Nile in Style with Abercrombie & Kent

To Travel The Way We Do in Egypt, book this Abercrombie & Kent private journey itinerary and experience the Nile in style.

Day 1 

Cairo

A warm A&K welcome and transfer to your elegant hotel. 

Stay: Four Seasons at Nile Plaza

 

Day 2

Cairo

This morning, walk through 7000 years of history at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, including the treasures of Tutankhamun and the Mummy Room. Cairo has much to offer: ancient monuments, glittering mosques, imposing citadels, a labyrinthine bazaar and old Coptic churches. Design your own afternoon with a choice of one of the following activities: a tour on foot through Islamic Cairo and an adventure in the Khan El Khalili bazaar; or visit old Cairo including the Coptic Museum. 

Stay: Four Seasons at Nile Plaza

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 3

Cairo

Visit the necropolis of Sakkara and the impressive museum of Imhotep. Continue on to the 4500-year-old Pyramids of Giza, built for Pharaohs Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus. The Great Pyramid is the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still in existence. Just to the east lies the legendary Sphinx. Continue to the Solar Boat Museum to view the reassembled funerary boat of King Cheops, one of the most important archaeological finds in Egypt since the Tomb of Tutankhamun. 

Stay: Four Seasons at Nile Plaza

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 4

Cairo – Luxor

An early flight south to Luxor to board the stately Sanctuary Sun Boat IV, your luxury home afloat for the next four nights. Explore the temple of Karnak on the east bank before crossing the river to tour the Valley of the Kings and Queens, including a descent into Tutankhamun’s Tomb. Time also to visit spectacular Hatshepsut’s Temple. 

Stay: Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Days 5-7 

Nile Cruise

Three days are spent on the Nile with daily forays in the company of your Egyptologist. Unique inclusions on this cruise are some of the more remote attractions north of Luxor: Qena, and the Temple of Hathor in Denderah. The Luxor Temple is another highlight, then travel south to the Pharaonic temple of Horus at Edfu and the temple of Kom Ombo. Arriving into Aswan, Egypt’s southernmost town, the afternoon is spent sailing amongst the islands in a traditional felucca, seeing Kitchener’s Island and the Aga Khan Mausoleum. The majestic Philae Temple is also visited. 

Stay: Sanctuary Sun Boat IV

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

 

Day 8

Aswan – Abu Simbel – Cairo

Before flying back to Cairo, visit one of Egypt’s most awe-inspiring sights – the colossal temples of Abu Simbel. 

Stay: Four Seasons at Nile Plaza

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

 

Day 9

Depart Cairo

Bid farewell to Egypt as you depart from Cairo.

Meals included: Breakfast

 

 

 

 

Cost

From A$7265 per person, twin share. Solo traveller rate from A$10,195. This is a private journey that can be personalised to your specific requirements. Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary from low season to peak season. Itinerary departs on a Friday.

Register your interest for this tour

This tour is operated by Abercrombie & Kent. 

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Weather to go

Egypt has a desert climate, with hot and dry weather during the days and cooler temperatures during the night. Egypt has only two seasons: summer and winter. The summer ranges from May to October and sees temperatures in the 30s, while winter, from November to April, brings a minimum temperature of around 14°C. The coastal areas see more moderate temperatures, while the inland desert areas have much more extreme variations in weather, with some days seeing temperatures of 43°C while the night may be as low as 7°C. 
 

 

 
 
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