Silversea Luxury Cruises À SAFAGA (Luxor)

SAFAGA (Luxor)
SAFAGA (Luxor)

Unravel the mysteries, and marvel at the artistry and scale, of some of Ancient Egypt's most important and impressive monuments, which rise from the fertile plains and palm groves of the River Nile. Safaga’s port sits on the Red Sea's dazzling coastline, where gorgeous beaches and super waters for diving and snorkelling await. Unwind here, amid the colourful fish life, or lie back to soak in ever-reliable sunshine. View more

Most will choose to head inland to the banks of one of the world’s longest and most storied rivers - where the immense treasures of Ancient Egypt loom in the desert's haze. Modern Luxor rests beside the Nile, and is set amid an unparalleled archaeological site of swirling legend and ancient beauty. This vast, open-air museum sprawls out below the burning sun, and you'll discover preserved ancient tombs, momentous statues like the Colossi of Memnon, and vast columned temples with rows of statues, such as the Temple of Karnak. Soak in the surroundings on boats, which meander up and down the river, or head out to tick off as many of the remarkable ruins as you can. Cultural treasures like the World Heritage Site listed Valley of the Kings – carved into the copper rock of the desert – provided elaborate resting places for Ancient Egypt's revered Pharaohs. Built between the 16th and 11th centuries BC, no fewer than 63 temples have been discovered here so far. Head into incredibly preserved tombs, decorated with majestic and mystical symbols and colourful artworks. See famous sites like the cursed tomb of King Tutankhamun, and the imposing rise of Queen Hatshepsut's temple, amid the countless highlights and wonders.

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Excursions depuis SAFAGA (Luxor)

Aquascope Semi-Submarine

Explore the crystal clear waters, colorful reefs, coral gardens and a variety of exotic fish during this memorable half-day reef visit on a semi submarine.


After an approximate 30-minute drive to the Aqua Scope docking area, board a semi-submersible watercraft where the top deck remains completely above the water and the bottom deck is submerged under the surface of the sea.


Enjoy a 90-minute cruise in the sparkling waters of the Red Sea and marine life of colourful coral, reefs and fish. The Aqua Scope lets you experience this marine wonder world through viewing windows in the submerged bottom half of the boat.


During the return journey, relax on the top deck while sipping a complimentary soft drink and enjoying the fresh sea breeze and warm sunshine


At the conclusion of the tour, meet the vehicle at the Aqua Scope landing pier for the approximate 30-minute transfer back to the ship.

Exclusive Karnak Temple, Nefertari & Nile River Cruise with Lunch

Discover the ancient treasures of Egypt during this scenic and memorable, full-day excursion to Luxor.


Luxor City, Temple of Karnak, Avenue of the Sphinx and Ramses II Statues

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 3.5-hour drive to Luxor City. Upon arrival, head for a visit to the Temple of Karnak, the largest manmade religious complex ever built. This vast complex was built and enlarged over a 1,300-year period, and is comprised of three main temples, smaller enclosed temples and several outer temples. During your visit, see the impressive Avenue of the Sphinx, which links Karnak with the Luxor Temple. In addition, view the massive statues of Ramses II, great halls and pylons, and pink granite obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut.


Nile River, Lunch Cruise and Queen Nefertari Tomb

Next, embark a sailing vessel for a relaxing lunch cruise whilst crossing the Nile River to the West Bank. Upon arrival, disembark the boat and proceed to the Queen Nefertari Tomb. Renowned for its lavish décor and colours, the Queen Nefertari Tomb is the most beautiful and exclusive tomb in all of Egypt.


Valley of the Kings, Seti I Tomb, King Tutankhamen Tomb and Nile Cruise

Your tour continues with a stop at the Valley of the Kings. Here, visit the Seti I Tomb, which is the largest and most beautiful tomb in the valley, and adorned with beautiful paintings. A visit is then made to the famous tomb of King Tutankhamen. Time-permitting, a brief stop is made at one or two other tombs in the area before embarking the boat for the cruise back to the East Bank. Following a stop for afternoon tea by the Nile, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 3.5-hour drive back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of walking for 0.87 miles (about 1.4 kilometres), at times over uneven and sandy surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach, and at the entrance to the Karnak Temple, Queen Nefertari Tomb and tombs inside the Valley of the Kings. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilize a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe and soft-soled walking shoes, and bring sun protection and a light jacket or sweater from the ship. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Explore the Bedouin Life by 4X4

Explore the Bedouin lifestyle and stark beauty of the Arabian Desert during this picturesque, half-day Jeep safari.


Depart the pier in an air-conditioned coach toward Hurghada city for approximately 45-minute drive up to desert entrance where your 4 x 4 Land Cruiser will be waiting for you. Enjoy an approximately 30-minutes drive through the Arabian Desert to the Bedouin camp; the desert drive offers scenic views and photo opportunities.


Upon arrival at the Bedouin camp, you are welcomed by the Bedouins and taken on a tour of their camp whilst learning about their culture and lifestyle. During your visit, sample their famous aromatic tea and flat bread prepared over a wood fire. An optional photo opportunity on the back of one of the camels is available by paying a small token (US $1.00 at the time of printing) to the camel's owner.


At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your Jeep for a drive through the desert to your motor coach followed by a drive back to the pier.

Luxor & Valley of the Kings

Discover the ancient treasures of Egypt during this scenic and memorable, full-day excursion to Luxor.


Luxor Temple

Depart the pier for the approximate 3.5 to 4 hour drive to Luxor. Upon arrival, your first stop is at the spectacular Luxor Temple. The original temple complex was built during the New Kingdom on the site of an older sanctuary. Over the centuries, various rulers made additions that included statues, chapels, a colonnade and a sun court. Ramses II added a statue of himself and a pair of 82-foot (25-metre) obelisks; one of them was taken to Paris in 1835, and today stands in the Place de la Concorde.


Lunch and the Valley of the Kings

Next, re-board your coach and proceed for a buffet lunch at a 5-star deluxe Hotel. After lunch, drive across the Nile to the West Bank for a visit to the Valley of the Kings. During a period of 500 years from the 16th to 11th century B.C., tombs were constructed in this Theban Necropolis for the kings and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom.


