Elegant and exotic, Egypt’s enchanting story blends the best of antiquity with the serenity of today. Celebrating the country’s kaleidoscope of adventures, this luxury 2-week luxury tour includes the famous experiences, from the Red Sea to the splendors of Luxor and the Great Pyramids of Giza. It also unravels the hidden side of the country, with private guides, contemporary splendor, and monuments lost in the desert. This is the grand luxury tour, enhanced with a tranquility that always surprises.
Hurghada – Tranquility Along the Red Sea
The typical Egyptian tour starts amongst the baffling bustle of Cairo, rushes around the famous attractions, and only gives you time to breathe when finishing at a Red Sea resort. However, despite the preconceptions and busy Cairo, this is actually a very relaxed country. Time moves slowly, with an air of serenity reflecting its Saharan location and tradition. The Red Sea is the perfect place to slow down and settle into a tranquil ambiance. Private beaches stretch out for long distances, and they’re hardly marked by footprints. Private suites are shaded by palm trees, and exotic colors merge along the panorama. Start in the Red Sea, and you’ll be fully energized for the journey through antiquity, helping you take in the exquisite details that most will overlook. After changing planes at Cairo International Airport, you fly to Hurghada and head straight to your fabulous luxury accommodation by the sea, where there’s no need for shoes.
Day 2 - 4
Hurghada – The Exotic Charm of Egypt’s Coast
Nile Cruise – Across the Sparkling Desert to Luxor’s West Bank
Nile Cruise – Hidden Sights of Egypt’s Ancient Cities
Nile Cruise – Intricate Wonders of Luxor’s East Bank
Nile Cruise – The Cult Temple of Horus
Nile Cruise – The Crocodile God and Cruising Into Aswan
Nile Cruise – Felucca Cruising Around the Gardens of the Nile
Nile Cruise – Discovering Aswan High Dam and the Temple of Philae
Cairo – Private Tour of the Egyptian Museum and Modern Cairo
Cairo – Journey Through the Relics of Past Ages
Cairo – Gazing Over the Pyramids and Departure
- Discover the tranquility of the Red Sea and lounge on the beaches of Egypt’s untouched coastline
- Cruise in style with seven nights on the Nile’s most luxurious boat, where spa treatments and a decadent suite complement the attractions along the riverbanks
- Marvel at the wonders of Luxor with exclusive tours of the monuments on both the West and East banks
- Uncover a hidden side to ancient Egypt by visiting tombs and temples that are off most itineraries, such as the mighty Dendera Temple
- Explore Aswan in a traditional felucca sailboat, enjoying a private journey through the lush gardens and islands of the Nile
- Unravel the complexities of Cairo with a private guide, visiting the relics of the past and the complex narratives of today
- Sleep just a few hundred meters from the Great Pyramids of Giza and admire the world-famous wonders before the crowds arrive
- Travel with expert Egyptologist guides who bring the ancient monuments to life
- Stay in some of Egypt’s finest properties, each handpicked to complement the atmosphere of their locations
Egypt dazzles from all angles. Sparkling reefs stretch out from remote, untouched beaches. Ancient cities hide in the desert, beneath a backdrop of sandstone mountains. Spectacular tombs and temples reveal the grandeur of history, the world’s most astonishing monuments gathering on an improbable scale. Pyramids rise evocatively, villages cling to the Nile, and traditional sailboats pass lush garden islands. This luxury vacation reveals antiquities and the spectacular wonders of ancient Egypt. But it also immerses you in narratives of modernity, as seen in desert oases, city squares, and the enthusiasm of today.
This classic luxury tour brings the dazzling angles together. Spend seven days cruising along the Nile in the most opulent of its vessels, enjoying spa treatments and contemporary design while drifting past the odes to history. Explore famous monuments like the Valley of the Kings and Great Pyramid of Giza, but avoid the tour buses and absorb the narratives from private Egyptologist guides. Visiting attractions like the Temple of Horus and Tombs of Nobles is one thing. Being alone in these marvels of history is quite another, celebrating the atmosphere of past centuries and giving you time to explore the captivating details.
Over two weeks, you piece together both the famous and lesser-visited attractions. Four nights at a Red Sea resort is the standard way to finish an Egypt tour. However, it’s more salubrious as a way to start your journey. Relax on the beaches, settle into the country’s rhythm, explore exotic reefs, and fully prepare yourself for the journey through history. Egypt shouldn’t be a mad sightseeing rush. It’s a country to be savored, and succumbing to the Red Sea ambiance is the perfect way to begin the journey.
After a few days of relaxation, you drive to Luxor and spend the first of your nights on the lavish Oberoi Zahra Nile. Spend three days docked amongst the world’s greatest open-air museum, enjoying intimate tours through the attractions of the East Bank and West Bank. Three nights gives you ample time, allowing you to focus on the elaborate details, not just the mind-boggling scale of Luxor. Admire the life along the riverbanks as you cruise south, where three-millennia-old monuments juxtapose traditional Nubian villages and lush island gardens. Disembark and cruise in a felucca sailboat, discover the cult of the crocodile god, and lose yourself in the serene atmosphere of Aswan.
By the end of the itinerary, you’ll be fully attuned to the culture and lifestyles of Egypt, which makes arriving in Cairo far less daunting. Your hotel overlooks the Great Pyramid of Giza, and a private guide unravels the colorful complexities of this famous capital. Of course, you’ll see the essentials, like the Tutankhamen exhibit and the Sphinx. But there’s so much more. See the first ever pyramid, enjoy exclusive evening access to Bayt Al-Suhaymi, discuss modern Egypt at Tahrir Square, and visit everything from vibrant bazaars to millennia-old Islamic alleyways.
$11,195 per person (excluding international flights)
Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.
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