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Ancient Egypt & the Nile

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Take a journey back in time as you amble through the monuments, tombs and temples that line the ancient avenues of Egypt. Gaze up at the Great Sphinx and the panoramic pyramids of Giza, venture inside a pyramid and stand awestruck in the face of astonishing temples built for the gods. Travel to Alexandria, historically known as the capital of knowledge and learning, and soak in the splendour of picturesque scenery as you spend seven days cruising down the Nile. Relax by the Red Sea and experience brilliant white sand and sparkling turquoise waters in the coastal town of Hurghada. On this tour, get swept away in Egypt’s living history with every sight you see and every city you visit.

Departure Dates

2024 October 22 - November 08
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2025 April 01 - April 18
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The Details

18 days

All-inclusive

$10,745CAD

Per person in double occupancy


Single supplement: $2,000

Max Group Size: 30 travellers

Deposit Terms:
$500 per person at time of booking
$1,000 per person 45 days later
Balance due 90 days before departure

Our approach perks

Private car service to and from your home airport

International flights and transportation while abroad

Meals and excursions that are typically sold separately

Tips for all service providers

24/7 Group Guru (in addition to tour guide and local guides)

$5 million of emergency medical travel insurance coverage, as well as protection for lost, damaged or stolen luggage

All taxes at home and abroad (including airport and hotel taxes)


Total PERKS value: $3,164

This tour also includes

Tour Essentials

Tour essentials

International flights with Lufthansa (details)

8 nights in first class hotels, 7 nights onboard a Nile river cruise ship

Dedicated English-speaking tour guide and local guides

Carefully selected visits, with entrance fees, including entrance to one of the pyramids

Luxury coach bus transfers and luggage porterage throughout

Food & drinks

Food & drink

All 46 meals, including: 15 breakfasts, 16 lunches and 15 dinners

Farewell dinner (included in meal count)

Welcome cocktail

Bottled water daily (2 x 500ml)

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Our happy travellers rave about Egypt

No one does it like Approach!

We just returned from Egypt with Approach tours. An amazing experience full of unbelievable history, gorgeous landscapes and knowledgeable, helpful guides. No one does it like Approach! Looking forward to our fall Ireland trip.

Laura Lee & David from Athens, ON
Joined us Spring, 2024

Amazing accommodations!

Fantastic scenery, culture, great people (with good humour). Loved Cairo, Aswan, and Hurghada! Amazing snorkelling. Amazing accommodations!

Gaston from Sudbury, ON
Joined us Fall, 2023

Itinerary was perfect

Excellent Approach tour to Egypt. Itinerary was perfect and well thought out. Local guide was a knowledgeable Egyptologist and kept things interesting. Our Group Guru Caroline was fun to travel with and made sure all was well. Looking forward to another Approach trip!

John from Waterford, ON
Joined us Fall, 2023

What a fantastic trip!!

Exceptional, well thought out tour. The national tour guide provided us with in-depth Egyptian history from early civilization to present day. There was a nice variety of activities beyond archeological sites such as museums, a few opportunities to barter for souvenirs, a visit to a mosque & historic church, a camel ride, sound & light shows, a felluca ride and always a mix of meals for the culinary delight. Cruising the Nile, it was just what the doctor ordered after a busy week in Cairo. Very much appreciated in country flights on some days when sites were just a bit too far away; no need to spend your entire day on a bus to get somewhere. Approach, you’ve done it again, what a fantastic trip!!

Karrie from Southampton, ON
Joined us Fall, 2023

Looking forward to our next Approach Tours trip!

WOW! Amazing trip to Egypt with Approach Tours! Door-to-door service and everything in between was well-planned. Food, hotel accommodations and Nile cruise were all top-notch. Travelled to all the must-sees of Egypt with a great group of people. National guide, Mahal, made Egypt come alive for us. We are looking forward to our next Approach Tours trip!

Beth & Alan from Kitchener, ON
Joined us Fall, 2023

A worry-free adventure

The Approach tour to Egypt was the realization of a dream! Approach Tours planned a fantastic itinerary and were extremely responsive to group wants and needs along the way. The Group Guru and the Egyptian Guide both made this a worry-free adventure full of history and new experiences. I would recommend this tour to anyone 55+ based on tour pace, locations, quality of food/accommodations, guide knowledge and just plain fun!

Krista from Dartmouth, NS
Joined us Fall, 2023

A fantastic adventure

I just returned from a fantastic adventure through the time and history of Egypt thanks to Approach tours. Our fabulous Egyptian guide, gurus and fellow group members made this a fantastic trip for me. Egypt offers so much!

Mary from Nobleton, ON
Joined us Fall, 2023
Ancient Egypt & the Nile Experience Video

This tour’s itinerary

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DAYS 1 & 2 GOODBYE CANADA, SALAM EGYPT!

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Travellers departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your dedicated Group Guru and fellow travellers in Toronto before flying to Cairo. Upon your arrival, our luxury coach takes you to your hotel to settle in, before enjoying a non-alcoholic welcome cocktail and dinner. Overnight in Cairo. (L,D)

DAY 3 TOUR THE GREAT PYRAMIDS

Today is all about the pyramids! After breakfast at the hotel, depart for Sakkara where you’ll visit the Djoser Pyramid, the earliest colossal stone building in Egypt. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant while soaking in the historical courtyard surrounded by ceremonial structures and pyramids. After lunch, travel to Giza, home to some of the most impressive ancient monuments in the world. Enter the pyramid site to see the Great Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza, tomb of the pharaoh Khufu. Venture inside one of the pyramids and explore its mysterious chambers before returning to Cairo for dinner. Overnight in Cairo. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 4 DISCOVER CAIRO

Spend the day exploring the sprawling capital of Egypt, a political and cultural hub with intricate Islamic architecture around every corner. Start with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Cairo and the largest collection of Egyptian antiquities, most notably the golden mask of king Tutankhamun. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before navigating the winding alleys and market stalls of the world-famous Khan el Khalili Souk in the historic center of Cairo. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Cairo. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 5 DAY TRIP TO ALEXANDRIA (227 KM)

Roadtrip this morning to Alexandria, historically known as the capital of knowledge and learning. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the famous Alexandria library, a striking building covered in carvings with four museums, four art galleries, a planetarium, and a reading room with 11 cascading floors. After filling your mind with knowledge, visit the Roman Theater and explore the catacombs of Kom el-Shoqafa, one of the seven wonders of the Middle Ages. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Cairo. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 6 CAIRO: CROSSROAD OF CIVILIZATIONS

Our exploration of “The city of all cities” continues with a guided tour of Cairo. Begin with a visit to the Museum of Civilization before making your way to the magnificent church of Abu Serga, one of the oldest Coptic churches in Egypt, and the striking Amr Ibn al-As Mosque, the first mosque ever built in Egypt. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Cairo. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 7 ALL ABOARD OUR CRUISE OF THE NILE (FLIGHT)

Fly from Cairo to Luxor, one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world. Luxor is known as the ‘greatest open-air museum’, and you’ll understand why once you see the monuments, temples and tombs that line the ancient avenues of this city. Board the ship which will be your home for the next seven nights as you embark on your cruise of the Nile. Lunch and dinner on board. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 8 LUXOR & ESNA

Enjoy breakfast on board before departing for the Valley of the Queens and Valley of the Kings, the burial site of many pharaohs and their wives. 62 tombs are known to exist in the Valley of the Kings and you’ll have the opportunity to visit three of them. Your guide will be sure to steer you clear of the long dark corridors that suddenly drop off, an old architectural trick to deter robbers. Afterwards, visit the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut, one of the only female Pharaohs, and marvel at its masterful architecture. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 9 A DAY DEDICATED TO THE GODS