The 'wadi' consists of two valleys, the East Valley, where the bulk of the royal tombs are situated, and the West Valley. To date, 63 tombs have been discovered, with chambers ranging in size from a simple pit to a complex tomb with over 120 chambers. Most of the tombs were cut into the limestone, and took six years to complete, depending upon their size. The most notable tomb discovered in the valley is that of King Tutankhamun, as it includes a display of the young king's mummified body. A visit to King Tutankhamun's tomb is not included but can be arranged in advance.


Queen Hatshepsut Temple

Following your visit, a photo stop is made at the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which is dramatically perched at the head of a valley overshadowed by the peak of the Thebes. Queen Hatshepsut was the fifth pharaoh of the 18th dynasty of Ancient Egypt. Egyptologists generally regard her as one of the most successful pharaohs, reigning longer than any other woman of an indigenous Egyptian dynasty.


Colossi of Memnon

A final photo stop is made at the Colossi of Memnon, a pair of colossal statues standing alone in a farmer's field. The statues are all that remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III. From here, drive back across the Nile to the East Bank and enjoy an afternoon tea at a 5 stars deluxe restaurant, then commence the approximately 3.5 to 4 hour drive back to the pier.

Red Sea Snorkelling

This area of the Red Sea is known as one of the best snorkelling spots in the world. Enjoy the opportunity to snorkel among colorful tropical fish and intricate coral formations on this half-day excursion.


Departing from the pier, it is a short drive to the motorboat, where you embark for a journey to discover the underwater marine life of the Red Sea.


After donning a mask and snorkel, enter the water and snorkel amid the marine life. Underwater sightings may include blue-spotted stingrays, grouper, and other rainbow-collared species.


Following this snorkeling adventure, re-board the motorboat and return ashore for the short drive back to the ship.

Silver Shore Privato: Luxor By Private Car & Guide

Explore Luxor and the Valley of the Kings at your leisure during your full-day (13-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Luxor by Private Van & Guide

Explore Luxor and the Valley of the Kings at your leisure during your full-day (13-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Safaga at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. This service does not visit Luxor. For guests who wish to visit Luxor on private bases, please contact the Shore Concierge by emailing ShoreConcierge@Silversea.com.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Safaga at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Safaga at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary. This service does not visit Luxor. For guests who wish to visit Luxor on private bases, please contact the Shore Concierge by emailing ShoreConcierge@Silversea.com.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Safaga at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this programme. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Soma Bay Resort

If not participating in the two-day Luxor excursion, guests may wish to take advantage of the inviting surroundings and beach atmosphere of the area's leading resort hotel.


The Soma Bay Resort, located approximately 45-minutes from the pier between Safaga and Hrghada, boasts pristine white beaches, turquoise waters and stunning desert scenery. Palm trees lining the bay and beautiful landscaping create an island of lush greenery. Total time at the resort is approximately 2.5 hours.


At the conclusion of the tour re-board your vehicle for the approximate 45-minute drive back to the ship.

Spectacular Temples of Luxor

Discover Luxor treasures during this full day excursion.


Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 3.5-hour drive to Luxor via the Eastern Desert and Nile Valley.


Luxor Museum & Lunch

Upon arrival in Luxor, proceed to the Luxor Museum. This marvellous museum overlooks the west bank of the Nile River, and has an amazing collection of ancient artefacts. Displays range from magnificent Pharaonic art to items used in everyday life, such as pottery and jewellery, including a carefully selected assortment of items from the Theban temples and necropolis. It includes items from King Tutankhamun Tomb, a collection of 26 new kingdom statues and the Royal mummies of two pharaohs. At the conclusion of your visit to the Luxor Museum, proceed for lunch one of Luxor deluxe hotels.


Karnak Temple Complex

After lunch, transfer to the nearby Karnak Temple the largest religious complex ever built by man. Built, enlarged and decorated over a period of nearly 1,500 years, the grand Karnak Temple Complex is the most important sanctuary of the cult that worshipped the sun god, Ra-Amun. The entrance and main axis are lined by ram-headed Sphinxes leading to the first Pylon, and into the Great Court. This is the largest single area of the Karnak Temple, and highlighted by 134 huge columns. Your visit covers the most important parts of this magnificent temple complex. You will have a chance to see the impressive Avenue of the Sphinx, linking Karnak with Luxor Temple and view the massive statues of Ramses II, the great halls and pylons, and the pink granite obelisk of Queen Hatshepsut.


Luxor Temple

Next, a short drive takes you to the spectacular Luxor Temple, located in the centre of the city. The grandeur of this beautiful temple, and its excellent state of preservation, never fail to amaze visitors. The original temple complex was built during the New Kingdom on the site of an older sanctuary. Over the centuries, various rulers made additions that included statues, chapels, a colonnade and a sun court. Ramses II added a statue of himself and a pair of 82-foot (25-metre) obelisks; one of them was taken to Paris in 1835, and today stands in the Place de la Concorde.


Afternoon Tea & Snacks

Following your visit, enjoy an afternoon tea and refreshments before commencing the approximately 3.5-hour drive back to the pier.

Programmes d’excursions à terre depuis SAFAGA (Luxor)

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Mid Voyage Land Adventure: Egypt - A Timeless Journey

Silversea is pleased to invite our guests for a eight days overland visiting the most rich cities in the world with their monuments. You will have the opportunity to explore various attractions that have been in place for more than 7000 years and still remain well preserved. Visits include the magnificent temples of Karnak and Luxor , the great museum of Luxor. The beautiful tomb of Nefertari located at the Valley of the Queens , the gorgeous tomb of Seti First and the tomb of the famous King Tut where his real mummy is on display located at the valley of the Kings. A photo stop opportunity at Queen Hatshepsut temple and the Colossi of Memnon. The beautiful temple of Isis and the nubian museum demonstrating a nubian civilization of Egypt. The unique temple of Abu simbel located on lake Nasser on the Nubian terriatory. The last remaing wonder of the ancient world represented by the great Pyramids of Giza and if you are lucky you will be one of the first guests ever in the world to have the chance to visit the Grand Egyptian museum which should open next October. The museum is expected to be one of the unique museum inn the world with his design and contents.

