Treasures of the Egyptian Nile

11 days from $3,795 per person*
  • Tour the pyramids of Giza and visit the Sphinx with an Egyptologist guide.
  • Stand in awe before the massive sandstone statues of Ramses II at Abu Simbel.
  • Walk the Valley of the Kings and visit the tomb of Tutankhamun.
  • Come face-to-face with centuries-old artifacts of the boy-king alongside an Egyptologist at the Egyptian Museum.
  • Explore Karnak and Luxor’s other famed temples on a private tour with an Egyptologist guide.
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One of humankind’s most advanced, enduring, and mysterious early civilizations, ancient Egypt fascinates modern scholars all the more with each new artifact its archaeological sites yield. So much is known about the pharaohs who ruled the banks of the Nile, and yet there is still so much more to learn. Join us on this exclusive Explorers Club Collection journey that takes you deep into the heart of the ancient kingdom’s monuments, tombs, and museums and walk in the dusty footsteps of history, as scholars, Egyptologists, and expert guides separate fable from fact.

We begin in two Egyptian capitals: modern Cairo and nearby Memphis, the center of the ancient world, where you’ll embark on a full-day private tour of the area’s many archaeological sites, including the necropolises of Sakara, the reconstructed Khufu ship, the Great Pyramid at Giza, and the mysterious Sphinx. Next, head south to Minya and spend two full days exploring the ruins, catacombs, and rock-cut tombs of Tell el-Amarna, the city Akhetaton founded after he abandoned the god Amon. Returning to Cairo, your next stop is Luxor and the Nile’s West Bank, where you’ll venture into the Valley of the Kings to tour three famed tombs — including Tutankhamun’s — before visiting the temple of Hatshepsut, the Colossi of Memnon, and the tomb of Nefertari, one of Luxor’s most beautiful and best-preserved sites. Later, walk the Avenue of the Sphinx and explore the massive temples of Karnak and Luxor on the Nile’s East Bank on a private half-day expedition led by an Egyptologist guide. In Aswan, you’ll visit the Temple of Horus, the falcon god whose eyes were the sun and moon, before moving on to stunning Abu Simbel, the onetime southern edge of dynastic Egypt. Here, you’ll dedicate two days touring the grounds of this incredible monument to Ramses II, including a guided safari and a private cruise on Lake Nasser before returning again to Cairo for a full-day private tour of the Egyptian Museum, where a skilled Egyptologist will introduce you to incredibly well-preserved mummies, the priceless treasures of Tutankhamun, and other artifacts. ... Show More »

The Explorers Club Collection by Kensington Tours is an exclusive suite of travel experiences inspired by the expeditions of the world’s foremost society of scientists and adventurers. Each tailor-made Explorers Club trip connects you to the world’s most fascinating people, places, and experiences with expert local guides and award-winning 24/7 service support. On-trip experts and experiences are subject to change depending on availability. « Show Less

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Airport Assistance and Visa Service - Representative
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 2 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Private Tour - Full Day Pyramids, Saqqara, Memphis, Solar Boat Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Mykerinous Pyramid
    • Lunch at a Local Restaurant - Lunch Included
    • Dinner at Mena House Hotel (Meal only) - Dinner Included
  • Day 3 Cairo to Minya
    Cairo to Minya
    • Private Transfer - Cairo - Minya [(4 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - Akhenaten, Tuna el-Gebel, Hermopolis & Ibis Catacombs with Lunch (5-6 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 4 Minya to Cairo
    Minya to Cairo
    • Private Tour - Beni Hasan, Baket, Khunmhotep, & Kheti Tombs with Lunch (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - Afternoon Tell el-Amarna Ruins (3 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Transfer - Minya - Cairo [(4 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 5 Cairo to Luxor
    Cairo to Luxor
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Cairo - Luxor [Direct (1 hr) - Morning Flight] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - Half Day West Bank Tour I (Valley of Kings & Queens, Hatshepsut Temple, Memnon Colossi with King Tut - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Nefertari Tomb - Ticket
  • Day 6 Luxor
    Luxor
    • Private Tour - Half Day East Bank Tour (Karnak and Luxor Temples) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 7 Luxor to Aswan
    Luxor to Aswan
    • Private Transfer - Luxor - Aswan [with Edfu & Kom Ombo Temples (5hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 8 Aswan to Abu Simbel
    Aswan to Abu Simbel
    • Private Transfer - Aswan - Abu Simbel [(3 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Private Tour - Shokan Mountain Safari & Lake Nasser Sailing with Lunch - Vehicle/Guide/Boat
    Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 Abu Simbel to Cairo
    Abu Simbel to Cairo
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Abu Simbel Tour - Guide/Entrance fees
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Abu Simbel - Cairo [(Via Aswan)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 10 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Private Tour - Manial Palace & Egyptian Museum with Mummies Room - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
  • Day 11 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: Cairo

