The Pyramids | Giza | Egypt
FROM: CAD $3,145 pp

PREMIUM PRIVATE TOUR: Discover the incredible wonders of ancient Egypt in nine exhilarating days - From the Pyramids of Giza, the only remaining ancient wonder of the world, to the tomb strewn Valley of the Kings. You'll visit the impressive Abu Simbel and enjoy a relaxing cruise, meandering the River Nile onboard a five star Nile Cruiser.

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Trip Highlights

Cairo - Marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza and explore the Necropolis of Saqqara
Abu Simbel - Visit this awe-inspiring temple, one of the most impressive in all of Egypt
Nile cruising - Cruise from Aswan to Luxor, spending 3 nights on board a 5 star Nile cruiser
Luxor West Bank - Discover exquisite tombs at the Valley of the Kings, see the towering Colossi of Memnon and explore the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Cairo - Discover the Citadel, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Khan el Khalili Bazaar and the Grand Egyptian Museum
Aswan - Take a leisurely boat trip to Agilika Island to explore romantic Philae Temple
Kom Ombo - Visit the unique double Temple of Kom Ombo located on the banks of the Nile
Luxor - Explore Luxor Temple and the vast Karnak Temple complex


Breakfast daily and all meals aboard the Nile Cruiser
Qualified Egyptologist guide at all sites of antiquity
Entrance fees for all included sightseeing
An airport arrival transfer day 1 and a departure transfer day 9
5 nights DELUXE hotels and 3 nights DELUXE Nile Cruiser. SUPERIOR hotel options are also available upon request. Accommodation rating – See Trip Notes for details
Touring - Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Aswan, Abu Simbel and Luxor
Domestic flights from Cairo to Aswan, Aswan to Abu Simbel, Abu Simbel to Aswan, and Luxor to Cairo
All relevant transfer and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tipping - An entirely personal gesture


Day 1


Welcome to Egypt and the start of your holiday! Arrival Cairo and included transfer to your hotel. The remainder of today is at your leisure to relax or explore Cairo your way. Consider heading out for dinner at one of the restaurants offering views over the Nile River and city, or head to the sound and light show at the pyramids this evening.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids & Saqqara

Today visit the last remaining ancient wonder of the world, the impressive Pyramids at Giza Plateau. Gaze in awe at Cheops (Khufu) - the largest of the three great pyramids. Constructed from over 2.5 million limestone blocks, it is thought to have taken more than 20 years to construct. The other two - Chephren and Mycerinus are equally breathtaking, and all three Pyramids are truly a sight that can only be fully appreciated in person. Continue on to Memphis, where you will see the colossal statue of Ramses II before touring the tomb-strewn necropolis of Saqqara, featuring King Zhoser’s Step Pyramid. Constructed by Imhotep, the pharaoh’s chief architect in 2700 BC, this was the template for all future pyramid construction.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Egyptian Museum

Visit the Grand Egyptian Museum this morning which houses a giant exhibition containing the treasures of King Tutankhamun. Many pieces on show are being displayed for the first time and artefacts have been brought together from across Egypt and the world to this one location. The museum also makes use of new technology including virtual reality. After your guided tour head over to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to see the mummies of mighty pharaohs on display in the Royal Mummies' Hall.

This afternoon visit the world famous Khan El Khalili Bazaar, with trinkets and delights to be found amongst the many shops and stalls located here. Then continue to The Citadel. This monumental Islamic-era fortification, in the heart of Cairo, was once the seat of government from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Here, you'll visit the beautiful Mosque of Muhammed Ali built in the 1830's, this impressive structure is made from alabaster stone and is a smaller version of the Blue Mosque found in Istanbul.

Please Note: the Grand Egyptian Museum is scheduled to open in summer 2022, though an official opening date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum instead.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Philae Temple & High Dam

Cairo - Aswan. After breakfast take a short flight south to Aswan and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon visit the beautiful Philae Temple and Aswan High Dam. Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, was rescued in an enormous UNESCO effort in the 1970s. Due to high water levels in the reservoir created by the Old Aswan Dam, and further aquatic drama due to the creation of the mighty High Dam, Philae Temple was relocated stone by stone on higher ground on nearby Agilika Island.
Overnight: Aswan  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Abu Simbel

Aswan - Abu Simbel - Aswan. It's an early start today as you board a short flight down south to explore the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel , created to revere the mighty pharaonic ruler King Ramses II. Guarding the entrance to the temple (built between 1290 and 1224 BC) hewn into the side of a mountain are four famous colossal statues of the pharaoh himself.

