Jewels Of The Nile

At almost every meander of the River Nile there’s an ancient temple, tomb or marvel of engineering to admire. Join us on this introductory journey and we’ll see Cairo’s iconic pyramids and feline-esque sculptures, discover the final resting places of Pharaohs and queens and explore the places where they worsphiped their anthropomorphic gods and goddesses.

• Cairo: 3 nights
• Nile Cruise: 7 nights

10nights
 
 
ITINERARY

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Day 1 UK to Cairo Fly to the Egypt. Stay: Hyatt Regency Cairo Pyramids. D.

Day 2 Cairo The first sights we’ll tick off our must-see list are the Giza pyramid complex and the Great Sphinx, both icons of Egypt. There’ll also be some time to explore the ruins of Memphis, ancient Egypt’s most important city. Stay: Hyatt Regency Cairo Pyramids. B, L, D.

Day 3 Cairo Today’s another busy day of exploring the capital. See the incredible relics at the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, wander the walls of the imposing Citadel of Cairo and get lost in the whirl of colour and smells at one of the local markets. When the sun’s gone down, we’ll go back to the pyramids to catch the sound and light show. Stay: Hyatt Regency Cairo Pyramids. B, L, D.

Day 4 Cairo to Luxor Fly down to Luxor and board the Mövenpick MS Sunray. The sightseeing starts as we explore the East Bank. The vast temple complex at Karnak with its painted pillars is our first stop and then we’ll head to Luxor Temple. Stay: Mövenpick MS Sunray. B, L, D.

Day 5 Luxor Travel up to the small town of Dandarah. The highlight here is the temple that’s dedicated to the goddess Hathor, with its towering sculpture-topped columns. Stay: Mövenpick MS Sunray. B, L, D.

Day 6 Luxor to Edfu Our time on the West Bank is one of the highlights of this itinerary. Opposite the busy city and surrounded by lush countryside are some of Luxor’s most famous attractions. There are the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens with their rock-cut royal tombs, and the monumental Temple of Hatshepsut. When we’re back on board the journey south begins. Stay: Mövenpick MS Sunray. B, L, D.

Day 7 Edfu to Aswan There’s a full day of sailing as we continue down towards Aswan. This evening’s onboard entertainment is a gallabia party. Stay: Mövenpick MS Sunray. B, L, D.

Day 8 Aswan Our introduction to Aswan includes a visit to the High Dam – an amazing feat of modern engineering – and the huge unfinished obelisk which still lies where it was carved. There’ll also be a trip over to Philae Temple, a cruise around Kitchener Island on a traditional felucca and some time to explore the Nubian Musuem. Stay: Mövenpick MS Sunray. B, L, D.

Day 9 Aswan There are two optional excursions today: visit the impressive rock temples at Abu Simbel, travelling by road or air, or wander around a local Numbian village on the riverside. Stay: Mövenpick MS Sunray. B, L, D.

Day 10 Aswan to Luxor Sail back north to Luxor, stopping off at the unique Temple of Kom Ombo on the way. This is a unique structure as it’s dedicated to two gods - Sobek and Haroeris. Stay: Mövenpick MS Sunray. B, L, D.

Day 11 Luxor Our tour comes to an end at Luxor airport. B.


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Red Sea beach (El Gouna) 3 nights from £508 per person
Relax on El Gouna's golden beach after your cruise with watersports and snorkelling in this Red Sea resort.

ABOUT THIS TOUR

Is this for you?

Follow a few days of sightseeing in and around the Egyptian capital with a week-long cruise from the ancient city of Luxor on this fantastic itinerary, designed to give an amazing overview of this fascinating and historical country.

Good to know

• Suitable for children over 16 years old. As this is a Kuoni recommended age, we cannot guarantee that there will not be any younger children on board the MS Sunray
• Maximum of 18 guests on the land tours. The ship can accommodate 132 guests so expect to share activities onboard
• Journey times do not take into account stops of local traffic conditions
• We recommend travelling with no more than one suitcase and one day bag
• A good level of fitness is required
• Itineraries are subject to change.

What to expect

• Embarkation begins from 12pm and disembarkation begins from 7am
• We recommend packing comfortable clothes and walking shoes
• Clothes should cover legs and shoulders when in places of worship
• We recommend tipping the ship's crew at the end of your cruise
• A good level of fitness is required
• The Movenpick MS Sunray does not have a lift between decks
• Itineraries are subject to change.

Accommodation on tour

In Cairo, you will be staying at the brand new Hyatt Regency Cairo West, a brand new luxury resort, scheduled to open at the end of 2020. The resort offers wonderful restaurants, bars, a pool and gardens and Kuoni guests will be accommodated in rooms overlooking the Pyramids of Giza, so you can sight-see from the comfort of your room.

The elegant Mövenpick MS Sunray has 66 spacious cabins and suites. All are traditionally styled and have air-conditioning, twin beds or a king-size bed, a private en suite and a window for Nile views. There’s a pool on the Sun Deck – the ideal spot for a drink to accompany the views. The Main Restaurant serves a themed buffet each night and evening entertainment of music and dancing can be found at the sophisticated Lounge Bar. There’s a reading area where you can take time out with a good book. We’ve chosen Standard Cabins on the Main Deck so you’re close to the action. These cabins have a large bed and panoramic windows, as well as air-conditioning, an en suite with bath and a flat-screen TV.

Solo travellers

Sole-use cabin from £2495

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Tour dates

2021 Jan 10; Feb 7; Mar 7; April 11; Oct 10; Nov 07; Dec 05

2022 Jan 09; Feb 6; Mar 6; April 10; Oct 09; Nov 06; Dec 04

Included in price

• Your Egyptian visa is included on all group departure dates as well as a meet and greet service at Cairo Airport
• Quality accommodation
• Insightful local tour leaders
• Shore excursions and entrance fees
• Flexible arrival times
• Porterage and guide tips
• Meals where most convenient (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
• All specified flights.

Excursions

Day 9: Abu Simbel from £298 per person (Must be prebooked)