Day 1: Arrive Egypt
When you arrive at the Cairo International Airport, you will be met by our expert representative. You will then transfer to your hotel via an air-conditioned vehicle and spend the night in Cairo before starting your Nile River Cruise Holiday.
Day 2: Cairo
The first stop on your luxurious Nile River Cruise Holiday will be a guided trip to the Great Pyramids of Giza. You’ll also enjoy an opportunity to see the Sphinx and the Valley Temple.
Sakkara is the next stop on the itinerary, where you will see the Step Pyramid, and then you will head on to Memphis, the ancient capital of Egypt. You will return to your hotel for the night.
Day 3: Luxor Nile Cruise Holiday
On day 3 of your Nile River Cruise Holiday you will enjoy breakfast at your hotel before heading to the Cairo Airport to catch a flight to Luxor. On arrival in Luxor, you will be met and transferred to your luxury Nile cruise.
You’ll enjoy lunch aboard ship and in the afternoon, you will visit the Karnak Temples, as well as the Luxor Temple with its avenue of Ram Headed Sphinx'. You will stay the night aboard the ship at anchor.
Day 4: Luxor
You will explore the West Bank area after breakfast. Here, you will encounter the amazing Valley of the Kings, the Valley of the Queens and Queen Hatshepsut's Temple. You will also visit the Colossi of Memnon and then return to your cruise ship for lunch, dinner and rest.
Day 5: Edfu and Kom Ombo
You will enjoy a delightful breakfast on ship and then sail down the Nile to Esna. You will stop at the Temple of Horus at Edfu and then continue sailing on to Kom Ombo, where your ship will anchor for the night. You will dine and sleep aboard the ship.
Day 6: Aswan
The Greco-Roman Kom Ombo Temple is the first stop of your day, followed by sailing to the city of Aswan. Here, you will visit the Aswan High Dam, as well as the incomparable Temple of Philae. You will stay aboard ship again overnight.
Day 7: Cairo
On day 7 of your Nile River Cruise Holiday you will debark your ship in the early morning and head to the Aswan Airport, where you will catch a flight to Cairo. You will be met at the Cairo Airport and escorted to your hotel for the night.
Day 8: Amman, Jordan
After enjoying breakfast, you will once more visit the Cairo International Airport, where you will board a flight for Amman. When you arrive at the Queen Alia Airport in Amman, you will be met by our representative who will escort you to your hotel for the night, as well as assisting with customs, baggage and passport procedures.
Day 9: Umm Qais
In the morning, you will drive 2 hours from Amman to Gadara (Umm Qais), which was a member of the Decapolis founded by Alexander the Great in antiquity. Here, you will enjoy stunning views of the Jordan Valley, as well as the Sea of Galilee and the Golan Heights.
Jerash is the next stop on your tour, which is an amazing example of a Roman provincial town, and includes a forum, the Nymphaeum, the Temple of Artemis and more. Ajloun, a 12th century Islamic castle, is the next stop on your tour, and was built by Salah El Din. You will return to Amman for the night.
Day 10: Dead Sea
After breakfast, you will drive to Mount Nebo, the place from which Moses descried the Promised Land. You will visit an ancient monastery and enjoy the view of the Jordan Valley, and then visit Madaba. Your tour ends at the Dead Sea, the lowest spot on earth, and you will have the chance to splash in the salty waters before returning to Amman for the night.
Day 11: Petra
On day 11 of your Nile River Cruise Holiday you will have breakfast in Amman before making the 2-hour drive to the rose red city of Petra. You will ride on horseback through the Siq (the canyon) and then walk on foot to the Treasury. You will also enjoy the Royal Tombs, the Pharaoh’s Castle, the Street of Facades and the Roman Amphitheatre. You will return to Amman for the night.
Day 12: Final Departure
The final day of your Nile River Cruise Holiday. After enjoying breakfast, you will be transferred to the Queen Alia Airport for your departing flight home.
Tour begins every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday