“Time & Space in the
Temples & Pyramids”

Our All One World
Signature Tour
with Ruth Shilling, M.M.

16 days of In-Depth Touring
Sun, Nov 12 – Mon, Nov 27, 2023
= SOLD OUT =

SMALL GROUP: Limited to 10 travelers
Escorted by Ruth Shilling, American Tour Leader/Guide

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary

Brief Day-by-Day Itinerary*

TOUR BOOK available on Amazon

Day 1 – Sun, Nov 12, 2023: Early morning arrivals in Cairo. Welcome meeting. Dashur Pyramids – Red Pyramid, Bent Pyramid, Black Pyramid. Visit Memphis (the capital of Egypt during the Old Kingdom). See a huge statue of Ramesses II, the Alabaster Sphinx, and other artifacts found in this area.
Hotel: Pyramids area hotel-1. D.

Day 2 – Monday: Saqqara Complex – Step Pyramid, Southern Tomb, Unas Pyramid, New Kingdom tombs, Tomb of Maya, Teti Pyramid, Tomb of Mereruka, Tomb of the Doctor, Serapeum. (the Imhotep Museum is closed). Local Carpet weavers (if there is interest).
Hotel: Pyramids area hotel-2. BB, L, D.

Day 3 – Tuesday: Private visit inside the Great Pyramid with all 3 chambers open to our small group of 10 travelers. Afterwards, visit the Giza Plateau – 3 Giza Pyramids, Mortuary Temples of Khafre and Menkaure, camel rides (if you like), Sphinx and Valley Temple. 
Perfumery. Flight from Cairo to Luxor. 
Hotel: East Bank Luxor hotel-1. BB, L, D.

Day 4 – Wednesday: Visit the Luxor Temple and Luxor Museum. Egyptian-motif jewelry shop, papyrus demonstration, and street bazaar (if you would like). 
Hotel: East Bank Luxor hotel-2. BB, L.

Day 5 – Thursday: Day-long bus trip to Abydos – Temple of Seti I, Temple of Ramesses II. Temple for the Goddess Hathor at Dendera.
Hotel: East Bank Luxor hotel-3. BB, L.

Day 6 – Friday: Visit Karnak Temple Complex – Open Air museum, Red Chapel, White Chapel, Chapel of Ptah & Sekhmet, Akhmenu, Botanical Garden, Sacred Lake, Temple of Ramesses III, and more.
Hotel: West Bank Luxor hotel-1. BB, L.

Day 7 – Saturday: Optional Balloon Ride over the West Bank. Afterwards, visit the West Bank sites – Temple of Hatshepsut, Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, and visit with village children.
Hotel: West Bank Luxor hotel-2. BB, L.

Day 8 – Sunday: Tombs of the Nobles, Ramesseum Temple,  Alabaster Shop, Valley of the Workers.
Hotel: West Bank Luxor hotel-3. BB, L.

Day 9 – Monday:  Tomb of Queen Nefertari, Valley of the Queens, Medinet Habu Temple. Begin our private Nile Cruise on the Sacred Lotus Dahabiya.
Cruise Boat: Sacred Lotus Dahabiya. BB, L, D.

Day 10 – Tuesday: Go through the lock at Esna and visit the Esna Temple. Sail to Edfu.
Cruise Boat: Sacred Lotus Dahabiya. BB, L, D.

Day 11 – Wednesday: Visit the Edfu Temple of Horus. Sail to Silsila.
Cruise Boat: Sacred Lotus Dahabiya. BB, L, D.

Day 12 – Thursday: Visit the sites at Gebel el-Silsila – the quarry where the blocks that built the temples were cut, Horemheb Temple. Afternoon visit to the Kom Ombo Temple for Gods Sobek and Haroeris (Horus the Elder), and the mummified crocodile museum.
Cruise Boat: Sacred Lotus Dahabiya. BB, L, D.

