The Wonders of Giza & Cairo • And meetings with political leaders
New Year’s in Luxor • Spend two nights at the historic Sofitel Winter Palace and visit the Luxor Museum
The Nile in Style • Sail on an elegant riverboat with stops at Edfu and Kom Ombo
Milestone Monuments • Fly to Abu Simbel to see the immense temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari
ACCOMMODATIONS: MENA HOUSE
The legendary Mena House has played host to kings, emperors, and heads of state. Surrounded by 40 acres of verdant gardens, this palatial hotel is located in the shadows of the Great Pyramids of Giza. The hotel’s royal history is reflected in luxurious interiors appointed with exquisite antiques, handcrafted furniture, and original works of art. Amenities include a heated swimming pool and a Spa & Fitness center.
SOFITEL WINTER PALACE LUXOR
In this 19th-century palace, once a winter retreat for the Egyptian royal family, Agatha Christie wrote her 1937 novel Death on the Nile. From presidents and politicians to artists and celebrities, distinguished guests have stayed in this hotel’s sumptuous suites overlooking the Nile.
SANCTUARY NILE ADVENTURER
With a sleek design and only 32 cabins, the Sanctuary Nile Adventurer offers an easy mix of intimacy and luxury. All cabins have Nile views and individually controlled air conditioning; private bathrooms with bathtub, shower, and hairdryer; minibar; and LCD television with satellite. Standard cabins range in size from 150 to 175 square feet; deluxe cabins are 230 square feet; and the two presidential suites (450 square feet) offer private balconies and luxurious appointments.
The Sanctuary Nile Adventurer features an upper sun deck with a swimming pool and private cabana areas, a shaded deck with an outdoor bar, and a lounge bar terrace. The restaurant, with cuisine by award-winning chefs, seats 75. Other amenities include a library and games room with computer and Internet access; a gym and massage room; and a gift shop. Music and nightly entertainment add to the pleasures of your Nile journey.
THE MYSTERY & THE MAJESTY
Walk among the mystery and majesty of the world's most iconic megaliths from a time that pre-dates history. Experience first-hand the perfection and precision of the stone work of the Great Pyramid that even with today's most advanced technology present a formidable challenge.
GLYPHS & GRANDEUR
With the closing of pagan temples in the 5th century, knowledge of hieroglyphic writing was lost, and the script remained undeciphered throughout the medieval and early modern period. The glyphs would finally be deciphered in the 1820s by Jean Francois Champollion with the help of the Rosetta Stone. Stand before the original glyphs that have traveled through millennia to be experienced on this unforgettable tour.
Tour Runs: December 27, 2017 - January 7, 2018