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Published Jan 8, 2022
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When we resumed operating departures in the summer of 2021, Egypt was the first destination our travelers set off to explore. And it’s no surprise why—the mystery of the Great Pyramids and the allure of the mighty Nile have been calling to those with a desire to explore humanity’s wonders for centuries! Join us on our popular Best of Egypt & Nile River Cruise small group tour and our expert Egyptologist will guide you through the country’s unforgettable sites providing rich, historical context from the mysteries found within King Tut’s Tomb to the ancient temples that tower high above the Sahara desert and everything in between!
11 DAYS | 16 max guests
2022 Departures Available
Our expert tour guides and Egyptologists have arranged everything you'll need for an immersive trip to this destination full of history and wonder. Check out some highlights below or explore the full itinerary.
Round trip flights from New York via EgyptAir (other departures cities are available on request), including all intra-Egypt flights and ground transportation.
21 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 6 dinners
Nile Cruise
5 nights Deluxe hotel accommodations in Cairo and 4 nights aboard a 5-star Nile cruise ship in an outside, middle deck cabin.
Itinerary Highlights
Comprehensive touring program that covers the best of Egypt's highlights: the Sphinx and the Pyramids of Cheops and Chephren, the Egyptian Museum, the Temple of Karnak, the Valley of the Kings, King Tut's tomb, Aswan's High Dam, and more!
Channel your inner-Indiana Jones and take advantage of your already-included international airfare with a trip to Jordan! This fully-guided, 4-day post tour extension includes flights from Cairo to Amman, high-quality accommodations, included touring of the incredible lost city of Petra, time to relax at the Dead Sea, and more!
* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

† The Carefree Booking policy is not travel insurance. With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason, you can transfer all payments you've made excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties. Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit for all payments made, excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets; or you can choose to receive a refund for that same amount, minus a $99 per person future travel credit. You may use these credits anytime and they do not expire, but some restrictions apply. Travel protection premiums may be credited to your new tour provided: no claim is filed; (no vendor penalties such as Air, sea or rail etc have been incurred); and your new trip departs within 1 year of the cancellation of your original tour. Valid for bookings made on or after March 19, 2020. Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some additional restrictions, see our terms & conditions.

†† $99 deposit available on select packages. Valid for new bookings only. Changes to your package, departure date, or flights may require an increased deposit. If you select our optional travel protection plan, the premium will be added to your deposit. See additional terms & conditions.

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