Travel from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and Aswan, plus take a classic voyage along the Nile River from Aswan to Luxor.

Starting at: $5,897 * Includes airfare, taxes & all fees Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The Pyramids of Giza  Smithsonian Journeys travelers at Luxor  The enigmatic Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza  Funerary mask of Tutankhamen, Cairo's Museum of Egyptian Antiquities  The restored barge at the Solar Boat Museum, Cairo. Credit: Egyptian Tourism Bureau  Alley in Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, Cairo  The great Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel  Panoramic view of Abu Simbel  The Temple of Philae, near Aswan  Architectural detail, Temple of Philae, near Aswan  Traditional felucca on the Nile  The gods Horus and Sobek, Kom Ombo  Temple of Kom Ombo  Detail seen at Kom Ombo, along the Nile  Deity at the Temple of Horus at Edfu  Temple of Horus at Edfu  The tomb of Ramses II, Valley of the Kings. Credit: Egyptian Tourism Bureau  Wall decoration in tomb in the Valley of the Queens. Credit: Egyptian Tourism  Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Valley of the Queens  Traveler exploring a temple in Egypt  The grand Hypostyle Hall at the Temple of Karnak, Luxor  Obelisk at the Temple of Karnak, Luxor  Avenue of Sphinxes, Luxor  Evening at the Temple of Luxor  The Great Pyramids of Giza

Ancient Egypt and the Nile

Featuring Abu Simbel

14 days from $5,897 | includes airfare, taxes and all fees

Travel from vibrant Cairo and the Great Pyramids to Abu Simbel and Aswan, plus take a classic voyage along the Nile River from Aswan to Luxor.

or Call 855-330-1542

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WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY

If all that the Ancient Egypt and the Nile Tour focused on was the Pyramids at Giza ... it would still be a GREAT tour as you would be viewing the only remaining structure of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World. However there is so much more with Smithsonian Journeys! The Pyramids, Temples and Tombs are amazing works that makes you contemplate just how these magnificent structures were built thousands of years ago! 

- Thomas F.

The trip to Egypt is a chance of a lifetime. The sites are amazing. I always felt safe. Our tour director was wonderful…

- Sara J.

If you want to quench your thirst for knowledge along with a fascinating tour of historical places, Smithsonian tours are the answer. 

- Kenneth F.

I hadn’t realized the major role ancient Egypt played in world history. This trip was a fascinating - even magical - experience.

- Jane F.

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Four Seasons at the First Residence

Cairo, Egypt

The Four Seasons at the First Residence sits on the banks of the Nile River, flanked by the Giza Zoo and set just a short drive from the center of historic Cairo.  This contemporary hotel offers three restaurants and lounges, a large, fourth-floor outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa with massage treatments, three-level shopping complex, laundry and dry cleaning service (for a fee), and complimentary Wi-Fi access.  Elegant, air-conditioned guest rooms have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, minibar, Nespresso machine, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 5

Mövenpick Resort Aswan

Aswan, Egypt

Sitting on Elephantine Island in the middle of the timeless Nile, Mövenpick Resort Aswan offers privacy and tranquility with the convenience of staying just feet from some of Egypt’s greatest treasures.  The sprawling resort offers four restaurants, three bars, tropical gardens and terraces, tennis court, fitness center, game room, expansive outdoor swimming pool, laundry and dry cleaning service (for a fee), and complimentary Wi-Fi access.  Each air-conditioned guest room has a view of the Nile, and all include private bath with hair dryer, tea- and coffee-making facilities, in-room safe, minibar, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 2

Steigenberger Nile Palace

Luxor, Egypt

The Steigenberger Nile Palace sits on the banks of the Nile, in the heart of the city’s historic center and a short drive from the Temple of Luxor.  The 285-room hotel features four restaurants and three bars; fitness center; spa with sauna, steam bath, and massage treatments; heated outdoor pool; rooftop tennis court; on-site doctor; Internet access; bookstore; gift shops; hairdresser; and laundry and dry cleaning services.  Air-conditioned guest rooms each have private bath with hair dryer, in-room safe, mini-bar, TV, and phone.

Number of nights: 3