The Experience

Gain exclusive access to fascinating Egypt, including guaranteed entry into a Giza pyramid, access to Tutankhamun’s tomb, and a four-night Nile River cruise to exquisite, rarely-seen Denderah. Day 1: Arrive Cairo
Fly to Cairo where you are met by an A&K representative and transferred to your hotel.

Mena House Hotel
Day 2: Giza | The Pyramids & Sphinx
Embark on a tour of the Giza Plateau. View the ancient Pyramids of Mycerinus, Chefren and the Great Pyramid of Cheops, the largest of the three and the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Explore the interior of one of these legendary monuments before visiting the Solar Boat Museum, site of Cheops,™s funerary boat, and the Great Sphinx.

Mena House Hotel | Meals: B
Day 3: Cairo | Legendary Pharaohs
Visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities which houses over 12,000 ancient relics and a famous Mummy Room, where you find the remains of Ramses II. Drive to Memphis, capital of the ancient kingdom, and see the 18th-Dynasty Alabaster Sphinx and the statue of Ramses II. Continue to Sakkara, home to hundreds of tombs and 14 pyramids, including the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser.

Mena House Hotel | Meals: B L
Day 4: Luxor | Karnak and the Valley of the Kings
Fly to Luxor, where you explore the expertly crafted Temple of Karnak before boarding Sanctuary ,˜Sun Boat IV.,™ Explore the west bank of the Nile, the Necropolis of Thebes and the legendary Valley of the Kings burial ground, where you step inside the tomb of Tutankhamun. Also explore the lovely Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt,™s first female pharaoh, and time permitting, visit the Valley of the Queens (Biban el-Harim).

Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ | Meals: B L D
Day 5: Cruising the Nile | Temple of Hathor at Denderah
Cruise north on a scenic route far from the crowds to explore the rarely-seem Temple of Hathor at Denderah, which is among the best-preserved temples in Egypt. Sail back to Luxor and visit the city of Thebes and the striking Temple of Luxor, with its large statues of Ramses II and the Court of Amenhotep III.

Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ | Meals: B L D
Day 6: Cruising the Nile | Edfu to Kom Ombo
Continue cruising to Edfu and to the Temple of Horus, the falcon-headed god. Join your chef on board for a local cooking lesson. Later, disembark at Kom Ombo (hill of gold) to visit the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god).

Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ | Meals: B L D
Day 7: Aswan | Majestic Philae
Sail to Aswan and ride a motorized boat to Philae Temple on the island of Agilika. Continue to the site of the monolith Unfinished Obelisk. End the day sailing around the Aswan islands in a felucca (small sailboat), weather permitting.

Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ | Meals: B L D
Day 8: Abu Simbel | Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari
Disembark and fly to Abu Simbel, where you discover the towering twin temples of Ramses II, Egypt’s longest-ruling pharaoh, and his wife, Queen Nefertari. Return to Cairo for an afternoon at leisure.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence | Meals: B L
Day 9: Cairo | Bustling Souk
Walk from Bab el-Fotouh to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the city’s largest and most vibrant souks (open-air marketplace), all on a street that has hardly changed for centuries. Explore the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, one of the largest in the world.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence | Meals: B
Day 10: Depart Cairo
Board your international flight home.

Meals: B

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