DAY 1: CAIRO
Arrival day into Cairo where you will be met by a representative of Orbital Travel and transferred to the Jaz Royale. Dinner and overnight in Cairo.
DAY 2: CAIRO
Enjoy breakfast on board before visiting Giza where the famous Pyramids stands as monuments to the Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt and the Great Sphnix, which has kept its secrets for centuries. Afternoon at your own leisure. (Optional Tours available through your guide). Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Cairo.
DAY 3: CAIRO
Depart after breakfast to visit the Egyptian Museum containing treasures from Egypt’s ancient past and including the wonderful Tutankhamun collection. Continuing to the Citadel located on a limestone plateau, the Citadel built to withstand the onslaught of the Crusaders has wonderful views over Cairo city. Afternoon at your leisure (Optional Tours available through your guide). Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Cairo.
DAY 4: BEN SUEF
Leisurely cruising from Cairo to Ben Suef. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Ben Suef.
DAY 5: MINYA
All day cruising from Ben Suef to Minya. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Minya.
DAY 6: MINYA
After breakfast visit three of the 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, spinning, fishing, country living, gathering crops and catching birds. Sailing to Tel El Amarna in the afternoon Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Tel El Amarna.
DAY 7: TEL EL AMARNA
After breakfast visit the Tel El Amarna site, once the city of Akhenaten, the Pharaoh known for his revolutionary religion that worshiped Aten. Continue to the Tuna El Gabal, the necropolis of Khmun, to visit the Tomb of Petosiris, Tomb of Isadora and the sacred Catacombs of Thoth then on to the Ashmunien. After returning back to the Jaz Royale cruise on to Assiut. Lunch and Dinner on board overnight in Assiut.