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Unwrap Egypt’s captivating grandeur on this one-of-a-kind cruise packed full of history and considerable free time to relax or explore. You’ll experience the magnificent world-renowned historic sites as well as the evocative landscapes, from amber sand to lush fertile plains, with modern cities separated by quaint towns. Experience all that ancient Egypt has to offer in privacy from a unique perspective: peacefully sailing the waters of the Nile aboard a traditional Egyptian sailboat, a dahabiya.
Before you embark on your river journey, marvel at timeless wonders during a three-day stay in Cairo, with excursions to the incomparable Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Gain a better understanding of the sites by viewing the important collections at the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, and get a sense of contemporary life by strolling through the city’s bazaars. Fanned by the river’s cool breezes, and accompanied by an Egyptologist, you’ll spend four days sailing from Luxor to Aswan, exploring more than seven elaborate temples, and several mysterious tombs, including the famed tomb of King Tutankhamen. Spend two days exploring the Aswan area, including the colossal Aswan High Dam and statues of Ramses II, and stop for a day trip by private jet to St. Catherine’s Monastery.