14 Day Small Group Luxury Tour of Egypt

14 Day Small Group Luxury Tour of Egypt

From $9,495

38 Meals
Select Beverages



Max 25


Your Expectations: Delivered

  • Private Entrances
  • 5 star accommodations
  • See Egypt’s most famous sites: Giza Pyramids • Saqqara • King Tut’s Tomb • Luxor Temple • and more
  • All Tour Related Meals Included
  • Luxury Motor Coaches
  • VIP Airport Transfers
  • Thoughtfully planed itinerary with plenty of time to relax or do more
  • Optional Tour Excursions

With over 25 years of Luxury Travel experience, we know what it takes to deliver on your expectations. Our goal, however, is to surpass your expectations. 


We have painstakingly vetted the hotels and cruise ship for this tour. All accommodations are 5 Star or the highest level available. When our guests travel we want them to have the best, just like family.

Tour Team

All of our tours are staffed with a Tour Manager and a Licensed Egyptologist. Our Egyptologist are hand selected for their experience, communication ability, and their passion for sharing their knowledge with others. We also have a full team available 24/7 for any last minute emergencies or request. Collectively we have over 25 years of Luxury Travel Experience in Egypt alone. 


We source the newest and most comfortable modes of transportation available to us. When you tour with us there will be plenty of space on the motor coaches for you to spread out and enjoy the ride. 


Eating is part of the journey. We have selected some of the finest restaurants on our tours. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) are included with our tours. 


Upon your arrival at the airport, our friendly team will be there to greet you with a warm Egyptian welcome. We will assist you with gathering your luggage and ensure a smooth transition to your accommodation. We are delighted to have chosen the prestigious Fairmont Nile City as your home away from home for part of your stay.

Once you have settled into your comfortable rooms, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Take this opportunity to unwind and relax after your journey, or explore the vibrant surroundings of the Fairmont Nile City. You may choose to take a refreshing dip in the pool, indulge in spa treatments, or simply savor the stunning views of the Nile River.

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will gather for an introductory meeting where you will have the opportunity to meet our friendly team and fellow travelers. During this session, we will provide a comprehensive overview of the entire tour, offering insights into the historical significance and highlights of each destination we will visit.

With our minds enriched and curiosity piqued, we’ll set off on our first adventure of the day. Our first stop takes us to Memphis, an open-air museum that breathes life into the stories of ancient Egypt. Prepare to be mesmerized as you stroll among the impressive statues, intricate hieroglyphics, and grand monuments that showcase the greatness of this once-mighty capital.

From there, we’ll continue our journey to Dashour, where ancient wonders await. Our gaze will be captivated by the Red Pyramid, an architectural marvel that stands as a testament to Egypt’s mastery of pyramid construction. Its distinctive reddish hue and imposing presence will leave you in awe.

But our exploration doesn’t end there! We will also have the opportunity to marvel at the Bent Pyramid, a unique pyramid known for its unusual bent shape, offering a glimpse into the evolution of pyramid design throughout ancient history.

Throughout the day, our knowledgeable Egyptologist will provide fascinating insights, share intriguing stories, and answer any questions you may have. Immerse yourself in the rich history and mysteries of these ancient sites as you envision the lives of pharaohs and the civilization that flourished here thousands of years ago.

We will depart Cairo for a quick flight to Luxor. 

Upon landing in Luxor, we will make our way to the awe-inspiring Karnak Temple, a colossal complex that stands as a testament to the grandeur of ancient Egyptian architecture. Prepare to be amazed as you wander through its vast halls, majestic columns, and intricately carved hieroglyphics. Our expert guides, equipped with profound knowledge of Luxor’s history, will unveil the secrets and stories hidden within these sacred walls.

After immersing ourselves in the splendor of Karnak Temple, we’ll continue our adventure by boarding the Sonesta Sun Goddess, our luxurious floating accommodation.

In the afternoon, our journey takes us to the renowned Luxor Temple. As we step foot into this ancient marvel, we will be transported back in time. The temple’s grandeur and architectural brilliance will leave you in awe. Our guides, well-versed in Luxor’s rich history, will lead us through the temple, sharing captivating stories and shedding light on its significance in ancient Egyptian culture.

Take your time to absorb the atmosphere, explore the intricately adorned columns, and marvel at the statues and reliefs that depict ancient Egyptian mythology and pharaohs’ lives.

As the day draws to a close, we’ll return to the Sonesta Sun Goddess, where you can relax and enjoy the onboard amenities while reflecting on the wonders witnessed throughout the day.

