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Egypt & the Nile: Cruising on ‘Sanctuary Nile Adventurer’ 2019


10 days from $7,895

Limited to 18 guests

Offer

Save up to $2,000 per person; solos save an additional $500 off the single supplement on select dates.

Cruise through Egypt in comfort on ‘Sanctuary Nile Adventurer,’ travelling to Esna and Luxor. Explore an ancient pyramid from the inside out, set foot inside the tomb of Tutankhamun, ride a camel and sail the Nile in a felucca. Finish in Cairo, observing life in the marketplace.

This journey is also available on "Sanctuary Sun Boat IV' on additional dates. View dates and prices.

A&K Advantages

Sail on a four-night Nile river cruise aboard ‘Sanctuary Nile Adventurer’

Gain special entry into the tomb of Seti I, one of the best preserved tombs in the Valley of the Kings

Stay at the historic Marriott Mena House, Cairo, with views of the pyramids from your own private balcony, and at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza

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)

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 | Ancient Treasures
DAY 3
Giza | The Pyramids & Sphinx
DAY 4
Luxor | Luxor and the Valley of the Kings
DAY 5
Cruising the Nile | Luxor to Esna
DAY 6
Cruising the Nile | Edfu to Kom Ombo
DAY 7
Aswan | Majestic Philae
DAY 8
Abu Simbel | Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari
DAY 9
Cairo | Islamic Cairo & Bustling Souks
DAY 10
Depart Cairo

Extend Your Journey

Pre-Tour Extension: Jordan 5 days from $2,495 Learn More
Explore Dubai: Stopover Package 3 days from $1,695 Learn More
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Travel Privately with A&K | This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature Egypt & the Nile. Priced from $5,395.

DAY 1
Arrive Cairo, Egypt

Arrive in Cairo where you are met by your A&K representative and transferred to your historic hotel with fantastic views of the pyramids.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Marriott Mena House Hotel
Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence
Accommodations vary by departure date. Please call A&K for details.
DAY 2
Cairo | Ancient Treasures

This morning, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including treasures from Tutankhamun and items dating to 4000 BC. During your visit, view its famed Mummy Room, featuring the remains of ancient Egypt’s pharaohs and nobility, including Ramses II, one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs. After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner hosted by Abercrombie & Kent.

Marriott Mena House Hotel
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date. Please call A&K for details.
DAY 3
Giza | The Pyramids & Sphinx

Drive to Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs and 14 pyramids, including the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Later, tour the Giza Plateau, site of the pyramids of Mycerinus and Chefren as well as the Great Pyramid. Built in the Fourth Dynasty (approximately 2690 BC), it is the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Explore the interior of one of these legendary pyramids and visit the tombs of the pyramid builders, the workmen that actually built the great monuments. Ride Like a Local on camel back, then visit the Solar Boat Museum — site of Cheops’ funerary boat — and the Great Sphinx.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Marriott Mena House Hotel
Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date. Please call A&K for details.
DAY 4
Luxor | Luxor and 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. Then, step aboard ‘Sanctuary Nile Adventurer,’ where you enjoy lunch. Afterward, disembark to explore the west bank of the Nile and the Necropolis of Thebes, and enjoy a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon. Next, stop at the lovely Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. Continue to the Valley of the Kings, 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. Found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter, the tomb of Tutankhamun is yours to discover, as you set foot inside its 35-century-old walls. Also visit the tomb of Seti I, the father of Ramses II, one of the best preserved tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

‘Sanctuary Nile Adventurer’
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. This afternoon, sail to Esna and visit the Temple of Khnum and marvel at its soaring columns.

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

Cruise to Edfu to view the Temple of Horus, falcon-headed god of the sky. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III and once buried in sand and debris, this stunningly well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Join your chef back on board for a local cooking lesson. 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.

‘Sanctuary Nile Adventurer’
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7
Aswan | Majestic Philae

Cruise to Aswan and proceed to the impressive granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Illustrating the skills of Egypt’s stonemasons, this monolith is one-third taller than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk. Then, ride a motorized boat to 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. Built in the 1960s, the dam spans the Nile River, more than two miles across and incorporating 16 times the amount of material that went into the Great Pyramid at Giza. It provides irrigation and hydro-electric power to much of Egypt, and the reservoir that formed behind it, Lake Nasser, is 340 miles long. Later, Ride Like a Local around the Aswan islands in a felucca, weather permitting.

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

Today, bid farewell to 'Sanctuary Nile Adventurer,' disembarking to fly to Abu Simbel. There, discover 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 disassembled and moved here to save it from the floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam. Return to Cairo for an afternoon at leisure.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations vary by departure date. Please call A&K for details.
DAY 9
Cairo | Islamic Cairo & Bustling Souks

This morning, explore the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, built in AD 1356 and among the finest examples of 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, one of the city’s major souks (open-air marketplaces). Browse the tightly packed stalls displaying everything from spices and leather goods to jewelry and vegetables, all on a street that has hardly changed for centuries. Bargaining is expected, so prepare to negotiate. After lunch, choose to visit Coptic Cairo or return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. This evening, gather with your fellow guests to reflect on your journey through Egypt and along the Nile at a farewell dinner hosted by Abercrombie & Kent.

Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date. Please call A&K for details.
DAY 10
Depart Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast

Travel Privately with A&K | This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature Egypt & the Nile. Priced from $5,395.

Pre-Tour Extension: Jordan

Pre-Tour Extension: Jordan

5 days from $2,495

Single Supplement from $795

Internal air from $435

Amman/Cairo

DAYS 1-2

Arrive in Amman, Jordan, and transfer to your hotel on the Dead Sea. The next day, tour the White City of Amman and visit the Roman ruins in Jerash. Later, gather for dinner.

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Day 2)
April 6th and December 20th departure date at Four Seasons Hotel Amman.
DAYS 3-4

Drive to Petra, visiting Mount Nebo en route, from which the Bible says Moses beheld the Holy Land, and view the Byzantine mosaics in Madaba. On Day 4, tour Petra, an ancient, rock-cut city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, famed for its rose-red stone and stunning, pillared Treasury.

Mövenpick Resort Petra
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 5

Today, transfer to the airport and fly to Cairo.

Meals: Breakfast

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package

3 days from $1,695

Single Supplement from $1,195

Park Hyatt Dubai (from $1,695; single supplement from $1,195)
Taj Dubai (from $1,695; single supplement from $1,195)
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach (from $1,995; single supplement from $1,395)
International air not included.

3 Days

Add a Remarkable Stopover to Your Journey
Take advantage of an incredible opportunity to fly one of the world’s premier airlines at exclusive preferred business and first-class rates, and spend two nights in Dubai before or after your journey.

Fly glamorous Emirates to Dubai and check in to your luxury hotel. Discover the best of this dazzling city, viewing its remarkable architecture, visiting the Spice Market and colorful shops at the Deira Gold Souk, and ascending the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. On the last day, continue on to your journey or board your flight home.

Park Hyatt Dubai
Taj Dubai
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 2) Breakfast (Day 3)


This journey is also available on "Sanctuary Sun Boat IV' on additional dates. View dates and prices.

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

  • Sep 15 - Sep 24
    New Date
    Special Offer
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $5,395 was $7,395
    Single Supplement
    $1,695 was $2,195
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $5,495 was $7,495
    Single Supplement
    $1,795 was $2,295
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $5,595 was $7,595
    Single Supplement
    $1,895 was $2,395
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $5,795 was $7,795
    Single Supplement
    $1,995 was $2,495
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin
    Price
    $6,295 was $8,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,395 was $2,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $7,995 was $9,995
    Single Supplement
    $4,395 was $4,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K

    Accommodations vary by group on this departure date. Please call A&K for details.

    ‘Sanctuary Nile Adventurer’ Deck Plan
  • Sep 19 - Sep 28
    New Date
    Special Offer
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $5,395 was $7,395
    Single Supplement
    $1,695 was $2,195
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $5,495 was $7,495
    Single Supplement
    $1,795 was $2,295
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $5,595 was $7,595
    Single Supplement
    $1,895 was $2,395
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $5,795 was $7,795
    Single Supplement
    $1,995 was $2,495
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin
    Price
    $6,295 was $8,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,395 was $2,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $7,995 was $9,995
    Single Supplement
    $4,395 was $4,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K

    Accommodations vary by group on this departure date. Please call A&K for details.

    ‘Sanctuary Nile Adventurer’ Deck Plan
  • Oct 09 - Oct 18
    New Date
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $7,795
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $7,895
    Single Supplement
    $2,595
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,695
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $8,195
    Single Supplement
    $2,795
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin
    Price
    $8,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $9,995
    Single Supplement
    $4,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    ‘Sanctuary Nile Adventurer’ Deck Plan
  • Nov 18 - Nov 27
    New Date
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $7,795
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $7,895
    Single Supplement
    $2,595
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,695
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $8,195
    Single Supplement
    $2,795
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin
    Price
    $8,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $9,995
    Single Supplement
    $4,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    ‘Sanctuary Nile Adventurer’ Deck Plan
    How many people are travelling in your group?
  • Dec 12 - Dec 21
    New Date
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Price
    Single Supplement
    Internal air from
    Availability
    Cabin Class
    Nile Deck
    Price
    $7,795
    Single Supplement
    $2,495
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Main Deck
    Price
    $7,895
    Single Supplement
    $2,595
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Limited Availability
    Cabin Class
    Bridge Deck
    Price
    $7,995
    Single Supplement
    $2,695
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Promenade Deck
    Price
    $8,195
    Single Supplement
    $2,795
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Deluxe Cabin
    Price
    $8,295
    Single Supplement
    $2,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    Cabin Class
    Presidential Suite
    Price
    $9,995
    Single Supplement
    $4,895
    Internal air from
    $685
    Availability
    Waitlist - Call A&K
    ‘Sanctuary Nile Adventurer’ Deck Plan
    How many people are travelling in your group?
Journey Details

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

Minimum age is 10 years.

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 2 guests.

Please note that multiple groups of 18 A&K guests and other passengers may be travelling on board ship simultaneously.

Routes may run in reverse on select departures (Aswan/Luxor instead of Luxor/Aswan)


Special Offer Terms & Conditions

Offer subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Cannot be combined with Marco Polo Club single supplement discount or any other single supplement discounts.

Travel Privately with A&K | This itinerary is available as a private journey, Signature Egypt & the Nile. Priced from $5,395.


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