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Luxury Family Journeys

Family Egypt & The Nile on ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’ 2020


10 days from $7,995

Limited to 24 guests

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, 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 ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’ accompanied by an A&K Child Activity Coordinator to arrange fun activities for younger guests

Set out on a lively treasure hunt amid Cairo’s 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 pottery making and the art of henna painting

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 & Aswan
DAY 8
Abu Simbel | Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari
DAY 9
Cairo | Step Pyramid & Pottery Workshop
DAY 10
Depart Cairo
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, (or the Grand Egyptian Museum, upon its opening), 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, continue to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, a souk (open-air marketplace), where you enjoy a free-wheeling treasure hunt. 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

Visit the world-famous pyramids of Giza, built as tombs to the ancient pharaohs and still irresistible to travellers more than 4,000 years later. Don’t miss the chance to climb into one of these pyramids and explore it from the inside. Ride Like a Local on a camel, and then visit the Solar Boat Museum, with its namesake ancient wooden vessel measuring over 140 feet in length, 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 visit 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 travellers 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 galabeyyas.

‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
Cruising the Nile | Philae & Aswan

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.

‘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. The former’s façade is dominated by four statues of the pharaoh, each nearly 70 feet tall. Perhaps even more impressive, this entire site was moved here brick by brick to save it from the floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam. Return to Cairo this afternoon.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 9
Cairo | Step Pyramid & Pottery Workshop

Drive to the necropolis of Sakkara to view the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, the oldest of Egypt’s pyramids. After lunch, enjoy woodworking and pottery workshops offered at Fagnoon Arts & Crafts Center. 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


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

  • Mar 17 - Mar 26
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,595
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $8,195
    Single Supplement
    $2,695
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $8,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,795
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $8,395
    Single Supplement
    $2,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $9,995
    Single Supplement
    $4,395
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Royal Suite
    Price
    $10,795
    Single Supplement
    $4,995
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability

    Days 1-3 at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence

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  • Mar 21 - Mar 30
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,595
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $8,195
    Single Supplement
    $2,695
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $8,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,795
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $8,395
    Single Supplement
    $2,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $9,995
    Single Supplement
    $4,395
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Call for Availability
    Cabin Class
    Royal Suite
    Price
    $10,795
    Single Supplement
    $4,995
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability

    Days 1-3 at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence

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  • Dec 22 - Dec 31
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $8,395
    Single Supplement
    $2,795
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $8,595
    Single Supplement
    $2,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $8,695
    Single Supplement
    $2,995
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Available
    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $8,795
    Single Supplement
    $3,095
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $10,995
    Single Supplement
    $4,795
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Royal Suite
    Price
    $11,995
    Single Supplement
    $5,395
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability

    Special Offer: Children 17 and under save $500.

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Journey Details

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

Minimum age is 10 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.


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