Egypt

Five-Star Egypt: A Luxury Small-Group Tour with Four Seasons Opulence and Boutique Nile River Cruise

Step back in time to an ancient land of pharaohs and pyramids on this once-in-a-lifetime nine-day, luxury small-group tour and Nile River cruise (max. 16 travellers). Stay in unparalleled Four Seasons opulence and visit the only remaining Wonder of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the astounding Valley of the Kings – home to the tomb of Tutankhamun. Let the vivid colours of Cairo’s Grand Bazaar enchant you and relax onboard the intimate M.S. Mayflower luxury ship while sailing up the Nile River, with stops at the Temple of Luxor, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Theban Necropolis burial site, Temple of Edfu and more. Finally, fly to the spectacular Abu Simbel, part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Nubian Monuments site.

Includes five-star accommodation at the prestigious Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence and a four-night luxurious Nile cruise aboard the elegant M.S. Mayflower, breakfast daily and a selection of gourmet experiences, all internal flights, private transfers and transportation, a tour of Abu Simbel with return flights, the services of expert local guides, all sightseeing and entrance fees and so much more.

Sharm El Sheikh and Red Sea Extension: Extend your tour and spend four extra days discovering the treasures of Sharm El Sheikh and the world’s warmest sea, bursting with an incredible reef system, coral gardens and shipwrecks.

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R51 640
/person
Twin Share
Valued up to R81 607
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9 Days
TWIN SHARE – LOW SEASON
Inclusion highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for one person based on twin share – you must purchase two packages
  • Four nights of luxury accommodation in Egypt’s best five-star hotels, including three nights at Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence and a night at Hilton Heliopolis Towers, Cairo
  • Four-night luxury Nile cruise aboard the boutique M.S. Mayflower, offering an intimate luxury cruising experience
  • All-inclusive food prepared by award-winning chefs throughout your cruise
9 Days
TWIN SHARE – HIGH SEASON
Inclusion highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for one person based on twin share – you must purchase two packages
  • Four nights of luxury accommodation in Egypt’s best five-star hotels, including three nights at Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence and a night at Hilton Heliopolis Towers, Cairo
  • Four-night luxury Nile cruise aboard the boutique M.S. Mayflower, offering an intimate luxury cruising experience
  • All-inclusive food prepared by award-winning chefs throughout your cruise
9 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER – LOW SEASON
Inclusion highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for one person
  • Four nights of luxury accommodation in Egypt’s best five-star hotels, including three nights at Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence and a night at Hilton Heliopolis Towers, Cairo
  • Four-night luxury Nile cruise aboard the boutique M.S. Mayflower, offering an intimate luxury cruising experience
  • All-inclusive food prepared by award-winning chefs throughout your cruise
9 Days
SOLO TRAVELLER – HIGH SEASON
Inclusion highlights:
  • Inclusions valid for one person
  • Four nights of luxury accommodation in Egypt’s best five-star hotels, including three nights at Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence and a night at Hilton Heliopolis Towers, Cairo
  • Four-night luxury Nile cruise aboard the boutique M.S. Mayflower, offering an intimate luxury cruising experience
  • All-inclusive food prepared by award-winning chefs throughout your cruise

Your Itinerary at a Glance:

  • Four-night Nile cruise aboard luxury boutique ship the M.S. Mayflower
  • Visit the awe-inspiring Giza pyramid complex – one of the last remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – and surrounding pyramids
  • Experience the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Valley of the Kings in Luxor and Tutankhamun’s tomb
  • Explore Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, also known as Cairo’s Grand Bazaar
  • Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, built 180-47 BC
  • Cruise the Aswan islands in a traditional felucca
  • Fly to Abu Simbel to discover the UNESCO World Heritage-listed twin temples on a guided tour

What You’ll Love…

The Accommodation – Indulgent Four Seasons luxury and elegant Nile River cruising

Combine the perfect location with world-renowned luxury at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence, offering classical grandeur in the heart of the city. Spend three nights in unparalleled splendour, with breathtaking views of the Nile or the distant pyramids, and first-class service sure to impress even the most discerning traveller. Staff are on hand to cater to your every need, offering intuitive service and recommendations, and ensuring a seamless stay.

