Nile River Tours & Trips 2020

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Flexible schedule A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Balanced schedule You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Solo Friendly Solo Friendly Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
No Single Supplement Trips where single supplement is usually not required for solo travelers.

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Explore Egypt & Jordan

Intrepid Travel
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19 days
$ 278 / day
$ 5,591
From : $ 6,501
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Travel Style : Array Mixed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • You’ll never forget your first glimpse of The Treasury in Petra. Spend a day taking in the majesty and mystery of this unforgettable place on a guided tour then enjoy free time to explore.
  • Set sail down the Nile – one of the world’s most iconic rivers. Relax in comfort as scenes of everyday Egyptian life stream by and experience day turn to night from your sundeck.
  • Experience the unique sensation of floating in the super-salty waters of the Dead Sea, then cover yourself in the mineral-rich mud for a spa treatment like no other.
  • Explore the magnificent temples at Abu Simbel and see the four gargantuan statues of Ramses guarding the Great Temple, carved directly out of the mountain on the west bank of the Nile.
  • Meet Bedouin locals, learn about their ways, and sleep under the stars in a desert camp in the far-out destination of Wadi Rum.
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Alexandria, Amman, Aswan, Cairo, Dead Sea, Jerash, Luxor, Petra, Sphinx, Wadi Rum, Valley of the Kings, Aqaba, Luxor Temple, Madaba, Pyramid of Giza, Shobak, Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Queens, Egypt, Jordan
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Cairo & cruise on the Nile: The Land of the P ...

CroisiEurope
Premier
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11 days
$ 371 / day
$ 4,082
From : $ 5,021
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Coptic Cairo and the historic city
  • Discover the Giza pyramid complex and Sphinx
  • THE MUSTS:
    • The Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World
    • The necropolis in Saqqara and the pyramid of Teti
Visits:
Amsterdam, Porto, Netherlands, Portugal
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Egyptian Escape with Nile Cruise

Globus
By Globus
Preferred
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9 days
$ 224 / day
$ 1,904
From : $ 2,719
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Kom Ombo, Luxor, Egypt
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Taste of Egypt

Avalon Waterways
Preferred
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10 days
$ 380 / day
$ 3,804
From : $ 5,135
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Welcome to Egypt
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, Ramses II, and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, and the 'Stairway to the Sky' at Sakkara; Sounds & Light Show at the pyramids
  • Visit Tutankhamun's Tomb in the Egyptian Museum; see Saladin's citadel and visit the Alabaster Mosque in Old Cairo; see the Hanging Church and Cairo's oldest synagogue in Coptic Cairo; visit the Khan el-Kahlili souk
  • Fly to Luxor; visit Luxor Temple, the Avenue of Sphinxes, monument of Karnak & Temple of Amun-Ra; onboard welcome reception
  • Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, Deir El-Bahri, and the Colossi of Memnon; galabya party on board
  • Visit the Temple of Horus; visit the twin temples at Kom Ombo; lecture on board
  • Sail by felucca to Kitchener Island, visit the Botanical Gardens
  • Excursion to the High Dam; cruise to Agilika; visit Temple of Isis and ancient granite quarries; fly to Cairo
  • Special tour to the world's largest open-air museum, followed by a walk in the maze of shops at the famous bazaar; felucca ride; Cairo by night orientation
  • Join us for an adventure to ancient Egypt, as well as its modern enjoyments on a Nile River cruise for the ages
  • Arrive in Cairo, and explore the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Kom Ombo, Luxor, Memphis, Egypt
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Premium Egypt & Jordan in Depth

