Egypt – Cruising the Nile – Cairo to Aswan

17 days

From $8,420

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In the Wake of the Pharaohs

This leisurely 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 approximately 600 miles between Cairo and Aswan, on a journey that includes a stretch of the river that has only been reopened for a few years. Travelling 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 price shown on this page is for a Standard Outside Cabin. Click on VIEW FULL SHIP PAGE for more details about the ship, the cabins and what to expect onboard.

Please note that the itinerary can be subject to change before the cruise departs or during the cruise depending on adjusted sailing times and/or any port restrictions.

Explore MS Nile Monarch

With only 45 cabins, the MS Nile Monarch offers an ideal small ship experience. This Nile cruiser is equivalent to a very good 3* hotel.

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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
  • In Tell el-Armana we visit the tombs of important priests Meryre and Panehesy as well as the Royal Tomb of Akhenaten and the Temple of Aten
  • Visit the Nubian site of the temples at Abu Simbel, rescued from Lake Nasser’s rising waters after the creation of the High Dam
  • Visits in Cairo include the necropolis of Saqqara and the new Grand Egyptian Museum*
  • Exclusive Andante excursions throughout the tour

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Deposit: $1,000 Single supplement: $2,070

Meet your Experts

Dr Elizabeth Bloxam

Andante Guide Lecturer

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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Panorama of Aswan
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 supplement Availability
30 April 2023 AECA230430 30 April 2023 (Sunday) 16 May 2023 (Tuesday) Dr Elizabeth Bloxam $8,420
(ex. flights)
$1,000 $2,070 Book your trip
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