Our first stop takes us to the renowned Valley of the Kings, a royal burial ground that holds within it the secrets of Egypt’s pharaohs. Prepare to be amazed as we venture into the depths of the desert hills, where ancient tombs were meticulously carved into the rock. Among the treasures awaiting us, the most famous tomb of all, King Tutankhamun’s, awaits our visit. Marvel at the intricate wall paintings, impressive artifacts, and the fascinating story of the young pharaoh’s final resting place.

Continuing our exploration, we will visit the house of the renowned archaeologist Howard Carter. Gain insight into the captivating world of Egyptology as we delve into the life and discoveries of the man who famously uncovered Tutankhamun’s tomb, unraveling its hidden treasures.

Next, we’ll make our way to the magnificent Ramesseum, the mortuary temple of Pharaoh Ramesses II. Explore the grandeur of this ancient structure, featuring towering statues and captivating reliefs that depict the pharaoh’s achievements and stories from Egyptian mythology.

After a morning filled with awe-inspiring experiences, we’ll return to our floating oasis, the Sonesta Sun Goddess, for a delicious lunch on board. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance as we continue our cruise along the timeless Nile River.

The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure. Take this opportunity to relax on deck, savor the picturesque scenery, or engage in the onboard amenities. 

After a delightful breakfast on board, we’ll journey to the extraordinary Edfu Temple. Dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus, this temple stands as one of the best-preserved ancient structures in Egypt. Prepare to be transported back in time as you step into the grand entrance and explore its meticulously carved halls, mesmerizing reliefs, and sacred chambers. Our guides will share captivating stories and insights into the mythological significance of this remarkable temple.

Following our exploration of Edfu Temple, we’ll return to the comfort of our boat for a delightful lunch as we continue sailing south towards Kom Ombo. Relax on deck and soak in the enchanting scenery along the timeless Nile River, observing rural life and ancient sites that pass by.

In the evening, we will arrive at the temple of Kom Ombo, a unique double temple dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus and the crocodile-headed god Sobek. Step foot into this extraordinary temple and marvel at the impressive architecture and detailed reliefs. As we wander through its halls, we’ll delve into the fascinating stories and symbolism associated with these deities.

Adjacent to the temple, we’ll also visit the Crocodile Museum, which houses a collection of mummified crocodiles, offering a glimpse into the ancient Egyptians’ reverence for these reptiles.

Our day begins with a visit to the Unfinished Obelisk, a colossal monument that provides a fascinating glimpse into the ancient quarrying techniques of the Egyptians. Marvel at the sheer size of this abandoned obelisk, intended to be the largest ever created, and learn about the intricate craftsmanship that was involved in its construction. Our knowledgeable guides will share intriguing insights into the significance of obelisks in ancient Egyptian culture.

Next, we’ll continue our exploration by venturing to the magnificent Philae Temple. Situated on the island of Agilkia, this temple is dedicated to the goddess Isis and showcases breathtaking architecture and stunning reliefs. As we wander through its sacred halls and tranquil surroundings, you’ll be captivated by the tales of gods and pharaohs intricately carved into the stone.

Take your time to absorb the serenity and marvel at the picturesque views of the Nile River, which adds to the enchantment of the Philae Temple experience. Our guides will provide historical context and unravel the myths associated with this sacred site.

Throughout the day, you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich history and embrace the beauty of Aswan. The city’s vibrant atmosphere and colorful markets offer ample opportunities for exploration and discovery.

After a day filled with cultural immersion, we’ll return to our accommodations, where you can relax and reflect on the day’s adventures.

In the morning we’ll depart for Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage site located on the banks of Lake Nasser. Prepare to be amazed as we arrive at the colossal temples dedicated to Pharaoh Ramesses II and his beloved wife, Queen Nefertari.

Marvel at the sheer grandeur of these temples, with their massive rock-cut façades adorned with intricate reliefs and colossal statues. The Great Temple of Ramesses II stands as a testament to the pharaoh’s power and legacy, while the Temple of Queen Nefertari showcases the love and devotion between the queen and her husband.

Our knowledgeable guides will provide fascinating insights into the historical and cultural significance of these magnificent structures, allowing you to truly appreciate their architectural mastery and the stories they tell.

After our visit to Abu Simbel, we’ll return to the ship for a well-deserved lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to choose from three enticing options:

  1. Nubian Village Tour: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and warm hospitality of the Nubian people. Explore their traditional village, interact with the locals, and gain a deeper understanding of their customs, traditions, and way of life.

  2. Botanical Garden Tour: Embark on a tranquil journey through the beautiful Botanical Garden of Aswan. Explore its lush greenery, exotic plants, and serene ambiance, taking in the natural beauty of this oasis along the Nile.

