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, Aswan & Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

Private Land Tour of Egypt
(8 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Aswan & Abu Simbel, Luxor

Egypt in a Week
(7 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Luxor

Best of Egypt
(11 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Sharm El-Sheikh

Traditions of Egypt
(13 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Luxor, dahabiya cruise, Abu Simbel, Aswan

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
(12 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Aswan & Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Alexandria

Insider Journey Through Egypt
(17 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Alexandria, Marsa Matruh, Siwa Oasis, Luxor, Nile River dahabiya cruise, Aswan & Abu Simbel

Multi-country Tours

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

Highlights of Israel & Egypt
(16 days)
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, Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, 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
(17 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise (Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, Luxor), Cape Town, Sabi Sand Reserve

Highlights of Egypt & Morocco
(14 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh

Journey Through the Middle East
(21 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Dubai & Arabian Desert

Insider Journey Through Egypt

(17 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Alexandria, Marsa Matruh, Siwa Oasis, Luxor, Nile River dahabiya cruise, Aswan & Abu Simbel

On this in-depth private tour of Egypt, cruise the Nile River in a traditional dahabiya sailing barge, stay at an atmospheric eco-lodge in the remote Siwa Oasis, and enjoy private touring of Cairo, the Pyramids, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan and Abu Simbel with your own top Egyptologist guide.

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. Also visit the even older pyramids of Dahshur and Saqqara. If desired, enjoy a camel ride by the Pyramids of Giza, and perhaps see the interiors of the Great and Bent pyramids.

Upon request, Artisans of Leisure can arrange VIP experiences such as exclusive access to well-preserved tombs that are not open to the public and after-hours private tours of major sites such as the Egyptian Museum and the Pyramids of Giza.

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 to Siwa Oasis, learn about the World War II history of North Africa at the War Museum and war cemeteries in El Alamein, and then spend the night in Marsa Matruh at a seaside hotel overlooking the white beaches and blue water of the Mediterranean.

Continue through the desert to enchanting Siwa Oasis, a traditional village of mudbrick buildings among palm groves, freshwater springs and salt lakes. Experience the area's unique calm while staying at a kasbah-style eco-lodge built with traditional materials that blend into the surroundings. During touring, venture into the nearby sand dunes, explore the remains of the 13th-century Shali Fortress, see an ancient necropolis known as the Mountain of the Dead, and relax in natural springs.

Return to Cairo for an overnight before flying to 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, we can arrange tours of monuments usually closed to the public and visits to museums outside opening hours.

Next, take a five-night Nile River cruise aboard a traditional dahabiya sailing barge. On this atmospheric boat (also spelled dahabeah), enjoy a leisurely yet in-depth experience of the Nile, including visits to local villages and cultural sites (such as Gebel el-Silsila) not accessible to larger cruise ships. The boat has a more flexible schedule, so you can explore many extraordinary archaeological sites—such as the Temple of Horus (Edfu) and the Temple of Kom Ombo—at times when few other boats and visitors are present. Artisans of Leisure will arrange private shore excursions with your own Egyptologist guide at most stops on the cruise.

Continue to Aswan, one of Egypt's most attractive cities. During private touring with your Egyptologist guide, learn about Nubian life, history and crafts at the excellent Nubian Museum. Also visit highlights such as the stunning Temple of Philae, the High Dam and the Unfinished Obelisk. One day, fly to Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and two spectacular monumental temples commissioned by Pharaoh Ramses II and carved into sandstone cliffs.

Conclude the tour with a night back in Cairo.

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, Sakkara, Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx
Day 4 Cairo – Alexandria
Private transfer to hotel for overnight. Private city touring
Day 5 Alexandria – Marsa Matruh
Private transfer to hotel for overnight, with tour of El Alamein War Cemetery en route
Day 6 Marsa Matruh – Siwa Oasis
Private arrival transfer to eco-lodge for 2 nights
Day 7 Siwa Oasis
Lodge touring and desert safari
Day 8 Siwa Oasis – Cairo
Private transfer to hotel for overnight
Day 9 Cairo – Luxor
Private transfer to the airport for morning flight to Luxor. Private touring on arrival of Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens, including the tombs of King Tut, Seti I and Queen Nefertari, and time permitting, the Luxor and Karnak temples. Overnight at hotel
Day 10 Luxor – Esna – El Kab
Private transfer to Esna to board dahabiya cruise for 5 nights. Private tour of the Temple of Khnum en route to El Kab
Day 11 El Kab & Edfu
Private tour of the Temple of Nekhbet. Sail to Edfu for private tour of Temple of Horus
Day 12 Edfu – Gebel el-Silsila
Sail to Gebel el-Silsila with options for swimming and desert walk en route
Day 13 Gebel el-Silsila
Morning private tour of Temple of Horemheb. Afternoon at leisure to relax with option to swim
Day 14 Gebel el-Silsila – Kom Ombo
Sail to Kom Ombo for private tour of the Temple of Kom Ombo
Day 15 Kom Ombo – Aswan
Sail to Aswan and disembark cruise. Private touring of High Dam, Temple of Philae and other sights around Aswan. Private transfer to hotel for 1 night
Day 16 Aswan & Abu Simbel – Cairo
Morning private transfer to airport for flight to Abu Simbel. Private touring of temples. Private transfer to the airport for flights to Cairo, via Aswan. Private arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night
Day 17 Depart Cairo
Private airport transfer

Hotels
Cairo: The St. Regis Cairo, Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza or Four Seasons Hotel Cairo First Residence
Alexandria:

Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria

Marsa Matruh: Carols Beau Rivage Hotel
Siwa Oasis: Adrere Amellal
Luxor: Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor, Hilton Luxor or Al Moudira
Nile River Dahabiya cruise: Nour El Nil
Aswan: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan

Cost
$20,985 Per person (double occupancy)

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, Aswan & Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise

Private Land Tour of Egypt
(8 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Aswan & Abu Simbel, Luxor

Egypt in a Week
(7 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Luxor

Best of Egypt
(11 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Sharm El-Sheikh

Traditions of Egypt
(13 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Luxor, dahabiya cruise, Abu Simbel, Aswan

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
(12 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Aswan & Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Alexandria

Insider Journey Through Egypt
(17 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Alexandria, Marsa Matruh, Siwa Oasis, Luxor, Nile River dahabiya cruise, Aswan & Abu Simbel

Multi-country Tours

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

Highlights of Israel & Egypt
(16 days)
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, Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, 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
(17 days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, Nile Cruise (Aswan, Kom Ombo, Edfu, Esna, Luxor), Cape Town, Sabi Sand Reserve

Highlights of Egypt & Morocco
(14 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh

Journey Through the Middle East
(21 Days)
Cairo & the Pyramids, Abu Simbel, luxury Nile River cruise, Amman, Petra & Wadi Rum, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Dubai & Arabian Desert

Testimonials

We had a phenomenal time in Egypt. The trip was planned perfectly, and our Egyptologist guide was amazing. We loved our itinerary and were blown away by what we saw. Every logistical detail was perfectly organized.
~ J.C., New York, NY

We had a fantastic time in Egypt. The service from Artisans of Leisure was impeccable and we didn’t have to think or worry about anything. Thanks again for all your help.
~ G.J., Milan, Italy

Our Egypt trip was amazing. We met many other travelers, and all were envious of our tour and the fact that we had our own Egyptologist on board with us! 
~ D.R., West Vancouver, B.C.

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