Day 13 – Friday: Disembark the Sacred Lotus Dahabiya.
Visit the archeological site on Elephantine Island, a spice shop, and the Aswan street bazaar.
Optional alternative ($180pp, not included): Abu Simbel Temples by road.
Hotel: Basma Aswan Hotel. BB, L.

Day 14 – Saturday: Visit the granite quarry with the unfinished obelisk of Hatshepsut. Visit the Philae Goddess Isis Temple. Flight from Aswan to Cairo.
Hotel: Le Meridien Cairo Airport, or similar. BB, L, D.

Day 15 – Sunday: If the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) has opened, we will visit it. If not, we will visit the Cairo Egyptian Museum and the NMEC (with the royal mummies).
Hotel: Le Meridien Cairo Airport, or similar. BB, L.

Day 16 – Mon, Nov 27, 2023: Departures home.
BB.

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary  

PRICES

WHAT’S SPECIAL:  This tour gives you an in-depth experience of Egypt with longer visits at the major sites, a private visit inside the Great Pyramid, a private Nile Cruise Boat (with our small group of 10 travelers), and lots of extras not included in typical Egypt tours.

Sites Included

  • Private Great Pyramid visit
  • Private Nile Cruise Boat, 4 nights
  • Entrance to the Tomb of Queen Nefertari (see Ruth Shilling’s book!)
  • Tomb of Ramesses V&VI
  • Full Day at Saqqara with entrance to under the Step Pyramid, Unas Pyramid, Serapeum, Tomb of Maya, Mereruka Tomb, Teti Pyramid, Tomb of the Doctor, and more!
  • Full Day on the Giza Plateau with the 3 Giza Pyramids, the Mortuary Temples of Khafre and Menkaure, the Sphinx and Valley Temple, and camel rides (if you would like)
  • Full Day at the Karnak Temple Complex, including the Red Chapel, White Chapel, Akhmenu, Botanical Garden, Ptah & Sekhmet Chapel, Temple of Ramesses III, and so much more!
  • Abydos Temple – Seti I Temple and Ramesses II Temple, Osirion
  • Dendera Hathor Temple
  • Esna Temple (newly restored)
  • Silsila Quarry and Horemheb Temple 
  • Medinet Habu Temple
  • Luxor Museum
  • NMEC – National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (Royal Mummies Exhibit) or GEM, if open.
  • Cairo Egyptian Museum (or GEM, if open)
  • Memphis Open Air Museum, Karnak Open Air Museum, Mummified Crocodiles Museum
  • Abu Simbel Temples (optional)
  • And the usual sights: Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Deir El Bahari Temple, Luxor Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Edfu Temple of Horus, Philae Isis Temple

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary  

“Gifts from the
Heart of Egypt

9 Days in Egypt from
New York-JFK & Washington-IAD
Sun, Feb 25 – Mon, March 4, 2024
  = Places are open =
or
10 days from other Airports
Sat, Feb 24 – March 4, 2024

SMALL GROUP: Limited to 10 travelers
Escorted by Ruth Shilling, American Tour Leader/Guide

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary  

Brief Day-by-Day Itinerary*

Sat, Feb 24, 2024: Arrivals in Cairo by people who are not flying direct from New York (JFK) & Washington, DC, Dulles (IAD).

Day 1 – Sun, Feb 25, 2024: Arrivals at 4:30am & 4:40am for people flying nonstop from JFK& IAD. Visit the Dashur Pyramids – Red Pyramid & Bent Pyramid. After lunch visit the Saqqara Complex with Step Pyramid complex and Teti Pyramid. Extra entrance tickets included: Step Pyramid (underneath), Unas Pyramid, and Tomb of Mereruka.
Hotel: Pyramids area hotel. BB, L.

Day 2 – Monday: Private visit inside the Great Pyramid of Giza with all 3 chambers open. Visits to other pyramids that are open, camel rides (if you would like), Sphinx & Valley Temple.
Flight from Cairo to Luxor.
Hotel: Luxor hotel-1. BB, L.

