Elegance of the Nile (Summer, Cairo Deck, Small Groups)

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Group Tour
See the best of Egypt on this 11-day guided tour. Enjoy an afternoon in Cairo before joining an Egyptologist for an exclusive visit to the Pyramids of Giza, where you’ll walk inside one of its caverns and see the Sphinx. At the Egyptian Museum, gaze upon priceless treasures taken from the tomb of the country’s most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamun. See the Temple ...
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Trip type
Group Tour
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    See the best of Egypt on this 11-day guided tour. Enjoy an afternoon in Cairo before joining an Egyptologist for an exclusive visit to the Pyramids of Giza, where you’ll walk inside one of its caverns and see the Sphinx. At the Egyptian Museum, gaze upon priceless treasures taken from the tomb of the country’s most famous pharaoh, Tutankhamun. See the Temple of Luxor during a VIP, after-hours visit, exploring the UNESCO World Heritage Site free from other tour groups. See the Valley of the Kings, where Tutankhamun is buried. Choose to sail the Nile on a felucca, a traditional wooden boat, or visit Aswan Market for a shopping spree. Sip on tea at the Cataract Hotel, where Winston Churchill once dined. And visit the Esna Temple, a striking waterfront structure.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 24 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityCairo
End CityCairo

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural


  • Africa
  • Egypt


  • Culture
  • Luxury Travel


Travel Map

Day 1: Cairo at Leisure

Your private chauffeur awaits to take you to Cairo’s five-star Mena House Hotel. Conclude your day toasting to your Egypt luxury tour.

Mena House Hotel, Giza.

Day 2: Giza Sightseeing

Journey into the ancient world with your Egyptologist. Step up close to the Pyramid of King Zoser, the colossal statue of Ramses II and the great Alabaster Sphinx.

Mena House Hotel, Giza.


Day 3: Join your Cruise in Luxor

Delve into Egypt’s history in Karnak. Stroll the avenue of ram-headed sphinxes to the columns of the Hypostyle Hall. Board the River Tosca for your luxury Nile cruise.

River Tosca.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: The Temple of Hathor and Luxor Cruise

Visit the Temple of Hathor. Join a yoga class or meet the River Tosca's Captain. Visit the Temple of Luxor for an after-hours VIP tour.

River Tosca.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: The West Bank and Valley of the Kings

Venture to the Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Hatshepsut and the Valley of the Kings. Watch a local family bake traditional sun bread which you’ll savour over Egyptian tea. Tonight, join a galabeya party.

River Tosca.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: A Felucca Around Kitchener’s Island

Visit the double-temple of Kom Ombo. Enjoy a private sail around Kitchener's Island or shop Aswan Market. Sit down for afternoon tea at the famous Old Cataract Hotel before tonight’s belly dancing performance.

River Tosca.

Breakfast, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner

Day 7: Aswan and High Dam

Marvel at the Aswan High Dam, ancient Granite Quarries and the Philae temple complex. Tonight, dine on Egyptian classics accompanied by a Nubian folklore show and music.

River Tosca.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Relax upon the Nile Relaxed Start

Relish a relaxing morning or view Abu Simbel’s fabulous temples. Learn about the powerful women in Egypt’s history from an Egyptologist or how to make the perfect Egyptian cocktail.

River Tosca.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: From Esna to Luxor Relaxed Start

A local historian unveils Egypt’s treasures at Esna Temple before you set sail to Luxor. Enjoy your last evening aboard the River Tosca.

River Tosca.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Luxor to Cairo

Visit the Alabaster Mosque and the Citadel of Salah El-Din. Tempt your senses at Khan El Khalili bazaar and view treasures recovered from the Tomb of Tutankhamun at the Old Egyptian Museum.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence.


Day 11: Depart Cairo

Your luxury tour from Cairo ends in style with a private transfer to Cairo Airport.


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Meals Included
  • 10 Breakfast (B)
  • 7 Lunch (L)
  • 7 Dinner (D)
  • 1 Afternoon Tea (AT)
  • Luxor: Visit a family home and witness the making authentic Egyptian sun bread.
  • Don your finest traditional Nile Valley galabeya for a night of dancing and games on the river. Enjoy a relaxed Egyptian dinner and take the opportunity to unwind and spend an informal evening with your Travel Concierge and cruise companions.
  • Aswan: Enjoy afternoon tea on the shaded terrace of the Old Cataract Hotel as you gaze over the waters of the Nile River. Soak up the afternoon as Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, and Agatha Christie have done before you.
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