Ancient Egyptian Signature

10 days from $4,570 per person*
  • Embark on a four-night Nile River cruise with private excursions.
  • Enjoy private guided tours of Old Cairo and Cairo by night.
  • With a private guide, discover the Great Pyramids of Giza.
  • Explore the Valley of the Kings and King Tut’s Tomb.
  • Featuring five-star hotels.
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Feel the 5,000 year legacy of the pharaohs as you explore the unique treasures of Egypt. Discover Cairo’s storied relics and enjoy a luxury cruise along the Nile on this exclusive tour.

Step into history as you uncover the secrets of the pyramids, visit ancient temples, cruise down the Nile, and explore this land of wonder and mystery. Take in breathtaking views of the timeless of the Pyramids and the Sphinx, explore the Egyptian National Museum’s brilliant Tutankhamen exhibit, the bustling bazaars of vibrant Cairo and more - all accompanied by your own Egyptologist, driver and guide.

Explore the desert by camel or horseback and dine in a Bedouin restaurant. Travel to Aswan to discover the ancient temples of Philae, the High Dam and board a deluxe Nile yacht. Cruise down the Nile aboard your floating luxury hotel while you explore the river's edge temples and monuments including; the Valley of Kings & Queens, Karnak temple in Luxor, the ancient marvels in Edfu and Kom Ombo and more. Fly off to Abu Simbel to witness the incredible temple of Re-Harakhte and Hathor, now covered with an incredible artificial mountain. Return to Cairo to explore Coptic Cairo, the old synagogues and mosques, a unique piece of Egypt's history and enjoy time at leisure. Your private guide distinguishes you from the rest of the passengers as you explore at these amazing archaeological treasures at your own pace. ... Show More »

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Experience all the wonders of Egypt a step ahead of the rest as you travel with your own private Egyptologist. Enjoy nightly entertainment and countless photo opportunities. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. Receive far more than your money’s worth of attention, action, antiquities and memories of Egypt that will last forever.

NOTE: Travel in Egypt often involves early-morning starts, designed to avoid crowds and the hottest midday hours. It can be hot, especially in June, July and August, but there is virtually no humidity and evening temperatures cool off dramatically. Egypt is a moderate secular state, well used to hosting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. While you will want to avoid revealing clothing, loose shorts and short-sleeved shirts are fine for both genders. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Activity - Airport Assistance and Visa Service - Representative
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
    • At Leisure
    • Activity - Dinner at Marriott Mena House Hotel (Meal only) - Dinner Included
  • Day 2 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx, Entrance to Cheops Pyramid and Solar Boat Museum - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Activity - Lunch at a Local Restaurant - Lunch Included
    • Private Tour - Sunset Desert Trekking with Dinner (Private Transfer - Shared Service) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver/Camel
  • Day 3 Cairo to Luxor to Nile
    Cairo to Luxor to Nile
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
    • Air - Cairo - Luxor [Direct (1 hr)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Activity - Embarkation (noon)
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Temples of Karnak and Luxor - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Dinner on Board (Included)
    • Ship-based - Cruise entertainment
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Luxor to Nile
    Luxor to Nile
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Valley of Kings & Queens with King Tut's Tomb - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Sail to Edfu via Esna
    • Ship-based - Cruise entertainment
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Nile
    Nile
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Edfu Horus Temple - Guide/Horse Carriage
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Kom Ombo Temple Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Dinner on Board (Included)
    • Sailing to Kom Ombo
    • Ship-based - Cruise entertainment
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Aswan to Abu Simbel to Nile
    Aswan to Abu Simbel to Nile
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Aswan - Abu Simbel [Daily Direct (45 mins)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Abu Simbel Tour - Guide/Entrance fees
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Abu Simbel - Aswan [Direct Flight (45 mins)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Kitchener Island and Aga Khan Tour - Felucca Cruise
    • Dinner on Board (Included)
    • Ship-based - Cruise entertainment
    • Overnight at Port
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Aswan to Cairo
    Aswan to Cairo
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day High Dam, Temple of Philae, Obelisk Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Aswan - Cairo [Daily Direct (1.5 hrs)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
  • Day 8 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Private Tour - Full Day Egyptian Museum Tour with Royal Mummy Hall - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Activity - Lunch at a Local Restaurant - Lunch Included
    • Private Tour - Cairo by Night & Khan Khalili Bazaar with Dinner - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 9 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Private Tour - Full Day Old Cairo - Vehicle/Guide/Driver/Lunch
    • Activity - Lunch at a Local Restaurant - Lunch Included
  • Day 10 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Cairo

For your added comfort, upon your arrival at the airport, an airport representative will greet you in the tunnel and escort you through customs and immigration. The representative will facilitate the included visa process for you. Continue to the baggage claim hall and passenger pick up. Here an airport representative will help you connect with your private transfer to your hotel.

