The Treasures of Egypt Scenic River Cruise & Tour

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.

Kom Ombo, Egypt

Itinerary

Your journey into wonder begins at Giza with a two night special stay at your iconic hotel. You’ll be able to soak up the magnificent view of the Great Pyramids right from your balcony.
Sundowners: Enjoy drinks and canapés as the sun sets over the Pyramids.

Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids and visit the Solar Boat Museum housing the restored cedar wood barge dating back to 2500 BC before marvelling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. This evening watch the laser light display and entertaining show at the Pyramids.

Fly to Luxor and relax in the beautiful gardens of your Special Stay hotel for tonight. Discover the antiquities housed in the Luxor Museum followed by a walk through the colourful local markets.

Cross to the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colourful 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.
Sundowners: Raise your glass and toast the start of your Nile cruise with drinks and canapés.

Relax on one of the Sun Decks and catch a glimpse of daily life along the banks of the Nile as you cruise to Dendera. Marvel at the vibrant colours 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 colours of the whirling dervishes and the mesmerising moves of a belly dancer.

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. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt. 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 Galabeyya party themed with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

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 savour your last moments on board and take a felucca cruise on the Nile. Tonight join the Captain and crew for a farewell Gala Dinner.

Freechoice: Visit a traditional Nubian village or take a motorboat to the upper reaches of the Nile. Alternatively, discover the vibrant botanical gardens.
Be ensconced in luxury during your Special Stay and admire the sweeping views over the Nile from the comfort of your balcony
Enrich: Watch the sun set and picture yourself as Agatha Christie, pen in hand, as you sample delicious Mediterranean cuisine during a private dinner at The Terrace.

Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at 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 the bustling city of Cairo for your two night stay.

Discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artefacts recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb and the collection of Royal Mummies.
Freechoice: Discover Islamic Cairo or explore Old Cairo. Alternatively, visit the ancient site of Saqqara.
This evening join your Tour Director for a farewell dinner.

Say farewell as you transfer to Cairo airport taking a lifetime of memories with you.

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
12 October 2018 £4,895
19 October 2018 £4,895
02 November 2018 £5,265
09 November 2018 £5,265
23 November 2018 £4,895
18 January 2019 £4,895
25 January 2019 £4,895
01 February 2019 £4,895
08 February 2019 £4,895
12 April 2019 £4,895
19 April 2019 £4,895
10 May 2019 £4,645
17 May 2019 £4,645
30 August 2019 £4,645
06 September 2019 £4,645
04 October 2019 £4,995
11 October 2019 £4,995
01 November 2019 £4,995
08 November 2019 £4,995

What's Included

  • Free Private Door to Door Chauffeur Transfers^, Early bird Pricing* and Free Deposit Payment Protection† if booked by 16 April 2018
  • Fly from a choice of UK airports with British Airways
  • 4-nights luxury Nile Cruise on board Sanctuary Sun Boat III
  • 6 nights in luxurious hotels, including 3 memorable Special Stays
  • 1 exclusive once-in-a-lifetime Scenic Enrich experiences
  • Your choice of 6 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • 2 Scenic Sundowners events
  • 10 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Beverages with lunch and dinner on board Nile Cruise
  • Exclusive shore excursions on Nile cruise
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All internal flights
  • All excursions and entrance fees
  • Expert Tour Directors, Egyptologists, local guides and safari guides
  • All tipping, airport taxes & gratuities