Abercrombie & Kent - 9 Night Luxury Tour Package9-Nights Egypt and the Nile-Luxury Small Group Journeys

Tours offered from March 5th, 2020 - December 18th, 2020

Starting from only $7,445.00 (USD)

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Egypt & the Nile Cruise the Nile River for four nights aboard ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV,’ explore an ancient pyramid from the inside out, gain exclusive access to the tomb of Seti I, sail the Nile in a felucca and view Cairo’s treasures.

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Abercrombie & Kent: Egypt & the Nile

DAY 1 Arrive Cairo, Egypt

Arrive in Cairo where you are met by your A&K representative and transferred to your historic hotel with fantastic views of the pyramids.


Marriott Mena House Hotel

Meals:

DAY 2 Cairo

This morning, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities (or the Grand Egyptian Museum, upon its opening), home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including treasures from Tutankhamun and items dating to 4000 BC. During your visit, view its famed Mummy Room, featuring the remains of ancient Egypt’s pharaohs and nobility, including Ramses II, one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs. After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner hosted by Abercrombie & Kent.


Marriott Mena House Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3 Giza

Today, tour the Giza Plateau, site of the pyramids of Mycerinus and Chefren as well as the Great Pyramid. Built in the Fourth Dynasty (approximately 2690 BC), it is the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Revel in the opportunity to enter the interior of one of these legendary pyramids. Ride Like a Local on camel back, then visit the Solar Boat Museum — site of Cheops’ funerary boat — and the Great Sphinx.


Marriott Mena House Hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 Luxor

Fly to Luxor, site of the ancient city of Thebes. Begin your full day of exploring here visiting the striking Temple of Luxor. Behold the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons; the Courtyard of Ramses II behind the East Tower; and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 14 papyrus-headed columns, some fully 50 feet in height. Then, step aboard ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV,’ where you enjoy lunch. Afterward, disembark to explore the west bank of the Nile and the Necropolis of Thebes, and enjoy a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon. Next, stop at the lovely Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. Continue to the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter, the tomb of Tutankhamun is yours to discover, as you set foot inside its 35-century-old walls. Also visit the tomb of Seti I, the father of Ramses II, one of the best preserved tombs in the Valley of the Kings.


‘sanctuary Sun Boat Iv'

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 Cruising the Nile

Journey once more to the east bank of the Nile, this time with a journey to the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall; its expertly aligned columns, the largest of which is 80 feet high with a 33-foot circumference, are a sight to behold. This afternoon, sail to Esna and visit the Temple of Khnum and marvel at its soaring columns.


‘sanctuary Sun Boat Iv'

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 Cruising the Nile

Cruise to Edfu to view the Temple of Horus, falcon-headed god of the sky. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III and once buried in sand and debris, this stunningly well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Join your chef back 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), who was considered by some ancient Egyptians to be the creator of the world. While there, view the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today.


‘sanctuary Sun Boat Iv'

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 Aswan

Cruise to Aswan and ride a motorized boat to Philae Temple on the island of Agilika. This sacred complex was dedicated to the goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations — Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The temple was dismantled, and then painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Built in the 1960s, the dam spans the Nile River, more than two miles across and incorporating 16 times the amount of material that went into the Great Pyramid at Giza. It provides irrigation and hydroelectric power to much of Egypt, and the reservoir that formed behind it, Lake Nasser, is 340 miles long. Proceed to the impressive granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Illustrating the skills of Egypt’s stonemasons, this monolith is one-third taller than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk. Later, Ride Like a Local around the Aswan islands in a felucca, while enjoying a Scenic Sundowner, weather permitting.


‘sanctuary Sun Boat Iv'

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 Abu Simbel

Today, bid farewell to ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV,’ disembarking to fly to Abu Simbel and discover the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The former’s façade is dominated by four statues of the pharaoh, each nearly 70 feet tall. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was disassembled and moved here to save it from the floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam. Return to Cairo for an afternoon at leisure.


Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At Nile Plaza

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 9 Cairo

Drive to Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs and 14 pyramids, including the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser. After lunch, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:

Discover Coptic Cairo, visiting a church where the Holy Family stayed, as well as ancient Ben Ezra Synagogue.

Tour Islamic Cairo, including a walk in Moaz Street, and the Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.

Relax Aboard a Felucca, viewing Cairo from a different perspective as you sail the Nile River’s waters.

This evening, gather with your fellow guests to reflect on your journey through Egypt and along the Nile at a farewell dinner hosted by Abercrombie & Kent.


Four Seasons Hotel Cairo At Nile Plaza

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10 Depart Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.




Meals: Breakfast

Tour Dates & Pricing

  • Thursday March 5th, 2020 - Saturday March 14th, 2020
    from $7,995.00
  • Sunday March 29th, 2020 - Tuesday April 7th, 2020
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  • Thursday April 2nd, 2020 - Saturday April 11th, 2020
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  • Friday April 10th, 2020 - Sunday April 19th, 2020
    from $9,995.00
  • Tuesday April 14th, 2020 - Thursday April 23rd, 2020
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  • Thursday September 17th, 2020 - Saturday September 26th, 2020
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  • Friday September 25th, 2020 - Sunday October 4th, 2020
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  • Tuesday September 29th, 2020 - Thursday October 8th, 2020
    from $7,445.00
  • Saturday October 3rd, 2020 - Monday October 12th, 2020
    from $8,195.00
  • Wednesday October 7th, 2020 - Friday October 16th, 2020
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  • Sunday October 11th, 2020 - Tuesday October 20th, 2020
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  • Monday October 19th, 2020 - Wednesday October 28th, 2020
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  • Friday October 23rd, 2020 - Sunday November 1st, 2020
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  • Wednesday November 4th, 2020 - Friday November 13th, 2020
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  • Monday November 16th, 2020 - Wednesday November 25th, 2020
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  • Wednesday December 2nd, 2020 - Friday December 11th, 2020
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  • Sunday December 6th, 2020 - Tuesday December 15th, 2020
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  • Thursday December 10th, 2020 - Saturday December 19th, 2020
    from $8,195.00
  • Monday December 14th, 2020 - Wednesday December 23rd, 2020
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  • Friday December 18th, 2020 - Sunday December 27th, 2020
    from $8,595.00