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Egypt: Jewels of the Nile


Silver Travel Advisor recommended tour

Few places inspire with ancient sites and treasures untold quite like Egypt does… Cruise the Nile  in search of ancient Egyptian temples and antiquities on a ten-day journey with Tauck that includes four nights aboard a luxury riverboat.

With only 22 luxury suites your Oberoi riverboat offers spacious accommodations, large windows, and panoramic views. Shore excursions include felucca boat rides, a visit to Saint Simone Monastery, a photo stop at the Dahshur Pyramids, dining at local restaurants, and visits to Old Cairo landmarks, including the Hanging Church, Ben Ezra Synagogue, the Al Rifai Mosque, and the Khan El-Khalili Market.

Read on for all the details, and if you have any questions our Silver Travel Advisors are on hand to provide more information: call 0800 412 5678.


Day 1
Sunday 1 September 2024

Depart the UK

Depart the UK bound for Cairo. A transfer is included from Cairo International Airport to the Marriott Mena House, Cairo, a sumptuous former royal hunting lodge. Join your fellow travellers this evening for a welcome reception and dinner that celebrates your arrival in this historic land.

  • Meals: Dinner
  • Accommodation: Marriott Mena House
Depart the UK
Great Sphinx of Giza

Day 2
Monday 2 September 2024

Pyramids of Giza

Drive to nearby Giza this morning for a guided tour of its storied pyramids, including the Great Pyramid of Giza, the last of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, that have stood as defining symbols of Egypt for millennia. Marvel at the most recognisable statue in the world – the Great Sphinx which has been mysteriously reclining atop its Giza plateau for more than 3,000 years, guarding still the unanswered secret of who built it and why. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and spend the rest of day exploring Cairo as you like.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Accommodation: Marriott Mena House

Day 3
Tuesday 3 September 2024

Fly to Luxor for your Nile River Cruise

Fly to Luxor this morning, where your Nile cruiser awaits, embarking ship in time for an onboard lunch. This afternoon, enjoy an excursion to the Valley of the Queens with a visit to the beautiful tomb of Nefertari, then continue to the Valley of the Kings for an after-hours private visit that includes entry to King Tutankhamun’s tomb, renowned for the wealth of valuable antiquities it contained when it was discovered unopened in 1922. Return to your ship for dinner at leisure.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Tauck ship
Oberoi Zahra
Luxor Temple

Day 4
Wednesday 4 September 2024

Temples of Luxor & Cruise to Esnu

With three main temples and several smaller ones constructed over hundreds of years, Luxor’s Temple of Karnak is the largest complex of its time ever built. Explore the site with an expert guide who shares insights about its history and construction, including the 134- columned Great Hypostyle Hall. A locally guided visit to Luxor Temple, connected to Karnak by an avenue of sphinxes, and dating back to the 1300s BC, follows. Return to your Nile cruiser for lunch and a leisurely afternoon cruise to Esna.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Tauck ship

Day 5
Thursday 5 September 2024

Temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo

Sail from Esna early morning and disembark at Edfu and visit the Temple of Horus, considered to be among the most beautiful and best-preserved temples in Egypt. Massive statues of Horus as a falcon guard entrances and the reliefs on its interior walls relate the story of the birth of Horus and depict Ptolemaic rulers making offerings to the gods and destroying their enemies. Return to your ship and cruise to Kom Ombo, where its unusual twin temples are just a walk away from your ship. Temple reliefs here feature a unique engraving thought to depict the first representation of medical and surgical instruments.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Tauck ship
Temples of Edfu
Temple of Isis at Philae

Day 6
Friday 6 September

A Sacred Temple & a day’s end Felucca Cruise

A full day of Egyptian exploration includes a visit to the ruins of Saint Simeon Monastery, once housing some 300 monks, and a boat ride to Agilkia Island to see the sacred Temple of Isis at Philae, one of the last of the ancient temples constructed in the “classic” Egyptian style. Back aboard ship, enjoy a relaxing afternoon charting a course towards Aswan, highlighted by a sunset felucca cruise and dinner at leisure.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Tauck ship

Day 7
Saturday 7 September 2024

Disembark and Fly to Abu Simbel

A morning flight brings you to the Nubian village of Abu Simbel for a locally guided visit to its massive temples cut into a solid rock cliff and created during the reign of Ramesses II in the 1200s BC. The Great Temple stands 98 feet high with four seated colossi flanking the entrance and smaller statues depicting Ramessess’ conquered enemies lining up below. The smaller temple, some 40 feet high, is adorned by four colossi depicting Ramesses and two of his queen Nefertari at a height of 32 feet. Fly back to Aswan for an overnight stay in the Nubian Desert.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: Sofitel Legend Old Cataract Aswan
Abu Simbel - The Great Temple of Ramesses II
Old Egyptian Museum

Day 8
Sunday 8 September 2024

Fly to Cairo

Fly back to Cairo this morning, touching down late morning. Following lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy a guided visit to the Old Egyptian Museum, housing the world’s largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts and includes many of the treasures found in King Tutankhamun’s tomb.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch
  • Accommodation: The St. Regis Cairo

Day 9
Monday 9 September 2024

Treasures of Old Cairo

Located on the right bank of the River Nile, the historic district of Old Coptic Cairo predate its modern day processor with sites that date back to 6th century BC, including ones allegedly visited by the holy family of Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus. A guided tour includes Roman ruins, ancient Coptic churches, mosques and later visits the Al Rifai Mosque or the Sultan Hassan Mosque a short drive away.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: The St. Regis Cairo
Old Coptic Cairo
Journey home

Day 10
Tuesday 10 September

Journey Home

Transfer from the The St. Regis Cairo to Cairo Airport ready for your return flight to the UK.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Your tour includes:

Only with Tauck:


Luxury Stateroom

Double occupancy from £7,860pp

Single occupancy from £10,545pp
  • Large windows framing panoramic Nile River views
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Ship amenities include a spa, fitness center, swimming pool, bar / lounge, cinema, elevator, high-speed wifi, library, and gaming area

Luxury Suite with Jacuzzi

Price on request
  • As Luxury Stateroom plus:
  • Private balcony
  • Jacuzzi

Prices are ‘from’ per person. Valid for departure date specified only. Subject to change and availability. Terms and conditions apply.

Speak to an advisor

To book your place or for more information, call 0800 412 5678.
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