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Treasures of Egypt

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During this 11-day Egypt tour, the explorer in you will rejoice over what is arguably the biggest concentration of ancient wonders in the world. Pyramids, tombs, and temples – Egypt’s glorious past is 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.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Cairo
Day 2 : Giza
Day 3 : Giza to Luxor
Day 4 : Luxor | Embark
Day 5 : Cruise the Nile
Day 6 : Kom Ombo Temple
Day 7 : Aswan
Day 8 : Disembark | Aswan
Day 9 : Aswan to Cairo
Day 10 : Cairo
Day 11 : Cairo | Depart for Home

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

Ship

Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Nile River Temple Of Kom Ombo Entrance of Luxor Temple, Egypt A group of camels rests in front of the Giza pyramids Luxor Philae temple Camels in the desert of Egypt
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Day 1 Arrive Cairo

  • 1 Dinner
Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a two-night stay. You’ll be able to soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony.

Day 2 Giza

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
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. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.

Day 3 Giza to Luxor

  • 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 | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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, then admire the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. Return to Luxor and embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Late afternoon tour 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 Cruise the Nile

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today travel 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 the mesmerizing moves of a Nubian dancing performance.

Day 6 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 and 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 7 Aswan

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cruise south to reach 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 8 Disembark | Aswan

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Disembark the ship in Aswan, you will be ensconced in luxury during your stay where you can admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.

Discover the history and famous faces of the hotel before picturing yourself as Agatha Christie, pen in hand, as you enjoy pre-dinner drinks at The Terrace, followed by an elegant dinner at restaurant 1902.

Optional excursions: 
Visit a traditional Nubian village or take a motorboat to the upper reaches of the Nile. Alternatively, discover the vibrant botanical gardens.

Day 9 Aswan to Cairo

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
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. Later, fly to bustling Cairo for your two-night stay.

Day 10 Cairo

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artifacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and a selection of Royal Mummies. This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

Day 11 Cairo | Depart for Home

  • 1 Breakfast
Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport.
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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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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:
  • Smaller group sizes with a maximum of 34 guests
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • 2 Scenic Sundowners events
  • Your choice of 6 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 3 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 26 meals – 10 breakfasts (B), 8 lunches (L) and 8 dinners (D)
  • Fully escorted by a handpicked Scenic Tour Director, expert Egyptologist and knowledgeable local guides
  • All internal flights
  • Return airport transfers
  • All tipping and gratuities
Fares do not include:
  • Airfares and associated fees
  • Charges and taxes
  • Additional optional activities
  • Accommodation upgrades
  • Meals not specified in Your Itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Laundry
  • Passport fees; visas
  • Vaccinations; medical assistance; medical services on board Scenic Eclipse
  • Spa and beauty treatments in the Senses Spa
  • Government taxes and charges (excluding GST)
  • Any items or expenses of a personal nature
  • Any helicopter, submarine or scuba diving experiences are an additional cost
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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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