Egypt

Ancient Egypt: A Luxury Small-Group Tour

Step back in time to an ancient land of pharaohs and pyramids on this once-in-a-lifetime 10-day, luxury small-group tour and cruise (max 16 travellers). Visit the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the astounding Valley of the Kings – home to the tomb of Tutankhamun, the ruins of the ancient city of Memphis and other incredible sights. Includes five-star accommodation throughout, a four-night luxurious Nile cruise aboard the newly refurbished Sanctuary Nile Adventurer, breakfast daily and a selection of gourmet experiences, all internal flights, private transfers and transportation, a tour of Abu Simbel, the services of expert local guides, all sightseeing and entrance fees and so much more.

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TWIN SHARE
Earn 4,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share)
  • Five nights of luxury accommodation in five-star hotels including the Marriot Mena House and Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City in Cairo
  • A four-night luxury Nile cruise aboard the luxurious and newly refurbished Nile Adventurer
  • All-inclusive food prepared by award-winning chefs plus complimentary mineral water tea and American coffee with every meal during your cruise
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VIP UPGRADE - TWIN SHARE
Earn 6,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person (twin share)
  • Upgraded rooms with views of the Nile and Pyramids during your stays in Cairo and a Deluxe Cabin on the Nile Adventurer** (luxury ship)**
  • Five nights of luxury accommodation in five-star hotels including the Marriot Mena House and Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City in Cairo
  • A four-night luxury Nile cruise aboard the luxurious and newly refurbished Nile Adventurer
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SINGLE TRAVELLER
Earn 7,199 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person
  • Five nights of luxury accommodation in five-star hotels including the Marriot Mena House and Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City in Cairo
  • A four-night luxury Nile cruise aboard the luxurious and newly refurbished Nile Adventurer
  • All-inclusive food prepared by award-winning chefs plus complimentary mineral water tea and American coffee with every meal during your cruise
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10 Days
VIP UPGRADE - SINGLE TRAVELLER
Earn 11,999 Qantas Points
Inclusion Highlights:
  • Packages valid for one person
  • Upgraded rooms with views of the Nile and Pyramids during your stays in Cairo and a Deluxe Cabin on the Nile Adventurer (luxury ship)
  • Five nights of luxury accommodation in five-star hotels including the Marriot Mena House and Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City in Cairo
  • A four-night luxury Nile cruise aboard the luxurious and newly refurbished Nile Adventurer

From sweeping deserts to bustling cities, majestic temples to colourful souks, Egypt is full of charming locations just waiting for you to explore. Your journey takes you to a plethora of UNESCO Heritage-listed sites, including the Great Pyramid of Giza which stands as the last of the 'Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the towering Great Sphinx of Giza, the Valley of the Kings where Tutankhamun's mummified body was found and so much more. Best of all, you will sail the Nile River on a luxurious ship, enjoying onboard Egyptian themed hospitality, galas and unbeatable views of rural Egypt as you drift on by.

See the 'Itinerary' tab for more details.

Your Luxe Accommodation – Stay in old-world glamour with pyramid views and sail the Nile on a five-star ship

With a reputation for being one of the most unique hotels in Cairo, Marriot Mena House is renowned for its historic antique furnishings, high-end clientele and majestic views of the Pyramids of Giza. Arriving at the hotel feels as if you’ve stepped back in royal time: High archways adorn the lobby while a mammoth chandelier hangs from the artistic golden ceiling and endless marble flooring oozes old-world glamour. This exceptional experience is complete with stunning sunrise and sunset views against a backdrop of the beaming pyramids.

Spend four nights sailing along the Nile River on the elegant and newly-refurbished Sanctuary Nile Adventurer. Draped in contemporary style, the ship’s new luxurious design combines modern Egyptian culture with thousand-year-old heritage. With gourmet cuisine as well as sightseeing experiences with the country’s most experienced Egyptologists, this is a taste of genuine five-star luxury on a timeless river.

Spend two luxurious nights at the waterfront Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo - perched on the famed River Nile. Find all the five-star amenities you could want—including the lavish Kempinski Spa, four restaurants and lounges and a luxe rooftop pool—in a sophisticated sanctuary located in the heart of Cairo’s Garden City where you'll unwind in sheer elegance with a backdrop of the world’s longest river; the Nile.

The Experiences – Ancient pyramids, priceless treasures, bustling cities and river vistas

Lose yourself in Egypt’s captivating capital, Cairo, where you’ll peruse bustling bazaars, see beautiful old mosques and churches, and delve into ancient history at the Egyptian Museum; a treasure trove of priceless artefacts including the fabled Mask of Tutankhamun.

One of the last remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World unfolds before you at the awe-inspiring Giza pyramid complex, home to the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Great Sphinx of Giza. This incredible historic site, built by the hand of ancient Egyptians and once buried beneath the desert sweeping sands, truly defies belief.

Explore the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage-listed Valley of the Kings in Luxor, a site of incredible archaeological significance which houses tombs of pharaohs and nobles dating between the 16th and 11th century BC, including that of the legendary Tutankhamun.

