Departures: Throughout the year as a private journey.
Prices for this 12-day sample itinerary:
January through April:
Per person sharing room from $5,890
Internal air per person (estimate) $690
May through September:
Per person sharing room from $4,990
Internal air per person (estimate) $690
For more information, to book, or to speak to an R. Crusoe & Son tour specialist, please call us at 800-585-8555.
What Makes This Journey Best?
- Private Egyptologist escorts the group throughout the tour (with a minimum of two travelers).
- Private cocktail reception and discussion about Egypt’s history, culture, religion, and U.S. relations with a faculty member of the American University in Cairo.
- Private meeting with Egyptologists at Chicago House, the Luxor branch of the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute (except May through September, when Chicago House is closed).
- Visit Abu Simbel’s Greater Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari.
- Sit down to lunch at historic Mena House.
- In Cairo, stay at the Four Seasons.
- Easy-to-add option to Jordan.
The great Pyramids at Giza, built before the wheel had been invented. The avenue of the sphinxes at the Temple at Luxor. the Cairo church where Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus paused to rest after fleeing from King Herod. Each stop on our Egyptian journey opens a new door.
If you want more time in the region, we suggest an extension to neighboring Jordan, holy land in the heart of the desert. the history here is worth your while, we promise. There's the 5,000-year-old king's Highway. An ancient city of mosaics. And much, much more. The Nabataeans founded the mysterious, hidden city of Petra, a magical spot the Romans fell in love with centuries later. Don't miss it.
Cruising the Nile in Luxury. Cairo Too. Aboard the Sonesta St. George or the Mayfair.
This is a 12-day sample itinerary. Remember that R. Crusoe can create an Egypt journey of any length to meet your exact specifications.
“What do you see?”
—Conversation between Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, upon Carter’s opening Tutankhamen’s tomb, 26 November 1922, 4 p.m.
Don’t miss these “wonderful things.” Even 80-odd years later, Tut’s stuff continues to amaze. R. Crusoe & Son offers two outstanding tours to Egypt. And, of course, any of our itineraries can be customized to fit your schedule, your small group, your needs, your particular interests.
On this journey, touch down in Cairo, and settle into the city's top hotel, the Four Seasons. Spectacular—but what do you expect from the Four Seasons?
Get to know our private Egyptologist, who stays with us throughout the journey, lending insights and opening a window into the past as we visit the nation’s most incredible sites. Take time at the legendary Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, including the new mummy hall and plenty of Tut.
Make a list of questions for a private dinner with a professor of the American University at Cairo, if you choose. Consider Egypt past, present, and future.
To Giza for an eyeful of the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Take time on a guided tour of nearby Memphis and Sakkara, too. Then back into the city, where there’s much more to see and do before we fly south to Luxor.
Get acquainted with the site at the Luxor Museum, and take a lesson at Luxor Temple. Our first overnight in Luxor is spent at the Sofitel Winter Palace. Then board our river cruiser, the Sonesta St. George or the Mayfair, two of the best boats to ply the Nile.
There’s much to see and do and savor in Luxor. Examine some of the world’s greatest remains in the company of your private Egyptologist. The Valley or the Kings. The Valley of the Queens. The Colossi of Memnon. Queen Hatshepsut’s Mortuary Temple. Luxor, mind you, is Egypt’s treasure chest of ancient goodies. Want more? Return at night to see the hieroglyphics illuminated. Simply stunning.
Spend time with members of the scientific team at Chicago House, the University of Chicago’s Luxor branch of the Oriental Institute. (Please note: The academics take a break from May through mid-October, when Chicago House closes.) These people know their stuff (and you will, too).
We make the trip along the Nile from Luxor to Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Agilika Island. Board a traditional felucca for a cruise around historic Kitchener’s Island.
Fly to Abu Simbel to be stunned by the Greater Temple of Ramses II and the Temple of Queen Nefertari (Hathor).
Back in Cairo, take one last look around before heading home.
Saying goodbye isn’t easy. So while you’re here, consider continuing on with R. Crusoe’s custom tours to Jordan or Israel.
The history here is absolutely fascinating. We show you things you might otherwise miss.
Please note: On this journey, R. Crusoe & Son partners with Oberoi, and Crusoe travelers share the Sonesta St. George and the Mayfair riverboats with other, non-Crusoe travelers.
Want to have a look at R. Crusoe's slightly longer Egypt journey?
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