Group Size: Based on Minimum of 2 passengers
Departs: Weekly on Saturdays
A trip to Egypt would not be complete without a cruise along the River Nile. Take a journey in comfort and style along the tranquil waters between Luxor and Aswan on board the 5 star all-suite Nile cruise boat, the Amarco II. Enjoy the hospitality with nightly onboard entertainment and your own privately guided sightseeing at all historical stops enroute. With many ancient temples and monuments to visit, local villages and markets, take a glimpse at a rural life style here that has changed little over time.
Day 1 - Cairo
On arrival at Cairo International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Standing on the site of the historic Semiramis hotel, guests can enjoy modern luxury on the River Nile. This Cairo hotel features a 26 square metre rooftop pool and fine dining with exquisite cuisine for every taste. A selection of 12 restaurants all reflect contemporary design, with the Nile Terrace offering stunning views of the sunset over the Nile. Located in the heart of the city centre this hotel offers free WiFi and is located next to the Egyptian Museum and bazaars of old Cairo.
Day 2 - Cairo
Today enjoy a privately guided full day tour with your Egyptologist to the ancient capital Memphis and burial ground of Sakkara. After lunch at a traditional restaurant visit the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. (BL)
Pyramids and Sphinx: Your private English-speaking Egyptologist will meet you at the hotel this morning to escort you on an unforgettable tour to the Great Pyramids of Giza. The only present-day survivors of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, they are among the world’s greatest tourist attractions and never lose their ability to inspire and overwhelm visitors. Enter the temple of the mysterious Sphinx, an ancient figure shrouded in legend and mystery. Your Egyptologist will enthrall you with the tales told of this fascinating figure.
Day 3 - Nile Cruise
Transfer to Cairo Airport for flight to Luxor.
Flight from Cairo to Luxor (Flight included).
On arrival at Luxor Airport you will be met and transferred to your Nile Cruise boat. After lunch visit the Temples of Karnak and Luxor. (BLD)
Amarco Nile cruise was established in 2004, it is more than usual and current attitude in the Nile as Amarco II had special features concerning the elegantly decorated suites types as (imperial, royal, executive, junior) as well as our spa and wellness gym centre, especially attractive program for full board accommodation and wide variety of culture and history tradition.
Day 4 - Nile Cruise
Valley of Kings & Queens – This morning visit the West Bank to explore the burial grounds in the Valley of the Kings and a stop at Queen Hapshepsut’s temple. Lunch is taken back on board with an afternoon at leisure while the boat sails to Esna and crosses the Lock. (BLD)
You will overnight on board the Amarco II near Esna.
Day 5 - Nile Cruise
Today visit the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the largest and most preserved. (BLD)
You will overnight on board the Amarco II near Edfu.
Day 6 - Nile Cruise
Today you will visit the Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to the Crocodile God Sobek, before sailing on to Aswan and final night on board. (BLD)
You will overnight on board the Amarco II near Aswan.
Day 7 - Cairo
Disembark and visit the High Dam and Philae Temple before transferring to Aswan Airport. (B)
Flight from Aswan to Cairo (Flight included).
On arrival into Cairo you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Standing on the site of the historic Semiramis Hotel, guests can enjoy modern luxury on the River Nile. This Cairo hotel features a 26 square metre rooftop pool and fine dining with exquisite cuisine for every taste. A selection of 12 restaurants all reflect contemporary design, with the Nile Terrace offering stunning views of the sunset over the Nile. Located in the heart of the city centre this hotel offers free Wi-Fi and is located next to the Egyptian Museum and bazaars of old Cairo.
Day 8 - Cairo
Today enjoy a privately guided full day tour with your Egyptologist to the Egyptian Museum and the Old Cairo with its Citadel, Mosque and the ancient bazaar of Khan-el-Khalili. Lunch will be taken at a traditional restaurant. (BL)
Museum: Your Egyptologist will escort you on a tour of 7,000 years of Egyptian history with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, which includes the world-famous golden treasures from King Tutankhamen‘s tomb.
Day 9 - End of Nile Discoverer Tour
This morning you will be met and transferred to Cairo International Airport for your onward flight. (B)
Dates and Pricing
- 14 Oct 17 - 16 Dec 17 $2,035 $2,910
- 17 Dec 17 - 12 Jan 18 $2,565 $3,490
- 13 Jan 18 - 23 Mar 18 $2,065 $2,960
- 24 Mar 18 - 13 Apr 18 $2,565 $3,490
- 14 Apr 18 - 28 Sep 18 $2,065 $2,960
- 29 Sep 18 - 15 Dec 18 $2,565 $3,490
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.
We very recently returned from our amazing family holiday to Kenya, Zanzibar and Egypt. Each country was uniquely different and beautiful. It truly was an adventure that we all loved. Our tour guides were all wonderful and full of local knowledge, the hotels were all beautiful, I only wish that we had more time to spend there! Everything went smoothly, we felt completely safe and most of all the kids were never bored!. This was definitely a holiday that we will remember forever.Jeanette Nickolaus Destination: Egypt