Egypt Private Journey

Secrets of the Pharaohs


The 5,000-year-long story of Egypt is an epic and extraordinary one, from the colossal Great Pyramids on the Giza Plateau to the monumental temples along the legendary Nile, lifeblood of Egypt, where temples, tombs, and hieroglyphs continue to entrance visitors, as they have for thousands of years. On this Private Journey with your Egyptologist guide, explore the Pyramids and feast your eyes on the glorious artifacts from King Tutankhamen’s tomb, then set off on a deluxe Nile cruise, gliding in the wake of Cleopatra and the pharaohs as you discover their mysterious world from Aswan to Luxor. For a pre- or post-trip extension, visit ancient Alexandria on the Mediterranean or explore Jordan’s lost city of Petra and T. E. Lawrence’s Wadi Rum, a legendary mountain-and-desert landscape.

Itinerary at a Glance

Please note: Trip dates depend on the boat schedule and availability.

Days 1-3
Cairo and The Great Pyramids

Experience the wonder of the monumental pyramids of the great pharaohs, a colossal testament to mankind’s quest for immortality. Nothing quite prepares one for the first sight of the three pyramids of Cheops, Chephren, and Mycerinus, and the enigmatic Sphinx. Explore the treasures of the renowned Egyptian Museum, including the stunning golden artifacts unearthed from the tomb of young King Tut, and roam the twisting passageways of the ancient Khan El Khalili bazaar, little changed since the 14th century, all in the company of your own Egyptologist guide.

Mena House
Cairo, Egypt
Days 1 to 3 (3 nights)
Days 4-7
Ancient Monuments and Luxurious Nile Cruise

A cruise on the storied Nile is the ultimate experience of this epic land of history. Discover the Valley of the Kings and Queens, home to magnificent tombs including that of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s only female pharaoh, the monumental temple of Karnak, and Luxor, a strikingly graceful piece of temple architecture on the banks of the Nile. Explore the romantic and majestic temple complex of Isis at Philae, an exquisite blend of Egyptian and Greco-Roman architecture, and the striking Temple of Kom Ombo, standing on a promontory at a bend in the Nile where in ancient times, sacred crocodiles basked in the sun on the riverbank. Among the many sites you visit is the extraordinary Temple of Horus, the most completely preserved Pharaonic temple in Egypt.

Days 8-9
Eternal Cairo

In Cairo, visit the nearby royal necropolis of Dahshur, set in the desert on the west bank of the Nile, or explore Coptic Cairo, with its ancient Christian churches. Depart on Day 9.



Luxurious Nile cruise boat with Nile-view cabins
Great Pyramids at Giza, Treasures of King Tut
Temples of Karnak and Luxor, Valley of the Kings, and visit to Abu Simbel
Beautiful tomb of Queen Nefertari and King Tut's Tomb
Private guide in Cairo and during the Nile cruise


Length: 9 days
Cost From: $6995  
Arrive: Cairo, Egypt
Depart: Cairo, Egypt
Lodging: 4 nights in 5-star hotels, 4 nights luxury vessel
Meals: All meals included except 3 dinners as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Archaeology, Cultural Adventures, Small Boat and Yacht Cruising
Trip Level:

Nile River cruise, overland touring, and city exploration with easy walking

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