Discover Egypt

Embark on a captivating 10-day journey through Egypt, where the past and present converge seamlessly. Begin with an overnight flight and arrive in Cairo, where you’ll find comfort at the Cairo Marriott Hotel & Omar Khayyam Casino.

Immerse yourself in the iconic sights of the city before embarking on a scenic cruise along the Nile aboard the Farah Nile Cruise. Unveil the treasures of ancient history while cruising and return to the Cairo Marriott Hotel for a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration. You are sure to end your adventure with lasting memories of this enchanting land.

Per Person Double Occupancy
Single Supplement: $1,699
(Limited Availability)

March 8-17, 2024

10 Days / 9 Nights


Friday, March 8, 2024

Depart for Cairo
Today, you’ll board your fight to step back in time and explore Egypt’s incredible history, captivating legends, and fascinating stories while you stroll among its timeless marvels.

Saturday, March 9, 2024

Arrive in Cairo
Begin your journey in Cairo, an ancient city with an intriguing past. Upon arrival, meet your guide and be whisked to your hotel along the Nile River’s bank.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

After breakfast, visit the Pyramids of Giza on camelback, built during the 3rd and 4th dynasties of the Old Kingdom. These monumental undertakings stand as a marvelous testimony to the almost unbelievable skill and determination of their builders. Get a close-up view of the Great Pyramid, built for the Pharaoh Khufu, as well as the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure. Not far from the Pyramids, see the great Sphinx of Giza, the legendary statue with a human head and the body of a lion, amazingly carved out of one huge piece of limestone. (B, L, D)

Monday, March 11, 2024

Cairo – Luxor – Karnak – Board Ship
This morning, fly to Luxor, the site of Ancient Thebes (UNESCO), the East Bank, and home to the expansive Karnak and Luxor Temples. Wander through this 4,000-year-old complex of pylons and obelisks, often of near-mythic proportions. This afternoon, board your cruise ship for a leisurely voyage on the Nile River. Relax aboard, taking in the views from the sundeck. Later, delight in an evening visit to Karnak Temple, all lit up and boasting fascinating plays of light and shadows! (B, L, D)

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

West Bank – Esna – Edfu
Your day begins by venturing thousands of years into the past. Cross over to the West Bank of the Nile for a day in ancient Thebes. Explore the Valley of the Kings, before visiting the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut as well as the Colossi of Memnon. Return to the ship for lunch and relaxation as you continue down the Nile towards Esna, on your way to Edfu. (B, L, D)

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Edfu – Kom Ombo – Aswan
Step into another world at the well-preserved Temple of Horus at Edfu. Peruse the endless carvings of scenes depicting the power and grandeur of the pharaohs. After lunch, set sail for Kom Ombo and continue to Aswan, the Nubian City. (B, L, D)

Thursday, March 14, 2024

This morning, explore Philae, a UNESCO site dedicated to the goddess Isis. Arrive by motorboat and marvel at the Temple’s beautiful island location. Learn about Aswan’s ancient trade of granite extraction and carving techniques during a visit to an unfinished obelisk. Board a felucca (wooden sailboat), and sail around the Aswan Islands. (B, L, D)

Friday, March 15, 2024

Aswan – Disembark Cruise – Cairo
Disembark the ship this morning, return to Cairo, and enjoy time exploring the city independently. You may choose an optional tour to Abu Simbel**** instead. Plan the day as you desire. (B, L)

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Today visit the Citadel of Salah El-din, where you will see the view of all of Cairo. Visit the Mohamed Ali Alabaster Mosque, considered the largest mosque, built at the beginning of the 19th century by the ruler of Egypt (1805-1849) who ruled Egypt for over 45 years. Later proceed to Old Cairo to visit fascinating built wonders such as the Hanging Church, which was built in the 3rd and beginning of the 4th century. Later, shop in the world-famous souk of Khan El-Khalili. Established as a center of trade in the Mamluk error, the opportunity to peruse colorful trinkets, hand-painted crafts, and polished pendants is endless. (B, L, D)

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Depart for Home
Your epic adventure concludes today. Return home with a new understanding of this mystical land. (B)



  • Economy class roundtrip airfare from Chicago (ORD) or Denver* (DEN)
  • Roundtrip airport transfers from Milwaukee to Chicago (ORD)**
  • Local In-country flights from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan to Cairo
  • Premium hotel accommodations throughout Cairo and along the Nile River aboard Farah***
  • All ground transportation
  • Expert English-speaking guides
  • Free Wi-Fi internet connection onboard the Farah
  • 21 Meals (8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 6 dinners)
  • Gratuities for drivers, local guides & Egyptologist
  • Taxes and fees as of 8/10/23
  • Complete services of Cruise & Tour including Egyptologist

*Other gateways may be available upon request. Additional charges may apply.
**Airport transfer from Milwaukee to Chicago is included for guests departing from ORD airport.
***Hotels may be substituted due to unforeseen circumstances.
****Abu Simbel is an Optional Tour Experience, at an additional cost.


Extraordinary Experiences

  • Ride a Camel past the Pyramids of Egypt
  • Sail down the Nile on your 4-night cruise


Abu Simbel Optional Tour

Be transported back in time to the great Temple of Abu Simbel, reclaimed from the floodwaters of the Aswan High Dam and totally reconstructed in its present location. The site is dominated by the looming twin temples of Ramses II and his wife Queen Nefertari. It is one of the most recognizable ancient sites in Egypt. Step inside the Great Temple and admire the colossal standing statues of Ramses II. Proceed to the Temple of Queen Nefertari to view the murals with images of the queen manifested in the form of the goddess Hathor.

Please note:

  • Optional tours may alter your insurance premium.
  • This option may be moved to an alternate day.
  • A very early morning departure is required based on flight times.
  • Gratuities for drivers and local guide are not included.


Not Included

  • Increases in taxes, fees, or surcharges after 8/10/23
  • Travel Insurance
  • Air upgrades
  • Airline baggage fees
  • Optional tours
  • Gratuities for optional tours
  • Destination Visa
  • Items of a personal nature


"I was truly impressed with the top-notch service, organization, and leadership of Cruise & Tour. Our guide was always available to help and guide us. Not only did he do a great job, but he was fun, and it was nice to get to know him along with others we met."
- Tracey
"First time touring with Cruise & Tour and what a great experience. They did an exceptional job of making a tour of this type so enjoyable and easy to manage. Well-coordinated and fun to participate in the activities."
- Jerry

Farah Nile Cruise

Deluxe Cabin
Accommodation Details
Accommodation Details


Per Person Double Occupancy$6,699
Single Supplement (limited availability)$1,699
Business Class Air UpgradeInquire at time of booking
Abu Simbel Optional Tour (per person)$530
Travel InsuranceQuote at time of booking



      • A $1,500 per person deposit is required with your reservation.
      • A second deposit in the amount of $2,500 is due 9/11/23.
      • Final payment is due 11/9/23.
      • All payments can be made by credit card or check.


      • Your initial $1,500 deposit is refundable through 9/10/23, less a $750 per person cancellation fee.
      • Between 9/11/23 and 11/9/24, the cancellation charge is 50% of deposits paid.
      • After 11/9/24 or non-appearance on departure day, 100% of the cost of your travel arrangements is forfeited.


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