Egypt & the Nile

Quintessential archaeological treasures with an expert A&K Egyptologist, and cruise for four nights along the Nile aboard stylish ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV.’

Valued at $15,345
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Bask in the timeless majesty of ancient Egypt on an immersive journey through the land of the pharaohs, exploring its quintessential archaeological treasures with an expert A&K Egyptologist, and cruise for four nights along the Nile aboard stylish ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat IV.’
Maximum 18 guests

Package Inclusions:

** Luxury Small Group Journey with exclusive and immersive experiences **

Your luxury small group tour includes:
  • 9 night Egypt & the Nile tour with Abercrombie & Kent
  • Includes:
  • Arrive in Cairo, meet your A&K representative and transfer to hotel
  • 3 nights accommodation at Marriott Mena House Hotel in Cairo
  • Fly from Cairo to Luxor
  • 4 nights onboard Sanctuary Sun Boat IV’ on Nile Deck, Cairo to Aswan 
  • Fly from Aswan to Abu Simbel return
  • Full day to explore and discover Abu Simbel
  • Fly from Aswan to Cairo
  • 2 nights at Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
  • Full breakfast daily, select lunches & dinners
  • Day touring as per detailed itineray
*Embark on a four-night Nile river cruise, gliding in comfort through stirring desert landscapes and going ashore to discover ancient Egypt’s most awe-inspiring sites
*Explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities (or the Grand Egyptian Museum, upon its opening) to view a vast trove of artifacts
*Venture inside one of the pyramids, go riding camelback and view the enigmatic Great Sphinx on the Giza Plateau
*Descend into the tomb of Tutankhamun (King Tut) and the tomb of Seti I, father of legendary Ramses II, in the Valley of the Kings
*Visit the colourful tomb of Nefertari, one of Egypt’s most famous queens
*Journey to Abu Simbel to set eyes upon the imposing twin temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari

Additional inclusions:
*English-Speaking Resident Tour Director and Local Guides
*Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
*Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling
*Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
*Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day
*Traveller’s Valet Laundry Service
*Internet Access
*Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
*24/7 A&K On-Call Support

** Advertised price valid for travel between 01 June - 10 June 2024.  Itinerary operates in reverse and other dates available.  Surcharges may apply - ask us for details.

++  Please note: Jordan extension is NOT INCLUDED in advertised price or itinerary.  This can be added please talk to you agent for the additional cost to include.



