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$5395 Double / $6895 Single

Egypt needs almost no introduction – you have likely dreamed about seeing the icons of Egypt such as the Pyraminds and King Tut.  On this tour we will see those sights but also expand your understanding of the Ancient Egyptian past. You’ll soar above the Valley of the Kings in a hot air balloon, watch the banks of the Nile pass from your stateroom on a Nile cruiser, and taste the life of Indiana Jones as you wander the markets of Cairo (no whip necessary). Besides the classic Egyptian travel experiences, we will also introduce you to contemporary Egyptian culture, the Islamic religion, and wrap it up with a day aboard a yacht enjoying the natural beauty of the Red Sea.  

Let’s be honest – Egypt is a little rough around the edges. We have learned that comfort after a day of exploration makes for happy travelers.  We have upgraded all of our accommodations in this new itinerary, and while we are not calling it a luxury tour we can certainly say that it will feel luxurious.  Guests on this tour are the luckiest travelers in Egypt as they are guided by our friend and colleague, Hoda, who brings Egyptian history to life.

Day One

Overnight: Cairo

Salaam alikoom! Welcome to Egypt! Our guides will meet you at our Giza-area hotel for an introduction and dinner together near the pyramids.

Day Two

Overnight: Cairo

This morning we will visit the incredible Giza pyramids and Sphinx. Relax over lunch with your fellow travelers before spending the afternoon exploring on your own.

Day Three

Overnight: Cairo

This morning we visit the Grand Egyptian Museum. We will enjoy a group lunch before an afternoon stroll through the markets to taste Egyptian life. We will complete the day with a dinner together.

Day Four

Overnight: Cairo

Today we will continue our exploration of Egyptian history with a visit to Saqqara and Memphis.  After our visit, we will have lunch with a local family.

Day Five

Overnight: Aswan

This morning we will fly to Aswan. We will visit the Temple of Isis followed by lunch together. After checking into our hotel, we will experience a Nubian dinner on Elephantine Island.

Day Six

Overnight: Nile River Cruise Boat

Our first full day of the Nile River Cruise will begin with time for relaxation on the boat or an optional tour of the Aswan Spice Market. If you are in the mood for more adventure, a flight or bus ride to visit Abu Simbel can be arranged upon request. Complete the day enjoying a drink on a felucca boat ride at sunset.

Day Seven

Overnight: Nile River Cruise Boat

Today we will visit Kom Ombo Temple together. The rest of the day is yours to enjoy as you choose.

Day Eight

Overnight: Nile River Cruise Boat

Enjoy a free day along the Nile River. Would you like to relax on the deck of the cruise ship with a favorite book or visit the temple of Horus at Edfu? The day is yours to spend as you wish.

Day Nine

Overnight: Luxor

After checking out of our cruise, we will explore the Valley of the Kings, including a visit to the famous tomb of King Seti I. We will enjoy a lunch together on the West Bank and then check into our hotel. In the afternoon, we will visit the Luxor Temple.

Day Ten

Overnight: Luxor

Today we have the incredible experience of a hot air balloon ride to view the sights of Luxor from above. Afterwards, we will visit the Karnak Temple, followed by lunch at a local restaurant.

Day Eleven

Overnight: Hurghada

Today we travel to the beach resort town of Hurghada and check into our hotel. The afternoon is yours to explore this beautiful coast of the Red Sea.

Day Twelve

Overnight: Hurghada

Spend today on a private yacht on the Red Sea – lunch will be served onboard.  Enjoy swimming or try snorkeling in the beautiful waters.

Day Thirteen

Overnight: Cairo

Today we fly back to Cairo and check into an airport hotel. Enjoy our final dinner together as a group.

Day Fourteen

Tour is over after breakfast. Your guide will assist you with your departures.

Price: $5395 (Air not included) per person for a double occupancy room. Single Supplement is $1500. We welcome singles and if you do not have a travel partner, please sign up for a single spot. In the event that a roommate is found, your booking can be changed to a double before final payment is due.

What’s included: 13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 5 dinners, and 13 nights lodging in a clean, comfortable, and centrally located hotel. All admissions and fees for group activities. Transport within the tour and private guides, tips included.

Deposit Policy: A non-refundable deposit of $600 per person is due upon booking.

Tour begins and ends in Cairo (CAI).

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I have been visiting friends and showing them my photos from the Piemonte tour. I was telling them how great it was to become immersed in this area and see things you would not normally have the opportunity to do or know about. Having a caring and inquisitive guide who delights in sharing where she lives brings so much to the experience. Go visit Piemonte with Lisa- you will have such an amazing time and fond memories to share and relish!

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I have had the joy of traveling with Adventures with Sarah many times, from Thailand, to Turkey, and many places in between. I choose to book with AWS because I can rely on a tour that is paced well, varied in activities, with great food and even greater guides. As a frequent traveler to Europe, I really enjoy AWS tours due to a small group size and the opportunity to go in depth into a region and really experience the culture of the area I’m visiting. And every time, with every group, I meet fellow travelers who are now friends. Adventures with Sarah is a tour company that I would recommend without hesitation. In fact, I have 3 tours booked for this year!

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It really was a wonderful trip. This was our first group trip, and the size was just right. We all got along well which was a bonus. Everything was smooth, and Sarah had picked out some really wonderful things for us to do. I felt like we were getting "sneak peeks" of special things regular tourists don't get to do. We were willing participants for her to try out new things on this trip. The hotels were lovely, and the wine lunches perfect! There was a good balance of planned activities and free time which I appreciated. I will definitely be looking for more trips to go on with Adventures with Sarah!

Leslie P.Sicily Pleasures tour

Good accommodations in the heart of all important areas. Food experience was excellent with incentive to try new foods. Sarah is very personable and has each tour member's concerns and needs in mind. Love the small groups.

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We had a great time! Perfect mix of free time and planned group excursions/tours. The food was amazing! Our accommodation was comfortable and our views were unforgettable! I would book another trip with this company.

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My husband and I had a great time touring Dalmatia with Sarah and the local guides that joined us. A favorite activity was sailing on a traditional sail boat from the island of Vis. Lovely group of travelers and many memories made!

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Food and wine blitz in beautiful areas of Slovenia and Croatia. You will appreciate it most if you are a true wine lover. Meetings with young enthusiastic, creative winemakers were the highlight.

Betsy W.Harvest tour

We had a wonderful trip with no issues at all. Gorgeous area, plenty of delicious food, perfect weather and knowledgeable guide!

John G.Harvest tour

What a perfect way to get back into European travel. It was obvious from the start that Trish had put her heart and soul into the planning of the Hidden Paris tour. It was a great mix of adventures and I throughly enjoyed my travel group, who became like family, and it was obvious to see why most had traveled with adventures with Sarah before, Our local guide, Julian, was excellent and it was fun finally getting to also meet Sarah and sons. Merci beaucoup, Trish for this great time and I hope to travel with you again in the future.

Leslie A.Paris Staycation tour

A thoroughly enjoyable trip. George, our leader, was super-knowledgeable, helpful, energetic, and fun. His knowledge of people and places gave us experiences we couldn't have duplicated on our own. The itinerary was great - I thought the pace was good and we had a variety of experiences. The only thing I didn't like was that the weather in late April was rather chilly and often wet, more so than I expected. However, traveling later in the spring would have meant missing Orthodox Easter, which was the highlight of the trip for me. We spent it in a rural village, and participating in the villagers' traditions was a rare privilege that I'll never forget. So take an umbrella and some warm clothes and prepare for a special experience. Maybe you'll get the sunshine that we mostly didn't get!

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Our guide Susanna was both professional and thoughtful. She cared for our health and happiness! I had some health issues and was treated with kindness and help! Our accommodations were both comfortable and clean. The bus driver was fearless and professional. I will travel with Susanna again!

Melva O.Sicily Pleasures tour

This was a wonderful trip! Susanna was such a wonderful tour guide, thoughtful, funny, informative. I can’t imagine a better guide for this trip! Our accommodations were wonderful as were all the varied activities and dining experiences. I enjoyed the other travelers in our group and felt as if we were family. I have made new friends that I will keep in touch with. Thank you!

Anne B.Sicily Pleasures tour

We had a wonderful tour with our guide Susanna and fellow travelers. The tour was well planned out touching on most all the main destinations in Sicily. Susanna was super well organized, kind and considerate and a lot of fun to travel with. She was a great communicator before, during and after the tour and was helpful with day to day needs like finding laundry service, restaurants and transport to the airport. The local guides, meals, accommodations, etc were all top notch. We had a great small group of 7 travelers that all got on very well. The spacious van we used for traveling was very comfortable and the driver Giuseppe was highly skilled at driving the chaotic streets in Sicily’s cities and towns. We highly recommend booking a tour with Adventures with Sarah and especially with Susanna Perrucchini!!

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