Queen Nefertiti Signature Tour

A shorter version of our original Treasures of Egypt Signature Tour, this 10 day tour explores Cairo (Great Pyramids and Sphinx), Aswan and Abu Simbel, and a Nile Cruise. Perfect for the traveler who has limited time and wants “just the highlights.”

10 days/9 nights (includes Nile Cruise)
B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner

DAY 1: Cairo
From your international flight, arrive in Cairo International Airport. Our agent will meet you at the airport and assist you through immigration, baggage claim, and customs, and will obtain your visa to enter the country ($25 cash). Take a day to get oriented in this amazing city and/or enjoy an optional excursion. Transfer and overnight in the hotel.

DAY 2: Cairo
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and then enjoy a visit to one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World — the Pyramids of Giza. Also gaze upon the Great Sphinx, one of the most famous monuments in the whole world. Travel by private A/C bus to Memphis, capital of ancient Egypt, and to see the famous step pyramid of Pharaoh Zoser at Sakkara (Saqqara). Finish the day at a carpet school to learn how carpets have been made since the time of the Pharaohs. Overnight at hotel. B

DAY 3: Cairo / Aswan
Enjoy breakfast, then check out of the hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure in this thriving metropolis or try one of our optional excursions. This evening, take a sleeper train to Aswan. B, D (on the train)

DAY 4: Aswan
Breakfast on the train; arrive in Aswan and check into your hotel. In the afternoon visit the Temple of Philae and High Dam of Aswan. Overnight in the hotel. B (train)

DAY 5: Aswan / Abu Simbel / Kom Ombo
We begin early this day with breakfast and a trip through the desert by A/C bus to Abu Simbel Temple. Enjoy this beautiful double temple, then return to Aswan, where you will check into your Nile Cruise. Enjoy lunch on board ship on the way to Kom Ombo temple. Overnight on the ship. B, L, D

Day 6: Kom Ombo / Edfu
Breakfast on board ship, then visit the fascinating “dual temple” in Kom Ombo honoring Sobek, the crocodile God of fertility, and Horus the falcon god (also called “Horus the Elder”). Return to your cruise ship for lunch and sail to Edfu, where you will visit the best-preserved temple in Egypt, also dedicated to Horus. Sail overnight to Luxor. B, L, D

DAY 7: Luxor
Arrive at Luxor (modern name for ancient Thebes), which was once the capital of Egypt, split into two parts lying on the west and east banks of the Nile. We begin on the West Bank with a visit the Necropolis of Thebes and the famous Valley of the Kings, where 64 of Egypt’s Pharaohs had their tombs carved out of solid rock, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, and the Colossi of Memnon. Return for lunch on board ship. Enjoy free time this afternoon to shop, see the town, or roam the ship. Dinner and overnight on the ship. B, L, D

DAY 8: Luxor
After breakfast check out of your Nile Cruise and into your hotel in Luxor. Visit the amazing Temples of Karnak and Luxor (optional excursions available). Overnight in the hotel. B

DAY 9: Luxor / Cairo
Breakfast and check out of your hotel. Enjoy a day at your leisure to see many of the other sights of Luxor (optional excursions available). Take the sleeper train back to Cairo this evening (overnight on the train). B, D (train)

DAY 10: Cairo
Breakfast on the train just before arriving back in Cairo very early this morning. Depending on the time of your flight, take part of a day at leisure or bid farewell to this unforgettable country as you transfer to the Cairo International Airport for your return flight home. B

PRICE for 5 Star Hotels and Deluxe Service:
Adult: $2450
Children under 10: $1650

PRICE for 4 Star Hotels and Service:
Adults: $1850
Children under 10: $1250

PRICE for Single Adult:  $3850

Please note there is a surcharge of $400 per person for tours between December 10 – January 5 due to increased prices during this peak holiday season. Please read about other pricing and terms here.

Purchase this Tour:

Tour does not include:

  • Entry visa for Egypt ($25 cash at airport upon arrival)
  • Roundtrip international airfare to/from Cairo
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Meals except where noted (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Extra services (laundry, special meals, alcohol, etc.)

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