Splendors of Egypt with Alexandria

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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, and explore the historic port city of Alexandria. 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.

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Shorten Your Trip! Enjoy our Splendors of Egypt tour visiting Egypt’s highlights from Cairo to Luxor.

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
  • 2 nights in Alexandria
  • 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
  • Alexandria Library
  • National Museum
  • Citadel of Qaitbay
  • Jewelry Museum

Your Tour Includes

  • Optional round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at deluxe hotels and on cruise ship
  • 22 meals: 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees
  • Experienced, English-speaking Egyptologist Tour Director
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus

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

2024 Tour Itinerary


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

Welcome to Egypt’s capital and largest city. Travelers who purchased our air-inclusive package will be met at Cairo International Airport, and assisted through customs and formalities before transferring to your hotel. Take some time to relax and get settled before joining fellow travelers at a welcome dinner.

Accommodations: Cairo Marriott Hotel or similar
Meals: Dinner

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: Cairo – Alexandria

Day 11: Alexandria

Day 12: Alexandria – Cairo

Day 13: 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  
Sep 23–Oct 6
$4,949 $4,499
Sep 24–Oct 6
$3,699 $3,249
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Oct 10–23
$4,999 $4,699
Oct 11–23
$3,749 $3,449
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Oct 14–27
$5,099 $4,799
Oct 15–27
$3,849 $3,549
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Oct 28–Nov 10
Flights not available
Oct 29–Nov 10
$3,749 $3,449
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Nov 4–17
$4,949 $4,649
Nov 5–17
$3,699 $3,399
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Nov 18–Dec 1
Flights not available
Nov 19–Dec 1
$3,699 $3,399
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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.

Sakkara Tour

Abu Simbel by Air

Luxor Hot Air Balloon

Luxor Museum Visit

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.


Elena D

7 months ago
This tour has been magnificent! Our guide, Ahmed, was the best guide ever. His passion relating his knowledge of his country to us was very moving. It is very noticeable that he loves ❤️ what he does. He was very patience with me (I am disabled) making sure that I was safe at all times. He was a lot of fun and I was very happy to have had him as my guide in such a beautiful country. This trip was magnificent and Ahmed made it even more more beautiful!

Robert S

1 year ago
Our trip to Egypt was excellent, in that we learned a great deal about Egypt and its history and people. Our guide, Nereem, was absolutely stellar. The experience has completely changed our view of ancient Egypt and provided a lot of excellent insight.

I do have one suggestion for the trip, however. Our guide wanted us to arrive early at various sites for the obvious reason that by doing so we would avoid the worst of the crowds of tourists. On one early morning we needed to arise at 2am to catch a 5am flight to Aswan. I seems to me that by adding a couple of days to the overall trip, we could have flown to Aswan the afternoon before and rising at 6am we would have accomplished the same thing without the physical stress of getting up at 2am on our second day in Egypt. Also, the hotels we stayed in were all absolutely terrific and having a bit more time in some of them would have been very welcome.

I would definitely recommend the Egypt trip (and have done so) to any of our friends.

Thank you,

Bob Harris


1 year ago
Our Tour Director, Tarek, was exceptional! He was such a source of knowledge about each of the sites, but he also knew the best restaurants and locations for anything that we requested. He also assisted us with negotiating fair prices with camel drivers and kept vendors at bay, when necessary.

Daily excursions were amazing and humbling-the pyramids at Giza, the Sphinx, temples and palaces, etc. Museums and antiquities hosted objects and statues that were beyond my expectations. Our bus driver was an ace in navigating the traffic in each of the cities.