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Travelmarvel

Treasures of Egypt and the Nile

Cairo Return

Trip Code: EGT8
8 Days
16 Meals
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  • Map & Itinerary
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Trip Inclusions

  • Four nights cruising the River Nile on the MS Royal Lily
  • 3 nights in premium accommodation
  • Services of a Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • 16 meals – 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Daily bottled water, as well as soft drinks, beer or wine with dinner on board the MS Royal Lily
  • Entrance fees to all included sites
  • Transfers, port charges, tipping and visas
  • All flights within Egypt

Travel & Accommodation

Ship cruising through the ocean

Cruising the River Nile

The perfect way to absorb the secrets of this historic waterway and its surroundings is aboard a River Nile cruise.

Layered pyramid with blue sky in background, Egypt

The Charm of Cairo

A whirlpool of culture and history, no visit to Cairo is complete without seeing the pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx.

Sandstone looking carvings of egyptian people with blue sky in background, Egypt

The Temples of Abu Simbel

Built 3,000 years ago, to convey the strength of Pharaoh Ramses II , take a tour of the impressive temples of Abu Simbel.

Map & Itinerary

Trip Notes

  • Itinerary and inclusions subject to change
  • On all departures, extra charges apply to enter the Pyramids, the Mummies Room in the Egyptian Museum and certain tombs at the Valley of the Kings and Queens
  • Limited water bottles are provided on a daily basis and limited soft drink and alcohol is provided on the cruise with dinner
  • Please note, some restaurants and hotels do not serve alcohol in Egypt
  • Prices are for land/cruise and internal flights as specified only
Middle East Map EGT8 2019-20
Cairo Return

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Insider Experience

Enjoy an included special or unique excursion or event

Today marks the beginning of your Treasures of Egypt and The Nile adventure as you arrive in Cairo. Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Stay: Three Nights, Marriott Cairo Hotel

After breakfast, take in the imposing sights of Cairo on a full-day tour including the Great Pyramid of Giza and Great Sphinx of Giza. With the head of a human and body of a lion, the mythical Sphinx is the most recognisable statue associated with ancient Egypt. Walk through the emerald green gardens of Al Azhar Park before enjoying lunch overlooking the views of Cairo. Later, take in a tour of the Egyptian Museum. Home to the world’s most extensive collection of pharaonic artifacts, with more than 160,000 pieces on display, come face-to-face with genuine Tutankhamen treasures and antiquities. Later, take a stroll through the colourful Khan el-Khalili Bazaars, where you may stumble upon memorable keepsakes.

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  • Lunch

The day is yours to discover Cairo. Perhaps take in a tour of the concentration of historic churches and museums in Coptic Cairo, including the Church of St. Sergius – believed to be built upon a shelter the Holy Family used during their time in Egypt. Alternatively, admire the imposing size and beauty of the Sultan Hassan Mosque, before enjoying a tour of the Al-Rifa’i Mosque and Islamic Museum. Or, marvel at the glorious elegance and lavish architecture within the Manial Palace Museum.

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Take an included flight from Cairo to Luxor and embark the MS Royal Lily. Enhancing the sights of your River Nile cruise, you will enjoy an intimate experience with great service. After settling in and enjoying lunch, this afternoon you will discover Karnak Temple, the largest religious building ever constructed. You’ll also explore the impressive Luxor Temple. Constructed approximately 1400 BC and once the capital of Egypt, Luxor Temple was dedicated to the veneration of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu and held Egypt’s most important religious festival – the annual Opet Festival. Tonight, indulge in a Captain’s Welcome Reception on board.

Stay: Four Nights, MS Royal Lily

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  • Dinner

Today, visit the monumental Colossi of Memnon statues before taking in the West Bank of the Nile, the world’s largest open-air museum. Here, you’ll journey to the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Also known as the “Gateway to 
the Afterlife”, the Valley of the Kings and Queens was once a royal burial ground for pharaohs, queens, priests, and chosen elects. Relax in comfort, with afternoon tea, as you sail to Edfu via Esna. As the sun sets, enjoy dinner before an entertaining game of trivia.

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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

On the bank of the Nile this morning, be escorted to the Temple of Edfu by stepping 
aboard a horse drawn carriage, a distinctly unique mode of transport.

INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Attend a Galabeya party on board your ship tonight. Popular in the Egyptian culture, you’ll enjoy authentic music and food whilst perhaps wearing traditional pharaonic attire.


Visit the Temple of Edfu today, a sandstone temple dedicated to the falcon god Horus, this temple is fabled to be the site of historic festivals and celebrations. You’ll then cruise onwards to Kom Ombo, where you’ll enjoy lunch on board. Afterwards, visit the Kom Ombo Temple, an unusual double temple dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god and Horus, the 
falcon god. Back on board, enjoy afternoon tea en route to Aswan.

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  • Lunch
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INSIDER EXPERIENCE

Sail around Kitchener’s Island by felucca. Board a traditional wooden sailing boat and drift alongside this island home, turned botanical garden. Keep an eye out for the beautiful trees and luscious plants native to Aswan.


Today is sure to be a highlight as you fly to Abu Simbel and visit the imposing temples. Once buried under centuries of sand, lost to the world until 1813, marvel at the two awe-inspiring temples considered masterpieces of ancient Egypt. Later, enjoy an Insider Experience. This evening, enjoy dinner followed by a Nubian Folkloric Show. Popular in Egypt, Nubian music is performed in Arabic and relies on drum beats, clapping, fiddles, lutes and various other percussion instruments.

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Today in Aswan, bid farewell to the MS Royal Lily before taking in in the High Dam, Philae Temple and the unfinished Obelisk. Later, board your included flight back to Cairo for your onward flight home.

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Everything was wonderful. There were great sight seeing trips and the guides were very knowledgeable.