DAY 1: CAIRO
Embarkation on cruise in Cairo. Dinner on board. Music in the bar. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 2: CAIRO
Depart after breakfast to visit before visiting Giza, where the famous Pyramids stand as monuments to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and the Great Sphinx, which has kept its secrets for centuries. After lunch on board the tour continues to the Egyptian Museum containing treasures from Egypt’s ancient past. Dinner on board. Takht (Oriental Music) during the evening. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 3: CAIRO
Enjoy breakfast on board before visiting Memphis the ancient city of Egypt and Sakkara home to the Step Pyramid of King Zoser. Return to the boat for lunch on board. After lunch visit the Coptic area of Cairo which includes the Hanging Church, Coptic museum and a Jewish synagogue. Return to the boat for dinner on board followed by the Manager's Cocktail Party. Overnight in Cairo.
DAY 4: CAIRO - BENI SUEF
Breakfast on board. After breakfast enjoy the beauty of the Nile whilst sailing from Cairo to Beni Suef. Lunch and dinner followed by Egyptian Wine Tasting on board, which completes the evening. Overnight in Beni Suef.
Day 5: BEN SEUF - MINYA
A full day’s sailing to Minya which takes almost 12 hours. Lunch, dinner on board with music in the bar. Overnight in Minya.
DAY 6: MINYA
After breakfast visit the Tuna El Gebel, the necropolis of Khmun, to visit the Tomb of Petosiris, tomb of Isadora and the sacred catacombs of Thoth. Continue to Ashmunein to visit its Open Air museum, the temple of Thoth and the sanctuary of Amun. Return to the boat for lunch. After lunch, visit the four rock-tombs of Beni Hassan that are carved into the high limestone cliffs of the east bank of the Nile. The painted scenes depict the daily lives of the rulers and their families including scenes of desert hunting, weaving and spinning, fishing, country living, gathering crops and catching birds. Return to the boat for dinner on board followed by a Folkloric show. Overnight in Minya.
Day 7: MINYA – TEL EL AMARNA - ASYUT
Early morning sailing to Tel El Amarna. Breakfast on board. This morning the tour is to the Tel El Amarna site, once the city of Akhenaten, the Pharaoh known for his revolutionary religion that worshipped the Aten. Return to the boat for lunch on board. Sail to Asyut. Stop in front of Prince Tawdrous Monastery and view from the boat. Dinner on board followed by a Galabeya Party. Overnight in Assyut.
DAY 8: ASYUT – SOHAG
An eight hour sailing to Sohag. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner on board. Black and White Party this evening. Overnight on board in Sohag.
DAY 9: EL BALYANA - ABYDOS - NAGA HAMMADI
An early morning sailing to El Balyana. Enjoy breakfast on board followed by a visit to Abydos Temple, the holy city of Osiris God of the Dead and the New Kingdom Temple of Seti l. Return to the boat and sail to Naga Hammadi, via Naga Hammadi Bridges. Lunch and dinner on board. To night is Quiz night. Arrive and overnight in Naga Hammadi.
DAY 10: QENA - LUXOR
Early morning sailing to Qena. After breakfast on board visit Dendarah. The temple complex of is one of the best preserved in Egypt. Return to the boat and sail to Luxor. Lunch on board. Enjoy an afternoon of cookery lessons on board. Dinner on board followed by a Belly Dancer show and overnight in Luxor.