Treasures of Ancient Egypt

October 1, 2026 for 13 nights, hosted by Troy M.

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the time-honored lands of the Pharaohs, exploring the treasures of Ancient Egypt in an intimate, luxurious small group setting. From the captivating chaos of Cairo to the tranquil waters of the Nile, this 13-night odyssey in October 2026, hosted by Troy and his expert team, promises an expedition filled with awe, luxury, and discovery.

Dive deep into the heart of ancient civilizations, wandering amongst world heritage icons, monumental structures, and legendary landmarks. Your adventure unfolds in Cairo, meandering through the city’s historic streets before taking to the Nile on a lavish 4-night cruise, all while enveloped in the care of your small group of 30 like-minded explorers.

Your Journey Awaits: Treasures of Ancient Egypt

  • Savvy Tour Director: Travel with the expertise of a professional, multilingual Tour Director and journey in style in an air-conditioned motorcoach. That’s in addition to your host, Troy.
  • Gourmet Repasts: Indulge in 13 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 11 dinners, each paired with two glasses of select wine or beer during land tour dinners.
  • Elegant Accommodations: Stay in some of Egypt’s most renowned hotels, including the Ramses Hilton Hotel in Cairo, Sofitel Winter Palace in Luxor, Eco Lodge in Aswan, and the Mena House in Giza with Pyramid View Rooms.
  • Airport Concierge and Transfers: Enjoy a seamless arrival and departure with our group airport transfers. (Please note, stateside transfers are not included.)
  • Sightseeing Extravaganza: Discover Egypt with local guides, enjoying exclusive inside visits, admission charges, and special features.
  • Tech-Savvy Travel: Stay connected with free Wi-Fi on your motorcoach and use headsets throughout the tour for an immersive experience.
  • Air Travel Made Easy: Intra-vacation flights from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo are included, as are unlimited drinks on your Nile cruise and expedited services at Cairo Airport.
  • Personalized Security: Travel with peace of mind, accompanied by a tourist police officer throughout your journey.
  • Note: International airfare is not included in the package.

The detailed itinerary will guide you through the ancient marvels of Egypt, from the iconic pyramids of Giza to the mystical temples along the Nile, all while luxuriating in the comforts of world-class accommodations and services.

The Silver Lining: Our Journey on the Nile Aboard your luxurious cruise, every day is a new chapter of discovery and enchantment. From the captivating tales of ancient gods and pharaohs to the serene beauty of the Nile, your voyage will be as educational as it is exhilarating.

Experience the epitome of luxury and exploration with us, and uncover the treasures of Ancient Egypt in a journey like no other.

What’s Included

TOUR DIRECTOR

The services of a professional, multilingual Tour Director will be provided throughout & air conditioned motorcoach.

MEALS 

(B)13 Breakfasts, (L) 4 Lunches, (D)11 Dinners- includes 2 glasses of wine or beer for each dinner on land tour

HOTELS 

CAIRO Ramses Hilton Hotel

LUXOR – Sofitel Winter Palace Luxor

ASWAN – Eco Lodge

GIZA – Mena House with Pyramid View Rooms

Please note: Hotels mentioned above are not yet being held. Properties listed are indicative only. While we will make every attempt to secure the named hotel, the group may be accommodated in similar hotels which may not be the same as mentioned. 

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

One group airport transfer on arrival and departure.

If passengers will be arriving at multiple different times throughout the day, additional transfer costs may apply.  Please note that stateside transfers are not included in pricing

SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with inside visits (including admission charges) and special features shown in the tour description. Sightseeing with local guides where applicable.  Please note that sightseeing is subject to availability at the time of travel. If select sightseeing proves unavailable, an alternative will be discussed/arranged.

OTHER 

Headsets throughout tour

Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach (where available)

Day 2 – Intra Vacation Air -Cairo to Luxor included

Day 10 – Intra Vacation Air – Aswan to Cairo included

INCLUDES unlimited drinks on the Nile cruise

INCLUDES Cairo Airport Expediter

INCLUDES tourist police officer to travel with the group

International Airfare NOT INCLUDED

Itinerary

Board your overnight flight from the USA on Sept 30th, 2026

Day 1 – October 1st (THU) – ARRIVE CAIRO, EGYPT

Welcome to Egypt!

Your Tour Director will greet you at the Cairo airport for one group transfer to your hotel

Enjoy the day at leisure and This evening celebrate with a welcome dinner at a local restaurant

(D)

Note: Group needs to arrive together on the same flight or during the same arrival window (preferred arrival window is 60-90 minutes) to utilize the included group transfer to the hotel. Any flights falling outside of that window are not eligible for the group transfer. Individual transfer costs can be quoted separately.

Day 2 – October 2nd (FRI) – CAIRO – INTRA VACATION AIR – LUXOR

Transfer to the Cairo airport for your flight to Luxor

Intra Vacation Air flight to Luxor

Upon arrival transfer to your hotel

The balance of your day is at your leisure

(B)

Day 3 – October 3rd (SAT) – LUXOR

•Visit Dendera and the Temple of Hathor, goddess of love and joy.  The Dendera Temple is dedicated to the goddess Hathor and its construction, beginning in the reign of Nectanebo I, continued into the Roman period.  The temple has two decorated crypts, two halls with ceilings supported by columns and two funeral chapels, from where the famous “zodiac” from the Louvre comes.  Enjoy dinner this evening at your hotel.

