(premium class flights may be available on request)
Upon arrival, transfer to the 4★ Marriott Cairo Hotel to begin your three-night stay in Cairo
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
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
Disembark the MS Royal Lily to take in the Philae Temple and the world-famous High Dam. (B)
(premium class flights may be available on request)
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
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.
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.
The 2022/23 & 2024 Treasures Of Egypt & The Nile
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* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.***
Betty's Gift Bag is based on one per booking, for UK mainland addresses only, when booking an Oceanview cabin or above by 8pm 15th August 2022.