  3. Relax on the Ship: If you prefer a leisurely afternoon, you can choose to relax on board the ship, enjoying the amenities, taking in the scenic views, and simply unwinding as we continue our journey along the river.

No matter which option you choose, you’ll have the opportunity to create lasting memories and tailor your afternoon to your preferences.

As the day draws to a close, we’ll gather for dinner, sharing stories of our experiences and reflecting on the wonders we have encountered.

As our boat gracefully makes its way northward, you’ll have the freedom to choose how you spend your day. 

  1. Q&A Session with our Egyptologist: Take advantage of this exclusive opportunity to engage in an informative and interactive Q&A session with our knowledgeable Egyptologist. Ask those burning questions, delve deeper into the fascinating history and culture of Egypt, and satisfy your curiosity. Our expert will be delighted to share their wealth of knowledge, providing insights and expanding your understanding of this remarkable civilization.

  2. Relaxation on the Boat: Sit back, relax, and let the tranquil ambiance of the Nile River envelop you. Enjoy the onboard amenities, take in the picturesque scenery passing by, and savor moments of tranquility as you recharge your energy. This is the perfect time to reflect on the incredible experiences you’ve had throughout the journey and create lasting memories with fellow travelers.

No matter which option you choose, you can expect a peaceful and rejuvenating day as we sail northward. Bask in the warmth of the sun, feel the gentle breeze on your face, and let the rhythmic flow of the Nile inspire a sense of calm and serenity.

Our day begins with a visit to the Temple of Hatshepsut, a magnificent mortuary temple dedicated to the renowned female pharaoh, Hatshepsut. Marvel at the temple’s imposing terraces and elegant colonnades as you learn about the life and accomplishments of this extraordinary ruler. Admire the detailed reliefs that adorn the walls, depicting scenes from Hatshepsut’s reign and religious rituals.

Continuing our exploration, we’ll make a brief stop for a delightful lunch at a local restaurant, where you can savor authentic Egyptian cuisine and experience the flavors of the region. Indulge in a variety of traditional dishes, prepared with fresh local ingredients, before continuing our journey.

Afterward, we’ll venture to Deir el-Medina, an ancient village that was once home to the artisans and craftsmen responsible for building the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Step into their world as you wander through the remarkably well-preserved houses, temples, and tombs. Gain insight into the daily lives and secrets of these skilled workers, and discover the stories that unfold within the walls of this unique archaeological site.

Next, we’ll visit the impressive Medinet Habu, the mortuary temple of Pharaoh Ramesses III. This sprawling complex showcases stunning reliefs, towering pillars, and fortified walls. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of ancient Egypt as you explore the vast courtyards, halls, and sanctuaries that once paid homage to the pharaoh and the gods. Our guides will provide captivating narratives, bringing the history and mythology to life.

Before concluding our day’s journey, we’ll make a stop at the Colossi of Memnon, two colossal statues that once guarded the entrance to a long-lost temple. These iconic figures stand as silent witnesses to centuries of history and offer a fantastic photo opportunity.

Our day starts with a short flight back to Cairo. 

Upon arrival in Cairo, we’ll make our way to the Citadel, a fortress perched atop a hill overlooking the city. This sprawling complex holds centuries of history and cultural significance. As we enter its gates, we’ll be transported back in time, immersing ourselves in the architectural wonders and captivating stories that lie within.

Our first stop within the Citadel will be the Mosque of Mohammad Ali, also known as the Alabaster Mosque. Admire its majestic domes and minarets, constructed in Ottoman architectural style. Step inside to marvel at the intricate details of the interior, including beautiful stained glass windows, elegant chandeliers, and ornate decorations. As you explore, our expert guides will share the historical and cultural significance of this remarkable place of worship.

From the Citadel, you’ll also be treated to panoramic views of Cairo’s skyline, with its bustling streets and iconic landmarks. Take a moment to soak in the breathtaking vista and capture memorable photographs.

After our exploration of the Citadel and the Mosque of Mohammad Ali, we’ll make our way to our accommodations in Cairo, where you’ll have the remainder of the day to relax, unwind, and reflect on the incredible journey we’ve had thus far.

Cairo’s Citadel and the Mosque of Mohammad Ali offer a glimpse into the city’s rich heritage and architectural splendor. Join us as we delve into the past, exploring these magnificent landmarks that stand as testaments to Egypt’s enduring history and cultural diversity.

Our day begins with a short bus ride to Saqqara.

Our adventure begins with a visit to the Step Pyramid of Djoser, an extraordinary structure that holds immense historical significance. Behold the awe-inspiring sight of this pyramid, believed to be the oldest colossal stone building in the world. Delve into the secrets and legends surrounding its creation as our knowledgeable guides illuminate the fascinating details.