(B,D)

Day 4 – October 4th (SUN) – LUXOR. EXCURSION TO VALLEY OF THE KINGS & QUEENS

Visit the Valley of the Kings, site of the magnificence and grandeur of Egyptian burial

Architecture.  Hear the stories of the many kings buried in the valley, including the tombs King Tuthmosis I, Tutmosis III, Tut-Ankh-Amon, King Ramses VI, King Merneptah, and Amenhotep II. 

Continue to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, built by Queen Hatshepsut, daughter of Thermoses I. Hear about the queen’s nearly 20-year reign as the only pharaonic women to rule Egypt during the 18th Dynasty (1490-1469 B. C).

Visit magnificent Valley of the Queens where the tomb of Queen Nefertari lies

Visit Deir el-Medina the workmen’s village who built the royal tombs

This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant

(B,D)

Day 5 – October 5th (MON) – LUXOR EMBARKATION- River Mysteries Revealed

Your morning is at your leisure

Transfer to your cruise ship to embark on your Nile River cruise ship with lunch on board

This afternoon, guided sightseeing includes the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.

(B,L,D)

Day 6 – October 6th (TUE) – CRUISING: LUXOR– ESNA-EDFU 

Time to wander around at your own pace or perhaps take an optional excursion on the West Bank of the Nile

Enjoy a Captain’s welcome cocktail party

Sail to Edfu

(B,L,D)

Day 7– October 7th (WED) – CRUISING: EDFU–KOM OMBO–ASWAN 

Visit the Temple of Horus, then enjoy lunch on board while sailing

Guided walking tour includes the temple dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods

Free time to browse

Enjoy a Galabeya (traditional Egyptian gown) party on board this evening

(B,L,D)

Day 8– October 8th (THU) – CRUISING ASWAN

Sail on a felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan

Take part in a Nubian Folklore presentation on board this evening

(B,L,D)

Day 9– October 9th (FRI) – ASWAN – DISEMBARKATION

Disembark and board your coach to travel to the High Dam of Aswan, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. From the top of the High Dam, you can gaze across Lake Nasser to the Kalabsha Temple in the south and the huge power station to the north.  Cross the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam by boat to visit the island site of the Temple of Philae and follow your guide on a walking tour to explore this remarkable monument to the goddess Isis.

Then explore the Northern Quarry to see the extraordinary Unfinished Obelisk, abandoned here due to a crack in the sculpted bedrock.  See the stoneworkers’ marks that are visible on the stone and hear the fascinating stories of ancient Egyptian quarries and the history of the 1-tonne obelisk with a knowledgeable Egyptologist.   Arrive at your Aswan hotel to enjoy dinner.

(B,D)

Day 10 – October 10th (SAT) – ASWAN–INTRA VACATION AIR – CAIRO

Transfer to the Aswan airport for your flight to Cairo.

Upon arrival see the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids

Transfer to your Giza hotel for the balance of your day at leisure

(B)

Day 11 – October 11th (MON) – CAIRO

Visit the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization with entrance and guided tour

Visit the Egyptian Museum with entrance and guided tour*

This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant

• (B,D)

* Please include GEM entrance and tour if available (if not open, it will be the original)

Day 12– October 12th (TUE) – CAIRO. EXCURSION TO SAKKARA & MEMPHIS

Pack thousands of years of history into a single day on this half-day Egyptologist-led excursion.  You’ll see the vast ancient burial grounds at Sakkara with the world-famous Step Pyramid of Djoser.

Continue to the mouth of the Nile Delta for a stop at Memphis, Egypt’s first capital and bustling ancient hub of commerce, trade, and religion.  See the colossus of Rameses II statue, and more.

Return to your hotel for an afternoon at your leisure

This evening enjoy dinner at a local restaurant

(B,D)

Day 13 – October 13th (WED) – CAIRO

Enjoy a day at your leisure

This evening celebrate the success of your custom tour with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

(B,D)

Day 14 – October 14th (THU) – DEPART CAIRO, EGYPT

After breakfast one group airport departure transfer is included to the Cairo airport for your flight back to the USA

(B)

Note: Group needs to depart together on the same flight or during the same departure window (preferred departure window is 60-90 minutes) to utilize the included group transfer to the airport. Any flights falling outside of that window are not eligible for the group transfer. Individual transfer costs can be quoted separately.


The profound wisdom of the ancient Egyptians still resonates today, reminding us of the importance of joy in our lives. As we navigate the aftermath of the pandemic, it is indeed time to reignite the sparks of happiness and seek out the beauty and wonder in the world around us.

Egypt, with its rich tapestry of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes, offers a unique and captivating journey back in time, inviting us to find joy in the marvels of human achievement and the mysteries of the past. From the awe-inspiring pyramids and majestic temples to the serene beauty of the Nile, Egypt provides a canvas of experiences that promise to uplift the spirit and rejuvenate the soul.

