Archaeological Paths - Egypt Royal Tour With dr. Zahi Hawass, dr. Mostafa Waziri and a surprise VIP Guest.

Archaeological Paths

  • KING TUT & CLEOPATRA (14 days)
  • with Dr. Mostafa Waziri
  • Egypt's Head of Antiquities

1. Overview & dates





Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Egypt’s Head of Antiquities


Dr. Mostafa el Feki, Director of the New Library of Alexandria


Dr. Ashraf Mohie El-Din, Director General of the Giza Pyramids Plateau


Limited to 27 guests in a group


Follow in the footsteps of Egypt’s greatest kings and queens. Discover the Land of the Pharaohs with none other than Dr. Mostafa Waziri, the person responsible for all of Egypt’s antiquities. Learn secrets about Tutankhamun and – together with the Field Excavation Director – discover the probable long-lost resting place of Cleopatra, the most powerful queen in Egypt’s history. Visit the Giza Plateau, the most iconic historic site in the world, and the New Library of Alexandria with none other than its Director.


Enjoy an after-hours VIP tour of the Valley of the Kings – including King Tut’s tomb. Imagine the insights Dr. Waziri can offer on a VIP tour of the country’s newest landmark, the Grand Egyptian Museum, home to an immense collection of ancient treasures. Along the way, see pyramids, tombs and temples and visit the off-the-beaten-path region of Middle Egypt. Admire the fertile fields along the Nile as you sail down Egypt’s lifeline.


Tour dates:

October 18-31, 2024

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February 21-March 6, 2025

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October 10-23, 2025

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November 7-20, 2025

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2. Special guests

Dr. Mostafa Waziri

Egypt’s Head of Antiquities


There is no one better to introduce you to the latest discoveries and take you behind the scenes of the most exciting archaeological projects than Egypt’s Head of Antiquities. Dr. Waziri, the former Director of the Valley of the Kings and Director of Luxor Antiquities, has conducted many excavations at Egypt’s most iconic sites over the course of his 30-year career. Currently, as the Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Waziri is responsible for all antiquities, excavations and archaeological sites in Egypt.


Dr. Waziri leads you on a private VIP tour of the Valley of the Kings after it is closed for the day and offers in-depth insight during a VIP tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum. Later in your journey, Dr. Waziri delivers a fascinating multimedia lecture on recent discoveries, followed by a Q&A session. He also shares ongoing research and reveals plans for the future.


No country in the entire world can compete with the culture and heritage that we have in Egypt. It will be my honor to give you private lectures and show you recent work and discoveries. Some of our new discoveries haven’t been published yet, so it is going to be my pleasure to reveal what we have discovered in the last couple of years, the last couple of months – and even the last couple of days. Come and visit Egypt! You will never forget this tour.


– Dr. Waziri

Dr. Ashraf Mohie El-Din

Director General of the Giza Pyramids Plateau


Renowned archaeologist Dr. Ashraf Mohie El-Din oversees one of the world’s most iconic archaeological sites – the Giza Pyramids Plateau, home to the Great Pyramid and the Great Sphinx. He has appeared as a frequent guest on the National Geographic channel and has delivered lectures worldwide. He has played a vital role in various scientific endeavors at the Giza Plateau, making numerous invaluable discoveries.


Now, he invites you to join him on an exclusive VIP tour of the Giza Plateau and the Great Sphinx, where he will bring to life their undisclosed secrets. During this unique experience, you will gain exclusive insights into recent excavations, groundbreaking research, and discoveries that have yet to be made public.



Dr. Mostafa el Feki

Director of the New Library of Alexandria


At the New Library of Alexandria, you meet with Dr. Mostafa el Feki, director of the library. Dr. el Feki has lectured at some of the most respected Egyptian and foreign universities, and now he gives you a private talk on the life, people and politics of Egypt and their relationship with the world.


Dr. el Feki has held a number of diplomatic posts and has received medals and distinctions from European states such as Spain, Greece, France, and Austria, as well as from Egypt, in recognition of his international work. He was a professor of political science at the American University in Cairo and later founded the British University in Egypt and was its first director.