You will also have the opportunity during this trip to explore the Islamic and Christian part of Egypt with a free time to enjoy the famous Khan El Khalili market before continuing your adventure to the Sultanate of Oman.

This Overland is also offering a unique experience where guests enjoy lunch while cruising on the Nile on board of a private Dahabeya boat. Overnight accommodation will be at the deluxe Hilton Luxor resort & SPA, the Legendary Sofitel Old Catarct considered the most beautiful Hotel in Egypt and the beautiful Cairo Four Seasons


07MIDSAF-T Egypt - A Timeless Journey

Duration: 8 Days/ 7 Nights

Departs from: Safaga

Re-join ship: Muscat

Reserve: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE:

This Land Adventure is a small group luxury tour, providing bespoke cultural and sightseeing experiences. We limit the tour to a small group in order to ensure your experience is a high-quality one. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. If the program fills up, you'll be accommodated on a space-available basis. Advanced booking is required at least 90 days prior to sailing date via Silversea Reservations. We suggest booking early to secure your spot(s).

Please be advised that a minimum number of participants is required for this program to run as described. In rare cases when the minimum number of participants is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at an increased rate based on private arrangements or to cancel your specific departure for a refund. The self-cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, is 90 days or sooner to initial sailing date at the rate of 100% program fare per person. The payment for your Land Adventure is due in full on the same date as your final payment due for your cruise. Per Silversea's general payment terms, bookings made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner.

All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 120 days of sailing, with the exception of cancellation by Silversea. Our family-friendly land programs require adult accompaniment of any guests under the age of 18. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Silversea and our local operators make every effort to ensure your land program runs as described. Our local operators reserve the right to modify tour sequence, sites visited and venues mentioned due to operational reasons.

VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Egypt. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency is Egyptian Pound; however Euros and US dollars are well-accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited. (There is no shopping stop planned during the program.)



DAY ONE - Safaga / Luxor


From the Port of Safaga, a 3.5-hour journey takes you to Luxor via the Eastern Desert and the Nile valley.

Upon arrival, lunch will be served at deluxe hotel in Luxor.

After lunch, drive to the nearby Temple of Karnak. This grand temple was built, enlarged and decorated over a period of nearly 1,500 years. It was the most important sanctuary of the cult that worshipped the sun god Ra-Amun. Ram-headed sphinxes leading to the first Pylon and into the Great Court line the entrance and main axis. This is the largest single area of the Karnak temple, highlighted by 134 huge columns. Your visit will cover the most important parts of this magnificent temple complex.


Leaving Karnak, proceed to the hotel for check-in. Spend some free time in the afternoon at leisure

This evening a short drive will take you to Luxor museum, this marvelous museum overlooks the west bank of the Nile River and has an amazing collection of ancient artifacts. Displays range from magnificent Pharaonic art to items used in everyday life, such as pottery and jewelry, including a carefully selected assortment of items from the Theban temples and necropolis.

It includes items from King Tutankhamun Tomb, a collection of 26 new kingdom statues and the royal mummies of two pharaohs.


Following Luxor museum visit you will be visiting Luxor temple, located in the centre of Luxor town. The grandeur of this temple and its excellent state of preservation never fail to amaze visitors. The original temple was built on the site of an older sanctuary. Over the centuries, various rulers made additions and Ramses II added a statue of himself and two obelisks; one of them stands today in Paris.

After visiting Luxor temple, back to your hotel well dinner will be served.


Overnight at Hilton Luxor Resort & SPA - Luxor.


DAY TWO - Luxor/The West Bank/Luxor


Optional: An early morning hot-air balloon ride over Luxor ($200 per person) may be booked and paid directly at the balloon company desk in the hotel lobby (subject to availability and wind conditions). Balloon representative will be available at hotel reception from 18:00 to 18:30 for guests who wish to participate.

Pick up time is usually around 4:30 to 5:00 am with an expected return to your hotel at 7:30.

We suggested for those guests who are interested to join this tour option to advise the on board Shore Concierge Team.


After breakfast, depart the hotel for the drive to the Valley of the Queens, located on the Nile's west bank where you will be visiting the tomb of Nefertari, the great wife of Pharaoh Ramses II which is known to be the most beautiful tomb by its lavishly decoration and colours. Nefertari tomb is called the Sistine Chapel of Ancient Egypt and the word Nefertari means the beautiful companion as she was the favourite King wife.


Leaving the Valley of the Queens, a short drive will bring you to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of Egypt's finest and most striking monuments. This extraordinary structure, dedicated to Egypt's only female Pharaoh, rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces backed by an impressive mountain range.


Following Hatshepsut temple photo stop, you will proceed to the Valley of the Kings.

In this remote area lies the Necropolis of ancient Thebes where the tombs of the great Pharaohs were cleverly concealed deep inside the barren cliffs.


From the coach parking area, it is about a 15-minute walk to the site of the tombs, or you can ride a miniature tram.

Your visit today of the Valley of the Kings will be somehow very special as you will be visiting Seti 1st tomb which includes the most beautiful paintings in the valley and which is considered the longest tomb in the valley with a length of 137 m. Following Seti I tomb, you will visit the famous King Tutankhamen tomb where you will have the opportunity to see the real mummies of king Tut and if time permitted you can have a quick look on one or two tombs available in the area.


After the Valley of the Kings, proceed for lunch, on the way pause at the Colossi of Memnon. These two giant statues tower above an empty field and are all that remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III. After a photo stop, continue your drive toward your Dahabeya boat where lunch while be served while cruising on the Nile back to your hotel.


Spend your afternoon at leisure or join your guide for an optional shopping experience. This evening, you will be attending the spectacular sound and light show the Karnak temple followed by dinner at your hotel.


Overnight at Hilton Luxor Resort & SPA - Luxor.


DAY THREE - Luxor/Edfu/Kom Ombo/Aswan


After breakfast, check out and depart by coach toward the city of Aswan. Your drive to Aswan will include two stops to visit to impressive temples of ancient Egypt.


After approximate 2 hours drive, your first stop will be at Edfu temple, the most preserved cult temple in Egypt because it was one of the last temples built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom between 237 and 57 BC to be a worship house of the sky deity Horus. It is the second largest temple in Egypt after Karnak temple. The temple was built on the location believed to the place where Horus fought Set to avenge the killing of Osiris, Horus's father, and his own Brother according to the famous Isis & Osiris myth.


