Secrets of Egypt

Secrets of Egypt

Take 12 days to explore the Secrets of Egypt from the seas of the country to the Western Desert and the shores of the Nile with Ker & Downey. Egypt’s ancient history and modern beauty are perfectly balanced along this journey, escorted safely the entire way by a knowledgeable private Egyptologist.

Suggested Itinerary-at-a-glance:

  • Day 1:

    Arrive Alexandria / Four Seasons Hotel at San Stefano

  • Day 2:

    Alexandria / Four Seasons Hotel at San Stefano (B,L)

  • Day 3:

    Siwa Oasis / Adrère Amellal (B,L,D)

  • Day 4:

    Siwa Oasis / Adrère Amellal (B,L,D)

  • Day 5:

    Alexandria / Radisson Blu Hotel (B)

  • Day 6:

    Sharm El Sheikh / Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh (B)

  • Day 7:

    Sharm El Sheikh / Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh (B,L)

  • Day 8:

    Sharm El Sheikh / Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh (B)

  • Day 9:

    Nile River / Sonesta Star Goddess (B,L,D)

  • Day 10:

    Nile River / Sonesta Star Goddess (B,L,D)

  • Day 11:

    Nile River / Sonesta Star Goddess (B,L,D)

  • Day 12:

    Departure (B)

Itinerary Description:

Full of wonders of the past, Alexandria is the first stop on your journey. From luxurious accommodations facing the Mediterranean at the Four Seasons Hotel at San Stefano, set off into the city to explore the secret catacombs of Kom El Shogafa and the Roman-era Pompey's Pillar. You will also have the chance to see the shimmering Bibliotheca Alexandria, a stunning architectural wonder which honors the lost library of old and has become a center for literacy, discovery, and the arts for the modern age.

Next, head into the Western Desert, stopping along the way at the El-Alamein World War II Museum and Memorial, commemorating a series of battles between Axis and Allied forces in northern Africa. The Siwa Oasis welcomes you in an amazing contrast of yellow sands, green date palms, and the blue waters of Lake Siwa. Stay in the traditional-style Adrère Amellal Lodge, hand-built in the traditional Siwan style, and explore the oasis and desert on thrilling excursions.

Continue to the Red Sea and the resort paradise of the Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheikh. Split your time between desert visits to Mt. Sinai and St. Catherine’s Monastery, and enjoying relaxing beach activities at the resort.

Aswan and the famed Nile River are next as you embark on a cruise aboard the Sonesta Star Goddess, one of the most elegant ships currently traveling the Nile. The ship will take you to some of the new wonders of the region, like the High Dam and relocated Philae Temple, and the recognizable sites inhabited by ancient Egyptians. Explore Kom Ombo, the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the Valley of the Kings, and Karnak while every need is attended to on board the ship.

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