Dubai & Egypt Highlights

13 days from $7,098 per person*
  • Discover pyramids, mummies, and more with a private, professional Egyptologist.
  • Take high tea in Dubai's iconic Burj Al Arab, the world's only 6-star hotel.
  • Multi-night cruise on the Nile, with private guided shore excursions.
  • Dine in the desert as part of an evening Jeep safari from Dubai.
  • Premium accommodations as recommended by regional specialist.
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From awe-inspiring, state-of-the-art structures to timeless and mystifying ancient wonders, discover the contrasts of Dubai and Egypt with a private guide. The hyper-modern skyline of Dubai glistens in the Arabian sun, bolstering the dominance and influence of the Emirate's oil-rich Sheik. Explore the modern global city, and take high tea in the world-renowned Burj Al Arab, the only 6-star hotel on Earth. Bear witness to the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest structure, and even take to the desert for an evening of off-roading and dinner under the stars. Across the Red Sea, you'll discover Egypt - a country whose beauty relies considerably more on the distant past than the future. Your private Egyptologist guide will bestow upon you a great wealth of knowledge as you journey your way through the must-see treasures of antiquity. Begin to unravel the mysteries of the Pyramids of Giza (one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World), the Sphinx, and the remarkable hierarchy of the gods, pharaohs, and the common citizen. Sail several nights on the mighty Nile River, explore the Valley of the Kings, and bask in the presence of real, ancient mummies. Are you ready?

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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 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Airport Meet & Greet (Gold) - Assistant
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
  • Day 2 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Private Tour - Full Day Modern Dubai with High Tea in Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa Experience - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
  • Day 3 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Old City Tour (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Shared Tour - Bateaux Dubai Creek Dinner Cruise (2-2.5 hrs, with Private Transfers) - Vehicle/Driver
    Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
  • Day 4 Dubai
    Dubai
    • Optional Activities
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Afternoon Platinum Dinner Safari (Private Vehicle) (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
  • Day 5 Dubai to Cairo
    Dubai to Cairo
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Dubai - Cairo [4 hrs] - Separate Purchase
    • Activity - Airport Assistance and Visa Service - Representative
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
  • Day 6 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx, Entrance to Chephren 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 7 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
    • Embarkation (Noon)
    • Lunch on Board (Included)
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Temples of Karnak and Luxor - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Ship-based - Cruise entertainment
    • Dinner on Board (Included)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 8 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
    • Lunch on Board (Included)
    • Ship-based - Cruise entertainment
    • Dinner on Board (Included)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 9 Nile
    Nile
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Edfu Horus Temple - Guide/Horse Carriage
    • Lunch on Board (Included)
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Kom Ombo Temple Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Dinner on Board (Included)
    • Sail to Aswan
    • Ship-based - Cruise entertainment
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 10 Aswan to Nile
    Aswan to Nile
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Kitchener Island and Aga Khan Tour - Felucca Cruise
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day High Dam, Temple of Philae, Obelisk Tour - Vehicle/Guide/Driver
    • Ship-based - Cruise entertainment
    • Overnight at Port
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 11 Aswan to Cairo
    Aswan to Cairo
    • Disembarkation
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Air - Aswan - Cairo [Daily Direct (1.5 hrs)] - Economy
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
    • Private Tour - Full Day Old Cairo - Vehicle/Guide/Driver/Lunch
    • Activity - Lunch at a Local Restaurant - Lunch Included
    Breakfast
  • Day 12 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
    Breakfast
  • Day 13 Cairo
    Cairo
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver/Representative
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Day 1: Dubai

For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will be waiting for you at the arrival gate holding a sign with your name on it. You will be assisted through immigration, airport security, and a dedicated fast track counter. Porter service is provided at the luggage belt area only. You will also receive a voucher for access to the Marhaba departure lounge at this time.

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel.

Accommodation: Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)

Manzil Downtown Dubai is an upscale boutique hotel that presents a perfect fusion of old and new. The property is just minutes away from Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower which is the central focus of the world famous downtown commercial and residential precinct, as well as the spectacular Dubai Mall, hailed as the world's largest shopping experience. Distinguished by a unique palette of brown, beige, and white, Manzil Downtown Dubai will features guestrooms intricately designed to provide a warm and embracing welcome for visitors.

Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubai
Dubai
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Manzil Downtown
Manzil Downtown

Day 2: Dubai

A private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for this private tour of Dubai. Modern Dubai offers visitors a diverse experience from the unforgettable charm of traditional souks to inspiring modern skyscrapers. Your day begins with a visit to The Dubai Mall, one of the World’s largest shopping centers located next to the iconic Burj Khalifa. Here, you will visit the world-class Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and experience the exotic wonders of aquatic life first-hand. Be treated to an exceptional underwater adventure as you meet eye to-eye with sharks, stingrays and other species of fish in their natural habitat. The tour continues with a visit to the World’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Begin your vertical ascent to the observation deck in a high-speed elevator, traveling at 10 meters per second. As the doors open, floor-to-ceiling glass walls provide a breath-taking unobstructed 360-degree view of the city, desert and ocean. Following this exciting visit, you will drive towards Dubai Marina district, which offers an exclusive environment for living, leisure and business, only to be followed by the world`s largest man-made island, that has captured the world's imagination with its magnificent scale and ingenuity, called The Palm Jumeirah. A brief photo stop opposite the luxurious Atlantis The Palm Hotel a magnificent, oceanic tribute to a mythological age, will impress all. To conclude this unforgettable tour, cap the day with a “High Tea” at the only 7-star, world famous hotel, Burj Al Arab. Designed to resemble a billowing sail, this architectural marvel soars to a height of 321 meters, dominating the Dubai Jumeirah skyline. Upon the conclusion of the tour, settle in for a private transfer back to your hotel. 

Accommodation: Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Dubai Mall Aquarium
Dubai Mall Aquarium

Day 3: Dubai

Meet your private driver and guide for a half day tour that will give you an opportunity to see some of old Dubai’s most fascinating sites. This is a city that provides a new setting at every turn, richly mixing together the old and the new; it’s without a doubt the leading tourist destination in the Middle East. Dubai is a city of ages that rises out of the desert and crowns the gulf coast with its presence. This tour takes you on a journey that shows you the old and new Dubai. Learn about the 19th-century life in Dubai as you visit the Dubai Museum and weave through the alleys of the Al Fahidi Historical District. Next, board an ‘abra’, a traditional water taxi that ferried the locals through the years across the Dubai Creek. On the opposite side of the Creek take a stroll through the spice market, fruit and vegetable market, and the Gold Souk. You will also stop for an opportunity to take photographs of the Jumeirah mosque, an architectural landmark in Dubai. As you make your way through this fascinating city, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the historic Union House Flag where the UAE forged a union almost half a century ago. Finish your day off with a visit to the Jumeirah Beach where you will get a chance to take pictures with the iconic Burj Al Arab in the background. Your journey ends with a private transfer back to your hotel. 

Step aboard the Bateaux Dubai for an exceptional cruise experience, which will take you past Dubai's most inspiring sights in glass-enclosed splendor.  A mesmerizing cruise on the Bateaux Dubai will give you the unique opportunity to experience freshly prepared gourmet cuisine from the a-la-carte kitchen onboard. This tour includes a private vehicle with driver, which will transfer you from your hotel to the cruise, and return you back upon completion of the cruise.

Accommodation: Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum
Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai Museum
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise
Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise

Day 4: Dubai

Optional Activities (Not Included)
Dubai is a stirring alchemy of profound traditions and ambitious futuristic vision. A bustling microcosm of the world, the diversity here is astonishing and can be seen in the architecture, music, fashion and food. With a history rooted in the Islamic tradition, here the modern meets the ancient as you explore and discover what Dubai is to you. Here you can dine like Bedouin, dance on the beach, get lost in the historic labryinth of Al Fahidi District, visit the Dubai Museum, the art galleries, or shop in the modern Dubai Mall or in the gold, spice, or historic souks for local arts and treasures. For those seeking more adventure visit the Wild Wadi Water Park or ride up the Burj Khalifa for breathtaking views from the observation deck. In the desert ride a camel, go sand boarding, 4x4 exploring or soar up and away over the desert by hot air balloon!

Ask your travel consultant to include one of these, or other unique experiences, in your itinerary.

You are cordially invited for a fine dining experience under the stars inside a Royal desert retreat on this ultimate Luxury Desert Safari. Your chariot is the luxurious Range Rover, the off-road vehicle of choice of royalty, the rich and famous. Your expert Desert Safari Guide will lead you on a gentle journey through the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in search of exotic native wildlife. A delectable dinner at your secluded private set-up nestled inside the exclusive grounds of the Royal desert retreat awaits you. Your six course dinner is served on a table made out of an antique Arabic wooden door and sits beside your private Majlis, complete with silk carpets and soft, fluffy cushions where you can relax by your bon-fire. Unwind under the stars in this once in a lifetime experience that only a privileged few will be lucky enough to have.

Accommodation: Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room)
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Optional: Hot Air Ballooning
Optional: Hot Air Ballooning
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Safari Dinner
Safari Dinner

Day 5: Dubai - Cairo

A private vehicle with driver will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel.

Board a flight from Dubai to Cairo. The flight duration is approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes. Separate purchase required.

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.

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.

Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Mighty Sphinx
The Mighty Sphinx
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Exterior
Exterior

Day 6: 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 Pyramid of Chephren, also known as the Pyramid of Khafre. The second tallest and second largest of the major pyramids, it sets on bedrock 33 feet higher than Khufu’s pyramid, which makes it appear to be taller.

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
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Camel Ride
Camel Ride

Day 7: 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 in to your stateroom and to explore the length of your ship.

This evening 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: Sonesta St. George 1

Sonesta St. George I Cruise is a luxury cruise that sails the vast, ancient waters of the Nile, in Egypt. 47 cabins and 10 suites offer panoramic views of this region's wonders, with french windows that frame the marvelous river. Plasma screen TVs, electronic door locks, Jacuzzis and the latest technology are some of the features that add to the ultimate comfort in the St. George I cabins. Enjoy stylish meals in the main dining room, with an array of Egyptian and Middle Eastern specialties alongside western classics. Buffet and à la carte service are both available. For relaxation, lounge on the sun deck and take in some rays. Otherwise, make an appointment at the Spa and Wellness Center and let a skilled massage therapist treat you with care.

Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Luxor Temple II
Luxor Temple II
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Karnak Temple
Karnak Temple

Day 8: 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.  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: Sonesta St. George 1
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hatshepsut Temple
Hatshepsut Temple

Day 9: 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).

Continue cruising onward to Aswan, where you'll overnight at port this evening.

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

Accommodation: Sonesta St. George 1
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Temple of Horus
Temple of Horus
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Kom Ombo Temple
Kom Ombo Temple

Day 10: Aswan - Nile

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.

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.

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: Sonesta St. George 1
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Feluccas on the Nile
Feluccas on the Nile
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Temple of Philae on the Island of Agilika
Temple of Philae on the Island of Agilika

Day 11: Aswan - Cairo

This morning you'll disembark from your ship and bid farewell to the crew.

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.

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 immergence 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: Fairmont Nile City

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.    

Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hanging Church
Hanging Church
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City

Day 12: 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: Fairmont Nile City
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Egyptian Museum: Home of King Tut's Famous Mask
Egyptian Museum: Home of King Tut's Famous Mask
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Khan Khalili Bazaar
Khan Khalili Bazaar

Day 13: 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.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Manzil Downtown (B) (Deluxe Room): Dubai

Manzil Downtown Dubai is an upscale boutique hotel that presents a perfect fusion of old and new. The property is just minutes away from Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower which is the central focus of the world famous downtown commercial and residential precinct, as well as the spectacular Dubai Mall, hailed as the world's largest shopping experience. Distinguished by a unique palette of brown, beige, and white, Manzil Downtown Dubai will features guestrooms intricately designed to provide a warm and embracing welcome for visitors.

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.

Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Exterior
Exterior
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Entrance
Entrance

Sonesta St. George 1: Nile

Sonesta St. George I Cruise is a luxury cruise that sails the vast, ancient waters of the Nile, in Egypt. 47 cabins and 10 suites offer panoramic views of this region's wonders, with french windows that frame the marvelous river. Plasma screen TVs, electronic door locks, Jacuzzis and the latest technology are some of the features that add to the ultimate comfort in the St. George I cabins. Enjoy stylish meals in the main dining room, with an array of Egyptian and Middle Eastern specialties alongside western classics. Buffet and à la carte service are both available. For relaxation, lounge on the sun deck and take in some rays. Otherwise, make an appointment at the Spa and Wellness Center and let a skilled massage therapist treat you with care.

Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sonesta St. George I Nile
Sonesta St. George I Nile
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lounge
Lounge

Fairmont Nile City: 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.    

Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
The Fairmont Cairo, Nile City
Dubai & Egypt Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Entrance
Entrance

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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