3. Exclusive VIP Experiences

Private entry to the Valley of the Kings and King Tut’s tomb

Imagine having the entire Valley of the Kings to yourself and entering the tombs of the pharaohs with Dr. Waziri, former Director of the Valley of the Kings, as your expert.





VIP tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum*

Explore the country’s latest landmark in the company of Dr. Waziri to gain exclusive insight into the largest collection of artifacts from the time of the pharaohs.





Special access to Taposiris Magna Temple

Discover the possible resting place of Cleopatra with a private tour led by one of the site’s field excavation directors. This active archaeological site is off-limits to the public.




Private entry to the Giza Plateau

Visit the most iconic historic site in the world outside regular hours for an intimate and crowd-free experience.






Private entry to the Great Pyramid

Explore the Pyramid of Khufu – including two chambers that are closed to the public – without any other tourists.






Special access to the Great Sphinx Enclosure with Director General of the Giza Pyramids Plateau

Marvel at a once-in-a-lifetime chance to touch the Great Sphinx and watch the sunset from between its huge paws. Enjoy the esteemed company of Dr. Ashraf Mohie El-Din and gain exclusive insight into the world’s oldest monumental sculpture.






VIP tour of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Discover all the secrets of this reimagining of Alexandria’s ancient library on this exclusive visit guided by none other than the library’s director.






*The tour itinerary will include a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities at Tahrir Square until the Grand Egyptian Museum opens.



4. Highlights

Cairo & Pyramids – Discover the diverse capital of Egypt. Begin your journey at Saqqara, home to the first pyramid ever built by the Egyptians, the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Gaze in awe upon the magnificent Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Sphinx.


Grand Egyptian Museum* – Delve into the world’s largest collection of pharaonic treasures, including King Tut’s famous golden mask.


Middle Egypt – Visit the archaeological site of Tell el-Amarna, which was once the capital city of Akhetaten. See rock-cut tombs that date to the Middle Kingdom at Beni Hassan and explore Tuna el-Gebel with its temples, tombs and animal mummies.


Abydos & Dendera – Explore Abydos Temple, the burial place for the first kings of unified Egypt, and Dendera Temple, one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt.


Nile Cruise – Enjoy a 5-day scenic cruise down the Nile and visit the most awe-inspiring sites.


Luxor – Unveil the secrets of the ancient city of Thebes by visiting the enormous Karnak and Luxor Temples. Explore the royal tombs of the pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings and their wives’ tombs in the Valley of the Queens, including the beautiful Nefertari’s tomb. Visit the great Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, and admire the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.


Edfu & Kom Ombo – Visit the marvelous Temple of Edfu, one of the best-preserved ancient temples in Egypt, and the Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo.


Aswan – Admire the Unfinished Obelisk, the world’s largest ancient obelisk, and discover the Temple of Philae, beautifully located on an island. Marvel at the feat of engineering behind the 2-mile-long Aswan High Dam.


Abu Simbel – Discover the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel, carved out of the mountainside for Ramses II and his wife Nefertari.


Alexandria – Explore the city founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BC, famous for its Roman remains. Visit the catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, the Roman Amphitheater and the harbor of Alexandria with the picturesque Citadel of Sultan Qaitbay. Browse the stacks at the famous Bibliotheca Alexandrina, also known as the New Library of Alexandria, and explore the active excavation site of Taposiris Magna together with one of its field excavation directors.


Cultural Experiences – Meet with Nubians and experience their way of living by visiting their homes and local school. Stroll through the most atmospheric old souks in Luxor and Aswan. Connect with locals and enjoy authentic traditional musical performances.


*The tour itinerary will include a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities at Tahrir Square until the Grand Egyptian Museum opens.

5. Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival in Cairo


When you arrive at Cairo International Airport, an Archaeological Paths’ representative greets you and helps you with visa and airport procedures. You are then transferred to a luxurious 5-star hotel in Giza that offers spectacular views of the pyramids.