You will be met in the tunnel by an airport representative who will facilitate the visa process (included) and escort you through customs and immigration. Continue on to the baggage claim hall and finally to the passenger pick up. Here, connect with a representative associate who will arrange an airport transfer to your hotel.

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided.

Accommodation: Marriott Mena House Hotel (5*)

The Marriott Mena House Hotel stands tall, yet guarded by the mighty heights of the Great Pyramids of Cairo. Fascinating guests since 1869, the property has continuously held the attention of royalty, political thinkers, and celebrities over time. Located only 700 meters from the pyramids, the hotel offers unmatched views. A range of continental dining and Egyptian specialty restaurants and bars satisfy even the most critical of appetites. The Marriott Mena House grants guests the opportunity to relax or stay active by checking out its golf courses, horse and camel stables, and extensive fitness options. Forty acres of jasmine-scented gardens will leave their scent on those who depart the hotel. It’s hard to leave this embellished haven of lush furnishings, oriental prints, and hand-woven fabrics.

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Mighty Sphinx
The Mighty Sphinx
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Mena House Hotel
Mena House Hotel

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. Spend the day discovering Ancient Egypt’s finest monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Sites with a private driver and an Egyptologist guide, starting with historical relics that pre-date the Great Pyramids. Visit the ancient capital Memphis, which lies 12 miles from Cairo. At Saqqara, see the oldest complete stone building complex known in history, featuring an early example of step pyramid construction that functioned as a non-royal burial complex for millennia.

In Giza, explore the Solar Boat Museum, home to the reconstructed Khufu solar ship. Step back from the museum and marvel at the breathtaking scenery 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. Entrance is included inside one of the Pyramids today (Chephren or Cheops) – please be aware that a limited number of guests are allowed inside the Great Pyramids daily.

Enjoy a buffet lunch at a great local restaurant.

Enjoy your dinner at Mena House Hotel.

Accommodation: Marriott Mena House Hotel (5*)
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Ancient Egyptian Sphinx of Giza
Ancient Egyptian Sphinx of Giza
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Dining at Mena House
Dining at Mena House

Day 3: Cairo - Minya

Leave your hotel early this morning to drive from Cairo to Minya by private vehicle with a professional driver and your private guide. Approximate travel time is 4 hours. A 7:00 a.m. departure is recommended.

Minya is the crossroads of Egyptology, located at a strategic intersection between Upper and Lower Egypt. With your private guide and driver, visit the remains of Akhenaten Hermopolis city, a major city in antiquity that was largely abandoned following the Islamic invasion of the country. The Arabic name of the nearby town is "Ashmunien". From Hermopolis, drive west for 6 miles to Tuna el-Gebel, the necropolis of Hermopolis. Explore the Tomb of Petosiris, the 4th-century high priest. The sepulcher is constructed to look like a temple and was built around the time of the conquest of Egypt by Alexander the Great. End with a visit to the Ibis catacombs, dug under the necropolis. Thousands of sacred animal mummies were stored in the catacombs. Today's lunch is included at a local restaurant.

