Egyptologist Guides

5-Star Accommodations

Iconic Landmarks

Explore The World’s Most Revered Wonders on Your 8-Day Egypt Tour

Embark on an exhilarating journey through Egypt’s hidden treasures and the legendary Nile River on an expertly guided tour. This meticulously crafted adventure promises a fresh perspective on Egypt’s iconic landmarks and vibrant culture. Begin your exploration in Giza, where the timeless allure of the Pyramids awaits, followed by a captivating dive into the riches of the Egyptian Museum. Wander the historic streets of Cairo, where ancient mysteries beckon from every corner, leading you to discover hidden temples, tombs, and pyramids.

The most adventurous segment of your guided Egypt tour commences when you embark on an enchanting 4-day cruise on the Nile from Aswan to Luxor. Along the riverbanks, encounter the majestic wonders of The Valley of the Kings, the monumental grandeur of Karnak Temples, and the tranquil beauty of Philae Temple. You’ll gaze in wonderment at the magnificence of the Abu Simbel Temple and a myriad of other historical marvels that grace the landscape, each of which will mark your memories for a long time to come.

Why You'll Love This Tour

Relax in comfortable accommodations throughout your journey ensuring a restful stay after days filled with exploration

Embark on a captivating 5-day, full-board Nile river cruise, immersing yourself in the timeless beauty of Egypt's legendary river

Benefit from expertly guided tours at each destination, led by knowledgeable Egyptologists who will enrich your understanding of Egypt's ancient past and present-day significance

Explore the wonders of ancient Egypt with visits to iconic sites such as the Great Pyramids of Giza, including the Sphinx and Valley Temple, and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, home to treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun, and many more!

Experience convenient domestic flights from Cairo to Aswan and back, allowing for efficient travel between destinations

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Tour Logistics

Tour Logistics


Per person in a Double/Twin room:

  • Adults $890.00 USD per person
  • Children $590.00 USD per person

Departure time

00:00 – 23:00

Meeting point

Cairo International Airport


Departures on Thursdays and Saturdays


8 days

Group size

Minimum 1, maximum 15


  • 5-star accommodation in Cairo (breakfast included)
  • 5-star Nile Cruise (full- board meals)
  • Hotel transfers (pick up and drop off)
  • Domestic flight from Cairo to Luxor
  • Domestic flight from Aswan to Cairo
  • Egyptologist tour guide
  • Transportation throughout touring and sightseeing

Not included

  • Entrance fees to mentioned sights
  • Optional Excursions such as Abu Simbel, Hot Air Balloon and Nubian Village
  • Tips for crew, drivers & tour guide
  • Pre or post-tour accommodation
  • Other meals, snacks and drinks not mentioned as included

About your guide

Egyptologist tour guide

What You Will See & Do

Day – 1 – Arrival in Cairo

Upon arrival at Cairo airport, you will be greeted by our representative who will assist you and provide transfers to your hotel in Cairo. Settle into your accommodation for the evening, relax and enjoy the views of Cairo at night. In case your flight to Cairo arrives at an earlier time, before your tour with us officially starts, we can help you arrange an earlier transfer to your hotel at an extra cost.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cairo

Day 2 – Cairo – Giza Pyramids – Guardian Sphinx – Egyptian Museum of Antiquities

After breakfast, set out on your first guided tour to discover the Great Pyramids of Giza. Visit one of the seven miracles of the antiquated world: the Great Pyramids of Cheops, Chefren, and Mykerinus, alongside the well known Sphinx and Valley Temple. As you approach these architectural marvels, feel the thrill of glimpsing their ancient slopes through the gaps that stand between Cairo’s modern high rises. Stand in the shadows of the 481-foot Great Pyramid of Khufu—the largest structure in the complex.

