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Family Egypt & The Nile 2019


10 days from $7,495

Limited to 24 guests

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Children 17 and under save $500. Plus, save an additional $2,000 per person on select dates. Solos save $500 on the single supplement on select dates.

Discover the secrets of ancient Egypt on an all-ages adventure on which families stretch their boundaries and open themselves to new experiences, while cruising on the Nile River aboard 'Sanctuary Sun Boat IV,' taking a fun camel ride and exploring an Egyptian pyramid from the inside out.

A&K Advantages

Sail on a four-night Nile river cruise aboard award-winning 'Sanctuary Sun Boat IV,' accompanied by an A&K Child Activity Coordinator to arrange fun activities for younger guests

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

Set out on a fun treasure hunt amid the labyrinthine Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

Explore one of Egypt’s legendary pyramids from the inside out

Ride Like a Local on camel back and sail the Nile in a felucca (sailboat)

Learn to bake bread and try your hand at the art of henna painting and pottery making

Itinerary at a Glance

DAYS 1-2
Arrive Cairo, Egypt
DAY 3
Giza | The Pyramids & the Sphinx
DAY 4
Luxor | LUXOR & THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS
DAY 5
Cruising the Nile | Luxor to Esna
DAY 6
Cruising the Nile | Edfu to Kom Ombo
DAY 7
Cruising the Nile | PHILAE & THE ASWAN DAM
DAY 8
Abu Simbel | Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari
DAY 9
Cairo | Islamic Cairo & Bustling Souk
DAY 10
Depart Cairo

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DAYS 1-2
Arrive Cairo, Egypt

Arrive in Cairo, where you are transferred to your luxury Nile River hotel. The next day, explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, some dating to 4000 BC. View its famed Mummy Room and the remains of Egypt’s pharaohs, including Ramses II. After lunch, enjoy the workshops offered at Fagnoon Arts & Crafts Center. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Day 2)
DAY 3
Giza | The Pyramids & the Sphinx

Drive to Sakkara to view the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Tour the Giza Plateau, site of the pyramids of Mycerinus and Chefren, as well as the Great Pyramid, lone survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Explore the interior of one of these pyramids and visit the tombs of its builders. Ride Like a Local on a camel, and then visit the Solar Boat Museum and the enigmatic Great Sphinx.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4
Luxor | LUXOR & THE VALLEY OF THE KINGS

Fly to Luxor, site of the ancient city of Thebes. Begin your full day of exploring here visiting the striking 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. Next, step aboard ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’ on the Nile River, where you enjoy lunch and meet your A&K Children’s Activity Coordinator. Later, Explore the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs, including “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Found in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter, Tutankhamun’s tomb is enclosed in 35-century-old walls and delights explorers of all ages. Also visit the tomb of Seti I and the lovely Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh. Stop for a selfie with the gigantic Colossi of Memnon.

‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
Cruising the Nile | Luxor to Esna

Journey once more to the east bank of the Nile, this time with a journey to the Temple of Karnak, 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. Later, sail to Esna to visit the Temple of Khnum and marvel at its soaring columns.

‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
Cruising the Nile | Edfu to Kom Ombo

Cruise to Edfu to behold the Temple of Horus. Join your chef and children’s activity coordinator back on board for a cooking lesson, with young travelers learning to bake Egyptian-style bread. Later, disembark at Kom Ombo (hill of gold) to visit the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), who was considered by some ancient Egyptians to be the creator of the world. While there, view the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today. Tonight’s dinner onboard features an “Egyptian Night” costume party, with a chance to dress up in traditional “galabeyas.”

‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
Cruising the Nile | PHILAE & THE ASWAN DAM

Cruise to Aswan and proceed to vast granite quarries and the site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Then, ride by motorized boat to the island of Agilika and its Philae Temple — among the ancient structures that were dismantled and painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Enjoy lunch followed by a session of henna hand painting for the kids. Later, weather permitting, Ride Like a Local around the Aswan islands in a felucca, weather permitting.

‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8
Abu Simbel | Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari

Fly to Abu Simbel, where you visit the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari, before returning to Cairo.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9
Cairo | Islamic Cairo & Bustling Souk

Explore the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, admiring its early Mamluk architecture. Next, walk from the twin-towered Bab el-Foutouh, a fortified gate in Cairo’s Old City walls, to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, a souk (open-air marketplace), where you enjoy a free-wheeling treasure hunt. After lunch, opt to visit Coptic Cairo or return to your hotel. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10
Depart Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast

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

  • Dec 20 - Dec 29
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    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
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    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $7,495
    Single Supplement
    $1,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
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    Main Deck
    Price
    $7,695
    Single Supplement
    $1,995
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    $685
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    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $7,795
    Single Supplement
    $2,095
    Internal air from
    $685
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    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $7,895
    Single Supplement
    $2,195
    Internal air from
    $685
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    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $9,495
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
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    $685
    Availability
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    Royal Suite
    Price
    $10,495
    Single Supplement
    $4,995
    Internal air from
    $685
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    Special Offer: Children 17 and under save $500.

    ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’ Deck Plan
Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $685
Cairo/Luxor; Aswan/Abu Simbel/Cairo

Minimum age is 6 years.

Children 17 and under save $500

First group event: Welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: Farewell dinner at 7:00 p.m. on Day 9.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of two guests.


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Pricing applies to children 17 and under sharing with an adult.


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