Itinerary Highlights

  • Venture through the inspiring Valley of Kings and Queens
  • Follow famous footsteps around the Great Sphinx and the three Pyramids of Giza
  • Explore the remnants of incredible temples devoted to famous Egyptian figures
  • Enjoy delicious cuisine on board from The Chef’s Al Fresco Restaurant

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Shore Excursions Included
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
11 nights from £4,799 per person
21 June – 2 July 2024

Denise

Travel Specialist

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Travel back in time to the wonders of Ancient Egypt on this 11-night River Nile Cruise. Beginning and ending in Cairo, follow the footsteps of the world’s most influential pharaohs through Luxur, Edfu, Aswan and Qena. The luxury AmaDahlia cruise ship offers a smooth-sailing experience, with dreamy cuisine, comfortable accommodation and incredible service from the devoted team.

Be inspired by the thrilling sights as you make your way along the river, from the famous Temple of Luxor to the sweeping Valley of Kings and Queens. Admire the handiwork of history with a tour around the mighty Great Sphinx and the three Pyramids of Giza. Travelling with AmaDahlia, you’ll also enjoy some exclusive private tours – a glimpse of the tomb of Queen Nefertari, and an educational day at the majestic Abdeen Presidential Palace, with a delicious lunch of local cuisine included.

AmaDahlia welcomes 72 passengers upon its glimmering deck. Choose from the staterooms or opulent suites, all filled with luxury amenities for your optimum relaxation. Enjoy a heated sundeck, a swimming pool and a communal bar where you can make friends and unforgettable memories. Fine dine at The Chef’s Al Fresco Restaurant and unwind in the massage rooms at the end of each day.

This ship is the perfect place to base your extraordinary adventure through Egypt and all its secrets.

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Itinerary

Fly from the UK to Cairo. Upon arrival, take a private transfer to your luxury hotel for two nights.
A jam-packed day of discovery awaits in Cairo. First head to the Egyptian Museum, home to 120,000 fascinating artifacts including Pharaonic art, ancient mummies, and the prized belongings of Tutankhamun. Enjoy a delicious local lunch before your next stop at the Mosque of Muhammad. Then, once sat atop the Citadel of Saladin’s Courtyard, soak in the staggering views inside and out of this magnificent building.
Spend your next day exploring the UNESCO-listed ancient capital of Ancient Memphis. Showcasing towering pyramids, the state of Ramses II, the Alabaster Sphinx and the necropolis of Sakkara, this spot whisks you back to legendary moments in history. Fine dine at the famous Mena House before moving on to see the Great Sphinx and the Giza complex, an imposing collection of pyramids dating back to 2,589BC and 2,404BC.
Check-out of your hotel in Cairo in the morning. Board your southward flight to Luxor, the New Kingdom of Upper Egypt’s capital city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, step aboard AmaDahlia for your Nile River Valley cruise. Settle into your suite and relax before heading down to a celebratory welcome dinner with cocktails.
Walk among royalty at the Valley of Queens, the resting place for more than 30 Egyptian queens and princesses. Enjoy exclusive access to Nefertari’s Tomb. Then head over to one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the Valley of the Kings, home to the remains of King Tutankhamun and other prominent figures. Conclude your historical tour with visits to the Temple of Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memon. Back on board, relax on the Upper Deck or join the chef for a hands-on cooking class.
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Horus’ Temple in Edfu, the world’s second largest temple. Wander through its incredible collection of remains, collecting intriguing details about the Greco Roman period’s religion, language and culture. Rest your mind after this educational day back aboard the ship, soaking in the Nile River’s exquisite scenery.
Take the day to roam free across Aswan, with visits to the Temple of Iris, or a simple stroll along the River Nile. Alternatively, prebook an excursion to Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dedicated to the influential pharaoh, Ramses II. In the afternoon, explore the waters, ancient Egyptian-style, on a felucca, and glide over to the mesmerising Elephantine Island. Refuel with a delicious afternoon tea at Old Cataract Hotel, a renowned luxury resort overlooking the river.
Zoom across the Nile to the Philae Temple complex on your private motorboat, home to some of the best-preserved hieroglyphs in Egypt. Then, take a trip over to Hisa Island to explore its friendly villages. Following this, cruise over to the Great Temple of Kom Ombo — a staggering structure of lofty columns adorned with ancient engravings. In the evening, join the crew on deck in your Galabeya, traditional Egyptian attire, and dance the night away to the river’s steady flow.
Relax into a pleasant morning of gentle cruising along the River Nile from Esna to Luxor. Upon arrival, head to the Temple of Karnak, one of the largest religious houses in the world, with a glistening lake. Discover the art of papyrus making at the nearby museum, and then visit the Temple of Luxor, the handiwork of Amenhotep III, Ramses II, Tutankhamun, and other prolific pharaohs.
Discover the fascinating remnants of ancient Egypt in Qena, home to the Temple of Hathor, the Goddess of Love. Enjoy a guided tour around this mighty temple, taking as much time as you wish to soak in the phenomenal sights.
Depart AmaDhalia in Luxor and board your flight to Cairo for a visit to the luxury Abdeen Presidential Palace. Visit various museum, including the Silver Museum, the Royal Family Museum, the Arms Museum, the Presidential Gifts Museum and the Historical Documents Museum. Following this, relish a fine dining experience in the palace before exploring some of the city’s oldest cultural touchpoints, including the Hanging Church and the Ben Ezra Synagogue.
Board your return flight home to the UK.

Denise

Travel Specialist

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11 nights from £4,799 per person

21 June – 2 July 2024

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