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Egypt by Luxury Small Ship

Now is the time to discover this reemerging destination.

Now is the Time to Discover this Reemerging Destination

Our bookings to Egypt are up by 400% over last year, so don’t wait to plan your journey to this ancient and inspiring land. With our exclusive Oberoi partnership and our own Cairo-based team, we offer the most complete, reliable and rewarding luxury travel experiences in Egypt. In a Small Group of never more than 16 guests or on a Private Journey, our expert Egyptologists promise deeper insight into the Age of the Pharaohs. And every step of the way, you’ll enjoy the finest luxury accommodations on land and water… including the two elegant Nile ships of Oberoi.

The Most Complete Luxury Journeys to Egypt

With our signature intimate style, our 9-day Visions of Egypt by Small Ship exclusively combines a 4-night Nile cruise aboard the sleek 22-cabin Oberoi Philae with Nile-view rooms at the luxury Kempinski boutique hotel in Cairo. In the company of expert Egyptologists, this remarkably-affordable journey includes complete sightseeing – even roundtrip flights to Abu Simbel to visit the remarkable Temples of Ramses II.

Those with more time to travel might choose our newest luxury tour: Between the Paws of the Sphinx. This uniquely in-depth 2-week foray into the ancient world combines a 6-day luxury cruise aboard the 27-cabin Oberoi Zahra with the boutique Kempinski Nile Hotel in Cairo and the Four Seasons in Alexandria. Complete sightseeing throughout is highlighted by a private field talk between the paws of the sphinx; in this area that’s usually off-limits to visitors, our guests are joined by a guest lecturer with extensive experience mapping the excavations of the Giza plateau. Abu Simbel and lesser-visited tombs in the Valley of Kings complement our in-depth touring of Egypt’s most important ancient sites

The luxury Small Ships of Oberoi enjoy private docking facilities along the Nile, so you can step off easily and comfortably – away from the cluster of larger ships and their passengers. So whether you choose the Oberoi Philae or Zahra, you’ll enjoy a more pleasant voyage and more time to explore Egypt’s sites of antiquity.

Be Among the First…

Guests on both Visions of Egypt and Between the Paws will be among the first travelers to enter the 4,000-year-old Tomb of Mehu in Sakkara, outside of Cairo. Newly opened to visitors for the first time since its discovery 80 years ago, the drawings and inscriptions that adorn the tomb have shed new light on the Age of the Pharaohs. Indeed, their vibrancy, beauty and remarkable preservation will enthrall you.

In addition, when the Grand Egyptian Museum opens, A+R guests will also enjoy a guided tour of this lavish 700,000-square-foot facility overlooking the Great Pyramids. Among the highly anticipated exhibits will be never-before-seen artifacts, including thousands of objects from Tutankhamun’s that have lain in storage since their discovery nearly 100 years ago!

And Exclusively Through Your Ensemble Agency

Available only through your Ensemble Travel Agency, you can save $1,000 per couple ($500 per person) and enjoy a free pre-tour day and night in a Nile-view room at the luxurious Kempinski Nile Hotel in Cairo – with chauffeured airport transfers and breakfast. Just pay in full at time of booking before Dec. 31, 2018. This exclusive offer applies to all 2019-2020 Small Group departures with never more than 16 guests and the travel-any-day Private Tour versions of these two luxury journeys to Egypt.

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