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

Trip Inspirations

Ancient Treasures on Land & River

10-Days Exploring Egypt’s Ancient Beauty

Desert sands, archaeological treasures and life along the Nile River are all yours to discover on this journey to Egypt. You will explore the country's most iconic sites with special "Egyptologist" guides who will captivate your imagination with the ancient history and traditional stories along the way. Spend time in Cairo exploring the pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx. Experience the country's diverse religious histories with visits to churches, synagogues, and mosques. Then board a beautiful river boat for a voyage on the Nile to visit the impressive monuments you will encounter along the way. This is truly a fascinating trip to the highlights of this intriguing country and the warm people who call it home.

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Travel Blog

An Adventure on the Nile

The Nile is amongst the world’s longest waterways, holding magnificent ancient history around each winding bend. Having never been to Egypt or Africa, I arrived with no expectations. What I received in return was a glorious adventure I’ll never forget. My trip started at the Abu Simbel temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site dating back Read more…

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.