17 days

From $6,995

Summary

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.

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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Today's Price
$6,995

Deposit: $1,250 Single supplement: $1,250

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Lucia Gahlin

Expert Scholar

Lucia Gahlin is a specialist in the archaeology of Ancient Egypt and has been leading archaeological tours to Egypt for over 20 years. She is an Honorary Research Associate at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology.

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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
August 31 2020 REGC200831 August 31 2020 (Monday) September 16 2020 (Wednesday) Lucia Gahlin $6,995
(ex. flights)
$1,250 $1,250 Call for availability
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