‘THE GOLDEN AGE’ THE LONG NILE CRUISE
WITH DR KENTWEEKS WITH DR KENTWEEKS
CAIROTO ASWAN - THE JOURNEY SOUTH
SS Misr exclusively chartered for AWT
DEPARTING 1st MAY 2020
This spectacular cruise is accompanied throughout by Kent Weeks, one of the most celebrated archaeologists in the world. Known for his work on the Theban Mapping Project and his re-discovery of KV5, the largest tomb ever found in the Kings’ Valley.
Our privately chartered 5-star deluxe vessel, the SS Misr was built in 1918 and was once owned by King Farouk. She boasts exquisite public rooms and the friendliest, most efficient staff on the river. Our Luxury cruiser has just 24 cabins, including 8 suites, offering the very highest standard of comfort, service, cuisine and hygiene.
Join us on this wonderful cruise leaving Cairo on 1st May, ending two weeks later in the lovely southern city of Aswan. We travel in true AWT style. There are no galabeya par ties; there is no musak; there are no quizzes; only AWT like-minded passengers enjoying the serene beauty of the River Nile.This four teen night cruise is full board throughout and this wonderful itinerary sailing the length of the Nile will be remembered for years to come.
On our journey we will visit some of the most important sites of Ancient Egypt. We begin with the Pyramids at Giza and the mighty Sphinx and the more remote Meidum Pyramid, then continue in to Middle Egypt where we will explore the tombs of Beni Hassan, Tuna el Gebel and Ashmunein. A full day at Amarna, the capital city of Pharaoh Akhenaten and Queen Nefertiti, including entry to the Royal Tomb.
the Temple of Seti I, and at Dendera we see the beautiful astronomical ceilings recently restored to their original glory. On to Ancient Thebes with in depth visits to the major sites in Luxor, including the Valley of the King’s, before sailing to the Ptolemaic Temple at Kom Ombo. In Aswan we make visits to the Nubia Museum. All the while sailing along the River Nile relaxing in style on our luxury cruiser. Time for birdwatching, reading, taking in a lecture or two and generally just having a wonderful time.
STANDARD TOUR PRICE: £5,450 (per person based on sharing a twin or double cabin) Cabin upgrades are available: Standard Suites & Upper Deck.
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