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Legends of the Nile

Thrill to Egypt’s eternal allure on this exciting, 10-night adventure! Explore the magnificence of ancient Egypt.

Egyptian Pyramids and sphynx
Mar 5 - 16, 2024
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AHI Travel

Land and Cruise
Tour Manager

Rileigh Hageman

Trip overview

From the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Valleys of the Kings and Queens to the tomb of King Tutankhamen, guided by a licensed, expert Egyptologist who accompanies you on all excursions. You’ll journey along the Nile River for four nights on a deluxe ship and enjoy five nights in Cairo and one night in Luxor. Stroll through the awe-inspiring Temples of Luxor and Karnak, gaze at Tutankhamen’s glittering burial treasures in the Grand Egyptian Museum and marvel at the colossal Great Temple of Ramses II carved out of a mountain in Abu Simbel. Visit Cairo’s venerable mosques and colorful bazaar, plus learn how antiquities are preserved with special access at the Oriental Institute’s Chicago House in Luxor. This active, small-group experience features a Travel Director; four flights within Egypt, including round-trip to Abu Simbel; deluxe and first-class hotels; and an ample meal plan with wine at dinner.

Tour highlights

  • Four nights in Cairo, Egypt, at the deluxe Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza.
  • One night in Luxor at the first-class Sonesta St. George Luxor Hotel.
  • Four nights aboard the deluxe Sonesta St. George I.
  • One night in Cairo at the first-class InterContinental CityStars Cairo.
  • All transfers in the Land/Cruise Program: flights and deluxe motor coaches.
  • 10 breakfasts, eight lunches and five dinners, including a Farewell Dinner on board the ship; wine with dinner.
  • Engaging excursions showcase the local culture, heritage and history.
  • An extremely knowledgeable, licensed Egyptologist travels with you on all excursions.
  • Free time to pursue your individual interests.
  • Welcome and Farewell Receptions.
  • AHI Sustainability Promise: We strive to make a positive impact wherever we travel.
  • A personal VOX headset to hear your English-speaking guide clearly.
  • Tipping of drivers and personnel at itinerary stops.

*All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change. 


Day 1 - Depart US

Day 2 - Cairo

Day 3 - Cairo

Day 4 - Sakkara | Giza

Day 5 - Cairo

Day 6 - Cairo | Luxor

Day 7 - Luxor

Day 8 - Karnak | Cruising the Nile

Day 9 - Cruising | Edfu | Kom Ombo

Day 10 - Aswan | Abu Simbel | Aswan

Day 11 - Aswan | Cairo

Day 12 - Depart for US

Preferred Travel Insurance

USI Travel Insurance Services is the preferred provider of travel insurance for The Ohio State University. We highly recommend that you review this information and consider insurance to protect yourself and your investment. USI is a comprehensive plan that offers three options, allowing you to select the coverage that best suits your needs. You can find additional details, request a quote and purchase a plan online at or by calling 1-800-937-1387.

The insurance that AHI Travel includes is very helpful, but limited in scope. Please visit to see an explanation of their Travel Assurance package and what it does and does not include.


All cancellations must be submitted in writing to AHI Travel.

  • Cancellation received up to 90 days prior to trip departure will incur a $300 per person administrative fee.
  • Cancellation received 89 to 60 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 25% of the entire cost of the trip per person.
  • Cancellation received 59-45 days prior to departure will result in forfeiture of 50% of the entire cost of the trip per person.
  • Cancellation received 44 days prior to departure to the time of departure (or no show) will result in 100% forfeiture of the entire cost of the trip.

If a tour is canceled by AHI Travel before the date of departure for reasons other than Force Majeure and the cancellation is not caused by your fault or negligence, you will have the choice of accepting one of these options from AHI Travel:

i) transfer to another date of the same tour, if available; ii) book another tour of equal or greater value, if available (you will be responsible for paying any difference in price); or iii) book another tour of lesser value, if available (with a refund payable to you for the difference in price); or iv) receive a full refund for the land-only portion of the applicable tour.


Reservations made prior to 120 days before a tour´s scheduled departure date may be canceled within 7 days following the reservation date for a full refund. Reservations made within 120 days prior to a tour´s scheduled departure will not qualify for the grace period.


Purchases of optional excursions, pre- and/or post-tour extensions, additional hotel nights, private transfers or other trip options become fully non-refundable 44 days prior to departure. Air transportation purchases are subject only to penalties assessed by the airlines.