Intrepid Travel
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
22 days
$ 324 / day
$ 8,726
From : $ 9,634
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Discover the Pyramids of Giza, Valley of the Kings, the ancient city of Alexandria, battle site of El Alamein, the majesty of Petra, and embark on a 4WD drive adventure through wind-swept rock formations of Wadi Rum.
  • Enjoy unforgettable Exclusive Experiences, including dinner in a family’s home in Cairo, a visit to the city’s oldest coffeeshop, sunset drinks on board a traditional felucca and a zarb dinner with your Bedouin hosts in Wadi Rum.
  • Take your time exploring Abu Simbel with an overnight stay, discovering this magnificent monument carved out of the mountainside with less crowds, followed by a Premium Exclusive Experience; an incredible sound and light show.
  • Relax with four nights on a premium Nile riverboat, allowing you to cruise up the river in comfort, and experience isolated elegance during your stay at a luxury camp in Wadi Rum, your Feature Stays for this adventure.
  • Experience the best of Middle Eastern cuisine during welcome dinners in Cairo and Amman, high tea at the Old Cataract Hotel in Aswan, traditional meals in two family homes and a family-run cooking class in Amman.
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Alexandria, Amman, Aswan, Cairo, Dead Sea, Jerash, Luxor, Petra, Wadi Rum, Jordan Valley, Luxor Temple, Madaba, Nubian Desert, Pyramid of Giza, Sphinx, Temple of Karnak, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Egypt, Jordan
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Cruise on the Nile: The Land of the Pharaohs (por ...

CroisiEurope
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8 days
$ 281 / day
$ 2,244
From : $ 2,760
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Visit the most beautiful sites in Upper Egypt: The Karnak Temple Complex, Luxor, Edfu, the Philae Temple Complex, and Kom Ombo
  • Local boat tour around the island of Elephantine
  • English teatime in a unique setting—taking you back to the golden age of the Nile
  • THE MUSTS:
    • The Valley of the Kings and four of its tombs, including Seti I
    • The magnificent Philae Temple Complex
    • Sound and Light Show at the Karnak Temple(3)
Visits:
Amsterdam, Porto, Netherlands, Portugal
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Egypt with Nile Cruise

Globus
By Globus
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 277 / day
$ 2,492
From : $ 3,364
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Kom Ombo, Luxor, Egypt
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Taste of Egypt with Jordan

Avalon Waterways
Preferred
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14 days
$ 378 / day
$ 5,293
From : $ 7,146
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Welcome to Egypt
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, Ramses II, and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, and the 'Stairway to the Sky' at Sakkara; Sounds & Light Show at the pyramids
  • Visit Tutankhamun’s Tomb in the Egyptian Museum; see Saladin’s citadel and visit the Alabaster Mosque in Old Cairo; see the Hanging Church and Cairo’s oldest synagogue in Coptic Cairo; visit the Khan el-Kahlili souk
  • Fly to Luxor; visit Luxor Temple, the Avenue of Sphinxes, monument of Karnak & Temple of Amun-Ra; onboard welcome reception
  • Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, Deir El-Bahri, and the Colossi of Memnon; galabya party on board
  • Visit the Temple of Horus; visit the twin temples at Kom Ombo; lecture on board
  • Sail by felucca to Kitchener Island; visit the Botanical Gardens
  • Excursion to the High Dam; cruise to Agilika; visit Temple of Isis and ancient granite quarries; fly to Cairo
  • Special tour to the world's largest open-air museum, followed by a walk in the maze of shops at the famous bazaar; felucca ride; Cairo by night orientation
  • Fly to Amman; free time
  • Sightseeing in Amman; visit St. George Church in Madaba; transfer to Petra
  • Sightseeing in Petra; transfer to Dead Sea
  • Visit Jerash Ruins
  • Take an extraordinary journey on this escorted tour of Egypt, beginning and ending in Cairo, followed by a 4-night stay in Jordan
  • Begin with a 3-night stay in Cairo—called the “Mother of the World”—to explore the legendary sites you’ve dreamed of seeing
Visits:
Amman, Aswan, Cairo, Dead Sea, Kom Ombo, Luxor, Madaba, Petra, Egypt, Jordan
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Egypt with Nile Cruise

Globus
By Globus
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 252 / day
$ 2,522
From : $ 3,405
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. 1- Very easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Kom Ombo, Luxor, Egypt
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Pathways of the Pharaohs

Viking River Cruises
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12 days
$ 408 / day
$ 4,899
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • See the fascinating Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Opportunity to visit 4 amazing UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Experience 4-night Nile River cruise
  • Explore Cairo
Visits:
Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo, Dead Sea, Luxor Temple, Nubian Desert, Valley of the Kings, Egypt
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Jordan & Egypt: Petra to the Pyramids, Small ...

