Cruise the Nile in a manner once reserved for queens and pharaohs.
For 12 adventure-filled days, experience Egypt and the Nile’s most wondrous sites in style and luxury. Set sail on an eight-day voyage onboard the all-suite River Tosca. Wander amongst the towering ruins of the Temple of Karnak, the world’s largest ancient religious complex, and the entrancing Temple of Luxor. Visit temples dedicated to Hathor, Horus, and other mythological figures, and pay homage to the country’s first female ruler at the Temple of Hatshepsut. Follow in the footsteps of renowned scholars and explorers as you venture forth into the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial grounds of Egyptian royalty. Get acquainted with Nubian culture during a home visit with a local family, and enjoy an exhilarating ride in a felucca, a traditional Nile River sailboat.
This captivating itinerary begins and ends in Cairo, where you’ll visit the famous Egyptian Museum and its stupendous and unrivaled collection of pharaonic artifacts, including treasures recovered from the tomb of King Tutankhamun. Journey to Giza to gaze upon the mighty ancient Pyramids and the timeworn, enigmatic Sphinx—iconic images that continue to amaze.
An enchanting land of marvels, myths, and wonders old and new, Egypt is an extraordinary destination no culturally curious traveler will want to miss.
HighlightsYour cruise/journey Package Includes:
7-night Nile River cruise in a riverview suite onboard the elegant River Tosca*
4 nights in Cairo at the splendid Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast and all service charges, taxes, and porterage*
All transportation throughout your trip, including flights within Egypt
All transfers on arrival and departure days
11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
High tea at the Old Cataract Hotel Aswan
9 days of captivating, fully escorted excursions with a professionally trained, English-speaking Egyptologist
4 UNESCO sites: The Temples of Karnak and Luxor; various monuments around Ancient Memphis, including the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx; the Valley of the Kings; and the Temple of Horus
State-of-the-art portable audio–headset system on all excursions throughout your trip
Exciting onboard entertainment, including a Galabeya Party, a Nubian show, and an Egyptian belly dancing performance
Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza
Boat ride on traditional Nile River felucca
Nubian village visit
*Ship and hotels are subject to change