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 Egypt & Jordan

(14 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Dead Sea, Petra, Wadi Rum, Amman

This tour is the perfect introduction to the cultural and archaeological highlights of Egypt and Jordan.  Each day, touring is with your own private guide and driver and accommodation is in top rooms at the best hotels in each location.

First, 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.

Return to Cairo for one night before your flight to Jordan.

Next, fly to Amman, Jordan, where you will be transferred directly to the most luxurious resort on the Dead Sea. During ample leisure time, enjoy the resort facilities, including a spa, several restaurants and pools, and private beach—where you might like to relax by floating in the mineral-laden saltwater, which is famous for its buoyancy and therapeutic qualities.

Continue to Petra, one of the world’s most impressive archaeological sites. The Nabataeans created this ancient city between the third century B.C. and the first century A.D., sculpting monuments and tombs into the surrounding mountainside, including the spectacular Treasury. Learn about the history, beliefs, architecture and daily life of the Nabataeans during private touring of this fascinating ancient wonder and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Also enjoy an excursion into Jordan’s southern desert to explore the spectacular natural environment of Wadi Rum, another UNESCO site. Famous as the backdrop for many films, including Lawrence of Arabia, it’s a vast wilderness of dramatic sandstone gorges, rock arches, stone monoliths and sand dunes.

Conclude your tour in Amman, the modern capital of Jordan. During flexible introductory touring, see ancient Roman ruins, the impressive eight-century Umayyad Palace complex, and lively souks and shopping streets.

One day, enjoy a private excursion to see the famed mosaic map of the Holy Land inside a church in Madaba, and visit the Memorial Church of Moses on Mount Nebo to see exquisite ancient mosaics and also take in panoramic views of the Jordan River and Dead Sea. Alternatively, visit Umm Qais and Jerash, the well-preserved ruins of two Greco-Roman cities that were members of the Decapolis.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Cairo

VIP airport assistance. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 2 Cairo
Full-day private tour
Day 3 Cairo & Pyramids

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

Day 4 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 5 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 6 Edfu – Esna – Luxor

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

Day 7 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 8 Luxor – Cairo

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

Day 9 Cairo – Amman, Jordan – Dead Sea

Private airport transfer and flight to Amman. Private arrival transfer to Dead Sea for 2 nights

Day 10

Dead Sea
At leisure

Day 11

Dead Sea – Petra
Private transfer to Petra for overnight. Afternoon private touring

Day 12

Petra & Wadi Rum – Amman
Morning private excursion to Wadi Rum. Afternoon private transfer to Amman for 2 nights and introductory touring

Day 13 Amman & environs

Private excursion to Jerash and Umm Qais or Madaba and Mount Nebo

Day 14

Depart Amman
Private airport transfer


Hotels
Cairo: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (first stay)
The Nile Ritz-Carlton (second stay)
Nile River cruise: Oberoi Philae
Dead Sea: Kempinski Hotel Ishtar Dead Sea
Petra: Movenpick Resort Petra
Amman: Four Seasons Hotel Amman

Cost
$14,290 Per person (double occupancy)