16 Days / 15 Nights

Tracing History on a Timeless Voyage STARTING FROM £5,469

“Ladies and gentlemen...welcome aboard”: it was almost a century ago that the first privileged travellers
set sail on Thomas Cook & Son’s steamboats. Today, the Steam Ship Sudan is the last survivor of this
steam-powered fleet – the only one still gracing the Nile with her paddlewheels and oiled teak decks.
Setting foot on her gangway, strolling along her broad passageways, falling asleep and dreaming in one
of her 23 cabins will instantly transport you back in time to the days of Agatha Christie and Howard
Carter. In late spring 2020, the ship will be taking passengers on two exceptional cruises along a section
of the Nile that was closed to shipping for 20 years.

Day 1 :
Check in at London Heathrow Airport (T2) for your flight to Cairo International Airport on board EGYPTAIR. Upon arrival you will be met by our local English speaking representative who will escort you to your hotel.

Day 2 :
After breakfast, you will be met by our English speaking Egyptologist who will escort you on an unforgettable tour of the Great Pyramids of Giza that represent the highest and best achieved level in pyramids construction. They are among the world’s greatest tourist attractions and never lose their ability to inspire and overwhelm visitors. Enter the temple of the mysterious Sphinx, an ancient figure shrouded in legend and mystery. Your Egyptologist will enthrall you with the tales told of this fascinating figure.

Commence to downtown Cairo for a fascinating guided tour of 7,000 years of Egyptian history with a visit to the Egyptian Museum of Antiquities. The Museum houses the world’s greatest collection of Ancient Egyptian artifacts.

Day 3 :
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Cairo International Airport for your short flight to Aswan. Upon arrival you will transferred to Steam Ship Sudan dock. Embark; lunch served on board. Afternoon visit to the Temple of Philae, the “Pearl of Egypt”, dedicated to the cult of the goddess Isis of Nubia.

Free time in the evening to explore the souks of Aswan.
Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 4 :
Set sail at dawn to Kom Ombo followed by visit to its temple on the banks of the majestic river. The site is dedicated to two gods: Horus the Great and Sobek the crocodile-god. Short cruise to the temple of Edfu, whose buildings, dedicated to the cult of Horus, are among the finest examples of Ancient Egyptian sacred architecture. Dinner on board and sail overnight to Esna.

Day 5 :
Continue sailing to Luxor, ancient Thebes. En route – Visit the site of Karnak, dedicated to the god Amun, protector of the New Kingdom pharaohs. You will love exploring the temple of Luxor in the evening, when the light reveals the full beauty of the columns of Amenophis III. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 6 :
Depart in the morning for the mysterious Theban Necropolis, presided over by the god Osiris. Itinerary for Luxor – Visit the Valley of the Kings (whose tombs evoke the passage of the deceased into the afterlife) with the tomb of Ramses VI which measures 116 meters long, the Valley of the Queens (the secret necropolis of the royal wives) with the tomb of Nefertari, the best known of the wives of Ramses VI (according to the affluence, this visit is not guaranteed) and the Valley of the Nobles. Set sail for Qena. Dinner and overnight on board.

  • Returns flights from London Heathrow Airport on board EGYPTAIR including domestic flight 
  • 13 nights Cruise from Aswan to Cairo 
  • Full board basis 
  • Private Airport Transfers 
  • Meet & assist by our local English Speaking representative

  • Beverages during meals 
  • Egyptian Entry Visa 
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Gratuities for guide/drivers/representative/on board staff 
  • Tours in Cairo

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