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Overview

Egypt with Nile Cruise

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 vacation, 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.

Highlights of Egypt with Nile Cruise

Travelers Notes

We’ve packed everything you need for the perfect vacation—from hand-selected hotels and dining to the friendly expertise of Globus Tour Directors and Local Guides (with headsets to hear every word), to seamless transportation between destinations and VIP access to the world’s most iconic sites!

Small Group

Globus offers Small-Group Discoveries on select Egypt dates. A Small-Group Discovery is limited to an average of just 24 guests per departure. There’s always room to roam with extra space between you and other travelers—while still getting up close and personal to the experiences you’ve been dreaming of. Small-Group Discoveries include all the features of a traditional Globus Europe escorted tour, complete with expert Tour Director, Driver, and Local Guides who ensure that your health and safety is our top priority. A Small-Group Discovery trip is the perfectly sized Egypt tour—without the crowds.

Ship

Royal Lily

Private Touring

6 guests in a party: $821*
20-24 guests in a party: $61*

Product Group

Egypt with Nile Cruise

UNESCO Sites

Historic Cairo|The Pyramid Fields of Giza

Meals

Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners, and all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners

Itineraries

Day 1

ARRIVE IN CAIRO, EGYPT Welcome to Cairo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel. (D)

Day 2

CAIRO. EXCURSION TO GIZA Secrets of the Sphinx CAIRO Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Egyptian Museum.
GIZA See the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORY & MYSTERY Get up close and personal with The Pyramids of Giza - one of the World’s Seven Wonders. Ponder the enigmatic secrets of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Marvel at the massive monument of Cheops, the most colossal pyramid ever built. with an original height of 496 feet.

Day 3

CAIRO–LUXOR Palace Life CAIRO Fly to Luxor.
LUXOR Take an orientation tour of Luxor. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDARY LIVES Discover ancient secrets in the Egyptian city of Luxor – the "world's greatest open-air museum." Here, the ruins of the Egyptian temple complexes of Karnak and Luxor, share the shores of the Nile River with views of the monuments, temples, and tombs of the Theban Necropolis and Valley of the Kings and Queens across the west bank.

Day 4

LUXOR (EMBARKATION) River Mysteries Revealed 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)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
ANCIENT CITIES See the stunning monuments of Luxor and Karnak, ancient cities whose combined populations once topped one million. Walk among the pillars of the colossal Temple of Amun Ra and along the Avenue of the Sphinxes for an experience you will treasure for a lifetime.

Day 5

CRUISING: LUXOR–EDFU Kings, Queens & Captain’s Cocktails 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)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
HISTORIC SPOTS Venture to the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens on the west bank of the Nile where generations of pharaohs and nobles were entombed in cliffside crypts. See where 62 royal tombs have thus far been discovered, of which one was virtually intact—the splendid tomb of Tutankhamun discovered in 1922.

Day 6

CRUISING: EDFU–KOM OMBO–ASWAN Egyptian Gods & Gowns EDFU Visit the Temple of Horus, then enjoy 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)

TOUR HIGHLIGHT
LEGENDS & LORE Explore captivating Kom Ombo with a walking tour of its bluff-top twin temples. Gaze at the spellbinding temples dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek-Ra and the falcon god Horus.

Day 7

CRUISING: ASWAN Landscapes & Legends of the Nile ASWAN See the High Dam before continuing to the ancient Granite Quarries and a visit to the Philae Temple of Isis. [LF] 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)

LOCAL FAVORITE
EPIC RIDE Sail from Aswan on a felucca a traditional Egyptian wooden boat with a canvas sail. Capture the wind to move effortlessly around the botanical sanctuary of Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan – the stately and austere done-topped rose limestone monument and Carrara-marble tomb of the 20th-century religious and political leader.

Day 8

DISEMBARKATION. ASWAN At Leisure in Aswan ASWAN Disembarkation. Free time this afternoon and evening. (B)

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE with an excursion to Abu Simbel - dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as to the deified Ramesses himself. Discover for yourself why Abu Simbel is considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Ramesses II, and one of the most beautiful in Egypt.

Day 9

ASWAN–CAIRO Capital Ideas in Cairo ASWAN Fly to Cairo.
CAIRO Enjoy free time this afternoon, followed by a farewell dinner at your hotel this evening. (B,D)

FREE TIME TIPS
EXPLORE MORE in the “the city of a thousand minarets” with its skyline filled with many mosques, castles, and churches in this bustling and historic metropolis.

