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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Splendours of Egypt

Cruise the Nile in luxury and enjoy hotel stays in lively Cairo on this superb 12-day holiday to Egypt, with highlights including the famous Egyptian Museum, the Great Pyramids and the Valley of the Kings. Includes guided shore excursions and complimentary house wine, beer and soft drinks on board

Fly Cruise
11 nights from £4445pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Cairo
  • Temple of Horus
  • Great Pyramids of Giza
  • Step Pyramid

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This extraordinary cruise holiday begins and ends in Cairo, and features a trip to the famous Egyptian Museum and its priceless treasures including those from the tomb of Tutankhamen, plus visits to the mighty ancient Pyramids of Giza and the enigmatic Great Sphinx.

Join the all-suite ship River Tosca in Luxor for a 7-night cruise along the Nile in style and luxury. Explore the impressive religious complex at Karnak, the ancient Temple of Luxor and the Temple of Hatshepsut, dedicated to Egypt's first female ruler. Discover the legendary Valley of the Kings, used as a royal burial ground for centuries and home to the mummified remains of Tutankhamen.

Immerse yourself in Nubian culture with a visit to the home of a local family, admire the impressive Aswan Dam, a feat of modern engineering, and cruise along the Nile in a traditional felucca sailing boat. Explore the Temple of Esna, which was buried for centuries, before flying back to Cairo for a hotel stay, during which you can enjoy a spectacular sound and light show at the Pyramids of Giza.

On-board entertainment includes a festive party featuring traditional Egyptian music, an Egyptian belly dance performance and a Nubian show with live music and dancing.

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Splendours of Egypt Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Cairo (Egypt)

Fly from the UK to Cairo and check into the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza for a 2-night stay.

Day 2 - Cairo

Accompanied by a local guide, visit the 12th-century Citadel of Salah al-Din, the great Alabaster Mosque and the impressive Egyptian Museum which is home to priceless artifacts recovered from Tutankhamen's tomb.

Day 3 - Cairo - Luxor

Fly from Cairo to Luxor and embark River Tosca. Discover the legendary Temple of Karnak, a vast complex of ancient temples, halls of gigantic columns and avenues lined with sphinxes. On board this evening there is a Gala Reception.

Day 4 - Dendera - Luxor

Visit the impressive Temple of Hathor at Dendera, built over 2,000 years ago and dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty. After free time to explore Luxor there is a trip to the Temple of Luxor which stands on the site of the once mighty city of Thebes.

Day 5 - Luxor

Admire the gigantic Colossi of Memnon, twin statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III, then visit the Temple of Hatshepsut which is dedicated to one of Egypt's rare female pharaohs. Discover the famous Valley of the Kings, used as a royal burial ground for centuries and home to the mummified remains of Tutankhamen. On board tonight there is a party with traditional Egyptian music.

Day 6 - Kom Ombo - Aswan

The Kom Ombo Temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and the falcon god Horus and is home to several mummified crocodiles. After visiting the temple cruise to Aswan where there is a bird-watching excursion by small boat. Back on board there is a traditional Egyptian belly dancing performance this evening.

Day 7 - Aswan

Visit the Aswan Dam, a marvel of modern engineering, and see the Unfinished Obelisk which would have been the largest and heaviest obelisk ever constructed if it had been completed, before a trip to the beautiful Philae Temple complex. Originally located on the island of Philae, it was transferred to the island of Agilika in the 1970s to save it from the rising waters of Lake Nasser after the Aswan High Dam was built. Later, experience the Nile as Egyptians have for thousands of year on a traditional felucca boat ride (weather permitting), then enjoy afternoon tea at the historic Old Cataract Hotel Aswan, depicted in Agatha Christie's novel Death on the Nile. On board this evening there is a Nubian performance featuring live music and dancing.

Day 8 - Aswan - Kom Ombo - Edfu

Spend the morning at leisure exploring Aswan before heading to Kom Ombo this afternoon.

Day 9 - Esna - Luxor

Walk through the local market to the Temple of Esna, one of the last great Egyptian temples to be built, and buried under debris for centuries.

Day 10 - Luxor - Cairo

Disembark River Tosca and fly to Cairo. Check into the Four Seasons Hotel at Nile Plaza for a 2-night stay. After free time in the city there is an excursion to the colourful Sound and Light Show at the Pyramids of Giza where you will learn more about the history, legends and secrets of these ancient monuments.

Day 11 - Cairo

Venture to the World Heritage Site of Ancient Memphis to see the awe-inspiring architecture of the Pyramids of Giza and the legendary Great Sphinx. In nearby Sakkara visit the Step Pyramid, the oldest pyramid in the world at around 4,600 years old.

Day 12 - Cairo - UK

Check of the hotel after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise on River Tosca
  • 2-night pre-cruise stay at the luxury Four Seasons at Nile Plaza, Cairo
  • 2-night post-cruise stay at the luxury Four Seasons at Nile Plaza, Cairo
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Return flights between Cairo and Luxor
  • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Complimentary house wine, local beers, and soft drinks on board
  • English speaking guides for excursions from ship and on-shore, with Quietvox headsets and bottled water
  • Complimentary wi-fi internet on board ship and in hotel
  • All port charges
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 18th - Cairo and back - Sailing on: River Tosca From: £4745
      Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4795 Brochure Price from: £6395
      Blue Water Price from: £4745 Blue Water Price from: £6345
    • Oct 25th - Cairo and back - Sailing on: River Tosca From: £4745
      Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4795 Brochure Price from: £6395
      Blue Water Price from: £4745 Blue Water Price from: £6345
  • November
    • Nov 1st - Cairo and back - Sailing on: River Tosca From: £4745
      Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4795 Brochure Price from: £6395
      Blue Water Price from: £4745 Blue Water Price from: £6345
    • Nov 8th - Cairo and back - Sailing on: River Tosca From: £4745
      Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4795 Brochure Price from: £6395
      Blue Water Price from: £4745 Blue Water Price from: £6345
    • Nov 15th - Cairo and back - Sailing on: River Tosca From: £4445
      Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4495 Brochure Price from: £6095
      Blue Water Price from: £4445 Blue Water Price from: £6045
    • Nov 22nd - Cairo and back - Sailing on: River Tosca From: £4445
      Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4495 Brochure Price from: £6095
      Blue Water Price from: £4445 Blue Water Price from: £6045
    • Nov 29th - Cairo and back - Sailing on: River Tosca From: £4445
      Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4495 Brochure Price from: £6095
      Blue Water Price from: £4445 Blue Water Price from: £6045
  • December
    • Dec 6th - Cairo and back - Sailing on: River Tosca From: £4945
      Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4999 Brochure Price from: £6599
      Blue Water Price from: £4945 Blue Water Price from: £6549
    • Dec 13th - Cairo and back - Sailing on: River Tosca From: £4445
      Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4495 Brochure Price from: £6095
      Blue Water Price from: £4445 Blue Water Price from: £6045
    • Dec 20th - Cairo and back - Sailing on: River Tosca From: £4445
      Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £4495 Brochure Price from: £6095
      Blue Water Price from: £4445 Blue Water Price from: £6045
    • Dec 27th - Cairo and back - Sailing on: River Tosca From: £5649
      Grand Suite Royal Suite
      Brochure Price from: £5699 Brochure Price from: £7299
      Blue Water Price from: £5649 Blue Water Price from: £7249

Price Information

  • Flight supplement may apply.
Map for Splendours of Egypt