Treasures of Egypt and the Nile
Travel & Accommodation
Map & Itinerary
- Four nights cruising the Nile River 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
- Transfers, port charges, tipping and visas
- All flights within Egypt
Travel & Accommodation
Cruising the River Nile
The perfect way to absorb the secrets of this historic waterway and its surroundings is aboard a River Nile cruise.
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.
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.
Map & Itinerary
- 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 or 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
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Today marks the beginning of your Treasures of Egypt and The Nile adventure as you arrive in Cairo. We will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Reception and meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.
Stay: Three Nights, Marriott Cairo Hotel
This morning, we’ll visit Giza where we’ll see the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. With the head of a human and body of a lion, the mythical Sphinx is the most recognisable statue associated with ancient Egypt. Later, we’ll walk through the emerald green gardens of Al Azhar Park before enjoying lunch overlooking the views of Cairo. This afternoon, the choice is yours, with a range of select experiences on offer. Perhaps take in a tour of Coptic Cairo, including the Church of St. Sergius - believed to be built upon a shelter the Holy Family used during their time in Egypt. Or, choose to dine like a local at a traditional restaurant, from falafel, to Mahshi (vegetables stuffed with rice), and shawarma.Daily :
This morning is yours to continue your discovery of Cairo. Perhaps explore the Old Kingdom with a tour through Memphis and Sakkara. Later, set off on a Cairo city tour which includes admission to the Egyptian Museum. Home to the world’s most extensive collection of pharaonic artefacts, 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 Bazaar, where you may stumble upon memorable keepsakes.Daily :
Take an included flight from Cairo to Luxor and embark the MS Royal Lily. Enhancing the sights of your Nile River 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 in 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 LilyDaily :
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.Daily :
Visit the temple of Edfu by stepping aboard a horse-drawn carriage, a distinctly unique mode of transport.
Tonight, you’ll attend a Galabeya party. Popular in the Egyptian culture, you’ll enjoy authentic music and food while perhaps wearing traditional pharaonic attire.
On the banks of the Nile this morning, be escorted to the Temple of Edfu. 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.Daily :
Aswan, Abu Simbel
Sail around Kitchener’s Island by felucca.
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, board a traditional wooden sailing boat and drift alongside this island home, turned botanical garden. Keep an eye out for plants native to Aswan. 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.Daily :
Aswan, Depart Cairo
Today in Aswan, bid farewell to the MS Royal Lily before taking in the High Dam, Philae Temple and the unfinished Obelisk. Later, board your included flight back to Cairo for your onward flight home.Daily :
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