Tour Escort:
Bonnie Hunter
Jim West

Full Package Price:
$3,998.00 | Air from the JFK

Land Only Price:
$3,098.00 | Land only rate does not include airport/hotel transfers

(per person, based on double occupancy)


To make your reservations call us at
815-663-4046 or Toll-Free at:
877-887-1188 - USA or Canada
02393 880068 - UK
18 0010 6424 - Australia
or submit your reservations online.

For additional questions regarding airfare, transfers, insurance, pre-night packages, or our convenient payment plan, please call our toll-free number or use our contact form.

This itinerary, pricing and escorts are subject to change. Insurance is available and highly recommended. Single rates are available upon request. Please consult the Terms and Conditions, as they apply starting with the first payment. A 3% discount applies off the cost of the trip, if the trip is paid in full by check with in 7-10 business days of invoice date. Gratuities are additional and will be collected with final payment. All prices listed are in USD unless otherwise noted.

Discovering the Treasures and Crafts of Egypt with Jim West!
June 4 - 12, 2021
I have been to Egypt a few times in my life, and I have to say, it is without question one of the greatest travel adventures I have ever experienced! There is nothing like the extraordinary Valley of the Kings, the lovely Egyptian people, the unforgettable sightseeing, the textiles and crafts, the camel ride at the Great Pyramids, the shopping markets and bazaars, and the sensational cruise on the Nile River. We are also going to visit the talented Tentmakers of Cairo! We will stay in the deluxe Four Seasons Hotel and be treated like kings and queens. There really is no experience quite like this one, so I hope you will be able to join me as I extend the invitation to only 24 people. Take advantage of the early booking discount and call our office today!
  • Round-trip international airfare from New York City to Cairo, Egypt. (Airfare available from your closest international airport for an additional fee. First/Business class upgrades available)
  • Round-trip transfers from hotel/airport in Egypt.
  • Round-trip transfers from the airport/cruise in Luxor and Aswan.
  • Deluxe accommodations in Cairo at a 5-star hotel. (Suite upgrades available)
  • Panoramic city tour of Cairo with a professional local tour guide.
  • Escorted by Craftours’ owner, Jim West.
  • Tour to the Great Pyramids & Great Sphinx of Giza.
  • An opportunity for a camel ride at the Great Pyramids of Giza.
  • 4 nights/5 days cruise onboard a deluxe cruise ship on the Nile River.
  • Daily shore excursions onboard the ship.
  • A tour of the Karnak and Luxor Temples.
  • Shopping opportunities at the Grand Bizaar in Cairo- the Khan el-Khalili.
  • Guided tour of the extraordinary Cairo Museum of Antiquities.
  • A very special visit with the famous “Tentmakers of Chareh El-Khiamiah.”
  • A papyrus paper demonstration by a professional local artisan.
  • “Photography enhancement workshop” with Jim West.
  • A tour of the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and the Tomb of Queen Hatshepsut.
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail party onboard the ship.
  • A special Nubian Folkloric Show by local residents.
  • Sailing to Edfu and touring the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus.
  • A tour of the Edfu Temple.
  • Special painting workshops with Jim West.
  • Sailing to Kom Ombo and tour the fascinating Kom Ombo Temple.
  • Tour the High Dam in Aswan, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae.
  • All meals onboard the ship every day including afternoon tea.
  • Enjoy a Felucca boat ride on the Nile River around Kitchener's Island and Agha Khan.
  • A Craftours lanyard and commemorative gift.
  • All taxes included and insurance is highly recommended.
Total cost of this 9-day "Treasures and Antiquities of Egypt" is only:
Reserve your Space Now!
Call Toll-Free 877-887-1188
Optional Day Tour to Abu Simbel!
  • Flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel.
  • A professional local Egyptologist tour guide.
  • Visit the Great Temple of Ramses II, and the temple of Queen Nefertari.
  • Private motor coach transfers to and from the airport.
  • Flights from Abu Simbel to Cairo.
  • Transfer from the Cairo airport to the hotel.
Please note: This is a one-day tour and time in Abu Simbel is limited.
The total cost of this Optional Day Tour to Abu Simbel is only:
Any questions please e-mail: [email protected]

Space is based on first-come/first-served. Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Travel insurance is highly recommended. Land only and single rates are available upon request. Please consult our Terms & Conditions as they apply once your first deposit is made. A 3% discount is offered if the expedition is paid in full by check within 7 business days of the invoice date.


