Treasures of Egypt

January 28 to February 6, 2026

9 Nights / 10 Days

from $7,649 per person 

A Luxury Nile River Cruise and Tour of the Magical Land of Egypt
The pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the temples of Luxor, the Valley of the Kings – these iconic images have fueled our wanderlust since childhood, painted in vivid hues across history books, documentaries, and epic films. You’ve dreamed of walking the sands of time, feeling the ancient energy pulsating beneath your feet, and now, it’s your moment to turn that dream into reality.

Stand before colossal monuments that defy time, their scale and intricate details far surpassing any photograph or film. Feel the weight of history as you wander through temples adorned with hieroglyphs, their stories whispering secrets of a bygone era. Cruise the legendary Nile River, the lifeblood of this ancient civilization, aboard a luxurious vessel fit for royalty.

Guided by passionate Egyptologists who are not only experts in their field but also gifted storytellers, you’ll uncover the mysteries of this ancient land and bring history to life.

But this is more than just an educational experience. This luxury Nile River cruise is also a chance to connect with fellow gay travelers who share your passion for exploration and adventure. You’ll dine under the stars, toast to new discoveries, and share unforgettable experiences.

And as you revel in the opulence of luxurious accommodations, indulge in world-class cuisine, explore historic sites, and experience the warmth of Egyptian hospitality, you’ll understand why this journey is truly fit for pharaohs, kings, and queens – including you.

This is your chance to step beyond the pages of history and into the heart of a civilization that has fascinated the world for millennia. Are you ready?



  • 4 Night Luxury Nile River Cruise on a private charter of Sun Boat III
  • Visit the National Museum of Egyptian and the Grand Egyptian Museum
  • Enjoy access to unique sites and temples along the Nile’s east and west banks
  • Explore the magnificent Royal tombs of the Valley of the Kings
  • Visit the breathtaking Luxor and Karnak Temples
  • Fly to the iconic Abu Simbel to see the imposing twin temples
  • Travel with private Egyptologists throughout the journey
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Valley of the Kings
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JAN 28


Today is yours to relax and unwind. Settle into your elegant accommodations, dip in the pool, or stroll through the hotel’s lush gardens. Maybe venture out to sample Cairo’s vibrant culinary scene for dinner or rest and prepare for the extraordinary adventure that awaits. Carpe diem!

Nile Ritz Carlton Hotel 

JAN 29


Steeped in millennia of history and mystery, today, we begin to peel back the layers of this fascinating civilization, with an enlightening tour of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, a comprehensive showcase of Egypt’s rich history from prehistoric times to the present day. As you wander through its galleries, you’ll be transported back in time, surrounded by artifacts that tell stories of daily life, religious practices, and the remarkable achievements of ancient Egyptian society.

Be sure to spend some time in the Mummies Room, where the remarkably preserved remains of pharaohs and nobles offer a fascinating glimpse into the rituals and beliefs surrounding death and the afterlife.

Next, we’ll venture to the iconic Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), a sprawling complex that has been under construction since 2005 and is poised to become the world’s largest archaeological museum.

Next, we’ll venture to the iconic Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), a sprawling complex that has been under construction since 2005 and is poised to become the world’s largest archaeological museum. This monumental project is on the cusp of its grand opening, and we’ll be among the privileged few to fully experience its wonders.

Within its halls, you’ll encounter some of the world’s most precious antiquities, including artifacts showcasing the grandeur of powerful rulers like Ramses II and King Tutankhamun..

But there’s more to discover at the GEM. We’ll also be treated to the captivating “Tutankhamun – The Immersive Exhibition.” This groundbreaking show, a collaboration with Madrid Artes Digitales, offers a fresh and enchanting perspective on ancient Egyptian civilization. Through state-of-the-art digital projections, we’ll journey through the life of the legendary Golden King, immersing ourselves in a mesmerizing audiovisual adventure that spans an astonishing 3,400 years of history.

