The Nile's Treasures a four night River Nile cruise with four nights in Cairo Discover the glories of Ancient Egypt on our bestselling escorted Nile cruise, combining first class accommodation and classic sightseeing at an affordable price.Activities Nile River Cruise
The legacy of the Pharaohs lives on through the splendour of the awe-inspiring temples at Karnak and Philae and the incomparable Valley of the Kings. Your holiday allows ample time to explore these sights with the gentle pace of a cruise on board a specially selected air-conditioned ship – the Nile Beauty.
To enhance your visit to this remarkable country, your trip includes a full sightseeing programme. This includes highlights such as visits to the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx at Giza from your base in Cairo, before flying to Luxor to join your boat for the cruise. Here you visit the temples of Karnak and Luxor and the magnificent Valley of the Kings.
Your cruise ship has individually air-conditioned Deluxe Cabins, en-suite facilities including baths, in-house music and video channels, minibar, hairdryer and shaving sockets. The panoramic wall-to-wall window allows you to contemplate the view from your seating corner as you glide down the river. Facilities on board include 2 restaurants, sun deck, swimming pool, lounge bar, pool bar and disco.
CairoDay 1: Fly to Cairo. On arrival in the Egyptian capital you will be met by your Tour Manager, a trained Egyptologist, and transferred to the InterContinental Pyramids Park Resort at Giza, located close to the Pyramids.
Old CairoDay 2: A morning visit to the magnificent Museum of Antiquities in the centre of Cairo affords the opportunity to gaze upon the unique treasures of Tutankhamun himself, a free afternoon to enjoy some of the city’s myriad treasures.
You may like to visit the mosques and churches of Old Cairo, including a trip up to the 19th century Mohammed Ali Mosque in the iconic and dominating confines of the Citadel.
Great Pyramids of GizaDay 3: Surely one of the highlights of your journey, the Great Pyramids of Giza have been amazing visitors for millennia and this morning you will explore these timeless monuments, together with the Sphinx, whose true significance remains a mystery even today. This afternoon there is the option to visit the ancient remains of Memphis and Saqqara.
Luxor - Cruise StartsDay 4: Fly to Luxor, where you board the cruise ship in time for lunch. After lunch visit the superbly preserved XVIIIth Dynasty Luxor Temple and the astounding Temple at Karnak. Luxor Temple was built over 4000 years ago, and represents the epoch of the once mighty city of Thebes and the worship of the god Amun. Karnak Temple was built over 4,000 years ago, Karnak’s immense Hypostyle Hall alone contains the phenomenal sight of 134 towering columns of intricate stonework. Overnight in Luxor.
Cruise - LuxorDay 5: There is the option of rising at dawn to take a hot air balloon flight over Luxor. Please advise at the time of booking if you would like to take this excursion. Today cross the Nile to the West Bank and the spectacular mortuary complexes of the Valleys of the Kings and Queens. Returning via the elegant Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari, you pass the Colossi of Memnon en route back to the boat. This afternoon is at leisure, sailing along the timeless Nile, bound for Edfu. Overnight at Edfu.
Cruise - EdfuDay 6: Morning visit to the temple of Horus at Edfu. Continue sailing to Kom Ombo and after lunch visit the Ptolemaic temple dedicated to the two gods Sobek and Horus, from where there is also a fine view over the river. In the late afternoon, sail to Aswan where you will moor overnight.
Cruise - AswanDay 7: Morning sightseeing, including the High Dam, The Unfinished Obelisk and then continuing to the beautiful Temple of Philae, rescued from the rising waters of Lake Nasser when the dam was constructed. This afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Aswan.
Cruise EndsDay 8: This morning disembark after breakfast, with an opportunity to visit the spectacular temples of Abu Simbel by air, before the flight back to Cairo. Built by Ramses II, the setting of this magnificent structure, besides the shores of Lake Nasser, makes it one of the most spectacular of Egypt’s ancient sites. In Cairo transfer to the hotel for an overnight stay.
CairoDay 9: A morning flight takes you homeward bound.
Palace on Wheels
Go on a splendid and enchanting royal journey through the bygone era of the erstwhile Maharajas, aboard the magnificent; The Palace On Wheels.
West Coast Adventure
- Jetboat Ride
- visit Viansa Winery
- Wine Tasting
- Walking Tour
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