Egypt’s highlights come in numerous forms. Journey into an unrivaled heritage and explore icons like the pyramids and Valley of the Kings. Escape into the serenity of the Red Sea and its private beaches. Cruise along the Nile River on a dreamy five-star vessel, disembarking to astonishing temples with 3,000 years of history. Handpicking the country’s ultimate five-star residences, this luxury Egypt itinerary...
Giza – A Breathtaking View Over the Pyramids
Of all the Egyptian icons, there’s one that has always stood out. It was the one that wowed the Greeks and the only one of the world’s original seven wonders to still be standing. So why wait? Within an hour of leaving the airport, you’re sipping drinks on the rooftop of your five-star hotel, gazing over the dusty desert floor to the Great Pyramids of Giza. They’re barely a mile away, glowing beneath the afternoon sun. It’s a view that Egypt is famous for, one that shouldn’t just be glimpsed once. This evening, you’ll have hours to enjoy the view, watching the pyramids change hue with the setting sun, then taking in the light show that illuminates their iconic frames. Uninterrupted vistas come from the roof and from your Deluxe Pyramid View Room. Before arriving, a guide will meet you from the plane and assist you through customs and immigration.
Giza – Private Detailed Tour of World Heritage Giza and Memphis
Aswan – Sailing Along the Nile and Exquisite Aswan Monuments
Nile River – The Serenity of a Five-Star Nile River Cruise
Luxor – Immersed in the Wonders of the Valley of the Kings and Queens
Luxor to Cairo – Epic and Evocative Temples on Luxor’s East Bank
Cairo to Sharm El Sheikh – Exploring the Atmosphere of Old Cairo and Onwards to the Coast
Day 8 - 11
Sharm El Sheikh – Exclusive Beach Escape Along the Red Sea
Sharm El Sheikh – Departure
- Celebrate the best of luxury Egypt with a handcrafted selection of the country’s best five-star hotels and experiences
- Gaze over the Great Pyramids of Giza while sipping on cocktails, within an hour of landing in Cairo
- Explore the icons of the ancient dynasties and avoid the crowds with a private Egyptologist guide
- Discover Egypt’s key historical highlights, including Memphis, the Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple, and the tombs of King Tutankhamen and King Ramesses VI
- Spend three days elegantly cruising down the Nile River on a five-star vessel, serenely exploring the temples and tranquility of the riverbank
- Lose yourself in a neighborhood of living history with a day in Old Cairo, where markets and mazy lanes create a captivating atmosphere
- Immerse yourself in the luxury of Sharm El Sheikh’s most romantic five-star hotel, providing escapism after a historical exploration
- Explore the beauty of the Red Sea and Sinai Peninsula, with adventures above and below the water
Egypt loves to surprise. Everyone knows of the pyramids, yet few can explain the feeling of being alone beneath 130 meters of stepped rock. Preconceptions suggest that Cairo is a city of bustle and chaos, which makes the enchanting atmosphere of Giza and Coptic Cairo even more enduring. A legendary name like King Tutankhamen is quick to roll off the tongue, but it can only be understood when you’re admiring the hieroglyphs of the boy king’s tomb. This is a country known for the desert, yet one that offers sublime waterfront escapes, both on a Nile River cruise and along the mystical Red Sea. It’s the surprise and atmosphere that makes Egypt such a resplendent destination. And discovering the surprise comes effortlessly when you have private guides and handpicked five-star residences.
This exclusive 12-day tour celebrates Egypt’s many angles, immersing you in a unique ambiance that goes beyond the country’s sights. You’ll intimately discover all the legendary historical highlights: the Great Pyramids of Giza, Memphis, Aswan, the Valley of the Kings, Luxor Temple, Karnak Temple, and King Tutankhamen’s Tomb. Private Egyptologist guides immerse you in history and ensure the experience isn’t shared with crowds of other tourists. Along the way, you’ll uncover a surprising, lesser-known heritage, such as the markets of Coptic Cairo and botanical gardens on the Nile River. Consider learning more about the Egypt travel agents whom we partner with, who seek to provide a personalized Egypt experience just for you.
The first week is about discovery and exploration, starting with a five-star hotel overlooking the pyramids. The next few days are spent on a luxury cruise from Aswan to Luxor, a calming way to travel that keeps you energized for all the historical sights. Watching the riverbanks unfold is one of Egypt’s most serene highlights. After the world’s greatest open-air museum, you’re back in Cairo, where ancient neighborhoods take you on another relaxed journey into icons and legends.
Then fly to the coast to your decadent boutique resort with an adult-only policy and a tranquil private beach. The exclusive wing of the larger Savoy Shark El Sheikh, your opulent accommodation is unashamedly luxurious, and your deluxe villa has its own pool and garden. Five nights here provide classical notions of escapism as you unwind from the historical highlights and enjoy languid days in the sun.
$3,739 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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