Days 1 & 2 - Cairo
Day 3 - Beni Suef
Day 4 - Minya
Day 5 - Amarna
Day 6 - Minya
Day 7 - Beni Suef
Days 8 & 9 - Cairo

A Week On The Nile

A new and unique luxury cruise from Cairo and the impressive Pyramids to the little known Amarna, especially created to give you a taste of Egypt and its exceptional history and culture

A fantastic opportunity to combine hectic but epic Cairo, from the Pyramids and the Egyptian Museum and National Museum of Egypt, to the historic and Coptic Cairo. Enjoy relaxing sailing stopping at rarely explored ancient sites and tombs in the desert at Tuna el-Gebel, the cliffs at Beni Hassan and the ancient city of Tel el-Amarna, all from the comfort of a 5-star vessel with extended hours of sailing to relax and enjoy the peaceful and majestic Nile.

The ancient capital moved between Upper (Thebes) and Lower Egypt (Memphis), sometimes split and sometimes united, except when the ‘heretic’ Pharaoh Akhenaten and Nefertiti moved the capital to Amarna between the two kingdoms.

This cruise offers a rare occasion to observe an old way of life and ancient sites largely unvisited, with the benefit of spending longer cruising than on the classic Nile cruise. For the returning visitor it will ‘fill in’ part of the gap between the Pyramids and ancient Thebes without the need of a domestic flight.

Key Features

New Cruise
2 UNESCO Heritage Sites
No Single Supplement
Egyptian Tour Manager
Group Size: 8 – 25

Day 1 Fly from London Heathrow to Cairo. Transfer to the Mövenpick MS Darakum for an eight-night cruise. (D)

Day 2 Visit the Egyptian Museum, the oldest archaeological museum in the Middle East with one of the largest collections of Pharaonic antiquities in the world. The museum displays an extensive collection from the Predynastic Period to the Greco-Roman Era. Visit the Pyramids and Sphinx. Enjoy a walk through one of the magnificent streets of Cairo “The Muiz”, displaying the greatest density of significant Islamic monuments in the world to this day. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Enjoy a relaxing day sailing to Beni Suef and observe timeless Nile scenes. Managers cocktail party. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Early morning visit to Meidum pyramid dedicated to the King Snefru. Afternoon sailing to Minya. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Visit the beautifully decorated Middle Kingdom tombs of Beni Hassan, an ancient Egyptian cemetery site, located south of Minya. The necropolis of Beni Hassan reflects the political differences between the province’s rulers and the Pharaohs kings, showing the transition stage in the style of the tombs from the Old Kingdom to the New Kingdom. Sail to Amarna. Galabeya party. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Visit Tuna el-Gebel, best known for its animal necropolis housing thousands of mummified baboons and Ibis sacred to Thoth. Visit the ancient city of Tel el-Amarna, built by the “heretic” Pharoah Akhenaten and abandoned shortly after his death. Visit the tombs of Ahmose, Pentu, Panehesy and the Royal tomb of Akhenaten and the Amarna visiting centre. Sail back to Minya. Folkloric show. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Enjoy a relaxing day sailing to Beni Suef. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Sail to Cairo. Afternoon visit of Coptic Cairo, largely built around the remains of the fort of Babylon. Visit the Church of St. Sergius and Ben Ezra Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Cairo. Explore the newly opened National Museum of Egyptian civilization where the Royal mummies now lay. Oriental takht and farewell dinner on board. (B, L, D)

Day 9 Return flight. (B)


  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner


Temple, tomb and pyramid visits are on foot with steps and uneven surfaces.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.
Whilst the vessel carries more, sightseeing will be limited to 25 guests.


per person in a Lower Deck twin/double cabin

Egyptair from Heathrow

Date Price
September 1 £2295

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Lower Deck (twin cabin for sole use) £695

Cabin Upgrades

Main Deck (twin/double) £165
Main Deck (twin/double for sole use) £915
Upper decks (twin/double) £285
Upper decks (twin/double for sole use) £1095
Main Deck Junior Suite (twin/double) £345
Senior Suite (twin/double) £575
Panorama Suite (twin/double) £865

Flight Options

EgyptAir Business Class from £695

Extension Options

Extra Nights - Cairo
Steigenberger Pyramids (per night)
Standard (twin/double) £65
Standard (single) £100
Pyramids View (twin/double) £85
Pyramids View (single) £120
Arrival or departure transfer add £15

Independent Arrival

Save £400
Arrival or departure transfer add £15

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 8 night-cruise, full board on cruise vessel, itinerary as described, excursions, Egyptian tour manager and Egyptologist, local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement fee, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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