As we continue our expedition, we’ll encounter the Mastaba of Ti, a captivating tomb adorned with intricate reliefs. These beautifully preserved depictions offer a glimpse into the daily lives, customs, and social dynamics of ancient Egypt. Marvel at the artistry that has endured the test of time and immerse yourself in the stories etched on these ancient walls.

Our journey through Saqqara takes us deeper into its enigmatic realm, leading us to the Serapeum. This underground complex served as the final resting place for the sacred Apis bulls, revered in ancient Egyptian culture. Explore the mysterious galleries and encounter the colossal sarcophagi that once cradled these revered creatures. Our guides will unravel the significance of the Apis bulls and shed light on the religious beliefs intertwined with their existence.

As we conclude our time in Saqqara, take a moment to reflect on the profound historical legacy that surrounds you. The allure of this ancient necropolis will leave an indelible impression as we depart and return to our accommodations in Cairo. Relish in the memories of the day’s extraordinary discoveries and contemplate the magnificence of Egypt’s past.

Our day begins with a captivating encounter at the Sphinx enclosure, where we will have the privilege of a private visit. Stand before this majestic creature, shrouded in mystery and enigma, and let its timeless gaze captivate your imagination. As you marvel at its colossal size and intricate craftsmanship, our expert guides will share fascinating insights into the significance and symbolism of the Sphinx, steeped in ancient Egyptian mythology.

Continuing our exploration, we’ll tour the surrounding sites on the Giza Plateau, immersing ourselves in the grandeur of the pyramids that have stood for millennia. Capture the perfect photographs as you soak in the breathtaking panorama of the pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure, marveling at their colossal structures and the incredible precision with which they were built.

Next, prepare for an extraordinary highlight of the day—a private entrance to the Great Pyramid of Giza. Step inside this architectural wonder of the ancient world, where you’ll find yourself in the presence of an awe-inspiring testament to human ingenuity. Traverse the narrow passageways and ascend through the heart of this majestic structure, surrounded by the mysteries that have intrigued scholars and explorers for centuries. Stand in awe at the heart of the pyramid, connecting with the spirit of the pharaohs who once sought eternity within its walls.

As we conclude our exclusive visit to the Great Pyramid, take a moment to absorb the profound energy that permeates this ancient wonder. Reflect on the magnificence of the Giza Plateau, a testament to the extraordinary achievements of ancient Egypt’s civilization.

If the Grand Egyptian Museum is open, we are in for a treat as we step into one of the most impressive museum complexes in the world. Set against the backdrop of the Giza Plateau, this state-of-the-art facility houses an extensive collection of artifacts that span thousands of years of Egyptian history. Delve into the captivating displays as you traverse the museum’s galleries, encountering priceless treasures, majestic statues, intricate jewelry, and fascinating mummies. Gain a deeper understanding of the rich cultural heritage of Egypt as our expert guides shed light on the historical context and significance of each exhibit.

In the event that the Grand Egyptian Museum is not accessible, we will instead visit the Cairo Museum, which holds its own splendor and an impressive collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts. Explore the museum’s halls, which are adorned with intricate hieroglyphics, stunning sarcophagi, and iconic statues, including the famed golden treasures of Tutankhamun. Immerse yourself in the captivating stories of pharaohs, gods, and everyday life in ancient Egypt, as our knowledgeable guides provide valuable insights into the cultural and historical context of the exhibits.

Both museums offer a captivating journey through Egypt’s past, allowing you to connect with the wonders of this ancient civilization firsthand. Marvel at the artistry and craftsmanship of the artifacts on display and gain a deeper appreciation for the intricate beliefs, customs, and achievements of the ancient Egyptians.

As the day draws to a close, we will come together for a special farewell dinner. Celebrate the incredible experiences and lasting memories we’ve shared throughout our journey. Raise a toast to new friendships and the remarkable wonders of Egypt that have left an indelible mark on our hearts. It’s a moment to savor the flavors of Egyptian cuisine and reflect on the rich tapestry of history and culture we’ve immersed ourselves in.

After our farewell dinner, bid farewell to your fellow travelers and take some time to reminisce about the extraordinary adventures we’ve had in Egypt.

After breakfast at your leisure, we will arrange comfortable transportation to drive you to the airport. Our experienced driver will ensure a smooth journey, allowing you to relax and reflect on the incredible experiences and cherished memories from your time in Egypt.

