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Cruises to Dendera


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Top Dendera Cruises

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Splendours of Egypt & the Nile

S.S. Sphinx 14 Sep 2024 11 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Luxor (Safaga)

Gratuities included*

Free house wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Shore excursions & land tour included*

Luxury hotel stays in Cairo at the Four Seasons*

Itinerary: Luxor, Egypt - Dendera, Egypt - Luxor, Egypt - Luxor – Cruising the Nile River – Kom Ombo, Egypt - Kom Ombo – Cruising the Nile River – Aswan, Egypt - Aswan, Egypt - Aswan...
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Balcony from £6,299pp

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Shore Excursions Included
Splendours of Egypt & the Nile

S.S. Sphinx 30 Nov 2024 11 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Luxor (Safaga)

Gratuities included*

Free house wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Shore excursions & land tour included*

Luxury hotel stays in Cairo at the Four Seasons*

Itinerary: Luxor, Egypt - Dendera, Egypt - Luxor, Egypt - Luxor – Cruising the Nile River – Kom Ombo, Egypt - Kom Ombo – Cruising the Nile River – Aswan, Egypt - Aswan, Egypt - Aswan...
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Balcony from £5,199pp

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Shore Excursions Included
Splendours of Egypt & the Nile

S.S. Sphinx 14 Dec 2024 11 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Luxor (Safaga)

Gratuities included*

Free house wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner

Shore excursions & land tour included*

Luxury hotel stays in Cairo at the Four Seasons*

Itinerary: Luxor, Egypt - Dendera, Egypt - Luxor, Egypt - Luxor – Cruising the Nile River – Kom Ombo, Egypt - Kom Ombo – Cruising the Nile River – Aswan, Egypt - Aswan, Egypt - Aswan...
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Balcony from £5,199pp

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What to see in Dendera

Dendera, an archaeological gem on the Nile's banks, is renowned for the awe-inspiring Temple of Hathor. This ancient temple complex showcases exquisite reliefs and celestial ceilings, offering a window into Egypt's spiritual and artistic heritage. Dendera is a treasure trove of history, inviting exploration of its sacred and mystical past.

The centrepiece of Dendera is undoubtedly the magnificent Temple of Hathor, an architectural masterpiece that pays homage to the goddess of love, music and joy. This temple complex is not only one of Egypt's best-preserved but also one of its most captivating, with its intricate reliefs and stunning celestial ceiling. As you approach the temple's massive stone walls, you'll be greeted by the colossal figure of the goddess Hathor, adorned with her trademark cow ears and an ornate sun disk. The entryway sets the stage for the artistic treasures that lie within.

Adjacent to the Temple of Hathor, you'll find the smaller but equally captivating Temple of the Birth of Isis. This temple is dedicated to the goddess Isis, one of the most revered deities in ancient Egyptian mythology. It's believed that this temple played a role in the worship of Isis and the celebration of her miraculous birth. The Temple of the Birth of Isis features a unique structure with its own courtyards, halls and sanctuaries. Its walls are adorned with finely detailed reliefs that depict various scenes from the life of Isis, including her birth, childhood and her role as a protective goddess.

To truly immerse yourself in the local culture and experience the daily life of the people of Dendera, take a leisurely stroll through the village itself. Dendera Village offers a charming glimpse into rural Egypt, where life unfolds at a more relaxed pace. As you wander through the narrow streets of the village, you'll encounter friendly locals who may greet you with warm smiles and hospitality. The houses are often adorned with colourful murals and traditional architectural elements, giving the village a distinct and inviting character.


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