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Explore Cairo for a few days before embarking on an 11-night cruise along the Nile. Visit some of Egypt's most impressive historical sites as you journey from Cairo to Luxor at a leisurely pace on the luxurious Mövenpick MS Darakum. Throughout the cruise you will benefit from the expertise of qualified Egyptologist guides, who will share their knowledge of Egypt's 7,000 years of history.
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Fly to Cairo and transfer to the Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza for 2 nights. (N)
Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel or take an optional tour to visit Cairo's bazaars. (B)
Board the Mövenpick MS Darakum. for an 11-night cruise. Overnight in Cairo. (B, D)
Morning tour of Giza to see the Great Pyramid and Sphinx. Return to the boat for lunch before visiting the Egyptian Museum in the afternoon. (B, L, D)
This morning visit Memphis, the old capital of the Egyptian empire to see its Step Pyramid. After lunch, continue to Islamic Cairo and visit the Hanging Church, the Coptic museum and Jewish synagogue. (B, L, D)
Day at leisure as you sit back and enjoy a full day of sailing to Beni Seuf. (B, L, D)
Another day at leisure with a full day of sailing to Minya. (B, L, D)
Early morning visit to the necropolis of Tuna el-Gebel and the museum at El Ashmunein. This afternoon visit the tombs of Beni Hassan, rich with hieroglyphics. (B, L, D)
Sail early this morning to the archaeological site of el-Amarna, before sailing to Asyut. (B, L, D)
Full day of sailing to Sohag, where the boat will moor overnight. (B, L, D)
This morning visit Abydos to see the Great Osiris Temple and the temple of Seti I. Return to the boat to sail to Naga Hammadi via Naga Hammadi Bridges. Overnight in Naga Hammadi. (B, L, D)
Early morning sailing to Qena, then drive to the city of Dendara with its well-preserved temple complex. Sail to Luxor. (B, L, D)
Morning visit on the West Bank, to the Valley of the Kings and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. This afternoon, visit the East Bank and the Luxor and Karnak temples. Overnight on board. (B, L, D)
Disembark this morning and transfer to Luxor airport for a flight to Cairo. On arrival, transfer to the InterContinental Citystars Cairo for 1 night. (B)
Early morning transfer to Cairo airport and fly home. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
When on board the Nile cruise, transfers and excursions relevant to that cruise are operated as a group with other passengers who may or may not be Cox & Kings clients.
Available on request.
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LEC2020: 14 Nights
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