Along the Nile River's fertile plains, the earliest human civilization gave rise to one of the most intriguing cultures - the ancient Egypt. Since then, the Nile River and the Egyptian pyramids have always captivated our imagination like no other image. With the Pyramids and the Nile Tour, you'll embark on the voyage of a lifetime, exploring the ancient Egypt and sailing the Nile, one of the Earth's most revered rivers. You'll be rewarded with an unforgettable journey which makes the history come alive, as you discover the magnificent temples at Karnak and Luxor, the extraordinary painted tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the surreal Abu Simbel, and the Great Pyramids. You'll study the mysterious realm of the pharaohs, visit their colossal monuments and elaborate tombs. You'll learn about the pantheon of Egyptian gods, ponder the beauty of hieroglyphics, see the wonders of modern engineering in Aswan and participate in engaging discussions on modern Egypt. You'll also explore the vibrant Cairo and the ancient Alexandria and gain insight into a culture and religion that are integral to today's geopolitical issues. You'll see magical places full of architectural gems and important museum collections, and learn about life along the Nile as you cruise aboard a luxury riverboat.
HIGHLIGTS: The Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx ● Saqqara Pyramids ● Sensory extravagance of Old Cairo ● The Grand Egyptian Museum in Cairo ● Cruising the Nile River ● Karnak and Luxor Temples ● The Valley of the Kings ● Queen Hatshepsut's Temple ● King Tut's and Ramses VI's tombs ● Edfu and Kom Ombo Temples ● Nile cataracts in Aswan ● Phalie Temple ● Ramses II and Nefertari's Temples in Abu Simbel
Itinerary specifics subject to change.