 

Accommodation: MG Nefertiti Minya Hotel (3.5*)

MG Nefertiti Hotel is centrally located in Minya. The property features a lush, landscaped garden, and rooms with a scenic view of the Nile, along with a swimming pool to cool off in. Spacious rooms offer air-conditioning and satellite TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel offers an on-site bar and restaurant for added comfort during your stay in Minya.

 

Offering a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi, MG Nefertiti Hotel is located in Minya. The property features a lush landscaped garden and rooms with a scenic view of the Nile. The spacious rooms are air- conditioned and feature satellite TV, seating area and minibar. They also include a desk. All have a balcony and all are filled with natural light. Guests can dine at the hotel restaurant.

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Ancient Papyrus Writting
Ancient Papyrus Writting
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  MG Nefertiti Minya Hotel Exterior
MG Nefertiti Minya Hotel Exterior

Day 4: Minya - Cairo

This morning, drive to Beni Hasan with your private driver and guide.  Beni Hasan is a small village, south of el-Minya, where an important group of rock-cut tombs are carved into the high limestone cliffs on the east bank of the Nile. The tombs date mostly to Dynasties XI and XII, although there are a few smaller and less elaborate ones belonging to Dynasty VI when provincial rulers had begun to establish their independent power along the Nile Valley. The tombs are reached via a long steep flight of stone steps up the hillside, from where there is a magnificent view up and down the river valley. Here you will visit the Tomb of Baket, Khunmhotep Kheti and the Tomb of Amenemhat. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant.

This afternoon, spend some time exploring the ruins of Tell el-Amarna with your private guide. The city of Tell el-Amarna was constructed by Akhenaton and his wife, Queen Nefertiti. They built their city to be the center of the cult of the sun god, ‎Aten. The ruins and the remains of the city of Akhenaton are scattered over a large area of ‎land with the River Nile situated to its west and the desert cliffs of Upper Egypt ‎located to its south. At the end of your visit, drive back to Minya with your private guide and driver.

Late this afternoon, settle in for your transfer from Minya to Cairo by private vehicle, accompanied by your private guide. Approximate travel time is 4 hours.

Accommodation: Four Seasons First Residence (5*)

Located at the core of the First Residence apartments and shops on the west bank of the Nile, with views of the Great Pyramids and close to the Zoological and Botanical Gardens, the hotel is in the center of all the action. With decorations aimed at a dramatic, contemporary oriental elegance, the hotel provides a soothing escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo is a sanctuary on the west bank of the Nile, at the center of the prestigious new First Residence shopping and residential complex Restaurants cater to guests from across the world, and the First Residence chefs prepare meals that will meet all the exquisite tastes it may entertain. Facilities include a spa, fitness facilities and swimming pools for adults and children.

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Beni Hasan
Beni Hasan
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Four Seasons First Residence at Night
Four Seasons First Residence at Night

Day 5: Cairo - Luxor

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided.

Take your flight from Cairo to Luxor. The flight duration is approximately 1 hour.

An airport transfer with a private vehicle and English-speaking driver in Luxor is provided.

This morning you will meet up with your guide and explore some of the most incredible sites of the country. You will visit the Valley of the Kings where you will have the chance to explore three tombs including the famous Tutankhamun Tomb (King Tut's Tomb). 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). The valley stands on the west bank of the Nile, opposite modern Luxor. Then it's off to the nearby Valley of the Queens and also the recently renovated mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Hatshepsut was the second pharaoh of the eighteenth dynasty of Ancient Egypt. She is generally regarded by Egyptologists as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty. The tour includes a visit to the huge Colossi of Memnon which are all that remain of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III.

Nefertari is the most beautiful and well preserved tomb in all of Luxor. Recently re-opened, being closed for public visit for years and open only for private visits that needed special permit. The tomb itself is primarily focused on the Queen’s life and on her death. By contemporary standards, the real value of the paintings found within the tomb is that they are the best preserved and most detailed source of the ancient Egyptian’s journey towards the afterlife. Admission included.

Note: only 100 visitors are allowed per day.