Day 2 – Saqqara  /  Private Entry to the Giza Plateau  /  Special Access Between the Paws of the Great Sphinx  /  Private Entry to the Great Pyramid


After an orientation with Archaeological Paths’ representatives, you visit the ancient necropolis of Saqqara. Admire the Step Pyramid of Djoser, the oldest pyramid in Egypt, built 4,700 years ago by the legendary architect Imhotep. You also visit the elaborately decorated Tomb of Mereruka and the Pyramid of Teti, which boasts one of the oldest pyramid texts ever discovered. Wrap up your sightseeing in Saqqara with a visit to the Imhotep Museum.



After lunch, it is time to experience the most iconic ancient site – the Giza Plateau. First, you visit the stone quarry of Giza and the Valley Temple of Khafre, which was used for the Pharaoh Khafre’s mummification and purification before burial. Next, you are driven to a panoramic viewpoint to take in a picturesque overview of the pyramids.


Later, when the Giza Plateau closes to other tourists, you are granted special permission to visit the site privately. This crowd-free experience is typically offered only to royals, heads of state and other honored guests.



First, you have VIP access to the Great Sphinx Enclosure. While other tourists see the Sphinx only from a distant observation terrace, you – in the company of your Egyptology Expert and the setting sun – stand right in front of the world’s largest sculpture.


During this visit, you will be joined by none other than Dr. Ashraf Mohie El-Din, Director General of the Giza Pyramids Plateau. You will gain access to exclusive insights into recent excavations, groundbreaking research, and discoveries that have yet to be made public. You’ll be captivated as Dr. Mohie El-Din describes a restoration project underway at the Great Sphinx and reveals the hidden tunnels that lie beneath it.


Next, you enjoy private entry to the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the only one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World still standing today. During the entire visit, you are accompanied by an Egyptology Expert who leads you through the Great Pyramid’s interior and vividly describes its history, construction, and mythology.


On top of accessing the pyramid privately and seeing the King’s Chamber, the Director of the Giza Pyramids opens for you two additional chambers – the Queen’s Chamber and the Subterranean Chamber, both closed to the public.


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Day 3 – VIP Tour of the Grand Egyptian Museum with Dr. Mostafa Waziri*


Spend the day exploring the long-anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum*. During this special visit, you are joined by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, who takes you on a VIP tour of the museum. Walk with Egypt's Head of Antiquities and discover the treasures available only to a few. Get exclusive insights and behind-the-scenes stories from the man who knows all its secrets.

The museum is home to the world's greatest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, preserving 7,000 years of Egyptian history. The highlight of the visit is the spectacular Pharaoh Tutankhamun collection, which is shown in its entirety for the first time. Check out the collection and learn about the latest research and discoveries about the family of King Tutankhamun. Apart from the most valuable collection of Egyptian antiquities, you also see the Khufu Solar Boat, which symbolically transported the Pharaoh Khufu from the living world to the afterlife.



After a day exploring the greatest museum in Egypt, you return to the hotel to prepare for tomorrow's trip to Middle Egypt.


*The tour itinerary will include a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities at Tahrir Square until the Grand Egyptian Museum opens.



Day 4 – Beni Hasan


A morning drive takes you to the less-touristed region of Middle Egypt. You reach Beni Hasan to see the rock-cut tombs of Middle Kingdom nobles. Carved into the limestone cliffs, the tombs give a rare insight into the everyday life, customs and beliefs of ancient Egyptians. The well-preserved decorations on the walls depict scenes of hunting, dancing, playing and even celebrating a wedding night.


After sightseeing, you check in to the Grand Aton Hotel, situated on the bank of the Nile.




Day 5 – Tuna el-Gebel  /  Tell el-Amarna


The first stop today is Tuna el-Gebel, an expansive site with a variety of temples and tombs. There, you explore the catacombs of the god Thoth, which used to store millions of animal mummies, and admire the tombs of Isadora and Petosiris with their exquisite paintings.


Next, you arrive at one of the tour highlights and learn about the history of the ancient Egyptian city of Tell el-Amarna. This is where Pharaoh Akhenaten pursued his vision of a society dedicated to the cult of one god – Aten, the sun god – later considered heretical. Visit the nobles’ tombs with wall reliefs unequaled anywhere else in Egypt.


