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

Cairo to the Cape: Egypt & South Africa

(16 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, South Africa safari (Sabi Sand Reserve or Kruger National Park), Cape Town

Experience the best of Egypt and South Africa on this private luxury journey.

Begin in 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.

Next, fly to South Africa for a three-night luxury safari in Sabi Sand Reserve or Singita's private concession in Kruger National Park. These areas are renowned for their diverse wildlife, including the Big Five animals (lions, buffaloes, rhinos, elephants and leopards). Stay at an ultra-luxurious safari lodge, and enjoy morning and afternoon game drives and guided bush walks during your stay. If desired, a visit to a local community can be arranged. There will also be time to indulge in spa treatments and enjoy elaborate gourmet meals paired with South Africa's best wines.

Conclude in beautiful Cape Town with a stay at one of our favorite luxury hotels. Enjoy comprehensive private touring with one of Cape Town's most knowledgeable guides. Learn about the city's fascinating history and architecture; take a cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain; experience local markets, boutiques, museums and noted African art galleries; and enjoy Cape Town's incredible food and wine scene, including reservations at top restaurants. Depending on your interests, enjoy other highlights, such as Robben Island, Bo Kaap (the Cape Malay Quarter), and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. One day, take a private excursion along the scenic coastal road to the Cape Peninsula and visit the Cape of Good Hope, Boulders Beach and quaint seaside towns. Alternatively, spend a day in the Cape Winelands region with personalized wine tastings at South Africa's best vineyards and a visit to the charming towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Upon request, we can arrange private yacht cruises, scenic helicopter flights, adventure activities, and day trips to Hermanus and other destinations.

 

Itinerary Overview
Day 1

Arrive Cairo, Egypt 

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

Day 2

Cairo

Full-day private city tour

Day 3

Cairo & Pyramids

Full-day private city tour 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 – 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 – Johannesburg, South Africa

Private transfer for overnight flight to Johannesburg (not included in cost)

Day 10 Johannesburg – Safari (Sabi Sand Reserve or Kruger National Park)

VIP arrival airport assistance to scheduled flight to Sabi Sand Reserve or Kruger National Park for luxury safari for 3 nights

Day 11 Safari

Morning and afternoon wildlife safaris

Day 12 Safari

Morning and afternoon wildlife safaris

Day 13 Safari – Cape Town

Transfer and flights to Cape Town. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 3 nights

Day 14 Cape Town 

Full-day private city tour

Day 15 Cape Town

Private excursion to the Cape Peninsula or Cape Winelands

Day 16 Depart Cape Town
Private airport transfer

Accommodation
Cairo: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza (first stay)
The Nile Ritz-Carlton (second stay)
Luxury Nile River cruise:

Oberoi Philae

Sabi Sand Reserve 
or 
Kruger National Park:

Singita Boulders, Singita Ebony, Royal Malewane or Singita Lebombo

Cape Town:

One&Only Cape Town or The Silo


Cost
From $24,445 Per person (double occupancy)