Along with the immersive exhibition, we’ll enjoy a guided tour of the museum’s grand staircase, featuring over 60 historically significant pieces that further enrich your understanding of this legendary king and his time. It’s a truly unique opportunity to delve into the fascinating story of Tutankhamun and experience the wonders of ancient Egypt in a whole new light.

After, we’ll trade the hushed reverence of the museum halls for the vibrant energy of Cairo’s streets. Navigating through the city’s bustling markets, historic mosques, and sprawling urban landscapes, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the complexities of Egypt today – a nation grappling with the challenges of the 21st century while still holding onto its rich cultural heritage and aspirations for a brighter future.

Nile Ritz Carlton Hotel 

JAN 30


The awe-inspiring achievements of ancient Egyptian architects and engineers have always been a mystery to the world. Until now, no one knows exactly how the pyramids were built, or how these ancient people achieved such astonishing feats of construction.

Today, you’ll have the opportunity to witness their grandeur firsthand as we journey to Saqqara, home to the world’s first pyramid, and Giza, where the Great Pyramids and the enigmatic Sphinx stand as testaments to the ingenuity and ambition of a civilization shrouded in wonder.

Nile Ritz Carlton Hotel 

JAN 31

Cairo to Luxor

While the pyramids may steal the spotlight, Cairo’s deep-rooted Christian heritage offers an equally compelling story. Old and Coptic Cairo, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the spiritual heart of Egypt’s Christian community, reveals a unique aspect of the country’s past. Here, within the ancient Roman fortress of Babylon, lies the Church of St. Sergius, believed to be built on the very spot where the Holy Family sought refuge during their flight from Herod.

We will then fly to Luxor, the ancient city of Thebes, to explore the sprawling Temple of Luxor dedicated to Amun-Ra. This “Southern Sanctuary” played a pivotal role in the annual Opet Festival, where the statues of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu were reunited, symbolizing the life-giving power of the Nile.

After sunset, the temple is even more beguiling. It transforms into an ethereal wonderland, its grandeur illuminated by soft lights that dance across the ancient stones. The Avenue of Sphinxes, lined with imposing statues of these mythical creatures, seems to stretch endlessly into the night, inviting you to step into a world of magic and wonder.

Hilton Luxor Resort and Spa


All Aboard the Sunboat III

Your luxury Nile River cruise starts today! Settle into your luxurious cabin aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat III, take in the scenic views from the sundeck, unwind with a refreshing drink, and enjoy the warm welcome of a traditional Zaffa, complete with drums and flutes.

Later, we’ll dock at Karnak, home to the awe-inspiring Temple of Karnak, a sprawling complex that was once a living, breathing city of temples, each dedicated to different deities and pharaohs, unlike Luxor Temple, which was primarily a ceremonial site.

Sanctuary Sun Boat III


Luxor West Bank

In the West Bank of Luxor lies a treasure trove of ancient tombs and temples, hidden beneath the desert sands. You’ll be surprised at how well-preserved and exquisite the tombs are in the Valley of the Kings, where pharaohs were laid to rest with their treasures for the afterlife.

Explore the Valley of the Queens, and pay homage to powerful women like Queen Nefertari, whose tomb is considered one of Egypt’s most beautiful. We’ll also visit the Temple of Hatshepsut, a magnificent terraced structure built for a female pharaoh who ruled as a man.

For the adventurous souls, consider an optional hot air balloon ride, offering a breathtaking aerial view of this ancient necropolis.
Enjoy a delightful dinner, followed by a movie night on board.

Sanctuary Sun Boat III


Edfu / Kom Ombo

We’ll start our day with a visit to the Temple of Edfu. Dedicated to the falcon god Horus, it stands as one of the best-preserved ancient temples in Egypt. Its towering pylon, grand hypostyle hall, and intricate reliefs narrate the myths and legends of ancient Egyptian gods and pharaohs.