After sightseeing, you depart to Abydos – the holy city of Osiris in ancient times.




Day 6 – Abydos Temple  /  Dendera Temple


Start the day by visiting the Abydos Temple – also known as the Temple of Seti I, who began its construction. The temple is built of white limestone and, artistically, represents an attempt to restore the old ways after the heresies of Akhenaten. It was once the holiest site in the land and the burial place for the first kings of unified Egypt.


Next, you visit Dendera to explore a temple dedicated to the goddess Hathor. This one of the best-preserved temples in Egypt sets itself apart from other temples by its colossal columns and spectacular ceilings covered with vibrant and colorful paintings.



After sightseeing, you depart to Luxor, the ancient city of Thebes and one of the capitals of ancient Egypt, to check in at a luxurious Sofitel Winter Palace. It is where Howard Carter announced the discovery of King Tut’s tomb and Agatha Christie wrote part of Death on the Nile.



Day 7 – Karnak and Luxor Temples  /  Private Entry to the Valley of the Kings with Dr. Waziri  /  Luxor Market


Your first stop today is Karnak, the largest temple complex in the world. Walk through the avenue of sphinxes, gaze up at the towering 97-foot-tall obelisk and wander among the massive pillars of the Great Hypostyle Hall. Then, it’s on to the magnificent Luxor Temple. It was built over hundreds of years by the New Kingdom pharaohs including Tutankhamun and Ramses II. To this day the temple is one of the greatest reflections of the pharaohs’ power and supremacy.


After these visits, you check in to the luxurious cruise ship – your floating hotel for the next five days.


Later in the day, you are in for a true once-in-a-lifetime experience. You are granted private entry to the Valley of the Kings. It was a royal cemetery for over 500 years, and 62 pharaohs and other nobles were buried there. Imagine exploring one of Egypt’s most spectacular destinations all by yourself, with no other tourists around. During this unprecedented visit, in the exclusive company of Dr. Mostafa Waziri, you have access to some of the best-known tombs, including King Tutankhamun’s, which was famously found intact in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter. Gain first-hand exclusive insight into the newest findings in the Valley of the Kings and the ongoing search for the lost royal tombs.



In the evening you explore Luxor Market, an authentic, open-air souk. There, you have a chance to connect with locals at every turn and sample regional delicacies.



Day 8 – Valley of the Queens  /  Temple of Hatshepsut  /  Colossi of Memnon  /  Nile River Cruise


Start the day by exploring the Valley of the Queens. It served as the burial site for the queens and some of the children of the 19th and 20th Dynasty pharaohs. You visit four very well-preserved tombs, including Nefertari’s, which is regarded as the most beautiful in Egypt because of its vivid and ornate paintings.



Later, explore the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the most characteristic temples in Luxor. It was built for the most successful female pharaoh to rule over Egypt. On the way back to the cruise ship you stop to admire the Colossi of Memnon, two massive stone statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III.


The rest of the afternoon is free for leisure. You can enjoy the stunning views of the Nile from the cruise ship’s sundeck while sailing to Edfu or avail yourself of some of the ship’s other amenities. Before dinner, you are invited to the captain’s cocktail party, where you meet the crew and enjoy delicious local and international cocktails.



Day 9 – Edfu Temple  /  Nile River Cruise  /  Q&A Session  /  Kom Ombo Temple


Begin the day with a visit to the marvelous Temple of Edfu. It is among the best-preserved ancient temples in Egypt, built between 237 and 57 BC, and dedicated to the falcon god Horus.


On the way along the Nile to the next site, you can enjoy a drink on the ship’s beautiful sundeck while admiring the local wildlife, flourishing green fields, picturesque villages, palm trees and desert in the distance. Have a swim in the pool or use the ship’s spa, jacuzzi or gym facilities. With all these possibilities for relaxation, do not miss an engaging Q&A session with your Egyptology Expert who answers your questions about history and daily life in both ancient and modern Egypt.


In the afternoon you visit the Greco-Roman Temple of Kom Ombo. It was built between 205 and 180 BC as a place of worship for two gods: Horus and Sobek, the crocodile god. The day ends with a visit to the Crocodile Museum, which houses a collection of mummified crocodiles and ancient carvings.



Tonight’s onboard dinner features exquisite Egyptian cuisine and an Egyptian Night costume party in traditional galabeyas.



Day 10 – Abu Simbel Temples  /  Aswan High Dam  /  Nubian Village  /  Aswan Old Souk


Your first day in Aswan starts with a journey to the majestic Abu Simbel Temples, one of the most impressive monuments of ancient Egypt. The temples were carved out of the mountainside in the 13th century BC for Ramses II and his wife Nefertari. On the way back to the cruise ship, you stop to see the imposing 2-mile-long Aswan High Dam. Its construction began in 1960, lasted 8 years and cost $1 billion. The dam ended the cycle of flood and drought in the Nile River region.



After lunch, a motorboat ride takes you through the cataracts of the Nile to a Nubian village. There, you meet the Nubians and visit their homes and local school to experience their way of living. Back on board the cruise ship, you enjoy a Nubian party featuring traditional music and folk dances.


In the evening you stroll through the Aswan Old Souk, an atmospheric open-air market. Don’t forget to try the local shisha and taste some traditional Egyptian tea.



Day 11 – Unfinished Obelisk  /  Temple of Philae


The day begins with a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, the largest-known ancient obelisk, lying on its side in a stone quarry. It measures around 140 feet tall and weighs nearly 1,200 tons. Next, you take a motorboat ride to the Temple of Philae, beautifully located on an island. The temple was built in 208 BC and dedicated to the goddess Isis.

Your stay in Aswan comes to an end with a flight to Alexandria.




Day 12 – Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa  /  Roman Amphitheater  /  Exclusive Lecture by Dr. Mostafa el Feki in the Bibliotheca Alexandrina /  Citadel of Sultan Qaitbay


Alexandria – with its Mediterranean climate and famous Roman remains – is the second largest city in Egypt. The city was founded by Alexander the Great in 332 BC and was the capital of Egypt for more than 300 years. Begin the day with a visit to the stunning catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa, where you examine fine examples of pharaonic funeral art with strong Greco-Roman influences, followed by a stop at the 4th-century AD Roman Amphitheater.


Afterward, another special-access visit awaits you. Tour the renowned Bibliotheca Alexandrina, also known as the New Library of Alexandria. Discover what went into reimagining Alexandria’s great ancient library for a new century on this exclusive visit guided by none other than the library’s director, Dr. Mostafa el Feki


Later, see the harbor of Alexandria with the picturesque Citadel of Sultan Qaitbay, the place where the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria – one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World – once stood.





Day 13 – Special Access to the Temple of Taposiris Magna with a Field Excavation Director  /  Exclusive Lecture by Dr. Waziri  /  Farewell Dinner


The last day of your journey through Egypt’s fascinating history ends with a special-access visit to Taposiris Magna, one of the most important religious sites of the New Kingdom. It is now an active archaeological site, closed to the public. Research carried out by Dr. Kathleen Martínez indicates that the site may be hiding the tomb of Cleopatra. You explore the temple with one of the field excavation directors and meet archaeologists working at the site.


I’m inviting you to come to Taposiris Magna with Archaeological Paths company. We will take you around to see all our discoveries. We found many artifacts that date back to Cleopatra’s time and we are now on the path to a groundbreaking discovery.

– Dr. Martínez



Return to Cairo to check in to your 5-star hotel. A lecture by Dr. Waziri rounds out your tour. Dr. Waziri introduces you to Egypt’s most recent archaeological discoveries, shares ongoing research and reveals plans for the future. After the lecture, join in a Q&A session and discussion. Finally, enjoy live music during the farewell dinner with Dr. Waziri to celebrate your unforgettable journey across Egypt.



Day 14 – Departure from Cairo


After breakfast, you are transferred to Cairo International Airport for your flight back home.