Accommodation: Sofitel Old Winter Palace (5*)

Discover Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor a 5-star luxury hotel built in 1886 by British explorers perched on the Nile River amid luxuriant tropical gardens and ancient temples. This opulent Luxor hotel blends rich colonial design with the glory of Pharaonic times. Illustrious dignitaries - from presidents and politicians to artists and celebrities - have stayed in this Luxor hotel’s sumptuous suites overlooking the Valley of the Kings. In the crystal-lit Victorian Lounge savor afternoon tea with decadent pastries and delicate sandwiches. In the historic 1886 restaurant fine-dine on gourmet French cuisine. Relax by the pool or venture out to explore Luxor Temple or peruse Luxor's bustling market steps away.

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Luxor
Luxor
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Sofitel Old Winter Palace
Sofitel Old Winter Palace

Day 6: Luxor

Enjoy a private tour with a qualified Egyptologist guide exploring the East Bank of Luxor. Visit the most impressive temples of Karnak and Luxor, while learning about ancient Egyptian history from your own personal guide. Start your day with a visit to the Temples of Karnak. Walk along the Avenue of Sphinx to enter the complex as your guide explains how the massive facade was constructed. Continue to Luxor Temple which was once joined to the Temples of Karnak by a two-kilometre long Avenue of Sphinx, a portion of which marks the entrance to the temple. Your private guide will offer interpretation and guide you through the most important parts of the temples.

Accommodation: Sofitel Old Winter Palace (5*)
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Karnak Temple
Karnak Temple

Day 7: Luxor - Aswan

Sit back and relax during this transfer in a private mini-bus from Luxor to Aswan. Visit the Nile-side Temple of Horus, the falcon god, built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III and also a visit to Kom Ombo Temple, a unique Greco-Roman temple dedicated to two gods: Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris, the sun god. The total transfer time is approximately 5 hours.

Accommodation: Sofitel Old Cataract (5*)

Live the Legend at Sofitel Old Cataract Aswan, a luxury 5-star hotel in a 19th-century Victorian palace on the banks of the river Nile. Rising grandly from a pink granite shelf at the edge of the Nubian Desert with views of Elephantine Island, this stylish property blends Pharaonic treasures with French art de recevoir. Discover sophisticated interior design by Sybille de Margerie in the historic Palace, a world of Moorish arches ruby red chandeliers plush Persian carpets soft armchairs and hand-carved furnishings. Or step into 21st-century Egypt by entering the Nile Wings featuring contemporary reinterpretation of traditional codes. Relax and immerse yourself in the infinity pool overlooking the Nile. Arrange a felucca cruise at sunset, a hot stone massage at So SPA or a cocktail reception under the stars. The spacious guest rooms have balcony views and suites boast exclusive butler service. Take tea on the rose granite Promenade and savor gourmet French cuisine at the 1902 Restaurant.

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo Temple
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  View from Old Cataract, Aswan
View from Old Cataract, Aswan

Day 8: Aswan - Abu Simbel

Sit back and relax on your from Aswan to Abu Simbel by private vehicle with your English-speaking guide. The approximate transfer time is 3 hours. We recommend departing around 10:00 a.m.

This afternoon, leave behind Abu Simbel to explore neighboring Mount Shokan on an ornithological safari with your private driver and guide. Located 11 miles north of the city, the 2624-foot tall mountain of volcanic rock is the highest mountain in the region and an excellent spot for bird watching. Ascend to the summit in the comfort of a 4x4 and observe the many migratory birds passing through Egypt on their journey. The local birding season is at its peak from September through February. Along the way, stop for panoramic photos at the Sphinx and Shitan Mountains. Drive back into Abu Simbel and board a private boat for a one-hour boat ride along Lake Nasser, taking in the major landmarks of the city including the Temple of Abu Simbel from the comfort of the boat. Lake Nasser is one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, extending south of the border into Sudan. The temples of Abu Simbel were relocated in 1968 during the construction of the Aswan High Dam, and the ensuing flooding created Lake Nasser. Today’s lunch is a boxed lunch with mineral water and soft drinks that you may enjoy from a scenic lookout along the way. At the end of the day, return to your hotel.

