Delight in special access to the timeless treasures of Egypt during a nine-night journey that combines travel by plane and riverboat. Discover the ancient wonders of Giza and Cairo, including the Great Pyramids, the enigmatic Great Sphinx, and the new, highly anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum. Take a privately chartered flight to Abu Simbel, where you will marvel at the temples of Ramses II and Nefertari, each over six stories tall. Continue by air to Aswan to board the intimate riverboat Sanctuary Sun Boat III for a four-night voyage down the Nile. Stop to admire precious artifacts in the Nubian Museum, and take an optional sail aboard a felucca (traditional sailboat). At the Ptolemaic temple in Kom Ombo, encounter the crocodile god Sobek, and journey to Edfu to admire the splendid temple of Horus. At the UNESCO-listed necropolis in Luxor, enjoy a rare look at Queen Nefertari's exquisitely preserved tomb, adorned with delicate yet strikingly colorful wall paintings. Return to Cairo for two nights, with visits to the 9th-century Ibn Tulun Mosque and the impressive collection of the Egyptian Museum.