6. Extensions

Please find below a brief summary of the Pre- and Post- Tours. To read the full description of the Extensions, please download our Extensions Travel Brochure – CLICK HERE TO VIEW BROCHURE.





MEMPHIS & DAHSHUR (1-day add-on)


Discover Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt, and Dahshur, home to the Bent and Red Pyramids. In Memphis, you visit a historical open-air museum and admire a monumental statue of Ramses II carved from limestone. Dahshur gives you a chance to explore two of the oldest, largest and best-preserved pyramids in Egypt – the Bent and Red Pyramids, built for Pharaoh Snefru.


Price: $595 per person for a double room or $795 for a single room. The add-on includes accommodation for 1 night at the same hotel as during the main tour.




ISRAEL (5-day add-on)


Visit Israel – the Holy Land – full of archaeological wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the sacred home of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Stroll around the streets of Jerusalem. Walk in the footsteps of King David. See the Western Wall, one of the holiest places in Judaism. Enjoy a scenic ride through the Judean Desert and along the shore of the Dead Sea to visit Masada, the ancient fortress built by King Herod and now Israel’s foremost archaeological park.



Israel Museum: Visit Israel’s largest cultural institution in the company of one of the museum’s curators. Gain exclusive insight into the finest artifacts and treasures, which range from ancient texts, including Dead Sea Scrolls, to contemporary sculpture and art.


City of David National Park: Explore this active archaeological site with one of the field excavation directors. Discover the place where Jerusalem was founded and witness how archaeological finds, historical texts, and biblical narratives converge in this fascinating country.


Price: $4985 per person for a double room. Single supplement costs $995. The add-on starts 5 days before and ends a day prior to the Egypt tour. You should purchase an additional night at the hotel in Egypt, so you can use that day to rest, or take part in our 1-day pre-tour add-on which includes the cost of the additional night.






CAIRO MUSEUMS (1-day add-on)


During this one-day add-on, visit two of Cairo’s most important museums. First, explore the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities in Tahrir Square. It was built in 1902, and its iconic pink-toned walls in the midst of downtown Cairo still house an extensive collection of pharaonic antiquities. After lunch, visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization. Just opened in 2017, the museum tells the story of Egypt’s rich history and contribution to world cultures – from ancient times through the Greco-Roman, Coptic, and Islamic periods – with fascinating exhibitions and artifacts, including royal mummies of the greatest pharaohs.


Price: $595 per person for a double room or $795 for a single room. The add-on includes accommodation for 1 night at the same hotel as during the main tour.




JORDAN (5-day add-on)


Experience Jordan on a fascinating tour to a land of ancient wonders. Unveil the secrets of the Rose City of Petra, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the desert of Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon, with its prehistoric petroglyphs and ever-changing landscape of otherworldly rock formations. Take a relaxing dip in the Dead Sea and visit Mount Nebo, from where Moses is believed to have seen the Promised Land.



Petra with an archaeologist: Explore Jordan’s most famous site together with one of the leading archaeologists working there. Learn about the latest research and discoveries made in Petra and uncover the secrets of the Treasury, Petra’s most magnificent temple.


Price: $4985 per person for a double room. Single supplement costs $995. The add-on starts the day after the Egypt tour ends. You should purchase an additional night at the hotel, so you can use that day to rest, or take part in our 1-day post-tour add-on which includes the cost of the additional night.



7. Travel Map

8. Accommodation

Marriott Mena House Hotel

At the Marriott Mena House you can enjoy truly unparalleled accommodation. The hotel’s setting, with its view of the Pyramids of Giza, has entranced travelers through the ages. The tranquility and fresh breezes have attracted royalty and the rich and famous to this magical location for 150 years. The Marriott Mena House merges the exceptional heritage of the Pyramids standing witness to thousands of years of civilization with Marriott International’s 21st-century tradition of innovation. According to Time magazine, Marriott Mena House hotel is one of the World's Greatest Places to visit. The hotel consists of 331 luxury rooms and suites with private balconies, many boasting views of the Pyramids or the lavish gardens, four restaurants and lounges, and a heated swimming pool and a health club.


