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Tour Overview

Immerse yourself in the ancient kingdoms and immortal cities of Egypt, where legendary sites and fascinating culture awaits. Begin with a tour of Cairo, featuring Old Cairo and the Mosque of Mohammed Ali, then gaze upon some of Earth’s greatest wonders, the Pyramids of Giza and iconic Great Sphinx. Take a short flight to Luxor and board our beautiful riverboat for four spectacular nights. Watch the storied history of this area reveals itself to you as we cruise the country’s lifeblood, the Nile River, with several stops shrouded in myth and mystery including Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Kom Ombo, and more. Enjoy five-star French balcony cabins, luxurious amenities, and flavorful cuisine on board!

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book

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Tour Highlights

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights at Cairo Marriott Hotel
  • 4 nights aboard the Tulip
  • 1 night at Le-Meridian Airport Hotel
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Memphis & Saqqara's Step Pyramid of Djoser
  • The Pyramids & Great Sphinx of Giza
  • Cairo guided city tour
    • National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
    • Citadel of Cairo
    • Mosque of Muhammad Ali
  • Ports of call: Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo & Aswan
  • Temples of Karnak, Luxor, Khnum, Edfu & Kom Ombo
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Aswan High Dam, Old Dam & Philae Temple Complex
  • Sail by felucca around Kitchner Island
  • Daily guided tours with private Egyptologist
Meals

16 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • 12 included meals aboard the Tulip
  • Farewell Social Hour in Cairo
Tour Date & Pricing

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

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Double

$5699

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Single

$6599

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Final Payment Date: 09/15/2024

Occupancy

Price Per Person

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Double

$5699

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Single

$6599

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Final Payment Date: 10/20/2024

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Price Per Person

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$5699

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Single

$6599

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Final Payment Date: 06/01/2025

Day Itinerary

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Egypt

We board our overnight flight to Egypt.

Day 2 : Arrive in Cairo

Upon arrival in Cairo, we are greeted by our expert local guide and Tour Director. Enjoy getting to know fellow tourmates on the way to our comfortable 5-star accommodations.

Day 3 : Pyramids & the Great Sphinx

Today we begin our explorations with a drive to ancient Memphis, once a thriving metropolis and capital of the Old Kingdom. Here, we view the legendary step pyramid of the Third Egyptian Dynasty in Saqqara, the world’s oldest stone complex. Later, gaze upon some of Egypt’s most mysterious and famous monuments with a visit to the pyramids of Giza, featuring the Great Pyramid. This pyramid built by Khufu is the oldest and largest of the pyramids and the only surviving structure of the remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. We also see the iconic Great Sphinx of Giza, dating back to 26th-century BC. Afterwards, we return to our hotel in Cairo.

Breakfast

Day 4 : Cairo Sightseeing

Our morning begins with a guided tour of Cairo. This ancient city is nestled along the Nile, the longest river in the world, and boasts countless legendary sites including the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Khan el Khalili Bazar, Old Cairo, and the Citadel of Cairo featuring the Mosque of Muhammad Ali. We also visit Old Cairo, the historic part of the city that tells its origin stories of days as a Roman-era fortress called “Fort Babylon” and an Islamic-era settlement, both pre-dating the city’s founding in 969 AD.

Breakfast

Day 5 : Karnak & Luxor Temples

We fly south to Luxor this morning and board the M/S Tulip, our home for the next four nights. Enjoy beautiful staterooms and all meals included onboard as we cruise the Nile River. Our first stop is Karnak, the world’s largest temple complex consisting of ancient pylons, temples, and chapels that once served as a palace for the New Kingdom pharaohs. We also visit Luxor Temple, built around 14th century BC, and by the time of the Roman Empire it was used as a fortress for the Roman government. Originally dedicated to the mother goddess of Mut, Luxor Temple has since turned into a Tetrarchy cult chapel, and then a church.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Valley of the Kings

Today we cross the Nile to the West Bank of Luxor into the Valley of the Kings. Marvel at the mountain-cut tombs built for the powerful pharaohs and nobles, once filled with riches to accompany them into the afterlife. Then visit the stunning Hatshepsut Temple, a mortuary temple dedicated to the longest-ruling female of Ancient Egypt. Later, we continue to Esna and cross the lock for our overnight. While here, admire the Temple of Khnum, dedicated to the ram-headed god of “the source” of the Nile, the river which brings all life to the sprawling Egyptian desert.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Edfu & Kom Ombo