13 days
$ 907 / day
$ 11,790
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore biblical lands untouched by time from atop Mt. Nebo
  • at sandstone Petra
  • and in ancient Roman cities surrounding Jordan's Dead Sea shores. Sail up the River Nile on a journey that spans 5
  • 000 years of history in the world's oldest civilization. Visit pyramids
  • temples and tombs that speak volumes about the lives of Egyptian kings and queens
  • traveling by felucca
  • camel and small boat to places immortal and intriguing. And indulge in modern-day luxuries
  • enriched by the past
  • at premier hotels and resorts with views of the iconic sites you've dreamed of seeing.

    Explore the awe-inspiring wonders of ancient Jordan and Egypt on this 13-day journey from the Dead Sea to Cairo

  • including a 4-night cruise on the Nile from Aswan to Luxor aboard a luxury riverboat. Begin in Amman
  • Jordan
  • with visits to the Amman Citadel and the Dead Sea
  • a popular vacation spot for its spas and historical sites... in Madaba visit St. George Church
  • famous for its Byzantine art and 6th-century mosaic map... re-discover the 'lost' city of Petra
  • carved out of pink sandstone in a mountain pass at Wadi Musa... Board your luxury riverboat at Aswan for a Nile River odyssey to ancient Egyptian sites
  • including Abu Simbel
  • the grand temple built by Ramses II
  • with towering statues of himself... the Philae Temples
  • a breathtaking complex of Egyptian
  • Greek
  • and Roman temples and monumental statues on Agilika Island... the House of the Crocodile and the Castle of the Falcon at Kom Ombo... the dazzling tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens... the vast necropolis at the Valley of Kings and the tomb of Tutankammen... and the Avenue of Sphinxes at Luxor. Along the way
  • shore excursions include jeep safaris
  • camel rides
  • a visit to a Bedouin camp
  • dining at local restaurants
  • and an Arabic cooking lesson in Amman. Stay three nights at the exclusive Mena House in Giza
  • your base for exploring the Khufu Pyramid and the Great Sphinx with an expert Egyptologist
  • as well as treasures of Cairo
  • including the Hanging Church
  • the Al Rifai Mosque
  • the Khan El-Khalili Market
  • and the new Grand Egyptian Museum.

Visits:
Aswan, Petra, Abu Simbel, Amman, Cairo, Dead Sea, Jerash, Pyramid of Giza, Wadi Rum, Egypt, Jordan
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Jordan & Egypt: Petra to the Pyramids 2022

13 days
$ 768 / day
$ 9,990
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore biblical lands untouched by time from atop Mt. Nebo
  • at sandstone Petra
  • and in ancient Roman cities surrounding Jordan's Dead Sea shores. Sail down the River Nile on a journey that spans 5
  • 000 years of history in the world's oldest civilization. Visit pyramids
  • temples and tombs that speak volumes about the lives of Egyptian kings and queens
  • traveling by felucca
  • camel and small boat to places immortal and intriguing. And indulge in modern-day luxuries
  • enriched by the past
  • at premier hotels and resorts with views of the iconic sites you've dreamed of seeing.

    Explore the awe-inspiring wonders of ancient Jordan and Egypt on this 13-day journey from the Dead Sea to Cairo

  • including a 3-night cruise on the Nile from Aswan to Luxor aboard a luxury riverboat. Begin in Amman
  • Jordan
  • with a visit to the Dead Sea
  • a popular vacation spot for its spas and historical sites... in Madaba visit St. George Church
  • famous for its Byzantine art and 6th-century mosaic map... re-discover the 'lost' city of Petra
  • carved out of pink sandstone in a mountain pass at Wadi Musa... Board your luxury riverboat at Aswan for a Nile River odyssey to ancient Egyptian sites
  • including Abu Simbel
  • the grand temple built by Ramses II
  • with towering statues of himself... the Philae Temples
  • a breathtaking complex of Egyptian
  • Greek
  • and Roman temples and monumental statues on Agilika Island... the House of the Crocodile and the Castle of the Falcon at Kom Ombo... the dazzling tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens... the vast necropolis at the Valley of Kings and the tomb of Tutankammen... and the Avenue of Sphinxes at Luxor. Along the way
  • shore excursions include jeep safaris
  • camel rides
  • a visit to a Bedouin camp
  • dining at local restaurants
  • and an Arabic cooking lesson in Amman. Stay three nights at the exclusive Mena House in Giza
  • your base for exploring the Khufu Pyramid and the Great Sphinx with an expert Egyptologist
  • as well as treasures of Cairo
  • including the Hanging Church
  • the Al Rifai Mosque
  • the Khan El-Khalili Market
  • and the new Grand Egyptian Museum.