Following the visit of Edfu temple, you will drive another 90 min toward the temple of Kom Ombo, lunch box will be served on the coach while you enjoy the scenery of upper Egypt. Kom Ombo temple was built during the Graeco-Roman period (332 BC AD 395). The temple is unique because it is in fact a double temple, dedicated to Sobek the crocodile god, and Horus the falcon-headed god.


Finally, an hour drive will take you to Aswan. Check in Sofitel legendary old cataract. Late lunch will be served. Enjoy a free afternoon at leisure. This evening enjoy dinner at 1902 restaurant.


Overnight at Sofitel Old Cataract hotel - Aswan.


DAY FOUR - Aswan/Philae temple, Nubian museum & Sunset felucca/Aswan


After breakfast, depart the hotel and begin your sightseeing of Aswan city main sites. Your first of the day will be the beautiful temple of Philae. The island temple was built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom. The principal deity of the temple complex was Queen Isis one of the major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. She was believed to help the dead enter the after life, she was also considered the divine mother of the Pharaohs. The temple is considered the last temple to be built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC and was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped.


Following the visit of Philae temple , you will be exploring the nubian museum. The museum traces the history of Nubia , the region defined as the area between Aswan in Egypt and Khartou in Sudan. The museum was built in 1997 over an area of 50,000 square meter where 7000 are devoted to the museum building.

Museum consisit of three floors reflectinf phases of the development of Nubian culture and civilization. The museum also contains three thousand pieces of Egyptian antiquities representing different ages such as the Pharaonic , Roman , Coptic and Islamic periods.


Followed the museum visit, back to your hotel for lunch time and free time for relaxation. Later this afternoon, meet your guide and embark a 'felucca'-boat for a Nile River sunset cruise with teatime. At night, enjoy a delicious oriental dinner served at Kababji restaurant at your hotel.


Overnight at Sofitel Old Cataract hotel - Aswan.


DAY FIVE - Aswan/Abu Simbel/Cairo


After morning breakfast and check out, transfer to the airport for your scheduled flight to Abu Simbel. On the way to Aswan airport, a photo stop of the High dam of Aswan will be done.


A 45 min flight will take you close to the Sudanese border on Lake Nasser, where Abu Simbel temple is located. The temple is one of the most significant and famous temples in the world, originally built by the Pharaoh Ramesses II as a monument to himself and Queen Nefertari. It was called the "Temple of Ramesses, beloved by Amun". Abu Simbel consists of two temples and were cut into solid rock in side of a cliff during the reign of Pharaoh Ramesses II in the 13th century BC. It was a lasting monument to himself and his queen Nefertari, to remember his victory at the Battle of Kadesh. The temples were built between 1264 BC and 1244 BC. They were relocated in 1968 so they would not be flooded by the Aswan Dam. They are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the "Nubian Monuments".


After Abu Simbel visit you will fly back to Aswan followed by another fly to Cairo. Lunch box will be served. Upon arrival to Cairo airport, an hour drive will take you to Cairo city center to check in at the Four Season first residence. Enjoy an evening at leisure. Dinner at your hotel.


Overnight at Four Seasons First Residence hotel - Cairo.


DAY SIX - Cairo/Pyramids & Grand Egyptian museum/Cairo


After morning breakfast, start by visiting the Great Giza pyramids including the Solar boat museum and entering Cheops pyramid. The Great Pyramids of Giza are some of the most famous manmade objects in the world, they have been famous since ancient times and have been built 4,500 years ago during Egypt's Old Kingdom.

The pyramids of Giza are more than elaborate tombs, they're also one of historians' best sources of insight into how the ancient Egyptians lived, since their walls are covered with illustrations of agricultural practices, city life, and religious ceremonies. In fact, the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops) is the only "Wonder of the Ancient World" that still survives

South of the great Pyramids, lies the Sphinx, symbol of Egypt from ancient times to the present. The Great Sphinx of Giza is an immense stone sculpture of a creature with the body of a lion and the head of a human. The greatest monumental sculpture in the ancient world, it is carved out of a single ridge of limestone 240 feet (73 meters) long and 66 feet (20 meters) high.


After lunch at Marriott Mena House hotel, you will visit the Grand Egyptian museum (expected to open in October 2020). It is expected to be the largest archaeological museum <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archaeological_museum> in the world, exhibiting the full Tutankhamun <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tutankhamun> collection with many pieces to be displayed for the first time. The museum is sited on 50 hectares (120 acres) of land approximately two kilometers from the Giza pyramids <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giza_pyramids> and is part of a new master plan for the plateau.

This day will be ended by nice dinner at your hotel.


Overnight at Four Seasons First Residence hotel - Cairo.


DAY SEVEN - Cairo/Islamic and Coptic Cairo/Muscat


This will be your last day in Egypt, after breakfast at your hotel, you will check in and drive toward the Islamic part of old Cairo where your first visit of the day will be the Citadel and Mohamed Ali mosque.


The Citadel of Cairo or Citadel of Salah ad-Din is a medieval Islamic-era fortification in Cairo, Egypt, built by Salah ad-Din (Saladin) and further developed by subsequent Egyptian rulers. It was the seat of government in Egypt and the residence of its rulers for nearly 700 years from the 13th to the 19th centuries. Its location on a promontory of the Mokattam hills near the center of Cairo commands a strategic position overlooking the city and dominating its skyline. At the time of its construction, it was among the most impressive and ambitious military fortification projects of its time. It is now a preserved historic site, including mosques and museums. Inside the Citadel is located Mohamed Ali mosque which was built by Mohamed Ali in the 19th century and also known by the name of Alabaster mosque due to the extensive use of that stone on some of its exterior walls and other surface.


Following the citadel visit, you will be visiting the Hanging church considered to be one of the oldest churches in Egypt built above a gate house of Babylon fortress in Basilican style. The church is very famous by its holy icons which are around 110 from the 8th to the 18th century. Following the visit of the Hanging church few walking steps will take you to the Synagogue of Ben Ezra considered the oldest synagogue in Egypt presenting part of the Hebrew history of Egypt.


Enjoy lunch at Oberoi Khan El Khalili,

After lunch, you will have the time to walk around the market and explore its treasures. Khan el Khalili market is one of the more colorful, open-air bazaar is filled with unique and exotic items from spices and perfumes to jewelry and souvenirs, which helps you to stock up on gifts for the family back home. It is also consider as one of the Important places which reflects the sights and sounds are enduring examples of true Egyptian culture that has been thriving for hundreds of years.


Finally, you Egyptian adventure will ends and you will be flying to Sultanate Oman


Please note: The tour sequence may vary. All sites require extensive walking. At the Valley of the Kings, entrance to the tombs involves negotiating sloping pathways and a flight of steps. Guides are only allowed to provide commentary outside the tombs. Guests are advised to wear lightweight clothing with comfortable, rubber-soled walking shoes. Remember to carry sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a sweater for the evening and to bring your camera.


Program Includes:

Two-night's stay at Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

Two-night's stay at The Sofitel Old Cataract.

Two-night's stay at The Four Seasons First Residence.

Six breakfasts, seven lunches and six dinners (drinks are included)

All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary


Not Included:

Hot air ballooning, any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

Mid Voyage Land Adventure: Luxor Deluxe

Experience the famous Karnak Temple and the remote Valley of the Kings, where ancient Egypt's illustrious rulers found their final resting place. Venture off the beaten path and explore sites the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut perched at the head of a valley overshadowed by the peak of the Thebes, and the Colossi of Memnon.



01MIDSAF-D Luxor Deluxe

Duration: 2 Days/ 1 Night

Departs from: Safaga

Re-join ship: Safaga

Reserve: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE:

This Land Adventure is a small group luxury tour, providing bespoke cultural and sightseeing experiences. We limit the tour to a small group in order to ensure your experience is a high-quality one. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. If the program fills up, you'll be accommodated on a space-available basis. Advanced booking is required at least 90 days prior to sailing date via Silversea Reservations. We suggest booking early to secure your spot(s).

Please be advised that a minimum number of participants is required for this program to run as described. In rare cases when the minimum number of participants is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at an increased rate based on private arrangements or to cancel your specific departure for a refund. The self-cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, is 90 days or sooner to initial sailing date at the rate of 100% program fare per person. The payment for your Land Adventure is due in full on the same date as your final payment due for your cruise. Per Silversea's general payment terms, bookings made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner.

All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 120 days of sailing, with the exception of cancellation by Silversea. Our family-friendly land programs require adult accompaniment of any guests under the age of 18. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Silversea and our local operators make every effort to ensure your land program runs as described. Our local operators reserve the right to modify tour sequence, sites visited and venues mentioned due to operational reasons.

VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Egypt. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency is Egyptian Pound; however Euros and US dollars are well-accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited. (There is no shopping stop planned during the program.)



DAY ONE - Safaga / Luxor /Valley of the Kings


From the Port of Safaga, a 3.5-hour journey takes you to Luxor via the Eastern Desert and the Nile valley.


Upon arrival, embark your Dahabeya Nile boat where lunch will be served while cruising toward the west bank of Luxor.


After lunch, you will start your exploration adventure by visiting the Valley of the Kings.

In this remote area lies the Necropolis of ancient Thebes where the tombs of the great Pharaohs were cleverly concealed deep inside the barren cliffs.


From the coach parking area, it is about a 15-minute walk to the site of the tombs, or you can ride a miniature tram.

Your visit today of the Valley of the Kings will be somehow very special as you will be visiting Seti 1st tomb which includes the most beautiful paintings in the valley and which is considered the longest tomb in the valley with a length of 137 m. Following Seti I tomb, you will visit the famous King Tutankhamen tomb where you will have the opportunity to see the real mummies of king Tut and if time permitted you can have a quick look on one or two tombs available in the area.


Leaving the Valley of the Kings, a short drive will bring you to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of Egypt's finest and most striking monuments. This extraordinary structure, dedicated to Egypt's only female Pharaoh, rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces backed by an impressive mountain range.


Following Hatshepsut temple photo stop, few minutes will take you to the Valley of the Queens where you will be visiting the tomb of Nefertari , the great wife of Pharaoh Ramses II which is known to be the most beautiful tomb by its lavishly decoration and colours . Nefertari tomb is called the Sistine Chapel of Ancient Egypt and the word Nefertari means the beautiful companion as she was the favourite King wife.


Finally before leaving the west bank of Luxor toward your hotel, a photo stop will be made at the Colossi of Memnon.

These two giant statues tower above an empty field and are all that remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III.


Check in. Spend the remaining afternoon at leisure or shopping with your guide.


This evening enjoy visiting Luxor temple, located in the centre of Luxor town. The grandeur of this temple and its excellent state of preservation never fail to amaze visitors. The original temple was built on the site of an older sanctuary. Over the centuries, various rulers made additions and Ramses II added a statue of himself and two obelisks; one of them stands today in Paris.


After visiting Luxor temple, back to your hotel where your dinner will be served.


Overnight at Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa - Luxor.



DAY TWO - Luxor/Karnak/Safaga


Optional: An early morning hot-air balloon ride over Luxor ($200 per person) may be booked and paid directly at the balloon company desk in the hotel lobby (subject to availability and wind conditions). Balloon representative will be available at hotel reception from 18:00 to 18:30 for guests who wish to participate.

Pick up time is usually around 4:30 to 5:00 am with an expected return to your hotel at 7:30.

We suggested for those guests who are interested to join the early morning hot-air balloon ride to advise the on board Shore Concierge Team.


After breakfast and check out, depart the hotel for Karnak temple visit. This grand temple was built, enlarged and decorated over a period of nearly 1,500 years. It was the most important sanctuary of the cult that worshipped the sun god Ra-Amun. The entrance and main axis are lined by ram-headed sphinxes leading to the first Pylon and into the Great Court. This is the largest single area of the Karnak temple, highlighted by 134 huge columns. Your visit will cover the most important parts of this magnificent temple complex.


Following Karnak temple visit, commence the return journey to Safaga and the ship.


