2019 Egypt & the Nile: Cruising on "Sanctuary Nile Adventurer"

2019 Egypt & the Nile: Cruising on "Sanctuary Nile Adventurer"


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Mon, Nov 18, 2019
Wed, Nov 27, 2019
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Thu, Dec 12, 2019
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Countries Visited


Cities Visited

Abu Simbel, Aswan, Cairo, Giza, Luxor, Nile River

Tour Itinerary

Cruise through Egypt in comfort on ‘Sanctuary Nile Adventurer,’ travelling to Esna and Luxor. Explore an ancient pyramid from the inside out, set foot inside the tomb of Tutankhamun, ride a camel and sail the Nile in a felucca. Finish in Cairo, observing life in the marketplace.This journey is also available on "Sanctuary Sun Boat IV' on additional dates. View dates and prices.

DAY 1: Arrive Cairo, Egypt

Arrive in Cairo where you are met by your A&K representativeand transferred to your historic hotel with fantastic views of thepyramids.

Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza   Marriott Mena House Hotel   Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence  

DAY 2: Cairo

This morning, visit the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities, home to the largest collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts, including treasures from Tutankhamun and items dating to 4000 BC. During your visit, view its famed Mummy Room, featuring the remains of ancient Egypt’s pharaohs and nobility, including Ramses II, one of Egypt’s most powerful pharaohs. After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Tonight, gather for a welcome dinner hosted by Abercrombie & Kent.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Marriott Mena House Hotel   Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza   Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence  

DAY 3: Giza

Drive to Sakkara, site of hundreds of tombs and 14 pyramids,including the Step Pyramid of Djoser. Later, tour the GizaPlateau, site of the pyramids of Mycerinus and Chefren as well asthe Great Pyramid. Built in the Fourth Dynasty (approximately2690 BC), it is the only survivor of the Seven Wonders of theAncient World. Explore the interior of one of these legendarypyramids and visit the tombs of the pyramid builders, theworkmen that actually built the great monuments. Ride Like aLocal on camel back, then visit the Solar Boat Museum — siteof Cheops’ funerary boat — and the Great Sphinx.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza   Marriott Mena House Hotel   Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence  

DAY 4: Luxor

Fly to Luxor, site of the ancient city of Thebes. Begin your full day of exploring here visiting the striking Temple of Luxor. Behold the three large statues of Ramses II along the front of the temple pylons; the Courtyard of Ramses II behind the East Tower; and the Colonnade of Amenhotep III, with its 14 papyrus-headed columns, some fully 50 feet in height. Then, step aboard ‘Sanctuary Nile Adventurer,’ where you enjoy lunch. Afterward, disembark to explore the west bank of the Nile and the Necropolis of Thebes, and enjoy a photo stop at the Colossi of Memnon. Next, stop at the lovely Temple of Hatshepsut, ancient Egypt’s first female pharaoh and regarded today as one of its most successful. Continue to the Valley of the Kings, burial ground of the pharaohs and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a period of 500 years beginning in the 16th century BC, tombs were built along this valley for pharaohs and nobles, including that of “the boy king,” Tutankhamun. Found in 1922 by British archaeologist and Egyptologist Howard Carter, the tomb of Tutankhamun is yours to discover, as you set foot inside its 35-century-old walls. Also visit the tomb of Seti I, the father of Ramses II, one of the best preserved tombs in the Valley of the Kings.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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DAY 5: Cruising the Nile

Journey once more to the east bank of the Nile, this time with a journey to the Temple of Karnak, where generations of pharaohs wished to record their names. Walk through the Great Hypostyle Hall; its expertly aligned columns, the largest of which is 80 feet high with a 33-foot circumference, are a sight to behold. This afternoon, sail to Esna and visit the Temple of Khnum and marvel at its soaring columns.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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DAY 6: Cruising the Nile

Cruise to Edfu to view the Temple of Horus, falcon-headed god of the sky. Built in 230 BC by Ptolemy III and once buried in sand and debris, this stunningly well-preserved and colorful structure reveals what temple worship in ancient Egypt was like. Join your chef back on board for a local cooking lesson. Later, disembark at Kom Ombo (hill of gold) to visit the Greco-Roman temple dedicated to Haroeris (the sun god) and Sobek (the crocodile god), who was considered by some ancient Egyptians to be the creator of the world. While there, view the mummified remains of several crocodiles that once basked along the ancient Nile shore, just as their descendants do today.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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DAY 7: Aswan

Cruise to Aswan and proceed to the impressive granite quarries and site of the Unfinished Obelisk. Illustrating the skills of Egypt’s stonemasons, this monolith is one-third taller than any other ancient Egyptian obelisk. Then, ride a motorized boat to Philae Temple on the island of Agilika. This sacred complex was dedicated to the Goddess Isis and reflects a fusion of three great civilizations — Egyptian, Greek and Roman. The temple was dismantled, and then painstakingly reassembled when the Aswan High Dam was constructed. Built in the 1960s, the dam spans the Nile River, more than two miles across and incorporating 16 times the amount of material that went into the Great Pyramid at Giza. It provides irrigation and hydro-electric power to much of Egypt, and the reservoir that formed behind it, Lake Nasser, is 340 miles long. Later, Ride Like a Local around the Aswan islands in a felucca, weather permitting.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
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DAY 8: Abu Simbel

Today, bid farewell to 'Sanctuary Nile Adventurer,' disembarkingto fly to Abu Simbel. There, discover the commanding twintemples of Ramses II and his wife, Queen Nefertari. Theformer’s façade is dominated by four statues of the pharaoh,each nearly 70 feet tall. Perhaps even more impressive, thisentire site was disassembled and moved here to save it fromthe floodwaters caused by the Aswan High Dam. Return toCairo for an afternoon at leisure.

(Breakfast, Lunch)
Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza   Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence  

DAY 9: Cairo

This morning, explore the Mosque and Madrasa of SultanHassan, built in AD 1356 and among the finest examples ofearly Mamluk architecture. Next, walk from the twin-toweredBab el-Foutouh, a fortified gate in Cairo’s Old City walls, toKhan el-Khalili Bazaar, one of the city’s major souks (open-airmarketplaces). Browse the tightly packed stalls displayingeverything from spices and leather goods to jewelry andvegetables, all on a street that has hardly changed for centuries.Bargaining is expected, so prepare to negotiate. After lunch,choose to visit Coptic Cairo or return to your hotel for anafternoon at leisure. This evening, gather with your fellow gueststo reflect on your journey through Egypt and along the Nile at afarewell dinner hosted by Abercrombie & Kent.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Hotel: Four Seasons Hotel Cairo at Nile Plaza   Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence  

DAY 10: Depart Cairo

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.


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