Overview

Day 1 - Hurghada
Day 2 - Aqaba
Day 3 - Wadi Rum
Day 4 - Petra
Day 5 - Sharm El-Sheikh
Day 6 - Hurghada
Day 7 - Valley of the Kings / Luxor
Day 8 - Hurghada

Gods & Kings on the Red Sea

Embark on an unparalleled journey to the cradle of civilisation and the epicentre of the monotheistic religions. Cruise from Egypt, the "Gift of the Nile" to the “God-like” landscapes of Jordan that captivated and inspired T.E. Lawrence

A fantastic opportunity to combine some of the great wonders of the Red Sea in the comfort of your premium vessel with excursions, onboard lectures and free time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery and weather while cruising.

Stretching for over 1,200km down Egypt’s east coast, the Red Sea is a nature reserve for millions of sea life species and coral reefs. With crystal clear waters, it is known to be the best diving place in the world. At its northern end, the Red Sea splits into two parts, the Gulf of Suez to the northwest and the Gulf of Aqaba to the northeast, supporting unique and diverse aquatic ecosystems and serving as a vital habitat for some of the world's richest coral reefs.

Home to one of the oldest and greatest civilisations and many UNESCO world heritage sites, Egypt is a jewel of culture and fascinating historical sites. Luxor (Thebes) is considered an open museum with the Valley of the Kings being the most significant royal burial grounds for great pharaohs for thousands of years, including the famous Tomb of Tutankhamun found in pristine condition. Being not only a treasure of history, Egypt also has world class beaches and vibrant resorts with Hurghada and Sharm El-Sheikh offering stunning coral reefs and turquoise waters.

Jordan is part of the Holy Land and home to around 100,000 archaeological sites and attractions. With a rich history and culture, the country offers timeless landscapes and ancient wonders. The ancient city of Petra, once a lost city, was voted one of the ‘New 7 Wonders of the World’. Capital of the Nabatean Kingdom, Petra contains tombs and temples beautifully carved into pink sandstone cliffs and an innovative water management system that made the region inhabitable. With its unique and astonishing desert landscape, Wadi Rum is Jordan’s red-rock wilderness and an extraordinary patch of the desert biome. The Stone Age petroglyphs and nomadic presence offer a rare window into humanity’s earliest beginnings.

Key Features

New Cruise
3 UNESCO Heritage Sites
Excursions Included
Meals & Drinks Included
Group Size: 6 – 30

Day 1 Fly from Gatwick to Hurghada, stretching along the pristine Red Sea coast. Embark on your vessel for a seven-night cruise. Welcome cocktail and evening at leisure. (D)

Day 2 Morning excursion on a semi-submarine to discover the underwater marine life. In the afternoon, cruise towards Aqaba passing beautiful scenery and the Sinai Peninsula, a sacred area for many religions, named from Mount Sinai, presumed to be where God delivered the Ten Commandments to Moses. Tasting of local pastries and tea. Lecture on board: The Natural Wonders of the Red Sea. (B, L, D)

Day 3 Full-day excursion to Wadi Rum desert, still home to Bedouins. Follow the footsteps of T.E. Lawrence and cross the ‘Valley of the Moon’ by jeep, one of Jordan's most extraordinary sites with outstanding rock formations, peaks reaching over 6,000 feet, deep canyons and sand dunes. Lecture on board: Following the Footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia. (B, L, D)

Day 4 Full-day excursion to Petra, Jordan's national treasure and a UNESCO site described as ‘one of the world's most famous archaeological sites, where ancient Eastern traditions blend with Hellenistic architecture’. Built more than 2,000 years ago, Petra meaning "rock" in Greek, was strategically located at the junction of the silk and spice trade routes. Visit the Treasury, the tomb of a Nabataean carved directly into the stone. Visit the Roman-style Nabataean theatre, also carved into the rock. Cruise towards Sharm El-Sheikh. Lecture on board: Petra, or the Secrets of the Nabataean Kingdom. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Enjoy cruising towards Sharm El-Sheikh, perhaps relax on the Sun Deck or take part in the lecture in the lounge: The History of the Sinai Peninsula. Choose between the excursion to Ras Muhammad National Park with the possibility to snorkel or Naama Bay with a cruise on a glass-bottom boat. Located at the southern tip of the Sinai Peninsula, Ras Muhammad National Park offers some of the most outstanding diving sites in the area with beaches stretching for miles, framed by dramatic cliffs and mangrove clusters. Naama Bay is the seaside area of Sharm El-Sheikh, known for its beautiful diving sites and golden sand beaches, an ideal place to relax and swim. Gala dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 6 Cruise towards Hurghada. Lecture on board: The Pharaohs of Egypt. Visit Hurghada, the mosque, the Coptic Church and the lively souk. Entertainment on board with Egyptian dancing and music. (B, L, D)

Day 7 Full-day excursion to Thebes, the ancient capital of the Pharaohs. Drive to The Valley of the Kings (4hrs), the world's most magnificent burial ground and a UNESCO site. The area has been the site of royal burials for almost 4,000 years with more than 63 tombs include Seti I (4) and II; Ramesses III, IV, VII, and IX; Siptah; Tausert-Setnakht; and Merenpta. Visit three of the tombs. Admire the Colossi of Memnon at the entrance of the mortuary temple of Amenhotep III. Visit Karnak Temple Complex, one of Ancient Egypt's grandest building projects and one of the largest religious complexes in the world. Return on board in Hurghada. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Disembark for your return flight to London. (B)

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

Notes

Cabins are available from 5pm on arrival and until 9am on departure.
Whilst the vessel carries more, the group size specified refers to transfers and excursions.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.

 

2022

per person in a twin/double Lower Deck cabin 
easyJet from Gatwick

Date Price
November 12 £2895
November 26 £2995

2023

per person in a twin/double Lower Deck cabin 
easyJet from Gatwick

Date Price
February 4 £2895
March 11 £2995
Early Booking Offer

For all 2023 bookings made by 30 June 2022, deduct £50 per person

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement (double for sole use) £695

Cabin Upgrades

Main Deck (twin/double) £205
Main Deck Single (double for sole use) £895
Middle Deck (twin/double) £245
Middle Deck Single (double for sole use) £965
Upper Deck (twin/double) £325
Upper Deck Single (double for sole use) £1045

Price Includes
Air travel and taxes, all port charges, transfers, 7-night cruise, full board on cruise vessel and drinks during meals or at the bar, excursions, local expert guides and representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

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

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