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Treasures of Egypt

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During this 13-day Egypt tour, the explorer in you rejoices over what is arguably the biggest concentration of ancient wonders in the world. Pyramids, tombs, and temples – Egypt’s glorious past are yours to discover. At Giza Plateau gaze upon the marvels of the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx, then in Luxor stand amongst ancient temples, tombs, and monuments. Travel in the footsteps of the pharaohs on a luxury cruise along the Nile, Egypt’s lifeblood, and discover monumental temples before relaxing in iconic luxury at Aswan. Stand in awe before the extraordinary temples of Abu Simbel, relics of ancient times and a legacy to modern engineering feats, and uncover the treasures of the Egyptian Museum in bustling Cairo.
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Highlights
  • Marvel at well-preserved, colorful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings
  • Soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids
  • Cruise to charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people
  • Visit Abu Simbel, and see one of Egypt’s most elaborate monuments
Places Visited
Activity Level: Relaxed
Involves minimal physical effort and is typically associated with leisurely activities. Activities are low-intensity or last less than a few hours each day.
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Day 1: Arrive Cairo

Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a two-night Special Stay. Be able to soak up stunning views of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony.

Day 2: Giza

Visit the ancient site of Saqqara, the huge cemetery of ancient Memphis, an active burial ground for more than 3500 years and is Egypt’s largest archaeological site. Later, be awed by the sheer magnitude of the pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC, before marveling at the 20-meter limestone monolith of the Sphinx.

Day 3: Giza to Luxor

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Fly to Luxor and relax in the beautiful gardens of your hotel. Discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by a walk through the colorful local markets.

Day 4: Luxor

Discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

Optional Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight for a fascinating bird’s-eye view of the ancient sites. Additional cost, please book on tour.

Day 5: Luxor | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III as you settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colorful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut.

Day 6: Nile Cruise | Dendra

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Relax on the Sun Deck and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel at the vibrant colors of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple before returning to Luxor and visiting the impressive Luxor Temple.

This evening’s entertainment will delight with the colors of the whirling dervishes and Nubian Dance performance.

Day 7: Nile Cruise | Kom Ombo Temple

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. This afternoon, explore Kom Ombo Temple, perched high on the east bank, dedicated to Sobek, the Crocodile God.

A fun night awaits on board with a lively and colorful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

Day 8: Nile Cruise | Aswan

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise south to charming Aswan, the home of the Nubian people. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. A leisurely afternoon awaits as you savor your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile.

Tonight, join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

Day 9: Disembark | Aswan

  • Hotels
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay and admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony. Discover the history of the hotel and follow in the footsteps of icons like Princess Diana, Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie as you enjoy pre-dinner drinks at The Terrace, before dining at restaurant 1902.

Day 10: Aswan

Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments, the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam.

Day 11: Aswan | Cairo

Fly to bustling Cairo for your two-night stay. Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artifacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies.

Day 12: Cairo

Discover Islamic Cairo and explore Old Cairo. This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

Day 13: Cairo | Depart for Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport.

Ship/Hotel

Sanctuary Sun Boat III

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Cleopatra's Oasis
The Verandah

Cairo - Hotels

Luxor - Hotels

Aswan - Hotels

Dates & Prices

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$8,700
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Nile Deck Cabin
55.8 ft². Twin or King beds. A/C, window, private bath with shower & hairdryer, satellite TV & in-house movies, and mini-bar.
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Promenade Deck Cabin
55.8 ft². Twin or King beds. A/C, window, private bath with shower & hairdryer, satellite TV & in-house movies, and mini-bar.
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Presidential Suite
95.1 ft². Queen bed. A/C, window, private bath with bathtub & hairdryer, satellite TV & in-house movies, and mini-bar.
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Royal Suite
118.1 ft² Twin or King beds. A/C, window, private bath with bathtub & hairdryer, satellite TV & in-house movies, and mini-bar.

Notes

All Prices are per person, twin share and include taxes and surcharges. Single supplement pricing available upon request.
Included
  • 12 Breakfasts, 9 Lunches, 8 Dinners
  • 12 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Wifi
  • Porterage
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Complimentary beverages
  • Internal Flights
  • Your choice of Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Fully escorted small group land journey
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • 1 Scenic Sundowners event
  • 3 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • Expert Scenic Tour Director, Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides
  • Return airport transfers
Excluded
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Select drinks including a very small number of rare, fine and vintage wines, champagnes and spirits are not included in the package and may be available at an additional charge
  • Passport or Visa fees
  • All travel invoice risks. We strongly recommend you to take out comprehensive travel insurance with a reputable insurance company to cover you against risks associated with your tour. Including cover for loss of luggage, medical expense, and cost and expenses incurred due to cancellations, delays, or other disruptions

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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