Family Egypt & The Nile – Luxury Family Journey

Discover the secrets of ancient Egypt on an all-ages adventure where families can open themselves up to new experiences, meandering through thousands of years of history, discovering ancient tombs and temples and cruising

Journey Overview

Discover the secrets of ancient Egypt on an all-ages adventure where families can open themselves up to new experiences, meandering through thousands of years of history, discovering ancient tombs and temples and cruising the mighty Nile watching life go by along the banks. Mount up for a camel ride and explore an Egyptian pyramid from the inside out, hunt for treasure in the oldest open-air market in the region, dress up in traditional costume and bake bread the Egyptian way. This journey is certain to be remembered for years to come. 

Journey Highlights

• Let an activity coordinator arrange fun activities for younger guests
• Trawl the labyrinthine Khan el-Khalili Bazaar on a fun treasure hunt 
• Explore one of Egypt’s legendary pyramids from the inside out 
• Ride Like a Local on camel back and sail the Nile in a felucca (sailboat) 
• Learn to bake bread and try your hand at the art of henna painting and pottery making

Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Cairo

Arrive in Cairo where you are met and transferred to your luxury hotel on the famed Corniche along the Nile River. 
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza 

Day 2: Cairo

Be guided on an exploration of the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including treasures from Tutankhamun and items dating to 4000 BC. During your visit, view its famed Mummy Room, featuring the remains of ancient Egypt’s pharaohs and nobility, including Ramses II, one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs. After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy the local workshops offered at Fagnoon Arts & Crafts Centre. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner.
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Cairo

Journey south of Cairo to the necropolis of Saqqara and the impressive Step Pyramid of Djoser. Tour the Giza Plateau, site of the pyramids of Mycerinus and Chefren as well as the Great Pyramid, sole survivor of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Explore the interior of one of these pyramids and visit the tombs of the pyramid builders. Ride Like a Local on the back of a camel, and then visit the Solar Boat Museum and the enigmatic Great Sphinx. 
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: BL

Day 4: Cairo – Luxor

Fly to Luxor, site of the ancient city of Thebes. Discover the Temple of Karnak, and then stroll among the 25-metre-high columns of the Great Hypostyle Hall. Next, step aboard Sanctuary Sun Boat IV on the Nile River, where you enjoy lunch and meet your A&K Children’s Activity Coordinator. Later, disembark to explore the city of Thebes and the Temple of Luxor, viewing the towering statues of Ramses II, the Courtyard of Ramses II and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III. Back on board, enjoy tonight’s Captain’s Cocktail Party.
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Luxor - Esna

Explore the West Bank and the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs, including “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Found in 1922 by British archaeologist Howard Carter, Tutankhamun’s tomb is enclosed in 35-century-old walls and delights explorers of all ages. Also visit the lovely Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh. Stop for a selfie with the gigantic Colossi of Memnon and sail onwards to Esna to visit the Temple of Khnum. 
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV | Meals: BLD

Day 6: Edfu - Kom Ombo

Cruise to Edfu to behold the Temple of Horus. Join your chef and children’s activity coordinator back on board for a cooking lesson, with young travellers learning to bake Egyptian-style bread. Tonight’s dinner onboard features an “Egyptian Night” costume party, with a chance to dress up in traditional “galabeyas.”
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV | Meals: BLD

Day 7: Kom Ombo – Aswan

Disembark at Kom Ombo to visit the Graeco- Roman temple dedicated to Horus (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god). Cruise to Aswan and take a short boat trip to the island of Agilika and its Philae Temple — among the ancient structures that were dismantled and painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Proceed to the vast granite quarries and the site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Enjoy lunch followed by a session of henna hand painting for the kids. Later, weather permitting, Ride Like a Local around the Aswan islands in a felucca.
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Aswan - Abu Simbel – Cairo

Fly to Abu Simbel, where you visit the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari, before returning to Cairo. 
Sanctuary Sun Boat IV | Meals: BL

Day 9: Cairo

Venture into Islamic Cairo to explore the Mosque and Madrasa of Sultan Hassan, admiring its early Mamluk architecture. Next, walk from the twin-towered Bab el-Foutouh, a fortified gate in Cairo’s Old City walls, to Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, the city’s famous open-air marketplace where you enjoy a free-wheeling treasure hunt. After lunch, opt to visit Coptic Cairo, for another perspective on the city, or return to your hotel. Tonight, gather for a farewell dinner. 
Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza | Meals: BLD

Day 10: Depart Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure flight. 
Meals: B

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

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Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 29, 2019 Special Special Special Special Special
Cabin Class Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’: Nile Deck Price AU$12,025pp Single Supplement AU$2,785 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’: Main Deck Price AU$12,320pp Single Supplement AU$1,465 was AU$2,935 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’: Bridge Deck Price AU$12,470pp Single Supplement AU$1,610 was AU$3,080 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’: Promenade Deck Price AU$12,615pp Single Supplement AU$1,760 was AU$3,230 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’: Presidential Suite Price AU$14,970pp Single Supplement AU$2,935 was AU$4,405 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Cabin Class Sanctuary ‘Sun Boat IV’: Royal Suite Price AU$16,440pp Single Supplement AU$5,875 was AU$7,345 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Notes:

Children 17 and under save $735 accompanied by an adult. Availability shown here is updated weekly and indicative only. Availability on any product or journey shown here is not specific to a category of travel and may not denote availability at the cheapest ‘From’ price. For real time availability, talk to your travel agent or call Abercrombie & Kent on 1300 851 800.