Nile Cruising Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF EGYPT 5104

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Pyramid at Giza

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Cairo and the start of your holiday. Upon arrival you will be met by our local representatives and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Cairo.

Close up of Sphinx

Day 2: Cairo - Aswan

Cairo - Aswan. A big day out at the pyramids and sphinx at Giza, then a visit to the ancient tomb-strewn necropolis at Saqqara. Overnight seater train to Aswan. Overnight - Onboard Sleeper Train.

Trajan's Kiosk, Philae

Day 3: Aswan

Aswan. After arrival and check in. In Aswan we head off to the grand High Dam - an impressive feat of engineering which resulted in the creation of Lake Nasser. Next we enjoy a boat trip to Agilika Island where we visit the Temples of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure; shop in the colourful souqs or simply kick back and relax. Overnight - Aswan

Abu Simbel, Aswan

Day 4: Aswan - Nile Cruising

This morning you fly to Abu simbel for a sightseeing trip to remember!! You will be guided for around 2 hours, then free time to take in what should have been one of the seven wonders of the world. Afterwards we fly back to Aswan. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Nile Cruiser

View of the Nile through an arch

Day 5: Nile Cruising

Enjoy a sleep in today. After lunch you set sail along the Nile. Today you will sail to Kom Ombo here you will visit the Temple shared by two gods Sobek and Haeroris in Kom Ombo. Afterwards you continue to Edfu. Dedicated to the falcon god Horus, was built in the Ptolemaic period between 237 and 57 BCE. Where you will dock and spend the night. Overnight Nile Cruiser

Looking across the Nile

Day 6: Nile Cruising

This morning after breakfast we enjoy a visit to the West Bank - the Valley of the Kings and Queens, the temple of Queen Hatshepsut at El Deir El Bahari. This evening we visit Luxor Temple. Tonight is the last night you spend it on your Nile Cruiser. Overnight Luxor

Kom Ombo

Day 7: Nile Cruising - Luxor

This morning you disembark your Nile cruiser for a guided sightseeing tour of Karnak temple. The Temple of Karnak is a spectacular open-air complex of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods and to the greater glory of Egypt’s Middle and New Kingdom rulers is number two on the visitor ‘hit list’ after the pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. Overnight Luxor

Luxor by night

Days 8-12: Luxor - Hurghada

Leaving the ancient city of Luxor you are transferred by road to Hurghada by the Red Sea for some rest and relaxation. Enjoy the next couple of days at your leisure soaking up the sun. Overnight Hurghada

Hurghada beach

Day 13: Hurghada - Cairo

Leaving the beach behind you will be transferred by road back to the Capital for your last night in Egypt. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. Overnight Cairo.

King Tutankhamen's mask

Day 14: Cairo - Wadi Rum

Today you will be transferred to the airport to meet your flight to Jordan. Upon arrival into Amman we transfer to our vehicle that takes us to Wadi Rum. Wadi Rum - a vast, silent landscape of pastel coloured sketches of sandy desert punctuated by amazing rock formations known as jebels. Here we'll undertake a 4x4 desert safari, before tucking into a Bedouin dinner at our desert camp. Bed tonight is under a galaxy of stars or in tents. Overnight - Wadi Rum

Local camel boy in Wadi Rum

Day 15: Wadi Rum - Petra

Wadi Rum - Petra. After breakfast at our desert camp we travel on to Petra through the breathtaking 'secret road' of Al Madras. Overnight - Petra

Looking through the Siq at the Treasury

Day 16: Petra

Welcome to the Rose City! Access to the city on our guided exploration is through the famous narrow, deep siq. The rocks then give way to the most amazing site – that of the fantastically impressive Treasury. Walking down the gravel tracks, we’ll explore the ancient Nabatean tombs and the Roman rock-carved streets lined with temples, royal tombs, staircases, arched gates and public buildings. There is also a gigantic amphitheatre originally built to house 3000 spectators, though the Romans increased capacity to a whopping 7000. After the guided tour, you’re free to head off and further explore, haggle for a horse and chariot or just relax and take it all in. Overnight Petra

The deep reds of the Treasury

Day 17: Petra - Madaba

Petra - Mt Nebo -Dead Sea - Madaba. This morning we travel to the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth's surface for lunch and a chance to bob around in the buoyant mineral rich waters and smother ourselves in mud! Next stop is holy Mt Nebo - the single most important Biblical site in Jordan. Having led the Israelites for 40 years through the wilderness, it is from this panoramic vantage point, that Moses is said to have seen the Promised Land. We too can enjoy excellent views of the Jordan River Valley, the northern shore of the Dead Sea, Jericho and on clear days, Jerusalem. We travel on to the bustling Christian market town of Madaba, where we spend the night. Overnight - Madaba

Sunrise in Madaba

Day 18: Madaba - Jerusalem

This morning you’ll be picked up at 9:00am and transferred to the Jordanian border where after immigration formalities you will transfer by public shuttle bus over the border into Israel, here you’ll be met by a driver and transferred to your hotel in Jerusalem. The afternoon and evening offer free time. Today is the Sabbath and offers good opportunity to explore the World Heritage Listed city on foot without the usual hubbub. Overnight - Jerusalem

Day 19: Jerusalem

After breakfast begin tour of Jerusalem at the Mt. Of Olives to enjoy the spectacular panoramic view over the Old City and Temple Mount. If possible visit at Gethsemane, where Jesus spent the night before his arrest. Drive to Dung Gate and enter the Old City and walk to the Western Wall. Continue across the Muslim Quarter to see the spectacular Temple Mount. Walk to the Via Dolorosa, along which Jesus walked bowed under the weight of the Cross to the Church of Holy Sepulchre. Cross over the Armenian and Jewish Quarters to Mt. Zion to visit the Last Supper Room and Dormition Abbey. In the afternoon drive to Bethlehem to see the Church of Nativity, Manger Square and Shepherds Field. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem.

Day 20: Jerusalem

After breakfast drive to the holy town of Nazareth. Visit the Church of the Annunciation that is believed to be built at the exact spot where Angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she would give birth to the Son of God, Joseph's Workshop and Mary's Well. Drive through Cana of Galilee, the site of the first public miracle and follow the trail of miracles to the shores of the Sea of Galilee to see Tabgha, the site of the Miracle of the Loaves and Fish, Capernaum to see the ruins of the ancient synagogue, the house of St. Peter and the settlement that is also said to be the place where Jesus lived and the Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus was said to deliver the Sermon on the Mount. Dinner and overnight Jerusalem.

Day 21: Jerusalem

Sadly your time with us has come to an end as you are transferred to the airport in time for your flight to your onward destination.

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Luxor Temple at night

Luxor

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