Women-Only: Splendors of Egypt

  • $ 2,699
  • 11
  • Average Tour Review


Are you intrigued by the mystery of mummies? Have you imagined yourself in a scene from an Indiana Jones film? Here’s your chance to be an amateur Egyptologist, digging into this country’s enigmatic architecture and antiquities on our special women-only departure. You’ll enjoy highlights like the Great Pyramids of Giza, as well as a fascinating lecture about modern Egyptian women! Enjoy homemade food at a Nubian restaurant with a chance to learn more about their traditions before you embark on a cruise down the legendary Nile River in a level of comfort even Cleopatra would approve of. Explore the Valleys of the Kings and Queens and visit a local Egyptian home and farm at the West Bank for tea. After its grand opening in November 2022, visit the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), which will be the largest archaeological museum in the world. Along with captivating commentary, your smarTours guide will offer tips, tailored to your interests and activity level, on how to make the very most of your free time in the land of the pharaohs.

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Extend Your Trip! Enjoy our 14-day Women-Only Splendors of Egypt with Alexandria tour which includes 2 nights in Alexandria with visits to the Alexandria Library, National Museum, Montazah Gardens, and more plus an extra night in Cairo!

Looking for a roommate or to connect with other women before your trip? Join our smarTours Women-Only Facebook group! Visit the group here (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1145762302478350/) and click the + Join Group button!

For COVID-19 updates, please scroll down to our Before You Depart section.  

Did you know that you can make this tour private? Find out about pricing and options for groups of 10 or more travelers.

Itinerary at
a Glance

  • International Flight
  • 2 nights in Cairo
  • 1 night in Aswan
  • 3-night Nile Cruise
  • 2 nights in Luxor
  • 1 night in Cairo
  • Optional 3-night extension to Alexandria


  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Sphinx of Giza
  • Philae’s Temple of Isis
  • Ptolemaic Temple for Horus and Sobek
  • Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Temples of Karnak & Luxor
  • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities or Grand Egyptian Museum*
  • Khan El Khalili Bazaar District
  • Alexandria Library
  • National Museum
  • Montazah Gardens
  • Catacombs
  • Jewelry Museum

*Visit the Grand Egyptian Museum instead of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities starting in November 2022 when the Grand Egyptian Museum opens.

Special Women-Only Departure Highlights:

  • Modern Egyptian Women Lecture Led by a Female University Professor
  • Lunch at Nubian Restaurant
  • Visit to Local Egyptian House & Farm

Max. Group Size: 20 Passengers

Activity Level: Adventurer 

Your Tour

  • Round-trip airfare from New York (JFK) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
  • Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
  • Accommodations at deluxe hotels and on cruise ship
  • 18 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours and entry fees
  • Experienced, English-speaking Egyptologist Tour Director
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus

Tour Itinerary

Find your special women-only tour experiences in bold in the itinerary below.


Click the Day-by-Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.

Day 1: Depart from the U.S.

Day 2: Arrive in Cairo

Day 3: Pyramids of Giza

Day 4: Cairo/Aswan

Day 5: Aswan/Nile Cruise

Day 6: Nile Cruise/Kom Ombo/Edfu/Luxor

Day 7: Nile Cruise/Luxor

Day 8: Luxor

Day 9: Luxor

Day 10: Luxor/Cairo

Day 11: Cairo/U.S.

Guided Tour Pricing

We are working diligently to secure future tour dates and pricing for this itinerary. Please fill out the "Request a Future Date" form linked below and we will notify you once dates are available.

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Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.

Enhance your trip with our recommended 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 by Air

Luxor Museum Visit


Michelle T

The tour was well organized even with the nearly constant need to reorganize the days due to the coronavirus site closures and river boat quarantine. Our guide, Randa, was outstanding. She was always thoughtful and concerned that everyone was enjoying the tour. The visit to her home in Cairo for dinner was a highlight of the trip. The hotel accommodations were excellent. The river boat public spaces were pleasant but the rooms were less comfortable, especially when the boats were docked next to each other and the only view was of another boat's windows. I did not like the constant need to tip. Tipping in the women's bathroom was ok but I felt the guide should be tipping carriage drivers, bus drivers, security, etc. I've never been on a tour before where all tipping except the bathroom and tour guide tipping was not taken care of by the guide. I think it made all of the travelers uncomfortable and was a frequent topic of complaint throughout the tour. We were especially uncomfortable when we gave the tip we'd been told to give and the person told us it wasn't enough and continued to harass us for the rest of the experience. This part of the trip needs to be changed. Overall, it was a very interesting trip. I'm glad I went and would book again with SmarTours.
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