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
(6 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
(14 days)
Jerusalem, Dead Sea, Galilee, Tel Aviv, Cairo, Aswan, Luxor

Journey Through Egypt, Israel & Jordan
(18 days)
Cairo, Abu Simbel, Aswan, Luxor, Petra, Dead Sea, Sea of Galilee, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

Best of Dubai & Egypt
(12 days)
Dubai, Cairo, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise (Aswan-Luxor)

Cairo to the Cape: Egypt & South Africa
(16 days)
Cairo, Nile Cruise, Safari (Sabi Sand Reserve or Kruger National Park), Cape Town

Essence of Egypt

(11 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Alexandria

This private tour of Egypt is perfect for anyone who wants to see the country’s most important cultural attractions and have the most luxurious accommodation available each day. 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.

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.

Continue to the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, which was founded by Alexander the Great and is today Egypt’s second-largest city. Explore the hidden charms of this fascinating city during touring with your private guide and driver. Visit the Bibliotheca Alexandrina—a striking, state-of-the-art library and museum of antiquities—as well as various ancient monuments, catacombs and the site of the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Perhaps also browse the antiques district, see beautiful mosques, and relax at waterfront cafes.

En route back to Cairo, visit the ancient Coptic monasteries in Wadi El Natrun, which were built by early Christians escaping Roman persecution.

Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Arrive Cairo

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 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 - Alexandria

Private airport transfer and flight to Cairo. Private arrival transfer to Alexandria for 2 nights

Day 9 Alexandria
Private full-day touring
Day 10 Alexandria - Cairo

Private transfer to Cairo for overnight stay, with touring of Wadi El Natrun monasteries en route

Day 11 Depart Cairo
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

Alexandria: Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria

Cost
$11,485 Per person (double occupancy)