So, let us embark on this transformative journey together, embracing the ancient quest for joy and discovery. With open hearts and minds, we will explore the treasures of Egypt, creating memories that will last a lifetime and finding the joy that has always been within our reach.

Join us, as we follow in the footsteps of pharaohs, discover ancient secrets, and celebrate the timeless joys of travel and exploration. Egypt awaits, ready to reveal its wonders and reignite the flames of joy in our hearts.

Pricing

Double OccupancySolo Single Occupancy
$10,349 per person$13,275
Based on availability. There are a limited number of solo passengers that can take their own room; however, we do assist solo travelers in finding a roomate. There are limited number of rooms with 2 beds. If the group reaches a certain size, Michael or another team member may also host along with Troy.

Want to go? Simply complete this Secure Payment Form to authorize deposit for “Treasures of Ancient Egypt 2026”. Also (if we don’t already have it) please complete this Secure Passport Form for each passenger. Questions simply call us 843-279-0310 or email troy@mgatravel.com . The nonrefundable deposit amount is $1500 per person + insurance (below). A nonrefundable interim deposit (to secure intra-tour air) of $500 per person is due March 3, 2024. Final Payment will be due July 5th, 2024, also nonrefundable.

*Airfare: International Airfare is not included. For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees.


** Deposit and payments are non-refundable. Travel Insurance is strongly recommended. You can get our group rated Allianz policy for TBA per person to cover the tour. Once airfare cost is known, we can add that to your policy at a prorated amount.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL ADVISEMENTS FOR YOUR TOUR
 The U.S. State Department periodically issues and updates travel warnings and travel alerts for U.S. citizens traveling to Egypt. The state department currently has a travel advisory for U.S. citizens traveling to Egypt. Please review the current information on travel and security when making plans to travel to Egypt.

 Visit http://travel.state.gov , or call 1-888-407-4747 for travel information
 All passengers traveling internationally are required to have a passport. Check visa and entry/exit requirements with your local consulate/s. Responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
AIR

Air estimates will include all government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a total amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. For more information please check our website, the carrier’s website, or iflybags.com for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. 

HOTELS

The hotels provided for your custom tour quotation will be of similar quality to those listed. Please note, no hotels are reserved at the time of quotation, therefore the hotel list is subject to change. 

Accommodations will be confirmed 60 days after receipt of deposit for tours traveling that same year and 120 days after receipt of deposit for tours traveling the following year and beyond. If for any reason we are unable to confirm a particular hotel within this timeline, we reserve the right to have additional time to confirm the hotel and may seek alternative accommodation. Accommodations will be provided in superior first-class hotels, or best available first-class. Twin- bedded rooms with private bath or shower, based on double occupancy. 

Hotel taxes, service charges, state and local taxes, porterage service for one piece of luggage per person, tips to baggage porters and hotel staff is all included in the tour prices.

NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE

Airport taxes (where applicable), checked and excess baggage, meals not included in attached itinerary, all items of a personal nature such as laundry, cleaning, telephone, internet, or fax expenses, beverages including tea and coffee (except at breakfast and at hotel dinners), wines, liquors, soft drinks, etc. (except where specified in the itinerary).


Note: In some cases, gratuities for local guides cannot be included and must be paid while on tour. 

PASSPORTS & VISAS

Egyptian Visa: U.S. citizens can obtain a renewable single-entry 30-day tourist visa upon arrival at Egyptian airports for a 25 USD fee. A multiple entry visa is also obtainable for 60 USD. The Government of Egypt has created a website for the issuance of “e-visas.”


IDENTIFICATION: Passports are required for this tour at your expense. Certain countries require a minimum of 6 months passport validity from date of return home. You are strongly urged to contact the appropriate consulate for details. Visit travel.state.gov for the U.S. State Department for the latest details about passports and visa requirements.

IMPORTANT: We recommend that our clients traveling abroad take a photocopy of their passport and applicable visas. It should be packed separately from your actual passport and visa. We also recommend leaving a copy at home with your emergency contact.

*Airfare: For your convenience, we offer airfare for purchase with all vacation packages. If you purchase an air inclusive program, your airfare will be quoted inclusive of all fuel, taxes and fees. Your rates are subject to change until paid in full. Preassigned seats are limited and may not be available on every flight or departure date. Checked Baggage Charges: Some airlines may impose additional charges if you choose to check any baggage. Please contact your airline or refer to its website for detailed information regarding your airline’s checked baggage policies. 

Cancellation Charges for this tour: All charges are 100% nonrefundable.

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death, they would be asked two questions, and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was “Did you bring joy?” the second was “Did you find joy?”

We’ve all been down a long hard road since the pandemic, but we believe it’s time to find our joy again – and there are so many wonderful places to do it! So, why not start with Egypt?

Here are scenes from our last group trip to Egypt in November 2021. Keep in mind this video depicts the fact they this group went to Egypt and Jordan, while of course this trip is more time in Egypt and does not go to Jordan.


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