Arrival transfer from Cairo airport to the Marriott Mena House for 3 nights.
Over the next two days you will visit the Egyptian Museum and Islamic Cairo including the Citadel of Saladin and the Grand Bazaar. Visit the pyramids at Giza, the ancient capital of Memphis, and the step pyramid at Sakkara. BL
Morning fligThis morning fly ht to Luxor for your transfer to the Oberoi Zahra. The boat has 25 spacious luxury cabins, 2 suites with private terraces and Jacuzzis, dining room, lounge, pool and full treatment spa. After lunch commence a guided tour of Luxor Museum and Karnak Temple. Return to the Zahra for dinner and overnight in Luxor. BLD
Morning tour of the Valley of the Kings on the West Bank, the temple of Madinat Habu and the Colossi of Memnon. Lunch is on board. Take advantage of the Zahra’s facilities such as the gym, pool or spa treatments as the boat cruises to Qena. Late afternoon excursion to Dendera for a visit to the Temple of Hathor, goddess of music, love and joy. Dinner and overnight on board. BLD
Early sailing to Luxor. After breakfast visit the West Bank’s Valley of the Nobles and the ancient village of the craftsmen who built and decorated the tombs of the Pharaohs. Lastly, visit the Temple of Hatshepsut. Relax on the Zahra before a late afternoon tour of Luxor Temple. Evening cocktail reception. BLD
Sail to Edfu. This afternoon visit the Temple of Edfu, the best preserved temple of the ancient world dedicated to Horus the falcon god. BLD
A leisurely sail to Aswan and lunch before a tour of the High Dam and Philae Temple. Relax on board before dinner. BLD
Sail to Kom Ombo and visit the temple. This unusual double temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek, the god of fertility and creator of the world, and Horus the falcon god. Sail back to Aswan for lunch and a visit to the Botanical Gardens by felucca. Evening Sound and Light Show at Philae Temple. BLD
Optional visit to Abu Simbel or relax on board. Evening cocktail reception with entertainment on Mango Island. BLD
Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to Cairo. Transfer to Marriott Mena House for overnight. B
Cairo Transfer to Cairo airport where the tour ends. B
Note: This tour also operates in reverse order. Departure dates on request.
B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner