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Gems of Egypt & The Nile River
The Pyramids & Great Sphinx of Giza
Tour Dates & Pricing
Enjoy four nights aboard the MS Tulip on a 10-day Nile River adventure with imagination-sparking stops along the way that reveal some of the world’s greatest wonders and fascinating ancient history.
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Day 1 : Fly to Egypt
Take an overnight flight to mystical Egypt.
Day 2 : Arrive in Cairo
When you arrive in Cairo, meet your Tour Director and fellow travelers. Enjoy getting to know one another on our way to our comfortable accommodations.
Day 3 : Pyramids & the Great Sphinx
Today we discover some of Egypt’s most mysterious monuments with a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza featuring the Pyramid of Khufu and the iconic Great Sphinx of Giza. Later we drive to Memphis, once a thriving metropolis and capital of the Old Kingdom. We stop to see Saqqara, the legendary step pyramid, built during the Third Egyptian Dynasty.
Day 4 : Cairo Sightseeing
Explore the ancient city of Cairo filled with fascinations at the new National Museum of Egyptian Civilization as well as Khan el Khalili Bazar, Old Cairo, and the Citadel of Cairo featuring the Great Mosque of Muhammad Ali.
Day 5 : The Temples of Luxor & Karnak
We fly to Luxor and board the MS Tulip, our home for the next four nights as we cruise the storied Nile River. This afternoon, tour the Karnak and Luxor temples. Then enjoy dinner onboard.
Day 6 : Valley of the Kings
Today we cross the Nile over the west bank and into Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens. Continuing on to Esna, we arrive at a temple dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum.
Day 7 : Edfu & Kom Ombo
A brief horse-drawn carriage ride is a delightful way to start the day, traveling to a temple dedicated to the falcon-head god, Horus. We then cruise to Kom Ombo.
Day 8 : Aswan
This morning, discover the Ptolemaic Temple of Kom Ombo before cruising to Aswan. We see the High Dam, Old Dam, Granite Quarries, and Temple of Philae.
Day 9 : Return to Cairo
Start the day with sightseeing by felucca, a wooden sailboat. We sail around the botanical gardens on Kitchener Island. Later, we fly back to Cairo where we board an overnight flight back to the U.S.
Day 10 : Return Home
February 17, 2022 - February 26, 2022
Price Per Person
Final Payment Date: 11/14/2021
March 3, 2022 - March 12, 2022
Final Payment Date: 11/28/2021
October 20, 2022 - October 29, 2022
Final Payment Date: 07/17/2022
Tour days tend to be shorter in length, at a relaxed pace, and include lots of unscheduled time for leisure. Expect standing and walking for extended periods of time on flat surfaces, mostly low altitudes, and consistent temperatures.
Tour days usually move at a leisurely pace. Some days’ scheduled activities last longer than others. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on occasionally uneven terrain. You may experience changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a consistent pace, and may include long travel days. Expect standing and walking for long periods of time on uneven surfaces. Some destinations may have changes in altitude and/or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a brisk pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.
Tour days tend to be long, move at a vigorous pace, and may include lengthy travel days. Expect long periods of walking and standing on rough surfaces. Scheduled activities may require physical effort or have distinct changes in altitude or temperature.