Accommodation: Eskaleh Nubian Ecolodge (3.5*)

Far away from the hordes of tourists and crowded downtown Abu Simbel, yet so close to the temples, Eskaleh Nubian Ecolodge spreads its terrasse on the lake shore, immersed in pure tranquility, where you will enjoy the best of Nubian gastronomy. A unique experience in Abu Simbel, Eskaleh is a peaceful retreat in the heart of the land of the Pharaohs. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a private beach area along the lake.

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Abu Simbel
Abu Simbel
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Eskala Nubian Ecolodge
Eskala Nubian Ecolodge

Day 9: Abu Simbel - Cairo

Enjoy your private tour of the two Temples of Abu Simbel. Their unique style, are considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. They reflect the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom. The Egyptian government and UNESCO decided to co-operate in order to save these temples from the flood. The Temple of Ramsses II was dedicated to the four universal gods Ptah, Re-Her-Akhtey, Amun-Re, and to Ramses II himself. The great Abu Simbel temple is also called The Sun Temple of Ramssess II. 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. The duration of the tour is around one and a half hours.

An airport transfer with private vehicle and driver is provided.

Take a flight from Abu Simbel to Cairo via Aswan. The flight duration is approximately 2.5 hours.

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided.

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City (5*)

The Fairmont Nile City Hotel provides guests with a delightful series of contrasts, from its Ancient Egyptian inspired styling and furnishings to the most advanced architectural designs and technological equipment and amenities, the ideal accommodation choice to serve the needs of the discerning traveler.  The hotel is intimately attuned to its surroundings, due to its dynamic location on the banks of the famed Nile River and its situation in the city center renowned for its Egyptian culture and commerce.  The properties guest rooms boast sweeping view of the Nile River and of the Giza pyramids complex in the distance, allowing guests to keep Cairo’s natural beauty and history within their sight. All of the rooms at the Fairmont Nile City offer interactive TV, complimentary coffee/tea, 24-hour on call butler service, and access to an executive business meeting room.  Added to this array of wonders are some truly special features including some wonderful culinary adventures at the hotels and city’s finest restaurants, an opportunity to bask in the sun on the rooftop by the poolside sky bar and the pampering indulgence provided by the full-service treatments at the Willow Stream Spa.  The Fairmont Nile City will ensure that your stay in Cairo is certain to be an experience that is memorable and utterly magnificent.    

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Colossal Statue of Ramesses
Colossal Statue of Ramesses
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City

Day 10: Cairo

Late morning around 11.00am you will be picked up from your hotel by a private vehicle and driver for a full day private tour accompanied by a guide. Your first visit will be at Manial Palace, one of the most beautiful Royal Palaces in Cairo. This early 20th-century palace, built for Prince Muhammad Ali Tawfiq, houses the prince’s extensive collection of furniture, manuscripts, clothing, silver, and other objects, some of which date back to the Middle Ages. The palace, actually five separate buildings, is executed in a combination of Ottoman, Persian, and Rococo architectural styles. The beautiful huge garden includes rare tropical plants, also collected by the prince. You will have time for lunch (not included). After lunch you will continue your tour with an evening visit through the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and its Mummy Room, which houses a priceless treasure of archaeological finds. This location holds the tomb of the King Tut, Egypt's most famous teenage king! Entrance to the mummies’ room is included.

Accommodation: Fairmont Nile City (5*)
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  King Tut's mask
King Tut's mask

Day 11: Cairo

A transfer in private vehicle with English speaking driver between Cairo and the airport is provided.

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.

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  • 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.
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Marriott Mena House Hotel (5*): Cairo

The Marriott Mena House Hotel stands tall, yet guarded by the mighty heights of the Great Pyramids of Cairo. Fascinating guests since 1869, the property has continuously held the attention of royalty, political thinkers, and celebrities over time. Located only 700 meters from the pyramids, the hotel offers unmatched views. A range of continental dining and Egyptian specialty restaurants and bars satisfy even the most critical of appetites. The Marriott Mena House grants guests the opportunity to relax or stay active by checking out its golf courses, horse and camel stables, and extensive fitness options. Forty acres of jasmine-scented gardens will leave their scent on those who depart the hotel. It’s hard to leave this embellished haven of lush furnishings, oriental prints, and hand-woven fabrics.