Visit Aswan where you’ll climb aboard a motorized boat to Agilkia Island - home to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Philae temple complex, which was painstakingly moved from its original position to prevent flooding. Enjoy a scenic cruise around the Aswan islands in a felucca, a traditional wooden sailing boat which is a typical sight on the Nile, followed by a gala dinner for your final evening on board the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer.

Following your luxury cruise along the Nile, beat the crowds on the ground and fly to Abu Simbel to discover the colossal, UNESCO World Heritage-listed twin temples dedicated to Ramesses II – one of Ancient Egypt's most celebrated pharaohs – and his queen Nefertari; one of which is adorned with four incredible 20-metre statues of the pharaoh.

VIP Upgrade Package

Want the ultimate luxury experience with breathtaking views the whole way through? Upgrade to the VIP Package to enjoy upgraded rooms in your five-star accommodation and aboard the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer. Enjoy out-of-this-world views of the Giza Plateau's ancient pyramids at Marriot Mena House, views across the famous river Nile at the Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City Cairo, and unwind in Deluxe Cabin – your spacious suite located on the main deck abroad the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer.

Your Package Includes

  • Five nights of luxury accommodation in five-star hotels, including the Marriot Mena House and Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City in Cairo
  • A four-night luxury Nile cruise aboard the luxurious and newly refurbished Nile Adventurer
  • All-inclusive food prepared by award-winning chefs, plus complimentary mineral water, tea and American coffee with every meal during your cruise
  • Guided sightseeing with an Egyptologist, a cocktail reception and a cooking lesson, during your cruise
  • Onboard entertainment including a traditional Egyptian party, belly dancing, a lecture from an Egyptologist and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Daily breakfast and a selection of additional meals throughout the rest of the tour as noted in the Itinerary
  • All internal flights – including Cairo to Luxor, Aswan to Abu Simbel and back to Cairo
  • All airport transfers and air-conditioned transport throughout
  • The services of an expert local, English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees as per the itinerary

The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

After you have made your booking, please follow the instructions on your confirmation email and ensure you complete your traveller information details within 48 hours.

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Tel Aviv on your chosen tour start date.

Valid for select departure dates below:

2019

25 October 2019

02 November 2019

10 November 2019

18 November 2019

04 December 2019

12 December 2019

2020

05 January 2020

14 February 2020

09 March 2020

10 April 2020

13 September 2020

All departure dates are subject to availability and early bookings are highly recommended.

Instant Booking: To secure your dates at purchase, click 'Instant Booking' and select your preferred package. Once your preferred package is selected you'll click through to 'Choose Your Dates of Travel' and will be able to enter in your preferred tour commencement date.

Twin-Share Package: The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older (based on twin share). If you are travelling with another person you must purchase TWO PACKAGES, otherwise, if travelling alone, you must purchase the Single Traveller package option. See the package options for further details. Single travellers will get their own room throughout the tour.

Private Departures Available: Guests must be aged 18 years or older. If you wish to travel with children, or on your own private tour together with friends, please enquire for further information (minimum two travellers – surcharges apply).

Maximum tour capacity is 16 people, minimum tour capacity is two people.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

  • Mena House
  • Sanctuary Nile Adventurer cruise ship
  • Kempinski Nile Hotel Garden City, Cairo

Accommodation is subject to availability and may be substituted for a hotel of a similar standard.

Please note: disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this when making your booking.

Packages do not include visa fees, travel insurance, additional activities and upgrades and anything else not listed in the itinerary.

Travel insurance is compulsory. We suggest purchasing travel insurance as soon as possible after purchasing this package.

Tipping and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. US$10-15 per person, per day is the industry standard).

Strictly no refunds for this package for amendments and change of date.

Arrival and departure transfers are only available on the first and last day of the tour. Any arrivals and departures outside of these days will need to make their own arrangements to/from the airport.

Travellers should have a good level of physical fitness and mobility and must be able to negotiate uneven surfaces, climb stairs and board boats.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated) and menu options are subject to change.

Not valid in conjunction with any other offer or on existing reservations.

Any unused portion of the package is non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for other services or cash.

Additional expenses are not included with this package.

Package cannot be split.

Your passport must be valid at least SIX months beyond your intended stay overseas.

A visa may be required to the countries you are visiting and transiting. It is your responsibility to ensure you are holding a current visa.

Luggage allowance per person is 15kg maximum (unless otherwise stated) to allow for ease of transport on the journey.

The value and comparative savings have been determined based on published rack rates and the value of inclusions. Please be advised that rack rates may not be reflective of actual rates being charged, dependent on the timing and manner of your booking and therefore are only indicative of the level of saving.

Occasionally our itineraries are updated prior to departure to incorporate improvements stemming from past travellers’ feedback as well as updates from our ground operators. Please note that while we operate successful tours in this region throughout the year, some changes may be necessary due to inclement weather and common seasonal changes to timetables and transport routes. This can happen with little notice so please be prepared for modifications to the route. The order and timing of included activities may also vary from time to time.

All activities and services are subject to availability.

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