Next, you’ll visit the vast, extraordinary monuments to the ancient Egyptians’ wealth and power – watched over by the enigmatic Sphinx. Another highlight will be the Egyptian Museum at Tahrir Square, with its magnificent treasures recovered from the tomb of the Boy King Tutankhamun. This outing presents the perfect introduction to the ancient sites you’ll explore along the Nile. After a full day of sightseeing, return to your hotel in Cairo.

Note: In late spring 2024, the Grand Egyptian Museum at Giza, containing many treasures of Tutankhamun, is expected to open. The tour will be adjusted to include the new museum when it is opened to the public.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Cairo

Day 3 – Luxor – Nile Cruise Tour – Luxor & Karnak Temples

Take an early transfer to the airport to board a short flight to Luxor, where you will embark on your Nile river cruise for the next 5 days. After settling into your accommodation on the cruise, set out for your first day of exploration in Luxor. Observe the intricately etched columns of Karnak’s Great Hypostyle Hall, wander its courtyard and the granite statues of Ramses II ( Ramses the Great), the Obelisks of Queen Hatshepsut and Tuthmosis III. Then, delve into the open-air temple complex dedicated to the revered ancient Egyptian deities, such as Amun. Conclude your day by visiting the illuminated Luxor temple itself, where towering columns and monumental statues are brought to life, showcasing the timeless grandeur of this historic site.

Optional activities:
• Luxor city tour by horse carriage around Luxor city
• Karnak sound and light show

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Cruise ship on the Nile, Luxor

Day 4 – Nile Cruise Tour – Valley of the Kings – Queen Hatshepsut – Esna – Edfu

Today’s excursion takes you to explore the Valley of the Kings, Colossi of Memnon and Hatshepsut’s mortuary Temple. The Valley of the Kings contains 64 tombs and chambers ranging in size from a simple pit to a complex tomb with over 120 chambers. The amazing Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is widely considered one of the “incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt” located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari. The Colossi of Memnon are two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.

In the afternoon, you’ll return to your cruise ship and enjoy a leisurely dinner on board as you set sail for Edfu. This serves as the perfect setting to wind down, relax, and reflect on the incredible sights you’ve seen throughout the day.

Optional activity:
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon tour

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Cruise ship on the Nile, Aswan

Day 5 – Nile Cruise Tours – Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan

This morning you’ll visit the Edfu Temple; one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt dedicated to the falcon god Horus. After having some time to explore, you’ll head back on board and enjoy a relaxing lunch. You will then set sail towards Kom Ombo where later, you’ll explore the grounds of Sobek and Horus. Late afternoon, you’ll return to the ship for dinner and spend the rest of the evening on board at your own leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Cruise ship on the Nile, Aswan

Day 6 – Aswan (Optional Abu Simbel & Nubian Village visits)

Optional tour – You’ve got an excellent opportunity to embark on an early morning excursion to marvel at the majestic Great Temples of Abu Simbel. Crafted by Ramses II and Nefertari, these awe-inspiring temples are renowned for their splendor and the remarkable feat of being relocated in 1968 to avoid submersion beneath Lake Nasser.

Optional activity:
Visit to the Nubian Village in the afternoon

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Cruise ship on the Nile, Aswan

Day 7 – Philae temple – High Dam – Aswan – Cairo

Sadly, today brings your Nile Cruise to a close. However, you still have a day of sightseeing to look forward to after disembarking the cruise ship.

Explore the Philae temple, an ancient sight pilgrimage for devotees of the goddess Isis. In the 1960s, the whole temple was moved to its current location on the Agilkia Island during the flooding caused by the construction of the Aswān dams. Visit the High Dam which was constructed between 1960 and 1970. Its aim was to increase the amount of hydroelectric power, regulate the flooding of the Nile and enhance agricultural productivity.

In the afternoon, transfer to Aswan International Airport to board an evening flight to Cairo International Airport and take a transfer to your hotel in Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Cairo

Day 8 – Cairo – Departure day

After breakfast, prepare for your transfer to Cairo International Airport where you will depart for your return journey home.

Meals: Breakfast

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