Please note: The tour sequence may vary. All sites require extensive walking. At the Valley of the Kings, entrance to the tombs involves negotiating sloping pathways and a flight of steps. Guides are only allowed to provide commentary outside the tombs. Guests are advised to wear lightweight clothing with comfortable, rubber-soled walking shoes. Remember to carry sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a sweater for the evening and to bring your camera.


Program Includes:

One-night stay at Hilton Luxor hotel

One breakfast, one lunch and one dinner (drinks are included)

All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary


Not Included:

Hot air ballooning, any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

Mid Voyage Land Adventure: Treasures & Mysteries from Egypt

A three days visit to intriguing Luxor and Aswan, two of the oldest cities in the world. You will have the opportunity to explore various attractions that have been in place for more than 7000 years and still remain well preserved. Visits include the magnificent temples of Karnak and Luxor , the great museum of Luxor. The beautiful tomb of Nefertari located at the Valley of the Queens, the gorgeous tomb of Seti First and the tomb of the famous King Tut where his real mummy is on display located at the valley of the Kings. A photo stop opportunity at Queen Hatshepsut temple and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit Aswan, a city on the Nile River, which has been southern Egypt's strategic and commercial gateway since antiquity. It contains significant archaeological sites like the Philae temple & Nubian museum. This Mid Voyage Land Adventure is also offering a unique experience where guests enjoy lunch while cruising on the Nile on board of a private Dahabeya boat. Overnight accommodation will be at the deluxe Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa and the Sofitel Old Cataract in Aswan. The flight Luxor / Aswan / Port Said will be via charter plane.


Treasures & Mysteries from Egypt

Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights

Departs from: Safaga

Re-join ship: Port Said

Reserve: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE:

This Land Adventure is a small group luxury tour, providing bespoke cultural and sightseeing experiences. We limit the tour to a small group in order to ensure your experience is a high-quality one. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. If the program fills up, you'll be accommodated on a space-available basis. Advanced booking is required at least 90 days prior to sailing date via Silversea Reservations. We suggest booking early to secure your spot(s).

Please be advised that a minimum number of participants is required for this program to run as described. In rare cases when the minimum number of participants is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at an increased rate based on private arrangements or to cancel your specific departure for a refund. The self-cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, is 90 days or sooner to initial sailing date at the rate of 100% program fare per person. The payment for your Land Adventure is due in full on the same date as your final payment due for your cruise. Per Silversea's general payment terms, bookings made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner.

All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 120 days of sailing, with the exception of cancellation by Silversea. Our family-friendly land programs require adult accompaniment of any guests under the age of 18. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Silversea and our local operators make every effort to ensure your land program runs as described. Our local operators reserve the right to modify tour sequence, sites visited and venues mentioned due to operational reasons.

VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Egypt. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency is Egyptian Pound; however Euros and US dollars are well-accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited. (There is no shopping stop planned during the program.)



Experience the famous Karnak Temple and the remote Valley of the Kings, where ancient Egypt's illustrious rulers found their final resting place. Venture off the beaten path and explore sites the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut perched at the head of a valley overshadowed by the peak of the Thebes, and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit Aswan, a city on the Nile River, which has been southern Egypt's strategic and commercial gateway since antiquity. It contains significant archaeological sites like the Philae temple & Nubian museum.


DAY ONE - Monday, May 3rd, 2021 - Safaga / Luxor

From the Port of Safaga, a 3.5-hour journey takes you to Luxor via the Eastern Desert and the Nile valley.

Upon arrival, lunch will be served at the Hilton Luxor Hotel. After lunch, drive to the nearby Temple of Karnak. This grand temple was built, enlarged and decorated over a period of nearly 1,500 years. It was the most important sanctuary of the cult that worshipped the sun god Ra-Amun. Ram-headed sphinxes leading to the first Pylon and into the Great Court line the entrance and main axis. This is the largest single area of the Karnak temple, highlighted by 134 huge columns. Your visit will cover the most important parts of this magnificent temple complex.


Leaving Karnak, a short drive will take you to Luxor museum which overlooks the west bank of the Nile River and has an amazing collection of ancient artifacts. Displays range from magnificent Pharaonic art to items used in everyday life, such as pottery and jewelry, including a carefully selected assortment of items from the Theban temples and necropolis. It includes items from King Tutankhamun Tomb, a collection of 26 new kingdom statues and the royal mummies of two pharaohs.


After Luxor museum visit, enjoy visiting Luxor temple, located in the centre of Luxor town. The grandeur of this temple and its excellent state of preservation never fail to amaze visitors. The original temple was built on the site of an older sanctuary. Over the centuries, various rulers made additions and Ramses II added a statue of himself and two obelisks; one of them stands today in Paris.

After visiting Luxor temple, proceed to your hotel where dinner will be served. Overnight at Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa - Luxor.


DAY TWO - Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 - Luxor / The West Bank / Aswan

Optional: An early morning hot-air balloon ride over Luxor ($200 per person) may be booked and paid directly at the balloon company desk in the hotel lobby (subject to availability and wind conditions). Balloon representative will be available at hotel reception from 18:00 to 18:30 for guests who wish to participate. Pick up time is usually around 4:30 to 5:00 am with an expected return to your hotel at 7:30. We suggested for those who are interested to join the tour to advise the Shore Concierge Team on board.


After breakfast, depart the hotel for the drive to the Valley of the Queens, located on the Nile's west bank where you will be visiting the tomb of Nefertari, the great wife of Pharaoh Ramses II which is known to be the most beautiful tomb by its lavishly decoration and colours. Nefertari tomb is called the Sistine Chapel of Ancient Egypt and the word Nefertari means the beautiful companion as she was the favourite King wife.


Leaving the Valley of the Queens, a short drive will bring you to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of Egypt's finest and most striking monuments. This extraordinary structure, dedicated to Egypt's only female Pharaoh, rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces backed by an impressive mountain range.

Following Hatshepsut temple photo stop, you will proceed to the Valley of the Kings. In this remote area lies the Necropolis of ancient Thebes where the tombs of the great Pharaohs were cleverly concealed deep inside the barren cliffs. From the coach parking area, it is about a 15-minute walk to the site of the tombs, or you can ride a miniature tram. Your visit today of the Valley of the Kings will be somehow very special as you will be visiting Seti 1st tomb which includes the most beautiful paintings in the valley and which is considered the longest tomb in the valley with a length of 137 m. Following Seti I tomb, you will visit the famous King Tutankhamen tomb where you will have the opportunity to see the real mummies of king Tut and if time permitted you can have a quick look on one or two tombs available in the area.


