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Ancient Wonders: Egypt & Nile River Cruise - 2022

Cairo • 7-night river cruise to Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan • Luxor • Cairo
  • Egypt and Nile 7-night River Cruise exploring Ancient Wonders from Cairo including Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan and Luxor
    VISIT THE LIMESTONE WONDER THAT HAS BEGUILED EXPLORERS FOR CENTURIES — THE GREAT SPHINX
  • The Great Pyramids on a clear sunny day
    BE WOWED BY THE MAGNITUDE OF THE GREAT PYRAMIDS ON AN EXCURSION TO THE GIZA PLATEAU
  • DESCEND INTO THE ASTONISHING BURIAL CHAMBERS OF THE PHARAOHS AND QUEENS
  • Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings, Egypt, Africa
    EXPLORE THE VAST KARNAK AND LUXOR TEMPLE COMPLEXES DURING A MORNING EXCURSION TO THE NILE’S EAST BANK
  • nebu
    CRUISE THE NILE IN STYLE ABOARD THE H/S NEBU
  • ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO JORDAN’S DEAD SEA TREASURES
    ROUND OUT THIS REMARKABLE JOURNEY WITH AN EXTENSION TO JORDAN AND THE DEAD SEA
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What to Expect

Activity Level

Takes into consideration the physical requirements for each of the trips, walking, hiking, climbing in and out of safari vehicles etc.
           Moderate

Travelers should be able to climb 60 stairs consecutively, plus walk at least 3 miles over some steep slopes and loose or uneven surfaces without difficulty. Walks typically last for 3 or more hours at a time. Altitude can range from 5,000 to 7,000 feet.

Pacing

Takes into consideration the length of bus rides, flights, number of destinations in the number of days
           Moderate

Pacing is sometimes robust, and may include several long days with early hotel departures, active sightseeing and evening activities. Opportunities for daytime rest and rejuvenation may be limited on most days. May include significant motor coach time, two or more on-tour flights, and/or occasional travel via non-traditional means such as safari vehicles, Zodiac ship tenders, rickshaws/pedi-cabs, etc.

PACING

  • This journey is moderately paced
  • We spend seven nights cruising aboard Vantage’s Deluxe h/s Nebu and four nights in Cairo at a Moderate Deluxe hotel
  • We spend a total of nine days exploring the historic and cultural sites, on half- or full-day tours. There are ample options for more active explorations on your own. We spend one full day relaxing on board while cruising the Nile

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • This is a moderately active itinerary featuring active walking tours
  • This trip requires one to two miles of walking most every day. Entering tombs in the Valley of the Kings may involve descending a narrow, somewhat steep walkway at a crouch, and may not be comfortable for some
  • Visitors should be prepared for hot temperatures and bright sun, particularly on early September departures
  • Because of the active nature of this trip, it is not appropriate for travelers who use walkers or mobility aids. In addition, Vantage river cruise ships are not wheelchair-accessible and there are steps on board

TERRAIN & TRANSPORTATION

  • Most shore excursions, especially those at ancient and medieval sites and in rural areas, require walking on sandy and rocky terrain and on rough stone and cobbled walkways.
  • Shore excursions and transfers utilize air-conditioned shuttles or motorcoaches

CULTURAL IMMERSION

  • Egypt has been hosting visitors and tourists for hundreds of years, and is a hospitable and welcoming destination. You will have the opportunity to interact with and see Egyptians going about their daily lives
  • The infrastructure in Cairo and along the Nile Valley varies from completely modern and up-to-date to quite undeveloped, particularly in rural Egypt. You can expect to encounter some poverty
  • Your hotels and ship are part of the tourist infrastructure geared for Western travelers, so you can expect modern amenities
  • Due to government regulations for all Egypt group tours, a security officer will be assigned to escort your journey. They will merely shadow your group and will not interfere with your experience
  • Shorts and bare shoulders are okay while on board ship, but are generally not recommended in Cairo, and may also limit access to certain religious sites

CLIMATE

  • Weather is never predictable so be sure to be prepared for just about anything. You'll want to take along a sweater or jacket for cool evenings. It's a good idea to dress in layers, which will allow you to adjust to changes in temperature
  • Though it seldom rains in Egypt, we suggest a practical raincoat or waterproof shell with a hood, and/or a fold-up umbrella. The shell could also be worn with other layers in lower temperatures
  • Since the weather is unpredictable, please use this chart as a general guideline and check weather sites online for 10-day forecasts closer to your departure date to plan your packing accordingly

Important Notice: The above day-by-day itineraries are preliminary and therefore subject to change. If changes occur while on tour, you will be notified by your Vantage Cruise Director or regional expert.

Please Note: Port Times & Itineraries are subject to change.

Please Note: The hotels listed are preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract our hotels a year in advance, unforeseen situations do occasionally occur. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality and value will be substituted. You will receive verified hotel information with your final itinerary.

Note: Hotel ratings are based on the Hotel Index, a leading travel industry authority on hotels throughout the world. 

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