March 24 – April 2, 2025

Step back in time and visit the Grand Egyptian Museum, the new world-class museum complex that houses, displays, and preserves some of the world’s greatest ancient treasures.

Embark on a journey through the finest that Egypt has to offer with Malaka Hilton. Explore the tomb of Queen Nefertari, the banks of the Nile, and the newly-opened Grand Egyptian Museum, which houses many of Egypt’s national treasures.

Arrive to Egypt three days prior to beginning your journey and acclimate to the sights, sounds, and tastes of Fayoum. Unwind into the rich history and culture of this storied region before continuing your journey to Luxor.

Arrival in Luxor

March 24, 2024Luxor – Enjoy your first evening at leisure in Luxor. Luxor, renowned for its ancient Egyptian monuments like the Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings, offers a captivating journey through history along the banks of the Nile. The Hilton Luxor, nestled amidst this cultural treasure trove, provides a luxurious retreat with stunning views of the river and impeccable service, ensuring a truly unforgettable first night.

March 25, 2025 Luxor

Wake up early to visit the Valley of the Queens, the final resting place of many of Egypt’s most powerful queens, including Queen Nefertari. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to over 60 tombs, many of which are decorated with stunning hieroglyphs and paintings. After your visit to the Valley of the Queens, you will transfer to the Oberoi Philae, the luxurious cruise ship docked on the banks of the Nile River.

Aboard Oberoi Philae

This luxurious vessel offers guests the chance to explore the ancient wonders of Egypt while enjoying the finest in accommodations and amenities.

From the moment you step onboard, you will be enveloped in a world of comfort and indulgence. Your spacious stateroom features all the latest conveniences, including a private balcony with stunning views of the Nile River.

Enjoy leisurely boat rides along the Nile, delicious meals prepared by world-class chefs, and attentive service from the Oberoi staff.

The Oberoi Philae Nile Cruise is the perfect way to experience the magic of Egypt. Book your cabin today and start planning your unforgettable adventure!

Uninterrupted River Nile views can be enjoyed from your king size bedroom, from a sun lounger on your private terrace or from your private heated outdoor whirlpool. The stunning 55 square metres interiors are decorated in a relaxing natural palette, with touches of Egyptian modern art. They also include a living room, a bathroom with a freestanding bathtub, a shower and a private changing room.

Indulge in fine dining at the Main Restaurant, which offers a delectable selection of international cuisine. For a more casual meal, head to the Poolside Restaurant, where you can enjoy refreshing drinks and light snacks while taking in the stunning views of the Nile River. After dinner, relax in the Bar and Cigar Lounge, where you can enjoy a glass of wine or a cigar while savoring the night air.

March 26, 2025 – Start your day with a delicious breakfast onboard the ship. Then, head to the Valley of the Kings to explore the tombs of Tutankhamun, Ramses VI, and other famous pharaohs. Continue to Deir el-Medina, the village where the artisans who built the Valley of the Kings lived. Visit the tombs of the village’s inhabitants and learn about their lives. Head to Habu, the mortuary temple of Ramses III. Marvel at the temple’s reliefs, which depict scenes of Ramses’ military victories. Visit the Colossi of Memnon, two giant statues of Amenhotep III.

Sail to Esna, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch onboard your ship. Cross the Esna Lock, a unique hydraulic system that allows ships to navigate the Nile River. Relax with a cup of tea in the ship’s club lounge and watch the sun set over the Nile River. Enjoy a delicious dinner onboard your ship and savor the flavors of Egypt.

March 27, 2025 – Awaken up to the sound of the wind in the sails and the water lapping against the hull of your ship. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast onboard, savoring the flavors of fresh bread, fruit, and coffee. After breakfast, disembark at Edfu and visit the Temple of Edfu, a magnificent Ptolemaic temple dedicated to the god Horus. Wander through the temple’s colonnades and chambers, admiring the intricate carvings and reliefs that depict scenes from Horus’s life. In the afternoon, you will sail to Kom Ombo, where you will visit the twin temples of Kom Ombo. One temple is dedicated to Horus and Sobek, the crocodile god, and the other temple is dedicated to Horus and Hathor, the cow goddess. You will learn about the history and mythology of these ancient gods and goddesses. After tea in the club lounge, enjoy dinner onboard your ship, as the sun sets over the Nile River.

March 28, 2025 – As the sun rises over the Nile River, enjoy a delicious breakfast on board your boat. The morning air is cool and refreshing, and the scenery is simply breathtaking. As you sail, take in the sights of the lush riverbanks and the towering desert cliffs. Once you arrive in Aswan, visit the Aswan High Dam, one of the largest dams in the world. Learn about how this engineering marvel was built and how it has transformed the lives of Egyptians.

Next, visit Philae Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site awaits. This ancient temple was dedicated to the goddess Isis and was relocated to its current location on Agilkia Island after the construction of the Aswan High Dam. After your visit to Philae Temple, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant in Aswan. Sample some of the city’s famous cuisine, such as ful medames (a fava bean stew) or kushari (a lentil and rice dish). In the afternoon, visit the Nubian Museum to learn about the history and culture of the Nubian people. This fascinating museum houses a collection of artifacts that tell the story of this ancient civilization.

