2023 Discover Egypt and the Nile Valley

Oct. 14 – 27, 2023
Trip Operator: Orbridge (Additional tour details available fall 2022)
Price: From $6,495 (Airfare additional)
Tour Length: 14 days
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Wander the fabled land of pharaohs and kings — where colossal pyramids, legendary tombs and towering temples cascade across the terrain. The mighty Nile River welcomes you for an unhurried journey that reveals seemingly limitless vistas of infinite deserts contrasted by metropolitan cities. From biblical times through to modern day, Egypt has been the site of monumental historical events, staggering technological achievements and compelling human stories.

During this 14-day expedition, traverse the Nile Valley like past explorers and discover ancient treasures including the Great Sphinx, the Temple of Horus and the tombs of El Kab. Accompanied by expert Egyptologists, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of Egypt and its antiquities. Then in the evenings, relax among some of the area’s most opulent hotels.

This all-meals-included program also features an exclusive four-night cruise on the Nile River aboard a private dahabiya. This deluxe, 14-guest sailing vessel offers the opportunity to see life on the Nile from a different perspective. As an additional benefit, this unique vessel ports on differing days than larger cruise ships, providing guests a less crowded, more intimate experience while viewing the ancient sites.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : En Route from U.S.
  • Day 2 : Arrive Cairo, Egypt
  • Day 3 : Cairo / Memphis / Giza
  • Day 4 : Cairo
  • Day 5 : Cairo / Flight to Sohag / Abydos / Luxor
  • Day 6 : Luxor
  • Day 7 : Luxor / Esna – Embarkation
  • Day 8 : Nile River / El Kab / Edfu
  • Day 9 : Edfu / Nile / Kom Ombo
  • Day 10 : Kom Ombo / Nile / Aswan
  • Day 11 : Aswan – Disembarkation
  • Day 12 : Aswan
  • Day 13 : Aswan / Optional Abu Simbel Excursion / Flight to Cairo
  • Day 14 : Cairo / Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a Carolina Alumni member online.

Additional Information

Note: Trip schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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