Discover the Arts and Antiquities of Egypt with Jim West!
Egypt is steeped in mystery that spans the millennia. From the pyramids of Cairo to the Temples of Luxor, Egypt’s iconic imagery has been a part of our lives since childhood, yet rarely seen in person. This is your chance! This special tour, escorted by Jim West, begins with the historic sites of Cairo, complete with pyramids, camels and the Sphinx. Then journey to Luxor where you will catch a south-bound Nile River Cruise with daily stops at some of Egypt's most iconographic ruins. This is truly an amazing adventure into an exotic world most of us have only seen in the movies. Don’t miss the one-day post tour excursion to visit Ramesses II’s greatest commission, the temples of Abu Simbel! Space is limited so reserve your spot 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)
  • Transfers to/from the airport/hotel in Egypt for full package guests.
  • 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 local professional guide.
  • A unique hands-on collage/painting workshop with Jim West.
  • Tour to the Great Pyramids & Great Sphinx of Giza.
  • An opportunity for a camel ride at the Great Pyramids of Giza.
  • A special photography workshop entitled “Hey Look at This!” with Jim West.
  • A Nubian Folkloric Show by local residents.
  • Personally escorted by Craftours owner Jim West.
  • 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.
  • A tour of the West Bank including the Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and the Tomb of Queen Hatshepsut.
  • Delicious buffet breakfast served daily and special farewell dinner.
  • A welcome dinner, introductions, and orientation meeting.
  • 4 nights/5 days cruise onboard a deluxe cruise ship on the Nile River.
  • Daily cruise excursions included.
  • All daily meals onboard the ship including afternoon tea.
  • Captain’s welcome cocktail party onboard the ship.
  • Sailing to Edfu and touring the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus.
  • A tour of the Edfu Temple.
  • 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.
  • Private deluxe motor coach and professional driver the entire time.
  • 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 "Arts & Antiquities of Egypt" is only:
Reserve your Space Now!
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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 available on a 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.


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!!”

Full Package Price:
$4,669.00 | Air from the JFK

Land Only Price:
$3,769.00 | Land only rate does not include airport/hotel transfers

(per person, based on double occupancy)


To make your reservations call us at +1-815-663-4046 or Toll-Free at: +1-877-887-1188 - USA, Canada or Spain, 001-882-887-1188 - Mexico, 0808 134 9500 - 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.