After the Valley of the Kings, proceed for lunch, on the way pause at the Colossi of Memnon. These two giant statues tower above an empty field and are all that remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III. After a photo stop, continue your drive toward your Dahabeya boat where lunch while be served while cruising on the Nile back to your hotel. Following lunch, check out and continue to the airport for your chartered flight to Aswan. Upon arrival in Aswan, check-in at the Old Cataract hotel where dinner will be served. Overnight at the Sofitel Old Cataract - Aswan.



DAY THREE - Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 - Aswan / Philae temple & Nubian museum / Port Said

After breakfast, depart the hotel and begin your sightseeing of Aswan city main sites. Your first stop will be the beautiful temple of Philae. The island temple was built during the Ptolemaic Kingdom. The principal deity of the temple complex was Queen Isis one of the major goddess in ancient Egyptian religion. She was believed to help the dead enter the afterlife and see was also considered the divine mother of the Pharaohs. The temple is considered the last temple to be built in the classical Egyptian style. Construction began around 690 BC and was one of the last outposts where the goddess was worshipped.


Following the visit of Philae temple, continue to explore the Nubian museum. The museum traces the history of Nubia, the region defined as the area between Aswan in Egypt and Khartou in Sudan. The museum was built in 1997 over an area of 50,000 square meters, consists of three floors reflecting phases of the development of Nubian culture and civilization and contains three thousand pieces of Egyptian antiquities representing different ages such as the Pharaonic, Roman, Coptic and Islamic periods. Following the museum visit, return back to your hotel for lunch. After lunch, proceed to Aswan airport where a 2.5 hours chartered flight will take you straight to Port Said city where your ship is waiting.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure involves an extensive amount of driving and walking, at times over uneven, bumpy, slippery and natural surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for active guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. At the Valley of the Kings, entrance to the tombs involves negotiating sloping pathways and a flight of steps. Guides are only allowed to provide commentary outside the tombs. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, a light jacket, camera, and any necessary medication from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.


Program Includes:

· One-night stay at the Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa

· One-night stay at the Sofitel Old Cataract - Aswan

· Two breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners with drinks included

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Flight Luxor / Aswan / Port Said via charter plane.


Not Included:

Hot air ballooning, any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

Mid Voyage Land Adventure: Luxor, Cairo & the Pyramids

Explore various attractions that have been in place for more than 7000 years and still remain well preserved during this Mid-Land Voyage Adventure to two of the oldest cities in the world. Visits include the magnificent temples of Karnak and Luxor, the great museum of Luxor, the beautiful tomb of Nefertari located at the Valley of the Queens, the gorgeous tomb of Seti First and the tomb of the famous King Tut where his real mummy is on display located at the valley of the Kings, a photo stop opportunity at Queen Hatshepsut temple and the Colossi of Memnon, the marvel great Pyramids and the Enigmatic Sphinx. Explore a wealth of ancient treasures at the world famous museum of antiquities with an opportunity to see the mummies of great pharoahs who ruled Egypt Kingdom long time ago. Exjoy the unique experience of having lunch while cruising on the Nile on board of a private Dahabeya boat.


Luxor, Cairo & the Pyramids

Duration: 3 Days/ 2 Nights

Departs from: Safaga

Re-join ship: Port Said

Reserve: At least 90 days prior to sailing


IMPORTANT NOTE:

This Land Adventure is a small group luxury tour, providing bespoke cultural and sightseeing experiences. We limit the tour to a small group in order to ensure your experience is a high-quality one. Spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. If the program fills up, you'll be accommodated on a space-available basis. Advanced booking is required at least 90 days prior to sailing date via Silversea Reservations. We suggest booking early to secure your spot(s).

Please be advised that a minimum number of participants is required for this program to run as described. In rare cases when the minimum number of participants is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the program at an increased rate based on private arrangements or to cancel your specific departure for a refund. The self-cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, is 90 days or sooner to initial sailing date at the rate of 100% program fare per person. The payment for your Land Adventure is due in full on the same date as your final payment due for your cruise. Per Silversea's general payment terms, bookings made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner.

All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 120 days of sailing, with the exception of cancellation by Silversea. Our family-friendly land programs require adult accompaniment of any guests under the age of 18. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors, and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Silversea and our local operators make every effort to ensure your land program runs as described. Our local operators reserve the right to modify tour sequence, sites visited and venues mentioned due to operational reasons.

VISA INFORMATION:

Please check with your travel professional for details regarding visa requirements for Egypt. It is the responsibility of each guest to obtain all appropriate visas before cruising.


LOCAL CURRENCY:

The local currency is Egyptian Pound; however Euros and US dollars are well-accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited. (There is no shopping stop planned during the program.)



Experience the famous Karnak Temple and the remote Valley of the Kings, where ancient Egypt's illustrious rulers found their final resting place. Venture off the beaten path and explore sites the mortuary temple of Queen Hatshepsut perched at the head of a valley overshadowed by the peak of the Thebes, and the Colossi of Memnon. Visit the marvel great Pyramids and the Enigmatic Sphinx and the Egyptian Museum.


DAY ONE - Monday, May 3rd, 2021 - Safaga / Luxor

From the Port of Safaga, a 3.5-hour journey takes you to Luxor via the Eastern Desert and the Nile valley.

Upon arrival, lunch will be served at the Hilton Luxor Resort. After lunch, drive to the nearby Temple of Karnak. This grand temple was built, enlarged and decorated over a period of nearly 1,500 years. It was the most important sanctuary of the cult that worshipped the sun god Ra-Amun. Ram-headed sphinxes leading to the first Pylon and into the Great Court line the entrance and main axis. This is the largest single area of the Karnak temple, highlighted by 134 huge columns. Your visit will cover the most important parts of this magnificent temple complex.


Leaving Karnak, a short drive will take you to Luxor temple, located in the centre of Luxor town. The grandeur of this temple and its excellent state of preservation never fail to amaze visitors. The original temple was built on the site of an older sanctuary. Over the centuries, various rulers made additions and Ramses II added a statue of himself and two obelisks; one of them stands today in Paris.