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking representative.

Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.

Dine at one of Marriott Mena House's delectable in-house restaurants this evening. Tonight's meal is included, and beverages are available on an à la carte, pay as you go basis.

Accommodation: Marriott Mena House Hotel

Appreciate the true meaning of the word 'unique' at the Marriott Mena House, Cairo in a setting that has entranced travelers through the ages, where the timeless majesty of the Great Pyramids of Giza cast their spell. The tranquility and fresh, sweet breezes have attracted royalty, the rich and famous to this magical location for 150 years, offering an irresistible escape from the bustling city of Cairo just 45 minutes away. The Marriott Mena House, Cairo merges the exceptional heritage of the Pyramids standing gloriously as a witness of over 7000 years of civilization and Marriott International's 21st Century tradition of innovation. The Marriott Mena House, Cairo comprises 331 luxury rooms and suites, many boasting views of the Pyramids, the lavish gardens or the swimming pool, four restaurants and lounges, expansive indoor and outdoor meetings and banquet facilities, a heated swimming pool and a health club.

Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dining at Marriott Mena House
Dining at Marriott Mena House
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Mighty Sphinx
The Mighty Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo

The Great Pyramids of Giza are the most iconic image of Egyptology and an absolute must-see on any trip to Cairo. Meet with your private guide, driver and Egyptologist, and head to Giza to discover this marvel and the only surviving site of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Start with a visit to the adjacent Solar Boat Museum, home to the reconstructed Khufu solar ship. Step back from the museum and marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Great Pyramids of Giza juxtaposed against the famous Sphinx statue. The sheer beauty and allure of the Sphinx have mystified world travelers the likes of Alexander the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte, an imposing scene against the backdrop of the infinite desert behind it. The mysteries of the Great Pyramids have piqued the curiosity of visitors for thousands of years. Enter the Great Pyramid of Cheops, also known as the Pyramid of Khufu. The oldest and largest of the major pyramids, The Great Pyramid was the tallest man-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years.

Relax and enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, including a choice of a small bottle of water, soft drink, tea or coffee.

One of the most iconic images of Egypt is the sight of a caravan of camels heading out into the desert against the backdrop of the sun setting alongside the stunning Pyramids of Giza. This evening, your private driver will pick you up at your hotel before sunset and transfer you to the desert. Join in a shared desert trek on your choice of camel or horseback and set off into the desert to gaze upon a panoramic view of a dramatic sunset with the Pyramids of Giza as a backdrop. After sunset, stop for your included dinner at Andrea restaurant for an Egyptian meal, then return to your hotel by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Marriott Mena House Hotel
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Camel Ride
Camel Ride

Day 3: Cairo - Luxor - Nile

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking representative.

Board a flight in Cairo with direct service to Luxor. Approximate flight duration is one hour.

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Welcome aboard!

Take some time to get settled into your stateroom and explore the ship. Tonight you'll overnight at port in Luxor.

Luxor is home to one of the world’s greatest open-air museums, with the ruins of Karnak and the Temples of Luxor in easy reach along the East Bank of the city. With your private Egyptologist guide, visit the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the monuments of Karnak and Luxor, learning more about ancient Egypt’s fascinating and lengthy history. Begin with a visit to the Temples of Karnak, strolling along the Avenue of Sphinx to enter the complex. The Temples of Karnak make up the history of Thebes and consists of colossal sandstone columns transported 100 miles along the Nile river, panoramic friezes. Discover with your guide how the massive façade was constructed. Continue to Luxor Temple which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a 1.25-mile-long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. The temple dates to approximately 1400 BC and is dedicated to the rejuvenation of kingship rather than the Pharaohs, cult gods or deified versions of the king in death. During the Roman era, the temple and its surroundings served as a legionary fortress and acted as the home of the Roman government in the area.

Relax this evening on board the comfort of your Nile cruise and enjoy the evening of entertainment, including local Egyptian music.