The location is second to none, offering easy access to the pyramids and the zoological and botanical gardens. After days spent exploring ancient wonders, return to the comfort of your well-appointed Superior Room, offering views of the Nile or pyramids. A refreshing dip in the outdoor pool is the perfect way to wake up or wind down, while the spa stands ready to pamper when relaxation is on the menu.

Experience true luxury on the Nile aboard the M.S. Mayflower, a boutique luxury ship that puts an intimate spin on cruising. Sail past incredible ancient history while revelling in modern elegance and uncompromising luxury.

Be seduced by the spacious, chic atmosphere that evokes a sense of homely comfort. Cabins blend intimacy and individuality, uniquely designed to reflect Egyptian heritage with enticing, intricate touches, dark wooden pieces and soothing black and crème tones. Open the doors to your art deco-style balcony and flood the cabin with light while admiring spectacular Nile river views.

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

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.

Lose yourself in Egypt’s captivating capital, Cairo, and browse 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’s sweeping sands, truly defies belief. Our in-depth tour also takes you to the pyramids surrounding Giza, often overlooked by other tour groups, yet also a truly fascinating example of ancient Egyptian architecture.

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 centuries BC, including that of the legendary Tutankhamun.

Let the sights, sounds and dazzling colours amaze you at the Khan El-Khalili Bazaar, also known as Cairo’s Grand Bazaar. Wander through the labyrinth of narrow streets to find workshops and stalls selling all manner of things, from woodwork and glassware to leather goods and perfumes.

Visit the Temple of Kom Ombo, an unusual double temple built from 180 - 47 BC and dedicated to two deities: crocodile god Sobek and elder Haroeris. Sacred crocodiles used to bask in the sun on the riverbank here, with the Crocodile Museum next door showcasing fascinating mummified versions of the reptile.

Discover Aswan, where you’ll climb aboard a motorised 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.

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.

Your Tour Includes:

  • Four nights of luxury accommodation in Egypt’s best five-star hotels, including three nights at Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence and a night at Hilton Heliopolis Towers, Cairo
  • Four-night luxury Nile cruise aboard the boutique M.S. Mayflower, offering an intimate luxury cruising experience
  • All-inclusive food prepared by award-winning chefs throughout your cruise
  • Guided sightseeing with an expert Egyptologist guide
  • 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
  • All entrance fees per itinerary, including to Tutankhamun’s tomb and The Royal Mummies Hall at the Egyptian Museum

Sharm El Sheikh and Red Sea Extension – Extend your tour and enjoy four extra days of Sharm El Sheikh discovery and Four Seasons Luxury

Extend your time in ancient Egypt with a three-night extension in Sharm El Sheikh. This stunning resort town is famed for its sheltered sandy beaches and clear waters, including the tranquil Naama Bay with its palm-lined promenade, reef and vibrant cafés with a view.

Further Four Seasons luxury awaits at the Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh, offering a world-class resort experience not found anywhere else in the Middle East. The oversized, luxurious guestrooms are clustered above the Red Sea like a hillside village, while five restaurants, four swimming pools, a private white-sand beach and world-class dive centre, allow you to fill your days with as little or as much as you like.

Visit one of the oldest monasteries in the world, Saint Catherine’s Monastery, dating to the 6th century BC still occupied by monks today. Discover Moses’ Well, the ornately decorated basilica, the Chapel of the Burning Bush and the museum, which houses an impressive collection of icons and manuscripts.

Plus, enjoy a free day to explore or relax at your leisure. You might want to head to Naama Bay, abuzz with cafés and popular tourist hotspots, or take a day trip to nearby Tiran Island, encircled by azure water and boasting some fantastic diving spots. Other not-to-be-missed Sharm El Sheikh delights include Ras Muhammad National Park, The Heavenly Cathedral and the ornate Mustafa Mosque.

Your Extended Tour Includes:

  • Three nights of unsurpassed luxury accommodation at the superb Four Seasons Sharm El Sheikh
  • Return economy-class flights from Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daytrip to Saint Catherine’s Monastery, one of the oldest working monasteries in the world
  • Free day to explore or relax in beachside Sharm El Sheikh
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