Private luxury tours in Egypt

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Luxury Egypt Tours

Introduction to Egypt
(9 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

Highlights of Egypt
(10 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

Egypt in a Week
(7 days)
Cairo, Aswan, Luxor

Family Tour of Egypt
(8 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, luxury Nile River cruise

Cairo in Depth
(5 days)

Luxuries of Egypt
(11 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, luxury Nile River Cruise, Abu Simbel

Essence of Egypt
(11 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Alexandria

Multi-country Tours

Best of Egypt & Jordan
(14 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Amman

Highlights of Israel & Egypt
(16 days)
Galilee, Jerusalem & Dead Sea, Cairo & the Pyramids, luxury Nile River cruise, Tel Aviv

Journey Through Egypt, Israel & Jordan
(18 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Petra, Dead Sea, Galilee, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Best of Dubai & Egypt
(12 days)
Dubai, Arabian Desert, Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

Cairo to the Cape: Egypt & South Africa
(16 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, South Africa safari (Sabi Sand Reserve or Kruger National Park), Cape Town

Best of Dubai & Egypt

(12 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Dubai, Arabian Desert, Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

This private luxury tour combines the highlights of Dubai and Egypt, including fascinating cultural touring, luxury accommodations, and expert private guides. Artisans of Leisure travelers are escorted throughout Egypt by one of the country’s top private Egyptologist guides (including on the luxury Nile River cruise) and have their own private drivers in each location.

Begin in Dubai with private touring that is flexible, sophisticated and tailored to your interests. Perhaps visit the most important cultural attractions, such as tile-covered mosques, the Dubai Museum and the Bastakiya Quarter. Travel by abra (water taxi) across Dubai Creek, the bustling waterway in the heart of the city. Browse the spice and gold souks. See traditional architecture in residential neighborhoods and spectacular contemporary landmarks. Visit local art galleries and specialty shops, including one of Dubai’s legendary malls.

Next, journey into the Arabian Desert, and stay in your own private tented bungalow at a luxury resort surrounded by sand dunes and palm trees. Relax in your private pool, or enjoy activities according to your interests, such as camel and horseback riding, nature walks, traditional sports such as falconry and archery, thrilling four-wheel drive (4x4) tours through the sand dunes, and spa treatments.

Fly to Cairo, Egypt. Artisans of Leisure travelers are escorted throughout Egypt by one of the country’s top private Egyptologist guides (including on the luxury Nile River cruise) and have their own private drivers in each location.

Experience Cairo as an insider—our tours offer the most in-depth, sophisticated Cairo touring available. Visit the most interesting cultural attractions in the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, such as the Citadel, the Egyptian Museum and the Hanging Church. Tour our favorite neighborhoods, which are filled with beautiful Fatimid, Islamic, Mameluk, Ottoman, Coptic and Art Deco architecture. See well-preserved medieval residences formerly occupied by wealthy merchants. Walk through fascinating markets such as the renowned Khan al-Khalili bazaar. Also visit smaller and lesser-known museums dedicated to Islamic art, applied arts and Egyptian culture. If desired, we can also arrange visits to Cairo’s top boutiques and reservations at the best restaurants in town.

One day, take a private excursion to the Pyramids of Giza, a world-renowned and UNESCO-listed burial complex that includes pyramids, tombs, temples, the Solar Boat and the Great Sphinx. If desired, enjoy a camel ride by the Pyramids. Also visit the even older pyramids of Dahshur and Saqqara. One evening, perhaps opt to watch the sound and light show at the Pyramids.

Next, fly to Abu Simbel, two spectacular monumental temples commissioned by Pharaoh Ramses II and carved into sandstone cliffs. Visit at sunrise, the best time to see this unforgettable UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Next, enjoy a four-night luxury Nile River cruise. Tour extraordinary archaeological sites such as the Temple of Philae in Aswan, the Temple of Horus (Edfu) and the Temple of Kom Ombo. Around Luxor, visit Luxor Temple and the Karnak complex, Medinet Habu, the Colossi of Memnon, and the Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, including the tombs of King Tut and Ramses VI. We will also arrange access to the spectacular tombs of Seti I and Queen Nefertari. Upon request, arrangements can be made to tour monuments usually closed to the public or visit museums outside of opening hours. Throughout the cruise, Artisans of Leisure will arrange private shore excursions with your own Egyptologist guide.

Depending on your travel dates, this cruise is also available in reverse, from Luxor to Aswan.

The tour concludes with one night in Cairo.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Dubai, UAE

VIP assistance at airport. Private arrival transfer to resort for 2 nights

Day 2 Dubai

Full-day private tour

Day 3

Dubai - Arabian Desert
Private transfer to luxury desert resort for 1 night. Afternoon activities at resort

Day 4

Dubai – Cairo, Egypt           
Private transfer to airport for flight to Cairo (not included in tour cost). VIP airport assistance in Cairo. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 5

Cairo
Full-day private tour

Day 6 Cairo & Pyramids

Full-day private city tour and excursion to Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx

Day 7 Cairo – Abu Simbel – Aswan

Private airport transfer and flight to Abu Simbel. Private touring of temples. Return to airport for flight to Aswan. Embark on Nile River cruise for 4 nights

Day 8 Aswan – Kom Ombo – Edfu

Morning private touring of High Dam, Temple of Philae and other sights around Aswan. Sail to Kom Ombo for afternoon private touring of Temple of Kom Ombo. Sail to Edfu for overnight

Day 9 Edfu – Esna – Luxor

Morning private touring of Temple of Horus. Sail through the Esna Lock to Luxor for overnight

Day 10

Luxor
Private touring of Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, including the tombs of King Tut, Seti I and Queen Nefertari, as well as the Luxor and Karnak temples

Day 11 Luxor – Cairo

Private airport transfer and flight to Cairo. Private arrival transfer to hotel for overnight

Day 12 Depart Cairo

Private airport transfer


Hotel Options
Dubai:

Park Hyatt Dubai

*One & Only The Palm, Four Seasons Dubai or Burj Al Arab can be booked for a supplement

Arabian Desert: Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa
Cairo: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (first stay)

The Nile Ritz-Carlton (second stay)

Luxury Nile River cruise: Oberoi Philae

Cost
$12,815 Per person (double occupancy)