Dec 27, 2022 - Jan 5, 2023
Trip Type
Family Programs

Group Size: Up to 65 guests
Price: To be announced

Activity Level

Trip Overview

Experience the history, arts, and culture of ancient Egypt during an eight-night journey for the whole family. Travel by privately chartered plane, bus, and riverboat to see the inside of one of Giza’s Great Pyramids, view the Sphinx up close, and walk among the towering columns of Luxor’s temples. Learn to interpret some of the hieroglyphics and colorful images still visible on the walls of tombs and temples. In Luxor, board the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer for a four-night cruise to Aswan.

Schedule by Day

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


 To be announced


  • Three nights at the Conrad Cairo Hotel
  • Four nights aboard the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer
  • One night at the Heliopolis Towers Hotel in Cairo

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)

Dean of Students in the College at the University of Chicago

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.