Day 1 Overnight Flight
Step back in time and explore thousands of years of history, legend and lore as you view the timeless wonders of Egypt. Discover the world of ancient Egyptians as you visit the incomparable sites.
Day 2 Cairo, Egypt - Tour Begins
Begin your journey in the ancient city of Cairo.
Day 3 Cairo - Giza - Sakkara - Memphis - Cairo
This morning, travel to nearby Giza. Fulfill a lifelong dream as you visit one of the seven ancient wonders of the world – the Pyramids of Giza. Meet with a local archaeologist to learn about the discovery of these marvels. Stand in awe at the iconic Great Sphinx, one of the oldest and largest monuments in the world. This afternoon, travel south to visit Sakkara and explore the site of ancient Memphis, with its nearly 40-foot statue of Ramses II. You will also stand before the oldest of all pyramids, the Step Pyramid. This evening, enjoy a special welcome dinner overlooking the banks of the Nile. (Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 4 Cairo - Luxor
Spend the morning discovering the remarkable collections of the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, including the statues, reliefs, sarcophagi and the treasures of the tomb of Tutankhamen. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor. (Breakfast)
Day 5 Luxor
Cross over to the West Bank of the Nile to begin your day in ancient Thebes. Explore its awe-inspiring sights – the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Mennon. This afternoon, return to the East Bank and behold the Luxor Temple, a creation of kings Amenhotep III and Ramesses II. (Breakfast)
Day 6 Luxor - Board Cruise Ship
Return to the West Bank this morning to spend time discovering the tombs in the Valley of Nobles and the well-preserved temple complex of Medinet Habu. This afternoon, board your cruise ship and begin your adventure on the Nile River. This evening, enjoy the sound and light show at the Karnak Temple. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 7 Luxor - Esna - Edfu
This morning, spend time exploring the expansive Karnak Temple which dates back to 2000 B.C. Then, begin your sail down the Nile towards Esna on your way to Edfu. This evening, dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabaya party. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 8 Edfu - Kom Ombo
Step into another world at the well-preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu. Peruse the endless carvings of scenes depicting the power and grandeur of the pharaohs. After lunch, set sail for Kom Ombo – your stop for the evening. Following dinner, enjoy a folkloric show featuring a belly dancing performance. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 9 Kom Ombo - Aswan
Set sail this morning to Aswan, the Nubian city. Your day begins by discovering its important sites including the High Dam, Unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple. Later, take a walk through Nubian history during your visit to a museum known for its collection of artifacts that range from prehistoric times to present day. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
Day 10 Aswan - Disembark Cruise Ship - Abu Simbel Optional Tour
Disembark the ship this morning in Aswan. You may choose to partake in an optional tour to Abu Simbel* and see the extraordinary temples of Ramses II relocated here during the construction of the High Dam. Later, board a felucca (wooden sail boat) and sail to the lush oasis of Kitchener Island for a short stroll through the botanical garden. (Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 11 Aswan - Cairo
Fly back to Cairo and have the remainder of your day at leisure. (Breakfast)
Day 12 Cairo
Venture to the Citadel, a medieval fortification located on a hill overlooking the city – the perfect place to take in grand views. Learn about the city’s rich history on a walking tour of Old Cairo before having free time to shop in the world-famous souk of Khan el Khalil…or perhaps just enjoy a traditional cup of tea. Join your fellow travelers this evening for a farewell dinner. (Breakfast & Dinner)
Day 13 Cairo - Tour Ends
Your tour comes to a close in Cairo. Return home with a new understanding of this mystical land. (Breakfast)
The mysteries and treasures of Egypt unfold before you on your journey along the intriguing Nile River. Begin by spending time at the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza – one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. Stand in awe at the iconic Great Sphinx. Travel to ancient Memphis, with its nearly 40-foot statue of Ramses II, and Sakkara. Embark on a leisurely paced 4-night cruise on the Nile, the world’s longest river. See Luxor’s impressive Temples of Karnak. On the West Bank of the Nile in Luxor, uncover countless ancient treasures including the Valley of the Kings, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Partake in a special evening, and dress up and join the fun during a traditional galabeya party. Sail to the lush oasis of Kitchener Island aboard a felucca (wooden sail boat). Egypt’s fascinating story awaits to be discovered.
Accommodations for 11 nights
22 meals (Welcome and farewell dinners feature local specialties)
Centrally-located hotels provide a home away from home
Hotel-to-hotel baggage handling
A professional tour manager accompanies you throughout your trip
Expert local guides provide insightful, personalized tours
Unparalleled sightseeing includes all of the "must-sees"
Enriching cultural experiences bring the destination to life
Private climate-controlled motorcoach enhances your tour
Free round trip sedan service that takes you from your home to the airport when you purchase an air-inclusive Collette tour (within 50 miles of nearest airport gateway)
The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.