Splendors of Egypt

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CAIRO, THE PYRAMIDS, NILE CRUISE, KARNAK AND LUXOR

Intrigued by the mystery of mummies? Then you’re sure to be thrilled by this award-winning exploration of Egypt’s enigmatic architecture and astounding antiquities. Come marvel at the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the world’s Seven Wonders. We’ll indulge our inner pharaoh or queen on a Nile cruise. Experience Luxor, the world’s greatest open-air museum. With help from our knowledgeable guide and expert Egyptologist, we’ll unravel history’s mysteries and discover how the cradle of civilization continues to influence our lives today. 5/5 stars on Tripadvisor!

Extend Your Trip! Enjoy our Splendors of Egypt with Alexandria tour which includes 2 nights in Alexandria with visits to the Alexandria Library, National Museum, and more plus an extra night in Cairo!

Extend Your Trip! Enjoy our Splendors of Egypt with Jordan tour which includes 2 nights in Petra and 2 nights at the Dead Sea with visits to Madaba, Mount Nebo, a Jordanian farm, Bethany Beyond Jordan, and more plus an extra night in Cairo!

Itinerary at a Glance

2024 Tour Itinerary:

  • 2 nights in Cairo
  • 1 night in Aswan
  • 3-night Nile Cruise
  • 2 nights in Luxor
  • 1 night in Cairo

Tour Highlights

  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Sphinx of Giza
  • Nubian Village to meet with family
  • Philae’s Temple of Isis
  • Ptolemaic Temple for Horus and Sobek
  • Temples of Karnak & Luxor
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Valley of the Queens and Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Alabaster Workshop Visit
  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities or Grand Egyptian Museum*
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar District

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Ground transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodations at deluxe hotels and cruise ship
  • 3-night cruise on the Nile River
  • 18 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees
  • Experienced, English-speaking Egyptologist Tour Director

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

2024 Tour Itinerary

Map

Click the Day-by-Day itinerary below to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Flights

Passengers who purchase flights will depart 1 day before the tour starts and return on the same day as the tour ends.

Note: Flights may not be available on all departures.

You may have to book your own flights to the tour destination. If so, you are responsible for making your own way to the tour starting point, where you will meet your Tour Director. This is normally the first hotel in your itinerary.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive in Cairo

Day 2: Pyramids of Giza

Day 3: Cairo – Aswan

Day 4: Aswan – Nile Cruise

Day 5: Nile Cruise – Kom Ombo – Edfu – Luxor

Day 6: Nile Cruise – Luxor

Day 7: Luxor

Day 8: Luxor

Day 9: Luxor – Cairo

Day 10: Depart Cairo

Guided Tour Pricing

Plan ahead to maximize your savings!

Prices listed as “with flights” below include round-trip airfare from one or more airports in the USA. Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

Because we can’t secure airline pricing more than a year in advance, some dates and prices listed below are for the tour only. Once flights are available, we’ll notify you of your options.

2024 Tours With Flights Tour Only  
Mon–Thu
Sep 23–Oct 3
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Sep 24–Oct 3
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$3,199 $2,749
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Mon–Thu
Oct 7–17
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$4,449 $4,149
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Oct 8–17
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$3,199 $2,899
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Oct 10–20
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Oct 11–20
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Oct 14–24
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Oct 15–24
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Mon–Thu
Oct 21–31
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Oct 22–31
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Oct 28–Nov 7
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Oct 29–Nov 7
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Mon–Thu
Nov 4–14
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Nov 5–14
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Nov 11–21
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Nov 12–21
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Nov 18–28
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Nov 19–28
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Dec 2–12
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Dec 3–12
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Rates are per person based on double occupancy.
Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) at 1.800.337.7773.

Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made online or by phone (1.800.337.7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Pre- & Post- Night Stays

Slow the pace of your tour with a pre- and/or post-night stay so you can arrive refreshed, acclimate to the time zone if needed, and depart leisurely, ensuring a seamless transition into and out of your journey.

Pre-Night in Cairo

Post-Night in Cairo

Optional Tours

Enhance your trip with these optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Half-Day Sakkara Tour

Abu Simbel

Luxor Museum Visit

Luxor Hot Air Balloon Ride

Felucca Ride

What to Expect

Max Group Size: 30 travelers

Activity Level: Level 2

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 4 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day). Included touring may feature light hiking, and/or stairs on some hilly and/or uneven terrain. Learn More

Pacing Level: Moderate

Expect full-day tours most days with some limited free time at specific sites, for meals, and/or in the evenings. You can expect several early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 2+ nights (with limited 1-night stays). Learn More

Additional Entry Requirements for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. There are entry requirements for U.S. passport holders. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.

