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Signature Egypt: Nubia & the Nile 2018


9 Days from $5,495 was $7,495

Private Journey

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Ride a camel past the pyramids at Giza, and then step inside to explore one of these ancient architectural marvels up close. Cruise the Nile aboard Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV,' pausing to visit a traditional Nubian village and other fascinating destinations along the way.

A&K Advantages

Embark on a three-night Nile River cruise aboard award-winning Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’

Avoid crowds and other ships with private Nile docking facilities in Luxor and Aswan

In Aswan, cross the Nile to visit a traditional Nubian village and meet a local family

Explore the temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari in Abu Simbel

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Cairo, Egypt
Day 2
Cairo | Echoes of the Pharaohs
Day 3
Aswan | In the Footsteps of Nobles & Monks
Day 4
Aswan | Nubian Traditions
Day 5
Cruising the Nile | Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari
Day 6
Cruising the Nile | Majestic Philae & Kom Ombo
Day 7
Cruising the Nile | Karnak & the Valley of the Kings
Day 8
Cairo | Pyramids of Sakkara
Day 9
Depart Cairo
Day 1
Arrive Cairo, Egypt

Arrive in Cairo, where you are met by your A&K representative and transferred to your hotel. After settling in, depart with your Egyptologist for an afternoon visit to the Giza Plateau, site of the ancient pyramids of Mycerinus, Chefren and the Great Pyramid of Cheops. Explore the interior of one of these legendary pyramids. Ride Like a Local on camel back, continuing on to explore the funerary boat exhibit of the Solar Boat Museum. Then, view the Great Sphinx, the ancient world’s largest monumental sculpture, carved from a single ridge of limestone.

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo
Meals: Lunch
Day 2
Cairo | Echoes of the Pharaohs

Take in the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, exploring treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun and the mummified remains of Ramses II. After lunch, explore the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, among the finest examples of early Mamluk architecture. Drive to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, where tightly packed stalls display everything from spices and leather goods to jewelry and birds. Stroll down the main street of the old walled city of Cairo, seeing beautiful Islamic monuments and busy local markets.

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3
Aswan | In the Footsteps of Nobles & Monks

Fly to Aswan and visit the Tombs of the Nobles by camel. The tombs mark the final resting places of powerful governors and priests who controlled commerce between Aswan and Nubia. Proceed to Saint Simeon's Monastery, one of Egypt’s best-preserved original Christian strongholds.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
Aswan | Nubian Traditions

Cruise across the Nile to visit a traditional Nubian village and meet a local family. Learn about their lifestyle and culture, gaining insights into enduring traditions spanning thousands of years.

Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Meals: Breakfast
Day 5
Cruising the Nile | Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari

Fly to Abu Simbel, where you visit the twin temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari. In Aswan, board award-winning Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ your luxurious home for the next three nights. After lunch onboard, join your Egyptologist to explore a granite quarry that supplied the ancient Egyptians. Take in an enormous monolith known as the “Unfinished Obelisk,” a fine example of ancient Egyptian stonemasonry. Return to Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ for afternoon tea. Later this evening, enjoy cocktails and dinner aboard.

Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Cruising the Nile | Majestic Philae & Kom Ombo

This morning, journey via motor launch to the island of Agilika. Here, visit Philae, a painstakingly transplanted and reconstructed temple originally dedicated to the Egyptian goddess Isis. Return to Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ for a Chefs Table culinary experience exploring local ingredients. Disembark in Kom Ombo to visit a Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god). Enjoy afternoon tea aboard as you sail for Edfu. Later, visit the beautifully preserved Temple of Horus (the falcon god). This evening, enjoy an Egyptian-themed costume party aboard.

Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Cruising the Nile | Karnak & the Valley of the Kings

Cruise to Luxor, disembarking to explore the temple and statues of the east bank beginning with a visit to the Temple of Luxor. At the Temple of Karnak, walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall, taking in its expertly aligned columns. After lunch on board, explore the west bank of the Nile and the famous Valley of the Kings, the burial site of the Great Pharaohs of the New Kingdom. Discover the terraced funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Time permitting, visit the Valley of the Queens (Biban el-Harim). Return to Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ for a festive dinner celebrating your final night aboard.

Sanctuary 'Sun Boat IV'
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Cairo | Pyramids of Sakkara

Disembark Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’ and fly to Cairo. Drive to Memphis, taking in an open-air museum and the giant statue of Ramses II. Continue to Sakkara, home to hundreds of tombs and 14 pyramids, including the famous Step Pyramid of Djoser, the largest building of its time.

The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9
Depart Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

Meals: Breakfast


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