Egypt Cruise - In the Wake of the Pharaohs

17 days

From £6,995

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This luxurious cruise is perfect for those who are looking for an in-depth exploration of the sights that line the River Nile. You’ll glide along a distance of 410 miles between Cairo and Aswan, on a journey that includes a stretch of the river that has only been reopened for a few years.

Traveling by way of water, we can take you to a range of little-known and rarely visited sites that most tourists to this part of the world typically miss. Along with a ride aboard a traditional felucca, there will be tours of Egypt’s most iconic sites as well as some surprises that are bound to inspire awe.

The August cruise runs in reverse down the River Nile. We spend one night in Cairo before flying to the world-renowned site of Abu Simbel and then onto Aswan for the night. The next day we embark our Nile cruiser for our journey back to Cairo.

Explore M/S Tamr Henna

The MS Tamr Henna has four different cabins available: Standard cabin, jacuzzi suites, royal suites and executive suites, all of which have their own unique style. All cabins will be fully air-conditioned, will either have large sliding windows or balconies, safety deposit boxes, private bath with bathtub, satellite TV with in-house video channels, a hairdryer and a mini-bar. 

You can expect divine hospitality within the restaurant and the cruiser also has a number of features for you to take advantage of, including the large sundeck with swimming pool and pool bar, a luxurious lounge bar, health club with fitness suite and sauna, laundry service and WiFi. 

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Tour highlights:

  • Explore Seti I’s temple at Abydos, considered somewhat off the beaten track yet home to the most beautiful raised reliefs in the entire country
  • Discover remains of the royal cemetery of Egypt’s most intriguing Pharaoh, Akhenaten, and his powerful wife, Nefertiti
  • Visit the Nubian site of the temples at Abu Simbel, rescued from Lake Nasser’s rising waters after the creation of the High Dam
  • Discover the Red and White Coptic Monasteries, built from remnants of Pharaonic temples and boasting awe-inspiring murals
  • Travel through Middle Egypt to explore the rarely visited sites of Beni Hasan and Amarna

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Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £99, was £500.

Single supplement: £995

Includes flights

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing
Meet your Experts

Elizabeth Bloxam

Expert Scholar

Dr Elizabeth Bloxam is currently Visiting Professor of Egyptology at North East Normal University, Changchun, China and has held an honorary senior research associate post at University College London for the last ten years.

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Carved interior of the Hypostyle Hall at Dendera Temple
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Accommodation
  • Meals as per the itinerary, tea or coffee with dinner
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Availability
30 August 2021 AEGC210830 30 August 2021 (Monday) 15 September 2021 (Wednesday) Elizabeth Bloxam £6,995
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