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Monday or Friday departures from Heathrow or Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow or Edinburgh via Heathrow (operates all year round).
For centuries travellers have been fascinated by the mystical allure of the Nile. A relaxing cruise in luxurious surroundings, alongside Egypts many archaeological wonders, provides the perfect combination for an unforgettable holiday.Our Classic Nile Itinerary takes you from Luxor to Aswan, visiting some of the most spectacular ancient sites in the world including the stunning Valley of the Kings, the burial place of the Pharoahs including that Tutankhamen and the breathtaking temples and Luxor.
Cairo is a must for anyone fascinated by the magnificent Great Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza. Situated on the Nile, Cairo is exciting, vibrant and fascinating; it is a perfect blend of old and new. Take time to explore the treasures of Tutankhamen in the Egyptian museum or take a stroll around the bustling Khan El Khalili bazaar. Away from the city centre, there is still more to see from the capital of ancient Egypt at Memphis to the Step Pyramid at Saqqara.
Depart UK. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred from Luxor airport to your cruise vessel, dinner and overnight stay in Luxor.
After an early breakfast, visit the West Bank including the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings and the Valley of the Queens, burial sites for many of the most powerful and successful pharaohs and high priests. The Temple of Hatshepsut and Medinet Habu Temple. After lunch we visit the world's largest greatest open air museum known as Karnak, which covers a large area of land and includes several temples, the largest of them being the Temple of Amun. Early afternoon the boat will sail to Esna. Overnight at Esna.
Breakfast on board and morning visit of the Temple of Khnum at Esna. The temple is dedicated to the ram-headed god Khnum, who was patron god of cataract. He is said to have fashioned mankind from Nile clay on a potter's wheel. We continue our journey south to the Temple of Edfu for a brief stop before lunch and sailing to Aswan and overnight.
After breakfast visit the High Dam in Aswan, built in 1960-1971 to provide electricity to the villages along the Nile, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Isis on Philae Island. Lunch on board. In the afternoon is free time on board or to stroll into Aswan city centre for shopping. Dinner on board and overnight in Aswan. Optional evening sound & light show priced at approx. £25pp
Optional early morning visit to Abu Simbel (priced at approx £85pp by road or £210pp by air), the impressive site built by Rameses II to show his strength and power. Abu Simbel stands on the bank of Lake Nasser. After lunch on board, you will be transferred to an Aswan airport for your internal flight to Cairo. On arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel of your choice in Cairo for your stay.
Optional, Depart morning to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt and then to Saqqara, where the Step Pyramid built by King Djoser, the first Pharaoh to have his tomb built in monumental dimensions. His enormous Step Pyramid stands as a symbol of strength and powerful state, with the divine king at its centre. After lunch, the tour continues to Giza, where the famous Pyramids stand as monuments to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and the Great Sphinx, which has kept its secrets for centuries.
Optional, Depart after breakfast to The Egyptian Museum, containing fabulous treasures from Egypts ancient past including the magnificent Tutankhamun collection. After lunch, the tour continues to the Citadel, a fortress built in 1183 AD, which houses a number of important monuments, including The Mosque of Mohamed Ali and Al-Gawahara Palace. The day finishes with a visit to the Khan el Khalili Bazaar.
Transfer to Cairo airport for the return flight home.
Please note: the order or content of your itinerary may be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances.