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Treasures of Egypt and The Nile with Hidden Jordan

Discover Cairo and the ancient pyramids of Giza in a fascinating land and water-based tour on the iconic Nile River. Explore Luxor, the Valley of the Kings, and the incredible dams at Aswan before travelling to Amman and Aqaba, Jordan’s only port.

Insightful shore excursions of iconic landmarks and famous cultural sights are interspersed with free periods to explore and savour local tastes and flavours. Luxuriate in relaxing river time and just sit back and enjoy the views.

Home on the water is a five-star European-standard cruise ship offering elegantly appointed staterooms and suites equipped with private balconies. The spacious Sun Deck has two pools, a shaded bar, and luxury loungers for socialising and relaxation.

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  • Cruise Line: APT Touring
  • Ship: MS Moon Goddess
  • Duration: 15 Nights
  • Departure: September 2024
£6,195pp
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Treasures of Egypt and The Nile with Hidden Jordan Cruise Itinerary

Discover the ancient wonders of Egypt, the River Nile and the fascinating country of Jordan on this 15-night adventure, including five-star hotel accommodation and four nights on a luxury cruise ship. Explore the world’s most fascinating civilization with historical and cultural excursions that showcase both countries’ iconic landmarks and hidden gems. Enjoy delicious regional and local cuisines with plenty of time to explore at your own pace.

Day 1

Cairo

Fly from London Heathrow to Cairo where you will meet your Tour Director at the airport and transfer to the Marriott Cairo Hotel for three nights.

Day 2

Cairo

Explore Giza, including the three pyramids and the iconic Great Sphinx on the Giza Plateau, before strolling through the lush gardens of Al Azhar Park and lunching in Cairo. Later choose to tour Coptic Cairo or dine at an authentic local restaurant.

Day 3

Cairo

Explore Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital, and Sakkara, the country’s richest archaeological site, home to the oldest pyramids. Later, join a tour of Cairo city and visit the Grand Egyptian Museum containing genuine Tutankhamun treasures.

Day 4

Cairo, Luxor, Embark River Ship

Fly from Cairo to Luxor and join your luxury private charter, the MS Moon Goddess. Discover Karnak Temple, the largest religious building in the world, and Luxor Temple. There is a captivating performance of traditional belly dancing before dinner.

Day 5

Luxor, Edfu

Today, visit the Colossi of Memnon, two giant twin statues, before viewing the West Bank of the Nile. Journey to the Valley of the Kings and Queens with the mortuary temple, the ‘Gateway to the Afterlife.’ Tonight is the Captain’s Welcome Reception.

Day 6

Edfu, Aswan

Visit the fabled Edfu Temple on the banks of the Nile before cruising to Kom Ombo, where, after lunch, you’ll visit the temple with a dedication to the crocodile god. Tonight, attend a Galabeya party with authentic music, costumes, and cuisine.

Day 7

Aswan, Abu Simbel

Fly to Abu Simbel and visit the temples of Abu Simbel, discovered in 1813, before sailing on a traditional felucca past the beautiful Kitchener’s Island, a botanical haven. A Nubian folkloric show, popular Egyptian entertainment, follows dinner.

Day 8

Aswan, Disembark Ship, Fly to Cairo

Before you say goodbye to the MS Moon Goddess, cruise the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam with the 2000-year-old Philae Temple. Visit the Aswan High Dam, Egypt’s largest dam, before leaving the river and flying back to Cairo.

Day 9

Cairo, Amman

After breakfast, fly from Cairo to Amman and transfer to the Intercontinental Hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and meet the Jordanian Tour Director.

Day 10

Amman, Jerash, Dead Sea

Explore Amman on a guided tour including the Roman Theatre, Nymphaeum, and the magnificent Citadel. Stroll around a traditional souk before driving to the ruined city of Jerash. Later, check into your hotel, the Crowne Plaza, on the Dead Sea.

Day 11

Dead Sea, Bethabara, Aqaba

Spend leisurely time on the shores of the Dead Sea before travelling to Bethabara, the site of the baptism of Jesus Christ. In the afternoon, visit Aqaba, a picturesque town on the Red Sea and Jordan’s only port city on the short stretch of coastline.

Day 12

Aqaba, Wadi Rum

Take a glass-bottom boat tour or enjoy a dip in the Red Sea. In the afternoon, travel to Wadi Rum, where a unique insider experience includes a 4WD through the desert landscape. In the evening, enjoy a memorable Bedouin dinner at a desert camp.

Day 13

Wadi Rum, Petra

Before arriving at your hotel, take a short drive to Little Petra, a famous archaeological site with magnificent carved sandstone buildings. Tonight, enjoy a hands-on dining experience at Petra Kitchen.

Day 14

Petra

Explore the intriguing rock-cut architecture of Petra, the Rose City, with incredible colours and stone formations and the most breathtaking ruin, Al Khazneh. For those who want to tackle the 900-step ascent, the Ad-Deir Monastery is worth the climb.

Day 15

Petra, Shobak, Madaba, Nebo, Amman

Shobak has a magnificent, fortified crusader castle within the old city. A visit there is followed by a tour of Madaba, famous for its mosaics and then to the Memorial of Moses at Mount Nebo with spectacular views. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight.

Day 16

Amman

Transfer to Amman airport for your return flight back to London.

Day 1

Amman

Fly from London Heathrow to Amman where you will meet your Tour Director at the airport and transfer to the Hotel.