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Mena House Hotel
Mena House Hotel
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Mena House - Swimming Pool
Mena House - Swimming Pool

MG Nefertiti Minya Hotel (3.5*): Minya

MG Nefertiti Hotel is centrally located in Minya. The property features a lush, landscaped garden, and rooms with a scenic view of the Nile, along with a swimming pool to cool off in. Spacious rooms offer air-conditioning and satellite TV, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel offers an on-site bar and restaurant for added comfort during your stay in Minya.

 

Offering a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi, MG Nefertiti Hotel is located in Minya. The property features a lush landscaped garden and rooms with a scenic view of the Nile. The spacious rooms are air- conditioned and feature satellite TV, seating area and minibar. They also include a desk. All have a balcony and all are filled with natural light. Guests can dine at the hotel restaurant.

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  MG Nefertiti Minya Hotel Exterior
MG Nefertiti Minya Hotel Exterior

Four Seasons First Residence (5*): Cairo

Located at the core of the First Residence apartments and shops on the west bank of the Nile, with views of the Great Pyramids and close to the Zoological and Botanical Gardens, the hotel is in the center of all the action. With decorations aimed at a dramatic, contemporary oriental elegance, the hotel provides a soothing escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. The Four Seasons Hotel Cairo is a sanctuary on the west bank of the Nile, at the center of the prestigious new First Residence shopping and residential complex Restaurants cater to guests from across the world, and the First Residence chefs prepare meals that will meet all the exquisite tastes it may entertain. Facilities include a spa, fitness facilities and swimming pools for adults and children.

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Four Seasons First Residence at Night
Four Seasons First Residence at Night
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Pyramid View from Hotel
Pyramid View from Hotel

Sofitel Old Winter Palace (5*): Luxor

Discover Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor a 5-star luxury hotel built in 1886 by British explorers perched on the Nile River amid luxuriant tropical gardens and ancient temples. This opulent Luxor hotel blends rich colonial design with the glory of Pharaonic times. Illustrious dignitaries - from presidents and politicians to artists and celebrities - have stayed in this Luxor hotel’s sumptuous suites overlooking the Valley of the Kings. In the crystal-lit Victorian Lounge savor afternoon tea with decadent pastries and delicate sandwiches. In the historic 1886 restaurant fine-dine on gourmet French cuisine. Relax by the pool or venture out to explore Luxor Temple or peruse Luxor's bustling market steps away.

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Sofitel Old Winter Palace
Sofitel Old Winter Palace

Sofitel Old Cataract (5*): Aswan

Live the Legend at Sofitel Old Cataract Aswan, a luxury 5-star hotel in a 19th-century Victorian palace on the banks of the river Nile. Rising grandly from a pink granite shelf at the edge of the Nubian Desert with views of Elephantine Island, this stylish property blends Pharaonic treasures with French art de recevoir. Discover sophisticated interior design by Sybille de Margerie in the historic Palace, a world of Moorish arches ruby red chandeliers plush Persian carpets soft armchairs and hand-carved furnishings. Or step into 21st-century Egypt by entering the Nile Wings featuring contemporary reinterpretation of traditional codes. Relax and immerse yourself in the infinity pool overlooking the Nile. Arrange a felucca cruise at sunset, a hot stone massage at So SPA or a cocktail reception under the stars. The spacious guest rooms have balcony views and suites boast exclusive butler service. Take tea on the rose granite Promenade and savor gourmet French cuisine at the 1902 Restaurant.