Day 3 – Tuesday:
Optional Balloon Ride over the West Bank of Luxor.
Visit Karnak Temple – Open Air Museum – Red Chapel & White Chapel, Chapel of Ptah & Sekhmet, Akhmenu, Botanical Garden, and more. See how papyrus “paper” is made. Egyptian jewelry shop.
Late afternoon visit to the Luxor Temple.
Hotel: Luxor hotel-2. BB, L.

Day 4 – Wednesday: Visits to sites on Luxor’s West Bank. Tomb of Queen Nefertari, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Deir El Bahari, Colossi of Memnon. Meet village children. Begin our private Nile Cruise boat.
Cruise Boat: Sacred Lotus Dahabiya-1. BB, L, D.

Day 5 – Thursday: Sailing to Esna on our private Nile Cruise boat. Go through the lock at Esna. Visit the newly restored Esna Temple.
Cruise Boat: Sacred Lotus Dahabiya-2. BB, L, D.

Day 6 – Friday: Sailing up the Nile. A lecture with Ruth and visit some of the farmers on the banks of the Nile. 
Cruise Boat: Sacred Lotus Dahabiya-3. BB, L, D.

Day 7 – Saturday: Visit the Silsila Horemheb Temple with the quarry where the blocks that built the temples were cut. Visit Kom Ombo. Includes the Mummified Crocodile Museum.
Cruise Boat: Sacred Lotus Dahabiya-4. BB, L, D.

Day 8 – Sunday: Optional Abu Simbel visit. Visit a Spice Shop in Aswan. Afternoon visit to the Philae Temple of the Goddess Isis. Evening flight from Aswan to Cairo.
Hotel: Le Meridien Cairo Airport or similar. BB, L, D.

Day 9 – Monday, March 4, 2024: Visit the Cairo Egyptian Museum or the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) if it has opened. Those flying nonstop to IAD depart at 11:55pm. Nonstop to JFK leaves at 3:10am (Tuesday, March 5, 2024). Some travelers may need to add an extra night if their flights leave in the morning of Tuesday, March 5, 2024.

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary  

PRICES

WHAT’S SPECIAL:  a private visit inside the Great Pyramid, a private Nile Cruise boat with just our SMALL GROUP of 10 travelers, the Tomb of Nefertari, Silsila, inside the Step Pyramid, Tomb of Ramesses V&VI, and more. Abu Simbel is an optional opportunity.

Sites Included

  • Private Great Pyramid visit
  • Private Nile Cruise Boat, 4 nights
  • Entrance to the Tomb of Queen Nefertari (see Ruth Shilling’s book!)
  • Tomb of Ramesses V&VI
  • Esna Temple (newly restored)
  • Silsila Quarry and Horemheb Temple 
  • Saqqara with entrance to under the Step Pyramid, Unas Pyramid, Mereruka Tomb, Teti Pyramid
  • Giza Plateau with Giza Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley Temple, and camel ride (if you would like)
  • Open Air Museum (Red Chapel & White Chapel) and the Karnak Temple Complex
  • And the usual sights:
    Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Deir El Bahari Temple, Luxor Temple, Kom Ombo Temple, Mummified Crocodiles Museum, Philae Goddess Isis Temple
  • Cairo Egyptian Museum (or GEM, if open)
  • Abu Simbel Temples (optional) 

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary  

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“Highlights of
Ancient Egypt” 

Egypt in One Week

Dates: Any Week – CONTACT US  

6 Days in Egypt from
New York-JFK & Washington-IAD
Sunday – Friday: Any dates
or
7 days from other Airports
Saturday – Friday: Any dates

Escorted by Ruth Shilling, American Tour Leader/Guide

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary  

Brief Day-by-Day Itinerary*

TOUR BOOK available on Amazon

Saturday: Arrivals in Cairo by people who are not flying direct from New York (JFK) & Washington, DC, Dulles (IAD).
Hotel: Le Meridien Cairo Airport.