Day 10

CAIRO Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Departures

# Air Start Date Land Start Date Land End Date Land Only Price Discount Final Departure Code Status
1 2022-08-18 2022-08-19 2022-08-28 $2562 $0 $2829 QF20819 Not Available
2 2022-08-25 2022-08-26 2022-09-04 $2592 $0 $2859 QF20826K Please Call
3 2022-09-01 2022-09-02 2022-09-11 $2562 $0 $2829 QF20902 Please Call
4 2022-09-08 2022-09-09 2022-09-18 $2562 $0 $2829 QF20909 Please Call
5 2022-09-15 2022-09-16 2022-09-25 $2562 $0 $2829 QF20916 Please Call
6 2022-09-22 2022-09-23 2022-10-02 $2562 $0 $2829 QF20923K Please Call
7 2023-04-27 2023-04-28 2023-05-07 $2522 $252.2 $2536.8 QF30428 Available
8 2023-04-27 2023-04-28 2023-05-07 $2522 $252.2 $2536.8 QF30428A Available
9 2023-05-04 2023-05-05 2023-05-14 $2562 $256.2 $2572.8 QF30505 Available
10 2023-05-11 2023-05-12 2023-05-21 $2592 $259.2 $2599.8 QF30512K Available
11 2023-05-18 2023-05-19 2023-05-28 $2562 $256.2 $2572.8 QF30519 Available
12 2023-08-17 2023-08-18 2023-08-27 $2562 $256.2 $2572.8 QF30818 Available
13 2023-08-24 2023-08-25 2023-09-03 $2592 $259.2 $2599.8 QF30825K Available
14 2023-08-31 2023-09-01 2023-09-10 $2562 $256.2 $2572.8 QF30901 Available
15 2023-09-07 2023-09-08 2023-09-17 $2562 $256.2 $2572.8 QF30908 Available
16 2023-09-14 2023-09-15 2023-09-24 $2562 $256.2 $2572.8 QF30915 Available
17 2023-09-21 2023-09-22 2023-10-01 $2562 $256.2 $2572.8 QF30922K Available
18 2023-09-21 2023-09-22 2023-10-01 $2562 $256.2 $2572.8 QF30922KA Available

Hotels

# Name Description City Address Rating
1 Sofitel Cairo Nile El Gezirah An urban oasis directly on the Nile, this sophisticated 433-room hotel is located on Gezira Island in the heart of downtown Cairo close to the exclusive Zamalek area with its chic trendy restaurants and galleries. Contemporary fittings in the elegant guest rooms blend French hi-tech with Oriental flair and amenities include air conditioning, iron & ironing board, signature MyBed beds and complimentary Wi-Fi access. Boasting its own riverfront promenade with an open-air floating restaurant & bar, this stunning property also offers a wide variety of restaurants and bars, a casino, a Spa, fitness centre and relaxing outdoor infinity swimming pool overlooking the Nile. Cairo 3 el thawra council St. Zamalek Deluxe
2 Hyatt Regency Cairo West Superbly located in the heart of the exclusive Pyramids Heights Business Park, and close to the Pyramids of Giza, City, and shopping malls.  The Contemporary air-conditioned guestrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows with panoramic views of the Pyramids, pools, or lush gardens. Each room is equipped with the latest technology like smart mirrors and sensor LED lighting, plus a minibar, safe, coffee / tea maker and complimentary toiletries. There are several on-site restaurants, bars and lounges serving beverages throughout the day and cocktails in the evening. Leisure facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool and a fitness center. Cairo km 22 Cairo-Alexandria Desert Road, Pyramids Heights Business Park Deluxe
3 Sonesta St. George Hotel Commanding an excellent position overlooking the Nile and close to the Luxor Temple and Museum. Elegantly decorated rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a TV and mini bar. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. A variety of local and international dishes are served at the on-site restaurant. There's a 24-hour cafe and a lounge/bar, along with an outdoor pool and a swim-up bar. A health club offers a gym, plus a sauna, a steam room, and a hot tub. Luxor Corniche el Nil St Superior First-Class
4 Moevenpick Resort Aswan This 230-room elegant property boasts a beautiful setting on the peaceful elephantine island surrounded by the Nile with landscaped gardens and a spacious outdoor swimming pool. This resort offers three restaurants including a panoramic Restaurant & Bar located at the top of a tower where dinner & drinks are served with spectacular 360 degree views of Aswan and the Nile. The lobby bar is the ideal place to enjoy drinks, cocktails and snacks with a large terrace directly facing the Nile . Air-conditioned guest rooms perfectly blend modern with traditional and offer complimentary Wi-Fi access and coffee/tea making facilities. Aswan Elephantine Island Deluxe
5 Le Méridien Cairo Airport Le Méridien Cairo Airport is a smoke-free 5-story hotel directly linked to Terminal 3 by a pedestrian bridge and is nearby one of the best shopping malls in the city. Onsite unique dining venues range from an elegant Lebanese restaurant to a high-energy Sports Bar, both serving delicious food. A heated outdoor pool set in an oriental garden, a well-equipped fitness center, and free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the property are also available. All 349 guestrooms are specially designed to provide a homey feel with warm classical tones and feature excellent soundproofing, independent air-conditioning system, a seating area, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Rooms amenities include a flat-screen TV with international channels, coffee/tea maker facilities, in-room safe, iron and ironing board, and minibar. Cairo Cairo International Airport, Terminal 3 Deluxe
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