The ancient Egyptians revered the Nile. Its annual flood watered the land, made it fertile, and thus supported the rise of one of history’s greatest and most powerful empires and all its colossal monuments. The mysterious Sphinx and the Great Pyramids of Giza are but the first of these wonders to discover. Travel to the great temples of Abu Simbel saved from the flood waters of the High Dam. Walk through masterpieces scattered along the Nile during your exploration by river cruise from Aswan to Luxor, an ideal way to discover this ancient and storied land. Enter richly decorated underground tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Presidential Suites aboard the Sonesta St. George I offer the ultimate in luxury and comfort. A private Egyptologist accompanies us to provide the ultimate history lesson along our entire journey. In Cairo, enjoy a visit to the renowned Egyptian Museum prior to its opening, and learn what life is like in this bustling metropolis for the modern day Egyptian when you join them for a special lunch.