10 Day Taste of Egypt
Join us for an adventure to ancient Egypt, as well as its modern enjoyments on a Nile River cruise for the ages. Arrive in Cairo, and explore the pyramids and Sphinx of Giza. See the Ramses II statue in Memphis and King Tut’s tomb in Cairo’s Egyptian Museum. (Note: upon its opening in 2022, the Grand Egyptian Museum in Giza will replace Cairo’s Egyptian Museum for this itinerary.) In Old Cairo, see the Church of the Virgin Mary (also called the Hanging Church), built in the place where Mary and Jesus were said to find refuge during their flight to Egypt, and visit the Alabaster Mosque. These and more exciting discoveries are to be found as you see Egypt’s incredible monuments to pharaohs and gods of Egyptian history.Fly to Luxor to embark on your Nile River cruise. You’ll visit the Luxor Temple, Avenue of the Sphinxes, monument of Karnak, and the Temple of Amun-Ra before enjoying an onboard welcome reception on your ship. Visit the valley of Kings and Valley of Queens, where the pristine tomb of King Tut was found with undisturbed riches and splendor. This incredible cruise on the Nile River takes you to amazing ancient sites, including the twin temples at Kom Ombo, devoted to the crocodile god Sobek-Ra and the falcon god Horus. Ponder the magnitude of the task of building the pyramids with a visit to the granite quarries—where an unfinished obelisk still remains. Visit the Temple of Isis, then take a return flight to Cairo to wander the world’s largest open-air museum, and browse the bustling maze of the endless bazaar in Cairo’s medieval alleys. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation tour in Cairo, expedition to the Egyptian pyramids, and a Nile River cruise you’ll never forget.
- Included shore excursions with Egyptologist.
- Headsets for shore excursions.
- English-speaking crew.
- Internet access on the Nile River to stay in touch with family.
- Complimentary glass of wine or beer at dinner.
- Complimentary soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
- Intra-tour flight
- And, much more.
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Highlights & Sightseeing
Africa - Egypt - Cairo - Abdeen Palace Museum
Day 1 Cairo, Egypt: Welcome to Egypt
Day 2 Cairo: Guided sightseeing, visit the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza, Ramses II, and Alabaster Sphinx in Memphis, and the 'Stairway to the Sky' at Sakkara; Sounds & Light Show at the pyramids
Day 3 Cairo: Visit Tutankhamun's Tomb in the Egyptian Museum; see Saladin's citadel and visit the Alabaster Mosque in Old Cairo; see the Hanging Church and Cairo's oldest synagogue in Coptic Cairo; visit the Khan el-Kahlili souk
Day 4 Cairo–Luxor (Embarkation): Fly to Luxor; visit Luxor Temple, the Avenue of Sphinxes, monument of Karnak & Temple of Amun-Ra; onboard welcome reception
Day 5 Luxor–Esna: Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, Deir El-Bahri, and the Colossi of Memnon; galabya party on board
Day 6 Edfu–Kom Ombo: Visit the Temple of Horus; visit the twin temples at Kom Ombo; lecture on board
Day 7 Aswan: Sail by felucca to Kitchener Island, visit the Botanical Gardens
Day 8 Aswan (Disembarkation)–Cairo: Excursion to the High Dam; cruise to Agilika; visit Temple of Isis and ancient granite quarries; fly to Cairo
Day 9 Cairo: Special tour to the world's largest open-air museum, followed by a walk in the maze of shops at the famous bazaar; felucca ride; Cairo by night orientation
Day 10 Cairo: Your vacation ends this morning
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
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