• Egypt Nile Cruise: A Private Adventure

    Sailing through antiquity – A Private Adventure

    No world traveler can call their journey complete until they've stood in the shadows of the ancient wonders of Egypt. With a senior Egyptologist as our guide, we'll explore the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, the Temple of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens.

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Sailing through antiquity – A Private Adventure

Relive stories of the past, from ancient mythology to modern spiritual leaders, discovering their temples and burial places as we explore the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx, the Temple of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. This trip incorporates the major sites as well as lesser-known treasures, all from the comfort of a luxury sailing boat cruising down the Nile River with your dearest traveling companions. If the Kingdom of the Pharaohs has long been your dream, then this wide-ranging cultural immersion into Egypt's ancient myth and modern glory will be a wonder to behold.

Navigating through the starkness of the Sahara Desert, the Nile River is a logical “highway” for our journey of discovery and wonderment. You’ll be well taken care of on the five-star luxury Nile Adventurer, with buffet breakfasts, delicious meals, and a refreshing afternoon tea service with local pastries. Evenings on board are complemented by highlights of Egyptian culture—belly dancing, whirling dervishes, and musicians—alongside excellent cuisine and attentive service.

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Activities

Easy ship travel, cultural touring

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Absorb a sense of ancient history at the classic sites at Luxor, Aswan, and the Pyramids of Giza, with comprehensive tours
  • Sail down the Nile River on our five-star boat for luxurious accommodations, relaxing travel, excellent cuisine and on-board entertainment
  • Delight in the timeless beauty of temples, pyramids, mausoleums, perched above the Nile River in a backdrop of stark desert landscape

Duration: 8 days Start Location: Cairo, Egypt End Location: Cairo, Egypt

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  • Day 1 : Cairo

    Arrival in Cairo, Egypt.

  • Day 2 : Luxor

    Fly to Luxor, the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes, and a cosmopolitan mix of trendy shops and cafes, with desert temples and tombs as a backdrop.

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    Day 3 : Luxor Temples

    Visit the Temple of Karnak, the Temple of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and Hatshepsut Temple, then board the Nile Adventurer to begin the Nile cruise.

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    Days 4 - 5 : Esna

    Sail to Esna and visit the temples of Khnum and Horus, followed by an Egyptian cooking class and dinner decked out in Egyptian garb!

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    Day 6 : Kom Ombo & Aswan

    Visit the Greco Roman Temple at Kom Ombo, dedicated to Horus and to the crocodile god Sobek (yes, our Sobek!). By motorboat and felucca (a typical Egyptian sailboat), visit waterside ruins, islands and a mausoleum.

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    Day 7 : Cairo

    Flight back to Cairo. Visit the 4500-year-old Pyramids of Giza, the legendary Sphinx, and the Great Pyramid. We'll also visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities.

  • Day 8 : Cairo

    Flight home from Cairo.

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DATES: Departures: Private departures are available on the dates of your choice, pending availability. Call us for details.

PRICING:

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  • Nile Adventurer

    The newly renovated, elegant Sanctuary M.S. Nile Adventurer has just 32 cabins, offering an intimate and relaxed cruising experience on the epic Nile River. Decorated in a modern, comfortable lounge style and providing gourmet cuisine and superb sightseeing experiences with the country’s most experienced Egyptologists, the Adventurer is a taste of genuine 5-star luxury on this timeless and beautiful river.

Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.

This trip does not include a trip leader, rather you will have different local city guides at each location and share the guides on board the Nile Adventurer with other guests.

photo credits: ©Laura Hubber

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