Ancient Egypt's Pyramids and the River Nile

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  • Cruise the River Nile aboard the MS Medea or MS Miriam
  • Explore Giza, including the Great Pyramids, Memphis and Sakkara
  • Visit Aswan High Dam, the unfinished Obelisk and Philae Temple
  • Optional excursion to Abu Simbel
  • See temple in Edfu & Luxor
  • Explore Luxor’s West Bank, the Valley of The Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Karnak Temple in the East Bank
  • City tour of Cairo including the Egyptian Museum and Saladin Citadel
  • Enjoy a day trip to Alexandria including National Museum, Roman Theatre, Roman Catacombs, Qaitbay Fortress and Montazah Gardens

From the ancient pyramids and civilisation that built them to the beauty of the flowing River Nile the tour immerses you in Egypt from the ancient to the modern day. We explore Temples and sail to Egypt’s most famed destinations in our luxurious ship as we discover part of the longest river in the world.

Excursions

Luxor and the Valley of the Kings

Located in a deep valley, the Valley of the Kings contains over sixty tombs. Directly across from the city of Luxor, it was here that the Pharaohs awaited immortality. Further along, dominating the eastern bank, the 18-meter-high Colossi of Memnon are the ruins of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Our afternoon will be spent visiting the Karnak Temple Complex. This grandiose site is dedicated to the god Amun, was continuously expanded for 1500 years.

Destinations
  • Middle East
  • Egypt
  • Luxor
  • Aswan
  • Giza
  • Cairo
Tour Types
  • 50 plus
  • Seniors
  • Christmas
  • Wildlife
  • Cultural


Day 1: Cairo

On arrival you will be met at the airport and transfer to your hotel.  The afternoon is yours at leisure.
Hotel: Hilton Ramses



Day 2: Giza and the Great Pyramids

After breakfast we enjoy a full day tour of Giza to explore the Great Pyramids Giza, Memphis and Sakkara. This is the best way to discover the ancient Egyptians and the society who built these wonders. (Breakfast)
Hotel: Hilton Ramses



Day 3: Cairo to Aswan to The River Nile

We fly to Aswan.  We visit Aswan High Dam and unfinished Obelisk in the Granite Quarries and Philae Temple before embarking our ship on The Nile where we will enjoy lunch.  This afternoon, we take a felucca ride, one of the traditional sailboats that have travelled the Nile for centuries. Afterwards we'll enjoy dinner on board before our first night aboard our Nile Cruise. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: MS Medea or MS Miriam



Day 4: The River Nile

This morning you can choose to simply enjoy the ship as we sail along The Nile or join our optional excursion to Abu Simbel, with its more than 3000 year old colossal rock relief figures. In the afternoon we sail to Kom Ombo and visit the temples of Sobek and Horus the Elder before sailing to Edfu where we will moor for the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: MS Medea or MS Miriam



Day 5: The River Nile
 
We visit Edfu Temple this morning before sailing to Luxor.  We arrive in Luxor in the afternoon and visit Luxor Temple before returning to the ship for our dinner and overnight stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: MS Medea or MS Miriam



Day 6: Luxor to Cairo

Following breakfast we disembark.  Now to Luxor’s West Bank to explore The Valley Of The Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut before continuing to the East Bank to Karnak Temple.  Afterwards we fly to Cairo. (Breakfast)
Hotel: Hilton Ramses



Day 7: Cairo

Today we immerse ourselves in Egyptian culture on a visit the Egyptian Museum, which traces 5000 years of Egyptian History and contains relics and treasures from many of Ancient Egypts Pharaohs and Saladin Citadel, which was the centre of the Islamic world in its 14th century golden age. (Breakfast)
Hotel: Hilton Ramses



Day 8: Cairo

We take a day trip to Alexandria where we will see the National Museum, Roman Theatre, Roman Catacombs, Qaitbay Fortress and Montazah Gardens before returning to Cairo for our final night. (Breakfast)
Hotel: Hilton Ramses



Day 9: Cairo

We say goodbye to Egypt as we depart for our flight home. (Breakfast)

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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