Treasures of Egypt

December 4-13, 2021

9 Nights/10 Days

from $6,699 per person

A land and Nile River expedition in the footsteps of the Pharoes.

Source Events invites you to experience a once-in-a-lifetime journey to Egypt. The Great Pyramids of Giza, and other treasures of Egypt have beckoned travelers for more than two millennia. On this luxury small group journey, visit venerable tombs and temples to piece together the life and times of one of the world’s greatest ancient civilizations. Visit bustling Cairo, the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx, and the new Grand Egypt Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of antiquities, including artifacts recovered from the great Tutankhamen’s tomb.

Cruise the fabled Nile in style — like the pharaohs once did — on the luxurious Nile Adventurer, disembarking at iconic sites as well as little-known temples. Ride like a local on camelback and sail in a felucca on the Nile. Go off the beaten path, flying to Abu Simbel, one of the most awesome monuments of ancient Egypt.

With sand-covered tombs, austere pyramids, and towering Pharaonic temples, Egypt brings out the explorer in all of us.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • 5-Star Accommodations throughout Egypt
  • Welcome Dinner in Cairo
  • All meals included aboard the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer
  • Daily Breakfast & 3 Lunches
  • Private Transfers
  • Private English-speaking Egyptologist throughout the entire trip
  • All admissions for the sightseeing stated in the program
  • Portages at airports and hotels
  • Admission to the new Grand Egyptian Museum (pending opening date)
  • Fully escorted by Source Events

ITINERARY

DEC 4

Arrive Cairo

Arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Mena House Hotel.

Mena House Hotel

DEC 5-6

Cairo

Visit the new Grand Egyptian Museum, home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including treasures from Tutankhamun and items dating to 4000 BC. During your visit, view its famed Mummy Room, featuring remains of ancient Egypt’s pharaohs and nobility. The complex overlooks the pyramids of Giza and is one of the largest museums in the world displaying the heritage of a single civilization. The Museum contains over 100,000 artifacts, reflecting Egypt’s past from prehistory until the Greek and Roman Periods. The GEM also hosts over 5,000 artifacts from the tomb of the golden Pharaoh Tutankhamun.

After lunch, visit The Great Pyramids of Giza. These astounding structures are the only present-day survivors of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and were built over 4,500 years ago as giant tombs. The pyramids are truly monumental in scale, with the largest, Khufu’s, constructed from over two million blocks. Revel in the opportunity to enter the interior of one of these legendary pyramids. Ride like a local on camelback, then visit the Solar Museum – site of Cheops’ funeral boat – and the Great Sphinx.

Mena House Hotel

DEC 7

Cairo to Luxor

Transfer to airport for flight to Luxor. Upon arrival in Luxor, transfer to Luxor Hilton Hotel. Visit the Tombs of the Nobles: On the West Bank sit 400 tombs of Theban aristocrats, some of which you can enter. The tomb walls were white-washed and painted with murals of the nobles’ daily lives, making them quite different from royal tombs, where relief work focused on judgment and resurrection.

Visit the remains of the Workers’ Village at Deir El Medina. This self-contained village on the West Bank where the workmen who built the kings’ and queens’ tombs lived in mud-brick houses with their families. The site gives archeologists a view of how urban people lived in ancient Egypt. The magnificent Medinet Habu is a series of temples built by the Pharaoh Ramses III (1182-1151 BC) and second only to Karnak Temple in size and complexity

Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

DEC 8

All Aboard the Nile Adventurer

Check-in to this five-star deluxe Nile cruise boat where you are welcomed by the reception staff. Right away, you have the opportunity to visit the strikingly graceful Temple of Luxor. After lunch on board, visit the West Bank of Luxor to explore the Valley of the Kings.

You also have the chance to visit at least one tomb in the Valley of the Queens and visit the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. On the way back to the river Nile, pass by the famed Colossi of Memnon, known in Ancient Greek times for their haunting voices at dawn.

Sanctuary Nile Adventurer

DEC 9

Karnak to Esna

After breakfast on board, begin your day with a visit to the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. After Lunch, your Egyptologist guides you round the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum at Esna. The beautifully preserved Great Hypostle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius; it was excavated from the silt that had accumulated through centuries of annual Nile floods and is about nine meters lower than present-day street level.

Sanctuary Nile Adventurer

DEC 10

Edfu to Kom Ombo

Following breakfast, explore the Temple of Horus, the falcon-headed god of the Sky. Lunch is served as you cruise to Kom Ombo and, after, visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, considered by some ancient Egyptians to be the creator of the world. Later, afternoon tea is served in the lounge and you have the chance to take part in an Egyptian cooking lesson as you sail to Aswan. Tonight’s dinner on board is an Egyptian Night costume party for all guests, with a chance to dress up in traditional Egyptian galabeya.

