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Egypt Discovery

Over the course of 12 days – guests embark on the journey of a lifetime following an itinerary designed to speed-run the highlights of Egypt.

With a range of walking tours, demonstrations and opportunities to stay active, there’s nothing short of the full travelling experience on offer.

Guests recline in a 5-star floating hotel, The MS Sun Goddess, providing a range of luxurious and modern comforts to the weary traveller.

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  • Cruise Line: APT Touring
  • Ship: MS Sun Goddess
  • Duration: 11 Nights
  • Departure: Sep (2024) - Apr (2025)
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Egypt Discovery Cruise Itinerary

On a round trip beginning and concluding in Cairo, this masterfully crafted itinerary takes guests on a wild ride through the Nile’s most notable attractions. Guests spend 12 days touring, exploring and learning about everything ranging from the Pyramids of Giza to the well-preserved tombs of past rulers.

Day 1

Arrive Cairo

Fly from London Heathrow into Cairo – where you’ll be greeted at the airport and transferred directly to your luxurious hotel. This evening, you’ll celebrate the beginning of your adventure with a welcome dinner alongside fellow guests.

Day 2


After breakfast, pay a visit to the newly-opened Grand Egyptian Museum, the world’s largest archaeological museum. In the afternoon, enjoy free-time to explore this city’s highlights as you please.

Day 3

Luxor (EMBARK) / East Bank

Fly from Cairo to Luxor – where you’ll explore the East Bank sites of Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple.
This evening, guests enjoy a live belly dance show to commemorate the first night on-board.

Day 4

West Bank / Valley of Kings and Queens / Esna

Today’s adventure hustles guests towards the West Bank for an exploration of the Valley of Kings and Queens. Traverse the tombs constructed for Tutankhamun and the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Later, visit the stone statues of the Colossi of Memnon. Tonight your ship sails across the ancient city of Esna.

Day 5

Edfu / Kom Ombo

Explore Edfu independently, including its Temple dedicated to Horus the falcon god. After, as your ship sets sail towards Kom Ombo – sport traditional Egyptian ceremonial clothing at an on-board Galabeya Party.

Day 6


Today, explore Aswan High Dam – one of the world’s largest embankment dams. Later, visit the island of Agilika and pay homage to the goddess Isis at the relocated Philae Temple. Enjoy a short boat ride for a unique perspective on the picturesque temple.

Day 7

Aswan / Abu Simbel

This morning, a short flight conducts you to the town of Abu Simbel. Discover the UNESCO-designated temples dedicated to Ramesses II and Nerfertari. After returning to Aswan, board a traditional wooden felucca sailboat for a unique perspective on the city. This evening, you’ll enjoy a Nubian folkloric show before dinner.

Day 8

Kom Ombo / Edfu / Esna

Explore the double temple of Kom Ombo – dedicated to deities Sobek and Horus the Elder. Return to your ship this afternoon for a scenic sailing through Esna Lock.

Day 9


Today you’ll pay a visit to the impressive Luxor Museum to discover its curated treasures. Later, enjoy the Karnak Sound and Light Show – where the spectacular Karnak Temple comes to life in a display exploring the history of ancient city Thebes.

Day 10

Luxor (DISEMBARK) / Cairo

Bid farewell to your ship as you embark on a flight back to Cairo. Enjoy a lunch at a local restaurant before spending an evening at leisure to explore at your own pace.

Day 11

Cairo / Pyramids of Giza / Memphis / Saqqara

At the UNESCO-designated Giza Necropolis – explore the three pyramids and enjoy a close-up view of the Sphinx.
Today’s signature experience affords you the opportunity to explore the ancient ruins of Memphis and the step pyramids of Saqqara.

Day 12

Depart Cairo

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport to begin your journey home.

Egypt Discovery Cruise Ships

MS Sun Goddess

Follow in the footsteps of the explorers of yesteryear and discover the Nile on a classic luxury ship, MS Sun Goddess. The ship maximises spectacular river views from spacious and elegant suites, a stylish restaurant, and the glorious Sun Deck.

Sun Deck Pool
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30 Suites

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APT conducts you through the jewels of Egypt

11 Nights
Sep (2024) - Apr (2025)

Egypt Discovery

  • Arrive Cairo
  • Cairo
  • Luxor (EMBARK) / East Bank
  • West Bank / Valley of Kings and Queens / Esna
  • Edfu / Kom Ombo
  • Aswan
  • Aswan / Abu Simbel
  • Kom Ombo / Edfu / Esna
  • Luxor
  • Luxor (DISEMBARK) / Cairo
  • Cairo / Pyramids of Giza / Memphis / Saqqara
  • Depart Cairo
£6,995pp Est. Price per person
  • MS Sun Goddess  

Egypt Discovery Cruise Review

“The MS Sun Goddess was extravagant and comfortable – the perfect backdrop to a stunning trip. The small guest capacity created an intimate and comfortable environment, the itinerary was well thought out and the tours conducted were in small groups – making it easy to get the most out of your experience.”

Lila Smith, Bury

Egypt Discovery FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

What is a Signature Experience?

Signature Experiences are once-in-a-lifetime moments brought exclusively to APT’s guests. They’re included in your itinerary and will be made available to you during your travels.

How many suites are available for booking?

The MS Sun Goddess features 30 luxury suites for guests to book at their discretion.

What amenities are available for on-board downtime?

During cruising portions of the trip, guests enjoy access to a sun deck pool, jacuzzi, massage room, choice of bars and much more.

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