Dine for dinner on board your boat as you relax and reflect on your day’s adventures as you watch the sun set over the Nile River.

March 29, 2025 Disembark in Aswan – Savor the moments onboard before bidding farewell to The Oberoi Philae Nile Cruiser. Following disembarkation at 8 am, indulge in a captivating visit to the St. Simon Tombs. Next, enjoy a delectable lunch.

This evening, immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of the Nile with a Sunset Felucca Tour, exploring the picturesque Kitchener and Elephantine Islands.

Finally, unwind and relish a tranquil overnight stay at the exquisite Sofitel Cataract.

Four Seasons Nile Plaza 

March 30, 2025 Fly from Aswan to Cairo with an exploratory stop in Abu Simbel

A private plane will take you from Aswan to Abu Simbel.

Excursion to Abu Simbel: The two temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel are each fronted by colossal statues up to 20 meters high, and are famed as the most impressive monuments remaining of Ancient Egypt in modern times. Recently the temples were threatened by the waters of Lake Nasser, and with the help of a UNESCO campaign they were cut into blocks, raised piece-by-piece, and reassembled in a new position higher up the hillside.

Abu Simbel Temple

After your visit, enjoy lunch before a final air transfer to Cairo where your journey will continue.

For the next 3 nights, you will stay at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza. The Four Seasons Nile Plaza is a prestigious 5-star hotel situated along the iconic Nile River, offering captivating vistas of the waterway and Cairo’s historic skyline. With its 366 meticulously designed rooms and suites, each adorned with plush furnishings and boasting panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, guests are enveloped in luxury and comfort. Pampering amenities abound, from a rejuvenating spa and a modern fitness center to an inviting infinity pool. Indulge in culinary delights at the hotel’s array of fine dining establishments and stylish bars. After exploring the nearby ancient wonders of Cairo, returning each evening to the Four Seasons Nile Plaza promises a continuation of lavish experiences and unparalleled hospitality.

March 31, 2025 Visiting the Grand Egyptian Museum

Today, embark on an unforgettable journey through Egypt’s ancient history with a visit to the Grand Egyptian Museum. Located on the Giza Plateau, this architectural marvel houses an unparalleled collection of artifacts spanning over 5,000 years. Marvel at treasures like the golden mask of Tutankhamun and colossal statues of pharaohs. Expert curators guide you through exhibits showcasing ancient life, religion, and culture. Enjoy lunch in the museum’s serene surroundings, reflecting on the wonders you’ve encountered.

This evening, enjoy a visit to Khan El Khalili Bazar and a cultural walking tour before an overnight at the Four Seasons Nile Plaza.

April 1, 2025 Full Day Exploration in Cairo

Experience a full-day adventure delving into ancient wonders with a journey to Sakkara and the Pyramids. Explore the iconic Cheops and Step Pyramids, along with the intriguing Mereruka Tomb.

Experience privileged entry into the recently discovered tomb of Wahtye, courtesy of special authorization from the Ministry of Antiquities. Delve into the ambiance of the four-chambered space for thirty minutes, examining the hieroglyphs, ornate carvings, and sculptures in detail.

Following a morning of discovery, savor a delicious lunch.

Be captivated by the enigmatic Paws of the Sphinx and gain insights from a lecture by Dr. Zahi Hawass. Then, retreat to the luxurious Four Seasons Nile Plaza. for an overnight stay, where you can reflect on the day’s adventures.

April 2, 2025 Depart

As you transfer to Cairo Airport, cherish the enduring memories of your journey and carry them forward as you continue onto your next adventures.

Call Michelle Andersen at 941-951-1801 at extension 103 now to reserve your space on this unique journey today! You may e-mail at mandersen@admiraltravel.com.

Cost starting at $11,150 per person based on double occupancy. Please inquire for single pricing.

  • 25% deposit due to secure your space
  • 2nd 25% deposit due June 17, 2024
  • Final Payment due Oct 15, 2024
  • A $250 per person Admiral Travel booking fee will apply. (VIPLane members complimentary)
  • All payments are non-refundable. We highly recommend trip insurance and are happy to assist.

Inclusions

OBEROI PHILAE NILE CRUISE

  • Private docking areas

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and high tea on board (food only).
  • Return airport transfers.
  • Sightseeing including monuments entrance fees and guide charges.
  • Complimentary wireless internet access.
  • Restaurants with varied menus on a daily basis.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • All payments made to or on behalf of Admiral Travel are non-refundable unless stated otherwise
  • Founder’s Journey will always be priced at or below published rates, but never higher.
  • Travel with like-minded individuals on these exclusive departures.
  • Special global relationships that the Hiltons have formed over the years will allow you privileged access opportunities.
  • Trips are offered well in advance to give ample time for your future planning.
  • Minimum numbers must be met in order for the Admiral Travel to host the journey.
  • Admiral Travel host’s reserve the right to adjust the duration of their participation should any schedule conflicts arise.