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Holiday Sale Private Journeys

Holiday Sale: Egypt Private Journey 2018


8 Days from $4,995

Private Journey

On this limited-edition private journey, discover the treasures of Ancient Egypt, from Cairo and the pyramids to a three-night luxury cruise on the Nile, visiting Luxor, Karnak and the Valley of the Kings.

A&K Advantages

Spend three nights cruising the Nile River in style on board award-winning Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'

Explore Egypt's ancient splendors, including the incredible pyramids and Sphinx, the temples along the Nile and the dazzling sights of Cairo

Avoid crowds and the hassle of navigating around other ships, with private docking facilities in Luxor and Aswan

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Cairo, Egypt
Day 2
Cairo | Sakkara, the Pyramids & the Great Sphinx
Day 3
Aswan | Embark on Your Nile Cruise
Day 4
Cruising the Nile | Philae Temple & Kom Ombo
Day 5
Cruising the Nile | Luxor & Karnak
Day 6
Cairo | City of Kings
Day 7
Cairo | Treasures of the Pharaohs
Day 8
Depart Cairo

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Day 1
Arrive Cairo, Egypt

Arrive at Cairo International Airport, where an A&K representative is on hand to greet you and escort you to your hotel. The Fairmont Nile City Hotel is located on the banks of the Nile River, just 30 minutes from the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid with panoramic views of the Nile.

Fairmont Nile City
Day 2
Cairo | Sakkara, the Pyramids & the Great Sphinx

Immerse yourself in the world of the pharaohs today, beginning with a visit to Sakkara, site of the earliest surviving monuments to ancient Egypt’s god-kings. Sakkara features numerous step-pyramids, including the famous pyramid of King Zoser, the world’s oldest freestanding structure. Continue to the pyramids of Giza, perhaps the most iconic monuments in the world, built some 4,500 years ago as tombs for the pharaohs Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. Nearby sits the enigmatic Great Sphinx, with the body of a lion and the face of a man wearing a royal head cloth. About a thousand years after the Sphinx was built, it was buried in sand until a young prince had a dream in which the Sphinx told him he would become pharaoh if he uncovered the monument. This story is inscribed on the "Dream Stela" that was placed between the Sphinx's paws by King Tuthmose IV.

Fairmont Nile City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Aswan | Embark on Your Nile Cruise

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Aswan, where you step aboard your luxury Nile River cruiser, Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV.’ Designed in vintage Art Deco style, ‘Sun Boat IV’ offers fully air-conditioned cabins with floor-to-ceiling windows, along with an elegant dining room with delightful views of the passing scenery. Enjoy lunch on board, and in the afternoon, take a short motorboat ride to visit the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples; view the Unfinished Obelisk, a partially carved segment of stone abandoned when it cracked. Return to the boat for afternoon tea and a gourmet dinner.

Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Cruising the Nile | Philae Temple & Kom Ombo

Take a short motorboat ride to visit the romantic and majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika. This sacred complex was dedicated to the Goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations — Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The temple was dismantled, and then painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Enjoy an Egyptian cooking lesson on board, followed by lunch. Arrive at Kom Ombo in the afternoon and visit its magnificent temple, dedicated to the crocodile-god Sobek. Afternoon tea is served while you cruise to Edfu, followed by a chance to explore the Temple of Horus at Edfu. Tonight's dinner on board is an "Egyptian Night" costume party. Savor a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties, followed by music and dancing for everyone.

Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Cruising the Nile | Luxor & Karnak

Disembark this morning for a visit to the Temple of Luxor. Behold the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons; the Courtyard of Ramses II behind the East Tower; and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 14 papyrus-headed columns, some fully 50 feet in height. Continue to the Temple of Karnak, the largest religious complex in the world, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall; its expertly aligned columns, the largest of which is 80 feet high with a 33-foot circumference, are a sight to behold. After lunch, visit the Valley of the Kings, legendary burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of the “boy king,” Tutankhamun. Later, stop at the lovely Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. On the way back to the Nile, pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn. Tonight's farewell dinner on board is a gala affair with white-gloved waiters serving gourmet cuisine.

Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Cairo | City of Kings

Return to Cairo this morning and check in to your luxury hotel. The remainder of today is at leisure to explore Cairo as you choose.

Fairmont Nile City
Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
Cairo | Treasures of the Pharaohs

This morning, visit the Egyptian Museum to view its unrivaled collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts, chief among them the treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun — his funeral mask is one of the most iconic images of all time. Continue to the Citadel, a medieval fortress built by Salah el-Din (Saladin) in 1176 to protect the city from Crusaders. The Citadel has always had a military use, and was expanded over the centuries by Egypt's rulers who often resided there. Today, the Citadel complex has mosques and museums, including the National Military Museum. Visit the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, with its grand, soaring architecture and rich decoration, and the nearby Refaie Mosque, completed in 1912 with well-preserved, colorful decoration. Finish your day at the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, reputed to be the largest bazaar in the Middle East. Originally founded as a watering stop for caravanseray in the 14th century, the bazaar has grown to vast proportions. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets to find workshops and stalls selling all manner of things from woodwork, glassware and leather goods to perfumes, fabrics and curiosities. Celebrate the end of your journey with lunch on board a vintage paddleboat moored on the Nile banks.

Fairmont Nile City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8
Depart Cairo

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

  • Jan 24 - Jan 31
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    Price
    Single Supplement
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    Nile Deck
    Price
    $4,995
    Single Supplement
    $795
    Internal Air From
    $385
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    Main Deck
    Price
    $5,095
    Single Supplement
    $895
    Internal Air From
    $385
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    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $5,195
    Single Supplement
    $995
    Internal Air From
    $385
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    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $5,295
    Single Supplement
    $1,095
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    $385
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    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $6,495
    Single Supplement
    $1,795
    Internal Air From
    $385
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    Royal Suite
    Price
    $6,895
    Single Supplement
    $1,995
    Internal Air From
    $385
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  • Feb 21 - Feb 28
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    Price
    Single Supplement
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    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $4,995
    Single Supplement
    $795
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $5,095
    Single Supplement
    $895
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $5,195
    Single Supplement
    $995
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $5,295
    Single Supplement
    $1,095
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $6,495
    Single Supplement
    $1,795
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Royal Suite
    Price
    $6,895
    Single Supplement
    $1,995
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
  • Mar 14 - Mar 21
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    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
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    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $4,995
    Single Supplement
    $795
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $5,095
    Single Supplement
    $895
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $5,195
    Single Supplement
    $995
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $5,295
    Single Supplement
    $1,095
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $6,495
    Single Supplement
    $1,795
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Royal Suite
    Price
    $6,895
    Single Supplement
    $1,995
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
  • Apr 25 - May 02
    Sold Out
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    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $4,995
    Single Supplement
    $795
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $5,095
    Single Supplement
    $895
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $5,195
    Single Supplement
    $995
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $5,295
    Single Supplement
    $1,095
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $6,495
    Single Supplement
    $1,795
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Royal Suite
    Price
    $6,895
    Single Supplement
    $1,995
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
  • May 23 - May 30
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $4,495
    Single Supplement
    $695
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $4,595
    Single Supplement
    $795
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $4,695
    Single Supplement
    $895
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $4,795
    Single Supplement
    $995
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $5,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,695
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Royal Suite
    Price
    $6,395
    Single Supplement
    $1,895
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
  • Jun 20 - Jun 27
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal Air From
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $4,495
    Single Supplement
    $695
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $4,595
    Single Supplement
    $795
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $4,695
    Single Supplement
    $895
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $4,795
    Single Supplement
    $995
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $5,995
    Single Supplement
    $1,695
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
    Cabin Class
    Royal Suite
    Price
    $6,395
    Single Supplement
    $1,895
    Internal Air From
    $385
    Availability
    Sold Out
Journey Details

Internal Air: Cairo/Aswan; Luxor/Cairo (From $385)

Solo traveller pricing available upon request. Contact A&K for details.

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