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The 2023 Treasures of Egypt and the Nile

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Qualified Egyptologist Providing Expert Insight*

Three-Night Hotel Stay in Cairo, Egypt*

Four Night Cruising the Nile River*

Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 06 Jan 2023
  • Sails from Luxor, Egypt
  • Ship MS Royal Lily
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1961992
  • Voyage code ‍EGT8F

Your Itinerary

Fly to Egypt

Fly from London to Cairo, Egypt Fri 06 Jan 2023

Fly to Egypt

(premium class flights may be available on request)

Cairo, Egypt

Three night stay in Cairo, Egypt Fri 06 Jan 2023

Cairo, Egypt

Upon arrival, transfer to the 4★ Marriott Cairo Hotel to begin your three-night stay in Cairo

Great Pyramids and the Sphinx

Cairo, Egypt (overnight) Sat 07 Jan 2023

Great Pyramids and the Sphinx

Today, visit Giza to see the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx. Later, walk through the emerald-green gardens of Al Azhar Park before enjoying lunch overlooking Cairo.

This afternoon, the choice is yours, with a range of select experiences on offer. Perhaps join a tour of Coptic Cairo, including the Church of St. Sergius – believed to be built upon a shelter the Holy Family used during their time in Egypt. Or, choose to dine like a local at a traditional restaurant, from falafel to Mahshi and shawarma (B, L)


Cairo, Egypt (overnight) Sun 08 Jan 2023


This morning is yours to continue your discovery of Cairo. Perhaps explore the Old Kingdom with a tour through Memphis and Sakkara. Later, set off on a Cairo city tour which includes admission to the Egyptian Museum. Home to the world’s most extensive collection of pharaonic artefacts, with more than 160,000 pieces on display, come face to face with genuine Tutankhamen treasures and antiquities.

Later, stroll through the colourful Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, where you may find some memorable keepsakes (B)

Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

Luxor, Egypt Mon 09 Jan 2023

Luxor (Safaga), Egypt

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Luxor, Egypt

Upon arrival, transfer to the MS Royal Lily for your four-night Nile River cruise. Enjoy lunch on board before discovering Karnak Temple, the largest religious building ever constructed. You’ll also explore the impressive Luxor Temple.

Tonight, indulge in a Captain’s Welcome Reception on board (B, L, D)

Colossi of Memnon

Luxor – Edfu, Egypt Tue 10 Jan 2023

Colossi of Memnon

Today, visit the monumental Colossi of Memnon statues before taking in the West Bank of the Nile, the world’s largest open-air museum. Here, you’ll journey to the Valley of the Kings and Queens, and the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut.

Relax in comfort with afternoon tea as you sail to Edfu (B, L, D)

Kom Ombo Temple

Edfu – Aswan, Egypt Wed 11 Jan 2023

Kom Ombo Temple

On the banks of the Nile this morning, you’ll be escorted to the Temple of Edfu. A sandstone temple dedicated to the falcon god Horus, this temple is fabled to be the site of historic festivals and celebrations.

Then cruise onwards to Kom Ombo, where you’ll enjoy lunch on board. Afterwards, visit the Kom Ombo Temple, an unusual double temple dedicated to Sobek, the crocodile god and Horus, the falcon god. Back on board, enjoy afternoon tea en route to Aswan (B, L, D)

★ Insider Experience: Tonight, attend a Galabeya party. Popular in the Egyptian culture, you’ll enjoy authentic music and food while perhaps wearing traditional pharaonic attire

Abu Simbel temple

Aswan – Abu Simbel, Egypt Thu 12 Jan 2023

Abu Simbel temple

Today is sure to be a highlight as you fly to Abu Simbel and visit this imposing temple complex. Later, board a traditional wooden sailing boat and drift alongside this island home, turned botanical garden.

This evening, enjoy dinner followed by a Nubian folkloric show (B, L, D)

★ Insider Experience: Sail along Kitchener's Island by felucca

Philae Temple

Aswan, Egypt Fri 13 Jan 2023

Philae Temple

Disembark the MS Royal Lily to take in the Philae Temple and the world-famous High Dam. (B)

Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Fri 13 Jan 2023

Fly to London

(premium class flights may be available on request)

Arrive in London

Arrive in London Fri 13 Jan 2023

Arrive in London

Your Voyage Highlights

River Nile, Egypt

The Nile River

Spend four days luxuriously cruising the Nile from Luxor to Aswan aboard the MS Royal Lily. Explore the temples of Karnak, Luxor, Edfu and Kom Ombo, as well as the “Gateway to the Afterlife”, the unmissable Valley of the Kings.

River Nile, Egypt
Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

Discover the thrilling, cacophonic city of Cairo, including the unmissable Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza, and the outstanding new Egyptian Museum which houses over 160,000 priceless pharaonic artefacts.

Cairo, Egypt

Qualified Egyptologist

Your Tour Director is also a qualified Egyptologist and will be on hand throughout your trip to give greater insights into ancient Egypt and life by the Nile as it was 5,000 years ago.

