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Secrets of Egypt and the Nile

AmaWaterways AmaDahlia
Date 8th Oct 21
Nights 11 Nights
1
Cairo, Egypt
Fly from your selected UK airport to Cairo. On arrival be transferred to your hotel for a three night stay.
2
Cairo, Egypt
A full day of captivating attractions await including a visit to the Egyptian Museum and King Tut's treasures, lunch at the famous Naguib Mahfouz Restaurant in Khan El Khalili Bazaar, Citadel of Salah Ed-Din and Alabaster Mosque.
3
Cairo, Egypt
Discover Ancient Memphis sites, including the Zoser Pyramids, Pyramids of Giza, the Great Sphinx and the Solar Boat Museum, including lunch at the historic Mena House Hotel overlooking the Great Pyramid
4
Luxor, Egypt
After check out, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Luxor. On arrival, be transferred to the port to board AmaDahlia.
5
Luxor, Egypt
Visit the tombs of ancient Egypt in the Valley of the Kings— one of the most famous archeological sites in the world. The spectacular rock-cut tombs located on the west bank of Luxor include that of the enigmatic King Tutankhamun, whose mummified remains are still here on display. Afterwards, go to Deir el-Bahri to see the Temple of Hatshepsut, one of Egypt’s most successful pharaohs and its first female ruler. Next, you’ll visit the Valley of Queens, home to the mummified remains of more than 30 queens and princesses, including Nefertari’s Tomb, where you’ll enjoy exclusive access. Your day’s adventure concludes with an up-close view of the Colossi of Memnon—two gigantic statues of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Once back on board the AmaDahlia, cap the day off with a Captain’s Welcome Cocktail.
6
Edfu, Egypt
The city of Edfu is best known for one of Egypt’s most remarkably preserved temples, dedicated to Horus, the falcon-headed god. Built in 230 BC, it is the second-largest temple in Egypt and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with walls that display compelling details about the religion and language of the country’s Greco-Roman period. After visiting Edfu, relax on board and take in the Nile River’s timeless landscapes as the ship continues onward to Aswan, and then in the evening, celebrate your inner Egyptian at an onboard Galabeya party. Don traditional Egyptian attire, meet new friends, toast to adventures past and future, dance and bask in the glory of the Egyptian night.
7
Aswan, Egypt
Enjoy free time in Aswan or go on an optional excursion to Abu Simbel. If you choose the optional excursion, you’ll take an early morning flight to Lake Nasser to the more than 3,000-year-old Abu Simbel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site dedicated to Ramses II, one of the most active of pharaohs, along with the smaller temple dedicated to his chief wife Queen Nefertari. The front of the main temple has four gargantuan statues of Ramses II on his throne, each measuring nearly 70 feet high and discovered half buried in sand in 1813. During the afternoon, take a peaceful ride in a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat, to the colorful Nubian Village of Hessa. Meet the warm and friendly Nubian people who will welcome you to their village. Enjoy lunch here before going back to the ship. Tonight, there is an optional outing to a sound and light show at Philae Temple.
8
Aswan, Egypt
Visit the Aswan High Dam and then the Unfinished Obelisk, commissioned by Queen Hatshepsut. Next, explore the UNESCO-designated Philae Temple complex, with one of the most stunningly restored and preserved hieroglyphs in Egypt, built between 380 BC and 362 BC and dedicated to the goddess Isis, the wife of Osiris and mother of Horus. After your visit here, cruise to the Great Temple of Kom Ombo, where its soaring columns dramatically rise above the Nile River. Unique in Egypt, this temple is dedicated to two gods—the crocodile god, Sobek, sitting on the right; and the falcon-headed Haroeris, “The Good Doctor.” Once back on board the AmaDahlia, enjoy an afternoon of scenic sailing to Esna, where you’ll spend the night before sailing back to Luxor.
9
Luxor, Egypt
Spend the morning cruising back to Luxor, where you’ll explore the Temple of Karnak, the largest religious complex in Egypt and one of the largest in the world, covering about 200 acres in a vast network of columns, hieroglyphics, obelisks, sphinxes and colossi—even a lake. Built over the course of 1,300 years, it is overwhelming. 80,000 laborers took part in its creation during the 19th dynasty alone. Despite its rich history, the temple lay hidden until the 19th century. The effort to restore it continues still. The Hypostyle Hall is a great architectural marvel and filled with its roof blocks, supported by colossal 134 columns standing at 70 feet high, with 12 larger columns standing at 80 feet high lining the central aisle. It is still the largest room of any religious building in the world.
10
Qena, Egypt
Set sail to Qena to explore the Great Temple of Abydos of Seti I, one of the lesser-known pharaohs of the New Kingdom of ancient Egypt. Next, you’ll go to Dendara to visit the best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Temple of Hathor – the Goddess of Love, to whom the powers of joy, feminine love and motherhood were attributed. The temple was built by Ptolemy and a group of Romans who worshipped her; so don’t miss the back of the temple where there is a relief depicting Cleopatra with Caesarion, her son by Julius Caesar, the Roman Emperor who brought us the months of July and August. Following your visit here, sail back to Luxor.
11
Cairo, Egypt
Arrive in Luxor and disembark. You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to Cairo. On arrival, be transferred to the hotel for a one night stay.
12
Cairo, Egypt
After check out, you’ll be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Return flights & overseas transfers
  • 3 night pre-cruise stay at the 5-star Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence in a Superior room, including daily breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Full-day Cairo tour with visits to Egyptian Museum: Home to King Tut’s treasures and a walking tour in Old Cairo
  • 7-night river cruise 
  • Fine dining with a variety of choices, including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks included during lunch and dinner
  • Sip & Sail cocktail hour
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Nightly entertainment including a belly dance show, Galabeya Party and Darawish Show
  • Exclusive visits to the Tomb of Queen Nefertari and Nubian Village
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 1 night post-cruise stay  at the 5-star Four Seasons Cairo at the First Residence in a Superior room, including daily breakfast and complimentary Wi-Fi
  • >Exclusive private tour of the Abdeen Presidential Palace with farewell lunch at the palace
Why Book
Why Book
  • Visit the tombs of ancient Egypt in the Valley of the Kings— one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world
  • Take a peaceful ride in a felucca, a traditional Egyptian sailboat, to the colourful Nubian Village of Hessa
  • Back in Cairo, you'll be taken to the Abdeen Presidential Palace, considered one of the most luxurious palaces in the world

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Background
AmaDahlia
Overview
AmaDahlia sails into the AmaWaterways’ fleet in 2021. The stunning, newly-designed AmaDahlia is an inviting 68-guest river cruise ship with five decks -from Acacia Deck and Lotus Deck to Lily Deck, Jasmine Deck, and Sun Deck - and sails along the Egypt's Nile River. The 18 standard staterooms and 16 magnificent suites – four of which showcase views across the ship’s bow - create a world of sophistication and comfort. Wake up each morning to a brand new view and a host of Egyptian treasures to explore ashore. Discover amenities that will surprise and delight you; including a sun-deck swimming pool, The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, fitness room, hair and nail salon, and massage rooms. The crew are professionally trained to deliver unparalleled service to enhance your cruise experience. Marvel at scenic unfolding river vistas as you enjoy regionally-inspired entertainment and savour exceptional culinary experiences.
AmaDahlia
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