Sanctuary Nile Adventurer

DEC 11

Aswan

A breakfast buffet is served on board and the morning is yours to enjoy at leisure. Enjoy lunch on board, followed by a short motorboat ride to visit the majestic Philae Temple on the Island of Agilika. Next proceed to the Granite Quarries, which supplied the ancient Egyptians with most of the hard stone used in pyramids and temples. Here you see the Unfinished Obelisk, located in the northern region of the stone quarries. Next take a ride on a felucca (a typical Egyptian sail boat) around Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens and the Agha Khan Mausoleum.

Sanctuary Nile Adventurer

DEC 12

Abu Simbel & Cairo

Today, bid farewell to the Nile Adventurer, disembarking to fly to Abu Simbel and discover the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The two temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel are each fronted by colossal statues up to 20 meters (66 feet) high and are famed as the most impressive monuments remaining of Ancient Egypt. Recently, the temples were threatened by the waters of Lake Nasser, and with the help of a UNESCO campaign, they were cut into blocks, raised piece-by-piece, and reassembled in a new position higher up the hillside.

Return on a flight to Cairo for an afternoon at leisure

 

Intercontinental Citystars Cairo

DEC 13

Return Home

You will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your flight home or Group transfer for Extension to Jordan.

EXTENSIONS

Post-trip: Petra, Wadi Rum, and The Dead Sea

You’ve come this far, why not extend your adventure after our Treasures of Egypt trip? Enjoy a night in Amman, a city of hills, featuring Roman ruins, and a hubbub of mosques, souqs, and coffeehouses. 

Then it’s on to the majestic Wadi Rum, a valley with a maze of monolithic rock scapes dramatically rising up from the golden desert floor. Lawrence of Arabia was filmed here, as well as The Martian, and you’ll have the unique experience of spending the night in the spectacular futuristic martian domes of Sun City. Enjoy a jeep tour giving you a glimpse of Bedouin life, yoga, a camel ride, or simply connect with the universe as you gaze at the sun and moon and the stars.

SHIP

Sanctuary Retreats – Nile Adventurer

The elegant Sanctuary Nile Adventurer has just 32 cabins, offering a luxurious yet relaxed cruise on the Nile. Decorated in a contemporary style, the ship’s design combines modern Egyptian culture with seven thousand years of heritage. Add gourmet cuisine as well as sightseeing experiences with the country’s most experienced Egyptologists, this is a taste of genuine 5-star luxury on a timeless river.

 

The Sanctuary Nile Adventurer seamlessly blends contemporary Egyptian culture with authentic character, a blend of East and West. The extensive sun deck areas, with their elegant teak floors, include private cabanas around the pool area, the perfect spot for relaxing while taking in the scenery.

PRICING

CategoryDouble OccupancySingle OccupancyAvailabilityBook Now
Presidential Suites - Promenade Deck$9,199.00 / person$11,749.00 / personLimitedLimited Availability
Junior Suites - Main Deck$7,299.00 / person$9,699.00 / personSold OutSold Out
Standard Cabin - Promenade Deck$7,198.00 / person$9,508.00 / personSold OutSold Out
Standard Cabin - Bridge Deck$6,899.00 / person$9,098.00 / personLimitedLimited Availability
Standard Cabin - Main Deck$6,699.00 / person$8,719.00 / personSold OutCall for Availability

Included in this Journey

  • 5-star accommodations throughout Egypt
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 3 Lunches
  • Welcome Dinner in Cairo
  • All meals aboard the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer
  • Private airport transfer in a modern air-conditioned vehicle with service of tour coordinator
  • All tours as described in the program with a private English-speaking Egyptologist throughout the entire trip
  • All admissions for the sightseeing stated in the program
  • Portage at airports and hotels
  • Fully escorted by Source Events concierge

Not Included in this Journey

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal Expenses
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights within Egypt ($250)
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers and crew of the Nile Adventurer
  • Entry visa for Egypt (currently $25 subject to change)
  • Post Trip Extension to Jordan (Petra & Wadi Rum)
  • Travel insurance – highly recommended

BOOKING REQUEST

Treasures of Egypt

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Please Note: Passports: Your valid passport should have at least two consecutive blank pages and should be valid for at least six months after your planned departure from the country you are visiting. U.S, Canadian and other citizens will require a visa. Arrival and Departure Airport Cairo (CAI). If you are doing the extension to Jordan, your return flight can be booked from Amman (AMM). Source Events can assist with booking your international flights.

ADDRESS:

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