2020 Tour Details View 2021 Tour Details »
If you’ve dreamed of standing at the foot of the great pyramids, now is the time to escape to Egypt. Peruse the treasures of King Tutankhamun in Cairo, and answer the riddle of the Sphinx at the Great Pyramids of Giza. Fly to Luxor and embark on a Nile River cruise. You’ll visit the Karnak and Luxor Temples, and join in guided sightseeing at the Valley of the Kings and Queens on the Nile’s West Bank—site of noble crypts where the pharaohs rest in splendor in the cliff sides. Visit the Temple of Horus with its menacing black stone falcon statue, built 2,000 years ago during the age of Cleopatra. You’ll see fascinating sights before your Nile River cruise is complete, including a bluff-top temple to worship crocodile and falcon gods, the unfinished obelisk of the granite quarries of Aswan, and the Temple of Isis recovered from the submerged island of Philae. Take an excursion on a Felucca sailboat for a view of Kitchener’s Island and the mausoleum of Aga Khan. Fly back to Cairo and conclude your vacation with a farewell dinner to celebrate your guided tour of Egypt.
Destinations & Sightseeing
Welcome and farewell dinners; guided sightseeing, visit the Egyptian Museum
See the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids
Guided sightseeing, visit the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple, Valley of the Kings and Queens and Deir El-Bahri
Guided visit of Temple of Horus
Guided visit of the temple
Guided sightseeing, visit the High Dam, granite quarries, the unfinished obelisk, and the Philae Temple of Isis;
Felucca sail around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan
Headsets throughout the tour.Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.Notes:
- Hotels listed may occasionally be substituted with alternative hotels of equivalent standard.
- Please ask your Travel Consultant for cruise ship details. The ship scheduled to depart for the cruise portion of your vacation is the MS Mayfair.
The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:
Motorcoach, flight Cairo-Luxor, Aswan-Cairo, Nile cruise.
Meals & Itinerary
Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners, plus all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.
Day 1 ARRIVE IN CAIRO
Welcome to Cairo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Day 2 CAIRO
Guided sightseeing in and around Africa’s largest metropolis starts at the EGYPTIAN MUSEUM. See Tutankhamun’s fabulous treasures, an exciting first encounter with the splendor of three millennia of Egyptian civilization. Next, depart for GIZA. Take a close-up look at the enigmatic SPHINX and the daunting Great Pyramids. Cheops, with an original height of 496 feet, is the most colossal pyramid ever built.
Day 3 CAIRO–LUXOR. EMBARKATION
Board your flight to Luxor, where you will embark your cruise ship to enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, guided sightseeing features visits to KARNAK TEMPLE and LUXOR TEMPLE.
Day 4 CRUISING: LUXOR–EDFU
This morning, guided sightseeing focuses on the VALLEY OF KINGS & QUEENS on the West Bank of the Nile, where generations of pharaohs and nobles were buried in great splendor in crypts cut into the cliffs. 62 royal tombs have been uncovered so far, of which only the tomb of Tutankhamun was nearly inviolated when discovered in 1922. Visit DEIR EL-BAHRI, Queen Hatshepsut’s monumental rock temple, before returning to your ship where a Captain’s welcome cocktail party awaits you. Sail to Edfu.
Day 5 CRUISING: EDFU–KOM OMBO–ASWAN
In Edfu, visit the TEMPLE OF HORUS with its menacing black stone statue of the falcon god. Built in the time of Cleopatra about 2,000 years ago, it is recent by Egyptian standards and beautifully preserved. Have lunch on board and continue your leisurely cruise down Egypt’s river of destiny. Dock at Kom Ombo for a short walk to visit its bluff-top TEMPLE dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods. You can haggle for bargains in the local market. This evening, enjoy a Galabeya party on board.
Day 6 CRUISING: ASWAN
Marvel at the gigantic Aswan HIGH DAM, completed in 1970. Next, stop at the ancient GRANITE QUARRIES to see the famous unfinished obelisk and visit the PHILAE TEMPLE OF ISIS, transplanted from the submerged island of Philae. Highlight is a FELUCCA SAIL around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan. A Nubian Folklore Show is the perfect way to celebrate your Nile Cruise.
Day 7 DISEMBARKATION. ASWAN
After disembarkation, enjoy some free time in Aswan. An optional excursion to stunning Abu Simbel is available.
Day 8 ASWAN–CAIRO
Board your flight to Cairo. This evening, a farewell dinner awaits at your hotel.
Day 9 CAIRO
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
No matter what you’re into: food, wine, history, art, music or anything else,
we give you the freedom to personalize your vacation with optional excursions that speak to your interests.
When you book your excursions with us, you can be assured that every optional excursion that we offer coordinates with the free time that you'll have in your destination,
so you'll never have conflicts between included and optional activities.
Our team of travel experts carefully selects each optional excursion that we offer to ensure that you receive the highest quality at a great value.
Our tried-and-true partners have a finger on the pulse of the city in which they operate so they deliver the very best experiences.
We offer experiences you cannot create on your own and because you’re booking with us, we coordinate all your transportation and timing needs.
The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyGlobus site 90 days prior to the tour start date.
$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)
Sound & Light Show
Immerse yourself in a spectacle of sound, light, and virtual reality during this sensational evening at the Giza pyramids.
Price Range: $
Pyramids, Memphis & Sakkara
Pack thousands of years of history into a single day on this fantastic guided excursion featuring Memphis, Sakkara and more!
Price Range: $$
Egypt Nile Cruise
Sound & Light Show
Ancient Thebes comes to life in an unforgettable way as pharoahs rise to tell their stories and the pillars and statues of Karnak are transformed during a fantastic sound and light show.
Price Range: $
The captivating world of the ancient Nubians springs to life on this unforgettable visit to the traditional village of Gharb Soheil.
Price Range: $$
Step thousands of years back in time on this exciting visit to the twin rock temples of Abu Simbel, one of Egypt's most cherished ancient wonders.
Price Range: $$$$
Know Before You Go
These Know Before You Go travel tips are designed with you in mind, with helpful hints to help you prepare for and enjoy your escorted vacation. They are your guide to getting ready and contain general information on travel documentation, customs, and the country/countries you will be visiting, including budgeting, transportation, climate, languages, and much more. With Globus, you benefit from our experience.
* The "Starting at" or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per passenger based on double occupancy and does not include airfare; additional fees/charges are not included. If a price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s) – please review current promotions or deals
for additional information. Some tours require intra-vacation flights (and in some cases intra-vacation segments must be purchased from Globus).