DAY 8: SOHAG – TEL EL AMARNA
Enjoy the beauty of the Nile whilst sailing from Sohag to Tel El Amarna via Asyut Lock. Breakfast on board. Arrive Asyut Lock. Lunch on board and begin the sailing to pass the lock to Tel El Amarna. Arrive in time to visit the Amarna Visitor Centre (at mooring point) to enjoy a presentation on Akhenaten and Nefertiti. Cookery lesson on board. Dinner on board and overnight in Tel El Amarna.
DAY 9: TEL EL AMARNA - MINYA
After breakfast visit the Tuna El Gabal and Ashmuneim. Visit the tombs at Tel El Amarna visit northern Tombs, Tomb of Ahmose, Tomb of Meryre, Tomb of Pentu, Tomb of Panehesy, the Great Palace of King Akhenaten and the small and great Temples of Aten. Return to the boat and sail to Minya whilst enjoying lunch on board. Dinner on board followed by a Folkloric show on board. Overnight in Minya.
DAY 10: MINYA – BENI SUEF
After breakfast visit four tombs at Ben Hassan. Visit the Tomb of Baquet III, Tomb of Khety, Tomb of Amenemhet and Tomb of Khnumhotepl II. Return to the boat and sail to Beni Suif. Lunch and dinner on board. Quiz night this evening . Arrive in Beni Suif and overnight.
DAY 11: BENI SUIF- CAIRO
Enjoy breakfast on board and a leisurely sail to Cairo arriving after lunch on board. this afternoon tour includes a visit to the Coptic section of Cairo which includes the Hanging Church, Coptic Museum, and the Jewish Synagogue. Dinner on board. Enjoy Takht (Oriental Music). Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 12: CAIRO
Enjoy breakfast onboard and then a visit to the spectacular Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza. After lunch on board visit the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Dinner on board, with music in bar. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 13: CAIRO
Enjoy breakfast on board before disembarking from the cruise.
**Optional excursions are payable in CASH at the time of booking.Orbital Travel act as agents for the activity operator/supplier only. The contract for these excursions, tours and activities is between the client and the local suppliers who offer them. Local suppliers are independent of Orbital Travel Limited**.
Please note: The order or content of your itinerary may be amended due to lock closures, low water levels or any other unforeseeable circumstances. Due to the increasing number of boats on the Nile, at some docking points boats are moored side by side obstructing the view from cabins. Occasionally, due to operational difficulties a change of vessel can occur. However, the sightseeing itinerary will remain the same.
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