Grand Aton Hotel

Set beautifully in its own landscaped gardens overlooking the Nile, the Grand Aton Hotel and Resort is located in an unrivaled and time-honored location in the heart of Minya. The hotel offers 45 uniquely designed rooms and is a premier choice for all the tourists visiting the town. From a balcony you may gaze at the greenery and admire a breathtaking view on the Nile. At Grand Aton you will find three lounges, an outdoor pool, fitness center, as well as indoor and outdoor restaurants.




House of Life Abydos

The House of Life is a charming hotel located in Abydos at the footsteps of the Temple of Seti I. The place is a distinctive and unusual sight in itself – with a touch of Egypt’s ancient history found at almost every corner. Located in chalets and around the swimming pool, the rooms provide a beautiful view over Abydos, the farmlands and the desert hills. The hotel offers many relaxation areas including a scarab-shaped swimming pool built in the center of the facility. In the lobby you will find several shops where the famous Egyptian essential oils, natural herbs, and local souvenirs can be found.




Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

Sofitel Winter Palace blends rich colonial design with the glory of pharaonic times. This prestigious and opulent hotel is a stunning example of Victorian architecture featuring high-standard facilities, grand staircases, high ceilings and lounge areas appointed with antique furniture and beautiful flower arrangements. In this 19th-century palace, once a winter retreat for the Egyptian royal family, Agatha Christie wrote her famed 1937 novel Death on the Nile and an archaeologist Howard Carter, discoverer of Tutankhamun's tomb, wandered its amazing gardens almost a century ago.




Four Seasons Hotel Alexandria at San Stefano

Set in an architectural landmark of Alexandria, hotel Four Seasons at San Stefano features a fashionable resort setting and overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. It provides a private sandy beach tucked along a bay, full-service spa, outdoor pool and restaurants with terraces offering scenic views. With Egyptian underpinnings and a sleek waterfront setting, the resort-style hotel embodies modern Alexandria and its unique cosmopolitan flare. On one side, the Mediterranean Sea glistens in the sun; on the other, a dynamic metropolis buzzes with life.




Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at the First Residence

The Four Seasons is flanked by Giza’s lush zoological gardens and the western bank of the Nile, and its address in Giza’s prestigious First Residence complex puts you in the center of it all. From the hotel you can catch a glimpse of the river or the Great Pyramids as you head out to explore the ancient wonders this city offers. After sightseeing, spend the day lounging by the pool, indulging in an aromatic massage once reserved solely for Egyptian royalty or shopping three floors of high-end boutiques at the First Mall.



MS Le Fayan

Le Fayan is one of the newest cruise ships available on the Nile, featured on more than one list of the top 10 Nile cruisers. Its 57 spacious rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the beautiful landscapes along the Nile. The boat offers world-class standards and provides attentive hospitality. In your free time you can sip cocktails at the ship’s bar, go to the gym or enjoy the modern sundeck, which boasts tables and chairs along with lounge chairs for sunbathing, a bar, jacuzzi and a swimming pool. A luxury cruise on the Nile is always a memorable experience. It is also the most comfortable way to travel while exploring Egypt’s most renowned temples and historic sites.


9. Pricing

Prices Starting From:
• $9,985 – Double Occupancy
• $2,985 – Single Supplement


Payment Schedule:
• $1,200 deposit – during booking
• Remaining balance – 90 days before the tour


Price Includes:
Exclusive VIP Experiences as indicated in the itinerary; Special Guests as indicated in the itinerary; Luxury Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary; All sightseeing tours and entries as indicated in the itinerary; Meals as indicated in the itinerary; English-speaking Egyptology Expert as a tour guide; English-speaking Travel Concierge; Domestic airfare; Bottled water during sightseeing; Transfers in air-conditioned buses; Reception at the airport and airport transfers on standard arrival and departure days; Basic health insurance (to download the Terms and Conditions of travel insurance click here); Taxes.


Not Included:
International airfare (we can assist you with the booking); $25 entry visa (issued and paid in cash on arrival at Cairo International Airport); Tips; Soft and alcoholic beverages; Personal expenses

10. Registration

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