10 days
Cairo, Memphis, Sakkara, Giza, Luxor, Edfu-Esna, Kom Ombo, Aswan, extension to Alexandria

In Egypt, the stories behind one of history’s greatest civilizations are right in front of you.

See where Napoleon’s armies left their mark on the Sphinx, and explore the Valley of the Kings, where the discovery of King Tut’s tomb sparked international concern over mummy curses. With the chance to sail from Cairo to Aswan and back, you’ll get the full Egyptian story.
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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Egypt

  • Day 2: Cairo

    Arrive in Cairo

  • Day 3: Cairo

    Visit Memphis

    Visit Sakkara:

    • Step Pyramid

    Take a guided tour of Giza

    • Great Pyramid of Cheops 
    • Sphinx
  • Day 4: Luxor + Cruise

    Fly to Luxor

    Board your Nile cruise

    Visit the West Bank

    • Valley of the Kings
    • Temple of Hatshepsut
    • Colossi of Memnon

    Visit the East Bank

    • Karnak and Luxor temples
  • Day 5: Edfu + Esna + Cruise

    Sail to Esna and continue on to Edfu

    Visit the Temple of Horus

  • Day 6: Kom Ombo • Aswan • Cruise

    Sail to Kom Ombo

    Visit the temple of Sobek and Haroires

    Continue to Aswan

  • Day 7: Cruise

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Abu Simbel

    Abu Simbel

    Board a short flight for a half-day excursion to the twin temples of Abu Simbel, honoring Ramses II, one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs. Massive statues of the pharaoh flank the entrance to the Great Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside, vivid wall paintings tell the story of the lives of Ramses, who reigned over Egypt from 1290-1224 B.C.

  • Day 8: Aswan + Cairo

    Visit the High Dam

    Visit the Unfinished Obelisk

    Disembark in Aswan

    Fly to Cairo

  • Day 9: Cairo

    Take a guided tour of Cairo

    Visit the Citadel

    Visit the Egyptian Museum

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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  • Day 1: Fly overnight to Egypt

  • Day 2: Cairo

    Arrive in Cairo

  • Day 3: Cairo

    Visit Memphis

    Visit Sakkara:

    • Step Pyramid

    Take a guided tour of Giza

    • Great Pyramid of Cheops 
    • Sphinx
  • Day 4: Luxor + Cruise

    Fly to Luxor

    Board your Nile cruise

    Visit the West Bank

    • Valley of the Kings
    • Temple of Hatshepsut
    • Colossi of Memnon

    Visit the East Bank

    • Karnak and Luxor temples
  • Day 5: Edfu + Esna + Cruise

    Sail to Esna and continue on to Edfu

    Visit the Temple of Horus

  • Day 6: Kom Ombo • Aswan • Cruise

    Sail to Kom Ombo

    Visit the temple of Sobek and Haroires

    Continue to Aswan

  • Day 7: Cruise

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Abu Simbel

    Abu Simbel

    Board a short flight for a half-day excursion to the twin temples of Abu Simbel, honoring Ramses II, one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs. Massive statues of the pharaoh flank the entrance to the Great Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside, vivid wall paintings tell the story of the lives of Ramses, who reigned over Egypt from 1290-1224 B.C.

  • Day 8: Aswan + Cairo

    Visit the High Dam

    Visit the Unfinished Obelisk

    Disembark in Aswan

    Fly to Cairo

  • Day 9: Cairo

    Take a guided tour of Cairo

    Visit the Citadel

    Visit the Egyptian Museum

  • Day 10: Depart for home

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Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

    Hotels and cruise accommodations

  • On-tour transportation

    Land and water transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Light breakfast and dinner daily; 4 lunches

  • End-to-end Support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • Curriculum Integration

    Your academic vision remains present wherever you travel. Tell us your ideal study abroad experience, and we'll help connect your curriculum to EF's extensive connections abroad.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your expert Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all program logistics.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Memphis, Sakkara and Giza; Cairo; With extension: Alexandria

  • Entrances

    Giza Pyramids; High Dam; Kom Ombo Temple; Temple of Horus; Citadel; Egyptian Museum; With extension: New Library; Montazah Gardens; Catacombs; Roman Amphitheater

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $15 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible Payment Options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.

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