Itinerary Overview

Get a sense of exploring Egypt and the Nile

Comprehensive, in-depth Egypt exploration
Our Egypt program has been specially crafted to show you Egypt’s many facets, and to give you special access to some places that are normally difficult to see. You’ll stay in the finest accommodations, sail on a beautiful Nile cruise ship (the Oberoi Philae), and be accompanied by extraordinary Egyptologist guides and a Lindblad Certified Photo Instructor.


  • Explore in depth the great sites of Egypt, from the Pyramids and Sphinx to the Valley of the Kings and Abu Simbel. See the monuments and art that have made Ancient Egypt a subject of fascination for millennia, and learn about contemporary life.
  • Sail aboard the privately chartered 42-guest Oberoi Philae, one of the finest ships on the Nile, and stay in remarkable hotels in Cairo.
  • Fly within Egypt aboard chartered aircraft, to help you make the most of your time and insure your comfort.
  • Choose an optional extension to Jordan, to add Petra and some of Jordan’s exceptional other sites to your experience.

Meet proud, welcoming people in a land whose history has touched us all
Our expedition is crafted to offer a rare and personal look into the ways of life along the Nile and the history of the people who live here. Hardly anyone has not been touched by ancient Egyptian history and the extraordinary things that were created all those thousands of years ago. Modern Egypt is also fascinating, and there is a spirit of optimism that things are improving greatly.

Explore soul-stirring sites of antiquity
From the great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx, built some 4,500 years ago, to Karnak Temple in Luxor, added to by successive pharaohs over a 2,000-year span, to monumental Abu Simbel, built into a hill by Ramses II, to colorful artwork, you cannot fail to be moved by the things you see. Our journey also includes access to difficult-to-visit sites.

Travel in excellent company
Explore under the sure guidance of top Egyptologist guides and a Lindblad Certified Photo Instructor. You’ll simply learn more from these experts, who are also gracious people who care that you get the most out of your experience. Your team’s knowledge and passion for Egypt is the key to your once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Among the greatest sites of antiquity in the world
The Pyramids of Giza are the sole survivors among the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. (You’ll have a chance to go inside one of them, to see the burial chamber deep within.) You’ll see one highlight after another: Sakkara, the Valley of the Kings, Karnak, Hatshepsut’s Temple, Dendera, Philae Temple at Aswan, Abu Simbel, Edfu, and much, much more.

Explore Cairo
Cairo is one of the great cities of the world. The modern city is over a thousand years old, but people have lived here for millennia. It is rich in places that you'll explore, seeing Islamic sites with extravagant architecture and beautiful decoration, visiting churches and a synagogue of great importance, and a bazaar where seemingly everything is sold.

Voyage aboard Oberoi Philae, a richly-appointed river ship
The 42-guest river ship Oberoi Philae is unquestionably one of the very finest anywhere Her cabins are spacious, each with expansive views. She offers the highest standard of accommodation, along with gracious public areas, a swimming pool, and friendly, attentive service.

Have time? Extend your adventure
Take advantage of your proximity to explore. Our extension explores Petra, the great city built by the Nabateans that flourished between roughly 300 B.C. and 300 AD., along with the contemporary capital, Amman, the impressive Roman site of Jerash, and the Dead Sea.