Accommodation: MS Mayfair

Aboard M/S Mayfair, retreat to elegant interiors, comfortable cabins, serene surroundings and lavish dinners topped off with natural sight-seeing. Sail the majestic Nile river between Luxor and Aswan and experience true luxury. Mayfair Cruises allow our guests to visit historical temples, tombs, and ruins in the area Our guests will also be invited to take part in leisurely activities on-board during the evening.

Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Luxor Temple II
Luxor Temple II
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Historic Cartagena Streets

Day 4: Luxor - Nile

Some of the most spectacular sites in all of Egypt can be found on the West Bank of the Nile, near Luxor. Meet with your private guide and driver to spend a half day exploring the West Bank of the Nile, home to the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens. Start with a visit to the Valley of the Kings to explore the famous Tomb of Tutankhamun along with two other interesting tombs. King Tut became Pharaoh at the tender age of nine or ten, and the discovery of his nearly intact tomb in 1922 fascinated the world. For a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, tombs were constructed for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom (the Eighteenth to the Twentieth Dynasties of Ancient Egypt). Explore the recently renovated mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the second historically confirmed female Pharaoh. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful Pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty, and remembered as the first great woman in history of whom we are informed. Next head to the nearby Valley of the Queens, where the wives of Pharaohs were buried during the 18th through 20th Dynasties. End the visit to the West Bank with a visit to the Colossi of Memnon, the only remaining monuments of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.

Today you'll sail to Edfu, via Esna. Tonight you'll overnight at port in Edfu.

Relax this evening on board the comfort of your Nile cruise and enjoy the evening of entertainment, including local Egyptian music.

Accommodation: MS Mayfair
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hatshepsut Temple
Hatshepsut Temple

Day 5: Nile

A horse carriage will be waiting for you and your private guide when you disembark from your Nile cruise to explore the Temple of Horus in Edfu. Dedicated to Horus, the falcon god, the temple was built from 230 to 57 BC by Ptolemy III and his successors and is considered the best-preserved cult temple in Egypt because of its later construction date. Despite its late era origins, it reflects traditional pharaonic architecture, and the Temple’s inscribed building texts provides an excellent idea of how all the temples once looked, with details about its construction. It fell into disuse as a religious monument when the Roman Empire banned all non-Christian worship within the Empire in 391. Edfu is an impressive temple, and is the second largest in Egypt after Karnak Temple.

Meet with your private guide and disembark from your Nile cruise to explore on foot the Kom Ombo Temple, a unique Greco-Roman temple dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris, the sun god. The Temple in Kom Ombo dates from about 180 BC, during a period known as the Ptolemaic era, and had some additions built on to it during Roman times. It stands right on the bank of the Nile between Edfu and Aswan. The temple is unusual in that it is a double temple, with one side dedicated to the god Haroesis and the other side to Sobek. The design is almost perfectly symmetrical, with two side-by-side sanctuaries and two parallel passageways leading through the outer parts of the temple. The right side is dedicated to Sobek-Re (the crocodile god combined with the sun god Re), along with his wife (a form of Hathor) and their son Khonsu-Hor. Sobek is associated with Seth, the enemy of Horus. In the myth of Horus and Osiris, Seth and his followers changed themselves into crocodiles to escape. The ancient Egyptians believed that by honoring the fearsome crocodile as a god, they would be safe from attacks. The left side is dedicated to Haroeris, the "Good Doctor" (a form of the falcon-headed god Horus the Elder) along with his consort Ta-Sent-Nefer, the "Good Sister" (another form of Hathor).

Tonight you'll overnight at port in Aswan. 

Relax this evening on board the comfort of your Nile cruise and enjoy the evening of entertainment, including local Egyptian music.

Accommodation: MS Mayfair
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Temple of Horus
Temple of Horus
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo Temple

Day 6: Aswan - Abu Simbel - Nile

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Board a flight from Aswan with direct service to Abu Simbel. Approximate flight time is 45 minutes.

