Egypt: Luxury of the Pharaohs: A luxurious cruise and guided touring…

Departures Every Friday Through Dec 2024

$6,595 per person. No Single Supplement!!!

Egypt is again seeing the return of tourists, with many sophisticated tourists taking advantage of the fact that the crowds that once cluttered the sites have yet to return. Thus, the opportunity to stay in luxurious hotels such as the Four Seasons First Residence on the Nile in Cairo and travel in deluxe style on the luxury ship, MS Farah are at very special values.  This Iconic Journeys Worldwide tour in Egypt provides considerable diversity, from the bustling and historic city of Cairo to many beautiful ancient sites along the Nile…all at a pace that provides comfort and a level of elegance.  Our Egyptologists are among the best, providing a depth of knowledge and a personal touch that makes traveling with Iconic Journeys Worldwide so enjoyable.  We look forward to showing you Egypt!!


Day 1, Tuesday – Arrive at Cairo International Airport
Upon your arrival, you will be met by our Egyptian ground colleagues. You will be transferred to your luxury hotel, the Four Seasons First Residence. The rest of the afternoon is at your leisure to let you recover from your flight. Your dinner tonight will at the Four Seasons. Overnight in Cairo. (D)
Day 2, Wednesday – Cairo

This morning you will meet your Egyptologist who will provide some details about the upcoming days. This morning begins your introduction to Egypt and its history, with no better starting point than the Citadel of Saladin and the mosque of Mohamed Ali. Next, visit the Coptic quarter of Cairo and the Ben Ezra synagogue, located Fustat, one of the oldest quarters within Cairo.

After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, then head back to your hotel. A wealth of Pharaonic holdings, as well as the remains of Tutankhamen.

This evening you will have the opportunity to visit the Khan el Khalili bazaar, always bustling with activities, followed by dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Cairo. (B, L, D)

Day 3, Thursday – Cairo

Today is another day of seeing the sites of Cairo. You depart your hotel driving through the metropolis of Cairo to Giza. You will visit the famous Pyramids of Sakkar and Giza and the Spinx, among the seven wonders of the world. Overnight in Cairo.  (B, L, D)

Egyptologist, Hanaa, speaking at the pyramids in Cairo.

Day 4, Friday – Flight to Aswan, Temple of Philea

This morning is an early wake-up, as we leave the Four Seasons to the airport for your flight to Aswan. Once you arrive in Aswan, you will explore the amazing temple of Philea, on the way to visiting the high dam.

The amazing temple of Philea

Afterward, check-in and board your luxury Nile cruise ship, the MS Farah. This will serve as your luxurious base for the next three nights. Wonderful cuisine, spacious guest rooms, spa facilities and more await your enjoyment. Along with a clinic, swimming pool, Jacuzzi, game room, bar and more, not even the pharaohs had it this good! After having time to walk along the cruise ship, enjoy a delicious lunch on board.

This afternoon, see what it’s like to travel as a local as you enjoy a scenic Felucca ride along the Nile. This evening, attend a Nubian party on board your ship, featuring the region’s traditional music, while taking in a delicious buffet dinner.

 Overnight on your ship, in Aswan.  (B, L, D)

Day 5, Saturday – More of your Nile cruise, Kom Ombo, Temple of Edfu

Following your morning breakfast buffet as you move slowly along the Nile, your touring will bring you to Kom Ombo, where you will explore the temple of Kom Ombo, an unusual double temple, which was constructed during the Ptolemaic dynasty through the years 180–47 BC. 

The carvings on the columns depict life in ancient Egypt and the state of preservation and remaining colors are truly something to behold. Following a lunch back on your ship, you continue sailing to Edfu, where you disembark to visit the impressive Temple of Edfu. After touring, return to your ship where you can enjoy the rest of the evening and have a dinner on board as your ship sails to Luxor. Overnight in Luxor on your ship. (B, L, D)

The Kom Ombo Temples are an impressive site
Day 6, Sunday – Luxor and Valley of the kings

Today is a treat among visual treats, as your cruise takes you to Luxor and the Valley of the Kings to see the Hatshepsut temple, as well as a photo stop by the giant Colossi of Memnon. Lunch will be on your ship with an afternoon visit to the Karnak and Luxor temples. Dinner is on your ship in Luxor. (B, L, D)

Day 7, Monday – Return to Cairo

Optional: To start today off, you may partake in an optional balloon ride that begins at 4 am, where you will wake up to the beautiful morning’s sunrise. This amazing ride lasts 45 minutes.

This morning you leave your ship after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight back to Cairo. Transfer to your hotel in Giza near the airport, with a “Farewell Dinner” at your hotel. Overnight in the Cairo suburb of Heliopolis. (B, D)

Enjoy taking scenic walks along the Nile river
Day 8, Tuesday – Departure from Egypt

This morning, you transfer to the airport for your departure flight from Egypt.


Cairo Arrival:  The St. Regis  (or similar)

Cairo Departure: Intercontinental City Stars     

The MS Farah

 Guest suites on MS Farah

The cruise ship Ms. Farah   

Departures Every Friday Thru December 2024

COST:  $6,595 per person, single or double occupancy. NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS!

Cost includes:

  • Meals listed as B, L, or D
  • Tour excursions described in the itinerary
  • Airport transfers

Cost excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Egyptian visa
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers