Dec 27, 2024 - Jan 5, 2025
Trip Type
By River By Land

Group Size: Sanctuary Nile Adventurer can take up to 56 guests for this voyage
Price: From $9,999 per person double occupancy

Activity Level

Trip Overview

This eight-night journey by motor coach, privately chartered plane, and deluxe river boat features timeless wonders for all ages and special access to the ancient treasures of Egypt.

  • Discover the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization—and be among the first to visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, opening later this spring!
  • View the Sphinx up close, beyond the crowd barriers.
  • Experience special inside looks at the tomb of Wahtye, discovered in 2018, as well as the Step Pyramid of Djoser, Egypt’s oldest pyramid.
  • Fly to Abu Simbel to stand in awe before the enormous rock-cut temples of Ramesses II and Nefertari.
  • Fly to Aswan to board the intimate Sanctuary Nile Adventurer for a four-night Nile cruise to Luxor.
  • In Luxor, walk among the larger-than-life statues and tombs of Tutankhamun and other pharaohs, and learn to interpret the hieroglyphics and colorful images still visible on the walls of the temples.
  • Return by air to Cairo to conclude this enriching program in one of the world’s most unforgettable destinations.

Schedule by Day

  • Dec 27: Depart U.S.
  • Dec 28: Arrive Cairo, Egypt
  • Dec 29: Cairo / Giza
  • Dec 30: Cairo / Sakkara / Giza
  • Dec 31: Cairo / Abu Simbel / Aswan / Embark Sanctuary Nile Adventurer
  • Jan 1: Aswan
  • Jan 2: Edfu / Kom Ombo
  • Jan 3: Luxor
  • Jan 4: Luxor / Disembark / Cairo
  • Jan 5: Cairo / Return home



Per person double occupancy:

  • Nile Deck Cabins (106-109): $11,999
  • Main Deck Cabins (201-208): $12,499
  • Bridge Deck Cabins (301-310): $13,499
  • Promenade Deck Cabins (401-404): $14,499
  • Main Deck Deluxe Cabins (209-210): $16,999 (Currently sold out)
  • Promenade Deck Suites (405-406): $17,999 (Currently sold out)

Single occupancy:

  • Nile Deck (106-109): $15,999
  • Main Deck Cabins (201-208): $16,499

For children 15 and under at departure, a $1,000 child credit will apply if they are sharing the room with an adult on a double occupancy basis. If a child is with two adults as a third person (in both the hotel rooms and on the ship), a $2,000 child credit will be applied.


  • Three nights at the Marriott Mena House Cairo
  • Four nights aboard the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer
  • One night at the Hilton Cairo Heliopolis

What to Expect

Activity Level 3

This moderately active program includes multiple hotel changes, plus internal flights and/or long drives. Some days are heavily scheduled so that you can see as many of Egypt’s ancient wonders as possible. Travelers should be in good health and fit enough to navigate stairs and walk along uneven terrain. The temperatures during your stay in Egypt should range from the mid-40s to low 70s °F. Egypt is a conservative country, especially in terms of dress. The general dress code is casual with a focus on modest western-style clothing. Women should cover their knees and shoulders in public. During the day we recommend clothing that can be layered to provide warmth in the cool mornings and evenings and removed during the warmer parts of the day. A coat, jacket, or heavy sweater will be useful. It is a good idea to bring a hat for touring in Egypt due to the strong sun. Sunglasses will also be helpful. Comfortable, practical shoes are essential as there will be substantial walking and many floors are uneven, as are the grounds and paths at the sites.

Study Leader(s)

Professor of History and Chair (on leave) of Germanic Languages and Literatures
Additional Lecture Info
Professor Johnson wil be joined by expert Egyptian guides through the duration of the program.

Mode of Travel

The Sanctuary Nile Adventurer seamlessly blends contemporary Egyptian culture with authentic character, a blend of East and West.

For More Information

Please email or call our office at 800-422-1636 or 617-496-0806.