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Ultimate Long Nile Cruise

Ultimate Long Nile Cruise

Ultimate Long Nile Cruise Overview

Cruise the length of Egypt visiting Lower, Middle and Upper Egypt. The ideal way to see the best of Egypt's classical and ancient sights along the Nile, from Cairo to Luxor and Aswan as well as the the magnificent treasures and exciting atmosphere of Cairo.

Itinerary.

Day 1 Aswan: Fly to Aswan via Cairo and transfer to the Jaz Royale Nile Cruise boat.

Day 2 Temple of Philae: Visit the high Dam, the Unfinished Obelisk and the Temple of Philae. In the afternoon, sail on a Felucca around Elephantine Island and the Botanical Gardens. Dinner and overnight on board in Aswan.

Day 3 Kom Ombo: Morning at leisure or optional tour to Abu Simbel. Abu Simbel by coach (£85) or by flight (£295). In the afternoon, sail to Kom Ombo and visit the Temple of Kom-Ombo, dedicated to the Gods Sobek and Haroeris. Continue sailing to Edfu. Dinner and overnight on board in .

Day 4 Edfu & Esna: Morning visit to the Temple of Horus at Edfu. Afterwards sail to Luxor, passing through the Esna Lock. Dinner and overnight on board in Luxor.

Day 5 West Bank: Visit the West bank of the Nile including the two Colossi of Memnon, The Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir El-Bahari and the Valley of the Kings. Afternoon at leisure in Luxor. Dinner and overnight on board in Luxor.

Day 6 Temple of Karnak: Morning visit to the Temple of Karnak and Temple of Luxor. In the afternoon, sail north to Qena. Dinner and overnight on board in Qena.

Day 7 Denderah: Visit the Temple of Hathor at Denderah, which houses the chapel of the Goddess Nut. Afternoon at leisure while sailing to Naga Hamadi. Dinner and overnight on board in Naga Hamadi.

Day 8 Abydos: Sail to El Balyana and visit Abydos Temple. Afternoon at leisure while sailing to Sohag. Dinner and overnight on board in Sohag.

Day 9 Tel Amarna: Enjoy the day sailing to Tel Amarna via Assiut. Dinner and overnight on board in Tel .

Day 10 Tel El Amarna: Visit Tuna El Gebel, Ashmunein and some of the Tel Amarna tombs. Continue sailing to Minya. Dinner and overnight on board in Minya.

Day 11 Beni Hassan Tombs: Visit Beni Hassan Tombs including 3 tombs Afternoon sailing to Beni Suef. Dinner and overnight on board in Beni Suef.

Day 12 Cairo : Day at leisure while sailing north to Cairo. Dinner and overnight on board in Cairo.

Day 13 Pyramids & Sphinx: Visit the great Pyramids of Giza & Sphinx. Dinner and overnight on board in Cairo.

Day 14 Egyptian Museum & Citadel: Visit the Egyptian Museum and Citadel. Afternoon at leisure or optional tour (approx. £43) of Old Cairo, known as Christian Coptic Cairo, also visit the Church of Abu-Sergah and St. Barbara, the hanging church, and the old Jewish Ben Ezra Synagogue. Dinner and overnight on board in Cairo.

Day 15 Disembark : Disembarkation and transfer to Cairo airport or post-cruise hotel.

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