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The Nile from Luxor to Aswan, to the hidden treasures of Egypt
Ancient Egypt, “the mother of civilisation”, fascinates people worldwide. Explorers, diplomats, writers and famous painters were inspired by the Nile, the “sacred river” and Egyptians' livelihood for centuries, attempting to unlock the mysteries of the pharaohs in their pursuit of immortality.
The desert, a never ending stretch fertile land, is a one of a kind open air museum, which CroisiEurope invites you to discover from January 2020 on a river Nile cruise in Egypt.
Explore eternal Egypt on a CroisiEurope cruise on board a luxury 5 star small ship offering the best of comfort for your holiday. Between Luxor and Aswan, you will travel through two thousand years of history for unforgettable discoveries.
Starting in Luxor, the itinerary is packed with numerous major sites along the way, many of which listed as UNESCO heritage sites: temples, necropolis, pyramids, sphynx. The tour of Thebes, the ancient capital of pharaohs and its fabulous temples of Luxor and Karnak, will be followed by a tour of Esna, then you will see the temple of Edfu, where Horus dominates the Nile Valley, and the town and temple of Kom Ombo. You will also have the opportunity to discover Abu Simbel, a priceless gem located on the banks of the Lake Nasser and finally Aswan and the temple of Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis.
Whether sailing on the river or out and about following your excursion programme, you will enjoy a spectacularly fantastic holiday from start to finish. You will travel through tiny remote villages and sample some local delicacies.
On board your ship, you will take in the history of ancient Egypt told to you by our Egyptologist during the conferences held on board. You will also enjoy Egyptian hieroglyphs writing and sample meticulously prepared and tasty local foods.
Optional: we also offer the opportunity to extend your Egyptian holiday with 3 nights in a luxury 5 star hotel in Cairo, the country’s exciting capital city. You will visit the tremendous site of the Pyramids of Gizeh. The Egyptian museum of Cairo and its precious and extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities will await you. You will also discover the fascinating coptic quarter of Cairo.
Travel through time on your holiday in Egypt. You will to escape to the heart of ancient Egyptian history with CroisiEurope’s expertise and guidance throughout your trip, in order to make the most of your Nile Cruise and stay and take home the most amazing memories.
For those longing for a holiday outside Europe, enjoy this unique destination sailing in the best of comfort on board a luxury small ship.