Cross the Tropic of Cancer, cruising Lake Nasser from the spectacular temple of Abu Simbel to Aswan, on board a decadent cruise ship. Also discover the hidden gems of the Temple of Amada and the ancient wonders of Luxor on this 11 day tour of Egypt which starts and ends in Cairo, home to the legendary Pyramids of Giza.
Welcome to Egypt! Upon arrival into Cairo, you will be met and transfered to your hotel.
Day 2, tour the Pyramids at Giza, the planet’s oldest tourist attraction. The largest is Khufu (Cheops), constructed from 2.5 million quarried limestone blocks, weighing in at a mammoth 6 million tonnes. We continue on to the famous Egyptian Museum to view the immaculately preserved treasures of King Tutankhamun and his legendary funerary mask.
Overnight: Cairo | Breakfast x 1
Cairo – Abu Simbel. This morning fly to Abu Simbel, possibly the most awe-inspiring temple of all ancient Egypt, built to revere the mighty King Ramses II. Here you'll board your 5 star cruiser and have lunch on board before embarking on a guided tour of the mighty temples of Abu Simbel. Afternoon tea is served back on the sundeck before watching an Abu Simbel Sound & Light show this evening.
Overnight: Onboard Cruiser - Abu Simbel | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Abu Simbel– Lake Nasser. A modern feat of engineering, the High Dam contains 18 times the amount of material used in the construction of Cheops, the largest pyramid at Giza. The by-product for this awesome construction is Lake Nasser – the world’s largest artificial lake. This morning set sail on Lake Nasser. The first of many hidden gems you'll see is Kasr Ibrim, an ancient Nubian citadel. Information about the site is provided from the ship’s sundeck as entrance to the site is not permitted. En route to Wadi El Seboua, explore the Temple of Amada, the oldest of Lake Nasser's monuments and home to some of the most finely and vibrant reliefs.
Spend the remainder of the day enjoying a cocktail party and live music performances in the lounge bar onboard.
Overnight: Onboard Cruiser - Wadi El Seboua | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This morning explore the temple of Wadi El Seboua which was dedicated by Ramses II to the two Gods Amon Ra and Ra Harmakis. The temple features a sphinx-lined avenue and was once converted to a church by early Christians.
Returning to the ship, relax and sip cocktails as you cross the Tropic of Cancer, bound for the Nubian city of Aswan.
Overnight: Onboard Cruiser - Aswan | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lake Nasser – Aswan. Welcome to Aswan! After breakfast we disembark and enjoy a trip to the mighty High Dam and Philae Temple. Philae was originally the site of an ancient temple complex that had to be dismantled and relocated to Agilkia Island after flooding caused by the High Dam project. After lunch at a local restaurant check in to your hotel in Aswan and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight: Aswan | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At over 4,000 years old, Luxor is ancient Egypt at its very best! Morning at leisure, afternoon visit to Luxor Temple – built by Pharaoh Amenophis III. On day 9, we tour the Valley of the Kings & Queens, where we explore the myriad of tombs and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Continue on to the magnificent Karnak Temple, a spectacular complex of sanctuaries, pylons, chapels, halls and obelisks, all dedicated to the Theban gods.
Overnight: Luxor | Breakfast x 2
Breakfast and onward departure transfer to the airport.
Fishing on Lake Nasser
Lake Nasser boasts the best Nile Perch fishing in the world! The largest recorded catch within the Egyptian boundary was in 2007, with the giant weighing 72kg and tipping 1.43m in length.
Prices & Dates
Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The single supplement price needs to be added to the per person price if single rooms are required. If travelling solo, an additional ‘1-person’ supplement will apply.Read More