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Cairo & Ancient Egypt River Cruise 2020

Cairo & Ancient Egypt River Cruise 2020

Operator: Emerald Waterways
Ship: MS Hamees
Starts: Cairo, Egypt on Fri, Mar 06, 2020
Ends: Cairo, Egypt on Sun, Mar 15, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Egypt

Rivers Visited

Nile

River Cruise Itinerary

Cairo is a treasure trove of antiquities and a wonderful introduction to Ancient Egyptian history. View Tutankhamun, the pyramids at Giza and the Great Sphinx, before continuing on your memorable journey, complete with included excursions and an awe-inspiring cruise down the mighty River Nile on-board our luxurious chartered river ship.

Day 1 (Fri, Mar 06, 2020): Welcome to Cairo

Welcome to the bustling city of Cairo. You’ll be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for your three-night stay


Day 2 (Sat, Mar 07, 2020): Cairo

Be awed by the sheer magnitude of the Pyramids before marveling at the 20-metre limestone monolith of the Sphinx. As part of your EmeraldPLUS this evening, enjoy a home-hosted cooking demonstration and dinner with an Egyptian family.

EmeraldPLUS Home-hosted cooking demonstration and dinner with an Egyptian family.

Included excursion: Visit the Pyramids and Great Sphinx.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner.


Day 3 (Sun, Mar 08, 2020): Cairo

This morning, on an included excursion, you will discover the priceless antiquities in the Egyptian Museum including the artifact's recovered from Tutankhamun’s tomb. Then, we’ll take you to visit one of the most fascinating and ancient markets in Cairo, the Khan el-Khalili market, selling everything from soap powder to semi-precious stones.

Included excursion: Visit Egyptian Museum and Khan el-Khalili Market.

Included meals: Breakfast.


Day 4 (Mon, Mar 09, 2020): Cairo – Luxor

Today, you will fly to Luxor where you will have a chance to visit the West Bank of the Nile and be astounded by the well-preserved, colorful hieroglyphics adorning the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. You will begin your journey in Luxor with a visit to the Monument of Queen Hatshepsut, and statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Then, embark on your cruise ship privately chartered for Emerald Waterways and settle into your cabin. Later, visit the vast open-air temple complex of Karnak and be awed by the enormity of the pillars as you walk through the impressive Hypostyle Hall.

Included excursion: Visit to the monument to Queen Hatshepsut and the statues of the Colossi of Memnon and Temple of Karnak.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 5 (Tue, Mar 10, 2020): Nile Cruising

Relax on the sun deck and catch a glimpse of daily life as you cruise to Dendera, where you will have a chance to marvel at the vibrant colors of the hieroglyphics adorning the roof of the Hathor’s Temple during your included visit. Tour the temple complex of Luxor, straddling the banks of the Nile. This evening, on-board entertainment will delight with the mesmerizing moves of a belly dancer.

Included excursion: Cruise to Dendera with a visit to Hathor Temple and Luxor Temple.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 


Day 6 (Wed, Mar 11, 2020): Nile Cruising

Follow the course of the ancient Pharaohs’ processions along the Nile as you cruise south, where villages and majestic temples line the banks of the river against the backdrop of the desert. Discover the Temple of Horus at Edfu, the most completely preserved complex in Egypt. This afternoon, explore Kom Ombo temple, perched high on the east bank. A fun night awaits on-board with a lively Galabeya party with Egyptian delicacies, music and dancing.

Included excursion: Visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu and Temple of Kom Ombo.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. 


Day 7 (Thu, Mar 12, 2020): Nile Cruising

Cruise south to reach charming Aswan. Discover the Osiris temple complex of Philae, then visit the stone quarries to learn about ancient carving techniques and see the enormous unfinished obelisk. This afternoon, take a Felucca cruise on the Nile (weather dependent). Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Gala Dinner, followed by a Nubian show.

EmeraldPLUS Nubian show on-board the ship.

Included excursion: Visit to the Osiris Temple Complex of Philae.

Included meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner


Day 8 (Fri, Mar 13, 2020): Nile Cruise – Abu Simbel - Aswan

This morning, bid farewell to your crew as you disembark your ship. Fly to Abu Simbel and visit one of Egypt’s most magnificent monuments. Marvel at the enormous World Heritage-listed temples of Ramses II and his wife Nefertari, rescued from the rising waters of the Aswan Dam, before returning to Aswan for an overnight hotel stay.

Included excursion: Visit to Temples of Ramses II & Nefertari.

Included meals: Breakfast


Day 9 (Sat, Mar 14, 2020): Aswan – Cairo

Start your day with a visit to a traditional Nubian village. Meet the school children and learn about life on the Nile. In the afternoon, fly to Cairo to join your tour director for a farewell dinner and one-night hotel stay.

EmeraldPLUS Visit to Nubian village to meet local school children.

Included meals: Breakfast and dinner


Day 10 (Sun, Mar 15, 2020): Depart Cairo

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your homebound flight.

Included meals: Breakfast


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Ship Information

MS Hamees


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Questions & Answers

Question: Do all cabins have a view? Do any cabins have balconies?

Yes all cabins on the MS Hamees have a window/view. Please keep in mind the windows are either large, panoramic windows or two sealed marine windows made of tempered glass. Ask your travel consultant if you have a preference. 1-800-342-0019

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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