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Going with the flow on this luxury 14-day Egypt tour, follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions as you cruise leisurely up the Nile and discover ancient wonders and timeless villages along its banks. Everything in Egypt seems to be on an impossibly grand scale – history spanning thousands of years, majestic temples, gigantic monuments and vast deserts. Flowing through the center is its eternal lifeblood, the mighty Nile. Visit the Great Pyramids of Giza and stand in awe before the staggering facade of the Temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. Learn about more recent history at the World War II memorials in El Alamein and relax on the shores of the sparkling Red Sea.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Cairo
Day 2 : Giza
Day 3 : Giza
Day 4 : Fly from Giza to Aswan
Day 5 : Aswan
Day 6 : Embark | Nile Cruise
Day 7 : Nile Cruise | Kom Ombo Termple
Day 8 : Nile Cruise | Valley of the Kings & Karnak
Day 9 : Disembark | Luxor
Day 10 : Luxor to Red Sea
Day 11 : Red Sea
Day 12 : Red Sea to Cairo
Day 13 : Cairo
Day 14 : Depart for Home

Highlights

  • Tour the Great Pyramids and marvel at the icon Sphinx
  • Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae
  • Relax on the sparkling shores of the Red Sea
  • See the impressive monument dedicated to Queen Hatshepsut

Ship

Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

The pyramids of Giza Camels laying down in the sunset Beautiful Egyptian Carvings Felucca Nile cruise Profile of the Great Sphinx of Giza Visit the ruins of Egypt Camels in the desert of Egypt

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 amazed by the magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500BC. Marvel 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

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the site of one of World War II’s defining battles, El Alamein or visit the ancient sites of Saqqara and Memphis.

Tonight enjoy a barbeque dinner at 139 Terrace.

Day 4 Fly from Giza to Aswan

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Fly early 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.

Fly to Aswan where you will be ensconced in luxury during your two night stay and admire the views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony.

Day 5 Aswan

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Visit a Nubian village or the beautiful but often-overlooked Kalabsha Temple on the shores of Lake Nasser. Alternatively, take a motorboat ride to the upper reaches of the Nile and explore the Botanical Gardens.

Discover the history of the hotel as you enjoy pre dinner drinks at The Terrace, followed by an elegant dinner at restaurant 1902

Day 6 Embark | Nile Cruise

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Embark on your luxurious private charter on board the boutique Sanctuary Sun Boat III and settle into your elegantly appointed cabin. Discover the granite quarries of ancient Egypt, learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. Later, enjoy traditional felucca cruise on the Nile.

Day 7 Nile Cruise | Kom Ombo Termple

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then follow the course of the ancient pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise north. Explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank. A fun night awaits on board with a colorful Galabeyya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

Day 8 Nile Cruise | Valley of the Kings & Karnak

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and admire the colorful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. See the impressive monument to Queen Hatshepsut and the well-preserved temple of Ramses III. At the vast temple complex of Karnak marvel at the enormous pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

Day 9 Disembark | Luxor

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Disembark and join a walking tour through the local produce markets. Later, relax in the beautiful gardens of your overnight Special Stay in luxury rooms overlooking the gardens.

Late this afternoon discover the fascinating antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by the treasures of Luxor Temple.

*Balloon Flight - Choose to add an optional hot air balloon flight. Additional cost, please book on tour.

Day 10 Luxor to Red Sea

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Travel to the temple complex of Dendera and marvel at the vibrant colors of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of Hathor’s temple. Drive through the desert moonscape to reach your luxurious resort, the Kempinski Soma Bay, set on the shores of the Red Sea.

Day 11 Red Sea

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Relax and enjoy a day at leisure on the sparkling shores of the Red Sea. Your resort features a daily activity program or you can just relax pool or beachside.

Day 12 Red Sea to Cairo

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning is at your leisure before flying to Cairo for your two night stay.

Day 13 Cairo

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Discover Islamic Cairo and Khan el Khalili Bazaar or explore Old Cairo and the Hanging Temple of Babylon. Alternatively, visit the old Egyptian Museum and a selection of Royal Mummies.

Tonight join your Tour Director for a farewell to Egypt dinner.

Day 14 Depart for Home

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

Sanctuary Sun Boat III

Per person starting at
$7,495
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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::
  • Smaller group sizes with a maximum of 34 guests
  • 2 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • 3 Scenic Sundowners events
  • Your choice of 9 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 4 memorable Scenic Special Stays
  • 29 meals – 13 breakfasts (B), 7 lunches (L) and 9 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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