Duration: 10 Days
That calendar you live by—the one with 365 days divided into twelve months—you can thank the ancient Egyptians for the handy invention that helps you manage your time. In this 10-day holiday, you’ll marvel at many other amazing accomplishments of this remarkable civilization. The daunting Great Pyramids, the enigmatic Sphinx, the extraordinary temples of Luxor and Karnak, and the magnificent royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings are well worth the journey as are the sparkling treasures inside Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, including the fascinating burial items from the opulent tomb of “King Tut.” As you sail down the legendary Nile from Luxor to Aswan on this enthralling tour of Egypt, you’ll also stand in awe at the preserved Temples of Horus and Isis, barter for goods at the bustling bazaars, and sway to the rhythmic drums on a relaxing felucca ride down the Nile.
Please note: Itinerary and pricing is subject to change. Full details will be confirmed in 2022.
Welcome to Cairo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travelling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)
CAIRO Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Egyptian Museum.
GIZA See the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids. (B)
CAIRO Fly to Luxor.
LUXOR Orientation tour. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
LUXOR Embark on your Nile River cruise ship with lunch on board. This afternoon, guided sightseeing includes the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple. (B,L,D)
LUXOR Guided sightseeing on the West Bank of the Nile features the Valley of Kings and Queens. Visit Deir El-Bahri, Queen Hatshepsut's monumental rock temple, before returning to ship. Enjoy a Captain's welcome cocktail party. Sail to Edfu. (B,L,D)
EDFU Visit the Temple of Horus. Lunch on board while sailing.
KOM OMBO Guided walking tour includes the temple dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods. Free time to browse. Enjoy a Galabeya (traditional Egyptian gown) party on board this evening. (B,L,D)
ASWAN See the High Dam before continuing to the ancient Granite Quarries and a visit to the Philae Temple of Isis. Sail on a felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) around Kitchener's Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan. Take part in a Nubian Folklore presentation on board this evening. (B,L,D)
ASWAN Disembarkation. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)
ENHANCE YOUR FREE TIME in Aswan with an excursion to Abu Simbel. This and many more options throughout your tour are available for purchase with MyAccount. Get local maps and tips for free time with your GlobusGO mobile app.
ASWAN Fly to Cairo.
CAIRO Free time this afternoon. Farewell dinner at your hotel this evening. (B,D)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)