Begin your day in Esna, a thriving merchant town filled with beautiful textiles and exotic finds. Continue your cruise towards Edfu where you’ll visit the Temple of Horus, named after the falcon-headed god of war and the sky. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail to Kom Ombo. Visit the temple of Kom Ombo, a unique temple with two alters dedicated to Sobek, the god of crocodiles, and to Haroeris, another god of the sky whose eyes were believed to be the sun and the moon. Dinner and overnight on board. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 10 KOM OMBO TO ASWAN

Float down the Nile towards Aswan, home of the Aswan High Dam and the Philae Temple. Visit the enormous unfinished obelisk created under Hatshepsut’s reign. With marks from the workers’ tools still visible, this historical monument offers insight into ancient Egyptian stone working techniques. In the afternoon, embark on a traditional felucca ride around Elephantine Island to the colourful Nubian village. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 11 EXPLORE ASWAN & ABU SIMBEL (FLIGHT)

Enjoy a free day to explore Aswan or fly to Abu Simbel for an optional visit to the magnificent Abu Simbel Temples, built to honour Ramses II and Nefertari. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and overnight on board. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 12 KICK BACK & CRUISE UP THE NILE

Begin your day in Kom Ombo and gently cruise along the Nile until you reach Esna. Spend the day relaxing onboard and soaking in the picturesque surroundings along the Nile. Lunch, dinner and overnight on board. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 13 RETURN TO LUXOR

Enjoy breakfast on board as you travel along the Nile from Esna to Luxor. Once in Luxor, hop off the ship for a visit to the Temple of Karnak, a vast collection of decayed temples, pylons and chapels stretching over 2 square kilometres. Discover the Temple of Luxor, otherwise known as “the southern sanctuary”. This temple was built to honour the “rejuvenation of kingship”and it’s belived that most of the great pharoahs were coronated here. End your day with the Karnak Sound and Light show while learning about the history of ancient Thebes. Overnight on board. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 14 EXPLORE HURGHADA (300 KM)

After breakfast on board, travel to the stunning beach town of Hurghada. This lively fishing village has just as much to see above ground as it does underwater. Stroll down winding roads with colourful buildings and pass by warm, coastal beaches that house rare fish and stunning coral reefs. Explore the old town, El Dahar, and experience the flavours of Egypt by visiting one of the many traditional coffee shops. Enjoy free time until dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Hurghada. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 15 BEACH DAY IN HURGHADA

Hurghada is known for its beautiful beaches with brilliant white sand and sparkling turquoise waters. Dip your toes in, or spend the day exploring the shops, restaurants and cafes along the coast. Wander into the old town and marvel at the architecture and quaint market stalls or make your way to the remarkable Mosque El Mina. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner at hotel. Overnight in Hurghada. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 16 RELAX BY THE RED SEA

Spend your final full day in Egypt soaking up the sun by the Red Sea. Explore Hurghada at your own pace before joining the group for your farewell dinner. Overnight in Hurghada. (B,L,D) View image gallery

DAY 17 & 18 HOME SWEET HOME

After breakfast, embark on a guided tour of the city, then make your way to the airport for your return evening flight to Canada. Your driver will meet you at the airport to help you with your luggage and drive you home. What a truly amazing experience! (B,L)
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Accommodations we've previously visited in Egypt

Cairo Semiramis Intercontinental
Cairo Semiramis Intercontinental
The Nile MS Alexander the Great
The Nile MS Alexander the Great
Hurghada Sheraton Soma Bay Resort
Hurghada Sheraton Soma Bay Resort
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WORLD-CLASS AIRLINES

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  • Complimentary baggage allowance
  • In-flight entertainment
  • Possibility for upgrades at your discretion

FOOD IS PART OF THE EXPERIENCE

We’ve taken time to select our favourite spots for you to safely explore the local cuisine while on tour. Pack your taste buds.

HOTELS WE KNOW AND LOVE

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HIGH QUALITY, MODERN COACHES

  • Air conditioning
  • Premium seating
  • Large windows to take in the view
  • Extra seating
  • Dedicated baggage storage so you can stretch out

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