Returning to Aswan, you will have some free time to perhaps do some shopping in the colourful souqs and markets or simply relax in this attractive town which straddles the River Nile. This afternoon, board your luxury Nile cruiser for your 3 night Nile cruise
Overnight: Nile Cruiser  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 6-7

Nile Cruise to Luxor

Nile Cruising. Spend the next two days relaxing aboard your luxury Nile Cruiser, taking in the riverside village views from the top deck, as well as exploring some of the exciting historical sites located along this stretch of the Nile. On day 6 moor up at the riverside and enjoy a visit to the waterside Temple of Kom Ombo. Consisting of two temples, one dedicated to the Crocodile-headed god Sobek and the other dedicated to the falcon god Horus.

On Day 7 reach the west bank of Luxor and enjoy a guided tour of the famous Valley of the Kings, where you can explore the lavishly decorated tombs of mighty pharaohs. Then visit the beautiful Temple of Hatshepsut and the towering Colossi of Memnon.
Overnight: Nile Cruiser  |  Breakfast x 2, Lunch x 2, Dinner x 2

Day 8

Karnak & Luxor Temple

After a leisurely breakfast disembark your cruiser and visit Karnak Temple. Karnak is a spectacular myriad of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods and to the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom rulers. Later explore Luxor Temple, dedicated to Amun, construction work on the temple began during the reign of Amenhotep III in the 14th century BC. Then continue to your hotel later today, where the rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 9

Flight to Cairo

Today marks the end of your incredible journey through Egypt. A transfer will be provided to take you to Luxor Airport to meet your flight to Cairo, where your tour ends. Should you wish to book another night to explore more of the city, please enquire.

For information about visas, top travel tips and much more, take a look through our travel guide.

Intersted in exploring Jordan too...

Our 5 star private tour, Cairo to Amman - 15 days is an extension of this tour, taking in the fabled UNESCO-listed Nabataean city of Petra, the 2000 year old ancient Roman city of Jerash, Madaba with its Jordan’s finest Byzantine mosaics and down time at the Dead Sea to enjoy its warm buoyant mineral-rich waters.

Prices & Dates

Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room, based on a travelling party of at least 2 adults. The 'Single Room' price is applicable when a single room is required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.

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The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Sonesta Hotel Cairo, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

The Sonesta Hotel & Casino is a sophisticated and luxurious hotel offering spacious, en-suit rooms with opulent furnishings. Enjoy a cocktail at the poolside bar or indulge in a relaxing massage or Turkish steam bath at the full-service spa. With 5 restaurants located within the hotel you'll be spoilt for choice over dining options.

Movenpick Hotel, Aswan, Aswan

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Situated on Elephantine Island, the Movenpick is a luxurious hotel with stunning views of the Nile River. There is a range of spacious and luxurious rooms with stylish furnishings, private balconies or terraces and a great selection of amenities including WiFi, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The Movenpick offers three restaurants as well as the Lounge Bar and Panorama Bar. Guests can also make use of the outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts.

Deluxe Cruise, Nile Cruising

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 star cruise boat

Deluxe Nile cruise boats are elegant, luxurious boats with spacious cabins and an excellent range of facilities. You'll have the opportunity to relax as your cruise boat meanders along this famous river. Enjoy delicious dining experiences coupled with incredible views of the villages and vistas that dot the river bank.

Steigenberger Nile Palace, Luxor

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

The Steigenburger Nile Palace is a grand hotel and stylishly furnished, with many rooms overlooking the Nile River. The hotel has a health club with massage rooms, sauna, steam room and fitness room, and a tennis court on the roof, not to mention a riverside pool. Its four restaurants offer a choice between Nubian, Lebanese, Italian, and Thai cuisine.

Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

An elegant and luxurious classical hotel, the Sonesta's sophistication will ensure you a comfortable stay. The hotel has a sweeping terrace with fantastic views of the Nile, a grand entrance of polished marble and handsomely appointed furnishings with exquisite detail and a beautiful health spa. All its rooms offer views of the city or the river, complemented by a wide range of restaurants and cafes. Just minutes away you will find the temples at Luxor and Karnak, home to two of ancient Egypt's most famed sanctuaries.

In Brief

Trip Type
Saturday or Monday
Hotel Rating
Our rating: Deluxe
Tour Guide
Yes - for all included sightseeing
Breakfast: 8, Lunch: 3, Dinner: 3
Cairo, Aswan, Nile Cruising, Luxor, Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel
Click to play videoThe city of Cairo at the end of a dusty path in front of the setting sun
Click to play videoStone carvings in the side of the mountain at Abu Simbel
Cruise ship on the River Nile
Click to play videoThe entrance to the ancient city of Luxor
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