Cairo to Aswan – Discovering Egypt’s Pharaonic History
16 Days ex Cairo
14 Days ex Aswan
Cairo - Aswan (16 day inc last night in Cairo)
Feb 25 Mar 22 Apr 17 May 13 Oct 09 Nov 04
Aswan - Cairo (13 Days inc first 1 night Cairo at the start)
Feb 12 Mar 09 Apr 04 30 Aug 31; Sep 27 Oct 23
The lower reaches of the Nile between Cairo and Luxor have been closed to Nile cruises for over 15 years. This cruise offers an exciting chance to be one of the very first to sail this route again and admire the Nile in its full splendour sailing all the way from Cairo down to Aswan. Start in Cairo and gaze in awe at the beauty of the Sphinx and the pyramids before embarking on a classic cruise through Lower Egypt. Discover some of Egypt’s most important historical sites that are seldom visited and that this cruise is now making more accessible such as the rock tombs of Beni Hassan the ruins of Tuna el-Gebel or Hermopolis. Sightseeing days alternate with days of navigation to admire the scenery watch rural Egyptian life pass by or simply enjoy the sheer pleasure of sunbathing or reading as you sail along the Nile.
· A unique cruise charting the Pharaonic period from the first Pyramids and pharaohs to Cleopatra rein.
· Float serenely down the Nile and appreciate the significance these waters bring to the region
· Discover some of Egypt’s most important historical sites that are seldom visited and that this cruise is now making more accessible; rock tombs of Beni Hassan the ruins of Tuna el-Gebel temple of the Rebel pharaoh Akenaten and Hermopolis a legendary site where the Ancient Egyptians believed creation began.