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Taste of Egypt

Whatever kind of holiday you’re looking for, action-packed or chillaxed, the team at Avalon Waterways has you covered with a first-class experience aboard one of Egypt’s most elite ships on the Nile.

Cruise down the Nile in style aboard the MS Farah, whose name translates in Egyptian to happiness and joy. These are emotions we hope to evoke from you during this cruise-and-stay getaway, featuring 5 nights at a hotel in Cairo and 4 on the River Nile.

Hit some of Egypt’s most popular tourist attractions, from the treasures of Tutankhamun’s Tomb exhibit to the Temple of Iris. Or simply relax onboard with chef’s cooking classes, lectures and live entertainment.

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  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Ship: MS Farah
  • Duration: 9 Nights
  • Departure: Jan-Dec
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Taste of Egypt Cruise Itinerary

Enjoy a split type of adventure; with five nights spent at a hotel in Cairo and four aboard the MS Farah on a cruise down the Nile river. Take the time to immerse yourself in Egypt’s most coveted tourist attractions, from the Sphinx of Giza to the Valley of Kings, enjoy live entertainment and lectures aboard and claim your place at the Galabeya party hosted by the Avalon Waterways team.

Day 1


Arrive into Cairo, “Mother of the World” and check into your hotel.

Day 2


Enjoy guided sightseeing around the pyramids and ‘Stairway to the Sky’. Pay a visit to the Sphinx of Giza and Alabaster Sphinx.

Day 3


See the treasures of Tutankhamun’s Tomb at the Egyption Museum, pay a visit to Saladin’s citadel, the Alabaster Mosque in Old Cairo, the Hanging Church and Cairo’s oldest synagogue in Coptic Cairo.

Day 4

Cairo-Luxor (EMBARK)

Fly to Luxor to embark on the cruise portion of your holiday. Here, you have the option to visit Luxor Temple, the Avenue of Sphinxes, monument of Karnak and Temple of Amun-Ra. Otherwise, enjoy live entertainment aboard.

Day 5


Pay a visit to the Valley of Kings, Valley of Queens, Deir-El-Bahri and the Colossi of Memnon.

Day 6

Edu-Kom Ombo

Choose to browse through the Temple of Horus, visit the Twin Temples at Kom Ombo or enjoy a lecture aboard the ship. In the evening, claim your place at the Galabeya party onboard.

Day 7


Enjoy live entertainment during the day, sail by Felucca to Kitchener Island and pay a visit to the Botanical Gardens.

Day 8

Aswan (DISEMBARK – Cairo)

Today you disembark the ship and fly back to Cairo. However, before that enjoy an excursion to the High Dam, cruise to Agilika to enjoy a visit to the Temple of Iris and explore ancient granite quarries.

Day 9


Get stuck in on a felucca ride, guided visit to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization or a wander through the maze of shops found at the famous bazaar.

Day 10


Your holiday ends this morning, begin making your way back home.

About The MS Farah

In Arabic, ‘Farah’ translates to happiness and joy. To this end, you’ll cruise in style and comfort down one of Egypt’s most elite ships on the Nile. MS Farah creates an elegant, first-class experience with state-of-the art amenities to keep your adventurous spirit fed and well-rested.

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During your time aboard, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be prepared for you; whether that’s in the format of formal dining at the Lower deck’s restaurant or barbecue lunches/dinners on the Sun deck. Vegetarian options will be offered for every meal.

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All rooms aboard the MS Farah should include amenities such as; french balconies, large bathrooms, towels, robes, slippers, toiletries, a hairdryer, individual thermostat, in-room safe and TV. Choose between the standard Deluxe Stateroom (239 sq.ft) or the luxury Royal Suite (430 sq.ft)

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Ship Amenities

Alongside free wifi internet connection throughout the ship, make use of our on-board cooking classes offered by the chef, special library dedicated to Paulo Coelho, pool bar, gym, sauna and telescope at disposal on the Sun deck.

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Deck Plan

This ship consists of five decks, in order of ascension: Lower, Main, Second, Wheel H and Sun - with Main, Second and Wheel H hosting accommodation. The Lower deck consists of the ship’s luxury restaurant whilst the Main deck hosts an elegant lounge. Second/Wheel H consist only of accommodation and Sky deck boasts a swimming pool complete with lots of loungers and other seating for enjoying the views outdoors.

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Taste of Egypt

Hit some of Egypt’s most popular tourist attractions during this cruise-and-stay getaway, taking bookings for 2023/2024

  • Jan-Dec
  • 9 Nights

Taste of Egypt Cruise Review

“A first class experience indeed! I went on this cruise with my wife for our Diamond anniversary. In all our 60 years of marriage we’ve never had such a genuinely stress-free holiday. Nobody was surprised to find me enjoying the on-ship lectures; they made a nice change of pace from all the exploring we’d been getting up to. We loved it. That’s something to check off the bucket list. Would recommend it one-hundred percent.”

Robert Bakerson, Edinburgh

Taste of Egypt FAQ

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

Is there a pool on the ship?

Yes, the MS Farah has a pool on the Sky Deck with a bar for you to use and enjoy.

Do all rooms include French Balconies?

Yes, all rooms should include french balconies for first-class experience.

How many days will be spent aboard the ship?

You’ll spend 4 evenings sleeping on the MS Farah, and the rest at a hotel in Cairo.

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