  • Flight from Aswan to Abu Simbel.
  • A professional local Egyptologist tour guide.
  • Visit the Great Temple of Ramses II, and the temple of Queen Nefertari.
  • Private motor coach transfers to and from the airport.
  • Flights from Abu Simbel to Cairo.
  • Transfer from the Cairo airport to the hotel.

Please note: This is a one-day tour and time in Abu Simbel is limited.

The cost of this Optional Day Tour to Abu Simbel is only $438.97 per person.


Stella Bouldin, Lafaytte, OR- "My last trip with Craftours was in 2007 to Egypt. I enjoyed traveling with the small group and the great guides we had."
Pat Christenson, Kirkland, WA - "I enjoyed this tour very much. I have been fascinated by Ancient Egypt for as long as I can remember, so finally going there and walking in the footsteps of the people that I have admired for so long was a dream come true. Modern Egypt was very eye opening also."
Leslie Gordon, Neskowin, OR - "This tour completely exceeded my expectations. Mohamed, our tour guide was the best guide I have ever had for any tour. Our accommodations, both hotel and boat were excellent, both the room and the food. I found the Egyptian people to be very honest, friendly and accommodating. I also felt safer, even in Cairo, as I often do in the US. I walked by myself in the morning along the Nile and felt completely safe. The places we were taken were all excellent and some would not be on any other tour, especially the Tent Makers of Cairo who are amazing quilt makers."
Roberta Allen, Oceanside, CA - "This was an incredible tour! The small group added to the experience. Having lunch across from the Sphinx to sailing on a boat to Abu Simbel...each experience on this tour was outstanding and so memorable. I highly recommend this tour, it’s a must on your bucket list!"
Magdalena Muller, Cornelius, NC - "Egypt has always intrigued me. I admired their art very much. When Craftours offered a trip to Egypt, I jumped on it right away along with my friend. Seeing all the ancient treasures was a marvel forme! We had an excellent tour guide, Mo, who you could tell loves his country and knows it very well. He was more than happy to share his love and knowledge of Egypt. I am so happy I got the opportunity to see Egypt."
Nancy Nelson-Kremer, Brandon, SD - "Fantastic tour where we learned about the history while seeing it in person."
Carol Dunn, Salem, WI - “This was the most amazing tour. I saw and learned so much. Mohammed was amazing in his knowledge of his country and the wonderful Treasures of Egypt.”
Avis LaFayette, Brooksville, FL - “This is definitely the trip to take if you are interested in the history of Egypt and how it relates to the modern world. Pictures don't do justice to the pyramids, temples, etc. Seeing them in person takes your breath away. Our local guide, Mo, was an expert in Egypt which made the experience that much more enjoyable. Heike, the Craftours guide was very helpful and knowledgeable about traveling in this part of the world. As usual, the accommodations were wonderful and the Nile Cruise a highlight of the trip.”
Sunset Regall, Santa Fe, NM - “This trip far exceeded my expectations!! Throughout the entire tour, we were well cared for in accommodations, transportation, education, and all meals! Between Heike and Mohammed, I felt safe and enjoyed every minute of my tour. I would definitely take this exact tour again and it would have to be with Mohammed and Heike! Mohammed made what we were seeing understandable and recognizable. His passion for Egyptian history made it come alive through his storytelling and explanations. I really appreciate his expertise and feel super lucky to have had him for our guide!!”