What's included *

  • SAVINGS of £300 per cabin
  • All meals as stated on the itinerary – 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners
  • THREE-NIGHT pre-cruise hotel stay at the 4★ Marriott Cairo Hotel, in Cairo, Egypt
  • FOUR-NIGHT full board Nile River cruise on board the MS Royal Lily, including:
  • FREE local beers, spirits, soft drinks and international wines served with dinner on board
  • Unique Insider Experiences
  • A selection of sightseeing excursions and on board entertainment
  • Attend a Galabeya party and enjoy authentic music and food while perhaps wearing traditional pharaonic attire
  • FREE tea, coffee and bottled water with meals on board
  • All port charges and tipping
  • The services of a qualified Egyptologist Travelmarvel Tour Director and local guides
  • Return flights from London (premium class flights may be available on request) and overseas transfers
  • Want to extend your cruise? Please enquire about the 15 & 19 day tours, including Jordan & Israel
  • Expert services of a Cruise Director
  • Friendly, English-speaking local guides on all excursions
  • All delicious on board meals, freshly prepared by an expert chef to reflect regional flavours
  • Comprehensive range of guided tours and sightseeing excursions
  • Unique and exclusive Signature Experiences offering once-in-a-lifetime experiences (on select sailings)
  • Insider Experiences offering unique special stays, local insights and memorable meals (on select sailings)
  • Freedom of Choice touring allowing you to tailor your holiday around your own interests (on select sailings)
  • All port charges, taxes and tipping
  • Book with ROL Cruise and earn exclusive Cruise Miles® + your APT Club rewards
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Deluxe Cabins feature double or twin beds and an ensuite, the ship’s Deluxe cabins are approximately 22 sq. metres in size and boast large panoramic windows and modern furnishings. Each cabin features plush linen, personal climate control, a TV, an ensuite bathroom with shower over bath and hairdryer.

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With premier positioning at the front of the ship, the four Royal Suites offer the most floor space (approximately 42 sq. metres) and feature a sitting area and jacuzzi baths. Subject to availability.

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The Ship - MS Royal Lily

  • Occupancy120
  • Length246 ft (74.98 m)
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Cruise the Nile River from Luxor to Aswan, and discover the wonders of Egypt from the comfort of your premium river ship. With only 120 passengers, cruise the Nile River aboard the MS Royal Lily in comfort and style. Spacious cabins enjoy Nile River views and feature panoramic windows. Each cabin features plush linen, personal climate control, a TV, an ensuite bathroom with shower over bath and hairdryer. You're in safe hands every step of the way with Travelmarvel's Tour Directors, an Egyptologist and English-speaking local guides. There's space to relax in the air-conditioned lounge and bar, or head for the gym, sauna and massage rooms. Enjoy your time on board from the Sun Deck with a swimming pool, sun loungers, heated whirlpool and pool bar.

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  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
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Do APT Cruises have a flexible cancellation policy?

APT Cruise will be offering a flexible transfer policy for a limited time only. At no additional charge, receive increased protection and flexibility, including the flexibility to change the date of your 2022 & 2023 holiday when booked by 30th 2022 up to 100 days prior to departure and rebook to a new date with no change fee.

Airline fees may apply. Further Cruise lines terms & conditions will apply. This policy is not valid for APT’s Tailor made holidays.

Do I need a COVID-19 vaccine to travel aboard an APT river ship?

Yes, you will need to have both of your COVID-19 vaccinations at least 14 days prior to travel, including a booster dose. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to boarding. You may also need to provide this during your cruise depending on the port of call entry requirements.


What are the testing & on board requirements for APT Cruises?

Prior to embarkation, all guests must present a negative PCR test on the day of boarding, taken no earlier than 72 hours prior. 

Medical exemptions are allowed when certified by a professional.  

Whilst onboard guests are currently required to wear a face-covering while moving around the ship indoors and outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Exceptions are made while guests are eating or drinking.



Last Updated: 18/03/2022

* Terms & Conditions

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Booking conditions of APT Group and Reader Offers Limited Agency terms of business apply. This tour is operated by Travelmarvel, part of the APT group. The MS Royal Lily has been chartered by travelmarvel and is a part of the movenpick group. Fares are per person based on two adults sharing, except single suites, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Premium flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Tours are subject to change, are non-transferable and may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Savings are based on two adults sharing. Itinerary is subject to change due to water levels. Some images used are for illustrative purposes. Customers get either 2 soft drinks, 2 beers or 2 wines with dinner on board. If named hotel is not available a similar hotel will be sourced. Itinerary is subject to change due to water levels and other uncontrollable factors. Meals are included as stated B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner. Voyages departing in 2022 may need full payment at time of booking. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE

***Please be aware that APT have a new health and safety policy for cruising. Customers will have to have both doses of the COVID vaccination to travel on a APT & Travelmarvel cruise. If a customer will not have had both doses of their covid vaccination prior to departure, customers will be able to transfer to a later date. If there are any medical reasons why customers cannot have the covid vaccination APT/Travelmarvel will look at these on a case-by-case basis. APT will be increasing sanitation practices in all public areas, such as dining rooms and outside railings. These areas will be cleaned regularly with hospital grade cleaning products. Dining will also be more socially aware – APT will be offering multiple dining options in their restaurants to give passengers more space.***

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