Visits:
Aswan, Petra, Abu Simbel, Amman, Dead Sea, Jerash, Jordan Valley, Luxor Temple, Madaba, Memphis, Pyramid of Giza, Sphinx, Temple of Karnak, Temple of Zeus, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, Wadi Rum, Egypt, Jordan
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Egypt: Jewels of the Nile 2022

10 days
$ 739 / day
$ 7,390
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Few places inspire with ancient sites and treasures untold quite like Egypt does... home to a storied legacy of history that dates back to the days of Neolithic Age in 6000 BC. Considered a cradle of civilization
  • Egypt's enduring achievements are chronicled in temples
  • tombs and pyramids thousands of years old
  • in humble feluccas and sailing ships seaworthy still
  • along the banks of the life-giving Nile
  • and in traditions and celebrations timeless all. 

    Cruise the Nile in search of ancient Egyptian temples and antiquities on a 10-day journey that includes 4 nights aboard a luxury riverboat

  • and shore excursions in Aswan
  • Luxor
  • and Old Cairo. Begin with visits to the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza
  • with an overnight stay at Mena House
  • a luxury hotel with gardens and terraces overlooking the pyramids. Fly to Luxor for private visits to the tombs of Tutankhamun and Nefertari
  • then set off on a Nile River odyssey to sites that include the Temples of Karnak and the Avenue of Sphinxes... the twin Castle of the Falcon and House of the Crocodile
  • with its collection of crocodile mummies
  • at Kom Ombo... the massive
  • stunningly preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu... the Philae Temples on Agilika Island
  • a complex of temples
  • sculptures
  • and monuments that span architectural periods from ancient Egyptian to Byzantine... Abu Simbel
  • the grand lakeside temple with colossal statues of Ramses II
  • cut from the side of a mountain; in 1968 Abu Simbel was disassembled and moved to its present location
  • a feat of engineering as astonishing as the temple itself. With only 22 luxury suites your Oberoi riverboat offers spacious accommodations
  • large windows
  • and panoramic views. Shore excursions include felucca boat rides
  • a camel ride to Saint Simone Monastery
  • a photo-stop at the Dahshur Pyramids
  • dining at local restaurants
  • and visits to Old Cairo landmarks
  • including the Hanging Church
  • Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • the Al Rifai Mosque
  • and the Khan El-Khalili Market.

Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Egypt
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Egypt: Jewels of the Nile 2023

10 days
$ 799 / day
$ 7,990
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Few places inspire with ancient sites and treasures untold quite like Egypt does... home to a storied legacy of history that dates back to the days of Neolithic Age in 6000 BC. Considered a cradle of civilization
  • Egypt's enduring achievements are chronicled in temples
  • tombs and pyramids thousands of years old
  • in humble feluccas and sailing ships seaworthy still
  • along the banks of the life-giving Nile
  • and in traditions and celebrations timeless all. 

    Cruise the Nile in search of ancient Egyptian temples and antiquities on a 10-day journey that includes 4 nights aboard a luxury riverboat

  • and shore excursions in Aswan
  • Luxor
  • and Old Cairo. Begin with visits to the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza
  • with an overnight stay at Mena House
  • a luxury hotel with gardens and terraces overlooking the pyramids. Fly to Luxor for private visits to the tombs of Tutankhamun and Nefertari
  • then set off on a Nile River odyssey to sites that include the Temples of Karnak and the Avenue of Sphinxes... the twin Castle of the Falcon and House of the Crocodile
  • with its collection of crocodile mummies
  • at Kom Ombo... the massive
  • stunningly preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu... the Philae Temples on Agilika Island
  • a complex of temples
  • sculptures
  • and monuments that span architectural periods from ancient Egyptian to Byzantine... Abu Simbel
  • the grand lakeside temple with colossal statues of Ramses II
  • cut from the side of a mountain; in 1968 Abu Simbel was disassembled and moved to its present location
  • a feat of engineering as astonishing as the temple itself. With only 22 luxury suites your Oberoi riverboat offers spacious accommodations
  • large windows
  • and panoramic views. Shore excursions include felucca boat rides
  • a camel ride to Saint Simone Monastery
  • a photo-stop at the Dahshur Pyramids
  • dining at local restaurants
  • and visits to Old Cairo landmarks
  • including the Hanging Church
  • Ben Ezra Synagogue
  • the Al Rifai Mosque
  • and the Khan El-Khalili Market.

Visits:
Aswan, Cairo, Egypt
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Jordan & Egypt: Petra to the Pyramids 2023

13 days
$ 845 / day
$ 10,990
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. 3- Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Explore biblical lands untouched by time from atop Mt. Nebo
  • at sandstone Petra
  • and in ancient Roman cities surrounding Jordan's Dead Sea shores. Sail down the River Nile on a journey that spans 5
  • 000 years of history in the world's oldest civilization. Visit pyramids
  • temples and tombs that speak volumes about the lives of Egyptian kings and queens
  • traveling by felucca
  • camel and small boat to places immortal and intriguing. And indulge in modern-day luxuries
  • enriched by the past
  • at premier hotels and resorts with views of the iconic sites you've dreamed of seeing.

    Explore the awe-inspiring wonders of ancient Jordan and Egypt on this 13-day journey from the Dead Sea to Cairo

  • including a 3-night cruise on the Nile from Aswan to Luxor aboard a luxury riverboat. Begin in Amman
  • Jordan
  • with a visit to the Dead Sea
  • a popular vacation spot for its spas and historical sites... in Madaba visit St. George Church
  • famous for its Byzantine art and 6th-century mosaic map... re-discover the 'lost' city of Petra
  • carved out of pink sandstone in a mountain pass at Wadi Musa... Board your luxury riverboat at Aswan for a Nile River odyssey to ancient Egyptian sites
  • including Abu Simbel
  • the grand temple built by Ramses II
  • with towering statues of himself... the Philae Temples
  • a breathtaking complex of Egyptian
  • Greek
  • and Roman temples and monumental statues on Agilika Island... the House of the Crocodile and the Castle of the Falcon at Kom Ombo... the dazzling tomb of Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens... the vast necropolis at the Valley of Kings and the tomb of Tutankammen... and the Avenue of Sphinxes at Luxor. Along the way
  • shore excursions include jeep safaris
  • camel rides
  • a visit to a Bedouin camp
  • dining at local restaurants
  • and an Arabic cooking lesson in Amman. Stay three nights at the exclusive Mena House in Giza
  • your base for exploring the Khufu Pyramid and the Great Sphinx with an expert Egyptologist
  • as well as treasures of Cairo
  • including the Hanging Church
  • the Al Rifai Mosque
  • the Khan El-Khalili Market
  • and the new Grand Egyptian Museum.

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Aswan, Petra, Egypt, Jordan
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Top Nile River Attractions & Experiences

Top Nile River Experiences

    Floating down the ancient waters and the lifeblood of Egypt on a river cruise.

    Seeing first hand the incredible historical and archaeological sites along the Nile’s banks.

    Learning about the incredible importance of the Nile from ancient times to today.

    Getting amazing photographs of the Egyptian landscape and traditional village life.

    Visiting local villages and being introduced to new customs and cultures.

    Watching the desert simmer under the sun while you are sipping a cold drink in the shade of your boat’s desk, a light breeze cooling you down as the ship glides forward.

    Trying different and delicious Egyptian delicacies and you travel between regions.


226 Nile River Tour Reviews - Summary 99% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 197
Great 26
Average 1
Disappointing 0
Terrible 2
Value
4.8
Guide
4.8
Activities
4.8
Lodging
4.8
Transportation
4.8
Meals
4.8

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Very interesting tour

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This is a very interesting tour. It turned out to be much more interesting than I expected at advance. To a large extent, this was facilitated by the Program Director Mrs. Soha Sabbour. I will recommend this tour to my friends.

