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Sail with the Sun God: Nile River Summer Cruise Through Egypt - 2021

12-night river cruise to Cairo, Beni Suef, Minya, Tell el-Amarna, Asyut, Sohag, Abydos, Dendera, Luxor, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan
  • MARVEL AT THE MIGHTY PYRAMIDS OF THE GIZA PLATEAU
  • COME FACE TO FACE WITH THE ENIGMATIC STARE OF THE GREAT SPHINX
  • SAIL SERENELY ALONG THE TIMELINESS NILE IN DELUXE STYLE
  • EXPLORE ONE OF EGYPT’S MOST SIGNIFICANT SITES: THE TEMPLE OF SETI I
  • LEARN ABOUT THE PAINSTAKING RELOCATION OF THE TEMPLE OF ISIS AT PHILAE
DATES & PRICES
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$3,749
  • $288
    PER DAY
  • 13
    DAYS
  • 18
    TOURS
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What to Expect
Moderate activity level
Cultural Immersion

PACING

  • This adventure is moderately paced
  • We spend 12 nights cruising aboard Vantage’s Deluxe m/s Nebu
  • We spend a total of 7 days exploring the historic and cultural sites, on half- or full-day tours. There are ample options for more active explorations on your own. We spend one full day relaxing on board while cruising the Nile

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This is a moderately active itinerary featuring active walking tours
  • This trip requires one to two miles of walking on touring days. Entering tombs in the Valleys of the Kings and Queens may involve descending a narrow, somewhat steep walkway at a crouch, and may not be comfortable for some
  • Visitors should be prepared for hot temperatures and bright sun
  • Because of the active nature of this trip, it is not appropriate for travelers who use walkers or mobility aids. In addition, Vantage river cruise ships are not wheelchair-accessible and there are steps on board

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION

  • Most shore excursions, especially those at ancient and medieval sites and in rural areas, require walking on sandy and rocky terrain and on rough stone and cobbled walkways. As this tour visits ancient cities and temples between Cairo and Luxor that are off the typical tourist circuit, many sites are undeveloped and may be strenuous to navigate on foot
  • Shore excursions and transfers utilize air-conditioned shuttles or motorcoaches

CULTURAL IMMERSION

  • Egypt has been hosting visitors and tourists for hundreds of years, and is a hospitable and welcoming destination. You will have the opportunity to interact with and see Egyptians going about their daily lives
  • The infrastructure in Cairo and along the Nile Valley varies from completely modern and up-to-date to quite undeveloped, particularly in rural Egypt. You can expect to encounter some poverty
  • Your ship is part of the tourist infrastructure geared for Western travelers, so you can expect modern amenities
  • Due to government regulations for all Egypt group tours, a security officer will be assigned to escort your adventure. They will merely shadow your group and will not interfere with your experience
  • Shorts and bare shoulders are okay while on board ship, but are generally not recommended in Cairo, and may also limit access to certain religious sites

CLIMATE

  • Weather is never predictable so be sure to be prepared for just about anything. You'll want to take along a sweater or jacket for cool evenings. It's a good idea to dress in layers, which will allow you to adjust to changes in temperature
  • Though it seldom rains in Egypt, we suggest a practical raincoat or waterproof shell with a hood, and/or a fold-up umbrella. The shell could also be worn with other layers in lower temperatures
  • Since the weather is unpredictable, please use check weather sites online for 10-day forecasts closer to your departure date to plan your packing accordingly

Important Notice: The above day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Vantage Cruise Director or regional expert.

Please Note: Port Times & Itineraries are subject to change. The hotels listed are preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract our hotels a year in advance, unforeseen situations do occasionally occur. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality and value will be substituted. You will receive verified hotel information with your final itinerary.

Note: Hotel ratings are based on the Hotel Index, a leading travel industry authority on hotels throughout the world. 

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