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

Luxuries of Egypt

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

This is the ultimate private luxury tour of Egypt. It features private touring in the top destinations and travel at a leisurely pace. 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.

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, enjoy a five-night luxury Nile River cruise aboard the Zahra, the most luxurious boat on the Nile. The leisurely itinerary is specially designed to visit ports of call when other cruise ships are not there, allowing exploration of the extraordinary archaeological sites without the crowds. During the cruise, visit sites around Luxor, including Luxor Temple and the Karnak complex, Medinet Habu and the Colossi of Memnon. Also tour 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. Also visit the Dendera complex, Tombs of the Nobles, Deir Al-Medina and the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Continue upriver to Edfu to see the Temple of Horus (Edfu) and on to Aswan to visit the Temple of Philae and High Dam. 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 private Egyptologist.

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

Then, 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.

Return to Cairo and continue private city touring. If desired, we can also arrange visits to Cairo’s top boutiques and reservations at the best restaurants in town.

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 excursion to Dahshur, Saqqara, Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx

Day 4 Cairo – Luxor

Private transfer to airport for flight to Luxor. Private arrival transfer. Embark on cruise for 5 nights. Afternoon private touring of Karnak temple complex and Luxor Museum. Evening sound and light show at Karnak Temple

Day 5 Luxor – Qena

Private touring of Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, including the tombs of King Tut, Seti I and Queen Nefertari. Sail to Qena to tour Dendera complex and overnight

Day 6 Qena – Luxor

Sail to Luxor. Private touring of the Tombs of the Nobles, Deir Al-Medina, Hatshepsut Temple and Luxor Temple. Overnight in Luxor

Day 7 Luxor – Edfu

Sail to Edfu for private visit to Temple of Horus

Day 8 Edfu – Aswan

Sail to Aswan. Afternoon private touring of Temple of Philae and High Dam

Day 9 Aswan – Abu Simbel – Cairo

Disembark cruise. Early morning private airport transfer and flight to Abu Simbel. Private touring of temples. Return to airport and onward flight to Cairo. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 2 nights

Day 10 Cairo

Flexible private touring or shopping

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 Zahra

Cost
$9,580 Per person (double occupancy)