Back on board, we’ll continue our journey along the Nile, enjoying the scenic landscapes and tranquil atmosphere as we cruise towards Kom Ombo to visit the dual temple dedicated to both Sobek, the crocodile god, and Haroeris, the falcon god. If you wish, you can take part in a hands-on cooking class and get the chance to learn the secrets of Egyptian cuisine.

Tonight is Egyptian Night on board, a chance to unleash your inner pharaoh or queen and revel in the spirit of ancient Egypt. Dress up in traditional galabeyyas, dance to the infectious rhythms of Arabic music, and feast on a lavish buffet of Egyptian specialties.

Sanctuary Sun Boat III



Savor a delightful breakfast as your luxurious vessel sails towards Aswan. A short motorboat ride transports you to the awe-inspiring Philae Temple, perched on Agilika Island. Marvel at its grandeur before venturing to the colossal unfinished obelisk.

Later aboard a traditional felucca, drift along the Nile, gliding past Elephantine Island, Lord Kitchener’s Botanical Gardens, and the Agha Khan Mausoleum. As the sun dips below the horizon, casting a warm glow on the river, indulge in afternoon tea while being serenaded by an Oud trio. It’s a truly dear and poignant experience.

Tonight, don your finest attire for a farewell gala dinner. White-gloved waiters attend to your every whim as you savor gourmet cuisine. Be mesmerized by the whirling Dervishes and the captivating moves of a belly dancer, culminating your luxury Nile River cruise with a grand celebration.

Sanctuary Sun Boat III


Aswan – Abu Simbel – Cairo

Your luxury Nile River cruise may be ending, but a final grand spectacle awaits. We will disembark the yacht to fly to Abu Simbel and discover the commanding twin temples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. The two temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel are each fronted by colossal statues up to 20 meters (66 feet) high and are famed as the most impressive monuments remaining of Ancient Egypt.

After a day of breathtaking discoveries, return to Abu Simbel airport for your flight back to Cairo.

Intercontinental Citystars Hotel


Final Day

Your epic adventure does not have to end here. Journey from ancient wonders in Petra to starlit skies in Wadi Rum and rejuvenate in the Dead Sea – all on one unforgettable extension with us. To learn more, contact us.

If you are not planning to join us on the extension, this is your final day in Egypt. May the spirit of this ancient land continue to resonate within you as you return home. May the stories you carry inspire a lifelong love for exploration and a yearning to return to this extraordinary land. Safe travels, and may your next adventure be as unforgettable as this one. Please join us on an 4 nights/5 days extension to Jordan (details to follow)


Nile Ritz-Carlton

From your private balcony of The Nile Ritz-Carlton, you will awaken to the sun-kissed peaks of the Pyramids, and the best view of the stunning Grand Egyptian Museum. A haven of timeless elegance, this iconic hotel marries modern luxury with a rich history. Unwind in your lavishly appointed room, complete with plush bedding and marble bathrooms. Spend sun-drenched days lounging by the expansive pool, indulging in rejuvenating spa treatments, and savoring world-class cuisine at any of the nine on-site restaurants and bars. With downtown Cairo just moments away, discover the city’s hidden gems and bustling nightlife, or simply retreat to the tranquil sanctuary of your room and let the magic of the Nile wash over you.

Hilton Luxor Resort and Spa

On the serene banks of the Nile, with the majestic West Bank as your backdrop, lies the Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa. This tranquil oasis offers a respite from the city’s bustle, yet is just a short shuttle ride away from Luxor’s heart. Indulge in holistic spa treatments, unwind by the infinity pools with panoramic Nile views, and savor delicious cuisine at the resort’s restaurants. Your private balcony, with views of the Nile, provides the perfect setting for reflection and relaxation.

Intercontinental Citystars

Experience the perfect fusion of modern luxury and ancient heritage at the InterContinental Cairo Citystars, a 5-star haven nestled beside the bustling Stars Centre Mall in Heliopolis. Unwind in lavish rooms boasting stunning views and elegant furnishings, and savor culinary delights at the hotel’s 11 exquisite restaurants and bars. With its convenient location near Cairo International Airport, the InterContinental Citystars is your gateway to exploring this vibrant city’s rich history and modern charm.


Sanctuary Retreats Sun Boat III
The Sanctuary Sun Boat III, an intimate river yacht, is your elegant home on your luxury Nile River cruise. With only 16 cabins, it offers an exclusive and personalized experience, allowing you to truly discover Egypt in comfort and style.

On board, you’ll find a haven of relaxation and indulgence. Bask in the Egyptian sun on the expansive pool deck, complete with comfortable loungers and shaded cabanas, perfect for unwinding with a book, soaking in the stunning scenery, or a refreshing dip in the pool. Savor delectable cuisine crafted by award-winning chefs in the elegant dining room, or unwind in the sumptuous lounge with afternoon tea.

The beautifully designed cabins, including two Royal suites and two Presidential suites, evoke the glamour of 1930s Egypt, with rich colors and luxurious amenities.

Throughout your journey, you’ll be guided by our knowledgeable Egyptologists, who will bring the history and culture of Egypt to life. Whether you’re exploring ancient temples, sailing on a traditional felucca, or enjoying a colorful galabeyya party on board, the Sanctuary Sun Boat III promises an unforgettable journey through the heart of Egypt.


CategoryDouble OccupancySingle OccupancyAvailabilityBook Now
Royal Suites - Tower Deck$10,549.00 / personN/AAvailable BOOK NOW
Presidential Suites - Promenade Deck$9,649.00 / personN/AAvailable BOOK NOW
Standard Cabin - Promenade Deck$8,449.00 / person$12,679.00 / personAvailable BOOK NOW
Standard Cabin - Nile Deck$7,649.00 / person$11,479.00 / personAvailable BOOK NOW

Royal Suites - Tower Deck - Double Occupancy

$10,549 per person

Presidential Suites - Promenade Deck - Double Occupancy

$9,649 per person

Standard Cabin - Promenade Deck - Double Occupancy

$8,449 per person

Standard Cabin - Promenade Deck - Single Occupancy

$12,679 per person

Standard Cabin - Nile Deck - Double Occupancy

$7,649 per person

Standard Cabin - Nile Deck - Single Occupancy

$11,479 per person

Included in this Journey

  • 5-star Hotel accommodations throughout
  • Daily Breakfast in Cairo
  • Lunches while on tour in Cairo
  • Welcome Dinner in Cairo
  • VIP Airport Transfers with fast-track
  • All Meals aboard the Sanctuary Sun Boat III
  • Private airport transfer in a modern air-conditioned vehicle with the service of tour guides
  •  All tours, as described in the program, will be led by a private English-speaking Egyptologist throughout the entire trip.
  • All admissions for the sightseeing stated in the program
  • Portage at airports and hotels
  • Fully escorted by Source Journeys

Not Included in this Journey

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Expenses of Personal Nature
  • International Airfares
  • Domestic Flights ($299)
  • Optional excursions, such as hot air balloon rides in Luxor
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, and crew of the Sun Boat III ($300)
  • Alcoholic beverages on consumption aboard the Sun Boat III
  • Entry visa for Egypt (currently $30, subject to change)
  • Post Trip Extension to Jordan (Details to follow)
  • Covid-19 Test Expense (if needed)
  • Please keep in mind that travel insurance is highly recommended and an essential part of your trip.

Passports: Your valid passport should have at least two consecutive blank pages and should be valid for at least six months after your planned departure from the country you are visiting. An entry visa will be required for Egypt. Arrival and Departure Airport (CAI). Unless doing the Jordan extension. Departure airport is Amman (AMM). We can assist with Internation Airfares