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Egyptian Grand Tour

Private Travel | General Interest 11 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £2795

This journey recalls the golden age of the Grand Tour, when travellers would explore the world’s most fascinating places in style. Begin with a few days in Cairo to explore the sites before continuing on to enjoy cruises on both the Nile and Lake Nasser. This comprehensive tour visits Lower Egypt, Upper Egypt and Lower Nubia, and is ideal for those wishing to see Egypt’s greatest sites in comfort.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Tour the temple and tombs of Lake Nasser
  • View exquisite carved reliefs at the temples of Kalabsha & Abu Simbel
  • Visit the iconic Pyramids of Giza
  • Sail on a felucca boat from Aswan
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Superior Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Cairo

Fly direct from London to Cairo. Transfer to the Four Seasons First Residence for 2 nights. (N)

Day 2: Cairo

Full-day tour of the Egyptian Museum, citadel and bazaar. (B)

Day 3: Fly to Luxor

Transfer to Cairo airport for an early morning flight to Luxor. On arrival, transfer to the MS Mövenpick Royal Lily for a 4-night cruise. Afternoon visit to the temples of Luxor and Karnak. (B, L)

Day 4: Luxor

Morning visit to the Valley of the Kings and Queens and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Sail to Edfu via Esna lock. (B, L, D)

Day 5: Edfu - Kom Ombo

Morning visit to the Temple of Horus. Afternoon cruise to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Sobek and Haroeris. Cruise to Aswan. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Aswan

Morning visits to the Aswan High Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. Afternoon felucca trip on the Nile. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Fly to Abu Simbel

Transfer to Aswan airport for the flight to Abu Simbel. On arrival, board MS Prince Abbas for a 3-night cruise. In the afternoon, visit the Abu Simbel temple complex, and return in the evening for the sound and light show. (B, L, D)

Day 8: Qasr Ibrim

Sail to Qasr Ibrim. Visit the Temple of Amada, an 18th-dynasty temple, the rock-cut Temple of Derr and the Tomb of Penout. (B, L, D)

Day 9: Wadi El Sebua

Morning visit to the Temple of Wadi El Sebua. Afternoon cruise to Aswan. (B, L, D)

Day 10: Aswan - Fly to Cairo - Giza

Disembark in the morning, visit the Temples of Kalabsha and transfer to the airport for a flight to Cairo. On arrival, transfer to the Intercontinental CityStars hotel for 1 night. Tour of Giza to see the pyramids and the Sphinx. (B)

Day 11: Fly to London

Early morning transfer to Cairo airport. Fly to London. (B)

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.


Superior tour: This Superior tour is based on 4-star hotel accommodation in Cairo and the cruise vessel Movenpick MS Royal Lily and the MS Prince Abbas.

Non-exclusive cruise: While on board the Nile cruise, transfers and excursions are operated as a group with other passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.

Other cruise options & tailor-made travel: For a price quote based on alternative accommodation or cruise standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant.

Superior private tour accommodation

  • Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence
    Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at The First Residence

    The Four Seasons, in the First Residence complex, sets the standard for luxury hotels in the Egyptian capital. The hotel is decorated in the elegant and refined style that is the hallmark of the Four Seasons chain. The hotel offers some of the most spacious accommodation available in Cairo, with advanced in-room technology and large windows overlooking the city, botanical gardens or the pyramids. The en suite marble bathrooms all feature a separate shower, deep-soaking bathtub and L'Occitane products. The hotel's main restaurant serves modern Shami (Syrian and Lebanese) cuisine with a tempting menu of traditional hot and cold dishes. Open for both lunch and dinner, the restaurant has stylish high tables with indoor and outdoor seating areas and a live bread-making station using a brick oven. Relax in the Tea Lounge, dominated by the stunning architecture of the 'The Ocular', a circular stained-glass window that changes colour with the rising and ...

  • Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Ex Luxor 4 Nights
    Mövenpick MS Royal Lily Ex Luxor 4 Nights

    The sleek and modern Mövenpick MS Royal Lily is the flagship vessel of the Mövenpick Nile fleet, offering 3- and 4-night cruises between Luxor and Aswan (and vice versa) and 7-night round-trip cruises from Luxor. The vessel has 56 spacious and contemporary cabins with individually controlled air conditioning, a choice of double or twin beds, plus a television, minibar and shower room. There are also four Royal suites with the added benefit of a lounge area, panoramic windows and a fully fitted bathroom. Leisure facilities include a large sun terrace with a plunge pool, jacuzzi and bedouin-style seating. There is also a small gym with a sauna and massage room, a gift shop and Mövenpick ice bar. The salon deck features a relaxing lounge where afternoon tea is served and a bar with panoramic windows. The spacious restaurant serves three gourmet meals every day including both Egyptian and international cuisine. Meals are ...

  • Mövenpick M/S Prince Abbas Ex Abu Simbel 3 Nights
    Mövenpick M/S Prince Abbas Ex Abu Simbel 3 Nights

    Since the construction of the Aswan High Dam, the ancient land of Nubia and its temples have been remote and inaccessible. The Prince Abbas affords travellers the opportunity to travel through the sparkling waters of Lake Nasser and view the virgin desert landscapes and fine ruins of this almost forgotten ancient kingdom. The Movenpick Prince Abbas, which sails between Aswan and Abu Simbel, is a modern boat with 43 well-equipped cabins. All feature en suite shower rooms, individually controlled air conditioning, a television, minibar and choice of twin or double beds. Facilities include a swimming pool, jacuzzi, gym, library and spacious sundeck with a bar. The stylish restaurant offers international cuisine and local specialities. A spacious oriental lounge bar is situated on the salon deck with a shady canopied area. General information about your cruise. The check-in time for your cruise is 13:00. If you are arriving on a morning flight, an ...

  • InterContinental Citystars Cairo
    InterContinental Citystars Cairo

    The InterContinental Citystars Cairo is a comfortable property with spacious guestrooms offering luxury furnishings. It is adjacent to Cairo's largest retail and leisure complex with an access corridor to 550 shops, an exhibition centre, 16 cinemas and a family entertainment centre. There are a variety of dining options at the hotel including Japanese, Lebanese, Italian and authentic Egyptian cuisine. The hotel is approximately a 10 minute drive from Cairo International Airport.

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Dates & prices


Guideline Prices

Low season from £2850 per person

High season from £3350 per person


Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • * International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
  • * UK departure and overseas airport taxes
  • * Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
  • * Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
  • * The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
  • * Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Luxor

    Luxor is a modern city, full of the monuments of both ancient Egyptian and other, more...

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  • Abu Simbel

    Next to the Pyramids of Giza, Abu Simbel is perhaps the most recognized monument of...

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