There are stairs and walks with uneven surfaces during the visit to the Pyramids and most of the off-shore excursions that take place during the Nile Cruise portion of the program.

Ramadan is March 1–30th, 2025. Visting Egypt during Ramadan is an eriching experience and Egypt has a unique atmosphere with vibrant street decorations and night markets. Tourist attractions may adjust operating hours which does not disrupt the sightseeing on our program.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

Reviews

Nicki J

4 days ago
Our trip with SmarTours to Egypt was everything I had hoped for. The sites, food, accommodations and cultural activities were varied and provided a great blend of experiences. While our days were busy, it was well planned and the pace was very reasonable. Our guide was terrific, providing insightful background information about the history and culture of the country and was on top of every detail of our trip.

Kevin R

4 days ago
I completed the survey, post-trip, and my feedback has been recorded there. Thank you.

Ken

2 weeks ago
The Splendors of Egypt tour was amazing!!! The trip was everything and more than we could imagine. There isn’t enough accolades to describe our tour director/ tour guide. Inas, has been doing tours for 33 years. She is an Egyptologist. She made learning the history of Egypt, exciting and enlightening. Her passion for Egypt for evident.

We highly recommend everyone should make a trip to Egypt. There were no issues with security. We never felt threatened at all. Everyone we met was friendly and very outgoing!

SmarTours made it so easy and their contacts in Egypt go the extra mile to accommodate the traveling party. Have to say Go and Enjoy Egypt!

Julia B

2 months ago
Egypt was the #1 place to visit on my Bucket List and SmarTours did not disappoint me! I had the best time and experienced so many wonderful places! I went as a solo traveler and felt very safe and comfortable everywhere we went. My guide was so knowledgeable about his country and very personable. The tour included everything I wanted to see and more. The trip gave me a wonderful taste of Egypt and I plan to return one day.

Helen

2 months ago
Amazing visit of the spectacular Ancient Egyptian Civilization!
Our tour director and guide is an Egyptologist, the best.

Gail a

3 months ago
Egypt was amazing and Smartours covered a great part of it. Loved it!

Laura M

3 months ago
My Egyptian adventure with SmarTours was nothing short of breathtaking. From the awe-inspiring pyramids that pierce the desert sky to the serene cruise down the Nile, every moment was a treasure trove of history and wonder.

SmarTours truly took the worry out of exploring this majestic land. The accommodations were luxurious, offering havens of comfort after days filled with exploration. But the real gem was our tour director, Andrew N, whose knowledge and passion for Egypt brought the ancient world to life. His insightful commentary painted vivid pictures of pharaohs, gods, and the everyday lives of those who walked these lands millennia ago.

Imagine gazing upon the pyramids at sunrise, their golden hues casting long shadows across the sand. Or picture yourself sailing down the Nile, following in the footsteps of Cleopatra, as ancient temples and fertile fields unfold on either side. These are just a few of the unforgettable moments SmarTours made possible.

This trip wasn't just about sightseeing; it was about experiencing the heart of Egypt. From bustling markets to traditional meals, SmarTours ensured we had authentic encounters that enriched our understanding of this captivating culture.

Whether you're a history buff, an adventure seeker, or simply someone yearning for a unique and unforgettable experience, I wholeheartedly recommend SmarTours. They're the key that unlocks the magic of Egypt, transforming your trip into a memory as timeless as the pyramids themselves. So, pack your bags, embrace the spirit of adventure, and let SmarTours guide you on an Egyptian escapade you'll never forget!

Carolina G

4 months ago
Excellent customer service, overall great experience

Jill Y

4 months ago
Egypt had been on my bucket list for quite some time, but this tour exceeded all of my expectations. Every day you thought you were seeing the highlight of the trip, but then the next day there would be another one. The trip was amazing! Smartours made everything easy and comfortable. Everything was well planned and we visited the most amazing sites in Egypt. The hotels and river cruise were very nice and so was the food. It was an amazing value for the money that we spent. We also did most of the optional tours which were well worth it. We particularly enjoyed the hot air balloon ride. I posted pictures every day, and my friends were amazed, and all want to plan a trip soon. It was the trip of a lifetime!

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Rebecca L

5 months ago
Amazing tour. We were on the go the whole time, and saw so much in a short amount of time. Our tour code, Khaled, was awesome. There was nothing negative about the tour. Highly recommend this tour.