Day 2

Petra, Shobak, Madaba, Nebo, Amman

Shobak has a magnificent, fortified crusader castle within the old city. A visit there is followed by a tour of Madaba, famous for its mosaics and then to the Memorial of Moses at Mount Nebo with spectacular views. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner tonight.

Day 3

Petra

Explore the intriguing rock-cut architecture of Petra, the Rose City, with incredible colours and stone formations and the most breathtaking ruin, Al Khazneh. For those who want to tackle the 900-step ascent, the Ad-Deir Monastery is worth the climb.

Day 4

Wadi Rum, Petra

Before arriving at your hotel, take a short drive to Little Petra, a famous archaeological site with magnificent carved sandstone buildings. Tonight, enjoy a hands-on dining experience at Petra Kitchen.

Day 5

Aqaba, Wadi Rum

Take a glass-bottom boat tour or enjoy a dip in the Red Sea. In the afternoon, travel to Wadi Rum, where a unique insider experience includes a 4WD through the desert landscape. In the evening, enjoy a memorable Bedouin dinner at a desert camp.

Day 6

Dead Sea, Bethabara, Aqaba

Spend leisurely time on the shores of the Dead Sea before travelling to Bethabara, the site of the baptism of Jesus Christ. In the afternoon, visit Aqaba, a picturesque town on the Red Sea and Jordan’s only port city on the short stretch of coastline.

Day 7

Amman, Jerash, Dead Sea

Explore Amman on a guided tour including the Roman Theatre, Nymphaeum, and the magnificent Citadel. Stroll around a traditional souk before driving to the ruined city of Jerash. Later, check into your hotel, the Crowne Plaza, on the Dead Sea.

Day 8

Cairo, Amman

After breakfast, fly from Cairo to Amman and transfer to the Intercontinental Hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Reception and meet the Jordanian Tour Director.

Day 9

Aswan, Disembark Ship, Fly to Cairo

Before you say goodbye to the MS Moon Goddess, cruise the reservoir of the Aswan Low Dam with the 2000-year-old Philae Temple. Visit the Aswan High Dam, Egypt’s largest dam, before leaving the river and flying back to Cairo.

Day 10

Aswan, Abu Simbel

Fly to Abu Simbel and visit the temples of Abu Simbel, discovered in 1813, before sailing on a traditional felucca past the beautiful Kitchener’s Island, a botanical haven. A Nubian folkloric show, popular Egyptian entertainment, follows dinner.

Day 11

Edfu, Aswan

Visit the fabled Edfu Temple on the banks of the Nile before cruising to Kom Ombo, where, after lunch, you’ll visit the temple with a dedication to the crocodile god. Tonight, attend a Galabeya party with authentic music, costumes, and cuisine.

Day 12

Luxor, Edfu

Today, visit the Colossi of Memnon, two giant twin statues, before viewing the West Bank of the Nile. Journey to the Valley of the Kings and Queens with the mortuary temple, the ‘Gateway to the Afterlife.’ Tonight is the Captain’s Welcome Reception.

Day 13

Cairo, Luxor, Embark River Ship

Fly from Cairo to Luxor and join your luxury private charter, the MS Moon Goddess. Discover Karnak Temple, the largest religious building in the world, and Luxor Temple. There is a captivating performance of traditional belly dancing before dinner.

Day 14

Cairo

Explore Memphis, Egypt’s ancient capital, and Sakkara, the country’s richest archaeological site, home to the oldest pyramids. Later, join a tour of Cairo city and visit the Grand Egyptian Museum containing genuine Tutankhamun treasures.

Day 15

Cairo

Explore Giza, including the three pyramids and the iconic Great Sphinx on the Giza Plateau, before strolling through the lush gardens of Al Azhar Park and lunching in Cairo. Later choose to tour Coptic Cairo or dine at an authentic local restaurant.

Day 16

Cairo

Transfer to Cairo airport for your return flight back to London.

Treasures of Egypt and The Nile with Hidden Jordan Cruise Ships

MS Moon Goddess

Experience the timeless scenery of the Nile from the luxury of a 21st-century river cruiser. MS Moon Goddess boasts spacious suites and staterooms, a wealth of facilities for relaxation, however you define it, and award-winning gourmet cuisine.

Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi
Spa & Sauna
Refurbished in 2020

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Treasures of Egypt and The Nile with Hidden Jordan Deals

Board the MS Moon Goddess for pure Nile luxury

15 Nights
September 2024

Treasures of Egypt and The Nile with Hidden Jordan

  • Amman / Petra
  • Aqaba
  • Aswan
  • Aswan / Abu Simbel
  • Bethabara
  • Cairo
  • Cairo / Luxor
  • Edfu / Aswan
  • Luxor / Edfu
  • Madaba
  • Shobak
  • Wadi Rum
£6,195pp Est. Price per person
  • MS Moon Goddess  

Treasures of Egypt and The Nile with Hidden Jordan Cruise Review

“Great experience and even exceeded expectations. The cruise crew was so helpful and attentive to our needs. I would recommend this to anyone.”

Aneta T

Treasures of Egypt and The Nile with Hidden Jordan FAQ

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Is tipping included on APT tours?

Tipping is included on all our operated tours and excursions on this cruise. If you are exploring a destination during your free time, our travel representative can provide you with advice on how to tip in that specific country and location.

When will I receive my travel documents?

Your travel documents are sent two to three weeks before your departure date by email. When you receive them, check the details carefully, as we may have asked for some last-minute information to complete your cruise booking.

What if I have special dietary requirements?

We aim to cater to all passengers’ culinary needs. Please advise us of these when you make your reservation.

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