We dock in Edfu this morning and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride to the temple dedicated to the Falcon-headed god, Horus. One of Egypt’s most iconic deities, the Eye of Horus originates from this spirit, representing well-being, protection, and healing. Later, we cruise to the ancient agricultural city of Kom Ombo.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Ptolemaic Temple & Aswan

This morning we visit the Ptolemaic Temple of Kom Ombo, an iconic double temple. Sobek is the deity we discover here, the crocodile-headed god known for fertility and as a repairer of evil in the world. Next, we sail to the High Dam, a massive embankment dam and impressive engineering feat, as well as the century-old Low Dam. Next, gaze upon the largest known ancient obelisk, known as the Unfinished Obelisk, at Aswan’s stone quarry. Our day concludes with a trip to Philae Temple, an island-based complex within the Low Dam’s reservoir and the last temple built in classical Egyptian style.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Kitchener Island

Today we disembark our cruise ship in Aswan and relax on a felucca, a traditional Egyptian wooden sailboat, for a scenic sail around Kitchner Island, known for its exotic birds and plants. After lunch together at a local restaurant, we fly back to Cairo and check in to beautiful Le Méridien Cairo Airport Hotel. Later, we gather with our new friends to reminisce on the incredible memories we had throughout Egypt during a Farewell Social Hour.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 : Fly Home

We return home with spectacular memories of our time in Egypt.

Tour Map

Tour Map

Tour Map for Gems of Egypt & The Nile River
Departure Cities

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas National Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International Airport

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee International Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Boston Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Detroit - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Billings - Billings-Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula Montana Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cleveland - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport

Choose Your Departure Year:

Gems of Egypt & The Nile River

Immerse yourself in the ancient kingdoms and immortal cities of Egypt, where legendary sites and fascinating culture awaits. Begin with a tour of Cairo, featuring Old Cairo and the Mosque of Mohammed Ali, then gaze upon some of Earth’s greatest wonders, the Pyramids of Giza and iconic Great Sphinx. Take a short flight to Luxor and board our beautiful riverboat for four spectacular nights. Watch the storied history of this area reveals itself to you as we cruise the country’s lifeblood, the Nile River, with several stops shrouded in myth and mystery including Karnak Temple, Valley of the Kings, Temple of Kom Ombo, and more. Enjoy five-star French balcony cabins, luxurious amenities, and flavorful cuisine on board!

The Holiday Advantage
Airfare Included
Airfare Included
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Low Deposit, Guaranteed Prices, & No Hidden Costs
Exceptional Accommodations
Exceptional Accommodations
Most Meals Included
Most Meals Included
Premier Attractions
Premier Attractions
Professional Tour Directors
Professional Tour Directors
View Dates & Book Online Call 1-800-826-2266 to Book

You can earn a $100 Travel Show Credit good for your next trip with Holiday Vacations by simply clicking the photo to watch the online travel show! The show is about 10 minutes long and at the end, you'll have the ability to submit your contact information and receive a travel credit which can be applied to this or any Holiday Vacations tour. Get started now!

EACC

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes:

Accommodations

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 3 nights at Cairo Marriott Hotel
  • 4 nights aboard the Tulip
  • 1 night at Le-Meridian Airport Hotel
Attractions & Highlights

Attractions & Highlights

  • Memphis & Saqqara's Step Pyramid of Djoser
  • The Pyramids & Great Sphinx of Giza
  • Cairo guided city tour
    • National Museum of Egyptian Civilization
    • Citadel of Cairo
    • Mosque of Muhammad Ali
  • Ports of call: Luxor, Esna, Edfu, Kom Ombo & Aswan
  • Temples of Karnak, Luxor, Khnum, Edfu & Kom Ombo
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Aswan High Dam, Old Dam & Philae Temple Complex
  • Sail by felucca around Kitchner Island
  • Daily guided tours with private Egyptologist
Meals

16 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • 12 included meals aboard the Tulip
  • Farewell Social Hour in Cairo

Tour Dates & Pricing

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Book Now

Double

$5699

Single

$6599

Final Payment Date: 09/15/2024

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Book Now

Double

$5699

Single

$6599

Final Payment Date: 10/20/2024

Occupancy

Price Per Person

Book Now

Double

$5699

Single

$6599

Final Payment Date: 06/01/2025

Day Itinerary

Day 1 : Fly to Egypt

Board an overnight flight to a land known for its history and mysteries as old as time, accompanied by your expert Tour Director.