 

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

The two Temples of Abu Simbel are unique in style and considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. With your private guide, explore the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom – a marvel of ancient architecture but also modern innovation. The entire structure was moved from its original home in Aswan 180 miles away by road to its current location on an artificial hill made from a domed structure, high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir to preserve it from being submerged during the creation of Lake Nasser during the flooding of the dam. The relocation project was a joint effort between the Egyptian government and UNESCO, protecting the Temples of Abu Simbel and downriver Philae under the larger UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the “Nubian Monuments”, and was one of the greatest challenges of archaeological engineering in history. The Temple of Ramesses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramesses II himself. The Temple of Queen Nefertari is also Called Temple of Hathor who was the wife of the Sun God so in a symbolic way, the two Temples, that of Ramsses II and that of Nefertari, bring Ramesses II, Nefertari, Hathor and the Sun God together as one. Approximate duration of the visit to the temples is an hour and a half.

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Board a flight from Abu Simbel with direct service to Aswan. Approximate flight time is 45 minutes.

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Set sail on a Nile adventure and take in the scenery around Aswan aboard a traditional, non-motorized felucca. Gently sail past the small, oval-shaped El Nabatat Island, also known as Kitchener’s Island, and explore the lush Aswan Botanical Island that features trees from the 5 continents. View the Mausoleum of Aga Khan belonging to Sir Sultan Muhammed Shah before sailing back into Aswan.

Relax this evening on board the comfort of your Nile cruise and enjoy the evening of entertainment, including local Egyptian music.

Tonight you'll overnight at port in Aswan. 

Accommodation: MS Mayfair
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Colossal Statue of Ramssess
Colossal Statue of Ramssess
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Feluccas on the Nile
Feluccas on the Nile

Day 7: Aswan - Cairo

The impressive Aswan High Dam was a marvel of engineering when it was constructed. Originally conceived to Egypt’s irrigation of farmland to mitigate against drought and famine in low-water years, and flooding in high-water years. Visit the dam with your private guide and spend a half day learning about Aswan. The dam displaced over 100,000 Nubians in Sudan and Egypt alike and was part of a major relocation project for archaeological sites under the UNESCO Nubia Campaign, including the Abu Simbel temples and Philae. Other sites were eventually flooded by Lake Nasser, the world’s largest artificial lake that was created by the Aswan High Dam. Then head to Philae and the Temple of Isis on Agilikia Island. Stop at the stone quarries to see the unfinished obelisk, the largest known ancient obelisk and a very good practical demonstration of the methods used by ancient craftsmen to create impressive moments. Marks from workers’ tools are still clearly visible on the bedrock.

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking guide.

Board a flight in Aswan with direct service to Cairo. Approximate flight duration is one hour and 30 minutes.

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking representative.

Accommodation: Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo

Located in Egypt's beautiful capital, Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo offers guests a boutique five-star experience on the banks of the Nile River. Right in the heart of Cairo's Garden City district downtown, guests are only a short drive from the Pyramids of Giza, shopping areas and local attractions. Kempinski Nile Hotel caters to large groups, couples and solo travelers offering 137 rooms and 54 exclusive suites in an unforgettable environment. All suites come with their own private balcony so guests can relax and enjoy a beautiful view of the Nile River. With a collection of culinary experiences at four restaurants and lounges, a luxury spa, rooftop pool, modern fitness center, guests at Kempinski Nile Hotel will find everything they could ever need.

Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Temple of Philae on the Island of Agilika
Temple of Philae on the Island of Agilika
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Xian City Wall

Day 8: Cairo

The Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, also known as the Egyptian Museum, is a veritable treasure trove of Ancient Egypt’s artifacts, with an extensive collection of more than 120,000 items split between its exhibits and storerooms. Delve into the historical background of Egypt on a full day private tour with your Egyptologist guide through the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic antiquities, admiring the treasures that are stored here for safekeeping. Tie together the grandeur of Cairo, Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel with a collection of archaeological finds including statues, jewelry, amulets, sarcophagi, papyrus, ancient coins and the stories of famous Egyptologists. Marvel at the exquisite grandeur of the Mask of Tutankhamun and his coffin – Egypt’s most famous teenage king – although his mummy is still in its original tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Explore the Royal Mummy Hall with your included entrance fee, where some of the world’s most powerful people are now resting, excavated from their tombs in the Valleys of the Kings and Queens.

Relax and enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, including a choice of a small bottle of water, soft drink, tea or coffee.