Day 1: Arrive Cairo, Egypt
Arrive in Cairo, Egypt’s “Mother of All Cities,” an age-old crossroads of Asia, Africa, and Europe, where you are met and privately transferred to your riverside hotel.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza
Day 2: Cairo | Immersed in Antiquities
Explore the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities (or the Grand Egyptian Museum, upon its opening), home to over 120,000 relics, some dating back to 4000 BC. After lunch, return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a welcome dinner.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: BLD
Day 3: Cairo | The Great Pyramid and Paws of the Sphinx
Set out for the Giza Plateau on a full-day excursion. Observe the great pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure as well as other historical sites. Enter the interior of one of these legendary structures, and marvel at the massive stones used to construct them. Ride a camel, and then enjoy special private access to the nearby Great Sphinx, seizing the rare opportunity to lay your hands on its massive paws.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: BL
Day 4: Luxor | Two of Egypt’s Finest Temples
Fly south to Luxor, formerly known as Thebes. Upon arrival visit the Temple of Karnak, featuring 134 great columns that once supported an enormous roof. Board ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat III,’ your luxurious home on the Nile for the next seven nights, in time for lunch. This afternoon, explore the Temple of Luxor, built by Amenhotep III (1405-1367 BC). This evening, gather for a complimentary cocktail and canapés, followed by dinner.
‘Sanctuary Sun Boat III’ | Meals: BLD
Day 5: Cruising the Nile | Discovery of Tutankhamun
Visit the Nile’s West Bank, starting at the fabled Colossi of Memnon, two enormous, seated statues of Amenhotep III. Proceed to the terraced funerary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Egypt’s first female pharaoh, and continue to the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs. See the iconic tomb of Tutankhamun (King Tut), before visiting the former home of the legendary archaeologist who found it, Howard Carter, to see the original tools he used for the excavation. Gain entry to the lesser-visited, well-preserved tomb of Seti I, father of Ramses II. Then, in the Valley of the Queens, explore the tomb of Queen Nefertari, said to be the finest tomb in Egypt. After lunch back aboard the ship, relax on board or explore the Luxor Museum, browsing its fascinating collections.
‘Sanctuary Sun Boat III’ | Meals: BLD
Day 6: Cruising the Nile | Grandeur by Hot Air Balloon
Rise early this morning for an exhilarating hot air balloon ride over the Nile and the temples that line its shores. Afterwards, go off the beaten path to one of Luxor’s less-visited sites, Medinet Habu, built by Ramses III. Return to ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat III’ and partake in a Scenic Sundowner as you cruise toward Esna.
‘Sanctuary Sun Boat III’ | Meals: BLD
Day 7: Cruising the Nile | Remnants of Greece & Rome
This morning at Esna, explore the Greco-Roman Temple of Khnum with your Egyptologist guide. Its Great Hypostyle Hall was built during the reign of the Roman Emperor Claudius. Then, board your river ship and cruise to Edfu, where you visit the well-preserved Temple of Horus (the falcon god).
‘Sanctuary Sun Boat III’ | Meals: BLD
Day 8: Abu Simbel | Temple of the Sun
Relax on board as the morning unfolds. This afternoon, learn to prepare local dishes during a Chef’s Table experience with an onboard chef as you cruise to Kom Ombo. Disembark for a walking visit to this lovely Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), whom some ancient Egyptians considered the creator of the world. View the mummified remains of several crocodile that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today. Join the party tonight, dressing up in traditional Egyptian galabeyyas and savouring a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties, followed by Arabic music and dancing.
‘Sanctuary Sun Boat III’ | Meals: BLD
Day 9: Cruising the Nile | Island Temple of Isis
Disembark in Aswan to visit the granite quarries that supplied stone for many of Egypt’s pyramids and temples. View the 1,200-ton ‘Unfinished Obelisk,’ which exemplifies the technique used to create such enormous monoliths. Then, boat to the island of Agilika to view the exquisite Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Ride Like a Local as you sail by felucca (traditional sailing vessel), weather permitting, around Elephantine Island and view the splendid Aga Khan Mausoleum, which overlooks the river. After lunch, relax on board or explore a local Aswan spice market.
‘Sanctuary Sun Boat III’ | Meals: BLD
Day 10: Abu Simbel | Massive Tribute to Ramses II
Fly to Abu Simbel, site of the magnificent temple of Ramses II, and marvel at the four enormous statues of the pharaoh that grace its façade, each over 19 metres high. Amazingly, the site was raised up the hillside to avoid floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam project. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before boarding your privately chartered aircraft back to Aswan, to return to your ship.
‘Sanctuary Sun Boat III’ | Meals: BLD
Day 11: Aswan/Cairo | Design Your Day
Disembark ‘Sanctuary Sun Boat III’ and return to Cairo in time for lunch. This afternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:
Discover Coptic Cairo, visiting a church built where the Holy Family stayed and other Christian sites.
Tour Islamic Cairo, including the lively Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.
View the Royal Mummies, and countless other artifacts as you tour the National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation.
The remainder of your day is at leisure.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: BL
Day 12: Cairo | Private Opening of Wahtye’s Tomb
Today, venture just outside the city to Sakkara, the vast necropolis of ancient Memphis, site of the famous Step Pyramid. Built by Zoser I in 2700 BC, it is the world’s oldest stone structure. Enjoy a special private opening of the 4,400-year-old tomb of Wahtye. Unearthed in 2018, it is considered one of the biggest discoveries of the decade, completely untouched and filled with painted hieroglyphics, sculptures, and inscriptions. Also visit the Mereruka Tomb, one of the most exquisitely decorated tombs of the Old Kingdom. Tonight, enjoy a memorable farewell dinner.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: BLD
Day 13: Depart Cairo
After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.
Meals: B

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Terms and Conditions apply: All prices are quoted in Australian dollars, based on per person double occupancy unless stated otherwise, and inclusive of all taxes and discounts. All prices & itineraries are current as at 20/04/2023 & subject to change without notice. Prices are subject to change due to availability, currency fluctuations, fuel price, and tax increases. Price includes any stated bonus nights, upgrades & package savings, if applicable. All passports, visas, travel permits, and vaccinations are the responsibility of the travelling passenger to secure prior to travel. Travel packages advertised may include multiple products provided by several suppliers to provide a travel itinerary. Each component of the package will be treated independent of each other, and the specific terms & conditions of each product supplier will apply. Hotels may charge resort fees, or a security bond not included or mentioned in this package, payable direct upon check-in.
++ Jordan extension as noted on the itinerary map is NOT INCLUDED in the package holiday.  This can be added at a surcharge. 

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