Day 2 : Arrive in Cairo

Upon arriving in Cairo, our expert local guide greets us at the airport. Get to know fellow travelers on the way to our comfortable 5-star accommodations, then enjoy a restful evening.

Day 3 : Pyramids & the Great Sphinx

Our adventure begins with a drive to ancient Memphis, once a thriving metropolis and capital of the Old Kingdom. Here, we view the legendary step pyramid of the Third Egyptian Dynasty in Saqqara, the world’s oldest stone complex. Later, gaze upon some of Egypt’s most mysterious and famous monuments during a visit to the pyramids of Giza, featuring the Great Pyramid. This pyramid built by Khufu is the oldest and largest of the pyramids, as well as the only surviving structure of the remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. We also see the iconic Great Sphinx of Giza, dating back to 26th century BC. Afterwards, we return to our hotel in Cairo.

Breakfast

Day 4 : Cairo Sightseeing

We embark on a guided tour of Cairo today, nestled along the longest river in the world, the Nile. This ancient city boasts countless legendary sites, including the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, Khan el Khalili Bazar, and the Citadel of Cairo, featuring the Mosque of Muhammad Ali. We also visit Old Cairo, the historic part of the city that holds origin stories of days as a Roman-era fortress called “Fort Babylon” and an Islamic-era settlement, both pre-dating the city’s founding in 969 AD. The evening is at your leisure.

Breakfast

Day 5 : Karnak & Luxor Temples

Our journey continues with a southbound flight to Luxor this morning, where we board the Tulip. Enjoy beautiful staterooms with French balaconies and all meals included on board as we cruise the Nile River for the next four nights. Our first stop is Karnak, the world’s largest temple complex consisting of ancient pylons, temples, and chapels that once served as a palace for the New Kingdom pharaohs. We also visit Luxor Temple, which was built around 14th century BC and used as a fortress for the Roman government during the Roman Empire. Originally dedicated to the mother goddess of Mut, the temple turned into a Tetrarchy cult chapel before becoming a church.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 : Valley of the Kings

Today, we cross the Nile to the West Bank of Luxor into the Valley of the Kings. Marvel at the mountain-cut tombs built for the powerful pharaohs and nobles, once filled with riches to accompany them in the afterlife. We then visit the stunning Hatshepsut Temple, a mortuary temple dedicated to the longest-ruling female of Ancient Egypt. Later, our ship cruises to Esna and crosses the lock for our overnight. While here, admire the Temple of Khnum, dedicated to the ram-headed god and “the source” of the Nile, the river that brings life to the sprawling Egyptian desert.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 : Edfu & Kom Ombo

We dock in Edfu this morning and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride to its namesake temple. Dedicated to the falcon-headed god and one of the most important deities, Horus, this well-preserved monument is Egypt’s best example of a Ptolemaic temple building. Afterwards, we cruise to the ancient agricultural city of Kom Ombo and have the rest of the day at leisure. Soak up relaxation on the ship or explore nearby attractions, such as the Crocodile Museum for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the mummified crocodiles that were found in the local temple.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 : Kom Ombo Temple & Aswan

Our morning begins at the Kom Ombo Temple, an iconic double temple built during the Ptolemaic dynasty. Its two identical entrances are dedicated to different gods: Horus and Sobek, the local crocodile-headed god known for fertility and as a repairer of evil in the world. Next, we sail to the High Dam, a massive embankment dam and impressive engineering feat. We also explore the largest known ancient obelisk, known as the Unfinished Obelisk, at Aswan’s stone quarry. Our day concludes with a trip to Philae Temple, an island-based complex within the century-old Low Dam’s reservoir and the last temple built in classical Egyptian style.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 : Kitchener Island

Today, we disembark our cruise ship in Aswan and relax on a felucca, a traditional Egyptian wooden sailboat. Take in scenic vistas as we sail around Kitchner Island, known for its exotic birds and plants. After lunch together at a local restaurant, a flight brings us back to Cairo. We check in to the beautiful Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel, then gather to celebrate our incredible Egyptian vacation during a Farewell Social Hour.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 : Fly Home

We return home with spectacular memories of our time in Egypt.