As the day draws to a close, Cairo’s Khan Khalili Bazaar becomes a vibrant scene: a maze of shops lined with souvenirs and antiques, restaurants and coffee shops, workshops, mosques, and food vendors. The sights and sounds intermingle in an enchanting display over wafting aromas of freshly baked bread and roasting meats. Stroll down Al Moaz Street with your private guide, and marvel at the largest concentration of medieval architectural treasures from the Islamic world. Opt for an exclusive visit to Beit El Seheimy, an Ottoman-era house transformed into a museum. Normally, this location would be closed to the public during the evening, but this exclusive tour provides access. End the evening with a memorable dinner at the Egyptian restaurant Naguib Mafouz, located in the heart of the bazaar. The restaurant is one of Cairo’s top-rated dining establishments. After dinner, return to your hotel by private vehicle.

Accommodation: Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Egyptian Museum: Home of King Tut's Famous Mask
Egyptian Museum: Home of King Tut's Famous Mask
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Khan Khalili Bazaar
Khan Khalili Bazaar

Day 9: Cairo

Cairo and the surrounding area around the Nile have been inhabited for millennia, and the heart of old Cairo is still home to a host of ancient ruins telling the story the Persians and the early emergence of Christianity. With your private guide and driver, head to the remains of the Babylon Fortress, originally constructed by the Persians around the 6th-century BC. These ruins are the city of Cairo’s oldest original structure – while the pyramids are older, they are in nearby Giza. Within the confines of the Fortress of Babylon are a number of important Coptic Christian Churches, including the Church of St. Sergius and Bacchus Church, also known as Abu Serga, constructed on the spot where the Holy Family is reported to have rested at during the end of their journey into Egypt. Visit the Hanging Church, one of the oldest churches in Egypt. Its nave is suspended over a passage and the church was the seat of the Coptic Pope for centuries after it was relocated from Alexandria following the Muslim conquest of Egypt. See the Church of Saint Barbara, a long-lasting example of ancient Coptic architecture commemorating a 4th-century local saint. End the day with a visit to the Coptic Museum which houses the largest collection of Egyptian Christian artifacts in the world and important examples of Coptic art.

Relax and enjoy a buffet lunch at a local restaurant, including a choice of a small bottle of water, soft drink, tea or coffee.

Accommodation: Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hanging Church
Hanging Church

Day 10: Cairo

Enjoy a private airport transfer accompanied by an English-speaking representative.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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Marriott Mena House Hotel: Cairo

Appreciate the true meaning of the word 'unique' at the Marriott Mena House, Cairo in a setting that has entranced travelers through the ages, where the timeless majesty of the Great Pyramids of Giza cast their spell. The tranquility and fresh, sweet breezes have attracted royalty, the rich and famous to this magical location for 150 years, offering an irresistible escape from the bustling city of Cairo just 45 minutes away. The Marriott Mena House, Cairo merges the exceptional heritage of the Pyramids standing gloriously as a witness of over 7000 years of civilization and Marriott International's 21st Century tradition of innovation. The Marriott Mena House, Cairo comprises 331 luxury rooms and suites, many boasting views of the Pyramids, the lavish gardens or the swimming pool, four restaurants and lounges, expansive indoor and outdoor meetings and banquet facilities, a heated swimming pool and a health club.

Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Exterior
Exterior
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Entrance
Entrance

MS Mayfair: Nile

Aboard M/S Mayfair, retreat to elegant interiors, comfortable cabins, serene surroundings and lavish dinners topped off with natural sight-seeing. Sail the majestic Nile river between Luxor and Aswan and experience true luxury. Mayfair Cruises allow our guests to visit historical temples, tombs, and ruins in the area Our guests will also be invited to take part in leisurely activities on-board during the evening.

Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  MS Mayfair
MS Mayfair

Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo: Cairo

Located in Egypt's beautiful capital, Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo offers guests a boutique five-star experience on the banks of the Nile River. Right in the heart of Cairo's Garden City district downtown, guests are only a short drive from the Pyramids of Giza, shopping areas and local attractions. Kempinski Nile Hotel caters to large groups, couples and solo travelers offering 137 rooms and 54 exclusive suites in an unforgettable environment. All suites come with their own private balcony so guests can relax and enjoy a beautiful view of the Nile River. With a collection of culinary experiences at four restaurants and lounges, a luxury spa, rooftop pool, modern fitness center, guests at Kempinski Nile Hotel will find everything they could ever need.

Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo
Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo
Ancient Egyptian Signature  Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kempinski Nile Hotel
Kempinski Nile Hotel

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Lori M — June 19, 2019 — Egypt & Middle East

    I had an amazing opportunity to travel for the first time with my little brother on a trip to Egypt. I was mostly booking through an agency because my brother is a spoiled traveller. In hindsight, I highly recommend you booking through an agency if you go. I used Kensington Tours and could not have been happier. They prepared me for what to expect and were very organized throughout the entire trip. We had a gracious and kind host the entire time who arranged everything. I never even checked into a hotel by myself. I felt so spoiled. If you go, ask to have Osama Soliman. We also had the most amazing driver I have ever witnessed and could not have been more thankful, but it is not a place to rent a car! He was always on time, right where we needed him with full AC, WiFi, a clean car and water! You need Mostafa Khalil as your driver - I promise you that! We had 3 guides depending on where we were and what we were doing, but all of them had been doing tours in English for many years and they were all amazing! We had Hala Kamal - she was our Egyptian mother and tour guide in Cairo...we would not have traded the conversations we had with her for anything. She was welcoming and thoughtful. She gave us as much or as little info we wanted. Also, in Cairo, we had not enough time spent with Mahmoud Ramadan. He was very informative and passionate about his knowledge. In Luxor, our guide was Osama Raslan and I would highly recommend his 23 years of experience as a guide. You are all missing a really amazing experience in Egypt if you don't go...my photos will not do it justice. I am in awe and hope to get a chance to go back again!

  • Susan P — July 08, 2019 — Egypt & Middle East

    The tour, guides, security, driver, accommodations were remarkable in all facets. Specifically, I would like to point out our guide in Cairo/Giza - Hela and our guide in Luxor - Muhammad. There is not enough space here to list all the positives; it lived up to our expectations of a Trip of a Lifetime.

  • Derick B — April 22, 2019 — Egypt & Middle East

    Seamless professional knowledgeable and trusted throughout. Everything was anticipated and handled with warmth and competence. Beginning to end, not a false step. Superb!

  • Ronald O — April 13, 2019 — Egypt & Middle East

    My son and I were extremely pleased with the efficiency and organization of our Kensington tour to Egypt. The accommodations, airport and tour facilitators, drivers, hotel and ship personnel, and knowledgeable tour guides made for an unforgettable experience.

  • Paulette L — February 02, 2019 — Egypt & Middle East

    We knew the accommodations would be superb; however, was not expecting the guides to be so well spoken, accommodating, friendly, and above all so educated and knowledgeable in every aspect. They showed a high degree of interest in us and answered every question with enthusiasm and real desire to relate their history and current Egypt. Kudos especially to Ishmiel Gamea. Ermeen Mostafa El-Sissy also showed in-depth knowledge and appreciated our interests.

  • Sharon P — February 02, 2019 — Egypt & Middle East

    We have already recommended Kensington Tours to friends who are interested in travelling to Egypt after hearing about our experience. Every portion of our trip was handled in a professional, friendly manner. We are so pleased that we had this opportunity to visit Egypt.

    Our guides were one of the most exceptional parts of our trip. Nermeen in Cairo and Ismiel from Aswan to Luxor were outstanding in their knowledge, their professionalism, and their sense of humor, answering every question we posed. They shared their love of their country and it’s ancient history, as well as its culture and present-day issues. Bill and I would not hesitate to recommend Kensington Tours to our friends, thanks to our guides and every other aspect of our experience. Thank you for our “trip of a lifetime”!

  • Sophia V. — November 23, 2018 — Egypt & Middle East

    I wouldn't have done Egypt any other way! The planning was so easy, Tamara listened to our needs and wants. We were absolutely blown away with our guides, Iman and Mohamed. Iman was so incredibly passionate, she truly brought Egypt alive. Mohamed was highly knowledgeable, but also listened to us and anticipated our needs ahead of time. Kensington really nailed it, and I could not be happier with our trip.

  • Diana B. — December 26, 2018 — Egypt & Middle East

    Our guides and drivers were extremely nice, very knowledgeable and had excellent manners. Nermeen and Ahmad went above and beyond their duties, they stop at our request at places to buy local food and coffee for us along the way. They connected with us in a personal level and understood what we were interested in.

  • James B. — January 22, 2018 — Egypt & Middle East

    Micha Weiser was an exceptional tour guide! He adjusted the schedule to make our trip more enjoyable.

  • Biggs P. — December 03, 2018 — Egypt & Middle East

    We have been raving about EVERY aspect of our tour. From airport services to the drivers and extremely knowledgeable guides.This trip was planned seamlessly and perfect.

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