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That calendar you live by—the one with 365 days divided into twelve months—you can thank the ancient Egyptians for the handy invention that helps you manage your time. In this 9-day vacation, you’ll marvel at many other amazing accomplishments of this remarkable civilization. The daunting Great Pyramids, the enigmatic Sphinx and the extraordinary temples of Luxor and Karnak are well worth the journey as are the sparkling treasures inside Cairo’s Egyptian Museum, including the fascinating burial items from the opulent tomb of “King Tut.” As you sail down the legendary Nile from Luxor to Aswan on this enthralling tour of Egypt, you’ll also stand in awe at the Kom Ombo Temple, barter for goods at the bustling bazaars, and sway to the rhythmic drums on a relaxing felucca ride down the Nile.
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Full buffet breakfast daily; 2 three-course dinners, and all meals on board daily featuring full à la carte breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
ARRIVE IN CAIRO, EGYPT Welcome to Cairo! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and travel companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
CAIRO. EXCURSION TO GIZA Secrets of the Sphinx CAIRO Guided sightseeing includes a visit to the Egyptian Museum.GIZA See the Sphinx and the Great Pyramids.
BreakfastTOUR HIGHLIGHTHISTORY & MYSTERY Get up close and personal with The Pyramids of Giza - one of the World’s Seven Wonders. Ponder the enigmatic secrets of the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Marvel at the massive monument of Cheops, the most colossal pyramid ever built, with an original height of 496 feet.
CAIRO–LUXOR (EMBARKATION) River Mysteries Revealed CAIRO Fly to Luxor. LUXOR Embark on your Nile River cruise ship with lunch on board. This afternoon, guided sightseeing includes the Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner TOUR HIGHLIGHT ANCIENT CITIES See the stunning monuments of Luxor and Karnak, ancient cities whose combined populations once topped one million. Walk among the pillars of the colossal Temple of Amun Ra and along the Avenue of the Sphinxes for an experience you will treasure for a lifetime.
CRUISING: LUXOR– ESNA-EDFU Kings, Queens & Captain’s Cocktails LUXOR Time to wander around at your own pace or perhaps take an optional excursion on the West Bank of the Nile. Enjoy a Captain’s welcome cocktail party. Sail to Edfu.
Breakfast Lunch Dinner TOUR HIGHLIGHT HISTORIC SPOTS Venture in “World’s greatest open-air Museum” where most of the ruins and artefacts at the site have been preserved and they are as still in their original forms.
CRUISING: EDFU–KOM OMBO–ASWAN Egyptian Gods & Gowns EDFU Visit the Temple of Horus, then enjoy lunch on board while sailing.KOM OMBO Guided walking tour includes the temple dedicated to the crocodile and falcon gods. Free time to browse. Enjoy a Galabeya (traditional Egyptian gown) party on board this evening.
Breakfast Lunch DinnerTOUR HIGHLIGHT LEGENDS & LORE Explore captivating Kom Ombo with a walking tour of its bluff-top twin temples. Gaze at the spellbinding temples dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek-Ra and the falcon god Horus.
CRUISING: ASWAN Landscapes & Legends of the Nile ASWAN Discover the land of gold that has kept the treasures of the pharaos for centuries. Sail on a felucca (traditional wooden sailing boat) around Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan. Take part in a Nubian Folklore presentation on board this evening.
Breakfast Lunch DinnerLOCAL FAVORITE EPIC RIDE Sail from Aswan on a felucca a traditional Egyptian wooden boat with a canvas sail. Capture the wind to move effortlessly around the botanical sanctuary of Kitchener’s Island and the Mausoleum of Aga Khan – the stately and austere done-topped rose limestone monument and Carrara-marble tomb of the 20th-century religious and political leader.
DISEMBARKATION. ASWAN At Leisure in Aswan ASWAN Disembarkation. Free time this afternoon and evening.
BreakfastFREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE with an excursion to Abu Simbel - dedicated to the gods Amun, Ra-Horakhty, and Ptah, as well as to the deified Ramesses himself. Discover for yourself why Abu Simbel is considered the grandest and most beautiful of the temples commissioned during the reign of Ramesses II, and one of the most beautiful in Egypt.
ASWAN–CAIRO Capital Ideas in Cairo ASWAN Fly to Cairo.CAIRO Enjoy free time this afternoon, followed by a farewell dinner at your hotel this evening.
Breakfast DinnerFREE TIME TIPSEXPLORE MORE in the “the city of a thousand minarets” with its skyline filled with many mosques, castles, and churches in this bustling and historic metropolis.
CAIRO Safe travels until we meet again! Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.