Day 1 – Sunday: 4::30am & 4:40am arrivals in Cairo by people who flew direct nonstop from New York (JFK) & Washington, DC (IAD), Dulles. Breakfast at the Meridien Airport Hotel. Sightseeing at the Saqqara Complex. Flight from Cairo to Luxor.
Hotel: Luxor hotel. BB, L.

Day 2 – Monday:
Optional Balloon Ride over the West Bank.
Optional Early Morning Visit to Karnak.
Sightseeing: Karnak Temple Complex including the Open Air Museum – Red Chapel and White Chapel, Akhmenu, Botanical Garden, Ramesses III Temple, and so much more. Luxor Temple. Papyrus “paper” demonstration.
Hotel: Luxor hotel. BB, L.

Day 3 – Tuesday: West Bank of Luxor sights – Tomb of Queen Nefertari, Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Deir el-Bahari, Colossi of Memnon. Alabaster Shop. Meet village children.
Hotel: Luxor hotel. BB, L.

Day 4 – Wednesday: Drive from Luxor to Aswan. Visit the Temple of Esna (newly restored) and in Aswan, the Philae Goddess Isis Temple.
Hotel: Basma Hotel or similar. BB, L.

Day 5 – Thursday: Drive from Aswan to Abu Simbel. Visit the Ramesses II and Nefertari Temples. Return to Aswan for a flight back to Cairo.
Hotel: Novotel Airport, Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel, or similar. BB, L.

Day 6 – Friday: The Giza Pyramids, camel rides at the pyramids (if you would like), Sphinx, and Valley Temple. In the afternoon, visit the Cairo Egyptian Museum (or Grand Egyptian Museum, if it is open). Farewell Dinner.
11:55pm departures home for people who are flying nonstop from Cairo to Washington, DC (IAD) with Egypt Air. Lufthansa flights are at 2:00am. Flights to NY leave at 3:10am. Some people may need to add a hotel night if their flights leave on Saturday morning.
Hotel: Le Meridien Cairo Airport Hotel or similar. BB, L, D.

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The “Highlights” Tour is designed for those who fly nonstop from Washington Dulles (IAD) or NY (JFK) to Cairo, leaving the USA on Saturday and arriving back in the USA the next Saturday. This gives you 6 full days of touring in Egypt (Sunday-Friday). From other destinations, add another night at the beginning and end (= 8 days).

Depart on Saturdays via Egypt Air nonstop from Washington, DC, Dulles Airport (IAD) or NY (JFK). You arrive in Cairo at 4:30 or 4:40am on Sunday and depart Cairo at 11:55pm on Friday and arrive in IAD on Saturday. Or depart at 3:10am Saturday and arrive in NY on Saturday morning.

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary  

PRICES

Sites Included

  • Entrance to the Tomb of Queen Nefertari (see Ruth Shilling’s book!)
  • Tomb of Ramesses V&VI
  • Esna Temple (newly restored)
  • Silsila Quarry and Horemheb Temple 
  • Saqqara with entrance to under the Step Pyramid, Unas Pyramid, Mereruka Tomb, Teti Pyramid
  • Giza Plateau with Giza Pyramids,  Sphinx and Valley Temple, and camel ride (if you would like)
  • Open Air Museum (Red Chapel & White Chapel) and the Karnak Temple Complex
  • And the usual sights: Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut’s Deir El Bahari Temple, Luxor Temple, Philae Isis Temple
  • Cairo Egyptian Museum (or GEM, if open)
  • Abu Simbel Temples (optional) 

FULL Day-by-Day Itinerary  

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*Note that there may be changes to any of the above itineraries due to circumstances beyond our control. However, every effort will be made to maintain these programs as they are stated.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

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