to Aswan to embark on luxury Nile River cruise for 4 nights
Day 5 Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu
Morning private touring of High Dam, Temple of Philae and other sights around Aswan. Sail to Kom Ombo for afternoon private touring of Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu for overnight
Day 6 Edfu – Esna – Luxor
Morning private touring of Temple of Horus. Sail through the Esna Lock to Luxor for overnight
Day 7 Luxor
Private touring of Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, including the tombs of King Tut, Seti I and Queen Nefertari, as well as the Luxor and Karnak temples
Day 8 Luxor – Cairo – Sharm El-Sheikh
Private transfer to airport for flights to Sharm El-Sheikh, via Cairo. Private arrival transfer to resort for 3 nights
Day 9 Sharm El-Sheikh
Day at leisure
Day 10 Sharm El-Sheikh
Day at leisure
Day 11 Depart Sharm El-Sheikh
Private transfer to airport

Hotels
Cairo:

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza or Four Seasons Hotel Cairo First Residence

Nile River cruise: The Oberoi Philae or The Oberoi Zahra
Sharm El-Sheikh: Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh

Cost
$14,865  Per person (double occupancy)

Luxury Egypt Tours

Introduction to Egypt
(9 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

Highlights of Egypt
(10 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

Private Land Tour of Egypt
(8 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Aswan & Abu Simbel, Luxor

Egypt in a Week
(7 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Luxor

Best of Egypt
(11 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Sharm El-Sheikh

Traditions of Egypt
(13 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Luxor, dahabiya cruise, Abu Simbel, Aswan

Family Tour of Egypt
(8 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, luxury Nile River cruise

Cairo in Depth
(5 days)

Luxuries of Egypt
(11 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, luxury Nile River Cruise, Abu Simbel

Essence of Egypt
(12 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Aswan & Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Alexandria

Multi-country Tours

Best of Egypt & Jordan
(14 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum, Dead Sea

Highlights of Israel & Egypt
(16 days)
Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Cairo & the Pyramids, luxury Nile River cruise, Tel Aviv

Journey Through Egypt, Israel & Jordan
(18 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Best of Dubai & Egypt
(12 days)
Dubai & Arabian Desert, Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

Cairo to the Cape: Egypt & South Africa
(17 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise (Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, Luxor), Cape Town, Sabi Sand Reserve

Testimonials

We had a phenomenal time in Egypt. The trip was planned perfectly, and our Egyptologist guide was amazing. We loved our itinerary and were blown away by what we saw. Every logistical detail was perfectly organized.
~ J.C., New York, NY

We had a fantastic time in Egypt. The service from Artisans of Leisure was impeccable and we didn’t have to think or worry about anything. Thanks again for all your help.
~ G.J., Milan, Italy

Our Egypt trip was amazing. We met many other travelers, and all were envious of our tour and the fact that we had our own Egyptologist on board with us! 
~ D.R., West Vancouver, B.C.

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