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  View from Old Cataract, Aswan
View from Old Cataract, Aswan
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Aerial View
Aerial View

Eskaleh Nubian Ecolodge (3.5*): Abu Simbel

Far away from the hordes of tourists and crowded downtown Abu Simbel, yet so close to the temples, Eskaleh Nubian Ecolodge spreads its terrasse on the lake shore, immersed in pure tranquility, where you will enjoy the best of Nubian gastronomy. A unique experience in Abu Simbel, Eskaleh is a peaceful retreat in the heart of the land of the Pharaohs. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a private beach area along the lake.

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Eskala Nubian Ecolodge
Eskala Nubian Ecolodge

Fairmont Nile City (5*): Cairo

The Fairmont Nile City Hotel provides guests with a delightful series of contrasts, from its Ancient Egyptian inspired styling and furnishings to the most advanced architectural designs and technological equipment and amenities, the ideal accommodation choice to serve the needs of the discerning traveler.  The hotel is intimately attuned to its surroundings, due to its dynamic location on the banks of the famed Nile River and its situation in the city center renowned for its Egyptian culture and commerce.  The properties guest rooms boast sweeping view of the Nile River and of the Giza pyramids complex in the distance, allowing guests to keep Cairo’s natural beauty and history within their sight. All of the rooms at the Fairmont Nile City offer interactive TV, complimentary coffee/tea, 24-hour on call butler service, and access to an executive business meeting room.  Added to this array of wonders are some truly special features including some wonderful culinary adventures at the hotels and city’s finest restaurants, an opportunity to bask in the sun on the rooftop by the poolside sky bar and the pampering indulgence provided by the full-service treatments at the Willow Stream Spa.  The Fairmont Nile City will ensure that your stay in Cairo is certain to be an experience that is memorable and utterly magnificent.    

Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
Treasures of the Egyptian Nile Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Entrance
Entrance

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

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

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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.
  • Sherrie F — May 18, 2018 — Egypt & Middle East

    This is the third time I have used Kensington Tours. I wish I had learned of them long ago. Their attention to details is outstanding and the arrangements and guides are top of the line!

  • Oluwatoyin O. — April 29, 2018 — Egypt & Middle East

    Knowledgeable guides, great service and client focus. Kensington Tours went our of their way to make us feel comfortable and welcome.

  • Darline C — October 06, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Fantastic guides and wonderful accommodations. Our trip was something that we will remember forever.

  • Jaime T — October 23, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Our trip to Egypt was excellent!!!. I was very impressed with the professionalism of the Kensington Representatives in Cairo and Luxor. From the minute we arrived to the minute we left every single one of them was making sure we were satisfied with the trip! Their only focus was to make our experience one of a kind. I was delighted by the high level of service my husband and I received on board of the Sonesta Star Goddess Ship! The ship is not the newest but the service and food make up for it. Additionally, I would like to highlight our Egyptologist Mohamed Mosa! He was extremely knowledgeable, passionate about what he does and very friendly! Our guide in Cairo, Roba was also very sweet and friendly. Again, my husband and I had a wonderful experience and would recommend Kensington and encourage people to visit Egypt! It is absolutely spectacular!

  • Paula Handler — October 23, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Jared was a very helpful. Our Israeli guide was incredibly knowledgeable, helpful, tailoring things to our needs and making things very smooth. He was awesome.

  • Christine S — November 07, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    A fabulous experience and Kensington with its seamless tours made it happen. Guides were absolutely fantastic!

  • Perry H. — September 26, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Our Egyptian trip was a phenomenal experience. The guides and transportation met and exceeded all our expectations. The tours set up by Kensington were perfect; they included 18 separate locations from the Great Pyramids of Giza to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities and everything in between. An was our guide for two full days, her understanding and knowledge of Cairo and ancient Egypt was truly a pleasure to experience.

  • Arthur P. — September 22, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    It was all we hoped for and more! Fantastic experience.

  • Arthur P — September 08, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    It was all we hoped for and more fantastic experience

  • John D. — September 26, 2017 — Egypt & Middle East

    Our guide in Israel was a font of knowledge, has honed guiding skills, and made the trip not only educational but engaging as well. He is the standard by which I measure.

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