Silversea Luxury Cruises A 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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ATHENS (Piraeus) A DUBAI
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    nov 05 2020
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    17 Dias
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MUMBAI A ATHENS (Piraeus)
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Excursões em 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.


Please Note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking for approximately 200 metres (219 yards) with a few steps to manage inside the Aquascope to access the upper deck. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilize a wheelchair however guests must be able to get in/out of the vehicle and Aquascope on their own or with the assistance of their travelling companion. Only foldable wheelchairs, scooters and walkers can be accommodated on the coach; however the Aquascope is not wheelchair accessible. This tour is not recommended for guests who suffer from claustrophobia. Total time on the Aquascope is 1.5 hours. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, rubber-soled shoes and sun protection are recommended.

BOSLuxor & 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.

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.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking; however, a portion of the drive is on unpaved, bumpy roads, and guests must get on/off the Jeep from the back door, as the vehicle has no side doors. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, back and/or neck problems, or those who utilize a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, closed-toe walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Bottled water is provided on the Jeeps. Cameras and videotaping are permitted. Guide(s) accompany tour, providing explanations at the stops; each vehicle does not have its own separate guide. Jeeps seat 4-6 guests comfortably. Please note the driving through the desert/sand has to be done at a certain speed in order to ensure that the vehicles are not getting trapped in the sand. The drivers are professionals and well aware of the challenges of driving in the desert.

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.


Please note: This tour requires some degree of physical fitness and guests must be able to swim and maneuver in and out of the boat. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilize a wheelchair. Guests who wish to participate should be comfortable with wearing snorkel equipment and able to swim in currents which may be present. There is one restroom and one changing room on the boat. The waters of the Red Sea tend to be cold. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sunscreen and a towel from the ship. All snorkel equipment is provided, however, you may wish to bring your own protective footwear such as fins or aqua socks. Snorkeling location is chosen by the captain and instructor depeding on the weather and guests age, ability and expertise. Two snorkeling stops are included in the tour. Soda, bottled water, tea and coffee and snacks are available on board the boat at no additional charge. Total time on the water is approximately 3 hours.

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.

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.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking for approximately 200 metres (656 feet) with a few steps to negotiate at the resort and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair, however guests must be able to get in/our of the coach on their own or with the assistance of their travelling companion. Foldable wheelchairs, scooters and walkers can be accommodated and guests can enjoy the pool area near the beach. Tour includes round-trip coach transportation, admission to and use of the hotel's facilities. Food, beverages and the rental of water sports equipment are at guests' own expense. We recommend guests wear light comfortable clothing with their bathing suits underneath, hat, sunglasses, sunblock and water from the ship. Towels will be provided at the resort. One soft drink is included on a complimentary basis. Additional beverages can be purchased at the resort bar, at guests own expense. This tour requires a minimum participation in order to operate and may be cancelled if it is not met, however private arrangements can then be made at an additional cost.

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.

World Cruise Collection: Candle Light Dinner in the Desert

Experience a candlelit, Bedouin-style dinner under a starry desert sky during this immersive, half-day World Cruise Collection excursion.


Safaga, Hurghada City, 4X4 Land Cruisers Safari Drive, Red Sea Desert

Newly-designed especially for our valued World Cruise guests, your World Cruise Collection tour begins with a scenic, approximately 45-minute sunset drive to Hurghada City by motor coach. Upon arrival, embark your 4X4 Jeep Safari for an exhilarating, approximately 30-minute drive through the Red Sea Desert en route to the Bedouin dinner set-up.


Bedouin Tent and Seating, Bonfire, Starlit, Candlelit Dinner, Music, Folkloric Show, Beverages

Upon arrival, relax and unwind at this exotic venue, which features a Bedouin tent, Bedouin seating (floor cushions), family-style food-sharing, bonfire, catering by a 5-star hotel, and beverages including alcoholic and non-alcohol drinks. Enjoy a night under the stars and Egyptian cuisine accompanied by music and a folkloric show. Following this unforgettable candlelit dinner in the desert, your World Cruise Collection excursion concludes with an approximately 30-minute 4X4 Land Cruisers Safari-ride back to your coach, followed by an approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.

Programas em terra em SAFAGA (Luxor)

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 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 and the Sofitel Old Cataract in Aswan.


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


This Silver Shore Mid-Land Adventure requires advance booking through Silversea Reservations no later than 90 days prior to the sail date. Requests received after this date may be accommodated on a space-available basis, and the program price is subject to change. Payment in full is due at time of final payment. Bookings made within 120 days of sailing require full payment within seven days of booking or sooner, as specified by Silversea. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable for any reason within 90 days of sailing. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this program. Tickets are available in limited quantities, and participation cannot be guaranteed for those guests not booking well in advance. Cancellation fee, unless otherwise advised, 90 - 0 days prior to the initial sailing date: 100% of the program fare per person is due.


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.


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 - 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 - 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 Shore excursions 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 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 - 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 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.


The local currency is the Egyptian Pound; however, Euros and US Dollars are well-accepted by most vendors; local ATMs are available in some locations visited, and credit cards are accepted in most larger shops and hotels.


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


Not Included:

Hot air ballooning; any meals and drinks not specified above, charges incurred by the airlines for excess or overweight luggage, gratuities to drivers and tour guides, laundry, telephone calls, cancellation insurance, and other personal items. All Land Adventures require a minimum number of participants in order to operate as described. If this minimum number is not met, Silversea reserves the right to offer the programme at a different rate based on private arrangements, or to cancel the specific departure. Silversea's published cruise cancellation policy will remain in effect. All Land Adventure fares are subject to change, and are not guaranteed until payment is received in full by Silversea. Onboard Spending Credit may not be applied to the purchase of this programme. All Land Adventures are non-transferable and non-refundable within 90 days of sailing. Minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. All Land Adventures are owned by independent contractors and Silversea makes no representations and assumes no responsibility for the services provided by these operators. Land Adventures may be modified by the operators at their sole discretion.

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