Ancient Wonders: Egypt & Nile River Cruise WORLD TOURS
10 DAYS FROM $4225* pp dbl


HIGHLIGHTS 4 Nights in Cairo • Egyptologist Throughout • Guided Tour of Cairo • Pyramids of Giza • The Great Sphinx of Giza • Egyptian Museum of Antiquities • 4 Night Nile Cruise • King Tutankhamen • Karnak & Luxor Temples • Pyramids of Saqqara • King Tuts Tomb • Sail Aboard a Felucca • Valley of the Kings • Aswan • Edfu INCLUDES 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 4 Night Nile Cruise aboard MS Acamar in Deluxe Cabin, 21 Meals, Professional Tour Director, Local English Speaking Egyptologist, Motorcoach Transportation, Admissions per Itinerary, Sightseeing per Itinerary, Baggage Handling TOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL EASY 1 2 3 4 ACTIVE
An Ancient Wonders: Egypt & Nile River Cruise takes you on a remarkable journey through the land of the pharaohs, allowing you to explore the ancient wonders of Egypt along the majestic Nile River. The itinerary starts in Cairo, where you can visit iconic landmarks such as the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. From there, you'll board your luxury river cruise ship and sail along the Nile River, stopping at various historical sites and cities like Luxor, Aswan, and Edfu. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to explore ancient temples, tombs, and archaeological sites that showcase the rich history and culture of Egypt. An Ancient Wonders: Egypt & Nile River Cruise offers a unique opportunity to explore the awe-inspiring ancient sites of Egypt while enjoying the comforts and luxury of a river cruise. From the iconic pyramids to the stunning temples, this journey promises an unforgettable adventure through the cradle of civilization. Day 1 - Depart the USA – Overnight Flight to Cairo Your adventure awaits! Depart the USA on your flight to Cairo, Egypt. Day 2 - Arrival Cairo, Egypt Upon arrival meet your Tour Director and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure in this remarkable city that offers thousands of years of history as you embark on a journey to tour and view Egypt’s Ancient Wonders. Day 3 - Cairo - Pyramids of Saqqara - Sphinx & Pyramids of Giza Today enjoy a tour to the Pyramids of Saqqara, the 5,000-year old necropolis for the ancient capital of Memphis. See the 40-foot statue of Ramses II and the Step Pyramid, the oldest of them all. Lunch is included at a local restaurant. Next check off that Bucket list! Travel to Giza where your local Egyptologist will lead you on a guided visit to the Pyramids of Giza, one of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World and possibly the most famous and talked about structures in history. Marvel in awe at the iconic Great Sphinx located on the west bank of the Nile and one of the oldest and largest monuments in the world that has been the symbol of Egypt for more than 4,000 years. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner tonight. (B,L,D) Day 4 - Cairo - Egyptian Museum of Antiquities Following breakfast, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities to see the extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts covering thousands of years, including the statues, reliefs, sarcophagi and the treasures from the Tomb of Tutankhamen. After an included lunch, visit the iconic Citadel of Saladin and the Mosque of Muhammad Ali, which comprise the largest fortification in all of the Middle East and North Africa. Perched majestically at the highest point of the City of Cairo it offers breathtaking panoramic views of the city including the Mosques of Old Cairo and the Pyramids in the distance. Later in the day travel back to Cairo to visit Khan El Khalili Bazaar, said to be one of the oldest open-air markets in the Middle East. Free time to shop and browse this must-see local market for souvenirs. The evening is at leisure to relax or explore on your own. (B,L) 
Day 5 - Cairo - Flight to Luxor - Board MS Mayfair - Nile River Cruise Early morning flight to Luxor. Upon arrival, transfer to the river ship, MS Mayfair, for a four-night cruise on the Nile River. Following lunch onboard, you’ll visit the Karnak Temple Complex, a city of temples built over 2,000 years and dedicated to the Theban triad of Amun, Mut, and Khonsu. The immense size of the complex, as well as its various architectural, artistic, and linguistic details make it an invaluable historical site and resource for understanding the evolution of ancient Egypt, and thus its conservation is critical. This derelict place is still capable of overshadowing many wonders of the modern world and in its hey-day must have been awe-inspiring. Also visit the Luxor Temple on the site of the ancient city of Thebes and the largest and most significant religious center in ancient Egypt. Luxor Temple was “the place of the First Occasion,” where the god Amon experienced rebirth during the Pharaoh’s annually reenacted coronation ceremony. (B,L,D) 
Day 6 - Nile Cruise - Valley of the Kings – Colossi of Memnon - Edfu Today visits the incredible tombs at the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial ground of many of Egypt’s New Kingdom pharaohs, royal family members and nobles, spanning 500 years. A truly impressive site! There, you will find Tutankhamen’s tomb which was discovered almost intact in 1922 and the tomb of Ramses IV, among others.  While many of the tombs and chambers in the area were looted by thieves, King Tut’s tomb was intact and brimming with treasures. Jewelry, statues, weapons and the Pharaoh’s chariot, were valuable finds, but the real treasure was the magnificently decorated sarcophagus, with the young king’s remains inside. The walls of the tombs are covered with hieroglyphics. Also visit the Queen Hatshepsut Temple, one of the world’s most striking architectural masterpieces which took fifteen years to complete during her over 20-year reign. A photo stop is made by the giant Colossi of Memnon. Since 1350 BC, these ancient Egyptian statues have loomed over the Theban Necropolis. Though battered by more than 3,000 years of scorching desert sun and sporadic Nile floods, they’ve captivated the imaginations of curious travelers. This afternoon we sail to Edfu, once a flourishing Greek city in ancient times and was commonly known as Apollinopolis Magna, after the chief God Horus-Apollo. Today the city rich with history is a friendly and commercial town. Locals produce sugar from farm-grown sugar cane and decorative pottery. (B,L,D) Day 7 - Nile Cruise - Kom Ombo - Aswan Following breakfast, visit the Temple of Horus in Edfu, dedicated to Horus, the falcon- headed god. It is considered the best preserved temple in Egypt and also the second largest after Karnak. The Temple of Horus seen today is the compilation of 180 years of construction, additions, and inscriptions. In the afternoon, sail to Kom Ombo, a agricultural town and home to many Nubians. Visit the unique Temple of Kom Ombo dedicated to both Horus and the Crocodile God Sobek. The layout combines two temples in one with each side having its own gateways and chapels. Next sail on to Aswan. (B,L,D) Day 8 - Nile Cruise - Aswan Free time this morning in Aswan, a city small enough to walk around and graced with the most beautiful setting on the Nile. Spend the day exploring the souk, full of the scent and color of spices, perfumes, scarves and baskets, or strolling the broad Corniche, watching the sailboats or sitting in a floating restaurant listening to Nubian music and eating freshly caught fish. An optional excursion to the Abu Simbel Temples will be available. This afternoon enjoy a scenic felucca ride to experience the peace and tranquility of the Nile water that has been the lifeblood of Egypt since Pharaonic times. (B,L,D) 
Day 9 - Temple of Philae – Aswan High Dam - Flight to Cairo This morning disembark the ship for a visit to the Temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis. It was landscaped to match the original site of the temple when it was relocated by UNESCO after the building of the Aswan Dam threatened the site. The temple has several shrines and sanctuaries. Philae was one of the last outposts of Egyptian religion, surviving two centuries after the Roman Empire converted to Christianity. Later visit the Aswan High Dam. When construction began on the High Dam in 1960, it was the most heralded part of President Nasser’s effort to develop Egypt for all Egyptians. The dam is over 360 feet tall and 12,500 feet across. Lunch is included at a local restaurant. Later transfer to the Aswan airport and return to Cairo. Tonight enjoy a Farewell Dinner with your fellow travelers and new-found friends. (B,L,D) 
Day 10 - Cairo - Flight to USA Today transfer to the Cairo airport and return home with wonderful memories of your Ancient Wonders, Egypt and Nile River Cruise. (B) Land only rates do not include hotel transfers. Roundtrip air package includes hotel transfers.
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 Call for Roundtrip Air Package Rates and details ACCOMMODATIONS 3 Nights - Four Seasons First Residence, Cairo, Egypt • 4 Nights River Cruise Aboard the MS Acamar or MS Mayfair 1 Night - InterContinental City Stars Hotel or Four Seasons First Residence, Cairo, Egypt
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MS Acamar Cruising aboard the MS Acamar offers a comfortable and enriching way to explore Egypt's Nile River. With its comfortable accommodations, onboard amenities, cultural experiences, and personalized service, this river cruise ship promises a delightful journey through some of Egypt's most captivating destinations. The MS ACAMAR offers comfortable and well-appointed accommodations. You can expect spacious cabins with modern amenities, onboard dining options featuring Egyptian and international cuisine, and facilities like a swimming pool, spa, and fitness center. The ship has lounges and observation decks where you can relax, enjoy the scenic views, and socialize with fellow travelers. To enhance your experience and provide in-depth knowledge, this Nile River cruise comes with experienced Egyptologist guides who accompany you throughout the journey. These knowledgeable guides will share fascinating stories and insights about the ancient sites, culture, and history of Egypt, making your trip even more enriching and informative.

The Ship - MS Acamar

Experience true luxury in Egypt aboard the 5-Star MS Acamar. Enjoy tastefully decorated public spaces, a spacious sundeck for relaxation, elegant interiors, comfortable cabins, serene surroundings and lavish dinners topped off with natural sight-seeing. A cruise aboard the MS Acamar will be an unforgettable experience.



Indulge in exotic flavors and delight in an exceptional dining experience perfected by soothing, panoramic Nile views. Features a savory and modern fusion of contemporary and authentic dishes prepared by internationally trained chefs.


Comfortable & Innovative Cabins

The MS Acamar is a Five-Star Deluxe Nile cruiser that is handicap accessible. There are 54 total cabins on the boat including 4 Special needs cabins (296 square feet). There is also an elevator that can access every deck of the boat.


The Deluxe cabins are 226 square feet. The cabins are fully air conditioned with televisions, DVD players, mini bar, mini fridge, and private safes. Also, the bathrooms feature showers and bath tubs and include hair dryers in every cabin.


Cabins blend unmatched intimacy and comfortable individuality with tasteful attention to details. Dark wooden pieces set off

by black and creme tones merged with emerald green tints create a soothing ambiance, complimented by calming light walls

and dramatic Nile views.

MS Acamar


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