Egypt

From immense 4500-year-old pyramids to ornate tombs to religious sites left by world empires, Egypt’s historical sites are truly larger than life. The country’s well-preserved sites span the era of the Pharoahs to the Persian Empire to Coptic Christianity to the Ottoman Empire and more, inviting modern travelers to take a step back in time.

“In Egypt, history comes alive. You will never believe how grand all the sites are until you see them in person.”—Bob Gaston, Consultant

Highlights

See and do:

  • Cairo for its markets, pyramids of Giza and Saqqara and the Sphinx
  • A Nile river cruise, visiting Luxor, the Valley of the Kings and Queens and more
  • The temples of Abu Simbel

Pairs well with:

  • Jordan
  • African Safaris

Desert sands swirling around majestic pyramids. The Nile River surging north. Golden murals guarding ancient tombs. Egypt evokes these unforgettable scenes, a timeless country awaiting to be rediscovered by today’s travelers.

Egypt’s highlights may be well-known around the world, but they’re anything but ordinary. Set your sights skyward toward the Great Sphinx and the pyramids of Giza or descend into the famous tomb of King Tutankhamun. Feel the spirit of the life-giving Nile on a river cruise and wander the colorful labyrinth of Cairo’s Khan El-Khalili Bazaar.

In Egypt, the properties are as dazzling as the destination, with five-star luxury and attentive service at every turn. Whether touring with a private guide or taking part in a river cruise, the top-notch guides, historians, archeologists and Egyptologists will disseminate Egypt’s complex history into entertaining and easy-to-follow stories.