Tour Map

Tour Map for Gems of Egypt & The Nile River

Departure Cities

Airport Pickups

Choose a State:

Birmingham - Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport

Bentonville - Northwest Arkansas National Airport

Little Rock - Little Rock National Airport

Phoenix - Sky Harbor International Airport

Los Angeles - Los Angeles International Airport

Orange County - John Wayne Airport

San Diego - San Diego International Airport

San Francisco - San Francisco International Airport

Denver - Denver International Airport

Hartford - Bradley International Airport

Washington - Ronald Reagan National Airport

Washington - Washington Dulles International Airport

Fort Lauderdale - Fort Lauderdale International Airport

Fort Myers - Southwest Florida International Airport

Jacksonville - Jacksonville International Airport

Miami - Miami International Airport

Orlando - Orlando International Airport

Tallahassee - Tallahassee International Airport

Tampa - Tampa International Airport

West Palm Beach - Palm Beach International Airport

Atlanta - Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Cedar Rapids - Eastern Iowa Airport

Des Moines - Des Moines International Airport

Boise - Boise Airport

Chicago - O'Hare International Airport

Moline - Quad City International Airport

Evansville - Evansville Regional Airport

Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne International Airport

Indianapolis - Indianapolis International Airport

South Bend - South Bend International Airport

Wichita - Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport

Lexington - Blue Grass Airport

Louisville - Louisville International Airport

Baton Rouge - Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Lafayette - Lafayette Regional Airport

New Orleans - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport

Shreveport - Shreveport Regional Airport

Boston - Boston Logan International Airport

Baltimore - Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport

Detroit - Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

Grand Rapids - Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Saginaw - MBS International Airport

Duluth - Duluth International Airport

Minneapolis - Minneapolis-St Paul International Airport

Kansas City - Kansas City International Airport

Springfield - Springfield-Branson National Airport

St Louis - St. Louis Lambert International Airport

Gulfport - Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport

Jackson - Jackson-Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport

Billings - Billings-Logan International Airport

Bozeman - Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport

Missoula - Missoula Montana Airport

Charlotte - Charlotte Douglas International Airport

Greensboro - Piedmont Triad International Airport

Raleigh - Raleigh-Durham International Airport

Bismarck - Bismarck Airport

Fargo - Hector International Airport

Grand Forks - Grand Forks International Airport

Omaha - Eppley Airfield

Newark - Newark Liberty International Airport

Albuquerque - Albuquerque International Airport

Las Vegas - McCarran International Airport

Albany - Albany International Airport

Buffalo - Buffalo Niagara International Airport

New York - Kennedy International Airport

New York - La Guardia Airport

Rochester - Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport

Syracuse - Syracuse Hancock International Airport

Cincinnati - Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport

Cleveland - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport

Columbus - John Glenn Columbus International Airport

Dayton - Dayton International Airport

Oklahoma City - Will Rogers World Airport

Tulsa - Tulsa International Airport

Portland - Portland International Airport

Allentown - Lehigh Valley International Airport

Harrisburg - Harrisburg International Airport

Philadelphia - Philadelphia International Airport

Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh International Airport

Charleston - Charleston International Airport

Greer - Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport

Rapid City - Rapid City Regional Airport

Sioux Falls - Sioux Falls Regional Airport

Knoxville - McGhee Tyson Airport

Memphis - Memphis International Airport

Nashville - Nashville International Airport

Austin - Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Dallas - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Houston - George Bush Intercontinental Airport

San Antonio - San Antonio International Airport

Salt Lake City - Salt Lake City International Airport

Norfolk - Norfolk International Airport

Richmond - Richmond International Airport

Seattle - Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Spokane - Spokane International Airport

Appleton - Appleton International Airport

Baldwin - Groome Transportation

Eau Claire - Groome Transportation

Green Bay - Austin Straubel International Airport

Hudson - Groome Transportation

Madison - Dane County Regional Airport

Menomonie - Groome Transportation

Milwaukee - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport

Charleston - Yeager Airport