After Luxor temple visit, return to the hotel for check-in. Spend the remaining afternoon at leisure or shopping with your guide. This evening enjoy visiting Luxor museum, This marvelous museum overlooks the west bank of the Nile River and has an amazing collection of ancient artifacts. Displays range from magnificent Pharaonic art to items used in everyday life, such as pottery and jewelry, including a carefully selected assortment of items from the Theban temples and necropolis. It includes items from King Tutankhamun Tomb, a collection of 26 new kingdom statues and the royal mummies of two pharaohs. After visiting Luxor museum, back to your hotel well dinner will be served. Overnight at Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa - Luxor.


DAY TWO - Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 - Luxor / The West Bank / Safaga

Optional: An early morning hot-air balloon ride over Luxor (approxiamtely $200 per person) may be booked and paid directly at the balloon company desk in the hotel lobby (subject to availability and wind conditions). Balloon representative will be available at hotel reception from 18:00 to 18:30 for guests who wish to participate. Pick up time is usually around 4:30 to 5:00 am with an expected return to your hotel at 7:30. We suggested for those guests who are interested in this experience to advise the Shore Concierge Team on board.


After breakfast, depart the hotel for the drive to the Valley of the Queens, located on the Nile's west bank where you will be visiting the tomb of Nefertari, the great wife of Pharaoh Ramses II which is known to be the most beautiful tomb by its lavishly decoration and colours. Nefertari tomb is called the Sistine Chapel of Ancient Egypt and the word Nefertari means the beautiful companion as she was the favourite King wife.


Leaving the Valley of the Queens, a short drive will bring you to the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, one of Egypt's finest and most striking monuments. This extraordinary structure, dedicated to Egypt's only female Pharaoh, rises out of the desert plain in a series of terraces backed by an impressive mountain range.

Following Hatshepsut temple photo stop, you will proceed to the Valley of the Kings. In this remote area lies the Necropolis of ancient Thebes where the tombs of the great Pharaohs were cleverly concealed deep inside the barren cliffs. From the coach parking area, it is about a 15-minute walk to the site of the tombs, or you can ride a miniature tram. Your visit today of the Valley of the Kings will be somehow very special as you will be visiting Seti 1st tomb which includes the most beautiful paintings in the valley and which is considered the longest tomb in the valley with a length of 137 m. Following Seti I tomb, you will visit the famous King Tutankhamen tomb where you will have the opportunity to see the real mummies of king Tut and if time permitted you can have a quick look on one or two tombs available in the area. After the Valley of the Kings, proceed for lunch, on the way pause at the Colossi of Memnon. These two giant statues tower above an empty field and are all that remains of the Temple of Amenhotep III. After a photo stop, continue your drive toward your Dahabeya boat where lunch while be served while cruising on the Nile back to your hotel.


Following lunch, free time will be available at your hotel to refresh and check out then you will proceed to Luxor airport for a short private flight to Cairo. Once you arrive Cairo you will drive to your hotel for check in. Dinner will be offered at your hotel. Overnight at The Four Seasons First Residence - Cairo



DAY THREE - Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 - Cairo-Philae temple & Nubian museum / Port Said

After breakfast and check out, depart the hotel and begin your sightseeing of famous Egyptian museum of Antiquities. The museum was established by the Egyptian government in 1835 . The present museum building was built in 1900 , in the neo classical style by the French architect Marcel Dourgnon. The museum exhibited collections now exceed 12000 objects range from pre historic era to the Greco Roman period. The museum consist of two floors, The museum's ground floor follows the history of ancient Egypt , the second floor consist of thousands of smaller items from the span of Egyptian history. One of the most important rooms in the Egyptian museum second floor is the room which include the treasure of Tutankhamun the boy-king who ruled Egypt for nine years, although the real power was in the firm hands of others. Beyond his famous treasures, and his god-like golden mask, Tutankhamun appears as a shadowy figure in Egyptian history. The pharaoh is indeed gone, but the mightiness of his treasures still fascinates us to this very day. Another important room inside the museum that you will be visiting is the Mummies room where you can come face to face with some of the great rulers of ancient Egypt .


Following your visit, a buffet lunch will offered in one of the deluxe restaurant before ending your trip by visiting the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.

The Great Pyramids are considered the most famous of Egypt's attractions and the only monuments left of the ancient wonders, the three main Pyramids at Giza were built as tombs by Cheops, his son Chephren, and Chephren's son Mykiernus to preserve each of the pharaohs' mummified body for eternity. For centuries, these unique structures have intrigued the world while surviving the rise and fall of great dynasties. A short drive takes you to the top of the plateau for a panoramic view across the desert and the pyramids. A string of camels usually provide great photo opportunities. (There is a fee to be paid to the owner.)

Southeast of the great pyramid stands the sphinx carved out of solid rock around 2650 BC. Steeped in legend and superstition, the sphinx was a monument either to the sun god Ra or to Pharaoh Chephren. It has the head of a man and the body of a lion. The monument faces east, probably to greet the rising sun and the return of life each day.


After lunch, rejoin your coach and head to conclude your journey into Egypt's fascinating past with an approximate 3.5-hour drive to Port Said. Upon arrival, proceed to the pier and rejoin the ship.


Please note: This Mid-Voyage Land Adventure involves an extensive amount of driving and walking, at times over uneven, bumpy, slippery and natural surfaces, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach. This tour is suitable for active guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests with neck and/or back problems, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests prone to motion sickness, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. At the Valley of the Kings, entrance to the tombs involves negotiating sloping pathways and a flight of steps. Guides are only allowed to provide commentary outside the tombs. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with flat, closed-toe walking shoes, and bring sun protection, insect repellent, a light jacket, camera, and any necessary medication from the ship. The tour sequence may vary. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.


Program Includes:

· One-night stay at the Hilton Luxor Resort & Spa - Luxor

· One-night stay at the Four Seasons First Residence - Cairo

· Two breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners with drinks included

· All sightseeing and transfers as per itinerary

Private Flight Luxor / Cairo via charter plane.


Not Included:

Hot air ballooning, Visa fee, any meals and drinks not specified above, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items.

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