Upon arrival at the airport, our attentive staff will be on hand to guide you through the necessary procedures. We will assist you with check-in and accompany you through passport control, ensuring a hassle-free transition to your departure gate. Our goal is to make your departure as effortless and stress-free as possible, allowing you to focus on your onward travel plans.

As we bid you farewell, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for choosing Ancient Navigator as your travel companion in Egypt. It has been our privilege to share in your journey, and we hope that the memories and experiences you’ve gathered will stay with you for a lifetime.

Although your time in Egypt may be coming to an end, we hope the magic and wonder of this extraordinary country will forever hold a special place in your heart. Should you ever desire to return or explore new destinations, we stand ready to assist you with your future travel endeavors.


Fairmont Nile City

The centerpiece of a prestigious complex, Fairmont Nile City is perfectly located for an unforgettable leisure stay in Cairo. On the hotel’s 25th-floor pool deck, enjoy breathtaking views of the Nile river and the Pyramids of Giza.

Each room features art deco touches, the 542 elegant rooms and suites will  pamper you with Egyptian cotton bedding and rain showers. Interactive TVs offer movies, games and music.

Sonnesta Sun Goddess

The five-deck ship offers 58 standard cabins, 2 Senator Suites, 1 Presidential Suite and 1 Royal Suite with private lounge. All cabins feature panoramic windows, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, music system, individual climate control, television and movie program and bathroom with full-size bathtub. Facilities and services include conference room for up to 16 people, restaurant, lounge, room service, nightly entertainment, outdoor swimming pool with bar service, billiards, massage and spa treatments.

We have taken great strides to not only follow but exceed the health and safety recommendations from the country of travel authorities. With this in mind there may be some additional requirements that our guests must follow while on tour with us. These include: social distancing, face coverings, additional hygiene requirements, and modifications to our dinning options.

Dates & Pricing

2024 Dates

Sep. 14, 2024 to Sep. 27, 2024

Sep. 28, 2024 to Oct. 11, 2024

Oct. 19, 2024 to Nov. 1, 2024

Nov. 09, 2024 to Nov. 22, 2024

Nov. 30, 2024 to Dec. 13, 2024

Limited Spaces

Limited Spaces

Limited Spaces

Limited Spaces

2025 Dates

Jan. 11, 2025 to Jan. 24, 2025

Feb. 1, 2025 to Feb. 14, 2025

Feb. 15, 2025 to Feb. 28, 2025

Mar. 1, 2025 to Mar. 14, 2025

Mar. 15, 2025 to Mar. 28, 2025

Apr. 5, 2025 to Apr. 18, 2025

Apr. 19, 2025 to May 2, 2025

Sept. 13, 2025 to Sept. 26, 2025

Oct. 4, 2025 to Oct. 17, 2025

Oct. 18, 2025 to Oct. 31, 2025

Nov. 1, 2025 to Nov. 24, 2025

Nov. 30, 2025 to Dec. 13, 2025

2026 Dates

Sept. 12, 2026 to Sept. 25, 2026

Oct. 3, 2026 to Oct. 16,2026

Oct. 17, 2026 to Oct. 30,2026

Oct. 31, 2026 to Nov. 13, 2026

Nov. 14, 2026 to Nov. 27, 2026

Dec. 05. 2026 to Dec. 18, 2026

Jan. 10, 2026 to Jan. 23, 2026

Jan. 31, 2026 to Feb. 13, 2026

Feb. 14, 2026 to Feb. 27, 2026

Feb. 28, 2026 to Mar. 13, 2026

Mar. 14, 2026 to Mar. 27, 2026

Apr. 4, 2026 to Apr. 17, 2026

Apr. 18, 2026 to May. 1, 2026

All pricing is in $USD per person double occupancy


Mar. 4, 2023 to Mar. 18, 2023 Starting at $8795

Apr. 8, 2023 to Apr. 22, 2023 Starting at $8795

  • VIP Airport transfers: Arrival and Departure
  • All Tour Related Transportation (Motor Coach, Airplane, and Watercraft)
  • Water
  • Entry Visa
  • Security Personnel
  • Accommodations as indicated
  • All meals during your tour (B,L,D)
  • Select beverages
  • Admission to all tour related sites
  • WiFi*
  • Gratuities

*where available

  • Personal Shopping Expenses
  • Additional Beverages
  • Additional Gratuities
  • Upgrades to accommodations**
  • Upgrades in flight class (in country flights)**
  • Optional Excursions
  • Trip cancellation or any other type of travel insurance
  • International Flights

**If available

Optional Excursions

Pre/Post Tour Add Ons

Pre and Post Tour Add ons

If your travel plans allow it and you want to see even more of Egypt, consider one of our optional Add-ons. Available pre or post tour. Accommodations extra.

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