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Operator SmarTours

Loved the tour

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Loved the tour, the guides, the hotels, the cruise ship & the food!! Great trip!! Can't wait to choose my next Smartours destination! Thanks again Luke!!

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another great experience with smarTours

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

"The Splendors of Egypt" was our eleventh SmarTorus trip. As usual, it was an incredible experience. We can't say enough about our tour guide, Soha. Besides being an outstanding organizer and trouble-shooter, her local background and education as an Egyptologist gave us a welcome extra understanding of the culture(s) and history of Egypt. Her experienced local assistants helped make everything run as smoothly as possible. The riverboat for our Nile cruise was far more comfortable that we had expected, with a spacious cabin and attentive crew. Granted, there are a couple of early wake-ups during this trip, but they were actually welcomed by our experienced group of travelers (just a few good-natured groans) as they allowed us to get a jump on our filled days, and a jump on other tour groups. All in all, another great experience with smarTours. Can't wait for another "smart" adventure. Marsha & Joel

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amazing to see

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our Egyptologist guide, Dina, was a marvel. She enthused the entire trip with her knowledge and love of country. The trip exceeded my expectations, with the exception of the airline controlled timing of the excursion to Abu Simbel. Our time there was frenetic and unfortunately brief. That information was not included in pre-trip sales details. The Movenpick boat was fabulous, and the treasures of antiquity amazing to see.

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great experience

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our trip to Egypt with Smart Tours was great. We traveled with a terrific group of well traveled people ranging in age from the 20s to the 80s! I'd be happy to see any one of them at any future trip. The accommodations were all very good and we were well taken care of by attentive but not overbearing staff. Our guide Tarek was really great. He was passionate about the beauty of the incredible ancient sites of Egypt. There is a concern about safety in Egypt and between the tour company and the tourism department in Egypt we felt safe at all times, with a security agent with us in addition to the guide and also the government provides police escort for the bus. In addition, my husband developed a respiratory bug about 2 weeks before our trip and was sure he was on the mend before our trip, but about a week into it took a turn for the worse. We were so grateful to Smart Tours for the attention they gave him. He was taken to a clinic and was accompanied throughout the appointment with a doctor who took an X-ray, blood test and administered antibiotics and then monitored for the next 2 days with a nurse coming to check on him even. We really appreciated the attentive health care. My only criticism of the way the tour is set up is the tipping situation. I like tipping those people like the guide who was with us the entire trip and driver who was our main driver. I felt that it got a little confusing when we had a different driver for just a day or had the security agent on the bus. I would like those incidental tips to be added to the cost of the trip up front so there wasn't the constant small tipping we did on those days. Overall, I would be confident to reccomend Smart Tours and to travel again with them myself and I want to thank you for this great experience!

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great experience

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our trip to Egypt with Smart Tours was great. We traveled with a terrific group of well traveled people ranging in age from the 20s to the 80s! I'd be happy to see any one of them at any future trip. The accommodations were all very good and we were well taken care of by attentive but not overbearing staff. Our guide Tarek was really great. He was passionate about the beauty of the incredible ancient sites of Egypt. There is a concern about safety in Egypt and between the tour company and the tourism department in Egypt we felt safe at all times, with a security agent with us in addition to the guide and also the government provides police escort for the bus. In addition, my husband developed a respiratory bug about 2 weeks before our trip and was sure he was on the mend before our trip, but about a week into it took a turn for the worse. We were so grateful to Smart Tours for the attention they gave him. He was taken to a clinic and was accompanied throughout the appointment with a doctor who took an X-ray, blood test and administered antibiotics and then monitored for the next 2 days with a nurse coming to check on him even. We really appreciated the attentive health care. My only criticism of the way the tour is set up is the tipping situation. I like tipping those people like the guide who was with us the entire trip and driver who was our main driver. I felt that it got a little confusing when we had a different driver for just a day or had the security agent on the bus. I would like those incidental tips to be added to the cost of the trip up front so there wasn't the constant small tipping we did on those days. Overall, I would be confident to reccomend Smart Tours and to travel again with them myself and I want to thank you for this great experience!

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Operator SmarTours

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